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Friar T.I.E.S.: Summer Series

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Providence College Office of Alumni Relations introduced Friar T.I.E.S. – our Totally Interactive Engagement Series, which features fun and safe ways to stay connected to the PC community. We are proud to announce that Friar T.I.E.S. returned as a summer series with regular programs exclusively for our alumni.  

Previously on Friar T.I.E.S. 

Join the new PC Alumni Book Club

We invite all alumni to join the new Providence College Alumni Book Club. This newly launched Facebook group is a gathering place for Friar book lovers to share their favorite reads, engage in discussion, and participate in regularly scheduled book club programming from the Office of Alumni Relations.

The first collaborative read in the book club will be Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It by Roman Krznaric. There will be a Zoom discussion on the book on Thursday, July 30.

Join the Book Club


Juneteenth Spoken Word Poetry with Phionna-Cayola Claude ’18 
Live Now | Friday, June 19 

Phionna-Cayola Claude ’18, the first black woman to serve as the president of Student Congress, shared some of her reflections on this moment in history through spoken word poetry. Join us in reflecting on and celebrating black history, black lives, and black culture.

Juneteenth IDEI resources


Celebrate Friar Dads
All day | Sunday, June 21 

Friartown celebrates Father’s Day! We’ve got three fun ways you can honor your dad on June 21:

  1. Tag them in the PC Alumni Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram Father’s Day posts
  2. Share a photo of your Friar dad on your own Instagram story and tag @provcollege_alumni
  3. Is your dad a #FrontlineFriar committing acts of #COVIDKindness? Recognize their accomplishments and submit them for Carrying the Torch Forward.

Happy Father’s Day!


Blackfriars Creamery
7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, July 28

Join PC students and make ice cream at home alongside Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., at the virtual Blackfriars Creamery. Will the process involve liquid nitrogen? There’s only one way to find out!


Yoga or Dance Class for Future Friars
10 a.m. ET | Wednesdays during the summer

Jennie Petricig ’01, owner of  Simple Graces, will host regular children’s yoga classes (suitable for children ages 1 – 9) on Zoom throughout the summer. This will alternate with children’s dance classes (suitable for children ages 1 – 4) hosted by dance teacher and former PC Dance Company member Bri Kimble ’02.

Yoga will be on July 22, and children’s dance will be on July 29. 


Careers In… Social Justice and Human Rights
4 p.m. ET | Wednesday, July 29

Inspired to make a difference? Meet fellow alumni that have careers in social justice and human rights. Network with alumni with different careers in this field by attending seven-minute speed rounds. This is a quick and easy way to learn about different paths and get advice on your next career move. PC students will also attend.


Alumni Book Club Discussion: Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It
7 p.m. ET | Thursday, July 30

The first discussion in the new PC alumni book club takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, via Zoom. The discussion will focus on the book Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It by Roman Krznaric. The book outlines how our brains are wired for social connection and argues that empathy, not apathy or self-centeredness, is at the heart of who we are. Join us for this free virtual session and celebrate your lifelong love of learning alongside members of the Friar family.



Anti-Racism Summer Series

In collaboration with multiple departments across campus, Institutional Diversity is proud to present the PC Anti-Racism Summer Series 2020. Throughout the duration of the summer, departments will be providing learning opportunities on Anti-Racism, and the importance of an anti-racism framework in many disciplines.

Review previous presentations from the Anti-Racism Summer Series, including Policing, Race, and Potential for Change; Self Reflection & Anti-Racism: A Conversation for White Folks; What is Systemic Racism and Why Does it Matter?; Anti-Racism as a Necessary Christian Virtue, and The Psychology of Implicit Bias.

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to share this series as part of an ongoing dialogue about the diverse identities that make up our Friar family and our Reflecting Forward initiatives.


Friars Live
Live on Facebook at 8 p.m. ET | Every Friday

Throughout the summer of 2020, a number of Providence College alumni musicians performed live on the PC alumni Facebook account as part of the Friars Live Summer Music Series, a program created as part of Friar T.I.E.S. Take a look back at some of our recent Friars Live performances.

Check back for more Friars Live sessions throughout the Summer of 2020.  


More virtual engagement opportunities are coming your way this summer. Follow Providence College alumni on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for the latest news.

Previous Friar T.I.E.S Activities