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  • Thursday October 30th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    We are delighted to announce that President Obama will visit the Rhode Island College campus on Friday morning, Oct. 31, to deliver remarks at the Murray Center.

    Tickets: A limited number of tickets will be available to the RIC community on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Student Union. Every student, faculty and staff* member must present a valid RIC ID in order to receive a ticket. Tickets are free of charge. Only one ticket is allowed per person.

    Also on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center, a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Due to space restrictions, we regret to report that we will not be able to honor tickets previously provided during the general-public ticket dispersal for President Obama’s Oct. 16th visit.

    Friday classes: RIC classes will take place as usual on Friday, Oct. 31. However, classes in Gaige Hall and the Murray Center will be moved to other locations on campus. Information on any parking restrictions or traffic changes will be posted on the web at a later this week.


    Fireball Whiskey is being pulled from shelves in Europe because it contains too much propylene glycol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is “generally recognized as safe” for use in consumer products and Fireball will remain on the shelves in the United States for the moment.

    The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.


    Forget about Horrorween! Come to Simon's 677 tonight night from 9-1 for a great time and live band karaoke!!! $3 with a ticket, $6 without. 18+. Get Spooky part 2 presented by WXIN!!! 


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Chigago Bears on Sunday afternoon by a score of 51-23 and improve to a record of 6 and 2 on the season.  The Patriots will take on the Denver Broncos next Sunday afternoon, at 4:25 pm, at home in Foxboro. 

    The Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 121-105 in their season opener!

    The Boston Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres tonight at 7, in Buffalo.



    WEATHER (At your discretion):




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    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):


    Campus parking and traffic changes on Friday, Oct. 31

    As of 12:01 a.m. on Friday morning, no parking will be allowed along Library Road. Cars parked along Library Road after 12:01 a.m. on Friday morning will be towed. At that time, Library Road from the Murray Center to U Lot (by Fogarty Life Science Building) will be closed to all traffic until after the presidential event has concluded.

    As of 6 a.m. on Friday morning, Library Road from U Lot to Whipple Hall will become a two-way road from 6 a.m. to noon.

    Use of parking lots F, H, I, J, Q and U will be restricted.

    Lot A and a portion of Lot B will be reserved for event parking. All other student and faculty/staff lots — including half of Lot B — will be open for regular campus use.




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    WXIN Event tonight at Simon's 677 from 9 to 1 am.

    677 Valley Street, Providence

    Get Spooky Part 2

    Donovan Dining Roundtable at Noon upstairs in Donovan on Tuesday October 28th.

    Congressman Cicilline is doing a Round Table Discussion on College Affordability this upcoming Thursday. It will be held in the Board of Governors Board room in Roberts Hall. Commissioner Purcell will be attending as well. The purpose of the event is to have a dialogue regarding college affordability. Students will hear from the Congressman as to his work at the federal level followed by him soliciting student testimonials.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday October 29th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    We are delighted to announce that President Obama will visit the Rhode Island College campus on Friday morning, Oct. 31, to deliver remarks at the Murray Center.

    Tickets: A limited number of tickets will be available to the RIC community on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Student Union. Every student, faculty and staff* member must present a valid RIC ID in order to receive a ticket. Tickets are free of charge. Only one ticket is allowed per person.

    Also on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center, a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Due to space restrictions, we regret to report that we will not be able to honor tickets previously provided during the general-public ticket dispersal for President Obama’s Oct. 16th visit.

    Friday classes: RIC classes will take place as usual on Friday, Oct. 31. However, classes in Gaige Hall and the Murray Center will be moved to other locations on campus. Information on any parking restrictions or traffic changes will be posted on the web at a later this week.


    Fireball Whiskey is being pulled from shelves in Europe because it contains too much propylene glycol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified propylene glycol as an additive that is “generally recognized as safe” for use in consumer products and Fireball will remain on the shelves in the United States for the moment.

    The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.


    Forget about Horrorween! Come to Simon's 677 tomorrow night from 9-1 for a great time and live band karaoke!!! $3 with a ticket, $6 without. 18+. Get Spooky part 2 presented by WXIN!!! 


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Chigago Bears on Sunday afternoon by a score of 51-23 and improve to a record of 6 and 2 on the season.  The Patriots will take on the Denver Broncos next Sunday afternoon, at 4:25 pm, at home in Foxboro. 

    The Boston Bruins lost to the Minnesota Wild last night at The Garden, by a score of 4-3,  and drop to 5 and 6 on the season.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    WXIN Event tomorrow at Simon's 677 from 9 to 1 am.

    677 Valley Street, Providence

    Get Spooky Part 2

    Donovan Dining Roundtable at Noon upstairs in Donovan on Tuesday October 28th.

