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Last chance: Apply to work at the Challenge Course on campus

As a Challenge Course facilitator, guide groups through team-building activities on our Challenge Course including games, challenges, low and high elements.

This is a flexible part-time position, requiring a flexible schedule including weekends. This position requires working outside in all weather conditions, particularly summer sun and heat.

This position is open to students and non-students.

Get free tickets for the Denver Nuggets game March 12

Get a free ticket to see the Denver Nuggets take on the Toronto Raptors at Ball Arena in Denver! Pick up your ticket March 8 at 10 a.m. in the Center for Student Involvement (UMC 330).

One ticket per student with valid Buff OneCard. If you want to go to the game with a friend, please pick up your tickets together. No tickets will be held.

You can use your RTD pass to take the bus for free to Denver for the game. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event are required for entry to Ball Arena. Masks are required at all time while in the arena. Read full Ball Arena health and safety guidelines.

Get self-help IT resources

A laptop open to the OIT request portal.

The ongoing support of password changes, for alumni in particular, is creating long queues and delays for support provided by the Office of Information Technology. In the meantime, OIT provides a host of resources that will allow you to help yourself or escalate your support issues.

Deadline extended for select summer 2022 courses abroad

Education Abroad has extended the application deadline to March 18 for the following Global Seminars.

New Venture Creation & Internship

May 21–July 1 | Aix-en-Provence, France
Spend six weeks in Aix-en-Provence, France, this summer and gain valuable, real-world skills for any field! Go through the process of launching a new venture, participate in a for-credit internship, and experience the unique challenges of starting a venture abroad. Visit French startups and network with CU alumni currently working in France and get 6 CU credits. Open to all majors!

  • Course 1: INBU 4910 Global Internship (3 credits)
  • Course 2: ESBM 4830/EMEN 4825: Vive La France: New Venture Creation in the Heart of Europe (3 credits)

Lisbon as a Global City: Cosmopolitanism, Diversity & Innovation

June 1–23 | Lisbon, Portugal
Earn 3 credits in three weeks abroad in Portugal this June! Explore one of the oldest cities in the world and experience the different backgrounds and cultures to influence it. Approved for the Global Perspectives diversity requirement, Lisbon will be the center of our exploration of how multicultural heritage has created new social, economic, and cultural dynamics that have molded and created the city we see today. Open to all majors!

  • Course: PORT 3170 Lisbon as a Global City: Cosmopolitan, Diversity, and Innovation (3 credits)

Writing in Ireland

June 6–24 | Dublin, Ireland
Complete your upper-division writing requirement abroad in Ireland this June! You'll create your own Irish Odyssey digital story and explore both Dublin and the Irish countryside, including taking part in the exciting Bloomsday Festival. Earn 3 credits in three weeks. Open to all majors!

  • Course: WRTG 3020, Composing Irish Odysseys by Navigating Currents and Events (3 credits)

Entrepreneurship & Empowerment

June 12–July 22 | Cape Town, South Africa

Spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant! Earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while helping local 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!

  • Courses: INBU 4925 and EMEN 4830 (6 credits)

The Medellin Practicum/Studio

June 27–Aug. 8 | Medellin, Colombia
Spend six weeks of your summer in Colombia while earning 9 ENVD credits! Study planning and urban design methodologies in the innovative city of Medellín. Integrate with locals by engaging with a marginalized community, working side by side with community members in the production of a plan for neighborhood development. The program includes special guest lectures, various site visits around the city, and outings to local museums and festivals.

  • Course 1: ENVD 3009-820 The Medellín Practicum/Studio: Planning Informality (6 credits)
  • Course 2: ENVD 3009-821 Social Urbanism: Learning from Urban Upgrading Practices in Medellín, Colombia (3 credits)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival seeks dog for acting role

Calling all dogs! The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is seeking a dog—preferably two dogs—to share the role of Crab in The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare in the 2022 summer season. The play runs June 5–Aug. 7.

Crab is in three to four scenes, where he mostly comes onto the stage and lays down. An older, calm dog who is not excited by large crowds, doesn’t mind bright lights or perhaps sudden noises is desirable. Opinionated barkers need not apply—this is a nonspeaking role.

The owner/handler will receive a stipend and eight complimentary tickets to the season. CSF is hoping to meet interested candidates at the Mary Rippon Theatre on March 27 at 10 a.m. 

Get more details and sign your pup up!

Don’t ignore it, report it—A CUPD reminder to students

Most of us walk around with our phones in our pockets or backpacks (if not in our hands) and don’t think twice about snapping a photo or sharing a video, offering friends and family a snapshot into our day-to-day. But too often, police say, our fingers freeze when it comes to dialing 911 or reporting concerns when we see something disturbing or even dangerous.

