April 11, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Four things you should know about 2013-14 tuition increases

By Kelly Fox, Senior Vice Chancellor And Chief Financial Officer

Chancellor DiStefano to offer spring update town hall April 18

On Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m., CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will offer a spring update to the campus goals he announced last October. 

Small satellites becoming big deal for CU-Boulder students

For some University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates, designing, building and flying small satellites is becoming a large part of their hands-on education.

Community Notes

Change to display name management will give more control to account owners

With the impending retirement of CULink and the moving of e-mail accounts to Gmail and Microsoft Office 365, the way display names are managed will change too. A display name is the name in the From line that an e-mail recipient sees. This change will not impact the delivery of e-mail, but in some cases, it might change the way someone’s name appears on outgoing e-mails. Learn more.

One Million Acts of Green

CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to use One Million Acts of Green -- an online sustainability tool and social network that allows participants to build and track sustainability plans, measure the individual and collective impacts of their actions, and share their progress among Facebook friends and Twitter followers. There are more than 100 acts of green from which to choose, from taking public transit instead of driving, to carrying a reusable water bottle, and eating vegetarian at least once a week.

Salman Rushdie

An evening with Sir Salman Rushdie

The Distinguished Speakers Board is proud to announce that Sir Salman Rushdie will be coming to CU’s campus to speak at Macky Auditorium. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 17. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sinners, Saints and Gamers: Religion and Video Games

Do today's gaming technologies contribute to new understandings of religion and spirituality? Two prominent experts in religion and media will explore that question in a presentation called "Sinners, Saints and Gamers" Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Humanities 250. The presentation, sponsored by CU Journalism & Mass Communication and the Department of Religious Studies will explore the history of religion and gaming, games as religious practice, and how today's game technologies might intersect with new understandings of religion and spirituality.

Colorado Football Spring Game

CU Spring Football game and garage sale April 13

Head to Folsom Field to check out Coach MacIntyre and your Colorado Buffaloes in the annual Spring Football Game, on Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. Free admission! Also, don’t miss out on purchasing discounted authentic Buff gear at the CU garage sale on Friday and Saturday.

The CU Garage Sale will be held in Balch Fieldhouse (adjacent to Folsom Field) on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chlamydia rates are up from last year

Chlamydia is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can be prevented with the use of barriers such as condoms.

Campus parking lots going 'green'

In an effort to improve the university’s impact on local water quality, Facilities Management is incorporating “green” parking lot design strategies.

Food and Environmental Justice Week April 15-18

Food and Environmental Justice week will feature a series of films, speakers, a food drive and a sustainable foods fair to connect the CU community with food and environmental justice initiatives at the local, national and international levels. Come and participate in the food drive, fair and events to learn how to get more involved in environmental justice issues on and around campus.

International Development Night April 18

International Development Night will be held on April 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the UMC Aspen Room and light refreshments will be served. Faculty, students and industry professionals in the field of international development are expected to attend. The night will provide a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals in the CU community and enhance the global development culture at CU-Boulder.