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With Alumna as Lead, Silent Witness Initiative Launches Tool to Provide Better Access to Domestic Violence Data

September 29, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – To help prevent and decrease the number of domestic violence incidents – which in 2012 totaled approximately 810,790 cases and claimed the lives of nearly 1,300 men and women in the U.S. – leaders from the Silent Witness Initiative have collaborated with Roger Williams University to launch a comprehensive online database that makes domestic violence case data more easily accessible, intelligible and organized. The new tool will be formally unveiled on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at a candlelight vigil and march on the Roger Williams campus, featuring RWU students, faculty and staff, other Silent Witness college chapters, as well as friends and family members of domestic violence victims.

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Congress to Campus Program Offers Students a Firsthand View of Politics and Public Service

September 25, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – From gaining advice on how to break into politics to discussing social issues and even a shared love of Star Trek, many students capitalized on the chance to have informal chats with two former members of Congress visiting campus this week.

Former Arizona congressmen Sam Coppersmith and James Kolbe made a stop at Roger Williams from Sept. 21 to 23 via Congress to Campus, an initiative of the nonpartisan U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) that sends a bipartisan pair of former federal legislators to universities across the country with the goals of enhancing an understanding of how Congress works and encouraging young adults to become more actively engaged in civic duties. During their visit, the former members participated in classes, held a moderated discussion on social issues and informal conversations with students from across the academic disciplines.

Working in Global Health

"Working in Global Health: Public Health and Global-Service Learning," a presentation and discussion by Meredith Mick, CEO of FIMRC (Foundation for the Medical Relief of Children).

The Roger Williams University community is invited to a talk about global health works and opportunities in global service-learning. The RWU chapter of FIMRC is an active club who organizes fundraisers in support of FIMRC projects, collects donations for FIMRC sites, explores questions around global service-learning, and strives to educate and participate in local public health volunteerism. Join in the discussion! This social justice talk is sponsored by the RWU chapter of FIMRC, which can be contacted at fimrc@g.rwu.edu.

Roger After Dark: IRHA Condom Casino

Roger After Dark and IRHA present an Old Hollywood Condom Casino Night! Come with friends in your red carpet best dress. At the entrance gather your poker chips and hit the tables. Get out when your on top and grab some finger foods with a mock-tail to wash it all down. The amount of chips you win will help you earn more condoms on your way out. There will also be prizes to be won with a raffle every thirty minutes.

Congress to Campus: Conversation Over Coffee

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress created the Congress to Campus program in an effort to improve college students' understanding of Congress and American government, and to encourage them to consider careers in public service. The Student Senate is hosting former U.S. Congressmen Sam Coppersmith and Jim Kolbe (both of Arizona) on campus; both congressmen will be visiting and participating in various classes.

The Student Senate would like to invite any interested student to join the Congressmen for coffee to discuss any topics, including careers in politics or law, issues occurring in the country, or questions that you might have. As an introduction to the Congressmen, their bios will be provided in an all-student email.

Congress to Campus: Social Issues Discussion

The U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress created the Congress to Campus Program in an effort to improve college students' understanding of Congress and American government, and to encourage them to consider careers in public service. The Student Senate is hosting former U.S. Congressmen Sam Coppersmith and Jim Kolbe (both of Arizona) on campus; both congressmen will be visiting and participating in various classes. On Monday, Sept. 22, the Congressmen will be featured in a discussion of social issues, moderated by Professor Autumn Quezada-Grant. All are welcome to attend, and students will receive a partial merit point.

Live@RWU Presents the Joe Locke Duo

Ticketing Information

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, ticket reservations are required for the Joe Locke Duo concert on October 15.

You can reserve tickets via the reservation forms below. 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.

After submitting the form, please check your email account for a confirmation email. That email will serve as your receipt. Please print the receipt and bring to the event with a valid photo ID that matches the name on the receipt.

Screening of "Lincoln"

In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war.

Director Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" (2012) dramatizes President Abraham Lincoln’s attempt to gain congressional approval for the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery in the United States and its territories.

James Tackach, a professor in the Department of English & Creative Writing, will provide a brief introduction to the film.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Special Viewing of "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" with Re-Enactors

Special viewing of the "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" exhibition, featuring personalized tours and Civil War re-enactors who will bring the exhibition to life with their stories. 

This event is part of a series of Roger Williams University sponsored programs – from faculty lectures to performing arts productions to a student project showcase – held in conjunction with the traveling exhibition: “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” on display in the University Library from September 23 to October 31. The exhibition is sponsored by the American Library Association in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities and based on the original exhibition developed by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Check PDQ calendar for a schedule of events. For more information, please visit http://library.rwu.edu/lib/events/lincoln-traveling-exhibit/.

Roger After Dark: Masking It

Roger After Dark Cosponsored with Intervarsity to bring you Masking It. There will be masquerade mask making with music provided by WQRI. Try to taste the difference between popular brand food and its store brand competitor, if you cant tell the difference just enjoy our nachos from a local business. Enjoy the night with friends and dance to the music with Intervarsity.