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RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp – July 11-28

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will hold the 2016 Summer Performing Arts Camp July 11-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Little Theatre (Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Room 128). Tuition is $595. This acting camp incorporates musical theatre and dance (no experience necessary); however, enrollment is limited. For more information, contact the camp director, RIC Professor of Theatre Jamie Taylor at 401-456-9702 or by email at

Jamie Taylor, RIC Summer Performing Arts Camp Director

Blood Drive – July 12

When it comes to lifesaving blood, first responders never take the summer off. YOU are the first responders. A Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. There will be free pizza for all presenting donors. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of ID when you donate. Remember – every pint saves up to 3 lives!

Open Books – Open Minds Book Club – July 14 and 21

Please join us for the Open Books – Open Minds summer book club discussion of Nicholas Carr’s “The Shallows.” We will be doing close readings, preparing notes and thinking through teaching strategies. If you are considering teaching the book or planning lessons inspired by Carr’s study, please join us. Mentors, students and those who just love to read and talk about books are welcome to join us on Thursdays, July 14 and 21, from noon-1 p.m. in the Fortes Room of Adams Library. Bring your lunch!

Zubeda Jalalzai

RIC Athletics to Host 16th Annual Anchor Club Golf Day – July 18

The Rhode Island College Athletic Department will be hosting the 16th Annual Anchor Club Golf Day on Monday, July 18, at Valley Country Club in Warwick. 

Now in its 16th year, the Anchor Club Golf Day is a great chance to reunite with old friends, enjoy a round of golf at the exclusive Valley Country Club and support the development of Rhode Island College’s over 300 student-athletes participating in 21 varsity sports.  

All the proceeds go directly toward enhancing programs that impact the day-to-day lives of our student-athletes during their tenure here at RIC, and your support would truly be impactful as we look to continue our tradition of building champions on and off the court/field.

Registration and sponsorships are currently still available. If interested in playing in this year’s event, donating an item for our raffle or taking out a sponsorship, please contact Assistant Athletic Director Greg O’Connor at (401) 456-8961, or visit the special events page at to fill out your registration form today. Also see golf brochure.

Greg O’Connor

Adjunct Professional Development Day: Lights, Camera, TEACH! – July 20

Adjunct Professional Development Day: Lights, Camera, TEACH! This video-themed event will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 8 a.m. to noon in Alger Hall 110. A hot breakfast will be served and participants will receive a $50 stipend for attending the entire half-day workshop. Please send your RSVP to no later than Friday, July 8, (specify which three breakout sessions you wish to attend). Advance registration is required as space is limited. See for full details and breakout session selections.

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

RIC Faculty Writing Retreat – Registration Deadline July 31

The RIC Writing Center will offer a four-day Faculty Writing Retreat Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 9-12, 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 four days of work among supportive colleagues, contact Claudine Griggs at Snacks and lunches will be provided. Registration/application deadline is Sunday, July 31.

Claudine Griggs

Request for Workshop Proposals for 19th Annual Promising Practices Conference

This year’s theme for the RIC Dialogue on Diversity 19th Annual Promising Practices Conference is Resilience across the Board: A Strength-Based Approach to Foster Resiliency in All Communities. We encourage applications from professionals in all disciplines to share best practices, emerging ideas and current research to develop and/or sustain skills leading to a resilient future. Workshop proposal forms can be found on the Promising Practices website. The Promising Practices Conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

Carol Cummings, co-chair of Promising Practices Conference

Mindfulness Meditation

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. in Craig Lee Hall 130. Open to all.