Virtual Happy Hour with Rhode Island Columbians



Fall at Morningside Campus


Pandemic have you feeling isolated and disconnected from Alma Mater?   


We are too, and sometimes just a little conversation and camaraderie can bust through the pandemic blues. 


Please join us for our  "Virtual Wine & Cheese Connection"


Thursday, November 19th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 


We Columbians are resilient, curious and imaginative by nature. At this gathering hosted virtually, let's engage and share some of our best ideas on how everyone is navigating the pandemic.  


  • During this challenging time, what are some of the ways you are coping? 


  • Since the guidance is not to have large gatherings during the holidays, what are some best practices we can share, or what are you planning?   Here is a great article from the New York Times on the "new" Thanksgiving 


  • There are multiple good books out there for sure and likely more time to devour them, but has anyone consider cranking out their own novel?  Or a personal chronicle of how life has changed during the pandemic?  (Why should only the journalists have all the fun? wink) 


  • With capacity limits set on indoor events and restaurants and a push to enjoy the great outdoors, there are multiple great walking trails in Rhode Island:  Blackstone River State Park in Lincoln and the Norman Bird Sanctuary In Middletown come to mind. Heck, walking around Benefit Street on a crisp fall day is cool too. All great sites for Rhode Island's hearty pre-winter season.  What other places have you visited, if any? 


And finally... A CALL TO ACTION: Our Rhode Island club is looking for alumni to share their expertise and ideas for future virtual events. 

Are there any professors or subject matter experts among us who can lead a panel on a topic of interest?  We are open to the run of the gamut... science, art, literature, finance


The virtual event will be moderated by Nada Popovic, Roxana Sasse and Lisa Vernon-Sparks. 

Please RSVP at the link below and we will reply with log-in info before this event.


Looking forward to seeing virtually! 

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  • Lisa Vernon-Sparks
    published this page in Events & Programs 2020-11-08 11:44:17 -0800