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

 

Apply for fall, summer Education Abroad

Student in Indonesia

Upcoming deadlines for Education Abroad programs this summer range from October through March 1; fall program deadlines range from Feb. 1 to March 1. Don’t miss your chance to enhance your college experience with overseas studies!

Learn more about your Education Abroad opportunities by completing Abroad 101, which covers key information to get you started on your education abroad journey. Abroad 101 is offered online and in-person; get started today!

Property Services hosting live auction Feb. 24

CU Boulder Distribution Center

CU Boulder Property Services will hold a public auction of surplus property and equipment on Saturday, Feb. 24. Items for sale may include: computers, furniture, lab equipment, vehicles and more. 

Items will be available for preview beginning at 8 a.m., and the auction will begin at 9 a.m. Auctions are held on the east side of the Distribution Center, located at 3300 Walnut St.

Please “like” us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information on our upcoming sales and auctions.

Women's basketball vs. Washington Huskies Feb. 16

Come cheer on the women's basketball team as they take on the Washington Huskies at 7 p.m. this Friday at the Coors Events Center on campus. Plus, wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, and receive a $5 general admission ticket.

Students: Submit your Western American writing by March 20 for chance to win $500

Regardless of whether you call the West your home or you are just passing through, as a student at CU Boulder you live, breathe, eat, drink and sleep the West. Here's an opportunity to transform your unique perspective on this region into cash, simply by putting it to paper. 

Center of the American West will continue accepting entries through March 20 for its 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. The contest is open to all CU Boulder students, graduate and undergraduate. 

Prizes are $500 in each of four categories: fiction, memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction. Students may submit entries in any or all of the four categories. The theme must touch upon some aspect or issue of the American West. To name a few examples: growing up in a Western town; visiting a national park or other place in the West for the first time; immigration; wildfire; the use of myth and stereotype in movies and books about Western people, places and events; ranching and public lands; skiing and ski resorts; prairie dogs and mustangs; water; tourism; energy development.

Please visit our website for details, entry form and to read winning entries from past years. Then contact us with your questions: academics@centerwest.org or 303-735-1399.

Equity and Excellence Award: Call for nominations, due March 5

Do you know someone who is has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Nominate them!
 
The Equity and Excellence Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of making excellence inclusive in teaching, learning, higher-education program management or leadership practices and execution. 

Nominations are due Monday, March 5. Read the guidelines and submit an online nomination.

Participate in a paid study on mood and emotion

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Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. 

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (the first visit is 2–3 hours; the second is 4 hours), with an option for paid follow-up phone interviews.

For more information, please complete the screening survey. If you have questions please email us at gruberpeplab@gmail.com or visit our website.

Students: Be involved, be heard ... join the UMC Board!

Join the UMC Board and be part of the decisions that help the UMC fulfill its mission. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning students!

The UMC Board is the governing board for CU's student union and currently has openings for student members. You must be able to make the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn more and apply today.

Safe Zone training: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone trainings throughout the academic year.

Join us Feb. 27 for this interactive 90-minute training that provides information about campus climate for the LGBTQ and allied community; surveys CU Boulder and Colorado resources, policies and protections; and addresses best practices for creating inclusive learning and work environments at the university.

All are welcome, and requests can also be made for departmental or group-specific trainings.

To register for one of our scheduled monthly trainings, please sign up through Skillsoft in your employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Call for Southeast Asia course development proposals, due Feb. 26

The Center for Asian Studies has funding available for CU Boulder faculty members who would like to develop curricula for new or revised courses about Southeast Asia.

CAS will offer two faculty awards for the creation or significant revision of an undergraduate course on Southeast Asia in any discipline. Funding will be provided to faculty in order to enhance the area studies curriculum and build toward the Southeast Asia track in the Asian Studies major. Two $1,500 stipends will be awarded for a total of $3,000 per year. Proposals for new Global Seminars in Southeast Asia are also welcome.

Awards will be paid as summer salary (subject to taxes and withholding), or as reimbursement for travel or course materials. Recipients will be asked to submit a report and syllabus for the new course during the fall 2018 semester. New or revised courses must be cross-listed with Asian Studies. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for future CAS faculty awards.

Please complete a Course Development Grant Application and submit, along with appropriate attachments, to cas@colorado.edu. Proposals are due Monday, Feb. 26.

Please direct any questions to CAS Executive Director Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at salaz@colorado.edu or 303-735-5312. To learn more, visit the CAS website.

CAS offering CLAC course development grants; apply by Feb. 26

The Center for Asian Studies invites faculty who would like to add Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC) techniques to their teaching to apply for course development grants for summer 2018. CAS will offer three types of grants for summer 2018 to be taught in academic year 2018–19:

CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants 

These grants will offer a $1,000 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar, drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Faculty will be responsible for teaching this co-seminar using primary Asian language sources to enhance the content of the main course. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (Arts & Humanities) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences).

Japanese CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants

These grants will offer a $500 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar using Japanese language and culture, drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Instruction in co-seminars will be by a paid student language facilitator with supervision by the professor of record. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (Arts & Humanities) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences). Funding for these grants is currently pending.

Standard Course CLAC Integration Grants 

These grants will offer a $500 stipend to incorporate Asia-related CLAC assignments into standard classes. Faculty will be responsible for incorporating primary language assignments and CLAC-oriented projects into an existing syllabus in order to enrich the content of the course. Such assignments can be optional or utilize cultural materials for students who don’t have sufficient Asian language skills.

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 26, via email to cas@colorado.edu, with the name of the grant you are applying for in the subject line.
 
If you have questions about these opportunities, please direct them to Danielle Rocheleau Salaz at danielle.salaz@colorado.edu or 303-735-5312. To learn more about CLAC, applications and the process for fall courses, visit the CAS website.

Feeling down? Struggling with anxiety? Worried about health or relationship problems?

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on Main Campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder faculty, staff and students.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational issues, and other difficulties, as well as helping you meet your goals for improving self-confidence and increasing healthy behavior.

For more information, call our intake line at 303-492-5177.

Students: Stop by The Clinic at Village Center

Flu shots, check-ups, prescription pick-up and more—if you’re over in Williams Village this week, stop by The Clinic at Village Center! 

Staff from Wardenburg’s Medical Clinic are available to deal with a range of issues and needs from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday on the first floor of the Village Center. For more information, visit us online.

Equity and Excellence Award: Call for nominations, due March 2

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Nominate them!
 
The Equity and Excellence Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of making excellence inclusive in teaching, learning, higher education program management or leadership practices and execution.

Nominations are due March 2. Read the guidelines and submit an online nomination.