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Donate in March, receive 15% off at Runners Roost Boulder

During the month of March, CU Boulder Staff Council is proud to partner with Runners Roost to support three worthy causes to bring shoes, coats and food to people in need. And when you donate, you will receive a 15% discount on your in-store purchase.

These donations will benefit Coats for Colorado, Soles4Souls and the Buff Pantry. And items donated to the Buff Pantry will be directed to the on-campus food pantry directly benefiting students.

What can I donate?

  • Shoes—any condition
  • Coats—gently used, clean
  • Food—non-perishable food items. Most needed items include:
    • Oatmeal
    • Peanut butter and jelly
    • Spices
    • Dish and laundry soap
    • Personal care items
    • Drinks such as tea and coffee

Where can I drop off my donations?

Runners Roost South Boulder location in the Table Mesa Shopping Center at 629 S Broadway, Suite E, Boulder, CO 80305 during normal business hours.

While this drive lasts the entire month of March, we encourage you to donate as soon as possible so that these donations can get to those in need sooner rather than later.

Join ASSETT's student book club in reading 'Range' by David Epstein

Range book cover

When people your age are already starting businesses or writing best-selling books, it’s easy to feel behind in some capacity.

ASSETT’s Student Technology Consultants are running an interactive book club on Range by David Epstein. We’ll address the myth of the early head start and the benefits of a “sampling period,” where one tries new things and builds range. Learn how this mindset can be more successful (and less stressful) than early specialization! 

All four meetings will be held Monday nights, 7-8 p.m. MST, on Zoom. ASSETT will provide Kindle copies of Range to all participants, and the book club will meet on March 15, March 22, April 5 and April 19.

Interested participants should fill out this form. E-book codes are limited to 12 participants, all of whom must be a student of or enrolled in a course in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students who miss the first meeting are still encouraged to reach out, since there may still be space!

Volunteers needed for paid cardiovascular research study

The Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is looking for volunteers (ages 60-plus) who are willing to undergo a three-month period taking MitoQ or placebo pills to study the potential healthy aging effects of MitoQ, an antioxidant that is attracted to the mitochondria of cells, supplementation on physiological function.  

Benefits include:

  • Detailed blood panel (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
  • Monetary compensation for time

If interested: call 303-735-6410 or email mitoqstudy@colorado.edu.

Join our daylight saving time sleep study

Looking for individuals, ages 18- 65, to participate in the daylight saving time study with CU Boulder.

You will be able to continue your normal activities during the 18 days of at-home monitoring beginning on March 5. We only ask that you not stay up all night. If you wear the sleep watch for the 18 days and complete the daily sleep diary and weekly sleep questionnaire, you will be compensated up to $60.

Email sleep.study@colorado.edu for details. Ask about the “Daylight Saving Time” study.

Primary Investigator: Kenneth Wright Jr., PhD

Join study on social anxiety

We are seeking socially anxious individuals to participate in a study of factors that contribute to social anxiety, as well as the impact of expressive writing about social anxiety-provoking experiences. The study includes a 1½-2 hour initial visit (completed in person or online) and a 30-minute follow-up survey (completed online).

You will be paid up to $45 for your time, with payments made in Amazon or Visa gift cards. This opportunity is available to the public.

You may be eligible to participate if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are fluent in English
  • You are socially anxious

See if you qualify by completing our brief and anonymous screening survey, or email margaret.tobias@colorado.edu for more information.

This research study has been approved by the CU Boulder Institutional Review Board (Protocol #20-0370).

Community invited to meet, provide feedback on city manager finalists

The city of Boulder invites community members to meet and provide feedback on finalists in its city manager search on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The public will get a chance to hear from each of the finalists, ask questions and speak with candidates in small groups during virtual breakout sessions.

Community members interested in attending the event can register to receive meeting instructions as the date approaches. The event will include interpretation in Spanish. It will also be recorded and made available afterward. Those unable to attend can submit questions online for the candidates in advance of the event.

The city’s search process is ongoing and the names of finalists and some background information about each candidate will be shared publicly once selected, no later than Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Graduate School bids farewell to Joyce Cheney and welcomes Cori Fagan

The Graduate School bids farewell to Joyce Cheney, who is retiring at the end of February. We wish to thank her for her more than 20 years of service at CU Boulder and for her many contributions to graduate education on campus. We also wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Succeeding Joyce as a student services professional is Cori Fagan, who joined the Graduate School on Feb. 1, bringing with her many years of experience with graduate students and programs. We welcome Cori to our team.

Feel free to reach out to the Graduate School staff at gradinfo@colorado.edu with any questions and well-wishes.

The Ink Spot is open and ready to serve your printing, mailing needs

Printing on campus is easy at the Ink Spot Copy Center!

The Ink Spot in the UMC offers a variety of print services including printing, binding, lamination, foam-core, wide-format printing and more. Orders may be submitted in person at the Ink Spot or online through the Imaging Services website or eprint@colorado.edu. 

If you need assistance creating a print-ready PDF, need to request a quote or have any printing questions, please email eprint@colorado.edu or call 303-492-7878.

Bulk mail services are also available at the Ink Spot. For questions or to schedule a mailing, please call 303-492-4667. 

Nominate now for the CU Involvement Awards

CU Involvement Awards

The CU Involvement Awards celebrates students, student organizations, faculty and staff who exemplify leadership and passion across the Boulder community. Created by the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed to recognize leadership and engagement across campus.

Nominations are now open in the following categories:

Student Organizations

  • Community Action Award
  • New Organization of the Year
  • Innovative Program Award
  • Cultural Event of the Year
  • Collaborative Effort Award
  • Contribute Award
  • Act Award
  • Respect Award
  • Student Organization of the Year

Student Awards

  • Ripple Award
  • Integrity Award
  • Lasting Legacy Award
  • Rising Star
  • Leigh Wyman Family Award
  • Graduate Student Leader of the Year

Faculty/Staff Awards

  • Supportive Staff Member of the Year
  • Stumpie Award
  • Integrity Award
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year

The deadline to nominate is March 26. Visit the CSI website to learn more about each award, see a list of the 2020 winners, and nominate today.

City hosting info session Feb. 17 on 30th and Colorado underpass project

The city of Boulder is getting set to begin construction on the 30th and Colorado underpass project in early March. In preparation, city staff will host a virtual information session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The session will cover project details, as well as construction schedule and impacts.

The project will provide a number of safety, accessibility, mobility and drainage improvements at the intersection of 30th Street and Colorado Avenue. This includes a pair of new pedestrian underpasses, one that will create a new east-west connection and another creating a new north-south connection. 

Construction is anticipated to last about 18 months.

Paid study on bipolar disorder

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 and 1.5 – Behavioral Lab Tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20/hour). Visit 1 will take place remotely in the form of a Zoom video call.
  • Visit 2 – fMRI Scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain).
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys also may be available.

For Aims 1-3: To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.

For Aim 4: To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Bipolar Study,” or give us a call at 512-956-7371. 

Street drugs in Boulder County found to contain fentanyl

Boulder County Public Health was notified on Thursday, Feb. 4, of street drugs tainted with fentanyl in Boulder County. They are Xanax and Oxycodone 30 mg pills that are currently being circulated in the community, most probably from Mexico.

The pills contain fentanyl and pose an increased risk to the community, especially youth. Fentanyl is 50–100 times more potent than heroin, and significantly increases the risk of death from accidental overdose.

Read the full news release from Boulder County Public Health.