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Winter 2015 News and Events

News and Events

February 2015

Graduate School Dean’s Office News

Office Hours and Location

We are located in the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office in Armitage Hall on the 3rd Floor.
Our normal hours are M-F 8am-4:30pm.  We have extended office hours on Wednesday evenings until 6PM throughout the semester.  If you have questions or need to drop off any forms, please stop in. 

Connect with Us
Questions? You can contact the Graduate School by phone at 856-225-6149 or email at
Contact information for Dean Marchitello, Amy Liberi, and Bethany Chroniger is available on our website.
Join our Facebook group:

Arts and Sciences Social Media
Instagram @rucamdenartssci
Twitter @rucamdenartssci


Student Writing Assistance

Students seeking assistance with writing and research-citation skills may make an appointment with our Graduate School Writing Assistant, Alexandra O’Donnell.  The writing assistant is also available for small group workshops.
Additional information is available on the Graduate Writing Assistance website.

Weekly office hours are:
Monday 10:30-2:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12 PM
Friday 10:00 AM -3:00 PM
or by appointment

You can request an appointment by filling out this form or emailing Alexandra at


May Graduation Deadlines and Workshop

For students finishing up their degrees in May, there are two steps in the graduation process.

  • Online Diploma Application: This lets the university know you plan to graduate in May.  The deadline for submission is April 1st—no exceptions!
  • Degree candidacy forms must be approved by your department and are due to the Graduate School Office by May 4th for all PhD students and May 7th for all other students
  • Students who wrote a thesis, dissertation, or liberal studies capstone must submit a copy of the signed title page and upload their document to the Rutgers ETD site by January 12th.  Students must follow the Style Guidelines available on our website,

Graduation Workshops
The Graduate School is also hosting a series of workshops to review the steps of the graduation application and approval process.  We will also review the Rutgers Style Guide for Dissertations, Thesis, and Liberal Studies Capstone submissions. 

The Writing Workshops will allow you to bring your capstone/thesis/dissertation for a quick review.  Our Graduate Writing Assistant will also be on hand for writing and citation assistance.  Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. 

General Workshops

  • Monday, February 23rd from 4:30-5:30PM. Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)
  • Wednesday, March 25th from 4:30-5:30PM and 6:00-7:00PM, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)
  • Thursday, March 26th from 4:30-5:30PM and 6:00-7:00PM, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)

Writing Workshops for Doctoral Dissertation, Masters Thesis, and Liberal Studies Capstones

Bring your document on your computer for a style review and Q&A about the Style Guidelines. 

  • Thursday, April 23 from 4:30-5:30PM and 6:00-7:00PM, Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge (3rd Floor)
  • FINAL DOCUMENT REVIEWS: Friday, May 1 from 10:00-4:00PM (Walk-in and phone/email appointments all day), Dean’s Office Small Conference Room (Armitage Hall 3rd Floor)



Our Graduate Funding page lists links to funding opportunities and scholarships.


Financial Aid Reminders

Submit 2015-2016 (AY) FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 15th.  Rutgers school code is: 002629

A Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is designed for students who applied for aid the previous year.

To access your Renewal FAFSA data, you will also need your Federal Student Aid PIN. If you have previously received a PIN but have lost or forgotten it, Request a Duplicate PIN. You will receive an e-mail notification with a link to your duplicate PIN within 4 hours.

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, don’t let that stop you! Complete the FAFSA using estimated tax information. When you have completed your taxes then sign back on and retrieve your tax information directly from the IRS.

Like us on Facebook for helpful financial aid information.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Rebekka Howell (


Career Center News and Events


Services include assistance with career decisions, resume / CV writing, interview coaching, job search assistance and PhD/professional school advising.  Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling 856.225.6046 or stop by the Career Center in the lower level of the campus center.

  • RaptorLink Jobs & internships: Click on the Raptor Icon.   If it is your first time logging in click “Generate/Forgot Password”.   
  • CareerShift Search Engine within our Raptorlink system.  This is an excellent platform to help students find jobs/internships and network with professionals including Rutgers alumni.  
  • Career Center Office Hours – M&TH 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, T,W,F 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, February 18th: Careers in Healthcare, 12:15PM, Science Lecture Hall
Thursday, February 19th: Resume Writing Workshop, 5:00PM, Campus Center South C
Tuesday, February 24th: Preparing Your Resume for the Public Service (Government) Career Fair, 12:15pm, Campus Center South C
Wednesday, March 4th: Public Service Career Fair, 11AM-2PM, Campus Center Multipurpose Room
All Upcoming Events


Writers in Camden Series 2/18

The Creative Writing program continues this year’s Writers in Camden Series on February 18th at 7pm with Mitchell S. Jackson and Tiphanie Yanique

Fiction Workshop with Mitchell S. Jackson from 5:00-6:30pm, Armitage 108

Reading with Mitchell S. Jackson and Tiphanie Yanique at 7:00pm in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building.


