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

 

Discover what’s changing during open enrollment

Entering 2022: Open enrollment––what's new?

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff have some new health plan features to look forward to in the new plan year.

Open enrollment starts at 8 a.m. April 18 and ends at 5 p.m. May 6. Employees are encouraged to join an open enrollment virtual fair beginning April 18 to access detailed information, courses and videos that explain plan options and new plan features. Additionally, join plan experts for virtual webinars April 25–29.

Read more on the Work/Life blog.

Join study: Energy costs of reaching and walking

Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the amount of energy it requires individuals to move. We will evaluate the energy demands of both arm reaching and walking.

Main eligibility requirements:

  • 35–55 years of age
  • Able to walk without the use of a cane/walking aid
  • Able to participate in two evaluation sessions (about a week apart) at CU Boulder

Participants will be compensated up to $200 for their time.

Microsoft multi-factor authentication coming to students April 8, with 14 days to register

Woman working on a computer.

To enhance the security of CU Boulder accounts, the Office of Information Technology is enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA) to protect Microsoft Office 365 applications. Starting April 8, all CU Boulder students will be enrolled in MFA and given 14 days to register. Details about how to register and get help will be emailed to students and are also included below.

One of the most common ways cybercriminals attack our campus is through collaboration services like Office 365. MFA helps protect you by adding an additional layer of security, making it harder for attackers to log in as if they were you. Your information is safer with MFA because thieves would need to steal both your password and your phone. MFA has been shown to block 99.9% of compromised-credential attacks, which in turn will help to safeguard the university’s data, finances and reputation.

If you have questions about multi-factor authentication, please check out the Multi-Factor Authentication FAQs or contact the IT Service Center at oithelp@colorado.edu or 303-735-4357.

Submit your short film to the Titan Film Festival

CU Boulder's Titan Production Club is excited to announce the first annual CU Boulder Student Film Festival! If you are a CU Boulder student and have a short film or project you would like to submit, please upload your video to your student Google Drive account and share them with UCBTitanProductions@colorado.edu.

The deadline for video submission is April 2. 

We will be holding the festival on Thursday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Visual Arts Complex, Room 1B20. We will be showcasing student productions, as well as productions the club has created such as Dingbats and our spring 2022 production Gluttony. After the showcase, the audience will pick their favorite film.

The festival is free to attend and submit to, but not all submissions may be included due to time restraints. 

Seeking CU’s excellent students for graduate scholarship opportunities in the UK

Students interested in applying for U.K. scholarships, including the Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill, are invited to attend an informational meeting on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom.

These exceptional scholarships fund one to three years of graduate study in the U.K. at Oxford and other universities in any field. Students wishing to enter a U.K. university in 2023 must apply by Aug. 15, 2022, to be considered for nomination. Anyone can attend the meeting to learn more. 

General qualifications:

  • GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Sustained community involvement

Volunteer at Grad Bash—a fun celebration for graduating students

Graduating students hugging inflatable Ralphie

Come out to help celebrate the class of 2022 at Grad Bash!

Grad Bash is a celebration for graduating students, featuring free food and refreshments, a DJ and photo opportunities. Hosted on the lawn of the Koenig Alumni Center, this CU tradition is the perfect way for graduates to enjoy their time together in the days leading up to commencement.

We are looking for lots of volunteers to help with setup, event support and tear-down at this end-of semester event for students. It will be a fun, celebratory environment and a way to show your support for graduates.

View shifts and register. Email alumnivolunteers@colorado.edu with any questions.

Get tickets to Program Council's spring concert featuring Felly this weekend

Program Council is proud to announce the headliner for our annual spring show, Felly. The latest signee to 300 Entertainment, the rapper/singer-songwriter/producer brings a boundless energy to his music, which is an experimental blend of traditional rap, indie rock and soul. 

The concert will be held April 3 in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 for CU Boulder students and $22 for the general public. Students must use their colorado.edu email when purchasing.