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Turkey Basket Judging

Judging for the Feinstein Center's annual Turkey Basket competition begins promptly at 4 p.m. and snacks will be provided to spread the holiday spirit. The contest helps those less fortunate in our community by providing Bristol/Warren families with complete holiday meals. All baskets will be donated to the East Bay Food Pantry, which has over 2,000 clients and is constantly growing. Prizes will awarded to the baskets based on: Quality, Quantity, & Creativity. All winners will receive a $75 restaurant gift card.

Military and Veteran Support Workshop

The School of Continuing Studies will be hosting a workshop on how to best support military and veteran students in the classroom and across the university. Micaela Black, of the Veterans Administration, and Dr. Jennifer Lambert, who specializes in Behavioral Health for returning veterans, will be co-presenting this workshop. This event is intended for faculty and staff.  

Election Day Upshot: Individuals from RWU, RWU Law Earn Key Offices

November 7, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Election Day 2014 was cause for pride at Roger Williams University, which saw five of its own capture (or recapture) key statewide offices and mayoral appointments, along with 10 seats in the Rhode Island General Assembly. Among the more visible election victories:

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Ferguson Forum Shines a Spotlight on Racism in America

November 3, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – The issues of inequality, racism and oppression plaguing portions of America’s black communities were catapulted to national attention late this summer with the death of an unarmed black teenager, sparking months of turmoil between police officers and protesting citizens in Ferguson, Mo. In a recent campus forum in Global Heritage Hall, more than 70 students and faculty members gathered to share their views on these topics and to attempt to make sense of the events in Ferguson.

Craft Fair

Check out the talent of RWU students, staff and faculty members at the annual Craft Fair. In past years, crafters have offered jewelry, food, soaps, warm hats and mittens, and more. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided for all. All money raised from vendors' purchasing of tables will be donated to Toys for Tots. Questions can be directed to the Student Programs and Leadership Office at studentprograms@rwu.edu.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Student Veterans Alliance, Military and Veterans Law Association, Cramer's Saber Battalion ROTC cadets and President Donald Farish in honoring our veterans with a ceremony in front of the Administration Building. Please join us in honoring those within our community who have served. The ceremony will include remarks by Dr. Farish, invocation by the Reverend Nancy Soukup, a performance by student group Drastic Measures, and serving as master of ceremonies will be Kevin Hayden, Director of Study Abroad Programs. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Conole, RWU Career Advisor. Conole, an NROTC graduate from Holy Cross, is a US Navy veteran and has subsequently worked as a civilian with the US Coast Guard before joining the University. For more information, contact Scott Yonan at syonan@rwu.edu or 401-254-3389.

In the event of inclement weather, the cermeony will be held inisde the Global Heritage Hall Atrium.

CPC Tackles 27 Community Projects this Fall

October 29, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – With the fall semester in full swing, more than 27 new projects are now underway from the Community Partnerships Center (CPC) at Roger Williams University, including a wide scope of new ventures – from potentially expanding the Crompton Library in West Warwick to revising an affordable housing plan in Lincoln. Latino Public Radio, GrowSmart Rhode Island and the Providence Public Library are among the new project partners that have joined the growing list of area nonprofits that have collaborated with RWU faculty and students on a variety of community initiatives that will benefit cities and towns throughout Southeastern New England.

Homecoming & Family Weekend to Feature Fun, Friends

October 21, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – Whether you’re a dedicated Hawk who never leaves campus or an alumnus/a seeking to reconnect with old friends, get ready to turn up your blue and gold at Homecoming and Family Weekend! The celebration that conjures RWU pride in students, alumni, families and faculty/staff alike will take place from October 24 to 26. 

Finding something fun to do this weekend won’t be hard – with a jam-packed schedule of lively events, there’s something for everyone. Get in the Hawk frame of mind by supporting winter sports teams at the Midnight Madness pep rally, or by attending any number of games and matches happening on campus. Alumni can revisit their college sports days by playing in the Alumni Softball Game or registering for the Homecoming 5K Race, which is also open to all students, families, and faculty. Families can get to know the area better with tours of campus and of scenic Bristol, and by noshing on candy apples at Autumn Fest on the Commons Quad. Special musical and comedic performances will also be an option for entertainment.

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Grant Writing Workshop

Interested in applying for federal, state, or foundation grants but don’t know where to start? Have a great research or program idea and want to explore how to write a grant for external funding? Join us for a Grant Writing Workshop for faculty and administrators presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Workshop topics include: how to find grant opportunities; tips for improving your chances for funding; elements of a strong proposal; developing a budget; grant policies and procedures at RWU and next steps after receiving an award notification. Participants will receive a binder that includes sample proposals, grantwriting tips, resources for identifying grant opportunities, and RWU guidelines.