“Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet”

Women’s History Month- March 2009

Sunday, March 1

10:00am – 2:00 pm

Join Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc. for a day of community service at the "Ladies Rest" Women's Shelter.  To sign up or for further information, contact Yomayra Ruiz at at yruiz@pegasus.rutgers.edu

Monday, March 2

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Women’s Sexual Health Awareness Discussion

11:30am – 1:00pm, Campus Center Atrium, NJIT

During this workshop you will have an opportunity to discuss awareness of longstanding issues relating to women’s sexual health through open, interactive conversation with Nurse Practitioner, Christine Reynolds & the Murray Center Ambassadors.  For further information, e-mail Erin Reynolds at emr5@njit.edu

Insider Tips from Employers

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Campus Center Atrium, NJIT

Employers will discuss tips for applying to and landing a job in a changing economy.  For further information, contact Alexia Jones at 973-596-2939 or e-mail jonesa@njit.edu

Women’s History Month Bulletin Board displays

Through March 31st.  Residence Halls, NJIT

Find out who inspires the women at NJIT – check out the Women’s History Month bulletin board displays designed by NJIT Resident Assistants.  For info, e-mail Jim Whitaker at james.p.whitaker@njit.edu

RecycleMania 2009: Recycle & Get Stuff! 

Through April 18.  Campus Center & Residence Halls, NJIT

Get one “Green Buck” for every 10 bottles/cans or one bag of paper you recycle!  Redeem your Green Bucks for “green” goods & prizes at the NJIT Green Fest on Earth Day on April 22.   Check out NJIT’s RecycleMania results in the Campus Center. Sponsored by Campus Center & Residence Life.

Wednesday, March 4

Women’s Leadership in Politics & Culture

2:30 – 4:00 pm, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers-Newark

Join us as we formally open Women’s History Month with Dean Lewis reading the WHM proclamation and remarks from Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, Dr. Vanessa Perez y Rosario speaking on Julia de Burgos and Dr. Elizabeth Horan speaking about Gabriela Mistral, Chile’s Nobel Laureate.  For further information or to rsvp call Laura Lomas at 973-353-1027 or e-mail:  llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Working a Career Fair

3:00pm - 4:00 pm, Campbell Hall, 4th Floor-Room 412, NJIT

Students learn how to prepare to meet employers at the Career Fair and make a great impression in five minutes

For further information, contact Alexia Jones at 973-596-2939 or e-mail jonesa@njit.edu

March 4, 5, 6, 7 @ 7:00 pm & March 8 @ 2:30 pm


The Jim Wise Theatre, Kupfrian Hall, NJIT

The hit musical PIPPIN was originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow and directed/choreographed by Bob Fosse.  The story is about a young man whose desire to be extraordinary is used by the Leading Player and his group of actors to take Pippin on a journey of discovery.  During this journey Pippin falls into the role of the hero Charlemagne’s son and soon discovers war, sex, and power – everything Pippin is seeking.  But will this be enough?  And what are the sinister plans of the Leading Player?

Thursday, March 5th

Green Your Events!  Be GREEN & Save GR$$N!

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Campus Center Ballroom B, NJIT

This program is for everyone who plans events & activities!  Making your events greener will help reduce the demands on the environment and save you money.  Presented by Donna Minnich Spuhler, Director, Campus Center.  Bring your lunch - beverages & dessert provided!

Friday, March 6th

Alternative Paths to Women’s Health

11:00am to 2:00pm, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 3rd floor Dance Studio, Rutgers-Newark

Free Yoga Class with Ciru Karanja of Lotus Yoga, with discussions on Naturopathic Medicine and alternative healing traditions.  Pre-registration is required.  Please register by calling Laura Lomas at 973-353-1027 or e-mail: llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Monday, March 9th

Design a “FREE-Save the Planet” Necklace

11:30am to 1:00pm, Campus Center Lounge, 1st floor, NJIT

Want to show your support of environmental consciousness?  Take the first step by dropping by the Muslim Student Association table to create your very own FREE “Save the Planet” necklace.  Wearing your necklace will help raise awareness and show your support of taking practical steps to protect our planet.

For further information e-mail Yomayra Ruiz at yruiz@pegasus.rutgers.edu or Michelle Angeles at ma84@njit.edu

“Volunteer Speed Matching”.  Find your ideal volunteering opportunity in a fun event based on speed dating.

