March 21, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Before you leave town: Spring break reminders

With spring break quickly approaching, please take a moment to review some reminders.

Improve your social (media) on spring break

As you head out on spring break remember these words from Andrea Weckerle in her book "Civility in the Digital Age" - "Your digital footprint - the good, the bad, and the ugly - is used by others in decision making that impacts virtually every aspect of your life."

Sir Salman Rushdie to speak at CU-Boulder on April 17

Sir Salman Rushdie, renowned novelist and essayist, will speak on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. Doors for the event will open at 6:30 p.m. CU-Boulder’s student run Distinguished Speakers Board is sponsoring the event.

Cosmopolitan magazine internship opens career door

In a scene from the 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada, the powerful and demanding editor of a New York fashion magazine orders her assistant to obtain a hard-to-get advance copy of one of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. The almost insurmountable feat took all the employee’s resources to accomplish.

ICJMT External Review Report now available

Over the past few years, we have had wide-ranging conversations on campus about how we might better focus our efforts in the areas defined by such terms as information, communication, journalism, media, and technology. As you know, there have been several campus level committees, various working and discussion groups, and around a dozen faculty teams working on curricular and program ideas; there has been a productive conversation this academic year about ways forward among the arts-based units in Arts and Sciences. As part of this ongoing process, I invited an external team of nationally recognized scholars and leaders to talk with campus constituencies last month. The team has now issued its report, and I am making it available to the campus. READ MORE >>

Community Notes

Take survey on CU student life and health for a chance to win $250

Tomorrow, Friday, March 22, is the last day to take the National College Health Assessment Survey. Students who complete the survey will be entered in the drawing for twenty $50 and two $250 prizes. Look for an email invitation with the subject line "Reminder - Survey about CU student life and health: Chance to win $250

Colorado is hosting the 2013 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

The Colorado Women’s Basketball Team is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years and the Tournament itself is back in Boulder for the first time in a decade. Don’t miss any of the action on Saturday, March 23 when #5 Seed Colorado takes on #12 Seed Kansas at 4:30 p.m. in the Coors Events Center. Should the Buffs win, they will play in the second round game on Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

All students get free admission to every CU game with their Buff OneCard! Please use the Southeast Entrance of the Coors Events Center to get your free admission.

Commuting Solutions

Provide your transportation input on March 25: 36 Commuting Solutions

Governor John Hickenlooper established TBD Colorado with the intention of seeing Colorado issues through the eyes of those who face them - Coloradans. 

Beware of holiday phishing attacks

Our campus is constantly under attack by a barrage of attempts to steal personal information (aka phishing). Often these attacks come during holidays when campus IT support is unavailable. Even when you can’t contact the IT Service Center there are still clues and resources to help you figure out if the e-mail you have received is legitimate or a phishing attempt.