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Computer Science Education Summit – June 4

The Computer Science Teacher’s Association of Rhode Island and RIC’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department are sponsoring the first annual Computer Science Education Summit on Thursday, June 4, from 4-8 p.m., at the Forman Center. Register at by Friday, May 29. For more information, contact RIC Professor Ann Moskol at

Ann Moskol

“Oscar Wao” Summer Reading Group – June 8-29

Get a jump start on next year’s Open Books-Open Minds common book, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” by Junot Diaz. Join us for our summer reading group to engage the book or the issues it raises next year (teaching/mentoring) or just to enjoy a great book discussion! Craig Lee 265, Mondays, June 8-29, from 2-3 p.m.

Zubeda Jalalzai

Benefits Open Enrollment 2015 – Through June 12

Benefits open enrollment runs through June 12. Changes will be effective June 28, 2015. Payroll deductions will be in the July 17th paycheck. Current FSA or Dependent Care Assistance participants who wish to continue MUST complete an election form for 2015-2016. For more information or new 2015-2016 medical, dental, vision rates and co-shares, visit the HR web site at For assistance, contact Beth Cabana, ext. 9841,; or Desiree McNeil, ext. 8444,

Retrospective Exhibit by James Montford – Through June 21

James Montford, RIC teacher and director of the Bannister Gallery, will hold a retrospective of his work titled “James Montford: Persuasions 1990-2015” at the Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts. The exhibit runs from May 1 through June 21. Programming also consists of:

  • A conversation with the artist and curator on Thursday, May 21, from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • A participatory discussion titled “Gertrude’s Artists Salon: You and Identity in Art” on Thursday, June 11, from 6:30-8 p.m.

RIC Summer Sports Camps – June 22 to August 7

Boys and girls ages seven to 15, of all skill levels, may choose from the following sports camps: Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Volleyball and Tennis. Camp runs from June 22 to August 7, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $150 per week and includes a T-shirt. An extended day program ending at 4 p.m. is offered for an additional $25 per week. Register before June 1 and receive a discounted rate of $130 for half-day sessions and $155 for full-day sessions. Visit or call 456-8007, for further information. Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount.

Greg O'Connor

RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp – July 7-23

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance will hold the 2015 Summer Performing Arts Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7-23 (daily), in the Little Theatre of the John Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. This acting camp for students in grades six through 12 incorporates musical theatre and dance (no experience required). Tuition is $530 before May 25 and $595 after May 25. Tuition includes a $30 nonrefundable application fee. A final showcase performance will be held on July 23 to conclude the camp.

Jamie Taylor, Camp Director

RIC Athletics to Host 15th Annual Anchor Club Golf Day – July 13

The Rhode Island College Athletic Department will host the 15th Annual Anchor Club Golf Day on Monday, July 13, at Valley Country Club in Warwick. Now in its 15th year, the Anchor Club Golf Day is a great chance to reunite with old friends, enjoy a round of golf at the exclusive Valley Country Club and support the development of Rhode Island College’s over 300 student-athletes participating in 21 varsity sports. All the proceeds go directly towards enhancing programs that impact the day-to-day lives of our student-athletes during their tenure here at Rhode Island College. Your support would truly be impactful as we look to continue our tradition of building champions on and off the court/field. Registration and sponsorships are currently still available. If interested in playing in this year’s event, donating an item for our raffle or taking out a sponsorship, please contact Assistant Athletic Director, Greg O’Connor at (401) 456-8961, or visit the special events page at to fill out your registration form today.

Greg O'Connor

Student Union Cafe Seating Area

Looking for a cool, quiet space to study, take a break or escape the heat? The Student Union Café Seating Area is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. all summer long, featuring computers, printer, copy machine, internet access and 50-inch screen TV.

Kristen Salemi

Hot Books for Summer Reading

Started your summer reading list yet? Here are my Adams Library browsing collection picks for 2015. Find out about the 20 most popular books in the collection and 10 more up-and-coming popular books at

Judith Stokes