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RIC Faculty Writing Retreat – Registration Deadline July 31

The RIC Writing Center will offer a four-day Faculty Writing Retreat Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 9-12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are working on a dissertation, book, article, grant application or other project that would benefit from four days of work among supportive colleagues, contact Claudine Griggs at cgriggs@ric.edu. Snacks and lunches will be provided. Registration/application deadline is Sunday, July 31.

Claudine Griggs


RIC TRIP: Brownstone Adventure Park – Aug. 3

The Office of Student Activities is sponsoring a RIC TRIP to Brownstone Adventure Park in Connecticut on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The trip features swimming, water slides, obstacle courses, zip lining, rock climbing, wakeboard and more – and the ticket price includes a LUNCH PACK and bus transportation. The cost is $35 for RIC members and $40 for non-RIC members (ages 18 and over). Tickets may be purchased Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Campus Card Office in the Student Union Lobby. Click here for trip details. For questions, email activities@ric.edu.


2016 Promising Practices Conference – Workshop Proposal Deadline Extended to Aug. 31

The deadline for submission of workshop proposal forms for the RIC Dialogue on Diversity 19th Annual Promising Practices Conference has been extended to Wednesday, Aug. 31, and can be found on the Promising Practices Web page. Please consider submitting a proposal for a workshop! The Promising Practices Conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Resilience across the Board: A Strength-Based Approach to Foster Resiliency in All Communities. The keynote will be given by Nan Henderson, M.S.W. We encourage applications from professionals in all disciplines to share best practices, emerging ideas and current research to develop and/or sustain skills leading to a resilient future.

Carol Cummings, co-chair of Promising Practices Conference


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 this criteria, please consider allowing your teen to participate. Teens will be paid $80 for participating, $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 will be paid for collecting data at home. For more information, contact us at (401) 456-8368 or ripacric@gmail.

Emily Cook


Mindfulness Meditation

In our streaming, multitasking, digital world, how often do you feel overwhelmed, scattered or like you are spinning your wheels? In mindfulness meditation, we take time out from the constant doing of our outer world and the constant thinking of our inner world and create a space where we can practice simply being. Through this practice, we develop a quiet mind, which is essential to real learning and teaching. Offered Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. in Craig-Lee Hall 130. Open to all.