Dear fellow School of Arts & Sciences Honors Students,
The end of the semester came sooner than I expected. Last week, I wrote my editor's message with the intention of executing a proper hand-off of the Newsletter to my successor, Nida Saeed, over the course of a few weeks. But with the busyness of my final semester, time passed quickly, and now here it is, the final SASHP Newsletter of the semester and my last SASHP Newsletter for life.
I joined the Honors Media Team when it first started in the spring of 2014. I was given the responsibility of building up the SASHP's presence in social media, which at the time was only through a Facebook page featuring about 300 likes. The Newsletter lacked pictures and color, the SAS Honors Blog was only an idea, and our Twitter and Instagram profiles were yet to be conceived.
During my time with the team, I watched us grow. Our Facebook page now has over 1,200 likes, our Twitter spreads awareness of posts on the Newsletter, our Instagram keeps us in the loop about Honors events, and our Honors Blog connects students through tips and stories of adventure. With our Honors Blog staff doubling in size for next year and the addition of a Digital Historian to our team, the Honors Media Team will no doubt become bigger and better than it ever was before.
It's been a wonderful journey with the Honors Media Team, and I will certainly miss writing these weekly messages for you all.
Today, I want to give personal thanks to a few people I have met in my time working for the SAS Honors Program. I want to thank Dean Lord, Vanessa Coleman, Dean Jones, and Dean Nazario for their mentorship and support over these past two years. I want to thank Kate Cahill and Paul Blaney for their company and conversation at the office, and I also want to thank all the SASHP deans and dean assistants for their teamwork in the times I worked alongside them at SAS Honors events.
Although they may not see this, I want to thank most of all my parents and close friends for their moral support during undergrad.
Before I conclude, I must also thank you for your readership these past two years. I hope that you all succeed in all your endeavors, and if I could impart one wise saying before I go, it would be, Always stay true. (You may interpret that as you like.)
I wish you all luck on your exams! Stay warm and have a wonderful summer!
Stacey Damito, signing out.
Student Director of Honors Media
We hope that you all found the SAS Honors Newsletter an informative medium that helped to expose you to a variety of experiences and opportunities available around campus. As the Honors Media Team continues to grow, we hope to improve the Newsletter with it. If you have any feedback, please feel free to send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
We thank you for your readership. To those who are graduating from the SAS Honors Program, we hope that you find success in all that you aim to achieve out in the real world!
Good luck on your exams and have a wonderful summer break!
As another year comes to a close, so does a chapter in the history of the Honors Media Team.
The Honors Media Team began only two years ago in the spring of 2014. At the time, the SAS Honors Program's presence in social media was minimal and the blog was only an idea. Today, we closely maintain a Facebook page that has over 1,200 likes, compared to ~ 330 likes when it started, a Twitter feed, an Instagram profile, and the SAS Honors Blog.
The Honors Media Team would like to invite you to welcome its third generation of members for 2016-2017!
Nida Saeed, Student Director of Honors Media Rebecca Padersky, Assistant Director, SASHP Social Media Stephanie Smyczek, Assistant Director, SAS Honors Blog
The SAS Honors Program is pleased to celebrate our graduating SASHP Scholars with a Senior Gathering and Ceremony. Brunch will be served. There will be formal remarks by a student speaker and a ceremonial recognition by Dean Jones. The names of all attendees will be called as students cross the stage to receive the congratulations of the SASHP Deans.
Each of you is invited to bring up to two guests.
Date: Wednesday, May 4 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus
At a congratulatory reception last Tuesday, The Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes (CACP) honored several students, faculty, and staff from across the university and community organizations with the Clement A. Price Human Dignity Awards and the Leaders in Faculty Diversity Awards.
This ceremony presented our very own SAS Honors student Monica Torres, who was awarded for her hard work in inclusion and diversity at our community. Congrats, Monica!
The CLEMENT A. PRICE HUMAN DIGNITY AWARD recognizes outstanding individuals or groups that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement and commitment to promoting and practicing diversity and inclusion at Rutgers University and/or in partnership with the broader community.
With this being the final Honors Program Tip for the semester, we want to hear what you think!
