To the Campus Community:
While many of you are enjoying some well-earned relaxation during the break between the traditional semesters, Rutgers–Camden remains a hub of activity. Our winter session is in full swing and we welcome our law students back to campus as their semester begins.
The spring semester for the rest of our campus starts on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and I look forward to greeting many of you on campus that day and throughout the coming weeks. We had an extraordinary fall semester – which included our historic NCAA men’s soccer quest, students earning national awards, and an impressive volume of research from our faculty – and I’m certain that the spring semester will set new milestones as well.
Rutgers–Camden is a campus where ideas are translated into action. There’s no finer example of this fact than our annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, which makes a true impact on our host city in a short period of time. On Monday, Jan. 20, members of the Rutgers–Camden community will participate in activities that will strengthen the quality of life for families and organizations in the City of Camden. In doing so, we also will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spotlight Rutgers–Camden’s intrinsic passion for civic engagement and collaboration.
I invite students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their families to join my own family and me in this Day of Service. We find numerous highlights each year, including the conversation and camaraderie during the lunch provided at the end of the morning.
More information about the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at Rutgers–Camden is online at http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/page/martin-luther-king-day-service. Whether you choose to join us through this campus initiative or some other form of engagement, I encourage you to consider taking some time to improve your community, both on Jan. 20 and throughout the year.
Wendell E. Pritchett, J.D., Ph.D.