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Announcements for the weeks of Feb. 29 and March 7

Personal Announcements

Faculty paper published in peer review journal

I am delighted to share that a paper I wrote was published in the Journal of Geoscience Education. The paper, "Geoscience Education Research Project: Student Benefits and Effective Design of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience," describes a research experience I designed and implemented in my CCRI geology classes. It also summarizes research on its benefits for students. I have already received many inquiries about the research project from the geoscience community. Click here to read more about the paper. Anyone with questions or who would like to learn more can email me.

-- Karen Kortz


The Business Department at the Flanagan Campus encourages students to join DECA and take advantage of working with business professional and other students. Anyone interested in joining should email Chapter President Jon Plante or

-- Flanagan Campus DECA

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New Announcements

Spring Transfer Fairs

Transfer fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:

  • Monday, March 14, in the Atrium in Newport.
  • Tuesday, March 15, in the Lower Commons in Warwick.
  • Wednesday, March 16, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln.
  • Thursday, March 17, in the Atrium in Providence.

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

JAA days

JAA Days are an opportunity for interested students to learn about the program and for continuing JAA students to meet with advisers. JAA Days for the spring semester will be held according to the following schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Atrium at the Newport County Campus.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, side of Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the rear of the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Learn more on the Office of Enrollment Services Web page.

Linking coffee with memories

Cafe RecuerdosWhat might look like a simple coffee cart in the Flanagan Campus cafeteria this week is actually a new project, "Café Recuerdos," by artist Ana Flores that explores the connection of memory and aroma. Flores will be in the cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1 and 2, in a visit sponsored by the Charles Sullivan Fund for Arts and Humanities.

Read more about her project.

'Waking Inner Dragons' exhibition extended

wakingThe exhibition "Waking Inner Dragons" featuring wall hangings by Andy Pritchard now will run through Thursday, March 10, in the Knight Campus Art Gallery. An artist talk and discussion will be held at 3:30 p.m. on March 10 in Room 3500 at the Knight Campus. The artist talk was made possible with support from the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities.

Learn about studying abroad

All are welcome to join Dr. Deborah Notarianni-Girard, chair, Foreign Languages and Cultures Department and coordinator of study abroad programs, for a study abroad information session at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. Students can attend via the distance learning classrooms on three of the CCRI campuses:

  • Room 4104, Knight Campus
  • Room 1208, Liston Campus
  • Room 200, Newport County Campus

If you are not able to attend, but are interested, please email Dr. Girard.

Professional Development Conference

Business Administration students: Save the date for this year's Professional Development Conference, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The conference is an opportunity to network with business professionals in a panel format. Topics of discussion will include transitioning into the workforce and needed work skills. Admission is free and limited to 160. Watch for upcoming registration details.

Scholarships available

The CCRI Foundation offers more than 80 scholarships and awards for full- and part-time students based on academic preference, degree program, financial need and/or merit. Scholarships deadlines are approaching. Learn more and apply.

Student wins theater award for diversity in work

marinaCCRI student Marina Tejada of Providence recently received the Marvin Sims Diversity Award for her makeup design for the CCRI Players’ production of “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region 1.

The award was named in honor of Marvin L. Sims, head of performance in the Department of Theatre in Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts who died in 2004, to honor theater students who celebrate diversity in their work. At the time of his death, he was president of the Black Theatre Network and former board member of KCACTF. Sims also was the first African-American to be elected president of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

KCACTF Region 1 includes about 250 colleges from New England and eastern New York.

Résumé workshop

Flanagan Campus DECA will hold a résumé-building workshop at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 7, in Room 1442 in Lincoln. Career planning and placement officer Jonathan Steele will be the guest lecturer for the event. All are welcome to attend. Anyone with questions should contact Maria Rangel.

'A taste of business'

Save the date: Flanagan Campus DECA will hold "A taste of business" on Wednesday, April 27, in the rear of the cafeteria in Lincoln. The event will showcase samples of course content from the Business Department. All are welcome to attend. More details will be available soon.

Nonviolence training

The CCRI Nonviolence Club invites students, faculty and staff to a nonviolence training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, in Room 1442 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

This daylong, interactive training is an introduction to the principles and methods of Kingian nonviolence. Topics will include types and levels of conflict; finding common ground; myths and facts about nonviolence; six principles of nonviolence and six steps in working toward peace with justice. Primary facilitators are Richard Tarlaian and April Samuels, both certified trainers in Kingian nonviolence.

There is no fee for the training and refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend or would like more information, please email Rich Tarlaian or James Driscoll.

Sullivan Fund to present autobiographical solo show

New York City public school drama teacher Karen Sklaire will present "RIPPLE OF HOPE: One Teacher’s Journey to Make an Impact" in a free performance next month at CCRI in a presentation sponsored by the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities and the CCRI Players.

