This week: Important Messages, Week 14 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Countdown to Commencement 2019, Employment Opportunities, Summer 2019 Opportunities, Health & Wellness and Announcements/Shout-outs.
As we approach our last concert of the semester, please keep in mind that every performance of DancePlus next week is up against 2 other MGPAC shows that will be using the same parking lots so it will be crowded. Please spread the word to your guests to let them know about this and to allow plenty of time to get here and find parking. Also, please remind them to have their car registered for Rutgers event parking in advance.
MGSA Box Office Student Rush Policy: You MUST have your RUID with you to obtain a student rush ticket and you may not leave your ticket with box office staff to hold for someone else.
BFA Student Scholarship Award Winners
Graduate School of Education
Congratulations to Alexis Veglia (EdM) for being a GSE nominee for the Distinguished Clinical Intern Award!
Rutgers Honors College Capstone Showcase
Congratulations to Dance BA Carolyn Hamm (double-majoring in Mathematics) who presented “The Relationship Between Mathematics and Dance” at the recent Rutgers Honors College Capstone Showcase.
A Rutgers program gets Parkinson’s patients to boogie down: BTN LiveBIG
“The program currently offers two classes per week, which can be highly valuable for those participating. The improvements they feel can last for days. Mixed in with yoga or another type of exercise class, and there is constant attention paid to improving walking, posture and mobility. Friedman said that many of his students also use some of the exercises taught in the class at home, so they can stretch out when they are feeling tight and rigid. The program is supported with funding from The Kenneth Aidekman Family Foundation, the New Jersey Ballet, and the Dance Department, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.” – Jeff Friedman, MFA in Dance Director
To read the full article visit: BIG Ten Network
Congratulations to Dan Swern (BM Alum) for his off-Broadway production of Shale & Bake: Love’s Labour’s Lost which just received a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience!
Rutgers Day – Saturday, April 27th
Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents of all ages, will take place Saturday, April 27, rain or shine.
The event offers more than 600 free programs featuring hands on demonstrations, interactive activities, and student performances, including cultural dances, live bands and martial arts demonstrations
College Avenue: At 10:30 a.m., cheer on hundreds of alumni, Rutgers Marching Scarlet Knights, Rutgers cheerleaders, graduating seniors, and the Scarlet Knight mascot as they march down College Avenue for the Rutgers Day and All-Alumni Parade.
Come see the newly dedicated Paul Robeson Plaza and visit the Paul Robeson 100 tent to learn about this famous alumnus and his remarkable life as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer and global activist and the rich legacy he left the university and the world.
Visit the Global Pavilion and World of Languages, share your story with the Oral History Archives and enter the Tent of Big Ideas. Visit the “R” Garden, grab a free cupcake and take a turn at the all-day, marathon reading of William Goldman’s “The Princess Bride.”
Busch: Tour two of the university’s new state-of-the-art facilities – the Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering and the Chemistry and Chemical Biology buildings. Transport yourself to a new world with virtual reality streaming, watch drones take flight, test your surgical skills, visit the stuffed animal health clinic, and practice your elevator pitch “Shark Tank” style.
Cook/Douglass: Watch horses run on a high-speed treadmill, follow the life cycle of a tree from seed to saw, and take a tour of a research greenhouse. Learn about 50 years of nutrition education in New Jersey with cooking and nutrition demos from each of the past five decades. Get up close and personal with your lower intestines on a walk through a giant inflatable colon. Stop by the New Jersey Folk Festival – one of only a handful of folk festivals in the United States managed by undergraduate students – which turns 45 this year.
The following road closures will take place due to the day’s events:
College Avenue Campus:
-Hamilton Street will be closed between George Street and College Avenue from 6:00AM to 5:00PM.
-College Avenue, Senior Street, and Seminary Place will be closed from 10:00AM to 11:15AM for the alumni parade.
-Lipman Drive will be closed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
-College Farm Road will be closed from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
-Dudley Road will remain open.
All motorists are urged to use extra caution while traveling Saturday as there will likely be heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic on all of the Rutgers New Brunswick campuses.
