Buff Bulletin Board

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

 

Your shot at good health: Register for a free on-campus flu shot

Employee Services will host flu vaccine clinics in October and November for all CU Health Plan enrollees to help you and your family stay safe and enjoy the fall season. CU Boulder clinics will be held Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Oct. 26 and Oct. 28.

CU Health Plan enrollees can receive a flu shot at no cost. If you have medical insurance through another health provider, you can receive a flu shot for $39. Registration is required. Visit the flu shot information page to schedule an appointment.

If you can’t attend a clinic offered through Employee Services, don't forget that CU Boulder faculty and staff can get free flu shots Oct. 11–14 at the Health & Wellness Summit. Otherwise, be sure to get a flu shot from your primary care provider or at your local pharmacy or another medical center.

Learn more about the flu virus, the health risks and annual statistics on the CDC’s website.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology, whenever and however you connect. The theme for the month is "It’s easy to stay safe online," and the University of Colorado is proud to be a champion and support this online safety and education initiative again this year.

Stay tuned for new topics each week, cybersecurity plinko, and webinars intended for faculty, staff, researchers and students university-wide.

First- and second-years: Share your opinions, get $20

Strategic Relations and Communications seeks first- and second-year undergraduates to participate in an hour-long focus group being held throughout the week of Oct. 10. The focus groups will be conveniently held on Zoom.

We want to hear your opinions about different CU Boulder communications and sources of information. Participation is confidential, and all responses will be anonymous. 

As a token of appreciation, we are offering each participant a $20 Amazon gift card.

Please use the link below to find a date and time that works for you and reserve your spot. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis—so sign up today!

Leeds School dean search advisory committee selected, search process advances

CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced the members of the search advisory committee for the dean of Leeds School of Business, to be chaired by Keith Molenaar, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The committee will begin its work in October with the assistance of an executive search firm.

Reporting to the provost, the dean of the Leeds School of Business is responsible for providing strategic leadership of programs, services and resources designed to advance student learning; foster student leadership; enhance the quality of student life; and promote a diverse, safe, and welcoming campus community. 

In May, Moore named Yonca Ertimur acting dean of the Leeds School, following the summer departure of Sharon Matusik. Moore plans to bring finalists to campus in the spring and name a permanent dean in spring 2023.

Come support the Spike for Sight volleyball tournament

Fraternity & Sorority Life logo

Come cheer on your friends and support Delta Gamma's Service for Sight philanthropy at the Spike for Sight volleyball tournament.

Students can purchase a ticket for the tournament for $8 online, or buy a ticket at the door. While the teams are made up of Fraternity & Sorority Life members, all students are welcome to come to the tournament to watch, support and donate to a good cause.

Service for Sight is a Delta Gamma-founded organization that works closely with the visually impaired community. The money raised through this organization is donated to the Anchor Center for Blind Children and the Boulder Guide Dogs for the Blind. Learn more about these causes.

Reminder: University guidelines affect election campaign activity, expression

With the Nov. 8 election approaching, the University of Colorado reminds employees of guidelines regarding political campaign-related activity and expression.

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression, activity and conduct in the university workplace. Application of the law depends on the particular facts of the situation, and legal counsel should be consulted when questions arise.

Employees should follow these guidelines when trying to determine whether particular conduct is appropriate in the university setting.

CU Health Plans add fertility coverage; Learn more Oct. 19

CU Health Plans have added fertility coverage to Anthem-administered plans (Extended, Exclusive, High Deductible and Medicare) for the 2022–23 plan year. The new benefit provides treatments for families in medical need for fertility care.

Additionally, all health plan members qualify for assistance from Ovia, a suite of apps which offers coaching and mental health resources designed to aid families during pregnancy and early parenthood.

Join WINFertility and OviaHealth from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, for an educational webinar demonstrating how the new benefit can be used to help CU Health Plan members explore family-planning options. Register here.

Propose a course for the CU space minor by Oct. 14

The Space Minor Committee invites faculty and staff to propose course ideas that support CU Boulder's space minor to be selected for eventual funding and development. 

The space minor is open to any undergraduate student on campus. It consists of one required course, Pathway to Space, and four electives from an approved list. The program is intended to broaden student perspectives on how space and space-related subjects can impact both individuals and society and guide skilled professionals to careers in space policy, history, communication, science, engineering and even space themes in film and media.

