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December 6, 2019 Edition
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 Greetings Rutgers Parents & Families!

This newsletter aims to be your source for everything a proud Rutgers University parent or family member needs to know! The newsletter will hit your inbox twice a month during the academic year and once a month during the summer.  Manage your subscription preferences at any time at the bottom of the newsletter. Help us to expand our list by forwarding this message to other Rutgers family members that you know! Contact us and send suggestions for topics to us here.
Important Dates

As the fall semester comes to a close, we wanted to highlight some important dates for you and your student to be aware of:
  • Regular Classes End: Wednesday, December 11
  • Reading Days: Thursday, December 12 - Friday, December 13
  • Fall Exams: Monday, December 16 - Monday, December 23
  • Spring Term Bills: available starting on December 19
  • Winter Session: Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 17
  • Residence Halls Close: Monday, December 23 at 7pm
    • Residence Halls reopen: Sunday, January 19 at 10am
  • Dining Halls Close: Monday, December 23
  • University Closed: Wednesday, December 25 – Wednesday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 20
  • Spring Semester Begins: Tuesday, January 21
  • Student Health Insurance Waive/Enroll: January 31
Finals Fuel Up
As your students study for finals, tell them to stop by Finals Fuel Up for a free coffee/tea,  on Monday,December 9 from 8-10pm (while supplies last).  The Finals Fuel Up is hosted at the Livingston Starbucks and the Starbucks truck on College Ave.
Save the Date: Siblings Day

Siblings Day - Saturday, January 25, 2020
 
Siblings and family members of current Rutgers students are invited to campus on January 25th for some activities, bonding, prizes, competition, and of course - the Men's Basketball game against Nebraska! Check out the schedule of events below:
 
11am - 1pm: Siblings Day Programs
1pm: Pre-Game Social at The RAC
2pm : Men's basketball game v. Nebraska
 
Students can
purchase tickets through their athletics account by using their RUID. Students must purchase tickets while logged in as these tickets are not available to the general public.
 
More information on pre-game programming will be available soon. Missed Parent & Family Weekend? Our Exclusive R Family shirts will be available to purchase for Siblings Day within the next few weeks.
  Follow us on Facebook or visit our website to stay up to date on the latest information!
Apply To Teach A FIGS Course

Are you passionate about your major? Do you want to stand out to future employers and graduate school selection committees?  Are you looking for an experience to develop your leadership and professional skills? Are you interested in teaching and mentoring first-year students?

If you answered yes, then we invite you to apply to become a FIGS Peer Instructor! 
The Rutgers University FIGS Program is one of the few programs in the nation that allow undergraduates to teach their own courses. Peer Instructors (PIs) teach First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS), one-credit courses to aid first-year students in both their exploration of an academic interest area and their transition to college. PIs create a course that blends important concepts from their academic interest areas with crucial information about Rutgers resources. To make this happen, PIs receive extensive training as they develop their lesson plans over the summer and support as they facilitate their course in the fall semester.

Be one of the 90 students selected for this opportunity each year. The Peer Instructor position is open to all undergraduates who will be Juniors or Seniors in Fall 2020 with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Peer Instructors receive an $850 stipend and 3 credits in a fall 2020 Peer Instructor Education course. For a detailed overview of the position, selection process, and online application, please visit
http://careers.rutgers.edu/teachfigs

The application is due by Noon on Friday, January 24, 2020.    
 Learn more by attending an information session (info sessions are not mandatory):
  • Friday, December 6 at 10:30AM in Beck 101,
  • Thursday, December 12 at 3PM in 106 Somerset Street (4th Floor)
  • Tuesday, January 21 at 4:30PM in 106 Somerset Street (4th Floor), and
  • Thursday, January 23 at 9:00AM in Busch Student Center (Career Exploration and Success)
  Students are encouraged to register for an info session on Handshake.
We hope you consider applying for this unique and rewarding leadership opportunity!  Feel free to contact us at figs@echo.rutgers.edu with questions.

Zimmerli Museum Updates


Didn’t Experience Enough Art this Semester? There’s Still Time!
On December 8, Music at the Museum explores composer John Cage’s radical approach to music in New York, as well as work by women composers, from the era of the Douglass alumnae featured in the exhibition Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100. Musicians from the faculty of Rutgers Community Arts (formerly Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division) perform solo works on piano and flute.
 
Getting ready for finals? Study All Night, when the Zimmerli remains open 24+ hours straight, returns December 12 and 13 for Rutgers students to study for exams and write final papers among their favorite works of art in quiet gallery spaces, with refreshments and study break activities – all for free!
 
Join us at a free, public reception on December 14 for the new exhibition Dialogues—Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves, which delves into one of the hallmarks of unofficial Soviet art from the height of the Cold War. The exhibition focuses on the two artists’ work created in the format of the album: an innovative genre of visual art popularized in the 1970s by conceptual artists in Moscow.
 
Last Chance! Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein closes January 5. This nationally touring exhibition highlights the artistic response to groundbreaking scientific discoveries that changed human understanding of the universe. It brings together some 75 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, by more than 36 artists, along with poetry and ephemera. It focuses on art produced during a period of dramatic scientific and social change – primarily from mid-1930s to early 1940s – in both Europe and the United States, when an emerging avant-garde movement was inspired to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art.
 
HOLIDAY HOURS:
December 21, 22: Galleries open to public; offices closed.
December 23, 24: Galleries closed; offices open.
December 25, 30, 31, January 1: Galleries and offices closed.
December 26, 27, 28, 29: Galleries open to public; offices closed.
January 2: Galleries and offices resume regular hours.
Please Note: Art After Hours does not take place in January. But join us when it returns for 2020 on February 4!
 
The
Zimmerli Art Museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street on the College Avenue Campus. Admission to the museum, as well as the programs listed, are free and open to the public. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates!
 
 Image:
Ilya Kabakov
(No. 23 from the series Mathematical Gorsky), 1969
Colored pencil and ink on paper
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union
© 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Photo Peter Jacobs

Rutgers Holiday Tech Sale at kite+key, Rutgers Tech Store


Don’t miss out on storewide savings and doorbuster deals at kite+key, Rutgers Tech Store’s Annual Holiday Sale from Monday Dec. 9-13. iPad® starts at $279 and MacBook Air® starts at $799. Apple Watch Series 3 start as low as $189. Also, don’t forget to get your Nintendo Switch consoles and accessories! Up to 20% off all Rutgers Pride Accessories. Preorder before November 27th to guarantee pricing and product availability.

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Senior Graduation Trip


Congratulations on your student’s upcoming graduation! Have you thought about a once-in-a-lifetime graduation gift for your Rutgers University senior? The Rutgers University Alumni Association is pleased to announce a celebratory summer tour of Europe designed for new graduates. This tour includes the cosmopolitan cities of London, Paris, Rome and the French Riviera. Let your student experience amazing theater, see great works of art, walk through centuries-old landmarks and have the time of their life with fellow graduates. 

Click here for further information and pricing.

Click here to register and participate in a FREE webinar and learn more about the trip!

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