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Healthier Princeton News

Volume 6, Issue 3, Summer 2010

Princeton University is more than a place of employment and education. It also offers lectures, readings, concerts, theater, music, films, exhibitions, athletic events, peaceful places of solitude and ways to stay fit and healthy.

Health

UHS Summer Hours

Student entering McCosh Health CenterBeginning June 7, University Health Services hours will change for the summer:

Grad and Undergrad Student outpatient medical care:
M, W, Th, F, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
T, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Counseling and Psychological Services:
M-F, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Employee Health:
M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

X-ray:
M, W, Th, F, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
T, 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

SHARE:
M-F, 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Lab:
M-F, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Inpatient Services closes June 2 and will reopen in September.

Graduating This Spring?

As the spring semester comes to a close, all graduating students who use University Health Services (UHS) must pay for the following services at the time of their visit:

  • Immunizations (travel vaccines)
  • Contraceptive supplies
  • Orthopedic supplies
  • Copies of medical records

Payments may be made by cash, check or Visa/MasterCard. Princeton University dependents with private insurance must pay for all services at the McCosh Health Center. Princeton University dependents on the Student Health Plan must pay for only those services listed above. For more information, contact Sherry Burns, finance manager, at sburns@princeton.edu or call (609) 258-2767.

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

You can have high blood pressure for years without knowing it, but during that time it can damage your body including your heart and blood vessels. Faculty and staff may visit Employee Health Services for free and confidential blood pressure screenings, or a clinician can come to your department to conduct a group screening. Call Employee Health Services at (609) 258-5035 for scheduling. For more information on high blood pressure, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Weight Watchers at Work

Are you thinking about living a healthier lifestyle? Many of your co-workers already have had success achieving a healthy weight in a supportive atmosphere. The Weight Watchers at Work groups promote healthy habits, from making smarter food choices to fitting in exercise. Currently, the on-campus group for faculty, staff and graduate students meets at noon on Tuesdays in Robertson Hall, Room 002. In June, the group will continue to meet on Tuesdays at noon, but will move to Bendheim Hall, Room 012. To register or to obtain more information, or if you wish to join the Weight Watchers at Work program but cannot attend on Tuesdays, please contact Health Promotion and Wellness Services at (609) 258-5137 or akwagner@princeton.edu.

International Travel Planning

UHS offers pre-travel planning, immunizations, travel-related prescriptions, education and post-travel evaluation of medical problems acquired abroad. Please schedule a travel planning appointment at least four to six weeks prior to departure. If travel is going to occur before four to six weeks, it is still best to schedule an appointment in order to provide some measure of protection. Graduate students may call (609) 258-5357, and faculty and staff may call (609) 258-5035 for appointments. More information can be found at Travel Medicine Services.

The University travel website is a resource supporting faculty and staff who are traveling on University business. All faculty and staff traveling on University business are strongly encouraged to register their trips in the travel database. International travelers are especially encouraged to read the information about International SOS and the benefits for University travelers.

Hamilton Physical Therapy Services Available at UHS

Did you know faculty and staff can get physical therapy services on campus? Did you know that physical therapy is available for all undergraduate and graduate students over the summer when Dillon Physical Therapy is closed? Hamilton Physical Therapy Services (HPTS) is available at University Health Services to address the physical therapy needs of University employees and students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, call (609) 258-4450. Students must first schedule an appointment with an athletic medicine physician at UHS for a referral.

Warm Weather Wellness Information

Information and tips for healthy living in the warm summer months is available in the Wellness E-mails archive. Topics include ticks and other insects, sun protection, and poison ivy, oak and sumac.

Stress Relief Audio Downloads Available

Free audio downloads designed to lower levels of stress, ease muscle tension, calm your mind and direct your focus are available on the UHS website. You can easily use these to start your day or to take a respite between tasks or activities. These downloads are not intended to replace treatment or therapy, but rather to serve as one of several stress management tools in your life.

