Personal Enrichment

Fri
18
Jan

Rutgers’ Home Gardeners School to Help Green Thumbs Cultivate Lush Landscapes, March 23

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The 37th Annual One-Day Educational Program to be held on Douglass Campus

If you’re a gardener, it’s never too soon to think spring.

For anyone with a passion for making things grow and bloom, the Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) will offer its 37th Annual Home Gardeners School, Saturday, March 23, at Hickman Hall on the Douglass Campus in New Brunswick. Coffee/tea and registration begin at 8 a.m. and workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Featuring 35 workshops covering a variety of topics related to gardening and landscaping, the program gives both novice and experienced home gardeners  an opportunity to receive expert instruction, learn new horticulture skills, and connect with others who share their interests.

Mon
07
Jan

Registration Underway for Nondegree Study at Rutgers during Spring 2013

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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.

Thu
20
Dec

Gifted Teens Invited to HEROES Conference at Rutgers, January 19-20

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Rutgers’ Division of Continuing Studies is sponsoring the Fifth Annual HEROES Conference for profoundly gifted students in grades 6 to 10, January 19 and 20, at the Engineering Resource Center on the Busch Campus in Piscataway.

The two-day event, open to qualifying students, includes labs, workshops and classes taught by more than 50 volunteer Rutgers faculty, staff, alumni and students.  Participants may select from more than 50 programs covering such diverse topics as computer programming, robotics, literature, math, logic, philosophy, leadership, genetics and more.

To qualify to attend the conference as non-members of HEROES, middle school students must submit qualifying SAT, ACT, SCAT or EXPLORE scores. Students under the age of 16, who have not yet taken any of these tests but have scored in advanced proficient on at least one section of last year's NJASK, may register for either the Academic Talent Search or Writing Talent Search in order to attend the conference as applicants.

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Fri
19
Oct

Community Dance Social Features Latin Dance Workshops, Nov. 3

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The community is invited to “Cirque du Scarlet,” an evening of social dancing and Latin dance instruction in the College Avenue Gym on the New Brunswick Campus, Saturday, November 3. Music will be provided by Brian Nash, founding coach of the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team, which co-sponsors the event with Rutgers Recreation.

Dancers of all ages may attend the dance social, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, with or without a partner. The dance is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Recreation Instructional Program and the Rutgers Ballroom Dance Team.

Prior to the dance social, Nash will teach a 90-minute Salsa/Mambo and Rumba workshop for experienced dancers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the same time, Carmen Valverde, founder of the dance program at Rutgers Recreation, will teach basic steps of these dances for beginners. Prior experience is neither expected nor required for the basic workshop.

Fri
05
Oct

Families Invited to Zimmerli Museum’s ‘Passport to Art’ Workshops

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The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites families to travel the world of art through Passport to Art, a series of workshops that take place on select first Saturdays, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians enjoy quality time together, working side-by-side on exciting projects conducted by trained educators and artists.

On November 3, participants will explore the art of portraiture through the technique and style of Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt and learn a variety of pastel techniques, allowing them to render their own portraits. December 1 celebrates the annual tradition of creating unique holiday greeting cards.  

Sat
01
Sep

Rutgers Inn Puts out Welcome Mat for Scarlet Knights Fans

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Newly renamed and refurbished, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is putting out the welcome mat for Scarlet Knights fans traveling to High Point Stadium to cheer on their favorite team this fall.

The inn is offering a $79 per night football package the weekends of September 8 and October 27. The package includes a room with two double beds, complimentary continental breakfast, free parking and access to campus buses that travel to the stadium. All rooms also have free wi-fi.

Set in a verdant corner of the Douglass Campus across from Woodlawn, the historic university inn occupies the former Sydney B. Carpender estate, known as Lindenwood, built in 1911 for one of New Brunswick’s distinguished families. The original house and its landscaped grounds remain part of the facility.

Fri
31
Aug

Mason Gross Extension Division Slates Open House, Free Classes

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An open house for all Mason Gross Extension Division classes will take place Saturday, September 8; free sample classes will be offered. Classes officially begin Saturday, September 15, Learning opportunities are available for children and adults.

Classes include the new American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Children's Division for ages 4 to 9+, the ART-haus Academy for visual artists, Suzuki violin, classical guitar and cello lessons, as well as the new Mason Gross Jazz Institute for Teens. Limited financial aid is available, as are Rutgers faculty/staff discounts.

For complete class descriptions and more information about 2012-2013 classes, look here.

Mon
13
Aug

Stay Current, Stay Fresh, Stay Effective: Share Your Knowledge with Others

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Be a part of a high-quality professional education program by serving as a workshop facilitator by submitting a program proposal for a workshop The Office of Continuing Education at the School of Social Work is accepting proposals for workshops that are relevant to social work practice.

For information, contact the Institute for Families at 732-932-8758 or visit their website.

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