September 27, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

How to help a friend: Suicide prevention

By Mifa Kim, senior, peer educator with Counseling and Psychological Services

My name is Mifa Kim. I’m a senior studying psychology and a peer educator at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). I am spreading the word about the How to Help a Friend campaign, an online resource with information and advice on how CU community members can help friends or other people in their lives who may be encountering various challenges.

Fall Career and Internship Fair Oct. 1-2

CU-Boulder students and alumni can join Career Services for the 2013 Fall Career and Internship Fair, Oct. 1- 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Memorial Center Ballrooms and room 235.

Using your syllabus to plan ahead

You know the feeling—the sinking in your stomach when you get to class and something—what was it again?—was due today. What if you didn’t have to dedicate another weekend to making up schoolwork? Knowing your due dates and pacing out your papers can take all that pressure off and ensure this never happens again. Learn more about using your class syllabus to your advantage in September’s free issue of CU Student Health 101 online magazine.

Climate change, through the language of the arts

When the conversation turns to global warming, many Americans are inclined to turn away. And why not?

After all, it’s a vast and complicated subject. Truly understanding it seems to require specialized knowledge most people don’t possess. And perhaps most notably, it’s become such a hot-button political issue that it easily inflames passions.

The trick is figuring out how to reach people without turning them off.

Using the arts to inspire an emotional connection to and a deeper understanding of a difficult subject is the idea behind a series of events at CU-Boulder Oct. 1-6.

Startups and incumbents differ on reasons for getting into green building, says CU-Boulder study

The drivers for entry into the green building industry differ between startups and established companies diversifying into the field, according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Community Notes

CU Police warn of ‘work from home’ check scams

“Work from HOME and earn $300 weekly... the job will only take 1hr of your time daily and it's between Monday and Friday... the job is done at your free time... kindly get back to us ASAP if you care to know more about the job offer.”

The chance to earn $300 a week may sound appealing. But this language above is from a real e-mail sent by a fraudster trying to scam a CU-Boulder student.

Social media tip: Update LinkedIn profile before Career Fair

The Fall Career & Internship Fair is next week so in addition to preparing your printed resumes also update (or create if you don't yet have one) your LinkedIn profile to be current, complete and error-free. Have a current and professional profile picture, include coursework and extracurricular activities (especially volunteer), include current work experience, skills and a clear summary. Also use LinkedIn to research the companies that will be at the career fair so you can come with knowledge and questions to the booths.

Free advanced screening of 'The Fifth Estate'

The International Film Series will host a free advanced screening of "The Fifth Estate" starring Benedict Cumberbatch focusing on the responsibility and morality of certain information and the media's use of it on Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. Muenzinger Auditorium.

Party Registration to resume on Oct. 4

Due to the flood, Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations and the Boulder Police Department will not be registering parties for Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. Party Registration will resume on Friday, Oct. 4.

 
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In the News

On the Hill: debris pickup Oct. 1, off-street parking encouraged

Large trucks will be collecting flood debris from the Hill neighborhood starting Tuesday, Oct. 1. Everyone should refrain from parking on the street between 8 a.m. and noon on Oct. 1. This is to allow the large collection trucks to access all debris piles and protect cars from any potential damage. If you must park on the Hill during this time, for your safety and that of your vehicle, do not park near flood debris piles.

New Venture Challenge kicks off Monday, Sept. 30

The University of Colorado's New Venture Challenge, a campuswide entrepreneurship contest, enters its sixth year on Monday, Sept. 30, with a kick-off event.

The New Venture Challenge is CU’s cross-campus entrepreneurship competition. It is an entrepreneurial flight simulator, giving people in the CU community with an interest in starting a business a chance to give it a try while learning about the process through events, workshops, and mentors.
 
There is a series of workshops and competitions in the spring that culminate in the NVC Finals on April 22.
 
Read more about the New Venture Challege at their website, cunvc.org.

 

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