Osteoporosis Screening June 2

As many as half of all women and a quarter of all men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a gradual thinning and weakening of the bones that can lead to fractures. Osteoporosis has no symptoms, however bone loss can be detected through bone density testing. Find out how to prevent and treat osteoporosis at a free and confidential screening offered by University Health Services and conducted by clinicians from Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Hamilton. This screening is available for all, but is most appropriate for women over age 45, younger women who have passed menopause, men age 65 and over, and those with a family history of osteoporosis. If you have had a "central" bone density test of your hip and spine, then you do not need this screening test. Call Health Promotion and Wellness Services at (609) 258-5137 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available between noon and 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the McCosh Health Center, Room G07.

Campus Recreation

Dates to Remember

Friday, June 25: Deadline for locker cleanout in Dillon Gym

Saturday, June 26: Locker cleanout; Dillon Gym closed

Saturday, Aug. 14, to Sunday, Aug. 22: Main floor of Dillon Gym closed for refinishing (tentative dates)

Reunions/Commencement Schedule for Dillon Gym

Thursday, May 27: 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday, May 28: 6:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 29: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 30: Noon to 5:45 p.m.
Monday, May 31: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.*
Tuesday, June 1: 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
* Denotes Memorial Day
 

Group and Instructional Classes

Group fitness, yoga and spinning classes will continue in Dillon Gym from Monday, May 10, to Friday, Sept. 3 (17 weeks), on a limited basis. Summer schedules are available. To give members more flexibility with their workouts, we’ll use a punch card for all group fitness classes. Cards can be purchased starting May 10 in Dillon Gym, Room 3.

Our free trial week for group and instructional fitness classes will begin Monday, Sept. 20, with new classes, new instructors and exciting events planned. Mark your calendars now to get the fall semester off to a healthy start!

For more information about group and instructional programs, visit the Campus Recreation website or Dillon Gym, Room 103.

Summer Camps

The University offers the Campus Recreation summer camp for children ages 6-13 in eight weekly sessions from June 21 through Aug. 13. There are still openings in all eight weeks. For more information go to the website, e-mail jessward@princeton.edu, call (609) 258-0880 or stop by Dillon Gym, Room 103. Payment is expected with registration.

There also are 56 sessions of sports camps in 22 sports on campus for middle and high school students, and some still have openings. This program is facilitated by the Office of Conference and Event Services. For more information go to the website or call (609) 258-3369.

Facility Memberships

New facility memberships will go on sale Thursday, July 1. The dates for the memberships will be July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, to coincide with the fiscal year. All memberships (including summer) will be sold only at Dillon Gym (not Jadwin Gym). After purchasing a membership, your University ID will be programmed to serve as your permit card (except in the case of summer memberships). Payroll deductions are available for faculty/staff who purchase a full-year membership.

Pagoda Tennis Courts

Recreational players may utilize the 15 pagoda tennis courts free of charge when not in use by the University varsity, junior varsity and club teams or a scheduled program/tournament. Courts are available from dusk to dark on a first-come basis. For more information, call (609) 258-5057.

Springdale Golf Course

Faculty and staff may use the golf course after 2 p.m. Tuesdays; before 10 a.m. and after 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; and anytime Thursdays and Fridays (excluding holidays). Green fees are $40 for 18 holes and $30 for 9 holes. You may rent a golf cart for $25. (Only students may use a pull cart for $5.) To secure a tee time, call (609) 924-3198 up to a week in advance.

Joe Brown Martial Arts Room

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Joe Brown Martial Arts Room

In mid-April, the Joe Brown Martial Arts Room received a significant facelift. We replaced a heavy bag with a new Muay Thai heavy bag that is longer and more versatile. The bag has been repositioned as well to allow greater accessibility. In addition, we replaced the fixed speed bag platform with an adjustable one and added a second adjustable platform. We also hung new speed bags of different sizes to increase variety and skill development. Finally, a large storage bin was constructed and installed in the room to house miscellaneous equipment.

Results of Fitness Events

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Jason Robinson

Several fitness events were held in the spring semester in which many faculty/staff and graduate students "left their mark."

The fifth annual February Frenzy drew 79 participants. Champ of the faculty/staff “region” was Marco Cuturi (men), and champs of the graduate student “region” were David Turnbull (men) and Audrey Sederberg (women). David and Audrey advanced to the Final Four, with David losing in the finals and Audrey winning the women’s title.

The second Bench Press Challenge of the year had 21 competitors, a record for the event. The faculty/staff winner was Jason Robinson, and the graduate student winner was Ryan Harper. There were no female competitors in either category. Jason (pictured) set a new men’s faculty/staff record, doing 31 repetitions with his body weight of 165 pounds.

The 2010 Faculty/Staff Fitness Decathlon had 10 participants. Men's age-group winners were Mason Simon (20-24), Marco Cuturi (30-34), Curt Hillegas (40-44), Tom Voigtsberger (50-54) and Scott Luley (60-64). The women's age-group winner was Maia Reim (60-64). The overall winners were Curt and Maia. Curt is the first man to win the decathlon three times in a row.

Yeah, We're on Facebook

In November 2009, we launched our new Facebook fan page. Gain free access to dozens of insightful fitness and nutrition articles on our blog and watch tutorial training videos that will teach you how to perform many of the exercises you always wanted to learn but, as they say, were afraid to ask.

To join, just type “Princeton University-Stephens-Fitness Center” in the Facebook search box. We hope to hear from you!

Links

For information about instructional programs, intramural sports, sport clubs, fitness and recreational facilities, go to Campus Recreation.

Outdoor Action

Outdoor Action Climbing Wall

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Rock climbing wall

The Outdoor Action rock climbing wall is located inside the southeast column on the second level of Princeton Stadium. The wall is open to students, faculty and staff; a PUID is required. Children (6 and older) of members of the University community may climb with a parent present. Climbers of all abilities are welcome.

Experienced instructors are on hand to teach skills and assist in solving particular climbing routes. Outdoor Action will provide a harness and climbing shoes. During the summer, the wall will be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Additional hours may be added. For updated information and fees, visit Outdoor Action or call (609) 258-6230.

Outdoor Action Offers CPR Classes

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CPR demonstration

Outdoor Action offers a range of CPR courses that are open to all University students, faculty and staff. Certified Outdoor Action instructors teach the CPR classes. To check the current schedule, visit the OA TripStore. Departments interested in scheduling a custom CPR course for their staff should contact Jennifer Bornkamp at (609) 258-6230.

Dining

Summer Barbecues at Princeton

Woodrow Wilson School Barbecues on Tuesdays
Beginning on July 6 and running through Aug. 17, the Woodrow Wilson School Café will be offering a barbecue menu featuring a variety of summer specialties. For more information about the weekly specials, go to the WWS Café website.

Prospect House Barbecues on Thursdays
Summer barbecues in the Prospect House Tap Room will begin Thursday, June 3, and run every Thursday through Aug. 19. The cost is $9.50 per person and includes a featured weekly menu item plus hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salad, corn on the cob, fruit and dessert. Reservations are not required.

New at Catering

The Dining Services Catering Office is offering a full line of new menu offerings. Some of the new meal features include a sandwich-based menu with an assortment of sliders on mini rolls instead of full-size sandwiches, a budget-priced hot buffet and many new appetizers, entrées and desserts. For more information, go to the Princeton Catering website.

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Campus Organic Garden at Forbes College

As part of the University’s ongoing sustainability efforts, the student group Greening Princeton, the Department of Facilities, the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Office of Sustainability are again partnering with Forbes College on an organic garden. Managed by a Princeton student, the Forbes garden project goal is to not only grow crops but to offer student activities year-round and to increase interest in sustainable agriculture.

Fall Campus Farmers Market

Watch for more information about next fall’s farmers market. It will again be held on Firestone Plaza on Tuesdays, beginning in late September. Featuring a wide range of organic, sustainable, and/or locally grown or made produce and products, the market is organized by Greening Princeton, a student organization devoted to improving environmental sustainability; the Office of Sustainability; Dining Services; and the Office of Community and Regional Affairs.

Did You Know ...

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Café Vivian

Dining Services is continually seeking ways to reduce the amount of waste produced on campus and increase its recycling efforts.

