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

 

Job driving student to middle school in morning

I'm looking for a kind, responsible and safe person to drive my seventh-grade daughter to Louisville Middle School from Flatiron Meadows in Erie on most Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings. She has to be at school by 8:30 a.m. but could arrive a bit earlier if needed (8:20 a.m.). I'll pay $12 per trip (it's about a 15-minute drive).

Please let me know if you're interested. Thanks!

Administrative citations replace low-level CUPD tickets

Students who used to receive University of Colorado Police Department (CUPD) tickets for lower-level offenses or first-time infractions may now receive administrative citations which make it easier for students to make amends, save them a trip to court and save them money.

CUPD officers and residential service officials (RSOs) began the administrative citations program in May. Infractions eligible to receive the new administrative citation include minor in possession of drugs or alcohol, fake identification, unlawful conduct on public property, consumption of alcohol in public and other nonviolent or first-time offenses. Some minor traffic offenses are included as well.

After receiving non-traffic administrative citations, students will be referred to the CU Boulder Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution (SCCR) for completion of a student conduct process, including possible participation in restorative justice programs or substance abuse programs. Administrative citations carry half the fine of a criminal citation.

Learn more here.

Applications open for GPSG Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is committed to recognizing the work done by the graduate and professional BIPOC student community in antiracist community engagement, activism and involvement at CU Boulder. Therefore, GPSG will award the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award to graduate and professional students each semester in recognition of their work. The purpose of this award is to encourage student activism in the areas of DEI which benefits the CU Boulder community. 

For the fall 2021 semester, submissions related to Cultural Diversity / Diversity in the classroom / Racial justice are encouraged. However, submissions that do not fall under these themes will also be welcome.

The application will be open through Oct. 15.

Contact diversity.gpsg@colorado.edu with questions about the award.

Join study on social anxiety

Hello world

We are seeking socially anxious individuals to participate in a study of factors that contribute to social anxiety, as well as the impact of expressive writing about social anxiety-provoking experiences. The study includes a 1½–2 hour initial visit (completed in-person or online) and a 30-minute follow-up survey (completed online).

You will be paid up to $45 for your time, with payments made in Amazon or Visa gift cards.

You may be eligible to participate if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are fluent in English
  • You are socially anxious

See if you qualify by completing a brief, anonymous screening survey, or email margaret.tobias@colorado.edu for more information.

This research study has been approved by the CU Boulder Institutional Review Board (Protocol #20-0370).

Instructors: Submit spring book, course material information today

Instructors have received ongoing email communications requesting book and course materials information for spring 2022 courses. As a reminder, campus policy states that departments are required to identify what books and other course materials are required (or if a course will have no required materials) for their classes by the day of registration.

Course material information is critical to provide financial transparency to our students during course registration and to help them plan ahead. It is also needed in order for the university to maintain Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEA) and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance (Disability Services needs sufficient lead time to gain access to and prepare books and materials in suitable alternative formats for students who need them).

Instructors who are not requiring specific books or course materials for a course (and departments with unassigned courses that won’t have required materials) or courses that will utilize Open Education Resources (OER), still need to notify the CU Book Store of that fact as soon as possible.

The book store has designated a staff member to facilitate any faculty needs around this. His name is Ryan Windle, and his contact information is:

ryan.windle@colorado.edu
303-492-3421

Thank you for your prompt attention to this faculty responsibility.

Student Affairs welcomes applications for associate vice chancellor position

The associate vice chancellor (AVC) supervising transitions and academic partnerships reports to, and partners with, the vice chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) to develop the vision, direction, and actualization of a comprehensive co-curricular experience for all students that aligns with the strategic imperatives of the campus and strategic plans within the division.

Learn more and apply.

Tips for making friends and finding your fit on campus

Mental health is...connection

While it may feel challenging, finding meaningful connections is important for our mental health. Socializing with our peers, mentors, friends, family and community can improve a number of areas of mental health. In fact, those who are closely connected to their friends and family tend to have lower rates of depression and suicide (including suicidal thoughts), higher self-esteem, more empathy and more trust in others. Additionally, feeling connected gives us a sense of belonging, support and purpose throughout our lives. 

Get tips to help you make meaningful connections now, throughout college and into the future. Read more.