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2015 Cohort of Mr. RWU Contestants Spearhead Creative Fundraising Efforts to Win Beloved Competition and Raise Money for Children's Miracle Network

November 20, 2015

Bristol, R.I. – From serenading strangers in Upper Commons to meeting delivery orders for chocolate chip pancakes in the library, there is nothing this year’s cohort of nine undergraduate men won’t do to be named the next Mr. RWU.

One of the University’s longest-standing and most popular campus traditions, the Annual Mr. RWU Spectacular allows students to nominate contestants that then campaign for eight weeks to win votes and collect donations that support the Children’s Miracle Network at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

Mr. RWU Spectacular

Over the past 12 years, the Mr. RWU program has raised over $200,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. The Inter Residence Hall Association (IRHA) hosts the Mr. RWU Spectacular Pageant. This University tradition has worked to unite our campus as we support the Children’s Miracle Network.

Mr. RWU is a non-traditional male pageant which has contestants and their Personal Assistants fundraise and educate our campus community. Some fundraising includes letters home, date auctions, pancake fundraisers and "Pie the Contestants." This 9 week program ends with the crowning of the Mr. RWU winner, along with Mr. Congeniality and Most Funds Raised. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at this RWU tradition!

Tickets will be available at the door. Students who are interested in preordering their ticket can do so here:

CEN: Paint Nite

Come join and join CEN a fun night of paint and wine. Open to all students who are 21+ and would like to register for wine, beer, and cider service please be on the lookout for the signups! See CEN tables for more information!

ICC: Sr Mohegan Sun

Senior class trip to Mohegan Sun. Buses are leaving at 5:30 pm in front of Campus Recreation Center.

CEN WTF?: Medium Nancy Garber

Come enjoy a thrilling performance by medium Nancy Garber, voted "Best of Boston," with cupcake cones and popcorn.

CEN/SAFE Speaker: Stephen Alexander

Join CEN for a discussion with Stephen Alexander, the first transgender man to coach a sports team. Learn about Alexander's uphill battle to bring acceptance to his community.

OA Interest Meeting

Come learn more about being an Orientation Advisor.

Voter Registration Event

The 2016 Primary and General Elections are less than 1 year away — are you registered to vote? Attend this event to hear from RWU President Donald Farish, Rob Rock, state Director of Elections, and the College Democrats and College Republicans. Join us to learn more about politics and what you can do to register to vote.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Student Veterans Alliance, Military and Veterans Law Association, Cramer's Saber Battalion ROTC cadets and President Donald Farish in honoring our veterans with a ceremony in the Global Heritage Hall Atrium. Please join us in honoring those within our community who have served. The ceremony will include remarks by Dr. Farish, invocation by the Reverend Nancy Soukup, a performance by student group Drastic Measures, and serving as master of ceremonies will be ROTC Advisor, Prof. Michael Fowler. Keynote speaker will be third-year law student D. Thomas Peterson. Tom Peterson is a retired Naval Officer. He graduated from the Naval Academy and the US Naval War College and served 22 years in the United States Navy with distinction. For more information, contact Michael Fowler at or (401)254-3678. With rain in the forecast, the ceremony will be held in the GHH Atrium in lieu of its original outside location.