Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, expenses paid

Boulder AAUW invites you to apply to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), the nation’s premier conference for college women. It is a transformative experience that prepares you to return home ready to improve your campus and your community.

The conference will be held at the University of Maryland May 27–30, 2020. NCCWSL is the place to educate yourself about today’s most pressing issues, develop new leadership skills while expanding the skills in your current arsenal, and make lifelong connections with peers across the country.

Complete the application by Saturday, Feb. 29. All expenses paid, including tuition, room and board, and transportation.

Call 720-460-6115 with questions.
 

Student orgs: Apply for UMC office space, lockers by Feb. 28

Student org office space available in the UMC

The UMC is accepting applications from student organizations for free office space or lockers for the fall 2020 semester. A central office is a fantastic way for your recognized student organization to become more accessible and productive, which will help you grow membership, promote your message and fulfill your mission.

In addition, the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) has lockers available for student organizations to use.

Apply online, or pick up an application in UMC 305. Applications must be submitted by noon Friday, Feb. 28.

Groups that currently have space must reapply!

 

Participants needed for human-robot interaction study

Hello from the IRON Lab! The CU IRON Lab in the ATLAS Institute is looking for participants to complete studies involving working with a robot (IRB #20-0032). These studies will further ongoing research into human-robot interaction.

Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • Have ~30 minutes of time

Participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon gift card for their time.

To get involved, please email ironlab@colorado.edu with the headline HRI Study Participant or schedule your appointment now.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

Where do you go for printing or bulk mail?

Did you know CU Imaging Services provides:

  • Bindery, fulfillment and standard and bulk mailing: Your only campus source for nonprofit mailings!
  • Variable data printing: With our digital press capabilities, we can create variable data print projects that allow you to individualize each printed sheet or mail custom personalized letters, postcards, packets and more. 

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) in the UMC, first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.

Couples needed for paid research study

Couples needed! Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting approximately one hour.

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active 
  • English speaking 
  • Willing to be video recorded 

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility. 

Apply for CU Art Museum Flash Talk by Feb. 13

The CU Art Museum is seeking graduate students across campus departments and schools interested in the cross-pollination between the arts and other disciplines to participate in their Flash Talks series March 10 and 17. Please submit your name, email, phone number and a brief 150-word description of how your research or creative work relates to one of the two categories: ecology or social activism.

Contact sandra.firmin@colorado.edu with questions and submissions.

Calling all writers: Thompson Awards for Western American Writing deadline March 17, $500 prizes

Are you a CU student working on a paper, poem, short story or essay on an American Western topic? Perhaps you are writing about public lands management; immigration; wildfires; the Colorado River; the Mexican-American War; art, music or film inspired by historic Western events, landscapes and languages; or getting a flat while on a road trip through the Mojave Desert.

Center of the American West is seeking entries for the 21st Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. Winners receive $500 and read their piece at an awards banquet attended by contest judges and community members.

For details including contest rules and the entry form and to read winning entries from previous years, visit our website and contact us with questions—we'd love to hear from you.

Faculty, teaching assistants: Exam grading made easy

Did you know the Testing & Assessment Center offers exam grading?

  • Conveniently located on campus with pick-up and delivery options available upon request.
  • Committed to providing fast, accurate and secure exam grading.  We guarantee your results within one business day and typically complete orders within two hours of intake. 
  • Standard reports include a grid result, class roster, item analysis and detailed item analysis in Excel format, as well as a histogram and Individual Test Results in PDF format.  
  • Using Canvas? Let us upload the scores for you! After receiving an email notification upon completion, scores will remain hidden/muted from your students until after your review of the results.  

Testing & Assessment Center, a division of CU Imaging Services
Folsom Stadium, Gate 7, Room 148 (2-6700)

Couples needed for a research study

Couples needed: Participate with your partner in a research study investigating relationship and sexual satisfaction, mood and sexual intimacy. Participation requires one study visit with your partner lasting 1 hour. 

Each partner will earn $10 for participating ($20 per couple).

