April 19, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

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Your student government: 4/20

By the University of Colorado Student Government

During the past year, University of Colorado Student Government (CUSG) has reached out to students to hear their perspective on 4/20. Although we may not have been able to hear from every student, we have made a concerted effort to reach as many students as possible.

Town Hall with University of Colorado President Bruce Benson

Join CU President Bruce D. Benson for the Boulder campus spring town hall on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

President Benson will deliver an update on the state of the university, followed by a question-and-answer session with audience members. The meeting is open to all campus community members; faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Learn more about the town hall schedule and see video from previous events here.

CU-Boulder students continue stellar record in international math modeling competition

Two University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate student teams have been named among the 11 top winners from a field of 5,636 teams that entered the 2013 international Mathematical Contest in Modeling this spring.

Community Notes

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.

'The Bro Code,' April 24

Join the CU-Boulder Office of Victim Assistance and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) for a screening of "The Bro Code," on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:15 p.m. in Cristol Chemistry room 140. The event is free and open to the public. The Bro Code examines American manhood, challenging the idea that being a "bro" - and a man - means glorifying sexism, bullying and abuse. A screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Dr. Thomas Keith.

Baker Hall Renovation to begin in May, plans discussed on April 23

Baker Hall will begin renovations in early May, and on Tuesday, April 23, the Architects and Project Team will be in the Center for Community dining services atrium from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to answer questions and share the project's design boards. This will be the first renovation of a building designed by Architect Charles Z. Klauder, originator of the “Tuscan Vernacular” style.

Better Boulder Better World April 27

Better Boulder Better World is one of CU's Annual Service Days and is taking place on April 27th from 10-2pm. Since 2006 Better Boulder Better World has been helping students, faculty and staff connect with the community and serve in a very low maintenance way. All Participants will be given breakfast and a T-shirt.

Peace Corps info session and guest speaker April 29

Graduating next year? Got plans for the summer? Now is an excellent time to start your Peace Corps application. Come learn more diring the Peace Corps information session on Monday, April 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. in UMC room 247.

Water faucet

Don't be a drip! Help campus conserve water

You may have heard that 89% of Colorado is experiencing severe or worse drought. Here in the South Platte River Basin, which includes Boulder County, snowpack is at 68% of average. Cities and counties across the state are announcing water usage restrictions, with Boulder officials asking residents not to turn on irrigation systems until May. As we move into summer, we hope to be even more aggressive in our efforts at reducing water usage on campus, with a near-term goal of lowering water usage to 18 gallons per square foot per year.

Sustainable Fair April 24

Spring 2013 Sustainable Commuter Fair rain date is April 24

Due to the current weather forecast and this week's weather, Parking & Transportation Services (PTS) has changed the date of the Spring 2013 Sustainable Commuter Fair to Wednesday, April 24 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join us in the UMC Fountain area. Visit the PTS website for fair updates. 

Many organizations are ramping up in Boulder to encourage sustainable means of transportation by offering great incentives.

Buffs! Reduce your carbon FOODprint

Buffs, we’re trying to get to zero waste and we need your help to do it. You can save student fees and natural resources: just choose to reuse! Student fee funded buildings like the UMC and Rec Center have a zero waste by 2015 goal, meaning we will reuse, recycle, or compost 90% of our waste instead of sending it to the landfill. At 51%, we still have a long way to go. Simple choices you make when dining on campus can help CU Buffaloes continue to be leaders in campus sustainability.

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