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CU Alum Susan Brightbill Strikes Gold in Hollywood with Award-Winning Film SOLD OUT

May 22nd, 2022

“Sold Out” was written by Susan Brightbill. Susan is from Wisconsin and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder as a Political Science major. Susan has been a WGA writer for 15 years, selling scripts to places like Warner Brothers, Fox, Disney, ABC, CBS, Lifetime and Hallmark. Susan is also the recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Media Arts for the year 2021. Shestarted in the music business, then moved into acting and finally found her true passion inwriting. “Sold Out” is a music–based drama about a female talent scout who takes a down–on–his–luckconstruction... Read More

Looking Back: Forbes’ Top Colleges List includes CU Boulder & 11 other Colorado schools.

May 9th, 2022

CU Boulder and Denver, UNC, and DU, are all among Forbes’ list of top colleges in the U.S. for 2019. According to Forbes, the list is based on the top academics, career success and lowest debt. There were 650 schools in the ranking, meaning that only 15% of schools nationwide were included. Colorado schools ranked as such: United States Air Force Academy – 43 Colorado College – 92 Colorado School of Mines – 94 University of Denver – 140 University of Colorado, Boulder – 146 Colorado State University, Fort Collins – 223 Regis University – 298 University... Read More

Flashback: CU’s Controversial Buffalo Pool is Officially Open

May 4th, 2022

As a student, I was witness to the Buffalo Pool’s construction over the course of my most recent semester. I stood on the other side of the surrounding chain link fence, hoping that I would one day get to jump into this mystical animal-shaped pool, which was nothing but a mess of dirt and construction equipment when I first saw it. Well, that day has come, and I have finally gotten to see the finalized pool. It’s pretty freakin’ neat. The pool looks fantastic and the many months of construction have clearly paid off. However, it’s no secret that this pool has been the spark... Read More

What It Means To Graduate From CU

May 2nd, 2022

Graduation – A word that inflicts both fear and excitement on the students who have achieved it. I admit, the idea of graduation next year does scare me. Having two internships, I fear the 9-5 schedule that I know would weigh down on my soul. I don’t want to move away from Boulder, nor do I want CU to be only a memory. You can’t go to school forever though (although many of my 5th year graduate friends are currently skeeming ways to stay in school). Graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder means many things. You’ve graduated from one of America’s most... Read More

Senior Bucket List – CU Boulder

April 30th, 2022

Photo Credit: whyismarko.com I’ve mentioned in my other blogs that I am a senior and that this is my last semester of college. With that being said, my friends and I want to live out our last few months together the best way we can, so we are going to make a bucket list! I’m sure every senior (who isn’t going on to grad school) wants to have the most fun possible as well, so I encourage you all to get together with friends and make a list of some “last-hurrah” opportunities. Here are a couple things on my list: Go to one last Frat party and pretend to be freshmen Do a bar crawl of all... Read More

Top Attractions near the University of Colorado

April 22nd, 2022

Listed below are the top five most popular activities to do in and near the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as determined by recent Trip Advisor reviews: 1 – Folsom Field Folsom Field, named for famous University of Colorado Coach Frederick Folsom, first opened its doors for the 1924 season and has been the Buffs’ home ever since. The Buffs will play their home games on the “hilltop” for the 95th consecutive season in 2018. Colorado defeated Regis College 39-0 on October 11, 1924, and the stadium was dedicated. It was CU’s second home game of the season, since... Read More

The CU Celebrity Scene Timeline

April 21st, 2022

CU Boulder is the home to, and birthplace of, many “celebrities”. I use the word celebrity loosely because some of the successful and well-known people who have sprung from the University of Colorado work behind the scenes and not in front of the camera. The list of CU successes is a large one, consisting of scholarly award winners, astronauts, athletes, politicians and journalists. Hundreds and hundreds of alumni are recognized for their outstanding achievements in their various fields. However, I will focus on the alumni who are largely in the public eye and whose names you will likely recognize. Brandon... Read More

The Secret Life of Mary Rippon ~ First Female Professor at CU Boulder

April 19th, 2022

Most people know the name “Mary Rippon” from the spectacular outdoor theater where the Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs the works of William Shakespeare every summer. But did you know that Mary Rippon was actually the first female professor at CU Boulder? She caught German there between 1878 and 1909, making her not only the first female professor at CU, but one of the first educators to work there as well there as well. Although born in Detroit, Rippon was offered a teaching position in Boulder after she graduated from university herself. Eager to explore the West and its fascinating... Read More

CU Boulder: 7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

April 10th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of only 36 public research universities in the United States that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of institutions acknowledged as America’s finest research universities. 1. CU boasts nearly 475,000 living alumni, more than 250,000 of whom call Colorado their home. This means that 52% of alum stay in the Centennial State! 2. CU employs more than 37,000 people. This makes CU Boulder the largest employer in Colorado, with Lockheed Martin following closely behind. 3. CU boasts 19 alumni astronauts from the... Read More

FLASH BACK 2014 ~ Faces of Boulder ~ CU Homecoming Weekend

April 5th, 2022

CU Boulder’s 100th Homecoming game brought Boulder back to its roots and was a day to remember for both CU students, Alumni, and Boulder residents. Everyone in Boulder was reminded this weekend of why Boulder is such a great place to live in through the beautiful 80 degree weather and the great moments that made up this years homecoming weekend. The following images come from Travis Bildahl and Joseph Wirth as they went from party to party on the hill area of Boulder this weekend. Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed game day!                         Hope... Read More

