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September 2017   
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Rutgers Rising Reminder

Please join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Multipurpose Rooms B and C at the Cook Student Center for the Rutgers Rising memorial event honoring several faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences who have passed away.

Among those being remembered are professor emeritus Raymond A. Cappellini; longtime member of the NJAES Board of Managers Jon Stephen "Steve" Carnahan; grants and contracts accounting manager Jacquelyn R. "Jackie" Hlavsa; professor emeritus Paul A. Lachance; Rutgers Cooperative Extension agent Dianne S. Lennon; professor emeritus Karl Maramorosch; alumnus David A. Meirs II; alumnus Jules L. Plangere, Jr.; professor emeritus Carl A. Price; alumnus and friend Abram J. Suydam, Jr., and Ann M. Suydam; alumnus H. Boyd Woodruff; and professor emeritus George J. Wulster.

The event is open to faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends; guests are asked to register to ensure sufficient seating and refreshments.
Welcome to Incoming Students!

Regardless of what the calendar says, fall has arrived on the George H. Cook campus as nearly 900 first-year and transfer students take their places as "newbies" at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Move in for all students begins this week, and the first football game of the fall season kicks off at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 1, with the Scarlet Knights meeting the Washington Huskies at High Point Solutions Stadium. First-year students will meet for the annual Induction Ceremony and Academic Advising Session at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 4, at the Nicholas Music Center on the Douglass campus, and the new semester classes begin the following day.

Welcome, all new and returning students! Best wishes for a successful year.

A Fond Farewell as Tim Casey, Bob Hills Retire 

For many alumni of the School, two exceptional individuals have been extremely
Tim casey and Bob Hills
Tim Casey, left, and Bob Hills. (SEBS archive photo)
influential and inspirational in their lives. The two are Tim Casey, distinguished professor and longtime director of the SEBS General Honors program, and Bob Hills, associate dean for academic programs. Casey and Hills are retiring this year after careers that spanned 40 and 41 years, respectively.

Tim Casey came to Rutgers in 1977. He rose through the faculty ranks quickly and excelled in a number of teaching, research and administrative positions. He is credited with a key role in the founding of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources. ( Read more.) Bob Hills arrived at Rutgers in 1976, working closely with several deans, including the late Dick Merritt AG'54, GSNB'56,'61 and Roger Locandro AG'60, GSNB'67,'73. He is known for his dedication to students and their welfare and for his leadership of the office devoted to students' academic lives. His official retirement date is September 1, 2017; he will be succeeded by Sharice Richardson as acting associate dean and director of the Office of Academic Programs.
Save the Date: Thursday, December 7,
For the Annual Retired Faculty Luncheon

Please mark your calendar to join Executive Dean Bob Goodman for the annual Retired Faculty Luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2017, starting at 11:30 a.m. This year's event will take place in the Rectangle Room of Neilson Dining Hall on the G.H. Cook campus. 
Upcoming Events
August 30, 2017 -- Great Tomato Tasting, 3 to 7 p.m., Snyder Research and Extension Farm, 140 Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ

September 1, 2017 -- Rutgers vs. University of Washington, 8 p.m., High Point Solutions Stadium

September 4, 2017 -- Induction Ceremony and Academic Advising, starting at 9 a.m. at the Nicholas Music Center, Douglass campus

September 5, 2017 -- Fall semester classes begin

September 7, 2017 -- Rutgers Rising Memorial, 6 p.m., Cook Student Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick (details above)

September 9, 2017 -- Rutgers vs. Eastern Michigan University, 3:30 p.m., High Point Solutions Stadium

September 16, 2017 -- Rutgers vs. Morgan State University, 3:30 p.m., High Point Solutions Stadium

September 21, 2017 -- Forward Food and IFNH food conference, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., IFNH Building, 61 Dudley Road, New Brunswick

September 23, 2017 -- Rutgers vs. University of Nebraska, 3:30 p.m., in Lincoln, NB

September 30, 2017 -- Rutgers vs. Ohio State University, time TBA, High Point Solutions Stadium

Through September 30, 2017 -- New Jersey 4-H and County Fairs (visit the website)

Through October 31, 2017 -- New Brunswick Community Farmers Market, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays (visit website for details)

Every Friday through November 17, 2017 - Rutgers Gardens Cook's Market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rutgers Gardens

December 7, 2017 -- Retired Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rectangle Room, Neilson Dining Hall (please save the date)
Quick Links

This Newsletter is brought to you by the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement, a unit of the Division of Advancement of the Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Please visit our website at Contact the Office of Alumni and Community Engagement at 848-932-4215 or
Diana M. Orban Brown, Director