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.

Colorado ski racing

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for CU-Boulder students to continue or begin ski racing after high school, even if they are not varsity caliber athletes; all ability levels are welcome. This program is designed as a stepping stone for building character, friendships, improving team skills, time management skills, physical fitness, mental focus and attaining goals.

Who wouldn't want to make new friends, ski all the time and have fun?

October 15, 2014 • Paul Rozsypal • csr@colorado.edu

Poetry Slam 2014

Calling all poets

Program Council, The Dennis Small Cultural Center and CU Late Night are excited to announce our Fall 2014 Poetry Slam.

All poets, please find more information and apply here by Oct. 25

Auditions will take place on Oct. 27, starting at 6 p.m. in Club 156.

The fall 2014 Poetry Slam event will take place on Nov. 14, starting at 8 p.m. in UMC Room 235.

RSVP here

October 15, 2014 • anna.lisle@programcouncil.com

Mosaic Gospel Choir Wednesdays 7pm

Sing your heart out with the Mosaic Gospel Choir! Wednesday nights, 7pm at CU's Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, one block north of Colorado Ave, at the corner of University Heights Ave. Drop-ins welcome! LGBTQI-friendly. Bring friends!! (don't need to be Christian, open to all!) (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mosaic-Gospel-Choir/458932904141494?fref=ts)

Centering Prayer Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.

Contemplative prayer. Quiet time with God. Wednesdays, 11:15-11:50 a.m. at CU's Wesley Chapel. 1290 Folsom St.** - across from the Stadium, at the corner of University Heights Ave. _"Be still and know that I am God."- Psalm 46:10. Buddhists are welcome to meditate along side us. We pray well with others. : ) Our Facebook

October 15, 2014 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Join the CU Backcountry Club board

Do you like free hut trips, access to all the backcountry gear you can imagine, getting out with experienced backcountry skiers and riders? Come see what the CU Backcountry Club is about and get more info on being a club officer. There are lots of perks and it is a great thing to put on a resume.

Come by UMC 120, the Backcountry Club office on Oct. 20 @ 5:20 p.m. if you are interested or email backctry@colorado.edu.

October 14, 2014 • Janice Heil • backctry@colorado.edu

Ask-a-Nurse hours with Real Choices

Real Choices is offering free and confidential counseling services on physical and emotional health. Do you have questions regarding reproductive health, menstrual cycle, contraception, STI's? Drop in and speak with a registered nurse on Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the UMC Room 441

October 14, 2014 • Mallory O'Steen • choices@colorado.edu

Norlin Learner’s Lunch workshop: Citation managers - How do I choose?

Oct. 15, noon - 1p.m., Norlin E113

How do you prefer to read research material? What format does it tend to take? Cloud storage or local? We will focus on reference and citation managers such as Zotero, Mendeley and Refworks, in light of your workflow and use of technology so you can become a more efficient and effective researcher. Learn about the advantages (and disadvantages) and talk to librarians about the best fit for you, your research and your workflow.

October 13, 2014 • Caroline Sinkinson • caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu

Name that tune: Learners Lunch @ Music

Want to learn how to use your smartphone to identify the music playing in a restaurant or store? Need help finding a song when all you remember are the lyrics? Ever have a melody stuck in your head that you cannot place? Come to this workshop and learn how to identify music based on a recording, the lyrics, or the melody using free software and apps. We’ll explore Shazam, SoundHound, musiXmatch, ThemeFinder and more. Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone for hands-on learning.

Noon, Oct. 15, Imig N285

October 13, 2014 • Laurie Sampsel

Alternative Breaks open house/open applications Oct. 14

Alternative Breaks provides week-long service trips across the country, each with a specific issue area focus. Come join the Alternative Breaks staff and site leaders for an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from
6 - 7 p.m. in Hellems 141. We will provide light snacks and hold a trip reveal of the trips we are sending out this spring. Participant Applications open that same day, Oct. 14.
Applications will be posted on our website.

October 13, 2014 • Mary Hains & Nithya Swaminathan • altbreak@colorado.edu

The D.A.M. Show: Dance Art Media Oct. 17-19

MFA candidate Jessica Page explores ideas about dance and its potential for communication, co-creating her live performance with the audience through state-of-the-art technology, real-time data collection and creative feedback.

The second half of the evening features the emerging, multi-dimensional, international cinema art form known as screendance. Presented by Boulder-based San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. The show will be held Oct. 17-19. More information

The 26th Athearn Lecture Oct. 16

The Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder presents the 26th Athearn Lecture: Dr. Kate Brown, professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
"We Are All Citizens of Plutopia: The Militarization of the American and Soviet Landscapes"
Thursday, Oct. 16, 5 p.m.
Eaton Humanities Building room 150
Reception in HUMN 170 following the lecture
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October 13, 2014

Performance Friday!

The Center for Humanities and the Arts invites you to this month’s Performance Friday! featuring Nicolò Spera, assistant professor of classical guitar in the College of Music. Professor Spera will perform "German Poetry: Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites n. 5&6, on the Ten-String Guitar." Please join us Oct. 17, noon - 1 p.m., in the Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin Library’s 5th Floor). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a free, light lunch.

