Buff Bulletin Board

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


New, limited office hours for cash management

In light of CU Boulder’s transition to remote staffing, the Office of Cash Management has implemented reduced office hours. Effective immediately, new office hours will be Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Departments are welcome to use the black, metal payment drop boxes outside the north and south entrances of Regent Administrative Center. If you choose to use the payment drop boxes, please enclose your deposit in a large, sealed envelope. For any other circumstances, departments can email cashmanagement@colorado.edu for more information.

Please continue to honor deadlines listed in deposit guidelines.

The Writing Center is operating remotely!

The Writing Center is offering remote sessions through May 5! Book an appointment to have a phone conversation with a consultant or to receive written feedback on your work.

The CU Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical and stylistic concerns.

Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in response to complex, evolving expectations of readers in academia, the workplace and society.

  • Save time by learning more effective writing techniques.
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination.
  • Improve your argumentative impact, organization, and clarity.
  • Strengthen your revision and self-editing skills.
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism.

Services are free to all CU students, faculty, alumni and university affiliates.

For more information, visit our website or email wrtghelp@colorado.edu.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival seeking concessions staff members

Outdoor theater

Update April 6: Colorado Shakespeare Festival is postponing its 2020 season and related educational programs and camps until summer 2021 because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) seeks individuals to serve as concessions staff for the 2020 festival season. This is a great opportunity in a positive, fast-paced environment.

CSF is a professional theater company in association with CU Boulder. The CSF summer season runs May through August on the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and the indoor University Theatre. 

Base pay for concessions staff is $12 per hour with pay increases available based on experience and position type. The ideal candidate for these positions will be students who have a work-study award and can be available up to 20 hours per week beginning in June 2020 through August 2020 with training and setup hours in May 2020, however, non-students without work-study will also be considered. All candidates must be organized, analytical and adaptable. 

All positions include Training for Intervention Procedures (TiPS) certification and formal de-escalation training, paid for by CSF.

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to CSF Operations Manager Kurt Mehlenbacher at kume5547exc@colorado.edu.  

POSTPONED | Save $25 on Shakespeare’s Sprites (summer camp for ages 6–9)

Shakespeare’s Sprites curtain call on stage

Update April 6: Colorado Shakespeare Festival educational programs and campus have been postponed until summer 2021 because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers Shakespeare’s Sprites, a playful introduction to the Bard for ages 6–9, on campus at CU Boulder. Discover the fun of Shakespeare through pool-noodle fights, Elizabethan costumes, period insults, Renaissance songs and lively scene work. Each week culminates in a final showing for family and friends. 

This program is the perfect way to instill a love of language and theatre in your child. Students enrolled in Shakespeare’s Sprites should have basic reading skills. 

Sign up for either or both weeks!

Week 1: July 6–10, 9 a.m. to noon
Week 2: Aug. 3–7 | 9 a.m. to noon (full, wait list available)

Final performance: Friday of each week, 11:30 a.m.

Tuition is $235 per week. Tuition includes one ticket to attend CSF's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 19 at 7 p.m. CU faculty and staff can use coupon code "SPRITESBUFF2020" to save $25 on enrollment!

Questions? Call 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu.

POSTPONED | Save $50 on Camp Shakespeare (summer camp for ages 9–18)

Camp Shakespeare on stage

Update April 6: Colorado Shakespeare Festival educational programs and campus have been postponed until summer 2021 because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival offers Camp Shakespeare, a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment on campus at CU Boulder. Working in small groups, these students learn about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play on the Outdoor Mary Rippon Stage. This program is the perfect place to instill a love of language and theater in your child. 

Sign up for one or both sessions:

Session 1: May 26–June 22
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to noon
Performance: Monday, June 22, 6 p.m.

Session 2: July 13–31
Monday–Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Performance: Monday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.

Tuition is $950 per session and includes one ticket to attend CSF's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream on July 19 at 7 p.m. CU faculty and staff can use coupon code "SHAKESBUFF2020" to save $50 on enrollment!

Questions? Call 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu.

CU Athletics seeking Game Day Guest Relations Team members

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The Athletic Department is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Game Day Guest Relations Team for the 2020 year. Our guest relations team members will play a pivotal part in ensuring all visitors to Folsom Field and the CU Events Center have an enjoyable experience while cheering our Buffs to victory.

