Thursday, October 9, 2014


•Monday 10/13: Spring 2015 Course Listings Available in MyCUInfo

•Friday 10/31: Last Day to Drop a Course via MyCUInfo and receive a W (no instructor or Dean permission required, although consult your academic advisor and financial aid liaison first to make sure this decision is in your best interest and to see how that changes your graduation timeline)

• Friday 10/31: Last Day to Change Your Final Exam Schedule

• Friday 10/31: Last Day to Apply for December 2014 Graduation and Have YOUR Name in Program!!! If you are trying to graduate in December of 2014, and have not seen your primary academic advisor to pick up and fill out your graduation packet with your advisor, please do so ASAP!!!

NOTE: If you are graduating in Spring 2015, the deadline to meet with your advisor and pick up your graduation packet and turn everything in to Woodbury109 is April 1, 2015, however, you should still meet with your advisor before November registration starts in order that you are confident that you register for all courses that you need to graduate on-time, to ensure that you actually DO graduate!!!


Ciara Green helps manage the EBIO Club through Facebook.
The EBIO Website committee is looking to clean up, update and remove outdated data on its old website. The EBIO Club students removed the EBIO Club website and now manage all events, notifications and updates through a Facebook channel. The group public so that any student could access the page without having to first login or having to have a facebook account in the firstplace.


2014 Trail Running Conference, Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, Friday October 10 & Saturday October 11,
Working in partnership with the ATRA (American Trail Running Association) we have put together a star studded gathering of top trail and mountain runners, sponsors, fun runs with demo opportunities presented by New Balance, Hoka & Altra, including the chance to trial shoes that you may not have seen yet, interactive workshops, and speaker panels on hot trail related subjects...come and support this educational and inspiring event!
Athletes appearing include Sage Canaday, who won the World Mountain Running Long Distance Challenge at Pikes Peak this year, leading the US men's team to gold medals!
Trail champion Joseph Gray will also be there, see him at the Spenco booth, and join him in a fun run to trial Spenco products!
We will also have three other members of Team USA that won gold medals this year, as well as well known trail & mountain runners Darcy Piceu, Nick Clark, Josh Arthur, Michele Yates, and more...

****For anyone that is a student or faculty member at CU, or friends, or family, you can take advantage of a community discount code that we have created - the code saves you $5 off the standard rate for both 1 day and 2 day passes for the Trail Runner days. Use code ETA2014CU5 to benefit - details at - register at this link - let me know if you have any questions...

-->We also need volunteers to help out on both days if anyone can spare 2-3 hours and would like to get involved - you get free access for whole day in exchange for the part of the day that you work - e-mail to find out more at

-->Also remember Belle, Roger and the EP Running Club team will be putting on the Estes Trail Ascent Trail Run on the dizzy heights of Pole Hill on Sunday October 12, starts at 10.00 am - registration is open, and you can register at Ravencrest School from 9.00 am - $40 entry now, $45 on race day. Details and to register at this link - limit of 75 runners, so make sure of your spot soon!

Please join us in celebrating CU Women's Resource Center's 20th Anniversary! For two days we will be celebrating our Her-story and commitment to equity through a variety of events. To kick off the party, we will be having a workshop by Sonya Renee on Friday October 10th, 12-1 pm in UMC 247, and an Open House from 1-4pm in UMC 415. On Saturday October 11th, we will be continuing the fun with a night of programming in the UMC South Terrace tent; including a alumni, faculty and staff cocktail hour and special guest performer, Sonya Renee, that is open to the campus community. RSVP required for the Saturday event, which can be sent to Share your photos or favorite memories on Twitter with hashtag #wrc20th. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please check out our website


Applications are due February 9th. The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. Details on local living accommodations will be provided when fellows are notified of their acceptance. If a fellow requires housing, then the costs will be covered by SURF; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses.
For more information on the programs, see the following links:


Pathways Indefinite Intern / Wildlife Biologist Trainee: Rocky Mountain Region Yampa, Colorado – Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is seeking a Wildlife Biologist Student Trainee in support of the Forest Wildlife Management Program. The position is located at the Yampa Ranger District, located in Yampa, Colorado. To express interest in this position, please contact for the Outreach Response Form and send to by close of business Friday October 10th, 2014. For additional information on this position or the duty location, please contact Melissa Dressen at (970)638-4177.

