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Announcements for the weeks of Sept. 15 and 22

Personal Announcements

A message from Vice President for Business Affairs David Patten

The elevator in the round building at the Knight Campus in Warwick will be out of service for approximately six months for repairs and upgrades. In the interim, please use the elevators in the main building and access the round building via the connecting ramps on each floor. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while this work is underway.

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New Announcements

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.

Knight Campus Student Government events

All are invited to the following events sponsored by Knight Campus Student Government.

  • All Clubs Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Lower Commons.
  • Six Flags: Fright Fest from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Cost is $20 plus student admission.

The Knight Student Government will hold senate meetings at 1 p.m. on Sept. 19, 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

Welcome Back and All Clubs Day

Flanagan Campus Student Government will host its annual Welcome Back and All Clubs Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the rear of the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Come help celebrate the college's 50th anniversary with members of Student Life. Music and food will be provided. For more information, contact Maryann Swanbeck.

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.
  • 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.

Career workshop

All students are invited to attend a 45-minute career workshop at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the rear faculty dining room at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Topics to be discussed include career and personality assessment, labor market information, internships, employment opportunities, résumé and cover letter help and earning credit for workplace experience. No RSVP is needed. Feel free to bring your lunch.

AIDS Walk for Life

CCRI students are invited to participate in the 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life on Saturday, Sept. 27. Students across the state to get involved. The event starts and ends on the Rhode Island State House lawn and benefits AIDS Project RI. On-site registration for the 2.5 mile event begins at 9 a.m., with the walk starting an hour later. Registration is available online at or

Art shows in Lincoln and Warwick

artFlanagan Campus Art Gallery: "Wild Roots," an exhibition of works by CCRI painting instructor Liliya Krys, explores the expressive range between light and dark, realism and abstraction, and docility and wilderness. The exhibition will be up through Thursday, Oct. 2. A reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery, Room 1527, in Lincoln.

Knight Campus Art Gallery: "TMI" is a two-person show featuring the work of Alicia Renadette and Michael Robert Pollard. Renadette "exploits materials with multi-tiered associations, often using black humor, duality and word play ... " to create sculptures and environments. Pollard "juxtaposes a blunt use of color, form and materials to combine observations, and reflections documenting the ebbs and flows of abstraction and the human condition." The display runs through Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Knight Campus Art Gallery, Room 3500, in Warwick.

Blood drives

The Rhode Island Blood Center will hold blood drives on CCRI's Knight and Newport campuses.

  • Knight Campus, Warwick (Lower Commons): 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 17
  • Newport County Campus (blood mobile): 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 23

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, webpages 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.

Knight Athletics schedules

The following home matches are scheduled:

Women's soccer

  • 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, vs. Dean College
  • 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, vs. Monroe Community College

Men's soccer

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, vs. Monroe Community College

Women's volleyball

  • CCRI Classic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, vs. New Hampshire Tech, Suffolk County Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Genesee Community College, Bunker Hill Community College and Fashion Institute

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.

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Events This Week

Fall transfer days

The first transfer days of the semester are being held this month. They will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln
  • Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the atrium in Providence
  • Thursday, Sept. 18, Lower Commons in Warwick

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

All Clubs Day, Knight Campus

Welcome Back and All Clubs Day, Flanagan Campus

Career workshop

Blood drives

Knight Athletics home games

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Ongoing News & Events

Financial aid bookstore authorizations

BookstorefinancialBookstore authorizations can be used until Friday, Sept. 19. A CCRI student ID is required to charge in the bookstore. Authorization amounts for the bookstore were posted to student's individual MyCCRI accounts.

Career and Internship Office to host internship fair

CCRI's Career and Internship Office will host an internship fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Liston Campus in Providence. The fair will feature more than 20 local agencies and companies. Those attending should dress professionally and bring their résumé.

Anyone with any questions or who would like more information should contact the Career and Internship Office at 401-455-6151.

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: 9/15/14