Is your student staying in Boulder this summer? Consider having them take summer classes! Summer classes are a good way for your student to get ahead in credits, or make up any lost credits from the past. CU offers 5 different summer sessions, allowing students of varying ability to take courses.
Registration for summer session is OPEN, so talk to your student about taking classes now! For more information about summer session, go to their website: http://www.colorado.edu/summer/
The CU Senior Class Council has announced Eric Stough as the keynote speaker for CU’s May commencement ceremony. Stough is the Animation Director and Producer for the animated hit series, South Park. Eric Stough graduated from CU Boulder with a film degree in 1995. Stough reflects the student body at CU in many ways including his motivation and thinking outside-of-the-box, as seen in his work on the most popular animated TV series that is in it’s eighteenth season and has won Stough five Emmy awards and the coveted Peabody Award. You can look look here for the article posted by the Daily Camera!
As part of the Generation Study Abroad pledge initiated by the Institute of International Education (IIE), CU Boulder is one of more than 150 higher education institutions to set a goal to double the number of students who participate in an international experience. The ultimate goal of IIE us to achieve a national number of 600,000 U.S. participants by the end of the decade.
CU is proud to be a part of this initiative. Larry Bell, executive director of CU-Boulder’s Office of International Education, states: “An increasingly important part of college is participation in global experiences. It enhances international collaboration and innovation while preparing future leaders to the benefit of CU Boulder students, the community, the state and beyond.” CU Boulder will push this initiative with a series of programs, early engagement and increased access to underrepresented students. To read more, please click here.
CU students, faculty and staff, are able to utilize Via vouchers that offer a $1 discount on Via rides. That’s up to half the cost. Each CU student, faculty or staff member who qualifies for the program may receive up to 60 vouchers that are valid during a 60-day period. Vouchers may be picked up at: East Campus: ADA Coordinator’s Office, 3100 Marine Street, 3rd Floor. Questions? Call 303-492-0956 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Main Campus: Disability Services N200 Center for Community. Call 303-492-8671 or DSInfo@colorado.edu. Visit: www.colorado.edu/pts/disability_via_rides to learn about discounts and how to schedule rides.
The 2014-15 application for continuing or transfer CU-Boulder students is available online. Each year, we offer $2500 merit based, non-renewable scholarships to those students who are excellent in academics and extracurricular activities. Advanced or challenging courses are desirable and full-time enrollment at CU-Boulder is required for receiving this scholarship (12 credit hours).The deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014. For more information, please visit our page:http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/continuing-scholarships/
Many of CU-Boulder’s most popular and sought-after courses are offered during Summer Session. You can earn credit, keep up with major requirements, improve your GPA, and still enjoy summer.
Here are the Top Ten Reasons to register for CU-Boulder Summer Session:
For more information, visit the Summer Session website.
Thank you to all who have volunteered for Operation Confirm! CU’s Office of Admissions had anticipated reaching out to you late last week but ended up encountering some technical issues. It is anticipated that Admissions will contact all Operation Confirm volunteers by Friday, February 21st. Thank you again for volunteering!
Your student’s academic advisor can point them toward opportunities to enhance their degree, get connected on campus, access support services and so much more. Preparing for their life after graduation is about so much more than choosing their major; they need to consider the whole package. They should be asking themselves:
Their advisor can help them customize their academic plan to maximize their experiences and help them sift through their options as they begin to build their academic portfolio.
Julia Marino spent a night at her college apartment, caught up with friends over breakfast and spoke about her journey to Sochi to compete as an Olympic athlete. Marino is a CU student and Paraguay’s first Olympic athlete to compete in the winter games. A slopestyle skier, she was born in Paraguay and raised by her adoptive parents in Winchester, Mass. CU has allowed Marino to pursue a lifestyle that teams professional athlete with full-time student. At 21-years-old, Marino is just one year shy from graduating with a degree in psychology. One way CU has made it all possible is through its diverse curricula offered during summer sessions and online. For more on Julia, click here.
Free Pilates Reformer Open House on Tuesday, February 18th, help CU lead the PAC in the PAC 12 Fitness Challenge February 24-28, and there is great news about the CU Spring Break with an Outdoor Program. The CU Men’s Club Ultimate recently won the Ultimate Frisbee Invitational in Phoenix and the CU Women’s Club Equestrian Team was recently highlighted at the National Western Stock Show. For more information on the new and improved Rec Center, click here.