10 things to do this week: Aug. 29 edition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Greetings, fellow Buffaloes! I hope you’re all well acclimated by now to the new semester and the mountain air. I am Sarah Ellsworth: IPHY major, Boulder native, and event connoisseur, writing to you from the comfort of beautiful CU Boulder on all of your weekly opportunities for community involvement, educational whatnot and supreme fun. Per usual, have a wonderful week!Tuesday, Aug. 30Texas Hold’em poker tournament. Whether you’re a card shark or a newbie player, come compete in a fast-paced tourney at The Connection in the UMC today at 7pm (sign up by 6pm). Prizes will be awarded and competition will be high level, so bring your poker face and maybe a friend or two! Poker tournamentWednesday, Aug. 31Center for Student Involvement grand opening. The Center for Student Involvement gives me a run for my money where advertising fun events is concerned and they are a fantastic resource for any and all Buffs looking to get involved or just attend some cool happenings. Check out their grand opening in UMC 330 from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn about involvement opportunities and enjoy the multitudinous games, prizes and food that will be handed out. Center for Student Involvement grand openingStudent Employment open house. If you could use a couple extra bucks to spend this semester, then you may consider attending the Student Employment Open House at The Regent Administration Center room 205 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There you can peruse job opportunities and work-study options, as well as get any and all questions answered in a low-stress environment. Student Employment open houseAcademic coaching walk-in hours. We all know school can be stressful and classes may be difficult. If you need some help navigating such challenges and getting expert advice on juggling classes, homework and studying, then swing by Flemming 190 between 12 and 3 p.m. for some free academic coaching alá the SASC Academic Success Team. They can point you in the right academic direction and set you up for success this and every semester. Academic coachingThursday, Sept. 1Study Abroad Fair. What’s one of the most common things alumni recommend for CU students? Study abroad! CU has a fantastic study abroad program, with opportunities in 65 countries ranging from studying to research to internships, and you can browse and investigate them all at the study abroad fair held at the UMC Fountain from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be plenty of people there to answer any questions you may have, including study abroad program staff and students who have already completed a study abroad. Study Abroad FairRalphie’s Cooking Basics. For those for whom college presents the new and exciting feeding-yourself challenge, there is Ralphie’s Cooking Basics, a free every-Thursday cooking class that meets outside the Alfred Packer Grill in the UMC at 5:15. Wear closed-toed shoes and sign up before the class begins. This week’s lesson is calzones, everyone’s favorite pizza-sandwich love child. Ralphie’s Cooking BasicsPearl Street Stampede. Students and locals alike congregate on Pearl Street Mall the night before a football game to get rowdy with music, dancing and a parade led by a fire truck in support of the CU Buffs. The festivities generally happen between 7 and 8 p.m. and move west down Boulder’s favorite walking mall, so be sure to be there in black and gold and ready to celebrate. Pearl Street StampedeFriday, Sept. 2Rocky Mountain Showdown. ‘Tis the season for a little friendly rivalry in the football medium; your CU Buffs Football team takes on the CSU Rams in the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown held at the Sports Authority Field (formerly known as Mile High Stadium) in Denver. Bring your sportsmanlike attitude and your Buffs T-shirts and come support your fellow Buffaloes! Rocky Mountain ShowdownInternational Coffee Hour. Everyone is welcome at the International Coffee Hour, home of stimulating conversation, free food, and prizes to win, which takes place weekly at 4pm in the UMC Dining Room. This is a great place to meet some new people, relax, and enjoy a low-key afternoon of socialization. International Coffee HourComplete the health insurance requirement. All CU Boulder students must have health insurance, per university regulation, so be sure to update your health insurance preferences before Sept. 16. You can opt for the University’s Gold Health Plan or provide you own from your family or employer, but you will have to waive the Gold Plan if that’s the case. Be sure to get this done now! www.colorado.edu/studentinsurance.Categories:Things to DoCampus Community Published: Aug. 29, 2016 last_img read more