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BSI Scholars in STEM Undergraduate Research program currently accepting applications

Student studying under microscope

BSI (Biological Sciences Initiative) Scholars 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 on the 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.

Applications for the 2017–18 academic year are due Monday, Sept. 18, for students who have not previously received funding through BSI.

For more information, please visit the BSI website.

Free Texas Hold'em Poker tournament

Poker Tournament: Texas Hold'em

Put on your poker face and see if Lady Luck is with you! Sign up 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. Entry is free, and there's a chance to win prizes!

Fall 2017 dates
Sept. 5, 19
Oct. 3, 17, 31
Nov. 14, 28
Dec. 12: Grand Championship (winners playoff)

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events | The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

What's new at the CU Book Store?

Check out what's new for you at the CU Book Store!

There are tons of textbooks for rent and 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. Open for extended hours during back to school.

Temporary job opportunities at the Distribution Center

Do you know someone looking for an opportunity who would like to join our Facilities Management team? We are looking for two individuals who will work at the Distribution Center, helping with the processing and delivery of incoming mail and packages and other duties as assigned.

These will be classified, temporary positions at 40 hours per week and could last several months or longer (but no longer than nine months). The starting wage will be $14 per hour. There is a possibility there will be a full-time permanent position that the individuals can apply for later.

Here is a basic outline of what we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Minimum six months experience in materials-related work, which could include warehousing, material handling, shipping, receiving, storing, inventory tracking and/or distribution of goods
  • Good work ethic, dependable
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Experience working directly with customers/clients (may make deliveries to various campus departments)
  • Colorado drivers’ license
  • Will be required to pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check
  • Must meet General Physical Demands definition of Very Heavy: "Exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects"

Anyone interested should contact Jen Salyers, FMHR, at 303-492-1096. Deadline for submission is Sept. 5.

Learn about the bumblebees of Boulder County

Bumblebee on a flower

Join CU Boulder researchers Carol Ann Kearns and Diana Oliveras for a free event at the Museum of Natural History: Bumblebees of Boulder County. They will discuss the life history of bumblebees, their role as pollinators and their conservation status in Colorado.

Come learn how to recognize and identify some of the more common bumblebees found in Boulder and how undergraduates from CU Boulder's Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) help conduct insect surveys.

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
Museum of Natural History, Paleontology Hall

Get a taste of Zero Waste

This Friday, Taste of CU will give new students a tasty sampling of what Housing & Dining Services has to offer and an introduction to Zero Waste on campus.

CU Boulder has set a campus-wide goal of 90 percent diversion of our waste from landfills by 2020. One of the most visible ways we’re moving toward that goal is with compost and recycling bins all over campus.

New students will learn how to use those bins all over Farrand Field at Taste of CU, as every dish will be served with compostable dining ware. Zero Waste is a shared goal on campus that students can be a part of as soon as they move in!

Reminder on the campus work-hours policy for students

Hourly student-employees working for CU Boulder are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week (or 50 hours per bi-weekly pay period) during the fall and spring semesters and to 40 hours per week (or 80 hours per bi-weekly pay period) in the summer.

Please note existing policies limit graduate and international students to 20 hours per week during the academic year. The policy does not affect students working in non-university off-campus jobs.

Read more from CU Boulder Today.

Bone marrow drive on behalf of Professor Emeritus Jim Avery

Professor Emeritus and former associate dean Jim Avery

In light of Professor Emeritus and former associate dean Jim Avery's recent diagnosis of MDS, a bone marrow disorder, the College of Engineering and Applied Science is encouraging everyone who can to donate blood and register as a bone marrow donor in honor of Avery, who will need a bone marrow transplant.

Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment by emailing sydney_bernzott@bonfils.org. Individuals ages 18 to 44 will be eligible to join the national donor registry during this live drive. Learn more about the bone marrow donation process from Bonfils.

Friday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Engineering Center Lobby

Veteran to lecture on Vietnam War experiences Sept. 7

William Drea Adams

On Sept. 7, CU’s Vietnam War Commemoration lecture series will feature William Adams—Vietnam veteran, Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities—will reflect on his experiences in the Mekong Delta in 1968-69.

The lecture, titled "Comradeship, Moral Injury, and the Legacy of the Vietnam War: The Need for the Humanities to Close the Gap between the Veterans and their Nation" is free and open to the public.

In a difficult reckoning with their experiences in war, Adams knows from his own experience, many veterans also steer by the treasured memory of comradeship in facing risk and danger. Adams has led initiatives to put the humanities to work in bridging the gap between the individual experiences of veterans and the nation’s involvement in a war that divided the nation, and may divide it still. He will also reflect on his recent return visit to Vietnam as a parable of memory and return.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Eaton Humanities, room 150

Save $10 on Saturday Shakespeare workshops for kids, teens

Scene from Shakespeare camp

Unlock the magic of Shakespeare's language with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Saturday Shakespeare workshops! Students learn about Shakespeare and performance, ending the day with an informal show for friends and family.

CU Boulder faculty and staff should use coupon code BUFFBARDW17 for $10 off each workshop's registration fee. For more information, call 303-735-1181 or see the contact details below.

Thou Art Miscast!
Aug. 26, ages 10 to 18

Beats & the Bard
Sept. 30, ages 10 to 18

Shakespeare's Magic Moments
Oct. 21, ages 8 to 18

Immersive Shakespeare
Nov. 4, ages 10 to 18

Stage It Like Shakespeare: Original Practices
Dec. 2 and 9, ages 10 to 18

International Coffee Hour is back

International Coffee Hour is a weekly social event held Friday afternoons at the University Memorial Center. All students, scholars, staff and faculty are invited to connect with the international community on campus. Free coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

Friday, Sept. 1, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Across from the UMC Grill

See the Campus Events Calendar for the full series of meetings.

Don't be that person: Flatten cardboard boxes during move-in

Please flatten boxes

Move-in is often a hectic time of year for students, parents, staff and faculty across campus. While you are immersed in all the excitement and errands, please take the time to flatten your cardboard boxes for recycling.

Each year during move-in, CU Recycling staff spend over 400 collective staff hours just flattening cardboard boxes. One intact box can take up over 10 times the space of a flattened box,; plus, it can set a bad example and lead to a cardboard box pile-up. The few seconds it takes to break down your boxes can add up to a smooth and efficient move-in for everyone.

No box cutter? No problem! Give an empty box a firm punch on the taped bottom and then fold it down all the way flat at the corners.

Natural history exhibit to highlight unique ecological relationships

Curious Connections in Nature graphic with illustrations of animals

Opening Aug. 26, the CU Boulder Museum of Natural History's latest exhibit "Curious Connections in Nature" will reveal unique and important links between organisms.

The exhibit will feature interactive experiences, such as a web of life tunnel where participants can tug on strings to see how species are connected and how healthy ecosystems rely on certain species, and informative panels on ecology and personal stories of scientists.