The Rutgers University Police Department has partnered with popular navigation app Waze as a Global Event Partner. Use Waze for real-time traffic and road closure information, and the most up-to-date route to or around an event. To get the app visit: https://www.waze.com/download
Final Exam Schedule
Monday, May 6th: Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, May 7th – Wednesday, May 8th: Reading Days
Thursday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 15th: Final Exam Period
Please be on the look out for extended library hours during finals time
Week 14 Ballet & Technique Schedule
Apply to be a Student Residence Coordinator
The Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center is currently accepting applications for student Residence Coordinator (RC) positions. RCs provide front desk coverage on a rotating basis and support services to overnight guests, conference attendees, and meeting organizers. Compensation includes free housing and a stipend. Learn more and apply here.
Fall 2019 Pre-Registration Has Begun—Undergraduate Students
Registration for the Fall 2019 term has begun for Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and continues through Friday, April 19. Registration is by degree credits already earned. The last day to withdraw from the university for spring 2019 is April 22. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information, or learn more here.
Rutgers Summer Session
The schedule of classes for the Summer 2019 term is now available. Choose from more than 2,500 courses in a wide range of subjects, offered in-person, online, or at off-campus locations throughout the state. Make progress towards graduation, improve a GPA, or fulfill a prerequisite this summer. Start planning schedules now and register beginning on February 18. Learn more here
Session 1 term bill is due May 1st. Last day for a late payment is May 24th
Session 2 term bill is due on May 29th. Last day for a late payment is June 21st
Session 3 term bill is due on June 12th. Last day for a late payment is July 5th
Study Abroad Applications—All Students
Applications for Spring 2020 study abroad applications are due on October 1. Walk-in hours are Monday–Friday, noon–3 p.m., at Rutgers Global–Study Abroad on the College Avenue Campus. Learn more, search programs, and apply here.
Countdown to Commencement 2019
University Diploma Application
Undergraduate students who anticipate completing May 2019 degree requirements must apply for graduation by submitting a diploma application online. Please contact the Undergraduate Registrar’s Office at 848-445-2757 and ask for Monica Licourt or Michael Rusen, or email email@example.com with any concerns about a diploma application. Please note that completion of a diploma application does not imply that graduation requirements have been met.
University Commencement Parking Hangtag
University Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at HighPoint.com Stadium on the Busch Campus. With more than 50,000 people expected on campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick, parking on campus will be limited. Therefore, graduating students must register to receive up to two free parking hangtags for themselves and their families or guests. Registration for special-needs parking hangtags and for non-special-needs tags is now open. Learn more here.
Volunteers Needed for University Commencement—All Students
The Office of the Secretary is seeking students to volunteer as Commencement Ambassadors for Rutgers University’s 253rd Anniversary Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Co-workers, friends, neighbors, and family members may also volunteer. All Ambassadors receive event training, a Commencement T-shirt, a branded Rutgers duffle bag as a thank-you gift, a breakfast buffet before Commencement, snacks, entry into a volunteer raffle, and the satisfaction of making the day even better for Rutgers’ newest alumni. A few hours of volunteering helps make this event a special experience for the Rutgers Class of 2019. Learn more and register here.
Super Bowl champions and Rutgers alumni Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots will deliver the 253rd commencement address to Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences graduates on May 19. They will also receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees in recognition of their commitment to community service and philanthropy.
Commencement Ceremonies: Save the Dates!
Rites of Passage Ceremony in Honor of Black & Latinx Graduates: Wednesday, May 15th – Hosted by the Paul Robeson Cultural Center from 3pm – 5pm
Register here: 27th Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony Registration
Participation Opportunities: There are several ways that the Rutgers University community (students, staff, faculty and alumni) can participate in the Annual Rites of Passage Ceremony. Community members can audition to be a speaker/performer or volunteer to staff the event to ensure a successful and spirited experience for our graduates. Please see below to register for available participation opportunities.
- Student Speaker – deadline to apply will be Friday, March 30th by 11:59pm Student Speaker Registration
- Student Performances (singers, DANCERS, and spoken word poets) – deadline to apply will be Friday, March 30th by 11:59pm Student Performer Registration
- Event Volunteers (open to students, staff/faculty & alumni) – Sign up here to be a volunteer
- Rutgers University Faculty/Staff Processional – Sign up here to participate by April 30th, by 11:59pm
Rutgers Business School – Undergraduate NB: Thursday, May 16th from 10:30am-12:30pm at the RAC
Mason Gross School of the Arts: Thursday, May 16th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm at the State Theatre
Commencement Speaker – Rachel Roman!
