Dear School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students,
Once upon a time in a far off college, there lay a honors program in the middle of midterms season. And in this college bloomed some Honors Colloquium events, tickets to a show, preparation for the spring, and an Artist’s Collective with a First Year Showcase. All wished ardently for the students of the Honors Program to take notice of their plight, so they ventured into the woods of Rutgers to seek what they thought they desired most.
The way was clear. The light was good. They had no fear nor no one should. The woods are just trees. The trees are just woods. No need to be afraid there. . . .There’s something in the glade there.
As they ventured through the woods, their dreams came true, not free. Nothing was black or white, only they decided what’s good. They learned to be careful what they say, because children will listen and are wishes.
As now you venture through the woods, be careful what path you take and don’t be led astray. This weeks newsletter has some landmarks that could help you on your way, but be careful. You may not want what you wish. And if you need a friend to help you through the woods, be sure to check out this blog post on making friends at Rutgers.
In the meantime, here's a soundtrack to keep your spirits up. Also, be sure to see more events here.
Best of Luck,
Student Director of Honors Media
Junior Academic Meeting(JAM)
The future is coming and it is coming for YOU. Learn the information you need to plan for at least part of it, your SASHP Capstone, this Friday at the Junior Academic Meeting (more affectionately known as JAM) where the Honors Deans will go over all the basic information you need to plan ahead. Open to all honors students, especially sophomores and juniors. Find out more here.
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017, 01:00pm - 03:00pm
Hell is coming to 35 College Avenue, and you should come too. The SASHP Artists' Collective hosts Basement Shakes for a one-night only special presentation of Jean-Paul Sartre's NO EXIT. Admittance is first come, first served, so be early and be excited. There will be cookies and a talk about site-specific theatre. Come thru or burn for all eternity!
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017, the house opens at 7 pm, the show starts at 8
Exhibition: Photographs by Nicholas Buchinski
Come see the work of a member of the Artist's Collective e-board! Refreshments will be served.
Date: Friday November 17, 2017 3-5PM
Join the Artists' Collective for a discussion about writing followed by a workshop! There will be cookies.
To have your writing workshopped, please email your piece to email@example.com. Submissions of all mediums are welcome, but please try to keep submissions under 1500 words.
You do not need to submit a piece to participate.
Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 8-10PM
All events are at 35 College Ave.
Ever been accused of knowing it all? Come and see if it’s true at the SASHP Peer Mentor Trivia Night. Bring your friends for a fun night of trivia, pizza, and prizes. All SASHP students are welcome.
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 7PM
Place: McCormick Lounge
Join the Summer Reading Selection Committee!
Love to read? Join the Summer Reading Selection Committee and help select the book the incoming class of Honors Program students will read during summer 2018!
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 12:00-1:00 pm
Place: Parlor at 35 College Ave. Pizza will be served!
Would you like to be a SAS Honors Program Ambassador for 2017-2018? Student Ambassadors are an integral part of recruitment for the SAS Honors Program. Ambassadors are trained early in the spring semester for participation in the SAS Honors Program Scholars Days serving as panelists and luncheon hosts. We hope you will apply!
Applications are due by 5:00 pm, Thursday, November 30. Click here for the application. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Hashemi or Karen Nagy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let SASHP be your Rockin' Robin: Tweet, tweet, tweet
Do you have some news to share about your accomplishments, cool things you are doing at Rutgers, fun facts and profound concepts you've learned in your courses? Send your news to email@example.com. We'd love to tweet about it at @RU_SASHP or under the hashtag #SASHP.
Honors Study Space
Need a quiet place to study on College Ave on Tuesdays?
Study hours are held from 2-5PM in the SASHP home base, 35 College Ave. Enjoy quiet, cookies, and coffee as you work. See you there!
An Enemy is Someone Whose Story You Haven't Heard
Rethink your preconceived notions this spring in two exciting new SAS Signature Courses that will use comparative literature to examine our perceptions of progress and conflict respectively next semester. These are a great way to step out of your comfort zone and complete some Core Requirements. Be sure to check them out.
The Global Ecological Imagination: 01:195:220 (4 credits) Core: CC, AHo
Professor Jorge T. Marcone, Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature.
Want to study abroad, but don't want to spend a semester away? Try an embedded honors course and over a week in France, Poland, Ireland, or South Africa in conjunction with an Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar. Hurry, because applications close soon. Find out more information here.
Closed out of the seminar you want? Sign up for the Spring 2018 Honors Seminar Waiting List!
We will try our best to accommodate your request. You will be notified if you are approved before the spring semester begins.
The CBN Retreat features speakers throughout the day and is open to CBN Faculty, Postdoctoral Associates, Graduate and Undergraduate Students. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP and note any dietary restrictions to Lauryn Siu at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday December 4.
Are you interested in genetics? Do you maybe want to become a genetic counselor? Then come to the presentation by Professor Jessica Joines on October 9 to learn the whats, hows, and whys of the job. Topics include what this job, which has fantastic predicted job growth, entails and Rutgers’ unique and competitive Genetic Counseling Certificate and Master’s Programs.
Date: Monday, October 9, 2017, 8:30PM
Place: Life Sciences Building Auditorium
Popcorn for the People
Enactus Rutgers is partnering with Popcorn for the People - a nonprofit company that employs adults on the autism spectrum. They are a vendor at all RU Athletics games, so we need volunteers to help sell gourmet popcorn alongside the employees with autism. The next opportunity to volunteer is at the Football game on 11/25 from 3pm-7pm. Enactus can provide community service hours for the event. NO ticket needs to be bought, we will have wristbands for all volunteers to enter the stadium. For more information, they can contact me at email@example.com. In addition to volunteering, we are looking for organizations to buy popcorn in bulk, and sponsor the company.
Winter Wishes: Adopt a Child's Wish This Holiday Season
Winter Wishes is an annual holiday-themed event partnering with six pre-schools in the City of New Brunswick. The pre-schools are a part of the Puerto Rican Action Board (also known as PRAB), a human services agency in the city. It provides over 400 New Brunswick pre-school children with gifts for the holiday season that their families may not be able to provide. Each child’s wish is “adopted” by a member of the Rutgers community to create a personal holiday experience. The children will also be invited to a holiday event to remember with activities, games, and to receive their gifts.
HOW: Register online starting November 1 here to adopt a child's wish! Wish adoption registration is open until Friday, November 17! Drop of your gift at Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall on Tuesday, November 21 between 3:00PM-8:00PM. Find more information here.
Cardiovascular Research Summer '18 Internship Opportunity
Attention Students Passionate about Research!!!
The Cardiovascular Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine is seeking up to 2 motivated summer research interns from the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Candidates should have a passion for advancing their research skills and expanding their research potential. The unique research opportunity will specialize in cardiovascular research with a focus on gene therapy, and understanding the roles of adult resident stem cells in the cardiovascular system or basic mechanisms of cardiac disease and repair. The Cardiovascular Research Center is located in the new Hess Center for Science and Medicine, located in New York City, and the technologies used include state of the art bimolecular, tissue culture, small animal, large animal, and clinical studies.
For more information, including expectations and to apply, click here.