June 25, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

From the Provost: Implementation committee named for new College of Media, Communication and Information

On May 1, 2013, I wrote to the campus indicating my decision to move forward with creating proposals to send to the Board of Regents in two areas: the sustainable environment, and media, communication and information. I am pleased today to announce the formation of an implementation committee for Media, Communication and Information. The charge to this group is to prepare a proposal for the Board of Regents for a new College of Media, Communication and Information.

Two CU-Boulder professors honored with prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Two University of Colorado Boulder faculty members have received prestigious CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation.

DiStefano names search committee for new CU-Boulder athletic department director

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today announced the formation of a search committee to find a new director of intercollegiate athletics.

CU-Boulder selected to be one of eight sites for national STEM education initiative

The University of Colorado Boulder has been chosen by the Association of American Universities to be one of eight campuses participating in a new initiative to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Community Notes

Diane Adams, executive director of Marketing, Creative Services and Administration to retire

Diane Adams, executive director of Marketing, Creative Services and Administration for University Communications, is retiring in June 2013 after 25 years with CU-Boulder.

Bike to work is June 26

Summer Bike to Work Day is tomorrow, June 26

CU is hosting three free breakfast stations for bicycle commuters on Wednesday, June 26, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Drop by Broadway/Euclid, Colorado/Folsom, or 30th/Marine on your way to work or class for some bicycle cheer and breakfast and refreshments. Register online at biketowork2013.org and be entered to win great prizes from DRCOG.

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. 

Consider making a Leave Sharing Program donation

The primary goal of the Leave Sharing Program (Program) is to provide support to eligible employees who are in need based on circumstances outlined in the Program policy. The Program consists of a pool of donated annual/vacation hours that are awarded to qualified employees who meet eligibility criteria according to the parameters of the policy.

Any University of Colorado Boulder or System Administration employee may donate annual/vacation leave (not sick leave) to the Program at any time during the year. As we approach the end of the fiscal year, many employees may lose or “forfeit” leave due to maximum accrual limits. For those employees who have accrued leave over the accrual maximum, and who are not able to use all over-accrued leave, please consider donating all or any portion of the excess balance to the Program. Donations must be processed in Peoplesoft by the department’s Payroll and Personnel Liaison prior to the leave being "swept" on June 30, 2013.

Campus targeted by malicious e-mails

The campus has recently been targeted by malicious e-mails that appear to be attempts to steal usernames and passwords. One such phishing e-mail urges campus account owners to “confirm your identity by Upgrading to our new server.” These e-mails are not authentic. If you receive one, do not click on the link in the e-mail. Individuals who received this e-mail should simply delete the message.

RTD to hold additional telephone town hall meeting June 27

RTD has scheduled another telephone town hall meeting for Thursday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Some 50,000 residents in the northwest metro area will be called at random through an automated system and invited to participate in the public telephone forum. In addition, anyone can call in and join the meeting by dialing toll free 1-877-229-8493, and entering the ID code 19081.

Reminder: Pay date for June is July 1

Employees and students who are paid monthly will be paid for the June end-of-month payroll on Monday, July 1, per state guidelines. Please plan financial obligations accordingly. The university is not responsible for any banking or overdraft fees. Requests for such reimbursements will not be approved.

Change your behavior, change your weight educational group

Explore behaviors causing and/or maintaining excess weight and/or obesity. Participants will learn why crash dieting and temporary weight changes don’t work. Topics include motivation and goal setting for long-term weight loss, journaling food intake, mindless and mindful eating, impulsive eating, body image, and adding activity to support weight loss. Come prepared to learn and apply ways to change behavior in support of sustainable weight loss.