September 17, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Live Free Weekend: CU community invited to take a sobriety challenge

As part of the fifth annual Live Free Weekend, the University of Colorado Boulder community is being encouraged to take a pledge to forego all alcohol use for 96 hours from Sept. 19-23.

Volunteer Resource Center coordinating several local relief efforts

The Volunteer Resource Center is coordinating several volunteer efforts to help local community members whose homes have been devastated by the floods. Here's how you can help >>

Your student government: Flood victim fundraising and resources

By the University of Colorado Student Government

What makes this past weekend feel so surreal is the warm sun shining across Boulder today. Our city, our school, and our community were engulfed by a bizarre and seemingly unimaginable force of nature that faded away as quickly as it appeared. The rain stopped, but for those of us whose homes were encroached upon by heavy flooding and damage, the heartache and stress prevails. We want you to know that each and every CU student has an army of advocates fighting for you behind the scenes.

Community Notes

RTD Route 209 Public Meetings

Three times a year, RTD makes service changes to our system to meet the diverse travel needs of the communities we serve. As we review and develop our family of services, we strive to maintain a high-performance, sustainable transit system. The proposed service changes for January 2014 are now available, and the proposed changes may affect at least one of your routes.

Call for applications: Adaptation Decision-Making and Environmental communication summer internship in Africa

The CU-Boulder Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program seeks applications for summer internships in Southern and East Africa. Graduate students interested in climate change communication and adaptation decision-making should apply by Nov. 1.

CUSG Sustainability Commission is now accepting applications

Passionate about campus sustainability? Join the CUSG Sustainability Commission.

CU dialogues for international students

Join CU Dialogues and International Student and Scholar Services for a discussion with students on their initial reactions to similarities and differences between their native culture and their “new” culture at CU on  Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Abrams Lounge, 3rd floor, C4C.

Big Energy Seminar: Sustainable Energy Engineering Sept. 19

Big Energy Seminars will host Dr. Mehrdad “Mark” Ehsani, director of the Sustainable Energy & Vehicle Engineering Program at Texas A & M University, to speak on Sustainable Energy Engineering on Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. in Fleming 156.

Sound of A Voice - Two One-Act Plays

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In the News

Flood Information

Student Q & A regarding on- or off-campus housing issues, dining, books, laptops and other questions/concerns related to student life.

City launches website focused on flood response and recovery information

The City of Boulder has launched an updated flood information website that provides information related to flood response and recovery. The page represents a re-purposing of the community’s longstanding flood preparation and mitigation website, A significant amount of information has been posted, and other information and resources will be added as they become available. Flood updates and emergency information.