Current Events

Tue
21
Feb

Q&A With Governor Tom Kean

Governor Thomas Kean

Reflections on the 30-Year Success of the Alternative Route Teaching Program

Before this program “Einstein could not have taught math in New Jersey” on the K-12 level"

Just over 30 years ago, Governor Tom Kean proposed landmark education reform through the Alternative Route Certification Program, which radically changed existing teacher training and certification laws.  The legislation allowed those with a bachelor’s degree in key subject areas to shorten the route to teacher certification and eliminate many education course requirements. This program is now an integral part of not just the New Jersey teacher employment system, but also is employed in many states nationwide.

Kean, who was the state’s 48thGovernor and is known worldwide for his role as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, reflects on the success of the Alternative Route Certification Program.

How did you know that this idea and the resulting legislation would be so successful?

Tue
13
Sep

Rutgers Hosts Lifelong Learning Day Friday Oct. 14

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National event debuts in Rutgers Student Center in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies will host the university’s first-ever Lifelong Learning Day celebration on campus Friday, October 14, 2016.

The event will feature activities at Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Rutgers students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Atttendees are welcome to write an answer to the question “What’s the greatest thing you ever learned?” on a chalkboard; take and share a “selfie” photo with cutouts of famed learners Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Frederick Douglass; and take part in a video shoot answering “What do you want to learn next?”

Mon
27
Jun

Drones Will Be Focus of Pre-Engineering Summer Academy Certificate

Rutgers website on the Summer Academy

Rutgers professor E. A. Elsayed discusses the history and future of drones

As drones rise in popularity, their use is provoking new thinking on the possibilities. The U.S. Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Geological Survey already use drones to monitor wildlife populations without disturbing them. Amazon is testing drones that could deliver packages in as little as half an hour after an online purchase. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has teamed with other agencies on an experiment to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to spy on storms as they evolve.

Read more at Rutgers Today

Mon
27
Jun

MyCentralJersey.com: Educational facility recently opened

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The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and Lifelong Learning has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. The item appears under the Franklin heading.

Read more at MyCentralJersey.com

Tue
24
May

New Jersey Data Book Expands Government Information Database

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Rutgers Center for Government Services reports historical voter data in run-up to presidential election primary and general elections

            NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Rutgers Center for Government Services, a unit of the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies, has expanded its New Jersey Data Book by adding new categories and years of public information about the state – all of it available as an online database free to the general public.

            The New Jersey Data Book (NJDatabook.rutgers.edu), published in print for 40 years, now is the most comprehensive online source of official, current statistics and information about the nation’s 11th-most populous state.

Mon
16
May

Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers University–Camden Sign Conditional Acceptance Agreement

Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers University–Camden Sign Conditional Acceptance Agreement

Atlantic Cape Community College and Rutgers University–Camden signed a Conditional Acceptance Agreement May 11, allowing students to complete three years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Atlantic Cape and seamlessly transfer to Rutgers–Camden for completion.The 3+1 agreement allows students to pay the lower tuition and fees at Atlantic Cape for an additional year, a savings of more than $20,000, before transferring to the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden.

Wed
15
Apr

Rutgers University Inn And Conference Center Hits 50th Anniversary With All-Time High In Occupancy

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On-campus lodging venue unveils special offers for 2015 celebration

            NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers’ only on-campus lodging and conference facility in New Brunswick/Piscataway – which hit an all-time high in guest room occupancy in 2014 – turns 50 this year and is celebrating with special offers and events.

            The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is offering monthly specials throughout its anniversary year while also hosting two open houses and an overnight stay giveaway during Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 25. For example, the inn is offering:

Thu
05
Dec

How to Lay a Concrete Paver Patio or Walkway: A Lifetime of Expert Tips & Shortcuts Shared in 2 Short Days

Tile image Students adding mortar to decorative paver wall

So you just installed a paver patio.  Stand back and admire your work.  It probably looks pretty decent right now.

But wait a few months. Or a year.  Let one good winter pass.  Now how does it look?

What Can Go Wrong When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

“A lot of pavers look good when they first go in,” said Alex Burke, instructor in Rutgers’ Concrete Pavers class.  But when an installer doesn’t really know what he is doing, the ill effects will show within a year.  

“After you’ve gone through the winter and had time for settling, that’s when you start to see problems,” explained Burke.  “It might be frost heaving, settling or problems caused by difficult site conditions, like clay soil.”

Fri
18
Oct

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Honors OCPE's TEEM Gateway

Newark Mayor Cory Booker presented a Mayoral Proclamation

On October 1, Newark Mayor Cory Booker presented a Mayoral Proclamation to honor Rutgers T.E.E.M. Gateway as "one of the city's great organizations” for its work building productive futures for the at-risk youth of Newark and beyond. Proudly receiving the acknowledgment was Kenneth M. Karamichael, Director of T.E.E.M. Gateway, a division of the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Watch this video to see the presentation of the Proclamation:

Thu
08
Nov

Rutgers Inn Becomes Refuge From the Storm

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As Hurricane Sandy bore down on New Brunswick, and exploding transformers turned the blackened sky blue and green, some two dozen guests spent a night to remember in the darkened lobby of the Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center.

It was an experience that Jeff Maschi says he will never forget.

On October 29, the historic inn on the Cook-Douglass Campus became a veritable island in the storm for Maschi and more than two dozen other guests and staff – mainly essential services personnel working in such areas as Dining Services, University Facilities and Human Resources.  They were joined by a handful of other guests who took refuge at the inn, including several visiting scholars from Eastern Europe.

“I knew that Monday would be an odd day, so I wanted a place to ride out the storm,” said Maschi, associate director of labor relations for University Human Resources.

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