Arts & Culture Calendar

October 2019

Wednesday, October 2 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Room

Featuring Adam Levin, guitar, and Jacob Reuven, mandolin. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. See more information about the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, October 2 -
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

Sign up to read a section of Walt Whitman's epic poem; creative interpretations are welcome. Contact Noreen Scott Garrity at ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6306. 

Thursday, October 3 -
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Matthew Desmond's Evicted, a sobering study of eviction as both a symptom and cause of American poverty, is the Rutgers Reads selection for 2019-20. Inspired by the themes raised by the book, the Writers House will host three writing workshops open to the Rutgers community and the public, led by MFA alumnae Catherine Buck and Allie Casey in consultation with the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs.

Friday, October 4 -
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) monthly seminar series provides the Rutgers–Camden community with opportunities to hear about interesting, cutting-edge research and initiatives by scholars, community activists, and others engaged in urban research and/or urban change. This month, Stephanie Dolamore, assistant professor of government and public affairs at Gallaudet University, will give the talk "Addressing Power Imbalances that Perpetuate Housing Segregation: Civil Legal Support for Tenants Facing Eviction in Baltimore."

Monday, October 7 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Center Steps

Hear stories of resilience and offer support during a candlelight vigil with spoken word, music, and a survivor speak-out. 

Turn the Campus Purple is a weeklong campaign of action and support for survivors of domestic and dating violence. Share your participation on social media using the hashtag #RUCTurnsPurple. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. 

Tuesday, October 8 -
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Stedman Gallery

Teachers are invited to an interactive museum tour, a hands-on activity, and a brief discussion around the exhibition "Democratic Vistas: Whitman, Body and Soul." Learn about the artwork, discuss topics with colleagues, and schedule your class for the RCCA Museum Education Program. For more information, contact Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202 or miranda.powell@rutgers.edu.

Tuesday, October 8 -
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Campus Center, Raptor Roost (lower level)

Students will be able to learn more about Latin America while they enjoy typical desserts like arroz con leche and a cup of coffee from the region. This event is a Café Social where students can interact with one another while tasting traditional coffee and desserts, hosted by our Latin American Students Organization. Part of the Rutgers University–Camden Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Wednesday, October 9 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Room

Featuring Rita Mitsel and Friends. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. See more information about the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, October 9 -
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Campus Center, Executive Meeting Room

Escalation is a film that honestly and compellingly tells the story of a college dating relationship, helping audiences to understand and recognize the early signs of relationship abuse. This 40-minute screening will be followed by a guided discussion. Light food will be served. This program is an Honors Event.

Thursday, October 10 -
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Campus Center, 326 Penn Street, Camden

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cooper Street and the Cooper-Grant neighborhood's designation on the National Register of Historic Places. The showcase will include pop-up exhibits, performances, giveaways, and more. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University–Camden and the Cooper-Grant Neighborhood Association. Learn more and register to attend

Thursday, October 10 -
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Campus Center, Student Works Gallery

Celebrate Only Human, an exhibition of artwork created by Rutgers University–Camden alumni whose senior theses explored aspects of the human condition. Featured artists: Jake Foster (CCAS'17), Patty Lafferty Hanna (CCAS'07), Emily Lash (AS'07), and Brian McAndrews (CCAS'14). The exhibition runs through Oct. 29. 

Learn more about the Student Works Gallery. 

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

The Scarlet Raptors are turning the campus purple during a volleyball match against Penn State Brandywine. 

Turn the Campus Purple is a weeklong campaign of action and support for survivors of domestic and dating violence. Share your participation on social media using the hashtag #RUCTurnsPurple. Sponsored by the Rutgers–Camden Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance. 

Thursday, October 10 -
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Campus Center, Conference Room South BC (lower level)

Join the sisters of Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority Inc. at Multicultural Masterpieces: Hispanic Heritage Edition, a celebration of Hispanic cultures! We will have canvases for participants to paint flags and emblems of different countries. Part of the Rutgers University–Camden Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Friday, October 11 -
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Recent land-use and zoning proposals around the United States directly attack the "architecture of segregation"—the public policies and institutional practices that further spatial inequality. Single-family zoning, for example, has effectively been used to keep lower-income people out of certain neighborhoods. To address this inequity, Minneapolis has eliminated single-family zoning throughout the city. Oregon and Seattle are considering similar measures.

