On the Rhode Again with CEN


Courtesy of @rwucen on Instagram

CEN’s poster that details the information about the different events of 1, 2, 3 Weekend. This year’s theme is On the Rhode Again, showing how the community is ready to hop back in the wagon and move forward.

Amy Martin, Features Editor

Classes are starting back up at Roger Williams University, but that does not mean the fun of summer is over just yet. Join the Campus Entertainment Network (CEN) for “1, 2, 3 Weekend” this upcoming weekend. As a part of Weeks of Welcome (WOW), CEN is excited to celebrate the new academic year with students.

This year’s theme for 1, 2, 3 Weekend is On the Rhode Again, which is to show how the community is moving forward from this past year of hardships and hopping back on the wagon.

Students can attend several events from different committees this weekend. On Friday, Sept. 3, Where’s the Fun? has mentalist Dustin Dean reading people’s minds in the Field House at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 4, the Arts & Culture Committee is showing Monsters University on the Global Heritage Hall (GHH) lawn, starting at 7:30 p.m. Grab some snacks and get a door prize when you arrive.

On Sunday, Sept. 5, the Traditions Committee is hosting the Fall Concert starting at 4 p.m. on the Lower Rugby Field, with headliner Lathan Warlick and openers David J and Jeffrey East. There will also be an outdoor barbecue and lawn games.

Make sure to also participate in Roger’s Roadside Scavenger Hunt on Sept. 10 and journey all over campus for the chance to win prizes.

1, 2, 3 Weekend is completely in-person this year. After having to hold all the events virtually last year, the organization is excited to get back out there.

“I hope students will get excited for the new year of in-person events returning to a ‘new normal,’” Dosouto said. “Bringing the Roger community together at events like this will help the community reunite to grow stronger and be inspired to push through adversity together.”

For any students looking to become involved in planning campus events, join one of CEN’s committees, each of which focuses on planning different events. These meetings are held throughout the week.

The Outreach Committee meets Monday at 5:30 p.m. in GHH 205, and they plan fun events with other organizations and clubs on campus.

Where’s the Fun? meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. in GHH 206, and they plan out-of-the-box events, such as laser tag and magic shows.

The Arts & Culture Committee meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. in GHH 108 and plans events focused on pop culture and art, such as putting on movies.

The Traditions Committee meets Thursday at 5 p.m. in GHH 301 and plans all of CEN’s theme weeks and concerts.

“Come to as many committees as you would like,” Dosouto said. “Play a part in planning amazing events for the campus!”