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Announcements for the weeks of Sept. 29 and Oct. 6

Personal Announcements

A message from David Snow, interim director of the Physical Plant

A project to power wash, waterproof and replace caulking on the exterior brick facade at the Liston Campus in Providence is scheduled to begin on Saturday, Sept. 27. The work will not interrupt campus operations. College Police will close only one entrance at a time while each section of the building is washed and sealed. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

CCRI professor asking for help with program


I am working on a study with Brown University involving college students and cell phone usage. We are looking for college students to help us understand more about the benefits and problems with cell phones in our lives. If you are 18 years or older, a college student and own a mobile phone, email the study at to participate. The study will email a link to the online survey, which should take less than 10 minutes. Enter your name and email address on the survey to be entered into a drawing to win $50. Winners will be announced before the end of the semester.

Thank you. -- Regina Traficante, Ph.D., assistant professor, Psychology Department

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New Announcements

Security Awareness Day

SecurityIn recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CCRI will hold its second annual Security Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 30. The event educates users of technology at all levels about the risks associated with living our lives online, as well as what can be done to mitigate those risks. The agenda includes four general sessions and 16 breakout sessions, featuring 26 speakers including:

  • U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
  • U.S. Rep. James Langevin, co-chairman, Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Paul Asadoorian, founder and CEO, Security Weekly - Stogie Geeks; Tenable Network Security
  • David Sherry, chief information security officer, Brown University
  • Larry Wilson, information security lead, UMass President's Office
  • Sherry Horeanopoulos, ISO, Fitchburg State University

Visit the event Web page to view the full agenda and register for this free event.

Fall Transfers Fairs

The major transfer fairs of the fall semester are being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:

  • Monday, Oct. 6, in the Atrium in Newport
  • Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Lower Commons in Warwick
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln
  • Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Atrium in Providence

More than 50 New England area colleges and universities participate in the fairs. Students have the opportunity to discuss transfer planning and articulation. The college representatives provide information with regard to the application process, financial aid and scholarships that are available.

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

Fall JAA days

Learn more about the Joint Admissions Agreement that CCRI has with URI and RIC at JAA Days:

  • Newport County Campus, Atrium: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.
  • Liston Campus, side of Atrium: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8.
  • Knight Campus, Room 1040: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 21.
  • Flanagan Campus, rear of cafeteria: noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

If you have questions regarding JAA, please email JAA or call 401-825-1233.

Flu vaccination clinics

CCRI will provide on-campus seasonal flu shots for students, faculty and staff according to the following schedule:

All students should bring their health insurance card and driver's license, or another form of identification, with them to their flu shot appointment.

To register, visit The Wellness Company's website. Click on register now, choose flu-college/university and, when prompted, type in the appropriate campus. Learn more on the flu clinic Web page.

Therapeutic Massage program information session and open house

The Therapeutic Massage program will hold an information session and open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, Room 1134 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Admissions officers will be available to answer questions and assist with registration and financial aid. Faculty also will be on hand to answer questions about the program. Email Regina Cobb to RSVP by Oct. 6. For more information on the program, visit

Writing Center offers free services

The CCRI Writing Center offers free services and workshops to CCRI students, faculty and staff members. This includes help with prewriting, organizing, drafting, revising and editing. For services, resources, locations, times of operation and more, visit the Writing Center website.

The Writing Center also is offering several Friday afternoon workshops this semester. The workshops will be held from 2 to 2:50 p.m. at the Knight Campus in Warwick and will cover the following topics:

Sept. 26: Paragraph and Essay Structure

Oct. 3: Practicing Grammar with Online Quizzes

Oct. 10: Punctuation!!!

Oct. 17: Run-ons

Oct. 24: Quotations, Summaries and Paraphrases

Nov. 7: Research Papers - The MLA System

Anyone with any questions should contact Karen Petit, writing center coordinator, via email or at 401-825-2279.

Study abroad program

Interested in studying abroad? Learn about your opportunities to study in one of 30 countries through CCRI/College Consortium for International Studies. Dr. Notarianni-Girard, chair, Foreign Language Department and director, Study Abroad Programs will hold an informational meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the following videoconferencing rooms: Knight Campus (4104), Flanagan Campus (1332), Liston Campus (1208) and Newport County Campus (200). To schedule an individual appointment, email

Art shows in Warwick and Lincoln

Knight Campus Art Gallery: "First Impressions/Second Thoughts," an exhibition of recent works by CCRI professor Nancy Wyllie will be on display from Oct. 7 to Nov. 6 at the Knight Campus Art Gallery, Room 3500. Her photo-based work has been exhibited in New York at White Columns, The Alternative Museum, Artist's Space and P.P.O.W. as well as Brandeis University, Ohio State University, Marymount Manhattan College, Providence College and M.I.T. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the gallery.

