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.

Earn Money for Experiment Participation

Researchers in CU's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience are seeking participants to take part in a variety of paid studies. For more information, or to view available studies and sign up, visit the following website: http://ucboulderpaid.sona-systems.com/

February 17, 2015 • Human Research Coordinator, Dept. of Psychology & Neuroscience • hrcoord@colorado.edu

Modern Indian Identity Film Screening: 'Winter in the Blood'

The Center of the American West’s Modern Indian Identity series is thrilled to present filmmakers Andrew and Alex Smith and their movie, Winter in the Blood for a free screening and conversation.

The event will take place Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Eaton Humanities, room 1B50.

Following the film NPR film critic Howie Movshovitz, the Center of the American West Faculty Director Patty Limerick, and Alex and Andrew Smith will engage in a discussion about the film and the issues it raises.

Find out more at www.centerwest.org

February 17, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

Love Boulder? Write about it and win $1,000

Can you come up with a great story that includes Boulder? The Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition gives all CU-Boulder undergraduates a chance to win a $1,000 prize for the best creative fiction prose. Every entry must have a connection to Boulder and can be in any genre of fiction — action, adventure, historical, horror, mystery, western or a combination of genres (no poetry or playwriting).Deadline for entry is Monday, March 16. Check out more details at english.colorado.edu/undergraduates/scholarships-awards/.

February 17, 2015 • Kim Elzinga • englmarketing@colorado.edu

Enhancing function in later life: Exercise and functional network connectivity

25-35 year old Boulder or Denver area residents and CU students, faculty, staff and alumni

Planning to live in the Boulder/Denver area for next three months.

Compensation: $100 for three meetings.

Eligibility: 25-35 years old, not regular exercisers. No non-removable metal in body.

Contact: 303-492-9549 or force.researchstudy@gmail.com (Please leave your name and a number where we can reach you).

February 17, 2015 • Deborah Atwell • force.researchstudy@gmail.com

Participants Needed for Cardiovascular Research Study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab is looking for participants for multiple studies on factors associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We are looking for men & women, 45-80 years old, non-smokers, with no chronic health problems. Volunteers receive compensation as well as free comprehensive health information including an exercise stress test, VO2 max test, blood cholesterol and body composition. For more information, call 303-735-6410, or email us at ipalab@colorado.edu.

The Assad Brothers with Romero Lubambo

An exotic Latin flair takes the stage when the Assad Brothers, Brazil’s most celebrated classical guitarists, join with jazz guitar virtuoso Romero Lubambo for Samba Exótico, an exploration of Samba and Choros, a popular 19th-century genre that blossomed in Rio de Janeiro. With its roots in Africa and unique fermentation in the coastal city of Bahia, Samba vibrates with the essence of Brazil.

Feb. 19, Macky Auditorium


Surf & learn: The wave of free educational tools - Norlin Learner's lunches Feb. 18

Do you enjoy learning at your own pace in your own space? Have you ever wanted to learn more about - A History of Vampires, Fad Diets, How to Build a Motorcycle, Artificial Intelligence or Starting Your Own Business?

If so, come to this workshop and learn where to find free courses and tools. We’ll talk about MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and web-based tutorials to learn a new skill for personal or professional development or just to satisfy your curiosity.

Norlin Commons room E113 Wednesday Feb. 18, Noon-1 p.m.

February 16, 2015 • Caroline Sinkinson & Alison Hicks • caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu

Global seminar: Leading and managing across cultures in Northern Europe

Study in Northern Europe next summer. Leading and managing diversity in international business is a challenge that managers need to face. The number of interactions that people of different cultural backgrounds have with one another has exponentially increased in the work place. The international business scenario in Northern Europe is a natural lab where you can observe, recognize and analyze most of the business concepts and variables at play to manage successfully across cultures. Learn more: Feb. 24, 5-6 p.m. in ECME 137 A&B.


