Published: April 8, 2024

This week brings native plant ID training, a first-gen brunch, Tour of Africa, a book talk, Swiftie ice skating, an open mic night, spanikopita and potstickers, a 5K for diabetes and more. 

students enjoy a yoga class on the Rec Center lawn with baby goats Monday, April 8

I Love Mondays: Meatballs and savory snacks 

2 p.m. UMC North Dining Room
Enjoy a savory spread of meatballs, spring rolls, spanikopita and potstickers.

Stephanie Hanes: Visiting Artist Lecture

4–5 p.m.  Visual Arts Complex auditorium (1B20)
Hear from Stephanie Hanes, a figurative sculptor whose work addresses feminist theory.

DSCC: Yoga at the Rec

6:30–7:30 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Studio 2
Wind down with a free yoga session. The first 30 students in attendance will receive a free yoga mat. 

Tuesday, April 9

Goat Yoga

11:30 a.m.–noon, 12:30–1 p.m., 1:15–1:45 p.m.  ​Rec Center lawn 
Find your zen with baby goats. Yoga mats will be supplied, but attendees also have the option to bring their own. 

Celebrate Asexuality Day

2–3 p.m.  ​C4C N320 
Celebrate the CU Boulder ace community and decorate cookies! 

Graduate Woodwind Quintet

7:30 p.m.  ​Imig Music, Grusin Music Hall (C112)
The Graduate Woodwind Quintet at CU Boulder is called Juniper Winds. Their recital explores the history of contemporary Western music. 

Nutrition and Stress

5–6 p.m.  ​C4C N301 
Stressful times can cause us to make unhealthy decisions. Learn how to manage a healthy diet under stress. 

5 things to check off your to-do list

Wednesday, April 10

Paws for a Cause

11 a.m.–noon  ​Visual Arts Complex loggia 
Reduce feelings of stress and loneliness at Paws for a Cause. Attend for an opportunity to have puppy play time. 

‘Abundance: Sexuality’s History’ book talk by Anjali Arondekar

5–6:30 p.m.  ​Eaton Humanities, Room 250
Anjali Arondekar is visiting campus to discuss her latest book. She is a professor of feminist studies and the founding director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Thursday, April 11

Hot and Bothered by AI: Open Mic Night

4:45–6:15 p.m.  ​Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Ave., Suite A
Listen to others or share your feelings about AI during this open mic event. Space is limited to 60 participants, so be sure to RSVP.

Native Plant ID

5:30–7 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Outdoor Pursuits office $8
Learn more about the plant species surrounding us during this native plant ID training. You may even discuss uses for Colorado flora! 

‘Pathway to a Post-Global Warming Future’

7 p.m.  ​Fiske Planetarium 
Jeffrey Bennett, an expert in biophysics and astrophysics, is giving a live talk about global warming. He will also discuss envisioning a “post-global warming” future. 

 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, April 12

Sustainability Council open forum

9–10:10 a.m.  ​Kittredge Central, Multipurpose Room B
The Sustainability Council—a cross-campus group of students, faculty and staff—invites the campus community to attend a forum during their upcoming meeting. Come ask questions and propose sustainability ideas beyond the Climate Action Plan; current priorities of the council are plastics and zero waste, food and transportation. Comments should be kept to three minutes or less.

First-Gen Fridays: Annual brunch celebration

10:30 a.m.–noon  ​C4C, Abrams Lounge
Celebrate another year under your belt with fellow first-generation students at the university. 


4–5 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Mind Body Studio
Students of color are invited to take part in a free yoga session. Learn breathwork, postures and more. 

Rec Skate: Taylor Swift Night

8:15–10:15 p.m.  ​Rec Center, Ice Rink
Enjoy a skate session, Taylor Swift style. Make friendship bracelets and dress up as your favorite era. ​

Liquid Sky M83

10–11 p.m.  ​Fiske Planetarium $8–$12
Float through a soundscape journey composed by musical group M83. You may be left with feelings of wonder and introspection. 

Saturday, April 13

The Diabetes Link at CU Boulder 5K run/walk

9–11 a.m.  ​Visual Arts Complex plaza
Join this 5K run/walk fundraiser for students affected by diabetes. 

Women’s Intro to Mountain Biking

11 a.m.–2 p.m.  ​Valmont Bike Park, 3160 Airport Rd. $10–$25
Learn the basics of mountain biking during this season. Attendees will learn about braking, shifting, steering and more. 

Tour of Africa

5–9 p.m.  Rec Center, Lower Courts
Learn more about the vibrancy and traditions of Africa by experiencing cultural food, music and performances.