April 29, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Staff Council Update: 2013 Elections close today

The 2013 Boulder Campus Staff Council elections are scheduled to close Monday, April 29 at the end of the business day. If you have placed your vote, thank you for your participation! If you have not had a chance to vote or if you had not received an electronic ballot, please contact the Staff Council office at 2-5473 or scouncil@colorado.edu, a ballot will be sent to you.

An era of vision and change

During the course of his two decades as dean of the College of Music, Daniel Sher has been instrumental in far-reaching accomplishments at the college. Now he is preparing for a new challenge. Sher will step down as dean at the end of the 2013 spring semester but will continue as a member of the faculty.

Spring 2013 Midnight Breakfast Monday, May 6

Come take a break from the stresses of finals week and refuel with a free breakfast in the UMC. The breakfast will be served at 11:59 p.m. in the Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill. Everything is free for CU students and all students are welcome.

CU Police investigating attempted sexual assault on west end of the CU-Boulder campus

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault on the west end of campus near Broadway. On April 27, 2013 a female CU student reported to police that around midnight she was attacked near the Broadway bike path while walking home from a party on the Hill. According to the victim, the suspect approached from behind, pushed her to the ground, placed a pair scissors to her throat, and began to remove her clothing. The female struck the suspect in the face and was able to flee the scene.

Community Notes

Register your wireless device

Upgrade for wireless network registration in administrative & academic buildings

The Office of Information Technology is improving the network registration system on our campus. The next phase will involve deployment on the campus wireless network in academic and administrative buildings on May 15. OIT knows that the campus network, including UCB wireless, is a resource you rely on for accessing a wide variety of university and Internet resources. Keeping the network secure is critical to making sure the network is available and reliable. Network registration is an important part of keeping the network secure.

Lou McClelland

Lou McClelland retiring as Director of Institutional Research at CU-Boulder

Lou McClelland is retiring as director of Institutional Research (IR) in Planning, Budget & Analysis (PBA) in May 2013. Lou has been director since 1983. She will return to work part-time on issues associated with faculty scholarly activity metrics.

Enjoying CU turf

Sustainable turf management takes root on campus

What do Frisbee games, outdoor study sessions, and afternoon naps have in common? They all require grass, preferably inviting, natural grass.

Greg Garland, Phillips 66 CEO, visits CU-Boulder

Just like some of the students he sat with, Greg Garland was the first in his family to go to college. Now he is the Chief Executive Officer of Phillips 66, one of the nation’s largest energy companies.

Earth and Sun

LASP Public Lecture—The Sun, Climate, and a New Solar Mission

The Sun provides nearly all energy for Earth’s climate system. Even small changes in the Sun’s energy output can have large effects on climate, since the energy received from the Sun is so much greater than all other climate energy sources combined. A new spacecraft experiment to be launched later this year will be continuing the existing measurement record of the Sun’s energy output. For this LASP Public Lecture, Dr. Greg Kopp will discuss what we know about the Sun and its influences on Earth’s climate, and describe current measurements of the solar climate data record.