Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

How is your herd’s mental health? Take the survey

We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the First Year Experience initiative.

You can complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483). You will have the opportunity to win one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards. Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available. To qualify, you must be a first-year student at CU, between the ages of 18-25 and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE 2020 COVID-19 Study” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic, for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time! Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty. Openings for new clients are available now! Email or call now to start the intake process.

For more information, call our intake coordinator, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Goldwater Scholarship info session Sept. 30

Students interested in a career in math, natural sciences or engineering are invited to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship, which pays up to $7,500 toward undergraduate tuition and other educational expenses. Students must be current sophomores or juniors and may be eligible if they have an excellent academic record and demonstrated research experience.

For more information and advice on the application process, attend the next information meeting at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, via Zoom: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99001034549

Truman Scholarship info session Sept. 29

Students planning a career in public service are invited to apply for the Truman Scholarship. The Truman Foundation is seeking juniors with exceptional leadership potential committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or other public service.

This prestigious scholarship provides leadership training, mentorship and up to $30,000 for graduate study. Sophomores and juniors, come hear how to improve your chances.

If you go 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 Zoom: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/93118978680

Check out Buff Portal’s updated view of grade and GPA information

Looking for your cumulative GPA, last semester’s grades, or a projected GPA calculator? Check out Buff Portal’s updated Grades & GPA card. Remember to check Canvas if you’re looking for in-progress grades. The updates were based on feedback from students like you and the Buff Portal team is continuing to make improvements to the portal.

For support, including technology troubleshooting, contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 or oithelp@colorado.edu

If you’d like to help campus keep improving Buff Portal, reach out to buffportal@colorado.edu.

CU Ink Spot offers services for all your printing needs

Where do you go, if you need printing done or copies made? The CU Ink Spot Copy Center:

  • Offers high quality, full service printing and bulk mailing
  • Postcards, posters, business cards, envelopes, brochures, and more
  • Uses recycled and recyclable paper products whenever possible
  • Provides campus with sustainable services, staffed with print professionals
  • Accepts SpeedTypes and procurement cards in addition to cash, check and personal credit cards

The Ink Spot Copy Center is located on the first floor of the UMC. For questions, contact the Ink Spot at 303-492-7878, and Bulk Mail at 303-492-4667.

Leeds Business Minor upcoming spring deadline, info sessions

CU Leeds Business Minor poster

The Leeds Business Minor is a 12-credit, four-course minor that was designed in partnership with business professionals and entrepreneurs, and which focuses on providing students with skills and professional development opportunities to help launch their career after graduation. The application for our spring business minor cohort closes on Oct. 15; find more details and how to apply on the business minor website. We also have two upcoming information sessions we’re hosting on Sept. 24 and Oct. 8 for prospective students:
   
Info Session 1: Business & The Arts
Thursday, Sept. 24, at noon MT
Learn how the Leeds Business Minor can complement your creative degree. Info session open to all students; ideal for music, art, design, theatre, dance, and film majors.
Guest speakers include Jeff Nytch, music faculty and professional musician, and Andy Lacy, Leeds faculty and professional artist.
Zoom link will be posted on the business minor website on the morning of Sept. 24.

Info Session 2: Entrepreneurship & the Business Minor
Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. MT
Learn how the Leeds Business Minor and the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship can help launch your career in entrepreneurship.
Info session open to all CU students, especially those interested in startups and entrepreneurial resources.
Zoom link will be posted on the business minor website on the morning of Oct. 8.

Struggling with COVID anxiety? Feeling down, hopeless or stuck in a cycle of unproductive worry? Concerned about relationship problems?

Low-cost teletherapy is available through CU Boulder’s Raimy Psychology Clinic for individuals residing in Colorado. Sessions are held through the videoconferencing platform Zoom.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and other difficulties during this very challenging time!

Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty. Openings for new clients are available now! Email or call now to start the intake process.

For more information, call our intake coordinator, Julia Salinger, at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Free COVID-19 testing available in Boulder through Oct. 18

In response to the increase in new COVID-19 cases in Boulder, Boulder County Public Health opened two free testing sites this week, available for anyone in Boulder County who would like to be tested.

  • The 1205 Pleasant St. site is walk-up, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 days a week through Sept. 30. 
  • The 2445 Stazio Dr. site is drive-thru, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 7 days a week through Oct. 2, but can be extended depending on case positivity rates.

Residents do not have to have symptoms to be tested.

Anyone attending the testing site must:

  • Have a form of identification (driver’s license, student ID).
  • Wear a mask at all times.

Results:

  • Results are expected within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Residents who test positive for COVID-19 will be contacted by Boulder County Public Health epidemiology staff.
  • Residents who test negative will be contacted by the Colorado Department of Public Health lab staff. There will also be a hotline available for individuals to call to check results.

CU Children’s Center open and accepting new applications

The CU Children’s Center is open and accepting new applications for all classrooms, accommodating children who are 1 to 5 years old. The center is actively enrolling children for the 2020 school year and has immediate space available in the toddler and preschool classrooms. The center offers part-time and full-time scheduling options to meet a variety of family needs. Contact cuchildcare@colorado.edu for more information.

Enrollment Services updated in-person office hours

Starting Monday, Sept. 14, the offices of the bursar, financial aid and the registrar will offer updated in-person office hours Mondays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Customer service representatives and student support professionals continue to be available online or by phone Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MDT).

Are you aged 18-35 and healthy? Join research study on sleep, performance, gut health

This study is about how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night (e.g., emergency workers and military personnel).

We are looking for healthy men and women, aged 18-35, to participate in two laboratory visits of approximately 3.7 days each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Participants will be compensated up to $2,451.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Navy study.

For parents: Free virtual after-school physics program

CU Boulder, Florida State University and University of Pennsylvania invite all middle and high school students (grades 7–12) to attend a free, weeklong after-school program via Zoom. As part of the program, students will play an educational video game called Physics Playground. Students who complete the five-day program will receive a certificate of completion and the chance to win various prizes throughout the week. 

Upcoming camps start on Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, and more dates will be added on demand.

If you have any questions, email Ginny Smith at gls04c@my.fsu.edu. Get more information on Physics Playground and the research behind it, or sign up now.