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Deadline for Registration for Adjunct Summer Workshop on July 12
The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning invites adjunct faculty members to register for a one-day professional development workshop on July 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Alger 110. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and participants will each receive a $100 stipend for day-long participation. Please RSVP to email@example.com by July 12.
Diversity Week 2013
Rhode Island College Diversity Week runs from October 7 to the 11 and seeks to provide shared learning opportunities that increase awareness, disseminate knowledge and develop skills and perspectives that strengthen the campus community and promote mutual respect. Proposed programs should engage a diverse audience in learning opportunities that focus on equity and inclusion of cultural, ethnic and racial identity; linguistics; gender expression; sexual orientation; age; disability; religion; socio-economic status and other group distinctions. Proposals may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promising Practices Call for Proposal
We are pleased to announce Rhode Island College’s 16th Annual Promising Practices Conference: Civic and Community Engagement. The conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Rhode Island College. “Engagement” has been selected as this year’s theme. The conference will explore contemporary efforts to engage students and members of the community in the key social, political, economic and environmental challenges of our time. Complete details and an online form is available at http://ric.libguides.com/promising_practices.
Please Welcome Our New Students at RIC Picnics on July 17, 24 and 31
Faculty and staff are invited to welcome our new students at three neighborhood picnics. All picnics are from 5 to 8 p.m. and include BBQ (with vegetarian options), games and prizes. Family members are welcome to attend as well. Cost is $5 per person. Preregistration is required. To sign up, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RIC-Picnics. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities. Dates and locations: Wednesday, July 17, at Colt State Park in Bristol; Wednesday, July 24, at Goddard Memorial Park in Warwick/East Greenwich; and Wednesday, July 31, at Slater Park in Pawtucket.
Moms and Teens Needed for Research Study
Researchers at Rhode Island College are seeking moms and their teenagers to participate in a study about how parents and teenagers get along. Teens must be between the ages of 13 and 17 (9th to 11th graders). If you are a mom and have a teen between these ages, please consider participating. If not, if you know someone who has a teen between these ages, please pass this information on to them. Both teen and mom will be paid $40 each for participating. This study will take about two-and-a-half hours and will be done in the participants’ home. For more information, contact us at 401-456-8368 or at email@example.com.
Open Books – Open Minds Summer Reading Group, June 18 Through July 9
Bring your lunch and join Open Books – Open Minds as we read next year’s common book, Mat Johnson’s “Pym: A Novel.” Close readings will be given of each of the novel’s four volumes on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Donovan 202. Dates and volumes: June 18 (Vol. 1), June 25 (Vol. 2), July 2 (Vol. 3) and July 3 (Vol. 4–end).
Recommend Nonfiction Open Books – Open Minds Selection
In addition to reading Mat Johnson's “PYM,” the Open Books – Open Minds committee invites the campus community to help us work on a short list of titles for the 2014-15 nonfiction book selection. Read one or read all and tell us what you think. We will vote from the top three late in the fall semester. Contact: OBOM@ric.edu.
Blackboard Boot Camps From June Through August
User Support Services and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will be offering “Blackboard Boot Camps,” all-day workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., designed to help faculty use Blackboard to support their face-to-face courses. Basic sessions run June 12, July 18 and Aug. 26 in Gaige 163. Advanced sessions run June 24, July 19 and Aug. 27 in Gaige 163. Advanced hybrid sessions run June 25 and July 23 in Gaige 163. Click here for more information.
2013 Summer Sports Camps From June 24 to August 9
The department of athletics announces the 2013 Summer Sports Camp for ages 8 through 15. We offer boys’ and girls’ basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, gymnastics, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer and swimming. Camp runs from June 24 to August 9 (Monday to Friday) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Murray Center. Cost is $130 per week and includes a t-shirt. An extended day program that runs to 4 p.m. is offered for an additional $25. Visit goanchormen.com or call 456-8007 for an application and further information. Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount.
TIAA-CREF Counseling Appointments June 25
A TIAA/CREF one-on-one counseling appointment at Rhode Island College with Allan Waters is available on June 25, in the Student Union, Room 306, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To reserve a time, call 1-866-843-5640. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to http://www.ric.edu/humanresources/training.php.