[George H. Cook Campus]

Cook Community Weekly News

August 29, 2014 | Vol. 18 | No. 1
http://ccwn.rutgers.edu/
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In This Issue

  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Announcements
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I. Upcoming Events

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9/2/14 - First Day of Classes for the Fall 2014 Semester - Welcome Back & Best of Luck!

9/3/14 - Speaker:  Bob Kopp, Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, and Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University. Title:  "The American Climate Prospectus: Economic Risks in the United States", Time: 12Noon, Location: Busch Campus, Rutgers University, Wright Chemistry Auditorium, Email contact:  bea@marine.rutgers.edu, Event is part of EPS Colloquium, co-sponsored by REI and RCI. More information on the series can found at: http://rei.rutgers.edu/

9/5/14 – Responsible Drinking Happy Hour
You’re welcome to join us for our first Responsible Drinking Happy Hour for the fall semester.  The event creates opportunities for faculty and staff to interact in a relaxing atmosphere. Responsible Drinking Happy Hour seeks to build and strengthen the faculty, staff and student relationship outside the classroom as well as build a foundation for the learning community.   It also seeks to increase student involvement in an innovative activity in a comfortable and familiar atmosphere. Come and enjoy an evening of delicious food, assorted beverages, good music, fun and company.  Come meet old friends and/or make new ones.  Everything is free except the beer. Please bring a friend(s), faculty and/or staff member along and your IDs.  Co-sponsored by Cook Community Alumni Association, Alpha Zeta and Cook Campus Deans Office.  Hope to see U there!

9/10/14 - SEBS Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Society
OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS. The SEBS Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Society is a group dedicated to providing resources and advice to those students pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry and more!  Some resources include shadowing, volunteering, and research opportunities; Kaplan MCAT and DAT discounts, course information, practice tests, and much more! Guest speakers at our meetings include medical and dental students, admissions board representatives, doctors, dentists, Rutger’s Deans and other staff members. We are a small close-knit group, so it’s a great opportunity to make friends, ask questions, and learn how to stay on track. Come out and meet the members at our first meeting on Wednesday September 10th at 8:30pm in the Merle V. Adams Room in the Cook Campus Center! Hope to see you there!  Join us on Facebook for updates.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/495461897219617/.

9/17/14 – Cook/Douglass Campus Community Day - 4:00 – 7:00 p. m.   (Rain date: Sept. 18)
Faculty, Staff and Students on Cook and Douglass Campuses are invited to a barbecue at Passion Puddle.  Celebrate the new academic year, learn about clubs and activities on campus and reconnect.  Co-sponsored by School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Mason Gross School of the Arts. For more information please visit: http://ghcookcampus.rutgers.edu/communityday/

10/3/14 – Responsible Drinking Happy Hour
You’re invited to join us!  Responsible Drinking Happy Hour creates opportunities for faculty and staff to interact in a relaxing atmosphere. Responsible Drinking Happy Hour seeks to build and strengthen the faculty, staff and student relationship outside the classroom as well as build a foundation for the learning community.   It also seeks to increase student involvement in an innovative activity in a comfortable and familiar atmosphere. You’re welcome to join us and enjoy an evening of delicious food, assorted beverages, good music, fun and company.  Come meet old friends and/or make new ones.  Everything is free except the beer. Please bring a friend(s), faculty and/or staff member along and your IDs.  Hope to see U there!

10/14/14 – Undergraduate Research Mixer
The Spring Research Mixer will be held on Wednesday, October 16, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Cook Campus Center multipurpose room. The Undergraduate Research Mixer provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to be introduced to research programs by Cook Faculty and staff.  Some of these programs require research assistants and are sometimes paid positions.   Undergraduates can be recruited for independent research projects or senior honors program for the spring or fall semesters.  During this event, faculty and department staff is invited to provide information about their projects and meet individually with students.  The Research Mixer also welcomes groups outside Cook Campus that express a willingness to work as research assistants.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to joan.bjones@rutgers.edu so that we can include you in the refreshments.

