Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

CU Athletics seeking Game Day Guest Relations Team members

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The Athletic Department is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Game Day Guest Relations Team for the 2020 year. Our guest relations team members will play a pivotal part in ensuring all visitors to Folsom Field and the CU Events Center have an enjoyable experience while cheering our Buffs to victory.

This position will allow team members to have access to benefits that most fans would not normally receive, including credentialed access to all CU Athletics facilities (where you can be a part of the action) and Buffs gear/apparel.

University Libraries expand options for interlibrary loan delivery

Through an initiative of the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), all CU Boulder students and employees with ILL privileges may now choose to pick up their ILL requests at the circulation desk of any Main Campus library: the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library; the Howard B. Waltz Music Library; the Gemmill Engineering, Math and Physics Library; or Norlin Library. The William M. White Business Library will participate in this service when the new space opens later this year. Individuals may return their ILL items to any CU Boulder library, with the exception of the Law Library. 

All CU Boulder students and employees with interlibrary loan privileges can use this free service to submit requests for books, articles and other resources through ILLiad. Individuals should select their preferred pickup location in the final stages of submitting an ILL request, by using the delivery method drop-down box in the ILLiad request form. The individual will receive an email when requested items are available for pick up. 

Read more about these new options as well as potential future improvements.

 

Participants wanted for study on learning and the brain

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder are looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.  

The study requires one visit of 2 hours to the lab in Muenzinger and possibly a 30-minute follow-up online.
The visit will involve having your eye movements and brain activity noninvasively recorded while you complete a computer-based learning task. Brain activity will be measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG). 

It will take approximately 2 hours and you will be paid $15 per hour, an estimated $30 total for the session. You will be paid a further $10 for completing the follow-up. Payment will be via an Amazon gift card.

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student or staff member
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are proficient with computers
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Do not have a history of seizures

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com for more information.

Digital credential badges showcase skills, competencies and achievements

The Graduate School’s digital credential badges for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars participating in the Graduate School’s professional development opportunities are designed to showcase skills, competencies or achievements gained through learning experiences. Though they are not for academic credit, they can be used on social media sites, such as LinkedIn, or added as a link on digital résumés and e-portfolios.

For more information, contact Sarah Tynen, graduate program manager.

Host your event at The Connection

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The Connection--the only bowling center in Boulder--is a great space to host parties and events. Team building, graduation parties, staff recognition, Greek activities, sports team banquets and more!

We can serve bowling parties of up to 50 bowlers at a time. We offer discounted rates for CU student orgs and CU departments.

Our newly renovated space features 10 bowling lanes, five billiard tables, video game consoles, ping pong tables and great food selections.

Stop by The Connection on the first floor of the UMC, or call 303-735-BOWL (2695) for more information.

Paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358)!

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 & 1.5 – Behavioral Lab Tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI Scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may also be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line "MASC Emotion Study" or give us a call at 303-735-7547.  
 

Students: Win $500! Western American writing contest deadline is March 17

Regardless of whether you call the West your home or you are just passing through, as a student at CU Boulder you live, breathe, eat, drink and sleep "West." Take this opportunity to transform your unique perspective on this region into cash!

Search your hard drive for poems, stories and papers you have written on Western-related topics—or write something new—and enter the Thompson Awards for Western American Writing.

It only takes a few minutes to enter online. So, go ahead and “Write West!” Your entry could be worth $500 (or more).

What is Western writing?

It’s writing about the West. And what is that? In many ways that’s for you to decide. It could be about Westworld, or tacos, or a road trip, or Kobe Bryant, or snowboarding in the mountains, or branding time on the ranch, or your experience growing up in a border town, or environmental conservation, or immigration, or public lands management, or whatever the West means to you! The potential topics are endless.

Pick your genre. Tell your story. Enter today! The deadline is Tuesday, March 17. Open to CU Boulder students only.

Get official contest rules and more information.

#writewest

Paid research study for adults years old with high fear or no fear toward spiders

The CU Boulder Psychology Department is looking for adults ages 18–40 to participate in a study about attitudes toward spiders, which requires looking at various spider stimuli. This is a paid research study that consists of one ~4-hour session. You will earn $60 for the completion of this study.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 18–40 years of age
  • Physically healthy
  • Experience either high anxiety/fear toward spiders or little to no anxiety/fear toward spiders
  • Qualify based on a short online survey

If you're interested or have questions, please contact alex.kirk@colorado.edu.

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

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on the CU Boulder campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship 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, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.

Play collaborative learning games and earn $25

The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of collaboration. You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are a CU Boulder student at least 18 years of age
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Have not previously played Physics Playground or a similar game (e.g., Crayon Physics Deluxe, Magic Pen) for more than an hour

The study contains will take place on campus and will last approximately 90 minutes. You will be compensated with a $25 Amazon gift card. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at emotivecomputing.cps2@gmail.com for more information.
 

Seeking undergraduates for library usability study

Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the Boulder campus? The University Libraries would like to hear from you.

We are looking for approximately a dozen undergraduates to participate in a 45-minute usability study research session. As a token of our appreciation for your time, you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

Interested? Register online.

Questions can be directed to Courtney McDonald at crmcdonald@colorado.edu.

Spring commencement ceremony to be held May 7 at Folsom Field

CU Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Folsom Field.

Check the website for information including details about the campus ceremony, department or college recognition ceremonies, caps and gowns, announcements, ADA accessible services and parking. Master’s and doctoral students should order regalia soon, as rental ordering closes on April 3.

Please refer to the commencement website for more information.

Undergrads: Crunched for time? How do you think about time? How do you spend your minutes, hours, days?

We are inviting current CU Boulder undergraduate students of all majors and backgrounds to participate in a study investigating the relationships between time use, perspectives on time, mental health and academic performance.

You must be 18 years or older to participate. Participants will complete two brief surveys over the course of the semester and receive up to $30 ($10 for completing the first survey and $20 for completing the second survey).
 
The first survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and the second survey, which you will take near the end of the academic semester, will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The IRB protocol number for this study is 20-0004. Sharing your thoughts and experiences by participating in this research has the potential to inform the development of programs and policies to support undergraduate wellness at CU Boulder.
 
Please send an email to cutimestudy@gmail.com if you’re interested in learning more, or take the first survey now.  
 
We greatly appreciate you spending 50 of your precious minutes to inform our understanding of undergraduates’ uses and perceptions of time!

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

Affordable psychotherapy is available at the Raimy Clinic in the Muenzinger Psychology Building on the CU Boulder campus. Special low rates are available for all CU Boulder students, staff and faculty.

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship 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, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.