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.

Peace Corps info. session Nov 16

Join your Peace Corps representative, David Boggs, as he talks about his service and experience in the Peace Corps. We'll also talk about the work sectors, how to prepare, what to expect and the variety of benefits you receive as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Followed by a question and answer time.

Date: Monday, Nov. 16, 5 to 6 p.m., Humanities 250.

Parascript LLC at CU

The Russian program at CU invites you to an exciting event inside our “Famous ColoRussians” series. Top managers of Parascript LLC, the leading developer of intelligent document recognition solutions programs in the U.S. and worldwide, will come to an informal meeting with students and faculty. This event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 5, in HUMN 1B90 from 7 7 to 8 p.m. with reception to follow.

Sugar Free Feminism: Honoring myths and Native American Thanksgiving

Come join the Women's Resource Center on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Hellems 177, with Penelope Kelsey, associate professor of English, in honoring the narratives and traditions of Native Americans around Thanksgiving.

November 5, 2015 • Diana Rodriguez • wrcprograms@colorado.edu

Entrepreneurship and empowerment in South Africa: Interest meeting: Nov. 5

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn six credits in six weeks while helping emerging entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume. Program directed by Erick Mueller, Leeds School of Business. Open to all majors. Come learn more: Nov. 5, 5 to 6 p.m. at KOBL 235. (Photo by John Snedegar).

Brazilian Week at CU

Exciting events everyday. Nov. 9-13 Free and open to the public

Monday: "Contemporary Views of the Amazon"* and Music Workshop Tuesday: Capoeira Class and Socio-Environmental Dynamics in Brazil: Students' Conference* Wednesday: Forró dance class, lecture on Brazil's economy today, and Feijoada (Brazilian black beans stew) for dinner Thursday: Carioca funk dance class and Music party Friday: Samba dance class, Poetry reading**, and Samba party. *In Portuguese **In Portuguese and English

November 4, 2015 • Tania Martuscelli • tania.martuscelli@colorado.edu

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 the upcoming meeting: Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the C4C room N215. (Photo by Tom Zeiler).

'Black LGBT Pentecostals creating a church home' Nov. 17

This talk will examine one response to this painful situation. The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries practices "radical inclusivity," yet still faces challenges to the concepts of tradition and inclusivity. Ellen Lewin will discuss some of the contradictions such as the insistence that their churches are neither gay nor black and some practices that offer compelling critique to the usual LGBT politics. Sponsored by GLBTQ Resource Center, Center for Unity and Engagement and Women and Gender Studies.

Nov. 17, C4C 350, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

November 4, 2015 • Jiwon Baik • jiba0232@colorado.edu

CU GSA annual Drag Show

The annual CU Drag Show is near. Bring your friend along with you to CU Rec Center Lower Gym Area on Nov. 14. This event has an amazing performance that all students can enjoy. TICKETS ARE FREE at the entrance. Please come and enjoy our spectacular CU Drag Show.

Participants needed for neuroscience study

Participants are needed for a study of mental function. This study involves taking one of two FDA-approved medications for anxiety and/or muscle spasms: diazepam or baclofen. Both drugs cause sedation similar to that which you might experience in a minor surgical procedure. Participants will be paid $20/hour, and each of two sessions will last approximately six hours. After contacting us, we will provide you with more details and ask you some questions to see if you can participate. You must be 18-30 years old. Contact costudies@gmail.com

November 4, 2015 • Andrew Reineberg • costudies@gmail.com

Alternative Breaks participant applications

Alternative Breaks participant applications are now open. Join the Alternative Breaks program and make a difference this spring break. Apply for our program and go on a trip to do direct service work related to social and environmental justice issues that you care about.

Priority Deadline is Nov. 29.

Apply on our website.

For any questions contact the Alternative Breaks team at altbreak@colorado.edu, at UMC 458 or 303-735-4496.

November 4, 2015 • Alternative Breaks • altbreak@colorado.edu

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, Nov. 6

The Bursar's Office will open at 9:15 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, so that staff can attend training.

November 4, 2015 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

Global seminar: Management of service operations

Complete MGMT 3100 this summer in Spain. Travel to Valencia, Spain, this summer and study management in one of Spain's most exciting cities. You will engage in site visits to local businesses and learn first-hand about Spanish and international companies. Find out more on Nov. 11, 5 to 6 p.m. in Koelbel 220. (Photo by Rafa Marti).

CU-Boulder alum, Marine Corp major keynotes Veterans Day ceremony

With over 400 combat flight hours, 141 combat sorties, and nine medals and decorations of honor for his service, this year’s Veterans Day Ceremony keynote speaker served our country for over 23 years in the Marine Corps. Join the campus and community to honor those who have served on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. for the Veterans Day Ceremony in the Glenn Miller Ballroom. We will be adding the names of two Coloradoans who died while serving this past year as well. The ceremony is followed by a light reception.

A Journey through Italy's Traditional Songs

The French and Italian Department cordially invites you to A Journey through Italy's Traditional Songs. On Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. The event is open to everybody and it is free.

