Published: Nov. 7, 2016

Hello, everyone! It’s a crazy week of midterms for many of you, so keep up the good work and push through to the end. 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, enjoy your week!

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Vote! Election day has come at last, so make sure your vote is in. Hopefully most of you have already voted by mail, but if not make sure you’re going in to vote in person and have your say in this extremely important presidential election. There are also some important ballot measures to be decided this election cycle, so make sure to read up on those beforehand. You have the right to participate in this election so go exercise it! 

Rooted: Final Exams and Wellness Series Part 2. As much as we may all like to pretend otherwise, final exams are looming imminently, and it’s high time we prepared ourselves mentally for the stress. Luckily, Dennis Small Cultural Center has provided us with a free workshop on staying sharp and healthy as exam week approaches, which includes lessons on staying organized, getting enough sleep and studying effectively. Swing by UMC 204 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to take part. Final Exams and Wellness Series

Thursday, Nov. 10

Get a flu shot. Yeah, yeah, I know, not exactly the most exciting event. But you’ll thank me for this one later, especially if you live in a dorm or a house with a lot of other people. It’s even free! Stop by the second floor info desk in Wardenburg or the Wellness Suite at the Rec Center during walk-in hours (no appointment needed) and get yours before flu season takes off! Flu facts and walk-in hours

Ralphie’s Cooking Basics. If you find yourself hungry and broke (who among us isn’t?) then get ye to the Alfred Packer Grill of the UMC at 5:15 p.m. to sign up for the free weekly cooking classes offered courtesy of the Center for Student Involvement. This week you will be making and eating crepes, everyone’s favorite flat French snack. Wear your close-toed shoes and maybe bring a date, because everyone knows the way to anyone’s heart is a crepe. Ralphie's Cooking Basics

Secrets of the Andean Skies. The universe is a mysterious place, but careful observation often breeds utility. The Inca were a resourceful and brilliant people, and observation of the night sky allowed them to accomplish incredible things. Come discover the utility of the cosmos through the eyes of the Inca at Fiske Planetarium from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students. Secrets of the Andean Skies

Friday, Nov. 11

Open Space dance performance. Be sure to catch this student produced production, Open Space, featuring some beautifully mesmerizing and innovative choreography. Variety and exploration are king tonight in Irey Theater. This performance runs for a limited time, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for students. Open Space

Saturday, Nov. 12

CU Gold Leadership Conference. Don’t delay in registering online for CU Gold’s annual leadership conference, which has been very popular in past years among students from all majors interested in gaining some leadership training and brushing up their skills. Leadership will always be a valuable life skill, no matter who you are and where you go. The conference starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. in UMC 235, and is $5 for students to participate in. CU Gold Leadership Conference

CU Drag Show. I know you all have been looking forward to this one since last year’s drag show! Featuring a plethora of incredible performances, the annual CU drag show has something for everyone, and of course every single one of you in invited, so be there! The fabulous fun starts at 8 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. CU Drag Show

Buffoons fall concert. If you’ve never seen the Buffoons before, now if the time, because they are rad and will knock your socks off. Fall concert usually means some new songs and lots of enthusiasm. The all male a cappella group takes the stage in Old Main from 7 to 9 p.m. and you can go listen in for free. Buffoons

A Musical Exploration of Grief Beyond Words. CU on the Weekend presents yet another fascinating free lecture: a discussion of George Crumb’s Apparition, a composition featuring the lyrics of Walt Whitman about the death of Abraham Lincoln. The lecture will be followed by a performance of the aforementioned. Come to discuss the conveyance of the emotions of loss through music at noon in Imig C199. Attendance is free and open to all. CU on the Weekend

Andean Fiske

Secrets of the Andean Skies: Fiske Planetarium


Open Space

CU Buffoons

CU Buffoons