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Grand Opening of Lincoln and Civil War Exhibition Launches Series of Events

September 26, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – A month-long academic and cultural commemoration of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era kicked off this week with a renowned Lincoln scholar’s dissection of the unprecedented Constitutional issues that emerged during the rebellion, a serenade of traditional and spiritual songs, and public viewing of a national library exhibit.

At the Tuesday grand opening of Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War on display in the University Library through Oct. 31, visitors explored the traveling exhibition examining the difficult decisions President Lincoln made in governing a nation divided by war. One of only 200 libraries to host the exhibit organized by the National Constitution Center and American Library Association, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, executing its installation required a joint effort of library and facilities staff.

RWU Tops Another ‘Best College Dining’ List

September 12, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. -- Popular food and lifestyle news site Thrillist has named Roger Williams University one of the "14 Best College Dining Halls in America," citing signature dishes and annual events such as the lobster and steak dinner and Thanksgiving feast for its ranking on the campus cuisine list.

Outside these hallmark menu items for which the University has become so well known, Thrillist also recognized RWU for its focus on healthy, creative culinary choices featuring local, sustainable ingredients from oysters to tautog chowder. For these delicious spreads in the RWU Dining Commons, the news site even suggests that parties outside the campus sneak their way in: “Consider pickpocketing a clueless freshman for their ID just so you can eat here.” There you have it, folks – food so good, it should be criminal.

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President’s Distinguished Lecture – Ambassador Andrew Young

Inauguration Week 2011 Event.

Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.

About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young

For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.

A Day In The Life of Congressman David Cicilline

Please join the Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) in welcoming Congressman David Cicilline to our school. The Congressman will be speaking to students about his experiences and insights from representing Rhode Island in the United States Congress. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Budget Committee. A Rhode Island native, Cicilline was born on the South Side of Providence and grew up in the Town of Narragansett. After graduating from Brown University magna cum laude, he earned a law degree from Georgetown University in 1986. Prior to the start of his career in public service, Cicilline worked as a public defender in the District of Columbia and as a criminal defense and civil rights attorney in Rhode Island. 

Silent Witness Initiative Campus March and Candlelight Vigil

 
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the Silent Witness Initiative and Roger Williams University will hold a candlelight vigil and campus march to honor the victims of domestic violence and to mark the unveiling of a new online database that makes domestic violence case data more easily accessible, intellgible and organized. 
 
This new database will better inform the public of domestic abuse statistics, and could help organizations gain funding as well as influence public policy. In 2012, there were approximately 810,790 reported cases of domestic abuse, claiming the lives of nearly 1,300 men, women and children.
 
Rhode Island ranks in the middle third of states for annual homicide deaths of women by intimate partners. The March to End the Silence on the Roger Williams University campus will honor these victims’ lives by creating an exhibit of dozens of red, life-size silhouettes that represent the victims by bearing their names and stories.

35th Anniversary Celebration of Partnership with R.I. Blood Center

RWU hosted the very first blood drive by the R.I. Blood Center in 1979. Since then, RWU community members have donated over 10,000 pints of blood, ultimately saving over 30,000 lives. Celebrate 35 years of partnership between RWU and the R.I. Blood Center by joining a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the North Residence Hall First Floor Lounge. Refreshments will be served.

Then help continue RWU's tradition of service for another 35 years by participating in the first blood drive of the academic year! The blood drive will take place Monday, Oct. 7 and Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the North Residence Hall First Floor Lounge. Appointments can be made at https://www.ribcdonor.org/. Walk-ins are welcome.

Look for more special anniversary events through April 2015.

Blood Drive

In addition to today's blood drive, the Rhode Island Blood Center and RWU will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of its partnership — which has resulted in over 10,000 pints of blood donated by University community members, ultimately saving over 30,000 lives — with a variety of special events through April 2015. Celebrate 35 years of partnership by participating in the first blood drive of the academic year. 

Celebrate 35 years of partnership by participating in the first blood drive of the academic year. Appointment available at https://www.ribcdonor.org/. Walk-ins are welcome.

Look for more special anniversary events through April 2015.

Blood Drive

In addition to today's blood drive, the Rhode Island Blood Center and RWU will celebrate the 35th anniversary of its partnership — which has resulted in over 10,000 pints of blood donated by University community members — with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the North Residence Hall First Floor Lounge.

Celebrate 35 years of partnership that has contributed to saving over 30,000 lives by participating in the first blood drive of the academic year. Appointment available at https://www.ribcdonor.org/. Walk-ins are welcome.

Look for more special anniversary events through April 2015.

RWU to Feast on Regional Harvest and New England Fish at Eat Local Challenge

September 18, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – On Tues., Sept. 23, Roger Williams University will celebrate its Annual Eat Local Challenge – a day on which the campus community comes together to sample farm-fresh foods at the outdoor farmer’s market and feast on regionally authentic dishes in the dining commons, all to celebrate the importance of environmentally responsible food sourcing.

For this year’s Eat Local Challenge, Executive Chef Reuben Haag and Chef de Cuisine Jon Cambra will highlight Rhode Island’s best with dishes – grilled New England swordfish kabobs, cornmeal cakes with late summer vegetable ratatouille, and a New England fish stew with squid, lobster, mussels, pollock and haddock, among other menu items. The dining commons will also feature a chilled raw bar with Jonah crab sliders, redfish ceviche, Poppasquash oysters and Narrangansett little neck clams. Beef sliders featuring fresh ingredients from Blackbird Farm in Smithfield and local sausages with grilled potatoes from Maple Wood Farms in Portsmouth will also be featured.

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Live@RWU Presents the Joe Locke Duo

Ticketing Information

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, ticket reservations are required for the Joe Locke Duo concert on October 15.

You can reserve tickets via the reservation forms below. Please note that individual registrations must be submitted for every event attendee. If there is more than one person in your group, please submit the registration form multiple times, as needed, with information for each attendee.

After submitting the form, please check your email account for a confirmation email. That email will serve as your receipt. Please print the receipt and bring to the event with a valid photo ID that matches the name on the receipt.