Weekly Newsletter: February 4th – February 8th


This week: Important Messages, Week 3 Ballet & Technique Schedule, Reminders, Student Opportunities, Health & Wellness, and Announcements/Shout-outs

Important Messages

Message from Dr. Melodee Lasky – Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health & Wellness

Dear Rutgers New Brunswick Campus Community:

Welcome to the spring semester 2019! We hope the semester is off to a good start.  As we move forward into the second half of the academic year, we recognize it can sometimes be difficult to balance academic work, relationships, and self-care. If you or a friend are struggling with stress, feelings of hopelessness, problems with alcohol and other drugs, anxiety, or loneliness, we encourage you to use the following support services.

If you have an emergency in need of immediate attention, call 911.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis situation and having thoughts of death, dying, or suicide, contact the following resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • NJ HopeLine (Suicide Prevention): 855-654-6735
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text KNIGHT to 741741; to speak directly with a counselor of color you can text STEVE to 741741.
  •  Acute Psychiatric Services (24-hour emergency service for local residents): 855-515-5700
  • RUPD: 732-932-7211
  • Residence Life: A Resident Assistant or Hall Director will work with the appropriate University units.

For non-crisis situations, Rutgers University has on-campus resources. 

  • Counseling, Alcohol & Drug Assistance Program, and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
    • 848-932-7884, health.rutgers.edu/counseling
    • On-call counselors: available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
    • ProtoCall: a telephone-based counseling service available when CAPS is closed. Call the main number, 848-932-7884, and follow the prompts.
    • Let’s Talk: informal, one-session consultations offered across campus. Find times and locations at health.rutgers.edu/dropin.
  • Residence Life
  • Dean of Students
  • Off-Campus Living & Community Partnerships

If you are not sure what to do about a friend, and they are not in immediate danger, you can share your concern at dosomething.rutgers.edu. They will be contacted by the appropriate campus resource within two business days. Please note this should not be used in an emergency since the response is not immediate.

Rutgers University is a community that cares. All of us can play a role in supporting one another’s well-being.

Wishing you a successful semester!

Monday’s Schedule – Search Candidates 

Ballet 5 & 6 will be held from 8am to 9am

Tech A – Carlo Villanueva will substitute

Tech D – Paul Ocampo will substitute

Tech E & F will be from 9:15am – 10:30am and will include the Student Committee Members, Damani’s cast members and will excluded students who are in Yin Yue’s piece

Both Sections of Choreo 1 and Choreo 4 will be held in Loree

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On Wednesday, February 6th CLASS IS CANCELLED

Dance Department Updates via Canvas

Have you been receiving updated class/rehearsal/instructor/studio information? The newsletter and bulletin board do have weekly information, but any last minute changes will be sent to you through Canvas. If you have not been receiving emails and announcements, you need to go to any of your courses in Canvas to “Update your profile”. Setting up your profile in the red bar at the left of any Canvas page sets up your preferred email and notifications for all of your courses:

  • Go to Canvas.rutgers.edu
  • Login with your NetID and password.
  • If the top of your course looks like this…

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  • Click on the title to show this…

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  • Go to the Student Tutorial and follow the steps.
  • Contact the Canvas helpdesk if you have questions: help@canvas.rutgers.edu

NHSDA Induction Ceremony


Congratulations to all of those who were inducted into NHSDA

Message from Chien-Ying Wang & Paul Ocampo

Paul and I are excited to announce that OcampoWang Dance will present an evening-length concert, come 2gether with JueDai Contemporary Jazz Dance Theater (Taiwan). Please mark your calendars and help us share this exciting event to your community, friends, and families.  Seating is limited. Get your tickets today. We sincerely hope to see you there!

Week 3 Ballet & Technique Schedule



Friday’s Rotation Schedule

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This is a friendly reminder that Friday’s Rotation starts on Feb 8th

Rutgers Career Services

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Join us at one of the largest and most diverse recruiting opportunities in the nation. An anticipated group of nearly 300 employers (different employers each day) will be available to network with candidates to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from a wide variety of fields. This event is only open to Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Camden, Newark, and RBHS) students and alumni from all academic disciplines.

