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Blackboard Boot Camps From June Through August
User Support Services and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering “Blackboard Boot Camps,” all-day workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., designed to help faculty use Blackboard to support their face-to-face courses. Basic sessions run June 12, July 18 and Aug. 26 in Gaige 163. Advanced sessions run June 24, July 19 and Aug. 27 in Gaige 163. Advanced hybrid sessions run June 25 and July 23 in Gaige 163. Click here for more information.
Library Digitization Conference on May 31
You are invited to a library conference “Querying the Library: Digitization and Its Impact” on May 31 at Alger 110 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will address the library’s role in the digital age. How can librarians and educators leverage the ever-increasing change? What are the challenges and opportunities? To register and learn more about the topics presented, please visit the event page.
Benefits Open Enrollment Runs Through June 7
Benefits open enrollment runs through June 7. That means changes will be effective June 30, and any adjusted payroll deductions will be reflected in the July 19 paycheck. What types of changes may employees make during the Open Enrollment? Employees may change medical/dental/vision coverage from Individual to Family or vice versa; elect to participate in or rescind the Waiver of Health Coverage; add an eligible spouse or dependent to medical/dental/vision coverage; enroll or disenroll in the life insurance plan, legal plan or AFLAC Short-term Disability, Cancer Protection plans; enroll in the Medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Dependent Care Assistance plan. Changes made during the Open Enrollment may not usually be made at any other time of the year unless an employee experiences a “change in family status,” meaning birth or adoption of a child, marriage, divorce, death or loss of coverage through a spouse or parent. In addition, benefits that are paid with pre-tax dollars may not be changed during the plan year unless an employee experiences a “change in family status.” PLEASE NOTE: Current FSA or Dependent Care Assistance participants who wish to continue in the plan MUST complete a NEW election form for 2013-2014. For more open enrollment information or new 2013-2014 medical/dental/vision rates and co-shares, visit the HR web site. If you have questions or need assistance, please call or email Beth Cabana, ext. 8216/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Maggie Sullivan at ext. 8442/ email@example.com .
“Pym: A Novel” – the New Open Books Open Minds Selection for 2013-14
The Rhode Island College Open Books – Open Minds book selection for 2013-14 is “Pym: A Novel,” by Matthew Johnson. First-year students will read “Pym” during the summer. Adams Library has six circulating copies. Look for it on the new books shelves near the circulation desk. Book discussions and related programs will begin in the fall.
2013 Summer Sports Camps From June 24 to August 9
The department of athletics announces the 2013 Summer Sports Camp for ages 8 through 15. We offer boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, gymnastics, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer and swimming. Camp runs from June 24 to August 9 (Monday to Friday) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Murray Center. Cost is $130 per week and includes a t-shirt. An extended day program that runs to 4 p.m. is offered for an additional $25. Visit goanchormen.com or call 456-8007 for an application and further information. Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount.
2013 RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp – Deadline June 25
The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance announces the 2013 Summer Performing Arts Camp for students in grades 6 to 12. This acting camp incorporates musical theatre and dance (no experience required) and runs from July 8 to July 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Room 128, in the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts. Tuition is $535, if paid before May 25, and $575 after May 25. Tuition includes a $30 nonrefundable application fee. The camp will conclude with a final showcase performance on July 26 at 7 p.m. For an application, contact Jamie Taylor, artistic/managing director of the camp, at 456-8639 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is June 25. VERY LIMITED ENROLLMENT.
TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments Through June
TIAA/CREF one-on-one counseling appointments at Rhode Island College with Allan Waters are available on June 12 and June 25. All appointments will be held in the Student Union, Room 306, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To reserve a time, call 1-866-843-5640. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to http://www.ric.edu/humanresources/training.php.