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Students Engineer Solution to Public Health Issue in Dominican Republic

March 16, 2016

Valle Nuevo, Dominican Republic – For their inaugural service project, Roger Williams University’s Engineers Without Borders student club traveled deep into the mountains of northern Dominican Republic last week to provide a design solution for a serious public health issue.

Their task was to replace open-fire cooking – which has been causing chronic respiratory illness in women and children in Valle Nuevo – with an inexpensive, efficient method that channeled smoke outdoors. It was an effort that kicked off last fall via the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), which matched the club’s expertise to a community need at one of the nonprofit’s project sites around the globe.

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Homecoming & Family Weekend: Career Center Open House

Meet the staff of the Career Center and tour the homey farmhouse. Enjoy complimentary beverages, receive resources to assist your job hunt, and take a break to get warm and relax.

Webinar: "Students on the Autism Spectrum in our Campus Community"

Student Accessibility Services invites you to participate in a special program — a live webinar with Dr. Jane Brown titled, "Students on the Autism Spectrum in our Campus Community." The webinar will be screened on Wednesday, Nov 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. in FCAS 162.

Students on the autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome) are attending college in increasing numbers. Students with autism add diversity and richness to a University and also bring some challenges to the classrooms and residence halls. Please join SAS as we gather members of the campus community from all departments: Faculty, Student Affairs/Life; Residence Life, and other support service offices. The program will include: Brief Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome; Management strategies for working/interacting with students in your classroom, residence halls, clubs and orgs, Library, etc.; Q&A – share your concern or case with Dr. Brown. 

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Comedian Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund has performed her non-yelling brand of comedy nationally at colleges, clubs, and festivals such as Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Moon Tower, Women in Comedy, SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA, and frequently tours with Comedy Central on Campus and with Girl Code/Guy Code on Campus. She was a New Face for the 2013 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was on the official line up for FOX’s 2013 Night of Comedy. Her credits include appearances on NEW GIRL (FOX), BETAS (Amazon original series), GIRL CODE (MTV), @MIDNIGHT (Comedy Central), a role in the film THE INTERVIEW (Sony), and is currently recurring on SILICON VALLEY (HBO). She has performed stand-up on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY (Comedy Central) as well as THE UCB SHOW (Seeso). Alice will next be seen as a series regular on the TBS series PEOPLE OF EARTH, and this summer she also stars opposite Zac Efron, Adam Devine and Anna Kendrick in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming film MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES. Doors will open at 7:45 p.m. This is a PG-13 performance.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Autumn Fest

After enjoying the lunch, join us at Autumn Festival. Activities hosted by our student groups include carnival games, arts & crafts, and caricatures just to name a few. Live music performance by local band TRIAD as well as a few student vocal and dance groups. Free food vendors will be throughout the area for you to sample more fresh local fare. *A few of our student groups will be fundraising for local charities.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: King and Queen Coronation

Share in the Homecoming tradition of crowning the Homecoming King and Queen as this campus tradition kicks off the Autumn Fest afternoon.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Autumn Luncheon

Enjoy an all-campus autumn-themed lunch in the Campus Recreation Center. This is a ticketed event.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: 5K Race

Join the RWU Cross Country team as they led off the Homecoming 5K Road Race! This on-campus race is open to all parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff. For the second year in a row the bystander intervention program Green Dot will be featured at this year’s Road Race.

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Midnight Madness

Sponsored by Campus Entertainment Network, come out and show your Hawk Pride for RWU Athletics! Cheer on our winter sports teams at a night of high energy music, dancing, competitions and prizes. Midnight Madness is for students, family, and alumni to show their RWU spirit!

Homecoming & Family Weekend: Casino Night

Come enjoy the excitement and the feel of a real casino at Casino Night — without the worries of losing your shirt! Sit down at one of the many gaming tables which will include blackjack, roulette, Caribbean poker, or “go all in” at Texas hold ’em. Don’t miss this opportunity to feel like a high roller or just come and join us for an evening of fun. Casino Night will also have a Dance Dance Revolution Tournament and photo booth.