Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Complete a survey about recreating outdoors

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With a recent significant increase in visitors to our public lands, land managers are often finding it more difficult to provide the resources, staff and funding to ensure the integrity of our lands for the future. The millennial generation has become of specific interest because not only are they the largest generation to date, this group is shown to have a greater interest in unique, outdoor experiences.

As graduate students in the Masters of the Environment program, our team has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to discover ways we can assist land managers and agencies across southwestern public lands on how to message to this demographic and determine a point of intervention.

The survey we have launched is designed to grasp a better understanding of the demographic's ethics, who/what they are most influenced by and how they use social media to inform their decisions.

With these results, we plan to develop a pilot campaign during the summer and create a handbook for land managers by the end of the year. This handbook will provide a creative and innovative tool to influence positive behavior change and effectively message to this demographic.

Give your insight: Take the survey

Adults needed for paid study on tobacco smoking, auditory function

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

We are recruiting individuals ages 18-45 who have been actively smoking tobacco (cigarettes) for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs, including cannabis. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing.

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

Textbook rentals and more at the CU Book Store

Check out what is new for you at the CU Book Store! Tons of textbooks for rent, more used books than ever, and now you can charge your textbook course materials, school supplies and technology accessories purchased at the CU Book Store to your student tuition and fee bill! Visit www.cubookstore.com/bill for more information. The CU Book Store is open extend hours during back-to-school. Check out cubookstore.com for details.

For parents: Paid research study for children on hearing

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2-7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the course of this study, your child will sit in a sound-proof booth with an examiner and will listen to sounds presented over a loudspeaker or over earphones. To find out what your child can hear, we will teach him/her to make a response to a certain sound signal. These responses will be play activities like putting a toy in a bucket or adding a block to a tower. We may use a mechanical toy whenever he/she responds to the sound. The signals will be presented in quiet and in various background sounds. The sounds we use are not loud. You will be able to sit inside the booth with your child or watch your child through an observation window. As part of this study, your child will also receive a middle ear screening at no cost to you. If at any time we discover any important hearing-related findings, we will report those findings to you and provide you with contact information for a complete hearing evaluation.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour and we will pay your parking, if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino of the Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences building on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder.

For parents: Paid research study for children on noise and reading

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 5-7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how noise affects children’s ability to read.

During the testing, your child will sit in a sound-treated room and will listen to sounds presented over headphones. While listening to these noises, your child will read brief reading passages aloud. At the end of the passage your child will be asked to retell the story and answer comprehension questions.

Three visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour and we will pay for your parking, if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino of the Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences building on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder.

For parents: Paid research study for children on noise and reading

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 5-7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how noise affects children’s ability to read.

During the testing, your child will sit in a sound-treated room and will listen to sounds presented over headphones. While listening to these noises, your child will read brief reading passages aloud. At the end of the passage your child will be asked to retell the story and answer comprehension questions.

Three visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour and we will pay for your parking, if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino of the Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Participate in a paid study on mood and emotion

Pep Lab illustration of head and heart

Interested in your moods and thoughts? Participate in a paid study on emotion and mood here on campus in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Earn up to $200 to participate in studies involving answering questions about your feelings and thoughts, watching brief films, playing computer games and keeping a log of your emotions and activities. The study includes two separate visits and pays $10 per hour in cash each (first visit is 2 to 3 hours; second is 4 hours). There is an option for paid follow-up phone interviews in addition.

Please fill out the very brief survey to apply: https://cuboulder.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Rs6wMhIFnKePjL

If you have questions please contact us at gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or visit our website: http://www.gruberpeplab.com.

Donate CU swag, volunteer at Denver Pride Fest June 16 to 17

A pride flag with the sun behind it

The University of Colorado—all 4 campuses—is an official sponsor of Denver PrideFest, June 16-17, 2018. Denver PrideFest is one of the largest pride events in the nation. The Gender and Sexuality Center invites you to donate department/CU swag to our office in the Center for Community, N450, to be given out at the CU booth. Please drop off items by Thursday, June 14.

We also encourage you to participate and volunteer for the event.

For parents: Paid research study on children and hearing

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting children between 2 and 7 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the course of this study, your child will sit in a soundproof booth with an examiner and will listen to sounds presented over a loudspeaker or over earphones. To find out what your child can hear, we will teach him/her to make a response to a certain sound signal. These responses will be play activities like putting a toy in a bucket or adding a block to a tower. We may use a mechanical toy whenever he/she responses to the sound. The signals will be presented in quiet and in various background sounds. The sounds we use are not loud.

You will be able to sit inside the booth with your child or watch your child through an observation window. As part of this study, your child will also receive a middle-ear screening at no cost to you. If at any time we discover any important hearing-related findings, we will report those findings to you and provide you with contact information for a complete hearing evaluation.

Two visits to the laboratory are required. Each visit lasts about one hour. You will receive $10 per hour, and we will pay your parking if you drive to the lab.

If you are interested, please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252.

The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, Ph.D, Department Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on Main Campus.

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 age 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:

• visit our website: https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive…, or • email cogdevctr@colorado.edu with your child’s name, gender, date of birth and parent contact information (address/phone number/email address), or • call us at (303) 492-6389

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).

Take the State of Education survey

The Education Leadership Council, a nonpartisan, multi-stakeholder council is working to look at the state of Colorado’s education system, ask the hard questions and create a level playing field for every student.

ELC is developing a unified, nonpartisan blueprint for the state’s educational system, from early childhood through the workforce. Its working to help every student have the opportunity and tools for success, fuel the state’s growing workforce and become a national and global leader in education.  To do that, the ELC needs your insight.

Adults needed for a hearing research study

The Children’s Auditory Perception Laboratory is currently recruiting adults between 18 and 30 years old for a research study to help us learn more about how children hear.

During the testing, you will sit in a sound-treated room and will listen to sounds presented over a speaker or through headphones. You will be asked to indicate when you hear sounds by selecting a picture on a computer monitor, raising your hand or repeating speech. The sounds we use are not loud.

One visit to the laboratory is required. The visit lasts one hour. You will receive $10 per hour.

If you are interested please email childhear@colorado.edu or call 303-735-6252. The principal investigator for this research study is Angela Yarnell Bonino, Ph.D, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. All testing will be completed in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) building on Main Campus.

Adults needed for study on tobacco smoking, auditory function

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

We are recruiting individuals ages 18-45 who have been actively smoking tobacco (cigarettes) for at least one year and do not use other recreational drugs, including cannabis. Participants are compensated $15 per hour for up to five hours of testing.

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

Human Resources closure June 22

Human Resources will be closed on Friday, June 22 for a staff retreat. Human Resources includes:

  • Compensation and Position Management
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Employee Relations
  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
  • HR Operations (Records, I-9 Office, Employment Verification)
  • HR Service Center
  • Organization and Employee Development
  • Talent Acquisition

We will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages. We apologize for the inconvenience.