Eligible participants include those who meet the following criteria:

  • 18–35 years-old
  • Currently in a monogamous opposite sex and/or cohabiting relationship 
  • Relationship duration of at least nine months
  • Sexually active
  • English speaking
  • Willing to be video recorded
  • Not currently pregnant

If interested, please contact couplecommunication@colorado.edu or leave a message at 303-735-7259. A researcher will contact you to schedule a five-minute phone call to verify eligibility. 

Teens needed for study on cognition, emotions, resilience

Do you want to participate in a study about cognition, emotions and resilience? Are you a teen ages 15–19? Or do you know a teen who may be interested?

At the Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory, we are interested in understanding how certain cognitive abilities, such as being able to pay attention or learn actions that help you achieve goals, may help teenagers to cope with stress and stay healthy.

This is a two-year study. Over the course of the study, you will have two study visits at our laboratory in Boulder, each lasting about five hours. During these visits you will be interviewed about your life experiences; you will complete some computer games that involve paying attention and learning; you will have a neuroimaging scan while you either rest quietly or play computer games; and you will answer a set of surveys on a computer.

Also as part of the study, you will complete a set of online surveys and a brief telephone interview once every six months (five times total during the two-year study participation). At the end of the study, you will have a final telephone interview, lasting about two hours.

You can earn up to $750 for your time and effort completing the study.

To learn more, you or your parent/legal guardian (if you are age 17 or younger) can visit our website at www.raddlab.com, contact our lab directly at 303-735-8306 or email us at raddlab@colorado.edu.

Join paid study on sleep, performance, gut health

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a healthy male or female
  • Ages 18-35

Study visits include:

  • Consent appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Medical screening appointment at Boulder’s CTRC
  • An actiwatch appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Two application appointments of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors
  • Two outpatient food pickups in Aurora
  • Two laboratory visits spanning 3.7 days each, with 17 days in between visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Main procedures involved:

  • Consumption of prebiotic and placebo supplement
  • Sleep loss
  • Blood draws
  • Computer testing
  • Biological specimen sampling

Compensation is up to $2,451.

Students needed for wellness study

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on wellness and stress coping in CU students. We want to understand what makes CU students resilient or vulnerable to stress, and explore how peer-based programs may foster wellness.

The study includes a few different parts:

  • Everyone in the study will be sent a series of electronic surveys three times over the course of the year.
  • Some qualifying participants will also complete two in-person research visits, which include an interview about life experiences, a set of computer games, and a neuroimaging scan.
  • Participants who are using Peer Wellness Coaching services at CU may choose to share information about their coaching experience with our research team (but you do not have to be using Peer Wellness Coaching to participate in the study). 

The study takes place over the course of a full year, and you will be compensated for your participation (maximum of $504 to $608 for completing all parts of the study).

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the RADD Lab at raddlab@colorado.edu, 303-735-8306, or complete our web screen at raddlab.com/participate. 

Join sleep study: Compensation up to $750

Are you ages 18-35 and healthy? 

CU Boulder is seeking participants for a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. 

Participants must be healthy adults, ages 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/work week. Participants will complete six laboratory visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and six weeks of at-home sleep monitoring. Four of the visits will last between 0.5-2.5 hours, and two of the visits will last about one day.

Compensation up to $750. Get study details.

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu.

Active in a student org? $1,000 leadership scholarships available

James E. Schafer Scholarship for student leaders

The UMC Board knows that CU’s student leaders make a difference. We encourage you to apply for the James E. Schafer Scholarship for student leaders. Each award is $1,000.

If you have been involved in a CUSG-recognized student group or organization for at least one full semester and meet the other criteria, we encourage you to apply!

The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Applications are available on the UMC website.

Where do you go if you need printing done or copies made?

CU Imaging Services:

  • Offers high-quality, full-service printing
  • Supports and strongly encourages the use of recycled and recyclable paper products
  • Provides campus with sustainable services, staffed with print professionals
  • Supports campus revenue, retention, collaboration and reputation
  • Price matches when you bring in a local competitor’s quote
  • Accepts SpeedTypes and procurement cards in addition to cash, check and personal credit cards

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) in the UMC, first floor next to Celestial Seasonings.