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Homecoming 2013 Event Schedule

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Tuesday, October 1 Wednesday, October 2 Thursday, October 3 Friday, October 4 Saturday, October 5

Tuesday, October 1

Homecoming Wiener Cook-off

Noon–1 p.m., Donovan Dining Center
Who makes the best wieners in the state of Rhode Island? Stop by the Wiener Cook-off in Donovan Dining Center to find out! Wiener sampling will take place from 12-12:45. Sampling available on a first come first served basis while supplies last. Judging will take place after the sampling.

Shinn Study Abroad Fund International Film Festival

Student Union Room 307
Four international films will be shown with the hope that the viewers will be inspired to expand their horizons and consider travel and/or study abroad. Popcorn will be provided!

  • 10 a.m. Soul of Sand (India)
  • 2 p.m. Deus e Brasilero God is Brazilian (Brazil)
  • 6 p.m. The Night of Truth (Burkina Faso)
  • 8 p.m. Ciao, Professore (Italy)

Wednesday, October 2

Career Development Student Internship Showcase

Noon - 2 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
Stop by the Career Development Student Internship Showcase. Learn from RIC students who have worked as interns about their experiences and how internships contribute to career success. Light refreshments served.

Homecoming Panel Series: The Israeli Educational System: Frameworks, Challenges, and Opportunities

Noon - 3 p.m., Alger Hall, Room 110
How is multiculturalism defined and understood in Israel and in the U.S., and what are the challenges of meeting the educational needs of a diverse population in our different societies? Dr. Jack Pastor of Oranim University in Israel will offer a keynote address and will introduce a panel discussion on multicultural education in the United States. Commentary by a panel of education experts from Israeli universities Beit Berl and Oranim, as well as RIC's Feinstein School of Education and Human Development will immediately follow the panel. Audience members will have opportunities to participate and to attend subsequent breakout "special topics" sessions where professors from the three universities will co-present on topics relevant to their fields of interest (including Multicultural Education, Informal Education, Science Education, Special Education, Early Childhood, and Holocaust Education).

Faculty Art Exhibit Open House

5 p.m., Bannister Gallery
Join Gallery Director James Montford for the Faculty Art Exhibit in Bannister Gallery. Light refreshments served.

Residence Hall Decorating Contest

Judging at 6 p.m.
The office of residential life invites you to show off your creativity and your RIC spirit! Each residence hall will decorate a large "spirit board" in the Homecoming theme "Anchored in Tradition." Winners will be announced at the Friday Night Homecoming Festival.

Thursday, October 3

LinkedIn Profile Photo Shoot Sponsored by the Office of Career Development

10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Office of Career Development, Craig Lee Room 054
Do you need a professional photo for career-related websites such as LinkedIn? All Rhode Island College alumni and students are welcome to stop by the office of career development for a professional head shot compliments of the career development center.

50th Reunion Homecoming Luncheon (Class of 1964)

Noon - 2:30 p.m., President Carriuolo's home
Attention class of 1964! Celebrate the beginningof your 50th reunion events at the homecoming luncheon. Hear news about plans for your 50th reunion year and join President Carriuolo for a special luncheon for your class only.

Publick Occurrences

6 p.m., Sapinsley Hall
Topic: How does Obamacare affect you?
Register for this free event through the Outside LinkProvidence Journal. Registration is required and seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.


8 p.m., Recreation Center
$10 per RIC student/alumni
$15 per non-RIC
$20 day of event

GrooveBoston has set up its fall 2013 tour and is stopping in at Rhode Island College. Doors open at 7:30 pm for the ultimate student music experience. Purchase tickets at the Student Union Welcome Center.

Friday, October 4

RIC Homecoming Festival

BBQ, Parade and Children's Activities
4 - 7 p.m., Rhode Island College Quad

$5 per person
Stop by the campus quad for tasty, traditional cookout fare and fabulous, fun activities! Stick around for the Homecoming parade – in golf carts!

Retired Faculty Gathering and Group Photo

5 p.m., Rhode Island College Quad
Attention RIC retired faculty! Plan to attend the RIC Homecoming Festival ($5 per person) and mingle with students, alumni and friends of RIC. Join other retired RIC faculty with reserved seating under the tent and join us for a group photo at 6:30 p.m.

