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.

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    Friday Night Film Series: 'Tammy'

    Program Council's Friday Night Film Series presents: "Tammy"

    When: Friday, Sept. 19, at 9 p.m. Where: Chem 140 Lecture Hall Sponsored by: NFL Sunday Ticket

    This event is FREE and open to students and the general public.

    RSVP here.

    Be heard and 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 9, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

    Something for every taste is at the UMC

    Whether you're craving something different or have hunger pains for a favorite food, the UMC provides delicious choices under one roof - where you can also conveniently study, use the WiFi Lounge, bank, visit the ATM, bowl, play billiards, and shop for school supplies or a gift.

    Check out Cold Stone Creamery and Yogurt Bar, Domino's, Jamba Juice, Panda Express, Subway, Celestial Seasonings, Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill, Baby Doe's Coffee & Bakery, The Connection, CU Book Store, Elevations Credit Union, and more. It's all here!

    September 9, 2014 • Pamela Henderek • Pamela.Henderek@colorado.edu

    Monday Night Bowl Special Sept. 15th

    Monday Nights, 6 p.m.-close

    $8 per person for 2 hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink are included in the price. Come alone, with friends, with family, and have fun! Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal!

    Check out all the Connection's weekly events and activities at www.colorado.edu/umc/connection/events

    2014 DATES:

    Mondays Aug. 25 - Dec. 8

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

    Studying Japanese? Japan study abroad and JLPT information session

    Join Susan Schmidt of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) to find out more about the Japanese Language Placement Test (JLPT) and the Bridging Project Scholarship program. The Bridging Project is a program that offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. The JLPT is an internationally-recognized test for Japanese language proficiency, and this year, CU-Boulder is a host site for the JLPT. Monday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m., CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway, CU-Boulder.

    September 8, 2014 • Patricia Helfenbein • casevent@colorado.edu

    Meet Buff Employers - Money, Products & Sales: Sept. 9

    Meet Buff Employers is your opportunity to speak with organizations interested in hiring CU-Boulder students and alumni in areas of Money, Products, & Sales. This night will include organizations in banking, insurance, financial services, consumer products, retail and sales. They’ll be recruiting from both these industries and for these types of positions. Find out who’ll be attending by viewing the registered employers. At 4 p.m. there will be an informal workshop to brush up on your networking skills, before the event begins at 4:30 p.m.

    [UN] W.R.A.P.

    Panel discussions, live dance and live-streamed performance collide in this unique, eclectic, multi-platform event. Featuring works by international guest dancers, choreographers and scholars including Elias Aboujaoude, Teena Marie Custer, Julian “Jayfunk” Daniels, Michelle Ellsworth, Jordan Isadore, Tamsin Maxwell, Donna Mejia and Sydney Skybetter.

    Have a say and 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 8, 2014 • Andrea Zelinko • zelinko@colorado.edu

    Subjects needed for passive cycling study

    The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking sedentary male subjects aged 18-55 to study passive cycling (involves a stationary bicycle with a motor rotating the bicycle pedals for you). The experiment will consist of four separate sessions each lasting 4 hrs. Benefits of participating include: body composition (% body fat), fitness assessment, bone density, glucose tolerance assessment, and determination of caloric expenditure. You will be paid $160 for study completion.

    Email James at James.Peterman@colorado.edu.

    September 8, 2014 • James Peterman • James.Peterman@colorado.edu

    Swedish visual artist and poet Johannes Heldén explores digital realm

    The Media Archaeology Lab is delighted to host Swedish visual artist and poet,Johannes Heldén, for an upcoming artist residency. Johannes will be in the MAL from Saturday, Sept. 13 - Wednesday, Sept. 17.

    During his residency, Johannes will explore how the digital realm relates to fiction through creating "a sound choir of sorts, a low drone of technology from several time periods" with the equipment of the past. He will wrap up his residency with a fascinating display of his work on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 - 8 p.m.

    Calling gamers: Video game tournaments start Sep 12.

