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Announcements for the weeks of Feb. 1 and 8

Personal Announcements

Programming and robotics club

We are trying to start a new programming and robotics club at CCRI. Have an interest in this type of club? Contact for more information.

-- Christopher Adams

Phi Theta Kappa celebrates its newest members

Pi Omicron, the CCRI chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, welcomed the following students to its growing membership in fall 2015:

  • Cortney Asselin
  • Wellington Bajana
  • Jane Barnes
  • Courtney Blackburn
  • Renee Bolduc
  • Nicole Brunhuber
  • Kristen Bruzzi
  • Patrick Caldera
  • Lucileida Costa
  • Gregory Dolce
  • Antonia Esposito
  • Haley Gaccione
  • Marie Geary
  • Christopher Gilbert
  • Rebecca Ginsburg
  • Kelsey Greene
  • Megan Guilbault
  • Jeffrey Haskell
  • Katherine Hopkins
  • Amanda Hull
  • Kehinde Ijale
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Corbin Johnson
  • Isaiah Joseph
  • Danielle Keegan
  • Sarah Kristiansen
  • Genevieve Kuada
  • Jared Lafreniere
  • Sarah Lagasse
  • Brandon Langdon
  • Chauncey Leahy
  • Emily Lewis
  • Michael Marcos
  • Cory Martin
  • Brismeyris Martinez
  • Devin McConnell
  • Brian McKay
  • Michelle Michalik
  • Franklin Morillo Montas
  • Carissa Moshier
  • Madison O'Connor
  • Fereshteh Pakdel Asl
  • Jason Paschal
  • Zachary Patterson
  • Berta Pelaez
  • Michael Perez
  • Benjamin Ponchak
  • Alisha Putnam
  • Mary Ramos
  • Arieann Sawyer
  • Tracy Scates
  • Jessica Smith
  • Nina Soares
  • Pearl Stack
  • Allora Stevenson
  • Anne Szymanski
  • Molly Jane Tartaglia
  • Nicholas Trafford

Congratulations to all of you on your continued high achievement and commitment to academic excellence.

-- Phi Theta Kappa

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New Announcements

Student Life Day in Providence

Liston Campus Student Government will host Student Life Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence. Attend this free event and learn more about Liston and clubs available on campus. The day also will include food, DJ and a mechanical bull.

All Clubs Day

Knight Campus Student Government will host All Clubs Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Great Hall at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Free financial aid advising

The Connect to College (C2C) program and the Rhode Island Educational Opportunity Center will host financial aid advising sessions to help students understand and complete FAFSA and scholarship applications. Sessions are available according to the following schedule:

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, in Room 1317 at the Flanagan Campus.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Room 2229 at the Liston Campus.

Click here to schedule an appointment online before Feb. 18. Anyone with questions should call 401-455-6156 or email

Financial aid bookstore authorizations

bookstoreBookstore authorizations can be used until Friday, Feb. 12. A CCRI student ID is required to charge in the bookstore. Authorization amounts for the bookstore were posted to student's individual MyCCRI accounts.

Art exhibitions


  • The exhibition "Waking Inner Dragons" featuring wall hangings by Andy Pritchard will run through Feb. 25 in the Knight Campus Art Gallery. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the gallery.
  • "Journeys," featuring watercolors by Jonathan Almond will be on display from Feb. 2 to 19 in Room 1527, the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the gallery.

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.

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:

Feb. 19: Paragraph and Essay Structure

Feb. 26: Practicing Grammar with Online Quizzes

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.

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.

Phi Theta Kappa Membership

If you recently received a letter from outgoing President Ray Di Pasquale and an email from Phi Theta Kappa regarding your eligibility to become a member of this elite international honor society, congratulations! Aside from the recognition on your transcript, among other things, members have almost exclusive access to approximately $90 million in scholarship funds to further pursue academic and career goals. If you received a notification and are interested in joining, visit the Phi Theta Kappa website to learn more about the benefits and membership. Anyone with questions should contact CCRI chapter advisers Laurie Sherman or Sue Apshaga.

Orientation sessions are scheduled at the three main campuses for the second week of February. The dates, times and venues are listed at the bottom of your congratulatory letter.

A passcode was assigned on the envelope of the letter from outgoing President Di Pasquale. Be sure to keep the passcode, as you will need it to join.

Please note: Phi Theta Kappa and the CCRI Honors Program are separate entities. The former recognizes your academic achievements thus far; the latter is a course enrichment program.

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.

Knight Athletics schedules

athleticsThe following home matches are scheduled:

Men's basketball

  • 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, vs. Orange County Community College.
  • 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, vs. Massasoit Community College.

Women's basketball

  • 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, vs. ASA College.
  • Noon on Saturday, Feb. 6, vs. Orange County Community College.
  • 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9, vs. GateWay Community College.
  • 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, vs. UCAP.

Basketball home games are played at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

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Events This Week

Student Life Day in Providence

Art exhibitions

Basketball games

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Ongoing News & Events

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.

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: 2/3/16