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October Family Fest

We're taking our Fall Festival Weekend to a whole new level! 

With engaging and informative events scheduled throughout this month, October Family Fest features an array of virtual activities for parents, families, alumni and students to connect with the Salve Regina community. Join us at one of the many presentations and conversations, including coffee with President Kelli J. Armstrong, chats with some of your favorite faculty, and more.

Stay tuned for email newsletters, tours of campus and more! See the detailed schedule of events below and register today at the links provided. Be sure to grab all your Salve gear for our virtual events! Shop online today at the Salve Regina University Bookstore.

Schedule of Events

  • SeahawkTalk™ featuring Gerry Willis - Tuesday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Faculty Reunion Series: Bio, Anthropology/Global Studies, and more - Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • McGinty Lecture Series:  How Did We Get Here?  A Conversation with Presidential Historian Robert Dallek - Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
  • Ask the Faculty: Business Studies - Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Faculty Book Chat: Dr. Debra Curtis - Friday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.
  • Coffee with the President - Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Family and Student Virtual Yoga Class - Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
  • Faculty Reunion Series: Journalism, English and Communications - Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Parents' Cocktail Hour - Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
  • Faculty Reunion Series: Business and Economics - Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Ask the Faculty: Dr. Sean O’Callaghan and Dr. Troy Catterson - Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
  • Campus Conversations - Tuesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Faculty Reunion Series: Nursing - Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Family and Student Virtual Scavenger Hunt - Friday, Oct. 23 - Sunday, Oct. 25
  • Rosary Recital - Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
  • Ask a Professor: Dr. Robin Hoffmann - Monday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
  • Faculty Reunion Series: Music - Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Faculty Book Chat: Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker - Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

October Family Fest Schedule and Registration

SeahawkTalk™ featuring Gerry Willis 
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Join Dr. Gerald Willis, director of alumni, parent and family programs, as he chats with Edward Habershaw, associate athletic director. Learn more about what our sports teams and coaches are doing this semester despite COVID restrictions. Listen in on StreamYard while Gerald and Edward talk more about fitness, the Commonwealth Coast Conference, alumni, leadership, and more. 
No registration necessary

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Faculty Reunion Series: Bio, Anthropology/Global Studies, and more
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m - 8 p.m.
Wondering what your favorite Salve professors have been doing since you graduated? Want to learn about what's going on in the academic department that you majored in? Join us via Zoom and find out! Did you major in Biology, Anthropology, or Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies? Join us to hear from Dr. Jameson Chase, Dr. Debra Curtis, and more. Your professors want to see and hear from you too! Let them know what you've been up to and learn about what's happening at Salve this fall during these challenging times. We hope to see you there!

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McGinty Lecture Series:  How Did We Get Here?  A Conversation with Presidential Historian Robert Dallek
Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.
Join New York Times best-selling author and Bancroft Prize-winning historian Robert Dallek for a discussion about U.S. presidential politics past and present. Author of more than 15 books, Professor Dallek is the leading academic historian of the American presidency. In May 2020, HarperCollins published his most recent book, How Did We Get Here? From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. Dallek will be joined by Vice President for Public Research and Initiatives, Dr. James Ludes, and history professor and Pell Honors Program director Dr. Williams Leeman. This event is made possible by the generous support of the John E. McGinty Fund in History.

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Ask the Faculty: Business Studies
Thursday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Parents and students, please join us for a lively informational session with business studies faculty. They forward to talking with you about their programs in addition to any other questions you may have about Salve in general. Lorrie Burns, Samuel Sacco and Thomas Flanagan have many years of experience here at Salve and are ready to answer your questions and get to know you! 

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Faculty Book Chat: Dr. Debra Curtis
Friday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.
In 2009, Dr. Curtis published "Pleasures and Perils: Girls' Sexuality in a Caribbean Consumer Culture" (Rutgers University Press). Dr. Curtis conducted fieldwork on Nevis, a small island society, which was once an agrarian community, and now has become increasingly influenced by consumer culture. Over the past several years, she has also collaborated with students conducting research in the areas of psychology, gender and society. Join us as Dr. Curtis discusses her most recent book and her research.

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Coffee with the President 
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pour a cup of coffee and join President Kelli J. Armstrong, Ph.D., for an informal chat about all that's been happening on campus this semester. If you wish, submit a question when you register, and Dr. Kelli J. Armstrong will answer as many of your questions as time allows.

