August 30, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Chancellor’s Corner: Why change and innovation are the keys to our future

As the new academic year begins, I want to welcome all of you back to the campus community. We have an exciting year ahead – one that promises a remarkable set of changes for the campus that will transform how we do business and in a real sense, who we are.

The good news is that we’ve been on a path toward change and transformation for the last six years via the course we’ve charted with our Flagship 2030 strategic plan. And over the last year, we’ve accelerated the pace of transformation with a number of key initiatives that are altering the landscape of the university.

CU-Boulder instrument set to launch to the moon

A $6 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument designed to study the behavior of lunar dust will be riding on a NASA mission to the moon now slated for launch on Friday, Sept. 6, from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Find your niche: Student Involvement Week kicks off Sept. 3

With hundreds of student groups, clubs and organizations on campus, CU-Boulder students have numerous opportunities to find their niche.

Beginning Sept. 3, CU-Boulder will hold its annual Student Involvement Week, which includes a variety of events and fairs offering students information about different clubs and organizations on campus and in the great Boulder community.

Fans urged to show sportsmanship and responsibility during CU-CSU game

University of Colorado Boulder officials are urging CU fans to show sportsmanship and take buses or carpool with a designated driver to the 4 p.m. Rocky Mountain Showdown football game with Colorado State University on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Community Notes

International Coffee Hour!

Come and meet great people while sharing great conversation and free refreshments on Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m. in the UMC Grill (unless otherwise noted).

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Help CU-Boulder shape its marketing campaign and earn $75

CU-Boulder is looking for faculty and staff to share opinions about a proposed marketing campaign concept. Focus groups will take place on the Boulder campus on the afternoon of Monday, September 9. For your time and complete participation, we will give each participant a $75 Prepaid Visa. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form on the University Communications website. You are encouraged to respond as soon as possible as space is very limited and not all respondents will be able to participate.

Colorado Volleyball opening weekend

CU Volleyball begins its 2013 season with a pair of matches against St. Mary's on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. in the Coors Events Center. On Saturday, the first 150 fans get Mini-Volleyballs courtesy of Omni Hotels.

The Rec Center offers a variety of martial arts classes

Learn a martial art for fitness, self-defense, or self-confidence. All of our instructors are professionals of high rank, with many years of practice and experience behind them. The first class is free! Martial art classes are offered to both members and nonmembers of the recreation center. Learn more.

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Do you speak Hungarian?

If you are a fluent, or near fluent, speaker of Hungarian, then please contact the Anderson Language & Technology Center. ALTEC is looking to hire a Hungarian Language Partner for our DILS (Directed Independent Language Study) Program to help students improve their skills with this less common language.