February 3, 2021
Graduate Student Life
Newsletter
Welcome New & Continuing Students to Spring 2021! On behalf of Graduate Student Life, we are happy you are joining us for a new academic semester.
We are here for you during your journey at Stevens.
Stay Safe, Stevens! Remember to...

  • Wear your mask
  • Review and understand Stevens' testing policy
  • Maintain social distance
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Read University emails with the latest updates
  • Visit the Stevens COVID-19 PCR Testing, Antibody Testing & Contact Tracing website
Everbridge Emergency Alert System

Stevens uses the Everbridge emergency alert system to inform all members of the Stevens community of serious, time sensitive emergencies. Everbridge sends alerts via both text, Stevens email, and a personal email account. All students, faculty and staff should sign up for emergency text alerts here. Returning students, faculty and staff who have already signed up for emergency texts should update their information.
Roommate Resolution Workshop W/ Nicole Milette of Residence Education

Living with roommates? Join Graduate Student Life and Nicole Milette of Residence Education on Thursday, February 4th at 12:00 PM/ ET on Zoom for a workshop on tips and strategies to live with roommates.
TV Theme Bingo with Neon Entertainment

It's everything you love about Playlist Bingo now with theme songs from your favorite TV shows! From the hottest new shows on Netflix , HBO and Hulu to your favorite childhood classics, we have featured songs from your favorite binge-worthy shows! Participants are ready to play with just their phone and a tablet or laptop. The first person to line up five in a row wins! Join Graduate Student Life on Friday, February 5th at
4:00 PM/ ET on Zoom.
Involvement Fair

February 11, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM (EST) | Zoom

At the Spring 2021 Virtual Involvement Fair you'll have the opportunity to meet with clubs, organizations, and on-campus departments. Explore different areas of the graduate experience and interact with the Stevens Community! Becoming involved is a great way to enhance your collegiate experience and acquire important skills such as team building, leadership, communication, and time management.
Lunch Time Ministry

February 16, 2021 | 8:30AM - 12:00PM (EST) | In Person Register on Eventbrite

Volunteer for this in-person opportunity with Lunch Time Ministry! Volunteers will assist with food service and space clean up. Advance registration is required on Eventbrite and space is limited. Volunteer hours are from 8:30AM - 12:00PM.
Graduate DuckLink can be used to explore on-campus organizations, upcoming events,
and news article updates! 
Visit your myStevens portal>Bookmarks> Faculty/Student Web Self Services
to update your U.S. cell phone number and local address.
Using the Library Wherever You Are in Spring 2021
Friday, February 5th, 11:00 AM/ ET

The Samuel C. Williams Library is here for you wherever you are! Stevens students have access to the Library's digital resources from around the world. Librarians Vicky Ludas Orlofsky and Courtney Walsh will provide an introduction to these resources as well as current information about building usage for students who will be on campus. 
Registration required HERE
Stevens Jazz Band

The first virtual meeting of Spring '21 will take place on Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:30 PM.
Director Jerry Ficeto will be introducing members of the Stevens Jazz Band and discussing the new semester.
Please join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 920 2970 0507
For more information and to get involved, email gficeto@stevens.edu
Stevens Concert Band

The first virtual meeting of Spring '21 will take place on Sunday, February 7th at 6:00 PM.
Conductor Jerry Ficeto will be introducing members of the Stevens Concert Band and discussing the new semester.
Please join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 937 7688 5607
For more information and to get involved, email gficeto@stevens.edu
Ducks on Display Talent Show

DeBaun PAC, the Office of Undergraduate Student Life and Gear & Triangle Society are partnering to bring a talent show of Stevens students to the big , virtual stage!

All forms of talent are welcome! If you or your friends are interested in participating in "Ducks on Display", please sign-up by February 26, 2021. 

