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NJMS Is Accepting Artwork for the Fall Arts Festival
New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) hosts its Fall Arts Festival from September 4 through January 8. Artists may submit original display-ready works of art such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilts, needlepoint, and more. Please contact email@example.com or 973-972-4795 with any questions. Learn more here.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Openings Available for September Enrollment
The Rutgers–Livingston Day Care Center, New Jersey's first nationally accredited early childhood program, has several spaces available in a pre-K and kindergarten classroom for September enrollment. Children born between October 1, 2008, and September 30, 2010, are eligible. The center supports families as they pursue education and career goals and provides an exemplary early care and education program where children are safe, nurtured, and challenged. The curriculum is developmentally appropriate and is designed to foster social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. Please contact 732-445-4747 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 contact Lauren Olsen at email@example.com. Learn more here.
A Few Spots Remain Open for Summer Art Camp
A limited number of spaces remain for the Summer Art Camp sessions for young artists 11–14 years of age at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Weeklong classes begin July 21 and July 28, featuring topics such as Japanese Anime, comic book creations, portraits, and puppetry. View the full schedule and register here.
Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and University Radiology, now 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.
The HomeStyles Project for Parents of Preschoolers
The HomeStyles Project, a collaboration between Rutgers, the University of Arizona, and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, helps parents of preschoolers shape their homes and lifestyles to raise happy, healthy, and safe kids. HomeStyles includes a series of program guides that give quick tips and fun ideas from experts and other parents to help make small changes and simple choices at home. Parents choose from 12 guides over the next 12 months and choose which changes to make and how. These free tips can help any family, even those with busy lives and tight budgets. It takes about 15 minutes to review each guide. Parents may try simple changes and do surveys along the way and earn more than $125 and keep gifts that are sent to help. Interested parents may sign up here.
Laptop and Tablet Sale for Faculty and Staff
For a limited time, kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, offers discounted pricing on select laptops and tablets for faculty and staff only. Kite+key is located at The Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Quantities are limited and while supplies last. Stay up-to-date on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or subscribe to the mailing list. View pricing here.
Changes to Health Sciences Libraries' Websites
In June, the Rutgers University Libraries instituted three major changes to the websites of the health sciences libraries. URLs were changed to match the Rutgers naming convention—for example, specific libraries are now found at www.libraries.rutgers.edu/[name of library]. Website designs now reflect the style of the Rutgers University Libraries website, and in select cases, health sciences libraries webpages that duplicated similar preexisting Rutgers University Libraries services (such as interlibrary loan) were consolidated. Learn more here.
Comprehensive Women's Health Services at All Stages of Life
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group features more than three dozen specialists in all aspects of women's health, including adolescent and adult gynecology, obstetric care, maternal-fetal medicine, and urogynecology. The department provides a continuum of care for women and is part of one of the largest multispecialty physician practices in the state with more than 520 physicians in 200-plus specialties and subspecialties. Additional information about the practice and its services is available by calling 732-235-6600.
Submit Artwork to Rutgers Libraries
The Rutgers University Libraries seeks artists and scholars who would like to exhibit their work during the fall 2014/spring 2015/summer 2015 season. The Art Library exhibit space is booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Please direct questions or inquiries to Megan Lotts, art librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 848-932-7189.
Registration for Kids Create Summer Arts Camp Closes on July 14
There is still time to register children ages 6–12 for the Kids Create summer arts day camp offered by the Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA), Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., children develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Classes are taught by professional musicians and artists from MGSA and Youth Stages. Session I is from August 4–8 and Session II is from August 11–15 on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The online application deadline is July 14. Learn more and register here.
Parking and Road Closures on the Busch Campus
Construction of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building on Bevier Road on the Busch Campus begins shortly. Lot 54 across the street is closed through August 15. During that time, the lot will also be renovated and expanded. Bevier Road will be closed between Taylor Road and Titsworth Place for the duration of construction, which will be completed in the fall of 2016. In addition, Lot 57C will be eliminated as part of the building construction. Temporarily parking is available in the Russell Apartments Lot or Lot 62 at the Davidson Residence Hall.
Early Registration for Friends and Family Recreation Memberships (New Brunswick)
Faculty, staff, and students may sponsor nonaffiliates for their own "courtesy" memberships. The early registration period for the 2014–2015 year runs through July 10. Friends and family members may enjoy 10 percent off the $360 full-year annual registration fee during this time. Memberships include access to all five fitness and recreation centers in New Brunswick and Piscataway and a parking permit. Membership also includes access to personal training, fitness classes, trips, and more. Visit any recreation center with a new member and start off the membership year with a new workout partner! Contact the Recreation Administration Office with any questions at 848-445-0462. Learn more here.
