June 27, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Casting call: Seeking CU students for nationwide television spot

The University of Colorado is looking for CU students of every ethnicity, gender and major to represent the diversity of campus life. No acting experience is required, simply school pride! Come as you are and bring your friends - we're excited to see what makes you unique, from your style to your personality.

Auditions will be Tuesday, July 2, at the CU-Boulder University Memorial Center (UMC) in the Aspen Room. Casting will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. - we hope to see you there!

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>>

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.

Community Notes

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.

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.

Strength training for women

Burn more calories, improve bone density, and gain lean muscle mass in this new 4-week program! Perfect for those new to strength training or someone interested in developing their current program.