Which New Jersey legislative district has the highest personal income per taxpayer? Which county has the largest percentage of college graduates? What are the most prevalent national ancestries in Perth Amboy? (answers at end)
These and thousands of other statistics about the state’s legislative districts, counties, and municipalities can be found in the 37th edition of the New Jersey Legislative District Data Book being published this month by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS).
The 230-page, spiral bound publication, also available on CD-ROM, has served as a resource for legislators, local governments, citizens and the media since it was first published in the 1970s.
High-achieving high school students can experience university life, earn college credits, and get a head start on their post-secondary educations through Rutgers University’s Summer Scholars Program.
Summer Scholars, who must be high school juniors or younger, may take up to two Rutgers courses during Summer Session II (June 24-August 1), or Session III (July 8-August 14).
Students entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2013, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, may apply to take introductory-level college courses. Exceptional students younger than 16 are considered on a case-by-case basis and are required to be interviewed and submit a PSAT or SAT score.
Scholarships covering 20 percent of the course tuition are available to students with a recommendation letter from their guidance counselor.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A summer of learning and fun is in store for young people in interest areas ranging from the arts to academics, and sports to adventure camp programs. Rutgers offers a selection of summer camp programs to satisfy a wide variety of interests and abilities.
Registration is underway for many programs. Check program websites for complete information, registration dates, fees and deadlines.
Performing and Visual Arts
The Zimmerli Art Museum and Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers offer programs that cater to young people’s interests and talents in art, music, dance and theater.
If Hurricane Sandy and its recent winter cousin, Nemo, taught New Jersey anything, it was that preparing for the worst is not an option, but a necessity in an era of extreme weather events. And learning what to do after disaster strikes is time well spent. Months after Hurricane Sandy pounded New Jersey, many people are just starting to deal with the clean-up and rebuilding of their flooded homes and businesses. The health hazards associated with water-damaged buildings are numerous, ranging from the obvious – mold and electrical concerns – to the less well known – asbestos contamination and dangers of microbial agents and pathogenic viruses.
Rutgers is again offering its comprehensive Gifted Education Certificate Program designed to help New Jersey K-12 educators, counselors, administrators, and parents meet the challenges of educating gifted learners.
The first course in the five-course series, The Gifted Child, will run from March 29 through June 8. All classes are held on the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus.
The program also includes: The Social & Emotional Development of Gifted Children, June 14-August 13; Curriculum & Instruction for the Gifted, August 21-October 19; Gifted Program Development, November 1-January 4, 2014; and Clinical Placement & Practicum, a 200-hour field project scheduled by arrangement with the supervising instructor.
Looking for a way to earn college credit this summer and take a course that might not be available during the academic year? Check out Rutgers New Brunswick’s 2013 Summer Session offering more than 2,200 course sections, internships, research and travel opportunities in a wide breadth of subject areas.
As one of the country’s largest summer sessions, Rutgers New Brunswick welcomes both Rutgers and visiting students, as well as qualifying high school students, for study during the summer on campus, online and in hybrid courses. This year’s sessions will run May 28-July 5, June 24-August 1, and July 8-August 14. Registration for all sessions begins February 18. Final dates to register vary by session.
Executive Education at Rutgers School of Business-Camden has added several new continuing education courses offered at various locations focusing on leadership and management skills for supervisors and executives for the 2012 to 2013 academic year.
Registration is underway for individuals interested in nondegree study at Rutgers during the Spring 2013 semester. Online registrations are being accepted through January 23, and in-person registration is possible through January 25. Complete details are available at http://visiting.rutgers.edu.
Working adults looking to jump-start their careers or gain new skills and knowledge, students attending other institutions, and qualified high school students can take Rutgers courses in New Brunswick on a nondegree basis during the fall and spring semesters through the Division of Continuing Studies.
The division offers the opportunity for nondegree graduate and undergraduate study during the fall and spring semesters. Students attend classes and complete coursework alongside matriculated Rutgers students. Tuition and fees are billed per credit hour.
With the recent storms that have devastated the region and toppled trees too numerous to count, it is vital to have knowledgeable tree care professionals on the ground during and after clean-up to ensure public safety.
Later this month, Rutgers’ Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) will bring the state’s top tree experts in to give hands-on training in tree care.
The first of several tree care courses, Hazardous Tree Identification, will be held in New Brunswick from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27.
The class is geared toward shade tree managers, arborists, landscape contractors, public parks/public works managers and other professionals who need to know how to assess a hazardous tree and when to call in the experts for removal.
More than 35 departments and units at Rutgers offer hundreds of credit and noncredit courses, certificate programs and enrichment opportunities to help individuals reach their professional and personal goals. Learn more at lifelonglearning.rutgers.edu.
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