Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
Ah, what beautiful weather! If I could have the sunlight streaming into my windows like this all month, I would be content all month. (Not that I'm not already happy because I'm graduating).
Come see Unknown Soldier: Searching For A Father, (2005)! This is John Hulme's first documentary about his search for his father, who was killed in Vietnam when he was a newborn. This event will be on Wednesday, April 12 from 10:50 AM to 12:50 PM at the Academic Building in Room 2400. This counts as an Honors Colloquium event, but all are invited!
Catch the MARCH book talk with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell! They will talk about their National Book Award-winning graphic novel trilogy depicting Congressman Lewis's life as a central figure in the civil rights movement. The event is this Thursday, April 13 from 12:45 PM to 3 PM at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass Campus.
And right after, you can check out the Tea with the Dean to learn about the summer service-learning program in the Eastern Mediterranean and a new Departmental Honors Course this Thursday, April 13 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave. Professor Elektra Kostopoulou will hold the discussion!
Want my job? Applications are open for the Newsletter Editor and Blog Editor! Applications close tonight at midnight!
Link to Blog Editor Application: https://goo.gl/forms/IJokDsDGnT109CEy1
Link to Newsletter Editor Application: https://goo.gl/forms/CnT6sfQMuA7WAptC3
Enjoy the rest of your week, SASHP!
Student Director of Honors Media
SASHP Movie: Unknown Soldier: Searching For A Father, (2005)
Come see Unknown Soldier: Searching For A Father (2005)! It's John Hulme's first documentary about a man who finally seeks out what happened to his father and learns his roots, as his father was killed in Vietnam when he was a newborn.
Date: Wednesday, April 12 | 10:50 AM - 12:50 PM Location: Academic Building classroom (room 2400), CAC Contact: email@example.com
Tea with the Dean: Fun Summer Service-Learning Program and Departmental Honors Course
This week’s Tea with the Dean will highlight a summer service-learning program in the Eastern Mediterranean on the island of Leros in Greece! Professor Elektra Kostopoulou, Modern Greek Studies, will show a short documentary on refugees in Turkey and the human perspective of the conditions that force them to attempt entering the EU “illegally” via Greece.
The film will be followed by discussion of humanitarian work in the Greek islands, and of the upcoming summer service-learning program.
In Fall 2017, Professor Kostopoulou will teach a department-based honors course, Balkan Wars and WWI (489:390:01). The course will focus on humanitarian issues and international law.
So we hope you will join us on Thursday, April 13, 4:30-5:30, at the SASHP Main Office, 35 College Avenue, CAC, to meet Professor Kostopoulou and learn about her important work, and about these opportunities to engage actively with issues on the ground and gain a better understanding of theoretical debates regarding the tumultuous, and overlapping, state of affairs in the EU and the Middle East.
Date: Thursday, April 13 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office – 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Artists Collective Events
Artists Collective Writing Workshop - Thursday, April 13
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. See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229244347483055/
Austin McCaffrey, for over six years, has been making a pilgrimage to Union County from within Union County, for no other reason than: Union County has seemed to request this in its being: Union County. 16 photographs explain the space he has attained, and nothing more. There are hundreds of others. For a more fulfilling experience, we recommend traveling to the point at which each photograph was taken, whether this be someone's backyard or the middle of Route 22, and adjusting your body so as to obtain, within your view, precisely the same image displayed. This will constitute your 1st Pilgrimage, and you will know then what a location is.
Artists Collective General Member Meeting and Salon - Friday, April 21
Spend a Friday afternoon eating pizza and talking about art with the Artists' Collective! We will have art supplies, including a button maker!
Learn how you can get involved with SASHP's community of artists and participate in its events: general meetings (followed by salons), student art exhibitions, coffeehouses, writing workshops, dinners, and trips.
SASHP Peer Mentor Program sponsoring a Sip and Paint!
The SASHP Peer Mentor Program will be sponsoring a Sip and Paint event on April 14th at the Livingston Student Center Coffee House! Space is limited so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot by April 7th! Mocktails and refreshments will be served from 1-1:30pm with the actual painting session from 1:30-3:30pm. Hope to see you there!
Apply for Newsletter Head and Blog Head for the SASHP!
As you all may or may not know, I am a senior and will be graduating in May, as will the Blog Editor, Stephanie Smyczek. Because of this, there will be two positions open in the Honors Media Team: Student Director of SAS Honors Media and Assistant Director of SAS Honors Blog. Applications close today at midnight so apply!
