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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 17:57

CU Ranks 5 in Peace Corps Recruitment

Annually, the U.S. Peace Corps ranks the top universities and colleges for recruitment of volunteers. In the recently released annual ranking, based on data through Sept. 30, 2015, the University of Colorado - Boulder ranked 5th for large universities or colleges. The Denver Post recently celebrated this achievement in the article, "CU-Boulder ranks No. 5 in Peace Corps Volunteers".

UPDATE: Inside Boulder News, from Boulder 8 TV, recently featured a video about CU-Boulder and Peace Corps recruitment. Watch the video here.

More information about this annual ranking of top colleges and universities can be found here.

Sunday, 14 February 2016 21:19

Celebrate Peace Corps Week 2016

Celebrate Peace Corps Week 2016

Peace Corps Week, in celebration of the 55th anniversary of President Kennedy’s establishment of Peace Corps, is Sunday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 5, 2016. The Colorado-based Peace Corps Recruiters invite you to participate in this celebration with events throughout the week.

Can’t participate in any of these Peace Corps Week events? Reach out to one of the Peace Corps recruiters to join any of the recruiting events that week and celebrate the Third Goal of Peace Corps. Look opportunities to advocate on behalf of Peace Corps from the National Peace Corps Association and the RPCVs of Colorado during this time.

Questions about any of these events can be directed to the Peace Corps recruiters:

  • Cedar Wolf, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Karyn Sweeney, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jason Steele, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As well, the Peace Car will be in Colorado Feb. 12 through Mar. 8. If you have an idea for a great photo opportunity with the car, reach out to the Peace Corps recruiters.

Event

Storytelling Workshop

Date

Saturday, Feb. 28

Time

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location

Posner Center for International Development – Commons
1031 33rd St
Denver, CO

Description

Got a great travel story you want to share at the International Story Slam but you just don't know to deliver it? Join Peace Corps Recruiter, Cedar Wolf, as he breaks down the fundamentals of what makes a great story and, even better, how to deliver it. In this workshop you will brainstorm the elements of your story, put pencil to paper to write a draft, then practice sharing it with the group.

You don't have to be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer! All travel stories are welcome.

Register for the event here.

 

 

Event

Peace Corps Day Dinner

Date

Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2016

Time

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location

Seoul Korean B.B.Q. & Sushi
2080 S Havana St
Aurora, CO 80014

Description

RPCVs are invited to join the Peace Corps recruiters for a fun (and delicious) dinner at Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi in Aurora to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Peace Corps. Applicants are welcome to join!

Register for the event here.

 

 

Event

Coffee Chat at Innisfree

Date

Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016

Time

1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Location

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Café
1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Boulder, CO 80302

Description

Join the Peace Corps recruiters at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe, owned and run by two local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, as the Peace Corps Week celebration continues. Come chat with the recruiter David Boggs and other RPCVs, service, and any questions you might have.

Register here for the event

 

 

Event

Tribute to  Peace Corps at the State Capitol

Date

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016

Time

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Location

Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80203

Description

The RPCVs of Colorado are once again working with Senator John Kefalas (Senate District 14, El Salvador, 1979 to 1980) and Representative Jeni Arndt (House District 53, Morocco, 1990 to 1992) to have a tribute read to Peace Corps at the State Capitol. Similar to the past few  years, RPCVs and supporters for Peace Corps are welcome to come to the Capitol to see the tribute being read before the Senate and the House. More information found here.

 

 

Event

Peace Corps Palooza

Date

Thursday, Mar. 3, 2016

Time

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location

University Memorial Center Multipurpose Room (#235)
1669 Euclid Avenue (corner of Broadway and Euclid Avenue)
Boulder, CO 8030(

Description

Peace Corps Palooza is the grand Peace Corps Week event at the CU Boulder campus. Learn more about what the Peace Corps is and how it has made a difference in the world for over half a century. The evening will include a wonderful guest speaker from the RPCV community in Colorado and celebration of the winners of the Peace Corps photo contest.

