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What's up at RIC?

Alexis Rapoza

News Editor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., -- The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the lives of college students throughout the country. At Rhode Island College, enrollment has declined and students have been confined to their homes participating in Zoom classes and online club meetings.

For those who often commute or for students who rely on the community formed with their peers on campus, these past two semesters have offered limited options to interact with fellow students. The Anchor has compiled a list of everything going on at the RIC campus and online with members of the RIC community to help foster involvement will students throughout the community.

L4L Virtual Scholarship Workshop

11/10/2020 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

During this session, participants will learn how to plan a strategic scholarship search to find and compete for scholarships.

This additional resource can help you: Set up your scholarship profile; Get a jump start on your scholarship search; Leave with an action plan in hand. Register using the link below.

Sponsored by: Learning for Life

Food Drive

November 9-20

There will be a Food Drive to benefit Learning for Life’s ‘Food for Thought’ pantry from November 9-20 in the Student Union lobby. Please consider dropping off any non-perishable items (such a single serve mac ‘n cheese, ramen noodles, canned soup and individually wrapped snacks) in the labeled bin during normal business hours. This event is sponsored by RIC’s Student Leadership & Community Service. Any questions? Contact Stephen Masi at

RIC FLIX Guided Discussion: In the Mood for Love

11/13/2020 7:00 P.M.

The RI College community is invited to participate in the 2020-2021 RIC FLIX 2.0 virtual film and discussion series sponsored by the RI College Film Studies, Adams Library and Student Union. This year’s theme is “Movies in Times of Crisis and Times of Change.” Watch the films on your own, streamed through FREE RIC Kanopy account (login using RIC username and password required), and then join LIVE guided discussions each month on scheduled Friday nights at 7pm as outlined below. For links and additional details, visit

· Friday, November 13 @ 7pm - LIVE Guided Discussion for In the Mood for Love

· Friday, December 4 @ 7pm - LIVE Guided Discussion for In Sickness and in Wealth

· February (dates TBA) – Passion for Justice

· March (dates TBA) - Cleo from 5 to 7

· April (dates TBA) – Modern Times

Awards Watch Party to Screen Films in RIC Film Contest Winning Categories

11/15/2020 8:00 P.M.

2020 has been a year full of momentous changes – from the dangers, disruptions, and losses of the COVID pandemic, to the economic impacts of the nationwide shutdown, to the national protests against racial injustice. In the wake of these changes nearly every aspect of all of our lives has been altered in ways both large and small. Thirteen RI College students have met the challenge to enter short films to the “Life as a RIC Student in These Times 2020” Student Film Contest to help do

cument how changes of this past year have impacted them, challenges they have faced, and what has kept them going. All members of the campus community are encouraged to VIEW film entries on YouTube ( from November – and VOTE for the Audience Favorite ( before Sunday, November 15th at 12noon.

Winning films will be announced in the Documentary, Impression Film, Diary Film and Audience Favorite categories and screened at an Awards Ceremony & Winning Entry “Watch Party” ( on Sunday, November 15 @ 8:00pm. All details and links are available at This event is sponsored by RIC Film Studies Department, Adams Library, Ocean State Film Society and Student Union.

Saturday Night Live Virtual Comedy Night

11/16/2020 7:00 P.M.

The Office of Student Activities is excited to announce a virtual show with SNL cast members, Melissa Villaseñor, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, and Punkie Johnson, on Monday, November 16th at 7PM.

This event is FREE and is open only to current RIC students, faculty, and staff. Pre-Registration is required using the link below.

More details about access to the show will be sent to registrants closer to the event.

Sponsored by: Student Activities

RI College Mobile Blood Drive & Be The Match Event–Monday 11/16

11/16/2020 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The RI College Mobile Blood Drive and Be The Match Event will be held on Monday, November 16 from 10am – 5pm in a Bloodmobile parked in the Student Union Loop (Parking Lot K). Appointments are encouraged and can be booked by visiting , but walk-in’s may be accommodated if safe spacing permits at time of arrival. Do not forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of ID when you donate. For more information contact Kristen Salemi at



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