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Open Interview Meeting With Candidate for Dean of FSEHD March 7 and 17
The Search Committee for the position of dean for the FSEHD at Rhode Island College, would like to invite you to open interview sessions with candidates, Dr. Robin Dada and Dr. Donald Halquist. The open meeting for Dr. Dada will be held on Friday, March 7, and the open meeting for Dr. Halquist will be on Monday, March 17. Both meetings are from 3-4 p.m. in the Fortes Room of Adams Library. Please plan to attend these open meetings and complete a rating form for each candidate. Your feedback to the Search Committee is very important.
Employment Opportunities for Student Orientation – Application Deadline March 17
Eight faculty advisor positions for Student Orientation are available. Candidates must be able to work May 27-June 27 and August 15, 18, 19 and 20, 2014; and Jan. 2, 5 and 6, 2015. Applicants should have knowledge of RIC curricula, programs, policies and academic advisement. The salary for June is $3,250, August $525 and January $400. Applications are available online at www.ric.edu/oasis (follow the link to Orientation Employment Opportunities). The application deadline is March 17, 2014.
Russell Potter “Poe’s Pym and PYM’s Poe” March 18
Russell Potter present “Poe’s Pym and PYM’s Poe” at an Open Books-Open Minds lecture inspired by Mat Johnson’s PYM, this year’s common book. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 4-5 p.m., in the Fortes Room of Adams Library.
Workshop Series on Designing Successful FYS Writing Experiences – March 18, 27 and April 1
The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will host four workshops about FYS assignments and writing pedagogy. At each session, different FYS instructors will lead a conversation about writing assignments. What works? What doesn’t? How can we work together to strengthen first-year student writing and build a foundation for writing across the curriculum? Workshops will be held in Adams Library, Room 405, on the following dates:
March 6 – 1-2 p.m. – Janice Okoomian
March 18 – 1-2 p.m. – Anita Duneer and Whitney Blankenship
March 27 – 4-5 p.m. – Kay Kalinak and Corinne McKamey
April 1 – 1-2 p.m. – Rudy Kraus and Desirée Ciambrone
Lecture “Mapping the Ancient Nile” by Prof. Emeritus Richard Lobban March 20
RIC Professor Richard Lobban Jr. will present a lecture titled “Mapping the Ancient Nile” on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Bannister Gallery. At this lecture, Lobban will discuss an array of maps from his personal collection dated more than 100 years old. Note: This lecture was previously scheduled for February but due to the snow storm was moved to March.
Lecture: Stop Corporate Abuse March 20
Ari Rubenstein, campaigns administrator and organizer at Corporate Accountability International, will present “Stop Corporate Abuse: Holding Global Corporations Accountable for Health, Human RIghts and Environmental Abuses” on Thursday, March 20, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Fortes room of Adams Library, with a reception to follow. This event is hosted by the International Nongovernmental Organizations Studies Program. Generous support was provided by the Committee on College Lectures and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Student Leadership Awards Call for Nominations – Deadline March 21
Nominations are open for the sixth annual Student Leadership Awards. Students, staff, faculty, administrators and community members are welcome to submit nominations by visiting http://www.ric.edu/student_activities/leadership.php#leadership_awards. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 21. Nominators and nominees will be invited to attend the recognition ceremony on Wednesday, April 23.
Applications for Rose Butler Browne Award – Submission Deadline March 22
The Rose Butler Browne Award was established in 1976. Dr. Browne, a 1919 graduate of Rhode Island College, demonstrated outstanding leadership in professional and community affairs. Applicants for the $200 Rose Butler Brown Award must be graduating seniors enrolled at Rhode Island College with a G.P.A. of 2.5 or better, at least 100 hours of community service in 2013 for a disadvantaged population and demonstrated leadership potential. The award is presented at the Cap and Gown Convocation in April. Applications are available at www.ric.edu/unitycenter.
Bannister Gallery Exhibition: “Parallels: Investigations of Geometry and Gesture” Through March 22
On display at Bannister Gallery is a group exhibition titled “Parallels: Investigations of Geometry and Gesture,” featuring the work of painter/sculptor Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo, painter James Cambronne, sculptor Wilson Harding Lawrence, iIllustrator Nona Hershey, painter Laurel Sparks and sculptor/painter Roger Tibbetts. This exhibit runs through March 22. The works on view explore materiality, geometry and textural variation, particularly, the tension between precise design and the subjective experience of perception.
Comedy in the Classroom! April 1
Join playwright and afterschool educator Elizabeth Keiser on Tuesday, April 1, 4-5 p.m. in Alger 110, as middle school youth and RIC undergrads model and explore peaceful approaches to social problem solving. Approaches address self-regulative learning, positive facilitation strategies and organized chaos. This lecture is sponsored by the College Lectures Committee, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, RIC’s Youth Development program, Tall University and the Central Falls School District.
College Lectures Committee Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 Funding -- Deadline April 2
The College Lectures Committee is pleased to announce the availability of lecture award funds for the fall 2014 semester. The College Lectures Committee invites applications for funding to bring outside speakers to Rhode Island College for lectures, workshops, discussions, exhibits and other events. Honoraria ranges from $50-$300 plus travel expenses for campus-wide events; department, program, or school-specific events; and classroom events. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 2. Contact email@example.com for an application or with any questions.
