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Register for the Student Center Catering Showcase
Rutgers Student Life, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its first annual student center catering showcase on January 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event showcases caterers and gives the Rutgers community a chance to sample specialties and see the options for future meetings, events, and receptions. Please RSVP by December 19. Learn more and register here.
RU-tv Airs The Global City on December 5
RU-tv invites faculty and staff members to watch The Global City live on December 5 at 9 a.m. on RU-tv channel 8 and online here. The Global City is in its third season and is a unique program that gives Rutgers students an opportunity to work and interact with their international peers. This semester, Rutgers and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, cohost along with students in Tel-Aviv and other international schools. This season’s discussion is about relationships and dating across cultures. The Rutgers community is invited to take part in the discussion on Twitter with the handle @GlobalCity3. Learn more on the Global City Facebook page.
Vets4Warriors Program Expansion
Vets4Warriors, a peer-support program at University Behavioral Health Care and supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, has expanded. Vets4Warriors now supports all active duty servicemen and women and their families, in addition to continuing to aid National Guard and all military reserve members and their families. Learn more about the program 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.
National Arts Program Submissions
New Jersey Medical School invites Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences employees and their families to submit artwork for the National Arts Program. The registration deadline is January 9. A reception follows in February. Please contact Noreen Gomez at email@example.com or 973-972-4795 for more information. Learn more here.
Road Work in Piscataway
Road improvements to River Road from Hoes Lane West to Sutphen Road in Piscataway will begin the first week of December and is anticipated to last for one year. Lane shifts should be anticipated during this period.
Parking App from the New Brunswick Parking Authority
Members of the Rutgers community may download a new parking app to make mobile payments for City of New Brunswick municipal meters and lots. Sign up for an account here or download the app on a mobile device. Learn more here.
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Kite+Key
Kite+Key, the Rutgers Tech Store hosts its Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on December 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty and staff members qualify for Apple Education Pricing on iMac, Macbook, and other Apple products, but on this one-day event, Kite+Key offers an additional discount off of the reduced education price. Kite+Key is an Apple authorized campus store that carries a full line of Apple products. The store also carries Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. Learn more about the event here (PDF).
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble at Rutgers
Barnes & Noble at Rutgers offers discounts for Rutgers employees from December 4 through December 7 at all New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campus Barnes & Noble College stores, including the Livingston Convenience Store, Cook–Douglass Bookstore, Rutgers Spirit Shop, SAC Convenience Store, and the Busch Convenience Store. University employees should present a Rutgers ID to the cashier before checking out to receive a 25% discount on all Rutgers apparel, gifts, and general reading books. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Items excluded from this sale include, but are not limited to, textbooks, custom clothing or gift orders, special orders, emblematic computer accessories or school supplies, eBooks, nook, Rosetta Stone, gift cards, and convenience items. This discount is not available online.
The Brodsky Center's 2013 Holiday Sale
The Judith K. and David J. Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, hosts its online holiday sale through January 10. All sale prints are available at 30 percent off with an extra 5 percent discount for Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. To place an order, please contact Allison Lindblom at 848-932-5246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View prints here.
Flu Vaccines at Rutgers Occupational Health Are Still Available
The Department of Occupational Health offers its final flu clinic of the year on November 21 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the basement of Hurtado Health Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Vaccines are given while supplies last. Faculty and staff members who cannot attend this clinic should call 848-932-8254 to schedule an appointment.
Kite+Key Black Friday Event
Kite+Key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts a Black Friday event on November 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This one-day event features special promotions below their everyday educational pricing. Members of the Rutgers community who are interested in purchasing technology products or accessories for the holiday season are welcome to attend this event. Kite+Key is an Apple Authorized Campus Store and carries a full line of Apple products. The store also carries Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. Learn more here (pdf).
Registration Is Open for Mason Gross Extension Division's Mock Audition Workshop
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers a mock audition workshop for precollege students on November 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Marryott Music Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This workshop is ideal for students preparing for all-state, region, and collegiate auditions. This workshop is free. Learn more and RSVP here.
Rutgers Day 2014 Program Submission Period Begins
Those who would like to learn more about Rutgers Day and how to submit a program can register for an overview workshop. The dates, times, and locations are listed on the website. Select "For Rutgers Day Program Providers" in the yellow box to log into the private site with your NetID. You can also view the Rutgers Day Overview PDF listed in the navy blue navigation bar. Still have questions? Call 732-932-7823, ext. 672, or email email@example.com.
