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  • How to Use PDQ@RWU As Your Own Resource

    Do you have an event on campus that you want people to know about? Or have an announcement to share with the RWU campus community?

    As a part of the Roger Williams community, PDQ@RWU is your resource to post university events and announcements that have broad appeal to the primary audiences on campus – students, faculty and staff. Events and announcements on PDQ@RWU are user generated – which means it’s up to you to add your event to the calendar or submit an announcement.

    Events must be open to attendance by anyone in the RWU community, and in some cases, the greater public. A campus announcement must be informational in nature and intended for the campus community.

    Not all events and announcements, however, will qualify for publication. For example, because club meetings represent a small audience on campus, those are not published to the University Events calendar; and solicitations via campus announcements are not accepted.

    So how do you know if you should submit an event or a campus announcement?

    Whether it’s a pep rally, art show or lecture hosted by an academic department, if it takes place on campus at a scheduled time and date, then it’s an event. Submit an event listing here to ensure that your event will appear on the University Events calendar and in the appropriate edition of the PDQ Pulse. (For more on the PDQ Pulse, read here.)

    A campus announcement is a vehicle to send messages to the RWU community. It’s a way to inform students about a Fulbright Fellowship opportunity or an on-campus internship or work-study position. To update the campus community when a facility’s regularly scheduled hours of operation will change, or communicate the deadline for submitting study abroad applications. Campus announcements can be submitted here for inclusion on both the Campus Announcements page of PDQ@RWU and for one-time publication in the PDQ Pulse.

    Now that you know, submit your events and announcements today! For more on the policies and guidelines, read here.

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  • Mindful Roger, a Weekly Moment of Meditation, Quiet and Intercession

    "Mindful Roger: Meditation, Quiet, Intercession" begins on Thursday afternoons on March 9, from 12:00-12:30 p.m. in CAS 126. Sometimes we all need a place just to stop and re-engage the heart, mind, and soul. Join us for a new offering from the Spiritual Life Office each week on Thursdays from 12:00-12:30 p.m. in CAS 126. Mindful Roger is a time for meditation, quiet reflection, and intercession. Sessions will include music, readings, the naming of concerns, and quiet. Led by Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, University Multifaith Chaplain and Director, Office of Spiritual Life. For more information, email nsoukup@rwu.edu.

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  • Lifeguard Re-Certification Course Available in April

    The university will be holding a lifeguard re-certification course on April 1, 2, 8, 9. Open to only RWU students, faculty, and staff. Cost is $260. Anyone interested in taking the re-certification course please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/JWIu6e9HhvCMMmzG3/. 

    If you have any further questions, contact Aquatics Coordinator, Matt Emmert via e-mail at memmert@rwu.edu.

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  • Now Hiring Waterfront Monitors for the Summer

    Are you going to be on campus this summer or in the Bristol area? We are hiring Waterfront Safety Monitors who oversee the kayak and paddleboarding program. Interested candidates must have powerboating experience and current CPR certification. If you're interested, please email Amanda Callahan at acallahan@rwu.edu.

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  • Be a Part of Earth Fest 2017 on April 21!

    The RWU Eco-Reps will be hosting our annual EarthFest 2017 in celebration of Earth Day (which is on April 22). It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. out on D’Angelo Common (on the quad in front of the Library).

    Every year we urge all members of the RWU and Bristol community to get involved in any way that they can in order to have the best celebration possible. Your activity at Earth Fest need not promote sustainability, per se. The only guideline for participants is that their activity, presentation or performance be electricity-free and as Eco-Friendly as possible. We won’t let anyone plug in, but using a portable, battery-powered amp would be fine.

    Do you play an acoustic instrument? Dance? Want to show everyone your artwork/photography? Maybe you want to demonstrate a cool “green” class project. Maybe you want to sell your artwork, photos or crafts that you’ve created. That’s fine. We’ll give you a 6-foot table and chairs and we won’t charge you a vendor fee. Come join us! You may begin setting up any time after 10 AM. You may perform, present, showcase or sell items for any length of time from 11 to 2. You can use the whole three-hours or perform something for 5 or 10 minutes…..whatever works for you. There is no expectation that you be there the whole time, but if you want to be, you can.

    In the past, we have had local vendors sell their handcrafted goods, the Dance Club perform, Musicians’ Guild play acoustic music, Marine Bio faculty shucking and giving away fresh oysters, as well as various petitions and activities such as planting flowers, Bon Appetit food tastings, games and presentations of class projects.

    This is our invitation to YOU to participate and join us in celebrating Earth Day. Maybe you have an idea about something that you might like to do, but you’re not quite sure how to make it happen. Contact Scott Yonan at syonan@rwu.edu and he’ll help you figure it out. FYI – The COW will be back again this year! At least come on out and meet her!

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  • Second Native American Service-Learning Program

    In June, students will travel to Tuba City, Arizona, in the summer to take part in a week-long, service-learning experience within Navajo Nation. The trip is being organized by RWU's Office of Spiritual Life, Intercultural Center, and History Department, in collaboration with the global service-learning organization, Amizade (www.amizade.org).

    During the first summer school session (May 23-June 20), Professor Charlotte Carrington Farmer will teach "Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America (History 351)," which explores the early history of eastern tribes as well as the Navajo in the southwest. During the last week of classes, students will take what they have learned in the classroom to Navajo Nation to offer service and experience cultural immersion within the tribal setting. Those in the course will receive three academic credits for the course and an additional one credit for the field work.

    Students who are unable to take the course but are interested in the service component of the trip are welcome to join the group.   

    This is the second time RWU students have gone to Navajo Nation. In 2015, their service included installing roofing on a new building to be used for the collection of goods and clothing and helping to rehab a home for a tribal member.

    Fundraising is underway for the 2017 trip to help reduce the overall cost of the trip, which is $2,200 per student. The Alumni Office has provided a funding page, Navajo Nation, to encourage online donations.

    For more information about the course and service-learning experience, as well as funding, please contact Rev. Nancy Hamlin Soukup, nsoukup@rwu.edu.


    Particpants from the RWU Navajo Nation 2015 Service-Learning Trip

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  • Quiet Mind "Yoga"

    All members of the RWU community are invited to this weekly group aimed at helping you to better cope with the stressors of the modern world. Both eastern and western teachings will be utilized and the sessions will incorporate gentle stretching, meditation, imagery, deep breathing and relaxation training. The class will be led by Counselor Debbie Knapman from the RWU Center for Counseling and Student Development. Meetings will be held at the Recreation Center, Dance Studio Room A (where the group exercise programs are held) on Wednesdays from 12:10pm to 1:00pm. Please feel free to join us if you are interested in learning and practicing these age-old approaches. Please wear comfortable clothing. For more information, email dknapman@rwu.edu.

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