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.

Do you struggle with your thoughts? Our paid research study might be right for you

Researchers in the Psychology and Neuroscience dept. at CU-Boulder are conducting a research study involving an 8-week program designed to help prevent depression, reduce stress and promote health and well-being.

Earn up to $180, and get a copy of your MRI on DVD.

Participants must be:

  • Healthy women OR
  • Women with a history of depression
  • Ages 18-55
  • Willing to participate in two MRI assessments
  • Smartphone users
  • Have normal, or corrected-to-normal, vision

Contact womenswellness@colorado.edu or 303-492-7378.

May 5, 2016 • Women's Wellness Study • womenswellness@colorado.edu

Blue Book Free Cafe Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A new space for students and faculty to relax, study and hang-out.

Free coffee, tea and cocoa. Free wifi. Comfy chairs and couches.

In the Lounge at CU's Wesley Student Center, the blue A-frame building at 1290 Folsom St., across from Folsom Field, at the corner of University Heights Avenue.

May 4, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Bursar's Office opening late Friday, May 6

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

May 3, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

'Europe’s Problem with Islam… 500 years ago'

CU-Boulder’s Mediterranean Studies Group presents three scholars: Sabahat Adil (CU-Boulder) Brian A. Catlos (CU-Boulder), and Núria Martínez-de-Castilla (Complutense Madrid) in an event that surveys the experience of the forgotten European Muslims of Spain, their literature and culture, and their post-exile fate. Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Assembly Hall of Chautauqua Historical Park

The event is free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved no later than May 9. To reserve: tickets@cumediterranean.info.

CCW Listening Lunch

Please join the Chancellor's Committee for Women (CCW) for lunch to give us feedback on women's issues on the CU-Boulder campus. We will provide lunch, you provide your voice. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jan Owens at 303-492-4078 or jan.owens@colorado.edu.

Monday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in C4C-Flatiron Room.

Textbook sellback at the CU Book Store

Cash, convenience, competitive prices and we will buy it no matter where you bought it. The CU Book Store will be buying textbooks May 2-11 at the store in the UMC and locations throughout campus. Download our Free Sell Books Ap for iPhone or Android for an instant price quote. Search for "University of Colorado" in either app store. See website for hours, locations and sellback prices. You can also return your rental textbooks to any of our sellback locations.

May 2, 2016 • CU Book Store • assist@cubookstore.com

FAQ for LGBTQ open enrollment

As we approach open enrollment for benefits we want you to have the most up to date information regarding health benefits. If you, or someone on your plan, identifies as transgender or within the LGBQ community please visit the Employee Services site https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/lgbtq-resources. This will be the second year of surgical benefits for transgender care in all but the Exclusive plan. If you have any questions please call the benefits team at 303-860-4200.

May 2, 2016 • Morgan Seamont • seamont@colorado.edu

Summer workshops at the CU Museum of Natural History

Registration now open.

Spend Friday mornings with us exploring and creating. Our newest exhibit Becoming Butterflies will be our jumping-off point to cross-pollinate science and art. Your elementary-age child will visit exhibits, participate in hands-on creative activities with real museum tools and specimens and move through natural areas outside of the museum.

Each workshop meets for three hours from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the CU Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder Campus. Healthy snacks will be provided. Each workshop is $30.

CCW listening lunch

Please join the Chancellor's Committee for Women (CCW) for lunch to give us feedback on women's issues on the CU-Boulder campus. We will provide lunch, you provide your voice. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jan Owens at 303-492-4078 or jan.owens@colorado.edu.

Monday, May 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in C4C-Flatiron Room.

Graduation reminders

You must have regalia to participate in Commencement on May 7. Undergraduates should purchase regalia at the bookstore, graduate students may rent regalia at Balch Fieldhouse. See the commencement website for details, http://www.colorado.edu/commencement/. Please line up in Norlin Quad by 7:45 a.m. for the procession, or come early and enjoy a free breakfast, starting at 7 a.m.

Video Game Tournament: Rock Band 4 (PS4) – April 29

Your chance to watch players in action, try different games and earn bragging rights and prizes.
Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection; play begins at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Prizes for top finishers! Learn more

April 2016 Dates
Apr. 1 NBA 2K16 (PS4)
Apr. 15 Halo 5 (XBOX ONE)
Apr. 29: Rock Band 4 (PS4)

The Connection, UMC first floor

Extreme bowling Friday and Saturday nights!

7 p.m. to close
Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder!
Black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

2016 Spring Dates
Every Friday and Saturday night through Apr. 30
Closed for Spring Break Mar. 19, 25, 26

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor.

Free exam week meals, May 1-4, at 6 p.m. at St. Aidan's

Free exam week meals hosted by Bread and Belonging at St. Aidan's, 2425 Colorado Ave. (across from CU Engineering) May 1-4, at 6 p.m. Stop by for a free home-cooked meal during exam week. Everyone welcome! Bread and Belonging (B +B) is a weekly campus community meal and conversation hosted jointly by Canterbury Colorado Episcopal Campus Ministry and Lutheran Campus Ministry.Connect with us on our Facebook page.

