Buff Bulletin Board

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


Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358). 

Earn between $15 and $25 per hour to participate in studies involving answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. Study includes up to three separate visits (first is 4–5 hours, second is 3 hours, third is 1–2 hours). Option for additional paid follow-ups. 

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 45 years old and either have:

  • A diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • A history of depression
  • No history of mental health conditions

Fill out the brief survey to apply.

If you have questions, please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Apply for CUSG representative-at-large positions by Oct. 1

Represent the student voice!

Representative-at-large petition packets are now available for the fall elections. As a rep-at-large, you would represent the student body as a whole, help allocate funds to student groups and introduce legislation that positively impacts your fellow students. The position is paid biweekly and comes with a variety of other benefits. 

Get involved in your community and have your voice heard. Packets are due on Oct. 1 and are available at custudentgov.org/joinus or in UMC 125. For any questions or concerns, please contact the election commissioner at cusg.elections@colorado.edu.

Goldwater scholarship information session

Students interested in a career in math, natural sciences or engineering are invited to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship, which pays up to $7,500 toward undergraduate tuition and other educational expenses. 

Students must be current sophomores or juniors and may be eligible if they have an excellent academic record and demonstrated research experience. For more information and advice on the application process, attend the information meeting.

If you go
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 4-5 p.m. 
Norlin Library, Room S-421

Truman scholarship information session

Planning to pursue a career in public service? Here’s an opportunity to help fund your graduate studies. 

The Truman foundation is seeking juniors with exceptional leadership potential committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or other public service. This prestigious scholarship provides leadership training, mentorship and up to $30,000 for graduate study. 

Sophomores and juniors: Come hear how to improve your chances at the upcoming info session.

If you go
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m.
Norlin Library, Room S-421

Position opening: Director of Applied Shakespeare

The University of Colorado announces the position of director of Applied Shakespeare, a professional master’s certificate program that combines the study of Shakespeare plays with immersive experiences at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  

The interdisciplinary program is run by the Graduate School in coordination with the Department of English, the Department of Theater & Dance and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Get details here.

The advisory committee seeks a tenure-track faculty to serve an initial two-year contract, renewable, to take the program to sustainability. The duties will include:

  • Lead the program, including calling the advisory committee, developing a trajectory toward sustainability and handling all inquiries
  • Vision strategic planning for program growth, including relaunching the certificate program, developing an MA or MFA, in-house graduate certificate, Massive Open Online Courses, towards an interdisciplinary Center for Applied Shakespeare
  • Coordinate online course design, including distance and MOOC courses where applicable
  • Lead marketing and recruiting efforts for certificate program, including social media (Facebook, etc.), Mailchimp correspondence (with paid and organic leads), etc.
  • Design and manage Applied Shakespeare website
  • Serve as primary contact for prospective and admitted Applied Shakespeare students
  • Review applications, interview and select students for certificate program in consultation with advisory committee
  • Create an MOU between all participating departments and organizations to present to the advisory committee

The position will include $5,000 in summer salary stipend, annually. The appointment will be made through the Graduate School begin in the fall of 2018 and continue for two years.

Applications should include a CV, a brief letter of intent and a short statement of support by the applicant’s chair. Applications are due Oct. 22 and will be reviewed by the advisory committee (Bud Coleman, Wendy Franz, David Glimp, William Kuskin, Tim Orr, Erika Randall and Sue Zemka). Inquiries can be made to any members of the advisory committee. 

Please send complete applications to William Kuskin at william.kuskin@colorado.edu.


Jack DeBell retirement reception, celebrating 33 years

Jack DeBell

This fall, Jack DeBell leaves his current capacity as the CU Recycling Program development director at the CU Environmental Center after 33 years of service to the university. 

Campus members, especially those who have worked with Jack, are cordially invited to wish him well in his retirement.

If you go
Jack DeBell's retirement celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4–6 p.m.
UMC, Room 235

Read the full story, RSVP and share memories.

Paid survey on CU first-year experiences, mental health

Did you know one out of five college students experiences significant emotional difficulties? 

The EMERGE (Examining Milestones in Emotion, Regulation, Growth & Education) study seeks to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU. Earn $20 by completing an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings. To qualify, you must be a first-year CU college student, between the ages of 18-25 and fluent in English.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB #18-0483) and is conducted as part of a partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the University Exploration and Advising Center, the Center for STEM Learning and the Office of Data Analytics. 

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE Study,” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

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

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

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and occupational 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: 303-492-5177.

Run the Nearly Naked Mile for a good cause Friday night

Join The Herd for a CU campus traditions: the Nearly Naked Mile.

You'll run through campus in your underwear after donating your clothes to a good cause! Donate five or more articles of clothing and receive a free commemorative Herd fanny pack!

The Nearly Naked Mile benefits A Precious Child, a local nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children, and Denver Rescue Mission, a metro-Denver based non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of people suffering in poverty or homelessness.

Come enjoy the pre-run entertainment (DJ, snacks, games and prizes) starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Koenig Alumni Center. The race starts at Koenig at 9 p.m.

Deadline extended for Academic Futures responses, diversity report posting

Old Main

The deadline for submitting a response to the Academic Futures report has been extended to the end of business on Friday, Sept. 28. Response papers are particularly designed for groups or units on campus wishing to address a single project or area of recommendations presented by the Committee. Response papers should be no more than two pages in length.

Also, as announced Sept. 17, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Bob Boswell granted an extension to the Diversity, Inclusion and Academic Excellence Plan Revising Committee at the Committee’s request. A new fall semester date for the posting of the plan will be announced soon.

Make a difference through fraternity life at CU Boulder

CU Boulder Fraternity & Sorority Life would like to introduce you to the newly recognized fraternity community at CU Boulder! Fraternity life is changing nationwide, and recognized chapters will be able to be a part of an innovative movement to shape what fraternity means to CU Boulder. 

Over the course of the next few weeks, our new fraternities will be holding rush events to recruit men who truly want to make a difference at CU Boulder. Because our chapters are new to campus, students who choose to join the recognized chapters will have the ability to shape their chapter culture and influence the development of a soon-to-be CU Interfraternity Council.

To learn more about the campus's new fraternity community, join us to learn more about Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Tau Gamma and Beta Theta Pi at the CU Boulder Fraternity Open House from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in UMC 235.

The fraternity experience is one that can provide members with a deep connection not only to their chapter but also to our alma mater. It is also an experience that can be different if you choose to join a recognized chapter. We encourage you to visit following websites for more information.

To receive additional outreach, fill out an interest form.

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

CU Imaging Services offers high-quality, full-service printing to the CU Boulder campus with two convenient locations: Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and at the Ink Spot in the UMC.

Our goal is to provide campus with sustainable services, staffed with print professionals to ensure the highest quality and to support campus revenue, retention, collaboration and reputation. CU Imaging Services supports and strongly urges the use of recycled and recyclable paper products.

Students: Join the UMC Board

Join the UMC Board! Apply now!

Want to get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills? Apply to join the UMC Board by Oct. 5!

The board actively governs the UMC on behalf of CU Student Government and works with the UMC director to ensure the UMC fulfills its mission of providing programs, facilities, services and educational opportunities that enrich the campus experience for the whole CU community.

This is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students! You must be able to attend the board meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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 ages 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:

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

Human Resources closing at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21

Human Resources will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, for a staff event. This includes the office located on East Campus and the satellite I-9 office located in Regent Hall. We will reopen and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24. We apologize for the inconvenience.