November 20, 2012 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

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Denver Post Editorial: CU's increasing diversity benefits university, state

As an increasingly diverse state, Colorado will continue to thrive only if it can successfully educate a broad swath of students all the way through college. That's why we're pleased to see the University of Colorado at Boulder is reporting this year's freshman class includes a record 22 percent minority students. Read more.


Nutrition course serves up fun, food facts

Low carbs, no carbs, good fats, bad fats – with so many conflicting messages in the media, it’s easy to get confused about what makes a healthy, balanced meal.

Preparation is key to stretching holiday shopping dollar, CU professor says

Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein.

Being prepared can save consumers money, steer them away from overspending and even change their way of thinking about purchasing gifts during the holidays, said Lichtenstein, chair of the marketing department at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

Hurricane Sandy, how you can help those in need

By Kathryn Quinn, Junior, Alternative Breaks Coordinator, Volunteer Resource Center

In light of the recent hurricane that has taken its toll on the East Coast, the CU-Boulder Volunteer Resource Center is hoping to step in as a voice to raise awareness about helping those impacted to get back on their feet. 

Economic Outlook Forum presented Dec. 3 by CU’s Leeds School of Business

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 48th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center.

Community Notes

FAQ for the new Smart Card program

Updated information on the new RTD Smart Card Eco Pass for faculty and staff

As we draw near to the end of the year it is time for the renewal of your faculty/staff Eco Pass. This year, new RTD Smart Cards will be mailed to Eco Pass eligible employees in place of the former RTD decals. Faculty and staff should plan to keep their 2012 decals until PTS has confirmed that the smart card system is fully operational. Your 2013 Eco Pass smart card will be mailed to your campus mailing address as it is listed in PeopleSoft.

Raymond Hamilton, wanted in university theft cases, arrested

Raymond Webster Hamilton, wanted for questioning in a pattern of recent wallet thefts at three university campuses, is in custody.

Hamilton, 26, of Denver, is a suspect wanted in connection with the theft of an iPad at the University of Colorado Boulder over the summer. He is also a person of interest in at least 23 cases of wallet and laptop thefts at CU-Boulder, CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines.

Maximizing safety, minimizing light pollution

A group of staff and students from Facilities Management, Housing & Dining Services, the CU Police Department, UCSG and more undertook a campus night walk on November 5 to assess lighting needs and identify areas for improvement.

helicopter flying

Helicopter to be on CU-Boulder campus Wednesday

A helicopter will be in use on the University of Colorado Boulder campus near Folsom Field from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to assist with an operation to upgrade existing wireless equipment.

The helicopter will land in lot 375 north of Franklin Field around 8 a.m. and then be used several times during the day to remove existing equipment from the roof of the stadium’s skyboxes and lift new equipment into place. A helicopter will be used because the distance required for maintenance is too far for the reach of a crane.

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