September 25, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Get to know CUSG

By JohnMichael Thistle, CUSG Election Commissioner

This time last year, I didn't know what CUSG was. Of course, I knew CU had a student government, but that was the extent of my knowledge.

As the new election commissioner for CUSG, I feel that a large part of my job is to share information with you that I wish had been shared with me before recent months.

If these old trees could speak

There are only two living witnesses to the earliest days of the university’s history, and our great loss is they cannot speak.

They arrived on campus in 1879, three years after the university opened its doors to 44 students and a year after Mary Rippon, CU’s first female professor, arrived. Old Main housed the classrooms, library, janitor, President Joseph Sewall and his family.

State Rep. Claire Levy meets with faculty to discuss concealed weapons on campus

State Rep. Claire Levy of Boulder addressed more than 30 faculty members on Friday, Sept. 21 about her hopes to introduce legislation that would allow the Board of Regents to set policies preventing concealed weapons on campus.

Engineers Without Borders-USA marks 10th anniversary

CU-Boulder will host the 2012 Mountain Region Conference for Engineers Without Borders-USA, a nonprofit organization founded by CU engineering Professor Bernard Amadei 10 years ago after he was asked to engineer a water pump for a village in Belize.

Community Notes

CU Police ask for assistance in identifying Libby Hall burglary suspect

The University of Colorado Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a residence hall burglary suspect. On Monday morning, Sept. 24, a man entered a Libby Hall room and attempted to steal a computer printer. Police have obtained video surveillance footage and are asking CU students to watch the video and help identify the suspect.

Stampede Route

Tread green, ride the Stampede!

Join Parking & Transportation Services in an effort to reduce the campus carbon footprint! Park your car on one campus and ride the Stampede a short distance to another!

Nominate someone for an OIE Global Citizen award!

Nominate someone for one of the annual OIE Global Citizen Awards. These awards honor and recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU-Boulder community. Award recipients are honored during a special awards ceremony on November 14, 2012 during International Education Week. Deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 5.

Panel discussion on "end of time - concept of Messiah..." on Sept. 27

Rumi Club invites you to a panel discussion on "the end of time - The concept of Messiah in Judaism, Christianity and Islam" moderated by Brian Catlos of Religious Studies, at Eaton Humanities Room 150 on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. A reception will follow the panel at 7:20 p.m. with traditional food.

Family study

Free family therapy for youth with mood problems

The Colorado Family Project, a group of clinicians and researchers based out of CU's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, is conducting a study of family-based therapy for youth with mood swings and a family history of bipolar disorder.