All I've been thinking about are the four main food groups, which, to elves, apparently are candy, candy canes, candy corns. and syrup. In reality, those aren't the actual food groups; the real ones are a lot healthier. 'Tis the season, my friends, for food, holiday cheer, and some cool events!
Check out the Tea with the Dean this Thursday at the SASHP Main Office and learn about teaching a First-Year Interest Group (FIGS)!
And there's also two Artists Collective events this week: an Artists Collective Writing Workshop today at 8 PM at the SASHP Main Office and the Artists Collective Coffeehouse this Thursday at 8 PM in the SASHP Main Office!
For our December/January Honors Alumni Spotlight, we have George Rears, RC '89, in the spotlight! Read about his experiences with the SASHP and advice he has for the students here!
Want a refresher on memorable events in history? See a lecture where John Dickerson from CBS will discuss his new book, Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History," on Thursday at 7 PM in Trayes Hall on Douglass!
Or maybe you'd like to see a conversation about art and aesthetics between artist Kara Walker and Evie Shockley, an esteemed member of the English department at Rutgers. The event's at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater on Douglass Campus at 6:30 PM!
If the SAS Honors seminar course you want is closed, add yourself to the waiting list here!
The semester's reaching its end pretty soon, so attend some events while you can!
Student Director of Honors Media
Artists Collective Writing Workshop
Please come to the Artists Collective Writing Workshop today! Bring your poems and short stories to share and take the opportunity to discuss with fellow students the different ways of writing them!
Date: Monday, December 5, 8 - 10 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: Dean Julio Nazario at firstname.lastname@example.org or 848-932-7964
Tea with the Dean: Teaching a First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) Information Session
The Rutgers First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) Program is one of the few in the nation that allow an undergraduate to fully design and teach their own course! Only 1 in 200 upper-class students at Rutgers are provided anopportunity to teach their own course. Come meet the assistant director of the program, Susan Bennett, as well as former Peer Instructors, who will answer all of your questions about applying for this position.
NOTE: SAS Honors Program students who serve as FIGS Peer Instructors can count their experience as one of the two required Honors Colloquia.
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016, 4:30 PM Location: SASHP Main Office - 35 College Ave Contact: email@example.com
Artists Collective Coffeehouse: Thursday, December 8
Come and share your poems, music, and stories!
Date: Thursday, December 8, 8 PM Location: SASHP Main Office, 35 College Ave Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
De-Stress Night - Sponsored by Peer Mentors
Come celebrate the last day of classes and destress before finals! Come for pizza, hot chocolate, cookie decorating, bingo (with prizes), board games, and more!
United Nations Association's (UNA-USA) 2017 Members' Day
The United Nations Association's (UNA-USA) 2017 Members' Day will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Region, this conference will bring together UNA-USA and GenUN members from across the nation for a day of dynamic discussions on the theme 'The U.S. and the UN: New Leaders, Pressing Challenges.' This is an unparalleled opportunity to hear firsthand from global experts and high-ranking UN and U.S. Government officials at the very home of the UN. Online registration opened on December 1, 2016 and is ongoing.
The event is open to members of the United Nations Association and its collegiate arm, GenUN. If you are not already a member, please join (membership is free for college/university students) as soon as possible (preferably upon receipt of this message) by following this link: http://genun.unausa.org/join (please select Rutgers University as your campus chapter). Once you have joined GenUN, you will be able to register for Members' Day.
Once you have registered, please forward your registration confirmation to Dean Bouchenafa at email@example.com. I will reply with your next steps.
Spring and Summer 2017 Study Abroad: Global Experiences
Today's students are more international than those of any previous generation. Study Abroad programs remain the gold standard for pursuing academic studies in other countries, but many students are also interested in short, intensive experiences of one to three weeks. The SAS Honors Program is pleased to offer its students global, interdisciplinary opportunities in China, Mexico, Ireland, and Spain!
Art After Hours: First Tuesdays - "Circa 1866: European Prints from the Collection"
Unwind after classes or work with curator-led tours of "Circa 1866: European Prints from the Collection." The exhibition includes several works that have been part of the Zimmerli’s collection since the museum was founded in 1966 as the Rutgers University Art Gallery. The evening also features live music by the Rutgers Chamber Jazz Ensemble, directed by Victor Lewis. Free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments. For more information, go here!
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 5 - 9 PM Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton St, CAC Contact: 848-932-7237
Art and Aesthetics: Kara Walker in Conversation with Evie Shockley
Please join us at Rutgers for a rare occasion to hear Kara Walker speak about her work. Walker will be in conversation with Evie Shockley, a noted poet, critic, and member of the English Department. Walker is currently the Tepper Chair in the Visual Arts at Rutgers University. The event is sponsored by Mason Gross School of the Arts and the Center for Cultural Analysis, in association with our annual seminar on "Art and Aesthetics." The event is free and open to the public. The theater only seats about 300, so you'll want to arrive early.
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:30 PM Location: Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater, 85 George St. New Brunswick, Douglass Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Poetics: The Afterlife of Slavery and the Place of Nature
Please join us for a symposium on Black Poetics featuring readings by award-winning poets C.S. Giscombe (author of Giscome Road and Prairie Style) and Ed Roberson (author of City Eclogue and Atmosphere Conditions), along with talks by Dr. Meta DuEwa Jones, Howard University (author of "Freeing the Atmosphere: Railroads, Rivers, and Poetic Pathways") and Dr. Sonya Posmentier, New York University (author of "A Provision Ground Poetics").
Livingston Theatre Company's (LTC) Pursuing Professional Theatre On and Off Stage: A Talkback with George Street Playhouse
Learn about careers in the theatre industry on and off the stage from professionals at George Street Playhouse! Livingston Theatre Company is proud to present this OPEN event for all Rutgers students to come and interact with George Street Playhouse's professional panel where you will learn about their career paths, work experiences in theater, and job opportunities. This event will be held from 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, December 8th in Meeting Room B at the Douglass Student Center.
Date: Thursday, December 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Location: Meeting Room B, Douglass Student Center, Douglass Campus Contact: Elizabeth Alt email@example.com
An Evening with John Dickerson: Moderator of the Face The Nation on CBS
Come a lecture where John Dickerson will discuss his new book, Whistestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History, which details "the stories behind the stories of the most memorable events in American presidential campaign history."
Date: Thursday, December 8, 7 PM Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Douglass Campus Contact: 848-932-9355
Scarlet Ambassador Recruitment!
The Scarlet Ambassador Program is comprised of model students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Scarlet Ambassadors are leaders in and out of the classroom and are dedicated to advancing the mission of Rutgers University as part of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The program aims to foster growth, personal development, leadership, professionalism, and teamwork among Scarlet Ambassadors while they cultivate the first impression of Rutgers for thousands of prospective students each year through campus tours, recruitment programs, and daily interactions with visiting students.
We are always looking for students who are bright, personable, and a positive reflection of the University. We love to see students who are passionate about Rutgers, who take advantage of the myriad opportunities available, and who want to help recruit the next Scarlet Knights.