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Catch ‘Scarlet Fever’ at Rutgers University in Newark During Homecoming 2010, Sept. 22 – 25

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All events and activities are open to the public as well as alumni, students, staff

Rutgers-Newark school spirit will be contagious this month as alumni, students, faculty and staff catch “Scarlet Fever” during the campus’s sixth annual homecoming, a four-day public celebration of community spirit and school pride from Sept. 22-25.

Festivities, which are open to the public, include a Family Fall Fest outdoor fair, Rutgers Spirit Day, the “Mr. and Ms. Rutgers” pageant and talent show, a tribute to Lena Horne, socials, a basketball game featuring alumni athletes, soccer games, a yoga class and children’s gymnastic session, alumni readings, and tours of the campus and city. Homecoming 2010 at Rutgers in Newark offers a variety of memory-making opportunities and celebrations for the entire community. All events are open to the public, and most are free, unless otherwise indicated.

A full schedule of events is at http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/homecoming/  here are some highlights:

Sept.  22, 2:30 p.m., Homecoming Kick Off/Spirit Day, Norman Samuels Plaza, and Meet the Greeks

Sept.  22, 5 p.m., Tribute to Lena Horne: jazz performances, photo exhibit and talk, reception,  Institute of Jazz Studies, Dana Library

Sept.  23, Mr. & Ms. Rutgers Newark

Sept. 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., MFA in Creative Writing alumni readings, Paul Robeson Gallery, Paul Robeson Campus Center, registration required

Sept.  24, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Young Alumni Social, Mompou Tapas Bar & Lounge, 77 Ferry St., Newark, $15, registration required  

Sept. 24, 9 p.m., 2010 Raider Jam, a concert/comedy show. Paul Robeson Campus Center

Sept.  25, 10 -11:30 a.m., Walking Tour of Newark. Leaves from alumni tent, Bradley Hall, corner of Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard

Sept.  25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Family Fall Fest, Bradley Hall Parking Lot, corner of Warren Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.  Fee for optional BBQ, but no charge for Family Fall Fest games and activities.

Sept.  25, 3 – 4 p.m. – Alumni Basketball Game, Golden Dome Athletic Center, 42 Warren St.

 Sept.  25, Football Game Watch and Social, McGovern’s Tavern, 58 New St. (time to be announced). $5, registration required.

 The full schedule of events is at http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/homecoming

   For more information, please contact Carla Capizzi, 973/353-5263, or email: capizzi@rutgers.edu.

Rutgers-Newark can be reached by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and by the Newark Light Rail, Washington Street Station or Broad Street Station.  By car, Rutgers-Newark can be reached by the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 95, 21, 78, and 280, and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Metered parking is available on University Avenue. Other parking: Rutgers-Newark’s parking garage (200 University Ave.) or the Bradley Hall Lot.  Printable maps and driving directions at: www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/index.php