Come join the CU Women’s Resource Center for a fun afternoon of crafting. Come make new connections, relax and let your creativity loose. All students, staff and faculty are welcome.

February – Mini Mason Jar Candles March – Plastic Spoon Flower Jewelry April – T-shirt to Tank Transformations

February 16, 2015 • Abi Whitmore • wrcprograms@colorado.edu

Getting to Inbox Zero: Learners Lunch @ Music

This class covers the core principles of getting to inbox zero and staying there. Informed by David Allen's Getting Things Done system, we will focus on how to process email and maintain tasks/projects in simple reliable systems. Leave with strategies for getting email inbox to zero messages, a fresh framework for managing tasks, projects and priorities, as well as suggestions on software that can support these healthy practices.

Imig Music, N285, Wednesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m.

African Students' Association presents 2015 spring tour of Africa

We are showcasing different forms of African culture through music, art, fashion, dancing, spoken word and of course food. During this event there will be performances from African artists in the Denver metro area including: the Logo Ligi Band, The Ethiopian Youth Dancers of Colorado, Khadijah Smith, the ASA Dance Troupe and the ASA Choir. The event will be held Feb. 21, at the CU Recreational Center’s Lower Gym starting at 5:30 p.m., and there will be authentic food from three regions of the continent served. This is a free event.

February 16, 2015 • African Students' Association • asa@colorado.edu

Celebrate National TRIO Day Feb. 27

Celebrate National TRiO Day on Friday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Fleming 265 and raise awareness of the importance of equal access to higher education and the difference TRiO makes in the live of students from low-income backgrounds. TRiO Day is also recognized as a Day of Service. We will also be hosting a non-perishable, canned food drive to be donated to the Family Learning Center. If you are unable to stay for the reception and refreshments, please feel free to drop off your donations at any time that day.

February 16, 2015 • Loretta Wahl • AESSS@colorado.edu

Interested in scholarly teaching in STEM?

Interested in scholarly teaching in STEM?

The Center for STEM Learning is offering a new spring education workshop series; sign up for individual workshops, or the whole series. Three tracks allow in-depth exploration of the use of clickers, approaches to assessment and education research, including classroom observations.

For the complete schedule, registration and downloadable flier, see http://www.colorado.edu/csl/workshops.html.

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Monday Night Bowl Special Feb. 16

Monday Nights, 6 p.m.-close

Make Mondays special! $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink are included in the price. Come alone or with friends and family. Everyone is welcome. This is the best deal.

Click here to learn about all The Connection's weekly events.

2015 DATES:

  • Mondays through April 27
  • Not offered Monday, Jan. 19, due to early holiday closure
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC 1st floor

    Free poker tournament Tuesday, Feb. 24

    Tuesday Night Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments

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

    2015 DATES: On Tuesdays:

  • Feb. 24
  • March 10 & 31
  • April 14
  • Grand Championship on April 28
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Sing along at Karaoke Night on Thursday, Feb. 26

    Put this one on your calendar and take an energizing break from studies!

    Sing along to fun tunes on Thursday night using Club 156's cool sound and light system - you'll feel like a star! This makes for a fun night with new and old friends. 8 p.m. in Club 156, 1st floor UMC. Food and beverage are right next door in The Connection.

    2015 DATES:

  • Feb. 26
  • March 12
  • April 2
  • April 16
  • April 30
  • The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, 1st floor UMC

    Calling all gamers: Video Game Tournament on Friday, Feb. 20

    Different Games Each Tournament

    Want bragging rights? Want to watch your opponents' strategies or test out a game? Here's your chance!

    Sign up starts 6 p.m. at The Connection; play begins 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Games are on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Nintendo Wii. Prizes for top finishers.

