November 9, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Veteran goes from combat to campus

Matthew Reed didn’t feel ready for college right out of high school. But after five years of military service, he felt more prepared to pursue a college degree.

“Being in the military made me disciplined,” said Reed. “I’m much better prepared and in a much better situation to be in college now.”

Reed, from Broken Arrow, Okla., is a sophomore majoring in geology and anthropology. Because he is an Iraq veteran, his tuition is covered by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.

Eight things you need to know about Amendment 64

On election day this past Tuesday, Colorado voters passed a constitutional amendment – Amendment 64 – that allows people 21 or over to cultivate, consume and possess limited amounts of marijuana. There have been a number of questions about the impact of the amendment on the University community, and this Q&A addresses a few of these questions.

Community Notes

Construction near C4C, Leeds, Cheyenne Arapaho

Major construction activity is ramping up in the corridor from Leeds School of Business on the east to Cheyenne Arapaho Hall on the west, between the Center for Community and Hallett Hall.

See London, study Shakespeare

Spend three weeks studying Shakespeare’s work on site – in London! ENGL 3000 Shakespeare for Non-Majors fulfills UD Literature & Arts Core (3 credits). Experience Shakespeare’s plays in the context of their first performances and see some live at the Globe Theater. This program is directed by David Glimp and includes field trips to sites such as Windsor Castle and Shakespeare’s hometown. Come learn more on Monday, Nov. 12, 5-6 p.m. in Hellems 181.

New Venture Challenge - Pitch Night Nov. 13

Pitch Night for CU's New Venture Challenge is Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom in Wolf Law. Come to pitch, watch pitches and make connections with teammates and mentors. Top pitches will win prizes! Sign up at

Dr. Peggy McIntosh

Peggy McIntosh is keynote speaker for 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

The 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Summit Keynote Peggy McIntosh will share her new research “White Privilege: An Account to Spend,” which empowers readers to do something other than feel guilty about privilege.

New JILA addition earns LEED gold rating

A building dedicated to cutting-edge technology has been recognized for its cutting-edge sustainability features. CU-Boulder’s new addition to the JILA building has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold rating from the United States Green Building Council.

Apply for an innovative internship: connect children with nature

Learn about environmental education, nature-deficit disorder and how to make an impact in the local community! Teach for Sustainability is an internship run through the CU Environmental Center. Its mission is to promote environmental awareness and scientific achievement by focusing on children's personal connection to the Earth. There is an in class and teaching component, with the option to earn internship credit. The internship provides students the skills and tools to positively impact future generations.

The North Face Vice President of Marketing, Aaron Carpenter, to speak at CU

The North Face Vice President of Marketing, Aaron Carpenter, is coming to the University of Colorado Boulder campus on Monday, Nov. 12, to give a presentation about the company’s unique approach to brand building and marketing. The event, entitled “The North Face Brand Building Journey,” is free and open to the public and takes place at 6:30 pm at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field.

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