Registration Is Open for Mason Gross Extension Division's Precollege Workshops
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, offers precollege workshops for children and teenagers such as the Rutgers Youth Percussion Ensemble Clinic on November 16, the Visual Arts Workshop Series in Native American Sand Painting on November 23, and the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble “Swinging” Improvisational Workshops on December 3 and December 9. Registration is required for some of these workshops. The Young Artist Program also hosts weekly forums for precollege music students, their family members, and instructors. The community is invited to attend these free events. Learn more and RSVP here.
Flu Vaccines at Rutgers Occupational Health Are Still Available
The Department of Occupational Health offers its final flu clinic of the year on November 8 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the basement of Hurtado Health Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Vaccines are given while supplies last. Faculty and staff members who cannot attend this clinic should call 848-932-8254 to schedule an appointment.
Free Part-time Jobs Posting Database
The Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid manages the Job Location and Development Program (JLDP), which is a federally funded employment program. The JLDP is open to all currently enrolled Rutgers students only. There are no student eligibility requirements beyond current enrollment. The JLDP is open to all Rutgers affiliates, as well as to non-Rutgers affiliates, such as area businesses. Those interested in hiring non-federal work study program funded Rutgers student employees for part-time and/or seasonal employment opportunities, please contact Michelle Brugnoli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-2648. Please note that JLDP jobs are posted only at the discretion of the Student Employment Office/Office of Financial Aid. Learn more here.
Registration Is Open for SMART Precollege Enrichment Program
Applications are now available for the winter 2014 Science, Medicine, and Related Topics (SMART) precollege enrichment program offered by New Jersey Medical School. This program cultivates students’ interest in health science and research and culminates in enhanced competitiveness and expansion of the pool of underrepresented minority students in these health-related professions. The program focuses on youth development and academic excellence and is open to students in grades 6–12. Learn more here.
Registration Is Open for Rutgers Recreation's Teachers' Convention Camp
Rutgers Recreation offers camp sessions on November 7 and 8 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Schools in New Jersey are closed for the NJEA Convention on these dates. Registration is $65 per child for one day or $120 for both days. Activities tentatively scheduled are free swim, arts and crafts, science, sports, and a local trip. The fee includes morning and afternoon snacks and all trips. Lunch is not provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Register here.
Grand Opening of Kite+Key, The Rutgers Tech Store
After almost two years of planning, Rutgers University has launched Kite+Key, The Rutgers Tech Store. The store is located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Kite+Key offers a range of technology products and accessories such as laptops, printers, tablets, and portable drives, and will partner with the Office of Information Technology to offer affordable and reliable service and technical support. Current students, faculty, and staff members may receive Apple education pricing on Apple tablets, computers, and laptops at this location. Learn more here.
Submit a Video to RU-tv Network
RU-tv Network welcomes video submissions from the Rutgers community. Faculty and staff members who have produced, or plan to produce, a video project and would like RU-tv to consider airing it on the network, should consider submitting creative content. All types of programming are considered. Read the submission guidelines and learn more here.
No Time to Practice!: Help for Pre-College Music Students and Their Families
The Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick, presents Chiu-Ling Lin, artistic director of the Young Artist Program, on October 5 at 1 p.m. in the Schare Recital Hall of the Marryott Music Building on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Director Lin discusses effective practice strategies, time management, and audition preparation. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Flu Shots for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Employees in Newark and Scotch Plains
The New Jersey Medical School Occupational Medicine Service (OMS) will be offering free flu shots to Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) employees in Newark and Scotch Plains starting October 1. Please view the schedule and location of flu shot clinics on the Occupational Health Department website here. RBHS employees may also receive flu vaccines on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by OMS in Suite GA-167 of the Stanley S. Bergen Building at Rutgers Health Sciences–Newark. No appointment is necessary to receive vaccinations at OMS in Newark.
Office of Student Access and Educational Equity
The Office of Student Access and Educational Equity has been newly created as a division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and is under the direction of senior director James H. Whitney III. The Office of Student Access and Educational Equity seeks to create a comprehensive, innovative, and educational pipeline that supports emerging scholars in their quest to succeed academically and professionally from the precollege level through graduate and professional school. Offices within this area include the School of Arts and Sciences Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), School of Environmental and Biological Sciences EOF, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.