Weekly Newsletter: January 28th – February 1st


This week: Important Messages, Week 2 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness, and Announcements/Shout-outs

Important Messages

Message from President Barchi – Assistance for Furloughed Federal Employees

Members of the Rutgers Community:

We begin a new semester in the midst of a partial shutdown of the federal government that has stretched into its second month.  This is an incredibly stressful time for students whose parents or spouses are currently furloughed and for students who themselves are furloughed federal employees.  To help reduce that stress for these members of our community, I am announcing today that the University will temporarily postpone collection of currently unpaid tuition, housing fees, and other charges for furloughed federal employees or their spouses or dependents.

In this way, I hope we can eliminate disruption of academic careers while the federal shutdown continues. Although University budgets are constrained, we feel it is better for the University to temporarily carry this burden, rather than our students affected by the shutdown.

Qualified students will have any unpaid balances on their term bills placed in suspension until the partial government shutdown ends.  Students will be required to self-identify and demonstrate that they or their parents are furloughed federal employees.

This assistance will be applicable to any balances in excess of any federal student loans, grants, or work study programs – all of which are unaffected by the partial government shutdown.  The appropriation for the U.S. Department of Education, which funds those programs, was approved by Congress and enacted by the President in September of last year.

Furlough assistance will be available to all qualified Rutgers students at Rutgers–Camden, Rutgers–Newark, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and RBHS. Any postponed balances will become due following the end of the shutdown.  No late fees or interest on balances will be assessed.

Students who meet these qualifications and would like to seek this assistance should visit https://studentabc.rutgers.edu

Best wishes to our students, faculty, and staff for a successful and rewarding semester.

Message from Brian L. Strom, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs – Assistance for Furloughed Federal Employees

Members of the Rutgers Community:

Effective immediately, all* Rutgers Health facilities will defer all copays, deductibles, and balances due for furloughed federal employees and their dependents for any services provided at a Rutgers facility or by a Rutgers provider.  Deferment will be made available to all federal employees and dependents who provide proof of federal employment or documentation of furloughed status upon receiving a bill and will be in effect for one month after the furlough ends.

As one of the largest health care provider groups in New Jersey, we want our neighbors and the communities we serve to know that they can count on us for uninterrupted care during this stressful time.  Our providers are committed to caring for their patients and encourage those affected by the federal shutdown to keep the appointments they have scheduled and seek out care they may need at this time.

Yours in good health,

Ananya Dance Theatre Residency


The Ananya Dance Theatre Residency will take place from Monday, January 28th to Saturday, February 2nd. During this time, there will be NO STUDENT REHEARSALS

Please keep in mind that BFA students are required to attend the Shawngram Participatory Workshop (Tuesday 01/29), the Audience Empowerment Workshop (Thursday 01/31) and the Shaatranga: Women Weaving Worlds performance either on (Friday 02/01) or (Saturday 02/02)

*Students in Camille’s MFA thesis piece should attend Tuesday workshop.

**Students in Kim Bartosik’s repertory rehearsals should attend Tuesday and Thursday workshops.

Additional adjustments for Tech, etc., due to Ananya Dance Theatre Residency:

Tuesday, January 29th

  • Jamie Chandler teaching combined Tech. A & B
  • Nathalie Jonas teaching Tech E
  • Yoga cancelled
  • Adv. Improv moved to Studio 112

Wednesday, January 30th

  • John Evans teaching combined Tech C & D

Thursday, January 31st

  • UDW – Ani’s section in Corwin; Chien-Ying’s section in Goetz
  • Blair Ritchie teaching combined Tech E & F

Friday, February 1st

  • BFA Master Classes – 9:30am – 11:30am
    • 1st years: Studio 110
    • Sophomores: Studio 111
    • Juniors: Studio 112
    • Seniors: Walters 240
  • Kimberly Bartosik Repertory in Studio 111

BFA Ticket Sign Up

The Ananya Dance Theatre concert (Feb. 1 & 2) is our first required event for BFAs. Go to Dance Assembly in Canvas for detailed instructions on choosing the day that you will attend. If you do not choose a ticket, a day will be assigned.