Position Title: Wildlife (Biological Sciences) Student Trainee / GS-0499-04
Tour of Duty: This position will be advertised through Pathways as a Student Intern (Biological Sciences- Wildlife) Indefinite position (without a Not-To-Exceed date), which allows for non-competitive conversion to a permanent employee after successful completion of education degree requirements and on the job training. While the student intern completes the degree, the work schedule will occur around their school schedule. Once the degree and job training are completed, this position will convert to a permanent fulltime GS-0486-9 Wildlife Biologist appointment with the work schedule year round. Duty Station: Yampa, Colorado
Housing: There is housing available.
To Apply: This position will be advertised on the USAJOBs website as a Pathways Indefinite Student Intern from October 20 through October 24, 2014.
Position Duties: The purpose of this position is to perform work individually or as a crew member in support of the unit, timber, silviculture, recreation, fire, wildlife and/or range programs. Duties and responsibilities include assisting the District wildlife biologist in conducting a variety of wildlife surveys, administrative studies, and habitat assessments, managing seasonal crews, completing Biological Evaluations and Assessments, participating on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) interdisciplinary teams, implementing restoration and habitat improvement projects, and vegetation data collection including plant identification and measurements following scientific protocols. The various NEPA projects include: wildlife habitat improvement projects, grazing management, timber sales, prescribed burning, special use permits, recreation projects, and a large variety of vegetation management projects. The majority of the work load will be working on bark beetle related projects that are complex in nature due to the hazard tree mitigation work, salvage harvest, and fuels reduction projects. We desire a candidate that has the ability to work across natural resource disciplines in an integrated manner to accomplish the purpose, need, and multiple use management objectives of projects. The position also requires working with a variety of existing external partners and establishing new partnerships including but not limited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Mule Deer Foundation, Wild Turkey Federation, and the Habitat Partnership Program. Position will also gain experience and become familiar with working in other departments such as Timber, Recreation, Wildlife, Range, and Fire programs.

Education Intern Position Announcement
Part time, Seasonal Intern (for credit/unpaid).
One or more 6-hour days per week, January 2015 through May 31, 2015. Option to extend internship through August.
Reports To: School Programs Coordinator
The Audubon Society of Greater Denver is currently seeking creative, highly motivated and energetic individuals to work collaboratively on our education programs as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity to learn and gain experience in teaching informal science education programs.
Principal Responsibilities
Learn ASGD curricula (Migration Madness, Migration Mapping, Bird Banding, Beaver Habitat Investigation, Pond Exploration, Whoo’s for Dinner).
Instruct hands-on, creative, science classes for groups at the Audubon Center at Chatfield.
Assist with hands-on, creative, science classes for schools in the Denver metro area.
Assist with set-up and clean-up of classrooms/center and other areas for programs.
Maintain weekly social media for both Community and School education programs (Facebook, Twitter etc.).
Assist with ASGD public and fundraising events (Spring Event, BIG Day, and Mother’s Day Bird Banding Breakfast).
Assist with public programs one weekend day each week during Bird Banding season (end of April-May 31).
Teach one 5.5-hour day per week during the spring season of ASGD Audubon Center field trips, which run March – May 31, 2014.
Skillfully and enthusiastically instruct one of the three Bird Banding stations each day you are scheduled to teach.
Participate in introduction and conclusion of program.
Collaborate with education team to develop, enhance, and implement curricula or programs.
Encourage stewardship in students through enthusiasm, knowledge, and passion for birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
Act as a role model for all students, illustrating appropriate behavior and environmental ethics and encourage a joyful, safe, meaningful outdoor experience for students.
Minimum Qualifications
Must be 18 or older
Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, biology, geology, or related fields
Experience in teaching children at schools and/or for other educational organizations.
Strong communication skills with children and adults.
Computer proficiency - word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Personal vehicle to travel to schools, office and nature center.
Ability to intern weekday/weekend mornings and/or early afternoons.
Desired Behavioral Traits and Attitudes
Team player, fun, outgoing, passionate, organized, creative, resourceful, critical thinker, results-oriented, and self motivated.
Some experience with or strong interest in teaching environmental education in informal settings (zoos, museums, nature centers, camps etc.)
Passionate about ASGD’s mission.
Special Requirements:
Must commit to interning at least 1 day/week for all seven weeks of field trip season (Mon-Fri from April 26—May 31).
Must be available from 8:30am - 2:30pm for programs, set-up, and cleanup on the day(s) you are scheduled to intern.
Must be available for bird banding training one day during the week of March 17, 2014 from 9:30am - 2:30pm.
Can attend our Audubon Naturalist training which includes natural history classes on the ecology of the Chatfield Basin. The classes are held 1x per month on a Saturday. A schedule of the courses/dates/times will be given to you if you are selected for the internship.
Interested applicants should send/email cover letter and resume to:
Audubon Society of Greater Denver
Attn: Emily Hertz, School Programs Coordinator
9308 S. Wadsworth Blvd
Littleton, CO 80128
Deadline: November 26, 2014
Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2015


