October 2017

Sunday, October 1 -
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Be inspired by the artists of Picturing Camden and the story of Cooper Street! Join us for a walking tour of historic Cooper Street and the surrounding public art in Camden. Bring along your sketchbooks, cameras, watercolors, and journals to capture your own vision of Camden and its many scenic treasures. Sites will include Johnson Park, historic homes of Cooper Street, and several others along the way.

Sunday, October 1 - 1:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Penn State Brandywine in a home game. Learn more.

Sunday, October 1 - 2:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Penn State Abington in a home game. Learn more.

Monday, October 2 - 11:20 am
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

A showcase of new and innovative music from music technology students under the direction of Steven Kemper, assistant professor of music, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Throughout the series, professional musicians bring new and cutting-edge music, with an emphasis on digital music and intermedia performances, to Rutgers–Camden. These free lunchtime concerts are unlike anything you've ever heard or seen before, weaving music, digital technology, video, and more into one searing performance.

Tuesday, October 3 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Student Works Gallery, Campus Center

Students in the Fine Arts Department will present a mural they created for the Office of Student Health Services. Refreshments will be provided in the Student Works Gallery, where the mural will be on display for the remainder of the week until it is installed at its permanent location. 

Tuesday, October 3 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

The Teacher Open House will include an interactive museum tour and a hands-on workshop for local and regional teachers, as well as a brief talk by exhibition artist Bruce Garrity. Explore the exhibition, learn more about the artworks in Picturing Camden, discuss topics with colleagues, and schedule your class for the RCCA Museum Education Program. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, October 4 -
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Campus Center

Join the Rutgers University Police Department for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, build relationships, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! For more information, contact Officer Ronald Trivinia at 856-225-6009 or ronald.trivinia@rutgers.edu.

Wednesday, October 4 -
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Meet with representatives from a variety of employers to learn about job and internship opportunities. Open to Rutgers students and alumni, all majors, all years. Learn more.

Wednesday, October 4 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
ModLab, Room 215, Fine Arts Building

Students interested in majoring or minoring in digital studies are invited to attend this information session. Lunch will be provided. 

Wednesday, October 4 - 7:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Haverford College in a home game. Learn more.

Wednesday, October 4 - 7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Founder Frank Warren discusses his ongoing community mail art project, PostSecret. Created in 2005, the website publishes homemade postcards that have been sent by anonymous contributors. This event is part of our month-long celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Thursday, October 5 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
ModLab, Room 215, Fine Arts Building

Join the Digital Studies Center (DiSC) in helping with the Puerto Rico relief process. You'll learn how to create detailed maps by marking out buildings for the Red Cross—more detailed maps can save lives. Every bit helps the process, and there are still plenty of buildings that need to be labeled. No experience is needed; everything you need to know will be taught in the lab. Pizza and computers will be supplied. For more information, contact Bill Epstein

Thursday, October 5 - 7:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Medgar Evers College in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 7 -
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Campus Center, 326 Penn Street

This daylong event will feature presenters who work across genres, from audio fiction to oral history projects, news podcasts to cultural commentary. Co-presented by the Rutgers–Camden Writers House, the WCCR student radio station, and the Writing and Design Lab.

Sunday, October 8 - 2:00 pm
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

This film is a collaboration between Maurice Kaplow and Eric Porter, in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Camden, which is currently on display at the Stedman Gallery. It features original music composed by Kaplow reflecting Porter's personal photographic vision of the urban environment. Artist Zola Bryen will present an introduction and light refreshments will be served. 

Tuesday, October 10 - 2:30 pm
Law School Complex, room E110

Robert Listenbee, former administrator of the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, will deliver the first Philbrook Symposium lecture at the Rutgers Law School in Camden.

Tuesday, October 10 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

As seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, TruTV, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! If you want to see Erica Schwartz, assistant director of student involvement, laugh out loud, you can’t miss this hilarious collection of the most random, "What in the world is this?" clips ever found. Pizza will be served. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (CAB).

Tuesday, October 10 -
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Campus Center, main level, The Corner student lounge

Enjoy free pizza and wings and learn more about the next governor of New Jersey during this special Gubernatorial Watch Party!  It all leads up to Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 7.  #NJGovDebate

Tuesday, October 10 - 7:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Stockton University in a home game. Learn more.

