Welcome Back Buffs!
I hope you enjoyed your summer and are ready for the new year. As you return to your school routine, I encourage you to consider joining the Honors Scholars Program! This program was established in Fall 2016 by the Honors Student Advisory Board to establish community within the Honors Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Want more information? Click the link below!
Likewise, I hope to see you all at the honors events this semester! The Honors Program is sponsoring multiple TV w/ a Profs, Coffee Hours, a Resume Building Workshop, Honors Thesis Symposium, Distinguished Lectured Series, and Honors Film Night! Be sure to check the link below for dates and times, or if you are an Honors Scholar, check the D2L community page!
The first event of the year is this Thursday, September 7th at 6:00pm in the UMC Aspen Rooms. Dr. Owens will be showing and analyzing an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. See you there!
To end this blog, I thought I’d provide you with interesting quick facts to think about in between classes:
- Despite popular belief, CU Boulder’s room and board is not as expensive in respect to other universities as you might think. Rutgers University in New Jersey charges $18,090 for room and board! CU’s $13,998 doesn’t look as bad now, right?
- The Rocky Mountain Showdown had the largest attendance back in 2003 with a total of 76,219 people cheering in the stands.
- Robert Redford was a janitor at the Sink.
- The Dushanbe Teahouse was a gift from the mayor of Dushanbe, Tajikistan which is Boulder’s sister city.
- CU’s football team is one of two division one teams to complete a 5th down conversion.
- The most hated food collectively in Colorado is flaming hot Cheetos.
- The Honors Scholars Program graduated their first generation of scholars in May of 2017.
- James Bond is the world’s most famous spy…isn’t that ironic in its own sense?
- The next total solar eclipse over the United States will occur April 8th, 2024.
- Alfred Packer Restaurant & Grill celebrates a cannibal who lived during the Colorado Gold Rush era.