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 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

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

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

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

Apply to study abroad before July 15 for a chance to win $500

Any student who opens a spring or calendar year 2016 CU-Boulder study abroad application by Wednesday, July 15, will be entered into a drawing to win $500 toward their study abroad program. You can receive advising from study abroad advisors in-person, via live chat, email (studyabroad@colorado.edu), or phone (303-492-7741). Visit http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=studyabroad101 for more information on how to get started or contact us via online chat. The winner will receive funds once they are accepted and committed to their program.

Recreationally-active male subjects needed for simulated spaceflight study

The Applied Exercise Science Lab at CU is currently recruiting male subjects (ages 18-44) for a study looking at physiological changes that occur during simulated space flight. We are using short term (four days) head-down tilt bed rest, a model of simulated spaceflight, to study changes in blood and fitness.

Volunteers will receive monetary compensation ($600 for completion of study).

Study will be ~2 weeks and will require a five-day in-lab period.

If interested, E-mail Benjamin.ryan@colorado.edu

June 30, 2015 • Ben Ryan • benjamin.ryan@colorado.edu

Free public lecture, 'Crumpling and Wrinkling of Polymers and Membranes'

Location: DUAN G1B30 Tuesday, July 7, 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and is aimed at the public, so no physics background is necessary. It will be presented by one of the authorities on the subject, a distinguished Harvard Professor, David R. Nelson, a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences who studies the fascinating world of modern ‘soft’ condensed matter and physical biology.

Alferd Packer Grill -- Closing Early on June 30

To facilitate our year-end inventory, the Alferd Packer Grill will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Baby Doe's will remain open for your afternoon snacks and beverages!

We will reopen the Grill at 7 a.m. on July 1.

FIRST scholar Gary Holcomb explores black counterculture in Queer Black Renaissance course

The Harlem Renaissance opened the door for a vital queer black literary arts awakening. This seminar will explore such questions as how an interwar period queer black counterculture played a crucial role in bringing into being black modernist aesthetics, Black transnational culture, and black radical political action—nationalist, Pan-Africanist, and Marxist. ENGL 5529-200. Tues/Thur 12-4:10 p.m., B Term. Register today at myCUinfo.

Gary Holcomb, the English Dept's FIRST scholar, is a professor of African American studies at Ohio University.

Alferd Packer Grill -- Early closing on June 30

To facilitate our year-end inventory, the Alferd Packer Grill will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Baby Doe's will remain open for your afternoon snacks and beverages.

We will reopen the Grill at 7 a.m. on July 1.