Announcements

February 25, 2015

Receive Extra Discount During kite+key Technology Weeklong Trade-in Event
kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, is holding a technology trade-in event, March 2 through March 6, at the various student centers. You will receive an additional $10 for your item. Check here for dates, times, and locations. If you can’t make it to the event, kite+key accepts trade-ins every day. You can exchange old technology for a kite+key gift card. kite+key is an Apple-authorized campus store carrying a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, Asus products and accessories, and offers a range of services, warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new website for kite+key, which is located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Stay current on specials and promotions by following kite+key on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.

Register Now for HIPHOP 5K Run/Walk to Support Student-run Community Service and Health Education Programs: March 14
The entire university community is invited to participate in HIPHOP’s 16th annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on March 14 beginning at 10 a.m. at Johnson Park, Piscataway. The event is hosted by the Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Proceeds benefit the HIPHOP Promise Clinic, which provides free medical services to uninsured New Brunswick residents, in addition to supporting HIPHOP’s central New Jersey community health education programs and events. The 5K Fun Run/Walk is conducted on a flat course that starts and finishes near the animal haven and follows paved roadways near the Raritan River. Through March 2, the entry fee is $14 per participant or $12 per person for a team of five or more. Thereafter, the fee is $15. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The first 200 runners or walkers to register receive a free T-shirt. Register and get more information here.

2015 Part-time and Summer Job Fair
The 2015 Part-time and Summer Job Fair will be held on April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. All Rutgers departments and affiliates interested in hiring students for part-time and/or summer jobs, as well as non-Rutgers affiliates such as area businesses, are encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli, job location and development program coordinator, at jldp@ofa.rutgers.edu. Register here.

Register Kids for Summer Camp Now
Registration is open for the 2015 New Horizons Summer Camps, beginning June 23, at Cook/Douglass Recreation Center. Day camp for children 5 to 11 includes sports, fitness, science, arts and crafts, trips, swimming lessons, and more. Adventure Camp for children 11 to 16 offers scuba diving, surfing, biking, hiking, and more. Learn more here.

February 18, 2015

Movement Classes at No Charge for Those with Parkinson’s Disease
The Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is partnering with the New Jersey Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to present a series of movement classes for people with Parkinson’s disease. Classes are free, March through June, at the RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center and the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center, both in New Brunswick. Drop-ins are welcome. Details here.

Want to Update? Exchange Your Old Technology at the Rutgers Tech Store
You can trade in your old technology at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store in Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus. Kite+key is an Apple-authorized store that carries a full line of Apple products, plus Dell, HP, Samsung, and Asus products, and accessories such as headphones, cases, computer sleeves, and portable drives. In addition to trade-ins, cutting-edge products, and competitive pricing, kite+key offers computer repair, iPhone/iPad cracked screen repair, accidental damage and warranty protection, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. Watch for the launch of the new kite+key website (kiteandkey.rutgers.edu) coming soon. Learn more about trade-ins here or call 848-445-1127. Stay up-to-date on specials and promotions by following kite+key on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to its mailing list.

February 11, 2015

Next Treasurer’s Town Hall Meeting: February 16
The university community is invited to the treasurer’s town hall meeting on February 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Essex Rooms 231-232 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The meeting will include a presentation and discussion about strategies for the renewal and consolidation of the administrative and student information systems and a report by Don Smith, vice president for information technology, regarding IT initiatives, with a special focus on wireless at Rutgers–Newark.

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. Contact Amy Creteau, associate manager for Student Employment, at 848-932-2644, or amy.creteau@ofa.rutgers.edu, with questions.

February 4, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Inductees
View a brief video announcing the 2015 recipients of the highest honor the university can bestow upon its graduates. RSVP to attend this year’s gala honoring them, May 2, at 6 p.m., at the Heldrich Hotel, New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Save during Rutgers University Inn's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Take advantage of special rates available during the yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center, which serves continuing education programs, overnight guests, conferences, and other groups. The inn is located at the edge of the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Learn more here.

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.