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RHODY REVIEW

September 2015

Rhody Review STUDENTS’ OFFICIAL VOICE ON AND OFF CAMPUS THINK BIG. WE DO. Rhody Review

IN THIS ISSUE:

Welcome, from the Senate President Meet Amanda Rode, Student Senate President and senior here at URI. See what she has to say to new and returning students and the importance of taking advantage of all of the opportunities at URI! Page 2

JOIN STUDENT SENATE! Fall Declarations are happening now and elections are right around the corner! If you’re interested in joining Senate, all the information you need is here. Page 3

Events Calendar Looking for something fun to do on or off campus? Check out the calendar of events for September, it’s a full one! There’s always something to attend at URI! Page 4

Senate Committees, come one come all! Looking to get a taste of what Senate is like or want to be involved without running for Senate? See which committees you can join! Page 5

Event Advertisements Even more events around campus! Page 5 & 6

Welcome from your Student Senate! Whether you are a new or returning student, the University of Rhode Island Student Senate would like to give you a warm Rhody welcome! Visit us and stop by our office in Memorial Union Room 201 anytime or check us out online on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! We hope you have a great start to your fall semester and wish you the best!


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Welcome from Senate’s President Hello, Welcome to the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year! My name is Amanda Rode and I have the honor of representing you as your Student Body President for the 2015-2016 academic year. Student Senate is our student government on-campus. The goal for Student Senate is to serve the student body and make URI a better school, community, and home. Student Senate has a plethora of services for both students and student organizations. Some of these services include providing information about your academic rights, academic complaints, free legal services, help to start a club, help fund your event, update you on events, and create fun activities for students. To all of the students in their first year: this fall marks the beginning of a new and exciting stage of your life. For many of you, this will be the first time you are away from home and are living independently. With this

newfound freedom comes the opportunity for some of the best years of your life as well as much more responsibility. Learn to capitalize on the opportunities you are given here. URI is a school filled with opportunities. If you take the initiative to get involved, the possibilities are truly endless. Good luck in the upcoming year. If you need any advice, help or have ideas to share, feel free to visit the Student Senate office in room 201 of the Memorial Union or check us out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Student Senate is the official student government of URI and exists to serve you. Everyone has a voice which deserves to be heard and it’s never too early to get involved.

Best of luck!

Amanda Rode URI Student Senate President

Looking to Get Involved? Join a Club! When it comes to student clubs and organizations, there's something for everyone! You can choose from more than 150 clubs and organizations. Student Senate recognizes 123 groups that are designed to offer different activities and that celebrate students’ diversity, individuality, and interests! For a full list of clubs visit: http://studentorg.apps.uri.edu/ Don’t see a group for you? Start one! It only takes 10 undergraduate students to start a club and become Student Senate recognized. Visit us in our office, Memorial Union 201, for information on how to create a new club.


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JOIN STUDENT SENATE! Fall Elections are Happening NOW! »What is Student Senate? Made up of your elected student representatives, Student Senate actively represents students, working on issues important to the URI community from academic to campus and cultural as well as policy.

»Important Dates: Declaration Period: Begins Monday, September 14, 2015 @ 8:30 am Ends Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 1 pm

Elections: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 9 am – 5 pm Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 9 am – 5 pm

»Want to Join?

»The Following Seats are Open for

Step 1: Read the Fall 2015 Election

the Fall Elections!

Letter (available on our website)

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Freshman Representative (5 seats available) At-Large Representative (5 seats available) Off-Campus Representative (1 seats available) On-Campus Representative (3 seat available)

Do you want more information about the Elections? Thinking about running and would like some advice? Stop by the Student Senate office! FOR MORE INFORMATION

Step 2: Come to the Student Senate office to sign a declaration form,

Visit our office in Memorial Union Room 201

info@rhodysenate.org

Visit us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

web.uri.edu/studentsenate

bring a photo ID. Step 3: Campaign Guide Step 4: Get everyone you know to vote during election days!


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SEPTEMBER 2015 Sunday

Monday

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Wednesday 2

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Freshmen Move in Day

Freshmen Move in Day

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First Night @6:30-11pm, MU

Drive In Movie @9pm, Meade Stadium

Jess Ross SEC Show @8pm, Edwards AUD

First day of classes!

LASA Dance Party @ 10pm2am

Ram Tours – Prov. Place Mall @4pm, MU Bus Stop

Dance Party @ 11-1am

Bonfire 111:30am, Ellery Pond

Bridges Welcome Night @5-9pm MU Ballroom

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Dodge ball Tournament, Keaney

Declare to Run for Student Senate! MU 201

Blood Drive @11am - 6pm MU, Atriums 1 & 2

Blood Drive @11am - 6pm MU,

Blood Drive @11am - 6pm MU, Atriums 1 & 2

Sigma Chi Basketball Tournament @ 511pm, Tootell

Ram Tours-Martha's Vineyard @7am MU Bus

Battleship @9pm -11pm, Tootell Pool Deck

Shabat Service Dinner @5:30pm, Hillel Center

Rosh HaShanah Service@ 9:30am , Hillel Center

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Big Gay Picnic

Casino Night

General Senate Meeting @6:30pm,

"Open Add Period Ends at Midnight

Study Abroad Fair @11am General Senate Meeting @6:30pm

Football: URI vs. Harvard @1pm, Meade Bags 'n Badges Cornhole Tourn @ 4:00pm, Keaney

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Kings and Queens of Africa Exhibit@2pm 4pm,Lippitt Hall Gallery

Last day to add class with permission number

Phi Gamma Delta Rush Basketball @7-9, Tootell

Student Orgs Fair @11-2pm, MU

Student Senate Declarations End @1pm, MU 201

Ram Tours-Whale Watching @9am MU Bus Stop

Honors Colloquium: The Power of Humor @7pm, Edwards

General Senate Meeting @6:30pm

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Ram Tours: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles @ 11am, MU Bus Stop

Careers for the Common Good @11am-3pm, Quad

Honors Colloquium: The Power of Humor @7pm, Edwards AUD

Student Senate Elections! @9am5pm, MU

Student Senate Elections! @9am5pm, MU

Ram Tours: The Big E @8am MU Bus Stop

Nearly Naked Mile @ 5:pm, Quad

Graduate School Fair @ 11am-2pm MU Ballroom

Musician’s Guild Concert @611pm, MU Atrium 1

Bagel Brunch/ Sukkah Building @12pm, Hillel Center

National Fitness/Wellness Day @ 12-6pm, Fascitelli Center

General Senate Meeting @6:30pm Last day to drop course without “W

Day of Peace @ 9-4pm, Quad

Accounting Night @ 6-8PM MU Ballroom

Diversity Week For a full calendar of events, visit www.uri.edu/events

Diversity Week

Mark Wood 5k @10am, Quad


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WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED WITH SENATE? All undergraduate students are free to join the following Student Senate Committees: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

Wednesdays @ 5:30pm MU Room 201

CAMPUS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Thursdays @ 5:00pm MU Room 301

CULTURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Mondays @ 5:00pm MU Room 354

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Wednesdays @ 5:00pm MU 201 FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Visit our office in Memorial Union Room 201

info@rhodysenate.org

401-874-2261

web.uri.edu/studentsenate

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Want to be in the next newsletter? Contact Student Senate Director of Communications, Amanda Stikeman |doc@rhodysenate.org | MU 201

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September 2015 Student Senate Newsletter