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Family and Student Virtual Yoga Class 
Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
This mat-based class is accessible for all levels and will highlight seated and standing postures, breathwork, and light meditation. Partners, kiddos, roommates, and four-legged friends are all welcome to attend. To optimize your experience, please wear comfortable clothing and bring: a Yoga or fitness mat, beach towel, blanket, or pillow.
Optional: Yoga blocks (although kettlebells, a stack of books, foam rollers, and/or toilet paper rolls make good substitutes!)

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Faculty Reunion Series: Journalism, English and Communications 
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wondering what your favorite Salve professors have been doing since you graduated? Want to learn about what's going on in the academic department that you majored in? Join us via Zoom and find out! Did you major in Journalism, English or Communications? Join us to hear from Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker and Dr. Matthew Ramsey.

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Parents' Cocktail Hour
Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
The Advancement staff wishes they were welcoming you into Ochre Court for a casual cocktail reception this evening. Put on your best Salve gear, grab a cocktail and join us on a Zoom call to meet and mingle with other Salve parents. 

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Faculty Reunion Series: Business and Economics 
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wondering what your favorite Salve professors have been doing since you graduated? Want to learn about what's going on in the academic department that you majored in? Join us via Zoom and find out! Calling all Accounting, Financial Management, Business Administration, Economics, Global Business and Economics, Healthcare Administration, and Marketing Majors! Join us on to hear from Dr. Melissa Varao and others.

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Ask the Faculty: Dr. Sean O’Callaghan and Dr. Troy Catterson
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Parents and students, please join us for a comprehensive informational session with Dr. O’Callaghan and Dr. Catterson – two of our great professors and student mentors. Dr. O’Callaghan is an associate professor of Religious and Theological Studies and Humanities and is also a Faculty Fellow for Student Success. Dr. Catterson is an associate professor of Philosophy. Both have a track record of student-centeredness and look forward to answering your questions about how to succeed at Salve!

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Campus Conversations 
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Join representatives from academic and student affairs, the dean of students, safety and security, and student engagement for a Q&A session highlighting the areas that students encournter as part of their day-to-day Salve experience. 

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Faculty Reunion Series: Nursing
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wondering what your favorite Salve professors have been doing since you graduated? Want to learn about what's going on in the academic department that you majored in? Join us via Zoom and find out! Did you major in Nursing? Join us to hear from the assistant professor and chairwoman Dr. Debra Cherubini.

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Family and Student Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Friday, Oct. 23 - Sunday, Oct. 25
Play in a virtual scavenger hunt through the Goosechase app (available free in the Apple or Google Play store) and compete in a hunt for a chance to win a prize! The more creative your submissions, the more bonus points you receive! Game code: 8Z5Z1E

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Rosary Recital 
Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
Take time to pause and reflect by joining the Salve community in praying the Rosary. This recital of the Rosary will be led by Dr. Theresa Ladrigan-Whepley, Vice President for Mission Integration. Also called the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Rosary is one of the most excellent prayers to the Mother of God (Catholic Culture.org). Please join us for a recitation of this biblically inspired prayer, which is centered on contemplation of the salvific events of Christ's life, and their close association with the Virgin Mother.

Ask a Professor: Dr. Robin Hoffmann
Monday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Join one of Salve’s best-known professors as she answers your questions about campus life this semester. Dr. Hoffmann has worked extensively with our students over the years and will share her perspective as a student advocate and mentor. Special cameo appearance by Sasha! Dr. Hoffmann is also well-known for her work with children exposed to domestic violence. Over the years, many students decided to pursue the concentration in juvenile justice offered by Salve’s Department of Administration of Justice after taking a class with Dr. Hoffmann.

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Faculty Reunion Series: Music
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wondering what your favorite Salve professors have been doing since you graduated? Want to learn about what's going on in the academic department that you majored in? Join us via Zoom and find out! Did you major in Music? Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. to hear from senior lecturer Peter Davis.

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Faculty Book Chat: Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Author of “Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading” (University of Massachusetts Press), Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker will share her insights on the publishing phenomenon. Often focused on novels set in vacation destinations, this phenomenon started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. Her research interests include 19th century print culture, especially newspapers and magazines; the radical or alternative press; women and the media; and global media systems.

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