Buff Bulletin Board

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


Paid survey on CU first-year experiences, mental health

Did you know one out of five college students experiences significant emotional difficulties? 

The EMERGE (Examining Milestones in Emotion, Regulation, Growth & Education) study seeks to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU. Earn $20 by completing an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. To qualify, you must be a first-year CU college student, between the ages of 18-25 and fluent in English.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB #18-0483) and is conducted as part of a partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the University Exploration and Advising Center, the Center for STEM Learning and the Office of Data Analytics. 

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE Study,” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

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

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology building on 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: 303-492-5177.

Run the Nearly Naked Mile for a good cause Friday night

Join The Herd for a CU campus traditions: the Nearly Naked Mile.

You'll run through campus in your underwear after donating your clothes to a good cause! Donate five or more articles of clothing and receive a free commemorative Herd fanny pack!

The Nearly Naked Mile benefits A Precious Child, a local nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children, and Denver Rescue Mission, a metro-Denver based non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of people suffering in poverty or homelessness.

Come enjoy the pre-run entertainment (DJ, snacks, games and prizes) starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Koenig Alumni Center. The race starts at Koenig at 9 p.m.

Deadline extended for Academic Futures responses, diversity report posting

Old Main

The deadline for submitting a response to the Academic Futures report has been extended to the end of business on Friday, Sept. 28. Response papers are particularly designed for groups or units on campus wishing to address a single project or area of recommendations presented by the Committee. Response papers should be no more than two pages in length.

Also, as announced Sept. 17, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Bob Boswell granted an extension to the Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Plan Revising Committee at the Committee’s request. A new fall semester date for the posting of the plan will be announced soon.

Make a difference through fraternity life at CU Boulder

CU Boulder Fraternity & Sorority Life would like to introduce you to the newly recognized fraternity community at CU Boulder! Fraternity life is changing nationwide, and recognized chapters will be able to be a part of an innovative movement to shape what fraternity means to CU Boulder. 

Over the course of the next few weeks, our new fraternities will be holding rush events to recruit men who truly want to make a difference at CU Boulder. Because our chapters are new to campus, students who choose to join the recognized chapters will have the ability to shape their chapter culture and influence the development of a soon-to-be CU Interfraternity Council.

To learn more about the campus's new fraternity community, join us to learn more about Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Tau Gamma and Beta Theta Pi at the CU Boulder Fraternity Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in UMC 235.

The fraternity experience is one that can provide members with a deep connection not only to their chapter but also to our alma mater. It is also an experience that can be different if you choose to join a recognized chapter. We encourage you to visit following websites for more information.

To receive additional outreach, fill out an interest form.

Where do you go if you need printing done or copies made?

CU Imaging Services offers high-quality, full-service printing to the CU Boulder campus with two convenient locations: Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and at the Ink Spot in the UMC.

Our goal is to provide campus with sustainable services, staffed with print professionals to ensure the highest quality and to support campus revenue, retention, collaboration and reputation. CU Imaging Services supports and strongly urges the use of recycled and recyclable paper products.

Students: Join the UMC Board

Join the UMC Board! Apply now!

Want to get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills? Apply to join the UMC Board by Oct. 5!

The board actively governs the UMC on behalf of CU Student Government and works with the UMC director to ensure the UMC fulfills its mission of providing programs, facilities, services and educational opportunities that enrich the campus experience for the whole CU community.

This is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students! You must be able to attend the board meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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.

Human Resources closing at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21

Human Resources will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, for a staff event. This includes the office located on East Campus and the satellite I-9 office located in Regent Hall. We will reopen and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24. We apologize for the inconvenience.  

Staff: Student Affairs accepting applications for human resources program manager

The Division of Student Affairs welcomes applications for human resources program manager. With collaboration from student affairs human resources director, the person in this position will recommend strategy on issues of hiring, staffing, unit reorganizations and compensation while ensuring compliance with division, university and state policies and procedures. 

Get more details, and to find the position on the Internal Job Board, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to the employee portal through MyCUInfo. 
  2. Click on the navigation icon at the top right of your screen.
  3. Click on the CU Resources icon.
  4. Under the heading “Business Tools,” click on “CU Boulder: Staff Jobs.” 
  5. User the Keyword Search to find this posting number: 13231.

OIT to pilot new Canvas design tool

A Mac laptop and mug.

