Buff Bulletin Board

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


Did you receive the NCHA survey? Deadline is March 22

The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is underway! About one in three eligible students received an email with a link to the assessment on Sunday, March 3. It was sent from ncha-web@acha.org with the subject line University of Colorado-Boulder Student Health Survey.

This survey will inform future campus initiatives to support health and wellness. Students who complete the survey could be randomly selected for $25 or $50 CU Book Store gift cards. Hurry; the deadline is Friday, March 22.

Prescribed burning scheduled to occur south of Boulder anytime between March 25, May 31

City of Boulder Fire-Rescue and the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department are planning to continue efforts to reduce fire danger for the community by conducting prescribed burning on open space south of the city. This planned burn, which will also help to improve forest ecosystem health, could occur anytime between Monday, March 25, and Friday, May 31.

See the full announcement and get details.

Graduate student regalia rental deadline is March 31

CU Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 9, at Folsom Field. The deadline for graduate students to rent regalia is March 31 

Check the website for updated information, including details about the campus ceremony, department or college recognition ceremonies, caps and gowns, announcements, ADA accessible services, parking.


CU students, faculty and staff encouraged to weigh in on state of retail in Boulder

The city of Boulder is seeking feedback from community members on the state of Boulder retail as part of the larger Citywide Retail Study. A shopper questionnaire in both Spanish and English is designed to gather information from community members of all ages, incomes and backgrounds, asking: Are you able to meet your needs for basic goods and services within Boulder? How accessible are shopping areas to your home and work? What characteristics do you seek in a local shopping district?

In July of 2018, the Boulder City Council directed staff to draft a scope of work for the study that reinforces core values of the city: supporting retail that is welcoming and inclusive, environmentally and fiscally sustainable and promotes a sense of place.

Take the questionnaire
English version | Spanish version

Student-participants wanted for reading study

The Emotive Computing Lab at CU Boulder is looking for participants for a study of eye movements during reading. 

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

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are a CU Boulder student
  • Speak English
  • Do not have significant and uncorrected vision impairments

The study contains two parts: 

  1. A visit to the lab, which will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time (lasting one hour and fifteen minutes) for a $20 Amazon gift card.
  2. A week later, we will email you a follow-up questionnaire to complete online remotely (lasting 30 minutes) for a $10 Amazon gift card.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Gregg at eyetrackingandreading@gmail.com for more information.

Fulbright student grant informational meetings

Where in the world do you want to go? 

The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU Boulder has been a top-producing institution for U.S. Fulbright student grants. 

Come to Norlin Library, Room S-421, for an informational meeting to learn how you can apply for a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an English teaching assistant overseas. These grants are for any student who will have at least a bachelor's degree by the time the grant starts and won’t yet have completed a PhD. 

All meetings are the same; choose the most convenient for you. Email deborah.viles@colorado.edu for more details.

Wednesday, March 13, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 3:30 p.m.

Auditions for student films March 21, 22

Auditions for final (short) film projects for an upper-division film production course at CU Boulder will take place Thursday, March 21, and Friday, March 22. Email cuboulderfilmcasting@gmail.com for the exact time, location and details.

For the auditions, please bring a headshot and résumé if you have one. A monologue is recommended but not required. We will have cold reads provided if there’s no monologue or if the actor wants to try both. 

Please email cuboulderfilmcasting@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot. If you are unsure if you can make it, there will be drop-in hours, but please respond to the email if interested in the drop-in hours. If you know you can make it, we will sign you up for a time that works for you, as the drop-in time is limited. 

If you are interested in being an extra, please let us know. You do not have to audition to be an extra. 

Note: These are student films, and the roles are unpaid. 

Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Catch a ride to class with Lucky Lifts March 13–14

If you see a St. Patrick’s Day themed golf cart on campus, you might be able to catch a ride to class on a Lucky Lift! Lucky Lifts is similar to Cash Cab, where students have the opportunity to answer trivia questions and win prizes while getting a ride around campus.

Be on the lookout for Lucky Lifts Wednesday and Thursday.

Join the Center for Student Involvement Board: Deadline March 12

Looking for some leadership experience? Join the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Board. On behalf of CU Student Government, the CSI Board enhances the role of the CSI in providing strong support for students and student organizations. 

Board members gain leadership experience by working with peers and professional staff to ensure that CSI fulfills its mission of providing programs, facilities and educational opportunities to enrich the campus experience for the CU Boulder community.

Applicants must be able to attend meetings 5:30–7 p.m. Wednesdays. Application deadline is March 12.

Adults 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 healthy adults ages 35–55, specifically individuals who do not have any of the following: tobacco smoking, Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or use of cholesterol-lowering medication, high blood pressure or use of blood-pressure-lowering medication.

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 Jenny Masters at heardlab@colorado.edu or call 303-735-7127 to see if you qualify or for more information. 

Be part of exciting new research on hearing loss

The CU Hearing Research Laboratory is recruiting participants for a research study on how our ability to hear interacts with our ability to listen (focus our attention) in difficult listening situations, such as distorted or noisy speech. We are interested in whether measures of attention and memory can help us choose hearing aid settings that make speech more clear.

You may be eligible if you are age 18 years or older with normal hearing or with hearing loss in both ears. Please contact us if you may be interested in participating in this study.

Contact the Hearing Research Lab at hearlab@colorado.edu or call 303-492-0067 for more information.