[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

April 24, 2017 | Vol. 20 | No. 29

In This Issue

  1. Happening This Week
  2. Other Upcoming Events
  3. Important Announcements


I. Happening This Week

4/28/17 - Friday - REI Energy Policy Series: The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) will present James Rising, Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley, speaking on "Management across Margins: Opportunities to Optimize Water in the United States through Integrated Modeling". Sponsored by REI and DAFRE. Date: April 28 Time: 10:45am – 11:45am Location: Alampi Room, Marine & Coastal Sciences

4/28/17 - Friday 4:00 - 7:00 PM. LAST HAPPY HOUR of the YEAR! Responsible Drinking Happy Hour, come and celebrate the senior class! Food, drink, music & fun! We’re having a BBQ! As always, everything is free except the beer ($1 or 2)/wine $3). All welcome; you must be 21 to purchase alcohol, cash only. Bring friends, faculty and/or staff, along with your IDs. This month, please join the Cook Community Alumni Association and the SEBS Governing Council as they Co-Host the SEBS RDHH! Sponsors: Cook Community Alumni Association, SEBS Governing Council, RU SURE, SEBS Executive Dean, Cook Campus Dean and Cook Associate Dean of Students Offices. Bartenders this month are Campus Dean Judy Storch and John & Harriet Worobey (Nutr Sci).

4/29/17 - Saturday - Rutgers Day

4/29/17 - Saturday - Peoples Climate March (PCM), in Washington DC! March for climate, jobs, and justice. Building off the NYC PCM in September 2014 where >400,000 people marched, the 4/29 march in Washington DC will call attention to the importance of meeting the challenge of climate change in a way that supports our communities. For more information go to http://peoplesclimate.org/. For buses to this nonpartisan march: http://www.njlcvef.org/index.html.

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@sebs.rutgers.edu.

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


II. Other Upcoming Events

5/2/2017 - Tuesday - 10AM. Science Café. First Tuesday of every month. Talk about science in a relaxed social setting. On 5/2 Mark Robson from the Dept. of Plant Biology and Pathology will lead a discussion on Feeding 9 Billion People Sustainably. Coffee and snacks provided. IFNH Atrium.

5/3/17 - Wednesday - 2017 Morris Lectureship - Date: May 3rd, 4 PM, Location: Main Lecture Hall, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, Speaker: Dr. Sue Biggins, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Title: How do cells get the right chromosomes?

III. Announcements


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


Hey Rutgers Students!  Got 30 minutes?

You could win 1 of 5 $25 prizes.

To learn more, go to tinyurl.com/FoodStudy100

Got questions? Email foodstudy@aesop.rutgers.edu


Drop-In Resume Critique Hours

Cook Campus, Martin Hall, Room 221
Tuesdays from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
University Career Services
Larry Jacobs, Career Development Specialist
Please bring a draft of your resume for critique


Canine Companions for Independence Demo and Career Presentation
Thursday, April 27th 7:30pm DSC NJC Lounge

Come learn about what Canine Companions do and how to get started in the field of training!
Canine Companions for Independence is the nation’s largest provider of service dogs.  An Apprentice Instructor will be coming and giving a demonstration of some of the tasks they train dogs to perform for graduates, as well as presenting about the program and advancement through a career as a trainer (including how to get started!). She will also take people’s questions about dogs, what being a service dog trainer is like, and anything else anyone is interested in related to the field!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/287379225029993/


Participate in a paid taste test

Hello, The Sensory Evaluation Lab in the Department of Food Science is seeking participants for a paid taste study. Participants must be healthy, non-smoking men and women between the ages of 18-45 without any taste or smell disorders. Subjects must be familiar with cranberry juice. Subjects will be first screened for eligibility before they can qualify for the study. If interested, please follow the link below to sign up for a time to be screened. If you have any questions, please email Neeta Yousaf at sensorylab@sebs.rutgers.edu and put 'Taste study' in the subject line. Link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/r7gUSv2oZcLPYqUT2 Thank you, Sensory Evaluation Lab Food Science Department


Get Real World Training Required For Entry-Level Environmental Consulting Jobs

Do you want to get into environmental consulting after you graduate?

