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Students Engineer Solution to Public Health Issue in Dominican Republic

March 16, 2016

Valle Nuevo, Dominican Republic – For their inaugural service project, Roger Williams University’s Engineers Without Borders student club traveled deep into the mountains of northern Dominican Republic last week to provide a design solution for a serious public health issue.

Their task was to replace open-fire cooking – which has been causing chronic respiratory illness in women and children in Valle Nuevo – with an inexpensive, efficient method that channeled smoke outdoors. It was an effort that kicked off last fall via the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), which matched the club’s expertise to a community need at one of the nonprofit’s project sites around the globe.

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RWU Poetry Slam

The Poetry Slam features the original poems of 15 RWU student-slammers. The event features six celebrity judges from across campus -- including one alumni! The Slam welcomes the voices of support from the always-enthusiastic crowd.

The Poetry Slam is hosted by senior Jared Clough and is free and open to all students and the public. The event is co-sponsored by the following departments: The Writing Center, Student Programs and Leadership, Advising and Peer Mentorship, Student Accessibility Services, Multicultural Student Union, WQRI, and Information Technology.

Phi Alpha Delta: GlowKick

Blow off some steam with a night of glow in the dark kickball in the Field House. Bring your friends for a night of fun hosted by Phi Alpha Delta! Drinks, snacks, and a DJ. Sign up individually or with teams up to nine people. Friends and family also welcome! Sign up for $2 via this link:

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Career Center Open House

Meet the staff of the Career Center and tour the homey farmhouse. Enjoy complimentary beverages, receive resources to assist your job hunt, and take a break to get warm and relax.