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SASHP Newsletter 09/14/09

SASHP Newsletter 09/14/09

The first two weeks are done and now it is time to try your schedule out from Monday to Friday, without a missing Monday or Tuesday.  Though a full week may seem daunting, we hope to lessen the load with some of the events and opportunities presented here.  We are not promising a paradise getaway, but with all the talk of the Study Abroad Program, that may be exactly what you find!

Don’t forget your Popcorn!

New Jersey has only one media arts center programming year-round film screenings and events.  Luckily this one outlet, which offers over 100 films annually, is right here in your hometown through The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center.  Founded in 1982, the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC draws thousands of viewers from throughout New Jersey by providing an alternative media culture.  The Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC is dedicated to the noncommercial exhibition of independent, classic, international, and experimental films and videos.  Not only do the audiences have the opportunity to view many independently produced films, but they also have the added benefit of meeting with the filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, and members of production crew.  For general information and a listing of the films being shown this fall, visit: http://www.njfilmfest.com/.  


Academic Tidbit of the Week 

Be open to new ideas and things.  Get information on opportunities to take on leadership roles or to immerse yourself in community service.  Check out http://getinvolved.rutgers.edu/ to learn about clubs and organizations on campus.  You can also sign up for a weekly email that lists upcoming events and special opportunities.


Honors Program Events

SASHP Peer Mentor Program Fall Welcome Back Event: Game Night

(All SASHP students are welcome!)
Wednesday September 16
7-9 PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Behind Au Bon Pain), College Avenue Campus
Did you miss the Summer Peer Mentor/Mentee Orientation?  RU looking to reconnect with your mentor/mentee?  Join us for light refreshments as we play a variety of board games!  Feel free to bring your favorite game.  For information, contact the SASHP Student Programming & Advisory Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REMEMBER RAH!  Bring a non-perishable food item!


School of Arts & Sciences Honors Program Tutoring Project

Students in the SAS Honors Program can volunteer their time and knowledge to tutor Rutgers students who need help in various academic subjects. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a tutor, please click here.

Applications are due on Friday, September 18, 2009.

 

Tea for All!

This week's Tea with the Deans: Study Abroad.

Thursday, September 14, 2009
4:00 P.M.
Honors Program Main Office, 35 College Avenue

Do you ever imagine yourself living and studying overseas?  Join Professor Stephen Reinert, Director of Rutgers Study Abroad, and former study abroad participants, as they discuss research programs and study abroad opportunities in over 40 countries.

REMEMBER RAH!  Bring a non-perishable food item!


SASHP Artists' Collective

The SAS Honors Program Artists’ Collective will hold its first fall meeting on Friday, September 18 at 4:30 PM at 35 College Avenue.  The collective will work on collaborative art projects that will be exhibited at 35 College Avenue and at venues on the four campuses.  If you are looking for a pathway to explore and practice your creative talents, we invite you to join us.  For more information, contact Dean Nazario at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

REMEMBER RAH!  Bring a non-perishable food item!

 

Honors Program Book Club

The 2009-2010 Honors Program Book Club is alive and well, and we hope you will join!  Meetings are on a monthly basis and will focus on modern fiction discussed in a casual atmosphere.  For those who love to read but want an escape from textbooks, come by and enjoy some snacks and great conversation.  Specific meeting times and locations will be announced.  For more information and especially if you are interested, please email Katharine Anatale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Upcoming Events

 

 

Tuesday September 15

 

Ice Cream Social
7:30 P.M.
Busch Campus Center- International Hall
The American Medical Students Association is holding an Ice Cream.  Be there to learn what you can do to get involved in AMSA projects such as Global Health, Health Policy, PharmFree, Community Service (including EMT), and Research at Rutgers.  There will also be RWJ Medical Student(s) present to answer any questions you may have on the whole process of getting into Medical School. Also, enjoy some free ice cream!

