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All day, campus-wide
Show your RIC spirit! Kick-off Homecoming 2012 by wearing Rhode Island College school colors: white, gold and a maroon accent.
12:00– 1:30 p.m. – Donovan Dining Center
Who makes the best pizza in the state of Rhode Island? Stop by the Pizza Cook-off in Donovan Dining Center to find out! Pizza sampling will take place from 12-12:45. Sampling available on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Judging will take place after the sampling. Sponsored by The Valley Breeze.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Adams Library Fortes Room
In this Brazilian feature, Bianca, a talented underemployed actress in Rio de Janeiro is afraid of missing her "big break." She perseveres with single-minded dedication to her craft until an audition leads to a rare opportunity. Set against rich visuals, Karine Teles's remarkable performance drives this drama of everyday tragedy in the working world of an artist. (Portuguese and French with English subtitles)
Sponsored by Dialogue on Diversity
Supported by the Department of Modern Languages
2:00– 3:00 p.m. – Alger Hall 110
Based on the Open Books, Open Minds common book selection, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, this program features Ann Morning, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, New York University discussing the intersection of modern medicine, bioethics and race. Ann Morning is author of The Nature of Race (University of California Press 2011).
Sponsored by OBOM and the Dialogue on Diversity
In collaboration with Rhode Island College Diversity Week.
12:00 to 2:00 p.m. – Judging at 2:00 p.m.
Attention faculty, staff and students! Celebrate Homecoming Week and show your RIC spirit! Decorate your office to show your RIC spirit according to this year's theme – "Heating Things Up". Compete for fabulous prizes! Winners will be announced at the Homecoming Festival.
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Judging at 11:00 a.m.
The students at the Henry Barnard School are very excited about decorating their classrooms according to the of Homecoming 2012 – "Heating Things Up". Winners of the contest will be named during school announcements.
Decorating Complete by 6:00 p.m. – Judging 8:00 p.m. – Residence Halls
The Office of Residential Life invites you to show off your creativity and your RIC spirit! Each Residence Hall will decorate a large "spirit board" in the Homecoming theme "Heating Things Up". Winners will be announced at the Friday Night Homecoming Festival.
5:00 p.m. – Bannister Gallery in Roberts Hall
d'Ann de Simone
This exhibit reflects the artist's increasing anxiety over the state of American culture and her ambivalence toward technology. Using two primary sources of imagery: maps and Chinese paper cuts, the art brings East and West together by blending imagery from both cultures and "mapping" out a new terrain. de Simone is visually impaired and a faculty member in the art department of Michigan State University.
Monique Roelle Johnson
Woman is a collection of works by Monique Rolle Johnson that focuses on the commonality of women, their strengths, endurances, burdens, and triumphs. Johnson's work is best defined by its brilliant colors that saturate her surfaces. The rhythmic patterns she employs are suggestive of her Caribbean roots. Johnson has received degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and the College of the Bahamas. Her works are in numerous public and private collections.
Decorating Complete by 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Judging 8:00 p.m. – Rhode Island College Quad
Chalk the Quad in support of Homecoming activities. Student organizations, student athletes and seminar classes are welcome to participate! A member of the Student activities team will be in touch with you very soon with an information packet on this activity.
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Student Union Ballroom
"This documentary focuses on the unique challenges that undocumented youth graduating from high school every year in the U.S. face as they turn 18. Many of these youths are at risk of exile from the only country many of them have ever known as home." (Americasvoiceonline.org). Followed by discussion about local undocumented college students and Welcoming America/RI, the national grassroots collaborative promoting mutual respect and cooperation between Americans.
Sponsored by L.I.F.E.
Presented by Michelle DePlante, International Institute of Rhode Island
In collaboration with Rhode Island College Diversity Week.
9:00 p.m. – Rhode Island College Recreation Center
GrooveBoston has set up their Fall 2012 tour and is stopping in at Rhode Island College. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. for the ultimate student music experience. Rhode Island College students only. $5 per student. Contact Kyla Pecchia, President, Student Community Government or by phone at (401)456-8546.
Current Students Only
4:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Rhode Island College Quad
The Homecoming Festival is the go-to event for Homecoming 2012! Stop by the campus quad for tasty, traditional cookout fare and fabulous, fun activities! Join us as we unveil our new Rhode Island College affinity line with Alex and Ani and welcome guests to our artisan craft fair. Also, browse for homemade Rhode Island crafts made by our alumni and community. In addition to the cookout and artisan craft fair, there will be children's activities and a pie throwing contest! $5 per person. (Note to Students: Student price is $5 per person. If students have a meal card they will be charged $8 at the door. Please register online to secure the $5 price!)
- Artisans who would like to participate in the festival must submit a
registration form by Friday, September 14.
5:30 p.m. – Rhode Island College Campus
After you grab a bite to eat at the Homecoming Festival, head over to watch the students perform in the Homecoming Parade – in golf carts!
7:00 p.m. – Alger 110
$10 per team of up to 7. Come back to campus, and take part in the RIC Trivia challenge! There will be trivia questions not only about RIC but also about Rhode Island and general pop culture.
7:30 p.m. – Forman Theatre
$5 for alumni and students.
8:00 p.m. – The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
9:00 p.m. – Student Union Ballroom
Admission is $3.00
RI College's 2012 Homecoming lineup includes mentalist Jim Karol performing his Psychic Madman Show, sponsored by Student Activities and the Student Union. Mentalist, comedian and memory extraordinaire, Jim has been seen by millions from his appearances on NBC's Phenomenon, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen Degeneres Show, the Today Show, Howard Stern, Fox News, CNN and numerous other television and news programs. Hurry! Seating is limited! Tickets are available through online registration for Homecoming and will also be on sale Wednesday, September 12 through the Student Union Welcome and Information Center.
Saturday is filled with Alumni and Student Athletic events including a 5K Run and a Hall of Fame Dinner. Registration is encouraged for all events. Check out the events!
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Fogarty Life Science Building
The morning will include a program, “Joining Forces: Considerations in the care of the Veteran” presented by John Deckro, MS, RN-BC, APN-BC.
9:30 a.m. – President's House, RIC Campus
Attention Class of 1963! Kickoff 50th Reunion Activities with President Carriuolo over a delicious breakfast at her home. The 50th Reunion schedule will be announced at the kick off breakfast.
Forman Center, 10:00 a.m., Alger 110
11:00 a.m. – The Auditorium in Roberts Hall
1:30 p.m. – At soccer complex during halftime of men's soccer game.
Show your support for RIC and win prizes in the lively Golf Ball Drop. Cost is $10 per ball. For additional information on any of the activities associated with homecoming contact the athletic department at 401-456-8007.
2:00 p.m. – Volleyball Courts
Did you live in one of the Rhode Island College residence halls? Join current residence students and alumni from Rhode Island College for the Homecoming Volleyball Tournament. Enjoy a friendly game of volleyball and get to know the students of Rhode Island College!
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. p.m. – Trinity Brewhouse (186 Fountain Street, Providence RI)
Join Rhode Island College community members at a reception reception in the heart of Providence at Trinity Brewhouse. Trinity Brewhouse is located at 186 Fountain Street in Providence. We will have an alumni & friends reception from 5-7 p.m. with a cash bar. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by the Rhode Island College Alumni Association. Find out more about Trinity Brewhouse at their website: http://www.trinitybrewhouse.com/. $10 per person. After the cocktail reception attend Waterfire and see how Providence is "Heating Things Up".
7:30 p.m., Forman Theatre
$5 per person guest
Page last updated: Oct. 5, 2012