April 28, 2016 • Amanda Nuku • office@saintaidans.org

MAVEN's Mars space weather report

In this May 4 talk, Michael Chaffin will talk about the dynamic processes effecting Mars' atmosphere. Mars is now a desolate planet, but used to have a thicker atmosphere and flowing water on the surface. Learn about how the Sun's solar wind adversely effected Mars over time.

7:30 p.m. in the LSTB building (rm 299), located at 1234 Innovation Dr. in the CU-Boulder east campus research park.

Doors open at 7 p.m. Free

Property Services’ live auction of surplus property and equipment

University of Colorado Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, May 21. 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

April 28, 2016 • Steve Marvel, (303) 492-1120 • Steve.Marvel@colorado.edu

A term course teaches how to write creatively in age of social media

How does social media shape our experiences and our work as writers? This introductory class, Creative Writing in the Age of Social Media (ENGL 1191-100), will explore the challenges and possibilities of writing creative nonfiction, poetry and fiction in the age of Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. Professor Ansley Clark, A Term 2016 MTWRF, 9:15 to 10:50 a.m. More info.

Augmester course explores love and relationships in modern novels

Uncommon Arrangements: Love in Modernist Fiction (ENGL 4039-051) will examine the representation of love and relationships in modernist novels published between 1910-1945, a period spanning the two world wars in which a radically new order of gender, sexuality and class relations coincided with innovations in literary representation. Professor Jane Garrity, Augmester 2016 MTWRF 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. More info.

Last day to register for Digital Media Bootcamp

Digital Media Boot Camp (DMBC) offers a focused introduction to digital media production designed to teach practical digital media and technological skills to people from any field. These all-day intensive classes are offered at the ATLAS center and will feature a small, hands-on learning environment. Students will learn to use industry technologies, applications, and creative tools; skills that are critical for any industry. The class will be taught May 9-26. More info found here.

April 28, 2016 • Sage Sollie • cuatlas@colorado.edu

Bowling and billiards weekday specials from $1

Monday – Friday, take a fun break to unwind for only $1 or half-off!

Early-bird Specials, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Bowling: $1 per game per person; $1 shoe rental
• Billiards: $1 per hour per table

Mid-day Specials, 2 to 5 p.m.
• Bowling: Half-price per game per person; $1.25 shoe rental
• Billiards: Half-price per hour per table

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

AIA lecture series: Colorado archaeology

Join Holly Norton, Colorado’s state archaeologist and deputy state historic preservation officer as she highlights some of the current work being done by the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Service to help preserve and protect Colorado’s shared cultural heritage. This free lecture will take place on May 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the CU Museum of Natural History.

This lecture is cosponsored by the Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society.

April 26, 2016 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Maymester course explores why Shakespeare is important today

“Shakespeare” is many things — an author writing in a specific historical time and place; a businessman conscious of his audience; a collection of texts that have withstood the test of time; and an icon. But what makes Shakespeare important today? Join Prof. Richelle Munkhoff in this Maymester course that explores lots of avenues to understand why. ENGL 3563-001 Shakespeare; May 9-26; MTWRF 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; HUMN 190. SOPH/JR/SR; ENGL, HUMN, THTR or TBFA majors. More info

Will Power Festival 2016

The 2016 Will Power Festival, hosted by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, is a celebration of students performing Shakespeare. 200 students from six BVSD elementary schools will visit the CU-Boulder campus on the morning of May 9 to perform Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in the University Theatre. The day also includes a short costumed parade, lunch in the Shakespeare Gardens, and opening and closing ceremonies with Will Shakespeare. The parade begins in front of Macky Auditorium at 9:45 a.m. Performances are 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Free.

Lavender Graduation

Are you a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or allied student graduating this year or last semester?

Please join us on May 3 for our annual Lavender Graduation ceremony at Abrams. We would love for you and your families and friends to come celebrate your achievement at our free graduation ceremony. The deadline to sign up is April 29. You'll get a certificate, a rainbow tassel, food and a wonderful performance by the Colorado Trans Community Choir & Arts Collective, as well as a speech by our keynote speaker, Sam Bullington.

Study the Bible as literature in this Maymester course

No single book has had as great an influence on the English-speaking world as the Bible. In this course we will read parts of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament, focusing on their famous stories, poetry and wisdom writings. ENGL 3310-001 General Lit and Language: Bible as Literature. Prof. Sue Zemka, Maymester May 9-26, MTWRF 9 a.m. to noon, EDUC 138. Course description also for JWST 3310-001. Fulfills A&S Core: Ideals & Values. Details.

8-Ball billiards tournament Apr. 27

Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m.
$5 entry fee.

Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers.
Learn more

2016 Spring Dates
8-Ball: Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 30, Apr. 27
9-Ball: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 9, Apr. 13

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor