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2004 - 3 stories
2014
For the fifth year, NJIT has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
Members of the NJIT community joined the ranks of the more than 15,000 volunteers who provided a warm welcome to the thousands of visitors descending upon the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area when Super Bowl XLVIII kicked off on February 2, 2014.  >>
2013
NJIT's student organizations have rallied once again for their annual Noble November activities to raise awareness of those in need. Members of the Filipino Student Association, many of whom have families in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, have collected almost $1,000 for UNICEF. >>
2012
The post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans planning and design work of James Dart, AIA, university lecturer and director of the Siena Urban Design Studio at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design (COAD) is featured in a new book that examines the roles and responsibilities of architects in disaster recovery. >>
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, is growing not only in faculty and enrollment, but physical size in order to meet the demand for workforce and economic development in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professions. >>
Three Albert Dorman Honors College students, accompanied by ADHC Assistant Dean for Student Programs Paul Dine, PhD, traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this month to help complete the building of a home for a local family in need.  >>
2011
For the second year, NJIT has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, one of the highest federal recognitions a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. >>
Bragaw Avenue School students displayed their projects designed to showcase their knowledge of the various issues that they have studied as part of their contributions to the school community today in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
Student representatives from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at NJIT visited a fourth-grade classroom in the Randolph school district, where they gave a presentation on “What Is Civil Engineering?” and conducted a hands-on activity using toothpicks and gumdrops to design and construct bridges.  >>
The brothers of the Alpha Phi Omega Lambda Delta Chapter participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service yesterday at Louis Spencer Elementary School in Newark.  >>
2010

'Tis the Season

December 15, 2010
More than 20 campus organizations helped collect donations from the NJIT community as part of the fifth annual Toys for Tots drive. >>
NJIT's Fall 2010 UNICEF Challenge has raised a total of $1783.64 for UNICEF, with Phi Sigma Kappa named the overall winning organization. The fraternity, which raised a a total of $373.46 in funds, has been awarded $250 from the Campus Center for an on-campus program. Last year as part of the Campus Challenge, NJIT raised almost $10,000 to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake; that amount was doubled by the George Harrison Fund.   >>
NJIT student volunteers served a Thanksgiving dinner to Hyacinth AIDS Foundation staff and clients on Nov. 18 in the Campus Center Atrium. "They all made a great impact on the Hyacinth staff and their clients, from helping to decorate, serving the food and interacting with the clients," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler.  >>
Each year since 2005, colleges and universities across the United States have recognized September as National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Following the ninth anniversary of 9/11, higher education institutions continue to work collaboratively to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and guests on their campuses by sharing information regarding policies and strategies to consistently maintain safe campuses throughout the State. >>
NJIT has been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, an annual recognition program that celebrates exemplary commitment to service and volunteering from institutions of higher education. The Corporation for National and Community Service pays tribute to the work of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who support local communities through service.  >>
2009
NJIT's Division of Career Development Services will host the Seventh Annual Recruitment Partner Program on Dec. 2, 2009, 4-6 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The focus of the meeting will be "Community Investment Partnerships: The Next Generation." >>
A free, day-long terrorism preparedness symposium covering counter-terrorist strategies and highlighting new and developing technologies to combat threats and regional concerns will be held at NJIT on Nov. 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   >>
Some 75 NJIT students—almost double last year's number—joined 300 volunteers who helped care for the historic cherry blossom trees in Newark's Branch Brook Park on Oct. 3 as part of Prudential Financial's 15th annual Global Volunteer Day. Prudential's long-time partnership with the Branch Brook Park Alliance has spawned the park's own volunteer day, which coincides with the Prudential event.  >>
Dickson D. Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discussed vertical farms, the agriculture for the 21st century, at the NJIT Technology and Society Forum Series yesterday.  Vertical urban farms could help to repair many of the world's damaged ecosystems and moderate global climate change, says Despommier. Social benefits include fostering a sustainable urban environment that encourages good health, new employment opportunities, fewer abandoned lots and buildings, cleaner air, and an abundant supply of safe drinking water. Despommier's lecture drew a large number of community organizers, including Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, City of Newark Sustainability Officer Chelsea Arbusher, and Greater Newark Conservancy Executive Director Robin Dougherty, in addition to representatives from the Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, Rutgers University and the Ironbound Community Corporation. >>
2008
Faculty, staff and students at NJIT found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. More than 22 organizations, clubs and departments collected five boxes of new toys and over $500 in donations during the third annual campus-wide Toys for Tots drive. Beneficiaries of all the activities included the Salvation Army, Harmony House, FOCUS, La Casa and other agencies in the greater Newark Area. Members of the NJIT community gave cash donations, dropped off toys or children's books, attended athletic home games, baked and bought cookies or joined the Wall of Fame plaques benefiting the Toys for Tots campaign. “Once again, the NJIT community demonstrated its commitment to the service of others in these hard financial economic times,” said Humberto "Humby" Baquerizo, NJIT's Assistant Director of Greek Life and Wellness Programs. "I am thankful for all the faculty and staff, student organizations, Greeks, and the Athletic Student Activity Board, who continue to assist with this program by bringing the holiday spirit to those families in need."  >>
