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Friar T.I.E.S.: Fall Edition

Ease into back to school season with the Fall edition of Friar T.I.E.S. – Providence College’s totally interactive engagement series. Virtual programs throughout the month of September will provide opportunities to learn, offer you a glimpse of day-to-day life at PC, and help you keep calm and Friar on.   

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Next up on Friar T.I.E.S. 

Pray with the Friars during Last Chance Mass 
10 p.m. ET | Sundays 
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Providence College Campus Ministry is streaming the popular Last Chance Mass every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on their Facebook page. Celebrate this PC tradition and enjoy the last Mass of the weekend alongside the entire PC community.

Paint and Sip
7 p.m. ET | Thurday, Sept. 17 

Let out your inner artist and make your own painting of Harkins Hall during a virtual guided painting event with Ashley Coutu ’15. Because this session is BYOS (bring your own supplies), we recommend you bring an acrylic paint set (similar sets may also be found in local stores), paper towels, a cup of water, an old t-shirt, and a newspaper to cover your workspace. We also recommend you bring your favorite drink or take the creativity one step further and make your own custom cocktail.

Preparing for the College Application Process Today
7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, Sept. 22

Do you have a high school student who would be the perfect addition to the Friar family? Learn more from Associate Vice President of Admission and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Raul Fonts about the College’s admissions process and get an insider’s view of life at PC today during this informative program, designed specifically for families of prospective students.

Humanities Forum: March and the Legacy of John Lewis 
3 p.m. ET | Friday, Sept. 25 

The Humanities Forum is an opportunity for members of the Providence College community to engage regularly in intellectual life outside class, deepen their appreciation for the humanities, and explore diverse perspectives from on and off campus. All are welcome.

The next session in the forum will be “March and the Legacy of John Lewis,” led by Dr. Patrick Breen. associate professor of history. A scholar of American history, his concentrations include African American history, the American South, and slavery. His book, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt, was published in 2015 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Breen will lead a discussion of the life and legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a lifelong champion for civil and voting rights. Rep. Lewis died in July 2020. 

Alumni Support Session: Remote Learning for School-Aged Children
7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, Sept. 29

Join us for an open chat about the trials and triumphs of managing remote learning for school-aged children with Dr. Deanna Conley ’00, independent business owner at PROSPER Special Education Advocacy Services. This Friar mom will lead a discussion where we can all share tips, tricks, and advice for handling the challenges and opportunities associated with this new normal.

Finding Calm in the Chaos: Meditation and Yoga
Ongoing throughout September

Attention to mental and physical health has never been more important for our community. Keep an eye out throughout the month on the Providence College Alumni social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for fun tips on “finding calm in the chaos” from Jennie Petricig ’01, owner of Simple Graces Wellness.

Homecoming is coming to you this October

Celebrate Homecoming at home throughout the month of October. Highlights include a State of the College address by College President Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P. ’78 & ’82G, a political forum with special guests and panelists, and the first virtual Friar 5K. 

See “A Peek at PC” with Student Takeovers 

Follow the Providence College Alumni Instagram account to get a glimpse of what student life is like in Friartown this semester. On Thursdays, members of the Student Alumni Association will show you different aspects of PC life, including their experiences with remote classes, workouts, student activities, and more.   

Get in the creative spirit with PC coloring pages

Take a break from the homework or the housework and enjoy these custom Providence College coloring pages created by KJ McSweeney ’22. 

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Learn about the College’s reopening

This academic year at Providence College will be like no other. Extensive preparations for reopening the College began in mid-May with an extensive focus on health and safety protocols. Learn more about how the College is keeping students safe.

Take a virtual tour of campus

Has it been a while since you’ve been on campus? Or do you miss seeing familiar places like Harkins Hall, St. Dominic Chapel, and the Slavin Center? Experience a guided tour of campus and you might learn a new thing or two about our favorite place.  

Join the PC Alumni Book Club

Join the PC Alumni book club – a newly launched Facebook group that serves as 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.

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

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