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BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research accepting applications

Student working in lab

BSI (Biological Sciences Initiative) Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research 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 at 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.

Summer 2018 applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, for students who have not previously received funding through BSI. For more information, please visit the BSI website.

Safe Zone training: LGBTQ Ally Development Program

The Gender and Sexuality Center offers monthly Safe Zone trainings throughout the academic year.

Join us March 16 for this interactive 90-minute training that provides information about campus climate for the LGBTQ and allied community; surveys CU Boulder and Colorado resources, policies and protections; and addresses best practices for creating inclusive learning and work environments at the university.

All are welcome, and requests can also be made for departmental or group-specific trainings.

To register for one of our scheduled monthly trainings, please sign up through Skillsoft in your employee portal. If you are having trouble logging in to Skillsoft, you can call Organizational and Employee Development at 303-492-8103.

Support the Psychology Club with Feb. 28 fundraiser at Zoe's Kitchen

The Psychology Club is hosting a fundraiser through GroupRaise to help provide additional events for students on and off campus. 

Bring your friends and family to enjoy some Mediterranean food at Zoe's Kitchen, 1695 29th St., Boulder, from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Once payed, 25 percent of the proceeds go to CU Boulder's Psychology/Psi Chi Club. Just put your receipts in the box at the hostess stand or ask your server. Please help us help the psychology department as a whole and join us! 

For any additional questions, please refer to our Facebook or BuffConnect. Club officers will be there between 5 and 6:30 p.m. for questions, as well. We hope to see you there!

Equity and Excellence Award: Call for nominations, due March 5

Do you know someone who is has made significant contributions to making excellence inclusive at CU Boulder? Nominate them!
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 Monday, March 5. Read the guidelines and submit an online nomination.

First-generation college students needed for research

Do you identify as a first-generation college student? The “Experiences of First Generation College Students in Colorado Academic Libraries” project is a research study about how first-generation undergraduate college students experience libraries at universities across the state.

We are looking for students from CU Boulder who would be willing to participate in the study by responding to a brief survey and if interested, meet with a member of the research team for a follow-up discussion regarding their experiences at CU Boulder. 

Survey participants can enter a raffle to have the chance to receive $25 gift card. 

If you are interested in participating, email Juliann Couture at juliann.couture@colorado.edu or proceed directly to the survey. The survey should take 10–20 minutes to complete and will remain open until March 16.

Spread the word: Enter writing contest by March 20 for chance to win $500

CU Boulder students and faculty: Center of the American West is accepting entries through March 20 for the 19th annual Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. 

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. The writing should explore some aspect or 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; indigenous people, culture and history; immigration; myth and stereotype in movies and books about Western people, places and events; ranching; prairie dogs; wolves; wild horses; water, dams and drought; tourism; 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.

Students needed for The Connection Program Plan focus group

We need your help!

Want to help guide what’s next for The Connection? We’re planning the next Connection renovation! Join Connection staff and our architects to help us determine future design concepts and programs for the space.

Stop by The Connection lounge on the first floor of the UMC from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 5. There will be free pizza!

Contribute to the food, clothing drive this week

The Association of Holistic Wellness is hosting a food and clothing drive to benefit the community of Boulder.

We are posted in the UMC across from the Starbucks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please come show your support! The food products are going to Harvest for Hope, a nonprofit donation center, and all clothing are going to various thrift shops and nonprofit organizations.

Student-participants needed for paid psychology study

We are currently looking for CU students, ages 18 to 22, right-handed and native-English speakers. 

This study investigates people's decisions during a gambling task and also looks into people's abilities to control their attention.This study will take one hour to complete and you will get $15 for participation and the chance to earn bonus money. 

To sign up for the study, please visit the paid SONA site to get scheduled.