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

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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. will return as a summer series with regular programs exclusively for our alumni.  

As we continue Friar T.I.E.S. into the summer, we hope you’ll see program offerings that reflect the beloved community that we seek to build at PC. We also encourage you to share any feedback on the Friar T.I.E.S. program with us through this brief survey

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Next up on Friar T.I.E.S. 

SoulCare Rosary
7 p.m. ET | Tuesdays during the summer 
Via Zoom

Here’s a unique opportunity to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary. The co-founder of SoulCore will be leading a zoom session for those interested in doing a core body workout while praying the Rosary. SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching, and functional movement with the prayers of the Rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, Scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. Interested in learning more? Check 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 June 24, July 8 and July 22, and children’s dance will be on July 1, 15, and 29. 

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Spice up your Fourth of July BBQ
Live on Facebook at 3 p.m. ET | Thursday, July 2 

Dan Burns ’09 and Ryan Golden ’09, founders of Damn That Burns hot sauce company, will discuss their journeys, food, and how to add some spice to your Fourth of July BBQ during this special virtual event. They will be joined by Rosy Khalife ’13, winning entrepreneur on popular TV series Shark Tank, who is now pursuing her passion for food and cooking, which can be seen on her Instagram account.

Damn That Burns is offering 25% off orders on their website with the coupon code “FRIAR2020“.

Anti-Racism Summer Series: Anti-Racism as a Necessary Christian Virtue
1 p.m. ET | Thursday, July 9 

Join members of the PC community for the next session in the College’s Anti-Racism Summer Series. Presented by Dr. Dana Dillon, associate professor of Theology and Public & Community Service Studies, and moderated by Bob Pfunder, associate vice president for Mission & Ministry, this session will draw on virtue ethics and Catholic social tradition to show that the work of anti-racism is an essential component of the life of Christians in our nation and the PC community today.

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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 Music Sessions
Live on Facebook | Throughout the summer

Join us on the Providence College Alumni account for Facebook Live music sessions with PC alumni throughout the summer. Take a look back at some of our recent performances with He Said She Said, featuring lead vocalist Dalila Goulart Alves’04 and drummer Adam Letourneau ’01, and our kick-off performance by Dean Petrella ’95.

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

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