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Campus Happenings

Weekly Events & Updates

Week of December 11, 2017

Editor’s note: The “Campus Happenings” e-newsletter is distributed weekly to students at University of Colorado Denver by the Division of Student Affairs. Those CU Denver events and updates are also available on this webpage. Check in every Monday to find out what’s happening! If you have items you’d like to contribute, please complete the submission form by noon on Thursday for the following week.


See you next year! This is the final weekly “Campus Happenings” webpage update of the semester. We’ll be taking a holiday break & plan to resume our student news and events e-newsletters & webpage updates on Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018. In the meantime any important announcements, will be added to this webpage. Good luck with finals and enjoy your break!

$10 million gift to Wellness Center:
Get ready to start calling our new wellness center the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center in recognition of the couple’s generous gift to the university. Chancellor Dorothy Horrell, PhD, announced the donation and the center’s new name to the Student Government Association (SGA) on Friday afternoon, Dec. 8. “This is CU Denver’s first named building,” Horrell said. “To have it be a building for students, and to know that a strong student initiative made it a reality, is what makes it special.” $8 million of the gift will fund an endowment to manage the center’s futures expenses, with a goal of keeping student fees for the center at their current rate. Read more in “CU Denver Today.”



Last day to donate gifts to Adopt-A-Veteran: The final date to donate a gift for the CU Denver Veteran & Military Student Services’ (VMSS) Adopt-A-Veteran holiday program is Wednesday, Dec. 13. Drop off your gifts at Tivoli #124, then on Wednesday, Dec. 20, join VMSS at Colorado State Veterans Home at Fitzsimons on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus where they’ll be delivered to veterans who live there. To adopt a veteran or if you have questions, email


For a list of weekly events & programming, please scroll down below the ‘updates’ section

Monday & Tuesday
Dec. 11 & 12, 10am – 2pm
Finals Boost
Fuel up before your exams
Snacks & positive energy
Two locations
North Classroom Atrium & Lynx Center

Tuesday, Dec. 12, Noon – 
Nobel at Noon Lecture Series:
2017 awardee Richard H. Thaler
Presented by Laura Argys
Student Commons, Wartgow Welcome Center

Saturday, Dec. 16, 9am
CU Denver Fall Commencement
Celebrate our graduates 
Colorado Convention Center, Hall A

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2:30pm – 4pm
Veteran & Military Student Services:
Deliver gifts to veterans
Fitzsimons Veterans Home
CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Saturday, Dec. 23, Noon - 1pm
Nobel at Noon Lecture Series:
Physiology & Medicine
Presented by Chris Phiel
Student Commons Building, Wartgow Welcome Center

Thursday, Jan. 11, 
Catalyst Leadership Experience
Expand your leadership skills
Breakfast & lunch provided
Space limited, apply on MyLynx by Dec. 17


Dec. 19 Nobel at Noon postponed: The final presentation in the Nobel at Noon lecture series, originally planned for Dec. 19, has been rescheduled. Physiology & Medicine, presented by Chris Phiel will now be held on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from noon – 1pm in the Student Commons Building, Wartgow Welcome Center.

Catalyst registration deadline: 
The Catalyst Leadership Experience is a one-day program focused on developing leadership skills and connecting students with causes they care about. If you’d like to attend, the deadline to register is Sunday, Dec. 17. Space is limited, register now on MyLynx. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 11 in the Tivoli. Questions? Contact

Donate holiday gifts to children: 
The Auraria Campus is hosting its annual Share Tree Project and needs your gift donations to help children this holiday season. Stop by the Tivoli Book Store, take a candy cane ornament off the tree, purchase a gift for that child and bring it, unwrapped, to the Office of Student Life in Tivoli #303 with the ornament attached. But, do it quickly. The donation deadline is Thursday, Dec. 14. Questions? Contact Lauren Pfefferle.

Stay sharp during break: 
Mental performance and physical health all depend heavily on maintaining a proper sleep schedule. Check out this month’s issue of Student Health 101 for some tips on maintaining your sleep schedule during the holiday break so you can bring your A-game into the next semester. 

Give back by grocery shopping! The 
Loving Lynx Fund provides emergency assistance to students facing unexpected financial crises. To contribute, purchase a pre-loaded $5 King Soopers gift card at the Lynx Center. Cash only, exact change, please. Then, each time you reload the card, 5% of the proceeds will go to the Loving Lynx Fund. Questions? Contact Emily Lefferts.  

LASIK surgery discount: 
CU Denver students, staff & faculty are eligible for a discount on LASIK eye surgery at the UCHealth Eye Center. The offer includes a complimentary initial consultation and discounted surgery & post-operative care. For more details, call 720-848-2020.

Get trained in fitness:
The CU Denver Student Wellness Center is offering two ACE (American Council on Exercise) training programs in Spring 2018 beginning at the end of January and continuing until the middle of May. Participants who successfully complete the programs will have the opportunity to audition for jobs at the Wellness Center. The Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm starting Jan. 30. The Group Fitness Instructor Certification Course will be held on Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, beginning January 31. The location for both is the Student Commons Building, Wartgow Conference Room. Space is limited, register now!


Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: Explore the philosophy of early education pioneers Frances & David Hawkins.
Through Dec. 20 | Check times online | Lawrence St. Center, 7th floor | School of Education & Human Development

Stay fit:
The Student Wellness Center offers weekly wellness programs. Get a quick total-body workout with the finals week edition of Move-it Mondays in the Wartgow Conference Room, or check out Wellness Wednesdays in the Student Commons Building Gallery Space. 
Mondays & Wednesdays | Noon – 12:45

Weekly Counseling Center Workshops: Stop by the Student Counseling Center on Wednesdays for weekly wellness workshops. The rotating featured topics are Stress less, Relationships, Peace of Mind and Managing your Mood. Register online to reserve your spot.
Wednesdays | 4pm – 6pm | Tivoli #454

Relax! De-stress during finals week with yoga, tai chi & meditation at the Relaxation Station Weekly Happiness Hour in the Student Commons Building. 
Wednesday, Dec. 13 | 2pm – 3pm |Boettcher Conference Room

Resume & Cover Letter Meetups:  Stop by the Career Center to learn about marketing yourself and job-specific resumes and cover letters. 
Wednesday, Dec. 13 | 2pm – 3pm | Tivoli #267

Spirit Thursdays! 
Drop by the Lynx Center in your CU Denver gear and get some popcorn for showing your school spirit! You might score a CU Denver spirit pack.
Thursdays | 11am2pm | Student Commons, Lynx Center

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