11:30am to 1:00pm, Campus Center Atrium, NJIT

Volunteer Recruitment - the fun way! Organizations and potential volunteers find out about each other in a speedy chat with no commitment.  Volunteer speed matching has all the characteristics of speed dating including score sheets, a stop watch, and "daters" moving from table to table on 4 minute whistle sounds.

For more information or to register as a “dater” or agency representative call Vivian Lanzot at 973-596-3642 or e-mail lanzot@njit.edu

Pre-Career Fair Resume Review Table

11:00am – 6:00pm, Campus Center, 1st floor, NJIT

Students can receive information on the resources available at CDS and have their resume critiqued on the spot for the Career Fair.  For further information, contact the NJIT Career Development Office at 973-596-3100

Tuesday, March 10th

“The Story of Stuff”: Be More with Less!

12:00pm – 1:00pm, Campus Center Room 240, NJIT

Be green, save money & reduce stress by having less!  Come watch this entertaining short video about the production and effects that all of our stuff has on the environment and ourselves. Learn ways to reduce, reuse and rethink our purchases.  Sponsored by the Campus Center.  Bring your lunch - beverages & dessert provided!

Wednesday, March 11th

NJIT Career Development Services Career Fair

12:30 pm-5:00 pm, Multiple locations, NJIT

Featuring over 130 top employers.  Check the CDS website www.njit.edu/cds for registration, resume critique opportunities, and a complete list of companies scheduled to attend.   For further information, please call, 973-596-3100.

Thursday, March 12

Self Defense Workshop

11:30am – 1:00pm, Campus Center Lounge, 2nd Floor, NJIT

Increase your safety awareness by learning quick, hands-on self-defense techniques to protect yourself in real life situations.  Demonstrations will be presented by the NJIT Public Safety Department.  This event is being co-sponsored by Sigma Psi Kappa Sorority, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the NJIT Office of Diversity Programs.  For further information, please e-mail Barbara Ohuabunwa at bco2@njit.edu

ACE-Network Spring Workshop:

Green Living.  Presented by:  Carolyn Llewellyn

12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Campus Center 235, NJIT

Bring your lunch; drinks & snacks will be provided.  For further info, contact Dean Conrad at Conrad@njit.edu

Friday, March 20

Educational Talent Search & Newark Board of Education: Women’s Career Day Conference

9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Campus Center Ballroom, NJIT

High school girls will have the opportunity to explore various career fields with an emphasis in math & science

For further info contact Monique Hutchinson at 973-596-3682 or e-mail: paden@njit.edu

Monday, March 23

Dear Mr. President:  We Want Green!

11:00am – 4:00pm, Campus Center Lobby, 1st floor, NJIT

Join our letter writing and email campaign to ask our government officials for “green” legislature – jobs, practices, laws!   Let your green voice be heard!  Sponsored by the Campus Center.

A Green Job Search

11:30am - 1:00pm, Campus Center-Room 290, NJIT

Want a job in the “green” industry?  Come learn how to search for "green" employment.  For further information, contact Elizabeth Chalk at 973-596-3432 or e-mail: edc5@njit.edu

Ready - Set - Start Your Business!!

11:30am – 1:00pm, Campus Center Atrium, NJIT

Did you dream of being the president of a company when you were little? Do you want to start your own business? If so, then you must attend this round table discussion that will bring you face to face with women who have done just that.  Panelists are some of the areas greatest women business owners and entrepreneurs. Stop in to hear how they got to where they are today and ask them questions to learn the tools you need to succeed.  Light refreshments.  For further information, contact Judith Sheft at sheft@njit.edu or Meagan Hopper at meh3@njit.edu

Wednesday, March 25th

Annual Lillian Gilbreth Colloquium 

“Organizational Change Management for Sustainability – The Harvard Case Study”.

Guest Speaker:  Leith Sharpe, Founding Director, Harvard Green Campus Initiative

3:00pm – 4:30 pm, Campus Center Ballroom, NJIT

Co-sponsored by:  Science & Technology Speaker Series, The Murray Center for Women in Technology & the Albert Dorman Honors College

Thursday, March 26th

Annual Women’s Studies Symposium:  Feminism for the Planet

All events to be held in Essex Room East, Room 232, Rutgers-Newark

9:45am - Opening Panel: "Expendible Lives”: Women's Responses to Military Conflict and Displacement" Panelists:  Natalie Jesionka, International journalist and Lecturer, Rutgers-Newark & Robyn Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Rutgers New Brunswick

11:45 - Keynote Panel, Performance and Luncheon: Comparative Indigeneities and Post-Coloniality.  Panelists:  Prof. Nilanjana Deb, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India "(Post)Colonial Indians and American Cousins: Women's Indigenous Activism and the Rethinking of Democracy,"

Hortensia and Elvira Colorado, Coatlicue Theatre Company, Performing and discussing, "Letters from Chiapas".  RSVP for luncheon to llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu

1:45pm – Closing Panel: "Queer Studies in an International Frame: Thinking the Global through the Local".  Panelists:  Carlos Ulises Decena, Prof. of Women and Gender Studies and of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers, "Eso se Nota: Scenes from Queer Childhoods"

June Dowell-Burton, Executive Director, Newark Essex Pride Coalition, Inc.

Darnell L. Moore, Activist and Lecturer at Rutgers New Brunswick, "Among but not a Part: Examining the Black Presence in the Queer Studies Project.  Co-sponsored by Division of Global Affairs, the Department of History, The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and The Graduate Program in American Studies.  For additional symposium details please visit http://womenstudies.newark.rutgers.edu and/or call Laura Lomas at 973-353-1027 or e-mail:  llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Sisterhood Dinner

“The Poverty of Patriarchy:  Underprivileged Women and the Emergence of Alternative Feminisms”

Guest Speaker:  Professor Nilanjana Deb.  Dance performances by Kory Saunders and by JOSH. 

5:00pm – 8:00pm, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Room 255-257, Rutgers-Newark

RSVP required.  Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership. To RSVP, or for more information, call 973-353-5300.

Sunday, March 29th

Film:  “”Afghan Women:  A History of Struggle,”  Followed by Q & A with Director, Kathleen Foster.  For more information about the film, visit http://www.kathleenfoster.com/

3:00pm – 6:00pm, Multipurpose Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers-Newark

Monday, March 30th


11:30am to 1:00pm, Campus Center Ballroom, NJIT

Faculty members and graduate students will present recent research work supported by NJIT ADVANCE funding. The showcase will include a plenary address and poster sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, e-mail Theresa Hunt at theresa.hunt@gmail.com

Women Taking the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

12:00pm to 1:00pm - NJSOA Gallery-Weston Hall, NJIT

Join us as a panel of professional women from some of the top architecture and construction companies from the tri-state area share their experiences and/or familiarity with green building practices.  Come with questions or just listen!  Light refreshments will be provided!  Co-sponsored by the NJIT student chapters of NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) & USGBC (United States Green Building Council).  For further information, contact Elizabeth Bramwell at ebb2@njit.edu

“Women Taking the Lead in Saving Our Planet”

5:00pm – 9:00pm, Eberhardt 112, NJIT

Panelists will discuss how they are taking the Lead to Save Our Planet in their careers and/or personal lives.

Reception to follow.  Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  For further information, contact Felicia Amaechi at foa3@njit.edu

Tuesday, March 31st

Film:  Million Dollar Baby starring Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank & Morgan Freeman

First showing at 12:00 pm and continuously until 11:00 pm, Highlander Pub, NJIT

Maggie Fitzgerald, a poor thirty-one year old waitress from the very lower classes and with a dysfunctional loser family, decides to make a difference through boxing.  Sponsored by NJIT Student Activities Council

"Angie Cruz's Soledad: A Diasporic Response to Dominican Migrations"

Guest Speaker: Juanita Heredia, Associate Professor of Spanish, Northern Arizona University,

2:30pm – 4:00pm, 410 Bradley Hall, Rutgers-Newark

Wednesday, April 1st

Why Whales and Birds Sing?

Guest Speaker:  David Rothenberg, Department of Humanities, NJIT College of Sciences and Liberal Arts

3:00pm – 4:30pm. Campus Center Atrium, NJIT

NJIT Professor David Rothenberg will provide analytical insights into animal communication and perform compositions for the clarinet that blend spontaneous musical inventiveness with the rhythms and exuberance of listening to nature.

For further information regarding the above NJIT events, please contact: Talina Knox at 973-642-4671; or e-mail: talina.n.knox@njit.edu.  For information on Rutgers-Newark events contact Laura Lomas at (973) 353-1027 or e-mail:  llomas@andromeda.rutgers.edu