Category Archives: Events

OIT Celebrates 6th Annual Hot Dogs for Hunger


July 8, 2014 – Office of Information Technology (OIT) staff recently came together to celebrate the department’s sixth annual Hot Dogs for Hunger event at Johnson Park on June 25.

What began in 2009 as a simple idea to host an afternoon summer barbecue has grown into one of the university’s most successful departmental RAH fundraisers to date. Hot Dogs for Hunger brings together OIT staff from all Rutgers campuses for an afternoon teambuilding and fundraising event to support local food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks. Hot dogs, beverages, and sides are purchased and prepared by members of the OIT executive staff and attendees are invited to participate in the cookout by donating a nonperishable food item or contributing a monetary contribution to Rutgers Against Hunger.

This year, approximately 100 OIT staff members helped collect 825 lbs. of food and $575 in monetary donations. Since 2009, the Office of Information Technology has collected food donations totaling 4,961 lbs. and monetary donations totaling $2,916.00.

Food and money collected through this year’s event will benefit the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP), a RAH partner agency based in Somerville. The donations will support SHIP programs and services that increase the Somerset County and surrounding regions’ capacity to respond to the needs of the poor and working poor. For more information on SHIP, click here.

On behalf of Rutgers Against Hunger and the agencies we serve, THANK YOU to the Office of Information Technology for your continued support and generosity!

(Article courtesy of RAH website –

Free Intro Workshop for Measurements w/NI LabVIEW & NI DAQ Hardware @ RU on 6/13

Campus Workshop:

  • Acquiring Measurements With NI LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware – morning session Friday, June 13, 8:30am-noon
  • Acquiring Measurements With NI LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware – afternoon session Friday, June 13, 1:00-4:30pm

In either of these three-hour workshops, discover how to use the NI LabVIEW development environment to build a measurement system that you can program and reconfigure based on your research application needs.

Topics covered in both the morning and afternoon session include:

  • Data acquisition (DAQ) theory
  • Choosing and setting up a DAQ system
  • Programming in LabVIEW
  • Data logging and signal processing

Register now for either of these free introductory Hands-on Campus Workshops at Rutgers University on Friday, June 13th (TOMORROW!).

Rutgers University
School of Engineering Bldg
Room C233
98 Brett Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Hosted by:
Jeff Steele – National Instruments <>
Senior Academic Field Sales Engineer

Learn about NI LabVIEW

What is NI DAQ?

Registration Open for Intro to Sakai Training




The Office of Instructional and Research Technology, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, offers introduction to the Sakai course management system training sessions through the month of August. In-person sessions take place in Davidson Hall on the Busch Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick, or online via webinars.

Training is open to new faculty, part-time lecturers, or veterans of the university who have either never used Sakai or are in need of a refresher. Check the calendar for dates and learn more here.

And the WINNER of the ‪#‎RUOITSPIDEY‬ Caption Contest is …




We want to thank everyone who sent in a caption on Facebook and Twitter. We also want to thank all those who voted to help us decide a winner.

Alicia, we will be in touch soon to arrange for when you can pick up your prize — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services!

Once again, congratulations Alicia! #RUOITSpidey

*UPDATE*: OIT #RUOITSpidey Caption Contest: Special Visitor to Livingston Labs


**UPDATE**: Captions will now be accepted until TUESDAY, 4/29 @ 5pm.  Voting will run from TUESDAY, 4/29 @ 5pm until WEDNESDAY, 4/30 @ 5pm.  PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!  Thank you! 🙂

The Livingston Computing Center recently had a visitor come by the lab — none other than our friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man!  The picture above was the view from the Supervisors’ Office.

We have been having a difficult time coming up with a good caption for the picture of our visiting superhero, so we figured we would hold a caption contest and get some help from all of you!

And the winner will get a prize, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Here are the rules:

  • Captions must be received by Friday, 4/25 @ 5pm
  • Captions must be from a Rutgers student, faculty or staff member
  • Captions must be in good taste (of course)
  • Captions may be submitted in 2 ways
  1. On Facebook: You must “Like” the @RutgersIT Facebook page, must use the hashtag #RUOITSpidey), must post caption in the comments of the image post
  2. On Twitter: You must follow @RutgersIT on Twitter, must tweet the caption to @RutgersIT using the hashtag we set #RUOITSpidey

After the deadline, we will ask the people to help us find the top captions to help us decide the winner.  Voting will begin Monday, 4/28 @ 1pm, and end on Wednesday, 4/30 @ 1pm.

Again, there are two ways to help:

  1. On Facebook, we will ask people to “Like” their favorite captions on the Facebook post ;
  2. On Twitter, we will ask people to re-tweet & favorite the caption they like best.

The ones with the most Likes/RTs & Favorites will rise to the top, and we will choose a winner from this final group of captions.

Again, the winner will get a prize, courtesy of New Brunswick Computing Services — a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!

We will announce the winner of the OIT #RUOITSpidey Caption Contest by Thursday, 5/1 @ 4pm.

We’re looking forward to some great captions!  Good luck!

OIT Hosts Comic Strip Superstars @RutgersDay 2014 #RutgersDay


Have you ever imagined yourself as a superhero or some other character?  Create a comic strip with you as the star and take home a copy!  You can become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day on the Cook/Douglass Campus in the Loree Building, Room 13.

We look forward to seeing you become a Comic Strip Superstar on Rutgers Day!

OIT Hosts Green Screen Getaway @RutgersDay 2014 #RutgersDay


Pose for a keepsake photo under the ocean, in outer space, or anywhere a green screen can take you.  OIT’s Green Screen Getaway will be in the following 3 locations on Rutgers Day

We look forward to seeing you at one of our Green Screen Getaway locations on Rutgers Day!

FLASHBACK: OIT @RutgersDay in 2010 #RutgersDay

Once again, the Office of Information Technology is happy to be hosting events at this year’s Rutgers Day!

But before we talk about the events we will be hosting (stay tuned for future posts for more information), let’s take a look back at what OIT has done in the past!

Check out the video above showing a flashback of OIT at Rutgers Day 2010.  Enjoy and stay tuned to the RutgersIT Blog for more info about OIT at Rutgers Day 2014!

OIT is @RUDanceMarathon This Weekend! #RUDM2014


The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is helping out all weekend long during the Rutgers Dance Marathon charity event which is held yearly to support the Embrace Kids Foundation.   This is a fun and worthy event that hundreds of Rutgers students participate in each year.  For more on the event, click here.

Over the last five years, over 150 members of our staff (student and full-time staff) have volunteered their time to help out during Dance Marathon.  This year the marathon is taking place throughout this weekend (Saturday and Sunday – April 5th and Apri 6th) at the RAC on Livingston Campus.

We will set up a bank of computers where those who are participating in RU Dance Marathon can get online to check their email, make song requests and add entries to the marathon’s blog.  They can also use the built-in webcams to take pictures and post them on the RU Dance Marathon Facebook Page.  Our staff will be on hand to assist in making sure this equipment is running smoothly and to help anyone having trouble using the computers.

Once again, we are looking forward to helping out for the sixth consecutive year! FTK!

Blackboard System Maintenance

Newark Computing Services will be upgrading the Blackboard system from 7:00am, Monday, March 18, 2013 to 6:00pm, Thursday, March 21, 2013. The Blackboard system will unavailable during this period. All other computer services will be available during this time.  For additional information, please contact us at or 973-353-5083.