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ATAC Technology Showcase: Student Collaboration with Office 365 – June 1

Faculty from across schools and disciplines will come together for lunch and a conversation about collaboration using apps in Office 365 on Thursday, June 1, from noon-2 p.m. in Faculty Center South, Donovan Dining Center. Learn about Office 365’s tools for student engagement and interaction. RSVP FCTL@ric.edu by May 23. This event is sponsored by ATAC, FCTL and USS.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning


Retirement Reception for Robin Pisaturo – June 8

After 16 years of dedicated service to Rhode Island College and 31 years of state service, Robin Pisaturo, manager of classified service in the Office of Human Resources, will be retiring in June. Please stop by to wish her well during a retirement reception in her honor on Thursday, June 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room (upper level Donovan Dining Center.)

Maggie Sullivan


2017 Summer Sports Camps – June 19 to Aug. 11

The 2017 Summer Sports Camps will run Monday-Friday, June 19 through Aug. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with registration taking place at the Murray Center. Boys and girls ages 7-15 of all skill levels can choose from the following camps: Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Volleyball and Tennis. The cost is $160 per week and includes a T-shirt. An extended day program ending at 4 p.m. is offered for an additional $30 per week. Register before Thursday, June 1, and receive a $20 discount. Click here for a brochure and registration form or contact the Department of Athletics at (401) 456-8007. Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount.


RIC Athletics Award Established in Honor of Prof. Lloyd Matsumoto and His Wife

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation has established an award in the name of Professor of Biology Lloyd Matsumoto and his wife Terri that will honor a male and female student-athlete who, over the course of their intercollegiate and academic undergraduate career, achieves the highest cumulative GPA. The award will be presented annually and a recognition plaque will honor both the Matsumotos and the honorees in perpetuity. The recognition plaque will be installed in the Student-Athlete Success Center some time this summer. The Matsumotos are widely known for their incredible support of campus initiatives, especially those engaging students. They have been very strong supporters of student-athletes over the past few years, especially as it relates to supporting their academic success and the Student Success Center. An announcement of the award was recently made at the department’s annual Senior Recognition Dinner.

Don Tencher


We Have a Winner!

The Open Books – Open Minds Committee is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Common Book: “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. “In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis.” Thank you to all who voted. Stay tuned for exciting program updates.

Zubeda Jalalzai