Hey School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program Students!
And we were blessed with another great weekend. I hope all of you took advantage of the wonderful weather. I remember seeing some Rutgers students playing Frisbee or having a picnic. Next time, I want to take a nap in the sun.
Now, onto the events. And there are a lot this week! Read carefully--there are some good ones under Honors Events and Campus Events!
As part of the #stemHERstoryRU campaign during Women's History Month (March), come to one of the Photoshoots either on Wednesday, March 1 from 11 AM – 3 PM in the Busch Student Center or on Thursday, March 2 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM at the Douglass Campus Center to get your picture taken and tell us why STEM is important to you!
Missing Harry Potter and his magical world a little bit? Well, I have some good news for you! Geek Week is having a GeekWeek at Hogwarts in the Honors College Druskin Lounge on Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 PM!
And then the Artists Collective is having a Coffeehouse on Thursday, March 2 at 8 PM. Come to watch the poetic and musical stylings of Rutgers' cheesiest and sauciest!
Maybe you want to put your competitive nature to the test. The Vivekananda Youth Group of Rutgers (VYGOR) is holding a Speech Competition on Sunday, March 26 at 6:30 PM. Register here!
And last but not least, if you're looking for summer opportunities, look no further! FCB Health is looking for summer interns. The internship is paid and there are numerous departments looking! Have a look!
Enjoy the rest of your week, SASHP!
Student Director of Honors Media
Come listen to selections from the Bop and Latin jazz eras, with Conrad Herwig as director!
Tickets are free and still available! Pick them up from the SASHP Main Office at 35 College Ave any time!
This event counts as an Honors Colloqiuium event!
Date: Friday, March 3 | 7:30 PM Location: Nicholas Music Center, Douglass Campus Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Free Tickets to "Emperor of the Moon"
By Aphra Behn and directed by Christopher Cartmill.
Kiss the earth goodbye, and away we fly! A space-obsessed professor believes that life on the Moon is the answer to all the world’s woes.
This event is underwritten by the Leora M. Sies Theater Fund Foundation.
Free tickets are still available! This event also counts as an Honors Colloquium event!
Date: Saturday, March 25 | 7:30 PM Location: Philip J. Levin Theater, 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.
Here is the link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BDmOmB-P7eCMX__iRjriDYYuiUN-x1C9jvxxizfimGI/viewform?
Spaces Available For Summer Session I Honors Seminar in Spain 2017!
We still have spaces available for a wonderful summer I session (two weeks) honors seminar that will take place in Spain in 2017. Please join us as we travel to difference places in Spain to visit sites where Romans once lived and worked and where Christians, Jews and Muslims, lived and interacted before 1492.
TALK!!! February is a great time for talking with Professors and your SASHP adviser. Professors’ office hours tend to be less crowded this month. It is also the perfect time to visit your SASHP adviser to discuss your summer plans and start preparing for Fall 2017 registration. Also, don’t forget to talk to your classmates. You may get a great study tip and make a new friend.
Your Honors Program Deans
Artists and Activism: A View from Behind the Gorilla Mask
The Zimmerli welcomes two former members of the original Guerrilla Girls to discuss their experiences with the group, artwork that has been inspired by the group’s mission, and the ongoing efforts of artists to bring attention to the inequality that persists in the art world. Members assume the names of historic women artists and wear gorilla masks in public to conceal their identities, focusing on the issues rather than individuals (a practice the speakers observe). The event coincides with the Zimmerli’s exhibition "Guerrilla (And Other) Girls: Art/Activism/Attitude," which includes the group’s witty and incisive posters, on loan from the Rutgers University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, as well as works by women artists who have been aligned with the group’s mission, drawn mostly from the Zimmerli’s collection. A reception follows in the museum lobby. Free and open to the public.
Date: Monday, February 27 | 7 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Voorhees Hall 105 (reception follows at the Zimmerli), College Ave Campus Contact: 848-932-7237
#stemHERstoryRU - Get your photo taken!
Sponsored by our University-wide partners, this initiative is geared towards celebrating the women who dedicate their careers to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields while raising awareness to the overall Rutgers Community.
As part of our #stemHERstoryRU campaign during Women's History Month (March), we encourage you to come to one of our Photoshoots to get your picture taken and tell us why stem is important to you!
FREE #stemHERstoryRU t-shirts, stickers and buttons will be given out to the first 20 women of stem to take their pictures on all days!!!
Please note: these Photoshoots are open to Student, Faculty and Alumni Student Women in Stem and our allies. Spread the word!
Photoshoot Dates/Locations: Date: Wednesday, March 1 | 11 AM – 3 PM Location: Busch Student Center, Busch Campus Date: Thursday, March 2 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: Douglass Campus Center, Douglass Campus Contact: @stemherstoryRU, facebook.com/#stemherstoryru
Alternative Truths: Is There a Future for College Student Success Research On Race and Ethnicity?