Why CU Is Better Than CSU (A Comprehensive List)

April 1st, 2022

The long established rivalry between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State has, and will continue to be, a relevant one. I present an unbiased and comprehensive list as to why, once and for all, CU is on top. Our mascot would win in a fight The view, of course Campus is modeled after Tuscany The city of Boulder itself We have a stadium that is actually on campus CU has a designated college area (the Hill) Popular bands want to stop in Boulder CU is ranked 182nd out of all world universities…CSU is ranked 441st. (top universities.com) You get what you pay for Our parties... Read More

Facts & Figures about the University of Colorado Boulder

April 1st, 2022

Facts and Figures:  In fall 2020, the total student headcount enrollment among CU’s four campuses was 66,872. CU Boulder, 35,411; UCCS, 11,747; CU Denver, 15,162; the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, 4,522. CU awarded 17,099 degrees in the 2019-20 fiscal year. In fall 2019, CU had 4,150 tenured/tenure track faculty and 4,84 non-tenure track instructors. In fiscal year 2019-20, CU garnered $1.41 billion in sponsored research awards to conduct research in economic sectors critical to the state and nation, including energy, bioscience, aerospace and health care. CU’s operating budget... Read More

Alumnus of CU Boulder Earns the Top Spot for the Best Desert in Town

March 25th, 2022

Boulder Baked is rated number one for the Best Desert in Boulder, Colorado, according to the most current Yelp reviews. Boulder Baked is a family-owned local Boulder business. they use premium, local and organic ingredients whenever possible. They support their employees and their families by paying a living wage. They use only clean energy. Their mission is to provide high-quality hand-crafted products and quality jobs for our diverse staff. Boulder Baked offers a wide selection of delicious baked goods including gluten-free and vegan options. They are open for delivery, dine-in or take out... Read More

What Spring Semester Means For Seniors at CU

March 25th, 2022

Being a senior doesn’t always mean graduating on time. Spring semester for these students is just another ordinary semester. For the seniors who are graduating in May though, Spring semester provides the ultimate realization: the perfect combination of freedom and a general lack of adult-ing is coming to a dreaded end. Have no fear, seniors. Here is a guide to surviving and thriving during the last semester. 1) Get out of your comfort zone – Life doesn’t truly begin until you have, and on top of that, now is more of a time than ever to throw yourself into new situations such as... Read More

The University of Colorado’s Early History

March 18th, 2022

Before Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and before Colorado became a state in 1876, the area was settled by numerous Native American tribes, predominantly inhabited by the Arapaho. The Arapaho were successful nomadic hunters, expanding their presence through trade, warfare, and alliances with other tribes. They were closely allied with the Cheyenne, which allowed their hunting territory to expand greatly and made them a formidable force. Much of their culture revolved around the idea of a warrior, which included not only skills in combat, but also in keeping peace, and in... Read More

Featured Exhibit: CU Museum of Natural History ~ Antarctica: More than Meets the Eye

March 8th, 2022

The newest exhibit in the CU Museum of Natural History’s BioLounge takes visitors on a journey beyond the ice to the ancient Dry Valleys, where CU conducts world-class research. Discover the minuscule lifeforms that exist in the harsh environment at the end of the world; discover what it’s like to live as a scientist in an area where no rain has fallen in over 2 million years; and get to the heart of how this icy place plays a critical role in weather and climate around the world! photo via: colorado.edu  Read More

Featured Event ~ Fiske Planetarium – Drifting North: The Arctic Pulse

March 3rd, 2022

Thu, Mar 3, 2022 7:00pm – 8:00pm / 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309 Follow an international team of scientists from over twenty countries who embark on an epic year-long expedition to the Central Arctic.The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) team froze the German Icebreaker R/V Polarstern into the sea ice for a year. For a year, the team drifts with an ice floe and strives to understand the Arctic climate system and its future. The 360-degree planetarium dome show is the first planetarium feature film that captures the entire year of the central Arctic... Read More

Love & CU Boulder ~ Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 11th, 2022

Consider this: As a student we have four years of meeting an absurd amount of people from all across the US, and even more so, from all across the world. It seems that there has always and will always be varying opinions over whether or not being in a relationship during the four short years of our undergraduate lives should be spent with someone, with many, or alone. Whether you think that college isn’t the time for commitment or you’re on the opposing side, Valentines Day brings out the loving side in all of us (or at least the parts of us that don’t want to be alone). So, what... Read More

Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Stress at CU Boulder

January 31st, 2022
woman sitting on bed with flying books

It is that time in the semester when stress spreads like a rampant plague through the ranks of the students at universities. We are right about halfway through the semester, and every week my workload seems to grow heavier and heavier. When I was a freshman in my first semester at college, I had no idea how to cope with this stress. I wish I’d known about some of the options available for students to reduce this anxiety. What I have come to learn is that there are a wide variety of resources available for college students, many of which are quite reasonably priced. Yoga I know how this must... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day ~ Dex! CU BUFF Edition

January 27th, 2022

Dex is a Boulder resident and a proud University of Colorado Alumni. Dex owns a successful local media company. He has a lot of arrows in his quiver. Dex is a writer, producer, photographer, communicator, story-teller and media technology fanatic. Some would say Dex is a real New Age Renaissance man! You can check out his amazing work here: https://indevisual.co/ Go Dex and Go Buffs! ___________  Read More