Posted by: boulderaauw | September 7, 2015

Songs of Autumn call us to a new year

Welcome all, to the 2015 – 2016 AAUW Boulder Program Year!


We kick off in style, with the annual Membership Tea, this coming Sunday (Sept. 13), featuring Guest Speaker, the poet Ghada Kanafani. Come join good friends, some of whom you haven’t met yet, to hear this inspirational woman.

Event Flyer

For your reading pleasure: the first bulletin of the year , with a preview of events to come (until your humble webmistress gets it all entered on the Events page), a message from our Branch President, and interest group information.

Come meet everyone this Sunday, listen to beautiful words, hear about this year’s interest groups, the coming Expanding Your Horizons event, and how you can participate in all of the above.

Posted by: boulderaauw | May 2, 2015

Geraniums to support AAUW Legal Advocacy Fundy

Tomorrow is the last day to order geraniums in our Spring Fundraiser for the Legal Advocacy Fund.

AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund is dedicated to combating sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace, informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek change.

The geraniums are from our local wonder, Lafayette Florist, and are gorgeous. So, order some, plant them, and enjoy their beauty knowing the funds went to making the treatment of women in educational institutions and workplace a bit more beautiful too.

Get your order for geraniums in by May 3.

Posted by: boulderaauw | April 5, 2015

How does fracking work? Is it safe? – talk and Q&A


diagram of Hydraulic Fracturing, credit: EPA


Adrianne KroepschJoin us on April 18th for a talk about Fracking, and get your questions answered by Adrianne Kroepsch, doctoral student in CU-Boulder’s Environmental Sciences program, and recipient of a Brown/Ricketts/Udick grant. She’s awesomely expert, and the topic is of great immediate importance to us here in Colorado and the West.

Come, feed your brain.

Saturday, April 18
10 am – 12 noon
Alfalfa’s Market Community Room
1651 Broadway, Boulder 80302

fracking: shorthand for hydraulic fracturing, the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas).

Posted by: boulderaauw | March 26, 2015

State Convention approaches

Our annual State Convention is quickly approaching. Hosted by wonderful Fort Collins Branch this year, on April 24 – 25th.

“AAUW Today and Tomorrow”

  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – Tour and Reception
  • Stephanie A. Foote – President and CEO, Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • John Howe – Asst. Principal, Preston Middle School, STEM Summer Institutes
  • Diana Prieto – Exec. Dir./HR & Equal Opportunity/CSU Pay Equity Study
  • Kate C. Farrar – V.P., AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, AAUW Updates
  • Elsa Wolff – Amelia Earhart “Queen of the Air”

You know you want to go. Find all your handy paperwork at the AAUW-Colorado site:

Bulletin and Registration PDF

Deadlines In Chronological Order

Lodgings Registration Deadline: March 25th  see page 6 of the linked PDF
… yes, we realize that this date has already passed. However, do still call and inquire, as we may get lucky and not be the only tardy communicators, and the hotel will surely appreciate knowing the real interest in this convention and its affect on their occupancy.

Conference Registration Deadline: April 10th – see page 3 of the linked PDF

Travel Safely Deadline: April 24th – get to the event safely and ready to have your brains fed. See the awesome speakers’ biographies on pages 4 & 5 of the linked PDF

Posted by: boulderaauw | November 29, 2014

Annual Brunch and Auction

‘Tis almost upon us, that most engaging event of our program year. Join us for a morning of good company, good food, and a shot at some unique gift items, all for a good cause.


Every year we get together to feast, celebrate the work of AAUW’s programs, research, and outreach, and raise funds for those programs. Catered by the Spice of Life, here in Boulder, and hosted at the Natural History Museum at the University of Colorado, this promises to be quite the merry occasion.

AAUW runs a number of  programs aimed at different aspects of the fight for equality and opportunity, influencing lives across the country. Through the local branches, such as us, and at-large members, we help both fund and execute those programs through our fundraising, our topical programs, and our volunteer efforts at major events.

Tickets are $35, and you can buy them using PayPal from right here on the site. If you’d rather send a check, see the Winter newsletter for details.


December 7, 2014

Paleo Hall – Natural History Museum at CU-Boulder

11am – 2pm

Tickets: $35 (PayPal or Check)

RSVP: Dec 1, 2014


Posted by: boulderaauw | October 16, 2014

Be an Informed Voter

This election season is filled with many ballot items important to our community. Please join us as Steve Colby walks through our ballots (items, not candidates) and translating how those items are written versus how they’ll effect our lives. Steve in now retired, but spent decades as an economist with the State of Colorado, and has always been an avid observer of the political system from proposal to program execution, and has become very cognizant of the tips and tricks to getting your ballot measure passed, and what effect those measures will have on the other parts of the system.

Join us at the Common Room in Alfalfa’s (Arapahoe and Broadway, in Boulder). Please park at the Library (across Arapahoe) and come on over. We’ll be discussing the ballot items (see your Blue Book, which should have arrived in the mail by now – PDF available here), and specifically Boulder County ballot items (see a sample ballot, PDF here).

October 18th, 10:30am to 12noon

Posted by: boulderaauw | September 7, 2014

Welcome to the new Program Year

With the arrival of Autumn comes the beginning of the Program Year. To kick-off this year, we are delighted to host New York Times best-selling author Margaret Coel at our first program of the year. Join us for the Annual Membership Tea, and hear this amazing author.

Margaret Coel

Colorado native and Boulder’s own Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation. Margaret’s new book, Night of the White Buffalo, will be available for sale as will her other books and Margaret will sign your purchase.

Margaret’s novels have received wide recognition. They have been on the bestseller lists of numerous newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Denver Post. The Spirit Woman won both the Colorado Book Award and the Willa Cather Award for Best Novel of the West. It was also a finalist for the Western Writers of America prestigious Spur Award for Best Novel. The Shadow Dancer was also a winner of the Colorado Book Award.

September 14, 2014 1:30 – 3:30pm

Koenig Alumni Center

1202 University Avenue, Boulder


Posted by: boulderaauw | June 12, 2014

Grant Application results

Square logo - colorThank you everyone who applied for one of our Brown/Ricketts/Udick grants, we had many impressive applicants. Interviews are finished, and the hard decision made as to who the three grants will go to for this Academic year.

Congratulations to:

Christina Metcalf, for studies in Clinical Pyschology

Akasha Feist, for studies in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Adrianne Kroepsch, for studies in Environmental Studies

Posted by: boulderaauw | May 13, 2014

New Branch Bylaws


Hot off the presses, approved by the State organization, here are Boulder Branch’s new Bylaws.

You’ll need these for the annual meeting this Saturday.

AAUW-Boulder Mandatory Membership and Dues Bylaws Changes 5-11-2014

This event has been Cancelled. For those of you who registered, you’ll be contacted with refund information.

ceal barryWe’re honored to have Ceal Barry, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations at CU, speak at our annual fundraiser for our Brown/Ricketts/Udick grant. She will be speaking on “Women at Work”

The event is 9am April 19th, and the Boulder Country Club. Reservations are $35/seat, and due by April 12th.



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