Announcements

January 28, 2015

Submit Your Rutgers Day Program by February 15
Mark your calendars for Rutgers Day 2015, Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faculty, staff and students should submit their Rutgers Day program by February 15. Programs showcase teaching, research and service of your school, department, center or administrative unit. Check here to learn about developing and submitting a Rutgers Day program. If you are new to Rutgers Day, or would like to explore programming ideas, register to attend an online webinar session on January 28 at 3 p.m. Email questions to rutgersday@ucm.rutgers.edu, or call Patty Kastner at 848-932-0592.

Rutgers Business School Facilities Available for Events
Consider using the Rutgers Business School facilities in Piscataway when you are planning meetings, conferences, receptions, or other large-scale events. Facilities include lecture halls, conference rooms, and other spaces equipped with state-of-the-art technology and seating that can accommodate 12 to 400 people. For additional information and an online tour, click here.

January 21, 2015

Spring Open House for Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS), Student Access and Educational Equity, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, hosts its second annual Spring Open House on January 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 3rd floor lounge, Lucy Stone Hall, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. All university faculty and staff are invited to meet current SSS staff and students. Register here and learn more here

Registration Now Open for Central New Jersey Brain Bee
The Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), hosts a Regional Brain Bee Competition for high school students in grades 9–12 on February 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RWJMS, 675 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. The Regional Brain Bee is part of a larger international competition for high school students testing their knowledge in the field of neuroscience, run by the Society for Neuroscience. Space is limited and advance registration is required. The registration is free and open to all students who wish to participate. Applications will be accepted through January 26. For more information and to register, contact Joan Mordes at mordesja@rwjms.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

January 14, 2015

Revised HIPAA Authorization Form to Use Patient Information in Communications
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires that Rutgers obtain written authorization from patients to share their health information for purposes unrelated to treatment. When photographing, videotaping, interviewing, or obtaining patient information in any form that you intend to use in communications (e.g., news releases, magazine/newsletter stories, website content, brochures, advertisements, etc.), you must obtain a completed HIPAA authorization from the patient and/or patient legal representative. A revised HIPAA authorization form is now available for use by the Rutgers community. It replaces all previous versions and is effective immediately. Learn more here.

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year Award
Supervisors of student employees are invited to nominate exceptional student workers for the 2015 Student Employee of the Year Award. The top three students receive monetary awards and the winner has the opportunity to compete at the state, regional, and national levels as sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. The winning student is announced on April 16 at the annual Student Employee of the Year Event Ceremony, where all nominees are recognized. The deadline for nominations is February 23. Additional information and nomination forms are available here. Please contact Amy Creteau, associate director for Student Employment, at 848-932-2644, or amy.creteau@ofa.rutgers.edu, with questions.

Register Now for Scarlet KIDS Summer Camp Program
Registration for the Douglass Psychology Child Study Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Scarlet KIDS Summer Camp Program (formerly known as Happy Campers) is now open for children in grades 1–8. The season runs from June 29 to August 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flexible, weekly registration is available at all-inclusive rates beginning as low as $300/week. Sibling discounts are available. Tuition includes before and after care; breakfast, lunch, snack; all activities, including swimming, enrichment programs, weekly field-trips; and a camp T-shirt. For more information, contact Steven Emerson at kidscamp@rci.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-8881 option 5. Register and learn more here.

January 7, 2015

Registration Is Now Open for Professional Education Classes for Faculty and Staff 
The 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. Learn more here.

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, 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. Register and learn more here.

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. Email fshousing@rutgers.edu for more information or learn more here.

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.