Greetings, Buffaloes. I hope you’re all enjoying this fine weather and acing this first round of midterms! Take a well-earned break from studying this week with one of these fine events. I am Sarah Ellsworth: IPHY major, Boulder native, and event connoisseur, writing to you from the comfort of beautiful CU-Boulder on all of your weekly opportunities for community involvement, educational whatnot and supreme fun. As always, have a fantastic week!
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Women’s Resource Center Crafternoon. Women and men alike are invited to the Women’s Resource Center Crafternoon session between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. in UMC 416. You will be able to crochet, fold origami and make bath bombs and scrubs to take home with you! Bring a friend and have a nice afternoon hanging out with the fine folks at the WRC. Crafternoon.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Careers for a Cause Day. Visit UMC 235 from 4 to 7 p.m. for Meet Buff Employer’s Careers for a Cause Day at which you will meet employers of local non-profits and organizations who are looking to hire students who care. Bring a resume and dress nicely- this is a professional event! Careers for a Cause.
Spring Diversity Summit. Join your fellow students, staff, faculty and administration for the spring Diversity Summit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kittredge Central and the Champions Center. The summit will focus on “Going Beyond II: Deepening the Dialogue” and will emphasize intergroup dialogues, caucuses hosted by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committees on issues relevant to campus, contemporary teach-ins, and inclusive excellence facilitations. Spring Diversity Summit.
Old Time Bluegrass Jam Sesh. Swing by West Flander’s (1125 Pearl St.) for a swinging bluegrass jam and some old timey music at 7:30 p.m. Bring your instrument and join in or just bring some friends and enjoy the music and food! Old Time Bluegrass.
Friday, Feb. 19
Boulder Ballet- “Stepping Out.” The world premiere of “Stepping Out” will be performed by Boulder’s professional ballet company on the Dairy Center for the Arts stage (2590 Walnut St.) at 8 p.m. “Stepping Out” features a variety of international live music and contemporary choreography. The Boulder Ballet Company is renowned for their beautiful skill and technique so don’t miss out! Tickets start at $15 and the show continues through Feb. 21. Stepping Out.
Saturday, Feb. 20
“The Vagina Monologues.” “The Vagina Monologues” is an empowering annual production about women’s issues based on real women’s stories. Topics include sexual assault issues and women’s rights in regard to their bodies. “The Vagina Monologues” will be performed in the Old Main Theater at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and people of any and every gender are welcome. Tickets start at $5. The Vagina Monologues.
Student potluck. The International Student and Scholars Program hosts an international potluck dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Cultural Unity and Engagement Center (C4C N320). Bring a dish to share and a few friends to share it with- all are welcome! Student potluck.
Monday, Feb. 22
Health professionals fair. If you’re one of CU’s numerous pre-health students, you may find it to your benefit to drop by the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom for information on admissions into health-related schools. Small group sessions will be available around the UMC from 6 to 8:15 p.m. The fair will continue on Tuesday, when admissions reps from around the country and representing every health field imaginable will be at the UMC to answer your questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dress nicely, and come prepare with questions. Health professionals fair.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Banff Mountain Film Festival. Get yourself to the Boulder Theater this week for the Banff Film Festival, which will run from Feb. 23-24 and will showcase a ton of films highlighting adventure and being outdoors! Through these films, you can travel the world, to the most exotic locations and adventurous situations. Tickets start at $22. Banff Mountain Film Festival.