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Governor Chafee to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

April 7, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.  – In celebration of the growing array of projects in which RWU students and faculty are partnering with civic and nonprofit organizations to improve quality of life in the State, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will address the Roger Williams University class of 2014 and receive an honorary degree during Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 17.

“Because so many of our Class of 2014 graduates have participated in project-based learning experiences across Rhode Island’s cities and towns, Governor Chafee’s participation in Commencement will be particularly meaningful,” says RWU President Donald J. Farish. “For me, it is simply an honor and a privilege to invite someone I admire and respect to join us on the Commencement platform to celebrate our students’ crowning achievement – graduation.”

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Emerging Jazz Superstar Aaron Diehl to Play Live at RWU on April 16

March 26, 2014

BRISTOL, R.I.At just 29 years old, Aaron Diehl – a “smart young pianist with a fastidious grasp of jazz traditions,” according to the New York Times – has set the music world ablaze with three critically acclaimed records in just five years.

Hot off the heels of his most recent release, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (2013), Diehl and his trio are set to take the stage on Wednesday, April 16, for an intimate performance that will appeal to lifelong jazz enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Part of the emerging Live at RWU series at Roger Williams University – which hosted jazz legend Freddy Cole and virtuoso saxophonist Harry Allen last November – the free, open-to-the-public concert is offered in association with the Newport Jazz Festival.

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RWU Earth Fest 2014

Join the RWU Eco-Reps and Bon Appetit for Earth Fest 2014 to celebrate Earth Day. Festivities include live music from Musicians’ Guild and Drastic Measures, food, crafts and games, preparing seedlings for transplant in public parks in Providence, and an electric car on view. Additionally, there will be petitions available to sign to make RI the first state to ban plastic bags. 

Roger After Dark & Honors: BreakFast Club

Roger After Dark cosponsored with the Honors Program presents Breakfast Club. There will be a trivia competition and breakfast foods from a local restaurant.