THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC PROGRAMMING AND SPECIAL EVENTS produces events that showcase our many outstanding programs, faculty, alumni, and facilities. We welcome you to participate in the variety of cultural, athletic, recreational, and academic offerings.
2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards & Gala
Friday, October 25, 2013 Join President David M. Dooley, Provost Donald H. DeHayes, and the college deans at the University of Rhode Island's Eighth Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards & Gala. The gala will be held at the Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island. 6 p.m. Grande Reception, 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony. The Distinguished Achievement Awards honor those who personify URI’s tradition of excellence in achievement, leadership, and service. Learn more…
Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center Ribbon-Cutting
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 The former Roger Williams Dining Hall has undergone an $11 million renovation and conversion into a 33,000-square-foot student fitness and wellness center. The project was supported by generous private donations from Bank of America and URI alumnus Michael Fascitelli ’78 and his wife, Beth. The Center is named in honor of Fascitelli’s late mother, Anna.
Located in the heart of URI’s residential life community, the Center is intended to foster healthy lifestyles among students, and create a new place for interaction and engagement for the URI Community. In addition to traditional workout space and equipment, it will feature a mind/body studio, TRX® Suspension Training System, Trixter® and Expresso Bikes and a wellness resource center. See photos!
Lifetime Service Society
Monday, June 10, 2013 A Ceremony and plaque dedication was held in recognition of retired staff and faculty members who have served our University for 40 or more years. Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons, URI Kingston Campus. See photos!
Grapes and Grain
June 8, 2013
An Evening of Grapes & Grain featured a wide selection of wine and beer with an appropriately paired menu selection, silent auction, and entertainment. President’s House Lawn, Kingston Campus. See photos!
Alumni Center Boardroom
Named for Robert M. Beagle
May 16, 2013 A dedication honoring Robert M. Beagle, URI's longest-running vice president, for his 21 years of outstanding service. The event was held in the URI Alumni Center, Kingston Campus. See photos!