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.

Exploring environmental education: Weekly discussion and training series

The CU Environmental Center is offering a 6-hour training program for CU students to learn the principles of place-based environmental education (EE). The 6-week series will meet once a week Oct. 6 - Nov. 10 on Mondays 12 - 1 p.m. For more information, come to the “Exploring Environmental Education Careers” workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 5 - 6:30 p.m. in Koelbel 255. Please complete the simple application by Monday, Sept. 29 HERE

September 15, 2014

Nominations for Chancellor's Committee for Women Award

Chancellor’s Committee for Women is seeking nominations for its Annual Awards

Please visit our website or contact Joanna Weidler-Lewis: weidlerl@colorado.edu.

September 15, 2014 • Joanna Weidler-Lewis • weidlerl@colorado.edu
http://spot.colorado.edu/~weidlerl/awardspage.html

Be impactful. Make a difference. Have fun. Join RHA committees

Residence Hall Association (RHA) is looking for motivated student leaders for the following positions:

Programming Board (Central campus and Will Vill positions available): Interested in planning student events? Apply to be a part of this year’s Programming Board.

Funding Board: Looking for experience managing a budget or want to have a say in how RHA’s budget is used? Apply to be a part of this year’s Funding Board.

All applications will be open from Monday, Sept. 8 to Thursday, Sept. 18 and can be found at rha.colorado.edu.

September 15, 2014 • Kim Kushner • kim.kushner@colorado.edu
http://rha.colorado.edu

Do it yourself course videos: Screencasts

Have you ever wanted an easy way to create instructional videos for your classes -- to answer frequently asked questions, cover concepts that often requires more time than the allotted class session, or communicate with students in a different way? A popular method is called “screencasting." ASSETT is offering an introductory and advanced screen casting workshop. Eligible participants are A&S faculty of any rank, GPTIs and TAs. Participants will receive a complimentary license for screen casting software.

6th Annual Symposium on STEM Education Sept. 29

The Center for STEM Learning invites you to the 6th Annual Symposium on STEM Education Mon., Sept. 29, at the C4C, Abrams Lounge & Flatirons Rm: 3 - 5 p.m., STEM Education Showcase (Poster Session), 5:15 - 7 p.m., keynote addresses and awards ceremony. This year's event will highlight some of CU-Boulder and Colorado's groundbreaking education projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and introduce a new generation of STEM education scholars. Registration is free at www.colorado.edu/csl.

September 15, 2014 • Robbie Martinez • robbie.martinez@colorado.edu
http://colorado.edu/csl

Peace Corps Info Session, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.

Do you want to experience real human connection by bridging cultural divides? Are you prepared to challenge yourself by helping others in need while traveling the world?

Come get your questions answered, hear stories of Peace Corps service and learn about the new application process. Peace Corps Info Session, Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. in UMC Room 425. More details on the CU Peace Corps website

September 15, 2014 • Nicholas Politte • peacecorps@colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/peacecorps

Using Qualtrics for Teaching & Research: Learners Lunch @ Music

Sept. 17, noon, in Imig N285

Qualtrics is a powerful online survey suite available free to all CU faculty, staff and students. Create surveys with a wide range of question types, collect and track detailed data from respondents and analyze data with built-in reporting tools, all through a browser interface. Use Qualtrics to collect information quickly from large groups of people and to easily gather large datasets for analysis. Please feel free to bring your Mac/PC laptop to work with the Qualtrics features demonstrated.

September 12, 2014 • David Rickels
http://bit.ly/ucbworkshops

The Basics of Effective Japanese Pedagogy

Professor Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, Professor Emeritus of Japanese at Waseda University, will address fundamental issues in effective Japanese language teaching, including such aspects as teaching Japanese phonetics, teaching kanji, and engaging students in communication. Professor Kawaguchi is widely published and has offered lectures and workshops world-wide. This presentation will be held in Japanese. After the lecture, there will be a reception in Humanities 230. Friday, Sept. 19, 3 p.m., Humanities 370.

September 12, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu
http://cas.colorado.edu

Final Day... Join the UMC Board!

Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 p.m. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply by Sept. 12.

September 12, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/umc/board/join

Drop-In Scientific Illustration Workshop

Up close and personal, discover the wonder and diversity of seeds. Take a close look with the microscope and get familiar with some of the textures of many different botanical subjects. Focus on precision as you study the characteristic form and unique surface features for your subject matter before documenting and drawing every detail. Participants may drop-in to the BioLounge any time between 2 and 5 p.m. and have access to expert guidance.

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 | 2 - 5 p.m. | BioLounge

September 12, 2014 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu
http://cumuseum.colorado.edu

Don't Miss Out... Join the UMC Board

Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 p.m. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply by Sept. 12.

September 12, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu
http://www.colorado.edu/umc/board/join

Global Health on the Front Line

Interested in learning more about your role in the global health movement and how a grassroots nonprofit organization is run? Join GlobeMed next Thursday for a public health panel featuring Anil Parajuli, founder of Himalayan Healthcare in Nepal! Please join us in an interactive discussion on global public health issues, NGO work, and ways to become active in the global health movement. This event is free for all students! Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in HUMN 135

September 12, 2014 • Caitlyn Mailhiot • ucboulder@globemed.org
http://www.globemedcu.org

Don’t sleep through the deadline

Upcoming deadlines for study abroad programs this spring range from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies. Learn more about your study abroad opportunities by completing Study Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your study abroad journey. Study Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person - get started today.

