Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Volunteers needed for study on healthy aging

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory investigating the potential healthy-aging benefits of a novel exercise intervention on blood pressure and cardiovascular health.

We are recruiting individuals ages 50–79 who have blood pressure over 120/80 mmHg. Participants are provided with valuable health results and monetary compensation.

Interested? Email imststudy@colorado.edu to see if you qualify, or call 303-492-2485 for more information.

Get free student tickets at the movie theater

Students can see a free movie showing of either Black Panther or Love, Simon at the Century Boulder Theatre at the 29th Street Mall. Black Panther will begin at 9:20 p.m., and Love, Simon will begin at 10:20 p.m. 

Students should bring their Buff OneCard and arrive at the theater 30 minutes before the show time to receive their free ticket.

Support CU men's lacrosse at home-opener this Friday

The No. 5-ranked Colorado Buffaloes men's lacrosse team will take on Arizona State (ranked No. 16) at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, for their home-opener at Kittredge North Field.

The Buffs are an impressive 5-1 so far this season, so it is sure to be an exciting one. Come out and support!

Student-participants wanted for reading study

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of eye movements during reading. 

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

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments

The study contains two parts: 

  1. A visit to the lab will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting one hour and fifteen minutes) for a $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. A week later, we will email you a follow-up questionnaire to complete remotely online (lasting 30 minutes) for a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Gregg at eyetrackingandreading@gmail.com for more information.

Catch a ride to class with Lucky Lifts March 14–16

If you see a St. Patrick’s Day themed golf cart on campus, you might be able to catch a ride to class on a Lucky Lift!

Lucky Lifts is similar to Cash Cab, where students have the opportunity to answer trivia questions and win prizes while getting a ride around campus. Be on the lookout for Lucky Lifts Wednesday through Friday.

Fulbright student grant informational meetings

Where in the world do you want to go? 

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU Boulder is a top-producing institution for U.S. Fulbright student grants. 

Come to Norlin Library, room S-421, for an informational meeting to learn how you can apply for a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas. These grants are for any student who will have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and won’t yet have completed a PhD. 

All meetings are the same; choose the most convenient for you. Email deborah.viles@colorado.edu for more details.

Upcoming meetings:
Monday, March 12, 4–5 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 24, 5–6 p.m.

Do you have enough to eat?

We define food insecurity as the lack of access to affordable, nutritious and culturally relevant food in a quantity that supports the active and healthy lifestyle our students need to be successful. 

Anyone from the CU community impacted by food insecurity can shop for groceries without fear of stigma at our free Pop-Up Pantry from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Dennis Small Cultural Center (UMC 457). 

Please forward to any students, friends or roommates who might benefit from this free service. Visit the Volunteer Resource Center online for more information.

Win $500: Deadline approaching for Western American writing awards

March 20 is the deadline for a chance to win $500 in the 19th annual Thompson Writing Awards. 

The contest is open to all CU Boulder students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Prizes are $500 in each of four categories: fiction, memoir, poetry and creative non-fiction. Enter your writing in any or all of the four categories. 

Your topic should touch on any issue of the American West - past, present or future. To name some examples: growing up in a Western town; visiting a Western place for the first time; Native American history, culture and current events; immigration; myth and stereotype in movies and books about the West; ranching; prairie dogs; wolves; wild horses; water, dams and drought; tourism; public lands; national parks and monuments; energy development. 

Visit our website for details and the entry form and to read winning entries from past years. Contact us with your questions at academics@centerwest.org or 303-735-1399. 

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 age 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:

  • Visit our website.
  • Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and parent contact information (address, phone number, email address).
  • Call us at 303-492-6389.

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website
 

Apply now for scholarship in European Union studies

The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) is honored to announce a call for applications for the Frieda Sanidas Leason and Bernard V. Leason European Union Scholarship Fund. A $2,500 scholarship award to augment European Union studies is open to graduate and undergraduate students in Rocky Mountain West Network at the universities of Denver, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. 

The application has seven components: Essay on life goals as they pertain to EU studies, GPA documentation, demonstration of need, vision statement, interview, references and an identified Europe connection. 

Application deadline is Tuesday, March 13. Find detailed application information at the CEUCE website.

Wait Your Turn: Recognizing and Interrupting Sexism trainings

This interactive 90-minute training is designed for staff and faculty on the CU Boulder campus. During the training, participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions to help identify examples of sexism in their lives or in an institution they participate in. They will also learn strategies for interrupting sexism.

Spring 2018 trainings:
Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in UMC 457
Monday, April 16, 3:30–5 p.m. in UMC 457

Register yourself or your group.

Equity and Excellence Award: Last call for nominations

Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Today's your last chance to nominate!
 
The Equity and Excellence Award recognizes students, staff and faculty who have successfully and effectively worked to promote the principles of making excellence inclusive in teaching, learning, higher-education program management or leadership practices and execution. 

Nominations are due today, March 5. Read the guidelines and submit an online nomination.

For parents: Saturday Shakespeare workshop March 10 for kids, teens

kids performing Shakespeare on stage

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents a one-day workshop for kids and teens: Shakespeare's Greatest Hits. 

Performing helps kids with language skills and self-confidence, and it's a lot of fun! Join us for a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare's greatest scenes and speeches, from the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet" to "Midsummer's" play-within-a-play. 

For newcomers and experts alike, this one-day workshop is the perfect way to spend a Saturday. Workshop culminates in an informal showing at 2:30 p.m. for friends and family. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities. Bring water, a lunch and snacks to keep your energy going! 

Cost is $65 (register at the link below). Faculty and staff: Use coupon code "BUFFBARDW17" to save $10 on your child's registration! Scholarships are available; call or email for details.

Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wesley Fellowship Upstair Theatre (1290 Folsom St., Boulder)