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Governor Chafee to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

April 7, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.  – In celebration of the growing array of projects in which RWU students and faculty are partnering with civic and nonprofit organizations to improve quality of life in the State, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will address the Roger Williams University class of 2014 and receive an honorary degree during Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17.

“Because so many of our Class of 2014 graduates have participated in project-based learning experiences across Rhode Island’s cities and towns, Governor Chafee’s participation in Commencement will be particularly meaningful,” says RWU President Donald J. Farish. “For me, it is simply an honor and a privilege to invite someone I admire and respect to join us on the Commencement platform to celebrate our students’ crowning achievement – graduation.”

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4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes

Are you man enough to walk a mile in her shoes? If your answer is “yes,” please join us in front of the library for the 4th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an international men’s march to end rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Walkers are encouraged to generate pledges for the walk which will benefit the Rhode Island Crisis Assistance Center. Shoes (in men’s sizes 11-14) will be available or feel free to bring your own stylish foot attire. Awards will be given for largest team, most money raised, and best dressed. We hope to see you there! This event is sponsored by The Locker Room (RWU Men’s Initiative) and The RWU Women’s Center Questions – contact Adam Nichols ( or Jen Stanley ( for more info.

RWU Earth Fest 2014

Join the RWU Eco-Reps and Bon Appetit for Earth Fest 2014 to celebrate Earth Day. Festivities include live music from Musicians’ Guild and Drastic Measures, food, crafts and games, preparing seedlings for transplant in public parks in Providence, and an electric car on view. Additionally, there will be petitions available to sign to make RI the first state to ban plastic bags. 

Roger After Dark & Honors: BreakFast Club

Roger After Dark cosponsored with the Honors Program presents Breakfast Club. There will be a trivia competition and breakfast foods from a local restaurant.