September 5, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Bears visit University Hill neighborhood: Reminder about bear safety

A female bear and two cubs visited the University Hill neighborhood on Tuesday and spent the day in a tree, before leaving some time Tuesday night.

Students encouraged to arrive early for Saturday's Central Arkansas game

Students attending the first home football game Saturday against Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. are encouraged to arrive at Folsom Field early to enjoy all the gameday festivities.

Stadium gates open at 4:30 p.m., and student seating is first-come, first-served, so fans who want to be in the first few rows should arrive early.

Student health tip: Your brain on breakfast

There’s a reason you often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. According to Jane Reagan, a Registered Dietitian at Wardenburg Health Center, “Having a breakfast that includes ample protein, whole grains, and fruits or vegetables is a healthy way to increase your brain power and all-day energy.” Find out more benefits of eating breakfast in September’s issue of Student Health 101 e-magazine.

CU-Boulder researchers attract $351 million in sponsored funding

Faculty at the University of Colorado attracted research awards totaling $774,079,158 during the 2012-13 fiscal year, based on preliminary figures.

That investment in CU maintains the university’s place as one of the top research institutions in the country, the total ranking as fourth-highest in CU history. The amount slipped 5.6 percent from the previous year, reflecting an increasingly competitive arena shaped in part by tightening federal budgets.

Community Notes

Interested in Ultimate Frisbee?

The CU Women's Ultimate Frisbee team is looking for new recruits! Whether you have played ultimate Frisbee before or are looking to try out a new sport, come check out the informational meeting. It’s a great way to play competitively, get in shape, meet new friends and have fun. Practices are Monday and Wednesday on Franklin Field from 8-10 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays on the Business Fields from 3:30-6 p.m. Stop by and check it out.

Wardenburg Student Health Advisory Board recruiting now

Are you interested in having a voice in the health care provided to students on campus? Do you want to know more about how a health center operates? The Student Health Board provides an opportunity for students to improve the health and well-being of CU students. Please attend our informational meeting on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in the West Solarium of Wardenburg on the third floor to learn more.

Spiritual Awareness Fair Sept. 6

Did you know that there are over 35 recognized student religious groups on campus? Come and learn about the incredible amount of religious/spiritual diversity at CU at the 2013 Spiritual Awareness Fair. To learn more check out Religious Campus Organizations at CU.

CU on the Weekend “Your Zombie Awaits” on Sept. 28

Join Stephen Graham-Jones, professor of English, in a discussion about our fascinations with zombie stories. Part of CU on the Weekend, “Your Zombie Awaits” is free and open to the public on Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Senior survey graph

Graduating seniors' future plans and suggestions for improving the CU-Boulder experience

The CU-Boulder Office of Planning, Budget & Analysis has posted findings from the spring 2013 Seniors’ Future Plans Survey. Results include more than 1,000 graduating seniors’ comments on “the one thing” they think CU-Boulder should (or shouldn't) do to improve students’ experience here.

Undergraduate? Looking for additional funds?

Looking for ways to enrich your academic experience and find additional funds for college? CU-Boulder offers a wide range of academic funding opportunities for undergraduate students, many of which serve as excellent ways to enrich your academic experience and to develop strong leadership skills.