Michael Persinger

Class of 2017: A student inspired by his father

May 3, 2017

Graduating senior Michael Persinger, intent now on medical school, thanks his father for helping him achieve his dreams. "He taught me to always keep pushing no matter what is thrown at me, and I’ve tried to keep that mentality whenever I’m faced with challenges."

Lonnie Rickel in Army uniform

Class of 2017: A childhood dream becomes reality

May 3, 2017

As a kid, Lonnie Rickel planned to enlist in the Army, never seriously considering college. CU Boulder provided the best of both worlds: the college experience with an ROTC program.

Miranda Viorst with painted elephant

Class of 2017: Prison yoga becomes grad's volunteer mission

April 28, 2017

Sociology graduate Miranda Viorst volunteers with The Prison Yoga Project in Boulder. She wrote an honors thesis from her interviews with former inmates of California’s San Quentin State Prison.

Graduate student Eben Yonnetti with Tibetan text

Student unlocks mysteries of Norlin's Tibetan Buddhist texts

April 19, 2017

Eben Yonnetti was first exposed to Buddhism as an undergraduate studying abroad in Nepal. Now, the Religious Studies grad student is compiling an online guide to Tibetan resources at Norlin Library.

CU Boulder student sails at sunset on Colorado lake

Sailing in Colorado? CU club would—if it had boats

Feb. 15, 2017

CU Boulder Sailing Club launches membership drive and crowdfunding effort to raise money for new boats.

Josh Edelmann on CU Boulder's campus

From military service to INVST, student broadens horizons

Feb. 8, 2017

Josh Edelmann finished his six years of service with the U.S. Air Force and enrolled as an undergraduate student at CU Boulder last fall. He wanted to find a sense of camaraderie with his peers at the university that felt similar to what he experienced during his years in the military.

Mitch Utterback along with several other members of armed forces walk in what appears to be a dry climate, out in open space with mountains in the background.

Journalism grad student finds new calling back on the battlefield

Nov. 9, 2016

As an officer in the U.S. Special Forces, Mitch Utterback spent years deployed in conflict zones. Now, he’s training to return abroad as a war correspondent.

CU Boulder senior Safia Malin poses in front of The White House

Internship program places students in Washington, D.C.

Nov. 2, 2016

CU Boulder political science seniors Safia Malin and Dylan Rogers bolstered their education by serving as interns in Washington, D.C., through the CU in D.C. internship program.

Ariana Kolins sits in front of a wall covered in used, empty tea bags

Graduate students push boundaries of creativity in CU's ceramics program

Oct. 26, 2016

The opportunity to learn from renowned faculty in spacious new facilities led MFA students Ariana Kolins and Matt Smith to our interdisciplinary Ceramics Graduate Program. The program is ranked No. 5 in U.S. News and World Report. But students aren’t limited to ceramics. Kolins is working with tea bags while Smith is laser cutting Bible verses in felt.

Austin Braun on the steps of Old Main

CMCI student earns CU Boulder a free CubeSat launch

Sept. 26, 2016

Austin Braun, a junior in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), recently earned the university a free ride to space for one of its future satellites when he won a naming contest hosted by United Launch Alliance (ULA), the Centennial, Colorado-based aerospace company.