“Developing Newark: Which Direction is Forward?”—a multi-university symposium on planning, design, economy and community will be held tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2008, at NJIT.  The theme will be revitalizing Newark and its region. >>
NJIT's Campus Center collected 25 boxes of used books donated by the NJIT community this summer for the Better World Books book drive. The books will benefit the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), which provides services and advocacy for the more than 6,000 family literacy programs across the country. >>
Architect Gregory Minott, a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will share with two other architects a $10,000 prize for Best Design for Building in the Dudley Square Community Charrette and Design Competition. >>
NJIT's Office of Greek Life received the Community Spirit Award for the largest civic team in attendance on the 10th Annual Jersey Cares Day on May 3. More than 100 NJIT students and staff, including the NJIT soccer and volleyball teams, Albert Dorman Honors College, and the Office of Greek Life painted murals, cleaned parks and planted trees around the city and its public schools. NJIT donated a total of more than $1,200 and more than 650 hours of community service as part of The Big Give program. “I am thankful for all the support of the students, faculty and staff who donated or volunteered for this new initiative,” said Humberto Baquerizo, assistant director of Greek Life. >>
Jonathan James, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, and Yvan Christophe, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, were among a group of NJIT students who participated in Beautiful Newark Day this week at the West Side Park Community Center. The activity was part of NJIT's “The Big Give” community service campaign during the month of April. >>
2007
Faculty, staff and students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) found time to brighten the holiday season for needy children in and around Newark. Some 21 organizations, clubs and departments at NJIT collected five boxes of new toys and $1,000 in donations during the second annual campus-wide Toys-for-Tots drive.  This past weekend, NJIT students also joined a benefit for students at the Key School to celebrate Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes Magos). >>
2006
Starting this fall, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer three accelerated degree programs--two at universities and one at a community college.  The programs will make NJIT's technological expertise and education available to many more students. >>
NJIT”s Division of Career Development Services hosted an extensive, six-day and evening training seminar on campus earlier this month for the Wachovia Bank/NJ Department of Community Affairs Housing Scholars Program, a partnership between Wachovia Bank, the NJ Department of Community Affairs, and NJIT. Six of the 24 students selected this year were NJIT students. They created a redevelopment plan for a pre-selected neighborhood that included many of the components found in a formal redevelopment plan. Accompanied by NJIT staff as well as planning professionals, they studied the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood of Newark and produced several maps using GIS technology. Following the training seminar each scholar will complete a 10-week paid internship at a New Jersey nonprofit community housing agency. >>
In a strong show of collaboration to strengthen the City's public safety, Newark's newly inaugurated Mayor, Cory Booker, held a press conference for two major announcements: the Safe Neighborhood Summer Initiative and the appointment of Anthony Campos as acting police chief.  NJIT's Department of Public Safety was personally invited to participate. “I've known Chief Campos for a long time and he is a good friend to this department,” said NJIT Chief of Police Michael Kirk, director of NJIT's Department of Public Safety. “We look forward to working with him on this new community initiative.” The initiative will involve all surrounding agencies including federal, state, Campus Police and Transit Police, as well as the Prosecutor and Sheriff's offices. >>
Millions of personal computers sit idly on desks and in homes worldwide.   What if each of the world's estimated 650 million PCs could be linked to focus on humanity's most pressing issues? To make this vision a reality, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has become a partner of World Community Grid, joining the IBM Corporation and a group of more than 90 leading companies, associations, foundations and academic institutions.  NJIT is encouraging its students and staff to contribute their idle PC time to World Community Grid at www.worldcommunitygrid.org. >>
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Students at Camden County College (CCC) will soon be able to earn a bachelor's degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) without leaving their campus. Starting this fall, NJIT will offer a bachelor's degree in information technology at CCC's Blackwood campus. CCC students who have earned an associate's degree in one of five areas – biotechnology, liberal arts, criminal justice, computer-information systems or accounting - can register for the bachelor's degree. >>
A group of 50 students from NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture will spend spring break cleaning out houses in a flood-ravaged neighborhood in New Orleans. "Helping people rebuild their houses, and their lives, is an amazing feeling and a great experience,” says Thomas Reynolds, a senior at NJIT who helped organize the trip. “I'd much rather spend my vacation helping these people than sitting on a beach in Florida.” >>
2004
The Community Environmental Awareness Group (CEAG) at NJIT invites volunteers to join a community-wide effort to help clean up Riverside Park in North Arlington on November 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Caitlin Weaver, CEAG President, at sait26@hotmail.com.  >>
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Beginning this fall, NJIT will offer master's-level courses in engineering management and computer information sciences at Camden Community College (CCC). A signing ceremony to formalize the collaboration was held last week on CCC's Cherry Hill campus. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) signed an agreement to begin offering classes this fall at Camden County College (CCC). NJIT will offer master's-degree courses in engineering management and computer information sciences at the county college's Rohrer Center, in Cherry Hill. NJIT aims to also offer bachelor's degree programs and other courses from CCC's campuses in Blackwood and Camden. Those programs and courses could be offered as early as the spring semester of 2005, and will allow students to earn NJIT degrees without attending the NJIT campus in Newark. >>