[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

October 15, 2018 | Vol. 22 | No. 8
http://ccwn.rutgers.edu/
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In This Issue

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

New Brunswick Community Farmers Market: Every Thursday in October, 11am to 4pm Visit the NBCFM for fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown by New Jersey farmers, and treat yourself to a delicious Thai food lunch!  Located on Nichol Avenue, a short walk from the Douglass Student Center, the College Hall bus stop, or the Red Oak Lane bus stop.  At the NBCFM information table, learn about nutrition, food security, and local agriculture.  For more information, visit http://nbcfarmersmarket.com or contact us: info@nbcfarmersmarket.com or (848) 932-3501

Now-12/14/18 - Art Exhibit: The Twenty Most Important Scientific Questions of the 21st Century. Stop by the Douglass Library to see Judith Brodsky’s exhibit where she explores the impact of science on our society. Reception and artist’s lecture on Tuesday October 30th, 5-7pm, Douglass Library. FREE.

10/16/2018 - Tuesday - Science Café. Talk about science in a relaxed social setting. Xenia Morin (Plant Sci) and Jill Lipoti (Human Ecology) will lead a discussion on Zero Hunger can Save the World! Coffee and tea provided. 10:55 AM. PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT TIME! IFNH Rm 205 (61 Dudley Rd).

10/16/18- Tuesday - Food Sustainability Fair: Before the Plate, On the Plate, and Beyond the Plate. 12pm-2pm IFNH Alcove on main floor. Celebrate World Food Day and join us at the Food Sustainability Fair to learn more about the food cycle. There will be many different types of organizations tabling so you can ask them any questions you may have! Contact Dorothy Lee at djl263@scarletmail.rutgers.edu with any questions!

10/16/18 - Tuesday - Undergraduate Research Mixer - The Fall Undergraduate Research Mixer provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to be introduced to research programs by SEBS Faculty and staff. Undergraduates can be recruited for independent research projects or honors programs for the spring or fall semesters. During this event, faculty and department staff are invited to provide information about their projects and then meet individually with students. The Research Mixer also welcomes groups outside Cook Campus that are interested in recruiting research assistants. Pizza & soft drinks will be served. 6-7:30 PM, Cook Student Center multipurpose room.

10/16/18 - Tuesday - American Medical Student Association (AMSA) - Ever wonder what it takes to be a competitive applicant for medical school? What are schools really looking for in students and what is the admissions process like? To find out, join AMSA on Tuesday October 16 @ 8PM in the BCC Cove for the NJMS Dean of Admissions event if you want the inside scoop on how the application process works. Dean Heinrich of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will be there in person to to answer all our questions and give us key insight into the whole process. Don't miss this opportunity to network and get your questions answered!

10/19/18 - Friday - Academy Health - we will be hosting our first speaker event with Ms. Maggie Ruzich - Generation Action Manager for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. Complimentary pizza and beverages provided. We hope to see you there ! WHEN: Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5:15-6:15 pm WHERE: College Ave Student Center Room 109 (basement)

10/20/18 - Saturday - Come join us for the SEBS annual Entrepreneurial Agriculture Day! Every year for EA Day the interns of the Internship in Production and Entrepreneurial Agriculture (IPEA) present their summer and fall projects. Come see project presentations on organic and conventional farming, hydroponic farming, and farmers market studies. This year our keynote speaker is Dr. Eric Lam of our very own Plant Science department here in SEBS who will be sharing his experience in turning research in to commercial ventures. Hope to see you there! Where: Foran Hall Room 138A, 59 Dudley Road, Cook Campus, New Brunswick When: Saturday October 20th; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Want your club/organization events listed here? Please email studentmail@sebs.rutgers.edu with details of your event/information, including contact information - plain text only please, attachments and images will not be included. If you have any questions please email studentmail@sebs.rutgers.edu.

