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RWU Community Invited to Honor the Lives of Transgender People

November 18, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Student organization Sexuality Advocacy for Everyone (S.A.F.E.) is hosting a week of celebration aimed at honoring the transgender lives that have been lost to violence and suicide and educating the campus community on issues in this vulnerable, marginalized population. To acquaint the campus community with the diversity of gender identities, S.A.F.E. has expanded this year’s program to include a weeklong series of events culminating with a special event on Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Nov. 20.

For those unfamiliar with the term “transgender,” S.A.F.E.’s events will explore trans identities and how to engage respectfully with people identifying as transgender, according to American Studies Professor Laura D’Amore, a coordinator of this year’s programming.

Turkey Basket Judging

Judging for the Feinstein Center's annual Turkey Basket competition begins promptly at 4 p.m. and snacks will be provided to spread the holiday spirit. The contest helps those less fortunate in our community by providing Bristol/Warren families with complete holiday meals. All baskets will be donated to the East Bay Food Pantry, which has over 2,000 clients and is constantly growing. Prizes will awarded to the baskets based on: Quality, Quantity, & Creativity. All winners will receive a $75 restaurant gift card.

Hawkettes Benefit Dance Show

The RWU Hawkettes Dance Team invite members of the campus community and local community to a dance show to help a teammate's family pay mounting medical bills associated with ALS, often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The event will showcase dance performances from the Hawkettes, the RWU Dance Club, RWU Ballroom Dance Club and other colleges' dance teams. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds help the family. Help the Hawkettes help one of our own! 

New Crop of Mr. RWU Hopefuls Prepare to Walk the Runway for the Children’s Miracle Network

November 14, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – It’s “Lights! Camera! Action!” for eight male undergraduate students who will compete for the Mr. RWU crown via fashion, unique talents, dance numbers and more in the annual (perhaps unconventional) pageant on Saturday, Nov. 22.

A beloved campus production, Mr. RWU is a 10-week fundraising effort in the form of a Miss-America style pageant, in which peer-nominated contestants raise money to combat childhood cancer individually and as a group for the Children’s Miracle Network at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Launched in 2002 by Director of Student Programs and Leadership Carol Sacchetti and sponsored by the Inter-Residence Hall Association, this role-reversal pageant has raised more than $200,000 for Children’s Miracle Network in 12 years.

For months leading up to the pageant, the male contestants – partnered with a female student who helps prepare a public affairs strategy – have campaigned for dollars with creative fundraisers, competing with one another for the most unique or attention-grabbing ploy that would raise the most money.

Roger After Dark: Mad Science

Roger After Dark and the science clubs present Mad Science. Come join us to play with science! There will be activities like make your own ice cream, activities to learn about electricity, and if you win, your opponent gets shocked. When you get hungry, enjoy our breakfast buffet.

ICC 2017: Theme Dinner

Join the sophomore class for a themed dinner at Baypoint.

ICC 2018: Trip to Shopping Outlets

Join the freshman class with a day of shopping at the Wrentham Outlets.

SAFE: Bingo for a Cure

Join SAFE and play a game of Bingo.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Trans* Networking Dinner

Join SAFE, The Women's Center, The Locker Room, and members of the local transgender and ally community for a networking dinner on Transgender Day of Remembrance. All are welcome to attend.

Students’ Verses Tug at Hearts in Competitive Poetry Slam

November 13, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – On a typically quiet Thursday evening on campus, one classroom broke the stillness last week with a raucous display of artistic creation. One of the most well-attended student events, the 9th biannual Poetry Slam reverberated the auditorium-style classroom with a thunder of poetry, cheering, and music.

For a moment, imagine yourself seated inside the room, the anticipation palpable among audience members and “slammers” alike. Every seat and aisle in the room is filled, with the overspill of spectators poured out through the hallway, raptly listening to slammers they cannot even see for two hours. For the slammers, the energy in the room reflects their minds’ feverish frenzy as they prepare to perform, a feeling of electricity surging through their veins, testing their fight-or-flight response.