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University Welcomes 1,200 New Students at Convocation 2014

August 18, 2014

Bristol, R.I. – On Saturday, Aug. 23, more than 1,200 new students will mark the official beginning of their academic journey at Roger Williams University at the 2014 Convocation ceremony, an annual rite of passage for each year’s entering class that serves as a formal welcoming for new students and their families to the campus community.

The ceremony will kick off at 2 p.m. with a processional march led by Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band and followed by the national anthem performed by Drastic Measures, an all-student a cappella group. New students and their families will be greeted by fellow students as well as the University staff and faculty including the University president, provost and Student Senate president.

With all students dressed in regalia, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Eisinger will lead them in reciting the University’s Pledge of Academic Integrity, in which students promise to challenge each other, conduct themselves honorably and assist one another as they live and work together in mutual support.

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Community Connections Celebrates 10 Years

August 19, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – On Monday, Aug. 25, some 1,400 students, faculty and staff from Roger Williams University will lead the 10th Annual Community Connections day – the largest service program in the region – in which teams will work together with 56 local nonprofits on projects that range from cleaning local parks to running bingo at senior centers, and creating art projects with developmentally disabled adults.

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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.

10 on Tuesday: 'Basketball Junkie' Chris Herren Schools Freshmen on Dangers of Substance Abuse

September 2, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Former NBA guard Chris Herren didn’t have to travel far to get to the Roger Williams University Recreation Center where he took the stage amid thunderous applause from more than 1,000 freshmen. But the Fall River, Mass., native and Portsmouth, R.I., resident’s journey was a much longer and far more tumultuous than the scenic drive over the Mount Hope Bridge.

As part of the Weeks of Welcome series that initiates new students into the RWU community, Herren came to the University by way of the Roger Williams HAWEs (Health and Wellness Educators) and The Herren Project – a nonprofit that educates about the dangers of substance abuse with a focus on treatment navigation, educational initiatives, mentoring and public awareness – to share what he calls, “my nightmare.”

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Live@RWU Presents the Johnny O'Neal Trio

After an early career playing gospel piano in churches near his native Detroit, Johnny O’Neal began a lifelong exploration of jazz in 1976. In the early 1980s, he burst onto New York City’s jazz scene with such touch, unparalleled command of tunes and love of performing that he’s still the hottest ticket today.

As a pianist and vocalist, O’Neal’s credits have included Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson and Milt Jackson, among others. In 2004, he landed the role of the illustrious Art Tatum in the blockbuster movie Ray. Fresh on the heels of “Live at Smalls,” his most recent album, O’Neal takes the stage at Roger Williams University in an intimate performance not to miss.

Ticketing Information

Free and Open to the Public with a Ticket, but Seating is Limited

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.

ABC6, Cox and RWU Join Forces on Sept. 16 Gubernatorial Debate

August 25, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One week after Rhode Island’s primary elections, WLNE-TV/ ABC 6 will broadcast the first gubernatorial debate featuring the final candidates on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 pm live from the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol. The hour-long debate is made possible through the generous support of Cox Communications.

ABC6 News Anchor John DeLuca will moderate the program. Panelists will include ABC6 News Anchor and Chief Political Analyst Mark Curtis, WHJJ Radio talk show host Ron St. Pierre, and Robert Eisinger, dean of the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences at Roger Williams.

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ABC6 Gubernatorial Debate 2014 at Roger Williams University - Sponsored by Cox Communications

Doors open at 4:00 pm and close at 6:30 pm. No entry permitted after 6:30 pm. Event starts promptly as 7:00 pm.

One week after Rhode Island’s primary elections, WLNE-TV ABC 6 will hold and televise the first gubernatorial debate featuring the final candidates, with the Roger Williams University campus in Bristol as host and Cox Communications as the presenting sponsor. The event will be open to both the RWU community and the general public.

Advance registration is required for all attendees. Registration details:

Registration must be completed, in advance, via the web forms below.

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.

University Begins Negotiations for Providence Campus Location

August 4, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.  – The Roger Williams University Board of Trustees has authorized negotiations to move forward with Berkeley Investments Inc. for its Providence Campus expansion. The University is currently considering leasing 76,000 square feet of space at One Empire Plaza. 

With an anticipated opening in June 2016, the move would nearly double the University’s footprint in downtown Providence and allow more students – law students, adult learners and undergraduates – access to enhanced learning and engagement opportunities in the capital city. The building will provide expanded space for the University’s School of Law, School of Continuing Studies and growing array of community engagement programs, including the Community Partnerships Center, Latino Policy Institute, HousingWorks RI and more.   

The new campus location would replace RWU’s Metro Center at 150 Washington Street in Providence.

 

 

 

 

Grow, Eat Your Own Oysters: Dockside Aquaculture Program Returns

July 29, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Rhode Island coastal homeowners can now grow, eat and enjoy their own oysters as Roger Williams University kicks off registration for its dockside aquaculture program, a summer course offering that provides local residents with the knowledge, tools and official license to safely farm oysters on their waterfront property.

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HousingWorks RI and RWU Expand Partnership

July 16, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – On the heels of a synergetic collaboration that began in 2012, Roger Williams University (RWU) has fully integrated HousingWorks RI (HWRI) into its Division of University Outreach and Engagement, as of July 1.

HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University will continue to be housed at the University’s Providence campus at 150 Washington Street. The completed integration creates further synergy between the strategic objectives of RWU and the research, policy and communications work of HWRI. On top of the expanded partnership, Nicole Lagace has been named Director and will lead HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University in furthering its position as the authoritative source of information about housing in Rhode Island.

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