Published: Feb. 12, 2024

This week is all about spreading love and kindness. CU organizations are offering plenty of events including a talk from space experts, free candy, the 2024 Inclusive Sports Summit, Black Love Day and more. 

Student studying on the fifth floor of the UMCMonday, Feb. 12 

I Love Mondays: Candy and valentines

2 p.m. UMC North Dining Room 
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, stop by the UMC to write a letter and grab some candy. 

Info session: Outdoor Recreation Economy

3 p.m. Virtual
The Outdoor Recreation Economy program teaches students about outdoor recreation and business leadership, public lands policy, resilient communities and inclusivity. Learn more about career opportunities and certificates within the program. 

Philharmonia Orchestra

 7:30 p.m.  Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
Enjoy a performance that is part of the Colorado Luminaries Project, a collaboration between the CU Boulder Philharmonia Orchestra and five student composers. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13 

Inclusive Sports Summit 2024

9 a.m.–5 p.m.  Dal Ward Athletic Center 
The theme of this year’s annual Inclusive Sports Summit is “Unity: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges through Sports and Recreation.”

How to Save Money on Groceries

5–6 p.m.  ​UMC 417 
Groceries can put a major dent in your budget. Join the Basic Needs Center for money saving tips. 

Fixing Food: Circular Design for Food Film Screening & Discussion

5:15–7 p.m.  ​CASE E422 
Learn more about regenerative food systems and creating a circular economy during this presentation. 

6 things to check off your to-do list

Wednesday, Feb. 14 

February Community Gathering

11 a.m.–3 p.m.  ​C4C Abrams Lounge 
Come together for a gathering hosted by the Center for Inclusion and Social Change and the Pride Office. 

The Stars and Beyond: Space Entrepreneurship and International Collaboration

3:30–4:30 p.m.  ​SEEC C120 
Space experts Thomas Zurbuchen and Noah Rothenberger and visiting CU to give a talk about space entrepreneurship and international collaborations needed for discovery.

WellCU: Understanding Stress & Anxiety

3:30–5 p.m.  ​Wardenburg Health Center, Room 321 
During this session, attendees will learn the difference between stress and anxiety. Additionally, they will learn helpful management strategies. 

Valentines Day S’mores Under the Stars

5:30–7 p.m.  ​Location TBD  $10
Join Outdoor Pursuits for a cozy evening under the stars. S'mores supplies will be provided, but don’t forget to bring a blanket! 

Thursday, Feb. 15 

Spring Housing Fair

10 a.m.–3 p.m.  ​UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom 
Set your future housing plans in stone with the Spring Housing Fair. You’ll have the chance to learn more about the leasing process and meet with landlords, city offices and vendors.

Hip-Hop and Law Lunch Panel with Dean Lolita Buckner Inniss

Noon–1 p.m.  ​Wolf Law, Room 204
Along with it being Black History Month, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop! During this event, attendees will learn about intersections of law and hip-hop through criminal law and feminism. 

Black Love Day

5–6:30 p.m.  ​UMC 457 
Musicians and poets are coming together for Black Love Day. The event helps spread love and peace in the community and stands against racism and violence. 

Pass Along Kindness

2–4 p.m. Feb. 15; 4–6 p.m. Feb. 16  Earth Sciences & Map Library
Brighten someone’s day with an act of kindness! During this event, participants will try a random acts of kindness challenge and fill out a postcard to be mailed anywhere in the world. 

 Campus map

Bookmark the campus map to find where you need to go, or save a link to the map on your smartphone home screen and use it like an app.

Friday, Feb. 16 

Love Data Week lightning talks, meet-up

1–3 p.m.  ​Norlin Library, Room E206
Do you love data? Celebrate International Love Data Week with the Center for Research Data & Digital Scholarship. Attendees are invited to create short presentations and can sign up online. 

Inclusive Excellence in Gaming: Black Experiences in Gaming

5–10 p.m.  ​UMC Gaming Lounge 
Celebrate the Black and African American experience with video games created by Black creators/developers or games that center around their lives. 

The North Face Presents: Reel Rock 18 World Premiere

Feb. 16–17 7 p.m.  ​Macky Auditorium  $28
The Reel Rock 18 World Premiere features four climbing films, athlete appearances, gear giveaways and more. 

‘Anonymous’: A Play by Naomi Iizuka

Feb.16–18  7:30 p.m.  ​University Theatre, Loft Theatre  $20
Check out a play following Anon, a young refugee, as he journeys through the United States. Who knows what challenges he may face? 

Saturday, Feb. 17

CUEMS Basic Life Support Class

10 a.m.–2 p.m.  ​C4C S350 $50
Learn basic ways to save lives during this class at the C4C. Attendees can earn their American Heart Association BLS e-card.

Buffs After Dark: Game night

8–10 p.m.  ​UMC Gaming Lounge and Room 235 
Stop by game night for board games, card games and free food and drinks.