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Blood Drive Today and Tomorrow
Our next Blood Drive will be held today and tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom. Remember that one pint of blood can save up to three lives, so roll up your sleeves and give the gift of life this holiday season. There will be FREE hot pizza for all donors at the drive. Co-sponsoring the drive are the Office of Health Promotion, RSA and the Health Club.
RIC Athletics “Show Your Colors Day” on Dec. 10
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Rhode Island College Men’s & Women’s Basketball will host Salve Regina University at the Murray Center (women’s game 5:30 p.m., men’s game 7:30 p.m.). During the day we encourage students, faculty, staff and all other members of the RIC community to show their RIC pride by wearing maroon and gold for “Show Your Colors Day.” Throughout the day the RIC Athletic Department will be on campus giving out gift certificates and other prizes to all those demonstrating their support by wearing maroon and gold.
FCTL Teaching Writing Workshops on Dec. 10 and 12
FCTL will hold a workshop on “How to Sequence Assignments” on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The same workshop will also be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Both workshops will take place in Adams Library, Room 405.
ArtsAlive! An Interdisciplinary Music and Art Event on Dec. 11
Masterworks Concerts presents ArtsAlive! on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. in Sapinsley Hall. Works by oil painter Sue Kwasnick will be created on stage as Beethoven sonatas are performed by cellist Michael Reynolds of the Muir String Quartet and Judith Lynn Stillman, RIC artist-in-residence. A panel discussion will follow with artists Karen Triedman, Eliane Markoff, Elizabeth Duffy and Sara Picard. This event is free and open to the public ($10 donation suggested).
RIC Council Meeting on Dec. 13
RIC Council Meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 307.
RIC Winter Choral Concert on Dec. 13
On Friday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m., the Rhode Island College Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus will perform a concert of African and African American choral music with guest clinician Tony Leach in Sapinsley Hall. Leach will also work with the choral ensembles and lecture on African American choral music on Thursday and Friday. This concert includes spirituals, gospel songs, “art” music songs and traditional African pieces. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for RIC students, faculty and staff.
NYC Trip Dec. 14
The RIC Art Club is sponsoring a one-day trip to NYC on Saturday, Dec. 14. The bus will leave from the front of Roberts Hall at 6:30 a.m., bringing passengers to the front entrance of the Metropolitan Museum to spend the day as they please. Departure from NYC is at 8 p.m., from the Metropolitan Museum. The cost is $20 per person. Sign-up is on Wednesday, Dec. 4, between noon and 1 p.m. in the Art Center, Bulding Number 2, at the upper-level entry.
Order Holiday Plants and Wreaths – Deadline Dec. 18
It is not too early to think about holiday decorations. The athletic department (women’s softball and women’s lacrosse teams) will be taking orders for fresh wreaths ($15) and poinsettias in white, pink and red ($15). Payment must accompany the order and be made in the form of cash, check or VISA card. To place your order, call ext. 8007. For the best selection, order early. Delivery dates are Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Orders must be placed at least a day before the delivery date.
The R.I. Art Archive Project Exhibition Through Dec. 20
From Nov. 7 to Dec. 20, Bannister Gallery will present the R.I. Art Archive Project Exhibition – a group show of Rhode Island artists that serves as part of the programming surrounding the new documentary film “The R.I. Art Archive Project.” The film features 14 artists who were chosen for their overall contributions to the arts community in Rhode Island and their individual and social conscience in both their work and studio practice. Featured artists in the film and the Bannister exhibition are Deborah Baronas, Howard Ben Tre, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Peter Geisser, Saberah Malik, Salvatore Mancini, Leo Narducci, Morris Nathanson, Ilse Nesbitt, Howard Newman, James Montford, Kenn Speiser, Brian Shure and RISD Museum Director John Smith.
The opening reception is on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast – Deadline for Tickets Jan. 7
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20, 2014, by supporting the Martin Luther King Scholarship Breakfast, sponsored by the Ministers Alliance of RI. RIC students have consistently been among the recipients of scholarships awarded by the alliance to help students across the state defray the rising cost of education. The breakfast. will be held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For tickets ($35) or to donate, contact the Minister’s Alliance of R.I., P. O. Box 993 Pawtucket, R.I. 02862 Ticket deadline: Jan. 7, 2014.
Voting for Next Year’s OBOM Common Book – Deadline Feb. 14
The voting for next year’s Open Books-Open Minds Common book has officially commenced. Please go to the survey directly at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/obom2014 or find it on the OBOM homepage: http://www.ric.edu/obom/. The deadline is Feb. 14. Thank you for helping shape another year of OBOM programming!
1. “Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong,” by Raymond Bonner (2012)
2. “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic,” by Alison Bechdel (2006)
3. “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain,” by Oliver Sacks (2007)
4. “Unbowed: A Memoir,” by Wangari Muta Maathai (2007)
Changes Effecting Payroll
Have you moved, changed your name or made changes to your payroll deductions within the last six months? If you have moved or changed your name, have you notified the Office of Human Resources? If not, please stop by the Office of Human Resources in Roberts Hall, Room 303, to complete the necessary address/name change form as soon as possible. Remember your 2013 W-2 will be mailed to the most current address the college or State of R.I. has on file. If it is not up-to-date, your W-2 will be delayed.
Plan an Event for African American History Month
This year, the national theme for African American History Month is Civil Rights in America. If your program, department or organization is planning an event that you would like included on the 2014 African American History Month calendar, please submit details (date/time/location) and a brief description by Jan. 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Programs and presentations not directly related to the national theme are also welcomed. For ideas on how to contribute or to obtain additional information, visit our webpage www.ric.edu/unitycenter, call 456-8791 or stop by The Unity Center (Donovan Dining Center Lower Level, Room 14).