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URGENT REMINDER:


The 2020 election is of critical importance to all of us, but in order to make your voice heard at the ballot box, you must REGISTER TO VOTE. Click here for specific information for college students. And remember, the deadline to register Tuesday, October 13, 2020
THE MURRAY CENTER SALUTES...
The Chicks - March March
THE CHICKS
Three women who aren't afraid to both change* and speak their minds. No matter what side you're on, you've got to admire The Chicks' call to stand up and be counted.

*Major kudos for dumping "Dixie" from their original name.
MURRAY CENTER CALENDAR
Tuesday, September 1
Fall 2020 Semester Begins
 
8:00 - 10:00AM
Breakfast with Dr. Bloom
Campus Center Plaza West & Campus Center Lobby

2:00-4:00PM
Student Life Welcome Event
Campus Center Plaza East & Campus Center Lobby

Wednesday, September 2
VIRTUAL EVENT
2:30-4:00PM
Student Involvement Fair - Visit the Murray Center, meet our student staff and enter raffle for excellent prizes!
 
Friday, September 4
VIRTUAL EVENT
11:30am-1:00PM
Sorority Orientation

Monday, September 7
Labor Day - No Classes

Tuesday, September 8
MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 9 
VIRTUAL EVENT
3:00-4:30PM
University Convocation

Friday, September 11
VIRTUAL EVENT
11:30AM-1:00PM
9/11 Observance
 
Thursday, September 17
VIRTUAL EVENT
Constitution Day
Details TBA
 
First Common Exams Begin:
Math - Wednesday, September 23
Chemistry - Monday, September 28
Computer Science - Monday, October 19
Physics - Wednesday, September 30
Click here for complete schedule.
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CONTACT THE MURRAY CENTER
Phone: 973.642.4885
Fax: 973.642.7205
Address: 323 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

Staff:
 
Dr. Nancy Steffen-Fluhr, Director
973.596.3295 | steffen@njit.edu

Fran Sears, Special Projects Manager
973.642.4672 | fsears@njit.edu

Shivani Jaisinghani, Coordinator
973.642.7441 | sj434@njit.edu

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Nancy, Director
Nancy Steffen Fluhr, Director
If you're new to NJIT, welcome! If you're returning to NJIT after summer "vacation," welcome back!
 
In many ways, all of us are new this year. The ongoing pandemic has changed virtually everything in our daily lives, creating many challenges--but also many opportunities. The Murray Center is here, as always, to help you make the most of those new opportunities.
 
The Murray Center's mission-to connect NJIT women to each other and to the resources they need to succeed-is especially important this year when connection is even more difficult than usual. We can't hold our usual welcome back Craft and Crunch networking lunch; but we're going to be hosting Netflix movie parties with snacks and popcorn. Many of our events are going to be virtual, and the Murray Center Instagram and Discord sites are going to be especially lively this fall. But we're also running events in the Murray Center itself (265 Campus Center) and the second floor lounge--starting with a table top ping pong tournament in our conference room. We're also planning a series of converged events, in which you can participate whether you're on campus or off campus, including a scavenger hunt and an escape room game.
 
As you may have heard, there is an election coming up, (an escape room game in its own right!) and the Murray Center is partnering with groups across campus, as well as the NJ League of Women Voters, to make sure that everybody knows how to register, how to cast a vote, and what's at stake, including a crucial set of environmental issues.
 
The Murray Center's annual conference, scheduled for last March 27, with a stellar cast of speakers, had to be postponed, alas. However, we're keeping the energy up this fall with a series of 45-minute, interactive online events on the conference theme--"Imagining Change! New Strategies for Inspiring Community Action on Climate Change and Environmental Disruption"--and then following up with a hybrid conference in the spring of 2021, integrating f2f speakers with interactive WebEx breakout sessions.
 
To find out more about what we've got in the works and how you can be part of the action, please visit our booth at the September 2 virtual Club Fair and reach out to me or the Murray Center staff directly.
 
Looking forward to a lively fall semester!
 
Nancy
Director, Murray Center for Women in Technology
She, Her, Hers

PS Be sure to join us at NJIT's University Convocation on Wednesday, September 9 at 3 pm. The keynote speaker is Albert Dorman Honors College alum Gabrielle Rejouis '15 (History), winner of the Murray Center's Outstanding Female Leadership Award and the CSLA Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award. [First year students must register here.]


NJIT CONFIDENTIAL

Advice, encouragement and invaluable tips from NJIT insiders -- students, faculty and staff -- to put you on the right track starting on Day One.


NJIT Confidential  

Go to class, do the homework

Sure, that sounds pretty obvious, but research shows that students who attend class regularly - whether virtually or face-to-face -and complete assignments on time are far more likely to excel academically than their peers.  So like the ad says, just do it!

 

Making a smooth transition to life at NJIT

Whether you're moving into the residence halls or commuting to campus, there are a wide variety of activities to get you acquainted with the NJIT community. Breakfast with Dr. Bloom, checking out the options at the Student Involvement Fair and the many activities - both F2F and virtual - here at the Murray Center are all great ways to connect. Don't miss these opportunities to meet the rest of the class of 2024, connect with returning NJIT students, and get to know NJIT's faculty and staff.

 

More is more

Study groups work. Noodling through tough calculus equations, physics problems and chemistry conundrums in a group can be a lot more productive than trying to fly solo. Here at the Murray Center we will be offering regular STUDY WITH THE STAFFERS virtual study groups during the Fall semester. Not only do these sessions provide a great 'leg-up' in your classes and exams - they are also a great way to meet connect with other students.  So keep an eye out for the schedule and join in - you'll be glad you did.

 

Get to know your professors

NJIT's faculty is accomplished, generous and accessible. On the first day of class, find out about your professor's availability -- does she or he have regular office hours? Are they accessible online? These folks are invested in your success -- so don't hesitate to reach out if you need extra help or have questions.

 

Lean on us

Your Murray Center student staffers are here to help -- so don't be shy about reaching out for advice, encouragement and perspective.   Remember, our staffers stood exactly where you are standing now -- and they're here to share their experiences and expertise.

 

Be realistic

Don't overload your course schedule and leave a little room for campus activities.  Getting involved in student organizations, clubs or athletics provides a great way to get to know other students and can provide great learning and friendship opportunities. 

 

Don't be a stranger

Whether you are a commuting student or living on campus, the Murray Center is here to help you make a successful transition to college life. For the last 25 years the Center has been a nerve-center for a variety of organizations, clubs, sororities and our newsletters feature MC events, media snap shots of the issues concerning today's women and scholarship and internship opportunities. We are centrally located on the second floor of the Campus Center.  So don't be a stranger, come check us out -- we look forward to meeting you.

 

KNOW WHERE TO GO

 

Click here for a campus map and virtual tour!