    Congressman Cicilline is doing a Round Table Discussion on College Affordability this upcoming Thursday. It will be held in the Board of Governors Board room in Roberts Hall. Commissioner Purcell will be attending as well. The purpose of the event is to have a dialogue regarding college affordability. Students will hear from the Congressman as to his work at the federal level followed by him soliciting student testimonials.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Tuesday October 28th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    We are delighted to announce that President Obama will visit the Rhode Island College campus on Friday morning, Oct. 31, to deliver remarks at the Murray Center.

    Tickets: A limited number of tickets will be available to the RIC community on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Student Union. Every student, faculty and staff* member must present a valid RIC ID in order to receive a ticket. Tickets are free of charge. Only one ticket is allowed per person.

    Also on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center, a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Due to space restrictions, we regret to report that we will not be able to honor tickets previously provided during the general-public ticket dispersal for President Obama’s Oct. 16th visit.

    Friday classes: RIC classes will take place as usual on Friday, Oct. 31. However, classes in Gaige Hall and the Murray Center will be moved to other locations on campus. Information on any parking restrictions or traffic changes will be posted on the web at a later this week.


    The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Chigago Bears on Sunday afternoon by a score of 51-23 and improve to a record of 6 and 2 on the season.  The Patriots will take on the Denver Broncos next Sunday afternoon, at 4:25 pm, at home in Foxboro. 

    The 5 and 5 Boston Bruins will take on the Minnesota Wild, tonight at 7:00, at home at The Garden.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    WXIN Event tonight at Simon's 677 from 9 to 1 am.

    677 Valley Street, Providence

    Get Spooky Part 2

    No Cover

    Donovan Dining Roundtable at Noon upstairs in Donovan on Tuesday October 28th.

    Congressman Cicilline is doing a Round Table Discussion on College Affordability this upcoming Thursday. It will be held in the Board of Governors Board room in Roberts Hall. Commissioner Purcell will be attending as well. The purpose of the event is to have a dialogue regarding college affordability. Students will hear from the Congressman as to his work at the federal level followed by him soliciting student testimonials.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Monday October 27
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    President Obama will be at RIC on Friday October 31st. More details to follow come Monday.

    A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and killed Wednesday in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and dozens of shots were fired minutes later in the halls of Parliament, witnesses and authorities said. Lawmakers barricaded themselves in their offices for safety. Authorities said that a gunman was shot and killed by security forces, and hours after the attack began, police still could not say whether another gunman was on the loose. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was safely escorted from the scene, his spokesman said. Ottawa Hospital said it had received two patients who were in stable condition. “This is a dynamic and unfolding situation,” said Gilles Michaud, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s National Division.

    The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program widely believed to be related to spying. The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg air force base in California on Friday, bringing to a close the third and longest mission the vehicle has undertaken since its maiden voyage in 2010. The spacecraft conducted unspecified experiments for 674 days while in orbit.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the Chigago Bears on Sunday afternoon by a score of 51-23 and improve to a record of 6 and 2 on the season.  The Patriots will take on the Denver Broncos next Sunday afternoon, at 4:25 pm, at home in Foxboro. 

    The 5 and 5 Boston Bruins will take on the Minnesota Wild, tomorrow night at 7:00, at home at The Garden.


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    WXIN Event tomorrow night at Simon's 677 from 9 to 1 am.

    677 Valley Street, Providence

    Get Spooky Part 2

    No Cover

    Donovan Dining Roundtable at Noon upstairs in Donovan on Tuesday October 28th.

    Congressman Cicilline is doing a Round Table Discussion on College Affordability this upcoming Thursday. It will be held in the Board of Governors Board room in Roberts Hall. Commissioner Purcell will be attending as well. The purpose of the event is to have a dialogue regarding college affordability. Students will hear from the Congressman as to his work at the federal level followed by him soliciting student testimonials.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.



  • Saturday October 25th Sunday October 26th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):


    President Obama will be at RIC on Friday October 31st.

    More details to follow come Monday.

    A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and killed Wednesday in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and dozens of shots were fired minutes later in the halls of Parliament, witnesses and authorities said. Lawmakers barricaded themselves in their offices for safety. Authorities said that a gunman was shot and killed by security forces, and hours after the attack began, police still could not say whether another gunman was on the loose. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was safely escorted from the scene, his spokesman said. Ottawa Hospital said it had received two patients who were in stable condition. “This is a dynamic and unfolding situation,” said Gilles Michaud, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s National Division.

