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Friar T.I.E.S Events in March

Courtside with Rich Gotham ’86
6 p.m. ET | Wednesday, March 3

Get ready for the PC men’s basketball game vs. St. John’s with Rich Gotham ’86, president of the Boston Celtics. During this pre-game event, Gotham will share his thoughts on how the pandemic has impacted professional basketball, an insider’s look at the Celtics, and a reflection on the PC Friars season. This can’t-miss conversation will be hosted by Cayleigh Griffin ’14, sideline reporter for the Houston Rockets.

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Friar National Game Watch
Men’s Basketball vs. Villanova
2:30 p.m. ET | Saturday, March 6, 2021

Cheer on the Friars as they take on BIG EAST rival Villanova at the virtual Friar National Game Watch. You can tune into the game broadcast on FOX, radio, and via a livestream. Check out the Providence College athletics page to see streaming options for all upcoming athletics events.  

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Virtual BIG EAST Fundraiser
7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, March 9

Providence College Athletics invites you to join us from the comfort of your home to kick off the men’s basketball BIG EAST Tournament.

All Friar fans are invited to join us virtually as we welcome guests Providence College President, Rev. Kenneth Sicard, O.P. ’78, ’82G, Athletic Director Bob Driscoll, Head Coach Ed Cooley and many more at our annual BIG EAST Kick-Off Virtual Fundraiser.

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The First Income Stage 
Budgeting to generate savings 
6 p.m. ET | Tuesday, March 16

Welcome to “real life,” the place you have been dreaming about. As you are learning these days, networking matters, support systems matter, and money matters. Join us to hear financial experts — all PC alumni — provide insight into budgeting and saving, debt reduction, credit building, investing, estate planning, and philanthropy.   

Featured panelists:

  • Kathleen Entwistle ’87, ’15P, ’17P CFP®, CDFA®, private wealth advisor, managing director, Entwistle Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management Read bio >
  • Kevin Entwistle ’15, CFP®, CEPA®, CRPC®, private wealth advisor, Entwistle Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management  Read bio >
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PCCNY St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
All day | Wednesday, March 17

The Providence College Club of New York invites you to be a part of the virtual St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. This year’s parade will be livestreamed and will honor first responders and essential workers, as well as remember those who have lost their lives during both the COVID-19 pandemic and on 9/11. Throughout the day, wear your best Friar attire and St. Patrick’s Day green and “post a toast” on social with the hashtags #PCCNY and #PCToast. The club is also dedicating the Providence College event to Sgt. Major Gary P. Fortunato ’00SCE. Sláinte and Go Friars!

86 Nights to Reunion
5 p.m. ET | Thursday, March 18

The Class of ’86 is now celebrating 86 Nights to Reunion on March 18!  Pull out your yearbooks and throwback photos, pour your favorite beverage, and log on as our reunion committee will share updates about the reunion plans, toast to the class, and even dust off our old Commencement video to show. We know everyone is busy and zoomed out, but we promise this one hour gathering will give you all the Friar feels that will get you excited for reunion. Friar gear is always encouraged!

Virtual Lenten Retreats: “Teach Us to Pray”
7 p.m. ET | Tuesdays, Feb. 23, March 2, 16, and 23

As a time of preparation for Easter, Lent is an invitation to enter more deeply into the mystery of God’s work in us and for us. As such, it is an invitation to a renewing encounter with God in prayer.

We invite you to join us for “Teach us to Pray”: A virtual retreat for PC faculty, staff, and alumni that will explore Jesus’ teaching on prayer through the Our Father. Each week we will unpack a portion of Jesus’ Our Father prayer through retreat talks and small group conversations. We hope to learn and reflect upon what prayer is and for a renewing encounter with Jesus. We look forward to having you join us wherever you are on your journey to Easter and whatever your experience with prayer might be.

Please register by Monday, Feb. 22 if you plan on participating.

Please direct any questions or concerns about the retreat to Bob Pfunder at

Women’s History Month: Alumni Authors Discussion
7 p.m. ET | Monday, March 29

Join the PC Alumni Book Club as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a special discussion in collaboration with the Liberal Arts Honors program. Meg Mitchell Moore ’94 and Siobhan Fallon ’94, alumni authors, friends, and graduates of the Liberal Arts Honors program, will discuss writing as a career, navigating the publishing world as women, insight into their writing process, their favorite PC memories, and their experiences in the Liberal Arts Honors program. This conversation will be led by Dr. Suzanne Fournier ’77, associate professor of English, and interim director of the Liberal Arts Honors program.

If you would like to read one or more of their works before the discussion, below is the full list:

Siobhan Fallon ’94
You Know When the Men Are Gone (2010)
The Confusion of Languages (2017)

Meg Mitchell Moore ’94
The Arrivals (2011)
So Far Away (2012)
The Admissions (2015)
The Captain’s Daughter (2017)
The Islanders (2019)
Two Truths and a Lie (2020)