Community & Culture

CU-Boulder student leaders to co-host 9th annual MLK celebration

On Monday, Jan. 20, hundreds of community members will pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during the City of Lafayette’s ninth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Planned in conjunction with the federal holiday, the event will kick-off with a community march at noon at the southwest corner of West Waneka Parkway and South Public Road.

CU-Boulder researchers use video games to spark kids' interest in coding

In grade school classrooms across the country, students have been hard at work this semester trying to figure out how to smash a virtual frog with a virtual truck. They’re building their own video games—inspired by the 1980s classic Frogger—and there are a thousand details to work out. 

In the end, the students will have built a video game. But more important, the students will have learned how to code—whether they knew it at the time or not.

2013 CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards recognize SORCE, SASC

The Diversity Service Recognition annual award, sponsored by the Chancellor's Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CCORE), formerly Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs (CACMA), is given to campus units to recognize their continuing efforts to create a diverse and supportive, learning, working, and living environment, as well as their commitment to promoting an understanding of multicultural issues. 

This award was presented by CCORE members on Nov. 13, 2013 during the Diversity Summit. There were six departments nominated this year. CCORE is honored to present the award recipients for the 2013 CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Award to two units this year; the Student Outreach and Retention Center for Equity (SORCE) and to the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

CU Police to honor 3 students with Lifesaving Awards

The campus community is invited to a ceremony that honors Daniel Kotsides, Nathaniel Pohl and Justin Rouleau on Monday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Kittredge Central Multipurpose Room

Be Boulder.

Be engaged. Be active. Be imaginative. — Some of the ways we can describe being part of the University of Colorado Boulder community. During this year’s State of the Campus address, Chancellor DiStefano announced we would be moving ahead with a new campus communications platform. He now invites us all to Be Boulder.

What you need to know about the CU-Boulder Diversity and Inclusion Summit Nov. 13-14

The 19th annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held at CU-Boulder Nov. 13-14. Alphonse Keasley, who has been involved with the summit since it began 19 years ago, says the Summit Planning Committee is using this year's summit to help the campus and community move toward a place that "exemplifies diversity, intercultural understanding and community engagement."

Keasley discusses the summit in the following Q & A. >>

University Memorial Center celebrates 60 years

The University Memorial Center (UMC) is celebrating its 60th birthday. A living memorial to Colorado veterans, the building is visited by more than 12,000 people every day and houses retail, student group offices, banking, printing, mailing, bowling and lots of places to just hang out. A full slate of events kicks off on Monday, Nov. 4, culminating in the annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. Be sure to attend the “Celebrating 60 Years” party on Wednesday evening, roller skating in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on Thursday, FAC on Friday, the Veterans Day Ceremony and enjoy daily specials throughout the week.

Homecoming Week 2013

CU-Boulder will be celebrating Homecoming Week 2013 from Monday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 27 with a variety of events, both small and large, occurring throughout the week that will take place in a variety of locations across campus.

Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century

The University of Colorado Faculty Council, working through the Committee on LGBTQ Affairs, is sponsoring the second annual one-day symposium on the Auraria Campus (St. Cajetans) on Oct. 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The symposium, Creating Equity for the LGBTQ Community in Higher Education: Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century, provides a forum for faculty, staff and students at all the University of Colorado campuses to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for being LGBTQ inclusive in the classroom and throughout the university. 

Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend to offer activities and events Oct. 24-27

October 18, 2013

A huge range of activities will be offered during the University of Colorado’s 2013 Back to Boulder Homecoming Weekend Oct. 24-27 for alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members.

A full description of activities and events as well as event registration can be found on the Back to Boulder website at http://alumni.colorado.edu/backtoboulder.

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