    2015 DATES:

  • Jan. 23: NBA 2K15
  • Feb. 6: Call of Duty: Advance Warfare
  • Feb. 20: NHL 15
  • Mar. 6: FIFA 15
  • Mar. 20: Super Smash Bros. BRAWL
  • Apr. 10: Mario Kart
  • Apr. 24: TitanFall
  • 1st floor UMC

    Buff Talks: Emergency first responders

    Be first on the scene. Explore career opportunities as an emergency first responder, includes firefighting medical, wilderness and more. Learn from panelists about their career paths and how to get involved.

    The panel will discus their industry, how they got to their current positions, and provide information on how you can get started.

    Buff Talks: Emergency First Responders - Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4-6 p.m., C4C S350.

    February 13, 2015 • Career Services • CSEvents@colorado.edu

    Think Summer: Summer Enrollment Begins March 4

    Many of CU-Boulder’s most popular and sought-after courses are offered during Summer Session. You can earn credit, keep up with major requirements, improve your GPA, and still enjoy summer.

    Summer Session offers a wide range of courses throughout a series of terms, including two three-week terms in May and August. Enrollment begins March 4. For more information, visit the Summer Session website or request a catalog.

    February 13, 2015 • Summer Session • SSDean@Colorado.edu

    Social science experiments running next week: Sign up now

    Interested in social science experiments? Get paid to participate next week. Sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times:

    Wednesday, 2/18: 10am-11:30am Wednesday, 2/18: 1pm - 2:30pm Wednesday, 2/18: 3:30pm - 5pm Thursday, 2/19: 9:30am-11am Thursday, 2/19: 1pm - 2:30pm Thursday, 2/19: 3:30pm - 5pm

    All of the experiments will be held in the Institute of Behavioral Science in the first floor computer lab.

    Please RSVP by sending an email with the session you'd like to participate in to contactcuexperiments@gmail.com

    February 13, 2015 • Joby Schaffer • contactcuexperiments@gmail.com

    Get engaged: Join the Student Workers Alliance Program

    The Student Workers Alliance Program (SWAP) is an awesome student-run, grassroots initiative that builds bridges of support and solidarity between CU Boulder students and campus employees. More specifically, students assist entry-level and immigrant employees to acquire English language skills through tutoring sessions twice weekly. As a new dimension to the program, SWAP is also providing Spanish classes for CU-Boulder supervisors. For more information or to apply to serve as a SWAP teacher, please contact swapv@colorado.edu.

    Reminder: Accepting Student Employee of the Year nominations

    The Student Employment Office is accepting nominations for Student Employee of the Year. Work-study, hourly and salaried student employees are eligible. First place will receive a $75 gift certificate courtesy of the CU Bookstore and will be nominated for the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators Award. Second place will receive a $50 gift certificate.

    For a nomination form visit our website at http://www.colorado.edu/studentemployment

    Deadline: Feb. 16 National Student Employment Week is April 12-18

    February 13, 2015

    Ash Wednesday service

    Join University Lutheran Chapel for its Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. as we remember that "we are dust, and to dust we shall return." ULC is the church right at the corner of Colorado and Folsom. All are welcome!.

    Help fund an honest discussion about fracking: Help fund FrackingSENSE

    The Center of the American West’s widely respected FrackingSENSE series will return with three speakers who offer unique perspectives on hydraulic fracturing and natural gas and oil development. But this time, the center needs your help to make these events a reality.

    For a short period of time (one month) the center will be collecting funds to support these three events. Learn more

    February 12, 2015 • Jessica Brawner • admin@centerwest.org

    'Career Tracks in Asian Studies' Feb. 19

    Open to all majors, "Career Tracks in Asian Studies" will introduce you to professionals with Asian expertise who work in international business and in organizations that build local connections with Asia. Come learn how to apply your Asian interests in a global career. Jan Goerzen, event and communications coordinator at WorldDenver; Stanley Harsha, retired diplomat and journalist; and David Wagner, leading media and business communication consultant. A networking reception will follow. CAS Event. Thursday, Feb. 19, 5 p.m., Humanities 135.