June 18, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

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. 

Community Notes

Three graduate students studying critical languages abroad through U.S. State Department grants

Three CU-Boulder graduate students have received the prestigious U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarship for the summer. 

With the award, Stephanie Landblom is studying Hindi in India, Elise Pizzi is studying Chinese in China, and Kelsey Thibdeau is studying Arabic in Morocco. 

Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett

Learn to give Dr. Bartlett's presentation on arithmetic, population and energy

On August 16 the Environmental Center will host a full-day training on how to give CU-Boulder Physics Professor Al Bartlett's pivotal presentation on the impacts of exponential growth. The training will cover topics such as mathematics of exponential growth, fossil fuels, climate change, and skills to present on sensitive topics. The cost for the training will be minimal, but trainees will be required to present the material three times a year. You can find all application materials and additional information on the Environmental Center website.

RTD FasTracks June 19 telephone town hall

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is kicking off the Northwest Area Mobility Study that will result in a prioritized list of mobility improvements for the Northwest area. RTD and Northwest area stakeholders will host a telephone town hall meeting to help the public learn about the study’s goals and objectives, and provide an opportunity to ask questions and share comments.

Sing along

Great American Sing-Along

The American Music Research Center (AMRC) prepares for Independence Day by singing all-time American music favorites during an old fashioned summer sing-along. Free and open to the public.

Phased implementation of campus No Smoking Policy continues

As part of the continuing implementation of the campus No Smoking Policy, CU-Boulder Facilities Management has begun the removal of cigarette urns from areas that will not be part of the designated smoking area plan. Smoking will be allowed only in designated areas after the August 19, 2013 deadline.

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.

Faculty of the Year Award- Correct submission deadline

The correct extended deadline for Faculty of the Year nominations is June 24. There is still time to nominate a superb faculty member!