The Summer Shadow Experience offers Honors Program students the opportunity to visit a member of the alumni from the honors and scholars program of Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University Colleges, and the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program at their place of work for a one day shadowing experience.
Limited shadowing opportunities are available in Business & Communications; Education, Public Service, Human Service; Food, Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources; Health & General Sciences; Law.
Are you still exploring majors, check out “What Can I Do With This Major” on the University Career Services website to learn about career opportunities for many different Rutgers University majors, peruse the list of SAS majors and minors, and talk with your SAS Honors Dean.
Your Honors Program Deans
François Cornilliat Lecture: “That Is Not What I Am Telling You: The Dangers of Conversation in Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptameron."
François Cornilliat, Distinguished Professor in the Department of French at the School of Arts and Sciences, will be giving a public lecture entitled “That Is Not What I Am Telling You: The Dangers of Conversation in Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptameron,” will focus on a key work from the Renaissance authored by one of the most influential French women of her time.
Professor Cornilliat is the 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Professor in the Arts and Humanities and a renowned scholar of French Renaissance poetry. His fields of research include 15th- and 16th-century literature, rhetoric, and poetics. The Chancellor’s Professorship in the Arts and Humanities is a one-year honorary title given to a preeminent faculty member from an arts and humanities discipline at Rutgers–New Brunswick.
Date: Wednesday, April 12 | 4:30 PM Location: Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall, CAC Contact: email@example.com
Screening of the Second Film in Satyajit Ray's remastered Apu Film Trilogy
The South Asian Studies Program is pleased to co-sponsor the Rutgers Cinema Studies Program’s screening of the Criterion Collection's newly remastered Satyajit Ray films Pather Panchali (Wednesday, April 5), Aparajito (Wednesday, April 12), and Apur Sansar (Wednesday, April 19) – together making up the Apu Triology. On the opening night (Wednesday, April 5), Criterion’s Abbey Lustgarten and Professor Neepa Majumdar (University of Pittsburgh) will introduce the trilogy and describe the films’ restoration process.
These events are free and open to all. Parking is available in the Rutgers Parking Deck, 622 George Street (a short walk away).
Date: Wednesday, April 12 | 6:30 PM Location: Academic Building Room 1180, 15 Seminary Place, CAC Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
"MARCH" Book Talk Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell!
The Eagleton Institute of Politics and the America Converges Here initiative are pleased to announce a book talk with Congressman John Lewis and his co-authors, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. They will discuss MARCH, their National Book Award-winning graphic novel trilogy depicting Congressman Lewis's life as a central figure in the civil rights movement, including the Nashville sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the 1965 marches in Selma, Alabama that led to the Voting Rights Act. MARCHwas written to educate and inspire new generations of Americans, and the Eagleton Institute of Politics is honored to bring the authors to Rutgers University.
Rutgers Innovation and Startup Expedition (RISE) Conference
This event features high-profile CEOS, founders, and business professionals!
Date: Thursday, April 13 | 3 - 9 PM Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Center, Douglass Campus Contact: email@example.com
Applications for The Conversation Tree, Fall 2017, are now open!
The Conversation Tree: Community-Based Language Partnerships is a program created by Rutgers Graduate School of Education and The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, The Conversation Tree provides opportunities for adult learners to practice conversation in an informal setting. Watch a brief video about this award winning program here!
Ashley Lauren Foundation at Rutgers University's E-Board Apps Out!
The purpose of the organization shall assist in spreading awareness of and fundraising for pediatric cancer through an affiliation with the Ashley Lauren Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that serves to support the children and families affected by pediatric cancer. The organization shall participate with other community service and health organizations as well to effectively spread awareness and fundraise for pediatric cancer.
The Office for Diversity and Academic Success (ODASIS) Seeking ODASIS Writer
The Office for Diversity and Academic Success (ODASIS) is seeking a Rutgers student to fill their ODASIS Writer position. This is a part-time paid position with a starting salary of $12/hour. Hours are flexible, but must meet during normal business hours. The ODASIS Writer will report directly to the Director and Assistant Directors and will assist with writing letters for the department, as well as being the primary point person for the annual ODASIS Newsletter. A strong background in writing is required. Students who major in English, Communications, and like majors are preferred. Sophomores and Juniors only please! Please submit resume and sample writing piece to Assistant Director Jon Langowski via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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