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Afternoon and evening classes for all campuses canceled for Feb. 2; full listing of cancelations and postponements

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

Kingston, R.I. – February 2, 2011 – To students, faculty and staff, the University of Rhode Island apologizes for the difficult conditions and inconvenience this morning. We are canceling classes on all campuses starting at noon today due continued deterioration of the walkways on campus and the possibility of flooding in surrounding areas later today.

The University’s Facilities Services continue treating the walkways and parking lots around campus.

Please pay attention to the University’s website and check 874-SNOW for any additional storm notices and for information regarding classes tomorrow.

Other cancelations

The URI Employee Health Fair originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2 has been postponed until Monday, Feb. 7 in the Memorial Union Atriums.

The Multicultural Center and Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies has postponed its Martin Luther King, Jr. Week events scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1 and Wednesday, Feb. 2. Here is the update schedule for events on those dates:

Video Excerpts from Citizen King, and Discussion
Co-sponsored by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNIC)
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m. at the Multicultural Center, Computer Classroom (005)

Student Panel on Student Organization Service at URI
Co-sponsored by the Feinstein Center for Service Learning, Student Senate Cultural Affairs Committee, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and the Multicultural Unity and Student Involvement Council (MUSIC)
Will be held in conjunction with Friday, 5:00pm “Accelerating America” event, MCC Hardge Forum

Interfaith Celebration
Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, the Office of the Chaplains, Sankofa, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at the Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (101)

Unity Luncheon with keynote address by Rev. John Dear, S. J., Peace Activist, and former Executive Director of the Fellowship for Reconciliation
Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, the Office of the Chaplains, the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, the Office of the President, and the URI Foundation
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12 p.m. 2/9/11 at 12:00noon, same location Memorial Union Ballroom

Multicultural Center Sustained Dialogue Project
Co-sponsored by the Multicultural Center, and the Office of Housing and Residential Life
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 5:45 p.m. at the Multicultural Center, Conference Room (201)

Keynote Address, “Dr. King and Creative Nonviolence--the Only Hope for the World,” by Rev. John Dear, S. J.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, the Multicultural Center, and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Chafee Rm. 271