Kappa Delta Phi Alumni Gathering and Group Photo

5 p.m., Rhode Island College Quad
Attention Kappa Delta Phi alumni! Plan to attend the RIC Homecoming Festival ($5 per person) and mingle with students, alumni and friends of RIC. Join other Kappa Delta Phi alumni with reserved seating under the tent and join us for a group photo at 6:30 p.m.

Rhode Island College Trivia Challenge

7 p.m., Student Union Ballroom
$10 per team of up to seven
Come back to campus, and take part in the RIC trivia challenge! There will be trivia questions not only about RIC but also about Rhode Island and general pop culture.

RIC ♥'s Salsa Sponsored by RIC Student Activities

8 p.m. - midnight, McCourtney Galvin Courtyard (between Roberts Hall and the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts)
Join Carlos Gonzalez and the Mambo Pati Dance Company for a night of salsa under the stars! The event begins with a dance lesson, followed by a performance by the dance company and a dance party. This event is free and open to all ages.

Rhode Island College Chorus and Wind Ensemble Concert

8 p.m., Roberts Hall Auditorium

Women's Alumni Softball Game

6 p.m., Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex
To participate, contact Tony Rainone at (401) 456-8260 or e-mail: arainone@ric.edu.

Saturday, October 5

Alumni Tennis Tournament

8:30 a.m., Tennis Facility
To participate, contact Tony Rainone at (401) 456-8260 or e-mail: arainone@ric.edu.

Anchorman 5K

9 a.m.
To participate, contact Tony Rainone at (401) 456-8260 or e-mail: arainone@ric.edu.

Homecoming Brunch

9:30 a.m. - 11, Donovan Dining Center
$5 per person
Stop by Donovan Dining Center for a casual brunch. Catch up with classmates and reconnect with the College.

School of Nursing Alumni Reunion

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Fogarty Life Science Building
Meet to reconnect and network with fellow alums and nursing faculty.

Department of Music, Theatre, Dance and Technical Theatre Reunion

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Alumni Lounge, Roberts Hall
Catch up with other graduates from the department of music, theatre and dance, visit with current students of the program and reconnect with current and retired professors from the program.

Student Community Government Reunion

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Student Union, Room 307
Join Student Community Government President Hillary Costa and members of the current SCG executive council for the first official student community government reunion! Come back to campus, learn about the current structure of student community government today and share your own student community government stories. Event includes a reception, panel presentations, and a Q & A session. Light refreshments served.

Alumni Information Session:
Get the Inside Scoop on the College Admissions Process

10 - 11 a.m., Alger Hall 110
Meet with the RIC admission office staff for a discussion regarding the admission process for selective colleges like RIC. Also learn tips to make your high school student stand out.

Campus Tours

11 a.m. - noon, tours leave from Alger 110
How campus is changing! Get a sneak peak about upcoming campus renovations and take a guided tour of campus.
Register at http://ric.edu/campustours/.

Student Athletic Games

All alumni encouraged to attend and cheer on the RIC students!

Volleyball versus Western New England University and Westfield State

9 a.m., The Murray Center

Baseball vs. Community College of Rhode Island

Noon, Anchorman Field

Men's Soccer versus Keene State

1 p.m., Varsity Athletic Complex

Women's Tennis versus Plymouth State

1 p.m., Tennis Facility

Softball Exhibition Game vs. TBA

1 p.m., Dayna A. Bazar Softball Complex

Alumni Athletic Games

To participate, contact Tony Rainone at (401) 456-8260 or e-mail: arainone@ric.edu

Men's Alumni Baseball Game

9:30 am, Anchorman Field

Men's Alumni Soccer Game

10 a.m., Varsity Athletic Complex

Athletic Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction

5:30 p.m., Reception at the Murray Center
6:30 p.m., Dinner, Donovan Dining Center
$45 per ticket
Please contact Art Pontarelli at (401) 456-8863 or email at apontarelli@ric.edu

Page last updated: October 4, 2013