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Online Collection Features Work of Celebrated Alum

McLarty’s body of work, from original manuscripts to acting clips, is now accessible at a one-stop location at Rhode Island College.

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Medical Data Isn’t the Problem. Understanding It Is.

RIC alumna, Roberta Powell, has developed a mobile app that translates health data into easy-to-understand language and images.

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A Rose for Advocacy

Rhode Island College alumna Charon Rose is a fierce advocate for financial literacy, particularly among Rhode Island students.

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A Sweet Proposal

Complete with roses and a ring, a marriage proosal between two alum was a Sweet event.

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​The Student Union and the Career Development Center will host a Community Service Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 12:30-2 p.m. on the Quad (weather permitting). A variety of local nonprofit agencies will be looking to engage with Rhode Island College students and members of the campus community seeking to explore volunteer opportunities. All are encouraged to explore service options while taking advantage of building relationships with community partners.

Kristen Salemiksalemi@ric.eduYes

​Rhode Island College student representatives from Lifespan School of Medical Imaging are sponsoring the upcoming Rhode Island College Blood Drive on Monday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. All presenting donors will be entered into a drawing to win Patriots tickets for the Oct. 10th game. Do not forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of ID when you donate. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made at (Sponsor Code 0003). 

In addition to donors, volunteers are needed to staff an information and recruiting table in the Student Union lobby during those times. Please consider offering an hour to assist in this way, by signing up for a shift by clicking here.

Harielys Jerez-Nolasco or Kristen Salemi or ksalemi@ric.eduYes
​Learn about the Committee for Faculty Scholarship and Development grants on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 12:30-2 p.m., which will be repeated on Friday, Sept. 27, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406. Discover what the grants do and do not cover and ways to improve the chances of receiving funding. This workshop will be in a Q&A format, led by Kieran Ayton, chair of the Committee for Faculty Scholarship. ​​​​​​​ 


​Are you new to advising at RIC? Are you looking for a refresher? On Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 12:30-2 p.m. and on Friday, Oct. 11, from 10-11:30 a.m., we will discuss basic approaches to advising RIC students and the advising resources available to faculty. The workshop will be held at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406, and led by Director of Faculty Advising and Associate Professor of Political Science Michelle Brophy-Baermann. Bring a laptop if you can. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A.


​Open Textbooks are more affordable for students and more flexible for faculty. In the three years of our Open Textbook Network membership, 100 textbooks per year have been added to the Open Textbook Library and are available for review.

In workshops held on Oct. 22 and 23, you will learn what open textbooks are and how they can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students, while providing faculty with content that can be highly customized for your courses.

Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited and distributed.

Following the workshop, you will write a brief review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library, to be published on the OTL website:​. Faculty who attend the workshop and complete the review are eligible for a one-time $200 stipend.

Registration is required by Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Dragan Gilldgill@ric.eduYes

​The Fall 2019 RIC FLICKS movie series, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, occurs bi-weekly on Fridays at 7 p.m. and on the following Sundays at 2 p.m. in Gaige Auditorium. Movies are free and open to members and friends of the college community and popcornis served. 

•  Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. – “Avengers Endgame”

•  Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. – “The Secret Life of Pets 2”

•  Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. – “Toy Story 4”

•  Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. – “The Lion King”
•  Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.​ – “Spider Man Far From Home”
•  Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. – “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

​Do you want to fully engage your students in your area of expertise by having them participate in research and creative activity? On Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406, you will learn how to integrate Spring Expo student presentations into assignments. This workshop will be led by the Center for Research and Creative Activity​ Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling Michelle Crossley. The programs and resources available through the Center for Research and Creative Activity will also be highlighted.


​Have you wanted to submit an Integration Grant Application but didn't know where to start? Learn about the application process and how to strengthen your proposal​ on Friday, Nov. 22, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adams Library 406. The workshop will be led by the Center for Research and Creative Activity Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling​ Michelle Crossley​.


RIC SpotlightMore

Never Start at No

At RIC you’re given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad. Begin with “yes” and the Study Abroad Office will show you how.

RIC’s New Dean of Education, Jeannine Dingus-Eason

“It’s clear that something unique is happening here,” Dingus-Eason said of Rhode Island College.

RIC Responds to Shortage of Mental Health Professionals in R.I.

“Not only is the number of available mental health providers low, the number of facilities is low,” said Interim Dean of the School of Social Work Jayasharee Nimmagadda.

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“Go Where the Opportunities Are,” Advises RIC Alumnus

When Kittelson moved to the Philippines, he only intended to stay for a few months. But 17 years and four businesses later, he’s still there and thriving.

Supporting Substance Abuse Recovery in the Workplace

Rhode Island College alum Tom Coderre is at the forefront of a move in the state to eliminate barriers for workers going through substance abuse recovery.

A Journey Back in Time with RIC’s Oldest Living Graduate

At age 104, Louise (Grissom) Rimmler is the oldest living graduate of Rhode Island College. On June 14 she joined fellow alumni from the Classes​ of 1937-1968 to celebrate the RIC Golden Years Reunion.