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Dancers needed for research study

The Neural Control of Movement Laboratory, located on Main Campus, is conducting a study that examines the effect of electrical stimulation on improving single-leg balance in experienced dancers. Subjects will be compensated with an electrical stimulation device.

Participant requirements:

  • Dancer between 18–35 years of age with
  • Five or more years of technique-based dance training
  • Healthy and free of neurologic disease

The study will consist of one familiarization, two evaluations and 12 treatment sessions, meeting three times per week for four weeks.

  • First visit: Familiarization session, about 30 minutes
  • Evaluations: Before and after treatment, about 2.5 hours
  • Training history, balance, strength and steadiness
  • Intervention, about 30 minutes per session

If interested, please email Leah Davis at leah.davis@colorado.edu for more information.

Education Abroad kickoff, alumni reunion

Come kick off the semester with Education Abroad! New students are welcome to grab some food and chat informally with peer advisors. Program alumni can come reunite with their abroad cohort and share photos/memories with new students.

Friday, Sept. 1, 3 to 5 p.m.
Center for Community (C4C), JD Abrams Lounge

Learn how to salsa dance

Illustration of man and woman salsa dancing

Starting Sept. 12, the CU Boulder Chapter of Ritmos Latinos, a recognized student organization, will offer classes in basic salsa every Tuesday night throughout the fall semester.

Come join us at the Dennis Small Cultural Center and learn to dance both partner and rueda-de-casino style salsa. There’s no charge, and you don’t have to bring a partner. Classes are open to all members of the CU Boulder student, staff and faculty community. Feel free to bring a friend!

Tuesdays starting Sept. 12, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
University Memorial Center (UMC), fourth floor, room 457

Seeking students for paid psychology study

Illustration of two people communicating

This is a 5-hour study broken up into two sessions (2.5 hours each). Compensation is $10 per hour, plus a $15 dollar bonus upon completion of the second part ($65 total).

In the first session you will wear a cap with sensors that records the electrical activity on your scalp (EEG) while reading sentences and answering questions on a computer screen. In the second session, you will do various tasks on a computer (without the EEG cap).

The requirements for participating in the study are that you are: right-handed, university student or recent graduate, native English speaker (English primary language from age 5 to present), ages 18-35, not taking psychiatric medications, and have normal or corrected to normal vision.

Our lab is located north of East Campus at the Center for Innovation and Creativity (CINC), 1777 Exposition Dr.

Speak the speech: Shakespearean acting class for adults

Colorado Shakespeare Festival actor Anne Sandoe and Shakespeare scholar Shirley Carnahan

Discover the power of Shakespeare in performance! In this 8-week acting class for adults, you can reap the benefits of Colorado Shakespeare Festival actor Anne Sandoe and Shakespeare scholar Shirley Carnahan’s extensive experience.

The class focuses on voice, text and movement techniques that professional actors use to create compelling Shakespeare performances, culminating in a final performance for friends and family on the last day of class.

Open to students of all experience levels and abilities; students from previous sessions of this class are welcome to return. Ages 21 and up. CU Boulder faculty and staff should use promo code BUFFBARDC17 to save 10 percent.

Tuesdays, Sep. 12 to Nov. 14, 6 to 7:50 p.m.
No class Oct. 10, 31
Wesley Fellowship, Upstairs Theatre

BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research program currently accepting applications

Student studying under microscope

BSI (Biological Sciences Initiative) Scholars is a funding and professional development program for current CU Boulder undergraduates.

Eligible students conducting original STEM research are paid to work in a laboratory on the CU Boulder or CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Students also attend seminars to enhance the research experience, and summarize their findings through a presentation at the end of the term.

Applications for the 2017–18 academic year are due Monday, Sept. 18, for students who have not previously received funding through BSI.

For more information, please visit the BSI website.

Free Texas Hold'em Poker tournament

Poker Tournament: Texas Hold'em

Put on your poker face and see if Lady Luck is with you! Sign up 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. Entry is free, and there's a chance to win prizes!

Fall 2017 dates
Sept. 5, 19
Oct. 3, 17, 31
Nov. 14, 28
Dec. 12: Grand Championship (winners playoff)

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

What's new at the CU Book Store?

Check out what's new for you at the CU Book Store!

There are tons of textbooks for rent and more used books than ever. And now you can charge your textbook course materials, school supplies and technology accessories purchased at the CU Book Store to your student tuition and fee bill.

Visit www.cubookstore.com/bill for more information. Open for extended hours during back to school.

Temporary job opportunities at the Distribution Center

Do you know someone looking for an opportunity who would like to join our Facilities Management team? We are looking for two individuals who will work at the Distribution Center, helping with the processing and delivery of incoming mail and packages and other duties as assigned.

These will be classified, temporary positions at 40 hours per week and could last several months or longer (but no longer than nine months). The starting wage will be $14 per hour. There is a possibility there will be a full-time permanent position that the individuals can apply for later.

Here is a basic outline of what we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Minimum six months experience in materials-related work, which could include warehousing, material handling, shipping, receiving, storing, inventory tracking and/or distribution of goods
  • Good work ethic, dependable
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Experience working directly with customers/clients (may make deliveries to various campus departments)
  • Colorado drivers’ license
  • Will be required to pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check
  • Must meet General Physical Demands definition of Very Heavy: "Exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects"

Anyone interested should contact Jen Salyers, FMHR, at 303-492-1096. Deadline for submission is Sept. 5.

Learn about the bumblebees of Boulder County

Bumblebee on a flower

Join CU Boulder researchers Carol Ann Kearns and Diana Oliveras for a free event at the Museum of Natural History: Bumblebees of Boulder County. They will discuss the life history of bumblebees, their role as pollinators and their conservation status in Colorado.

Come learn how to recognize and identify some of the more common bumblebees found in Boulder and how undergraduates from CU Boulder's Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) help conduct insect surveys.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall

Get a taste of Zero Waste

This Friday, Taste of CU will give new students a tasty sampling of what Housing & Dining Services has to offer and an introduction to Zero Waste on campus.

CU Boulder has set a campus-wide goal of 90 percent diversion of our waste from landfills by 2020. One of the most visible ways we’re moving toward that goal is with compost and recycling bins all over campus.

New students will learn how to use those bins all over Farrand Field at Taste of CU, as every dish will be served with compostable dining ware. Zero Waste is a shared goal on campus that students can be a part of as soon as they move in!

Reminder on the campus work-hours policy for students

Hourly student-employees working for CU Boulder are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week (or 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the fall and spring semesters and to 40 hours per week (or 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period) in the summer.

Please note existing policies limit graduate and international students to 20 hours per week during the academic year. The policy does not affect students working in non-university off-campus jobs.

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