For more information and to submit your interest, visit tinyurl.com/ducksondisplay 

If you have any questions, email gearandtrianglespirit@gmail.com
DeBaun PAC presents: Shakespeare in the Corona Lane Spring '21 Workshops

To participate in the Shakespeare in the Corona Lane Spring '21 Workshops please contact breeves.stevens.edu
Teletherapy Outside New Jersey and
New York
Beginning on February 1, eligible Stevens students may contact Uwill by visiting https://app.uwill.com. Confidential video, phone and chat message-based therapy options are available. Students may contact Uwill for support or assistance at 1-833-998-9455 or support@uwill.com. Since most students are in need of short-term therapy, students will be able to access five counseling sessions per academic year at no cost. Students in need of additional counseling sessions may continue teletherapy with Uwill at their own expense or be referred to local mental health providers. 

Students living on campus or in New Jersey and New York may continue to receive confidential counseling services, including teletherapy directly provided by CAPS; appointments can be made by calling 201-216-5177.
Office of Graduate Education
Remote Operation
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET

WebCampus
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
February 9th:

The Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series organized by the MS program in Sustainability Management is an effort to connect our students to professionals in the field of Sustainability. This is a weekly series sponsored by Hugo Neu Corporation. Cosponsors are BEM Systems, Brown and Caldwell, Geosyntec Consultants, The Catalyst Group and H2M Architects and Engineers. The seminars happen every Tuesday between 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Zoom. The next lecture is scheduled on Tuesday, February 9th Usha Rao, Vice President, Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Association of Northern New Jersey will talk on ‘Local Implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’. We encourage students to join via the webcast link in “Upcoming Events” on their MyStevens account or https://stevens.zoom.us/j/95245088169 (If Google Chrome doesn’t work; use IE or Firefox). For further information please visit: http://www.stevens.edu/sustainability-seminar-series
The Writing & Communications Center, housed in the College of Arts and Letters, empowers students by helping them develop the written and oral communication skills essential to their success in academic coursework and beyond Stevens. With the help of peer and professional consultants, students become autonomous and capable writers in their own right.

Operations are now fully online. Students, faculty, and staff from throughout Stevens are invited to register for asynchronous feedback, synchronous tutoring, and group workshops. Complete details on the Writing & Communications Center's services can be found on myStevens. 

Student parking guidelines have changed for the Spring 2021 semester. Only the following students are eligible to apply for semester parking permits:  
  • Undergraduate students who are enrolled in StevensFlex, permitted on campus, and live outside Hoboken
  • ​Graduate/PhD students who are enrolled in StevensFlex, permitted on campus, and live outside Hoboken.
  • Student employees who are permitted on campus and live outside Hoboken.
  • Students who have co-op jobs, off-campus internships obtained through Stevens, or AFROTC/ROTC appointments and live in Hoboken in private housing or leased Greek housing.
Students living in Stevens housing during the Spring 2021 semester may not apply for parking permits. Daily parking permits are available for students who expect to park on campus only a few times during the semester. Additional information about student parking is available on the myStevens Transportation and Parking website. Please contact Luke Hansen at lhansen@stevens.edu with any questions or if you need assistance.
Building a Global Public Health Consortium – Webinar Presentation by Dr. W. Ian Lipkin
Feb. 17, 2021 at 4 p.m. EST
 
Join us for the next presentation in the President's Special Lecture Series on Pandemics. Dr. Lipkin, Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia, will discuss the establishment of a global infectious disease epidemiology network. Registration is required. Please see www.stevens.edu/pandemic for details.
How to Be Happier, Healthier and More Productive in the Age of COVID-19
Wednesday, February 24, 4 p.m.

We’re living through a time of anxiety and uncertainty. Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin discusses concrete, manageable strategies and hacks to help you stay happier, healthier, more productive and more creative — without needing any extra time, energy or money.
Full-time Stevens students can save 25% on NJ TRANSIT Monthly Passes.
Enroll through myStevens website for a monthly rail, bus, or light rail pass.
Then, conveniently purchase your pass using the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App.
For a complete list of free virtual entertainment, please visit this Google document.
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