Then you need to understand how field samples and data are gathered and used to make management decisions by consulting firms.

You can learn this entry-level skill in just 4 hours this April!

In the EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD SAMPLING AND DATA COLLECTION training course, you'll sit shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals working in environmental consulting while you learn:
- how to accurately collect samples
- procedures to control quality
- how to document your findings using field notes in log books and standard data sheets
- the importance of laboratory chains of custodies

You'll leave this professional training program with valuable job skills required by most firms and show hiring employers that you have the initiative and ambition they seek. You'll also have the chance to network with professionals in your chosen field!


WHO: SEBS juniors & seniors who want to get into environmental consulting
WHAT: Effective Environmental Field Sampling and Data Collection training class
WHEN: April 28, 2016, 8:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Cook Student Center
WHY: Learn an entry-level skill you need and impress hiring professionals – before you apply for that job!
FEE: $92.50 - half off the regular fee! Continental breakfast included.
HOW: Register Online, http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0518ca.html

Contact Program Coordinator, Pamela Mayer


Students for Environmental Aweness

Every Monday at 9:15pm - Interested in learning about global environmental issues? Or even working towards a campus sustainable initiative? If you're interested, our meetings are every Monday in the Merle V. Adams room of the Cook Student Center at 9:15pm. We do a variety of activities promoting environmentalism and sustainability on campus through various campaigns, film screening, and community service. We do some fun activities such as hiking trips, trail restoration, beach clean ups, etc. Feel free to join at any time and contact us through email at rutgers.sea@gmail.com or on Facebook.



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 introduced. Participants are encouraged to find their preferred method. No previous experience required. Sponsored by CAPS (Counseling, ADAP & Psychiatry Services).

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


Rutgers Student Food Pantry supports students in need by providing emergency relief of non-perishable items and toiletries for any Rutgers University-New Brunswick student (full-time, part-time, undergraduate, graduate, etc.). LOCATION: Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street (College Ave Campus) HOURS: 9am-4pm Monday- Friday.  848-932-5500
ruoffcampus@echo.rutgers.edu (Note:  Donations are accepted M-F between the hours of 8:30AM-5:00PM. Donation pick-up can be arranged as well. For more information contact (848) 932–5500 or ruoffcampus@echo.rutgers.edu)


Green Print

Wanna hear about campus events or current issues from your fellow classmates? Check out the Cook campus newsletter Green Print at www.rugreenprint.com!!

Want us to address a school-related concern, or advertise your club's event? E-mail us at sebsgreenprint@gmail.com

Don't forget to like us on Facebook!


Rutgers Recreation Spa Services

Did you know that Rutgers Recreation offers SPA SERVICES at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center? Come and relax in our aromatherapy filled spa room. Our licensed massage therapists will help you unwind and rebalance from your busy week.

Threading is available every Wednesday from 3-8PM/cost $5.00. No appointment necessary.

Massages are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

30 minute massage $25. students rate / 60 minutes $45 student rate.

SPA TREATS ARE OFFERED EVERY FRIDAY - 30 MINUTE MASSAGES ARE ONLY $20.00 (cannot be combined for 60 minutes)

Please call to schedule your appointment!

Cook/Douglass Recreation Center 848-932-8600

Check our website at: rec.rutgers.edu



The Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension Vegetable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program has:


Positions available statewide

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Field Technicians are trained and supervised by Rutgers Cooperative Research and Extension IPM personnel to monitor vegetable crop pest and disease levels on farms.  Technicians work directly with vegetable growers, enabling growers to develop management strategies for crop pests. 

