March 11, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor's Corner: Continuing our efforts to end the 4/20 gathering

I want to take this opportunity to inform you that the CU-Boulder campus will once again be closed to non-affiliates on April 20. We are continuing this approach, begun last year, to ensure that the business of the campus continues without being materially disrupted, and that our teaching, research and academic work and other university operations can proceed.

CUSG advocates for sustainable solution to 4/20 gathering

By Brittini Hernandez, Student Body President

Over the past few months, CU Student Government (CUSG) has been working with administrators to plan for the upcoming 4/20.

To best represent students, CUSG convened a task force of student leaders from areas across campus to work to develop ideas for short-term and long-term plans for 4/20. The conversations we had with administrators and students have been productive and have established long-term working relationships that will serve students in future years.

CU-Boulder closed to unauthorized visitors, non-affiliates on Saturday, April 20

The University of Colorado Boulder announced today it will be open to students, faculty and staff on Saturday, April 20, but for the second straight year will be closed to unauthorized non-affiliates.

Community Notes


Faculty / Staff dependent scholarships

The Boulder campus offers three scholarships for children of faculty and staff. One is funded by vending machine revenue and donations from the Pepsi Corporation. One is funded by an endowment created by a Boulder Faculty Assembly initiative with initial funding assistance from Athletics. One is funded by Elevations Credit Union. Apply for all three using one simple form. Application deadlines: apply by July 1, Dec. 1, and May 1 for each following semester.

CHSAA campus traffic advisory: March 14-16

CU will host the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) tournament at Coors Events/Conference Center Thursday, March 14 - Saturday, March 16. Increased traffic is anticipated on campus in roadways and parking lots beginning at 12 p.m.-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday.

Israel Peace Week

Israel Peace Week (IPW) is a grassroots initiative to spread a simple, positive message: Israelis want peace, Israel has demonstrated this by making sacrifices for peace, and Israelis are waiting for a partner on the other side. IPW is a grassroots initiative held on over 75 university campuses each year. This is the first year at CU Boulder!

Photo scavenger hunt March 9

CU students are invited to a photo scavenger hunt (with prizes) on Saturday, March 9 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on the Pearl Street Mall.  All CU students are invited, including those in the International Student Guide Program (ISG’s), CU International and the International Festival Committee. Bring your friends!

The hunt will be on the Pearl Street Mall, with refreshments at Dushanbe Teahouse. Photos will be viewed that day and displayed later at the March 15 International Coffee Hour.


'U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges II: A Regional Project for Europe,' March 14

The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder will present the panel discussion "U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges II: A Regional Project for Europe" on Thursday, March 14, from 5-8 p.m. at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway in Denver.

Film screening of 'Crude' March 20

Interested in environmental and international social issues? Come watch "Crude," the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet. Join CU-Boulder's Assembly for Sustainability and Equity on Wednesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. in Eaton Humanities room 135.

Fashion For a Cause fashion show March 14

CU's Fashionistas, Inc. student organization has partnered with Fashion For A Cause to host a charity fashion show and silent auction on Thursday, March 14, from 7-9 p.m. in UMC 235.

Hindi Cultural Night March 11

This "Hindi-full" Monday (March 11) will be splashed with color, food, dance and awareness of one of the world's leading languages. Come to Eaton Humanities room 1B50 on Monday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. to  celebrate the diverse world of South Asia and enjoy food from one of Boulder's leading Indian restaurants following the program.