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​The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will hold a meeting on Friday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m.​ in Guardo Hall (School of Social Work building), Room 005 on the lower level. All are welcome. An agenda can be found on the UCC website.​


​Join us for a film screening of “The Invisible War” on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30-8 p.m. in in Gaige Hall 200. This is an investigative look at the current epidemic of sexual assault within the military, the profound personal and social consequences of these actions, and the institutions that cover these attacks. Refreshments will be provided.​ This program is part of Irregular Warfare: Experiences across the Civilian-Military Divide, a Brown University grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Event sponsors are Rhode Island College’s Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the Division of Student Success, the Unity Center, VetSuccess on Campus and the Veteran’s Resource Center.

Veterans Resource Center or 456-8449Yes

​​There are mediums and there are spiritual teachers. Roland Comtois bridges both callings with a visceral knowledge that there is more to our existence than life on this planet. Comtois guides people beyond grief to accessing the love and hope of everlasting life.

Join us on Monday, Oct. 23, in Alger Hall 110, from 6-8 p.m.,​ for a memorable night as Comtois explores the questions that have mesmerized humanity since the beginning of time. Is there something beyond here? Is there life after death? Do our departed loved ones attempt to reach us through signs and messages?

With his Signature Purple Papers in hand, Roland will share his story of how it all started for him. How messages are delivered from our departed loved ones. He will shepherd you through the experience. His words are divinely inspired and he gives a poignant demonstration of spiritual connectivity; connections that are possible in every moment of time.

A random audience member may receive personal messages that Roland has channeled from those on the other side.

Register at eventbrite​.

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​On behalf of the division for Community, Equity and Diversity, the Unity Center would like to thank the campus community for supporting Diversity Week and Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 by attending events and embracing the many opportunities to engage with people and information across a variety of topics and activities.

Special thanks to LASO (Latin American Student Organization) for hosting “Taste of Culture” and to the RIC contributors​ that helped make Diversity Week a success – a heartfelt thank you.​


​The Annual Flu Clinic will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m​. in the Student Union Ballroom. Click here​ for registration information.

Health Services401-456-8055Yes

​​Join the RIC community in learning about the Russian Revolution which occurred exactly 100 years ago when the Bolsheviks (Soviet Communists) seized power. This event transformed the world. Indiana University Professor of History Dmitry Shlapentokh, a former Soviet citizen, will present a lecture titled “The Russian Revolution and Its Impact on Us: A Centennial Reflection,” ​on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Gaige Hall, Room 200. A Q&A will follow. ​This event is hosted by the Department of History and it is free and open to the public.

Pete Brownpbrown@ric.eduYes

​An informational session on the Certificate of Undergraduate Study (C.U.S.) in college and career attainment​ will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. This C.U.S. program is designed for students with an intellectual disability. Individuals, families and professionals are encouraged to attend to learn about this program. RSVP online by clicking here​.​

Claire Rosenbaum401-456-4732 or rosenbaum@ric.eduYes

Do you want to learn more about what works in online higher ed? Join us on Thursday, Nov. 9, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406​​, and view how instructors incorporate a range of digital assignments and rubrics to help students to demonstrate comprehension and become authentic composers. This workshop is facilitated by Robyn Linde (Political Science) and Carolyn Fortuna (Gender and Women’s Studies/Educational Studies).​


​The Committee on College Lectures is pleased to announce the availability of lecture award funds for the Spring 2018 semester. The committee invites applications for funding to bring outside speakers to the college for campus-wide lectures/workshops, departmental and interdepartmental lectures/workshops, and classroom presentations. We can fund honoraria ranging from $50-$300 and additional travel expenses.

Please visit our website​ for an application and more details concerning the application process. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. For further information, contact the Committee on College Lectures at


​Please join Open Books–Open Minds on Monday, Nov. 13, from 4-6 p.m. in Gaige 200 for a screening of the film “Hidden Figures” (2016), about the role of African-American, female mathematicians at NASA.​


Please join Open Books–Open Minds on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12:30-2 p.m. (Free Period) in Adams Library, Fortes Room, for a discussion led by and for RIC students about the 2017-2018 OBOM book selection and related topics. Instructors, student mentors and all other interested parties are welcome!​


​The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will host an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1-4:30 p.m. Open House is the college’s largest recruitment program, and we would like to thank the many departments that join us each year in welcoming approximately 1,200 guests to our campus on this day. Thank you in advance for your cooperation when we call upon you to ensure that we have another successful Open House program.​


The Rhode Island College Division of Student Success is pleased to announce RIC FLICKS, a new weekend movie series shown on a bi-weekly basis in the newly renovated Gaige Auditorium. Screenings will be held on Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. They are free and open to the campus community. Popcorn will be served.​

Oct. 20 and 22 — “The Conjuring II” 

Nov. 3 and 5 — “Despicable Me III” 

Nov. 17 and 19 — “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” 

Dec. 1 and 3 — “Leap” 

This series is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

Kristen Salemiksalemi@ric.eduYes

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