Published: Feb. 25, 2021

This weekend brings The Future of Democracy panel, letter writing for Meals on Wheels, power barre, A Simple Favor movie screening, a virtual star party and more.

Students on campusFriday, Feb. 26

Feel Good Fridays

 12:15–12:45 p.m.  Virtual
Take a 30-minute break and be part of a mindfulness activity. Undo stress, soothe your nervous system and come relax. You’ll learn a few skills on how to begin your meditation journey—no experience necessary! Be sure to register to participate. 

Memories of Service/Visions for the Future

​ 3 p.m.  Virtual
Through interviews with CU student veterans, this series is designed to reflect the stories of young people who are wise beyond their years—students with intense curiosity and compelling ambitions. The first event will feature Nisa Jovel and Reed Robins. Learn more and register.

Basketball Shoot Around

​ 3–6 p.m.  Rec Center 
Grab a buddy and come shoot some hoops at the Rec Center! Only three people will be allowed per basket. You’ll have your own ball, but bring your own if you can. Be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot.  

The Future of Democracy panel

​ 3:30–5 p.m. Zoom
Recent national and international events have raised plenty of rancor but not much insight into the implications of those events for democracy and for those countries that aim to abide by the establishing principles of democracy. The Center for Critical Thought is pleased to announce the first in a series of talks on the “Future of…”

Free Friday Power Hour: Power barre

​ 4–5 p.m.  Rec Center, Studio 1
This barre-inspired class provides total-body conditioning by combing the movements found in athletics, pilates and ballet. This low impact class will target your hips, thighs, glutes and abs.

Zero Waste DIY Live: Zero waste coffee

​ 5 p.m.  Instagram Live
Join the Zero Waste Outreach Team on their Instagram page for a live zero waste DIY life hack that you can add to your daily habits to reduce your environmental impact. This week’s speaker is Kate Huun. Don’t forget to follow the CU Zero Waste Instagram account and tune in for this event.

Community Game Night: Variety games

​ 6:15 p.m.  Virtual
Come meet new Buffs and enjoy a night full of games with the Center for Student Involvement. Leave your camera on or off and play different styles of games that include party, conversation, tabletop and more. Better yet, you’ll be competing for awesome prizes! Make sure to register for this fun-filled event.

Program Council Film Series: A Simple Favor

​ 8 p.m. ​ Chem 140
Bring your popcorn, grab a friend and come watch A Simple Favor. Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) befriends a super secretive upper-class woman, Emily (Blake Lively). But when Emily goes missing, Stephanie is determined to find out what happened to her.

Live virtual star party

​ 8–9 p.m.  YouTube
What's up in the sky? How do we operate our telescopes? What software do we use? Got more questions? Ask us in the chat box. Miss a night? Watch the recorded version on the Sommers-Bausch Observatory YouTube channel.

Saturday, Feb. 27

CU in the Community

​ 1 p.m.  Virtual
Did you know your words can make a difference? Spend your Saturday writing letters of encouragement for Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels is an organization that aims to provide healthy and nutritious meals to Boulder residents. Your words of positivity will be included in the lunch bags delivered! Be sure to sign up for a spot, learn more about the project and get details on where to drop off your messages.

Buffs After Dark: CU Spirit Tie-Dye

​ 7 p.m. ​ UMC fountain area
Join the Center for Student Involvement to get into the CU spirit and tie-dye a pair of socks!

All weekend

Horses in the North American West

Ongoing  Virtual
This new online exhibit at the CU Museum of Natural History combines 3D scans and museum artifacts to take viewers on a virtual journey into the past. Explore how archaeologists trace ancient human-horse relationships through bones, and learn the incredible impact horses had on Indigenous cultures in the West. Available in both English and Spanish.