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Students: Take survey on foreign language learning needs, enter raffle for prizes

Are you an undergraduate student learning or interested in learning a foreign language at CU? Please fill out a short survey to help us understand your learning needs. The survey results will be used to inform a pilot study to provide a new language learning resources for students.

Applicants who complete the survey can enter a raffle to win CU hats, blankets and water bottles from the CU Book Store. Fill out the survey now for a chance to win these great prizes!

Questions? Email merete.leonhardt-lupa@colorado.edu, language instructor, GSLL Language Proficiency Project.

Inclusive Pedagogy workshops with Thomas Laird April 9, 10

Thomas Laird,  Indiana University Bloomington

Thomas Laird will be offering three workshops on high-impact practices and assessment. 

Laird’s expertise is in effective assessment practices and the inclusion of diversity into the curriculum, and he frequently consults with institutions of higher education. He is an associate professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program and director of the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington.

  • Workshop 1: Exploring How to Make Courses More Inclusive: A Model, Evidence, and Some Options
    • Monday, April 9, 9–10:30 a.m., C4C S350N
  • Workshop 2: Building a HIP Culture Equitably
    • Monday, April 9, 1–2:30 p.m., C4C S350
  • Workshop 3: Engaged Assessment, Inclusive Coursework, and High-Impact Practices: Building a Case for Faculty Action
    • Tuesday, April 10, 9–10:30 a.m., C4C S350S

RSVP here.

What's next for The Connection? You tell us

The Connection program plan focus group needs your help!

Want to help guide what’s next for The Connection? We’re planning the next Connection renovation! Meet with Connection staff and architects to share your thoughts on future concepts and programs for the space.

Plus, get free pizza! Drop in from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, or April 18 in The Connection lounge on the first floor of the UMC.

Volunteer internship opportunities with EPA Region 8

From air program project assistant and environmental justice/technical enforcement intern to financial/data analyst, human resources intern, safe drinking water intern and many more, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Denver regional office is offering a number of opportunities for students to gain valuable professional experience through its student volunteer program. 

Apply by Monday, April 9. Each position with details may be found here. American Indian, Alaskan native and other less-represented students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility requirements

Participants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-, certificate- or diploma-seeking student taking at least a half-time course load; graduate students included.

Application requirements

To apply for any of these positions, supply the following by April 9: transcripts, résumé and a cover letter—indicating the position or positions you are interested in, your available start date and approximate hours/weeks you could work—to r8epaintern@epa.gov with the subject line "Student Volunteer Internship Program."

Call for Chancellor's Committee on Women Advocacy Awards, due April 3

Do you know someone at CU Boulder who is an advocate for women? Or a department that continually works to improve the campus climate? 

Nominations of students, faculty, staff, departments or units are currently being accepted for the Chancellor’s Committee for Women (CCW) Advocacy Awards. The awards recognize the efforts of those who tirelessly work toward building and advocating for a more inclusive, gender-equitable climate at CU Boulder. 

Submit nominations by Tuesday, April 3.

Call for CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards, due April 3

The CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards recognize CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of inclusive excellence by implementing diversity-related activities in teaching and learning, higher education program management and leadership development. This award is to recognize any individual, group or department that has supported, recognized and advocated for efforts that promote diversity, multiculturalism and social justice within the campus community. 

Recipients will be chosen by a selection panel composed of members of CCORE and will be recognized at the Equity and Excellence Celebration. Submit nominations by Tuesday, April 3.

Seeking musicians for Boulder wedding May 12

We are Boulder locals and would like to hire two to four musicians to play acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin and/or banjo during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on Saturday, May 12, at a park in Boulder (bluegrass/Americana/folk/country-style tunes).

​Total play time will probably be no more than 75 minutes, but you will be paid for two full hours. If you are interested, please email erinh970@gmail.com for more details.

Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

For parents: Shakespeare summer camp, ages 6–9

Young children sword fight with pool noodles

Shakespeare's Sprites is a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6-9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. 

Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theater in your child. Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. Tuition ($225)* includes one ticket to attend a CSF production. 

Week 1: July 9–13 | 9 a.m. to noon
Week 2: July 16–20 | 9 a.m. to noon
Final performance: 11:30 a.m. Friday of each week at University Theatre Loft

*Scholarships available upon request; email csfedout@colorado.edu or call 303-735-1181 for more information. Get $25 off when you use the faculty/staff coupon code "BUFFSPRITES18."

For parents: Shakespeare summer camp, ages 9–18

Young students take a bow on stage

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 9-18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the outdoor Mary Rippon stage. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition ($925)* includes one ticket to attend a CSF performance.

Camp Shakespeare Session 1

May 29–June 25
9 a.m. to noon Monday–Friday
(session begins on a Tuesday)

  • Ages 9–13 will rehearse and perform Love's Labour's Lost
  • Ages 14–18 will rehearse and perform All's Well That Ends Well

Final performance: 6 p.m. Monday, June 25

Camp Shakespeare Session 2

July 23–Aug. 10
1–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

  • Ages 9–12 will rehearse and perform The Tempest (full)
  • Ages 13–15 will rehearse and perform Richard III (one spot left)
  • Ages 16–18 will rehearse and perform Edward III

Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

*Scholarships available upon request; email csfedout@colorado.edu or call 303-735-1181 for more information. Get $50 off when you use the faculty-staff coupon code "BUFFCAMP2018."

Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

Doctoral students: Apply for community-based research fellowship

Are you a CU Boulder PhD student interested in learning and carrying out community-based research?

CU Engage is announcing details about the 2018–19 Community-Based Research (CBR) Graduate Fellowship. The online application will open on March 28 and close at 5 p.m. Monday, April 23. Apply here.

Doctoral students who will be in their second to sixth years during the 2018–19 academic year are eligible to apply.