April 25, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

2013 campus sustainability award winners announced

The campus sustainability awards program was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding individuals and departments demonstrating strong commitments to reducing CU-Boulder’s impact on the environment. This year, congratulations go to James Balog, Robert Dixon, William Franz, Paul Komor, Graham Meriwether, Shimshon Rapaport, Facilities Management Custodial Services, and Housing & Dining Services.

Student health tip: Run with passion

Fundraising and awareness raising athletic events can be a fulfilling way to get involved in your community. These events can also provide ways to meet new friends, feel a sense of accomplishment and get great exercise.  Learn more in this month's Student Health 101.

Alternative Breaks: Maymester trips 2013

By Ayush Adhikari, freshman, biochemistry and MCDB

Summer is fast approaching. Looking for something meaningful to do? Check out the Alternative Breaks maymester trips.

CU Athletics honors its academic best

Over three dozen University of Colorado student-athletes, including 15 with perfect 4.00 grade point averages last year, were honored for a variety of outstanding academic accomplishments Tuesday morning at the 21st Annual Student-Athlete Academic Recognition Banquet.

Leeds School of Business team takes top prize at international real estate competition

Students from the real estate program at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, successfully made the sale to a panel of judges and became grand-prize winners of the 2013 International Real Estate Case Competition host

Community Notes

CU Parents Association honors four CU Proud Award Winners

Four University of Colorado Boulder students recently received CU Proud Awards from the CU Parents Association (CUPA).

The award recognizes CU-Boulder students whose behavior or actions set a standard for other students to strive for. The CU Proud Award hopes to encourage acts of character, courage, compassion, generosity, inclusion, initiative, integrity, humanitarianism, personal responsibility and/or service.

Registration is now open for the 16th COLTT conference

Registration is now open for the 16th Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology conference (COLTT). COLTT 2013 will offer an impressive array of engaging and innovative presentations. Please join us for the conference on August 7-8 at the Wolf Law Building.

Get started now for study abroad in spring 2014

If you are hoping to study abroad in spring 2014, this summer is the perfect time to select a program and start applying. The Study Abroad Programs office is open during finals and over the summer. Application deadlines for spring 2014 range from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 (varies by program), so applying over the summer will ensure that you don’t miss deadlines and will prevent extra stress during those busy first few weeks of the fall semester.

Mark Zoback

CIRES Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Mark Zoback

CIRES is pleased to welcome Professor Mark Zoback from Stanford University as our next guest lecturer in the CIRES Distinguished Lecture Series. Join us for his presentation "The Opportunities and Challenges of Shale Gas Development" on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the CIRES Auditorium-Room 338. Light reception to follow in the CIRES Atrium.

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.

'A Day Without Hate'

The University of Colorado Student Government would like to remind students that April 26 is recognized nationally as "A Day Without Hate." After hearing about the tragedy at Virginia Tech in 2007, a small committee of students and teachers felt the need to do something, anything, to respond and make a difference, whether big or small. After brainstorming, “A Day Without Hate” was founded. The first step in ending violence in schools.