“I think there are a variety of reasons for this,” said Commander Mark Heyart of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD). “In some instances, we assume someone else has shared the information already. In other instances, it might be that people are afraid to say something, or may not have recognized the severity of the situation.”

Our comfort level with social media plays into the dynamic. It may seem natural (and safe) to share suspicious activity with friends, but that probably won’t get the correct reaction or fastest response. “The right reaction is for the quick arrival of informed first responders. By reaching out quickly to 911, you can become the voice for others who may not be able to communicate,” Heyart added.

One way to get fingers moving away from social media apps and toward dialing 911 is to understand that ultimately, notifying authorities of situations of concern is the best way to help. Police recognize that students may be hesitant to get involved and say anonymous reports are accepted. The most important thing is to make the call.

“By calling authorities, you ensure an accurate picture is being painted. Be sure you’re aware of your surroundings, including landmarks police might be able to use to identify your location,” said Heyart. Other tips: Try to speak clearly and don’t hang up on dispatchers who may be trying to gather more information.

There are multiple ways to alert authorities of suspicious behavior or activity: Call or text 911 in an emergency, or call CUPD’s non-emergency number at 303-492-6666. Not sure if what you’re witnessing is an actual emergency? Don’t worry… 911 dispatchers are trained to guide you through the conversation to determine the level of response that’s needed.

“The idea is that by taking a moment now, it may make a big difference later,” said Heyart. If you’re considering reporting a behavior or incident of concern but not quite sure the best route to do so, you can also explore these options.

Gemmill Library partially reopened

Gemmill lobby

The main floor of Gemmill Library reopened Monday, Feb. 28. Read everything you need to know about Gemmill study spaces, book pickups, returns and more.

The reopening comes after Gemmill Library’s main and lower levels experienced a flooding incident the week before the spring semester began that faculty and staff believed would affect the community’s access to Gemmill Library in its entirety.

Deadline approaching for these summer Global Seminars

There are still spots left in these summer Global Seminars. The deadline to apply is March 1.

The Athlete as a National Symbol 
Athens, Greece | May 24–June 15 | ETHN 3704

Conservation & Indigenous Peoples in Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania | June 10–26 | ANTH 4020

Conservation Biology & Practice in Brazil
Virtual | May 9–26 | EBIO/ENVS 4340

CU in D.C. - Our Sustainable Future
Washington, D.C. | May 7–28

Cultures of Activism
Dakar, Senegal | May 7–28 | FREN 3400

Ecology & Evolution in the Galapagos Islands 
Ecuador | May 9–25 | EBIO 4460

Entrepreneurship & Empowerment 
Cape Town, South Africa | June 12–22 | INBU 4925

Exploring Ancient Mexican Peoples & Ruins
Oaxaca, Mexico | May 14–28 | ANTH 4300

Exploring Social Justice through Teaching English
Yerevan, Armenia | June 13–July 21 | LING 4640

Lisbon as a Global City: Cosmopolitanism, Diversity & Innovation 
Lisbon, Portugal | June 1–23 | PORT 3170

Primates of Vietnam 
Ho Chi Minh City, Cat Tien & Da Nang, Vietnam | June 8–29 | ANTH 3700

New Venture Creation & Internship 
Aix-en-Provence, France | May 21–July 1 | INBU 4910

Urban Site Analysis & Design
Rome, Italy | May 15–June 25 | ENVD 3009

Writing in Ireland 
Dublin, Ireland | June 6–24 | WRTG 3020

CU Involvement Awards now accepting nominations

Each year the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed join together to recognize leadership and engagement across campus. The CU Involvement Awards is a free and open event that celebrates students, student organizations, faculty and staff who exemplify leadership and passion across the Boulder community.

The awards will be presented Tuesday, April 19, in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. 

A&S students: Participate in a focus group, get a free meal swipe

Career Services wants to hear from you! We know that choosing a career and finding a job as a College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate student can be challenging and want to hear how we can better support you.

Even if you haven’t started thinking about your career plans, you are still welcome to attend. Meet fellow A&S students and get a free meal swipe!

Sign up on Handshake to participate March 2 or March 3 in the CASE building.

Recruit volunteers on CUServes

Hello world

CU Serves is the new campus platform for volunteering! Just set up a profile, then create events and connect with CU volunteers. The platform allows you and your volunteers to log and track the impacts (time and donations) provided through their service. It also allows us to identify all the ways the CU Boulder campus interacts with community-based organizations.