Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
What a wonderful weekend! We had some brilliant weather, and it was nice enough to go for a stroll! I hope all of you took in the sunlight. Gotta get that Vitamin D (because many people on the East Coast are actually deficient). And oh, I can hear the birds chirping as I write this. Winter isn't over, but apparently spring has decided it didn't want to wait its turn, not that I'm complaining.
Now, onto the events.
Want to celebrate Black History Month with the SASHP? The SASHP will be hosting a special screening of Hidden Figures in the Brett Lounge, today, February 20 from 6 - 9 PM. Pizza and popcorn are on the house! And this event counts as an Honors Colloquium event, so come out to see a great movie with your friends!
Need to learn how to adult? Come to the Leadership and Experiential Learning (LEX) #ADULTING is HARD! How to Adult - Step 6 Event on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 PM in the Livingston Student Center Gathering Lounge.
How about delving into research? Come to the Tea with the Dean this Thursday at the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave to learn about applying to research programs. Meet with Professor Keeton, part of the Department of Physics and Faculty Director of the Aresty Research Center, to discuss applying to Aresty programs.
But maybe you're looking for some career advice? International Student Alumni will be speaking about their experiences in the American workplace at the Coffee House in the Livingston Student Center on Thursday, February 23 at 6 PM.
Also, the SASHP still has free tickets for the Rutgers Jazz Ensemble I playing on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 PM at the Nicholas Music Center.
The SASHP also has tickets for a trip to the Museum of Sex on Sunday, March 26. Get them now!
And that's all for this week, folks. See you next week!
Student Director of Honors Media
The SASHP Celebrates Black History Month with Movie "Hidden Figures!"
Come join our special screening of Hidden Figures, the highest-grossing Oscar-nominated film of 2017! It tells the story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space program, as summarized by IMDb.
Pizza and popcorn are on the house!
**Not only is this a must-see film, but it can also count as one of your outside Honors Colloquium events.**
Date: Monday, February 20 | 6 - 9 PM Location: Brett Lounge, Brett Hall, CAC Contact: Dean Bouchenafa email@example.com
Tea with the Dean: Apply to Aresty Programs!
Are you interested in helping professors on cutting-edge research projects? Would you like to learn the research process first-hand?
Come meet with Professor Keeton, part of the Department of Physics and Faculty Director of the Aresty Research Center, to discuss applying to Aresty programs. (Applications are due March 7 for the Aresty Summer Science program, and April 7 for the Aresty Research Assistant program.) Refreshments will be served (cookies!). If you can't come to the Tea, or even if you can, have a look at the Aresty website: https://aresty.rutgers.edu/
Date: Thursday, February 23 | 4:30 - 5:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aresty/Research Workshop - Sponsored by the SASHP Peer Mentors
Are you looking to be a part of the Aresty Summer Science Program? Aresty Research Assistant Program? Land research with a professor? Want to request funding for research you're in or conducting for your capstone? If yes, this is the event for you!
Upperclassmen who know the struggle are here to help you navigate the Rutgers Research waters. We're going to assist students to the best of our abilities, with applications, resumés, and even e-mail writing tips. We're here to pass on any advice we've learned from our experiences.
I highly suggest you come out, we'll also have some food! Bring resumes and personal statements!
This event is sponsored by the SASHP Peer Mentors.
Date: Thursday, February 23 | 6:30 – 8 PM Location: Room 174, Busch Student Center, Busch Campus Contact: email@example.com
Artists' Collective General Meeting and Salon
Spend a Friday afternoon eating cookies and talking about art with the Artists' Collective! 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. Art supplies will be provided for anyone interested. https://www.facebook.com/events/412542402421563/
Date: Friday, February 24 | 3 - 4:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office, 35 College Ave, College Ave Campus Contact: Dean Nazario - firstname.lastname@example.org
SASHP Colloquium Movie Night: Stranger Than Fiction
Come listen to selections from the Bop and Latin jazz eras, with Conrad Herwig as director!
Tickets are free! Pick them up from the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave any time!
Date: Friday, March 3 | 7:30 PM Location: Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus Contact: email@example.com
Tickets Available to SASHP Trip to the Museum of Sex
The history and mission of the museum of sex is to preserve and present the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. The museum produces exhibitions, publications and programs that bring the best of current scholarship on sex and sexuality to the widest possible audiences and is committed to encouraging public enlightenment, discourse and engagement.
The bus will depart from the College Avenue Student Center at 12 noon and return to College Avenue by 6:00pm. Please reserve your seat (first come, first serve) by signing up, and paying $5 at 35 College Avenue by Friday, March 17.
Do you have the winter blues? Are you feeling stressed or anxious? The Counseling, ADAP, and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides a variety of psychological counseling services, including individual therapy and a wide variety support groups. Services are free and confidential.
Your Honors Program Deans
Global Gatherings: Religion, Social Justice, and Interfaith Solidarity
The GLOBAL GATHERINGS provide a forum for the Rutgers University community to come togetherto discuss significant contemporary global issues. Come join the conversation!
