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


Get paid campus cash for your opinion

Strategic Relations and Communications is seeking first and second year undergraduates to participate in a 45-minute focus group on Tuesday, March 12; Wednesday, March 13; and Friday, March, 15. The focus groups will be conveniently held in the CASE building (room to be determined).

We want to hear your opinions about different CU Boulder offerings and programs. Participation is confidential and all responses will be anonymous.

As a token of appreciation, we are offering each participant a $15 campus cash deposit to their account.

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.

Student, faculty, staff promo code available for purchase of legacy bricks

Calling all Buffs! It’s your last chance to purchase a brick on the Buff Walk at Folsom Field, and quantities are limited!

Join fellow Buffs and celebrate major milestones, favorite memories, friendships or a student organization. Leave your mark on campus, where your lasting legacy will be cherished forever!

To get more information or to buy bricks, please visit www.culegacybricks.com or call 1-844-BUFF-BRX! Students, faculty and staff: Use promo code "4EVRBUFFS" to get your discount!

Free student-to-student suicide prevention workshop

Health Promotion students want to be part of a culture where Buffs support Buffs, especially around topics as important as suicide. If someone is having a hard time, it's the important to get them the help they need. 

Health Promotion is offering a free dinner and suicide prevention workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the West Solarium of Wardenburg Health Center. Attendees will learn how to identify the signs that someone may be considering suicide, how to reach out and how to support and follow up with someone in need. 

Please RSVP.

For more information about suicide prevention resources or to request a presentation for your group, please email Kathryn Dailey, associate director of Health Promotion, at kathryn.dailey@colorado.edu.

No plans for spring break? Join the Outdoor Program in Moab

The Outdoor Program invites students to join a five-day multisport adventure in beautiful Moab, Utah. From March 23 to March 27, you’ll be exploring the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. During this time your days will be packed with fun activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking (all experience levels welcome). You will also be camping out under the stars at night! 

Need more reasons to sign up?

Take a break. Spring break is a great time to get away, de-stress and reset. A short break can boost your productivity and set you up for success during the final stretch of the semester.

Meet new people. Extended break trips are a great way to meet new people, make new friends and create new memories! Seeing some of the most beautiful parts of America with your new travel companions is just the icing on the cake!

Connect with nature. Spend five days in nature, and you may soon forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life back at school. This trip is a great opportunity to reconnect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.

Trip cost includes transportation, lodging, equipment and meals. No experience necessary.

  • Early-bird pricing: $375 (before March 1)
  • Normal pricing: $425 (after March 1)

Learn more about the Moab spring break trip or sign up online.

Did you know CU Imaging Services provides...

  • Offset and digital printing: Offering the highest quality print available.
  • Color or black-and-white printing: From a single copy to high-volume orders, we can provide high speed, quality prints at an affordable cost.
  • Wide-format printing, laminating and foam core mounting: From conference posters to large grommet banners, we are here to assist with wide-format needs at prices that are often less than our competitors.

CU Imaging Services offers two convenient locations: Print Shop (2-2679) at Folsom Stadium, Gate 11, Room 280, and the Ink Spot (2-7878) on the first floor of the UMC (next to Celestial Seasonings).

Participants needed for study on valvular heart diseases

illustration of heart sounds being detected

Researchers are 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 (VHD) based on heart sounds collected using a digital stethoscope. 

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 by a PhD student in the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Department of CU Boulder, under the guidance of Professor Kimberly Newman.

For more information please contact Principal Investigator Ali Elhouderi at ali.elhouderi@colorado.edu.

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. 

Paid study on understanding the emotions of others

Interested in your moods and brain? Participate in a paid neuroimaging study to understand your own emotions and the emotions of others on the CU Boulder campus in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB# 17-0358).

Earn between $15 and $25 per hour to participate in studies involving answering questions about your thoughts and feelings, watching brief videos, playing computer games and having an MRI brain scan taken. Study includes up to three separate visits (first is 4–5 hours, second is 3 hours, third is 1–2 hours). Option for additional paid follow-ups.

To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 55 years old and either have:

  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder
  • History of depression
  • No history of mental health conditions

Please fill out a brief survey to apply.

If you have questions, please contact us: gruberpeplab@colorado.edu or 303-735-7547.

Mentor high school students, earn $800 for your lab

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The CU Science Discovery paid mentorship program partners highly motivated high school students with researchers at the CU Boulder campus and CU Anschutz Medical Campus. 

In this four-week summer program, CU faculty and graduate students act as mentors to two high school students interested in gaining real-world laboratory experience. Students will shadow mentors in the lab and be utilized wherever necessary. Tasks could include taking data, analyzing data, taking pictures, doing background research on an area the mentor would like to explore or setting up a new piece of equipment, to name a few. The goal of this program is to have students involved in projects that help the lab move forward. 

The students are expecting to work 30–35 hours per week, while getting a taste of real research. Participants will have the opportunity to attend a research methods seminar where they will learn proper writing techniques, the process for creating a scientific poster, how to do a literature search and the process for getting work published. During the course of this program, participants will be developing a poster to present at the culminating Research Expo on July 26.

This program will run July 1–26. Mentor applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For ease of scheduling, please apply now.

Participating mentors receive an $800 grant for their lab. 

Paid survey study on CU college experience, mental health

Did you know one out of three college students experience significant emotional difficulties? We want to understand your experience as a first-year student at CU. Earn $30 by completing an online survey sharing your own experiences, thoughts and feelings.

This research is being conducted by researchers in the CU Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (IRB#18-0483) as part of a partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Education, the University Exploration and Advising Center, the Center for STEM Learning and the Office of Data Analytics. 

Additional opportunities to participate in paid research may be available.

To qualify, you must be a freshman at CU, ages 18–25, and fluent in English.

Please contact gruberpeplab@colorado.edu with the subject line “EMERGE Study” and we will send you a survey link to complete at your convenience.

Students: Join the UMC Board

Want to get involved on campus and develop your leadership skills? Apply to join the UMC Board by March 5!

The board actively governs the UMC on behalf of CU Student Government and works with the UMC director to ensure the UMC fulfills its mission of providing programs, facilities, services and educational opportunities that enrich the campus experience for the whole CU community.

This is a great leadership opportunity for new and returning CU students! You must be able to attend the board meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

RTD reschedules Longmont meeting, now Feb. 20: Bus rapid transit to Boulder

Due to a weather cancelation, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) has rescheduled a public meeting (originally scheduled for Feb. 6) in Longmont to gather input and provide an update on proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service between Boulder and Longmont.

The new meeting is slated for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Longmont Senior Center, 901 Longs Peak Ave.

In addition to BRT service, there will be updates on other options to improve transit service, travel time and roadway improvements along State Highway 119 between the two cities, also known as the Diagonal Highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation will also present information on a proposed bikeway along Highway 119.