April 8, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Staff Council Update: Outreach Committee's goal is staff appreciation

Since 1977, a hardworking group of volunteers from Boulder Campus Staff Council each year plan and host events that put a smile on your face and a few calories in your stomach. These events are visible demonstrations of appreciation for all of the hard work that you do as a University of Colorado Boulder staff member throughout the year. Everyone deserves a thank you, and saying thank you is the Staff Council Outreach committee’s specialty.

CU-Boulder welcomes class of 2017 with Admitted Student Day

On Saturday April 6, thousands of bright and eager incoming freshmen and their families arrived on the University of Colorado Boulder campus for Admitted Student Day. The day consists of information sessions, open houses, tours, receptions and an information fair. 

“CU is so beautiful and I liked all the programs and opportunities,”  said incoming freshman Erin Berry.

Winter Storm Warning issued for April 8 - 9

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our region from Monday evening through Tuesday afternoon. A strong cold front will drop southward late this afternoon and evening. Rain showers and thunderstorms will change to snow along the front range this evening and then over the eastern plains later tonight.

Community Notes

Call for 2013-14 Outreach Award Proposals

The CU-Boulder Outreach Committee is seeking proposals for the 2013-14 faculty outreach awards. Individual faculty applicants may request up to $8,000 per project; interdisciplinary faculty groups may request from $8,000-$24,000. Proposals are due April 29.

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International Festival is April 13

Mark your calendars for the biggest and best cultural festival at CU! The International Festival is family friendly, free and open to the public. Celebrate CU's many cultures with delicious free food samples, breathtaking performances and cultural activities.

Location: Glenn Miller Ballroom, UMC
Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 4 - 10 p.m.
Learn more at the International Festival website.

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.

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.

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LASP Public Lecture—The Antarctic Ozone Hole: Looking for the first signs of recovery

Thanks to the phase-out of many of the chemicals responsible for the creation of the "ozone hole" in the 80’s and 90’s, we should soon start to see a recovery in the ozone layer. In this LASP public lecture, Dr. Lars Kalnajs will present some recent measurements from inside the ozone hole and address the forecasts and challenges for a complete recovery of the ozone hole. Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the LASP LSTB building, 1234 Innovation Drive (East Campus)

Celebrate National Student Employment Week with free cake

The second week in April is National Student Employment Week, organized by the National Student Employment Association! Campuses across the country will be recognizing the contribution of their student employees April 7 - 13. Take some time out to show your student employees your appreciation!

On Thursday, April 11, CU Student Employment Office will be sharing cake with all CU student employees and supervisors. Stop by the north side of Regent (on the patio) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and have a slice!

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Everything Conceivable

Today marks the kickoff of the 65th Annual Conference on World Affairs. Learn more about the conference at their website, colorado.edu/cwa.

Learn more about special tributes to Roger Ebert throughout the conference.