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April 6, 2016

Support for Students on the Autism Spectrum
April is National Autism Awareness Month. You can help make a difference for Rutgers students on the autism spectrum by making a gift to the College Support Program (CSP). CSP provides a range of essential individualized and group services to students. The fee-based program is supported by a small professional team and undergraduate volunteer mentors. Donations go toward expanding services, purchasing training materials, developing outreach and education campaigns, and creating scholarships to help ease the financial burden of, or make the program accessible to, students who are accepted into it. You can support the CSP crowdfunding campaign by making a donation here and spreading the message to your personal networks. View sample emails and social media posts here. Demonstrate support for students on the autism spectrum and promote a supportive and inclusive environment within the Rutgers community.

Habitat for Humanity On-Campus Build: Saturdays through April 23, New Brunswick
On Saturdays (April 9 to April 23) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rutgers Habitat for Humanity will build a garage on campus in Lot 98B, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offering a glimpse of Habitat for Humanity's mission and raising awareness of affordable housing. The garage is an essential component to the home being built for Nikeisa Johnson and her family, including her 2-year-old son, who requires 24-hour medical attention and has never been able to live at home with his family because of accessibility needs. Donations to the Rutgers chapter for this project are being matched dollar for dollar by a State Farm grant up to $10,000 through April 30. This month, show your support and come view the build on campus, or consider making a donation to this life-changing project.

 

March 30, 2016

Volunteers Requested for Rutgers University Commencement 2016
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University 250th Anniversary Commencement on May 15. Volunteer to be a commencement ambassador and encourage your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members to volunteer, too. All ambassadors will receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, and a thank-you gift. In addition, they attend a breakfast reception before commencement, are entered into a volunteers raffle, and gain the satisfaction of helping our newest alumni enjoy a great event. A few hours of your help will make a big difference. Register to volunteer and learn more here.

Recreation Guest Passes: Buy One, Get One Free
April is "Buy One, Get One Free" guest pass month to use recreation facilities at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Between April 1 and April 30, purchase a single-day guest pass or a six-pack punch card and receive a second one free. Guest passes have no expiration date. Guests must be at least 18 years old, present ID, and be accompanied by a member of the university community while using the facilities. Students can purchase a single-day guest pass for $5 and a six-pack punch card for $25. Faculty, staff, and recreation members can purchase a single-day guest pass for $10 and a six-pack punch card for $50. For more information, contact the recreation administration office at 848-445-0462.

March 23, 2016

Sign Up: RBHS Golf League
The annual Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Golf League begins its season on April 14 and is seeking new members and substitutes. The league plays nine holes at Rutgers Golf Course, Piscataway, on Thursdays, with tee times starting just after 4 p.m. and playoffs running through September. Registration must be submitted by April 1. Those who are unable to play every week can join as substitutes and play when they are available. Register here or send registration requests to Scot Stenroos at stenroos@rutgers.edu.

Seeking Volunteers Now for New Brunswick Summer Conference
Rutgers University–New Brunswick has been chosen to host the International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference from July 8 through July 15. The Department of Undergraduate Admissions is honored to have this opportunity to showcase the university to hundreds of counselors from around the world as it celebrates 250 years of being revolutionary. To help ensure the university’s best effort is made as conference host, Undergraduate Admissions is seeking student, faculty, and alumni volunteers to assist with registration, various events throughout the conference, the help desk, and other conference-related activities. Training is required in April to work as a volunteer. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt. Those interested in volunteering should register and choose preferred training times here.

Self-Defense Class: March 31 or April 1, New Brunswick
Violent crimes are often crimes of opportunity. Remove the element of opportunity, reduce the risk of attack. Participate in a personal safety/crime prevention awareness class at the College Avenue Gym Dance Studio, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on either March 31 at 6:30 p.m. or April 1 at 4:30 p.m., sponsored by Rutgers Recreation. The class focuses on mental and physical preparedness techniques to incorporate into everyday life. Sign up for the class here to begin taking control of your personal safety. Participants are reminded to wear comfortable/loose clothing and sneakers. 

March 16, 2016

Volunteers Requested for Rutgers University Commencement 2016
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University 250th Anniversary Commencement on May 15. Volunteer to be a commencement ambassador and encourage your coworkers, friends, neighbors, and family members to volunteer, too. All ambassadors will receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, and a thank you gift. In addition, they attend a breakfast reception before commencement, are entered into a volunteers raffle, and gain the satisfaction of helping our newest alumni enjoy a great event. A few hours of your help will make a big difference. Register to volunteer and learn more here.

March 9, 2016

"Murder at the Old Cadbury Mansion": April 9, New Brunswick
Think you have the sleuthing skills to solve a crime? If so, then have a killer night out as the University Inn and Conference Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts “Murder at the Old Cadbury Mansion” on April 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an intriguing reception, gather clues and evidence during a delicious dinner, then make accusations and confirm your suspicions during dessert. Packages are available but space is limited. Make reservations here.

