Friday, February 14, 2014

DWC Spring 2014 Colloguia Sit In
8:30–10:20 a.m.
Ruane LL05
Race, Marginality and Theologies of Liberation
Dana Dillon, professor of theology
Jennifer Illuzzi, professor of history

8:30–10:20 a.m.
Ruane 205
Margaret Manchester ’83G, professor of history
Tuire Valkeakari, professor of English

10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Ruane 205
Good Citizenship and Public Policy: Responsibility and Reform
Julia Camp, professor of accountancy
Todd Olszewski, professor of health
policy and management

10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Ruane LL05
Workplace Culture and Womanhood
Jennifer Illuzzi, professor
of history
Margaret Ruggieri, professor
of accountancy

12:30–2:20 p.m.
Ruane LL05
Capitalism: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Elizabeth Bridgham, professor
of English
Sharon Murphy,
professor of history

Tours of the Ruane Center for the Humanities
2:30 p.m.

What’s new about DWC?
3:30 p.m.
Panel led by Dr. Vance Morgan, director of the DWC Program
Learn how PC’s signature academic program has evolved over the years, most recently with the addition of colloquia. These small, interdisciplinary seminars lead students on a voyage through contemporary and historical topics.

Welcome reception with faculty and staff
Ruane Center for the Humanities, Great Room
4:30–6:00 p.m.
Alumni and families of sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to this special opportunity to meet and mingle with the College’s faculty, staff, and Dominican community.

I PC tailgate party
5:30–11:00 p.m.
Outside Schneider Arena
Who loves PC more than you? Celebrate Valentine’s Day and kick off the weekend at this action-packed tailgate party—enjoy a hot chocolate bar, photo booth, DJ, ice skating, and more. Our luxurious, heated tent will feature food, a cash bar, games, giveaways, and fun for the whole family. Don’t have a ticket to the men’s hockey game? No worries—you’ll have a front-row seat with our live video stream. This event is complimentary.

Men’s ice hockey vs. Notre Dame
7:00 p.m.
Schneider Arena
Limited tickets available; buy online at

These Shining Lives
8:00 p.m.
Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts
Order tickets at
Written by award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich, These Shining Lives follows a group of young women in the 1920s as they navigate life's high and lows while working at a New Jersey clock factory. Cast meet and greet reception immediately following the show

Open until 1:30 a.m.
End the night with live music and cash bar at PC’s beloved entertainment facility.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Registration and continental breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Peterson Recreation Center, Lower Level
Pick up your pre-ordered tickets for the weekend’s events and enjoy coffee, juices, fruits, and pastries. (Registration will continue in the Ruane Atrium from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Greetings from the president and Kevin Laue presentation

10:00 a.m.
Peterson Rec Center
President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will greet the crowd before a special presentation of Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story. Laue, the first one-armed basketball player to receive a scholarship and play on an elite NCAA DI basketball team, will be accompanied by the film’s producer, Todd Slater ’97.

Little Friar

Fanatics open gym
9:00–11:00 a.m.
Mullaney Gym
Bring kids 12 and under to meet student athletes, play games, and make posters to cheer on the Friars.

Bus Decorating and Fan Fest

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Outside Ruane Atrium
Cheer on our student clubs and organizations as they compete to have the best decorated bus. Alumni and families are encouraged to park on campus and ride our I j PC themed buses to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. The festivities include face painting, hot chocolate, and a fun giveaway for the game.

Campus Tours

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Pick up a map at the Fan Fest and explore campus. Tour guides will be stationed at select locations, and Friars Club members will be available to give full tours leaving from the Ruane Atrium.

Biological Imaging

11:00 a.m.– noon
Sowa 130 and Albertus 212
Joseph DeGiorgis, professor of biology
Charles Toth, professor of biology
Explore pictures that capture our scientific discoveries and your imagination.

Dirigo leadership honor

society induction & brunch
11:00 a.m.– noon
’64 Hall
All inductees and Dirigo alumni are invited.

Don’t Wait … Prepare for Tomorrow, Today
11:15 a.m.
Ruane Center, 105
Families of sophomores, juniors, and seniors can learn about the programs and resources offered by the Career Education Center. Hear from students who have taken advantage of career development opportunities to accomplish their post-graduate goals.

Study Abroad: Know Before They Go
11:15 a.m.
Ruane Center, LL05
The Center for International Studies invites the families of sophomores and juniors who plan to study abroad to attend an open session on the logistics parents care about most. We will highlight information presented during Pre-Departure Orientation, including finances, academics, and health and safety abroad. A panel discussion with study abroad alumni will follow.

Post-Game Block Party
4:00–6:00 p.m
RiRa, Luxe Burger, and Union Station Brewery
Downtown Providence
After the game, the Friar spirit will continue at these downtown locations.
You must have an I PC bracelet to enter.

Friar Family Ice Skating

4:00–6:00 p.m
Bank of America Skating Rink
Downtown Providence
$10.00 per person

Dinner with The Dominicans

6:00 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center,
St. Dominic Chapel
$15 per ticket
Connect with the Dominican community with special remarks from PC Chaplain, Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98.

Men’s Basketball vs. DePaul University

2:00 p.m.
Dunkin’ Donuts Center
Downtown Providence
Limited tickets available; buy online at

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame

7:00 p.m.
Schneider Arena
Limited tickets available; buy online at

Class of ’14 wine and chocolate tasting with families
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Ruane Great Room
$10 per ticket
Members of the senior class are invited by the Student Alumni Association to enjoy a special wine and chocolate tasting. Seniors and their families will have the chance to talk with representatives from PC’s regional alumni clubs about the power of the PC network.

These Shining Lives
8:00 p.m.
Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts
For more information or to order tickets visit

Saturday Night Live!
7:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m.
Slavin Center
Watch men’s hockey vs. Notre Dame on the big screen in McPhail’s, play Saturday Night Live trivia, and enjoy magician Nick Locapo and live music—plus more surprises throughout the night.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Alumni & Family Weekend Mass
11:00 a.m.
St. Dominic Chapel
College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 will serve as principal celebrant, and members of the Dominican community will concelebrate.

Jazz brunch
Lower Level, Peterson Recreation Center
$18 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Immediately after Mass, join us for a hearty send-off featuring live jazz.

These Shining Lives
2:00 p.m.
Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts
For more information or to order tickets visit

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Boston University
2:00 p.m.
Schneider Arena
Limited tickets available; buy online at