Published: March 17, 2015

Ten things to do this week. This is a weekly column highlighting events on campus and in Boulder by Samuel Fuller, history major and resident event virtuoso.

Hopefully I find you this week with a farmer’s tan and a plethora of memories created following a fabulous weekend. In a rather typical fashion, our workloads have been ramped up, making spring break seem further away. However, don’t forget we have only a number of days before our well-deserved week off.

If you happen to find some time to yourself this week, CU-Boulder once again provides exciting opportunities to explore new areas of campus and new personal interests. If you simply can’t wait for Game of Thrones, the CU Classics Club is here to satisfy your historical needs. The CU Energy Club will hold its annual Energy Frontiers Conference and don't miss a local discussion of the Cowspiracy.

Wednesday, March 18

Feeling both charitable and bold? This Wednesday, the HERD and CUSG are hosting a "Shave for the Brave" fundraising event. You can participate by agreeing to shave your head, or by simply donating to the organization in support of children’s cancer research. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back and support a deserving cause. This will take place from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the UMC fountain area. More information here.

Chataqua Education Series: Standardized Testing & Special Needs. We do not frequently highlight lectures or seminars in this article. However, the subject of this talk is of particular intrigue, for standardized testing and the debate relating to its usefulness is a hotly debated issue in this day and age. Have an opinion? Join the discussion, which will take place at the Chataqua Community House at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. More information here.

Thursday, March 19

Energy Frontiers Conference 2015. This conference Taking place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom this coming Thursday, the Energy Frontiers conference is an opportunity to join the discussion about sustainable energy and the future of the energy industry. This event is free and open to all; however, they do ask that you register at Full details and itinerary can be obtained on the Events Calendar.

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. This week in the UMC kitchen, Ralphie’s Cooking Basics will guide you through the process of making Chili Rellenos. This is an opportunity to hone your culinary and deep frying skills in order to impress that special someone, after all, who wouldn’t enjoy a deep fried chili stuffed with cheese? Closed toed shoes are a must, and spots are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Meet outside the Baby doe’s café at 4:45 p.m., the class goes until 6 p.m.  More information here

Cowspiracy. No, that is not a typo. This week join the CU Center for Values and Social policy for a free screening of Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret. Following the screening there will be a panel presentation that discusses the effects of cows and meat farming on the global climate. Free vegan food will be provided; this event will take place in Mathematics 100 and begins at 6:30 p.m. More information here.

Can’t wait for Game of Thrones? The Classics Club is here to satisfy your need for cinematic lust and violence with a screening of Rome. This thrilling HBO mini-series details the death of Julius Caesar and the rise of his successor, Augustus. Screening begins at 7 p.m. at Eaton Humanities 1B70, snacks and drinks will be provided. More information here.

Friday, March 20

Calling all gamers. Video Game tournament! The Connection! is back for its fifth installment of the bi-weekly video game tournament. On the screen this week is the iconic Super Smash Bros. Relive your childhood on an updated console, and join your fellow gamers for the opportunity to win a number of prizes. Pro tip: smashing “B” repeatedly usually does the trick. This tournament takes place in The Connection! as per usual, and begins at 7 p.m. More information here.

Catching a Comet. Last year, humanity slingshot a probe onto a comet. This year, the Fiske Planetarium will explain how this was done. Joel Parker, a scientist from the Rosetta mission, will give you a glimpse of what happened and what will happen in the coming months. If you have any interest at all in space, this is a must see. The Thursday showing is free for all CU Students with a Buff OneCard, the Friday showing will be $7 for students and $10 for the public. More information here.

Saturday, March 21

Ever heard of Paddle Board Yoga? Me neither, but now we both have. Sign up has begun for this series of yoga classes provided by the Recreation Center. The classes will occur throughout the month of April, but get signed up now while places are still available. This class will provide you with the opportunity to practice yoga on water, it sounds fun and if you haven’t given yoga a try before, this will be a great chance to have some fun and introduce yourself to the discipline. Sign up here.

Jerry Quiller Classic. This Saturday, the CU Track and Field team will host an early season meet. If you’ve never experienced college athletics before, this will be a great opportunity to celebrate school pride and appreciate the tenacity and athleticism displayed in Pac 12 athletics. The meet will take place at Potts Field, located just past 30th street and Colorado. More information can be found here.

As always, if you have any ideas or events that you would like to be included in future articles, feel free to email us at: and don’t forget to check out all the great things to do at the CU-Boulder Events Calendar.