[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

December 8, 2014 | Vol. 18 | No. 15

In This Issue

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Announcements

I. Upcoming Events

Want your club/organization events listed here? Anyone can submit information for publication through the online submission form located at: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~acampbel/ccwn.htm or by submitting items directly with an email to studentmail@aesop.rutgers.edu..

Follow the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences on Facebook  http://facebook.com/RutgersSEBS & on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RutgersSEBS.

Final Issue of the Semester - Good Luck on Finals - See You Again in Spring 2015!

Every Tuesday - Drop-In Hours & Resume Critique with Larry Jacobs, Career Development Specialist, 1-4 PM in Martin Hall Room 210.

12/9/14 - Bingo Night Tues Dec 9.  Come play in the annual Bingo Nite hosted by Rutgers Recreation.  It will be held 9pm to 10:30pm at the Nielsen Dining Hall.  No meal plan is needed to plan.  Prizes include: entertainment stuff, gift certificates, games, clothing, dinner and much more!  Best of it, it’s FREE to play!  Any questions, contact Paul Fischbach 848-445-0466.  

12/10/14 - GREEN PRINT!!! Join Us at 8pm on Wednesday December 10th,  Tumulty's Pub on George Street for some great local artists, delicious food, and a great time as we celebrate the official end of the semester and a successful year for the Green Print! Come hangout and bring your friends ...its free. 

1/25/2015 - Cook Community Alumni Association will be hosting the second Annual "Life After College" event.  It will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 starting at 1PM. Food and beverage will be served with a brief discussion on personal needs after college.  We will cover finance and investing, taxes and creating credit history, and mortgages vs renting.  This will be followed by Alumni Mentor Round Table discussions for individual majors and their industry trends and opportunities. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/LAC2015R.

Looking for More Events on Campus and at Rutgers?
SEBS Calendar | G. H. Cook Campus Calendar | Rutgers Calendar


II. Announcements


    Mindfulness is the art of becoming a compassionate observer of your own experience. Meditation practice helps us to achieve mindfulness and reduce stress. All are welcome, whether you are a beginner or have been practicing meditation for years.  Several techniques will be introduced. Participants are encouraged to find their preferred method. No previous experience required. Sponsored by CAPS  (Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatry Services).

    No registration necessary
    OPEN to students, staff and faculty.
    Every Thurs 12.00-1.00
    Douglass Campus Center Room C.

  2. The City of New Brunswick has a free app, MyWaste, to keep residents up to date on garbage and recycling schedules, set reminders, get alerts on schedule changes, etc.: http://ow.ly/BfMkQ 

  3. Call for Submissions: Energy Innovation Contest
    The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) announces an Energy Innovation Contest inviting undergraduates to help reduce the energy consumption at Rutgers to make the university carbon neutral by 2030. Three prizes ($2,500, $1,500, $1,000) will be awarded. REI asks faculty to identify students who may be interested in this opportunity. Open to all New Brunswick Undergraduates. Register by sending an email indicating intent to submit an entry to Beatrice Birrer at bea@marine.rutgers.edu no later than Feb. 27, 2015, subject line: "Energy Innovation Contest." Details, application form and full rules, are available on the REI website (http://www.rei.rutgers.edu/). Proposals due March 23, 2015.
    Date: Register by sending an email of intent by Feb. 27h.  Proposals should be submitted on or before March 23, 2015
    Location: Rutgers-New Brunswick Campus
    Email Contact: bea@marine.rutgers.edu

  4. FIGS Peer Instructor Selection Process

    Are you passionate about your major and interested in teaching first-year students?  Do you enjoy mentoring?  Are you looking for a leadership experience that will allow you to build new skills and will stand out as a unique and prestigious experience to future medical and graduate school selection committees?

    If you answered yes, then we invite you to apply to become a FIGS Peer Instructor! 

    Peer Instructors (PIs) are instructors and mentors for First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS).  FIGS are topical-based, one-credit seminar courses that meet for 10 weeks in the fall semester.  PIs receive training that prepares them to plan, develop, and implement their curriculum.  The Peer Instructor position is open to all eligible Rutgers undergraduates who will be Juniors or Seniors in Fall 2015 with a 3.0 GPA and are interested in encouraging the success of first-year students.  The Rutgers University FIGS Program is one of the few in the nation that allow undergraduates to teach their own course and only 1 in 200 upper-class students at Rutgers have this opportunity.  

    For a detailed overview of the position and selection process, please visit http://figs.rutgers.edu/content/peer-instructors-1.  The online application is available at the same link and due by Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  

    We hope you consider applying for this unique and rewarding leadership opportunity!  Feel free to contact us at figs@echo.rutgers.edu or 848-932-7442 with questions.