November 6, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

No plans for spring break? Try an alternative break

If you haven't made plans for spring break, it's not too late to try an alternative break. The Alternative Breaks Program, part of the CU Volunteer Resource Center, sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects across the country during each college break.

High-altitude research at CU-Boulder demands dedication, athleticism

A special kind of high-altitude athleticism is needed to work in Colorado's most extreme environments. For CU-Boulder scientists like ecology & evolutionary biology (EBIO) graduate student Courtney Naff, it's an inspiring place to push the boundaries of body and mind. This is an extended version of the story first broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.

Community Notes

Peace Corps info session!

Join the CU-Boulder Peace Corps representatives on Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in UMC 245 to learn how you can become a Peace Corps Volunteer!

$4,500 scholarships available

The Puksta Scholars, an exemplary undergraduate civic engagement program, is accepting applications for 2013-14 new scholars. There are a limited number of $4,500 annual scholarships available. If you have a strong commitment to civic responsibility and want to bring about positive change in our communities, apply now. This scholarship only available for students who will be freshmen, sophomores or juniors in academic year 2013-14.

Have a social/eco venture idea?

The CU New Venture Challenge has officially launched! We need your help gathering great teams with great ideas to make this the best Social Impact Competition yet. Pitch your own idea or forward this email to someone you know. Let's spread the word!

Tame Your Man - new multimedia music & theater

Tame Your Man, a new multimedia work featuring a pianist and bondage artist, explores pleasure, surrender and trust. Mature audiences suggested. The show will be held Nov. 9-10, at 7:30 p.m. in the ATLAS Black Box theater.

Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 9

Join the University Memorial Center and the Veteran Services Office in honoring our veterans on campus and in the local community during a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. The ceremony will feature an address from CU-Boulder Administration and the Executive Director of the Student Veterans of America, Mr. Michael Dakduk. A reception will follow in the Veterans Lounge and Gallery.