January 15, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Seasonal flu levels high, protect yourself and others

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu season began early this year and symptoms have been more severe than usual. The CDC has characterized the national situation as “high flu activity” and the state of Colorado falls into this category (see more at the CDC FluView report.) Wardenburg Health Center has seen large numbers of students with flu symptoms since November.

CU-Boulder has gone Google

CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff now have access to collaborative Google Accounts (Drive/Docs, Sites, Calendar, and more) using their university credentials. This does not impact current e-mail systems or e-mail delivery. Those who previously accessed personal Google accounts with their @colorado.edu email address will be prompted to resolve account conflicts with their new CU-Boulder account.

Buffs New Year! event welcomes students back with food and fun

CU-Boulder students are invited to C4C on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6-11 p.m. for a welcome back Buffs New Year! event. Students attending will enjoy food, fun activities, a performance by Comedy Central comedian/magician Derek Hughes, a video game tournament and open mic night. A meal swipe is required for entrance into the C4C dining area.

Construction on campus utilities resuming near Center for Community/Leeds/Regent

Construction on campus utilities in the vicinity of the Center for Community, Leeds School of Business, and Regent Administrative Center will resume later this week. The construction activity, which is part of a larger project to provide efficient heating and cooling while significantly reducing the university’s carbon emissions, was delayed in December 2012 due to unexpected circumstances. A directional boring followed by a pipe pull is scheduled for early February, with construction in the area expected to wrap up by mid-February. 

Improved student printing and scanning is here!

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has upgraded the campus’ Student Printing and Scanning (SPS) system to give you better, more convenient print drivers, locations and capabilities.

Community Notes

An evening of sit down with Robin Williams Jan. 18

Renowned actor and comedian Robin Williams will be at CU-Boulder on Friday, Jan. 18, in Macky Auditorium for a sit down discussion with television director and host of the Showtime series, Inside Comedy, David Steinberg. The sit down will begin at 8 p.m., and tickets are currently on sale.

Full scholarships still available: leadership & stress management training this week!

Thanks to a grant from CUSG, the Yoga & Meditation Club will be hosting a cutting-edge leadership and stress-management program called yesplus that is designed specifically for college students from Jan. 17-20. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

Research participants needed, earn $25 for short screening interview

Research participants ages 12-21 are needed by the ADAPT program. Participants earn $25 to go through a short screening interview, and may be invited to participate in a 2-year longitudinal study ($25 per hour for 7-9 hours each year). ADAPT is a place for young people ages 12-21 who are worried about experiencing unusual thoughts, suspiciousness or paranoia, or seeing or hearing things that are not there.
For more information please call 303-492-4616 or visit http://www.adaptprogram.com.

Teach for Sustainability

Earn credit in an internship that is fun, innovative and allows you, the student, to teach. Teach for Sustainability, part of CU Environmental Center's Earth Education program, is offered as a three credit internship.