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Week 3: For the Love of Learning

Week of Monday, April 13

It can be argued that what unites Providence College alumni more than anything is a shared love of learning. This week’s Friar T.I.E.S. content is designed to help quench your thirst for knowledge and reignite your passion for education.

Listen up: Podcast with Dr. Deborah Levine, a medical historian
Live Now | Monday, April 13

In this episode of the Providence College podcast, Dr. Deborah Levine, a medical historian who teaches in the Department of Health Policy and Management, shares public health lessons we can learn from American history. She discusses the power of physical distancing in containing the spread of the Spanish flu as well as other drivers of medical innovations beyond pure profit.

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You can also listen to Providence College Podcast on your smart speaker! Just say, “Alexa/Google Home, play the Providence College Podcast.”

Literary Happy Hour: Virtual Meet-Up with Matt Weber ’06 
5 p.m. | Thursday, April 16  

Join Matt Weber ’06, author of “Operating on Faith” and “Fearing the Stigmata,” for a group discussion about the power of books during this period of social distancing. Participants are invited to share what you’re reading now and reminisce about the books you read as PC students. 

We encourage you to bring a current read or favorite book to our chat.

Read Matt’s New York Times Op-Ed from April 9 >

Civ Trivia with Michael Hagan ’15 &  ’19G and Chris Judge ’05 & ’07G  
8 p.m. | Friday, April 17 

Do you credit your PC education for being able to run the board on Jeopardy? Do you miss pub trivia with their friends? Do you want to brush up on World Civ smarts? This one’s for you! Join us for Civ Trivia live on Kahoot with two knowledgeable PC grads, Michael Hagan ’15 and Chris Judge ’05 & ’07G. 

#FriarFriday: Share your Pandemic Haiku 
All day | Friday, April 17 

PC graduates from the 1990s have been sharing their #PandemicHaikus on social media … and we want you to join in! Share your haiku on social media. You can also share a photo that illustrates what you wrote. Use the hashtag #FridayFriday and tag @pc_alumni on Twitter or @provcollege_alumni on Instagram and we may feature your posts on our accounts. 

Help recruit new Friars

Do you know a high school student who would be the perfect addition to the Friar family? It’s never been easier to visit Providence College – virtually! See what’s available for virtual campus tours, information sessions, and webinars.

Take a virtual tour of campus 

See what’s changed since you were a student and enjoy a virtual tour of campus. You’re sure to learn something you never knew about your alma mater.  

Document your COVID-19 Experience

Historians will want to know how we lived and experienced the COVID-19 pandemic. Phillips Memorial Library is sourcing your stories, which will be collected for the PC archives.

Test your brain with PC jigsaw puzzles 

Enjoy a piece-ful afternoon putting together Friartown jigsaw puzzles. Available puzzles include a 50-piece puzzle featuring Friar Dom and Huxley and a 300-piece puzzle of Harkins Hall.