Buff Bulletin Board

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


Call for programs: Women’s Leadership Symposium

The Women’s Leadership Symposium seeks to explore a variety of ways women build their leadership skills and feel empowered to become tomorrow’s leaders. We are especially interested in proposals that will intentionally address the needs and interests of student audiences as part of the submission. Intergenerational or multi-audience proposals are also highly valued.

We encourage staff and students to collaborate on proposal submissions that address our key themes:

  • Gendered challenges present at CU and in the broader workplace.
  • Leadership styles and how to put them into practice.
  • Connecting knowledge and skills to professional pursuits.

Learn more and submit online by Jan. 17.

Leadership opportunity: Get involved with the VRC Board

Join the VRC Board

Are you a CU Boulder student with a passion for community service and leadership? We have an exciting opportunity for you! The Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic students to join our Joint Board. This is your chance to make a real impact in our community while gaining valuable leadership experience.

The VRC Board plays a vital role in shaping the future of community service at CU Boulder. We work on projects, initiatives and events that promote volunteering and community engagement. As a board member, you’ll have the opportunity to lead, contribute to and guide the direction of CU’s Volunteer Resource Center.

Why join the VRC Board?

  • Gain leadership skills.
  • Make a positive impact in our community.
  • Build your network with like-minded individuals.
  • Enhance your resume and stand out to future employers.

Applications are currently open for several voting and non-voting positions. Applications are due Jan. 5 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Did you miss the December Housing Fair? Check out Ralphie's List for housing options

Ralphie’s List is your only university-affiliated resource for housing listings that are curated for students. The Ralphie’s List database lists rentals in the area, has a searchable roommate database and allows students to list sublets for free.

Get in touch with ⁠Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations for more resources or if you have questions about finding housing.

Submit your art, poetry, fiction, research papers and more to the University of Colorado Honors Journal

rooster art

The University of Colorado Honors Journal invites all undergraduate students who have created original writing, art or film to submit their work for publication in the 2024 issue. All undergraduate students at CU Boulder are eligible to submit their work. The deadline for submission is Dec. 31.

The Honors Journal is an interdisciplinary, student-run journal published annually by the Arts & Sciences Honors Program. The journal presents a collection of works that reflect the utmost talent, diligence and creativity among undergraduate students at CU Boulder.

Each year, the Honors Journal combines undergraduate work from all academic fields including but not limited to: art, creative nonfiction, fiction, gender and ethnic studies, humanities, natural sciences, open media (e.g., film, digital art, recorded performance), poetry and social sciences.

Read the 2023 issue.

Image: “Rooster on the Run” by Rachael Cunningham (oil, sand, acrylic on wood panel 16"x20"), published in the 2023 issue.

Spring 2024 history courses available

Looking for the right course to complete your fall schedule? Consider a history course.

Haven't found just the right course to complete your spring 2024 schedule? The History Department has several interesting courses still available, many of which fulfill gen ed, diversity, major or elective credits. Below are some of our open courses:

  • HIST1012-100 Empire, Revolution, and Global War: European History Since 1600 (Hutchinson)
  • HIST1015- 001 American History to 1865 (Detch)
  • HIST1025-100 American History since 1865 (Andrews)
  • HIST1113-001 Introduction to British History to 1660 (Hammer)
  • HIST1618-001 Introduction to Chinese History to 1644 (Kim)
  • HIST2015-001 Themes in Early American History (Detch)
  • HIST2110-001 History of Early Modern Societies (Paradis)
  • HIST4133-001 The Tudors: British History 1485–1603 (Hammer)
  • HIST4212-001 The Age of Religious Wars: Reformation Europe,1500–1648 (Gerber)
  • HIST4511-001 Europe in the Dark Ages (400–1000 A.D.) (Upton)
  • HIST4658-001 China and Islam from the 7th Century to the 20th Century (Kim)
  • HIST4830-001 Human Trafficking in Global Perspective (Lovejoy)

Visit CU Boulder Class Search for more information. Read more about history courses.

Seeking volunteers for study on changes in force direction, load compliance

Have you ever wondered why less stable tasks or environments feel more challenging to navigate? Are you curious how the nervous system controls muscle such that it can contribute to force production in multiple directions and under different degrees of compliance? So are we! 

The Neurophysiology of Human Movement Lab is looking for healthy adults ages 18–40 years to participate in a research study investigating how the nervous system controls the force of a muscle in multiple directions, as well as with different compliant loads.  

The study involves one 2.5-hour visit to our lab on the CU Boulder Main Campus.   

If interested, please call 303-492-4975 or email kelsey.koger@colorado.edu and reference the "Change in Force Direction" study. 

Gift idea: Get the Forever Buffs wall calendar

Keep a piece of CU Boulder with you throughout the year by purchasing the 2024 Forever Buffs wall calendar! This unique piece of CU pride features an array of beautiful images from campus photographers. Hang the calendar as a nostalgic memory in your office or home, or give it as a gift to a Forever Buff in your life.

Have you been impacted by a mass shooting?

CU’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) is seeking 10-15 community members who have been impacted by a mass shooting to participate in a community film project. The project is part of a public awareness campaign to prevent violence in Colorado.  

We think survivors provide a critical perspective on this topic. For instance, what do you want the public to understand about your experience? What do you wish could have been done differently to prevent the attack? CSPV hopes to share these stories as part of a larger public awareness campaign on the prevention of mass violence, to be disseminated via social media channels and CSPV’s website.

Each participant’s videotaped interview and/or photo shoot will take approximately 30-60 minutes, and the filming/photography sessions will take place on Monday, Dec. 4, or Tuesday, Dec. 5, at CU Boulder. Participants can select the day and time that is convenient to them; each participant will receive a gift card as a thank you for their time.

If you or someone you know has a story that they would like to share, please email avery.moje@colorado.edu for more information and to complete a brief questionnaire. Applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, Nov. 20, and accepted until Friday, Dec. 1.

Register your party to avoid an expensive ticket

Having friends over? Register your party to lessen your chances of receiving an expensive ticket. Registering your party with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations will give the registrant a 20-minute warning before police officers arrive if your residence receives a noise complaint.

Students must take an in-person orientation before using the party registration program. Visit UMC 313 or email OCHNR at och@colorado.edu to learn more.

Get support resolving end-of-semester conflict

Conflict happens, and it's important to remember that it's normal. Contact the Conflict Resolution program to get support if you face any challenges with others during the stress of finals and moving out. Free services include guidance and skill-building to navigate conflicts, facilitated conversations with others and strategies to prevent future conflicts.

Wrap up 2023 by completing important tasks ahead of tax season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, soon to be followed by a less wonderful time of year—tax season.

You can take key steps now to make tax season go more smoothly. Namely, make sure your personal information and pay are accurate to ensure your W-2 and/or 1042-S forms are correct and will be mailed to your correct address on time.