Additionally, technicians participate in research projects designed to further environmentally sound pest management strategies.  Field technicians will gain excellent field experience for careers in agriculture, entomology, plant pathology, environmental science, and other science related disciplines.  Hours may be full or part time, wages are based on education and relevant experience (starting at $10.00/hr), and mileage is reimbursed ($0.38/mi).  Use of your own vehicle is required.  Rutgers students and others may be eligible for college credit for this work experience through the Cooperative Education Program or related program at their college.  A biology, entomology, plant pathology, weed science, or agriculture background is highly desirable but not essential.  This job requires physical activity in all kinds of weather conditions.  Current positions are available in the following areas:

North Jersey:
1 Full time:  Morris, Warren and Sussex Counties
1 Full time:  Hunterdon, Somerset and southern Warren Counties
1 Full time:  Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and northern Burlington Counties

South Jersey:
1 Part time (20-25 hrs/week):  Salem and Cumberland Counties
1 Part time:  Camden, Gloucester, Atlantic and southern Burlington Counties

To receive an application or to set up an interview contact:

For North Jersey Positions:
Kris Holmstrom, Research Project Coordinator II

For South Jersey Positions:
Joseph Ingerson-Mahar, Senior Project Coordinator


Student Activism important March in Washington DC!

Saturday April 29 is the Peoples Climate March (PCM), also in Washington DC! March for climate, jobs, and justice. Building off the NYC PCM in September 2014 where >400,000 people marched, the 4/29 march in Washington DC will call attention to the importance of meeting the challenge of climate change in a way that supports our communities. For more information go to http://peoplesclimate.org/. For buses to this nonpartisan march: http://www.njlcvef.org/index.html.


Job Available

New Jersey Farmland Preservation
Regional Preservation Acquisition Coordinator
Starting Salary Up to $51,000

The Regional Preservation Acquisition Coordinator will manage and coordi- nate farmland preservation initiatives, outreach and acquisition projects for the New Jersey State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) which ad- ministers New Jersey’s Farmland Preservation Program. This position will concentrate primarily on farmland preservation opportuni- ties in Central and Northern N.J. The position will require approximately 1 - 2 two days per week in the SADC's main office in Trenton and the remainder in the specified territory. This position will require attendance at evening meetings, approximately one meeting per week, on average. Candidate must have strong communication and analytical skills, be able to work remotely and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Conducting farm inspections, meeting with landowners, coor- dinating with funding partners and providing conservation and planning as- sistance constitutes a major portion of field work hours.

REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by (12) semester hour credits in one or any combination of the following: agricultural science, natural resource management, environmental science, environmental planning, or land use planning.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience reviewing, developing, implementing, and maintaining agricultural, environmental, or land use management programs in the public or private sector. NOTE: Applicants who have successfully completed the required courses or the required number of semester hour credits as specified above may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year - for - year basis for the remaining education with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

NOTE: A Master's degree in Agricultural Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Land Use Planning, or other related field may be substituted for the one (1) year of experience. Starting salary up to $51,000 Please direct inquiries & resumes to: Heidi.Winzinger@ag.state.nj.us


Twelfth Annual REI Energy Symposium: May 3, Piscataway

The Rutgers Energy Institute (REI) presents its Twelfth Annual Symposium on May 3 beginning at 8:30am in the Elmer Easton Auditorium, Fiber Optics  Materials Science Building, Busch Campus, Piscataway. The theme for this year’s symposium is Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Low-Carbon Technology. The keynote speakers are: Sally Benson, Director, Global Climate and Energy Project, Stanford University; Daniel Kammen, Distinguished Professor, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley; Klaus Lackner, Director, The Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, Arizona State University; and Kenneth G. Miller, Distinguished Professor, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University.  The symposium will provide faculty, students, staff, government officials, and community members with the opportunity to learn about the new methods, processes, and initiatives being developed by energy thinkers at Rutgers, in New Jersey, and across the country. Symposium registration and information are available online at http://rei2017symposium.weebly.com/  and http://rei.rutgers.edu.  Registration is free but required.