March 2, 2016

Celebrating STEM Women: #stemHERstoryRU
The campaign #stemHERstoryRU, sponsored by Busch Campus Partners, is an initiative to celebrate women who dedicate their careers to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields while also raising awareness to the overall Rutgers community. During Women’s History Month (March), #stemHERstoryRU encourages students, faculty, and Student Women in STEM alumni to attend a photo shoot to become part of a photo display online and at the Busch, Douglass, Cook, and Livingston student centers, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The photoshoot locations: March 6, 5 to 8 p.m., B.E.S.T. Hall, and March 9, noon to 3 p.m., Busch Student Center, International Lounge, both in Piscataway. Learn more here.

February 24, 2016

Recreation Membership to Help Focus on Health and Wellness: New Brunswick
Has the winter weather gotten you down? Focus on your health and wellness with a recreation membership, available to legacy UMDNJ students; alumni; student, employee, and alumni spouses; and Type 3 and Type 4 employees. Students, faculty, and staff can also sponsor a nonaffiliate for a courtesy membership. Work out using state-of-the-art fitness equipment, take instructional/fitness classes, swim laps, and enjoy the spas at the recreation facilities throughout Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Call 848-445-0462 with questions. Learn more here.

Learn iPad Pro at Kite+Key, Receive $10 Gift Card
Learn the ins and outs of the new iPad Pro at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, located in the Retail Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on March 2 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. All registered attendees receive a $10 kite+key gift card. Space is limited. RSVP to kiteandkey@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

Take the Ciclovía Survey for a Chance to Win a $50 Gift Card
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is conducting a study to evaluate the annual New Brunswick Ciclovía, which closes streets to automobiles and opens them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and various recreational activities. The study team requests the university community’s participation in the survey to assess attendance, perceptions, and awareness of past Ciclovías. Participants earn a chance to win a $50 gift card. Faculty and staff may launch the survey here. Contact Charles Brown at 848-932-2846 or charles.brown@ejb.rutgers.edu with questions.

End to Engineers Week: Annual Canoe Race: February 26, Piscataway
What better way to end National Engineers Week at Rutgers University–New Brunswick than with the annual Cardboard Canoe Race at the Werblin Recreation Center, Piscataway, on February 26. Teams of two have one hour to build a boat using cardboard sheets, duct tape, garbage bags, and a box cutter. Then it’s into the pool to see who can clock the fastest time and stay afloat. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Spectators are welcome. Free food will be available. Learn more here.

Attend Center for Latin American Studies' Movie Series
As part of its spring program, the Center for Latin American Studies, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the Jueves De Cine series at the Rutgers Cinema from 8 to 10 p.m. The screening schedule: March 10, The Second Mother; April 7, La Tierra y La Sombra; and April 28, San Dollars

February 17, 2016

"You Throw Like a Girl" with College Football Hall of Famer Don McPherson: February 22, New Brunswick
Participate in an engaging workshop, "You Throw Like a Girl," with Don McPherson, a College Football Hall of Famer and anti-violence activist, to discuss how talking about healthy masculinity is important in ending sexual and domestic violence. Faculty and staff are invited to join either of two workshops on February 22—9:30 to 11:15 a.m. in Room 411 or 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Red Lion Cafe—in the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Indicate which session you will attend here

January 20, 2016

Earn Up to $60 as Participant in Air Pollution Study
Stephan Schwander at the School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is conducting a study about air pollution and immunity and seeking, as participants, healthy adults (18 to 65) who have had a positive tuberculin skin test (TST+, also known as PPD). The study involves a brief telephone screening questionnaire and up to two visits with blood draws at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway. Visits will take less than a half-hour. Volunteers will receive up to $60. For more information, contact Kathy Black at 848-445-6049 or kgblack@eohsi.rutgers.edu.

Feminist Art Project's Day of Panels: February 6, Washington, D.C.
The Feminist Art Project, celebrating its 10th anniversary, announces its annual day of panels entitled, "Performing Identity as Intersectional," held during the College Art Association Conference at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., on February 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Feminist Art Project's national office is located at the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This year's theme is the representation of identity as intersectional, recognizing the multiple aspects of identity (gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality) and how they intersect, compound, and complicate the very categories they construct. Coordinators are Zoë Charlton and Margo Hobbs. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited.

Experience Italy with Rutgers Alumni Travel
Experience Italy the Italian way with fellow Rutgers alumni. Whether visiting glacial lakes on the border of Switzerland, delving into the culture of Sorrento, or eating your way through Sicily, Rutgers Alumni Travel offers exciting adventures throughout the country from April through October. Learn about these and all 2016 alumni adventures here.

Programs for K12 Students
Searching for summer or academic year enrichment opportunities for K–12 students? Explore the Office of Enrollment Management’s pre-college directory. Browse more than 100 programs of interest from a variety of schools and departments universitywide, including for-credit courses, college access programs, sports and arts camps, and more. For program administrators interested in adding a program to the directory, contact Lauren Olsen at lauren.olsen@rutgers.edu.

December 16, 2015

Winter Break Opportunity: The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, based at Rutgers University–Camden at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, has reached 250 published topics and now seeks authors for its next sixth-month expansion phase. Add your expertise as the project is entering the final six months of its current grant cycle. For more information on how to participate during winter break or the spring semester, check here

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