Announcements

December 17, 2014

Sign Up to Receive Only an Electronic W-2 Statement
Rutgers University is providing all employees with the option to only receive their W-2 statements electronically and be available online in PDF format. Employees who would like to eliminate paper statements from being sent through the postal service must consent by January 13, 2015. If you do not consent, a paper W-2 statement will be mailed to your home address. If consent has been given in the past, it remains in effect unless you choose to withdraw it. To stop the mailing of the paper W-2 statement, follow these instructions. Employees using the Banner System, log in here, select Employee Services>Tax and Payroll Forms>Electronic W-2 Consent. Employees using the RIAS System, log in here and select W-2 Online Consent. For more information and questions, contact Payroll Services at 848-445-3007. 

Registration Is Now Open for the Professional Education Classes for Faculty and Staff 
University Human Resources Management and Professional Development class schedule for January to June 2015 is now available. Programs are offered at the Administrative Services Building II, G.H. Cook/Douglass Campus, and Liberty Plaza, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. To learn more, visit here under Learning and Development.

Rutgers-Livingston Day Care Center: Openings for 4-or 5-year-olds
Rutgers-Livingston Day Care Center (R-LDCC) is currently enrolling 4-or 5-year-olds for a mixed pre-K/Kindergarten class with a New Jersey certified lead teacher. R-LDCC is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are included daily. For more information, call 732-445-4747 or email info@rldcc.org

Register for the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Submit your original artwork to the fourth annual exhibit and awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) employees and their families from January 19 to April 22, 2015, in room B-515, Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building, Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. Participants must be an employee, volunteer, retiree, student, alumni, or an immediate family member of an employee, volunteer, or retiree of RBHS. Registration deadline is January 12, 2015. Register and learn more here.

Connect with Precollege Programs at Rutgers
Research and Enrollment Information Services at the Office of Enrollment Management has developed a searchable directory of precollege programs affiliated with Rutgers. K–12 students and families can browse opportunities and request information regarding programs offered throughout the year. Over 100 programs are listed, including academic enrichment, for-credit courses, sports and arts programs, and more. Program administrators interested in adding programs to the directory should email precollege@reis.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

December 10, 2014

University Facilities Announces Facebook Page
University Facilities and Capital Planning now has a Facebook page. It not only contains news for facilities personnel, but the page is also for announcements that affect the Rutgers community, such as construction information, inclement weather news, outages, and more. Like the page here.

Rutgers Women’s Basketball Kids’ Day
Rutgers women’s basketball hosts the Tennessee Lady Volunteers for Kids’ Day on December 14 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Tip-off is at 3 p.m. but a Kids’ Zone featuring inflatables and games begins at 1:30 p.m. After the game, Junior Knights are on the court post-game for foul shots. Purchase game tickets and learn more here.

December 3, 2014

Rutgers Recreation Gift Certificates
Rutgers Recreation is offering membership gift certificates for 15 percent off or buy-one-get-one-free guest passes. Gift certificates and guest passes can be purchased at any Rutgers University–New Brunswick rec center. Locations and hours here.

Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Available
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, are a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 “pack years” of smoking (smoked a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. Learn more here.

November 26, 2014

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including international scholars, who are in need of temporary housing. Inventory consists of 30 studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). All apartments are fully furnished and include utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month with a maximum of one year. Please email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

November 19, 2014

Submit Your Program for Rutgers Day
Showcase the teaching, research, and services of your school, department, center, or administrative unit at the largest outreach event hosted by Rutgers University on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Last year 82,000 alumni, prospective students, parents, and state residents traveled to central New Jersey to learn more about their university. If you are new to Rutgers Day or would like to explore programming ideas for this year, attend an in-person training session on December 2, December 10, or an online webinar on January 28. The program submission period begins on December 1 and ends on February 15. Email questions to rutgerday@ucm.rutgers.edu or call Patty Kastner at 848-932-0592. Register for a training session here and submit a program here.

Register Now for the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division Open House
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division hosts its annual Winter Open House on December 6 on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Meet the Extension Division instructors and staff and RSVP for free sample classes and information sessions on private lessons, visual arts, ballet, and more. RSVP and learn more here.

