May 9, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Cadets from nationally ranked Golden Buffalo Battalion commissioned to active duty

In February 2013, the University of Colorado Boulder Army ROTC program was honored with a MacArthur Award, recognizing the Golden Buffalo Battalion as one of the top eight ROTC units in the nation.

CU-Boulder senior graduating with double major in theatre and English

When Daniel Leonard graduates in May with double majors in theatre performance and English with an emphasis in creative writing, he’ll wrap up four years of taking advantage of every opportunity to prepare for a theatre career.

Leonard acted in lead roles for numerous campus and community plays, which garnered glowing reviews.

Fiske Planetarium flies into the digital age

Since 1975, Fiske Planetarium has been the Johnny Appleseed of astronomy. Each year, 30,000 K-12 students and 4,000 University of Colorado Boulder students go there to take a front-row seat on the universe. Soon, they’ll get a better, clearer and deeper view. The campus is renovating the planetarium, retiring its analog star projector and upgrading to a powerful star plus video system paired with a high-definition screen capable of achieving nearly eight times more resolution than the standard HD television, completely surrounding the audience with a 360-degree view.

Community Notes

CU Commencement

2013 spring commencement security measures

The University of Colorado Boulder works diligently to provide for the safety of our graduates, their families, and their friends during Spring 2013 Commencement Exercises. If you are planning to attend the spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the security measures in place for the ceremony.

Student receives prestigious Boren Award

Lesile Dong has been awarded the prestigious Boren scholarship to study in China during the 2013-14 academic year. Dong, a double major in international affairs and Asian studies, will study Mandarin and international affairs at Peking University in Beijing.

Book and globe

Learn a Language this summer!

Registration is now open for Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) summer language classes! Choose from various levels of French, German, Italian, and Spanish, as well as Latin American Culture. These classes are non-credit and are open to the CU Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students, Retirees and their spouses, as well as the Boulder community.

Abandoned bikes and impacted bike rack removal

On Monday May 13, 2013, Parking & Transportation Services will begin removal of abandoned bikes and bike racks that are affected by summer construction projects. Dorm residents should take bikes home for the summer, faculty/staff please check your bike to see if it has been flyered for removal or if it is locked at a rack that is scheduled for removal.

18th and Colorado to temporarily close beginning May 15

The intersection of 18th and Colorado will close to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately two months beginning May 15, 2013. Parking spaces and sidewalks near the intersection will be unavailable starting May 13.