Published: Oct. 17, 2016
Fall on campus

Hello, everyone! It’s a beautiful week, so try to get out and do something fun to relieve that midterm stress. 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. Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, Oct. 18

State of the Campus Address. Chancellor Philip DiStefano calls you to his State of the Campus Address at 8 a.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. He will discuss the progress and goals of the University of Colorado Boulder as well as answer questions, so if you have a question that you’d like answered or an issue you’d like to discuss about the campus, you can submit questions to the moderator by emailing The event is free and open to everyone, and breakfast will be served. State of the Campus

Colorado Skies: The Search for Life in the Universe. Swing by Fiske Planetarium tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. for a show on the search for extraterrestrial life: “Colorado Skies,” which explores the current understanding of space and astronomy in the sky above us. Tickets are $7 for students with a valid Buff OneCard, so come get your science on and bring a buddy! The Search for Life in the Universe

Fighting Microbial Terrorists: From Anthrax to Zika Lecture. Dr. Julie Louise Gerberding, former director of the CDC and recipient of this year’s Charlie Butcher Award, as well as a medical physician and researcher, is here to give a distinguished lecture on pathogens that could potentially present a danger to Americans and how to combat them. Dr. Gerberding’s lecture will take place in the Charlie Butcher Auditorium of the Biotech Building on East Campus from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free to all. 

Thursday, Oct. 20

Custom T-Shirt Day. The Conference on World Affairs presents you with an opportunity to be the proud owner of a new free customized t-shirt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the UMC Fountain Area. Come one, come all and choose a CWA T-shirt from a variety of designs and colors. Get there early because these will go fast! T-Shirt Day

Thursday, Oct. 20, to Monday, Oct. 24

Flatiron Food and Film Festival. The Flatiron Food and Film Festival is an annual event for which well known chefs, celebrated filmmakers, and a significant portion of Boulder’s population turns out. There will be numerous films, speakers, and tastings at which you can celebrate one of life’s great pleasures: food. Events take place at a variety of times and venues, including Muenzinger Auditorium, and you can see the website for a full schedule. Flatiron Food and Film Festival

Friday, Oct. 21

The Neon Nearly Naked Mile. It’s time for that great annual tradition of stripping down to your undies and running around for awhile. Come with shirts and pants and donate them once you get there, then run a mile, win prizes and eat free food! The theme this year is neon, so decorate yourself with bright colors and remember, it’s a nearly naked mile. The event starts at 8 p.m. at the Koenig Alumni Center. Nearly Naked Mile

Feel Good Fridays. If life is stressing you out lately, then come by the CU Art Museum from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Friday afternoons for a peaceful guided meditation to help soothe your body and mind. Bring whatever will make you feel most comfortable, and don’t be late! Participation is free, and this event occurs every Friday. Feel Good Fridays

Saturday, Oct. 22

Denver Zombie Crawl. Get into the Halloween spirit early and join the entirety of Denver in the annual Zombie Crawl, where thousands of zombies and otherwise costumed individuals take the Denver streets by storm. Wear a costume and hop on the RTD down to Skyline park (1600 Arapahoe) for this enormous free celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Denver Zombie Crawl

Eco-Engage Program: Eco-Building Design. If you’ve ever been interested in sustainable design and the future of buildings, then join the CU Environmental Center in a tour of local sustainably designed structures, including an Earth ship and some buildings right here on campus. The tour is free and transportation is provided, but remember to bring a sack lunch as the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eco-Building Design

Sunday, Oct. 23

Boneless dance performance. Come check out this amazing dance performance by Rachel Dodson and Colt Irvin, two MFA students here at Boulder, whose dance explores the human self within a material world and seeks to bring the inside out. The Charlotte York Irey Theatre hosts from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and tickets are $16 for everyone. Boneless