Having trouble? Email Barbara:  Barbara.Angeline10@gmail.com

Dance Assembly

Wednesday, January 30th will be the Dance Department’s Community Welcome and the NHSDA Induction Ceremony in Studio 110. All BFA students are required to attend

Week 2 Ballet & Technique Schedule

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Friday’s Rotation Schedule

Rotation will not begin until Friday, February 8th! Please see the bulletin boards for the rotation schedule

Rutgers Day

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All academic and administrative units and student organizations are encouraged to submit a program by February 15th to participate in the largest annual outreach event the university offers. Rutgers Day provides an opportunity to showcase your area to thousand of New Jersey residents on Saturday, April 27th from 10am – 4pm!

Rutgers Summer Session

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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

Important Add/Drop Dates

Tuesday, January 22nd – Tuesday, January 29th: Add/Drop period

Tuesday, January 29th: Last day to drop a class without a “W”

Wednesday, January 30th: Last day to add a class

Wednesday, January 30th – Monday, March 25th: Undergraduate drop period with a “W” grade

Graduate students can view the Spring 2019 Registration Calendar here, along with add/drop dates and the withdrawal schedule

Dance Support Group

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Rutgers Learning Centers

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Sign up for Peer Coaching at: Rutgers Learning Center – Peer Coaching

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To sign up for an Academic Success Series visit: Rutgers Learning Center – Academic Success Series

Paul Robeson Centennial 


In 2019, Rutgers marks the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson’s graduation from Rutgers College in 1919. In recognition, our community honors his achievements as a scholar, athlete, actor, singer, and global activist in a yearlong celebration featuring lectures, performances, art exhibitions, and more. The dedication of the Paul Robeson Plaza on the College Avenue Campus in Spring 2019 will pay tribute to his legacy.

For more information about upcoming events, visit: Paul Robeson Centennial

EAD Discussion & Presentation Skills (01:356:152 1 credit graded)

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The Grammar Workshop (01:355:090) 1.5 e-credit (pass/fail)

grammar workshop spring 2019

Open to all students taking a writing class and has an extended registration period. Can also satisfy the tutoring requirement

Tutoring (The Writing Center, 01:355:096, 1.5 e-credit pass/fail)

  • Tutoring is recommended for all students taking a required writing class
  • There are three writing centeres: Livingston, CAC, & Douglass
  • To fulfill the tutoring requirement, the student needs to sign up for a session of five meetings with a tutor (one of which can be missed without penalty)
  • The Grammar Workshop can satisfy the tutoring requirement

Study Abroad


Study Abroad application for the Fall and Academic Year 2019 are due March 1st!

For more information about the deadline and application, visit: RUGlobal

Student Opportunities


Dance NJ

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The Annual Festival is a day filled with 6 events: Open Dance Classes, DancEdNJ on the Move Professional Development, Paths Cross/Doors Open, Show Up & Dance highlighting NHSDA, Professional Dance Company Symposium, and the Annual Membership Meeting.
The event includes something for every member and is FREE! Visit Dance NJ for more information

The Feminist Art Project


The Feminist Art Project present a series of extraordinary programs in New York! Now in its thirteenth year of successfully shining a spotlight on feminist art and its impact on culture and politics worldwide, announces the schedule for a series of special events in New York, February 13-16, 2019

For the list of scheduled events, visit: TheFeministArtProject


Health & Wellness

Soma Center

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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 3-6 pm, and begin on Wednesday, Jan. 30th.  The sign-up sheet for the first 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

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!

Mason Gross Polestar Pilates Reformer Teacher Training Program Spring 2019

Summer Vinyasa Teacher Training

om factory yoga 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 Vinyasa Teacher Training Application

Rutgers Health Center

Vaccine Schedule 2018-2019

Announcements & Shout-outs

Commencement Ceremonies: Save the Dates!


Rites of Passage Ceremony in Honor of Black & Latinx Graduates: TBD – Hosted by the Paul Robeson Cultural Center (Typically on a Wednesday from 3pm -5pm)

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

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)

Graduate School of Education: Monday, May 20th from 4:30pm – 6pm at the College Ave Gym


Performance Garage

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Mana Contemporary

 Body + Camera Festival, presenting a broad spectrum of contemporary work in experimental, dance, and performance film all day at Mana on Saturday, January 26th.
On Thursday, January 31st join Second Act live performance and social evening with, The Coleman Collective


Please send your announcements and/or shoutouts to sorange@mgsa.rutgers.edu

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