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The Communique Student Affairs

May 29, 2012

Rutgers University

Volume No. 2

Issue No. 24

A walk to believe 2012:

one step closer for Eric legrand

The mission of A Walk To Believe is to create awareness and to raise funds for the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund, a fund established to offer support and cover expenses for the injured Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand and his family on his road to recovery. The second annual 5K A Walk To Believe will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at 10:00am at the High Point Solutions Stadium on Rutgers Busch Campus. Register on June 2nd for $25. After the walk, there will be a family-friendly, fun-filled afternoon with refreshments, entertainment, children's activities, and more!

Gratitude and Appreciation

Ji Lee would like to thank Mark Schuster, Jenny Kurtz, Cheryl Wilson, and Jodie Shin for serving as incredible resources, allies and role models to students, faculty, and staff. “Your commitment to serving students is inspirational and serves as a reminder of the excellence in staffing we have at Rutgers! Thank you!”

Big ideas thank you’s Courtney O’Connell wishes to thank the following people for help and support on the Big Ideas Conference [Note there are so many, that we will put them in the next several issues]: 

Thanks to Neela Patel and her Livingston Student Center staff for a tremendous job managing the building and many of the room set up logistics.

Thanks to Krista Kohlmann for providing vision and leadership over hospitality and the “Cool Curators” expo.

Thanks to Kevin O’Connell, Ganesh Warren and Sandra Golis for creating and managing a signage plan, nametags and filming/taking photos of the event.

Thanks to Sue McNeilly for providing the vision and leadership over conference volunteers.

Thanks to Marques Johnson for researching and integrating a custom People Hunt mobile application for attendees to be able to connect at the conference.

Thanks to Carey Loch for throwing a great party! She envisioned and implemented a casino themed social experience.

There are many talented professionals working in Student Affairs at Rutgers, so we will be recognizing several people each week. Please consider thanking or recognizing someone in the next issue of the Communiqué. You can thank someone for a job well done on a specific project, for chairing a committee or organizing an event, or even a positive attitude. Please submit your Gratitude and Appreciation by emailing

UHR Professional Development Workshops 

Making Meetings More Effective (Wed May 30, 9:00-11:00am, ASB II, Community Room): This workshop helps participants identify specific meeting problems, develop meeting tools such as agendas and minute, and explore strategies for making meetings more useful and productive. To sign up, visit:

Racquetball Partner Requested

Rutgers gardens farmers Market Visit the Rutgers Gardens Farm Market for Jersey fresh produce, baked goods, meat, cheese, wine, and so much more. The Farmers Market is open every Friday from 12pm-5pm through November 16th Location: 112 Ryder’s Lane, New Brunswick

Interested in playing racquetball after work? Sheri La Macchia hasn't played in years but is looking to re-live the magic. Email if you are interested.

Free first sundays

For more information, visit: farmmarket.htm

The first Sunday of every month at the Zimmerli Art Museum is a free day of admission, activities, and tours. Stop by the Zimmmerli on Sunday, June 2nd from 12pm-5pm for an afternoon of fun!

Departmental updates RECOGNITION Please join us in celebrating recipients of the Inaugural Student Affairs Awards of Excellence. These individuals were selected from a pool of 59 nominations.  Michael Tolbert, recipient of the 2012 Bridge Builder Award  AnnMarie Burg, recipient of the 2012 Right Hand Woman Award  Steffanie Gallante, recipient of the 2012 Tone of C Award  Sarah Grun, recipient of the 2012 Grad Student of the Year Award  Marques Johnson, recipient of the 2012 New Professional of the Year Award  Mark Forest, recipient of the 2012 Innovation Award Health service has awarded the Roy Bowers Award for Exemplary Service to Mark Forest, Teresa Lord-Stout, and Phil Cohen.

COMMUNIQUe CONTEST Dining Services has several promotional theme meals each year for students. How many lobsters were purchased for the most popular one, “King Neptune Night?” The participant to guess the closest by Tuesday June, 5th wins a Student Affairs mug. (Hint: It’s a large number!) Send responses to Patty Rivas & Abby Stern, Editors

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