Rutgers University In Newark Hosts "Public Service Week" - Sept. 26-30

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The School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA), the Office of University-Community Partnerships, and the Office of Student Life and Leadership at Rutgers University in Newark will celebrate Public Service Week, Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30. All of the Rutgers-Newark community – students, faculty and staff – will devote the entire week exploring the roles of public servants within local and global communities.

What: Public Service Week, an entire week devoted to volunteerism and global community engagement

Who: Students, faculty and staff of Rutgers University in Newark

When: Monday, Sept. 26 – Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

Monday, Sept. 26 (12-1:30 pm; 4:00-5:00 pm; 6:30-7:00 pm)–Kickoff and welcome for new and continuing SPAA students. (Remarks from Dean Marc Holzer, Associate Dean Judith Kirchhoff and SPAA alumni)

Tuesday, Sept. 27 (11 am-1:30 pm)–International Public Service Day. (Faculty and students discuss their civic engagement, collaborative efforts, and experiences while traveling abroad)

Wednesday, Sept. 28 (1-4 pm)–Public Service Symposium. (Panel discussion and workshops with public sector leaders about community-based learning projects)

Thursday, Sept. 29 (12-2 pm)–Community Organization Fair. (Representatives from non-profit organizations, community-based agencies and public sector partners visit Rutgers-Newark to share career opportunities with students)

Friday, Sept. 30 (8 am-3 pm)–Second Annual Public Service Day. (Students participate in civic engagement and community service projects throughout the city of Newark and on Rutgers-Newark’s campus; sendoff remarks by Newark Municipal Councilman Darrin Sharif, a Rutgers-Newark alumnus)

Where: Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, Center for Urban and Public Service, 111 Washington Street AND Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Sponsors: School of Public Affairs and Administration/Office of Student Life and Leadership/Office of University-Community Partnerships

Contact: For more information about the program and to register, visit  

Members of the media wishing to cover any of the listed events, please contact Rutgers University Office of Communications in Newark, 973-353-5262.