November 3, 2015 • Chiara Torriani • chiara.torriani@colorado.edu

Volunteer Resource Center 50th anniversary and service challenge

The VRC's 50th anniversary is approaching. Over the past 50 years, we've worked to create a culture of service and engagement within our communities.

Join us on Nov. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Abrams Lounge on the C4C 3rd floor to celebrate both the history and the future of the VRC. Also participate in our Fifty for 50 Service Challenge where we encourage you sign up for 50 hours of service work and volunteering in your community.

RSVP for the event and sign up for the challenge here.

Come to 'Athlete Allies' meeting

Athlete Allies is a social-activist group for queer athletes and allies to engage in open discussions about LGBTQ issues in athletics, while promoting safe spaces on and off the playing surfaces. A.A. offers a great network of support and a colorful cheering section.

*Meeting time : Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the GLBTQ RC (C4C fourth floor, N450). *Contact: Jaron Thomas @ jath6965@colorado.edu.

November 3, 2015 • Jiwon Baik • jiba0232@colorado.edu

It’s a Woman’s World: Women in culinary arts

Join the Women’s Resource Center on Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a fun evening of cooking. Learn some basic cooking techniques and how to make Julia Child’s recipes for quiche, potato and leek soup and salad. Space is limited to 20 people, so please arrive 10 minutes early outside of Baby Doe's Coffee and Bakery to reserve your spot. Close-toed shoes and a hat must be worn at all times in the kitchen. Facilitated by Robin Margolin, associate director of Campus Dining Services Catering and Special Events.

November 3, 2015 • Nadia Brecl • wrcprograms@colorado.edu

Global seminar: Leading and managing across cultures in Northern Europe

Study in Northern Europe next summer. Leading and managing diversity in international business is a challenge that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place. The international business scenario in Northern Europe is a natural lab where you can observe, recognize and analyze most of the business concepts and variables at play to manage successfully across cultures. Learn more: Wednesday. Nov. 4, 5 to 6 p.m. at KOBL 210.

Buster Simpson Visiting Artist lecture

Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 6:30 p.m. CU Visual Arts Complex 1B20

Buster Simpson is one of the nation’s foremost environmental artists. For over 30 years, he has engaged citizens in aesthetics, politics and the environment. Humor and rich metaphors distinguish his work, with many of his deceptively simple sculptures offering solutions to real problems. In May 2015, Simpson conducted “Rising Waters,” a confab with artist, writers, scientists and habitat specialists at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation focusing on the climate change.

November 2, 2015 • Valerie Albicker • valerie.albicker@colorado.edu

Li Wei Visiting Artist lecture

Tuesday, Nov. 17 @ 6:30 p.m. CU Visual Arts Complex 1B20

“The modes of my creation are the graphic works which are painted manually in a large amount of time. In the mode of creation, painting manually means that works would be finished during a long process, but it is the way that I must choose. The trace left on the picture through a long process and a long period will make the picture more heavy and profound. Just like the belief, it is invisible but it must have a religious ceremony."

November 2, 2015 • Valerie Albicker • valerie.albicker@colorado.edu

Bringing the flying reptiles down to Earth: Tracking pterosaur footprints using photogrammetry

Join Brent Breithaupt and Neffra Matthews of the Bureau of Land Management at the CU Museum of Natural History for a free lecture on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Learn how they helped pioneer the use of photogrammetry (stereo photography) to discover and document fossil footprints (especially dinosaur and pterosaur tracks) throughout the West. The large volume of tracks available for study yields an extensive data set that provides valuable insights into the activities of pterosaurs and allows for comparison with pterosaur tracks worldwide.

November 2, 2015 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Performance Friday!

The Center for Humanities and the Arts invites you to this month’s Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from Theatre and Dance's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Staged by professional director Gary John La Rosa, 2015-16 Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist, this warm-hearted musical tells the story of a poor, Jewish dairyman, his wife and their five daughters in a Russian village at the turn of the century. Please join us Nov. 6, 12 to 1 p.m., Norlin Library’s 5th Floor. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a free, light lunch.

'A Journey through Italy's Traditional Songs'

The French and Italian Department cordially invites you to A Journey through Italy's Traditional Songs. On Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. The event is open to everybody and it is free.

November 2, 2015 • Chiara Torriani • chiara.torriani@colorado.edu

Improvaganza for teens (Ages 13-18)

Explore the facets of what it takes to be an amazing improvisor, think on your feet and make audiences laugh. Improvaganza will take you through a crash course of the fundamentals of improv. Learn how to listen and play in crazy and make-believe worlds and scenarios. Improvaganza will give you the basic improv skills needed for a strong foundation to propel you into professional improv troupes, school plays and comedic genius. Test your skills, play and laugh your way through this one-day comedy blast. Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mashup CSF season workshop

Meet the characters from the 2016 CSF season. What happens when Dromio meets Cressida? Or when Imogen bumps into William Shakespeare himself? And is that Helen of Troy in the corner, chatting with Antipholus of Ephesus? In this one-day workshop, participants will take on a character from plays in the summer season (The Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, and Equivocation...). The day will culminate with a showing of scenes, monologues and improvised encounters. June 4. Ages 8-18.