Students help raise funds for Japan relief with Raise Up Japan

April 10, 2011 3:41 pm1 comment
The people at Raise Up Japan held an art auction to help raise money for the Japanese Red Cross.

Early March of this year, Japan was hit with an earthquake and resulting tsunami that has damaged several coastal regions. The death toll is over twenty thousand people and even more are out of their homes and in shelters due to the devastating natural disaster. The images and video of the tragedy has touched many people, but no more so then Rutgers graduates Becky Lomas and Matt Robinson who have spent time in Japan studying. With their efforts they have created a fundraising event that was held last Friday in Philadelphia. All the money they raised will be going to the Japanese Red Cross.

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Challenge Day event helps students understand the difficulty of being disabled

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On Tuesday, March 29, students without disabilities were able to taste what it meant to live a life with a disability on Challenge day to be Challenged.

Instead of going into the campus center to grab a bite to eat on Tuesday, March 29, students without disabilities were able to taste what it meant to live a life unknown to them at Challenge Day to be Challenged.

The Coalition for Disability Awareness (CFDA) hosted the event in front of the statue of Walt Whitman. The club, which was founded by President Darlene Hemerka in the Fall of 2010, seeks to raise awareness of the struggles an individual with a disability goes through.

Tables formed a semi-circle in front of the 19th century poet. One table allowed students to participate in a Visual Challenge. The other side of the walkway contained a table for a Learning Challenge. A Physical Challenge station was closer to the Paul Robeson library.

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Julianne Baird leads students in the musical direction

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On March 23, Julianne Baird hosted a performance of the first opera written by a woman in the RC black box theatre.

On Wednesday March 23, a performance of the opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina was performed in the Black Box Theatre as part of the fine art department’s Mallary Concert Series. The opera was written by world renowned lyricist and performer of the Baroque era Francesca Caccini. Caccini is the first known woman who has ever composed and completed an opera. In celebration of women’s history month, Rutgers’s faculty Julianne Baird presented this piece for students, faculty, and community members. The opera was performed by students from Westchester State University who are involved in the opera music and period instrument programs. Julianne Baird instructed the singers, worked with them on their voices and helped them master the opera style of preforming.

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Premed students get invaluable experience from volunteer program

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Cooper University Hospital’s premed program gives students experiences that will benefit them in their future schooling.

Taking advantage of Cooper University Hospital’s premed program, Deb Kiehlmeier is gaining invaluable insight as to what her future holds as a physician.

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Rutgers Law Students on their way to Las Vegas

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Law students Matt Eichen, Christine Jones, Brian Stouffer, and Regina McKenna won at the recent mock trial competition, and are now on their way to Las Vegas for the finals.

Members of our very own Rutgers Camden Law School have won a regional mock-trial tournament and will head to Las Vegas, Nevada for the final leg of the competition. The competition will be four days from March 31–April 3.

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Sigma Delta Tau raises a glass to raise awareness and money for PACC

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The sisters of Sigma Delta Tau held a fundraiser at The Victor’s Pub last week to raise money and awareness for PACC.

Many look at Sororities as only one thing: sisters who party together and know what the proper names for Greek letters are, but they are so much more. The sisters of Sigma Delta Tau work very hard to produce and put on fundraisers to earn money for the philanthropy programs that they support. All sororities at Rutgers Camden participate in philanthropy and charity work. Last week Sigma Delta Tau held a fundraiser at the local bar The Victor Pub to raise money and awareness for Prevent Child Abuse America or PCAA, a program that works to helps families and children in abusive households. The event was held on Sigma Delta Tau’s National Founders Day where sisters celebrated by wearing their colors. The Victor was filled with girls wearing old blue and café au laite yellow.

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New Graduate programs help work around full-time jobs

March 22, 2011 12:07 pmComments Off
New Graduate programs help work around full-time jobs

Rutgers Camden School of Business has added two new professional degree programs, professional master of business administration (PMBA) and professional master of accountancy (PMAc), that are directed to professionals working towards their master’s degree. The programs target full time workers, and hope to help them get their masters degree without getting in the way of their work. The programs will be offered to in August 2011. The intent is to make juggling a full time job and a rigorous graduate education possible. That way students are able to get the graduate degree they want while they are handling the demands of working full time.

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R-C students extend their education to the Peace Corps

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R-C students extend their education to the Peace Corps

Several graduate students in Rutgers Camden’s International Public Service Development program are preparing to begin the final step of their Masters of Public Administration degree, which consists of participation in one of the Peace Corps many global initiatives. The IPSD degree is one of three MPA programs offered at RC. The program is unique because as the IPSD website states it “combines graduate-level studies in Public Policy & Administration with coursework on community service, international development policy and administration, and nonprofit management.”

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Rutgers Future Scholars is a family affair

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Rutgers Students help young scholars towards a college education with the Future Scholars program.

Rutgers Camden’s Future Scholars program has been helping many students achieve a college education. Cousins David Jarow, Dana Jarow, and Amber Chmura have been working together in the program to help kids get the college education that they deserve. These students feel that working as a family only helps their cause by having the bond of family to bring to the Future Scholar’s team. These students help kids on their way to a college education every step of the way and they say that doing this together is an added bonus. They share the satisfaction of helping others together as they always have shared everything, as a family.

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Rutgers own Noreen Garrity honored by Campbell’s as a Hometown Hero

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Associate Director for the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts, Noreen Scott Garrity, was recognized by the Campbell’s Soup Foundation as a Hometown Hero.

Associate Director for the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts, Noreen Scott Garrity, was recognized for her numerous contributions to the society by the Campbell’s Soup Foundation when they named her as their recipient of their prestigious Hometown Hero’s Award. With this honor she was awarded one thousand dollars and presented with a framed certificate.

Garrity, a graduate of the University of Delaware in 1986 and School of Art Institute in Chicago in 1998, has played a major role in RC’s Steadman Gallery since 1990 by showcasing a plethora of creative and intriguing exhibits that have received national attention, including reviews from the New York Times.

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