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.

 

8-ball billiards tournament Sept. 27

8-ball billiards tournament Wednesdays at the UMC

Every other Wednesday, show your skills at an 8-ball or 9-ball billiards tournament at The Connection!

$5 entry fee. Sign up starts 6 p.m at The Connection front desk. Play begins at 7 p.m.

Tournaments run in either double elimination or round robin format. BCA rules apply. Prizes for top finishers!

Upcoming dates: 8-Ball: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 9-Ball: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Dec. 6

Education Abroad interest meeting: Senegal

Senegal Activism Global Seminar

Spend Maymester differently this year and travel to Dakar, Senegal, for a 3-week, 3-credit course. Explore social justice and global development in the context of Senegal's rich cultural heritage while collaborating with a Senegalese activist theater troupe.

No language background required! Join the Sept. 28 interest meeting with faculty director Brian Quinn.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 5–6 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room S435

Take the 2017 student commute survey

In order to understand the effects of the university transportation behaviors on Boulder and the surrounding communities, CU Boulder collaborates with the city of Boulder to conduct a commuter transportation survey every three years.

Your participation is extremely important. By learning current commute patterns and comparing them with previous surveys, the university can more effectively plan for and implement transportation services that address your needs and align with the university’s sustainability goals.

Please take this quick student transportation survey today.

Your responses and identity remain anonymous. National Research Center Inc. hosts the survey and reports the results in group form only.

Heads Up traffic safety campaign starts Sept. 25

Next week, the city of Boulder and CU Boulder police departments will step up enforcement of the city’s traffic laws in and around several of Boulder’s top locations for motor vehicle collisions involving a bicyclist or pedestrian.

The Heads Up Boulder crosswalk safety campaign runs Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29. Officers from both agencies will be at intersections around the CU Boulder campus, joined by Heads Up ambassadors who will distribute educational material, coupons and small gifts to reinforce the safety message.

Graduate School position open to CU Boulder employees

The lead nurture and conversion specialist focuses on keeping in contact with our prospective students (leads) and nudge them toward applying and enrolling in degree and/or certificate programs and enrolling in classes. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Nurturing and email marketing
  • Content marketing and writing
  • Advising and conversion
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Other duties as assigned

Over 5000 graduate students from around the world come to CU Boulder to work in over 100 programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. We offer degrees in the full range of disciplines, and we also provide a number of opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary work, both in degree and certificate programs.

This position is open to CU Boulder employees. Refer to the full posting requirements and deadline to apply.

How to apply:

  1. Log into the MyCUInfo portal.
  2. Select Nav Bar in upper right corner.
  3. Navigate to CU Resources tab.
  4. Select CU Careers – Search Jobs/Apply from the Business Tools menu.
  5. Search job number "11025" or Lead Nurture & Conversion Specialist – InternalCU.​

Departments, programs: Put your student messaging on Engineering Center digital signs

The Engineering Management Program, in collaboration with the College of Engineering & Applied Science marketing group, is seeking content for four monitors that are located in the new first-floor lounge of the Engineering Center.

The monitors will run 12 hours per day. The primary audience is students and the content accepted is very broad, anything that would be of interest to students from new academic programs to athletics or performances.

Email Amy Viveriteo, marketing manager for the Engineering Management Program, or Jeff Zehnder, communications specialist for the College of Engineering & Applied Science, for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: South Africa

Erick Mueller with Global Seminar students

South Africa Entrepreneurship Global Seminar

Want to spend your summer in South Africa gaining hands on experience as a consultant? Earn 6 credits in six weeks while helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Students form consulting teams with local South African students to develop tangible and practical deliverables for clients. Make a difference and enhance your resume!

Led by Erick Mueller, students earn 6 upper-division credit hours for INBU 4925. Credit counts toward business electives, fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate or counts as internship credit for both the Entrepreneurship Certificate as well as the Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Certificate. Open to all majors.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5–6 p.m.
Koelbel Business, room S233

Beginner ArcGIS for Desktop

Photo of the Earth Sciences & Map Library

Are you interested in learning about GIS (geographic information systems) but don’t know where to start? This workshop is the perfect starting point!

During this session, Phil White will introduce participants to basic GIS concepts, ArcMap and ArcGIS Online. Participants will walk through basic GIS procedures such as adding data and styling a simple map.

Laptops with requisite software applications will be provided. Participants may also bring a personal laptop with ArcGIS Desktop installed, which is free to CU faculty and staff (students may email philip.white@colorado.edu for a free student license). ArcGIS Desktop only works on Windows operating systems.

Registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome! Contact Phil White at 303-735-8278 with any questions.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1–2:30 p.m.
Earth Sciences & Map Library Conference Room (Benson 165G)

Sing your heart out at Karaoke Night

Karaoke Night - Club 156, Thursdays, 8 p.m.

Take an energizing break from your studies, and come sing along to your choice of fun tunes using Club 156’s sound and light systems.

Karaoke Night starts at 8 p.m. Thursdays on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC). Food and beverages are right next door at The Connection.

Upcoming dates:
Sept. 7, 21
Oct. 5, 19
Nov. 2, 16, 30
Dec. 14

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Departments, programs: Put your message on UMC digital signs

Advertise in the Heart of Campus; illustration of UMC digital sign

Do you have programs, services, courses, events or messages that you want or need to promote to get more attention? Put your message on the University Memorial Center's digital signs!

Create your own eye-catching slides, animations or videos that cycle on three different UMC digital signs in front of hundreds of students and UMC visitors every day! It's environmentally friendly, low cost and cuts down on print materials.

Visit the UMC online for more details and information on other opportunities within the UMC to help get the word out to the CU Boulder community!

Fun research projects for kids

Junior Scientists

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about self-control, language and cognitive strategies.

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel and kids receive a fun prize.

To sign up, please visit our website; email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address); or call us at 303-492-6389. Feel free to check out our Facebook page for more information.

Education Abroad interest meeting: Cuba

Gender, Race, & Tourism in Contemporary Cuba Global Seminar

Want to study gender, race and tourism through an anthropological lens in Cuba this summer? Earn 6 credits in five weeks on an exciting Global Seminar! You will visit museums and places of cultural and historical relevance, and there will be excursions to other parts of the country beyond the capital city of Havana.

The program is open to all majors, and there is no Spanish language requirement. Learn more at an informational meeting with the director, CU Boulder professor Kaifa Roland.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 5 to 5:30 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), room N215