Come to a talk with Dr. Vasti Torres, Professor of higher education & former Dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida. The first event is a Graduate Student Panel at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center from 2 - 4 PM, and the second is a Keynote in the Busch Multipurpose Room from 6 - 8 PM
Doors will open at 5:30 and there will be lite refreshments in the Fireside Lounge before it begins.
Date: Wednesday, March 1 | 2 - 4 PM; 6 - 8 PM Location: Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Busch Campus; Busch Student Center, MPR, Busch Campus Contact: (848) 932-0614
Students are frequently told that study abroad and global education programs can change their lives and prepare them for career success. But how? Andrew Gordon (Founder and President of Diversity Abroad) answers this question and discusses the personal and leadership qualities that can be uniquely developed when students have the opportunity to experience the power of global education.
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm Location: College Avenue Student Center, Multipurpose Room (126 College Avenue) Contact: Jon Breen - Rutgers' Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs - 848-932-3097
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Networking Event
Come out to network with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals!
Date: Thursday, March 2 | 6 - 7:30 PM Location: Busch Student Center International Lounge, Busch Campus Contact: Haviland@dls.rutgers.edu
Come to a "Shades of Shackles: Reproductive Justice and Incarceration" Lecture!
Fly your broom to the Honors College Druskin Lounge, located at 5 Seminary Place in New Brunswick! Join us for butterbeer, edible snitches, and discover your house with Sorting Hat cupcakes! Guest lectures include Religion in Harry Potter with Dr. Sandra Russell Jones, Medieval History and Mythology with Dr. Wendy Turner, and Potions Chemistry with Bob Porjca. The event will end with a screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. All wizards, witches, and muggles of Rutgers are welcome!
Date: Thursday, March 2 | 7:30 PM Location: Honors College Druskin Lounge, CAC Contact: 848-932-0990
GSE Information Session
Attend an information session at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick to learn about doctoral and master’s degree programs for individuals currently working in the field of higher education, including Ph.D.’s in higher education (doctorates in education with concentration in design of learning environments; concentration in education, culture, and society; and concentration in educational leadership) and master’s programs with concentrations in adult and continuing education; college student affairs; counseling psychology; educational leadership; learning, cognition, and development; and social and philosophical foundations of education.
Rutgers Federal Reserve Challenge First Meeting for Spring 2017
The Federal Reserve Challenge team is holding a general meeting this upcoming Sunday, March 5 in New Jersey Hall at 6:30pm. A large number of people have expressed interest in getting involved for the next year's competition, and we're delivering!
Vivekananda Youth Group of Rutgers Student Speech Competition!
The Vivekananda Youth Group of Rutgers (VYGOR) invites you to participate in our Speech Competition. Each participant will be given three minutes to speak and will be judged on content, creativity, and delivery of their speech. Monetary awards will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners. The topic for the speech competition is: "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
Date: Sunday, March 26 | 6:30 - 8 PM Location: Center Hall, Busch Student Center, Busch 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 Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Faculty and staff, please encourage interested students to apply! Click here for more information and to apply.
FCB Health is Looking for Summer Interns!
For rising juniors, seniors, and anyone who graduated after December 2016, FCB Health, a full service, global advertising agency, located in NYC is looking for summer interns.
The 9-week, full-time, paid internship program is designed to give students an opportunity to work in real-world business situation, attend seminars on the different aspects of the industry, and work in intern teams on a campaign competition around healthcare advertising.
Students will be able to request to intern in a specific department, ranging from Account Management, Finance, Web Development, HR, Analytics, and more.
TEDxRutgers is recruiting! If you share our energy and passion for storytelling and thought leadership, we want to know! We currently have open roles within our Technology, Marketing, and Finance committees and are looking for enthusiastic, talented members to join our growing organization. If you’re excited at the thought of developing a conference that will have a lasting impact across campus - and foster innovation within the Rutgers Community - we hope you consider applying!
Apply for the Ralph and Eloise DeFalco Scholarship!
Ralph DeFalco was an internationally recognized serologist and Professor of Zoology at Rutgers University. In addition to his scholarly and teaching activities he devoted much of his time to the counseling and placement of undergraduates in medical and dental schools. It was his intense interest in the undergraduate as a student and as a person that endeared him to so many.
Eloise DeFalco was a medical technologist (MT, ASCP) and Teaching Assistant/Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at Raritan Valley Community College. She, like her husband, derived great satisfaction from interaction with her students and in providing support and encouragement to them while they pursued their chosen healthcare profession.
To be awarded the scholarship, the student must demonstrate a high academic achievement and a potential for excellence in biology or a health related field. The purpose of the award is to recognize past academic performance and to assist in the future undergraduate studies while at Rutgers.
Four awards of $1,500 each for 2017-2018 are anticipated.
Each candidate should submit their application by April 3, 2017 to the DeFalco Scholarship Committee (c/o Dr. Martha Haviland, Division of Life Sciences, Nelson Biological Laboratories, 604 Allison Rd., Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8082)
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