Announcements

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.

September 24, 2014

Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait
In honor of Rutgers 250th Anniversary, the university is publishing a commemorative coffee-table book. Pre-order the book by March 1 to have your name published in the commemorative book. The book is $50 for pre-order and $70 after March 1. Learn more here.

Call for Honorary Degree Nominations for University Commencement
All members of the university community and the public are invited to nominate candidates for consideration for an honorary degree. Nominations for the May 2015 ceremonies will be accepted until October 6. Learn more here.

Observe Free Music Master Classes
Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA) invites the public to observe a lineup of master classes this fall, which includes international teaching artists and MGSA music students. Master classes are free and open to the public, no tickets are required. Learn more here.

September 17, 2014

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

The My Waste App by New Brunswick Public Works
New Brunswick Public Works launches the My Waste app, which allows New Brunswick residents to download garbage and recycling schedules, set reminders, schedule changes, and more. The app is available for free download from an app store. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for "Introduction to Sakai" Training Sessions
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers "Introduction to Sakai" course management system training sessions through the fall semester. Training is open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university who have either never used Sakai or are in need of a refresher. In addition to introductory sessions, there are also advanced sessions and one-on-one consultations available. Check the calendar for dates, and learn more here.

September 10, 2014

Rutgers Department of Transportation Services Now Offers Free Bicycle Repair Stations in New Brunswick
The Rutgers Department of Transportation Services now offers free and convenient bicycle repair stations that allow bicyclists to make basic repairs and adjustments on the go. The stations are located on the Busch, College Avenue, Douglass, and Livingston Campuses. Learn more here.

New Helpline for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia
University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, has launched Care2Caregivers, a peer counseling helpline for New Jersey residents who are taking care of someone with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Care2Caregivers give callers peer support, information, and education as well as access to the many benefit programs and resources available for caregivers and their families. In addition to personal experience, peer counselors have professional experience working at the COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease at UBHC. Call 1-800-424-2494 to learn more.

Citrix GoToMeeting Products Are Now Available
The Office of Information Technology announces the availability of CitrixGoMeeting, GoToTraining, and GoToWebinar for sale at reduced prices. With these products, meetings can be easily scheduled between multiple locations. Learn more here (NetID login required).

Register Now for Rutgers Recreation Teachers' Convention Camp
Rutgers Recreation offers a day camp for children ages 5 to 11 during the Teachers' Convention on November 6–November 7 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center, on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Pre- and post-care are available and the camp is limited to 60 participants. Learn more and register early here.

September 3, 2014

Bicycle Locker Rental Program
The Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services announces the launch of the Bicycle Locker Rental Program. Bicycle lockers provide a covered and locked bicycle parking option for members of the university community, signifying the university’s continued commitment to bicycling accommodation at Rutgers. Learn how to register and rent a locker here, or contact the BikeRU program at BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu with any questions.

Mason Gross Extension Division Open House
The Extension Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts an open house on September 6 and 13. September 6 features American Ballet certified school ballet classes. September 13 features classes in music, dance, visual arts, and musical theater. All are invited to attend a free concert on September 13 at 2 p.m. featuring members of the Young Artist Program faculty. Learn more and RSVP for the open house here.

Try Dance, Fitness, Yoga, and Wellness Classes for Free from September 8 through 14
Rutgers Recreation offers over 200 classes, trips, and workshops in dance, yoga, swimming, scuba diving, sports, group fitness, wellness, rock climbing, and techniques for taming stress. Explore what the IgKnight program has to offer and try classes for free from September 8 through 14. Search for classes and register here.

Swim for Life: Free Adult Swim Instruction
Rutgers Recreation offers Swim for Life, a day of free adult swim instruction, on September 12 at Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Sessions are offered from 1 to 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m. This event is open to members of the Rutgers community of all swimming abilities. Spots are limited and registration is required. Learn more here.

Registration Is Open for Middlesex County Master Gardener Classes
A new season of Master Gardener classes begins at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in South Brunswick. Master Gardeners are community volunteers trained in earth-friendly gardening and environmental principles. These lecture classes meet once per week for three hours each from mid-September through mid-April. The 60 to 70 hours of classroom instruction include practical field experience. Optional orientation sessions are scheduled for September 11 at 6:30 p.m. for the Thursday evening class and September 12 at 9:30 a.m. for the Friday morning class. Classes begin September 18 or 19 and are open to all New Jersey residents. Learn more here.