BRISTOL, R.I., – As part of the Fund for Civic Activities established in 2007 when Roger Williams University and the Town of Bristol agreed to a 20-year “memorandum of understanding” accord, the Town of Bristol / Roger Williams University Cooperative Committee has awarded $11,550 in grant funds to 10 local nonprofits and organizations.
The awards conclude the 14th cycle of biannual FCA awards, which were created to enhance the civic experience of Bristol residents, extend RWU’s commitment to active community engagement and provide support to local organizations. The University pledged $25,000 annually in FCA grants and to date has distributed $194,451 to support nearly 130 projects and initiatives.
Selections are made by the 12-person Cooperative Committee, which comprises individuals from both the Town and the University. The complete list of awards for this grant cycle includes:
GoingPro is a professional development conference geared toward college students. As keynote speaker, Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America, Inc., will share his success story as well as provide key pointers and tips. Panels will follow focusing on social media, first impressions, life after the undergraduate experience, and entrepreneurship.
This conference will provide networking opportunities as well as inspiration and motivation to encourage attendees to achieve future success in professional settings. Students at many stages of their career exploration and from a wide variety of majors will find this information useful.
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee of $20.00. To register, visit RWUGoingPro.com.
BRISTOL, R.I. – During the trans-Atlantic voyage that for centuries forcibly transported Africans overseas to the New World to be sold as slaves, more than 2 million Africans perished in the journey’s infamous Middle Passage. Conditions were so deplorable that historian John Henrik Clarke has said, “If the Atlantic were to dry up, it would reveal a scattered pathway of human bones, African bones, marking the various routes of the Middle Passage.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 28, members of the Roger Williams University community and the general public are invited to join Ann Chinn, founder and executive director of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, and Emily Kugler of the project’s Boston’s chapter to learn about their mission to honor those who died during the Middle Passage.
BRISTOL, R.I. – Sunny skies prevailed over sparkling waters Friday when the Roger Williams University community gathered with the Board of Trustees and the U.S. Congressional Delegation of Rhode Island to officially dedicate the Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center – a completely donor-funded waterfront facility that will serve as home to the national powerhouse RWU sailing team and an educational facility for students of all ages from across campus and the Ocean State.
“In many ways, the Mount Hope Bay is both our unfair advantage and our responsibility,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Lisa Raiola. “Its beauty is often the thing that attracts students and others to our campus, and its proximity reminds us every day that we need to take care of it. With the new Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, we have created access to the bay for competition, recreation and conservation.”
BRISTOL, R.I. – With a pledge to steward the significant collection of trees on campus and to contribute urban forestry expertise on planting efforts with community partners across Rhode Island, Roger Williams University has become an internationally accredited arboretum.
The University earned the arboretum credential from the Morton Arboretum’s ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program – which establishes standards and guidelines for arboreta around the world – in recognition of the collection of trees on the Bristol campus, which is home to more than 30 species of native and specimen trees.
The Roger Williams University Arboretum claims the distinction of being one of only two college campuses in RhodeIsland – and joining a select group of 14 other colleges and universities in New England – to earn ArbNet accreditation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A month after the public launch of Roger’s Revolution – a bold new initiative to make a significant difference in Rhode Island’s economic future while equipping students with the experiences and skills that today’s employers demand – Roger Williams University gathered with community partners in the heart of the Capital City to celebrate the collaborative work of students and faculty in local communities.
Held at the Providence Public Library – the University’s soon-to-be neighbor, with its expanded campus at One Empire Plaza set for occupancy late next spring – the Community Engagement Celebration illustrated the myriad ways the University is fulfilling its innovative new core purpose – To Strengthen Society through Engaged Teaching and Learning – and singular goal – To Build the University the World Needs Now – to enhance the education of its students and make a meaningful impact in Rhode Island.