Community & Culture

Be Boulder. Week April 21-25

By Sarah Martin, CUSG Freshman Council Member

We created Be Boulder. Week as an event where each day highlights the things that make CU-Boulder such an incredible university. Each day’s events are designed to be fun and interactive, and encourage students to be prideful of the excellence achieved here at CU- Boulder. 

Student attorneys experience real-world lessons at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Stepping out of the classroom and onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation showed second-year law student Courtney Cole a whole different side of being an attorney. Cole and 10 fellow students traveled to the South Dakota reservation in March as part of their applied training through the school’s American Indian Law Clinic.

Curtain rises on CU-Boulder’s anti-violence school tour

From Aurora to Ouray, actors with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival are visiting schools to prompt discussions of difficult topics like gossip and bullying.

Some 26 percent of high school students report that other students have told lies or spread rumors about them, according to Beverly Kingston, director of CU-Boulder’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.

Public Achievement program empowers aspiring leaders

Two things set the University of Colorado Boulder's Public Achievement program apart from other service learning and civic engagement initiatives: mentorship and empowerment.

Simons named 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award recipient

Five members of the University of Colorado community are recipients of the 2014 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU. The Jefferson Award recognizes CU faculty, staff and students who demonstrate excellence in the performance of regular academic responsibilities while contributing outstanding service to the broader community. Peter Simons, director of the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) at CU-Boulder, was named as this year's staff recipient.

CU-Boulder joins national pledge to double study abroad by 2020

March 03, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder has pledged to double the number of CU-Boulder students who participate in an international educational experience by 2020. The commitment, which will be implemented by CU-Boulder’s Study Abroad Programs office, is part of the Generation Study Abroad pledge launched today by the Institute of International Education (IIE). 

Student's theatrical performance inspired by CU class

Growing up in Afghanistan, CU-Boulder student Lima Esslam came to understand the pressure that many young women face to accept offers for arranged marriage. Now, a senior pursuing a degree in women and gender studies, she has career aspirations of working with organizations that promote women’s safety and education.

When Esslam recently returned to Afghanistan for family weddings, she became even more aware of the reality that young Afghan women often face.

Global Seminars leave lasting impressions

For participants in CU-Boulder’s Global Seminar in Tanzania the past two summers, the program is long over. Yet several of the students were so inspired by the experience, they’re still engaged with the program. They’re working to bring a safari guide they met during the program to campus this spring for the Conference on World Affairs.

Usage is up at expanded Recreation Center

Want to know what students think about the newly renovated Student Recreation Center? Look no further than numbers and tweets.

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.

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