Flanagan Campus Art Gallery: Using collected objects, discarded aluminum and repurposed materials, Rhode Island-based photographer Dan McManus explores the ideas of image-making beyond normal processes. The display runs from Oct. 9 to 30 at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery, Room 1527. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the gallery.

A reminder about smoking on campus

nosmokingPer Rhode Island state law, all outdoor smoking on public property must take place at least 50 feet from the building. This law affects smokers at all of our campuses. Additionally, at the Knight Campus in Warwick, this means that smoking is prohibited on all exterior ramps, including the main entrance ramp.

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Events This Week

Manufacturing Day 2014

mfg dayYou're invited to participate in Manufacturing Day 2014, an annual event when North American manufacturers open their doors to highlight the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. CCRI will showcase its manufacturing programs by holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, in Room 0100 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. This is a chance for anyone interested in manufacturing to:

  • meet the faculty.
  • tour CCRI's new state-of-the-art labs.
  • learn where CCRI is going in manufacturing training.
  • learn about Rhode Island's CNC apprenticeship program.
  • find out how continuous credentials can lead to an associate degree.
  • hear from a graduate about how CCRI's manufacturing program changed his life.

Refreshments will be provided.

Anyone with questions should call 401-825-2156 or email the Engineering and Technology Department.

Knight Athletics schedules

The following home matches are scheduled:

Women's soccer

  • 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, vs. Springfield Technical Community College

Men's soccer

  • 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, vs. Monroe College

Cross Country

Tri-State Open on Saturday, Oct. 4.

  • 11 a.m. (men)
  • noon (women)

Trip to Italy presentations

ItalyAll are invited to presentations by participants of CCRI's 2014 Summer in Italy program. "An Experience of a Lifetime" will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. For information regarding the 2015 summer program, please contact Maria Mansella.

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Ongoing News & Events

Changes in Nursing admission requirements

Beginning Oct. 1, the HESI A2 admission test will be required for students applying to the Nursing program at CCRI. All students submitting applications in the February 2015 PBHS application period or later must take the HESI A2 admission test. Visit the Nursing website to learn more about the new admission test. Additional changes to Nursing admissions guidelines for the 2015-16 academic year also can be found on the Nursing website.

Honors program

An email notification has been sent to students who are eligible to participate in the CCRI Honors Program. Application forms have been revised and are due by Friday, Oct. 10. Please visit the Honors Web page for more information.

Knight Campus Student Government

The Knight Student Government will hold senate meetings at 1 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 24, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 in Room 4090. To become a member of the senate, contact Knight Student Government at 401-825-2337 or

Connect to College program

CCRI's Connect to College (C2C) program provides students with individualized, comprehensive services to enable them to navigate through the college environment successfully, achieve their academic goals and realize their dreams.

Benefits of the C2C Program include:

  • A concierge coordinator dedicated to connecting students to CCRI resources.
  • Personalized assistance with academic advising, financial aid and career planning.
  • Opportunities for personal development and growth.
  • Various resources that contribute to success such as workshops and loaner equipment.
  • A welcoming environment that enables students to get to know other CCRI students who are working hard to graduate with a college degree.

If you or someone you know may benefit from the C2C program, please visit the website or contact Antonio Lombardi at 401-455-6156 or

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club will meet this semester at 9 a.m. on Fridays in Room 6060 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. All are welcome to attend, regardless of major. Come join, meet new people, run for office and have a say in events this semester. Anyone with questions should email or

New Media Group

new media groupMembers of the CCRI New Media Group invite you to join them from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Room 0526 (television studio) in the round building at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The club creates media including video, Web pages and more. New members are welcome.

Musicians wanted

CCRI's micro band is looking for musicians. Do you play an acoustic band or stringed instrument? Contact Professor Markward if you are interested or would like more information. Band members must be available on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:15 p.m. The band meets in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Bible Study Club

The Bible Study Club will meet at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays in Room 2240 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. All are welcome to attend. Check upcoming posters for additional information and topics. Fore more information, contact Professor Markward.

Student employment opportunities

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

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Last Updated: 9/29/14