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New Division of Community, Equity and Diversity is Advancing Inclusive Excellence at RIC

Associate VP Cano Morales believes that the table we sit at together ought to be big enough for everyone. To that end, she and her staff at the Unity Center are leading the way toward inclusive excellence at RIC.

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Disability Services Center and Affirmative Action Office Refine Their Missions

Disability Services and Affirmative Action are two offices being retooled to ensure that RIC stands out as a leader of inclusive excellence both regionally and nationally.

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The R.I. State Police Offers Cyber Safety Tips for College Students

They say, “Prevention is better and cheaper than cure.” Learn how to protect your computers, cell phones and other mobile devices from cyber crime.

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Rhode Island College Named 2018 Military Friendly® School

“This accolade reminds us that supporting veterans should not be limited to November or May but must exist as part of the fabric of the day-to-day campus experience,” said Vice President Meriwether.

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​The Division of Community, Equity and Diversity invites you to a fall open house in their new space, Roberts Hall, Suite 301, on Monday, Nov. 20, from 4-5:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks will be delivered by RIC President Frank D. Sánchez. Meet the division staff and enjoy fall refreshments. In the spirit of giving, please bring nonperishable snacks and microwavable foods to replenish the Unity Center pantry.​

Antoinette Gomesagomes@ric.eduYes

​On Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Auditorium, the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble will share the stage with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble (RIPYWE), under the direction of John Knasas and David Neves (M.MEd. ’81), two of Rhode Island’s finest music educators. Each group will perform music of Steven Bryant and will work directly with the composer in rehearsals. Furthermore, Steven’s wife, Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, will guest conduct the groups on these pieces. To close the concert, the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble and the RIPYWE will join forces to perform John Philip Sousa’s colorful march, “The Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.​”

Robert Franzblaurfranzblau@ric.eduYes

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.​

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

The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 16. The bus will leave in front of Roberts Hall at 6:30 a.m. and will drop off passengers at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum. You are free to spend the day as you please. The bus departs from the museum at 8 p.m. Sign up on Wednesday, Dec. 6, between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m., at the main entrance of ALEX & ANI Hall. The cost of the trip is $20 per person. For more information, contact Art Club Advisor Lisa Russell at 456-9599.

Lisa Russelllrussell@ric.eduYes

Melissa Carvalho will join the Career Development Center team on Tuesday, Nov. 14, as assistant director for counseling and employer relations. She is a two-time RIC graduate (B.A., M.A. in agency counseling) and comes to us from the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, where she most recently served as an employment and career adviser.  Join us in welcoming Melissa to RIC.​

Demetria Morandmoran@ric.eduYes

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Rhode Island College Named 2018 Military Friendly® School

“This accolade reminds us that supporting veterans should not be limited to November or May but must exist as part of the fabric of the day-to-day campus experience,” said Vice President Meriwether.

2 RIC Students Honored for Heroism After Near-Fatal Car Crash

“In this day and age, you just hear bad, all the bad,” said Richard Benson, father of car crash survivor Devin Benson. “But a group of people from different walks of life got together and helped save my son’s life.”

RIC Wins $1.16-M Grant to Increase Ph.D.s among Underrepresented Students

Through the McNair grant, disadvantaged students receive intensive training in scholarly research in preparation for advanced degrees.

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Brandi DiDino – Committed to Bettering the Lives of R.I.’s Children

RIC graduate Brandi DiDino has​ been a public child welfare worker for 12 years, a line of work that, according to the national average, has only a two-to-five-year longevity rate.

RIC’s Student Union Celebrated 50th Anniversary

RIC’s Student Union has fostered student engagement in extracurricular activities for five decades.