Published: Jan. 11, 2019

Welcome back, Buffs! This week brings free kickoff week at The Rec, Faculty Tuesdays concert, Welcome Back Wednesday, “Why Culture Matters Most” lecture, “Mid90s” film screening and more.

Students fill the campus on the first day back from winter break 2018.Monday, Jan. 14

Free kickoff week at The Rec

Jan. 14–20  Rec Center
Head to The Rec for free fitness classes, ice skating and bouldering all week long! Spring semester BeFit passes, intramural sports passes, skate rental passes and climbing gym memberships are also available for purchase this week.

International Student Skate Night

7–9 p.m.  Rec Center Ice Rink
Join Recreation Services and International Student & Scholar Services for a free night of fun on ice! Skate rentals, sleds and walkers are free with your Buff OneCard.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Free concert: Faculty Tuesdays

7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall
Renowned 20th-century violist William Primrose is recognized for his unparalleled virtuosity. Join violist Erika Eckert and pianist Margaret McDonald for an evening of music celebrating his lyricism in a number of his song transcriptions. Due to popular demand for Faculty Tuesdays concerts, early arrival is recommended. House doors open 30 minutes before concert start.

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Welcome Back Wednesday

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Koenig Alumni Center
All students are invited to kick off the 2019 spring semester with free food, beverages and a candle craft take-home activity. Herd members who attend will be entered to win free prizes. This event is free and open to everyone!

Silicon Flatirons conference: The Future of Technology Transfer

1–5:45 p.m.  Wolf Law, Wittemyer Courtroom
This conference will bring together leaders in technology transfer, including those with expertise in intellectual property and commercialization. Topics of discussion include emerging trends in technology transfer, current pitfalls and best practices. Panelists will also evaluate what CU needs to do to become a national leader in this area. Register today.

Alternative Breaks info session

5:30–6 p.m.  UMC 458
Interested in a spring break service experience? Join a movement of college students who are passionate about making a difference. Alternative Breaks sends teams of college students to participate in community-based service projects during college breaks. Attend this info session at the Volunteer Resource Center to learn more about Alternative Breaks. All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply by Feb. 1.

Thursday, Jan. 17

Free lecture: “Why Culture Matters Most”

5:30–7:30 p.m.  HUMN 250
Join economics professor David C. Rose from the University of Missouri-St. Louis for a discussion about whether cultural beliefs can build trust in institutions.

Buffalo Nites: DIY blankets, scarves and pillows

7–9 p.m. UMC North Dining Stage
Join us for the first Buffalo Nites of the semester. We will be making a variety of cozy crafts out of fleece—including blankets, scarves and pillows. There will also be a hot chocolate bar to help everyone warm up from the cold of January. Everything is free!

Friday, Jan. 18

Free dance concert

7:30 p.m.  University Theatre, Charlotte York Irey Theatre
MFA candidate Leah Woods creates a kinesthetic journey into the quantum cosmos and micro-universe of our unsustainable consumption during this free dance concert.

Program Council film series: Mid90s

8 p.m. Chem 140
Program Council Film Series is proud to present the first movie event of the year! Mid90s follows Stevie, a kid in 1990s Los Angeles, as he escapes his turbulent home life with a new group of friends he met at a local skate shop. As always, there is free admission and popcorn for everyone in attendance.