Registration Is Now Open for Bassoonapalooza
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a bassoon workshop on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for high school students of all levels. Participants discover and develop musical skills through participation in coaching sessions, master classes, and workshops. The art of making bassoon reeds and fundamental concepts of reed adjustment are also explored in workshop format. Learn more and register here.
Registration Is Still Open for Kids Create Summer Camp at Mason Gross
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is still accepting registrations for its Kids Create Summer Camp. Children participate in music, dance, theater, and visual arts from August 4–8 or August 11–15. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., children develop their imaginations and skills through drawing, painting, collage, movement, music, improvisational theater, creative dramatics, and playwriting. Classes are taught by professional musicians and artists from the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Youth Stages. Each week’s offerings are unique, so children may participate in one or both weeks. Camp weeks end with showcases, giving students the opportunity to perform for their families. No prior experience needed. Before and aftercare are available for an additional charge. Learn more and register here.
Low-Cost Lung Cancer Screenings Now Available
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Radiology, now offers low-cost and low-dose CT scans as part of its Lung Cancer Screening Program. Individuals who are age 50 or older, 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.
Registration Is Open for Musical Theater "You Need to Be on Broadway" Conservatory Auditions
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts open auditions for the "You Need to Be on Broadway" High School Musical Theater Conservatory on June 17. This musical theater conservatory aims to provide talented high school students from the tristate area with the skills needed to excel in the professional world of musical theater. During the intensive program, students undergo rigorous training in dance (jazz and ballet), voice, acting, and stage performance. Additionally, conservatory students receive audition and industry coaching as well as technical feedback from New York theater professionals. Learn more about conservatory auditions or the five-month conservatory here.
Summer at the USAI Pool
Rutgers faculty, staff, alumni, and their families are eligible to join the University Swimming Association, Inc. (USAI). USAI is an outdoor membership pool located on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The main pool includes a diving board and lap swimming lanes, as well as a separate kiddie pool. Club members may also enjoy grilling in a shaded picnic area and playing sports on a grassy field. A free open house for prospective members is held on June 22.
Registration Is Open for Learn to Row Camp for Children Ages 13–16
New Horizons offers an introductory program on the basics of rowing technique from June 30 to July 3. Students learn to row on the Raritan River at the Class of 1914 Boat House, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. As students develop their skills, they graduate to racing shells. Each student also learns the proper use of the indoor ergometer and flexibility and strength training skills. Please call the New Horizons office with any questions at 848-445-8285. Learn more here.
Early Registration for Friends and Family Recreation Memberships (New Brunswick) Begins June 16
Faculty, staff, and students may sponsor a non-affiliate for their own "courtesy" memberships. The early registration period for the 2014–2015 year runs from June 16 to July 10. Friends and family members may enjoy 10% off the $360 full-year annual registration fee during this time. Memberships include access to all five fitness and recreation centers in New Brunswick and Piscataway and a parking permit. Membership also includes access to personal training, fitness classes, trips, and more. Visit any recreation center with a new member and start off the membership year with a new workout partner! Contact the Recreation Administration Office with any questions at 848-445-0462. Learn more here.
Adult Chamber Music Program Workshops
The Adult Chamber Music Program in the Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is designed for nonprofessional adult musicians, specifically instrumentalists and vocalists, who are passionate about chamber music. On June 8, the Extension Division hosts the last workshop in a series of four Adult Chamber Music workshops. These workshops are open to both current program participants and members of the general public seeking to develop their chamber music skills. Learn more here.
The Plaza at Livingston Campus Is Open for the Summer
Rutgers Cinema, Qdoba, Starbucks, 16 Handles, Etoile Nails, kite+key, Henry’s Diner, and Hoja remain open this summer on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Store hours may be viewed here. Stay up-to-date on activities by liking The Plaza on Facebook and following it on twitter. Henry’s Diner has half-priced salads at lunchtime this summer. Rutgers Cinema and Henry’s Diner have also teamed up for a $15 dinner and movie combo on June 16, 19, 23, and 26. Kite+key offers monthly Appy Hours as well as Apple Education Pricing, 16 Handles now has smoothies, and Hoja has a delivery service. Watch a promo about The Plaza here.
RBHS: Hiring Work Study Student Employees
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) faculty and staff members are eligible to hire Rutgers legacy undergraduate student employees for part-time work at no cost to departmental funds. The Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid administers the Federal Work Study Program, which is a federally funded program that pays currently enrolled students to work while they are in college. Those interested in hiring Rutgers legacy undergraduate students for part-time work for the 2014–2015 academic year are invited to an information session on June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon in room 411ABC of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Please RSVP to Tammy Boslet at email@example.com on or before June 10.