• Since 1993 food waste from Dining Services has been sent to a local company where the food is sanitized and fed to pigs.
• Oil waste is collected and taken to a local plant for biodiesel production. This certificate signifies the latest collection data and the effect on the environment.
• Dining Services gives an incentive to students who use their own reusable mugs instead of disposable cups by offering a discount on fountain and hot beverages in Café Vivian, the Food Gallery at the Frist Campus Center, and the Chancellor Green and Woodrow Wilson cafés.
• Corn-based products such as cups and cutlery are purchased for catering events. These products are compostable, not recyclable. Paper goods at the Frist Campus Center are made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials.
• The Butler/Wilson and Forbes college and Center for Jewish Life dining halls have been trayless as of September 2009. Studies have shown that without trays students take 20-30 percent less food, and energy is saved by not washing trays.
• Princeton University was given an A in the Food and Recycling category of the College Sustainability Report Card.

On Campus

Princeton Summer Theater

Begun in 1968, the student-run Princeton Summer Theater (PST) is again offering an ambitious season from June through August. All shows are at the Hamilton Murray Theater and ticket costs are very reasonable (students and seniors get a special rate). The season includes "The Heidi Chronicles," June 17-20 and 24-27; "The Turn of the Screw," July 1-4 and 8-11; "Misalliance," July 15-18 and 22-25, and July 29-Aug. 1; and "Dancing at Lughnasa," Aug. 5-8 and 12-15. In addition, PST will have a special summer show for children -- a new adaption of "Peter Pan" written for the PST stage, with showings at 11 a.m. July 1-3, 8-10, 22-24 and 29-31. Tickets are $6 for "Peter Pan." Also, there is still room in the children's workshops offered throughout the summer. For information about tickets, special events, season subscriptions or group sales, call (609) 258-7062 and leave a message, or go to Princeton Summer Theater. The box office will be staffed beginning June 3.

Frist Summer Concert Series

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Frist Summer Concerts

The Frist Campus Center will again present its annual summer concert series. The free concerts will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the Frist south patio (rain location: Frist Food Gallery) on the following seven Wednesdays: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28.

The concerts are open to the public and will feature genres such as folk, rock and children’s sing-a-longs. Refreshments will be provided. For a complete listing of performers, please visit the Frist Campus Center website in early June.

2010 Summer Concerts at Richardson Auditorium

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Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall

Princeton University Summer Concerts will present four free concerts this summer starting at 8 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The summer program includes:

  • Thursday, July 1: Ahn Trio
  • Wednesday, July 14: Carducci String Quartet
  • Monday, July 19: Georgia Guitar Quartet
  • Tuesday, July 27: Leipzig String Quartet

Free tickets will be available at the Richardson Ticket Office on the evening of each performance. For more information, please visit Richardson Auditorium online or call (609) 258-5000.

In addition to the free summer concerts, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will also perform at Richardson Auditorium at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22. Tickets are available from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Princeton University Library Hours and Exhibits

This summer, exhibitions continue in several of the Princeton University Library exhibit spaces. For a listing of library hours and to find out more, please visit the Princeton University Library website.

Art Museum Exhibition in Faculty Room of Nassau Hall

The Princeton University Art Museum is offering a special exhibit in the Nassau Hall Faculty Room from May 28 through Oct. 30. "Inner Sanctum: Memory and Meaning in Princeton's Faculty Room at Nassau Hall" examines the Faculty Room as the symbolic center of the University. It explores the history and role of the room and its portraits in both reflecting and shaping Princeton's identity. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication, symposium and seminar that focus on the ways in which art and spatial environment reinforce and otherwise influence each other in creating meaning. For more information, see the museum's upcoming exhibitions.

Summer Visitors Offer Performances and Concerts

In addition to the regular summer offerings at Frist Campus Center, Richardson Auditorium, the Princeton University Art Museum and other University venues, more than 100 groups will bring 10,000 people to campus for conferences, meetings, practices and performances, summer programs and camps. Overseen by the Office of Conference and Event Services, many of these events and programs are open to the public. Here is a sampling of groups that practice on campus and will be giving performances or concerts:

The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival will be on campus in mid-July. The festival will feature recitals by world-class performers, some of whom teach at the symposium. Nightly recitals will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, July 11-13, and Thursday through Saturday, July 15-17, in Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall. Tickets are $25. To learn more, including artist and program information, visit the Golandsky Institute or call (877) 343-3434.

The Princeton Festival opera group will practice on campus and perform at McCarter Theatre and other locations on campus and in Princeton. The season features "Ariadante" at McCarter and "Threepenny Opera" at the Matthews Acting Studio at 185 Nassau St. These will alternate with jazz, piano, organ, orchestra, choral and chamber music, and lectures. For more information, call (609) 537-0071 or go to the Princeton Festival. Tickets are sold through the website or by calling (800) 595-4849.

New Jersey Opera will be on campus and perform three operas at McCarter. The season features "Faust," "Don Giovanni" and "Don Pasquale." The season runs Fridays through Sundays from July 11 to Aug. 1. Three free concerts also are offered: the summer preview concert at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, June 19, and two musical theater concerts on Palmer Square on Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 26. For more information, visit New Jersey Opera or call (609) 799-7700. Tickets are sold directly through McCarter Theatre or by calling (609) 258-2787.

The So Percussion Summer Institute will be on campus from Monday, July 19, through Monday, Aug. 2, and will offer free performances that are open to the public. Visit So Percussion Summer Institute for concert dates and locations.

University Services

Frist Campus Center Summer Hours

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Frist Campus Center

June 2 to Sept. 3
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.*
Saturday and Sunday, closed

The Frist Campus Center will be closed Monday, July 5, for Independence Day. Labor Day Weekend and pre-semester hours are published online.

* Frist will close at 6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays for the Frist Summer Concert Series: June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28.

Transportation and Parking Services Summer Hours

Transportation and Parking Services, located on the A Level of New South, will move to summer hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday, June 2.

Summer TigerTransit routes will begin Monday, May 24. Routes and time point schedules may be found online.

Transportation Demand Management

Princeton University has been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation as an N.J. Smart Workplace for 2010. The award honors organizations that are committed to reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality through worksite-based transportation demand management (TDM).

Transportation and Parking Services offers several TDM programs and incentives for Princeton employees who seek alternative modes of travel between home and work, including car pooling, van pooling and mass transit options. To learn more and to sign up for a free TDM e-newsletter, visit Transportation and Parking Services.

If you are interested in scheduling a TDM presentation at your next staff meeting, contact Andrea DeRose, TDM manager, at (609) 258-1656 or aderose@princeton.edu.

TigerCard Office Moves to Third Floor, New South

The University TigerCard Office has moved to its new location on the third floor of New South. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer office hours will begin Monday, June 7, and will be posted on the TigerCard Office website.

Spirituality

Religious Services

The University Chapel community holds ecumenical Christian services at 10 a.m. each Sunday. All are welcome.

Muslim services take place each Friday in Murray Dodge Hall with Qur'an reading at 12:30 p.m. and Jummah prayers at 1:15 p.m.

Jewish services are Saturday mornings at the Center for Jewish Life

For all campus religious contact information, visit this list of campus chaplaincies.

Places of Peace Right on Campus

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Peaceful surroundings at Princeton

Even within the fast-paced life at Princeton, there are places of peace where individuals can sit quietly and meditate, pray or reflect.

The University Chapel is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the summer months. This beautiful and sacred place is an oasis in the middle of campus and people of all faiths are welcome in its sanctuary.

In Murray-Dodge Hall, there are two prayer rooms on the third floor. The Muslim community gathers throughout the day to pray in the Muslim Prayer Room. Hindus and Buddhists use the Interfaith Prayer Room. All are welcome in this room, which is equipped with meditation mats and reading materials from many faith traditions. Silence is maintained in the room and shoes are left outside.

There are also various gardens throughout campus which are ideal spots for taking a reflective moment. Favorites include the Sept. 11 Memorial Garden (located on the west side of East Pyne Hall where it connects with Chancellor Green), Prospect Garden and the Class of 1969 courtyard garden behind Murray-Dodge Hall. All are encouraged to take time to calm the spirit and clear the mind in these places of peace.