School of Communication and Information: Thursday, May 16th from 3pm – 5pm at the RAC
Douglass Residential College: Saturday, May 18th from 10am – 12pm at Antilles Field (Rain Location: College Ave Gym)
University Commencement: Sunday, May 19th from 10am – 11:30am at HighPoint Stadium – Online parking registration opens on March 25th
School of Arts & Sciences: Sunday, May 19th after the Commencement at HighPoint Stadium
School of Environmental & Biological Sciences: Monday, May 20th from 10am -12pm at Passion Puddle (Rain location: RAC).
Founded in 1920, Camp Wicosuta is a traditional four-week sleep away camp for girls in Hebron, New Hampshire. As the Dance & Fitness Activity Head, you will be responsible for all aspects of our Dance & Fitness program for our campers aged 7-15. Supervising a staff of eight you will oversee our dance curriculum for campers with a wide range of abilities.
Apply Online: https://www.campwicosuta.com/staff/
Staff Video: https://vimeo.com/311464514
Grace Kelly Studio
Grace Kelly Studio is in search for a new part-time dance instructor to be hired for our 2019-2020 year.
If you are interested please submit your resume, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
707 Union Avenue; Brielle, NJ 08730 (732)-233-8966
Summer 2019 Opportunities
Movement Exchange: International Dance Opportunity
Movement Exchange unites dance and service. We are a growing community of dance diplomats—movers and shakers, activists and global citizens, dreamers and achievers, teachers and learners, volunteers and friends. We believe that when we move the world, we move to change.
Movement Exchange unites dance and service through its network of university chapters, international dance exchanges, and year-round programs in underserved communities.
We envision a world in which:
• Dance education is accessible to all
• Dance is synonymous to service
• Dance enables all to achieve their optimal mental, social, and physical well-being
• Cross-cultural understanding
• Civic engagement
• Social equality and inclusion
• Creative expression
• Sustainable dance education
Interested in starting a chapter here at Mason Gross, visit Movement Exchange – Become A Dance Diplomat
Summer Vinyasa Teacher Training
OM Factory School of Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour yoga comprehensive teacher training designed for serious yoga practitioners interested in deepening their practice, as well as for aspiring teachers who want a toolkit to approach teaching with confidence.
If you are interested in applying for the Summer Vinyasa Teacher Training, please click on the link below or contact Blair Ritchie for more information!
Summer MAT Teacher Training Program
Health & Wellness
Rutgers Student Health
BFA, MFA, EdM, BFA, BA majors and Dance Minors are invited to sign up for free Pilates Reformer small group sessions in the Dance Department Soma Center. Students can sign up for a once-a-week, hour-long session. Sessions are available Wednesdays 4-7 pm and Thursdays 3-5 pm, and begin on Wednesday, March 27th. The sign-up sheet for the second half of Spring semester is posted outside the Soma Center, and sign-up is on a first-come basis. Reformer classes are a wonderful opportunity to supplement your dance training, so please take advantage of this opportunity if your schedule permits.
Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training
If you are interested in applying for the Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training, please click on the link below or contact Frederick Curry for more information!
Announcements & Shout-outs
Nimbus is performing at BAM Fisher April 26-28th. It is going to be a spectacular program filled with 2 world premieres by Artistic Director Samuel Pott accompanied by Grammy-nominated musician Tim Eriksen, and by Philadanco alum, Dawn Marie Bazemore. Nimbus also revisits Dew Point 68 (Darshan Singh Bhuller) and The Glare From These Horizons (Pott).
To purchase tickets, visit: Nimbus @BAM
Also, congratulations to Anitra Keegan, BFA in Dance Alumna for her new position as the Assistant Marketing Director for Nimbus!
Kinections DanceGroup is a pre-professional, Contemporary Dance training program for intermediate to advanced dancers ages 13-20, performing throughout the season at various venues in NYC.
A Chorus Line Casting
A Chorus Line is performing down at the Algonquin theatre in Manasquan and they are still looking for some specific types for these three roles:
Connie Wong ; small Asian triple threat
Richie : strong black triple threat
Mike : masculine triple threat. Must be excellent tapper
If you know are interested – please email: ACLALGONQUINCASTING@GMAIL.COM