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Announcements for the weeks of Sept. 26 and Oct. 3

Personal Announcements

CCRI Founders Day

On Sept. 24, 1964, the Community College of Rhode Island opened its doors to 325 students at a temporary campus on Promenade Street in Providence. Fast forward to 2016: We are proud to serve more than 15,000 students each semester across our four campuses and to call over 68,000 former students our alumni.

CCRI has a 52-year history of serving every Rhode Islander who enters our doors. Founders Day, is a time to celebrate our college's history and the pride we have in who we are and where we are going. As a member of our community, you are both a part of our unique history and an important part in our future.

To celebrate with the college, we ask that you share your pride, passion and spirit for CCRI using #CelebrateCCRI. Post a selfie in CCRI gear or colors or share your CCRI experience on CCRI’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. On Friday, Sept. 30, one winner, from each platform will be randomly selected to win a $10 gift card to the CCRI Bookstore. 

Professor Humble honored by Westerly Armory

humbleProfessor Roberta Mudge Humble was honored for her devotion to Westerly Armory during a 70th birthday celebration hosted by the armory. Humble is president of the Westerly Armory Board. The drill hall in the armory was named for Humble and a plaque is hung in her honor. Read more in the Westerly Sun.

New Media Group

The CCRI New Media Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 0526 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Join fellow media creators who have a passion for making video and audio productions and build your portfolio and credit list. Anyone with questions should email Molly Sullivan or Amanda Grace.

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New Announcements

Fall Transfer events

Daytime transfer fairs

The first daytime transfer fairs of the semester are being held in October. They will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:

  • Monday, Oct. 3, in the student cafeteria in Newport.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Lower Commons in Warwick.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln.
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Atrium in Providence.

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

GATA information sessions

Come to an information sessions and learn about the Guaranteed Admission and Tuition Agreement (GATA) between CCRI and the Providence College School of Continuing Education from 3 to 6 p.m. according to the following schedule:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Room 1130 at the Flanagan Campus.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Room 143 at the Newport County Campus.
  • Monday, Oct. 24, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Atrium at the Liston Campus.

Learn more and RSVP online.

JAA Days

JAA students are required to meet with advisers each semester. Fall JAA Days will be held according to the following schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Atrium at the Newport County Campus.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the side of the Atrium at the Liston Campus.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the rear of the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus.

Learn more on the JAA web page.

Welcome back barbecue

The Newport County Campus Student Government will hold a welcome back barbecue for the college community from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, on the new patio at the campus. Lessing's will provide hot dogs, cheeseburgers, tossed and pasta salad, cookies and drinks. Stop by for complimentary food and drinks and to mingle with students, faculty, staff and President Meghan Hughes.

Jobs and internships fair planned

CCRI's Career and Internship Office will host a jobs and internships fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Great Hall at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The fair will feature more than 40 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 825-2322.

Knight Student Government leadership positions

Knight Campus Student Government is accepting applications for leadership roles. Visit the Student Government website to learn more and apply.

Student Ambassador positions available

The Student Ambassador Program is accepting applications for 2016-17. Student ambassadors represent the college at special events on campus and in the community. They seek to enhance prospective students' knowledge about the programs offered at CCRI. Ambassadors will demonstrate leadership potential, strong communication skills and high academic standards.

Visit the Admissions web page to learn more, view eligibility requirements and apply.

Advanced Manufacturing open house

The CCRI Engineering and Technology Department will hold an Advanced Manufacturing open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Room 0100 at the Knight Campus.

This open house is a one-stop opportunity to:

  • Meet the department faculty
  • Tour CCRI laboratory classrooms
  • Learn about potential career paths
  • Explore our degree and certificate programs

Anyone with questions should contact Cynthia Toti at 825-2099 or catoti@ccri.edu.

Manufacturing Career Fair

All are welcome to join CCRI as it celebrates Manufacturing Day, an annual event when North American manufacturers open their doors to highlight the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in careers in the field, with a Manufacturing Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

This is a one-stop opportunity to:

  • Meet with employers who are ready to hire machinists, machine operators, quality control inspectors and more.
  • Learn about CCRI manufacturing training programs.
  • Find out about the state’s CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship Program.

There will be a number of employers in attendance including Advantage Resourcing, Aerotek, AstroNova, Electric Boat, Greystone, Impact Tool Supply, Larson Tool and Stamping, Nelipak, MicroGroup and Schneider Electric.

Refreshments will be provided. Anyone with questions should contact Cynthia Toti at 825-2099 or catoti@ccri.edu.

One-minute playwriting workshop

The CCRI Players will host an open forum titled "Diversity, Inclusion and the CCRI Community" at 5 p.m. on Sept. 29 and a one-minute playwriting workshop at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30, both in the auditorium at the Liston Campus in Providence.

wilsonThe workshop will include about 50 students, alumni, faculty and staff developing 20 original one-minute plays on the topics discussed in the forum. Leading the workshop are Dominic D’Andrea, producing artistic director and founder of the One-Minute Play Festival, and Joe Wilson Jr. (pictured right), a Trinity Repertory Company member and playwright.

