December 7, 2012 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Class project leads to holiday benefit concert for the homeless

One student’s class project has led him to see homeless people in a new light. The result of his experience is a holiday concert to benefit the homeless.

Like many people, Joe Cherof, a freshman majoring in business, had walked by homeless musicians playing on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. Cherof would sometimes toss a couple of dollars into their hat. That all changed the day Cherof noticed a familiar face playing music on the mall.

CUSG: What we've done so far

By Lora Roberts, CUSG Director of Communications

As the University of Colorado Student Government, we get the honor of helping CU rise to excellence by giving the students quality services through the seven Cost Centers under our control and to also act as the bridge between the students and the administration.

CU-led team receives $9.2 million DOE grant to engineer E. coli into biofuels

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded $9.2 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to research modifying E. coli to produce biofuels such as gasoline.

Community Notes

Peace Corps information session, Monday, Dec. 10

Thinking about applying to the Peace Corps over Winter Break? Join us at our last info session of the semester (Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in UMC 245)  to get a jump start on your application. Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joel will be there to talk about his experience serving in Paraguay! Check us out on facebook. Also, we know you're hungry so... FREE PIZZA!


Grand Menorah Lighting and Celebration

Come celebrate Chanukah together on campus with hundreds of CU students. Special Guest Michael Leeds will light the 1st Candle. Join Chabad and the Jewish Student Association, Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex Plaza. Live Music! Latkes! Jelly Doughnuts! Hot Drinks! Get a free Menorah and Candles. You can also enter a raffle for $100 Chanukah Gelt!

Dennis VanGerven

Dennis Van Gerven's Retirement Party

Join us to celebrate the retirement of Professor Dennis Van Gerven on Thursday, December 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Koenig Alumni Center.

CU-Boulder Dean of Students Christina Gonzales is on Twitter

CU-Boulder Dean of Students Christina Gonzales is on Twitter!  Get to know more about Christina and see how she is truly dedicated to enhancing the student experience at CU-Boulder by following her at