Published: March 31, 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.

Welcome back to school! I’m sure you all had a wonderful spring break and are ready to get back to work. Who am I kidding? We all wish spring break could last for just one more week. In any case, campus is once again filled with life as we bath in the Colorado sunshine and get ready for finals week. There is only a month left for us graduating seniors, and for those of you eagerly awaiting your summer vacation. Let us make the most of the time we have left in order to savor the experience of life at CU-Boulder.

This week, we have an array of activities at our fingertips. If the weather holds true, then I urge you to get outside. However, if the forecasts are correct, which they rarely are, we could be in for an onslaught of wintery weather. Either way, I’m certain the following ten events will give you something to fill your spare time.

Wednesday, April 1

Spring Town Hall. Join Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, Senior Vice Chancellor Kelly Fox and Provost Russ Moore for a town hall style meeting that will include a panel type discussion. This is your time, as a CU student, to voice your opinions and questions directly to the people who make the major decisions that affect your college experience. Send in your questions ahead of time to It is important that we take advantage of these opportunities. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. More information about the Spring Town Hall here.

Resumes & Networking. I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing about networking and writing resumes, but it’s important to learn about both if you are either close to graduating or looking for an internship. Eighty percent of jobs are found through networking, believe it or not, so learn about the process and how having a sculpted resume can increase your chances of landing that perfect job. This brief class starts at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in Norlin E303. More information on the Resumes & Networking event here.

Thursday, April 2 

CU Money Sense - Spent: Looking for Change. Join CU Money Sense for a 40-minute film screening that follows the stories of everyday Americans who do not have access to a regular bank and how they handle it; guided discussion to follow after film. The event will be held in Fleming 150 and begins at 3:30 p.m.

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. As per usual, the UMC kitchen will be providing free cooking lessons to students in desperate need. This week “weeknight dinners” are on the menu. This seems deliberately vague, so there is the potential for you to learn how to cook beef wellington to mac n’ cheese. Head to the UMC outside Baby Doe’s at 4:45 p.m. to find out more. Make sure you wear closed toes shoes and space is limited to the first 20 people, so get there early! More information on Ralphie's Cooking Basics here.

Buffalo Nites. The last edition of the UMC’s Buffalo Nites will involve tie-dying. Come and hang out, relax and socialize in the UMC gallery with your fellow students. Tie-dying equipment will be provided and this event is entirely free. Buffalo Nites will start at 7 p.m. and take place in the UMC’s Gallery. More information can be found on the Events Calendar and the Buffalo Nites Website.

An Evening with Valarie Kaur. The Cultural Events Board is proud to present Valarie Kaur, the first out-of-state Sikh American to come and speak on our campus. She will be discussing and paneling questions regarding hate crimes committed against Sikh and Muslim Americans following 9/11. Kaur is an accredited film-maker, civil rights lawyer and national Sikh leader, and her voice holds weight amongst her social community as well as the academic world. She holds degrees from both Stanford and Harvard. This event will take place in the Glenn Miller Ballroom, doors open at 6:30 p.m. More information can be found on the Events Calendar.

Friday, April 3

Jump N’ Jive Spring Formal. Join Boulder Swing Dance for an evening of dancing. All are welcome, as this formal will cater to those of all dancing abilities. Come to dance, have fun, meet new people and listen to the awesome Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band as they provide the music for this one of a kind soiree. Tickets are free for CU students and the dancing begins at 7 p.m. More information can be found on the Events Calendar or the Boulder Swing Dance club Facebook webpage.

Saturday, April 4

ASA’s Tour of Africa. Previously this event was scheduled for mid-February. However, the snow had other plans, and the ASA is once again ready to host their annual tour of Africa. Celebrate and learn about various African cultures and communities in this showcase of African music, artwork and food. This event is free and open to everyone; it will take place in the lower gym of the recreation center and begins at 5:30 p.m. More information on the Tour of Africa here.

Flatirons Music Conference. The first annual Flatirons Music Conference is an initiative to offer a comprehensive day of learning, networking and opportunities and collaboration. This is an opportunity for musicians seeking a career in the industry to get their foot in the proverbial door. It’s also an opportunity to meet like-minded people and further develop your musical skills. This conference will take place off campus at “Spark Boulder’ and starts at 11 a.m. More information can be found on the events calendar and the Music Industry Club website.

Monday, April 6

Game of Thrones Season 5 Pre-Screening. If you haven’t read the books and are frothing to see what happens next, get a head start as Program Council invites you to a free screening of the opening episode of Game of Thrones Season 5 before it officially airs on HBO. This way you can give HBOGO and the UTorrent a breather when both sites get overrun following the official airing of this first episode. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so get there early if you would like to attend. The screening will take place in Chem 140 and starts at 8 p.m. I suggest you get there by 7 p.m. to ensure yourself a seat! More information can be found on the Program Council’s website.

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.