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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.

Retirement Reception for Richard Olmsted – May 5

Professor of Philosophy Richard Olmsted is retiring after 42 years at Rhode Island College. Olmsted has been president of RIC/AFT, chair of RIC Council, chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, chair of the Philosophy Department and recipient of the Patrick J. O'Regan Distinguished Service Award. Please join us for refreshments and recollections on Tuesday, May 5, from 3-5 p.m., in the Faculty Lounge of Alger Hall (Room 200).

Undergraduate Student Exhibitions at Bannister Gallery – May 7-15

RIC’s annual student exhibitions are opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to demonstrate their many talents in the various studio disciplines offered at Rhode Island College. The Undergraduate Student Exhibition will run from May 7-15, with a closing reception on Thursday, May 7, from 5-8 p.m.

james Montford

RIC Faculty Writing Retreat – Registration Deadline May 8

The RIC Writing Center will offer a week-long Faculty Writing Retreat, May 18-22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are working on a dissertation, book, article, grant application or other project that would benefit from five days of work among supportive colleagues, please contact Claudine Griggs at Snacks and lunch will be provided. The registration/application deadline is Friday, May 8. The retreat is limited to 15 participants. (We expect to hold another retreat in August, so watch for further announcements.)

RIC Summer Sports Camps

Boys and girls ages seven to 15 of all skill levels can 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 and $155 for full day. Visit or call 456-8007, for further information. Faculty and staff receive a 10% discount.

Greg O'Connor

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