The SASHP “Tip of the Week” was a new component of this year’s SASHP newsletter, and we want your feedback. Did you read the tips? Were they useful? Do you have any tips that you would like to share with the entire SASHP community? If you have any comments or suggestions, please send them our way to email@example.com!
The SAS Honors Program will remain open during the summer break so don't hesitate to stay in touch with your Honors Advisor. Look out for an e-mail from us regarding your individual progress in completing the Honors Program requirements. Until then, have a restful and productive summer break!
The Zimmerli invites students to enjoy a break at the end of the semester. The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of the exhibition Raging through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz. Slide Jam follows with artists Spencer Merolla and Ben Suga. Throughout the evening, local pop/blues/hip hop duo Kay and Ray performs. See the webpage for more details.
Free admission and complimentary refreshments.
Date: Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, College Ave Campus Contact: 848-932-7237
Do you know a student who needs a new spot to study for finals? When the Zimmerli opens on Wednesday, May 4, it will remain open for 24 hours to accommodate Rutgers students preparing for exams. Comfortable and quiet gallery spaces are equipped with free WiFi, electrical outlets, and added seating. During the overnight hours, the museum offers complimentary snacks, beverages, and creative study break activities, as well as yoga and meditation sessions (mats provided).
Dr. Jonathan Judaken, Rhodes College, will examine the development of the four key strands that define post-Holocaust Judeophobia in Europe: Holocaust denial, extreme Left anti-Zionism, Islamist Judeophobia, and anti-Israeli anti-racism. He will address the so-called "New Anti-Semitism," as well as how anti-Jewish vitriol is framed by the punditocracy and how this often distorts our understanding of the reality on the ground.
Free and open to the public. RSVP requested to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-2033.
Date: Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 PM Location: Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Contact: email@example.com
The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies welcomes current students, recent graduates, and alumni to celebrate the legacies of Puerto Rican, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers since the foundation of the Program in Puerto Rican Studies in 1970. Please join us for this colloquium celebratiing Puerto Rican, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers. Reception to follow.
Become an IRW Learning Community Scholar in Fall 2016!
We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 learning community seminar. The Institute for Research on Women invites all students to apply for the Fall 2016 non-residential learning community seminar focused on Feminist In/Security: Surveillance, Bodies, Borders. This discussion-based 1.5 credit seminar will provide you with an opportunity to engage in open dialogue and explore topics ranging from transnational labor and migration to environmental activism and identity politics, all through the prisms of gender, race, class, and sexuality.
Rutgers has a formal internship program that can be taken over the Summer for credit! Note: You must already have an internship in place. See the website for details on how to apply. Deadline is June 1st.
Rutgers Turfgrass Research Farm Summer Help Needed
Location: Rutgers Horticultural Research Farm #2, 102 Ryder’s Lane New Brunswick NJ 08901. Near the Rutgers Display Gardens. This facility is where the field research for the Plant Biology – Pathology’s faculty is performed. The research includes golf turf management, turf breading, disease/weed/insect controls, athletic field management, and several other applications.
Job Title & Duration: Seasonal Agricultural work type 4, it is an hourly position lasting 6-9 months starting mid-April thru the end of November.
Work day: 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM 8 hour days throughout the summer months, but also looking for students that can work for 3-4 hr. Excellent opportunity for Rutgers students - We are very flexible around students class schedules year-round.
Work Involves: Mower operation, irrigation setup, landscape tasks, helping in the farm shop, and field planting preparations. Applicants s
Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Simon Wiesenthal Center will implement the first of its kind, local Government Advocacy Internship Program, centered on encouraging and educating the next generation of Jewish youth as to the mechanisms of advocacy via exposure to State and municipal government, politics and advocacy. It will serve twenty-five to fifty college and graduate school-aged students in its first year from the New York and New Jersey regions.
Applications must be submitted to SWC Eastern Director Michael Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1, 2016!
See the application packet for more details on the internship and how to apply! For questions, please call Michael Cohen at 212-697-1180.
Apply for the Middle Stone Age NSF Research Experience! Undergraduates from 2 or 4 year colleges can apply to work in Ethiopia, conducting research in archaeology, paleontology, geochronology, geochemistry, and geology.