Weekly Announcements – September 11 to September 16

Jacobs Pillow

This Week: A message from Julia, Week 2 Ballet & Technique Schedules, Administrative Notes and Reminders, Production Hours, Health & Wellness, and Mason Gross Apparel Sale Dates.



I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Ayrin Ersoz, Director of the Dance Program at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar Fellowship in the Dance Department for AY 2016-2017. Dr. Ersoz is the Dance Department’s first Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar.

Dr. Ersoz’s research project is titled Muslim Female Students in Higher Education in the United States: Approaches to and Experiences of Dance and Embodied Performance. Young Muslim women living in Western countries can face challenges when participating in physical activities due to religious and cultural restrictions. At present, there are no significant studies devoted to exploring how young Muslim women approach and experience dance and embodied practices when living in Western countries where dance has prominence as an art form and as a social and recreational activity.

Through her research, Dr. Ersoz aims to better understand the role that Islam plays in young Muslim female student’s perceptions of dance as an art form and the impact of religion on their participation in dance as a recreational activity and/or artistic expression.
Dr. Ersoz will work with directors of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of African Studies and the Center for Asian Studies, as well as two Rutgers student groups — MuslimGirl and Woahjabi — to establish connections with Muslim students at Rutgers University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ersoz to our community.







Soma Center Pilates Sessions:
BFA and BA majors 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 Tuesdays 1-4pm and Wednesdays 4-7pm, and begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13th.  The sign-up sheet for the first half of Fall 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.
Student Schedules:

All students, please check your schedules online to confirm that you’re registered for the correct classes. Students can check their schedule via:

MyRutgers:  https://my.rutgers.edu/ Or Student Transcripts & Grades: https://sis.rutgers.edu/tags/

If there are any issues with your schedule, please contact Frederick Curry, Undergraduate Director, frederick.curry@rutgers.edu, or Leidy Garcia-Cosbert, Student Affairs Assistant, leidyg@rutgers.edu, as soon as possible.

Important Drop/Add Registration Dates:

Tuesday, September 13: Last day to DROP courses without a “W” (Withdraw) grade appearing on your transcript

Wednesday, September 14: Last day to ADD courses

Wednesday, September 14-Monday, October 31: Drop period WITH a “W” grade



SOLO/DUET Focus and Load In


SOLO/DUET Concert – Backstage Manager


DancePlus Load In







Community-Word Project is now accepting applications for the 2016-17

Teaching Artist Training & Internship Program (TATIP)

October 2016 – May 2017

Application Deadline:
September 19th, 2016

TATIP runs October-May. There are 6 Saturday training sessions in the fall and an internship component in the spring in one of our in school residencies (one class, one day a week). In addition, in the spring there are elective Saturday seminars covering the various art forms and different types of groups you may work with as a TA, as well as a few other topics. And lastly, in the spring, monthly Friday evening Debriefing meetings with the Teaching Artists from the residencies as well as the other trainees.

New & Beginning: $950
Advanced: $850
Student: $750
Scholarship Assistance Available



Fall is just around the corner, so start making plans now! Join Community-Word Project’s Teaching Artist Training & Internship Program (TATIP) and be a part of a community of artists giving back to NYC’s under-resourced youth. Through our training, artists from all disciplines and varied levels of experience will:

  • Transform creative practice into teaching tools
  • Gain hands-on classroom experience in public schools
  • Attend elective seminars with NYC’s top Arts-in-Education organizations
  • Join a community of artists teaching toward social justice
  • Build a portfolio of syllabi, lesson plans and creative work
See highlights from last year’s program in our online 2015-16 TATIP Anthology or check out our video about the program!

Questions? Please contact Katie Rainey at tatip@communitywordproject.org
or see more about us at communitywordproject.org



Flu Clinics for Faculty and Staff

Free Flu Vaccine: 
Beginning October 3, faculty and staff can receive a free flu vaccine at various university locations by presenting a valid Rutgers ID. Visit the Occupational Health Department’s website for dates, locations, and other related information. Faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the consent form and bring it to the clinic. Legacy UMDNJ staff will be given their form at the clinics.

When going to get your flu shot at a Rutgers University Flu Vaccine Clinic, please bring a copy of:

1.   The Vaccination Information Sheet (VIS) available at:http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

2.   A completed consent for vaccination form available at:    http://occhealth.rutgers.edu/FluConsent2016-2017.html


Rutgers Recreation Centers

Rutgers Massage Therapy and Spa Services:

The Rutgers Recreation Centers offer really great fitness classes including Zumba, Spinning, Body Pump, Insanity, RUFIT, Pilates, Yoga, and Meditation! In past years the classes require a Flex Pass that cost $45 dollars. Now the pass is FREE! All are welcome to take these classes as long as they arrive on time with their Rutgers ID. For faculty and staff there is still a $45 fee.



Mason Gross Apparel will be sold once a month this semester at the Civic Square Building.

Fri 9/9/2016 12:00pm-5:00pm
Fri 10/7/2016 12:00pm-5:00pm
Fri 11/4/2016 12:00pm-5:00pm
Fri 12/2/2016 12:00pm-5:00pm

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