November 27, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

B.G. Brooks: CU says commitment to football on upswing

The University of Colorado administration vows Jon Embree’s successor will find a renewed commitment to football when he steps on campus and continues the process of rebuilding the besieged Buffaloes program. Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Athletic Director Mike Bohn said at a Monday news conference that CU recognizes how high the bar has been raised with the Buffs joining the Pac-12 Conference – and the school’s hiring of a new coach will reflect that.

Students create new CU-Boulder maps with ‘universal design’ to expand access

In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus.

Body image expert and author Jenni Schaefer to speak at CU

The University of Colorado Boulder's Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host a free student-only dinner “It's Okay to be Happy: Overcoming Adversity” with internationally known eating disorder expert Jenni Schaefer on Thursday, Nov. 29. An RSVP is required for the dinner. Email ath@colorado.edu for more info and to RSVP. There will also be a free public talk “Perfectly Imperfect: Eating and Body Image” on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, room 235.

Community Notes

You're invited to take an important survey

The CU Student Government would like to invite you to take a few minutes to complete an important survey. The city of Boulder is seeking public input on potential amendments to the land use code to help mitigate community impacts related to the overconsumption of alcohol. Please take this short survey about the overconsumption of alcohol and the negative social impacts associated with alcohol use. Community input will be used to inform potential land use code amendments to be presented to Boulder City Council in early 2013.

WebAccess FAQ

New WebAccess service providing login to key campus web applications

A new service called “WebAccess” will help streamline the process for how students, faculty and staff log in to several of CU-Boulder’s Web-based systems. Very simply, WebAccess provides a standardized, secure way for users to log into selected campus systems that are available over the web and in the cloud.

WebAccess is being used for the campus’ Qualtrics online survey tool. The next system to use WebAccess will be Desire2Learn, the campus’ online learning environment.

Apply for a volunteer position with Counseling and Psychological Services

Make a difference on campus by applying for a volunteer position with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Explore careers in psychology, counseling, higher education and other health service professions. Build your resume and connect with professionals in the field.

Buff Bus: weather & construction delays

Winter weather and campus construction activities may create delays for the Buff Bus routes. Students should plan more travel time into their normal schedule to assure that they are on time for class or other appointments. Buff Bus staff sends scheduling updates via Twitter text messages. To get scheduling updates via text message sign up for the CU Buff Bus Twitter account. To get general route information and updates ‘like’ the CU Buff Bus Facebook page.

Solar panel installation at CU-Boulder

Fall 2012 Sustainability Roundtable

The Campus Sustainability Roundtable will be held Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UMC Room 245. This semi-annual event hosted by the Environmental Center serves to update departmental and operational staff, as well as interested public, about progress and strategic directions in campus sustainability issues and initiatives. The roundtable will feature updates and discussions, and is free and open to all. Seating is limited.

 
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