URI’s televised ‘Rhode Island at the Millennium’ series to focus on economic development, May 24

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — May 12, 1999 — The next televised Town Meeting offered by the URI Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education’s “Rhode Island at the Millennium” series will focus on economic development. How does the state grow smart in the face of global challenges and regional opportunities? The meeting, “Defining Rhode Island’s Role in the Metro and World Economies: How Do We Win Economically Without Losing Our Soul?” is scheduled for Monday, May 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. The live telecast from 7 to 8 p.m., is the third of a series focusing on the major issues Rhode Islanders face as we move into the 21st century. It can be seen on Cox Communications Channel 3. Interested community members are invited to be a part of the live studio audience at the URI Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education, Paff Auditorium, 80 Washington St., Providence. Please plan to be seated by 6:30 p.m. The millennium series is produced by URI in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, The United Way, Cox Communications, NBC-10, and WRNI. Monthly shows will cover topics as diverse as volunteerism, education, land use and health. Community discussions will take place throughout the state in the weeks following the telecast. For locations and dates of these discussions and for more information about the series call 277-5272 or see website: http://www.uri.edu/prov/2000/2000.html. For More Information: Bob Sauber, 277-5311 Donna LaVallee, 277-5270 Jan Sawyer, 874-2116