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Student Activities Fall Lineup
The Office of Student Activities has planned an exciting lineup of events to kick off the Fall Semester at RIC. To find out about events and updates, visit the Student Activities Calendar of Events on our website, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RICTripsandEvents), Twitter (RICStuAct), Instagram (rictripsandevents) and Snapchat (RICactivities). You can always email email@example.com or call 401-456-8538 or visit Student Union 408 to find out more.
In our streaming, multitasking, digital world, how often do you feel overwhelmed, scattered or like you are spinning your wheels? In mindfulness meditation, we take time out from the constant doing of our outer world and the constant thinking of our inner world and create a space where we can practice simply being. Through this practice, we develop a quiet mind, which is essential to real learning and teaching. Offered Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., CL 130. Open to all.
RIC’s Bookstore Under New Management – Barnes & Noble College
Rhode Island College is excited to announce its new partnership with Barnes & Noble College, which begins management of the college’s bookstore in the Fall Semester. Barnes & Noble College currently manages more than 700 college bookstores nationwide.
The new store will still be named the Rhode Island College Bookstore but will offer a variety of affordable choices for course materials, including a robust in-store and online textbook rental program, an extensive selection of new and used books and digital content through its new Yuzu platform. The college expects that these new features will result in significant cost savings for students and enhance the buying experience. The bookstore will also carry RIC apparel and other spirit items, school supplies and other educational materials, and the store will continue to accept all forms of payment that students have come to expect. Additionally, Barnes & Noble College will create and manage RIC’s online bookstore website, delivering a customized shopping experience and providing students, faculty and alumni with many choices and conveniences (stay tuned for the online link).
RIC Counseling Center Receives Reaccreditation
The Rhode Island College Counseling Center has been reaccredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, the accreditation association for university and college counseling centers. RIC’s center was evaluated for its compliance with the IACS standards, the highest standards available for campus counseling centers, and was found to offer outstanding professional services to the RIC community.
The center is directed by Dr. Thomas Lavin and offers flexibly short-term individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, as well as various forms of community psychology.
IACS was established as an association in 1972 to encourage and aid counseling services to meet high professional standards through peer evaluation and to inform the public about campus counseling services that are competent and reliable.
Teenage Research Participants Needed
Researchers at Rhode Island College are seeking participants in a study about how friendships help teenagers deal with emotions. Teens must be age 14, 15 or 16 and be in the 9th or 10th grade. If you have a teen who meets these criteria, please consider allowing your teen to participate. Teens will be paid $80, $60 of which will be paid for participating in a two-and-a-half hour laboratory-based data collection at Rhode Island College and $20 of which will be paid for collecting data at home. For more information, contact the research team at (401) 456-8368 or ripacric@gmail.