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    Saturday, October 22, 2016
    Saturday, October 22, 2016
    Saturday, October 22, 2016
    Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Campus Announcements

    Registration Still Open for RWU Student Humanitarian Summit this Sunday

    “Shaping RWU’s Response to the Global Humanitarian Crisis” - Join other concerned RWU community members to hear what initiatives are underway and in the works to help those in dire need internationally, and in RWU's backyard, due to global humanitarian challenges. Forge new collaborations, an agenda for moving forward and to build more projects and partnerships over the coming year. Keynote Mike Niconchuk will share perspectives from working with refugees in Jordan, Greece, Germany and Canada, through programmatic, policy, and brain science paradigms (including specific interventions that promote participation and agency through first person storytelling such as #MEWeSyria ( Please register for our meal count, and to share materials informally in the lunch and learn showcase at the Humanitarian Summit Registration Page. For more information visit: Roger for Refugees Facebook Event.


    How to Use PDQ@RWU As Your Own Resource

    Do you have an event on campus that you want people to know about? Or have an announcement to share with the RWU campus community?

    As a part of the Roger Williams community, PDQ@RWU is your resource to post university events and announcements that have broad appeal to the primary audiences on campus – students, faculty and staff. Events and announcements on PDQ@RWU are user generated – which means it’s up to you to add your event to the calendar or submit an announcement.

    Events must be open to attendance by anyone in the RWU community, and in some cases, the greater public. A campus announcement must be informational in nature and intended for the campus community.

    Not all events and announcements, however, will qualify for publication. For example, because club meetings represent a small audience on campus, those are not published to the University Events calendar; and solicitations via campus announcements are not accepted.

    So how do you know if you should submit an event or a campus announcement?

    Whether it’s a pep rally, art show or lecture hosted by an academic department, if it takes place on campus at a scheduled time and date, then it’s an event. Submit an event listing here to ensure that your event will appear on the University Events calendar and in the appropriate edition of the PDQ Pulse. (For more on the PDQ Pulse, read here.)

    A campus announcement is a vehicle to send messages to the RWU community. It’s a way to inform students about a Fulbright Fellowship opportunity or an on-campus internship or work-study position. To update the campus community when a facility’s regularly scheduled hours of operation will change, or communicate the deadline for submitting study abroad applications. Campus announcements can be submitted here for inclusion on both the Campus Announcements page of PDQ@RWU and for one-time publication in the PDQ Pulse.

    Now that you know, submit your events and announcements today! For more on the policies and guidelines, read here.


    Join a Webinar on "Students on the Autism Spectrum in our Campus Community" on Nov. 9

    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.

    Jane Thierfeld Brown is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study, Yale Medical School, Director of College Autism Spectrum and former Director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has worked in Disability Services for 37 years. She holds an Ed.D from Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Brown consults with many families, students, school districts and institutions of higher education. Dr. Brown has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS News and NPR. She has co- authored “Student with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals” (2009), “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum” (2012), and “Behavior Management and Self-Regulation” (2012), along with many textbook chapters and articles. Dr. Brown is married and has three children, the youngest being a 24-year-old son with autism.

    Please call Student Accessibility Services if you have questions about the program at x3841.


    Grant Writing Workshops for Faculty and Administrators on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26

    Interested in applying for federal, state, or foundation grants but don’t know where to start? Have a great research or program idea and want to explore how to write a grant for external funding? Join us for one of the Grant Writing Workshops for faculty and administrators presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 25 from 9:00-10:30 in SE115 and Wednesday, October 26 from 9:00-10:30 in SE 115 (same content both days). 

    Workshop topics include: how to find grant opportunities; tips for improving your chances for funding; elements of a strong proposal; developing a budget; grant policies and procedures at RWU and next steps after receiving an award notification. Participants will receive a binder that includes sample proposals, grant writing tips, resources for identifying grant opportunities, and RWU guidelines. 

    Still have questions? We are happy to schedule follow-up consultations on specific topics such as proposal development, budget preparation, or how to use search engines to find grant opportunities. 

    To register for the workshop or for further information, contact Joyce Botelho at or via phone at ext. 3552.


    Mary Tefft White Cultural Center Lecture Series to Feature Archer Mayor on Nov. 2

    The Mary Tefft White Cultural Center Lecture Series, in association with the School of Justice Studies, presents crime novelist Archer Mayor on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center of the University Library.

    Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther. The Chicago Tribune describes his novels as “the best police procedurals being written in America.” He is a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction — the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored. In 2011, Mayor’s 22nd Joe Gunther novel, "Tag Man," earned a place on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback fiction.


    Attention Students: Taxi Service on Campus

    Roger Williams University recently entered into an agreement with Comfort Rides Transportation to provide transportation services for students. Health Services and Public Safety will utilize this service to transport students to and from local hospitals, urgent care centers, and other medical appointments. For these services, the student will be provided with a voucher to cover the cost of the taxi. Comfort Rides Transportation can also be used by students for personal use at their own expense. Effective immediately, a Comfort Rides Taxi will be parked on campus readily available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The taxi is located in the Zip Car Parking space by the Fine Arts Building across from Maple Hall. Fare estimates are $2.50 per mile for a car which can accommodate 1 to 4 people, and $3.00 per mile for a minivan which can accommodate 5 to 7 people. They also provide 24 hour airport service. The cost for transportation to T.F. Green Airport is $75.00 and to Logan Airport is $150.00. Contact Comfort Rides Transportation at (401) 785-0444 to schedule your transportation needs.