Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

Bursar's Office special hours Aug. 6-7

Special hours for Bursar's Office staff training this week are:

Closed 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Aug. 6

Opening late at 9:15 a.m. on Aug. 7

August 4, 2015 • Susie Jacobs • suzanne.jacobs@colorado.edu
http://bursar.colorado.edu

Azar Nafisi to give Best Should Teach Lecture Aug. 20

Azar Nafisi will speak on “The Republic of Imagination: Humanities & the Future of Democracies” during the Best Should Teach Lecture on Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Macky auditorium. Signed copies of her new book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books—a hymn to the power of fiction to change lives will be available for purchase.
This is a free, but ticketed event. Doors open at 6 p.m. Order free tickets
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August 3, 2015 • Renie Dugwyler • gtpweb@colorado.edu

Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment Aug. 29

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Aug. 29. Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9 a.m.

Auctions are held on the east side of: University of Colorado Boulder Distribution Center 3300 Walnut Street Boulder, CO 80301

August 3, 2015 • Steve Marvel, (303) 492-1120 • Steve.Marvel@colorado.edu
https://www.colorado.edu/fm/services/property-sales

Participants needed for electrically assisted bicycle study

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary subjects aged 18-55 to study electrically assisted bicycling (bicycle with a motor that only provides assistance when you pedal) and its potential effects on overall health. The experiment will consist of five separate sessions (up to 2.5 hrs. long) over 7 weeks. Benefits of participating include: body composition (% body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment and blood lipid profile. As compensation, you will be entered into a raffle to win an electric bike.

August 3, 2015 • Jim Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

Studying abroad next spring? Get started

Want to study abroad in Spring 2016? Summer is the perfect time to get started. Study Abroad is open during the summer; advisors are available to help you find the right program and start an application. Application deadlines for spring 2016 range from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1 (varies by program).

If you haven’t already, your first step is to complete Study Abroad 101, a 30-minute info session offered online or in person. Then, contact our office with questions or to open an application.

GWC special guest lecture: Ernest Moniz

Special guest lecture presented by the Getches-Wilkinson Center United States Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz

Monday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. at the University of Colorado Boulder Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom. This event is free and open to the public.

You must be registered to attend.

Click here for registration information.

Augmester English class: Literary exploration of stuff

What is an object and how does our perception of it impact our lives? In this Augmester course, The Modernist Object, Professor Jane Garrity brings students through a literary exploration of stuff. Contemporary “thing theory” and associated schools of thought have suggested that objects act and constitute human subjects in ways we have only begun to recognize. This course focuses on a range of texts that feature compelling, strange, or disturbing objects. ENGL 4039-050, Aug. 3-20, MTWThF 12:30-3:30 p.m., Guggenheim Building, Rm 206.

Talk highlights how 1920s queer black writers caused stir in American consciousness

Join English FIRST scholar Gary Holcomb for “A Jolt of Consciousness: Writings of the Queer Black Renaissance” from 5 to 6 pm, Thursday, July 30 in the Mabel Van Duzee Room (Norlin 424B). “The work coming out of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance was spirited, compelling, vitalizing, profound, confrontational, and brave all at the same time,” says Holcomb, whose talk will focus on how the Harlem Renaissance opened the door for a vital queer Black literary awakening. http://english.colorado.edu/queer-black-writers-cause-stir-in-american-consciousness/

Last summer workshops for kids at the Museum of Natural History

Come and learn how ancient animals from the very large to the very small left evidence of their lives. Our archaeology days will show your kids how humans have left their mark, and what we can learn about ancient cultures from the artifacts we find. From dinosaurs and insects to deep sea creatures, our topics are sure to engage your children and make an impression on their summer. Workshops run every Friday morning 9 a.m. to noon, through Aug. 7. The fee is $25 per workshop (10 percent discount for MuseumKids members and CU faculty/staff).

Exhibit - Expressions of Rocky Mountain National Park: A Centennial Celebration **Closing Soon**

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library, part of the University Libraries, is showcasing an exhibit that features a selection of art, maps and companion writings and objects celebrating Rocky Mountain National Park’s natural wonders and 100-year history. It will be on display through Aug. 13.

The items range from early cartography, descriptive letters, photographs and area specimens to contemporary art, recreational maps and poems.

Stop by the library in Benson Earth Sciences to take a look.

July 28, 2015 • Melissa Harden • maplib@colorado.edu

CUPD fingerprinting fee change

Fingerprinting fees (effective Aug. 1, 2015):

Affiliates of the University of Colorado Boulder - student, faculty or staff. A current Buff OneCard must be presented as proof of affiliation to receive affiliate pricing: Affiliate first card: $8 Subsequent cards: $2 per card

Public fingerprinting: Public first card: $15 Subsequent cards: $2 per card

For hours and additional information, please click here.