October 29, 2014

Get to Know Rutgers Catering and Special Events
Rutgers Catering and Special Events has the ability to accommodate casual and formal events and offer food prepared by award-winning culinary trained chefs, impeccable service, and professional staff who see to all of your needs. To speak with a personal planner, call 848-932-8044. Learn more here.

October 22, 2014

RSVP for Catholic Retreat Evening
St. John Paul II Society of Rutgers presents the second annual retreat evening, “Together Let Us Praise His Name, Ps. 34: Living the Joy of the Gospels on Campus,” on November 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Catholic Center, College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Dinner is included. RSVP to Colleen by October 30 at coldon@rci.rutgers.edu or call 732-545-6663, ext. 12.

Register Now for the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Submit your original artwork to the fourth annual exhibit and awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) employees and their families from January 19–April 22, 2015 in room B-515, Rosemary Gellene Room, Medical Science Building, Rutgers Health Sciences at Newark. Participants must be an employee, volunteer, retiree, student, alumni, or an immediate family member of an employee, volunteer, or retiree of RBHS. Registration deadline is January 12, 2015. Register and learn more here.

Hot Jobs of the Season: Student Employment Event
Faculty and staff members interested in hiring Rutgers legacy undergraduate students for part-time seasonal employment are invited to participate in the Hot Jobs of the Season event hosted by the Rutgers Student Employment Office (SEO) on November 4 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The SEO will promote available part-time jobs at this event and university departments may participate for free (nonuniversity participants pay a fee). Please contact Michelle Brugnoli at 848-932-2648 or michelle.brugnoli@rutgers.edu for more information.

October 15, 2014

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for Faculty and Staff
University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff, including international scholars, who are in need of temporary housing. Inventory consists of 30 studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments with locations in Highland Park, New Brunswick, and Piscataway (on the Busch Campus). All apartments are fully furnished and include utilities, cable, and internet. Leases can be as short as one month with a maximum of one year. Please email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information.

Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, are a current or former smoker, and have a history of 30 “pack years” of smoking (smoked a pack per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years) may be eligible for the $99 screening. Learn more here.

October 8, 2014

Campaign to Create Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair
Rutgers University launched a campaign to create an endowed chair named for Gloria Steinem that will focus on the creative and complex ways information technology and new media are reshaping culture and power relationships. Read more here.

Registration Is Now Open for the Adult Chamber Music Program
Registration is now open for the Adult Chamber Music Program (ACMP) at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. ACMP is designed for nonprofessional adult musicians, specifically instrumentalists and vocalists, who are passionate about chamber music. Learn more here.

Survey on the Rutgers Communicator Certificate Program
All faculty and staff are invited to provide feedback about the Rutgers Communicator Certificate Program by participating in a 10-minute online survey as part of the ongoing evaluation of the program. The survey is anonymous and your answers cannot be linked to you as an individual. Find the survey here.

Expanded Services and Information Available at University Visitor Center
The Office of University Undergraduate Admissions has expanded services and information for visitors to Rutgers University–New Brunswick at the University Visitor Center on Busch Campus. All visitors with questions about undergraduate admissions should be directed to the Visitor Center instead of the Administrative Services Building.

October 1, 2014

Free Flu Vaccine for Faculty and Staff
The Department of Occupational Health, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers free flu vaccines for all Rutgers faculty and staff. Learn more and view clinic schedules here.

RSVP Now for Bicycle Safety Education Course
The Rutgers Department of Transportation Services is offering a one-hour bicycle safety education course on October 14 in room 411C, College Avenue Student Center, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and October 20 in room 117, Busch Student Center, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Rutgers University–New Brunswick. RSVP now to reserve a spot at BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu.

Get Your Tickets Now for the 15th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at the School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts its 15th annual film festival from October 29 to November 9 at the Regal Cinema Commerce Center, 2399 Route 1 South, North Brunswick. Film tickets are priced from $6 to $12 and advanced purchase is strongly recommended. Learn more here.