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November 16, 2016

CCLC Family Events
CCLC families and the university community in Newark are invited to a Potluck Thanksgiving meal at CCLC, Newark, on November 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Contact Andreas Dimitratos at 973-623-0182 or adimitratos@cclc.com with questions. On November 23, join children and friends at the CCLC, Piscataway, location for a Friends Giving party at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Michelle Hoffman at 732-699-1017 or mhoffman@cclc.com.

Wright Celebration Charity Event: November 19, Piscataway
The Wright Way Academy Foundation presents the Wright Celebration Charity Event on November 19 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the Livingston Plaza lawn, Piscataway, preceding the Penn State vs. Rutgers football game. The $50 admission fee includes a gourmet buffet, spirits, music, and entertainment. Purchase tickets here under “Events.” For more information, contact The Wright Cut Barber Shop at 732-463-1634.

Show Your Creative Side, Compete for Cash Prizes
University employees and their families are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, taking place from January 23 through April 19, 2017. All entries are submitted free of charge and must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years. Kits, paint-by-number pieces, photocopies or photographs of artwork, magazine or book illustrations, and random snapshots are not accepted. All work must be properly framed and wired. Art work will be received on January 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NJMS’s Medical Science Building, Room B515, Newark. The registration deadline is January 13. Register and learn more here. For additional information, contact Noreen Gomez at 973-972-4795.

November 9, 2016

Donate to CCLC Food Drive
Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC) will hold a food drive from November 7 through November 18. Donations of nonperishable food are welcome and will be delivered to a local food pantry for the Thanksgiving season. Donations can be dropped off at either CCLC in Newark or CCLC in Piscataway. Donations in Piscataway will be sent to FISH Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides services to families in need in that area. For more information, contact Andreas Dimitratos in Newark at 973-623-0182 or adimitratos@cclc.com or Michelle Hoffman in Piscataway at 732-699-1017 or mhoffman@cclc.com.

Show Your Creative Side, Compete for Cash Prizes
Don’t hide your talent. All university employees and their families are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Exhibit and Awards of the National Arts Program for Rutgers at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark, taking place from January 23 through April 19, 2017. The National Arts Program is designed to give artists at all skill levels an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. All entries are submitted free of charge and must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years. Kits, paint-by-number pieces, photocopies or photographs of artwork, magazine or book illustrations, and random snapshots are not accepted. All work must be properly framed and wired. Art work will be received on January 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NJMS’s Medical Science Building, Room B515, Newark. The registration deadline is January 13. Register and learn more here. For additional information, contact Noreen Gomez at 973-972-4795.

November 2, 2016

Donate to CCLC Food Drive
Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC) will hold a food drive from November 7 through November 18. Donations of nonperishable food are welcome and will be delivered to a local food pantry for the Thanksgiving season. Donations can be dropped off at either CCLC in Newark or CCLC in Piscataway. Donations in Piscataway will be sent to FISH Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides services to families in need in that area. For more information, contact Andreas Dimitratos in Newark at 973-623-0182 or adimitratos@cclc.com or Michelle Hoffman in Piscataway at 732-699-1017 or mhoffman@cclc.com.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

October 26, 2016

250

Play “Rutgers Discovery”
The School of Arts and Sciences’ Cyberlearning Innovation and Research Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the Rutgers 250 Office are conducting a puzzle room/scavenger hunt to celebrate the 250th Anniversary. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Teams of 3 to 5 people can register for a time period between November 6 and November 13 to play “Rutgers Discovery” starting at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The puzzle room generates a unique set of scavenger-hunt clues, leading teams exploring across the New Brunswick campuses. Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the best finishing times and the funniest photos. Register and view the rules here

October 19, 2016

Woodwind Day at Mason Gross Extension Division: October 23, New Brunswick
Calling all woodwind players. Join the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division on October 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Woodwind Day in the Marryott Music BuildingNicholas Music Center, and Robert E. Mortensen Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Students can attend master classes, workshops, and concerts and purchase an assortment of woodwind instruments and accessories. A repair specialist from Elefante Music will be on site to make minor repairs free of charge. Advance registration is $20. Registration at the door is $25. Parents and guardians attend for free. Register here.

Creative Writing in Newark
Ars Literarium, a student-run literary journal in humanities, encourages the submission of feature creative writing and artistic work of students and faculty at New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Newark. The journal focuses on narrative medicine and encourages personal development in the medical profession through creatively sharing experiences of learning the art and science of medicine. The journal will uphold literary work in medical humanities in the form of short stories, poetry, digital photography, and art. The journal is currently supervised by Beth Pletcher, associate professor at NJMS, in affiliation with the Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine Center and headed by editors, primarily NJMS students. Learn more here.

