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August 26, 2015

Seeking Vendors for Plaza Celebration: September 8, Piscataway
Interested in promoting your department, group, or service? Be part of the Second Annual Plaza Celebration on September 8 (rain date September 9) from noon to 7 p.m. at the Plaza on Livingston Campus in conjunction with the Rutgers University Programming Association's annual block party. There is no fee to take a table and provide information about your organization. Sorry, no food. Contact April for further information at 848-445-6722.

Celebrate Homecoming: Run for Rutgers Against Hunger
Celebrate homecoming at Rutgers University–New Brunswick at Run for RAH, a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk on September 27 beginning at 8 a.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway. Run for RAH is sponsored by the Rutgers University Alumni Association in support of Rutgers Against Hunger, a universitywide initiative working to increase awareness of hunger, encourage activism, stimulate research, and provide immediate relief. Celebrate homecoming with family and friends while supporting a great cause. Register and learn more here.

August 12, 2015

Register Now for Alumni Leadership Awards
Kick off Homecoming weekend at Rutgers University–New Brunswick by celebrating the university’s most devoted volunteers at the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership awards presentation, the signature event of the Alumni Leaders Conference, on September 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick. Cocktail reception starts at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by the awards ceremony. Learn more and register here.

Join Us on the Road Again for R Game Day
The Rutgers University Alumni Association is hitting the road to help fans go BIG again this year. Meet alumni and Rutgers fans during R Game Day, a series of tailgate events before every away football game this season. The first event takes place at Penn State on September 19. Learn more, view all dates, and register here.

July 29, 2015

Volunteers Needed to Help the New Start Career Network and New Jersey’s Long-Term Unemployed
While the New Jersey job market is improving, more than 41 percent of the state’s job seekers—in excess of 125,000 individuals—have been jobless for more than six months, the second highest long-term unemployment rate in the country. Research from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has captured the impacts of prolonged unemployment for these individuals, their families, and their communities and found that the public workforce system provides few resources targeted to meeting their needs. The situation may be worse for job seekers ages 45+, who make up half of New Jersey’s long-term unemployed population and may face age discrimination in addition to the stigma of long-term unemployment. With major support from the Murphy Family Foundation, the Heldrich Center is launching the New Start Career Network (NSCN) in October 2015 to provide web-based and in-person assistance to older, long-term unemployed job seekers in New Jersey.

NSCN is currently seeking volunteer qualified and dedicated career coaches and professionals with backgrounds in career counseling, recruiting, executive search, human resources, and related fields willing to donate their services and expertise to help New Jersey’s long-term unemployed job seekers. NSCN asks that starting in October 2015, interested individuals donate two to four hours per week for a minimum of six months to help coach one or more NSCN members. Learn more and apply here [PDF] or contact Maria Heidkamp, director, NSCN, at or 848-932-1490.

July 15, 2015

Submissions Requested for NJMS Fall Arts Festival: September–January, Newark
New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, hosts its annual fall arts festival from September through January. Artists may submit original display-ready works including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, quilts, and needlepoint. Contact Noreen Gomez at or 973-972-4795 with questions. Learn more here.

June 24, 2015

Study about Air Pollution and Immunity Seeks Adult Participants with a Positive Skin Test for Tuberculosis
Stephan Schwander at the School of Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, is conducting a study about air pollution and immunity and is seeking healthy adult volunteers (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 a one-time blood draw at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) on the Busch Campus, Piscataway. The blood draw will take less than 30 minutes. Volunteers receive $50 after the blood draw. For more information, call Kathy Black at 848-445-6049 or email

June 3, 2015

Aiding Student Entrepreneurs
Many students chart their own career paths after college. To aid students in these efforts, the New Ventures and Entrepreneurship team at Rutgers’ Office of Research Commercialization is leading a crowd-funding campaign to help provide student entrepreneurs with the resources they need to create the leading companies of tomorrow. Money raised will fund supplies for the C.A.S.T.L.E. co-working space, programming, and seed grants. You can help students pursue their entrepreneurial passions by donating here and by sharing the page with friends and family through word-of-mouth, email, and social media.

Rutgers Against Hunger’s Fifth Annual Strike Out Hunger
Help Strike Out Hunger this summer with RAH! From June 1 to 30, Rutgers Against Hunger is collecting non-perishable food items at Rutgers University–New Brunswick to benefit food pantries and shelters across New Jersey. Bring your family and friends to the following baseball games to continue your support in the fight against hunger: At the Somerset Patriots game on June 16, fans who donate get a free ticket to a future home game, and at the Sussex County Miners game on June 27, fans who donate get $1 off their ticket. Learn more here.

