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2009
For an up-close look at graduate student life at NJIT, check out one of two upcoming open houses. You'll get way more than just a campus tour and a meeting with an admissions counselor.  >>
The NJIT Campus Center Eco Giving Tree will help many homeless individuals to keep warm this winter. Members of the NJIT community are encouraged to donate hats, gloves and scarves that will be donated to homeless shelters in Newark. The tree died of natural causes and will be eventually composted. “Even a dead tree can have a purpose,” said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. “We did not have to cut down a living tree or buy an artificial tree.” Located in front of the Campus Center Bookstore, the tree features LCD lights that use 80% less energy and will outlast regular holiday lights, ornaments that have and will be re-used for many years, and recycled paper tags.   >>
The NJIT Campus Center and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) are co-sponsoring a talk by Kristi Burnham, director of volunteer and community partnerships for the US Fund for UNICEF, on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. Everyone is invited to attend to learn more about UNICEF and how their efforts help children around the world. >>
Architect Martin Hamm will discuss strawbale construction at a seminar on Oct. 12, 5:45 p.m. at NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, Weston Lecture Hall 1. Co-sponsored by the NJIT Campus Center and the student chapter of the US Green Building Council, the talk is free and open to the public. >>
NJIT's Executive Chef Peter Fischbach, of Toms River, will represent New Jersey this summer for the second time in the Sixth Annual Great American Seafood Cookoff on July 18, 2009 in New Orleans. Fischbach is director of food service for Gourmet Dining Services at NJIT. This summer and fall, he is spearheading an effort to plant and maintain a rooftop garden on the university's Campus Center that will supply produce for the kitchen. >>
NJIT senior Babatunde Busari, a dual computing sciences and mechanical and industrial engineering major, was named the winner of the second annual Randal Pinkett Campus CEO Challenge last week. The competition provides an opportunity for young entrepreneurs currently running their own companies or brainstorming a possible business idea to submit their mini-business plans for a chance to win cash prizes, awards and a business consultation with Dr. Pinkett.  >>
NJIT placed 46 out of 210 college campuses who participated in the Recyclemania 2009 competition with 3.35 lbs. recycled per person (in 2008 NJIT recycled 1.67 lbs. per person). "Thanks to everyone who helped promote recycling and the many incentive activities we offered," said NJIT Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. The winners of RecycleMania and the Energy Reduction contest will be announced today at NJIT's Earth Day Green Fest. >>
Randal Pinkett, PhD, has extended the deadline for the 2nd Annual Campus CEO Challenge to Friday, April 17. The Campus CEO Challenge provides an opportunity for young entrepreneurs currently running their own companies or brainstorming a possible business idea to submit their mini-business plans for a chance to win cash prizes, awards and a business consultation with Dr. Pinkett.  The competition will culminate with an awards luncheon on April 30, 2009 at NJIT's Campus Center.    >>
Multicolored flags symbolizing those who died in the Holocaust were placed on the Campus Green this week by NJIT students to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Field of Flags event was part of NJIT's One World Week 2009 celebration of campus diversity. "We hope that staff and faculty will engage in conversations about what it means to be part of our multicultural community and how we can share our knowledge in the world, as well as celebrate our many differences that make our multicultural community an exciting place to live and learn," said Joseph Rios, assistant director for Leadership and Diversity Programs. >>
NJIT expects a surprisingly strong turn-out for both students and companies at next week's upcoming annual Career Development Services Spring Career Fair. Registered companies include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, Telcordia, AT&T as well as federal agencies ranging from the FBI in Newark to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.    >>
Student entrepreneurs have the opportunity to participate in Randal Pinkett's Campus CEO Challenge as part of the IFEL North Jersey Business Plan competition. For additional details click here. Deadline for submission of entries: March 16, 2009. The competition, which will culminate with an awards luncheon on April 30, 2009 at NJIT's Campus Center, is part of the North Jersey Partners Workforce Innovation for Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant.   >>
NJIT wraps up Black History Month with an unusual three-dimensional interactive art installation, celebrating diversity and created by a group of more than a dozen diverse architecture students of Latino, Asian and African American descent.     >>
More than 300 people and 30 companies are expected to attend the sixth annual biomedical engineering showcase and career fair on March 13, 2009 at NJIT. The annual event, to be held from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in NJIT's Campus Center, unites industry professionals and academics interested in the applied-life sciences.    >>
NJIT has joined more than 400 colleges and universities in RecycleMania 2009, a national recycling competition to determine who can reduce and recycle the most campus waste. Over a 10-week period ending March 28, NJIT will compete in various categories measuring the success of campus recycling and waste prevention efforts. "This is our second year competing, our first as the entire university," said Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler. We are working closely with Residence Life to promote recycling and are hoping to make it to the top 25 percent of schools participating." NJIT's progress can be checked on the RecycleMania website and on posters in the Campus Center.   >>
“We came together as a NJIT community on this historic day,” said Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo, NJIT's assistant director of Greek Life and Wellness, as more than 1000 NJIT students, faculty and staff gathered at several campus locations on Jan. 20 to watch live broadcasts of the presidential inauguration ceremonies. President Obama's comments on science and technology elicited spontaneous applause from the NJIT audience. “We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.”  >>
Members of the NJIT community will have the opportunity to view live broadcasts of the historic Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A (light refreshments provided) and in the Highlander Pub. Inaugural Bash evening events include a band and other activities in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 1400 (broadcast only) and in Weston Lecture Hall 2 (broadcast only).  >>