NOTE: Are you an RPCV who wants to help out? Please contact David Boggs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Full Name, Country of Service and Volunteer Sector and join the fun!

Register for the event here.

 

 

Event

International Story Slam

Date

Friday, Mar. 4, 2016

Time

8:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Location

The Deer Pile at City O’City
206 E. 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

Description

Do you love traveling abroad? Even better, do you love telling your friends about the crazy, hilarious and eye-opening misadventures that always seem to take place? Then join the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado for a fun night of storytelling at The Deer Pile. You don't have to have done the Peace Corps. Just bring your stories and share!

Need help crafting your story? Join Peace Corps Recruiter, Cedar Wolf, on Sunday, Feb. 28, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Posner Center for a Storytelling Workshop.

Register for the event here.

 

 

Event

Peace Corps 55th Anniversary Reception at CSU

Date

Friday, Mar. 4, 2016

Time

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Location

Longs Peak Room, Lory Student Center, CSU
1101 Central Avenue Mall
Ft. Collins, CO 80521

Description

The Office of International Programs and the Office of Engagement at Colorado State University (CSU) is hosting a Peace Corps 55th Anniversary Reception. This event is to celebrate, strengthen connections, and thank RPCVs for their service as a Peace Corps Volunteer and/or thank everyone for the support of Peace Corps at Colorado State University on the 55th Anniversary of Peace Corps.

Hors d'oeuvres and a cash-bar will be provided. Parking is available after 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot directly north of the Lory Student Center.

Email Tomas Pickering (Malawi, 201-2012), Peace Corps Campus Representative, CSU, with any questions. Tomas can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

RSVP for this event by completing this Google form.

Nominate Outstanding Global Leaders for the Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award

The Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award is presented annually by the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) to an outstanding global leader who grew up in and continues to live in a country served by Peace Corps. Please help us spread the word on this opportunity to nominate your counterpart, student, neighbor or local community leader who built off the impact of Peace Corps to become a truly global leader. The award will be presented at Peace Corps Connect in Washington, DC on September 24, 2016.

We invite you to read about past winners, learn more about the award in the FAQs and download the nomination materials from our website:  http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/about/awards/#wofford

The nomination deadline was just extended to February 22, 2016 We'd love to get at least one nomination per Peace Corps country (current and past). Thank you for your nominations!

Questions?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In celebration of Peace Corps Week and the 55th anniversary of Peace Corps, there will be a Peace Corps Palooza at the University of Colorado (CU) on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and taking place in UMC235 on the CU Boulder Campus. A photo contest is being organized as part of the festivities, and top photos will be printed for display with winners of the photo contest announced at the event.

If you want to submit a photo to the contest, follow these directions shared by David Boggs (Armenia, 2009-2011), the CU Campus Representative for Peace Corps:

1. Choose your favorite photo from your Peace Corps Service (I know, it's hard! Just 1!)
2. Open a new email and title it "Peace Corps Photo Competition - (your name)"
3. In the body of the email tell us your (A) country of service, (B) dates of service (C) assignment sector, and (D) a title for your photo.
4. Attach your photo to the email. It must be a high-resolution file. Please do not re-size the image. Also, do not copy and paste it in the body of the email.
5. Send the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
6. Let your RPCV friends know about the photo competition and event!

Submit all photos by Friday, Feb. 12. Photos received after this date will not be accepted. 

Photos will be uploaded to an online survey site where you and your friends can cast your votes (we will send out the link! We'll be engaging the student body at CU Boulder to vote for the photos and 

Questions? Contact David using the following details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (303) 492-8454. Find out more about the event by connecting with the CU Boulder Peace Corps community on the CU Boulder Peace Corps Official Facebook Page, on the CU Peace Corps Twitter, or through the Peace Corps Boulder Facebook Group.

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