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Job and Internship Fairs – March 29 and April 12

A Job and Internship Fair for all majors is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Another Job and Internship Fair for health, human services and education majors is slated for Wednesday, April 12, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. Please help us to reach your students with information about these important opportunities.

Kathryn M. Sasso, Career Development Center

Summer Seminar for the Teaching of Writing Panel Presentations – March 29

Please join members of the campus Writing Board and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning for our annual Summer Seminar for the Teaching of Writing (SSTW) Panel Presentations on Wednesday, March 29, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Reinhardt Room, Adams Library. At this event, faculty from across the disciplines who participated in this year’s SSTW will share and discuss their experience learning about and implementing evidence-based practices for the teaching of writing. A light lunch will be served. 

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Lecture: Alumna/Author Discusses Women and Minorities in STEM – March 29

On Wednesday, March 29, alumna Professor Lisa McLean ’87 of Wentworth Institute of Technology will discuss her new book, “Cracking the Code: How to Get Women and Minorities into STEM Disciplines and Why We Must.”  All members of the campus community are invited to attend this presentation and subsequent discussion during free period (12:30-2 p.m.) in ALEX AND ANI, Room 138.

Jeff Mello

Film Screenings: LGBT+ Pioneers: Trans Women of Color – March 30

Join us as we screen three short films documenting the life experiences and advocacy of Marsha Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, pioneers of the LGBT+ rights movement, on Thursday, March 30, from 4-6 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room (the Mezzanine Level of Donovan Dining Center). Learn more about LGBT+ history and the contributions of transgender women of color. Food and refreshments will be served.

Antoinette Gomes

Open Books – Open Minds Call for Papers – Deadline March 31

Please submit your paper for the upcoming Open Books – Open Minds (OBOM) Student Conference inspired by Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.” The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31. For more information, click here or visit the OBOM website. This year’s OBOM Student Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will coincide with the Center for Research and Creative Activity’s presentations of student projects at the College-Wide Poster Session in Adams Library.

Zubeda Jalalzai

Adams Library Website Focus Group – April 4

The campus community is invited to an hour-long focus group to give feedback on the new library website. Sessions are: Tuesday, April 4, from noon-1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 5, from 6-7 p.m. in the Library Instruction Facility. RSVP Kieran at and indicate the session you will be attending. Refreshments will be served.

Kieran Ayton

Student Teaching Mandatory Meeting – April 12 or 26

Students who are expecting to student teach in spring 2018 must attend the student teaching meeting for teacher candidates on Wednesday, April 12, or Wednesday, April 26. Both meetings run from 12:15-1:30 p.m. and will be held in Horace Mann, Room 193. Registration is not required; however students will need their RIC ID to sign in.

Joan Ford

Open Books – Open Minds Lecture: “When Technology Goes Wrong” – April 17

Please join us for a lecture by Pamela Bedore titled “Margaret Atwood and Environmental Dystopia: When Technology Goes Wrong” on Monday, April 17, from 10:00-11:50 a.m. in Donovan (Faculty Center South). Bedore is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut and author of The Great Courses lecture series “Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature.”

Anita Duneer

Committee on College Lectures Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 Funding – Deadlline April 21

Lecture award funds for the Fall 2017 semester are now available. The Committee on College Lectures invites applications for funding to bring outside speakers to Rhode Island College for campus-wide lectures/workshops, departmental and interdepartmental lectures/workshops, and classroom presentations. The committee can fund honorariums from $50-$300 and travel expenses. Please vist our website for an application. Applications should be emailed to by Friday, April 21, at 5 p.m.

Emily Cook

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

Mindfulness Meditation Drop-In – Through May 4

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. Mindfulness meditation will be offered Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., in Craig-Lee 130 through May 4. Meditation is open to all; no prior experience needed.

Thomas Lavin

Student Union Advisory Board

RIC students are being sought to serve on the Student Union Advisory Board, which will meet Wednesdays, March 1, March 22 and April 12, from 5-6:30 p.m. and on Friday, April 28, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Student Union 307. Sandwich wraps will be served. Interested students are asked to contact Kristen Salemi, director of the Student Union, at for more information.

Kristen Salemi