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You have only until 5pm, Friday March 23rd, to drop a course form
your schedule by utilizing the late drop form found in your
MyCUInfo portal. After the 23rd, all students will need to petition
the Dean’s Office to request a late drop. Please do not take this
step as petitions are rarely approved (unless specific extenuating
circumstances are identified) and can be quite a lengthy process.

If you are unsure as to whether it is in your best interest to drop
a course from your schedule prior to the deadline, please be in
contact. at your convenience. If for whatever reason you feel you
need to drop a course from your schedule before the deadline, please
follow the directions below.

As you navigate through the following steps, please allow your
computer enough time to process as some students hurry through the
submission of the online form and shut down the webpage that is
processing the request. This results in the late drop request not
making its way to the Registrar’s Office for processing. At any
rate, know this is a pretty simple procedure as long as all steps
are followed.

1. Log in to your MyCUInfo portal and click on the “Student” tab.

2. On the bottom right side of the page you will see a “+” sign
linked on Registrar Forms. Click the “+” sign and then click on the
Arts & Sciences Late Drop link.

3. The Late Drop form will load. You will see the form will already
contain some of your demographic information. You will need to check
all the requested boxes and then enter the course information for
the class you would like to drop – subject code, course number and
section number. In example, ASTR (subject), 2030 (course number) and
001 (section number).

4. If the course you intend to drop has a recitation or lab
component, please check the associated box on that line.

5. Click the grey Submit button. This is when it takes awhile for
the page to process. You know all went well if, after processing,
you see a screen shot stating “Thank you for your submission.” At
that point, an email is also automatically generated and sent to
your CU account informing you that your request was received.

6. The Registrar’s Office will process your request and then you
should receive a follow-up email informing you that the course has
been dropped from your schedule.

7. If you feel your late drop form was not processed or you have
concerns about using a computer to process this request, please
visit the Registrar’s Office in person or contact their office at


Dr. Cornel West at the Tivoli

Who: Dr. Cornel West
What: The Art of Social Justice
When: Thursday, April 12, 7:00pm
Where: Tivoli Turnhalle

Dr. Cornel West, will be visiting the Auraria campus and giving a lecture about social justice as a part of the Art of Social Justice conference hosted by The Collective for Social Change student organization. Dr. West is a professor at Princeton University and is known as a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV Show. This event is a perfect opportunity to allow your students to meet a very knowledgeable individual in the area of social justice. He has written 19 books and he is best known for his classic Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver.

SOCY Summer Classes Taught By World-Class Faculty

Great SOCY summer courses! Taught by world-class faculty

Learn from prestigious, world-class faculty that will be teaching at our campus in the summer. These renowned scholars bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspective to the classroom that will challenge and inspire your thinking.

Summer Registration Start March 7th

Environment and Society
SOCY 2077, 3 semester hours, Section 001, Class No. 16316
Session M: May 14-June 1, 2012

Our lives and society are closely tied to the environment and natural
resources, and through our daily actions we can cause both environmental degradation and support environmental solutions. In this introductory course we will examine the ways in which our contemporary society depends on natural resources from around the world and the ways that social institutions create environmental problems and attempt to solve them.

Credit not granted for this course and SOCY 3091. Approved for arts and
sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

Terry Mills
Morehouse College, Georgia
Terry Mills is the Dean for Research at Morehouse College. Professor
Mills completed his PhD from the University of Southern California where
he conducted research on the USC Longitudinal Study of Generations
at the Andrus Gerontology Center. He is a fellow of the Gerontological
Society of America. His research focuses on social, environmental,
and physical health factors associated with late-life depression and
intergenerational relationships.


Sociological Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity
SOCY 3161, 3 semester hours, Section 200, Class No. 13225
Session B: July 10-August 10, 2012

As a general overview of what constitutes race and ethnicity in the U.S., this course will familiarize students with the basic premise of social analyses of distinctive racial and ethnic groups. We will discuss some of the current understandings of race; explore the continuous role immigration plays in redefining social and ethnic categories and begin to notice how whiteness studies have emerged. Recommended prereq., SOCY 1001.

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
American University, Washington, DC

Professor Vidal-Ortiz is currently at American University. He has received
many awards for his research, including a Fulbright Scholarship in Bogata
regarding sexuality, race, and migration. He has been a pioneer and
leading figure in the teaching of gender, sexuality, and migration and is
an excellent instructor.

