Published: Aug. 19, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder Staff Council (BCSC) is kicking off the new academic year with a series of events and drives for the CU-Boulder community. Join in for opportunities to donate school supplies, give blood, eat ice cream and learn more about the campus community.

Now through Sept. 13, BCSC is leading a Crayons to Calculators school supply drive. Collection sites include: ARC, Smoley Biotech ChBE office, Environmental Design, Education, JILA, ATLAS, Business School S315, Police/Parking, Stadium Fac Man Service Desk, Wolf Law 326, and the 3rd floor of RL2.

Individual items from the list below are greatly appreciated, or you can donate a complete backpack and include all the items listed. All items must be new and gender neutral. If you purchase all listed items, place supplies inside the backpack. Also, please place your contact information inside the pack; this will allow 'I have a Dream of Boulder County' to send a tax-deductible receipt.

  • 1 new backpack
  • 1 pencil box or pouch
  • 1 package wide-ruled paper
  • 1 package washable markers
  • 1 package colored pencils
  • 1 pair 5-inch scissors
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 calculator
  • 2 plastic bottles 4 oz. glue                           
  • 2 pink erasers                                                             
  • 2 wide-ruled composition notebooks       
  • 3 pens
  • 3 yellow highlighters
  • 3 glue sticks                                                   
  • 3 wide-ruled spiral notebooks                    
  • 5 twin-pocket folders                                   
  • 24 No. 2 pencils

Sept. 5 will see the return of the 7th Annual Ice Cream Social & Employee Fair. Look for the Fair in the Center for Community's east courtyard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to classified and university staff. Several CU departments and community vendors will be present to provide employee information and/or discount services. Watch for upcoming details in your email.

Rounding out the September offerings, BCSC will host the annual Fall Bonfils Blood Drive Sept 9-12. Located in UMC rooms 382-386, donations will be taken from 10:30 a.m to 3 p.m. Make an appointment by phone or online - and walk-ins are accepted. Call 303-363-2300 or visit Use Site Code: 0248.

Learn more about Boulder Campus Staff Council and their services at their website,