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April 19, 2017
(All day)
Rogers Free Library, Bristol
The Women of Bristol Exhibition, organized by Roger Williams University Archivist Heidi Benedict, is the first ever exhibit-oriented collaboration between nearly all of Bristol’s historic, arts and cultural institutions. The exhibition brings together a unique collection of objects, including cooking and sailing implements, artwork, photographs, books, and other written material. The exhibit opens in the Rogers Free Library entrance gallery at 525 Hope Street on April 1 and will be available for viewing during library hours until April 30. It is free and open to the public.
April 19, 2017
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
University Library
The Student Academic Symposium and Honors (SASH) provides a forum for students to present their scholarly and creative work before an audience of peers. There are standing displays all week, as well as morning and afternoon sessions consisting of students’ poster presentations; and afternoon and evening sessions consisting of concurrent sessions that include students’ thesis, capstone and other paper or project presentations, panel discussions, displays of design work, exhibitions of visual and multimedia artifacts, performing arts recitals, literary readings, theatrical performances, and spotlighting of Community Partnership Center projects. SASH will be held Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19.
April 19, 2017
8:30 am - 3:45 pm
RWU SCS & Providence Public Library, Providence, R.I.
Hosted by Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies, the #TURNUPRI Youth Summit brings together some of the best and brightest middle and high school students to focus on leadership development, empowerment and career opportunities. The summit provides opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, and learn from leaders in the field.This year’s keynote speaker is the New York Times Best-Selling Author I’m Judging You, Luvvie Ajayi. Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.
April 19, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admissions House
Our Spring Open Houses allow visitors to completely customize an itinerary based on topics of interest to them, including sessions ranging from Athletics and Study Abroad to application tips, how to choose a college major and more! Visitors will have the opportunity to sit in on a mock class, take a student-led campus tour, experience our top-ranked dining options at lunch and find out more about the Admission and Financial Aid processes.
April 19, 2017
12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Campus Recreation Center (Dance Studio A)
All members of the RWU community are invited to this weekly group aimed at helping you to better cope with the stressors of the modern world. Both eastern and western teachings will be utilized and the sessions will incorporate gentle stretching, meditation, imagery, deep breathing and relaxation training. The class will be led by Counselor Debbie Knapman from the RWU Center for Counseling and Student Development. Please feel free to join us if you are interested in learning and practicing these age-old approaches. Please wear comfortable clothing.
April 19, 2017
3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GHH 01 & University Library (Mary Tefft White Cultural Center)
The 12th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival created by Roger Williams University in partnership with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) kicks off April 17th and runs through the 23rd. Kicking off the festival will be a screening of the award-winning documentary "Pell" by director Steven Feinberg that chronicles the creation of the Pell Educational Grants. This year’s programming features over 60 films from across the world including Academy Award nominees and winners, numerous world and US Premieres; panel discussions/symposia; visiting filmmakers and student film showcases. The event will conclude with the Spring 2017 Soforenko Foundation Film/Speaker Series On The Jewish Experience on April 18, 20 and 23. The sidebar program on The Jewish Experience will feature short films, documentary, media and guest speakers. This year’s programming explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel, across the globe and the Holocaust through 15 premiere films.
April 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
GHH 01
Come and meet Robert Capron. Learn how a kid from Rhode Island gained national prominence in an iconic role that defined a generation and lived to tell about it. Discover what it takes to work in the entertainment industry as a child actor and transition to adult roles. Moderated by RWU Professor George T. Marshall, Executive Director, Flickers. For fans of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, he was Rowley Jefferson. Now he’s a full-time student at Brown University and has an ongoing role in the ABC series “Elementary.” This event is part of the 12th Annual Roving Eye International Film Festival. For a full listing of the festival schedule, please visit