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Monday night bowling special

The Connection Monday Night Bowling Special 6-11 p.m.

Make Mondays special at The Connection!

$8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink included. This is the best deal! Come alone or with friends or family. Everyone is welcome.

Monday nights:
Aug. 28 to Dec. 18, 6–11 p.m.
Except Nov. 20

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Join Colorado Law for the Carrigan Cup Trial Competition Sept. 25

A participant is sworn in for the Carrigan Cup Trial Competition

Join Colorado Law for the final round of the Carrigan Cup Trial Competition at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Wittemyer Courtroom. A reception will follow for registered guests. Please register.

The Carrigan Cup Trial Competition is the University of Colorado Law School's most prestigious in-house competition for aspiring litigators. Two accomplished teams perform an entire trial before a panel of distinguished trial judges and trial lawyers.

The Carrigan Cup endowment was established by family and friends in honor of judge and former faculty member Jim R. Carrigan, and is often attended by members of the Colorado legal community to honor Judge Carrigan and his family, as well as the student competitors. We are grateful to the Carrigan family and friends for their generous support of the University of Colorado Law School.

Enter the photo contest for International Education Week

Photo of children celebrating festival of colors in Jaipur, India

In honor of the upcoming International Education Week, Nov. 13–17, Education Abroad and International Student and Scholar Services is excited to announce a photo contest that is open to our recent study abroad returnees and current international students and scholars.

Entrants are encouraged to submit a photo that reflects International Education Week’s mission of promoting international and intercultural understanding. The deadline to submit your photo is 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Please read the rules and eligibility requirements carefully before submitting your photo.

Each eligible student/scholar is welcome to submit one photo entry for a chance to win a first-, second- or third-place prize. Three winners will be selected from Education Abroad Alumni photo submissions, and three winners will be selected from the International Student and Scholar photo submissions. Winners will be honored at a reception Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Stay tuned for more details on International Education Week and all the great events to look forward to in November. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Education Abroad interest meeting: Rome

Rome Urban Site Analysis and Design Global Seminar

Spend six weeks in Rome while earning 9 credits for your major! The Global Seminar gives you an inside look at design in the dynamic global city of Rome. The program includes excursions around Rome, as well as one overnight excursion.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Learn more at the Sept. 29 interest meeting with director Marianne Holbert.

Friday, Sept. 29, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Environmental Design building, room 134

8-ball billiards tournament Sept. 27

8-ball billiards tournament Wednesdays at the UMC

Every other Wednesday, show your skills at an 8-ball or 9-ball billiards tournament at The Connection!

$5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6 p.m at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m.

Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates:
8-ball: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 8
9-ball: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Dec. 6

Education Abroad interest meeting: Senegal

Senegal Activism Global Seminar

Spend Maymester differently this year and travel to Dakar, Senegal, for a 3-week, 3-credit course. Explore social justice and global development in the context of Senegal's rich cultural heritage while collaborating with a Senegalese activist theater troupe.

No language background required! Join the Sept. 28 interest meeting with faculty director Brian Quinn.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 5–6 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room S435

Take the 2017 student commute survey

In order to understand the effects of the university transportation behaviors on Boulder and the surrounding communities, CU Boulder collaborates with the city of Boulder to conduct a commuter transportation survey every three years.

Your participation is extremely important. By learning current commute patterns and comparing them with previous surveys, the university can more effectively plan for and implement transportation services that address your needs and align with the university’s sustainability goals.

Please take this quick student transportation survey today.

Your responses and identity remain anonymous. National Research Center Inc. hosts the survey and reports the results in group form only.

Heads Up traffic safety campaign starts Sept. 25

Next week, the city of Boulder and CU Boulder police departments will step up enforcement of the city’s traffic laws in and around several of Boulder’s top locations for motor vehicle collisions involving a bicyclist or pedestrian.

The Heads Up Boulder crosswalk safety campaign runs Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29. Officers from both agencies will be at intersections around the CU Boulder campus, joined by Heads Up ambassadors who will distribute educational material, coupons and small gifts to reinforce the safety message.

Graduate School position open to CU Boulder employees

The lead nurture and conversion specialist focuses on keeping in contact with our prospective students (leads) and nudge them toward applying and enrolling in degree and/or certificate programs and enrolling in classes. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Nurturing and email marketing
  • Content marketing and writing
  • Advising and conversion
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Over 5000 graduate students from around the world come to CU Boulder to work in over 100 programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. We offer degrees in the full range of disciplines, and we also provide a number of opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary work, both in degree and certificate programs.

This position is open to CU Boulder employees. Refer to the full posting requirements and deadline to apply.

How to apply:

  1. Log into the MyCUInfo portal.
  2. Select Nav Bar in upper right corner.
  3. Navigate to CU Resources tab, then click Business Tools.
  4. Select CU Careers – Search Jobs/Apply.
  5. Search job number "11025" or "Lead Nurture & Conversion Specialist – InternalCU.​"

Put your student messaging on Engineering Center digital signs

The College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) is seeking content for four monitors that are located in the new first-floor lounge of the Engineering Center.

Content for these monitors will run for 14 hours per day and is limited to CEAS-related items, i.e. department specific, program-specific, CEAS-wide, etc., CU Athletics – broad interest, and CU Graduate School – Engineering-related.

Email Jeff Zehnder, content and communications specialist for the College of Engineering & Applied Science, or call him at (303) 492-3880 for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: South Africa

Erick Mueller with Global Seminar students

South Africa Entrepreneurship Global Seminar

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in six weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop tangible and practical deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume!

Led by Erick Mueller, students earn 6 upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward business electives, fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate or counts as internship credit for both the Entrepreneurship Certificate as well as the Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate. Open to all majors.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5–6 p.m.
Koelbel Business, room S233

Beginner geographic information systems (GIS) workshop available

Photo of the Earth Sciences & Map Library

Are you interested in learning about GIS (geographic information systems) but don’t know where to start? This workshop is the perfect starting point!

During this session, Phil White will introduce participants to basic GIS concepts, ArcMap and ArcGIS Online. Participants will walk through basic GIS procedures such as adding data and styling a simple map.

Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with ArcGIS Desktop installed, which is free to CU faculty and staff (students may email philip.white@colorado.edu for a free student license). ArcGIS Desktop only works on Windows operating systems.

Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome! Contact Phil White at 303-735-8278 with any questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night - Club 156, Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Take an energizing break from your studies, and come sing along to your choice of fun tunes using Club 156’s sound and light systems.

Karaoke Night starts at 8 p.m. Thursdays on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC). Food and beverages are right next door at The Connection.

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 7, 21
Oct. 5, 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

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