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Retirement Celebration for Professor Ezra Stieglitz – Aug. 24

Please join us for a retirement celebration honoring Professor of Elementary Education Ezra Stieglitz on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Henry Barnard Cafeteria.

RIC’s Bookstore Under New Management – Barnes & Noble College

Rhode Island College is excited to announce its new partnership with Barnes & Noble College, which begins management of the college’s bookstore in the Fall Semester. Barnes & Noble College currently manages more than 700 college bookstores nationwide.

The new store will still be named the Rhode Island College Bookstore but will offer a variety of affordable choices for course materials, including a robust in-store and online textbook rental program, an extensive selection of new and used books and digital content through its new Yuzu platform. The college expects that these new features will result in significant cost savings for students and enhance the buying experience. The bookstore will also carry RIC apparel and other spirit items, school supplies and other educational materials, and the store will continue to accept all forms of payment that students have come to expect. Additionally, Barnes & Noble College will create and manage RIC’s online bookstore website, delivering a customized shopping experience and providing students, faculty and alumni with many choices and conveniences (stay tuned for the online link).

Scott Kane

RIC Counseling Center Receives Reaccreditation

The Rhode Island College Counseling Center has been reaccredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, the accreditation association for university and college counseling centers. RIC’s center was evaluated for its compliance with the IACS standards, the highest standards available for campus counseling centers, and was found to offer outstanding professional services to the RIC community.

The center is directed by Dr. Thomas Lavin and offers flexibly short-term individual and group counseling and psychotherapy, as well as various forms of community psychology.

IACS was established as an association in 1972 to encourage and aid counseling services to meet high professional standards through peer evaluation and to inform the public about campus counseling services that are competent and reliable.

Teenage Research Participants Needed

Researchers at Rhode Island College are seeking participants in a study about how friendships help teenagers deal with emotions. Teens must be age 14, 15 or 16 and be in the 9th or 10th grade. If you have a teen who meets these criteria, please consider allowing your teen to participate. Teens will be paid $80, $60 of which will be paid for participating in a two-and-a-half hour laboratory-based data collection at Rhode Island College and $20 of which will be paid for collecting data at home. For more information, contact the research team at (401) 456-8368 or ripacric@gmail.

Emily Cook