Friday, October 11 -
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Law School, Room E108

Guest lecturer Candi K. Cann, a religion and death studies scholar at Baylor University, will give a presentation that examines different types of virtual memorials and how they are being used to mourn and interact with the dead. A reception will follow the talk. 

Monday, October 14 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

Bathgate has been described as an "eloquent new music interpreter" and "a glorious cellist" who combines "bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops." Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more

Wednesday, October 16 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Room

Featuring Elysian Camerata. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. See more information about the Mallery Concert Series.

Wednesday, October 16 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Writers House, 305 Cooper Street

Apple, Tree is an anthology that features 25 eloquent essayists who consider a trait they've inherited from a parent, exploring how it affects the lives they lead today, how it shifts their relationships, and how it changes their sense of self. Together, these all-new essays form a prismatic meditation on how we make fresh sense of ourselves and our parents when we see the traces of them that live on in us. Editor Lise Funderburg and contributor Lauren Grodstein discuss the book, their relationships with their parents, and more at this event.

Monday, October 21 -
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Camden County Library, Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, 301 North 5th Street, Camden

Learn how to use Wikipedia's Visual Editor to create and edit articles, discuss article changes with other editors, and be a responsible Wikipedian. No prior Wikipedia experience is necessary, but you should have experience using a computer. Hosted by the Paul Robeson Library. This workshop will be held at the downtown branch of the Camden County Library (entrance is at the rear of the Robeson Library).

Tuesday, October 22 - 12:45 pm
Fine Arts Building, room 109

Nationally and internationally acclaimed visual artists present lectures about their work and perspectives on contemporary art. The fall 2019 theme is "Masters." Learn more

Wednesday, October 23 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Room

Featuring the Copeland Quartet. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. See more information about the Mallery Concert Series.

Thursday, October 24 -
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Camden County Library, Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, 301 North 5th Street, Camden

Join the Paul Robeson Library and Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez branch of the Camden County Library in a marathon editing event to improve Camden's presence on Wikipedia. Participants will work together, with the support of librarians and expert Wikipedia editors, to add information and photos to articles about Camden and local history. No prior Wikipedia experience is required. 

Thursday, October 24 -
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

Francis Troyan, a guest speaker from Ohio State University, will present an overview of integrated performance assessment (IPA) in the language classroom. Free professional development credits will be available to teachers who attend. For more information, contact Próspero García.

Friday, October 25 -
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Black Box Studio

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.

Friday, October 25 -
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Armitage Hall, Faculty Lounge

The Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) monthly seminar series provides the Rutgers–Camden community with opportunities to hear about interesting, cutting-edge research and initiatives by scholars, community activists, and others engaged in urban research and/or urban change. This month Sophie Collyer and Lilly Bushman-Copp present "Spotlight on Forced Moves and Evictions in New York City."

Wednesday, October 30 - 11:20 am
Fine Arts Building, Mallery Room

Featuring Michael Yanovitsky, piano. Take a midday break and listen to live music performed by visiting professional artists. Learn more

Wednesday, October 30 -
11:20 am to 12:20 pm
Campus Center, Conference Room West ABC (lower level)

Get into the spirit of Halloween with a panel discussion about the history and culture of the holiday. Panelists and their topics are: Richard Demirjian: Witches and the Problem of Property in 17th Century Salem; Stuart Charmé: Halloween Costumes and Gender Roles; John Wall: Children as Embodiments of Evil. Food will be provided. Hosted by the Honors College. 

Wednesday, October 30 -
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Campus Center, Multi-Purpose Room

The Rutgers–Camden MFA in creative writing program attracts some of the nation’s top visiting writers. Join us for a free series of readings by prizewinning authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. A reception and signing follows each reading.

Wednesday, October 30 - 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Building, Walter K. Gordon Theater

The Rutgers–Camden theater program presents Top Girls. Hilarious and haunting, Caryl Churchill's feminist masterpiece set in Margaret Thatcher's England is a wildly innovative play about a country divided by its own ambitions. Marlene has reached the pinnacle of success as the head of the Top Girls Employment Agency—but at what price? Purchase tickets.