This position will allow team members to have access to benefits that most fans would not normally receive, including credentialed access to all CU Athletics facilities (where you can be a part of the action) and Buffs gear/apparel.

University Libraries expand options for interlibrary loan delivery

Through an initiative of the University Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), all CU Boulder students and employees with ILL privileges may now choose to pick up their ILL requests at the circulation desk of any Main Campus library: the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library; the Howard B. Waltz Music Library; the Gemmill Engineering, Math and Physics Library; or Norlin Library. The William M. White Business Library will participate in this service when the new space opens later this year. Individuals may return their ILL items to any CU Boulder library, with the exception of the Law Library. 

All CU Boulder students and employees with interlibrary loan privileges can use this free service to submit requests for books, articles and other resources through ILLiad. Individuals should select their preferred pickup location in the final stages of submitting an ILL request, by using the delivery method drop-down box in the ILLiad request form. The individual will receive an email when requested items are available for pick up. 

Read more about these new options as well as potential future improvements.


Participants wanted for study on learning and the brain

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder are looking for participants for a study of eye movements and brain activity during learning.  

The study requires one visit of 2 hours to the lab in Muenzinger and possibly a 30-minute follow-up online.
The visit will involve having your eye movements and brain activity noninvasively recorded while you complete a computer-based learning task. Brain activity will be measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG). 

It will take approximately 2 hours and you will be paid $15 per hour, an estimated $30 total for the session. You will be paid a further $10 for completing the follow-up. Payment will be via an Amazon gift card.

You are eligible to participant in this research study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student or staff member
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are proficient with computers
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments
  • Do not have a history of seizures

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at eyemindlink@gmail.com for more information.

Digital credential badges showcase skills, competencies and achievements

The Graduate School’s digital credential badges for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars participating in the Graduate School’s professional development opportunities are designed to showcase skills, competencies or achievements gained through learning experiences. Though they are not for academic credit, they can be used on social media sites, such as LinkedIn, or added as a link on digital résumés and e-portfolios.

For more information, contact Sarah Tynen, graduate program manager.

Host your event at The Connection

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The Connection--the only bowling center in Boulder--is a great space to host parties and events. Team building, graduation parties, staff recognition, Greek activities, sports team banquets and more!

We can serve bowling parties of up to 50 bowlers at a time. We offer discounted rates for CU student orgs and CU departments.

Our newly renovated space features 10 bowling lanes, five billiard tables, video game consoles, ping pong tables and great food selections.

Stop by The Connection on the first floor of the UMC, or call 303-735-BOWL (2695) for more information.

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 & 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 also be available.

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

Please fill out a 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.  

Students: Win $500! Western American writing contest deadline is March 17

Regardless of whether you call the West your home or you are just passing through, as a student at CU Boulder you live, breathe, eat, drink and sleep "West." Take this opportunity to transform your unique perspective on this region into cash!

Search your hard drive for poems, stories and papers you have written on Western-related topics—or write something new—and enter the Thompson Awards for Western American Writing.

It only takes a few minutes to enter online. So, go ahead and “Write West!” Your entry could be worth $500 (or more).

What is Western writing?

It’s writing about the West. And what is that? In many ways that’s for you to decide. It could be about Westworld, or tacos, or a road trip, or Kobe Bryant, or snowboarding in the mountains, or branding time on the ranch, or your experience growing up in a border town, or environmental conservation, or immigration, or public lands management, or whatever the West means to you! The potential topics are endless.

Pick your genre. Tell your story. Enter today! The deadline is Tuesday, March 17. Open to CU Boulder students only.

Get official contest rules and more information.


Paid research study for adults years old with high fear or no fear toward spiders

The CU Boulder Psychology Department is looking for adults ages 18–40 to participate in a study about attitudes toward spiders, which requires looking at various spider stimuli. This is a paid research study that consists of one ~4-hour session. You will earn $60 for the completion of this study.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 18–40 years of age
  • Physically healthy
  • Experience either high anxiety/fear toward spiders or little to no anxiety/fear toward spiders
  • Qualify based on a short online survey

If you're interested or have questions, please contact alex.kirk@colorado.edu.

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

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

Raimy Clinic therapists can provide help coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship 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, Julia Salinger at 303-492-5177; email raimy@colorado.edu; or visit our website.