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.

Volunteer for Late Night Breakfast

The Center for Student Involvement’s semi-annual Late Night Breakfast event is quickly approaching. Monday, Dec. 14, will be an evening to remember with events and a tasty late night meal.

In order to make this event happen, we once again need help from our wonderful Student Affairs staff to volunteer and assist us in preparing and serving breakfast to almost 1,000 CU students.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Brandon Meyers by Monday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. at Brandon.c.meyers@colorado.edu 303-492-7109.

The origins and mystery of the aurora

In this Dec. 2 talk, Allison Jaynes, LASP space physics research scientist, will discuss the history, the current scientific understanding and the natural beauty of the aurora that has had such a magnetic pull on observers throughout the ages. Come learn about a phenomenon that on rare occasions can occur in the night sky directly above Boulder.

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

Doors open at 7 p.m. FREE

AIA Lecture Series: Land and underwater archaeology research at Lake Sibinacocha Cusco, Peru

Join Carlos Ausejo and Preston Sowell at the CU Museum of Natural History on Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. as part of the free AIA Lecture Series as they present findings from their 2015 archaeological land and underwater reconnaissance expedition to Laguna Sibinacocha, located at 16,000 ft. in the cordillera Vilcanota range of southern Peru. Explore pre-Hispanic artifacts and architectural features that were in use from pre-ceramic to colonial times including utilized rock shelters and a possible burial site.

November 24, 2015 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

Summer camps with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Unlock the magic of Shakespeare's language with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s wildly popular summer acting programs: Camp Shakespeare (ages 10-18) and Shakespeare Sprites (ages 6-9). Discounts available for siblings and multiple sessions. Boost your child's brainpower with Shakespeare. Registration begins Dec. 1. For more info call: 303-735-1181.

Science and art: Two great seminars from CU Cafe

The Signaling and Cellular Regulation Supergroup and CU Café are hosting Ahna Skop from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Skop will give a formal research seminar titled “The mystery and beauty of asymmetric cell division” as part of the BioFrontiers Seminar Series on Tuesday, Dec., 1 to 4 p.m. at the JSCBB-Butcher Auditorium.

Skop will also give an informal seminar titled “Too creative for science” on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at noon. Porter-B121 Students and postdocs from all disciplines are invited!

November 24, 2015 • Emilia Costales • emilia.costales@colorado.edu

China's incorporation into the British imperial information order

CAS Luncheon Series. Timothy Weston, History, will present a chapter of a book he is writing on journalism and journalists in late Qing and early Republican period China (1880s-1920s). In this chapter, he is interested in establishing a clear linkage between British imperialism and the spread of the newspaper as a type of institution throughout Asia, the materiality of the press, and the variety of press types that developed in the earliest stage of the process. Tue, Dec. 1, 12 p.m. CAS Conference Room, 1424 Broadway. Lunch will be provided.

Boren study abroad scholarship meeting Dec. 1

Studying abroad in a non-traditional location during the 2016-17 academic year? Studying a non-traditional language? Boren undergraduate scholarships support study abroad in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin American (Europe/Oceania/SAS excluded). The Boren on-campus deadline is Jan. 25, 2016 for study abroad during the 2016-17 academic year, so advance planning is necessary! To learn more, attend an informational meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. in C4C N215.

November 24, 2015 • Steven Rose • Steven.Rose@Colorado.edu

'Why, How and Where did the Earliest Animals Move? The Ecology of the Cambrian Explosion'

Join Professor Gabriela Mangano, a distinguished lecturer with the Association for Women Geoscientists, as she discusses some of her findings on very early Cambrian faunas and the trace-fossil record of the Cambrian explosion. Mangano will explain the geoscience of collecting trace-fossil evidence and show how ancient organisms moved around in their habitat over 500 million years ago. This free lecture will be held at the CU Museum of Natural History on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Steps in Stone, Walking through Time exhibit.

November 24, 2015 • CU Museum of Natural History • cumuseum@colorado.edu

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee Hour is for CU's internationally-minded students, staff and faculty! Come meet interesting people, enjoy the free refreshments and have a chance to win at the weekly drawing. Each Friday, fall and spring, when classes are in session, from 4 - 5:30 p.m., in the UMC Grill. Join us!

Alternative Breaks participant application

Make a difference this spring and summer break by joining Alternative Breaks! Apply for our program and go on a trip to do direct service work related to social and environmental justice issues.

50th Anniversary service challenge

The Volunteer Resource Center challenges you to get engaged by committing to 50 hours of service and engagement work in your communities this academic year.

Mosaic Gospel Choir fall concert Sunday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m.

Experience CUs Mosaic Gospel Choir's fall semester-end concert. Spiritual uplift guaranteed. Directed by Gary Grundei. 30 singers, grand piano, drum kit and funky guitars. Includes spoken word slam poetry by choir founder, Roger Wolsey.

At Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., 1 block north of Colorado Avenue across from Folsom Field at the corner of University Heights Ave. Take the Hop or the Buff Bus.

Free. Donations accepted. Potluck after. Join the choir in January. See: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mosaic-Gospel-Choir/458932904141494

Juniors and seniors - Internships for spring 2016

If you are a junior or senior seeking an internship for this spring, we now have three spots available -- one at History Colorado Center leading K-12 students through the interactive exhibits; and two at The Nature Conservancy as a conservation science intern. These Center of the American West three-credit hour internships require 120 on-the-job hours, plus some academic activities.

We are now accepting applications. These positions will remain open until filled. See details and instructions on how to apply at our website.

Paid research study seeking cyclists and non-cyclists

The Applied Exercise Science Lab is seeking 18-35 year old volunteers: 1) UCI ranked cyclists training for >8hrs/wk, and 2) non-cyclists training ≥3 sessions/wk of >30 min of aerobic exercise totaling 2.5–5hrs/wk. Additional activity screening questions will be asked upon inquiry. The study will require ~8hrs: 4 visits, ~2hrs/visit. You will be compensated $50 for your participation. Assessment of VO2max, lactate threshold, and efficiency/economy as well as training zone breakdowns by heart rate and power will be provided.

November 19, 2015 • Eric Homestead • homestea@Colorado.edu

Communications intern wanted for spring 2016

The Office of Planning, Budget & Analysis is hiring a communications intern to assist the Communications Program Manager.

Duration: Jan. 11-May 6 (spring 2016) Pay: $12-$15/hr depending on experience

For a full job description and to apply, please visit https://cupba.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2h1HdQNcyugRLXT.

International Trivia Nov. 19

Form teams and duke it out for sweet prizes in the UMC Grill area, Thursday, Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m. History, sports, music, geography, food and more. You might want to stretch out first. Photo (from this year's contest) by Katie Gurkin.

Psychology experiment seeking participants $10/hour

The Social Neuroscience and Games Lab (SNaG) is seeking individuals between the ages of 18-25 for a two-hour experiment.

Participants will play several games with other individuals and a computer opponent for money, and will complete a series of questionnaires. Participants will be paid $10/hour for participating and will have the opportunity to earn bonus money for their performance in the games.

For more information or to sign-up for a session, please email, SNaGLab@colorado.edu with your name and age.

November 18, 2015 • Jacob Parelman • SNaGLab@colorado.edu

Peace Corps application workshop, Dec. 1, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., HLMS 241

With the Jan. 1 application deadline approaching, your Peace Corps team is offering an application workshop to familiarize you with the process. Whether you're about to graduate or still have a few more years, learning what to expect will help you rock the application.

Also, help us celebrate World Aids Day.

International Education Week reception

The International Education Week Reception will be Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the J.D. Abrams lounge in the C4C! This year’s photo contest winners will be announced, as well as Global Citizen awards. Photo (from this year's contest) by Josh Perrin.

November 18, 2015 • Study Abroad Advisor • studyabroad@colorado.edu

Mosaic Gospel Choir Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sing your heart out with CU's Mosaic Gospel Choir on Wednesday nights, 7 p.m. at CU's Wesley Student Center, 1290 Folsom St., across from the stadium, one block north of Colorado Avenue, at the corner of University Heights Avenue. Drop-ins welcome. LGBTQI-friendly. Bring friends. (Don't need to be Christian. Open to all.) Facebook

Centering Prayer Wednesday 11:15 a.m.

Contemplative prayer. Quiet time with God. Wednesday, 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

November 17, 2015 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Study abroad for free: Learn how with Fulbright Scholar Ulyana Horodyskyj

Would you like to study abroad for free? Maybe you already have, and now you’re looking to work internationally? On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Fulbright Scholar Ulyana Horodyskyj will speak at the Fulbright and Scholarships Session from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in UMC 235. Photo (from this year's contest) by Boris Lindenau.

Fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about memory and language development. A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize. For more information or to sign up, see our information below or call us at 303-492-6389.

'The Mask You Live In'

Join the Women's Resource Center and the Cultural Unity and Engagement Center for a screening of The Mask You Live In on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hellems Room 267. The movie explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

November 17, 2015 • Amanda Linsenmeyer • amanda.linsenmeyer@colorado.edu

OASIS - Spiritual but not religious: Mondays 8 p.m.

O.A.S.I.S. is "Open, Accepting, Students, Into Spirituality"

Many college students and young adults embrace spirituality, but don't identify with "religion." OASIS is a community of CU college and grad students who seek to explore various spiritual traditions and practices in a relaxed and open-minded environment.

Mary Wolf facilitates the group.

Meets at CU's Wesley Chapel 1290 Folsom St. - across from CU's Folsom Field at the corner of University Avenue.