SILVER KNIGHTS
 H ERALD
 
   THE RUTGERS STAFF RETIREE ASSOCIATION    
         
      
        2015  
     FALL        EDITION
RAISED AT RUTGERS: A PRESIDENT'S STORY

Topic of featured speaker Dr. Richard L. McCormick former Rutgers President

We are pleased to  have Dr. Richard McCormick as our guest speaker at the Fall Lucheon on Wednesday, October 14,2015, 12:00 noon, at the Neilson Dining Hall.  He will be discussing his latest book which is the story of his having been born and raised in New Brunswick and how he was a fixture at Rutgers from a young age since both of his parents worked at the University, but primarily about his 10 years as Rutgers President from 2002 to 2012.  His parents were Katheryne C. and Richard P. McCormick.  His mother was an Administrator at Rutgers and his father was a History Professor and the University Historian.  Dr. McCormick's presentation at our luncheon should be quite interesting and informative.

NEW DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURES FOR THE HERALD

 

Sally Kitzi, President

 

At the May 20, 2015 meeting, the Executive Committee approved the following guidelines:  All dues paying Silver Knights retirees will receve The Herald via email. All dues paying members who do not have an email address will receive a copy via US mail.  This option will alleviate the increased printing and postage costs we are encountering and avoid the necessity of increasing our memberhsip dues. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT WE BE KEPT INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.  AND PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO PAY YOUR DUES.  Thanks very much.
 



 



 
IN MEMORIAM 

 

Edward F. Byrne

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Edward F. Byrne on July 4, 2015.  Ed served as a Vice President of the Silver Knights for many years.  We will  miss his friendship and dedication to the Silver Knights, especially the warm greetings he always extended to our luncheon attendees.  Our deepest condolences to his wife Ruth and his family. 

 

 
  CAMPUS NEWS

 

RUTGERS TO CELEBRATE 250TH THE ANNIVERSARY

 

Rutgers will be officially marking its 250th anniversary with a yearlong series of events beginning in November 2015 and extending to November 2016, under the theme, "Revolutionary for 250 Years."  Many units across the University are preparing materials for the coming year that embrace the anniversary.  The University Shield, first created for the 1966 bicentennial, has been updated with a simplified and much sleeker design.  The shield honors the founding of Rutgers as Queen's College in 1766, commitment to knowledge and scholarship, and service to New Jersey.  The new shield will appear on pole banners, exterior markers, merchandise and other University materials. 

 

RUTGERS SCARLET LETTUCE
 
Few foods receive more praise than blueberries which are loaded with polyphenols, the nutrients known to protect us against diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, memory loss, inflammation, and cancer.  Blueberries share the stage with a handful of other fruits and vegetables also known for having polyphenols.  Plant biologist Ilya Raskin and his team have developed Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce which has health benefits exceeding those of blueberries.  When Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce was fed to mice, it led to a significant decrease in blood glucose and insulin resistance over regular lettuce.  Rutgers has patented Rutgers Scarlet Lettuce and licensed it to Nutrasorb LLC, a Rutgers spinoff company that specializes in enhancing phytoactive compounds in foods. 
 

 

 

TAKING THE MASTER PHYSICAL PLAN FORWARD
  
On June 18, 2015 President Barchi announced that the Board of Governors has approved the University Physical Master Plan, which presents compelling visions for Rutgers in New Brunswick and Piscataway, in Newark, and in Camden.  Projects already under way include the Honors College and Chemistry Building in New Brunswick, RBHS' Pharmacy Building expansion and Oral Health Sciences Laboratory renovation in Newark, and the Nursing and Science Building and Writers House in Camden.  This is the most comprehensive master plan in Rutgers' history.  It calls for exciting changes to landscape, infrastructure, buildings, and transportation.
 