Tuesday, October 10 - 8:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. As a finalist at the National Poetry Slam, she has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, and Huffington Post, among others. This event is part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Wednesday, October 11 - 11:20 am
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Suicide, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and shame are becoming increasingly prevalent today. The #SAYITANYWAY campaign is the simple belief that speaking openly and authentically about our emotions, thoughts, and experiences will help eliminate our feelings of shame. This event is part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Wednesday, October 11 - 7:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Rowan University in a home game. Learn more.

Friday, October 13 - 7:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Gwynedd Mercy University in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 14 - 12:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Brooklyn College in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 14 - 1:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Kean University in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 14 - 1:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Cedar Crest College in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 14 - 4:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face John Jay College of Criminal Justice in a home game. Learn more.

Monday, October 16 - 11:20 am
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Poet and performer Raymond Luczak is best known for his books, films, and plays. He lost much of his hearing due to double pneumonia at the age of eight months. His forthcoming book, The Kinda Fella I Am: Stories, explores the disabled gay male experience. This event is part of our month-long celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Tuesday, October 17 -
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
401 Penn Street classroom

This event is being postponed. A new date will be announced once it is rescheduled. 

Steve Janas CCAS'91 will discuss his career in film, including his work as a screenwriter on the upcoming James Franco movie "The Long Home," during this lecture.  Selections from his work, which includes "Better Living Through Circuitry" and "Future World," will be shown.  Free.  Sponsored by the film studies program.

Tuesday, October 17 - 7:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Kean University in a home game. Learn more.

Wednesday, October 18 - 11:30 am
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Patrick Rosal, associate professor of English, is the author of the full-length poetry collection Brooklyn Antediluvian (Persea, 2016), which examines race and multiracial histories. 

Wednesday, October 18 -
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street, Room 102

Writers in Camden guest Lydia Millet leads a fiction workshop. Submit up to 10 pages of fiction to writers@camden.rutgers.edu by Oct. 1 to be considered for the workshop. Participants who wish to observe may request the writing samples in advance. Learn more and submit your work.

Wednesday, October 18 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Author Lydia Millet will read from her work. Learn more and RSVP for the reading

Thursday, October 19 - 12:45 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Martin Rosenberg, professor of art history, will discuss the artwork used as illustration throughout the book Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. His specialties include art theory, criticism, and practice.

Thursday, October 19 - 3:00 pm
Nursing and Science Building, 530 Federal Street

Join us to learn about the traditional four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing and how to apply as a transfer student. A short presentation will be made followed by a question-and-answer session. Register for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing information session.

Thursday, October 19 -
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

Join Chancellor Phoebe Haddon for an interactive panel discussion on LGBTQ+ topics relevant to students, the public, and the entire campus community. Panel participants include New Jersey Assemblyman and Majority Leader Louis D. Greenwald, New Jersey Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, Rutgers Law School Professor Katie Eyer, New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce Co-President Tamara A. Fleming, and Rutgers–Camden student and LGBTQ leader Amelia Granato.

Thursday, October 19 -
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Law Bridge

Please join the SBA for a fun evening of video games, board games, and tournament style Spades … All for a good cause!
$5 Entry

All proceeds will be donated to the Puerto Rico and Caribbean Relief Fund on globalgiving.org. Students, faculty, and administration are welcome to attend! For more information and to make donations, please contact Juliana.

Thursday, October 19 - 7:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Delaware Valley University in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 21 - 12:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Penn State Berks in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 21 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Northgate Park, Sixth and Elm Streets, Camden

The kick-off event will feature a storyteller to delight listeners, as well as art activities, book discussion group sign-ups, and giveaways. Each participant will receive a copy of Citizen: An American Lyric or an age-appropriate companion book. For more information or to have your own Citizen: An American Lyric book group, call Noreen Scott Garrity at 856-225-6306 or visit rcca.camden.rutgers.eduLearn more about The Big Read.

Saturday, October 21 - 1:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face William Paterson University in a home game. Learn more.

Saturday, October 21 - 4:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Marywood University in a home game. Learn more.

Sunday, October 22 - 12:00 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Penn State Brandywine in a home game. Learn more.

