Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Join the UMC Board to be involved, be heard!

Want to be part of the decisions that shape the UMC and that help us fulfill our mission? Apply for the UMC Board!

The UMC Board is the governing body for your student union and currently has openings for student members. It is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students. Learn more and apply today!

Note: You must be able to attend the board meetings on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Apply now for UROP funding

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at CU Boulder invites applications for student grants from undergraduates of all majors. 

Students proposing projects for the summer 2020 and/or 2020-21 academic year grant terms must apply by Feb. 14, 2020.

Student grant types

All full-time, degree-seeking CU Boulder undergraduates working under the mentorship of an eligible faculty mentor in any field of study (major) may apply for the following student grant types.

  • Assistantships (with stipends from $1,000 to $2,000) allow students to assist a mentor on a project and do not require an original proposal.
  • Individual grants (with stipends from $1,500 to $3,000) allow students to take ownership of part or all of a project with an original proposal.

Read the Application Guide for details about the process.

Contact the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) at urop@colorado.edu, 303-492-2596 or Norlin Library S430.

Paid study on bipolar disorder or depression

Have a history of bipolar disorder or depression? Interested in your moods and brain? Want a picture of your brain? Participate in a paid study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#17-0358).

Study includes some or all of the following parts:

  • Visit(s) 1 and 1.5 – Behavioral Lab Tasks: Interview about thoughts and feelings, physiological monitoring (heart rate), computer tasks, questionnaires (2-3 hours each; $20/hour)
  • Visit 2 – fMRI Scan: View videos and pictures, and think about emotions while in a brain imaging scanner, computer tasks, questionnaires (2 hours; $25/hour and picture of your brain)
  • Opportunities to participate in paid follow-up surveys may be available.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old.

Please fill out a following brief survey to apply.

Have a question? Please email gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “MASC Emotion Study” or give us a call at 303-735-7547. 

Adults ages 35-55 needed for paid study on hearing, cardiovascular disease

Volunteers are needed for a study at the Hearing and Epidemiology and Research Diagnostics Laboratory investigating potential effects of cardiovascular health on the auditory system. 

We are recruiting adults ages 35-55 years with two or more of the following: Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high-blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication, or current tobacco smoker. 

Participants will receive a comprehensive hearing evaluation and physical examination with blood draw. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing. 

Interested? Email Amy Sanders at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

Participate in an Alternative Breaks trip

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Looking for spring break plans? Participate in an Alternative Breaks trip! 

Alternative Breaks sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during each college break. This weeklong journey over spring break provides students with the opportunity to partake in meaningful service, reflect upon their experiences and create long-lasting connections with others, all with the goal of creating active citizens.

The Spring Break Trips take place Saturday, March 21, through Sunday, March 29, 2020. The cost is $200 per person, which includes transportation, food, lodging, community partner fees, some entertainment activities and most means. The CU Alternative Breaks program has many scholarships available, just indicate interest and need when submitting the participant application. In addition, you may choose to apply for the Casey Feldman Scholarship.

To learn more about the five Spring Break Trips the CU Alternative Breaks program is offering, visit our website. Apply soon, as spots are limited!

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 13 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

Are you aged 18–45 and healthy?

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Join our research study on light exposure and the body clock.

This study is about how typical artificial indoor lighting versus a simulation of a natural sunset influences the timing of the human body clock. The body clock controls 24-hour patterns of physiology such as sleep and hormone release. This work will have important implications for determining how implementation of new lighting technology can be used to promote sleep.

We are looking for healthy men and women, ages 18–45, to participate in a study lasting approximately 15 days, consisting of wearing an activity tracking watch at home and two laboratory visits of about seven hours each at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory.

Compensation up to $200.

For study details, email sleep.study@colorado.edu and ask about the Simulated Sunset study.

Join sleep study, earn up to $750

Are you aged 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. Email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu with questions.

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.

CU Book Store special hours

The CU Book Store has extended hours to help you purchase your textbooks and supplies in the UMC, on campus for your convenience. Don’t forget you can also shop online at www.cubookstore.com and pick your books up in the store or have them shipped. 

Saturday, Jan. 11: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 14: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 15: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Facilities Management hiring student grounds employees

Facilities Management is now hiring CU Boulder students for grounds positions on Main Campus. Schedules are flexible around classes; and all students, including work-study students, are welcome. Great team environment and outdoor work!

The starting wage is $13.25 per hour. Up to 25 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters are available for undergraduate students, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer are available for all students. 

Apply today! Log in with your student IdentiKey, and enter “grounds” in the search box.

Students have switched to Buff Portal

As of Monday, Dec. 30, Buff Portal has replaced MyCUInfo for students. As part of the Unified Student Experience (USE) project, Buff Portal will serve as a one-stop shop for students to find the resources they need to succeed and thrive at CU Boulder. (Please note that student employees, staff and instructors will continue to use MyCUInfo for CU Resources and Teaching Tools.) 

Check out the CU Advertising Club’s video to learn more about Buff Portal.

Questions? Contact OIT’s Buff Portal team.

Camp Shakespeare: 2 sessions offered

Young students on stage at curtain call

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 6–18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage (Sprites perform in the indoor Loft Theatre). Camp Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Sprites are a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend CSF's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 19 at 7 p.m.

Camp Shakespeare | Ages 9–18

Session 1

  • Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Camp Days: May 26–June 22
  • Performance: 6 p.m. Monday, June 22
    • Ages 9–12: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Ages 13–18: Coriolanus

Session 2 

  • Monday–Friday, 1–5 p.m.
  • Camp Days: July 13–31
  • Performance: 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3
    • Ages 9–11: All's Well That Ends Well
    • Ages 12–14: Pericles
    • Ages 15–18: A Midsummer Night's Dream

CSF Shakespeare’s Sprites

Young students on stage

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival invites kids ages 6–18 to CU Boulder’s campus to study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage (Sprites perform in the indoor Loft Theatre). Camp Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Sprites are a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.

In addition to acting training, students participate in master classes with special guests from the CSF company. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend CSF's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 19 at 7 p.m.

Shakespeare's Sprites | Ages 6–9

  • Week 1: July 6–10, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Week 2: August 3–7, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Performances: Friday of each week, 11:30 am

Sign up for either or both weeks.

Student Arts Program submissions due Jan. 31

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Showcase your art in the heart of campus!

The Student Arts Program collects original art created by the CU Boulder student community and displays it throughout the UMC and the Rec Center. We are looking for original pieces in the following media: painting, drawing, sculpture, textile and photography/film/technology.

Submit your piece by Jan. 31. Awards will be given for top submissions.