October 16, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

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CUSG to hold debates Oct. 16

By JohnMichael Thistle, CUSG Election Commissioner

In the midst of the imminent November general election, there are issues of equal, and perhaps, even more immediate importance right here on campus at CU for us students.

Have you ever wondered about student fees? Who decides how much we pay, or who pays for big projects around campus? What can we do, if anything, to make our time here as CU students as equal and equitable as possible?

CU-Boulder degree rated highly nationally for return on investment

When it comes to landing “good paying” jobs and receiving a high return on investment, University of Colorado Boulder graduates are in good shape nationally, according to two recent reports.

State of the Campus advances collaboration and efficiency

CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano addressed an audience of about 300 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Tuesday morning in his annual “State of the Campus” address and offered an update of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan and a strategy of “coming together” to improve CU-Boulder’s finances, reputation and the student experience.

Community Notes

Buff up the Rec

Town hall meeting: Rec Center renovation and expansion project

With construction ramping up on the Rec Center Renovation and Expansion project, a town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. in Duane Physics Room G125.

CU GOLD program

5th Annual Student Leadership Conference call for presenters

CU GOLD's 5th Annual Student Leadership Conference is now accepting applications for speakers and presenters. Our theme this year is "The Leading Edge" and we are looking for interactive presentations and workshops that fall into five categories: Technology, Environment, Social Justice, Entrepreneurship,or Communication. If you, a peer, a mentor, a professor, or a student organization is interested, please visit our website and fill out an application. Applications are due Nov. 9 by 5 p.m.

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Share your unique perspectives of campus in Instagram

Share your unique perspectives of campus through the Instagram mobile photo-sharing social network using hashtag #cuboulder. We are building up the photo catalog via the @CUBoulder campus account as you can see via Statigram. Follow us and stay tuned for contests and fun photo challenges!

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Protect our water quality: It's everyone's job

The EPA and Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment require everyone at CU-Boulder to be sure pollutants do not enter sanitary or storm drains. Learn how to keep our water clean. Go to the Environmental Health and Safety website and click on “Water Quality is Everyone’s Job.”

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