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Announcements for the weeks of
April 14 and 21, 2014

New Announcements

Engineering and Technology open houses

The Engineering and Technology Department will host open houses to inform students about  education and career paths in the engineering and technology fields. Students will have the chance to meet faculty, tour labs, speak to employers in the industry and learn about enrollment. The open houses will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 22, in the Engineering and Technology Department conference rooms on the second floor at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Anyone with questions should call 401-825-2156 or email Jerry Bernardini, department chair.

Electric Boat coming to talk to students

Electric Boat will hold a student orientation at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in the President's Conference Room at the Knight Campus in Warwick. In this information session students will learn about Electric Boat and the opportunities available in the manufacturing industry.

Two events in one - Liberal Arts Roundtable and Honors Program Forum

CCRI will host two events on Wednesday, April 30, at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

At 3:30 p.m., the Liberal Arts Roundtable will take place. "Liberal Arts Alive and Well at CCRI - the Value of a Liberal Arts Education" will include a panel discussion with CCRI faculty, students and alumni as they share their experiences of studying the liberal arts. Refreshments will be provided.

lipsittThe 14th Annual Honors Forum featuring student projects will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Lewis Lipsitt, Brown University professor emeritus, is the keynote speaker for the event and will discuss "Lessons from Babies about Lifespan Development." A coffee reception will follow the program. This event is sponsored by the CCRI Honors Program.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Call for entries for The Knighties 2014 - CCRI Short Film Fest

filmfestThe Knighties is seeking entries for its CCRI Short Film Fest that will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Submit your entry by no later than 4 p.m. on April 24. Genres include fictional narrative, documentary and experimental. Limit of one submission per genre. Maximum film length is 10 minutes. This is a juried film festival. Submissions should be delivered to the Knight Campus offices of Norm Grant, Room 4100, or Sandra Luzzi-Sneesby, Room 2146. Include name, contact information and genre. Acceptable formats are DVD, CD or USB in or .mp4.

Massage clinics to be held in Newport

CCRI Massage Therapy students will run the annual Student Massage Therapy Clinic on from May 19 to July 22 at the Newport County Campus. Appointments will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There is a limit of two massages per person. Appointments cannot be made until a questionnaire is completed and submitted to Catherine Sardinha or faxed to 401-851-1671. Once a questionnaire is completed, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. The price for a one-hour massage is $20. Anyone with questions should call 401-851-1722.

Community Health Day

The senior dental hygiene students are partnering with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation for their Community Health Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The students will be treating breast cancer survivors and those undergoing chemotherapy. They will be making fluoride trays and providing specific preventive oral education.

Upcoming music events


Jazz Ensemble Concert: CCRI students perform jazz standards under the direction of Dr. Stephen Lajoie. Admission is $5.

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, Room 0540, Knight Campus in Warwick

Student Jazz Recital: Music students studying jazz for credit perform. Free and open to the public.

  • 1 p.m., Friday, April 25, Room 0540, Knight Campus in Warwick

CCRI Choral Concert: Chorus and Chamber singers perform under the direction of Dr. Joseph Amante. A $5 admission fee benefits music scholarships.

  • 7 p.m., Friday, April 25, Bobby Hackett Theater, Knight Campus in Warwick

Spring cleanup in Providence

The Liston Student Government will be having its annual spring cleanup event at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 25. Join the group and help clean the CCRI grounds and make it a better environment. Enjoy the music and refreshments, too.

German and French Club fundraiser

The German and French Club will host its final bake sales of the semester from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 21, and Wednesday April 23, in front of the bookstore at the Knight Campus. The goal is to raise money for club events and activities for the fall semester. All baked goods are free with a strong request to donate whatever you can.

Fundraisers for SVO


'Make your own sundae'

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) will host a "make your own sundae" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, on all four CCRI campuses.  Lessing's will provide the ice cream and toppings. The price is $3, of which $1 will be donated to the SVO for future events. This will be open for all to participate. The event will run until 2 p.m. unless supply runs out.

Dough raiser

The SVO is doing an Uno Chicago Pizzeria and Grill Dough Raiser on Thursday, April 24, at the Warwick, Providence and Smithfield locations. Proceeds will go to Home Base, a program that serves veterans and service members with mental health issues, and the Rainbow Run Walk, a 5K and youth run that benefits the Rainbow Fund and National Alliance on Mental Illness. SVO is inviting students, faculty, staff and families to come and support with a great meal. Fifteen percent of your bill will be donated to the SVO for its initiatives. A ticket for the fundraiser will be available at the door of the above locations.

