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

 

First-generation college students needed for research

Do you identify as a first-generation college student? The “Experiences of First Generation College Students in Colorado Academic Libraries” project is a research study about how first-generation undergraduate college students experience libraries at universities across the state.

We are looking for students from CU Boulder who would be willing to participate in the study by responding to a brief survey and if interested, meet with a member of the research team for a follow-up discussion regarding their experiences at CU Boulder. 

Survey participants can enter a raffle to have the chance to receive $25 gift card. 

If you are interested in participating, email Juliann Couture at juliann.couture@colorado.edu or proceed directly to the survey. The survey should take 10–20 minutes to complete and will remain open until March 16.

Spread the word: Enter writing contest by March 20 for chance to win $500

CU Boulder students and faculty: Center of the American West is accepting entries through March 20 for the 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. 

The contest is open to all CU Boulder students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Prizes are $500 in each of four categories: fiction, memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction. 

Enter your writing in any or all of the four categories. The writing should explore some aspect or issue of the American West, past, present or future. To name some examples: growing up in a Western town; visiting a Western place for the first time; indigenous people, culture and history; immigration; myth and stereotype in movies and books about Western people, places and events; ranching; prairie dogs; wolves; wild horses; water, dams and drought; tourism; energy development. 

Visit our website for details and the entry form and to read winning entries from past years. Contact us with your questions at academics@centerwest.org or 303-735-1399.

Students needed for The Connection Program Plan focus group

We need your help!

Want to help guide what’s next for The Connection? We’re planning the next Connection renovation! Join Connection staff and our architects to help us determine future design concepts and programs for the space.

Stop by The Connection lounge on the first floor of the UMC from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 5. There will be free pizza!

Contribute to the food, clothing drive this week

The Association of Holistic Wellness is hosting a food and clothing drive to benefit the community of Boulder.

We are posted in the UMC across from the Starbucks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please come show your support! The food products are going to Harvest for Hope, a nonprofit donation center, and all clothing are going to various thrift shops and nonprofit organizations.

Student-participants needed for paid psychology study

We are currently looking for CU students, ages 18 to 22, right-handed and native-English speakers. 

This study investigates people's decisions during a gambling task and also looks into people's abilities to control their attention.This study will take one hour to complete and you will get $15 for participation and the chance to earn bonus money. 

To sign up for the study, please visit the paid SONA site to get scheduled.

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.

Students: Help build a sustainable bamboo structure in coastal Ecuador

Group of students in Ecuador

Calling all students interested in architecture, sustainable design, engineering, environmental studies, agroforestry and traveling!

Are you interested in making an impactful difference in a community of coastal Ecuador? Are you interested in taking long walks on the beach, late-night soccer matches with locals or campfires on the beach over summer break?

Join other CU Boulder and UC Berkley students May 20-30 to build a bamboo structure and learn about sustainable eco-farming practices! Come to one of our upcoming interest meetings; the next will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in DLC 191 (in the ITLL of the Engineering Center).

For parents: Cognitive Development Center offers fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children ages 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 do one of the following:

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website.

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.

Student orgs: Apply for UMC office space, lockers by March 9

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space or lockers during the fall 2018 semester. 

Pick up an application in the UMC Executive Director’s Office (UMC 305) or CUSG (UMC 125), or download an application at our website. Groups with current space must reapply!

Applications must be submitted by noon Friday, March 9.

Act now! Help your organization succeed with a central office location. Questions? Call 303-492-8832.

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 problems, 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.