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

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II. Other Upcoming Events


10/24/18 - Wednesday - Local Engagement, Global Results: Take Action on United Nations Day! Wednesday, October 24, 2018 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. | College Avenue Student Center Sponsored by RU Sustainable and Rutgers Global Rutgers University is commemorating this year’s United Nations Day (October 24, 2018) by staging an interactive program that helps establish linkages between sustainability projects on our campuses and within our communities in alignment with the UN’s Global Goals. Speakers will present how students can get involved in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden by participating in sustainability efforts. Student organizations and leaders will have the opportunity to share information about their own projects and participate in breakout discussions on energy, food waste/food security, plastics, and a “wild card” category. Dinner will be provided. Please kindly register for this event- https://global.rutgers.edu/united-nations-day-2018

10/26/18 - Friday - Field Trip on Handshake to Firmenich - world’s largest flavors and fragrance firm. Field Trip: Firmenich (Campus-to-Careers), Friday, October 26th 2018 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, Meet at the Honors College Building, South Lounge (College Avenue). WE ARE TAKING THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD! Explore different industries and career possibilities through the Campus-to-Careers Student Field Trip Series! During these on-site student field trips to employer locations, you will learn about professional opportunities and network with various employers. Firmenich specializes in perfumery, flavors, ingredients, research, and sustainability. Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-held flavors and fragrance company with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Their reputation for excellence as a creator and manufacturer of specialty chemicals, flavors and perfumery products is recognized worldwide. From their award-winning fragrances to their irresistible ingredients, their team has been combining experience and innovation to perfume and flavor their clients' products for their mutual success. Their passion has not only helped create many of the world's best-selling perfumes, cosmetics, household products and food & beverage selections, it's the major reason for their success as the world's largest private company in the industry. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Students exploring careers in Food, Agriculture, Environmental, and Natural Resources, specifically Food Science, but ALL majors are welcome. Field Trips are for Rutgers-New Brunswick students only. SCHEDULE: Students will need to arrive at the Honors College, South Lounge to check in and pick up a boxed Lunch at 11:30AM; bus will depart at 11:50AM. The site visit is scheduled from 12:30PM-3:30PM and includes a company overview, tour of the facility, and a Q&A with members of leadership team. The bus is expected to return to campus around 4:00PM. RECOMMENDED ATTIRE: Please bring as little as possible with you. It is encouraged to bring your resume, notebook, and pen. Acceptable attire for the visit is business casual; no sneakers, t-shirts, shorts, or jeans. For questions, email internships@echo.rutgers.edu.

10/28/18 - Sunday - Cook Student Organic Garden Club Meeting Sunday 10/28 9 AM- 12 PM at the garden located at 14 College Farm Rd. Here is our social media: Follow us on instagram: @csogofficial Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csogofficial/

10/30/18 - Tuesday - The SEBS Office of International Programs is hosting a FREE Halloween pumpkin carving event for all SEBS students on Tuesday, October 30, from 5-7:30pm in FSNS Dudley's Cafe (across Food Science Auditorium). Free pumpkins and free food will be provided! Please RSVP here to help us get accurate counts for pumpkins and food: http://bit.ly/sebspumpkins18

10/30/18 - Tuesday - Trivia Night - Attention all brainiacs! Come join Alpha Zeta for Charity Trivia Night! Trivia night will be held on Tuesday 7pm-10pm October 30th in the Cook Student Center, Multipurpose Room. Entry fee is $5 per person and teams are allowed to hold up to four people. All proceeds will be donated to a charity of the winner's choice. For tickets and additional information please contact Mike Guastaferro atmag487@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or visit the event page at https://tinyurl.com/AlphaZetaTrivia

11/3/18 - Saturday - Rutgers University Genetic Counseling Master’s Program Informational Session Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Time: 10am-2:00pm (Lunch provided) Location: Life Sciences Building (LSB) Rutgers University–New Brunswick 145 Bevier Road, Auditorium Piscataway, NJ 08854. This event is free but registration is required. Please RSVP through the following link by October 20, 2018. https://goo.gl/forms/ZtQbiLprWFb64ldu2 Questions? Email Sherry Pernice at pernice@dls.rutgers.edu

11/14/18 - Wednesday -Rutgers Climate Symposium 2018: Climate Change and Food Security. Wednesday November 14th. This event is free but registration is requested by November 8th. Poster Abstract deadline November 4th Complete details here.

