Published: Feb. 27, 2020

This weekend brings a leap year celebration, International Coffee Hour, extreme bowling in the newly renovated Connection, popcorn and Zombieland, a ski bus to Breck or Copper and more.

Students walk past the UMCFriday, Feb. 28

International Coffee Hour

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UMC main dining area
Stop by for free coffee, tea and snacks, and connect with the international community here at CU Boulder. This week's event is co-sponsored by Health Promotion. The event is held across from Alferd Packer Grill.

Fri-Yay Nights: Leap year celebration

5–8 p.m. UMC west ballroom
Fri-Yay Nights brings a variety of fun activities to kick off the weekend right. Join your fellow Buffs to celebrate the leap year with a personal time capsule, origami and games. 

Extreme bowling

7 p.m. UMC, The Connection
Black lights, colored lane lights and color pins—it’s the only extreme bowling you’ll find in Boulder! Check out The Connection's newly renovated bowling lanes this weekend.

Program Council Film Series: Zombieland

8–10 p.m. Chem 140
Join Program Council for a free screening of Zombieland: Double Tap. As always, popcorn included.

Saturday, Feb. 29

Ski bus to Breckenridge or Copper

6 a.m. Williams Village, 6:15 a.m. Kittredge, 6:30 a.m. Farrand Field  $10–20
Come shred some gnar on the mountains! Take the ski bus to Breckenridge or Copper Mountain resorts on Saturday, or head to Keystone and A-Basin on Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $10 for Herd members.

Open Space

7:30 p.m. University Theatre, Charlotte York Irey Theatre  $16
Be moved by dance works that lilt, groove and tumble across a spectrum of styles in this student-produced and CU Dance Connection-curated series. Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front-row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance. Showing through March 1. Get 25% off your ticket with a Buff OneCard.

Don’t miss out on being a Journey Leader!

Application deadline March 1
Journey Leaders work with new students and families during Fall Welcome and Family Weekend. Help welcome new students and families to campus, share tips and advice about adjusting to life at CU Boulder and get to know new students in small group settings. You were in their shoes once and had older Buffs welcome you to CU, so don’t be afraid to pay it forward! 

Sunday, March 1

The Language Archive: A play by Julia Cho

2 p.m. University Theatre, Acting Studio  Free but limited
K. Woodzick directs a cast of Theatre & Dance's talented student performers in an intimate black box theater setting. Don't wait to reserve your free tickets; these productions often sell out in just a few days. Catch it Feb. 27–March 1.

George is a linguist whose life's work is dedicated to preserving nearly lost languages, but his passion has complicated his relationships with Mary, his wife, and Emma, his assistant. Can Reston and Alta—the last two people on Earth who speak a language about to go extinct—teach him how to speak from his heart? 

“It makes me much sadder than I could ever possibly express. Even with all my languages, there still aren't the right words.”

Nominate your favorite faculty or staff member

Application deadline March 13
Go nominate a teacher, mentor or supporter who has made a positive impact in your life! The Marinus Smith Award recognizes faculty and staff members who have had a particularly positive impact on students. The faculty and staff receiving this award embody the true meaning of Be Boulder, as they inspire, educate and motivate our community through innovation and passion.