    Different Games Each Tournament

    Want bragging rights? Here's your chance.

    Sign up starts 6 p.m. at the Connection; play begins at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Nintendo Wii. Tournament formats are double elimination and/or round robin. Prizes for top finishers.

    2014 DATES:

  • Sept. 12: Madden 15
  • Sept. 26: Ultra Street Fighter
  • Oct. 10: FIFA 15
  • Oct. 24: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
  • Nov. 7: COD Advanced Warfare
  • Dec. 5: Mario Kart
  • Dec. 12: INJUSTICE: Gods Among Us

  • LGBTQ-inclusive pedagogy

    Friday, Sept. 12, 2:30-4 p.m., S435 Center for Community This workshop will introduce you to the campus climate for LGBTQ and allied students, challenges they face in the classroom, and strategies for creating a more inclusive learning environment. Facilitated by Scarlet Bowen, Ph.D. and Glenda Russell, Ph.D.

    Please rsvp to scarlet.bowen@colorado.edu to sign up for the workshop.

    Diverse Musicians' Alliance seeking performers

    The Diverse Musicians' Alliance is seeking performers to showcase in our annual Diversity Concert on Wed. Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Grusin Music Hall in the Imig Music Building. All genres of music are welcome. If you or a group of performers is interested in performing in this concert, please contact Teresita via email. Include your name (and the name of your group, if applicable), the genre of music you would like to perform, the title and length of your piece(s), and any equipment you need. Sept. 23 deadline.

    September 8, 2014 • Teresita Lozano • Teresita.Lozano@colorado.edu

    Friday Night Film Series: '22 JUMP STREET'

    Program Council's Friday Night Film Series presents: "22 JUMP STREET" sponsored by NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV.

    When: Friday, Sept. 12, at 9 p.m. Where: Chem 140 Lecture Hall

    This event is FREE and open to students and the public.

    RSVP here.

    CU Service Panel: City Year, Teach For America, Peace Corps and Americorps

    You want to make a difference. We can help you do it. Come hear representatives from City Year, Teach For America, Peace Corps and Americorps share their personal stories of service and find out how you can make an impact in the lives of others before or after graduating.

    WHAT: Info Session & Panel Discussion
    WHEN: Wed, Sept. 10, 6 - 7 p.m.
    WHERE: Center For Community (C4C) Rm S350, CU Boulder
    FREE PIZZA will be provided.

    September 8, 2014 • Nicholas Politte • peacecorps@colorado.edu

    Being an open scholar in the digital information age, Sept. 15-19

    Are you looking to explore new venues in networking, scholarship, publishing, teaching and learning? How is openness in academia creating new opportunities and challenges for you? Come find out more at sessions being held each day during the week of Sept. 15-19, from 3-4 p.m. in Norlin E113. Please join ASSETT and University Libraries for a week of exploring what it means to be an open scholar in the digital information age. Our Website

    Transcendental Meditation Club meetings

    Ready to reset your brain, develop your creativity, intelligence and focus while eliminating stress, fatigue and anxiety? Come join the Transcendental Meditation Club. Everyone is welcome at our bimonthly meetings. At the first meeting, we will discuss the benefits of practicing transcendental meditation; then, during the second meeting of the month, we will meditate together, practicing TM.

    WHEN: Monday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m.

    WHERE: UMC 325

    Facebook: Transcendental Meditation Club at CU Boulder

    September 8, 2014 • Nicholas FLood • nicholas.flood@colorado.edu

    Sign up NOW for Sunday Bowling Leagues

    Get your team together and be part of a league. It's better than ever and easy fun! We now have an Early League for 4-person teams from 6-8:30 pm and a Late League for 2-person teams from 8:30-10:30 pm. There's a one-time registration fee of $10/person and a $5 weekly fee/person.

    This is a fantastic value and a fun way to get together with friends on a regular basis.

    SIGN UP BY FRIDAY SEPT. 12. Visit website for details.



    Leagues run Sundays, Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, 2014.