September 20, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

Student life: Flood reinforces value of team, family

Nikki Lindow had heard CU Volleyball coach Liz Kritza’s tales of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Tulane team’s forced relocation to College Station, Texas. Lindow might have even rolled her eyes once or twice; she was a self-described rodeo junkie, an aspiring barrel racer from Erie who had to be prodded into pursuing the sport that would earn her a college scholarship rather than hopping onto the rodeo circuit immediately after high school.

Bedtime basics: Establishing a nightly routine

School work is demanding, housing is noisy, and your social life calls, so it might feel like sleep is optional. It’s not! Lauren A., a sophomore at CU says “Getting adequate sleep was hard for me because my mind runs constantly which prevents me from falling asleep”. Find out her sleep tips and more in September’s issue of Student Health 101 online magazine.

Community Notes


Be wary of scams during flood recovery

Colorado recovery continues with the energy and work of businesses, voluntary, faith-based, and community-based organizations along with government agencies and committed citizens. But, unfortunately, disasters also bring out criminals looking to prey on survivors by offering fraudulent services. Being cautious is essential to preventing rip-offs.  Don’t offer personal financial information over the phone. Know who you are dealing with. Never be shy about asking for identification. Government workers will never ask for a fee or payment. They wear an official government photo ID. Watch out for middlemen who promise you will receive disaster grants or money, especially if they ask for an upfront payment. There is never a fee to apply for FEMA disaster assistance or to receive it.

Office of Financial Aid to change locations temporarily beginning Sept. 23

The financial aid office in the Regent Administrative Center, Room 175 will be under construction and inaccessible starting Monday, Sept. 23. The remodel will enhance the lobby area in an effort to improve the customer experience. Financial aid, student employment and scholarship staff will be available in the Regent Administrative Center, Room 205. Walk-ins are welcome and as always, we will be available by phone at 303-492-5091.

Throw a pie, raise money for flood relief: Sept. 23 UMC Fountain POSTPONED

Come out to the UMC fountain this Monday, Sept. 23 and get a chance to throw a pie at some friends! Over the next 30 days the University of Colorado Student Government is going to be raising $100,000 dollars across campus for flood relief. Pies shall fly from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and each throw is $1. See you there. More info.


How to use HAWK signal on Regent Drive

In spring 2011 the City of Boulder began operation of the "high-intensity activated Crosswalk" - or HAWK system - installed at the crosswalk that connects the Engineering Center with Regent Autopark. The HAWK signal works in conjunction with the traffic signal at Colorado and Regent to ensure vehicular traffic interruptions are minimized. It has cycles that allow vehicular traffic adequate time to move through the crosswalk.

Two-Day Fall Career & Internship Fair Oct. 1-2

The recruiting seasons is starting. Get yourself a headstart at the Fall Career Fair.


Get impacted transit information first: Sign up for RTD Rider Alerts

Do you ride an RTD bus to campus? When special events, construction or maintenance impacts bus route schedules and stops, information is sent out to riders via email about detours, delays and stop relocations. How do you get these emails? Sign up for the RTD rider alert system. Subscribers can tailor their settings to receive notices about specific routes when impacts occur.

Networking event: Boulder 2140 + 29th St. Mall + CU-Boulder Career Services

Connect with young professionals in Boulder to learn about full time possibilities, as well as internships at the September Boulder 2140 networking event, Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cantina Laredo at 29th Street Mall.

Flooding FAQs: Preventing mold growth

Recent campus flooding has caused concern by some over the potential for mold growth. We are confident that the campus efforts to mitigate the intrusion of water into our buildings has been and continues to be effective in preventing any dangerous mold growth. Read more facts about mold growth and campus mitigation efforts.

City of Boulder E-bike public process update

As directed by council, the City of boulder is considering a potential electric-assisted bicycle pilot project to test use on multi-use paths (not including Open Space and Mountain Park OSMP trails). The Transportation Division is proceeding with a public process that is scheduled to provide a proposal for Council consideration in October 2013. The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) will lead the review process and consider a staff recommendation at their meeting on September 23rd and then forward their recommendation to City Council. Council will make the final decision. 

Research participants ages 12-21 needed: $25 for short interview

The Adolescent Development and Preventive Treatment (ADAPT) program at CU-Boulder is seeking research participants ages 12-21. ADAPT is a place for young people ages 12-21 who are worried about experiencing unusual thoughts, suspiciousness or paranoia, or seeing or hearing things that are not there.

Earn $25 for participating in a short screening interview.

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In the News

City to start curbside cleanup for residential flood debris

The City of Boulder plans to begin curbside cleanup of flood debris next week. The city will consolidate the 10 debris collection sites on Friday to two locations away from residential neighborhoods due to overflow and public health concerns. The consolidated sites will have increased dumpster capacity through Sunday and are located at:

East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Drive

Valmont City Park, 3160 Airport Road

Boulder flood information email list

If you’d like to continue to receive flood-specific updates and information, the city has created a “Boulder Flood Info” email list. Sign up for the email list.

Students with damaged property: Contact FEMA

People affected by the flood, even if they have flood insurance, should register with FEMA immediately. No matter how big or small the damage is, please report it with FEMA on line, or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).