The work produced will be combined with plays from workshops with Wheaton College, the University of Rhode Island, Southside Cultural Center and the city of Providence and performed by students and company members of Trinity Rep, the GAMM Theatre and the larger Rhode Island theater community on Oct. 18 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence.

This event is sponsored by the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities and the Office of Student Life.

Playwright’s workshop with Walt McGough

mcgough Boston playwright Walt McGough, a playwriting fellow at the Huntington Theatre Company and New Repertory Theatre in Boston who wrote the Players’ season opener, "The Haberdasher," will conduct a playwriting workshop at 2 p.m. on Oct. 5 in Room 4076. The public is invited to this free event, which is sponsored by the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities.

Performance dates and times for "The Haberdasher" are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 to 22 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 and 23 in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

DECA bake sale

The Flanagan Campus DECA Chapter will hold a bake sale on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.

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, to explore opportunities to study in one of 30 countries through CCRI/College Consortium for International Studies Programs. Information sessions have been planned at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Room 3180 at the Knight Campus and Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 3151 at the Flanagan Campus. Meetings in Liston and Newport County campuses will be scheduled in October.

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

Homeland security lectures

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Club is hosting a fall 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 lectures will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus, according to the following schedule:

  • Oct. 20, "Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistant Team/RI Medical Reserve Corp"
  • Nov. 15, "Pawtucket Emergency Management Community Emergency Response Team"

Light refreshments will be served.

'The Hunting Ground' screening

The CCRI Gender Equity Initiative will hold a free screening of "The Hunting Ground," at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 1550 at the Flanagan Campus. The documentary is the true story of how two students changed the way colleges and universities in the United States address the issue and incidence of sexual assault on campus.

Fall Safe Zone trainings

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:

  • 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in Room 1130 at the Knight Campus.
  • 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, in Room 1134 at the Liston Campus.
  • 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Room 233 at the Newport County 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.

safezoneIf you see the Safe Zone symbol (see image) 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.

Forsstrom also is available to talk to classes and departments about Safe Zone and offer training to employees and students. Trainings take approximately two hours and are best in a group of eight to 12. Please contact her to set up an appointment.

Writing Center offers free services

writingcenterThe 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, appointments and more, visit the Writing Center website.

The Writing Center will offer afternoon workshops this semester from 2 to 2:50 p.m. in Room 6580 at the Knight Campus according to the following schedule:

Anyone with any questions should contact Karen Petit, writing center coordinator, via email or at 401-825-2279.

Flu vaccination clinics

labsCCRI will provide on-campus seasonal flu shots for students, faculty and staff according to the following schedule:

  • 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, rear of cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, Atrium at the Newport County Campus.

The following insurances also are accepted: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan and Tufts/CareLink. If you have another form of insurance or no insurance, the fee per flu vaccination is $25. To receive the vaccination, please bring your health insurance card and driver's license or another form of identification.

To register, visit The Wellness Company's website. Click on register now, choose flu-college/university and, when prompted, type in the following code information by campus:

  • Liston: ccriprov
  • Knight: ccriwar
  • Flanagan: ccrilinc
  • Newport County Campus: ccrinew

Learn more on the flu clinic web page.

Athletic schedules

Knight logoThe following home matches are scheduled:

Cross country:

  • Saturday, Oct. 1 – Tri-State Open
    • 10 a.m. men and 10:30 a.m. women.

All cross country home meets are held at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Women's soccer

  • 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, vs. Springfield Technical Community College.
  • 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, vs. Monroe Community College. 

Men's soccer

  • 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, vs. Monroe Community College.

All soccer home games are played at the CCRI Soccer Complex at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Phi Theta Kappa Membership

Are you eligible for Phi Theta Kappa? Recently, you may receive a letter from CCRI President Meghan Hughes and an email from Phi Theta Kappa congratulating you on your eligibility for membership in this prestigious international honor society.

If you did receive notification, congratulations! Aside from recognition of your high academic achievement on your transcript, accepting this membership will, amount other things, give you almost exclusive access to nearly $90 million in scholarship funds.

You can go online and join PTK at www.ptk.org. Please note, that you will need the passcode assigned to you – it is included in the email from ptk.org, so be sure not to delete it.

Feel free to email the CCRI chapter advisers Laurie Sherman or Sue Apshaga with any questions. Also, plan to attend one of the orientation sessions scheduled at the three main campuses during the last week of September. The exact dates, times and locations will be listed at the bottom of your congratulatory letter from President Hughes.

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

SH101The Dean of Students Office is providing information on health, fitness, nutrition and more in Student Health 101, an online magazine. The September issue includes articles on fitness, time management, recipes and more. View the issue on mobile devices.

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Events This Week

CCRI Founders Day

Welcome back barbecue

One-minute playwriting workshop

Playwright’s workshop with Walt McGough

DECA bake sale

'The Hunting Ground' screening

Writing Center workshop

Flu vaccination clinics

Athletic schedules

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Last Updated: 9/26/16