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

 

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.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Bard's Book Club is back

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The Bard's Book Club is back! The club will meet once a month, January-May, to discuss each of the five plays in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2020 season. Conversations will be guided by CSF staff. Experience the joy of discovering and discussing the characters, language, plot complications and modern interpretations of Shakespeare (and non-Shakespeare) plays with fellow CSF fans. 

Seating is limited, so register today! Ages 18 and up.

Book Club meets monthly on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. in the IBS Building at CU Boulder (1440 15th St).

Jan. 22: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Feb. 19: All's Well That Ends Well
March 18: The Odyssey
April 22: Coriolanus
May 13: Pericles

Service restored after brief email delivery issue on Dec. 30

From 10:09 a.m. to 11:13 a.m. there was an email delivery issue with CU Boulder email (faculty, staff and student accounts). If an email came from an external service (e.g. Salesforce, DocuSign, Slate, etc.) or outside of CU Boulder Office 365 or CU Boulder Gmail systems (e.g. personal accounts, other universities, governmental organizations, etc.) it was not delivered.

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University Hill tree removals scheduled during break

The city of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Forestry Division will perform tree work in the University Hill commercial area during winter break, Dec. 23 to Jan. 10, weather permitting. The University Hill commercial area generally is recognized as the area bordered by Pleasant Street and College Avenue between 13th Street and Broadway.

  • Thirteen ash trees that are heavily infested with emerald ash borer (EAB) will be removed, as they have declined severely in health. The trees are considered dead/dying and pose a risk to public safety. 
  • Five additional trees of various species will be removed as they are dead/dying and pose a risk to public safety.
  • All removals are scheduled between 8 and 11 a.m. No street closures are anticipated, as work zones are small and will be coned and taped off for safety. 
  • A tree replacement plan is being developed by the city’s Community Vitality Department, which maintains the commercial district streetscape in consultation with the city’s Forestry Division. The plan will be presented for consideration to the Boulder City Council-appointed members of the University Hill Commercial Area Management Commission.
  • To meet the city’s urban tree canopy goals and guidelines, the plan will include a mix of tree replacement, landscaping and upgrades to the tree irrigation system to ensure the viability of the new trees. It is anticipated a plan draft will be ready for public review and comment in early 2020. Replanting will likely occur as weather allows in spring or early summer 2020.

Learn more about the city’s EAB Plan. Specific information regarding temporary lane closures or traffic detours is posted the week prior to the City Cone Zones map.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival class: Season Mashup

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 2020 season is full of sea voyages, magical potions, mysterious disappearances (fantastical reunions) and other epic adventures.

In this 10-week after-school class for ages 8-12, we will introduce students to four Shakespeare plays from CSF’s upcoming season: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Coriolanus and Pericles, culminating in a final showing of short scenes on the last day of class. 

Students will learn about Shakespearean verse, build characters and have tons of fun along the way, of course! This class is a fun and engaging way to build language and performance skills, work with other kids as part of a team and connect the ideas and conflicts in Shakespeare's world to our own. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival class: Improvised Shakespeare

Students take curtain call on stage

Is it possible to improvise scenes and plays in the style of Shakespeare? Absolutely! 

In this 10-week after-school class, teens will learn about Shakespearean language, verse and themes while building improvisational skills in order to spontaneously create theater that could have been written by the Bard himself. This class culminates in an informal showing for friends and family on the last day of class. Improvised Shakespeare is a fun and engaging way to develop language and performance skills, build confidence and work with other teens as part of a team. 

Taught by Royce Roeswood, one of the founding members of Makeshift Shakespeare with over 20 years of improvisational theater experience. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities (whether you're new to improv and Shakespeare or have been performing for years).

Faculty and teaching assistants: Exam grading made easy

The Testing and Assessment Center offers exam grading, conveniently located on campus with pick-up and delivery options available.

We are committed to providing fast, accurate and secure exam grading. We guarantee your results within one business day and typically complete orders within two hours of intake.

Standard reports include a grid result, class roster, item analysis and detailed item analysis in Excel format, as well as a histogram and individual test results in PDF format.

Using Canvas? Let us upload the scores for you! After receiving an email notification upon completion, scores will remain hidden/muted from your students until after your review of the results.

Testing and Assessment Center, a division of CU Imaging Services Folsom Stadium, Gate 7, Room 148 (2-6700)

Are you ages 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 paid sleep study

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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: https://redcap.ucdenver.edu/surveys/?s=3PHMAJRHMP

For questions email the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at sleep.study@colorado.edu

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. https://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/help-us-explore-cognitive… 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 (http://www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter/) and website (http://www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment/).