June 20, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Building from within: a new program to develop CU-Boulder's leaders

The Department of Human Resources and the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program are excited to announce the launch of an exclusive Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate Program. Designed with CU-Boulder employees in mind, the program will help our current and future leaders develop and refine their leadership skills and learn new ways to measure and enhance organizational effectiveness with practical application. Course content is applicable to all professions and does not require a technical or engineering background.

Our employees will be able to use the tuition reimbursement benefit to cover tuition, and employees selected to participate in this exclusive program will be allowed to attend classes during work time and the employee’s department will pay for the costs of any fees and books. 

June 20 Board of Regents meeting: Regents call for survey of diversity climate

The University of Colorado Board of Regents today called for a survey of the climate of diversity on CU campuses, voting 8-0 after a lengthy discussion that focused on CU-Boulder.

During the meeting at the UMC, current and past faculty members from CU-Boulder made comments to the board about personal experience and perspectives largely regarding political tolerance, a topic that’s the key element of the resolution, introduced by Regents James Geddes, R-Sedalia, and Sue Sharkey, R-Windsor.

Staff Council Update: July 13 is CU Day at Elitch Gardens

Join your colleagues for a special day at the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. Admission tickets will be $37.99, which includes access to both the theme and water parks, plus all-you-can-eat lunch. This event is sponsored by the CU Denver Chancellor’s Life Campus Committee. Visit http://tinyurl.com/CU-Elitch2013 for information to purchase event tickets.

CIRES, NOAA team leads investigation of Southeast air quality, climate questions

Many photographs of the Southeast’s Smoky Mountains show layers of tall hills, shading to purples and grays in the distance. Tiny particles in the atmosphere help create the effect, which makes for stunning pictures. But human-caused enhancements of those fine particles also contribute to poor air quality in the Southeastern U.S., and may help explain why the region has not warmed like the rest of the nation.

Community Notes

NASA launch facility

MAVEN launch events: pre-register now for Florida

Join us this fall for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to be a part of CU-Boulder’s mission to Mars! 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. Registering does not obligate you to attend.

Bonfils Blood Center

Staff Council Summer 2013 Blood Drive

You can help save a life. Schedule your appointment to donate blood on the CU-Boulder campus. Mark your calendar: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday June 25 and Wednesday June 26 at the Bonfils Bus on Colorado Avenue near MCDB. Schedule a convenient time to donate blood, or walk-ins are welcome. Schedule online at www.bonfils.org, and use reference site code 0248 when searching for donation location.

Euclid Autopark

Service alert: Euclid Auto Park closed 6/27-6/30

Euclid Auto Park will be closed for maintenance beginning Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30, 2013. During this time, visitors are encouraged to park at other visitor parking lots and spaces on campus. For a map of other indicated visitor parking areas on campus, visit the Parking & Transportation Services website. Construction dates are weather-dependent and subject to change. 
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.

Love and Logic

FSAP Workshops: Parenting - Love and Logic® course starts July 18

Love and Logic® is a common-sense approach that provides educators and parents easy-to-learn skills that create respect, responsibility and good decision-making in children and youth. A well-known and trusted name, for over 30 years Love and Logic® has been serving parents and educators with practical and effective solutions that work right away. Facilitated by Ben Leonard, a counselor working with faculty and staff for the FSAP (Faculty and Staff Assistance Program) at the University of Colorado on the Boulder Campus.

SelectPlus is Sittercity and Years Ahead

Sittercity and Years Ahead programs - Tell your story

Have you taken advantage of the SelectPlus Sittercity or Years Ahead programs? As part of an ongoing effort to enhance employee engagement on campus, the Department of Human Resources is interested in learning about your experiences with these programs. Did Sittercity help you find the ultimate sitter or nanny? Have Years Ahead resources help alleviate concerns regarding eldercare in your family? Can you rest at ease knowing you have found a pet sitter that shares your love of animals? Share your story with us by emailing it to hrmail@colorado.edu

No warnings for fireworks’ violators; police will issue tickets

For the second year in a row, Boulder police are announcing a zero-tolerance policy for fireworks violations. It’s illegal to possess or explode fireworks within city limits and violators will be cited -- or possibly arrested -- depending on the offense. Anyone starting a fire while using fireworks could face additional arson charges. More>>

Customer Service Seminar - July 9, 2013

Would you like to sharpen your customer service skills? This 2-hour seminar will give you practical skills in providing good customer service every time. Learn to handle irate customers while maintaining a positive attitude and more.

Bike to Work Day June 26 2013

Campus Events

More Events »

Buff Bulletin Board

More Buff Bulletins »

In the News

Did you know?

The Work-Life Employee Discount Program offers state employees an opportunity to take advantage of product and service discounts offered by various businesses. 

The Bouder Campus Staff Council hosts a website with a comprehensive listing of discounts and offers available to University of Colorado employees.