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President’s Distinguished Lecture – Ambassador Andrew Young

Inauguration Week 2011 Event.

Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.

About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young

For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.

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.

Global Music Café: Ribab Fusion Acoustic Open Jam

A feverishly funky sign of a new era, Ribab Fusion celebrates Morocco’s Amazigh culture as it flies from '70s-style funk to Afropop vibes, from slow jams to high-energy call-and-response. The one-stringed bowed ribab weaves legacies of music past and present, sometimes gritty, sometimes soothing.

The Global Music Café Series is an opportunity to take a break from a busy week, and engage informally with musicians and music from around the world. This week, musicians are especially invited to join a musical dialogue with this great band. Anyone interested, musician or not, is welcome to drop by. 

The band is coming to Rhode Island thanks to FirstWorks, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. They'll be performing at FirstWorks’ Urban Carnavale on September 20 at 5:30 p.m., at Kennedy Plaza. For a taste of Ribab Fusion's work, watch this video of their song "Agadir Oufella" or their acoustic version of "Agadir Oufella."

Coming Out Day

OUTFest in the GHH Atrium from 3 to 5:00 p.m. Open to all students. Come enjoy games, food, and giveaways, as well as learn about National Coming Out Day. Co-sponsored by SAFE.

Mackenzie Pawliger Workshop (Trans* 101) in the School of Engineering, Room124, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Merit point program open to all students. Learn about gender and sexuality pertaining to trans-identity.

Open Mic Event in GHH G01 from 6 to 7 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come share your coming out story (even if it's for the first time!) and show support for LGBTQ-identifying members of the RWU community.

Candlelight Vigil on the lawn behind GHH from 7 to 8 p.m. Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come honor the voices not heard, and reflect on the events of the day.

Information about Coming Out Day and the day's events will be available at a table in the Commons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Unity Day

How will you make a difference in your community? What matters to you? Are you someone who believes in equality and social justice? Do you want to learn more about diversity on campus and get a chance to meet students who share the same passions, interests and values as you? Be part of our second annual RWU Leadership Unity Day!

At Leadership Unity Day, you will:

• Form lasting memories with your classmates over faculty workshops, meals, games, and other fun activities!

• Meet other students who want to engage in diversity and social justice issues and who want to become involved in social change at RWU.

• Be introduced to student leaders that are engaged in social justice already and get a chance to learn about involvement opportunities through Student Programs and Leadership and the Intercultural Center. 

Live@RWU Presents the Johnny O'Neal Trio [Sold Out]

Ticketing Information

Due to high demand for the Live@RWU series and a limited seating capacity in Global Heritage Hall, tickets for the Johnny O’Neal concert are now sold out.

However – in the event that there are no-show ticket holders – we will do our best to accommodate guests if any seats are empty at the concert’s start time.

For those without tickets who are still interested in attending, please show up outside Global Heritage Hall no later than 7:15 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 17. We will accommodate as many additional guests as seating capacity allows.

About Johnny O'Neal

After an early career playing gospel piano in churches near his native Detroit, Johnny O’Neal began a lifelong exploration of jazz in 1976. In the early 1980s, he burst onto New York City’s jazz scene with such touch, unparalleled command of tunes and love of performing that he’s still the hottest ticket today.

From Seaweed to Secret Passageways: Beyond the Pages of RWU Magazine Issue 10

June 24, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. -- Wanted more between the pages of RWU Magazine's spring issue? Us, too! Whether you're enjoying your issue of RWU poolside, lakeside or surfside, here is some extra content to sink your teeth into -- from seaweed recipes to misunderstood zombies. 

And, while you revel in the relaxation of summer break, we'll be hard at work creating the next issue. As always, we want to hear from you, our readers. Let us know how you like the current magazine and send us your story ideas at Happy reading!

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Seniors and Alumni Honored as Advocates for Diversity, Inclusion

May 15, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I. – With smiles on their faces beaming as bright as the sun shining through the Global Heritage Hall atrium, student leaders who have dedicated their pursuits to promoting inclusivity and social justice across the campus community were honored this morning for their unrelenting advocacy.

In a poignant ceremony that united seniors, alumni, administrators and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of both the graduating students and departing Associate Dean Ande Diaz – who for seven years has served as director of the Intercultural Center – Vice President of Student Affairs John King presented stoles to 22 seniors who were recognized for their commitment to intercultural learning, collaborative spirit and ethics of campus inclusivity.

Partnership to Aid in Cultivating Diverse Vendors for National Grid, CVS

April 11, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – At a one-of-a-kind “Power of Connections” event hosted today by National Grid Rhode Island and CVS Caremark, leaders from the two organizations joined in unveiling a sponsorship program for local diverse business owners, created in partnership with the Professional Education Center at the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies.

The program will send selected candidates – all of whom will be potential vendors in the supply chains for National Grid or CVS Caremark who run diverse businesses (primarily women-, minority- or veteran-owned) – to a two-part “CEO Master Series” curriculum designed and offered by the Professional Education Center. The goal is that the skills and knowledge acquired will enhance the participating firms’ résumés and better position them to win contracts.

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