May 13, 2015

Blood Drive: May 21, New Brunswick
The Rutgers University Foundation is sponsoring a blood drive on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Winants Hall Assembly Room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be made by contacting Charlotte Mitchell at or 848-932-7007. A valid form of ID is required. ​

Participate in the First Annual Orchestra Day at the Mason Gross Extension Division: May 31, New Brunswick
Be part of Orchestra Day on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. presented by the Mason Gross Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick—an all-ages, all-stages event created for New Jersey instrumentalists ranging from beginners to professional musicians, children through adults. Participants rehearse and perform together in a specially designed concert program, which includes world premieres by multiple Grammy Award–winner Carlos Franzetti and the gifted young composer Graham Cohen. Activities take place in New Brunswick at the Nicholas Music Center locations (including Nicholas Music Center Stage, Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall, Robert E. Mortensen Hall) and Schare Recital Hall in the Marryott Music Building. Register and learn more here.

April 15, 2015

Fundraising for LGBTQA Emergency Fund
Our major initiative is here. For the month of April (aka GAYpril), the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is fundraising to establish a Rutgers LGBTQA Student Emergency Fund. Money raised will be administered by the deans of students and used by LGBTQA students who are experiencing significant financial hardship. Every year, a handful of students struggle with family acceptance after coming out and are in need of such things as emergency housing, enrollment support, and resources for textbooks, meals, and commuting expenses. Learn more here about the campaign and how we can share and give to support our‪ #‎RULGBTQA students. 

Rutgers–Livingston Day Care Center Recognizes Week of the Young Child
The Rutgers–Livingston Day Care Center, Piscataway, asks the university community for support during the national Week of the Young Child (April 13–17), when the center honors young children and all those who make a difference in children’s lives. Help celebrate the teachers and policies that bring education to young children. Themed activities are scheduled for each day of the week. Learn more here

Support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey: Help Pack a Bus: April 17, New Brunswick
As part of Community Service Appreciation Week, support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey by helping to pack a busload of donations. Bring donations of peanut butter, canned tuna/chicken, diapers, and baby formula to the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on April 17 from noon to 3 p.m. and help pack it all in a bus. Donations are also being accepted up to April 17 in both the Rutgers Against Hunger office and the Student Activities Center. Rutgers Against Hunger is the event co-sponsor. Individuals who donate will be entered for a chance to win an LG 48" HD TV. Learn more here.

April 8, 2015

Volunteers Requested for Rutgers Commencement 2015
The Office of the Secretary is seeking volunteers for Rutgers University Commencement on May 17. Volunteer to be an ambassador and encourage coworkers, friends, neighbors, and relatives to volunteer, too. All ambassadors receive event training, a commencement T-shirt, and a thank you gift. In addition, they attend a breakfast reception before commencement and are entered into a raffle. Devote a few hours to helping the university’s newest alumni enjoy a great event. Learn more here.

Recruiting Participants for Crisis Response Advocates Training 
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is recruiting volunteers among faculty, staff, and students for its New Brunswick Crisis Response Advocates. Advocates provide support, information, and referrals at the time of a domestic violence or sexual assault crisis. An intensive, 60-hour training will be given June 1–June 20 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, plus three day-long Saturday sessions. Application deadline is May 22. Click here to learn more and apply. For questions, contact Lisa Smith at 848-932-1181 or

Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union: Exhibition Tour, Panel, and Reception at Zimmerli: April 9, New Brunswick
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites the public to a free special program on April 9 in conjunction with a new exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. A tour led by exhibition curator Cristina Morandi begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 3:30 that focuses on the perception and construction of reality in artworks of the Soviet era, as well as the instrumental role of photography as a medium in conveying reality in the Soviet Union. The program also features the short animated film Incident with an Artist by director Grigory Kozlov. A reception follows. Learn more here.

Support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey: Help Pack a Bus: April 17, New Brunswick
As part of Community Service Appreciation Week, support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey by helping to pack a busload of donations. Bring donations of peanut butter, canned tuna/chicken, diapers, and baby formula to the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on April 17 from noon to 3 p.m. and help pack it all in a bus. Donations are also being accepted up to April 17 in both the Rutgers Against Hunger office and the Student Activities Center. Rutgers Against Hunger is the event co-sponsor. Individuals who donate will be entered for a chance to win an LG 48" HD TV. Learn more here.

Experience New Brunswick Ciclovia: April 19, New Brunswick
On April 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., run, stroll, bike, skate, or dance across three miles of car-free New Brunswick streets open for recreation—including College Avenue, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. No beginning, no end; join in anywhere along the route. Visit activity stations. Free and no pre-registration required. Join the worldwide movement. How will you ciclovia? Learn more here.

April 1, 2015

Rutgers Auditions for TV’s Shark Tank
All Rutgers students and alumni: If you’ve got a great product or business and need an investment to propel you forward, Rutgers Business School is providing you the opportunity to meet the casting team of Shark Tank. If you are interested, send a one-page executive summary to Jasmine Cordero at no later than April 3. Slots are limited. Those selected to pitch will receive email notification with further
instructions about audition time and location. Learn more here.