Global Seminar: Social entrepreneurship & innovation (Cocle, Panama) 2015

Partner with local entrepreneurs in Panama to build social enterprises that address poverty, the environment and social challenges. Panama is considered the 4th strongest economy in Latin America and one of the top 20 fastest growing economies in the world. However, strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity. Participate in this global seminar to learn about the potential for business solutions to address poverty and related social and environmental challenges. Interest meeting Oct. 16, 5-6 p.m. in KOBL 235.

Study abroad in Bordeaux, France this summer

Spend two weeks in June this summer studying France-American relations in Bordeaux, France. This three-credit course is taught by CU history professor (and int'l affairs director) Tom Zeiler. Study in beautiful Bordeaux through lectures, guest speakers and excursions to various sites in and around Bordeaux. There are extra scholarships available for this program. Learn more at an upcoming meeting: Oct. 21, 4:30 - 5 p.m. in UMC 353.

Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment Oct. 18

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Oct. 18. 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 St. Boulder, CO 80301

Steve Marvel, (303) 492-1120

Meet Buff Employers - Help People & Go Green: Oct. 14

Meet Buff Employers is your opportunity to speak with organizations interested in hiring CU-Boulder students and alumni in areas of human services or environmental fields. This night will include organizations in health and human services, recycling, environmental awareness and/or action fields. They’ll be recruiting from these industries and for these types of positions. Find out who’ll be attending by viewing the registered employers. Be prepared to hand over a resume or apply online for potential positions.

New global seminar in Shanghai, China, summer 2015

Attend this new global seminar in Shanghai, conducted by history professor Timothy B. Weston and offered by Study Abroad, the Center for Asian Studies and the Tang Fund. Explore Shanghai’s uniquely important role in modern Chinese history and gain a strong appreciation for both the content of modern Chinese history and for how that history is remembered and made use of in China today. Selected participants will receive a generous scholarship funded by the Tang Fund and the Center for Asian Studies. Interest meeting Oct. 21 5:30-6:30 in UMC 353.

Candlelight vigil for 70,000 victims of the war on drugs in Mexico

Students for Sensible Drug Policy invites you to join us in a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Fountain Area of the UMC. More than 70,000 people have lost their lives to the war on drugs in Mexico alone. The most recent victims were 43 students who were abducted by police and drug cartels in Iguala, Mexico on Sept. 26. We will stand in solidarity with the victims and their families against this senseless violence. This event will coincide with events happening throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

October 13, 2014 • Kara Janowsky • ssdp@colorado.edu

Spend Maymester in Rome: Info. meeting Oct. 22

“Culture Wars in Rome” is a two-week course led by Priscilla Craven, a senior instructor in the CU-Boulder Italian Department. Students earn three humanities (or elective) credits through lectures and visits to major sites in and near Rome. Spend your Maymester walking, talking, eating, and exploring in central Rome. Attend an info. meeting with the director and past participants: Oct. 22, 4:30 - 5 p.m. in ECCR 131.

Global Seminar: Natural resources in rural South Africa - Summer 2015

Spend Maymester in rural South Africa learning about natural resources and livelihoods with sociology professor, Lori Hunter. This three-week, three-credit global seminar will begin in Soweto and travel to rural homelands near Kruger National Park. Engage with villagers in a two-day homestay and learn from research experts at the University of Witswatersrand. Open to all majors, learn more at an informational meeting with the director: Oct. 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in C4C S341.

Truman Scholarship meeting Oct. 17

Planning to pursue a career in public service? Here's an opportunity to help fund your graduate studies. The Truman Foundation is seeking juniors with exceptional leadership potential committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or other public service. This prestigious scholarship provides leadership training and up to $30,000 for graduate study. Sophomores, come hear how to improve your chances.
Friday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m., Norlin S-421

Top Scholarships General information meeting Oct. 22

Interested in learning how to turn your outstanding GPA, excellent leadership skills, and community service into big opportunity? The Top Scholarships Office provides assistance to CU students in applying for several nationally competitive, prestigious scholarships. Planning ahead is essential, so come to an information session to learn how to prepare; it’s never too early. Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon- 1 p.m. UMC 353. More information.

RHA Haunted Halls Oct. 18

Do you like exploring haunted asylums? Are you prepared for a zombie apocalypse? Are you ready to be scared? Join us for the Annual Residence Hall Association (RHA) Haunted Halls on Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m. - midnight in Stearns Central of Williams Village to brave the dark depths of the basement. The event will also include free food, a DJ and an interactive photo booth. Must have a valid Buff One Card to enter.

October 10, 2014 • Mary Augustine • maau4827exc@colorado.edu

The Hong Kong protest movement: A forum discussion

Join the Center for Asian Studies as we hold a forum discussion on the recent protests in Hong Kong. Panelists will offer an analysis of the protests, including the historical background of the protests, the contemporary context of the protests and present-day Hong Kong and Chinese relations. Panelists include Tim Oakes, professor of geography; Timothy Weston, associate professor of history; and Yang Yang, Ph.D. candidate in the department of geography. CAS Speaker Series. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m., Humanities 250.

October 10, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

Making new Islamic spaces as a way of becoming global

This talk by Yang Yang, Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, focuses on urban development in cities along this “new Silk Road,” and seeks to understand the role of Hui Muslims and Islam in the production of spectacular Islamic-themed urban landscapes, and the extent to which the Hui are perceived as resources in China’s efforts to build relationships with global Islamic financiers. CAS Luncheon Series. Friday, Oct. 17, noon, CAS Conference Room, two doors north of Starbucks on University and Broadway. Lunch will be provided.

October 10, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu