T O W N & G O W N
Office is resource for community
This issue of the Princeton Weekly Bulletin is being
mailed to residents of the local community on behalf of the
Office of Community and State Affairs, a bridge between
"town and gown."
Office staff members serve to link the
University to state and local government representatives, as
well as the residents of neighboring communities. The office
works with state, county and municipal government officials,
plus with a wide variety of community organizations, to
enhance the quality of life throughout the region.
The office gets involved in issues such
as donations to municipalities, land use, transportation,
environment and economic development. Staff members also
oversee the Community Auditing Program (see story at right),
the Program in Continuing Education, the Outside Use of
University Facilities Program and the Surplus Equipment
Donations Program, as well as numerous arts/entertainment
initiatives for the community, such as Community/Staff Day
at Princeton Stadium (see story below) and the
Communiversity spring festival.
Each spring, the Office of
Community and State Affairs works with Princeton
students and the Arts Council of Princeton to
organize Communiversity, a festival intended to
promote cultural awareness for both town and gown.
The event features food, performances and
For more information about the Office of
Community and State Affairs, call 258-3204 or visit this Web
Community/Staff Day set for Oct. 12
Staff members at Princeton and residents of the local
community are invited to an annual celebration of arts,
entertainment, sports and community service Saturday,
Oct. 12, at Princeton Stadium.
Community/Staff Day consists of two hours
of pre-football game festivities featuring activities for
all ages and interests: snacks, prizes, balloon sculptors,
face painters, spin artists, strolling musicians, bounce
house and Polaroid pictures. In addition, the day will
include a community track event (with free T-shirts for all
participants) and a Community Information Fair (where area
nonprofit organizations have exhibits highlighting their
missions and volunteer needs).
This year, the fair is featuring the
"Princeton Reads" project of the Princeton Public Library.
The University will be giving away 100 copies of the
Princeton Reads book, Chang-rae Lee's "Native Speaker,"
(more...) as a special door prize.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. for the track
event registration; the other festivities will begin at
11:30 a.m. Lee, a newly appointed faculty member at the
University, will sign copies of his book at the Princeton
Public Library's "Princeton Reads" table from 11:45 a.m. to
The kickoff for the Princeton vs. Colgate
football game is at 1 p.m. During the game, the Department
of Athletics will recognize participants in this year's
Reading with the Tigers program as part of its third annual
"Salute to Education Day." Through the program, children who
read 10 books over summer vacation receive free admission to
selected athletic events throughout the year. Nearly 1,000
children have participated in each of the last three
All of the pre-game festivities are
included in the price of the football ticket admission,
which is $6. However, all University staff (anyone with a
PUID or employment card) may pick up their complimentary
tickets on the morning of Oct. 12 at a specially designated
ticket window. Or, tickets may be obtained in advance at the
ticket office in Jadwin Gym (258-3538).
Community/Staff Day is sponsored by the
Office of Community and State Affairs, the Office of Human
Resources and the Department of Athletics. For more
information about the event (not ticket sales), call
Knoepflmacher keynotes Oct. 11 library
Princeton Professor Ulrich Knoepflmacher will be the
keynote speaker at the Friends of the Princeton Public
Library annual benefit at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at
Nassau Presbyterian Church.
The Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient
and Modern Literature will speak on "Fables of Survival:
Literature and the Preservation of Childhood." A scholar of
children's literature from the earliest versions of
Cinderella to the works of Maurice Sendak, Knoepflmacher
enjoys discussing the world of fable and imagination
instilled in childhood through literature and explaining why
adults remain captivated by early childhood tales.
He is the author of "Ventures into
Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales and Femininity" and has
recently edited the new Penguin edition of Frances Hodgson
Burnett's "A Little Princess."
The annual benefit is the chief
fund-raising activity of the Friends of the Princeton Public
Library. Proceeds from the evening, which also includes a
buffet dinner at the Nassau Club, fund the acquisition of
books and audiovisual materials for the library as well as
for the continuing professional education of library
For more information and ticket prices,
call Judy Gelfand at 924-9529, ext. 255.
Princeton reads 'Native Speaker'
The Princeton Reads program, which launches Oct. 20, will
hold more than 15 discussion groups about "Native Speaker"
at various locations in Princeton.
Author Chang-rae Lee will talk about the
book at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Princeton
High School's auditorium. The event is open to the public,
but tickets, which are free, are required. For tickets or to
register for a book discussion group, call the Princeton
Public Library at 924-9529, ext. 220.
The program is being organized by the
Princeton Public Library in partnership with Princeton High
School, the Arts Council of Princeton, the University's
Office of Community and State Affairs and the Friends of the
Princeton Public Library. "Native Speaker" was selected by
members of the Princeton community from a list published by
the library. For more information about the program, visit
Lee will be signing copies of "Native
Speaker" from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the library's
"Princeton Reads" table at the University's Community/Staff
Day, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at Princeton
Stadium. The University will be giving away 100 copies of
the book as a special door prize at the event's Community
University shares knowledge through Community
Princeton, NJ -- Area residents can take advantage of the
rich academic resources available in their own backyard
through the University's Community Auditing Program.
The University allows individuals who
register -- on a non-credit basis -- to attend lectures that
are part of the regular course offerings for undergraduate
students. In addition, auditors receive course handouts and
participate in special receptions and programs. No seminars,
precepts, graduate-level classes, labs or class discussions
(that are part of the undergraduate experience) are
available to registered auditors. However, the program's
staff currently is exploring establishing one or two
auditor-only precepts that would be available for an
It is no longer possible to register for
fall classes, but those interested in attending classes in
the spring semester should save these dates:
Monday, Dec. 9 -- Registration for
Princeton Borough and Township residents and all University
affiliated individuals (alumni, staff, retired staff) from 8
a.m. to noon in Alexander Hall.
Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 10-12 --
Registration for the general public from 8 a.m. to noon in
Dec. 13 through Jan. 10 -- Registration by
mail or walk-in at Stanhope Hall. Office hours for walk-in
registration are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through
The spring semester auditing fee per course is $75 to
cover administrative costs and course materials. The special
auditor-only precept/discussion group would be an additional
$25. Special accommodations regarding the fee will be made
in cases of financial hardship.
Although no certification is given upon
completion of a Community Auditing Program course, New
Jersey teachers who audit classes will receive special
documentation for the purposes of satisfying their
professional development requirements.
The Community Auditing Program should not
be confused with the Program in Continuing Education, which
entitles an individual to all privileges given to a fully
enrolled student at a cost of $3,400 per class. The Office
of Community and State Affairs administers both programs for
University and non-University constituents.
For more information, call 258-0202;
visit the office in Stanhope Hall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday; or check the Web site:
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