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Spotlight Series

Major Events and Programs
Spotlight Series Interview: Jennifer Simon, Assistant Director of Marketing, Rutgers University Dance Marathon 
programs.rutgers.edu
848-932-7213
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The office of Major Events and Programs at Rutgers provides opportunities to find community and make memories outside of the classroom at events appealing to a diverse student body on all five campuses. We believe every student should #ExperienceRU.
Some of the university-wide events this department holds are Convocation for the incoming students, the Involvement Fair, Homecoming Week, Dance Marathon, Greek Week, and Senior Days!

Dance Marathon
Spotlight Series Interview: Morgan Mohlmann, Assistant Director of Marketing, Rutgers University Dance Marathon 
http://marathon.rutgers.edu
848-445-0460
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Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM) is the largest, student-run philanthropic event in New Jersey. RUDM’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support for children who are a part of Embrace Kids Foundation. RUDM participants dance to help raise funds and awareness that goes towards Embrace Kids Foundation’s mission to support the non-medical needs of children with cancer, sickle cell, and other serious disorders.

RUDM is not limited to one weekend in Spring. It is a year-long effort to raise funds and awareness for children with cancer and blood disorders. Children and their families who are a part of Embrace Kids Foundation are paired with fraternities, sororities, and organizations across Rutgers University. The pairing ensures children and their families have a support system at the University, and feel as they are a part of the Rutgers community.

Our efforts culminate in a weekend of a no-sitting, no-sleeping, Dance Marathon! The event takes place at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (the RAC) and brings together over 2,000 people, including dancers and volunteers. In 2017, RUDM raised a record-breaking $1,038,986.13 and 100% of money raised went to Embrace Kids Foundation!

Since 1999, RUDM has raised over $6.9 million for Embrace Kids Foundation. The money raised has helped countless families in the tri-state area cope with the numerous challenges of pediatric cancer. All the money RUDM raises goes
directly to Embrace Kids Foundation and helps support the non-medical needs of children with blood disorders and cancer.

Rutgers University Dance Marathon is not just another event at the University. It’s a tradition that has far-reaching effects into the community. It’s a tradition that brings the Rutgers community together. It’s a tradition that benefits a marvelous cause. It is a tradition that we hope you take part in.

Recreation
Spotlight Series Interview: Marian Kapp, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications, Recreation
rec.rutgers.edu
848-445-0460
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Rutgers Recreation is a full service recreation department offering instructional classes, personal training, fitness assessments, wellness programming, intramurals, club sports, aquatics programming, outdoor recreation activities, team building and special events.

Rutgers Recreation has 4 large recreation centers, 1 free standing fitness center and  20 acres of outdoor space, an Olympic size pool with a diving tower, an 80 foot climbing wall, a ropes challenge course, a large picnic pavilion and a roller hockey rink.

In addition Rutgers Recreation offers family and community programming,  including children’s swim lessons, summer camp, and birthday parties.

We host almost 100 events each year, including RU Muddy, The Big Chill, The Tower Jump, Swim 4 Life, Color Me RU, Trivia Bowl and more.

  • Provide students with the academic tools to become successful active and independent learners.
  • Develop students’ leadership skills through their roles as peer leaders (tutors, learning assistants, writing coaches, etc.).
  • Collaborate with departments to develop materials and programs that assist students in meeting course, department, and university learning goals.
  • Assess and evaluate LC programs to inform and transform the practices of academic support programs and instruction.
  • Enhance and expand collaborative and active learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

Rutgers Learning Centers
Spotlight Series Interview: Stacey Blackwell, Senior Director, Rutgers Learning Centers
rlc.rutgers.edu
848-932-1443
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To advance student learning and prepare students for their future professions through innovative services and transformed teaching practices that promote faculty collaboration, student engagement, active and collaborative learning.

