Rutgers Diver Nicole Scott (SEBS ’14) Named American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Rutgers diver Nicole Scott

Rutgers diver Nicole Scott

Rutgers diver Nicole Scott (SEBS ’14) has been named the American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2013-14 and will receive a $4,000 scholarship. The American Athletic Conference (AAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is one of several scholarships presented by the conference during the 2013-14 academic year. One man and one woman from each of the conference’s 10 member institutions can be selected as winners of its Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. [Read more...]

Children with special needs meet University ‘buddies’

Nancy Haws has been bringing her 22-year-old son, Taylor, to "Special Friends Day" for 12 years. He doesn’t have many close friends, but this event gives him a way to make new ones and establish connections. "Special Friends Day," a day joining Rutgers students and special needs children for a breadth of activities, had an uncertain future when the University’s Recreation Activities Crew disbanded last year…"Special Friends Day" took place in the Cook Douglass Recreation Center yesterday. An arc of balloons bearing Rutgers colors greeted special needs children and their parents.

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Landscape Architecture Graduate Student’s Solo Exhibit at Rutgers Art Library

LA Department Chair Laura Lawson studies Burhalter's charcoal interpretation of Rutgers Gardens yews.

Department of Landscape Architecture chair Laura Lawson studies graduate student Jennifer Burkhalter’s charcoal interpretation of the Yew Garden at the Rutgers Gardens. The exhibit, titled SIGHT/SITE, was at the Rutgers Art Library in New Brunswick through the month of February.

SIGHT/SITE, a solo exhibit at the Rutgers Art Library on Voorhees Mall during the month of February, featured the work of Landscape Architecture graduate student Jennifer Burkhalter. SIGHT/SITE was a study of the Yew Garden at Rutgers Gardens and consisted of a series of charcoal drawings, three-dimensional collages and mixed media pieces. The Yew Garden consists of a series of tight, human-scale shadowed tunnels created by the branches of the yew that then open up into larger open and light-filled areas. As a result, the garden has a dramatic light and shade effect, which was a constant theme throughout Burkhalter’s work. The pieces in the exhibit was the result of her independent study, which was guided by instructors Holly Nelson and Kate Higgins of the Department of Landscape Architecture. [Read more...]

SEBS Student Embraces the Benefits of Tai Chi

Nutritional Sciences major Candice Mak (SEBS ’15) participates in a new Rutgers Recreation class on Chen-style Tai Chi, which combines slow-flowing meditative movements with high-powered combat striking. According to Mak, she practices Tai Chi for relaxation and to help improve her concentration. Watch a video of a Tai Chi class in action.

Video: T'ai Chi Class Mixes Meditation and Combat at Rutgers

Woman killed in Turnpike crash was ‘go-getter’ Rutgers student from Latvia

The young woman from Latvia was already a success. Santa Pumpura, 21, was on her way to a finance degree at Rutgers University’s School of Business in New Brunswick. She was known as "the thinker" among her group of American friends, because of her studiousness and intelligence. She spoke English, Russian, Latvian and German…Pumpura, a junior who lived off campus in Piscataway, was pronounced dead about an hour later at University Hospital in Newark. The friend, 23-year-old Halim Habib – a senior at Rutgers’ School of Environmental and Biological Sciences – remained at University Hospital this afternoon, Flynn said.

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