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Friar T.I.E.S. Events in February

Do you have a high school student who is thinking about the next steps for college? Does the process seem overwhelming? You’re not alone! CEO and co-founder of the career learning and success app UpperCampus and current PC parent, Adam Benjamin ’91, ’23P, will share helpful tips and demonstrate how his app can help guide your student in the right direction. Senior Associate Dean of Admission at PC, Amy Cembor will lead the discussion along with school counselors Christine Hickey Brown ’05 and Shanika Boadu ’12 to identify simple steps to get you started and share how the pandemic has impacted the college admission process.

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MLK Convocation Vigil
8:15 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 8

Livestreamed from St. Dominic Chapel (open to on-campus community only in person)

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all: but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Come place our world, our nation, our campus, ourselves in the hands of God as we gather for the annual MLK Convocation Prayer Vigil in St. Dominic Chapel on Feb. 8 at 8:15 p.m. We ask the Lord to unite us and to end the lingering divisions caused by politics, wealth, and race.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation
7 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 11

The campus and local communities are invited to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11. PC is thrilled to welcome athlete and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the keynote convocation speaker. The convocation will include a moderated Q&A. Julia L. Murphy ’21, political science major and president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, will lead the discussion.

Celebrate Love: Valentine’s Cooking Class
6 p.m. ET | Friday, Feb. 12

Kick off Valentine’s Day weekend with Friar chef Christine Merlo ’85 for an evening of fun in the kitchen. Merlo will provide food demonstrations on an array of sweet and savory eats to dazzle up your weekend dinner plans. Whether you’re cooking for two, your family, or with your Galentines, don’t miss out on Merlo’s new must-try recipes. She will also answer all of those cooking questions you’ve back-burnered.

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The Family & Career Building Stage 
Protecting family and growing assets
6p.m. ET | Thursday, Feb. 18 

At this financial life stage, you are establishing yourself in your career, perhaps considering expanding your family and setting goals for your future. Join us for this session of “Money Matters,” where financial and legal experts will provide insights about budgeting for short and long-term goals, demystifying debt, estate planning, and philanthropy.

  • Kevin Entwistle ’15, CFP®, CEPA®, CRPC®, private wealth advisor, Entwistle Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management  Read bio >
  • Elizabeth O. Manchester ’02, Esq., counsel, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP Read bio >
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Black History Month: The Need for this Continued Tradition
Noon ET | Monday, Feb. 22

In this 45 minute session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the historical founding of Black History Month, its evolution over time, and the need for Black History Month today. In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Institutional Advancement, Nick Sailor ’17, former soccer standout and director of training and education for diversity, equity and inclusion at PC, will lead participants in a thoughtful discussion on the need for Black History Month today, and what steps and actions can be taken for individuals to further bolster their knowledge of Black History.

MLK Be The Change
5 p.m. ET | Tuesday, Feb. 23

Virtual Event

A panel of Rhode Island Black Business Association members will help Providence College celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work and themes of a Beloved Community and how to Be The Change. Join us on Zoom to learn how these business owners create the culture of a beloved community in their work environment, and how they saw themselves as change makers by creating their own businesses.  

African American Read-In
Noon ET | Wednesday, Feb. 24 on Facebook

In recognition of Black History Month, the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are hosting a virtual read-in program. The program is an adapted version of the National African American Read-In, which was created by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in 1990. It is a celebration of African American literature and arts, and an opportunity for communities to come together in celebration of notable works.

Participants include PC’s Jacqueline Peterson, special advisor to the president, as well as several alumni and faculty, such as Dr. E.C. Osondu, Dr. Terza Silva Lima-Neves ’00, Marco Aurelien ’16, and more.

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