Work for BPD Victim Advocate Team

Work for Police Departments Victim Advocate Team

The Boulder Police Department is currently accepting applications to become a part of the volunteer
Victim Advocate team. BPD Advocates work closely with police officers, providing support and assistance to community members who have become victims of crimes, accidents, natural disasters or other critical events.
Boulder Police Advocates help over 400 people a year. They respond to fires where people have lost their
homes or irreplaceable possessions; They sit with grieving family members who have just lost a loved one; and they assist victims of assault, robbery and theft. They help people re-establish their support systems, provide valuable information and referrals, lend a supportive shoulder and a listening ear.

A required 40 hour training to prepare volunteers to become Victim Advocates is provided. The training, which starts April 3rd, is a great learning experience that covers a wide variety of subjects. Crisis intervention skills, community resources, active listening and information about emotional responses to grief and trauma are just a few of the topics discussed.

If you are interested in learning more about this valuable opportunity, or becoming a part of this critically
important volunteer service, please contact

Susan Townley Townleys@bouldercolorado.gov

You can also visit http://www.bouldercolorado.gov to learn more or download an application.

The application deadline is Monday March 30th.

Position Description

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide crisis intervention by phone and/or in person to victims of crime and survivors of tragedy in
the city of Boulder
2. Provide support and inform victims of case status
3. Connect victims with appropriate resources and referrals
4. Conduct case management; retrieve and review case reports
5. Send appropriate literature to victims, follow up with officers and detectives, and assess any other
follow-up requirements
6. Complete necessary paperwork

Qualifications: Must be at least twenty-one years old; have an open, non-judgmental attitude with genuine concern and empathy for crime victims and tragedy survivors; able to cooperate with police, staff and other agencies; excellent interpersonal communication skills, and a high comfort level with telephone
interactions; ability to work with minimal guidance. Advocates must have their own transportation and telephone, and be willing and able to follow regulations for appropriate Victim Advocate behavior. Any of the following will disqualify any applicant from consideration: Any prior felony conviction; the recent commission of a felony, or any non-traffic misdemeanor; or a current case in the system.

Chance for Submissions

The library is planning a big literary festival in April. The festival will run from April 9th through the 14th, and it will involve many great activities and author presentations. When the official schedule is available, it will be posted.

They will be publishing an anthology of work by local folks and are hoping to get some entries in Spanish. These can be monolingual or bilingual – entirely up to the author.

The deadline for submissions was March 9, but please still try to submit anyway! Please email Amy Fontenot for submission guidelines and the entry form, both in Spanish and English.


Woman’s Resource Center is Hiring

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is hiring for two positions: Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Marketing Coordinator. Students must have 3 remaining semesters at CU starting with the Fall 2012 Semester, and be full time students.

If you have any questions and for an application, please email Hannah Wilks at: hannah.wilks@colorado.edu

Call for Nominations!

Call for Nominations:
27th Annual Equity and Excellence Awards Nominations

Due March 2, 2012

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) at the University of Colorado at Boulder announces a call for nominations for the 27th Annual Equity and Excellence Awards for students, staff and faculty of the CU-Boulder campus. This award is designed to recognize students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, higher education program management or leadership development. Nominations are due by March 2.

The recipients of these awards will be honored at the Equity and Excellence Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, April 24, 2012.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Students nominated should meet the following criteria:
* Demonstrated outstanding service to the university community
* Demonstrated academic achievement
* Demonstrated noteworthy service to or on behalf of CU’s culturally diverse communities

Nominations should include a minimum of three (3) letters of support for the candidate, at least one of which should be from faculty or staff. These letters should describe the nominee’s academic achievements and service to the overall University community as well as to and/or on behalf of our culturally diverse communities. Nominations and letters of support are welcome from any member of the CU-Boulder campus community.

Faculty and Staff Awards:

All staff and faculty are eligible. The nominee should be someone who through his/her professional service best exemplifies the commitment to equity and excellence in higher education. The nomination should include a minimum of three (3) letters of support for the candidate. These letters should focus on the person’s accomplishments in, and efforts toward, promoting the principles of inclusive excellence in teaching and learning, higher education program management or leadership development among students, staff and/or faculty. Nominations and letters of support are welcome from any member of the CU-Boulder campus community.

All materials should be submitted electronically to odece@colorado.edu by March 2, 2012.

If you have questions, contact Nola Salisbury, ODECE, at 303-735-1332.