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Announcements for the weeks of Nov. 24 and Dec. 1

New Announcements

Internship workshop

CCRI's Flanagan Campus Career and Internship Office will host a workshop called, "Internships:  Getting Your Foot in the Door," at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the rear faculty dining room.  All students interested in more information about internships in general or who have an interest in doing an internship in 2015 are invited to attend. The workshop will last no more than 45 minutes.

Learn about CCRI-PC transfer agreement

The Guaranteed Admission and Tuition Agreement between CCRI and the Providence College School of Continuing Education allows qualified students to receive a 33 percent discount on standard SCE tuition. Come find out if you are eligible during information sessions scheduled for 1, 3 and 6 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 3, Knight Campus (Warwick), Room 1040
  • Monday, Dec. 8, Flanagan Campus (Lincoln), President's Conference Room (2nd floor)

Contact the Department of Advising and Counseling with any questions.

Holiday raffle in Lincoln

The Clinical Laboratory Technology Club will hold a theme basket raffle just in time for the holiday season. Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria of the Flanagan Campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 to 5. Tickets will cost $1 each or 10 tickets for $5. The drawing will be on Monday, Dec. 8. All proceeds will go to Crossroads of Rhode Island.

Santa's coming to town!

The French and German clubs are sponsoring a free toy giveaway that all members of the CCRI community are invited to participate in from 11:30 a.m. until all the toys are gone on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. This celebration is part of the Winter Wonderland Festival. Please stop by the Lower Commons at the bottom of the ramp near the cafeteria entrance, say hello to Santa and his elves, and pick up a toy. For more information, please contact Professor Carol Panaccione.

Liston holiday party

santaCCRI Student Government at the Liston Campus will host a children's holiday party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 10, in the atrium in Providence. There will be a DJ, gifts for children ages 12 and younger and a visit from Santa. Tickets will be required for the event and can be acquired at no cost from the CCRI Liston Campus Student Government office.

Student Nurse Organization holiday fundraisers

The CCRI Student Nurse Organization is hosting two fundraisers during the holiday season:

  • Food drive: Nonperishable food items will be collected at the Knight, Flanagan and Liston campuses. Donations can be dropped off at designated Rhode Island Community Food Bank bins in each cafeteria or at Nursing offices on each campus through Thanksgiving.
  • Toys for Tots: Toys will be collected at all four campus Nursing office locations. The deadline for donations is Thursday, Dec. 11.

For more information, contact

Textbook buyback dates set

bookstoreStudents can sell back their textbooks at bookstores on all four campuses according to the schedule below.

  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, through Thursday, Dec. 18
  • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19
  • 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22

A valid student ID is required.

Final fall transfer days

The final transfer days for the fall semester are being held from 9 a.m. to noon on:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the atrium in Providence
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3, in the Lower Commons in Warwick
  • Thursday, Dec. 4., in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln

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

Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony rescheduled

The fall 2014 induction ceremony for the newest members of Pi Omicron, the CCRI chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, in the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. All students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to attend this event, which recognizes and celebrates many of the colleges highest-achieving students.

Anyone with questions should contact CCRI chapter advisers, Laurie Sherman or Sue Apshaga.

"Hoot's Chalk Talk"

hootenThe CCRI Department of Athletics will host "Hoot's Chalk Talk," from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, in Room 2344 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The program, developed by the Taylor Hooton Foundation, raises awareness and discusses the dangers of appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs. This event is free and all are welcome to attend. Visit the Athletics Web page for more information.

Chamber Ensemble

Under the direction of Cheri Markward, CCRI instrumental students will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Admission cost is $5.

Holiday food drive

College Writing, Section 700, is hosting a holiday food drive through Dec. 5 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Donation boxes for nonperishable food items are located in the cafeteria, faculty office area, the bookstore and the field house for nonperishable items. All food will be donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The food drive is one College Writing student's project about hunger and its impact. Please contact Gina Santoro with any questions.

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Events This Week

PatPat's Hats fundraiser

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Ongoing News & Events

Information session for studying in Mexico

mexicoLearn about studying abroad next summer in Oaxaca, Mexico, during information sessions scheduled for:

  • 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, Knight Campus (Warwick), Room 6414
  • 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, Liston Campus (Providence), Room 1164
  • 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, Newport County Campus, Room 220
  • 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, Flanagan Campus (Lincoln), Room 1531

Contact Dr. Hossiri Godo-Solo or Professor Elizabeth Morais with any questions.

Emergency alert system

As a member of the CCRI community, you have been automatically enrolled in the Rave Emergency Alert system to receive email messages during emergencies and when adverse weather conditions affect normal campus operations. It is used only in these situations.

This system also has the ability to send text message alerts in these situations. Students who previously provided a cell phone number through the Rave Emergency Alert system or supplied a cell phone number during enrollment in courses at CCRI, will receive a text message through this system.

If you haven't previously supplied a cell phone number in one of the above situations and would like to enroll to receive text message alerts or update your cell phone number, visit the Rave Emergency Alert registration page.

Text message and data rates may apply. You may opt out of receiving text messages; please visit the Rave Emergency Alerts FAQs page for instructions on how to do so. If you opt out, you will still receive email alerts to your CCRI-issued email account.

PatPat's Hats fundraiser

PatPat's HatsThe Knight Campus Student Government is hosting a fundraiser to support PatPat's Hats from Nov. 17 to Dec. 10. PatPat's Hats was established as a way for a family in Connecticut to give back after their son was diagnosed with desmoplastic medulloblastoma. The organization provides hats and monetary donations to help fight childhood cancer. Read Patrick's story and learn more about PatPat's Hats. Donate new or handmade hats and funds to support PatPat's Hats at the Knight Student Government Office, Room 1232. Hats will be accepted for children of all ages and must be washable.

Study abroad information session

studyabroadDr. Deborah Notarianni-Girard, chair of the Foreign Language Department and coordinator of study abroad programs, is holding a final information session for the semester on studying abroad through the CCRI/College Consortium for International Studies programs. Come learn about a variety of programs for summer, fall or spring terms in more than 30 countries. The session will take place at 2 p.m. on:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 3: Warwick, Room 4104, Lincoln, Room 1332, Providence, Room 1208 and Newport, Room 200.

For more information about the study abroad program, visit the website. Anyone with any questions should email Dr. Notarianni-Girard.

Free, anonymous HIV testing

HIVTestingFast 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 at the following campuses:

  • Knight Campus, Room 3150
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3
  • Liston Campus, Room 1170
    • 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15

The testing is sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance and Liston Campus Student Government. Anyone with questions should contact Brenda McGill at 401-455-6051.

Student Government movie nights

The Knight Campus Student Government will host movie events at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union (Suite 1234) at the Knight Campus on the following date:

  • Thursday, Dec. 4: "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" (double feature)

All CCRI students are invited to attend.

Changes in Nursing admission requirements

nurseThe HESI A2 admission test now is 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.

Knight Campus Student Government

The Knight Student Government will hold the last senate meeting of the semester at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Room 4090. To become a member of the senate, contact Knight Student Government at 401-825-2337 or

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.

CCRI faculty exhibition in Warwick

Work in all media by current full- and part-time faculty members of the CCRI Art Department will be on display through Dec. 4 at the Knight Campus Art Gallery, Room 3500 in Warwick.

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Last Updated: 11/24/14