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Fruit Hill Farmers Market at RIC – Aug. 6-Oct. 8

The Fruit Hill Farmers Market at RIC will resume on Thursday, August 6, and continue each Thursday until Oct. 8, from 4-6 p.m. Located on the grounds of RIC’s former Alumni House, the market will offer the season’s local fresh produce, jams and jellies, baked goods and specialty items that include herbal soaps, lotions and honey. Please join us for a great opening day.

Jim Murphy and Patti Nolin


2015 Promising Practices Conference – Workshop Proposals Due Aug. 14

The 2015 Promising Practices Conference, titled “The Power of Community Partnerships: Advancing Public Health and Human Rights through Education and Service,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7. Focus is innovative ways to improve health and human outcomes through public health and social work efforts. Interested faculty are invited to submit a workshop proposal. The Request for Workshop Proposals application is due Friday, Aug. 14, and can be found on the Promising Practices website: https://www.ric.edu/promisingpractices/. Contact conference co-chairs Stefan Battle or Carol Cummings for any questions. More information about the conference to follow.

Carol Cummings or Stefan Battle


SMART Sync (Monitor and Control Your Students’ Computers) – Sept. 30

User Support Services will be offering a SMART Sync workshop in Horace Mann 140. The first session will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The second session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 5-6 p.m. SMART Sync lab management software allows you to monitor and control your students’ computers. Using the Thumbnails view, you will be able to see real-time images of your students’ desktops and how to take control of their desktops. You are also able to block internet access, block the use of specific applications, broadcast your desktop and more. If you are interested in attending this workshop, email ittraining@ric.edu.

Gloria Anzevino


How to Use the SMARTBoard and SMART Notebook in Your Class – Sept. 30

User Support Services is offering a workshop on how to use the SMARTBoard and SMART Notebook. The first session will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5-6 p.m. in HM 140. The second session will be held on Monday, Oct. 7, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This hands-on workshop will show you how you can be interactive with your students at the SMARTBoard. The workshop is designed to jumpstart your SMARTBoard and SMART Notebook journey from novice to expert user. If you are interested in attending this workshop, email ittraining@ric.edu.

Gloria Anzevino


Teenage Research Participants Needed

Researchers at Rhode Island College are seeking teenagers to participate in a study about how teenagers get along with their parents and peers. Teens must be between the ages of 13 and 16. If you are a parent and have a teen, please consider allowing your teenager to participate. If not, you may know someone who is a teen or has a teen between the ages of 13 and 16. Please pass this information on to them. Teens will be paid $75 for participating and the study will take about three hours and 30 minutes. For more information, contact us at 401-456-8368 or at ripacric@gmail.com.

Emily Cook


Aqueducts of Portugal: A Photographic Exhibition – Through September 30

The Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC, in collaboration with the Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in Rhode Island, is pleased to sponsor the photographic exhibition “Aqueducts of Portugal,” by curator of the EPAL Water Museum in Lisbon and photographer Pedro Inácio. The 14-panel display of the ancient “water bridges” of Portugal will be available for viewing off the main lobby of the James P. Adams Library during normal operating hours, now until September 30. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Marie Fraley, director of the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies


Student Union Cafe Seating Area

Looking for a cool, quiet space to study, take a break or escape the heat? The Student Union Café Seating Area is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. all summer long, featuring computers, printer, copy machine, internet access and 50-inch screen TV.

Kristen Salemi