“Faces of Mercy” Contest Entries on Display


Come to the library 1st FL to see the “Faces of Mercy” contest entries.


Entries may be submitted in a variety of formats, including photo, collage, artwork, story and poem (CD or DVD submissions will not be accepted). All entries will be judged on creativity and execution.

Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place and $25 for honorable mention.

Winners will be announced on April 8. Good luck to the entrants!

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March is “Women’s History Month”


March is Women’s History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

About Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” (Source: WomensHistoryMonth.gov)

Professor Presentation
Dr. Marian Desrosiers
March 26, 2015 @ 4 p.m.
McKillop 109


Presentation: “Justice Florence Kerins Murray of Rhode Island: Patriot, Public Servant, Distinguished Jurist, and Champion of the Rights and Progress of Women.”
This pioneering woman was one of the first women in many fields: Lt. Col. in the army, senator, trial judge, Chair of the National Judicial College, and Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice. She accomplished much in behalf of others locally as lawyer and legislator, establishing the Family Court and the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, and nationally through her service on DACOWITS, presidential commissions, and as a Founding Mother of the National Association of Women Judges. Murray took on her private roles as wife and mother, as seriously as her public roles as educator and judge. Free event, all are invited.

Library Display
To help commemorate Women in History, the library has created a book and informational display on the 1st FL. Some images from the display are below.



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Free Tax Preparation For All



FREE tax preparation assistance for Salve members and the local community for individuals and families earning less than $53,000. Located on the 1st FL of McKillop Library, facing the Wakehurst building. (see map below)

Tax assistance sessions will be open every Wednesday, Feb. 25 to April 15, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Be sure to bring:

  • Social security car(s) for self, spouse and all dependents
  • Picture ID for self and spouse (if applicable)
  • All 2014 W-2, 1099 and 1095-A forms
  • Copy of 2013 Federal Tax Return if you have one
  • Child & Dependent Care Expense – Tax Identification Number (SSN, EIN) of the care provider
  • For direct deposit: bring a check or savings account number with routing number (both found on a blank check)


This program will be run by the accounting students from Salve Regina who have completed the AARP extensive tax preparation course as well as passing the VITA/AARP advanced certification which then qualifies the preparers to do this work. The program will be open to the local public, Salve Regina students and staff. Everyone therefore is welcome to come. The process will include an interview followed by the preparation of the actual returns. No return is e-filed or mailed without a review by the site coordinator, Robert Lobecker, or another appointee from the AARP. This is the first year this service has been offered at Salve Regina and we hope that the general public will be able to access and experience the delight of our campus and library facilities as well as have their income tax returns completed to their satisfaction.

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