Weekly edition – July 10, 2012
In this week’s edition
:: Farm fresh and local returns with seasonal campus market
Farm fresh and local returns with seasonal campus market
For 35 years the Metro Denver Farmers Market has brought fresh fruits and vegetables from Colorado farms to metro communities and families. And for the second year in a row the market returns to the Anschutz Medical Campus, bringing fresh and local foods back to the campus.
With support from the faculty-student group BRANCH4health, the farmer’s market returns to the medical campus now through October 30. Located on the north end of campus, near Fitzsimons 21, the seasonal market will run each Tuesday from 10 am – 3 pm. With a variety of vendors to choose from, campus faculty, staff, students and visitors can find Colorado grown produce, visit with locally owned small businesses, and learn more about improving lifestyles through healthy eating options.
Prospective students to connect with school through virtual fair
The Colorado School of Public Health is set to join other accredited schools of public health for the July 23-24 SOPHAS virtual graduate school fair. Hosted entirely online, the fair offers prospective students a chance to learn about Colorado’s public health programs and admissions process via live chat with a school representative.
The fair is free to prospective students and graduate school advisors. Visit careereco.net to register or learn more.
Social Madness challenge pits CU against DaVita
The ever changing role of social media means organizations and agencies are always tuning up their social communication strategies and skills. Best practices, white papers and seminars are one way to keep up with trends and improvements, a competitive bracket is another.
Sponsored by Capital One Spark Business, the Social Madness challenge showcases social media growth strategies in a tournament style competition with companies competing in a series of local and then national rounds. The bracket-based challenge allows companies to compete online by collecting votes, Facebook likes, and Twitter and LinkedIn followers.
Earlier this spring the University of Colorado Denver threw its name in the hat with approximately 4,000 other organizations nationwide, all willing to take the challenge. After several weeks of going head-to-head with other Colorado companies for number of likes, followers, and votes, CU Denver emerged as a finalist in the Denver large company social media bracket.
Now in the middle of the two-week long Denver finals, CU has a week to upset current bracket leader DaVita, before it can compete on the national stage. With every vote and like counting toward the goal, CU is looking for a halftime comeback to win.
While you’re online, make sure to check in with Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado. Although CSU and UNC are not competing in the social madness challenge, both universities boast strong online communities and social media connections.
Still accepting applications for new career manager
The Colorado School of Public Health is still accepting employment applications from qualified individuals interested in joining our team as the new Manager of Career and Employer Relations.
The position, located in the Center for Public Health Practice, will be responsible for alumni and graduate students’ career development, along with maintaining and growing strategic employer relationships and partnerships for the Colorado School of Public Health. Visit http://publichealth.ucdenver.edu/employment for full details
Applicants are encouraged to submit their information through the University of Colorado jobsite www.jobsatcu.com by Friday, July 13 in order to receive full consideration. The school and the university are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. Together, the institutions strive to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding.
Alumni News and Notes
We are proud to share in the celebration and success of our alumni. If you are a graduate of the school or one of our predecessor programs, then we want to hear from you.
Send your news, updated contact information or other notes to CSPH.Alumni@ucdenver.edu. Please include your name, email address, program and graduation year. Then join up with the school on LinkedIn to keep in contact with alumni like:
Melissa Hansen ‘10
Rammohan Kummathi ‘11
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