Student Health 101

The Dean of Students Office is providing students with information on health, fitness, nutrition and more in Student Health 101, an online magazine.

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Events this Week

  URI Transfer Day at CCRI

uriURI Transfer Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Representatives from the admissions office and various colleges at the University of Rhode Island will be here to meet with students interested in transferring to URI. Students should sign up in the Department of Advising and Counseling and bring their CCRI transcripts on the day of the event. Unofficial transcripts are fine.

Spring transfer fairs

transferEvening transfer fairs are being held this week. They will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, April 15, in the Lower Commons in Warwick
  • Wednesday, April 16, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln
  • Thursday, April 17, in the atrium in Providence

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

Professional development day for Business students

bizThe Business Administration Department will hold its annual Student Professional Development Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus.

Learn about summer study in Mexico

Writing Center coordinator to hold book signings

Ongoing Announcements

Learn about summer study in Mexico

mexicoExpand your horizons. Come to information sessions about CCRI's summer study in Oaxaca, Mexico, that are scheduled on all four campuses:

  • Flanagan Campus, Lincoln, Room 2531
    • 3:30 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 16
  • Knight Campus, Warwick, Room 6416
    • 2:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, April 17
  • Liston Campus, Providence, Room 2245
    • 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22
  • Newport County Campus, Room 220
    • 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

For more information, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures:
Dr. Hossiri Godo-Solo or Professor Elisabeth Morais.

Volunteers sought for free dental clinic in Lincoln

dentalCCRI again will host the third annual Rhode Island Mission of Mercy free dental clinic at its Flanagan Campus in Lincoln on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1. Various volunteer opportunities are available for community members as well as dental and medical professionals. Visit the website to learn more and register.

'Holding Space' to opening in Warwick 

The work of more than a dozen artists combines to create an exhibition that will showcase how each interprets the idea of "holding space," something that everyone has needed or experienced in their lives. The show will be up from April 1 to 24 at the Knight Campus Art Gallery, Room 3500, in Warwick.

Writing Center coordinator to hold book signings

bookDr. Karen Petit of the English Department will be giving out free bookmarks and answering questions at book signings for her second novel, "Mayflower Dreams." It is a fictional historical novel with an interesting protagonist, Rose Hopkins. Even though she loves clocks, Rose is often late and has other problems living in the present. She embarks on both a real journey and a dream story as she explores the history, culture, challenges, achievements and dreams of our Pilgrim ancestors. The novel's official release date is April 22.

These book signings will take place at the four CCRI bookstores:

  • Knight Campus: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 14
  • Liston Campus: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 16
  • Flanagan Campus: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 21
  • Newport County Campus: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23

During these events, Petit will answer questions about writing and getting published. For more information about "Mayflower Dreams," visit the book's website or send an email to the author.

Free, anonymous HIV testing

aidsFast and safe! Did you know that free and anonymous rapid HIV testing is now available one Monday every month at CCRI's Liston and Knight campuses? You can meet with a friendly, qualified professional testing counselor from AIDS Project Rhode Island and know your results in 20 minutes. No insurance is needed. It is private and painless. Counselors are available on the following dates:

  • Liston Campus, Room 1145, 5 to 7 p.m.: Monday, April 21, and Monday, May 19 (sponsored by The Triangle Alliance with AIDS Project RI)
  • Knight Campus, location to be announced: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Monday, April 21(sponsored by the Human Services Club with AIDS Project RI)

The testing is sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance. Anyone with questions should contact Sergio Suhett at 401-831-5522, ext. 3832, or Jim Huseman at 401-831-5522, ext. 3824.

  Transfer scholarship opportunities

transferCCRI students looking to transfer from CCRI can explore transfer scholarships provided by the Rhode Island Association of Admission Officers (RIAAO). Additionally, 2014 Rhode Island high school or GED® graduates can explore the RIAAO first-year scholarship opportunity. The deadline for RIAAO's first-year scholarship is June 2 and July 1 for the transfer scholarship.

Women's soccer team all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser

soccerThe CCRI Women's Soccer Team will host its third annual breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, at Dave's Bar and Grill at 2339 Post Road in Warwick. Come join them for one of the best breakfasts that you've ever had. You name it, they'll have it - including omelets to order! It is all you can eat and there will be raffles. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased from any team member or from Head Coach Dennis Grassini at the Warwick campus (ext. 2185) or from Associate Head Coach Kathy Bannan at the Lincoln Campus (ext. 7176).

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Last Updated: 4/14/14