Service Learning and Civic Engagement Programs
American Indian Histories in the National Park Service
The Center of the American West (CAW) and the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), are embarking on an interdisciplinary project to assess how NPS can expand and deepen the ways it interprets American Indian histories. Our primary goals for the project are: 1) to apply current academic scholarship on American Indian histories (by Natives and non-Natives) to the practical activities of the National Park Service, an institution that conveys history to millions of visitors each year; and 2) to encourage inclusive and rigorous public history related to the traditional land use, displacement, and ongoing survival of American Indians...
American Music Research Center
The American Music Research Center is a joint venture of the University Libraries and College of Music devoted to the discovery of new information about American music and to the sharing of those discoveries with the wider community. The AMRC sponsors concerts and scholarly activities related to American music of all kinds such as its annual journal and guest speakers featured at annual symposia.
Aquetza Youth Leadership, Education, and Community Empowerment Program
Aquetza is a free, one-week summer residential program on the campus of CU-Boulder which will provide high school students with strong ties to Chican@/Latin@ and historically marginalized communities from across Colorado with an interactive, academic enrichment experience focused on engaging youth in examining the history, literature, health science, and relevant social and political issues surrounding their cultural communities, through rigorous academic work in ethnic studies, writing, reading, and science...
ArtsBridge is a community service learning project that engages public school students in hands-on arts education within the framework of the classroom. High performing undergraduate and graduate art students provide exemplary models of arts teaching while focusing on integrating arts across the curricula. Teachers and college students develop projects collaboratively based on the needs and goals of each classroom including math, science and the humanities with art based concepts...
Boulder County Latino History Project
The Boulder County Latino History Project is a community-based initiative to document and make known the previously invisible experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. It is particularly concerned with getting material about local Latinos into PreK-12 classrooms in this region and elsewhere in Colorado. Understanding the past and preparing students to become good citizens in a multicultural society requires knowing about and honoring everyone who has been part of our history...
Each summer, kids ages 10-18 come to CU Boulder's campus and study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups of 16, students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage. This is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment...
Center for Asian Studies - Campus and Community Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies encourages and supports Asian area scholarship across disciplinary and university boundaries. Our mission is to support faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asian Studies and to disseminate knowledge of Asia in the community and schools. As part of this mission, the Center for Asian Studies hosts numerous symposia, talks, performances, and presentations each year...
Center for Asian Studies K-12 Outreach
The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries.
Through its three principal K-12 outreach programs, CAS annually offers opportunities for teachers ranging from Saturday workshops to credit-bearing professional development courses to summer study tours...
Center of the American West
The Center of the American West, at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is one of the region's most creative and innovative organizations in identifying and addressing such crucial issues as multiculturalism, community building, fire policy, and land, water, and energy use. The Center brings together, for meaningful conversation and interaction, people as diverse as the American West itself...
Classics 101 with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Learn all about the plays in CSF's 2018 season from the experts - our dramaturgs. A dramaturg is a theatre scholar who researches a play. Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturgs for behind-the-scenes discussions on the productions presented. This informal lecture series is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays...
Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom
The Archaeology in the Classroom project provides hands-on teaching kits containing real and reproduction artifacts, tools, and standards-based curriculum for teachers and schools around the state; a classroom presentation with hands-on objects and activities focusing on the early peoples of Colorado and the science of archaeology; and a Discovery Kit focusing on the Ancestral Pueblo people of Colorado, featuring real and reproduction artifacts, maps, and lessons for rental at the museum...
Colorado Classics Day
Join us for the Colorado Classics Day on Saturday, 30th September, 2017, sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Classics and Outreach Committee with the Colorado Classics Association and the Colorado Junior Classical League.
In the morning, each participant is invited to join two sessions (choose from among the following: Life as a Gladiator, Greek in a Day, Write Like Achilles wrote!, Artifacts from the Ancient World (CU Art Museum), Decipher a Roman epitaph; Anatomy of a temple; Let’s speak Latin!)...
Colorado European Union Center of Excellence
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) promotes understanding of the European Union (EU) and transatlantic (EU-US) relations through teaching, research and outreach activities at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the broader Mountain West region. The CEUCE was founded in 2008 with the support of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington, DC, and represents one of eight institutions forming the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States...
Continuing Education at CU Boulder
Established in 1911, the Division of Continuing Education's mission is to provide quality, innovative lifelong-learning opportunities to a diverse student population by extending the educational resources of the University of Colorado Boulder. Since learning needs are unique and don't always follow the traditional college student path, Continuing Education offers a variety of programs--from individual courses and degree programs to science education for elementary and secondary students...
CU Boulder Department of Theatre and Dance - Dance Program Outreach
The CU-Boulder Dance Outreach Program seeks to build vital connections among all Coloradans and CU Boulder Dance Division Faculty and Students by providing interdisciplinary movement workshops, technique classes, informal and formal performances and on campus events to K-12 schools as well as higher education and retirement communities.
For further information on any of the programs listed below, contact Peg Posnick at thdnoutreach@colorado...
CU Boulder Peak to Peak
Magicians, mystics, mischief-makers and messiahs take center stage in the brand new CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies, a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society, in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative.
CU Boulder Theatre Tour: Modern Day Fairy Tales
The Department of Theatre and Dance - Division of Theatre continues its tradition of taking the magic of live theatre to Front Range K-12 schools, community centers and retirement communities with another outreach tour during the Spring of 2018. This project brings brief adaptations (normally no more than 50 minutes in length) of literary or dramatic works to groups who are either new to the art form of theatre or have limited access to it...
CU on the Weekend
CU on the Weekend is a lecture series that is free and open to the public. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to interact with some of CU Boulder's most dynamic faculty and learn more about their teaching, research and creative work. These programs allow for in-depth conversations on a range of engaging subjects.
CU on the Weekend Fall 2017 Series
What Do You Hear? Listening to Modernist Music
CU/Pojoaque Youth Culture Camp
The CU/Pojoaque Youth Culture Camp is part of an on-going collaboration between the
Department of Anthropology and the Pueblo of Pojoaque, a federally-recognized American Indian tribe.
In 2018, the camp will once again take place in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology's Summer Archaeological Field School (ANTH 4350) during Summer Session A...
Dennis Small Cultural Center
The Dennis Small Cultural Center (DSCC) exists to serve underrepresented student groups on the CU-Boulder campus by providing programmatic support and a safe space for cultural expression and community gatherings. DSCC serves the campus community as a whole by providing opportunities to enhance cultural awareness and celebrate diversity. The center is committed to facilitating programs and resources that contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social, ethical, and personal growth of all students...