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Propose a course for the CU Space Minor

Space Minor

The Space Minor committee, made up of faculty from across campus, has been working on developing the minor since September 2015. Many courses have been developed to explore various areas of studies and how they relate to space. Check out previously developed courses and all the ways students can get involved and learn more about space-related topics.

The committee is inviting faculty and staff to propose course ideas that support CU Boulder's Space Minor to be selected for eventual funding and development.

The Space Minor is open to any undergraduate student on campus. It consists of one required course, Pathway to Space, and four electives from an approved list which can be found on the Space Minor website. The program is intended to broaden student perspectives on how space and space-related subjects can impact both individuals and society and guide skilled professionals to careers in space policy, history, communication, science, engineering and even space themes in film and media.

Submitting a course proposal

Funding is available to see a variety of faculty and staff proposals developed into new courses for the Space Minor. For full consideration, proposals should be submitted online by Thursday, Sept 30. The form only takes five minutes to complete. Then, over the semester, the Space Minor Committee will review and select the qualified proposals for funding.

If you have suggestions for the committee to consider or questions about the Space Minor or course proposal form email spaceminor@colorado.edu.

Are you interested in earth systems and environmental science careers?


Do you identify as a woman, and are you interested in the earth systems and environmental sciences? The earth systems and environmental sciences include topics such as the earth’s atmosphere and oceans, geology, energy, air quality, climate, water and natural resource management, and natural disaster forecasting. Are you interested in participating in a successful national scale mentorship program?

If so, then we would like to invite you to begin participation in this program with a one-day virtual professional development workshop. The workshop will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.  

The workshop is part of a study to identify ways to support everyone’s interest in earth systems and environmental science careers through the National Science Foundation funded PROGRESS (PROmoting Geoscience Research Education and SuccesS) professional development and mentoring program.

If you are interested in participating in this single-day workshop and being paired with a mentor, please complete a brief online application (< 5 minutes to complete).
As part of the study, we will ask you to complete follow-up surveys about your experiences and interests at a later time (one before and one after the workshop). For questions, please email us at progressgeoscience@gmail.com.

Please note: Your participation is completely voluntary, and you can withdraw your participation at any time. In addition, the information you provide is treated as confidential; no identifying information will be connected with your answers. Please be also aware that your course instructors and advisors are not involved in this workshop study, and will not know whether you participate or not. Therefore, your decision to participate in the study will have no bearing on your course grades or experiences.

UMC hiring security guards, office assistant, more

Work in the heart of campus!

The UMC is the heart of campus, hosting 10,000-plus visitors a day and 16,000 events each year. As one of the most active spots on campus, the UMC gives CU students exceptional leadership and job experience. We offer a competitive salary, flexible hours, professional and personal development opportunities and a true team spirit!

The UMC is currently hiring for a number of positions, including:

  • Cashiers and a graduate assistant at The Connection
  • Events Planning & Catering intern
  • Business office assistant
  • Security guards
  • Set-up crew
  • Audio/visual tech

To learn more about available positions and to apply, visit the UMC Student Jobs webpage.

Join the UMC Board to be involved, be heard

Join the UMC Board! Apply Now!

Want to be part of the decisions that shape the UMC and that help us fulfill our mission? Apply for the UMC Board!

The UMC Board is the governing body for your student union and currently has openings for student members. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply today.

Note: You must be able to attend the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

ASAP offers free peer tutoring to any student living on campus or first-year commuting students

Academic Success and Achievement Program (ASAP) supports first-year students and any others living on campus as they adjust to college life, including tutoring in many different classes and mentorship in being a successful student. 

ASAP offers a hybrid tutoring model, with both in-person and virtual tutoring options available. Learn more.

Overall CU retirement plans fees lowered by 50%

A new recordkeeping and administrative fee structure for the University of Colorado 401(a) Mandatory Retirement Plan, CU 403(b) Voluntary Retirement Plan and Student Employee Retirement Plan (SERP) will debut on Oct. 1.

This change reduces overall fees paid by CU faculty and staff by nearly 50%. The fixed-dollar, per-participant fee structure ensures each plan participant pays a fair, reasonable cost for the plan services provided.

Each participant will pay a single flat fee, based on their total account balance in all their CU retirement plan accounts. Fees will range from $0 to $186 annually.

Sweet swag! Get CU swag and learn about zero waste on campus

sustainable CU-branded swag

As we increase our on-campus presence, and once again strive to reach our campus zero waste goal, a habit worth reviving is that of properly sorting our recyclables, compost and waste. Facilities Management is pleased to offer a new outreach program that you and your colleagues will find engaging, fun and highly informative.

For groups of 4–12, we’ll start with a brief presentation, followed by some mock recycling (where you are guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know before). Then we will take you on a tour of the on-campus recycling facility, do some Q&As and hand out some sweet sustainable CU-branded swag.

What better way to spend an hour? Round up your campus colleagues, reach out to recycling@colorado.edu, and we will get you on the schedule.

Stop by the dean of students office hours Sept. 16 in UMC 308

The Office of the Dean of Students will be holding office hours at the University Memorial Center (UMC 308). These office hours serve as a way to ask questions, connect with our staff and learn about resources; no appointment needed!

Stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Sept. 16
  • Oct. 21
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 16

Reach out for campus support resources

During these challenging times, many in the CU Boulder community may be looking to campus resources for assistance. Please know there are many in-person and virtual support and advocacy resources available to you.

Looking for things to do? Check out upcoming student events

Each semester, the Student Affairs offers hundreds of events, workshops and opportunities to get involved, meet fellow Buffs and have some fun! Events range from DIY nights and fitness classes to career fairs and watch parties, so there’s something for everyone.

Check back each week to see our current featured events and new offerings. We hope you’ll join us soon!

Join our candlelight research study

illustration of a candle stick

Join our candlelight research study: At Home Circadian Rhythm Assessment.

The purpose of the study is to examine circadian rhythms in the home environment under typical home lighting conditions versus under candlelight conditions after sunset. This work will have important implications for the development of strategies to measure circadian rhythms outside of the laboratory and how evening light exposure influences circadian timing.

We are looking for men and women, ages 18-65, to participate in an at-home monitoring research study that lasts approximately one week, with a total of two short visits at the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at CU Boulder. 

Compensation up to $250.

Get more study details and information on how to apply.

If you have any other questions, please email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the candlelight study.