Asian Studies meet and greet

Join the Center for Asian Studies for an informal meet and greet. Enjoy coffee and scones while meeting other students and CU affiliates from across campus who are interested in Asia. Also find out more about the Asian Studies major and minor as well as the many Asia-related activities we have going on this year. Drip coffee and scones will be provided by the Center for Asian Studies. Participants can purchase additional food or drinks. Thursday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m., Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café on the Hill, 1203 13th St.

September 11, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu
http://cas.colorado.edu

Sing along at Karaoke Night on Sept. 18

Sing along with us to fun tunes. Karaoke returns by popular demand on Thursday nights.

8 p.m. in Club 156, next door to the Connection. Bring your friends and enjoy great music, food and beverages. Make it a fun night.

2014 DATES: Thursdays at 8 p.m.:

  • Sept. 18
  • Oct. 2, 16 & 30
  • Nov. 13
  • Dec. 4 & 11

    The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

  • Be involved...Join the UMC Board

    Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 pm. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply by Sept. 12.

    September 11, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu
    http://www.colorado.edu/umc/board/join

    Inspire students... Encourage them to join the UMC Board

    Encourage students you know to join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. Students must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 p.m. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Students can learn more and apply by Sept. 12.

    September 10, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu
    http://www.colorado.edu/umc/board/join

    Exploring diversity through film series & workshops

    Join CUE on Tuesdays, Explore Diversity thru Films from 12-1 p.m. & Workshops: 1,2, &3, CUE lounge C4C320 Sept 16 -The Graduates (film)-Latino/a educ issues; Workshop: My Diverse Life Sept 23 -El Corrido (film)-hierarchy of power; Workshop: Let’s Be Honest
    Sept 30 -The Undocumented (film), migrant deaths on the border; Workshop: Constructs of Oppression Oct 7 - A Class Divided (film) racism experiment; Workshop: Identity Phases Oct 14 - Park Ave, Power,Money & American Dream; Wkshp: Civil Rights Movement Cleo Estrada 2-5668

    September 10, 2014 • Cleo Estrada • estrada@colorado.edu
    http://cue.colorado.edu

    One Million Acts of Green

    One Million Acts of Green is for CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff and alumni to build individual sustainability plans, track and report progress, and see the impact of their commitments and measure carbon footprint reduction. There are more than 100 sustainability actions to choose from. Participants can select eco-friendly actions that are already done at home or on campus and can pledge to do new actions. Participants can choose to share actions on Facebook or upload photos. Check it out

    September 10, 2014 • CU Environmental Center • ecenter@colorado.edu
    http://colorado.edu/ecenter

    Extreme Bowling this Friday & Saturday night

    7 p.m. - Close

    Enjoy the fun of bowling with black lights, colored lane lights and color pins. It's the only Extreme Bowling you'll find in Boulder - and it's fun for everyone.

    Win prizes for Color Head Pin Strikes. Note: Be sure to tell the Connection Staff before bowling the color pins so they can see you make the strike.

    2014 DATES:

    Fridays, Aug. 29 - Dec. 19

    Saturdays, Sept. 6 - Dec. 13

    (Closed Aug. 30; Nov. 22, 28, 29; Dec. 26, 27)

    The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games 1st floor UMC

    Free poker tournament Tuesday, Sept. 16

    Tuesday Night Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

    Sign up at 6 p.m. at the Connection Front Desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome - all skill levels. Put on your poker face and win prizes.

    2014 DATES: Every other Tuesday:

  • Sept. 16 & 30
  • Oct. 14 & 28
  • Nov. 11
  • Dec. 2
  • Grand Championship Final: Dec. 9

    The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

  • AIA lecture series: Early Monumental Architecture in the Turkana Basin, Kenya

    The discovery and analysis of four standing-stone sites dating to about 5,000 years ago along what was the margin of ancient Lake Turkana provides a new model for how and why people constructed complex sites of this sort. Many hundreds of people were buried communally near and within these stone monuments. Ground-penetrating radar analysis shows a progression of burials over perhaps 500 years of time where the burial area was expanded, remodeled, and changed.

    Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 7 p.m. Paleontology Hall, CU Museum of Natural History

    September 10, 2014 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu
    http://cumuseum.colorado.edu

    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

    September 10, 2014 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org
    http://www.wesleyf.org

    Life at the Speed of Light, Sept. 29

    In 2010, J. Craig Venter and his team became the first to successfully construct “synthetic life." The science of synthetic genomics will have a profound impact on human existence and future scientific research. In Life at the Speed of Light, Venter presents a fascinating and authoritative study of this emerging field from the inside—detailing its origins, current challenges and controversies, and projected effects on our lives.

    Monday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. Macky Auditorium

    September 9, 2014 • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History • museumpr@colorado.edu
    http://cumuseum.colorado.edu

    Study film and art in Rome next summer: Interest Meeting: Sept. 29

    Students can spend three weeks in May and June studying film, art, and culture in Rome. All majors can apply and receive three UD credits. Course taught in English. Fulfills UD Lit. and Arts core. Program led by Film Studies Professor Suranjan Ganguly. Film screenings and lectures are combined with excursions in and around Rome. Learn more at an informational meeting: Monday, Sept. 29, 6 - 7:15 p.m., ATLAS 1B31.

    September 9, 2014 • Suranjan Ganguly • ganguly@colorado.edu
    http://studyabroad.colorado.edu

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