Please join us at the premiere on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7p.m. in the Busch Campus Center Multipurpose Room with the Rutgers University Writers House, a part of Rutgers English in the school of Arts and Sciences.
As part of a collaborative effort between the RU School of Engineering and the RU Writers House, this documentary of our first international project takes a look at the behind-the-scenes implementation of the water purification system in Nong Bua, Thailand. Consisting of alumna Chantal Eyong and SAS student Steve Holloway, the Writers House documentary team followed alongside the Rutgers EWB-USA travel team for three weeks during the summer of 2008 to bring clean, potable water to a rural village. Dena Seidel, the film's director and producer is an award-winning documentary editor, producer, and writer, as well as the Director of Digital Storytelling at the Writers House. Seidel’s credits include films for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Channel 13/WNET, HBO, ABC, The Learning Channel, WGBH Boston, Turner broadcasting and Court TV.
Thanks to Busch campus Dean Thomas Papathomas, College Avenue campus Dean Matt Matsuda and Cook campus Dean Rick Ludescher for the sponsorship of the film's promotional video (top).
The event will be a double feature of the premiere of Thailand Untapped (trailer above) and the festival-winning Atlantic Crossing. A Q&A and reception will follow the screening.
On September 24, 2011, members of EWB-USA Rutgers volunteered during the Rutgers vs. Ohio football game. A percentage of the profits will go to the Guatemala Committee for the post-implementation phase of the water supply project in Nueva Santa Caterina Ixtahuacan.
Be sure to come out to our next General Body Meeting on Wednesday, October 5th, at 7pm in BCC room 122-AB and speak with the executive board and project committee members! In addition to the Kenya and Guatemala Project meetings, keep your eye out for our various committee meetings for the African Fest (Tuko Pumoja), the Camden irrigation initiative, and the Technologies Without Borders banquet.
Football Concession Stand Fundraiser: RU vs. NCC
EWB-USA Rutgers ran a successful football concession stand fund raiser at High Point Solutions Stadium on September 1, 2011. Pretzels! Funnel Cakes! Roast Beef! Soda! Gatorade! Hot Dogs! Candy! Everything was sold to hungry football fans and EWB-USA Rutgers receives a portion of the income that will go to their international projects.
The concession stand was a success because of the many volunteers from other organizations that helped EWB-USA Rutgers volunteers: Theta Tau, Phi Sigma Pi, and March Dimes. These organizations were major reasons why the concession stand was enjoyable and successful. Please visit their websites to learn more about them!
Please click on this link to explore pictures from the fun time:
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Hopefully you have been having some exciting first days of the fall semester. If you rushed to join us at our first concession stand fundraiser at the RU vs. NCC football game – thanks! It was fun and you really made it a success money-wise. There's more football games to come, so email
to inquire about signing yourself, your friends, or your group up to volunteer with us.
Don't forget to come to the Involvement Fair this Friday, September 9 from 3pm-7pm in Voorhees Mall and meet with us. We will also be set up at the Freshman Convocation on the Engineering Lawn from 10am-12:30pm on Thursday, September 8.