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    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    Campus Announcements

    Roger Williams Alumni Association Invites Faculty and Staff to the Red Sox

    Greetings RWU Community!

    The Roger Williams Alumni Association would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to join us for the annual Boston Red Sox event at Fenway Park on Saturday, August 16, as the Sox take on the Houston Astros. Tickets are $75, which includes admission to the game and a private reception with food at the House of Blues across from the ballpark. Tickets are going fast, so don’t wait too long to take advantage of this exclusive offer. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit our registration page. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the game! 

    Questions? Email 


    Convocation 2014 Faculty Regalia Rentals - Deadline: August 11

    Convocation is just around the corner on Saturday, August 23. If you will be attending Convocation this year, please let the Bookstore know by MONDAY, AUGUST 11. The Bookstore will be placing their Convocation order to their regalia vendor on Tuesday, August 12. To place your order, contact the Bookstore via telephone at (401) 254-3036, or email Thank you!


    Parking Permits Available for Sale on August 1

    The Department of Public Safety Traffic Control Office will issue parking permits for a fee of $160.00 to authorized individuals. Parking permits can be sent directly to your home between August 1-22 using Permit Direct. It is essential that you make sure your home address is correct as it is mailed directly to your address that is selected. DO NOT SHIP TO 1 OLD FERRY ROAD OR YOUR CAMPUS ADDRESS.

    If you wish to pick up your permit at school, wait until after August 22 to order. Any permits purchased after that time maybe issued in the Campus Recreation Center during the first week of school.

    A Parking Permit will be obtained upon completion of a web-based parking permit application at Undergraduate students will be limited to one active permit. Parking permits must be renewed on a yearly basis. Resident freshman students are not authorized to have or operate vehicles on campus at any time. All first year students are considered freshman regardless of academic standing. Students must read the Rules and Regulations at

    Note the parking lot names have been changed. The map that you receive with your Permit Direct permit will NOT have the new names, but all areas remain the same. The rules and regulations online do reflect the new names of the parking lots. All students will be issued a new map via their university mail boxes.

    Best regards,
    Catherine Tobin
    Manager of Parking and Transportation
    Department of Public Safety
    Roger Williams University
    Bristol, RI 02809
    Phone 401-254-3703
    Fax 401-254-3397


    RWU International Friendship Family Program

    The Intercultural Center is looking for faculty, staff, and members of our community to join our RWU International Friendship Family Program (formerly known as Host Family).

    This program provides new international students with an opportunity for friendship and involvement with an American family. It was developed to help ease the transition for students coming to the U.S. for the first time and adjusting to college and American life. Everyone involved has the enriching experience of a cultural exchange and a new perspective about the world.
    International Friendship families do not provide housing of any kind or financial assistance. Furthermore, friendship families are not obligated to pay for the costs or expenses associated with the particular activity but certainly have the option to do so; for example, the cost of a movie ticket or the cost of the bowling rental. International Friendship families can invite students for dinners, holiday celebrations, cultural events, sporting events or family outings.

    To sign up, please contact Juliane Shindo, the Assistant Director of International Student Affairs at the Intercultural Center, at


    Information on Submitting Events and Campus Announcements to PDQ

    Submissions of events and campus announcements to PDQ@RWU have been temporarily discontinued while we are working to repair some issues with the website. In the meantime, please send the full information of what you need posted as an event or campus announcement to and the site administrator will post it as soon as possible.


    Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit at RWU on Aug. 1

    The RWU Law Alumni Association is proud to co-sponsor the 16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit on August 1. ClerkBase will be streaming this presentation live over the internet and a link will be available on the Attorney General’s website. The program is certified for a total of 3.5 R.I. Continuing Legal Education Credits (zero ethics credits).

    Individuals who would like to attend the Open Government Summit need to register with the Office of Attorney General. Seating is limited. Registration for the event can be made calling 401-274-4400, Ext. 2101, or by sending an email to Pre-registration is not required for those who intend to stream live. Individuals may submit questions in advance and will be answered during the Q&A portion of the Summit at

    Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. on August 1, an the summit begins at 9 a.m. in the RWU Law School Appellate Courtroom, room 283. Attorneys must be physically present at Roger Williams University School of Law to obtain CLE credits. For more information, visit


    Host an ELS Language Center International Student In Your Home

    The ELS Language Center is seeking an individual or family to host an 18-year-old (soon-to-be 19-year-old) male student from Turkey from August 20 through September 13, 2014. This student does not smoke. Seeking a dog-free or small dog home. You will receive $840 a month — $1680 for the total experience. You provide a private room, most meals (not lunch during the week) and English conversation practice. Please call/email Sheila at 401-536-3092 or for more info.


    Lifeguards Needed for RWU Pool Re-Opening

    The pool will be re-opening for community swim Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Monday, July 21. We are looking for 1-2 lifeguards to help staff the swim; current lifeguard certifications required. Please e-mail Matt Emmert, Aquatics Coordinator, at if you are interested in the position.


    Great On-Campus Job Opportunity for Students

    The Office of Annual Giving is looking for top-notch students to join the Annual Fund Phonathon program as Student Development Representatives. Student Development Representatives contact Roger Williams University alumni and parents to update them on campus events, answer questions, provide information about the Annual Fund and solicit gifts in support of the University’s initiatives.

    Representatives beginning in the fall of 2014 will earn $8.25 per hour, with opportunities to earn incentive bonuses and advance in later semesters. Students should expect to gain valuable communication skills, as well as the opportunity to network with RWU constituents.

    To apply for the position, please visit on or before Thursday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the phonathon management team at


    Dining Operating Hours for Summer

    Upper Commons

    Thursday, May 15
    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch (non-graduates only): 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Graduates have a Senior BBQ)
    Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    *Continuous Service is available*

    Friday, May 16
    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    *Continuous Service is available*

    Saturday, May 17 to Saturday, May 24: Closed

    Sunday, May 18: Dinner only, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    On Monday, May 26, summer hours begin for seven days a week:
    Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


    Thursday, May 15: Continental breakfast only, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    (This is the last day of operation for the summer)

    Hawk’s Nest

    Wednesday, May 14: closes at 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday, May 15: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Friday, May 16: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    * The Hawk’s Nest will be closed for most of the summer with the exception of Orientation days*

    Lower Commons

    Wednesday, May 14: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18: Closed

    Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 23:
    Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Monday through Friday hours begin Tuesday, May 27 through mid-August:
    Continental Breakfast (*May 27 through June 24 only): 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Closed weekends, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July

    Global Café and Café Express

    Wednesday, May 14: closes for the summer at 2:00 p.m.

    Law School Bistro

    Friday, May 9: closes for the summer at 2:00 p.m.


    Wednesday, May 14: closes at 8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16: closed
    Saturday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    (This is the last day of operation for the summer)