From the Digital Toolbox

The Stedman Gallery presents From the Digital Toolbox, highlighting the work and creative processes of four artists trained as painters who incorporate digital technology into their work. 
Tuesday, February 17th, Shuli Sadé, 12:15PM, Stedman Gallery
Wednesday, February 18th, Tim Portlock, 12:15PM, Stedman Gallery


Public Administration Student Association (PASA) Events

City Leaders Series
Monday, February 23rd: George Lambert, Jr., President and CEO, Washington Urban League, 4:00pm -5:30pm, Campus Center West BC
Wednesday, March 4th: Assemblyman Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr. ®, Republican Budget Officer, New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District, 4:00-5:30PM, Location TBA

Thursday, February 19th: Need A Career?  Guest: Career Services, 5:00-5:50PM, Location TBA
Tuesday, March 24th: Need Help Managing Loans and Other Debt? With Guest Professor Dr. Michael Hayes, 5:00-5:50PM, Location TBA
Thursday, April 23rd: PASA Elections, 4:30-5:50PM, Location TBA

Bake Sale Fundraiser
Tuesday, February 17th: Mardi Gras Themed Bakesale, 12:00-3:00PM, Campus Center Lobby

Community Service at Cathedral Kitchen
Tuesday, March 10th, 3:30-5:30PM
Thursday, April 9th, 3:30-5:30PM
Monday, May 4th, 3:30-5:30PM
To volunteer, please email Danielle Davis at


Dine Around Friday 2/27

Dine Around Friday’s is a monthly social event for students and professionals at restaurants throughout Camden.  The next event is Friday, February 27th at Raggae Grill Restaurant!  Reggae Grill Restaurant is located at 2121 Federal Street in Camden.  A prix fixe menu consisting of a full meal with beverage and dessert options is offered for $15 at the event. For more information check out the attached flyers or contact Shikun Sun  at
A free shuttle, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement, will be available to transport students and faculty to and from the event. The shuttle arrives in front of the Rutgers-Camden Business and Sciences Building at 12:30p.m. All members of the Rutgers and Camden community are welcome to attend!  


Mallory Concert Series

The Department of Fine Arts announces its Spring 2015 Mallory Concert Series, every Wednesday at 12:15pm in the Fine Arts Building, Mallory Room (2nd floor).


Volunteer/Civic Engagement Opportunities

Camden Kroc Center
Camden’s new Kroc Center is always looking for volunteers for its many programs.  Read more and apply to become a volunteer here.  

Serpentine Barrens, Nottingham, PA
The Nature Conservancy in Nottingham seeks volunteers for restoration efforts at the Serpentine Barrens.  MA Biology student Jocelyn Wardlaw is involved in these efforts.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Wardlaw at    


Save the Date

Lasting Impressions: How Artist’s Perspectives Were Altered by Working with Peace Corps’ Health, Education, and Development Programs
April 11th-May 22nd, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, 8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick
Saturday, April 11, 2015: Opening Reception, 1:00-3:00PM
More information to follow.


Student Achievements

Congratulations to Lewis Whilden and Leslie Peck who both had paper proposals accepted for presentation at the 19th annual Barnes Club graduate student history conference in March.
Two History graduate students are embarking on research in the vast collection of artifacts and documents of the Swan Historical Foundation as the first two recipients of an annual scholarship. The scholarships have been awarded to William Buie (for 2014) and Brian Albright (for 2015).

Public Affairs
Doctoral student Prentiss Dantzler has earned a Pre-doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.  Prentiss will be a Riley Scholar-in-Residence and a Visting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.  Prentiss was recently awarded 2nd place in the Poster Competition at the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management conference in Alberquerque, NM for his poster entitled, “Temporary Housing or Permanent Communities?  Preliminary Findings on the Determinants of Tenure Among Public Housing Residents”.   


Newsletter Contributions

If you have upcoming department events or news you would like included in future newsletters, please email Amy Liberi, Assistant Dean,