Speakers: Chaplain Kaiser Aslam (Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University); Pastor Seth Kaper-Dale (The Reformed Church of Highland Park); and Rabbi Esther Reed (Rutgers Hillel)
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Event with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
Undergraduate Academic Affairs is honored to host Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30pm in Trayes Hall at the Douglass Student Center. Dr. Tatum is a scholar, author, administrator, and expert on race in education and racial identity development. She served as the ninth president of Spelman College, the oldest historically black women's college in the United States. Her critically acclaimed book, Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race emphasizes the urgent need for conversations about race because of racial segregation of schools and the impacts that this has on student identity development and achievement.
Date: Tuesday, February 21 | 7 – 8:30 PM Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Douglass Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership and Experiential Learning (LEX) #ADULTING is HARD! How to Adult - Step 6 Event
Learn to negotiate your salary. Get to know some information about job benefits and salaries directly from the source. Join our friends from Morgan Stanley and Johnson & Johnson as they discuss your income being more than just a paycheck. From Baffled to Benefits!
Date: Tuesday, February 21 | 7:30 PM Location: LSC Gathering Lounge, Livingston Student Center, Livi Campus Contact: email@example.com
Writers at Rutgers: Lidia Yuknavitchi
Lidia Yuknavitch is the acclaimed author of seven books, including The Small Backs of Children (Harpers) and The Chronology of Water (Hawthorne Books), and a TED Talk titled The Beauty of Being a Misfit. Her next book is due from Harpers early next year. She is a seasoned teacher of writing & literature, and has crafted her body-centered art-making philosophy into a groundbreaking workshop practice—Corporeal Writing. She is the recipient of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction for the Oregon Book Awards, as well as two Reader’s Choice awards, a PNBA award, and was a finalist for the 2012 Pen Center creative nonfiction award.
Date: Wednesday, February 22 | 8 PM Location: Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, CAC Contact: 8489327380
Career Advice from International Student Alumni
Hear experiences and advice from recent Rutgers International Student graduates on their experiences in the American workplace. You will have a chance to ask them questions about life after Rutgers and network with our alumni.
Date: Thursday, February 23 | 6 – 7:30 PM Location: Coffee House, Livingston Student Center, Livi Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
$5k DC Internship Award for Rutgers Undergraduates
The Eagleton Institute of Politics is now accepting applications for the Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award Program, which provides one-time awards of $5,000 to outstanding Rutgers undergraduate students for summer internships in the government/public service sectors in Washington, DC. The monetary award is meant to ease the financial burden of working in Washington D.C. by offsetting living expenses.
Students who receive the Award must identify their own placements. If you know of a great internship opportunity in DC for a Rutgers student, please contact Randi Chmielewski to share that information.
Rutgers undergraduates from all campuses and all majors are invited to apply by March 1, 2017. Faculty and staff, please encourage interested students to apply! Click here for more information and to apply.
The Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy (CJLPP) is soliciting submissions for its seventh issue!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 12th, 2017 at 11:59 PM
The CJLPP is looking for papers ranging from 3 to 12+ single-spaced pages in length. Our journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes. Papers need not be on American law or public policy — they can be on international systems or the law or public policy of any country. We consider submissions on a rolling basis for each issue, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion.
Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or public policy. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.
Selected pieces will be published in the eighth issue of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy. Other pieces may be selected for online publication only.
Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program Seeking Student Applicants
The Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite rising juniors (Class of 2019) to apply to the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program in Leadership and Social Policy, which focuses on issues of crucial contemporary significance and prepares students for lives of service and leadership.
The Gardner Fellowship Program is a year-long program that gives 12-15 SAS juniors an opportunity to deepen their understanding of major global issues, develop strong leadership skills, and take a prominent role in addressing these issues in the coming decades.
The topic for next year’s program is "Violence and Non-violence." Students will participate in a two-semester course sequence including an intensive seminar featuring guest speakers, trips to the United Nations and Washington, DC, and a spring independent research project completed under the supervision of a Rutgers faculty mentor.
Program participants will be provided with scholarship aid and research support.
Fall 2017: An honors seminar: “Violence and Non-violence in Theory and Practice," United Nations briefings and workshops in New York
Spring 2018: Directed study: Independent research project completed under the direction of a Rutgers faculty member, Trip to Washington D.C. to meet with public officials and journalists
All application materials must be submitted by March 13th, 2017.
Yleana Leadership Academy Looking for as Teachers/Counselors for a transformative SAT Summer Camp
The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in recruiting students as Teachers/Counselors for a transformative SAT summer camp. We are interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads. We're looking specifically for people who would be willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for kids; it's a ton of work but a LOT of fun!
The Yleana Leadership Academy is a residential summer academy which serves rising high school seniors from Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore and seeks to close the achievement gap through a three-week transformative intervention summer SAT experience. We are part summer camp, part intense SAT training using the Socratic method, and part leadership academy.
Beyond our innovative SAT prep, we explore issues like race, class, and power through our Issues curriculum, an open-forum discussion setting where we question these issues through readings by people like James Baldwin, Junot Diaz, and bell hooks. We also help our students acquire and hone the soft skills they need through our Entrepreneurship class, which culminates in a one-day startup fair with entrepreneurs from everywhere from London to NYC advising the students all day until they face off in a Shark Tank competition.
Application deadline: March 15, 2017. We review applications as they are submitted; we accept them on a rolling basis - so apply now! We will also review those applications submitted after March 15, but will give priority to those applications submitted earlier. An earlier submission improves your chances of being considered.