April 5, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

How America’s pastime came to the Rockies

Twenty years ago Major League Baseball came to the Rocky Mountain region, ushering in the era of the Colorado Rockies. Watch as History Professor Thomas Zeiler talks about why Colorado was a good fit for Major League Baseball in this video produced by CU-Boulder students Brittany Moore, Michael Schwartz and Allyce Farino.

Student health tip: Sleep to learn

By Alex Erkenbeck, Program Assistant, Community Health

The end of the year can bring on some crazy times. My health tip of the day is:  Sleep can help you learn.  Really.

Exchange student examines social vulnerability through Natural Hazards Center internship

When Hurricane Sandy hit Washington, D.C. last October, the usually teeming capitol became a ghost town. Few people braved the whipping winds and stinging sheets of rain on the streets of the nation’s capital. Holed up in his hotel, Laurence Hawker, a CU-Boulder exchange student from Lancaster University in England, witnessed the psychological reactions to an extreme storm that he had up until then only read about.

Community Notes

Classics Department marathon read-aloud of the 'Odyssey' April 9

Join us in completing this team endeavor that will take place on Tuesday, April 9 in the ground-floor lobby of Eaton Humanities. Reading begins at 9am and continues till we get to the end of the work. No prior knowledge of Greek, the "Odyssey" or pronunciation of names is necessary.

Call for nominations for Student Leadership Awards

CU Gold is now accepting nominations for the 2012-13 Leadership Recognition Ceremony.

Tedx CU

CU-Boulder will host its first sponsored TEDx event on April 19, 2013. The event will take place in Wittemeyer court room from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and will include dinner by Hungry Buffs. Tickets are available online at TedxCu.com. Like our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date.

Designer of Denver's Clyfford Still Museum at CU-Boulder April 9

Brad Cloepfil, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture and designer of Denver's Clyfford Still Museum, will give a free and public lecture on Tuesday, April 9 at 5:47 p.m. in the ENVD building as part of the Program in Environmental Design's 5:47 Lecture Series.

Nominate a superb faculty member for the Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award recognizes a superb faculty member that demonstrates outstanding engagement with students and contributions to the Division of Student Affairs. The deadline for submission is May 3, 2013.