August 21, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

A new face for campus communications

With CU-Boulder Today, we are pleased to present a new face of electronic communications for the University of Colorado Boulder. This digest of campus stories, events and vital information integrates the content that once came to your inbox through plain-text electronic messages like Administrative E-Memo and the Buff Bulletin. Read more about these exciting new campus communications tools at the link above.

Student welcome events include live concert on Farrand Field

UPDATE>> Read the text of the welcome address by Chancellor DiStefano.

Dozens of activities await new students at CU-Boulder starting Aug. 23, including a welcome convocation, “Global Jam” international food and music fest and a live concert on Farrand Field.

CU-Boulder will respect the right of concealed carry


Many of you are aware that last March the Colorado Supreme Court ruled the University of Colorado Board of Regents lacks the authority to enact any provision against the Colorado Concealed Carry law. Last week, as I’m sure you are aware, we informed the campus and the public of how the law would be implemented on campus, with provisions for concealed carry permit holders to live in graduate student apartments.

Community Notes

IT service center hours extended

A universal lament of busy people is that there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything, but the Office of Information Technology is changing that. We’re not exactly slowing down the earth’s rotation, but we are extending the hours in each day that you can get e-mail or phone support from the IT Service Center.

Get your class schedule, book lists and grades on your mobile devices

A new mobile website at now makes it possible for you to view your class schedule and location, book lists, grades and more on a smartphone or other mobile device.

In late July, 14 burglaries were reported at residences in the general area of 10th to 12th streets and Euclid to University avenues.

Safety update: Boulder police warn of University Hill burglary spike

The Boulder Police Department has seen a recent rise in burglaries in the University Hill neighborhood. In late July, 14 burglaries were reported at residences in the general area of 10th to 12th streets andEuclid to University avenues. During this same period last year, there were no reported burglaries in this neighborhood. For more information visit the Boulder Police Department website.

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USA Pro Cycling Challenge comes to Boulder 8/25

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge comes to Boulder Aug. 25, and will be one of the largest events in city history. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to be in town to cheer on cyclists for Colorado’s biggest bike race. Learn more about campus impacts and resources for race day.