 

Wednesday September 16

 

First Annual Rutgers Study Abroad Fair
2:00-5:00 P.M.
Rutgers Student Center, College Ave. Campus
General Meeting of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
9:00 P.M.
International Lounge, Busch Campus Center
A new chapter of the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund has been started at Rutgers. It is a registered, non-political, 501 (c)3 tax-exempt organization committed to identifying and treating every child in the Middle East who is need of specialized surgery that is unavailable locally. The PCRF is looking for dedicated students who would be willing to help locate doctors, hospitals, and host families, as well as visiting the children who are recuperating. The PCRF relies on the kindness of the many volunteers throughout the U.S. to continue its humanitarian relief work.  If you would like to make a difference in the lives of the sick and war-torn children from the middle east, please find more information on the Facebook group: Palestine Children’s Relief Fund- RU Chapter.

 

Center for Latino Arts and Culture Art Exhibit Opening and Reception
4:30 P.M.
122 College Avenue
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture is pleased to present “Mutations,” an exhibit of recent works by Juan Chawuk. A Tojolobal Maya from Chiapas, Mexico, Chawuk is an acclaimed painter, sculptor, installation artist, and performance artist. An opening reception with Chawuk and Carlos Tortolero of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago will be held Wednesday, September 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, 122 College Avenue, College Avenue Campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the website or contact Silismar Suriel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 732-932-1263.



Thursday September 17

 

The 2009-2010 IRW Distinguished Lecture Series
“Gender and Agency at the Asylum: Casebook Photographs in Early 20th Century England”

4:30 P.M. (Reception starts at 4:00 P.M.)
Susan Sidlauskas, Department of Art History, Rutgers University
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building
162 Ryders Lane, Douglass Campus

 

For more information, please go to: http://irw.rutgers.edu .



Opportunities

Students Surviving Cancer

Rutgers University Counseling and Psychological Services is offering a support group that meets weekly for Rutgers University students surviving cancer.  The group will offer peer and professional support, resources, and stress reduction and mindfulness techniques. The group will start this month.  For more information, please contact Dr. Laurane McGlynn of the Counseling and Psychological Services at 732-932-7884.

 

Hope for the Warriors 5K

Get involved in the Hope for the Warriors 5K!  Hope for the Warriors is a non-profit organization that supports wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and  Afghanistan.  This year, the 5K is being held on Saturday, November 7.  Last year the race raised over $16,000.00, and we are looking for runners and volunteers to make this year’s race an even bigger success!  This is a great way to show support for our country’s soldiers and their families who sacrifice every day.  For more information, go to: www.hopeforthewarriors.org or contact Captain Douglas Larsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Cabaret

The Cabaret Theatre is hosting their second annual Original Play Festival and is looking to the Rutgers community for play submissions and directors.  If you are interested, please contact Katie Kroeper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All play submissions should be be complete works, not just scenes, under thirty minutes long. Sets, props and costumes should be at a minimum and musicals will unfortunately not be accepted.  The deadline for the plays and directing applications is September 17.

 

Historians Needed

Remember Rutgers Day?  For the 2010 Rutgers Day, the University plans to have historical “enactors” in costume portraying famous figures from our Rutgers history; each will deliver speeches and speak to the public around the campuses.

The historical figures will include familiar historical people: Colonel Henry Rutgers, Paul Robeson, Mabel Smith Douglass, and George Cook. There will also be some less-known individuals, such as Selman Waksman and Kusakabe Taro. In addition, there will also be some “composite” characters such as a “Student Activist” from the early Livingston Campus era.

The Department of History and the College Avenue Dean are looking for three History majors with research experience, the ability to track down materials, work in the university archives, and compile “folders” of information on the various historical figures. For each figure, the researcher will assemble short biographies, interesting stories and anecdotes, quotes, useful pictures, and a personality, character, and settings profile.  Student historians will each be given four characters to research and paid $250.00 for their set of completed files.

This is a short-term project, and must be completed by October 15th.  Reliability, professionalism (your work will represent the University), and timeliness are very important.  If you are interested, please contact Professor Matt Matsuda with information on your experience and qualifications, as well as the name of one faculty member who can provide a reference for you.  You can contact Professor Matsuda with this information, and any questions, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Tenth Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference

The PPLC will take place from February 18 - 21, 2010 at the Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The intensive three days of workshops, panels and lectures is designed for students who possess a commitment to public service, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color.

Once accepted, conference participants will receive free travel, room, and board.  The application for the PPLC is due November 20, 2009.  The online application can be viewed at the following website: www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/admissions/pplc .

That’s all folks!

 


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