June 13, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Join CU at the MAVEN launch this fall

Join us this fall for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be a part of CU-Boulder’s mission to Mars! The university will be hosting three fun-filled days of festivities Nov. 16-18 in Cocoa Beach, Fla., culminating in MAVEN’s launch. Space is limited for the launch viewing, and NASA requires we submit a list of tentative guests months in advance. All attendees MUST be registered with us by June 30 to be on NASA’s guest list.

Fire season reminders: Stay informed, stay safe

With more than six active wildfires in the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder would like to share these health, safety and campus policy reminders.

Staff Council Update: Summer blood drive June 25 - 26

You can help save a life. Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus. You might think that Bonfils has enough blood donor support to maintain the blood supply, but in fact, the need for blood is constant. Bonfils Blood Center needs thousands of blood donors each week to meet Colorado's needs and to be prepared for unexpected events. All blood types are needed and we welcome new blood donors to join the Bonfils family. 

The fight against fires begins before the first spark

As human population in the high-hazard ‘red zone’ skyrockets, researchers strive to understand when these homeowners perceive wildfire risk and act to mitigate it.

Community Notes

CU records highest NCAA APR rate for 3rd straight year

The University of Colorado Academic Progress Rate (APR) report based on information for the four year period between 2008-09 and 2011-12 was released by the NCAA Tuesday with those of all other Division I schools, with CU reporting good news for all 16 of its intercollegiate athletic programs. For the third consecutive year, the APR rates are the highest in school history since the program was created nine years ago. More>>

Boulder beer history

Discover Boulder's beer brewing history June 21

Celebrate Boulder's beer culture on Friday, June 21 with the CU-Boulder Alumni Association at this unique evening centered on the history of brewing beer in Boulder, starting in the late 1800s and ending with today's fantastic local breweries.

Bike to Work

CU: Bike to Work Day is June 26

Bike to Work Day is just around the corner! You can register at biketowork2013.org as an individual or get a group of co-workers together and sign up as a department.

Registered participants will be eligible to win prizes including from DRCOG. Swing by one of CU’s three breakfast stations between 6:30 and 9 a.m. to grab breakfast on your way to class. Stop by CU's Bike Station, located just east of the UMC, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to get your bike in shape for BTWD on June 26.

Clean air

Change your commute one day a week and win!

Change your commute 1 day a week this summer and get a chance to win an iPad3, help build a B-Cycle station on campus, reduce summer air pollution and save money on your daily commute.

Human Resources Department closed June 20

Please note that the Department of Human Resources (Assistant Vice Chancellor's Office, Employment Services, Organizational & Employee Development, Labor Relations, Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and the Office of Discrimination and Harassment) will be closed Thursday, June 20, for an all day professional development retreat.

Nominate a superb faculty member for the Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award recognizes a superb faculty member that demonstrates outstanding engagement with students and contributions to the Division of Student Affairs. The deadline for submission is May 3, 2013. 

1st annual Women's Club Ice Hockey golf tournament June 29

Come out and support the Women's Club Hockey Golf Fundraiser on Saturday, June 29, at the Colorado National Golf Club, 2700 Vista Parkway in Erie. The price is $100 per player ($400 per foursome), and includes 18 holes of golf in a four person scramble; unlimited range balls; golf cart fees; complimentary coffee and BBQ lunch. Check-In: 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration Deadline: Friday, June 14. To register, visit our website. All proceeds go to the University of Colorado Women's Club Ice Hockey Team


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In the News

Fire ban in effect for Boulder County central mountain corridor, City of Boulder OSMP, parks

On June 12, 2013 at 12 p.m., Sheriff Joe Pelle enacted a fire ban for the central mountain corridor of Boulder County. The central mountain corridor includes all unincorporated areas between Highway 93, Broadway Avenue, and Highway 36 (North and South Foothills Highways and Broadway Avenue in the City of Boulder) and Highways 119, 72 (Coal Creek Canyon Drive and Peak to Peak Highway), 7 (South Saint Vrain) including Rabbit Mountain Open Space and west of Rabbit Mountain Open Space to Highway 36.

Due to the Boulder County fire ban, the City of Boulder has implemented a City Manager’s Rule banning all sources of fire including camp stoves and smoking on all Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) properties. OSMP imposes these bans during extreme fire hazard conditions for public safety and resource protection. Fire danger is currently at a very high level.

In addition, users of Chautauqua Park and Eben G. Fine Park are prohibited from using park charcoal grills and no charcoal grills may be brought into the specified parks due to the proximity to natural lands and forests, until further notice.