11/7/14 – Responsible Drinking Happy Hour
Please join us!  Responsible Drinking Happy Hour creates opportunities for faculty and staff to interact in a relaxing atmosphere. Responsible Drinking Happy Hour seeks to build and strengthen the faculty, staff and student relationship outside the classroom as well as build a foundation for the learning community.   It also seeks to increase student involvement in an innovative activity in a comfortable and familiar atmosphere. You’re welcome to join us and enjoy an evening of delicious food, assorted beverages, good music, fun and company.  Come meet old friends and/or make new ones.  Everything is free except the beer. Please bring a friend(s), faculty and/or staff member along and your IDs.  Hope to see U there!

12/5/14 – Responsible Drinking Happy Hour
It’s the last one for the semester! Care to join us? Hope you had the opportunity to interact in a relaxing atmosphere with faculty and staff during the semester.  Responsible Drinking Happy Hour seeks to build and strengthen the faculty, staff and student relationship outside the classroom as well as build a foundation for the learning community.   It also seeks to increase student involvement in an innovative activity in a comfortable and familiar atmosphere. Hope it did that for you. Feel free to join us and enjoy an evening of delicious food, assorted beverages, good music, fun and company.  Come meet old friends and/or make new ones.  Everything is free except the beer. Please bring a friend(s), faculty and/or staff member along and your IDs.  Hope to see U there!

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

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II. Announcements


  1. Consider registering for Topics: Poisonous and Edible Mushrooms (11:015:257) this Fall semester.  This is a 1 credit course that will be taught each Wednesday 12:50 to 1:45 pm in the Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall on the Cook Campus.  If you have questions about the course you may contact  Dr. Jim White (email: white@rci.rutgers.edu).  

  2. Environment New Jersey is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Right now, they are running a campaign to build a clean and renewable future powered by solar energy. This fall, they are organizing coalitions of businesses, local governments, civic groups, builders and developers around an ambitious but realistic goal of doubling our state’s solar capacity by 2025. Interns will help get issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers.
    If you care about clean energy and solar power and want to make a difference, apply to be an Environment New Jersey intern:

  3. Climate Change interest you?   To stay informed about events, internships, job opportunities,resources, and much more, subscribe to the Rutgers Climate Institute email list here and follow us on Facebook.

  4. Find your passion. Realize a dream. Make someday, today.
    Rutgers Recreation offers over 200 classes, trips, and workshops in activities such as dance, yoga, swimming, scuba diving, sports, group fitness, wellness, rock climbing, and techniques for taming stress. Get the details at the Recreation website: Recreation.rutgers.edu.  Explore what the Igknight program has to offer and add a spark to your life, today. Try classes for free Sept. 8 through 14. See the schedule at recreation.rutgers.edu.

  5. Watershed Management Internships Available for SEBS Students
    The Raritan Scholars course (11:374:481, 4 credits) is open again this semester and there are a number of great internship opportunities still available for students.  The internships include field work, GIS projects, research and writing, stormwater management and public education. 125 hours of internship work and one hour of class per week. Interested students should send their resume to Dr. Daniel Van Abs, vanabs@sebs.rutgers.edu.  Course by special permission only.

  6. SEA aims to raise awareness about the environment in a way that is enjoyable and fun for our members and the students we reach out to. With strong support from faculty, students, and Rutgers departments, SEA is a student-run, activist organization that motivates and inspires individuals to help protect, conserve, and clean up the environment. We are committed to creating environmental change in both the Rutgers and New Jersey communities by developing awareness campaigns and going above and beyond for the public and the environment.

    Our meetings will always take place at the Cook Campus Center in the Merle V. Adams room at 9:15pm every other Monday, the dates are: 9/8/14, 9/22/14, 10/6/14, 10/20/14,11/3/14, 11/17/14, and 12/1/14.

  7. Are Our Brains Wired to Ignore Climate Change? Lecture and book signing by George Marshall. Tuesday September 23, 2014.  7 PM. Cook Campus Center, Multipurpose Room. George Marshall is one of the leading European experts in climate change communications. Listen to his engaging talk about why so many people ignore it.  Registration is strongly encouraged.  More information and a registration link is available here. This event is sponsored by the Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Department of Human Ecology and the Cook Campus Deans.