July 28, 2015 • Susie Matthews • susan.matthews@colorado.edu
http://police.colorado.edu

Bursar's Office closing early Friday, July 24

The Bursar's Office will close at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, July 24, so that staff can attend a special event.

July 23, 2015 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu
http://bursar.colorado.edu

5K Run/Walk for Nepal

On Aug. 2, Nepalese Student Association at CU-Boulder, in affiliation with Nepal Rising Colorado, is hosting 5k Run (walk for Nepal) fund raising event in an effort to raise awareness and funds to help rebuild Nepal. 100 percent of the proceeds generated by this event will be used directly for a specific school rebuilding project in Nepal. Please help spread awareness and raise fund by registering for the event.

Register here: http://walkfornepal.org/event-detail/denver-5k.html (Register by July 26 to receive a $5 voucher at the event.)

Super-resolution microscopy is now at CU-Boulder

The MCDB department's new high-tech fluorescence light microscope, affectionately named Thor, is a Nikon N-SIM (super-resolution structured illumination microscopy) and A1 laser scanning confocal with high sensitivity GaAsP detectors. MCDB invites researchers at CU or in the region to use Thor for their high-resolution light microscopy experiments. Find Thor’s capabilities and sample preparation guidelines. See details on training and scheduling scope time at the website.

Adult acting class with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Back by popular demand, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival will offer an acting class for adults in fall 2015. Taught by CSF actor Anne Sandoe and scholar Shirley Carnahan, students will explore voice, text and movement techniques that professional actors use to create compelling Shakespeare performances. This 8-week course culminates in a final showing of monologues and scenes. No prior experience necessary. Saturdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - noon. Held on the CU-Boulder campus. Tuition: $200. Limited space available.

Kid/teen theater classes from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Do you have a budding thespian in your home? The Colorado Shakespeare Festival's School of Theatre offers programs for kids and teens throughout the school year. Taught by CSF professionals, these popular classes offer fun and engaging ways to connect with Shakespeare’s language through theater. Upcoming fall classes include: Shakespeare in production, stage combat, voice, original practices, and playwriting. Boost your child's brainpower and creativity with Shakespeare.

Summer workshops for K-5 at the CU Museum

This year’s theme is “Leaving Your Mark” in conjunction with our new exhibit, “Steps in Stone, Walking Through Time.” Come and learn how ancient animals from the very large to the very small left evidence of their lives. Our archaeology days will show your kids how humans have left their mark, and what we can learn about ancient cultures from the artifacts we find. From dinosaurs and insects to deep sea creatures, our topics are sure to engage your children and make an impression on their summer. Workshops are every Friday morning 9-noon, $25.

UMC renovations focus group

The UMC invites you to meet with the architects for the renovations to the 2nd and 3rd floors (Veterans Lounge Expansion, Underrepresented Student Lounge Area and Center for Student Involvement) to learn what was shared at the June focus groups and to provide feedback on initial ideas and concept layouts for these three spaces. There is one focus group to share information and ideas for all three areas.

Thursday, July 16, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in UMC 245

July 16, 2015 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu
http://colorado.edu/umc

Free StrengthsQuest Trainings

After two successful years of StrengthsQuest programming, reaching over 6,000 students, the Strengths Advisory Team is excited to announce that all incoming students have received access to complete StrengthsQuest online as part of their New Student Welcome experience.

With this opportunity for growth, we invite all faculty and staff to participate in free trainings in July and August. Please register online for session(s) of interest: http://goo.gl/forms/SIUR9iQbhd.

July 16, 2015 • Cori Shaff • Cori.Shaff@colorado.edu
http://colorado.edu/career

Studying abroad next spring? Get started

Want to study abroad in spring 2016? Summer is the perfect time to get started. Study Abroad is open during the summer; advisors are available to help you find the right program and start an application. App deadlines for spring 2016 range from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 (varies by program).

If you haven’t already, your first step is to complete Study Abroad 101, a 30-minute info session offered online or in person: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=studyabroad101. Then, contact our office with questions or to open an application.

Student Affairs FSC is hiring an ATIII

The Student Affairs Financial Service Center (SA-FSC) is looking for an Accounting Tech III to join our dynamic team. The position provides procurement, reporting and HR support to a variety of Student Affairs departments. If you are interested or know someone who is, please apply here.

July 10, 2015 • Jason Swope • jason.swope@colorado.edu

Weekday parking permits available across from CU Engineering

Weekday parking permits are available in the lot at St. Aidan's (2425 Colorado Ave.) directly across the street from the CU Engineering Dept. ** Fall 2015 Permit $180; Limited annual permits ($420) available also. Questions? Contact: office@saintaidans.org or 303-443-2503. Available for purchase during office hours Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our Website