April 18, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

A history of providing CU's top undergraduates the opportunity to lead

What does it take to lead — whether it’s a startup venture, a nonprofit, a global corporation or a community? Does our DNA contain a gene for leadership?

Some say leaders are made, not born. At CU-Boulder, top undergraduates have the opportunity to learn or enhance the necessary skills to invent, create, lead and manage in the Presidents Leadership Class (PLC).

Join the Rec Center for '26.2 for Boston' on April 22

On Monday, April 22 the CU Rec Center invites the CU community to show support for the city of Boston, Boston Marathon runners and spectators and the running community by picking any type of movement and doing "26.2."  Run or walk for 26.2 minutes, lift, stretch, breath or do whatever is inspiring to honor those lost and injured in the bombings in Boston on April 15.

CU Journalism & Mass Communication alums claim big national prizes

Two CU journalism alumni have claimed the nation’s most prestigious journalism prizes for their work. New York Times sportswriter John Branch (Mktng ’89/MJour ‘96) this week was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for his precedent-setting multimedia package, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek. TV reporter Marshall Zelinger (Jour ‘02) of Denver’s KMGH-TV recently received the George Foster Peabody Award and several other major prizes for his special investigative series, Investigating the Fire.

The bacterial bunch: Parents, kids and dogs trade microbes

As much as dog owners love their children, they tend to share more of themselves, at least in terms of bacteria, with their canine cohorts rather than their kids.

Community Notes

Chancellor DiStefano Town Hall meeting April 18

Faculty, staff and students filled the Old Main Chapel on April 18 to listen to CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano deliver a spring update on the campus goals he announced last October.

The chancellor talked about progress made on the financial, programmatic and organizational goals he outlined in his annual state of the campus address on Oct. 16, 2012.

To watch the chancellor’s presentation click here.

What you should know about the April 20 campus closure

On April 20, 2013, the University of Colorado Boulder will be closed to non-affiliates as part of continuing efforts to ensure that the unwanted 420 gathering does not compromise campus operations. All CU faculty, staff and students will be asked by security staff, including University of Colorado Police, to show their Buff OneCards to enter the campus.

Visitors with official business on the campus needed to register for credentials by April 14, and the pre-registration process is now closed.

Boulder campus staff council

Staff Council spring blood drive: two days only

One whole blood donation can save and enhance the lives of up to three patients. Join Staff Council for the annual Spring Blood Drive in partnership with Bonfils Blood Center. The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 23 and 24, 2013. Call or visit www.bonfils.org (use site code 0248) to make your appointment today. Walk-ins also accepted during the drive, which will be hosted in University Memorial Center rooms 382-386.

Buff Bus Survey: Tell us how we're doing

Tell us how we are doing! The Buff Bus service wants to know your suggestions/comments. Please take this survey by Tuesday, April 30, and include your contact information to be entered into a drawing for a free Buff t-shirt or baseball hat.

Survivor: Sustainability games on Norlin Quad for Earth Day

Join the CU Environmental Center and Energy Outreach Team on Norlin Quad for a day of sustainability games in the sun to celebrate Earth Day! Come by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 22 for some food, stainless steel water bottle prizes and even blend your own lemon slushie by generating electricity from a bike! Come early to make sure you get prizes and food. Contact us at ecenter@colorado.edu or 303-492-8308 if you have any questions.

Transportation Fair April 22

Earth Day 2013 Sustainable Commuter Fair

Parking & Transportation Services will be hosting an Earth Day Sustainable Commuter Fair on Monday, April 22 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the lawn north of the Hellems building. Many organizations are ramping up in Boulder to encourage sustainable means of transportation by offering great incentives.

We'd like everyone to take advantage of these great opportunities! Come to the fair to learn about programs offered by:

Participate in paid psychology experiments

Our lab in the CU-Boulder department of psychology is looking for participants for multiple experiments about human learning, memory, perception and language. Participants will be paid for their participation. You must be 18-29 years old and right handed to participate. If you are eligible to participate and interested, please visit our website for more information and to sign up for our experiments.