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Announcements for the weeks of Sept. 1 and 8

Personal Announcements

A message from President
Ray Di Pasquale

Please join me in congratulating CCRI's Theatre program, which won every award in Motif Magazine's 2014 Theater Awards' College/University category. Motif polled the critics and theater companies about their own best work and the best work they saw and assembled a list of nominees for public voting in July.

Honored were:

  • Male Performance: Jeff Ararat, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"
  • Female Performance: Marina Tejada, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"
  • Set Design: Assistant Professor Luke Sutherland, "Spitfire Grill"
  • Costume: Leslie Ford and Brandy Lee Silva, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"
  • Direction: Associate Professor Theodore R. Clement, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"
  • Production: "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"

CCRI's Performing Arts Department continues to be a point of pride for the college, and we are fortunate to be able to enjoy top-notch theater productions and concerts right here on our campuses, thanks to the hard work of our talented students and faculty members. Congratulations to each of the students and professors whose work was recognized, and to the entire department for its accomplishments. We are proud of you!

A message from the Department of Marketing and Communications

instagramCCRI is excited to announce that the college is now on Instagram! We encourage everyone to view the ccri1964 profile, follow the account and like posts. The college is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and will use #CCRI50 for all anniversary celebrations.

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New Announcements

Financial aid bookstore authorizations

BookstorefinancialBookstore authorizations can be used until Friday, Sept. 19. A CCRI student ID is required to charge in the bookstore. Authorization amounts for the bookstore were posted to student's individual MyCCRI accounts.

Meet the gubernatorial candidates and register to vote

The Nonviolence/Social Justice Club would like to invite the CCRI community to a meet and greet with the Rhode Island gubernatorial candidates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, at the rear cafeteria on the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Candidates will arrive at various times throughout the event to personally meet with students, faculty and staff. The event will include a voter registration drive by the Rhode Island Office of the Secretary of State. Light refreshments will be served.

Student Life Day

Liston Campus Student Government will host Student Life Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence. A number of fun events are planned, including a photo booth, mechanical bull, cotton candy machine and more. For more information, contact Student Government President Mike Palazzolo.

Fall transfer days

The first transfer days of the semester are being held this month. They will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the atrium in Providence
  • Thursday, Sept. 18, Lower Commons in Warwick

Learn more about fall transfer events on the Advising and Counseling's transfer events website.

Career and Internship Office to host internship fair

CCRI's Career and Internship Office will host an internship fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liston Campus in Providence. The fair will feature more than 20 local agencies and companies. Those attending should dress professionally and bring their résumé.

Anyone with any questions or who would like more information should contact the Career and Internship Office at 401-455-6151.

Student employment opportunities

Learn about current job opportunities for students on the Financial Aid Office's Student Employment Web page. Check the page often for updates.

Common Reading Project selection

TwelveYearsaSlaveThe English Department has announced that its Common Reading Project selection for the 2014-15 academic year will be "Twelve Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup.

Most recently made famous by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, the text is one of many slave narratives that unflinchingly tell the story of African and African-American slaves in the antebellum South. The narrative, written in 1853, tells the story of Northup, who was born a free black man in New York.

The CCRI community is encouraged to participate by reading this selection. Learn more.

Soccer teams to play in Lincoln

soccerThe following varsity soccer home matches are scheduled:

Women's soccer
  • noon, Sunday, Sept. 7, vs. Essex County College
Men's soccer
  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, vs. ASA College
  • 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, vs. Essex County College

All home games are played at the CCRI soccer complex located on the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

CCRI Alex and Ani bangle available

alexandaniIn honor of the Community College of Rhode Island's 50th year, the CCRI Alumni Association has partnered with Alex and Ani to create the first-ever community college signature patented expandable wire charm bangle, made in America with love.

Proceeds from the sale of the CCRI charm bangles, which feature the college's seal, will provide financial assistance for students through Alumni Association scholarships and book awards. Bangles are available at all four CCRI Bookstore locations and on the Bookstore website.

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Events This Week

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Last Updated: 9/2/14