November 14, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU Board of Regents approves new degree in computer science for non-engineering students

Students enrolled in the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences will soon be able to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science, following a vote today of the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award: 2012 Winners

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has announced the winners of the 2012 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations to Kimberly Diawara, Office of Admissions; Peter Freitag, College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising; Timothy May, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Integrated Teaching and Learning Lab (ITLL); Brian Sanders, Colorado Space Grant Consortium and; Donald Seeley, Housing and Dining Services, Conference Services.

Calling all quitters

By Kathryn Dailey, Peer Development Coordinator, Community Health

International student gives and gets through involvement

When Funmi Oyatogun came to CU-Boulder from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, she vowed to take advantage of as many opportunities for study, research, social action and fun as she could squeeze into a 24-hour day. After all, she reasoned, you go to college for the first time only once.

14 basic questions on concealed carry at CU-Boulder

Following the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling in March that the CU Board of Regents lacks the authority to regulate concealed weapons on campus under the Colorado Concealed Carry Act, and with added news coverage of related issues this week, we have prepared this Question & Answer page to provide further clarification on how the law works on the campus.


New study examines record of football teams after coaching changes

Professors from the University of Colorado and Loyola University Chicago studied what happened to the records of college football teams that replaced a head coach for performance reasons in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division 1-A) between 1997 and 2010. Over this period, an average of 10 percent of FBS teams fired their coach each year because of the team’s poor performance on the field.

Community Notes

CU Women Succeeding: Registration Open

Please join the CU Faculty Council Women's Committee for the 11th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium. Participants will learn tips for success at CU by participating in a series of workshops and presentations addressing many aspects of academic life. The symposium is free and all members of the CU faculty and staff are invited to attend.­­ Register online at the symposium website.

The Jan. 25 Revolution in Egypt: Causes and Consequences

"The January 25 Revolution in Egypt: Causes and Consequences," a talk by Dr. Ann Lesch, Professor of Political Science and the Associate Provost of International Programs at the American University in Cairo will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. in C4C room S350. Dr. Lesch will talk about the economic and political causes of the revolution, the sometimes-troubled process of democratizing the country, and the political and economic issues that it faces nearly two years later.

Generations in the workplace, sitting around a computer

Generations in the Workplace workshop

Ever wonder if generational differences are hampering your workplace effectiveness? This seminar will examine the different perspectives each generation brings to the workplace as well as offer tips on how to maximize interactions with co-workers. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating with, motivating, and rewarding different generations.

Celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 12-16, 2012!

Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 12-16 on the CU-Boulder campus. For a complete list of the special activities and events planned for this week visit