When: Wednesday, February 6th & Thursday, February 7th from 11am – 3:30pm

Location: RAC – 83 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, NJ

Registration: Rutgers Career & Internship Mega Fair

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 Observes Black History Month 

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate with a wide range of cultural and educational activities throughout the university including screenings, performances and lectures in honor of Black History Month.

Events this year will mark the centennial anniversary of Paul Robeson’s graduation from Rutgers College in 1919 and will also mark the 50th anniversary of the takeover of Conklin Hall at Rutgers University-Newark by members of the Black Organization of Students, a pivotal moment in Rutgers history that ushered in an era of much greater diversity.


In addition, our very own students – Nakia, Aanyse, Shahnise, Damani, Imani, Dacoda, and Alexis will be performing during the half-time Men’s Basketball game against University of Michigan on Tuesday, February 5th to honor the life and legacy of Paul Robseon.

For a list of month long Black History Month events at Rutgers NB, Rutgers Newark, Rutgers Camden and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences campus’, visit: Rutgers Black History Month 2019

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

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

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

Supervisor of the Year Nominations—All Students

All student employees are invited to nominate their Rutgers Faculty or Staff supervisor[s] for the 2019 Supervisor of the Year Award. The name of the winning supervisor will be announced on April 18 at the annual Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony. Additional information and nomination forms are available here. Nominations are due on or before February 17. Please contact seo_info@ofa.rutgers.edu with any questions.

Dance Support Group

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Student Opportunities

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

Rutgers Learning Centers

Peer Coaching Spring 2019.PNG

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

Academic Success Series Spring 2019.PNG

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

Lifestyle Science Study Abroad – Summer 2019

Program is open to all Rutgers majors, Non-Rutgers students, Undergraduate and Graduate students (Minimum GPA 2.5)

  • Lifestyles of the Mediterranean: May 17th – 30th $3,550 (3 cr)
  • Service Learning & Sustainable Lifestyle in Greece: May 17th – 30th $3,590 (3cr)
  • Water Sports Physiology & Practice: June 22nd – July 5th $3,990 (3 cr)
  • Exploring the Origins of the Mediterranean Diet in Crete Island: July 9th – 30th $4,940 (6 cr)

Application deadline: February 15th, 2019 – For further program and cost information, please visit the program webpage at kinesabroad.rutgers.edu

Ballet Hispanico

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ChoreoLab: Emerging Artist Workshop for the advanced and early professional level dancers

Summer Intensive:  Pre-professional Summer Intensive challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at the nation’s premier Latino dance organization.


To register or to find out more information, visit: Ballet Hispanico Summer 2019 Program

Health & Wellness

Rutgers Student Health

Mindfulness Meditation Spring 2019

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Spring 2019

Based on almost four decades of scientific research, this highly participatory, practical course teaches mindfulness meditation techniques that will help you relax and manage stress, anxiety, chronic illness and pain. Learn to recognize your unique reactions to stress and find more effective ways to respond. Class includes eight 2.5 -hour weekly classes and one 7-hour session. Class materials include a manual.

Time: Tuesdays 5:30– 7.45 pm

Dates: Feb 5 – Apr 2, 2019. All day retreat Mar 9, 10.00-5.00,

Location: Cook/Douglass Recreation Center, Conference Room Registration : MBSR Registration

Registration fee: $45

Open to anyone who can take a recreation services class

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

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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

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

92Y Dance Education Lab 

Movement Sentence Choir with David Dorfman!
Date: Feb 9, 2019

Time: 2-6 PM
Pricing: FREE
Instructors: David Dorfman, Jody Gottfried Arnhold and Ann Biddle

Celebrate dance and dance education by creating and performing in a DEL Movement Sentence Choir led by guest artist David Dorfman, Jody Gottfried Arnhold and Ann Biddle.

Movement Sentence Choir

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

Performance Garage

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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