Buff Bulletin Board

The Buff Bulletin Board, a listing of campus announcements, is a service of Campus Communications.

 

Volunteer 15 minutes, receive $5 Amazon gift card for syllabus archive user experience test

ASSETT (Arts & Science Support of Education Through Technology) is in the the process of creating a self-help service for CU students that will allow access to digital copies of syllabi from previous semesters. The service is still in development, and we would like to get student feedback on a prototype to improve the new service. 

All volunteers will be compensated for their time with a $5 Amazon gift card. User experience testing takes 15 minutes and is conducted remotely via Zoom. All you need is an internet connected device. 

If you would like to volunteer to help us improve this service, please fill out the survey with your information and availability. If you have questions or concerns, please email the project manager Jacie Moriyama at jacie.moriyama@colorado.edu. 
 

Free teletherapy for freshmen and low-cost therapy for other students, employees

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Low-cost teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty, or family members of full-time staff or faculty. Therapy is free for freshman students! Openings for new clients are available now. Email or call now to start the intake process.

For more information, call our intake coordinator, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Paid survey study on CU college experiences, mental health

Did you know one out of three college students experience significant emotional difficulties? We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU. Earn $15 by completing an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. 

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483) and is conducted as part of a partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the University Exploration and Advising Center, the Center for STEM Learning and the Office of Data Analytics. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be a first-year student at CU between the ages of 18 and 25 and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE Study” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Piano lessons offered this spring; prior experience required

Take piano lessons with an undergraduate piano intern this semester! These lessons are for students, staff or faculty who have had at least three years of previous piano instruction (no exceptions this semester).

The instructors are undergraduate piano majors in their senior year. No university credit. Professor Alejandro Cremaschi supervises the interns.

Because of COVID-19 limitations, all lessons will happen online. You must have a piano or keyboard.

New DEPA reporting system for conflicts of interest disclosures

The Office of Conflicts of Interest & Commitment (COIC) is transitioning to a new InfoEd reporting system, which includes a revamp of the disclosure form (DEPA Form). The transition to the InfoEd reporting system and the new DEPA Form is underway and will be in effect for 2021.

Take the COVID-19 Academic Experience Survey

In an effort to identify barriers to student learning and academic success during the pandemic, the Boulder Faculty Assembly's Student Affairs Committee held a series of focus groups last week with undergraduate and graduate students.
 
The SAC will be drafting a list of pandemic-related recommendations on best pedagogical practices for faculty, and the SAC would like to give students who were unable to attend a focus group the chance to share their perspectives. Students are strongly encouraged to make their voices heard and to offer their suggestions by completing a brief anonymous survey. The survey closes at midnight on Friday, Nov. 28.

Don't forget the Writing Center is available to you

Do you sometimes suffer from writer’s block? Do you know how to cite your sources? No matter your academic field or writing level, the Writing Center can help you:

  • Discover effective writing techniques.
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination.
  • Strengthen revision and self-editing skills.
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Use the Writing Center at any point in your writing process, from figuring out how to start through your final draft. You can also opt for a Zoom session with a writing consultant to receive verbal or written feedback on your work. 

Tuition classification: Spring 2021 residency petitions due Dec. 18

Students planning to prove Colorado residency and pay in-state tuition for the spring 2021 term must complete and submit a residency petition. The Office of the Registrar began accepting spring residency petitions on Oct. 1, and the final deadline to submit is 5 p.m. on Dec 18.

The Adult Residency Petition (non-emancipation) is available online. Graduate students who qualify for in-state tuition rates under the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) should not make changes to their domicile and should not petition for in-state tuition.

Send individual questions to tuitclass@colorado.edu.
 

Join study on perception for use in space flight

Do you want to participate in astronaut relevant research?

Are you healthy and between 30 and 55? We are looking for subjects like you! We are conducting research to investigate enhancing astronaut perception of sound, vision and touch.

The study will be scheduled for your availability. All subjects are compensated for their time. Email srstudy@colorado.edu for more information.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty, or family members of full-time staff or faculty. Therapy is free for freshman students! Openings for new clients are available now. Email or call now to start the intake process.

For more information, call our intake coordinator, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

New location for your printing needs

Contact the Ink Spot in the UMC for your printing needs. The Ink Spot offers a variety of print services previously available at the Print Shop including digital printing, binding, wide-format printing and more. Bulk mail services are also available at the Ink Spot. 

Please bring print-ready PDFs to the Ink Spot. If you are having trouble creating a print-ready PDF, please email eprint@colorado.edu to schedule some time with their staff.

The Ink Spot looks forward to assisting you with your future printing and bulk mail needs. For questions, contact the Ink Spot at 303-492-7878 and Bulk Mail at 303-492-4667.
 
Orders may be submitted in person at the Ink Spot, online or via eprint@colorado.edu. 

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time!

Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty, or family members of full-time staff or faculty. Therapy is free for freshman students! Openings for new clients are available now. Email or call now to start the intake process.

For more information, call our intake coordinator, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Participants wanted for video game study

Physics Playground

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of an educational video game called Physics Playground.

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are 18–22 years old
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have access to the internet, a computer, a webcam and the Firefox browser

In this study you would first answer some questions about your pre-existing knowledge, then you would play the game Physics Playground for about an hour. After you are done playing the game, you would answer some more questions. 

In return for your participation, you would receive a $15 Amazon Gift Card

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at physicsplaygroundschoolstudy@gmail.com to schedule a time.