A basic overview of CU GOLD's program is that we are the ONLY free and open leadership program at CU and we pride ourselves on accepting a variety of people from all years and majors (freshman to grad students!) We believe that everyone is a leader and our programs are designed to fine-tune and enhance natural leadership abilities through a series of leadership profiling, personality assessments, and other team-building activities.

In addition, CU GOLD also puts on a Student Leadership Conference every year. This year's Seventh Annual Leadership Conference will be taking place on Saturday, November 8 from 10am-4:30pm at the UMC, room 235.

Our workshops will explore topics in relational leadership, social media and personal branding, building a resume, and how to apply leadership in both your professional and daily life. We will also have a series of breakout sessions in categories such as cross-cultural communication, social justice, conflict resolution, and service/volunteerism.
This conference is relevant to just about everyone and I truly believe the experience every year is invaluable. The speakers alone are candid, experienced, and so knowledgeable. If anyone is interested in attending, registration is now open at the link I've provided below. Lunch will be provided.
For questions about disability accommodations and/or general information, please contact
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Wednesday 10/8/2014, 5:00pm: Tuition Due Date & Last Day to Withdraw with 60% Tuition Assessment for fall 2014

Monday 10/13/2014: Spring 2015 Course Listings Available in MyCUInfo

Friday 10/31/2014: Last Day to Change Your Final Exam Schedule

Friday 10/31, 10th week of classes, 11:59 PM: Last Day to Drop a Fall 2014 Course via MyCUInfo without needing the Dean's permission and instructor's signature to do so (this still results on a W on your transcript and your tuition will not be reimbursed, however, if you drop by this date, your gpa will not be affected by the drop and no petition or paperwork is required)-- still meet with financial aid to discuss potential financial consequences and meet with your advisor before hand to discuss an action plan for spring 2015

Here are a few options offered through Continuing Education if you dropped/withdrew from a course, and are trying to pick up another course:

7-week evening continuing education courses: These classes will begin in October. There are only two: ANTH 1160 and GEOG 1011

7-week online continuing education courses: These courses begin Oct. 20th. There are three options:
ATOC 1060
WRTG 3090, 2 credits: Generally only recommended for seniors who might need additional upper-division credits
ENGL 3856, 1 OR 3 credits: This course actually requires students to get started in the MOOC in the next week or two in addition to enrolling in the 1 or 3 cr. course that will begin on Oct. 20. Please see attached for more details and email with questions. This is a very new option for William Kuskin’s popular Comic Books and Graphic Novels course.