March 7, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Celebrate healthy living during 'Well U Week' March 11-15

CU-Boulder will celebrate "living well" by offering numerous activities promoting healthy lifestyle choices across campus March 11-15 during "Well U Week." The week of events is meant to bring an awareness to the many components of living a healthy lifestyle, including fitness, nutrition, spirituality, environmental awareness, financial stability and strength of community.

Student life: One Little Change

By Sarah Tamura, Community Health student coordinator

As a student coordinator at Community Health, I’m really excited for our “One Little Change” campaign this semester.

When research meets music: BLOrk

Interdisciplinary discovery doesn’t always happen in the lab. Sometimes it integrates technology and musicians in an ensemble setting to provide live interaction, as in the case of the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk). 

After computer science doctoral student Charles Dietrich and Associate Professor John Gunther of the College of Music met at a campus STEM poster presentation in the fall of 2012, the encounter led to new artistic collaboration through the College of Music’s BLOrk ensemble.

Community Notes

Stress(less) talk with free food!

It's 7:30 a.m. and the alarm beep is the dawning to a stressful day of class, projects, work and a tall espresso. Join Community Health students for a one-hour discussion on how to "Stress(less)," learn about the physiological impact of stress and gain skills for managing and reducing stress. Food will be provided in this laid-back yet informative discussion on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Wardenburg Health Center room 321.


FAQ for Boulder campus No Smoking Policy

The university has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the implementation and impacts of the No Smoking Policy. Visit the FAQ website to find out more >>

Think summer: Summer registration now open

Many of CU-Boulder’s most popular and sought-after courses are offered during Summer Session. You can earn credit, keep up with major requirements, improve your GPA, and still enjoy summer.

Summer Session offers a wide range of courses throughout a series of terms. Enrollment begins March 6. For more information, visit the Summer Session website or request a catalog.

Do it for yourself. Do it for your partner.

Community Health is offering free, walk-in HIV testing on Mondays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the UMC and 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Atlas. Testing is also offered on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the UMC and from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Will Vill. Results are available in just 20 minutes.

Peace Corps patch

Peace Corps PALOOZA at CU-Boulder!

Thinking about the Peace Corps? Come learn what it is like from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who have served all over the world! Visit our event page on Facebook, and join us in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom on Monday, Mar. 11 at 6 p.m. Round table discussions, snacks, information sessions and keynote speaker CU-Boulder alum and Honduras RPCV Ryan Van Duzer.


Are you the mother of a baby between 3 and 6 months?

Are you a new mom? 
Have you felt down or depressed at any point in your life?

If your baby is between 3 and 6 months of age, you may be eligible to participate in a study examining the effects of a brief mindfulness practice on a mother's mood, stress, and how things are going with her baby. The study consists of filling out questionnaires and watching and responding to a short movie. Participants also may be asked to do a brief daily mindfulness practice. In addition, childcare will be provided while you are at our research offices.