Fat Talk Free Week is a body image awareness campaign that has been launched in universities nationwide since 2008. The University will promote our first Fat Talk Free Week this October 16 to 22.
The University’s Dr. Rekha Datta, professor of political science, was selected last month to receive the Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education: Higher Education Award from the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).
Circle K will be hosting a free Halloween Extravaganza on Saturday, October 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the second and third floors of the Rebecca Stafford Student Center.
The renowned ocean explorer and environmentalist, Jean-Michel Cousteau, will be this year’s keynote speaker at The “Seventh Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium and Champions of the Ocean Awards Luncheon.” The event will take place on October 21 in Woodrow Wilson Hall at 10:00 am. Along with speaking at the conference, Cousteau will be honored as a National Champion of the Ocean.
Seven Buildings on Campus to Have Solar Panels Installed
The University has announced its plan to install solar panels on seven campus buildings through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) before the end of the year.
Brendan Byrne, who served as the 47th Governor of the State of New Jersey from 1974 to 1982, will take on a new role as the University’s Public Servant in Residence for the 20112012 academic year.
The University’s Community Garden, a field study project initiated by former Graduate student Sean Foran in 2010, experienced an 8.2% increase on top of their primary goal of 1,000 pounds of food grown, which was then donated to local organizations, this past summer.
Social Media Offers Pros and Cons
Social media has grown to directly affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people every day. For many, social media is a source of news about our loved ones and even strangers. Now, social media is used by the University as a catalyst for keeping students informed and involved.
During every fall at the University, an Involvement Fair is held outside of the student center where clubs, governing bodies, Greek organizations and media outlets set up tables and invite students to break out of their shells and join something new.
Joel McHale will be appearing at the MAC at the University on Saturday, November 5 for a night of comedy and lots of laughs. The event is produced by Concerts East and AEG Live. Ticket prices range from $35 to $55, depending on the seating section.