11/18/18 - Sunday - Cook Student Organic Garden Club Meeting Sunday 11/18 9 AM- 12 PM at the garden located at 14 College Farm Rd. Here is our social media: Follow us on instagram: @csogofficial Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csogofficial/

11/26/18 - Monday - Cook Student Organic Garden Club Meeting Monday 11/26 930 -1030 PM location TBA. Here is our social media: Follow us on instagram: @csogofficial Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csogofficial/


III. Announcements

 

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

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New Brunswick Community Farmers Market: Every Thursday in October, 11am to 4pm Visit the NBCFM for fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables grown by New Jersey farmers, and treat yourself to a delicious Thai food lunch!  Located on Nichol Avenue, a short walk from the Douglass Student Center, the College Hall bus stop, or the Red Oak Lane bus stop.  At the NBCFM information table, learn about nutrition, food security, and local agriculture.  For more information, visit http://nbcfarmersmarket.com or contact us: info@nbcfarmersmarket.com or (848) 932-3501

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Green Print

Interested in joining the Green Print staff? Follow us on Facebook for meeting times, and to check out our latest edition!

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MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

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 are 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.

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Hey Rutgers students! Got 45 minutes?

Want a chance to win one 1 of 20 $50 prizes?

Learn more at tinyurl.com/RUfoodstudy

Questions? Email foodstudy@aesop.rutgers.edu

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Register to Vote by Oct. 16th So Your Voice Can Be Heard on Nov. 6th!

To vote in the November election, NJ residents must be registered by Oct. 16th. Never registered before? Need to update your address so you can vote at a polling place on/near campus? Download and complete your form at: ruvoting.rutgers.edu

Mailing in forms can be a challenge for students. That’s why each campus has a secure form drop-off location for your convenience:

  • Livingston: LSC, New Student Orientation Office, 119
  • College Ave: Rutgers Student Center, Office of the Vice Chancellor, 454A
  • Busch: BSC, Operations Office
  • Cook/Douglass: Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Lane

All forms dropped off at these locations will be secured and submitted to the NJ Board of Elections by NJPIRG or RU Voting. All submissions will be counted towards RU’s participation in the NJ Ballot Bowl: a nonpartisan competition between NJ campuses to register the most voters. Learn more about how to help RU win HERE!

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RESUME CRITIQUE - DROP IN HOURS at Cook

Location: Foran Hall - Chang Library (59 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 )

Fall Drop-in Resume Review Hours: EVERY TUESDAY from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Meet with a Career Advisor

No appointment is necessary!  Bring a hard copy of your resume to the drop-in critiques.

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WANT TO GET PAID TO EXERCISE?!?!

SUPPORT OUR NATIONAL MEDICAL HEALTH PROJECT:

1) Visit www.fitlifeflow.com

2) Create an account

3) Click "Your Health Pledge" and select the October 15 start date

4) Make a health subscription ($30)

5) Exercise

6) GET MONEY AND SWOLE

Sign in and out via your mobile device. It uses your GPS location, so you MUST be close enough to sign in/out. Gym locations: College Ave Gym, Easton Ave Fitness Center, Werblin Gym, Livingston Gym, and Cook Rec Center.

If you fulfill your 30 min exercise, 3x a week, you earn $6-8 in rewards!

Sign up now and start exercising on October 15th!

If you are in an official Rutgers organization, your organization will receive $5 per person for every referral!

If you refer to any of your friends, you also get $5 per person!

THEY MUST MAKE A HEALTH SUBSCRIPTION AND NOT JUST MAKE AN ACCOUNT!

This is brought to you by Health Guardians of America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as a public health effort to incentivize healthy exercise using financial rewards as part of a national research study.

If you have any questions please email rutgers@healthguardians.org

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George Street Playhouse is on our campus (in the old Ag Museum on College Farm Road)! GSP opens their season with The Trial of Donna Caine. This riveting courtroom drama based on actual events is filled with intrigue that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats . Performances run October 16-November 11. Students $15 at all times. More information at https://georgestreetplayhouse.org/

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The 14th Annual Hub City Jazz Festival returns Thursday October 25-Sunday October 28 bringing four days of cool jazz and soul to venues throughout the city, with the main event featuring contemporary jazz stars and the Rising Star Showcase. http://www.newbrunswick.com/pub/event/story/578/