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Fri
29
May

Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Classes Kick Off; Enrollment Equals Nearly One-Third Of Undergraduates

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University-New Brunswick’ s Summer Session kicked off this week with nearly 14,000 enrollments in more than 2,300 course sections for one of the nation’s largest summer higher educational programs. The number of students enrolled totals nearly one-third of the New Brunswick undergraduate population.

The 10,541 students enrolled in Summer Session make up 33 percent of the New Brunswick-Piscataway undergraduate student body of more than 32,000.

Rutgers Summer Session has drawn strong interest from students seeking science courses, visiting students and students who combine work and school. “We’re seeing strong enrollments in a wide range of academic fields from a diverse body of students,” noted Elizabeth Beasley, director of Rutgers-New Brunswick Summer Session, a unit of Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS). “Students who work while attending Rutgers and those with a double-major course load turn to Summer Session in significant numbers to keep on pace toward graduation.

Thu
28
May

For Rutgers-Camden Senior, All the World’s a Stage

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Stephen Dobbins takes his Shakespeare-inspired romantic comedy on the road

Stephen Dobbins fell in love with Shakespeare when his high school English teacher invited him to direct a scene from Romeo and Juliet. Now, as he graduates this month from Rutgers University-Camden, the Howell resident is setting his sights on recreating a Shakespeare tradition: Writing a play for a troupe of actors and producing it for audiences in public places, like restaurants, bars and parks.

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:

Fri
10
Apr

Summer Classes At The Jersey Shore Would Be Popular, Rutgers Student Survey Shows

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University will offer 17 courses on its first Jersey Shore menu

            NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Summer Session, with more than 2,200 course sections, already one of the nation’s largest summer programs, is adding a new component with 17 courses at the Jersey Shore.

            The decision to establish “RU at the Shore” for 2015 was made following a survey of more than 4,500 undergraduates here, with 1,200 students – nearly 27 percent – indicating they would spend time along the 130-mile coastline and would be interested in taking classes for credit. Summer Session offers extensive internship and research/travel opportunities in addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in 250 fields.

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:

Fri
31
May

Rutgers Officially Forms Agreement with Mercer County Community College

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On May 30, a new partnership between Rutgers University and Mercer County Community College (MCCC) was formalized. The partnership, a function of Rutgers Off-Campus Programs will expand opportunities for associate degree holders in the Mercer County area to earn Rutgers degrees on MCCC’s West Windsor campus.

The Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was hosted by MCCC President Patricia Donohue and Interim Vice President for Continuing Studies Richard Novak. The event was attended by state and county officials and MCCC and Rutgers academic administrators and staff.

“This initiative is designed to meet the needs of thousands of community college graduates who traditionally have faced great difficulty in transferring to a baccalaureate completion program. It recognizes the need for flexible options, such as online and hybrid courses, for those who have work and family obligations,” said Novak.

Fri
19
Apr

Checklist That Helps Towns Prepare for ‘Sandy-style’ Calamity Issued by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Last December, 30 municipal managers, many from towns battered by Hurricane Sandy and the November Nor’ Easter, gathered in New Brunswick to share experiences and lessons learned from dealing with two of the most devastating natural disasters in New Jersey history.

In that forum, sponsored by Rutgers’ Center for Government Services (CGS), participants candidly discussed their towns’ responses to the myriad and colossal problems and issues created by these historic storms and their aftermath.

The peer-group discussions and recommendations from that day were collected and distilled in a new pamphlet published this month by CGS for state and municipal leaders. Entitled, “Lessons Learned: Reflecting Upon Hurricane Sandy and the November Nor-Easter,” the publication provides a detailed checklist for preparing for, dealing with, and recovering from future “Sandy-style” disasters.

Tue
16
Apr

Rutgers Firmly Planted on Central Park Turf

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Rutgers University's bond with Central Park is as strong as the hardy grass a Rutgers professor plucked from Sheep Meadow in the1960s and cultivated into world-class turf.

Rutgers and the Central Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and enhancement of the iconic park in Manhattan, have strengthened their collective expertise in horticulture and turf care ever since through years of collaboration and training.

"The partnership between Rutgers and the Central Park Conservancy is preparing the next generation of environmental stewards with the tools to manage landscapes and help them flourish," said Douglas Blonsky CC'83 , president and chief executive officer of CPC – and a Rutgers graduate.

Sun
10
Feb

One-Day Program to Address Hazards of Flood-Damaged Buildings

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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.

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.

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