June 27, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor's Corner: Welcoming our new associates

Last year, I announced an aggressive goal of $100 million in annual giving for our campus. In May the university announced a realignment of the development structure to move fundraising staff from the CU Foundation to the university. Folding our fundraising arm into the fabric of the university will result in a more coordinated development effort and will reflect the operations of high-performing public universities nationwide.

James Austin named interim dean of College of Music

James Austin has been named interim dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Music, Provost Russell Moore announced today. The appointment is effective on July 1.

Austin, a professor of music education, joined the College of Music in 1994. He has served as associate dean of undergraduate studies since 2006. He was the music education chair from 1997 to 2007. In 2004, the college awarded Austin the Richard Bern Trego faculty fellowship.

Campus 4/20 expenses for 2013 fell by nearly $17,000

The cost of curtailing the 4/20 event in 2013 was reduced by nearly $17,000 compared with costs incurred in 2012, University of Colorado Boulder administrators announced today. CU-Boulder spent $107,794 to close the campus to non-affiliates this year, and $124,561 to close the campus on April 20, 2012.

A mission to Mars

On Oct. 30, 1938, millions of radio listeners in the United States were stunned to hear that Earth was under attack by Martians. More>>

Community Notes

What you need to know about Ralphie’s Fourth of July celebration

Gates open at 8 p.m. for the fireworks show at Folsom Field. Please pack light and don’t bring bags larger than 12x12x12.

CU-Boulder outreach video production gets Emmy nod

“Water: A Zero Sum Game” has been nominated by the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an Emmy Award. In the five-minute video, Professor Mark Williams explains how Colorado's snowpack affects water supply.

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.

Federally subsidized student loans set to double

Federally subsidized student loans are set to automatically double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1. A number of bills and proposals are being considered by Congress, and a compromise may be reached next week to avoid the automatic doubling of rates. The University will continue to keep you appraised of major developments regarding student loan interest rate increases.

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.

Excessive Eating: Disorder or Addiction? - FSAP workshop July 16

We eat for many reasons – hunger, entertainment/socialization, and as an emotional response. Learn how eating can be dictated by emotions and strategies for ending this behavior.