February 5, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Common myths debunked at the Spring Study Abroad Fair Feb. 7

CU-Boulder's Study Abroad program aims to debunk common myths about study abroad at its Feb. 7 spring fair to be held in UMC room 235, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The fair includes presentations that focus on using financial aid and picking a program that fits your budget, boosting career opportunities and more.

Pathways to peace

The Peace Corps has been a calling for generations of CU-Boulder students and alumni as they've planned for and implemented civic engagement and global citizenry through volunteer service.

A lasting impression from Peace Corps service

After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010, Natalie Ziemba joined the Peace Corps and served in a rural village in Samoa, an island in the South Pacific Ocean.

The two-year experience was equal parts challenging and rewarding while she taught English and reading to enthusiastic fourth through eighth-grade students.

CU-Boulder engineering students to unveil grand orrery on Feb. 11

A scaled, working model of the solar system built by engineering students at the University of Colorado Boulder will be officially unveiled at Andrews Hall on Feb. 11.

Community Notes

Desire2Learn Feedback Sessions

Your feedback about the recent Desire2Learn outages is being compiled to share with D2L and inform the examination of options for providing online learning tools that meet the requirements of our campus. The final D2L feedback session is Wednesday, Feb 6 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in UMC 382-386.

Dame Julie Andrews to speak at spring commencement ceremony

Dame Julie Andrews is the spring 2013 commencement speaker. The ceremony will take place on Friday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Stadium and is open to the public.

Community Health is hiring

Interested in health, equity, learning how to work in a public health program, managing projects and communicating important information creatively and effectively? Commmunity Health is looking for a few students who can make a 3-semester commitment starting in May. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 15.

Participants needed for CU research study on mental health, earn $25

Earn $25 for participation in a 2-hour study. The Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) research program is looking for individuals to participate in a study of mental health and adolescent development.

US 36 Commuting Solutions

US 36 commuters wanted to participate in travel behavior survey

Are you a US 36 commuter? If so, please take part in the US 36 Commuter Incentive Program survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23NNSMH. Your responses will enable 36 Commuting Solutions to create a baseline assessment for commute mode choices in the US 36 corridor. Participants will automatically be entered to win an Apple iPod Nano! Please complete the survey before Feb. 15 in order to be eligible for the prize.

Financial aid can be used for a study abroad program

Did you know that you can use your financial aid package on a CU-Boulder study abroad program? Current federal, state, institutional aid & most scholarship & grant awards apply. If the program cost differs from CU your aid package may be adjusted.

Big Energy Seminar Series continues

The RASEI Big Energy Seminar Series brings nationally and internationally recognized speakers with a focus on large, secure, sustainable energy systems to Colorado. RASEI's goal is to promote a multidisciplinary understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with developing and deploying the 21st century energy industries needed to meet the global energy challenge.

 
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