January 29, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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First look: 5 questions about the implementation of a no smoking policy

Earlier this semester, the Chancellor’s Executive Committee approved a non-smoking policy for the CU-Boulder campus. The policy, which will take effect Feb. 1, mandates a no smoking campus beginning Aug. 19, 2013. The decision was made in the best interests of promoting a safe and healthy campus, and represents years of policy research, campus surveys and studies of best practices in American higher education. In the first phase of the policy’s implementation, the campus will focus on policy awareness and resources for those who wish to quit smoking. In the spirit of that effort, I wanted to include the following Q&A to address some of the basic issues involved in implementing this important new policy.

Staff Council Update: You can help save a life

Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus. All blood types are needed and we welcome new blood donors to join the Bonfils family. Appointments can be booked online or on the phone. On campus appointments available Feb. 12-13 and Feb. 19-20.

Free avalanche awareness course

The CU Backcountry Club is hosting a Friends of Berthoud Pass avalanche awareness presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at HUMN1B50 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.

Colorado has one of the highest avalanche fatality rates in the country and Friends of Berthoud Pass (FOBP) is committed to helping people enjoy the mountains safely in the wintertime without hurting themselves or others. They educate more than 1,200 people in basic avalanche safety and attendance at their classes continues to grow.

Community Notes

Boulder police looking for suspect in assault near CU campus

The University of Colorado Police Department would like to share the following Boulder Police Department news release with the campus community:

Boulder police are investigating an assault which took place between 4:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in the area of 28th and Colorado.

The female victim told police she was walking alone on eastbound Colorado toward 28th St. when she says she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male. The male grabbed her with his arm across her neck.

CUSG survey seeks student input on off-campus lighting

The University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) is exploring ways to make the areas surrounding campus safer for students. Improving lighting on University Hill may be one step toward that goal. In order to better understand students' concerns about safety on the hill, CUSG is asking students to complete a short survey (5-10 minutes) about their perceptions and opinions of safety on University Hill.

Syrian benefit night for Doctors Without Borders, Friday, Feb. 1

Project Nur at the University of Colorado, Amnesty International and the United Nations Association of Boulder County will  hold a benefit night for Doctors Without Borders’ efforts in Syria on Friday, Feb. 1 in UMC room 235. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will continue until 10 p.m. Student tickets are $5 and come with a slice of pizza while non-student tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Paid spring semester internships in renewable energy

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for paid spring semester internships with renewable energy companies through CU Cleantech. Several local renewable energy focused companies need interns for the spring semester. All roles are paid (at varying levels), are with a variety of companies and are in various functional areas. Given the immediate need, interested students should email resumes ASAP to Candace DeWitt Mitchell.

LASP lecture

LASP Public Lecture, Feb. 6

From the Explorer 1 mission to the latest modern satellite observations, space physics research has had profound societal relevance. The next Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics public lecture will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.). LASP Director Dr. Dan Baker will present  "Space Physics Exploration: Basic Research with a High Public Purpose," discussing the evolving understanding of space physics and how it profoundly affects daily life on Earth. The event will be held in the LASP LSTB Auditorium 299 at 1234 Innovation Drive.

CU walks at noon

Join us for a noontime walk

CU Walks invites you to take a free, safe, convenient and social 1.5 mile (30 minute) walk on campus. We start at 12 noon Monday-Friday from the west side of Carlson Gym, near the Rec Center.

Fraternities and sororities save money by going green

Green Greeks, a campus group that aims to promote environmental awareness in the Greek community and improve efficiency in Greek housing, is currently looking for new members from fraternities and sororities. If you're interested in joining, or would like to learn how to save money for your house, send an email to greengreeks@colorado.edu.

Dynamics of Inclusion conference

Program For Writing and Rhetoric 4th Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference

The 4th Annual Undergraduate Diversity Conference offers undergraduates the opportunity to present their writing on diversity issues. The event includes a lively opening orcestrated by charismatic singer and dancer, Nii Armah session with the CU Dialogues Project and Pilar Prostko thus addressing Diversity issues experientially by including conversations with immigrant workers on our campus. Feb. 21, 8 - 12:30 p.m. in the British and Irish Studies Room, 5th floor, Norlin Library.

Off-Campus Housing Fair January 30

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