11 things to do this weekend: Virtual talks, wellness workshops, more – CU Boulder Today

This week brings Conference on World Affairs sessions, Feel Good Fridays, sunset yoga, a Pollinator Appreciation Month celebration, bouldering for those in recovery, TEDxCU and more.

Friday, Sept. 11

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Zoom
Join in on discussions about “Zooming” in on loneliness, reconnecting with the natural world, communicating with those you don’t agree with, and the racial impacts on education equality. See the full schedule.

 10–10:30 a.m.   Handshake
Interested in becoming a physician, dentist, nurse, physical therapist, physician assistant, pharmacist or other health professional? This small group session will answer the most common questions about health professions, help you understand the basic requirements (including prerequisite coursework) and introduce you to essential resources and services at CU to support your preparation. RSVP on Handshake.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Village Center, Room 179
The Office of the Dean of Students will be holding office hours at the Village Center. Stop by to ask questions, connect with our staff and learn about resources; no appointment needed! Can’t make it? See the full schedule.

 12:15 p.m.  Zoom
Check out this weekly workshop to learn about a work of art and then participate in a related mindfulness practice. Register here.

 12:30–1:30 p.m.  Handshake
Learn how to register for the virtual career fairs this semester, best practices for putting your best foot forward in employer chats, and how to navigate Handshake! RSVP on Handshake.

1–2 p.m.  Zoom
Watch The Ripple Effect, a powerful documentary, at your convenience and attend a reflection session. This will be a student-led open discussion. Register today (choose “The Ripple Effect” appointment).

 6:30–7:15 p.m. or 7:30–8:15 p.m.   Rec Center tennis courts 
Enjoy physically distanced sunset yoga on the rooftop tennis courts of the Rec Center! Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats. Space is limited, so register today.


Saturday, Sept. 12

 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Virtual event
Learn more about pollinators, celebrate their contributions to the environment and collectively take action to protect them during this free virtual festival. Registration required.

 11 a.m. to noon  Rec Center climbing gym
Rec Services and the Collegiate Recovery Center invite you to join others who are in recovery for a fun-filled morning of bouldering. Get basic climbing instruction while connecting with others. Pre-registration is required, as spots are limited. 

Noon  Zoom
Meet the diversity organizations across campus that are committed to supporting LGBTQ+ students in STEM. There will be guided breakout discussions where participants share and explore what it is like to be LGBTQ+ in STEM. Brought to you by oSTEM, CU’s student-led group for LGBTQ+ STEM students. Register here.


Sunday, Sept. 13 

 3–5 p.m.  Zoom
On Feb. 14, 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 took an image of Earth from 4 billion miles away. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this iconic image, TEDxCU 2020 speakers will inspire and challenge us to think about how our past and present could shape our future! Registration is required for this event.