November 1, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Keep the lights on

By Chris Schaefbauer, CUSG Director of Health and Safety

As we move further into fall and approach the end of daylight saving time (Nov. 4), it will be getting darker earlier. The lighting in Boulder helps keep us safe, however only when it is working. Streetlights can go out at anytime and it's important to report any malfunctioning lights. This includes lights that are either completely out or flickering on and off.

Bad knees drive CU student to pursue both MD and PhD

Balaji Sridhar has always liked science, but it was his father’s bad knees that were the impetus for him to study both chemical engineering and medicine.

His father once was a good squash player, but had to give up playing when the cartilage in his knees wore out. With the dual graduate degrees, Sridhar hopes to someday be able to help people like his father who struggle with debilitating joint pain and reduced mobility due to damaged cartilage.

Buffoons celebrate 50 years of singing

Current and former members of CU-Boulder’s oldest collegiate a cappella singing group reunited during Homecoming weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Buffoons.

Inspired by the prestigious Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Buffoons was launched in 1962. In the years since, 12-16 CU male undergraduates in the Buffoons have performed a varied repertoire, including many genres from R&B to soul and from rock to pop with instances of vocal percussion or “beatboxing.”

Community Notes

Study Abroad 101: Your First Step!

(re)map your education - study abroad! Are you ready to find the right study abroad program for you? If so, Study Abroad 101 is your first advising session! In 30 minutes, you’ll get an overview of how study abroad works as a CU-Boulder student, including hundreds of program options and experiences! We’ll also discuss how to get started, housing, academics, finances and scholarships, eligibility, the application process and deadlines. Schedule:

Nov. 14 Jonathan Kozol event postponed/cancelled

The event featuring Jonathan Kozol, New York Times bestselling author on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Macky Auditorium has been postponed/cancelled.


STAR award winners

Recognize great Student Affairs staff

Do you know Student Affairs employees that go above and beyond in the areas of integrity, student development and learning, social justice, service excellence and innovation, or mutual respect? Nominate them for the STAR Award! All classified and professional exempt Student Affairs staff members are eligible. Complete the STAR Award nomination form on the Student Affairs web site at Submissions received by Dec. 31 will be considered for the 2013 STAR of the Year.