In the autobiographical solo show, Sklaire chronicles her trials and tribulations as an advocate of the arts in New York City's public school system. The young idealist from Connecticut, inspired by "teacher-as-hero" movies, begins her career teaching drama in the South Bronx and navigates her way through the city's troubled school system as she struggles to engage her challenging students.

The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. There is no admission charge and the presentation is open to the public.

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Events This Week

'Tigers Be Still'

The CCRI Players will present "Tigers Be Still," a play written by Kim Rosenstock, from March 3 to 6. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, March 3 to 5, with 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6.

The show is directed by Bert Silverberg. Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors, faculty and staff. Call 401-825-2219 for reservations.

JAA day

Linking coffee with memories

Learn about studying abroad

Nonviolence training

Punctuation workshop

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Ongoing News & Events

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship

Are you a student pursuing a career in the skilled trades or public safety? The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program helps students who are interested in careers in these fields realize their educational goals. The application deadline is Friday, March 25. Learn more on the Foundation's scholarship Web page.

Day One 5K run/walk

Day oneThe CCRI Gender Equity Initiative will observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. The initiative would like to encourage students, faculty and staff to participate in the Day One 5K run/walk on Sunday, April 17. Day One is the only agency in Rhode Island that is specifically organized to deal with issues of sexual assault as a community concern. Anyone is welcome to register as an individual or team.

Online registration is available. Registration forms also are available in the Gender Equity Initiative office, Room 1012 at the Knight Campus. Anyone with questions should call Nancy Forsstrom at 825-2024.

Safe Zone training

The Safe Zone Project is a nationally recognized program that equips individuals with the tools they need to be allies within the LGBTQ community. The CCRI Gender Equity Initiative will offer Safe Zone trainings according to the following schedule:


  • 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, in the Rear Faculty Dining Room at the Flanagan Campus.
  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Room 1134 at the Liston Campus.

All members of the CCRI community are welcome to attend. To register or for more information, contact Nancy Forsstrom at 825-2024 or by email.

If you see the Safe Zone symbol (see image above) on campus, it means the person in that office has had special training and is attuned to the needs of and issues that often follow the LGBTQ community.

Poised for Success workshop

Wondering what's next? The Poised for Success workshop is a free opportunity for students to discover their career passions.

For more information, visit the program website. Anyone with questions or who would like to enroll should email career specialists Lisa Robichaud or Monica Ferris.

Homeland security lectures

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Club will hold a lecture series to help bring awareness of important security issues to campus. The lectures are free and open to the public and any interested students. The remaining lectures will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus, according to the following schedule:

  • March 8, "What you need to know," regarding bioterrorism and the public.
  • April 12, "No longer just spam and junk mail," a discussion about cyber terrorism.

Business honor society seeking members

Kappa Beta Delta, the honor society of the Business Administration Department, is looking for eligible students who are interested in becoming members. Requirements for membership are as follows:

  • must have completed at least 15 credit hours with a minimum of six credit hours completed in business administration courses, and;
  • must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

There is a one-time membership fee of $40. Note that Kappa Beta Delta is not a club and does not require any further responsibilities beyond the membership fee. Please email your student number to Professor John Ribezzo so that your eligibility can be determined. Students will be notified of their eligibility in early April. The deadline is Thursday, March 31.

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 free Friday afternoon workshops from 2 to 2:50 p.m. in Room 6580 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. They will cover the following topics:

March 4: Punctuation

March 11: Quotations, Summaries and Paraphrases

March 18: Research Papers: The MLA System

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

State House internship program

The Rhode Island State House tour guide internship program is accepting applications for the 2016 spring semester. Become a tour guide and share with others the history of the State House and how state government works. CCRI interns will deliver guided tours to school groups and the visiting public. Interns will be responsible for learning tour content and presenting this information effectively to guests. Training will be provided. Students will gain valuable experience in public speaking and customer services skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career settings. For more information, view the posting on the Career and Internship Office website.

Student Health 101

The Dean of Students Office is providing information on health, fitness, nutrition and more in Student Health 101, an online magazine. The February issue includes articles on napping, fitness, empowerment, emotional health and more. View the issue on mobile devices.

1098-T electronic tuition statement

Students who would like to receive their 1098-T form electronically, must give their consent by logging in to their "MyCCRI" account.

The benefits to receiving electronic notification are:

  • Access to the form 1098-T earlier than the traditional mailing process.
  • Elimination of the chance that the 1098-T will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery or misplaced once you receive it.
  • Signing up for online delivery is easy and secure.
  • You can receive your 1098-T form even while traveling or on assignment away from your home address.

To give consent to receive the 1098-T form electronically, log on to "MyCCRI" and click on the "My Account" tab. You will be prompted if you wish to accept consent. To view or change the consent option, just click on the "Agreements" tab and follow the instructions.

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Last Updated: 8/25/16