Tuesday, October 24 -
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Campus Center, Scarlet Lounge

Faculty leaders for this year's 17 Learning Abroad undergraduate and graduate courses will be available to discuss the details of their programs. See the list of current programs. Course applications and scholarship applications are now open for spring 2018.

Wednesday, October 25 -
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Campus Center, Conference Room West AB

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month with a special screening of the film Moonlight. After the film, Keith Green, associate professor of English and director of Africana Studies, will lead a discussion. Light sandwiches and refreshments will be served. 

Wednesday, October 25 - 7:30 pm
Rutgers–Camden Community Park, Second and Pearl Streets

The Scarlet Raptors face Stockton University in a home game. Learn more.

Thursday, October 26 -
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Cherry Hill Public Library, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill

This free event will connect entrepreneurs with representatives from the U.S Small Business Administration and other lenders to discuss the availability of SBA loans and other types of loans to help small businesses grow. The presentation will include information on the elements of a successful loan application and details on how the application process functions. Sponsored by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers University–Camden.

Thursday, October 26 - 12:15 pm
Law School Complex, room 207

The National Lawyers Guild student chapter at Rutgers Law School will host a panel discussion, "U.S. and Puerto Rico: A History and A Duty," featuring Prof. Roger Clark (Board of Governors Professor, law) and Dr. Lorrin Thomas (associate professor, political science).  Pizza will be served.  Free.

Thursday, October 26 -
12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Christina Blackburn, director of recruitment and a licensed agent for New York Life, will discuss the company's diverse culture, training, and career opportunities. Presented by the Rutgers–Camden student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. Email nabaruc@gmail.com for additional information.

Thursday, October 26 - 12:45 pm
Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building

Gregory Pardlo, assistant professor of English, won the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection, Digest (Four Way Books, 2014).

Thursday, October 26 - 3:30 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Outside the Wire is an annual discussion series focused on wartime narratives and featuring the perspectives of veterans, artists, and scholars. This year's discussion features Jane Schultz, professor of English and director of literature at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, along with Rutgers–Camden faculty Tyler Hoffman, professor of English, and Kate Epstein, associate professor of history. Learn more

Thursday, October 26 - 7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center

A professional model and TED speaker, Geena Rocero came out as transgender in 2014 and launched Gender Proud as an advocacy and awareness campaign. She’ll share her journey from the Philippines where she was born to the New York runways. This event is part of our celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Friday, October 27 -
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Black Box Studio, Fine Arts Building

Looking for more ways for your students to connect to poetry? Join us for this free workshop. The New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Program has lesson plans, tips and tricks for engaging students, and great classroom resources. Professional development credit is available. Register to attend.

Saturday, October 28 -
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Student Housing Complex, 215 North Third Street

Children in the Camden community and surrounding area are invited to an afternoon of dorm trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, music, and games at this Halloween event. Hosted by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Theta Omicron chapter. For more information, contact Simone Craig at 908-906-1281 or ruthetaomicron@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 28 - 1:00 pm
Athletic and Fitness Center

The Scarlet Raptors face Utica College in a home game. Learn more.

Monday, October 30 - 11:00 am
Campus Center, main level, Multi-Purpose Room

Rutgers University–Camden is at the forefront of cutting-edge research and exceptional creative activities.  Our faculty members are leaders within their disciplines, exploring issues of great significance in today’s world.  Each year, the Chancellor’s New Faculty Research Symposium provides a venue to highlight the work of a number of new faculty members.  Some of our finest scholars will share their current research during the 2017 symposium.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session following each

Monday, October 30 - 12:30 pm
Pennsauken Country Club, 3800 Haddonfield Road, Pennsauken Township

The Scarlet Raptors will compete in the Rutgers University–Camden Fall Golf Invitational in Pennsauken, N.J. Learn more.

Tuesday, October 31 - 12:45 pm
Science Building, main level, lecture hall

Dr. Matthew Niepielko, the first graduate from Rutgers-Camden's Ph.D. program in computational and integrative biology, will return to campus to deliver a research lecture titled "Drosophila Germ Granule mRNAs Self-organize through a Nucleation and Recruitment Mechanism."  Sponsored by the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology.  Free.  Refreshments will be served.