    The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program widely believed to be related to spying. The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg air force base in California on Friday, bringing to a close the third and longest mission the vehicle has undertaken since its maiden voyage in 2010. The spacecraft conducted unspecified experiments for 674 days while in orbit.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    President Obama will be at RIC on Friday October 31st.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Friday October 24th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and killed Wednesday in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and dozens of shots were fired minutes later in the halls of Parliament, witnesses and authorities said. Lawmakers barricaded themselves in their offices for safety. Authorities said that a gunman was shot and killed by security forces, and hours after the attack began, police still could not say whether another gunman was on the loose. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was safely escorted from the scene, his spokesman said. Ottawa Hospital said it had received two patients who were in stable condition. “This is a dynamic and unfolding situation,” said Gilles Michaud, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s National Division.

    The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program widely believed to be related to spying. The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg air force base in California on Friday, bringing to a close the third and longest mission the vehicle has undertaken since its maiden voyage in 2010. The spacecraft conducted unspecified experiments for 674 days while in orbit.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday October 23rd
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and killed Wednesday in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and dozens of shots were fired minutes later in the halls of Parliament, witnesses and authorities said. Lawmakers barricaded themselves in their offices for safety. Authorities said that a gunman was shot and killed by security forces, and hours after the attack began, police still could not say whether another gunman was on the loose. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was safely escorted from the scene, his spokesman said. Ottawa Hospital said it had received two patients who were in stable condition. “This is a dynamic and unfolding situation,” said Gilles Michaud, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s National Division.

    The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program widely believed to be related to spying. The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg air force base in California on Friday, bringing to a close the third and longest mission the vehicle has undertaken since its maiden voyage in 2010. The spacecraft conducted unspecified experiments for 674 days while in orbit.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Wednesday October 22
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    A soldier guarding the National War Memorial was shot and killed Wednesday in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and dozens of shots were fired minutes later in the halls of Parliament, witnesses and authorities said. Lawmakers barricaded themselves in their offices for safety. Authorities said that a gunman was shot and killed by security forces, and hours after the attack began, police still could not say whether another gunman was on the loose. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was safely escorted from the scene, his spokesman said. Ottawa Hospital said it had received two patients who were in stable condition. “This is a dynamic and unfolding situation,” said Gilles Michaud, commanding officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s National Division.

    The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program widely believed to be related to spying. The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg air force base in California on Friday, bringing to a close the third and longest mission the vehicle has undertaken since its maiden voyage in 2010. The spacecraft conducted unspecified experiments for 674 days while in orbit.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Monday October 20th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    The US military has landed its robotic space plane, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program widely believed to be related to spying. The X-37B touched down at Vandenberg air force base in California on Friday, bringing to a close the third and longest mission the vehicle has undertaken since its maiden voyage in 2010. The spacecraft conducted unspecified experiments for 674 days while in orbit.

    A man who stabbed passengers on a casino-bound tour bus on Interstate 95 in Connecticut was fatally shot by state police on Tuesday night around 10 p.m. when the unidentified man began attacking passengers. The bus driver flagged down a trooper at a construction site who engaged and shot the suspect after he refused to drop his weapon. Three civilians were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, 2 with stab wounds and another with a ricochet bullet wound from the officer.

    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets by a score of 27-25 and improve to a record of 5 and 2 on the season. The Patriots will play the Chicago Bears NEXT Sunday, October 29, at 1 pm.
     
    The Boston Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 6-4 and drop to a record of 2 and 4 on the season. GO BLACK AND GOLD!!!!

    The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 111-91..


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.


  • Thursday October 16th
    NEWS (Use News Intro and Bed in Megaseg):

    WXIN BREAKING NEWS:

    President Barack Obama has canceled the planned trip to Rhode Island and RIC today in order to continue monitoring the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

    In a statement released by the White House the President will “remain at the White House to follow up on today’s Cabinet meeting on the government’s Ebola response.”

    Day classes remain cancelled today until 5 pm and parking lots will return to normal usage.

    A man who stabbed passengers on a casino-bound tour bus on Interstate 95 in Connecticut was fatally shot by state police on Tuesday night around 10 p.m. when the unidentified man began attacking passengers. The bus driver flagged down a trooper at a construction site who engaged and shot the suspect after he refused to drop his weapon. Three civilians were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, 2 with stab wounds and another with a ricochet bullet wound from the officer.

    A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was monitoring herself for symptoms and the unidentified woman reported a fever Tuesday. She was in isolation within 90 minutes according to officials.


    SPORTS (Discretionary Sports Bed in Megaseg):

    The New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets by a score of 27-25 and improve to a record of 5 and 2 on the season. The Patriots will play the Chicago Bears NEXT Sunday, October 29, at 1 pm.
     
    The Boston Bruins lost to the Montreal Canadiens by a score of 6-4 and drop to a record of 2 and 4 on the season. GO BLACK AND GOLD!!!!

    The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 111-91..


    WEATHER (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of weather.com


    TRAFFIC (At your discretion):




    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 


    EVENTS AND PROMOS (Bold items mandatory to read):

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.

    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.