Announcements

April 16, 2014

Eduroam Is Now Available to the Rutgers Community
Eduroam allows Rutgers faculty, staff, and students to take advantage of free and secure wireless services when visiting an eduroam® (education roaming) member university and also allows visitors from member universities access when visiting Rutgers. Most Big 10 schools are participating members of the eduroam consortium. Eduroam is being phased in and is not enabled everywhere, but look for eduroam in the list of available wireless networks or check the webpage below. In order to connect to eduroam, users need to configure devices by running the Rutgers eduroam installer and authenticating with a Rutgers netID and password. It is highly recommended that the installer be run before leaving the Rutgers campus; however, users should be able to access and run the installer at any location with internet access. More information, including installer configuration instructions, coverage areas, and a list of participating institutions, may be found here.

Swim for Life: Free Adult Swim Instruction
Rutgers Recreation offers Swim for Life, a day of free adult swim instruction, on May 6 at Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Sessions are offered from 1–3 p.m., 3–5 p.m. and 5–7 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.

Register for Rutgers Aquatics A.L.E.R.T. Training School
The Rutgers A.L.E.R.T. Training School at Rutgers Recreation is open and accepting registrations. American Red Cross Lifeguarding, WSI (Water Safety Instructor), LGI (Lifeguarding Instructor), CPR, Waterfront Lifeguarding, and the National Swimming Pool Foundation's CPO (Certified Pool Operators) courses are available. Please contact zoe.everett225@gmail.com with questions. Learn more here.

Student Applications for the Darien Learning Community: Citizenship and Civic Engagement
The Eagleton Institute of Politics and the Department of Political Science, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, request faculty and staff to encourage students to apply to the Darien Learning Community: Citizenship and Civic Engagement for the fall 2014 term. It is an opportunity for students to put their interest in politics into action on the Rutgers campus and in local communities. Students benefit from being a member of RU Voting and register, educate, and mobilize other Rutgers students to be politically active. Students meet weekly with professors and other politically engaged students to explore the connections between political theory and political practice and develop and implement civic and political engagement activities. This learning community is open to all majors and class years with a minimum GPA of 3.0. To request an application, please contact Ghada Endick at gendick@echo.rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

April 9, 2014

The Plaza at Livingston Campus
The Plaza is a pedestrian-friendly area with outdoor seating featuring 33,000 square feet of retail space situated below student housing on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Plaza is home to nine retail establishments: 16 Handles; etoile nail and spa; Qdoba; Hoja Asian Fusion; Starbucks; Henry's Diner; Kilmer's Market; Rutgers Cinema; and kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, in addition to a Chase Bank kiosk and Rutgers University Police. The Plaza serves as the epicenter of campus life where students, faculty, staff, and visitors gather to meet, eat, study, and play. Please visit the website for store hours and movie times and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for special announcements and promotions.

Center on the American Governor Launches New Website
The Center on the American Governor (CAG) at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has just launched a redesigned website. The site features a collection of source documents, data, interviews, and in-depth policy and political forums. CAG seeks to promote research and discussion on the role of the governor in the United States. It is building an extensive virtual archive and sponsors a range of academic activities on topics and issues related to offices of the governor across the country, as well as the administrations of selected governors in New Jersey. Explore CAG 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.

April 2, 2014

Rutgers University Press Launches Pinpoints, a New Series of Brief Books
Rutgers University Press
, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has launched Pinpoints, a new series of concise ebooks created to explore complex topics by synthesizing key theories, current scholarship, and important concepts in a brief, highly accessible style. Each Pinpoints ebook, under 100 pages, enables readers to gain a working knowledge of essential topics quickly. Written by leading Rutgers University faculty, the ebooks showcase preeminent scholars from the humanities, social sciences, or sciences and provide all readers with access to world-class teaching and research faculty. The development of this cutting-edge series allows the press, in partnership with the university, to deliver accessible scholarship beyond the campus. Learn more about Pinpoints and upcoming titles here (PDF).

Short-Term Apartment Rentals for Faculty and Staff
Rutgers University Facilities and Capital Planning offers short-term apartment rentals to all faculty and staff in need of temporary housing. Inventory consists of 26 one- 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 contact April Leavy at 848-445-6722 or april.leavy@rutgers.edu for further information.