  • Provide students with the academic tools to become successful active and independent learners.
  • Develop students’ leadership skills through their roles as peer leaders (tutors, learning assistants, writing coaches, etc.).
  • Collaborate with departments to develop materials and programs that assist students in meeting course, department, and university learning goals.
  • Assess and evaluate LC programs to inform and transform the practices of academic support programs and instruction.
  • Enhance and expand collaborative and active learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

Rutgers University Mail Services
Spotlight Series Interview: David Ericksen, Assistant Manager, Mail Services
mds.rutgers.edu
848-932-2143
New Brunswick Campus Email: mailquestions@ipo.rutgers.edu
Newark Campus Email: mail questionsnewark@ipo.rutgers.edu

Mail Services serves as the mail distribution hub for all departments and student mail. For more information about mail services at Rutgers University visit: mds.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Student Employment Office
Spotlight Series Interview: Amy Creteau, Associate Director, Student Employment
financialaid.rutgers.edu/student-work/
848-932-8817
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Students at Rutgers University and RBHS can apply for part-time positions to help pay for the cost of their education. The Student Employment Office in the Office of Financial Aid administers two programs: the Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) and the Job Location and Development Program (JLDP).

Study Abroad – Center for Global Education
Spotlight Series Interview: Christina LoBrutto, Public Relations Specialist
globaleducation.rutgers.edu
848-932-7787
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The Center for Global Education is a part of the university-wide Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers). The GAIA Centers work toward developing a comprehensive, campus-wide set of international initiatives and services, initiating collaborative projects and strategic partnerships around the world, and expanding students’ opportunities for international study and research.

New Student Orientation & Family Programs
Spotlight Series Interview: Rebecca Baier, Assistant Director for New Student Orientation and Family Programs and Ashlea Coulter, Associate Director, New Student Orientation and Family Programs
New Student Orientation:
nso.rutgers.edu; orientation@echo.rutgers.edu
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Parent and Family Orientation:
parents.rutgers.edu; ruparents@echo.rutgers.edu
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848-445-0572

New Student Orientation (NSO) provides the opportunity to become familiar with campus resources and make connections with current students, faculty, and staff before beginning classes. Parent and Family Programs believes that for students to succeed at Rutgers they need the support of not just faculty and staff members but their parents and families. When Rutgers and the families of Rutgers students partner together, students receive important messages and consistent support both inside and at home.

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships
Spotlight Series Interview: Kerri Willson, Director, Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships
39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
848-932-5500
RUoffcampus@echo.rutgers.edu
RUoffcampus.rutgers.edu
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Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is the central resource for students in the community- off-campus living, volunteering and spiritual exploration. We prepare students for life off-campus by assisting them with their housing search, including educational workshops focused on legal issues, safety, security and respect. We connect with community partners and faith-based leaders to offer all students opportunities to engage with ongoing community service and multifaith programs.

Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
Spotlight Series Interview: Laura Luciano, Interim Director, Violence Prevention Victim Assistance 
3 Bartlett Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 848-932-1181 (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
vpva@echo.rutgers.edu
vpva.rutgers.edu
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The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance is committed to creating a community free from violence. We provide services designed to raise awareness of and respond to the impact of interpersonal violence and other crimes. Through a combination of direct service, education, training, policy development, and consulting to the University and broader community, we serve as a critical voice in changing prevailing beliefs and attitudes about violence.

Rutgers Student Health
Spotlight Series Interview: Francesca M. Maresca, Director, Health Outreach, Promotion and Education (H.O.P.E.)
View Health Center Locations Here
Phone: 848-932-7402 (For Medical Appointments), 848-932-7884 (For Mental Health Appointments)
health@rci.rutgers.edu
health.rutgers.edu
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Rutgers Student Health is dedicated to offering healthcare for the whole student body, mind, and spirit. In support of the Rutgers University mission, we provide health and wellness services, education, and leadership uniquely designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of the University students, enhancing the quality of life for the entire Rutgers Community.

Parent & Family Association Meeting Video Recordings

The Rutgers Parents and Family Association meets monthly. We try to record and post our meetings below for out-of-state family members, or for individuals who can not make the meeting. Interested in attending the next meeting? Learn more about the Rutgers Parent & Family Association here.