Kite+Key Anniversary Appy Hour: October 20, Piscataway
Celebrate the third anniversary of kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, at an Appy Hour there on October 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to Apple’s iOS 10 update from Apple ambassador Mitesh Rathod. All attendees will receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Free light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Register via the kite+key Facebook page, email at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or phone at 848-445-1127. Kite+key is located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

Art and Architecture Film Series
An Art and Architecture film series on alternating Wednesday evenings is coming to Rutgers Cinema, beginning in November. Learn about Rutgers Cinema shows and times here.

October 12, 2016

Volunteer to Host International Students on Thanksgiving
The university’s Center for Global Services’ International Friendship Program is seeking volunteers from the Rutgers and New Brunswick-area communities for its Holiday Dinner Program. The program provides an opportunity for international students and scholars to experience Thanksgiving and for Rutgers and local community members to invite international guests into their homes. The program’s goal is for participants to share in friendship and cross-cultural learning. Hosts can request any number of international guests to join their Thanksgiving celebration. Host applications will be accepted until October 21. Information regarding the international guest(s) assigned to your family will be provided on or around November 11. To sign up as host, complete this form. Learn more here.

Sign Up for R Game Day
The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is once again hitting the road to help fans go BIG. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights in the stadium, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers tailgate events before every away game this season. Tickets are $25; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets include unlimited buffet, Rutgers Athletics entertainment and special guest appearances, and exclusive RUAA giveaways. Cash bar with drink specials also will be available. Learn more and sign up here

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

CCLC Community Social: October 18: Newark and Piscataway
The entire family is invited to join Children’s Creative Learning Center’s (CCLC) Community Social in Newark or Piscataway on October 18. Newark’s social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Piscataway’s social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. CCLC’s robust early-learning programs offer family-style dining as part of a child’s overall experience. Children and teachers engage with each other during mealtimes to learn about serving each other and trying nutritious foods. Visit and meet teachers and staff. Learn more about Newark’s CCLC here and Piscataway’s CCLC here

Chamber Music for Precollege and Adult Participants
Chamber Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers a variety of performance opportunities encompassing jazz and classical styles for precollege and adult participants. These include the Young Artist, Adult Chamber Music, and Chamber Jazz programs. If you missed the audition sessions, you can still participate. Send video or MP3 to Allison Brewster Franzetti (afranzetti@masongross.rutgers.edu). The semester begins October 16. Learn more here.

Kite+Key Anniversary Appy Hour: October 20, Piscataway
Celebrate the third anniversary of kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, at an Appy Hour there on October 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to Apple’s iOS 10 update from Apple ambassador Mitesh Rathod. All attendees will receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Free light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Register via the kite+key Facebook page, email at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or phone at 848-445-1127. Kite+key is located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

October 5, 2016

Volunteer to Host International Students on Thanksgiving
The university’s Center for Global Services’ International Friendship Program is seeking volunteers from the Rutgers and New Brunswick-area communities for its Holiday Dinner Program. The program provides an opportunity for international students and scholars to experience Thanksgiving and for Rutgers and local community members to invite international guests into their homes. The program’s goal is for participants to share in friendship and cross-cultural learning. Hosts can request any number of international guests to join their Thanksgiving celebration. Host applications will be accepted until October 21. Information regarding the international guest(s) assigned to your family will be provided on or around November 11. To sign up as host, complete this form. Learn more here.

Lifelong Learning Day: October 14, New Brunswick
Rutgers Continuing Studies hosts the university’s first Lifelong Learning Day celebration on October 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. downstairs in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate. Activities include: writing an answer to the question, “What’s the greatest thing you've ever learned?"; taking and sharing “selfies” with cutouts of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Frederick Douglass; and participating in a video inquiring, “What do you want to learn next?" Learn more here.

