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Seeking musicians for Boulder wedding May 12

We are Boulder locals and would like to hire two to four musicians to play acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin and/or banjo during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on Saturday, May 12, at a park in Boulder (bluegrass/Americana/folk/country-style tunes).

​Total play time will probably be no more than 75 minutes, but you will be paid for two full hours. If you are interested, please email erinh970@gmail.com for more details.

Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

For parents: Shakespeare summer camp, ages 6–9

Young children sword fight with pool noodles

Shakespeare's Sprites is a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6-9. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. 

Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theater in your child. Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. Tuition ($225)* includes one ticket to attend a CSF production. 

Week 1: July 9–13 | 9 a.m. to noon
Week 2: July 16–20 | 9 a.m. to noon
Final performance: 11:30 a.m. Friday of each week at University Theatre Loft

*Scholarships available upon request; email csfedout@colorado.edu or call 303-735-1181 for more information. Get $25 off when you use the faculty/staff coupon code "BUFFSPRITES18."

For parents: Shakespeare summer camp, ages 9–18

Young students take a bow on stage

Each summer, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 9-18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the outdoor Mary Rippon stage. Camp Shakespeare is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition ($925)* includes one ticket to attend a CSF performance.

Camp Shakespeare Session 1

May 29–June 25
9 a.m. to noon Monday–Friday
(session begins on a Tuesday)

  • Ages 9–13 will rehearse and perform Love's Labour's Lost
  • Ages 14–18 will rehearse and perform All's Well That Ends Well

Final performance: 6 p.m. Monday, June 25

Camp Shakespeare Session 2

July 23–Aug. 10
1–5 p.m. Monday–Friday

  • Ages 9–12 will rehearse and perform The Tempest (full)
  • Ages 13–15 will rehearse and perform Richard III (one spot left)
  • Ages 16–18 will rehearse and perform Edward III

Final performance: 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

*Scholarships available upon request; email csfedout@colorado.edu or call 303-735-1181 for more information. Get $50 off when you use the faculty-staff coupon code "BUFFCAMP2018."

Volunteer, nominate for open educational resources committee by April 9

Want to help find ways to reduce the financial burden of course materials and textbooks on students and transition the university toward more affordable course materials?

The Open Educational Resources Advisory Committee will examine national trends centered in the use of open educational resources (OER) and make recommendations to the provost regarding their best use at CU Boulder, serving as a catalyst to promote educational innovation at CU Boulder.

Faculty, staff or students can volunteer to serve on the committee, or can nominate others, by submitting names to oercommittee@colorado.edu. Nominations will be accepted through April 9.

Doctoral students: Apply for community-based research fellowship

Are you a CU Boulder PhD student interested in learning and carrying out community-based research?

CU Engage is announcing details about the 2018–19 Community-Based Research (CBR) Graduate Fellowship. The online application will open on March 28 and close at 5 p.m. Monday, April 23. Apply here.

Doctoral students who will be in their second to sixth years during the 2018–19 academic year are eligible to apply.

Call for Chancellor’s Committee on Women Advocacy Awards, due April 3

Do you know someone at CU Boulder who is an advocate for women? Or a department that continually works to improve the campus climate? 

Nominations of students, faculty, staff, departments or units are currently being accepted for the Chancellor’s Committee for Women (CCW) Advocacy Awards. The awards recognize the efforts of those who tirelessly work toward building and advocating for a more inclusive, gender-equitable climate at CU Boulder. 

Submit nominations by Tuesday, April 3.

Call for CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards, due April 3

The CCORE Diversity Service Recognition Awards recognize CU Boulder students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of inclusive excellence by implementing diversity-related activities in teaching and learning, higher education program management and leadership development. This award is to recognize any individual, group or department that has supported, recognized and advocated for efforts that promote diversity, multiculturalism and social justice within the campus community. 

Recipients will be chosen by a selection panel composed of members of CCORE and will be recognized at the Equity and Excellence Celebration. Submit nominations by Tuesday, April 3.

Earn $750: Participate in research study on digital sensing, job performance

Researchers at the CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science are looking for interested people to participate in Project Tesserae, a groundbreaking new study that will explore how recent advances in digital sensing can help us better understand workplace performance in the modern, digital age.   

Who can participate?

In order to participate, you must work full-time in a cognitively demanding job (programmer, engineer, marketing, management) or work with individuals in such roles. Note we are looking for participants who have more structured workplace environments, so we are not seeking faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers. 

What do I need to do?

The study will run for approximately one year (March 2019), during which you will be:

  • Wearing a health sensor on your wrist (Garmin vivoSmart).
  • Running a lightweight app on your smartphone.
  • Taking a set of surveys at the start, end and during the study.
  • Placing and carrying a few Bluetooth beacons.
  • Providing a view into your social media.

What are the benefits to participating?

  • You will be paid $750 for your participation and will get to keep the wearable (Garmin).
  • You will receive a personalized report at the end of the study summarizing observations related to you in an easy-to-understand form to help you understand factors that affect your stress and workplace performance.    

How will you protect my data?

Participation in the study is strictly optional. The study will not share whether or not you are participating nor any of your data associated with the study with your employer. Our researchers have long, established track records of running large-scale studies similar to Project Tesserae with special emphases on data security and protecting individual privacy.  

I’m interested. What next?

Please fill out the form to express your interest in potentially participating and to receive further details.  

How do I find out more?

This study is in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame, University of California-Irvine, Georgia Tech, Dartmouth, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State University, the University of Texas and the University of Washington. See our website for more details. 

We hope you will consider participating in Project Tesserae!

Earth Sciences & Map Library photo contest deadline April 13

Photo of the Flatirons during fall

Students: Submit your best photos of earth features and natural landscapes!

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our fourth annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes.

Photos will be judged on:

  • Artistic merit, composition and aesthetics
  • How well an earth feature, process or landscape is captured
  • The short, well-written description of the photograph that explains the earth feature or natural landscape being depicted (one to three sentences)

The contest is open to any CU Boulder student, and students can submit up to three photos. Submit by 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 13.

The winner of the contest will be announced on May 1. The winning photograph will be printed, framed and hung in the library. Runners-up will be temporarily displayed in the Earth Sciences & Map Library during the 2018-19 school year.

More information and submission instructions can be found here (log in with your IdentiKey).

Paid research for young adults with public-speaking anxiety

Do you fear public speaking? Feel highly anxious in social situations? Have no major health problems? Ages 18-25?

You may be eligible to participate in a paid study at CU Boulder.

Participation includes completing questionnaires, social tasks and a brief intervention for social and public-speaking anxiety. Participants will earn $32 for completing the two-part, four-hour study. 

To sign up for the study, please select experiment No. 1022 on the paid Sona website or email intervention-study@colorado.edu for more information. 

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