Listen to the Bells

The 18th annual Summer Carillon Series will be held at 1 p.m. Sundays from June 27 through Sept. 5 at the Graduate College off College Road. All are welcome. Concerts are free and take place rain or shine.

Work/Life

Summer and Fall Programs for Children

Princeton University has affiliations with three area nursery and preschool programs. All are offering summer programs, and two have openings in their fall programs.

U-NOW Day Nursery
Come for summertime fun at University NOW Day Nursery. Your 3 1/2- to 5-year-old can join the U-NOW family in its "Just for the Summer Program," a special one- or two-session program with the school's experienced teaching staff.

The program is filled with fun outdoor and indoor activities. U-NOW is a full-day nursery, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are two sessions available: July 6-30 and Aug. 2-27. The cost per session is $1,440. U-NOW, located at 171 Broadmead, has offered quality child care since 1970 and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. For more information call (609) 258-9600 or visit U-NOW.

Harmony School
As part of the University's continuing efforts to provide assistance to faculty, staff and graduate students with preschool children, the Harmony School is now offering University families a 20 percent tuition discount for its child care and summer camp programs. Openings are available.

The Harmony School, located in the Princeton Forrestal Village, operates a full-day child care center for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old, including a full-day kindergarten. Part-day, partial-week, drop-in, and before- and after-school programs also are available. The Harmony School also offers a summer camp for children ages 3 to 9 from July 6 through Sept. 2. The school is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Joanne Trautman, director and general manager, at (609) 799-4411 or write to Harmony Schools.

University League Nursery School
The University League Nursery School, which also offers discounted tuition for University families, is accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-olds for its summer camp as well as remaining openings in its 2010-11 academic year program.

The University League Nursery School's summer camp runs from June 21 through Aug. 13. The school also has a limited number of openings for its 2 1/2-, 3- and 4-year-old programs beginning in the fall. Located at 171 Broadmead, the school offers two-, three- and five-day morning programs on a cooperative basis for children ages 2-1/2 through 4, as well as extended and full-day non-cooperative care for children ages 3 and 4. Founded in 1949, the school is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the summer and academic year programs, visit University League Nursery School or call (609) 258-9777.

Dow Jones Family Center
The Dow Jones Family Center, managed by Bright Horizons, has openings in its school-age summer camp this summer. Camp Explorations offers children ages 6 to 12 swimming, enrichment and field trips every week. Camp Explorations runs for 11 weeks, from June 21 through Sept. 3. For more information about Camp Explorations please contact Dow Jones Family Center, located at 890 Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction, at dowjones@brighthorizons.com or (609) 520-7501.

Children's Educational Assistance Plan for Academic Year 2010-11

The Children's Educational Assistance Plan provides assistance for an eligible employee’s child who is pursuing undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college. For the 2010-11 academic year, the University will provide an annual grant of one-half tuition and mandatory educational fees, up to a maximum of $13,340 ($6,670 per semester, or $4,446.66 per trimester or quarter).

Detailed eligibility information is provided in the 2010-11 Children’s Educational Assistance Plan brochure. The brochure and application will be available on the Office of Human Resources website beginning in June, or you may contact the human resources benefits team at (609) 258-3302 or benefits@princeton.edu.

Did You Know ...

The New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company was established by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association to provide insurance at advantageous rates to its members. Through the University’s affiliation with the association, University employees are eligible to apply for automobile or homeowner’s insurance. Please contact the human resources benefits team at (609) 258-3302 or benefits@princeton.edu to be provided with Princeton University’s association membership number. Employees must provide this number when calling the company’s customer service department at (800) 232‐6600. 

Contact the editor

Karen M. Woodbridge, editor, Healthier Princeton News, Director of Community Relations and Special Assistant to the Vice President and Secretary

Community and Regional Affairs, 22 Chambers Street, Suite 101

Campus Phone:
609-258-5656
Campus Fax:
609-258-9000

E-mail: karenw@princeton.edu


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