Buff Bulletin Board

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


CU Involvement Awards now accepting nominations

Each year the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed join together to recognize leadership and engagement across campus. The CU Involvement Awards is a free and open event that celebrates students, student organizations, faculty and staff who exemplify leadership and passion across the Boulder community.

The awards will be presented Tuesday, April 19, in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. 

A&S students: Participate in a focus group, get a free meal swipe

Career Services wants to hear from you! We know that choosing a career and finding a job as a College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate student can be challenging and want to hear how we can better support you.

Even if you haven’t started thinking about your career plans, you are still welcome to attend. Meet fellow A&S students and get a free meal swipe!

Sign up on Handshake to participate March 2 or March 3 in the CASE building.

Recruit volunteers on CUServes

Hello world

CU Serves is the new campus platform for volunteering! Just set up a profile, then create events and connect with CU volunteers. The platform allows you and your volunteers to log and track the impacts (time and donations) provided through their service. It also allows us to identify all the ways the CU Boulder campus interacts with community-based organizations.

Seeking paid participants: Libraries OneSearch usability study

CU Boulder Libraries is changing the library search page, and we want to know what you think! You will be asked to perform certain tasks such as searching for books and articles and then will be invited to give your feedback. Participation takes place via Zoom.

You must be a current or possible future user of CU Boulder Libraries, have access to a computer and be willing to share your screen.

The study lasts 10–20 minutes, and you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card as a thank you for your time.

Schedule an appointment online. After scheduling an appointment you will receive an email with more information about the study, along with full instructions. If you have any questions please email nicole.trujillo@colorado.edu.

Apply for in-home health care position

I am a woman with MS (multiple sclerosis) who is looking for physically strong, capable individuals to assist me with in-home care. Please note I am 5’6” so am seeking caretaker(s) who are tall and/or physically capable.  

For this position I will teach lifts, light meal prep, physical therapy  exercises, light cleaning, nutrition and personal care, including patient care.  
Individual helpers should be confident, quick learners and team players.  

There are three shifts per day, as follows: 

  • Morning, 7 a.m.–noon
  • Afternoon, 4–7 p.m. 
  • Night, 9–11 p.m. 

We are looking for help with lifts for the shift on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings around 9–10 a.m. or 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. We are also looking for: Saturday morning shift, and Wednesday and Thursday night shifts. Other afternoon/night shifts or fill-ins are also available.

The position includes actual patient care, which I have been teaching for the past 11 years. Many have gone on to medical school or careers. Individuals do not have to be science majors.  

Please contact me via email at cindymuir13@gmail.com, or send a detailed text to 720-255-4926.

Call for performers: ‘Roots and Branches’ diverse performance

Showcase your talents!

The Diverse Musicians' Alliance (DiMA) at CU Boulder invites performers of music, dance, poetry and other forms of art to participate in Roots and Branches, an annual show featuring diverse voices and art forms, on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Music's Grusin Recital Hall.

Applications to perform are due March 5.

All types of performances are welcome. Performances must be no longer than 10 minutes. We are not able to provide amplification equipment other than a single handheld microphone. The performance hall is intimate and has excellent acoustics. Amplification is rarely needed.

We are looking for diverse acts and are especially interested in personal, unique and thought-provoking performances. The Diverse Performance Concert is a longstanding tradition of the Diverse Musicians' Alliance and has taken place on campus for more than 14 years.

Please apply by March 5. While we want to showcase as many performers as possible, if we receive a large number of applications, the committee will select a program that represents diverse voices and art forms. We will be in touch soon after the deadline.

Faculty, staff: Encourage students to attend academic support sessions

Faculty and staff are encouraged to refer students who are looking for academic support to attend one of these workshops or drop-in sessions posted on the Course Alert webpage. These events were created specifically to support first-year students who receive Course Alerts; however, any undergraduate student may attend. 

In addition to providing immediate academic support, the facilitators will help students get connected with appropriate campus resources, including tutoring, academic coaching, mental health support, etc. Students should login to Buff Portal Advising and click on the Ralphie’s Help Lab tile to register and find the locations of the sessions.

Planning to retire within the next 5 years? Join webinar March 2

PERA Retirement plan participants are encouraged to attend this educational webinar about everything related to applying for retirement. Designed for people who are 4–6 years from retirement, this webinar details everything you need to apply for retirement with confidence. You’ll learn about the details you should be considering as you come down the home stretch to retirement.

This webinar is part of our Retirement Ready webinar series, which provides comprehensive guidance for University of Colorado faculty and staff who are planning to retire within the next five years.

Register to join from noon to 1 p.m. March 2.

Graduate fellowship applications due March 16

Residency graduate fellowships from the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration are available for graduate students in engineering, applied sciences, physics, materials, mathematics and computational science. Applications are due by March 16.

Apply for the GPSG excellence awards by March 17

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the annual Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) and Collegiality and Scholarship Excellence Awards (CSEA, formerly the Outstanding Research Assistant Awards) for the 2021–22 academic year. Each award comes with a monetary prize of $400 paid to recipients through a scholarship applied to their student accounts. Awardees will also be highlighted on GPSG media.

These awards are intended to recognize broad definitions of teaching and scholarship since we know that not all students have the same opportunities. Many of our applicants are TAs, GPTIs or RAs, but any student who is involved in mentoring or other informal teaching, research, creation of creative works or other original scholarship activity is welcome to apply!

Learn more and apply.

Communicating for student success: March and April milestones and actions for faculty, staff, advisors

Each month, communications milestones and actions will be shared with faculty and staff related to the monthly CU Boulder Today update on the student-centered approach to teaching and learning. It aims to provide student-facing staff and faculty a quick glimpse into the month’s key milestones for undergraduate students, along with links to corresponding communications. Each feature will also include topics and resources staff and faculty can highlight when having conversations with students. 

Milestones for March and April 

  • Students will be registering for summer and fall 2022 courses during March and April. 
  • March 18 is the last day students can drop or change to pass/fail a current, full-semester spring semester course. If students have received a course alert, they may want to consider these options.
  • Spring break:

Actions to support students

  • Ask students about their summer and fall plans.
  • Encourage students to log in to Buff Portal to see their enrollment dates and any holds they may need to clear before registering. 
    • Students can view a description of each hold, including instructions for clearing the hold and contact information for the office that manages the hold. 
  • Ask students about their current course load, inquire about their stress level and help them find resources: 
    • Red Folder: Recognize, respond to and refer students in distress
    • Health and Wellness Liaisons: Connect students with college-specific resources for mental health, stress and more
    • Tutoring: Help students who may need additional academic support
    • Advising: Support students in creating and achieving their academic, career and life goals
    • Peer Wellness Coach: Peer Wellness Coaching (PWC) is a free service available to CU Boulder students to help them set and achieve their wellness goals.
  • Encourage students to reach out to University Libraries for help:

Taste of Home: Submit your favorite family recipe now through March 4

Is your student craving their favorite home-cooked meal? We invite you to share your favorite family recipe and the story behind the dish for our Taste of Home program in partnership with Campus Dining Services!

We will collect your recipes and share them on our Buff Family Facebook page, in a virtual cookbook and a select few will be recreated and featured in our dining centers! The deadline to submit is March 4. We are excited to see your creations! 

Register for intramural sports Feb. 23–March 2

Intramural sports provide an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to compete against each other in a variety of sports and activities. It's a chance to get connected on campus and meet other students and a fun way to stay active. Registration period is Feb. 23 through March 2.