Are you interested in customizing the look and feel of your Canvas course? If so, you might be a great fit to join OIT’s Cidi Labs Design Tools pilot. 

To be a participant, we recommend you have used Canvas for at least one semester prior to spring 2019, that you have time to learn a new tool and provide feedback via surveys and/or in person, and that you plan to use Canvas to teach in spring 2019. Email by Sept. 24 if you're interested.

Learn more.

Announcing new online course proposal, revision forms

Just in time for fall 2019 course planning, the Office of the Registrar’s Academic Scheduling team is excited to announce the recent launch of our new online course proposal and course revision forms. The new forms replace the paper forms (expiring after Sept. 30) and make the entire process more efficient, transparent and collaborative by:

  • Allowing the submitter to upload comments and supporting documentation for the approvers
  • Checking for errors as the submitter completes the form, helping to keep typos from derailing the submission
  • Identifying every catalog page on which the course appears, alerting the submitter to potential down-stream effects (key departments receive an FYI notification when course changes are submitted)
  • Sending reviewers and approvers automated reminders to keep the process moving
  • Allowing the submitter to track the form’s status as it moves through the review and approval process

The online course proposal and revision forms are pretty intuitive and have many of the same fields and request similar data as the previous paper forms. If you have any questions, please email academicscheduling@colorado.edu.

Paid study to interact with augmented reality headset

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of remotely operated telepresence human avatars for long-distance video conferencing presented in augmented reality. The study will take approximately 45 minutes, and you will be compensated $10.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 45 years old.

If you have questions, please email cuironlab@gmail.com, or sign up directly under AR Telepresence. 

Reminder: Deadline Sept. 18 for Boulder Faculty Assembly nominations

It is time for the Boulder Faculty Assembly standing committee election. This is an important opportunity for you, as a Faculty Senate member, to participate in the faculty governance process at CU. The BFA Nominations and Elections Committee is requesting nominations for the following BFA committee seats. All terms are for three years.

BFA standing committee seats up for election by affiliation

Committee seats available in Arts and Sciences and other units:

  • Academic Affairs: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 3 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Administrator Appraisal: 2 (Arts and Sciences); 2 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Admin. Services and Technology: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 1 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Diversity: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 2 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Faculty Affairs: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 1 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Instructor-Track Faculty Affairs (can be Arts and Sciences or non-A&S): 4
  • Intercollegiate Athletics: 1 (Arts and Sciences); 2 (other units/non-A&S)
  • Student Affairs: 0 (Arts and Sciences); 1 (other units/non-A&S)

Seats on the BFA Libraries Committee are by academic and unit area:

  • Libraries, Law School: 1
  • Libraries, Social Sciences: 2
  • Libraries, Natural Sciences: 3
  • Libraries, School of Education: 1
  • Libraries, Library: 1

Get information on committee charges, composition and more.

Please nominate yourself and/or your colleagues. Nominees and nominators must be members of the Boulder Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate includes all members of the general faculty with the following titles whose appointments are fifty percent or more:

  • Professor
  • Associate professor
  • Assistant professor
  • Senior instructor
  • Instructor
  • Scholar in residence
  • Artist in residence
  • Adjoint, attendant, clinical and research faculty

Nomination email packets should include:

  • Nominee’s affiliation (A&S, other units), home department/unit and contact details
  • Committee of interest
  • Nominee’s confirmation (separate email is fine) that they are willing to serve
  • Name and department/unit of the faculty member making the nomination (self nominations are most welcome!)
  • Email subject line should contain: “BFA Election Nomination”

Please email your nomination packet(s) to the BFA secretary at adam@colorado.edu by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Nominees will be notified by email when election results are available. The election results will also be posted on the BFA webpage.

CU NightRide: Your free and safe ride home

Looking for a safe ride on campus or within Boulder city limits? Give CU NightRide a try! We’re a student-operated program that provides free night-time transportation for CU students, faculty and staff.

  • Studying late at Norlin and missed the last bus? Use CU NightRide!
  • Headed for a night out with friends on The Hill? Use CU NightRide!
  • It’s dark and cold and you don’t want to walk back to your res hall? Use CU NightRide!

We’re here to help get you where you want to go safely and efficiently. And with our TapRide app, it’s easier than ever to request a ride.

September hours:
Sunday–Thursday 7 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Friday, Saturday 7 p.m to 1:15 a.m.