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Submit your design for next year’s senior T-shirt

Have an idea for a cool T-shirt design? Senior Class Council is seeking designs for the official 2019–20 senior T-shirt.

If chosen, your submission will be the official design for the CU Boulder senior T-shirt and will be sold in the book store and at other events on campus. Proceeds will go toward events for the senior class.

The T-shirt should be able to be printed on black fabric and include as few colors as possible.

The deadline for submission is Monday, May 6.

Please email submissions or questions to SCC@colorado.edu.

Human Resources welcomes applications for an HR Service Center coordinator

The Department of Human Resources at CU Boulder welcomes applications for a Service Center HR coordinator. 

This individual serves as a significant resource and advisor to assigned departments on faculty, staff and student-related personnel and payroll processes. The successful candidate will recommend and advise on necessary methods to efficiently expedite all personnel and payroll related issues.

Additionally, the Service Center HR coordinator will serve as a significant resource for interpretation and implementation of school, department and university policies and procedures regarding faculty, university staff, classified staff and student personnel, and will collaborate with the centers of excellence to provide a wide-ranging repertoire of HR services to campus constituents. 

Salary range starts at $40,000.

What we require

Bachelor’s degree. Related experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis. 

Please apply by April 22, 2019, for consideration.

How to apply

Non-CU Boulder employees: 
Apply at colorado.edu/jobs.

Current CU Boulder employees:

  1. Log in to MyCUInfo portal.
  2. Navigate to the CU Resources tab.
  3. Select Business Tools.
  4. Select the CU Boulder Jobs tile.
  5. Search "Service Center HR Coordinator" or "17385."

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 12 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:

For more information, feel free to check out our Facebook page and website

Join 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 7 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.

Participants needed for study on valvular heart diseases

illustration of heart sounds

Seeking participants with no history of any heart or lung diseases to participate in a research study aimed at evaluating the feasibility of automatic detection and identification of certain valvular heart diseases based on heart sounds collected using a digital stethoscope. This study is conducted by a PhD student in the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Department of CU Boulder.

Participants are asked to give approximately 30 minutes of their time to finish a single study session. During the session, heart sounds are recorded using a digital stethoscope, and the heart electrical activity will also be recorded using an ECG monitor to help in the analysis of the heart sounds.

This study is conducted under the guidance of Professor Kimberly Newman from the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering of CU Boulder.

Participate in Out and Allied in STEM visibility campaign

The Center for Inclusion & Social Change is supporting a campuswide LGBTQ+ faculty visibility campaign, initiated and co-hosted by Out in STEM @ CU Boulder, a group of LGBTQ+ students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. We would love your support in this visibility campaign to make LGBTQ+ students feel safe and welcome on this campus!

Campus climate and retention data show that LGBTQ+ students are at a disproportionate risk for dropping out of CU Boulder. Research shows that having out, visible faculty and other STEM community members can improve students’ sense of belonging and inclusion. The website resource will promote visibility, community and pride for the LGBTQ+ community in the STEM fields.

If you would like to be a part of the visibility campaign, please complete the form below. Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are welcome to apply. A headshot or photo is encouraged but not required.

Schwarzman Scholarship info meeting for master's study in China

Editor's note: An earlier bulletin was published with the wrong day for this session. It is on Monday, April 15 (not Wednesday, as previously reported). 

Schwarzman Scholars is a program designed to prepare future leaders to serve a bridge between China and the rest of the world by helping them understand China’s culture, economy, governance and evolving role in the world. 

This highly selective, fully-funded program is an unrivaled opportunity to live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing first-hand exposure to China, its people and a global group of promising leaders. Scholars will study for a one-year master's degree in public policy, international studies, or economics and business at Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institutes of higher education. 

A Schwarzman representative will be on campus to talk about the scholarship and offer application advice. Interested students, as well as faculty and staff who want to know more about the program, are encouraged to come to the information session. 

If you go

Monday, April 15 (corrected day)
3–4 p.m.


Support student success with transparent assignment design

Participate in a webinar with Mary-Ann Winkelmes, entitled The Unwritten Rules of College: Creating Transparent Assignments that Increase Underserved College Students’ Success. CU Boulder will be among a number of institutions nationwide participating. Participants are invited to convene on campus and join the virtual session as a team.

Transparent instruction is an inclusive, equitable teaching practice that can enhance high-impact practices by making learning processes explicit and promoting student success equitably. In this session, we'll review the findings and examine some sample assignments. Then we’ll apply the research to revising some class activities and assignments. Participants will leave with a draft assignment or activity for one of their courses, and a concise set of strategies for designing transparent assignments that promote students’ learning equitably.

The CU Boulder group will be convened by ASSETT (Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology). All members of the campus community are invited.

Patient care opportunity for CU female students

Hello! I am a woman with multiple sclerosis living in the Boulder community. I currently employ a group of female students from CU, and I am looking for energetic and strong female students for summer help and for the fall semester. 

I am looking for help for three different shifts a day—morning, afternoon and night. All shifts are available this summer. There is light exercise, meal prep, etc. If you are majoring in a pre-med field, this is an opportunity for credit for the year and is a great experience in patient care. I am looking immediately for training. 

Thank you, and looking forward to meeting some of you.

Adults ages 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. We are seeking 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. 

Perfect your public speaking with Toastmasters International

People shake hands, looking celebratory, at a lectern.

For some people, public speaking is a No. 1 fear. We are the campus chapter of Toastmasters International, an international organization focused around building public speaking and leadership skills for all who attend meetings. See You Speak Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in Koelbel 340.

You’ll learn everything from how to present a research project to prepare for an interview and speak at a professional-level convention. You’ll receive coaching opportunities, positive feedback on how to develop and grow, and the amazing feeling of loving public speaking!

Members also have the opportunity to become an elected board member, allowing them to develop critical teamwork and leadership skills.

Fall 2019 internship opportunities for juniors, seniors

The Center of the American West internships program is offering positions for the fall 2019 semester with The Nature Conservancy, History Colorado Center, Museum of Boulder and Colorado Water Trust.

These are 3-credit hour positions which require registration for the Center of the American West internships course, CAMW3939.

We are now accepting applications and holding interviews. Visit our website for details about the program and for information on how to apply.