 

THE SILENT TREATMENT

The Huffington Post recently decreed that William the Silent, the bronze fixture on Voorhees Mall at Rutgers, is one of the "Most-Loved Statues on College Campuses."  William is one of 22 statues chosen from around the nation.  Legend has it that William - a.k.a. Willie the Silent and Still Bill - only breaks his code of silence to whistle when a virgin walks by him.  William the Silent (1533-1584) was the Count of Nassau, Prince of Orange, and national hero of the Netherlands.  The one-ton statue was a gift of Fenton B. Turck, a physician and biologist, who acquired William in the Netherlands after World War I and stored him in his Manhattan laboratory for eight years.  William was unveiled at his present location during a ceremony on June 9 1928. 
 

SPORTS

RUTGERS ALUMNI SCORE BIG TIME

CARLI LLOYD, a Delran, NJ native and Rutgers graduate, made history with the first FIFA World Cup finals hat trick by a woman to help lead the US team to a World Cup win by defeating defending champ Japan with a 5-2 score. Carli became the first American to tally in four consecutive World Cup games and was the recipient of the Golden Ball Award as the tournament's top player. Carlie wasn't the only Jersey Girl on the US team, the others being Tobin Heath from Basking Ridge, Heather O'Reilly from East Brunswick and Christie Rampone from Point Peasant.

TODD FRAZIER, a former Rutgers standout and New Jersey native, who played three seasons at Rutgers and was named an All-American in 2007, won the 2015 Home Run Derby at the Major League All-Star Game. One of the most accomplished players in program history, Frazier ranks first in the RU record book with 42 career home runs during his three seasons at Rutgers (2005-2007). He is a third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds.



SENIOR HUMOR

 
THE JOY OF EXERCISE

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising.  I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.  I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.  But, by the time I got my leotards on, THE CLASS WAS OVER!! 
 
VISITING WISHES
 
An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests.  First, she wanted to be cremated, and, second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart.  "Wall-Mart?" the preacher exclaimed.  "Why Wal-Mart?"  The woman replied "Then, I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week."
                                                 

 

INTERESTING FACTS/DID YOU KNOW
 
*Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals.
*Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end.
*The banana cannot reproduce itself.  It can be propagated only by the hand of man.
*Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.
*The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year. 
 
                                           

SILVER KNIGHTS ACTIVITIES

 
NEW YORK CITY TRIP

 

Once again the Silver Knights and their guests enjoyed a day trip to New York City on April 20, 2015 to see Radio City Music Hall's New Spring Show.  The "New York Spring Spectacular" starring the Rockettes was bursting with invigorating new Rockettes dance numbers, incredible 3D special effects, and an exciting soundtrack of original songs, classics, and pop hits.  It was rejuvenating, energetic, and uplifting.  Following the show the attendees enjoyed a delicious family-style service lunch at Carmine's Restaurant.  It was a wonderful day! 

 
 

 

 

PARKER HOME HONORS SILVER KNIGHTS VOLUNTEERS

 

The Francis E. Parker Annual Volunteer Recognition Reception was held on April 16, 2015 at the Imperia in Somerset. Volunteers received certificates of appreciation and appropriate gifts.  Members of the Silver Knights honored that evening were Virginia Kwiatkowski, Clare Laskoski, Eileen Roberts, Marie Short, Virginia Vetrecin, and Irene Wanzie.


 

 

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

RETIREE PARKING PERMIT

All retired New Brunswick faculty and staff are eligible to receive a Retiree Parking Permit at no cost. Remember your retiree permit must be renewed every two (2) years. For more information, please call 848-932-7744 or email  rupermits@aps.rutgers.edu  

EMAIL RENEWAL

Your Rutgers guest email account expires on September 30 every year. Please make sure you submit the RCI Guest Account Application/Renewal Forms when you receive the email from the RCI Account Office.
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LUNCHEON REGISTRATION FORM OCTOBER 14, 2015 

 

You are invited to attend the Silver Knights Fall Luncheon which will be held on

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:00 noon in Neilson Dining Hall on the 
Douglass-Cook Campus, New Brunswick.  Fill out this form and return it by 
October 7, 2015 so that we may plan for the number attending.
  
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