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RWU will operate at Level 3 beginning at 5:00 pm on Monday, meaning all classes and events at 5:00 pm or later on Monday are cancelled. University will move to Level 4 at 7:00 am on Tuesday, meaning all University operations are cancelled for Tuesday, and only Essential Services Personnel will be required to report, until further notice. Click here for complete details, including additional information on campus status, parking and safety information, and more.

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    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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    Friday, January 30, 2015
    Saturday, January 31, 2015
    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Campus Announcements

    Deadline Change for Spring 2015 Meal Plan

    Spring 2015 Meal Plan changes, additions and/or cancellations (in living areas where the meal plan is not required) may be submitted through Wednesday, February 4, until 4 p.m. To make meal plan changes, log into your MyRWU/Campus Portal account at https://portal.rwu.edu/CookieAuth.dll?GetLogon?curl=Z2F&reason=0&formdir=3 and click on the Services tab. You will see “Modify my Housing Meal Pan” located under the “Housing Lottery” tab located on the right side of the page.

    To learn more about meal plans, Hawk Dollars, or cost, please refer to the campus dining web site at http://www.rwu.edu/studentlife/residencelife/campusdining/plans/. For questions regarding Meal Plan changes, stop by the ID Office in Lower Commons, or the Department of Residence Life & Housing.

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    Leadership Opportunities Available in the Student Advocacy Office

    Student Advocate postitions are now available! Serve as a mentor to first-year students, and provide guidance and support as they transition to RWU. Gain valuable skills in leadership, teamwork, communication, and collaboration. For more information, visit our information sessions in the Upper Commons on January 27 (Tuesday) 11:00am-2:00pm and January 28 (Wednesday) 4:00pm-7:00pm.

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    In the "Name a Sandwich" Campaign, Cheryl Francis is a Big Cheese!

    Congratulations to Cheryl Francis of MNS, winner of the "Name A Sandwich" campaign. As the winner, Cheryl will work with RWU’s chef to create a unique sandwich and give it a special name. The sandwich will be featured in the Lower Commons, starting early February through the end of March. Best of all, Cheryl will receive one free sandwich per week during the promotion. The "Name A Sandwich" campaign was a big hit with over 40 new gifts to the University and RWU Law. Stay tuned to learn what Cheryl's sandwich creation will be. One thing for sure, it will be: C — CRUNCHY; H — HEALTHY; E — ENERGIZING; R — REALLY; Y — YUMMY; L — LUNCH.

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    Attention Seniors: Apply to be the 2015 Student Commencement Speaker!

    Student Commencement speaker applications are now available! Grab this amazing opportunity to be the student speaker at your own Commencement. Applications can be picked up at the following offices: Department of Residence Life and Housing, Student Programs and Leadership, or Conferences.

    The deadline to submit the completed application is Friday, February 13, at noon. If you have questions please contact Kathleen McMahon, Dean of Students, at kmcmahon@rwu.edu.

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    Parking Information for Spring 2015

    As a reminder: Visitor parking lots 11 (LOT BEHIND REC CENTER CLOSEST TO TURF FIELD) & 1 (admission/alumni house) are off limits at all times TO ALL STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

    All cars parked on the Roger Williams University campus that are owned or operated by employees or students of the University must have a parking permit affixed permanently to the outside lower left corner of the windshield (driver’s side). All cars without valid parking permits or permits not properly displayed may be cited and fined at least $30.00 and/or towed at owner/operator expense. Permit regulations are strictly enforced Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    If you are coming back from a semester abroad or if you have decided to bring a vehicle for the spring semester permits are available for $80. You can log on to your account at http://rwu.t2hosted.com. Once you do place your order, the permit is ready the next business day from the main entrance. Make sure you bring your ID and vehicle registration with you. Remember your login is your student ID number. For first time users, the password is the last 4 digits of your social.

    If you have forgotten your password or having difficulties, please contact parking@rwu.edu.

    If you are back from a semester abroad or a new transfer/commuter student, please DO read the rules and regulations! http://www.rwu.edu/about/university-offices/public-safety/parking/rules-regulations. The names of the parking lots have changed! Check out the map at: http://rwu.edu/sites/default/files/rwu_parking.pdf.

    If you were lucky enough to get a new car over the break and need to replace the one you have on file with the Parking and Transportation office, send an email to parking@rwu.edu with your new information. If you purchased a permit in the fall, your old permit will be deactivated and a new permit issued for your new vehicle (or windshield replacement). No charge for replacements!

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    Study Abroad Applications for Fall 2015 Due on March 2, 2015

    Study abroad applications for Fall 2015 are due on Monday, March 2, 2015. Come to GHH 119 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and hand in your application packets.

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    Fulbright Accepting Applications from University Administrators for 2-Week Seminar in Germany

    The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is currently accepting applications from university administrators for the International Education Administrators Program (IEA) in Germany in October 2015. This applies to university administrators with significant involvement in one of the following areas: international exchanges, career services, alumni affairs, or development and fundraising.

    This two-week seminar will help university administrators create empowering connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of Germany. The intensive itinerary will provide opportunities to network with counterparts, enhance understanding of European higher education, and brainstorm opportunities for collaboration with international colleagues. All grant activities will be in English and a PhD is not required.

    The application deadline is February 2, 2015. For more information, visit the Fulbright IEA website, or contact Kate Greene at the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs at kgreene@rwu.edu or x5391. Additional opportunities for faculty and students are available on the Fulbright Scholar website, and Fulbright Student program website.

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