April is Connecting the DOTS Month at Rutgers
Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services (RUDOTS) has partnered with Rutgers Student Life and other university and community groups to bring a transportation-themed month of events and activities to Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Please take the RUDOTS annual survey to share thoughts on the transportation system. Enjoy a full week of BikeRU events to support bicycling around campus from April 7–12, including Bike the B-Route, a Bicycle Resource Fair, and a Bike-In Movie. Attend a Pop-Up DOTS event where staff "pop up" across Rutgers–New Brunswick to answer transportation-related questions. Follow RUDOTS or BikeRU on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for event dates, locations, and other updates. Learn more about Connecting the DOTS here or email BikeRU@aps.rutgers.edu.

March 26, 2014

Registration Is Open for Nutritional Sciences Preschool
The Nutritional Sciences Preschool on the Cook/Douglass Campus has opened registration for the 2014–2015 academic year. The preschool is a developmentally appropriate and child-centered and directed program. Each child receives individual attention with college students in the classroom and from an observation booth. The curriculum emphasizes nutrition, healthy eating, and cooking. The preschool is a part-time program with 4-year-olds on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 3-year-olds on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lunch included. For more information or to arrange for a tour, please contact Harriet Worobey at harrietw@rci.rutgers.edu or 732-932-8895.

March 19, 2014

Hiring Student Employees for Part-Time Work
The Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid hosts the 2014 Part-Time and Summer Job Fair on April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. University schools, departments, and units are invited to recruit student employees for on-campus, part-time, and summer employment opportunities. The registration fee is waived for all on-campus employers. Nonuniversity businesses, agencies, and organizations are also invited to recruit student employees for a fee. Learn more and access registration forms here.

Save the Date: New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair, May 2
The N.J. Statewide Career and Internship Fair takes place on May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Werblin Recreation Center on the Busch Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This fair is open to current students, colleagues, alumni, and the general public. Help University Career Services share the fair by using the tag #NJstatewide on Facebook and Twitter. Learn more and view a list of participating employers 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.

March 12, 2014

Registration Is Now Open for Woodwind Day 2014
The Department of Music and Extension Division at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present Woodwind Day 2014 on March 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at locations on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. This event features woodwind workshops, master classes, performances, and an all-day vendor fair. View the schedule and register here.

Rutgers Gardens Family Garden Club
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers a family garden club in a series of four classes on April 5, May 3, June 7, and June 21. Workshops are an opportunity for children to learn the skills to grow their own vegetables and to develop a connection with nature and an appreciation for health foods. A single class is $25, or sign up for all four for $80. The workshops are for children ages 4–6 with an adult (adults attend for free). Vegetable garden internships are available for children ages 7–12. Learn more here.

EOHSI 2014 High School Summer Program
The Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) announces its Toxicology, Health, and Environmental Disease High School Summer Program. Students participate in a variety of laboratory activities such as DNA isolation, PCR, cell culture, and cytotoxicity studies and learn about careers in medicine, pharmacy, toxicology, environmental science, and research. This summer program is open to highly motivated high school students interested in the biomedical and environmental sciences. This summer program is for students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in fall 2014 and who have completed at least one high school biology course. Please contact Grace Guo at guo@eohsi.rutgers.edu or Debra Laskin at laskin@eohsi.rutgers.edu with questions. Learn more here.

March 5, 2014

Holi Color Celebration: Free Visual Arts Workshops for Children and Teens
The Extension Division at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers a free visual arts workshop for children and teens on March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Henry Guest House of the New Brunswick Free Public Library. The workshop celebrates the Indian Holi holiday with creative projects utilizing paint and collage. All materials are supplied. Learn more and register here.

Rutgers Gardens Summer Exploration Camp
Rutgers Gardens, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers a weeklong day camp in July for children who are interested in learning about the natural world by exploring plants, wildlife, and varied environments. The camp balances scheduled activities with a relaxed environment that is fun, safe, and educational and is geared for children from 9 to 13 years of age, or those entering the fourth through eighth grades. The early registration discount ends on April 1. Learn more here.

Prepare Your Child for College Success
The Summer Scholars Program is now accepting applications for their 2014 program for high-achieving high school juniors or younger. Students may apply to take up to two courses this summer at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Students can prepare for college, gain a competitive advantage for college admission, earn credits toward a university degree, explore possible majors, or take a prerequisite for an advanced course before entering college. Application deadlines and requirements may be found here.

