September 14, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Revolutionary Nurse

Raucous laughter isn’t typically how an audience might greet an internationally renowned speaker on nursing, although few speakers would make their way on stage dressed in a red cape, tights and a scarlet “S” on their tunic.

But Loretta “Lee” Ford (Nurs ’49, MS ’51, EdD ’61, HonDocSci ’97) – a professional who has revolutionized the practice of nursing – isn’t above poking fun at herself, dressing up as a fairy godmother, a rock ‘n’ roll dancing granny, and the crowd-pleaser Super Nurse.

CU Law School students and alumni to teach high school students statewide about the Constitution

More than 75 students and dozens of alumni of the University of Colorado Law School will teach a lesson on the Fourth Amendment in more than 100 high school classrooms throughout Colorado the week of Sept. 17- 21 in recognition of Constitution Day.

Constitution Day is a national event that annually commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution.

National search for CU-Boulder College of Music dean launched

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the formation of a search committee to lead a national search for a new dean of the College of Music. Jim Williams, dean of the Libraries, will chair the committee.

Community Notes

Police to focus on enforcement of new crosswalk laws

Earlier this year, the Boulder City Council passed three new laws pertaining to crosswalk safety. From Sept. 17-28, as part of “September Crosswalk Safety Weeks,” the Boulder and CU-Boulder police departments will focus on enforcing these new laws at crosswalks on and around campus.

Education Drives America

STEM Roundtable with David Bergeron

On Monday, Sept. 17, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education David Bergeron will host a roundtable discussion on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Joining him for the discussion will be CU faculty and administrators, students, K-12 teachers, and state government and community leaders. The roundtable is part of a series of events and community conversations being held coast- to-coast by U.S.

Galloping COLTT Presents: Creating Engaging and Interactive e-Learning Content

Learn how to use Adobe Captivate and Adobe® Presenter 8 to add interactive and engaging content to your Desire2Learn or other online course. This workshop will help you create quizzes, animation, branching scenarios, and video as well as more effective PowerPoint presentations.

After Study Abroad: "A Return to Culture Shock"- A Discussion

So, you’ve had this amazing experience abroad and now you’re back. Life should be back to normal, RIGHT? But, what if everything around you seems to be the same yet nothing feels the quite like it used to? Or what if you are still on the Study Abroad high and it’s hard to get your footing again at CU? Talk with your fellow study abroad-ers.

Grief Support Group - Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

Eight weeks of support and education focusing on "Grieving": Being bereaved can be an overwhelming experience, and is often confusing and frightening. However, while bereavement can be quite painful, it is not a sickness or an abnormal condition. It is not something to be “cured” or “fixed.” Rather, it is part of the natural human response to losing someone close to us. It has been said that bereavement is the cost of loving and being loved.

Customer Service Workshop

Would you like to sharpen your customer service skills? This 2-hour seminar will give you practical skills in providing good customer service every time. Learn to handle irate customers while maintaining a positive attitude and more.