Posted by: Nicole Pride | April 7, 2010

Piscataway Township Proclaims April 24 Rutgers Day

On Tuesday evening, the Piscataway Township Council approved a proclamation to establish April 24, 2010 as Rutgers Day! Thank you, Mayor Wahler and members of the Piscataway Township Council.

A host of Rutgers Day events will take place on the Busch and Livingston Campuses in Piscataway, including the School of Engineering’s Open House and cultural programming that will highlight the Asian American community.

Brian C. Wahler, mayor of the Township of Piscataway; Christine Ho, president of the Engineering Governing Council at Rutgers; and Caspar Wang, co-president of the Chinese Student Organization.

The proclamation reads as follows:

PROCLAMATION

Rutgers Day – April 24, 2010

WHEREAS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the nation’s leading research universities and a unique resource for the state; and 

WHEREAS, More than 37,000 students are enrolled at Rutgers-New Brunswick/ Piscataway and nearly 4,000 Rutgers alumni, faculty and staff reside in Piscataway Township; and

WHEREAS, Rutgers has a longstanding relationship with Piscataway Township as evidenced by two of the university’s recent initiatives: the Rutgers Future Scholars program, which currently provides 100 Piscataway Township middle- and high-school students with mentoring and precollege programming; and Rutgers Against Hunger, which donated 1,300 pounds of food to Fish, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Piscataway that serves the poor, elderly, and homeless; and

WHEREAS, Rutgers University is rolling out the scarlet carpet to the citizens of New Jersey and the residents of Piscataway Township to explore the university’s campuses, meet faculty, speak with students, and experience their state university at Rutgers Day, Saturday, April 24; and

WHEREAS, Rutgers Day will offer approximately 475 free performances, tours, exhibits, hands-on activities, lectures, and demonstrations for the entire family;

NOW, therefore, I, Brian C. Wahler, Mayor of the Township of Piscataway, New Jersey, County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey do hereby declare

April 24, 2010

Rutgers, The State University Day


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