Rutgers Recreation's New Horizons Summer Day Camp
Rutgers Recreation offers a New Horizons Summer Camp from June 23 through August 4 at the Cook Douglass Recreation Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, for children ages 5 to 11. Children are split into three age groups (5–6, 7–8, and 9–11). The camp offers swim lessons each day, as well as diverse daily offerings such as trips, arts and crafts, sports, science, special events, and more. The cost is $300 per week per child, but those who register by March 31 receive a $25 discount. Please contact Paul Fischbach at fischbach@aesop.rutgers.edu, or 848-445-0466, with questions. Learn more here.

February 26, 2014

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Website Launch
President Robert Barchi has created the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to support, promote, and advance the efforts of the many diversity-related units and programs serving the university. The new website has been launched and may be viewed here. Please visit the website to learn more about diversity resources and scholarship at Rutgers, as well as the people and initiatives that set Rutgers apart.

Register Student Employees for the Basic Office Skills Seminar (BOSS) Program
The BOSS Program at the Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid is designed to introduce Federal Work Study Program student employees to basic office skills, procedures, and appropriate workplace modes of behavior. Topics include attendance, communication, customer service, dress code, and appropriate uses of technology in the office. The BOSS Program is scheduled for March 5 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and March 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in room 411ABC of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Supervisors may register student employees who are in need of supplemental basic office skills training for either date by contacting Tammy Boslet at tammy.boslet@rutgers.edu.

Computer Repair Services are Now Available at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, and OIT
kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, in partnership with Rutgers Computer Repair at the Office of Information Technology (OIT), Rutgers University–New Brunswick, now offers computer repair services for any brand of computer and iPad, in or out of warranty. kite+key also offers loaner computers with the purchase of a service plan. Special kick-off events are held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the following dates and locations on the New Brunswick Campus: March 3 at the Busch Campus Center; March 4 at the Douglass Campus Center; March 5 at the Cook Campus Center; March 6 at the Livingston Student Center; and March 7 at the Rutgers Student Center. kite+key is located in the Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Please contact 848-445-1127 with questions. Learn more here (PDF).

Submissions Needed for Exhibition on the Art of the Tattoo
The Art Library at Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is preparing an exhibition on the Art of the Tattoo. This exhibit also includes a curated selection of printed images of tattoos found on members of the Rutgers community. Faculty and staff members are welcome to send high-resolution images of their tattoo(s) to rutgerstattoos@gmail.com. Images chosen for the exhibition will need to have a signed model release form before they may be hung in the Rutgers Art Library. Please contact Megan Lotts at megan.lotts@rutgers.edu or 848-932-7189 with questions.

February 19, 2014

Tuberculosis Testing for RBHS Employees in Newark
Rutgers Biological and Health Sciences (RBHS) employees in Newark who need skin testing for tuberculosis (TB) surveillance may do so onsite for free in Suite GA-167 of the Stanley S. Bergen Building on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for TB skin testing and any other employee-related health needs. Employees may also receive TB skin testing in the cafeteria of the University Hospital the week of February 17 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 12 to 4 p.m., and on February 24 and February 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please contact Monica Ferguson for additional onsite testing at fergusmr@njms.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Cinema at the Plaza on Livingston Campus
Rutgers Cinema on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is a state-of-the-art three-screen cinema showing first-run movies and featuring digital projectors, stadium seating, surround sound, and concessions. Tickets for faculty, staff, and students (or anyone with a Rutgers ID) are $5.50. Non-Rutgers patrons may enjoy movies for $7.50. For movies and show times, please visit the cinema website. The cinema also hosts film festivals and is available for special events. For pricing packages, please submit a rental inquiry to larry@rutgerscinema.com.

February 12, 2014

Social Media @RutgersU
Want to get the latest updates about weather-related closures? Follow the university's main Facebook and Twitter accounts for campus status alerts and other announcements. You can also check out our new Instagram page and LinkedIn University page for great photos, videos, and stories about Rutgers. Visit the Rutgers Social Media Directory to find accounts that interest you and join the conversation about all things Rutgers.

If you are interested in using social media at Rutgers, check out the Guidelines for Rutgers Social Media Accounts, which provide valuable tips for launching a social media presence and best practices for running a social media campaign. Communicators who want to build their social media skills should also consider signing up for the Communicator Certificate Program, which includes a social media course.