Check out previously developed courses and all the ways students can get involved and learn more about space-related topics.

Submit a course proposal

Funding is available to see a variety of faculty and staff proposals developed into new courses. For full consideration, proposals should be submitted online by Friday, Oct. 14. The form only takes five minutes to complete. Then, over the semester, the Space Minor Committee will review and select the qualified proposals for funding.

If you have suggestions for the committee to consider or questions about the space minor or course proposal form, email spaceminor@colorado.edu.

Reminder: Redeem your Employee Passport coupon by Friday

Did you pick up a copy of the Employee Passport? Don’t forget to redeem the CU Book Store coupon on the back cover by Friday. The coupon is 25% off any one regularly priced CU-logoed clothing or gift item. The coupon is valid through Friday, Sept. 30, on in-store purchases only. Employees must present their Buff OneCard.

Professional Rights and Responsibilities policy supports respectful work culture; now extended to instructors, clinical faculty

CU Boulder’s Professional Rights and Responsibilities (PRR) policy and procedures, created by the BFA and approved by the provost, provide a foundation for supporting a positive and respectful faculty work culture and a mechanism for addressing concerns when professional standards have not been upheld. Recent revisions include expanded coverage for non-tenure-track teaching and clinical professors, and greater clarity and readability. CU Boulder is the only university in the Pac-12 to have this level of protected rights for faculty.

Faculty, staff and academic leaders interested in understanding how the PRR works are encouraged to take the training available through Skillsoft. Contact Suzanne Soled, in the Office of Faculty Affairs, for more information or to schedule a presentation for your unit.

Read more about the Professional Rights and Responsibilities policy:

Join the Climate Justice Team for volunteer events Oct. 1, Oct. 8

The CU Climate Justice Team (CJT) is in place to seek solutions that address the root causes of climate change while educating students, staff, faculty and the Boulder community on the intersection of social, racial and environmental injustices. CJT hosts various ways to get involved. Take the next step in your commitment to climate justice, or find meaningful ways to volunteer year-round! 

Oct. 1: Harvest of All First Nations Festival

Join CJT at the Harvest of All First Nations Festival to volunteer and make the event zero-waste. The event will focus on reparations and earth-based decolonization through Indigenous-led interactive workshops and community spaces. Come help make this beautiful event a reality and keep its footprint as small as possible.

Oct. 8: CU Climate Justice Workshop

Join CJT for the CU Climate Justice Workshop: Healing and Action from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop aims to introduce climate justice in a variety of ways. We will revisit our forgotten history, engage in collective healing through music and dance, and learn the power of community organizing. Come learn how we are all part of the solution to issues such as climate change and social injustices.

Check out one of these opportunities and join us in building resilience in our community; there is no shortage of ways to get involved with the CJT.

Participants needed for research on skeletal response to simulated night shift

CU Anschutz researchers in the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes are looking for healthy men and women to study the effects of sleep disruption on bone health. 

You may qualify for this study if you:

  • Are 20–40 years old 
  • Habitually sleep 7–9 hours per night  
  • Have not done night-shift work in the past year  
  • Do not currently smoke 
  • Are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2

Involvement includes:

  • Measurements of bone mineral density
  • Completion of sleep questionnaires/assessments
  • Sleep with a simulated night-shift schedule or normal sleep schedule,
  • A general physical exam
  • Activity monitoring with a wrist monitor
  • Blood/urine collection
  • Arterial line placement
  • Two inpatient stays (four nights each)

The total study duration is up to six weeks of participation. You will receive up to $1,500 and a FitBit for your time. 

If interested, email spotlight@cuanschutz.edu for study details, or complete the prescreening survey.

Free flu shots now available for students

Medical Services provides free flu shots for CU Boulder students and graduate students in a variety of locations on campus during the flu season. 

An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Stressed about midterms? Get free self-care supplies delivered to your residence hall

Need health and wellness resources? There may be a Buff Box for you! Order a free Buff Box with supplies and resources––delivered right to your residence hall. 

Options include Stress and Sleep, Sexy Swag and Stay Healthy boxes.

All boxes can be ordered online and are delivered to residence hall community centers same day if ordered by 10 a.m. Boxes ordered on Friday afternoons may not be delivered until the next business day.