Rutgers Global Friendship Fridays

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE

Join Rutgers Global for this weekly virtual “pop-up lounge” open to all Rutgers students and scholars, Fridays from 10:00–11:00 a.m. EDT and 4:00–5:00 p.m. EDT. Enjoy games, activities, and conversation—and make new friends from around the world!

For other programs and events organized by Rutgers Global, see our event calendar

 

Speed Friending - Friday, January 29

Join us this day to meet other students. Attendees will be moved in to breakout rooms to share a little about themselves while learning about others. Throughout the hour students will be moved from one breakout room to another to be introduced to other attendees.

 

RU Ready for the Big Game? - Friday, February 5

Curious about the rules of American football? Join us on this day to learn how fans celebrate the championship game and share stories about this unofficial U.S. holiday. We may also discuss how other championship games are played around the world.

 

Valentine's Day Celebration - Friday, February 12 

Want to create something special for your loved ones? Join us to share stories about how Valentine's Day is celebrated in the U.S. and around the world. We will also hold a demonstration on making and decorating chocolate covered strawberries (AM session) and chocolate covered, heart-shaped shortbread cookies (PM session) that you can duplicate at home.

 

Art Class with the Zimmerli - Friday, February 19

Join Rutgers Global and the Zimmerli Art Museum for an hour-long, still life sketch lesson with artist Wes Sherman.  Bring a pencil or other writing instrument and some paper. 

Artist and curator Wes Sherman has been involved in the arts since 1992. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. He is an adjunct professor of studio arts William Patterson University and Raritan Valley College, and the chair of exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Sherman has also been a visiting artist at many universities among them Temple, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011, he also received a fellowship for painting from New Jersey Council of the Arts.

 

Household Items Scavenger Hunt - Friday, February 26

Get some exercise as you search your apartment or home for specific items, competing against other students.

 

Trivia Time - Friday, March 5

This week, enjoy a trivia challenge and great conversation—all while making new friends from around the world!

Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Commuter Student Association 

 

Spring is Here! - Friday, March 26

Join us online to learn how the spring season is celebrated around the world. Attendees will take part in games, trivia and other activities while sharing stories about how they enjoy the spring.

 

Game Time - Friday, April 2

Do you want to play a game? Join members of Unplugged – The Board Gaming Club as we spend the hour playing online versions of games like Broken Picturephone and Codenames. Have a favorite? We’re open to all games.

Co-sponsored by Unplugged - The Rutgers Board Gaming Club 

 

Let's Chat - Friday, April 9

Looking for some conversation? Join us this hour for some free-flowing and organic conversations about whatever is on your mind. This will be a great opportunity to meet new people and maybe even find a language conversation partner.

 

Recipe Swap - Friday, April 16

Have a great recipe that you think others should know about or want ideas for something new to cook? Then join us this hour for some culinary sharing. Bring your favorite recipes as shareable pdfs or links and be ready to learn how to cook other dishes from around the world.

 

Art Class with the Zimmerli - Friday, April 23

Join Rutgers Global and the Zimmerli Art Museum for an hour-long, still life sketch lesson with artist Wes Sherman.  Bring a pencil or other writing instrument and some paper. 

Artist and curator Wes Sherman has been involved in the arts since 1992. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. He is an adjunct professor of studio arts William Patterson University and Raritan Valley College, and the chair of exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey. Sherman has also been a visiting artist at many universities among them Temple, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011, he also received a fellowship for painting from New Jersey Council of the Arts.

 

Students' Choice - Friday, April 30

Students who join will help to determine our activity, choosing from several options such as international trivia, online games, and conversation.