October 1, 2013 Students CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

CU Money Sense: Top 10 money tips for college students

Now that you've had time to settle in to the school year, take a minute to check out some financial tips and tricks from CU Money Sense.

CU-Boulder program matches local families with international students

Last year the University of Colorado Boulder had a record number of incoming international students, and the trend is expected to continue this year. Home countries for these students range from China to Algeria to Malaysia and Norway. And thanks to the welcoming members of the Boulder Friends of International Students (BFIS) program, these students have the opportunity to get to know host families who invite them to various events like hiking, concerts, ball games, or simply get together for dinner once a month.

Charleston Southern University scheduled to replace Sept. 14 Fresno State football game

The University of Colorado has secured Charleston Southern University as the opponent to replace the Sept. 14 Fresno State football game which was postponed due to the record rainfall and subsequent flooding in Boulder, CU athletic director Rick George announced Monday. The game has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19; the kickoff time will be determined once the Pac-12 Conference sets the television schedule for that day next Monday.

Colorado business confidence falls slightly going into fourth quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has slightly declined going into the fourth quarter as uncertainty facing a potential government shutdown and the federal deficit increased, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Community Notes

A flood update from your student government

Monday, Sept. 30 was the official kick off the CUSG Buffs4Boulder 100K in 30 Days Challenge. We will be selling T-Shirts and stickers in conjunction with the non-profit team Colorado Flood Relief every day this week in the UMC by the Alfred Packard Grill. This is a wonderful opportunity to wear your Colorado pride on your sleeve through donations to a trusted local response team.

Rope battle class

Battle Ropes challenge: Early bird registration discount

Let's get ready to RUMBLE!!! This is an energetic interval workout incorporating battle ropes for a full body workout with a strong core focus. Come see for yourself how effective rope training can be. This CU Rec Center class is offered Oct. 7-30; Mondays and Wednesdays  9-9:45 a.m.; $96. Register by Oct. 4 and receive $10 off your registration fee.

Go global

You're invited to nominate someone for an OIE Global Citizen award!

In the spirit of the international goals outlined in Flagship 2030 and of everyone on campus who works toward these goals, the Office of International Education recognizes annually those who represent the best in global citizenship. Nominating someone for one of the annual OIE Global Citizen Awards is a great way to do this. These awards honor and recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU-Boulder community.

OIT Training

No-cost OIT technology training

NO-COST Technology Workshops and Tech Talks provided by OIT Technology Learning Team. Click through to check out our fall 2013 offerings below, and bring your roommate too!

Peace Corps info session - Oct. 3

Join us Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in UMC Room 425 to learn about the Peace Corps application process and how you can make yourself a more competitive Peace Corps applicant. There will also be returned Peace Corps Volunteers there to answer your questions about what it is like to be a volunteer. Free pizza will be provided for this event. Visit the event Facebook page for more information.

Seeking Student Group Funding Board members

The Student Group Funding Board is currently hiring student-at-large members to hear student groups, allocate funding, and act as liaisons between student groups and CUSG.

Research study to prevent depression in pregnant women

We are currently recruiting pregnant women to participate in a research study examining an web-based program to prevent depression.


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Family Weekend Oct. 3-6

Buff families from across the country will visit CU-Boulder later this week to attend classes and presentations, tour the campus and Boulder, and cheer on the Colorado Buffaloes as they take the Oregon Ducks. More information.