Published: March 19, 2018

The Week Ahead, a series geared toward faculty and staff, provides reminders, events and possible items for the docket. Coming up in the next few days are the opportunity to nominate a McNair Scholar, elect BFA representatives, attend a symposium on the Trump administration, the Ann Coulter and BuffsUnited events, and more.

Attend the New Venture Challenge track competions March 19–22

The NVC track competitions are underway this week, with events in the following categories: creative, information technology, research and development and general. The championships will be April 4 at the Boulder Theater.

Enjoy Faculty Tuesdays March 20: España en el Corazón

Join singers Jennifer Bird, Matthew Chellis and Andrew Garland, as well as pianist Alejandro Cremaschi, on a musical journey to Spain. The program includes zarzuela arias and Spanish songs.

Faculty, staff: Join inclusive pedagogy discussions March 21, 22

Participate in conversations led by visiting expert Kimberly Tanner on how "instructor talk" may mediate inclusion, engagement and learning; and how tools, strategies and insights can promote student success.

Symposium March 21 to explore environmental law, policy under Trump administration

A diverse set of experts will address the consequences of new interpretations of environmental regulations and how tribal, state and local governments, as well as market forces, are responding. Registration is required. 

 Ann Coulter event March 21

If you have tickets (the event is sold out) and plan to see political commentator and author Ann Coulter speak at Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry, plan to get there early. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Coulter's talk beginning at 7 p.m. Event entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and you must present a valid Buff OneCard for entry. Backpacks and other bags will not be permitted inside the event.

 BuffsUnited: Interwoven Intersectionalities March 21

CU Boulder students, faculty and staff are hosting this event in celebration of positive community. Activities will start at 6 p.m. in the Old Main's third-floor Heritage Center; doors to the chapel will open at 6:30 p.m., and a program of performances, music, spoken word and dance will begin at 7 p.m. Voter registration also will be held on site during the event.

Check out the Students Demand Action chapter meeting (open to all) March 21

The CU Boulder chapter of Students Demand Action will host a chapter meeting open to the CU Boulder community to discuss current legislative issues regarding gun control. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Duane Physics, room G1B30. Please RSVP. All are welcome.

Faculty: Join the next Faculty SPACE lunch March 23

Hosted by the Faculty Leadership Institute, the series is an opportunity to socialize and discuss topics of importance, bringing faculty together and building community. Reserve your spot.

Deadline extended: Faculty, nominate yourself or a colleague for BFA

With an extension, nominations are due Friday, March 23, for four BFA seats. This is an important opportunity for you to participate in the faculty governance process. Nominate yourself or your colleagues.

Nominate an undergraduate who shows promise for graduate school

The campus is seeking undergraduates for the McNair Scholars Program, which serves first-generation and low-income students in preparation for graduate school. Faculty may nominate, and students who believe they are eligible may complete a preliminary application.

Get your ‘extreme bowling’ on March 23

Stop by The Connection from 7 p.m. to close for bowling black lights, lane lights and color pins.