CCLC Community Social: October 18: Newark and Piscataway
The entire family is invited to join Children’s Creative Learning Center’s (CCLC) Community Social in Newark or Piscataway on October 18. Newark’s social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Piscataway’s social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. CCLC’s robust early-learning programs offer family-style dining as part of a child’s overall experience. Children and teachers engage with each other during mealtimes to learn about serving each other and trying nutritious foods. Visit and meet teachers and staff. Learn more about Newark’s CCLC here and Piscataway’s CCLC here

Kite+Key Anniversary Appy Hour: October 20, Piscataway
Celebrate the third anniversary of kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, at an Appy Hour there on October 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to Apple’s iOS 10 update from Apple ambassador Mitesh Rathod. All attendees will receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Free light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Register via the kite+key Facebook page, email at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or phone at 848-445-1127. Kite+key is located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

September 28, 2016

Halloweenfest at Rutgers Cinema: Piscataway
Celebrate Halloween on Saturdays at 10 p.m. throughout October as Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Piscataway, hosts its first Halloweenfest with showings of Halloween-themed films. The lineup includes Friday the 13th, Psycho, It Follows, Evil Dead 2, and Shaun of the Dead. Tickets are $7 with a Rutgers ID, $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets and learn more here. Rutgers Cinema is a state-of-the-art digital theater that provides first-run movies at a discounted rate, staff-friendly showtimes daily within the 5 p.m. hour, marked-down menu prices, events, and festivals. Contact Rutgers Cinema at 848-445-1124. 

CCLC Community Social: October 18: Newark and Piscataway
The entire family is invited to join Children’s Creative Learning Center’s (CCLC) Community Social in Newark or Piscataway on October 18. Newark’s social will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Piscataway’s social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. CCLC’s robust early-learning programs offer family-style dining as part of a child’s overall experience. Children and teachers engage with each other during mealtimes to learn about serving each other and trying nutritious foods. Visit and meet teachers and staff. Learn more about Newark’s CCLC here and Piscataway’s CCLC here

Kite+Key Anniversary Appy Hour: October 20, Piscataway
Celebrate the third anniversary of kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, at an Appy Hour there on October 20 from noon to 1 p.m. Learn tips and tricks to Apple’s iOS 10 update from Apple ambassador Mitesh Rathod. All attendees will receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Free light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Register via the kite+key Facebook page, email at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or phone at 848-445-1127. Kite+key is located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

September 21, 2016

Support the Feminist Art Project
The Feminist Art Project, an international collaborative initiative with its national office at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, celebrates the feminist art movement and the aesthetic, intellectual, and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice past and present. The national office has launched its inaugural crowdfunding campaign and encourages the university community to shine a spotlight on the accomplishments of women artists and effect permanent change. Learn more here.

Volunteer to Host International Students on Thanksgiving
The university’s Center for Global Services’ International Friendship Program is seeking volunteers from the Rutgers and New Brunswick-area communities for its Holiday Dinner Program. The program provides an opportunity for international students and scholars to experience Thanksgiving and for Rutgers and local community members to invite international guests into their homes. The program’s goal is for participants to share in friendship and cross-cultural learning. Hosts can request any number of international guests to join their Thanksgiving celebration. Host applications will be accepted until October 21. Information regarding the international guest(s) assigned to your family will be provided on or around November 11. To sign up as host, complete this form. Learn more here.

September 14, 2016

Volunteer to Become a Crisis Response Advocate
Rutgers' Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance is recruiting faculty, staff, and students to become volunteer New Brunswick crisis response advocates. Advocates provide support, information, and referrals at the time of a domestic violence or sexual assault crisis. A 65-hour intensive weekend training will be held in October. The application deadline is September 23. View application materials here. For questions, contact Lisa Smith at 848-932-1181 or smithlj@echo.rutgers.edu

Sign Up for R Game Day
The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is once again hitting the road to help fans go BIG. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights in the stadium, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers tailgate events before every away game this season. Tickets are $25; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets include unlimited buffet, Rutgers Athletics entertainment and special guest appearances, and exclusive RUAA giveaways. Cash bar with drink specials also will be available. Learn more and sign up here

Mason Gross Extension Division Drop-In: September 17, New Brunswick
Drop in at the Extension Division of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on September 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to observe classes and programs. Drop-in days allow prospective students to observe any ongoing classes, ensembles, or a particular instructor in action before registering or scheduling a trial lesson. Learn more here.

Bee-ginner's Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture: September 22–24, Bordentown
Attend the Office of Continuing Professional Education’s two-and-a-half day Bee-ginner's Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture to gain valuable insights to further your beekeeping hobby or business, from September 22 to September 24 at the Rutgers Eco Complex, Bordentown. The $245 course fee covers hands-on training, Penn State's 100-page Beekeeping Basics textbook, breakfast each day, and two lunches. Learn more here.

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