November 8, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Feeling stressed? Free campus resources available

It’s not shocking to many that stress is a big part of everyday life. But what might surprise you is CU-Boulder students point to stress as the leading factor impacting academic performance.

CU-Boulder to honor vets through Veterans Week events Nov. 9-17

The University of Colorado Boulder will honor the nation’s veterans, including CU-Boulder’s own faculty, staff and student veterans, through Veterans Week, beginning with a Nov. 9 Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom.

The free, public ceremony will feature guest speaker Michael Dakduk, executive director of the national organization Student Veterans of America. A reception will follow in the UMC Veterans Lounge.

"AMP it up" at the Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The University of Colorado Boulder’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will feature a variety of sessions for students, faculty, staff and community members from Nov. 13-15. All events are free, open to the public and on the Boulder campus.

Community Notes

Rec Center construction update: Heavy truck traffic on Pleasant, Macky and University

Construction crews began mass excavation on Nov. 6 for the new southwest addition to the Rec Center. They’ll be moving a lot of dirt, so between now and mid-December, expect heavy truck traffic on University Avenue, Macky Drive, and Pleasant Street. Signs have been posted in the area and a map is available on the project page at the link below. Please exercise caution in the area. The Rec Center renovation and remodel team appreciates the patience of campus during this disturbance.

Students: pitch your business startup ideas Nov. 14

Come to the 1st annual Idea Workshop sponsored by the GEA. The Idea Workshop is a speed feedback session for student startup ideas. Following a keynote speaker who will talk about what to look for in a good idea, you'll get several one-on-one sessions to for feedback from entrepreneurial community members, faculty, and alumni.

Women Who Make a Difference

Mary Rippon, the first CU woman professor, and Lucile Buchanan, the first African-American woman to graduate from CU paved the way for women to succeed. These influential women were the first to accomplish what they did, but women who deserve appreciation surround us everyday. The Women’s Resource Center invites you to nominate marvelous women in your community to be celebrated at Women Who Make a Difference, a dinner recognizing all women you nominate. Submissions are due Friday, Nov.

You can help save a life - donate blood

CU-Boulder's Staff Council office is sponsoring a blood drive on campus with Bonfils Blood Center, and students, faculty and staff are invited to donate blood. Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus Nov. 12-15. Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule a convenient time to donate blood. Schedule online: Visit Add reference site code 0248 when searching for donation location.