Education

RWU Launches SophoMORE Year Program

New program guides undeclared second-year students in exploring majors, expanding connections, getting ready for careers BRISTOL, – Brooke LaVallie, a sophomore at Roger Williams University, just discovered something about herself: She is a leader. On Jan. 21 & 22, the Center for Student Academic Success held its first-ever SophoMORE Year Program specifically designed for undeclared sophomores. LaVallie, a business management major from Montville, Conn., was one of the 20 sophomore students in attendance. The students participated in many portions of the event, but LaVallie enjoyed the strengths assessment most of all. The goal of the program was to help students maximize…
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Rosie Castro as the recipient of the Hank Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented during the Educational Achievement Luncheon

USHLI is pleased to announce Rosie Castro as the recipient of the Hank Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented during the Educational Achievement Luncheon at USHLI’s 37th National Conference. The award is named in memory of Hank Lacayo, USHLI Co-founder and Political Director of the United Auto Workers and active supporter of the United Farmworkers Union and other progressive organizations. The conference will be held February 14-17, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, located at 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago. A veteran of 50 years in the struggle for more and better educational opportunities and political power…
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Governor Raimondo Proposes Expanding Rhode Island Promise to Rhode Island College

Proposed expansion of scholarship program would cover final two years of in-state tuition and fees for eligible full-time students working towards four-year degrees  PROVIDENCE, RI – In the first State of the State address of her second term at the State House on Tuesday night, Governor Gina Raimondo proposed an expansion of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program to Rhode Island College. The proposal would cover the final two years of in-state tuition and mandatory fees for four-year, first-time undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time and meet any new and existing eligibility requirements as determined by the Governor and General Assembly.…
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View ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ eclipse at CCRI Jan. 20

Observatory offers opportunity to see decade’s last total lunar eclipse   Warwick, – Jan. 14, 2019: The public is invited to view Sunday’s “Super Wolf Blood Moon” total lunar eclipse at the Margaret Jacoby Observatory at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick.   The name means a supermoon and a blood moon will occur at the same time. The first full moon of the year is known as the “Wolf Moon” and is named after howling wolves. Observers will be able to watch the shadow of the Earth eclipse the moon and turn it…
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RI Awarded $4.19M for Early Childhood Development and Education

Grant Will Support Governor's Goal to Expand High-Quality Pre-K PROVIDENCE, – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Children’s Cabinet announced today that Rhode Island has been awarded a one-year, $ million federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Targeted at youth from birth through age 5, this grant will support the development and coordination of early childhood education and family-centered support programs.   “We have no task more important, no investment more worthwhile, than to ensure all children are on a path to success. That is why I have made early child care and expanding Pre-Kindergarten a top priority, both in…
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Project Discovery Gala Raises $85,000 for Education Programs

Fund Announced to Support Project Discovery in Perpetuity PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Repertory Company held its 2018 Project Discovery Gala, which supports education programs at Trinity Rep, on November 14*.* Through ticket sales, sponsorships, and a live auction, the event raised more than $85,000. The event was co-chaired by resident actors Rebecca Gibel and Charlie Thurston with Barbara and Larry Schoenfeld, and Ken Sigel and Sarah Kelly. Resident actor Joe Wilson, Jr. served as emcee and auctioneer. At the event, Trinity Rep also announced at the event that over $1 million has been raised for an endowment fund to ensure the…
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Langevin Offices Accepting Applications for Spring Interns

WASHINGTON - Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, , offices for the spring of 2019. This program is open to civic-minded college students who are available for at least 10 hours per week. A qualified candidate will be well-organized, responsible, dependable, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include drafting constituent correspondence, answering phone calls, and supporting staff members on various projects. College credit is available if approved by the institution. The application deadline is December 7th. For more information, visit ;; and click on the Internships prompt under "Serving You," on the homepage.
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Former West Virginia Coal Mines Turned into Carbon-sucking Forests

VOA News/Steve Baragona ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Mist rises from the ripped-up and muddy earth as moist soil meets chilly morning air. This field deep within in West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest looks more like a Game of Thrones battleground than a woodlands restoration project. This is how Chris Barton is bringing forests back to Appalachia's old strip mines: with a bulldozer tearing up the soil with meter-long metal teeth. "We've had a lot of people kind of look at us twice," he laughed. Barton is a forest scientist at the University of Kentucky. On these former mines, he's found that before he…
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RWU’s Dunseath Elected President of North East Association for Institutional research

RWU’s Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research will be the first person from a Rhode Island institution to serve as NEAIR president BRISTOL, , Nov. 13, 2018 ­­– Jennifer L. Dunseath, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research at Roger Williams University, has been elected president of the North East Association for Institutional Research. Dunseath was elected in October and her role became effective during the association’s 2018 annual conference, held Nov. 3-6 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She will serve as president-elect this year, as president next year and as immediate past president the year after that. “I am honored and excited about…
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The Late RWU President Donald J. Farish will be Honored by Student Personnel Administrators

At regional conference in Providence on Tuesday, national association will present President’s Award to Farish’s widow BRISTOL, , – The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators will honor the late RWU President Donald J. Farish with its President’s Award during the group’s annual Region I Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13. President Farish’s widow, Maia Farish, will accept the award, which is presented to a college or university president or chancellor who has, over a sustained period, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting the institution’s student affairs staff and initiatives. “Don Farish’s…
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