An Evening with Chris Herren April 2
“An Evening with Chris Herren” will be held on Wednesday, April 2, at 8 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall. Hear Chris tell the story about his journey from Fall River, Mass., to the Boston Celtics and his struggles with addiction. Admission is free.
Mandatory Student Teaching Meeting April 16 or 23
All students who are planning to student teach in Spring 2015 must attend one of the following sessions: Wednesday, April 16, 12:30-2 p.m., or Wednesday, April 23, 12:30-2 p.m. in Horace Mann, Room 193. For more information, call the Office of Partnerships & Placements at 401-456-8114.
Panel Presentation: Teaching Writing in the Disciplines April 23
Please join the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at a panel presentation on teaching writing in the disciplines on April 23, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Fortes Room of Adams Library. RIC faculty who participated in the 2013 Summer Seminar for the Teaching of Writing amd learned to implement best practices for writing pedagogy will share their experiences.
Meeting the Needs of the Latino Elderly Conference April 23
The Rhode Island College Gerontology Center and the Modern Languages Department will host a conference on “Meeting the Needs of the Latino Elderly” on Wednesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Center. This event is supported by the College Lectures Committee and offers continuing education credit.
Commencement Marshals Sought
Marshals are now being sought for the various commencement ceremonies: Cap and Gown Day Convocation (Wednesday, April 30), Advanced Degree Ceremony (Thursday, May 15) and the Baccalaureate Degree Ceremony (Saturday, May 17). Commencement season is a highlight of the academic year. We will be glad to have the help of anyone who is interested in participating. If you would like to serve, please contact me. The deadline for response is April 9. If you know of any students or colleagues who may wish to participate, please contact Patricia Nolin at ext. 9854.
New Funding Opportunities
The Office of Research and Grant Administration (ORGA) has introduced a new addition to the external funding search toolbox on ORGA’s website, a “Current Funding Opportunities” page. On a regular basis, ORGA will post a new list of current public and private funding opportunities compiled with the help of the RIC Foundation. These lists will be archived for one year on the “Current Funding Opportunities” page. To access the new search tool, go to the ORGA website and select “Current Funding Opportunities” under "Funding Opportunities."
Donations Sought for Providence Rescue Mission Health Fair
The nursing honor society, Delta Upsilon Chapter-at Large, is sponsoring a health fair for the Providence Rescue Mission (PRM) on March 29. PRM is a nonprofit, nondenominational ministry that partners with individuals, churches and businesses to reach the homeless and needy of Rhode Island’s urban centers. We anticipate 100 families will attend the fair. We are collecting dental hygiene products for children, first-aid items and diapers to give to the families who attend. Collection boxes are in the student nurse lounge in Fogarty Life Science and in Roberts Hall. Thank you!
College Leadership Rhode Island Accepting Nominations and Applications
The College Leadership Rhode Island Program a semester-long experiential leadership program that gives students insight into the inner-workings of nonprofit, for-profit and government sectors. Students deepen their understanding of community issues and community-based problem solving while networking with fellow student leaders from around the state. Nominations for College Leadership Rhode Island are now open and may be made by a faculty member, friend, co-worker and family member. Students can even self-nominate. To make a nomination, go to http://www.leadershipri.org/join-lri/nominate-college.html. Nominations will be accepted through March 31. If a student wishes to apply directly, they can do so at http://www.tfaforms.com/298728. The application deadline is April 7. Information about this program can be found at http://www.leadershipri.org/join-lri/college-program.html. For further information, contact Patricia Nolin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty Research Grants Funding Cycle is Now Open
On behalf of the Faculty Research Committee, the college's Office of Research and Grants Administration (ORGA) is pleased to announce that the Faculty Research Grant Funding Cycle for 2014-15 is now open. Application guidelines and information, along with listings of previous awardees and their project titles, can be found on the ORGA web page at http://www.ric.edu/orga/. Applications for funding to be used between July 1, 2014, and June 1, 2015, are to be submitted electronically to email@example.com by Friday, March 28, 2014.
The Performing Arts Series Spring 2014 Events
Dance Brazil – Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium in Roberts Hall
Tao: Phoenix Rising – Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium in Roberts Hall The
Muir String Quartet – Monday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall
Duo-Pianists John and Richard Contiguglia – Sunday, April, at 2:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall
Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet – Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium in Roberts Hall
Tickets may be purchased online at www.ric.edu/pfa or at the Box Office, ext. 8144. Admission for RIC students with ID is $5 and $20 for faculty, staff and alumni.
Quieting the Mind
How often do you feel overwhelmed or like you are spinning your wheels? In mindfulness meditation, we strive to take time out from the constant “doing” of our outer world and the constant “thinking” of our inner world to create a space where we can practice simply “being.” Like a still lake that perfectly reflects everything within and around it, a quiet mind offers the clarity to see what is and the opportunity to act with greater effectiveness and integrity. Offered Thursdays throughout the spring semester, noon-1 p.m., in Craig-Lee 130. Open to all.