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Reception in Celebration of 45th Anniversary of School of Nursing – Jan. 28

The 45th Anniversary of the Rhode Island College School of Nursing will be celebrated with a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Adams Library Lobby.

Open Books-Open Minds Voting Deadline – Feb. 4

The OBOM Committee is pleased to announce the top three contenders for the 2015-16 common book: 

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz (2007)
Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea (2010)
Zahra’s Paradise, by Amir and Khalil (2011)

To cast your vote, click this link or visit The voting deadline is Feb. 4.

Zubeda Jalalzai

Infectious Disease Career Panel Discussion – Feb. 5

On Thursday, Feb. 5, at 4 p.m. in FLS 050, a panel discussion will be held on careers in infectious disease, research, epidemiology, nursing and more. Panelists will be RIC alumni and other professionals who work in these fields. There will be plenty of time for panelists to answer questions!

Suzanne Conklin

SMART Sync (Monitor and Control Your Students’ Computers) – Feb. 12

User Support Services will offer a SMART Sync workshop in Horace Mann on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and from 4:30-5:30 p.m. SMART Sync is a lab management software that allows you to monitor and control your students' computers using the thumbnails view, which displays real-time images of your students’ desktops. Participants also learn how to take control of a student’s desktop, block Internet access, block the use of specific applications, broadcast their desktop and more. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email

Gloria Anzevino

RIC Mainstage Theatre Presents “Our Town” – Feb. 18-22

“While all of Wilder’s work is intelligent, nonsynthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American.” – Edward Albee

RIC Mainstage Theatre will present Our Town, written by the winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama – Thornton Wilder – and directed by Trinity Rep’s Linda Sutherland. This production runs from Feb. 18-22 and will be held in the Forman Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 18-21) and 2 p.m. (Feb. 21-22). For tickets, call the RIC Box Office at 401-456-8144.

Jamie Taylor

NYC Trip – Feb 21

The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to New York City on Saturday, Feb. 21. The bus will leave in front of Roberts Hall at 6:30 a.m. and drop off at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum. Participants are free to spend the day as they please. Departure from New York City is at 8 p.m. at the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum. Cost is $20 per person. Sign-up is at the main entrance of the Alex and Ani Hall art center on Wednesday, Feb. 11, between noon and 1 p.m.

Lisa Russell

How to Embed Narration and Audio Files Using PowerPoint 2013 – Feb. 25-26

User Support Services will offer the workshop “How to Embed Narration in Your PowerPoint 2013 Slides” in Horace Mann 140 on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 12:30-2 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 4:30-6 p.m. Participants will learn how to record narration for their slide and how to insert and manage audio files in their slides. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email

Gloria Anzevino

Adams Library Exhibit “Pictures of Nursing” – Through Feb. 28

The Adams Library and the School of Nursing cordially invite you to a traveling exhibit by the National Library of Medicine titled “Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection,” on display through Feb. 28 in the Adams Library Lobby. 

Kieran Ayton

Creating PowerPoint 2013 Presentations – March 11-12

User Support Services will offer a workshop titled “Creating PowerPoint Presentations” in Horace Mann 140 on Wednesday, March 11, from 12:30-2 p.m. and on Thursday, March 12, from 4:30-6 p.m. Participants will learn to insert new slides based on a variety of slide layouts, insert and edit text, format text, apply document themes, insert bulleted and numbered lists, insert and apply special effects to objects, and insert and format SmartArt. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email

Gloria Anzevino

World Views Lecture: Building Restorative Schools – March 17

In this World Views lecture titled “Building Restorative Schools” Erica Bronstein and Carmen Veloria will discuss ways to implement restorative practices in education. The lecture will be held on March 17, 2015, at 4 p.m. in Alger 110. Please RSVP The World Views Lecture Series is offered by Rhode Island College’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development.

Prachi Kene

On the SPOT Campus Resources 

Learning 4 Life and the Student Union will present On the SPOT Campus Resources for students to learn more about campus departments in one convenient and central location throughout the semester. On select Tuesdays from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Union Lobby, Learning 4 Life and the Student Union will present “On the SPOT Campus Resources,” an opportunity for students to learn more about campus departments. The following departments will be represented:

Feb. 3 – Learning 4 Life
Feb. 10 – Residential Life and Housing
Feb. 24 – Disability Services Center
March 17 – Career Development and Student Employment
March 24 – OASIS
March 31 – Writing Center
April 7 – Health Services
April 21 – Counseling Center

Students who stop by are eligible to enter a raffle to win a Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player! For more information, call 456-8538.

Kristen Salemi

Quieting the Mind Resumes

In our streaming, multitasking, digital world, how often do you feel overwhelmed, ungrounded 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, and 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. Mindfulness meditation is offered Thursdays, noon-1 p.m., in Craig-Lee 130. Open to all.

Tom Lavin

Car Charging Station Alert

The college has two car-charging stations – one located next to the Keefe Transportation Center across from Roberts Hall and one on the east side of the Physical Plant Building. The policy for use is clearly marked: Charging is limited to a four-hour block of time. Over the past few weeks, the college has received several complaints that drivers are charging beyond the allotted time, thus prohibiting other drivers from charging. A parking violation and an accompanying fine will be given to anyone who exceeds the four-hour limit. We ask that everyone respect the policies that allow everyone the necessary time to charge their vehicles. Thank you.

Don Tencher