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Announcements for the weeks of April 6 and 13

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All College Week is this week

The talents of our students, faculty and staff once again will be on display during "All College Week 2015" from April 6 to 11. This week's programs include:

Liberal Arts Celebration: Monday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Knight Campus

Students can learn more about the Liberal Arts major, view student artwork and honors projects, and speak with advisers, transfer representatives and others. A special lecture/performance by internationally known puppeteer Dan Butterworth will take place at 1 p.m.

Community Service Day: Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., nine statewide locations

CCRI students, faculty and staff will serve local nonprofit organizations around the state at this annual event. Registration for this event is full.

Wellness Fair: Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Knight Campus

The 10th annual Wellness Fair welcomes students, faculty, staff and the public to explore issues concerning their health. Approximately 30 vendors will offer information and demonstrations.

Cultural Awareness Day: Thursday, April 9, 11 a.m., Liston Campus

CCRI welcomes students, faculty and staff to celebrate the diversity of our community. Food, music and performances from our students from around the world will highlight the day's festivities at the Providence campus.

Professional Development Day: Friday, April 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Knight Campus

All CCRI classes (credit and noncredit) scheduled to start between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. are canceled and offices at all campuses will be closed for the college's annual Professional Development Day. The normal class schedule will resume at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10. College offices will reopen on Monday, April 13, at all college locations.

CCRI 5K Run/Walk: Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m., Flanagan Campus

Join us for the college's first 5K run/walk and kids' 1K fun run. Advance online registration costs $20 or $10 for active CCRI students with valid student ID. You also can register at the Wellness Fair. Day-of race registration will cost $25 and $15 for students. Money raised through the event will fund student book scholarships.

For more information about the week's events, please visit the All College Week website.

Spring Transfer Days

Spring Transfer Days will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in student cafeteria areas on:

  • Tuesday, April 7, at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Wednesday, April 8, at the Liston Campus in Providence.
  • Thursday, April 9, at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

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

Renewal by Andersen visit

Representatives from Renewal by Andersen will be at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln to discuss summer employment opportunities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the cafeteria. This event is sponsored by the Flanagan Campus Career and Internship Office.

Spring cleanup in Providence

The Liston Student Government will hold its annual spring cleanup event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Join the group and help clean the CCRI grounds to make it a better environment.

Biology mini-workshops being offered

'From hominid to Homo sapiens, the ascent to modern humans'

homo sapiensAre you interested in how we got here? Attend the mini-workshop, conducted by Assistant Professor of Biology David Vito, to learn how geological and environmental change transformed the early hominids into modern man. A lecture will be followed by a two-hour, hands-on laboratory exercise that will allow students to investigate the skulls of hominids. The workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in Room 3018 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

This event is open to all students and is sponsored by Rhode Island EPSCoR and the CCRI Biology Department. Space is limited to 24 students. If interested, please email David Vito to register.

'What lurks beneath? Life in the water'

Are you on the lookout for an exciting career? Explore a variety of aquatic organisms during an in-depth laboratory experience under the direction of Heather Townsend, Ph.D., and investigate the effects of climate change on these species. Evaluate your options, enrich your mind and discover if this type of laboratory work might be the right career path for you. The workshop will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in Room 1143 at the Liston Campus in Providence.

The event is sponsored by Rhode Island EPSCoR and the CCRI Biology Department. Space is limited for this free workshop. Register by email.

Study abroad informational session

An informational session regarding CCRI Study Abroad opportunities will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in Room 4104 at Knight, Room 1332 at Flanagan, Room 1208 at Liston and Room 200 at Newport County. Learn about studying in one of 30 countries for a summer or a semester. There are a wide variety of programs from which to choose.

If you are unable to attend or have questions, email Dr. Deborah Notarianni-Girard, Chair, Foreign Language Department and Study Abroad Coordinator.

Student appreciation night

A student appreciation night will be held at the Knight Campus from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Refreshments will be available.

Upcoming Performing Arts events

'Pardon the Interruption'

The CCRI Players' production of "Pardon the Interruption," an evening of student-directed, one-act plays, will run from April 16 to 19 in the auditorium at the Liston Campus in Providence. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket cost is $10 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and CCRI staff. Call 401-825-2219 for reservations.

Student voice recital

Applied voice students will perform at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17, in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Admission is free.

Jazz Ensemble

CCRI Jazz Ensemble students will perform jazz standards and selections with the chorus at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Admission cost is $5.

Student art exhibition

"Untutled," an exhibition of recent work by CCRI Fine Arts students will run from April 23 to 30, at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery in Lincoln. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 23, in the gallery.

Percussion ensemble performance

The CCRI Percussion Ensemble will play selections conducted by Charles Kalajian from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, in the commons area at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Free, anonymous HIV testing

HIV testingFast and safe! The Flanagan Campus Student Government and Triangle Alliance are partnering with AIDS Project Rhode Island to offer anonymous testing to all students, faculty and staff. You can meet with a friendly, qualified professional testing counselor and know your results in 20 minutes. Testing is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in Room 1315 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Anyone with questions should email Flanagan Student Government, Director of Activities, Maryann Swanbeck or the Triangle Alliance, Flanagan adviser, Rekha Dr. Rosha.

Collegiate DECA Northeast Regional Competition

Members of the Liston and Knight Campus Collegiate DECA attended the annual DECA Northeast Regional NSO Competition at Johnson & Wales University and returned with numerous medals.

Students registered for competitive events in one of the following different industry tracks: Fashion Merchandising, International Business and Finance, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Marketing, Management, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing. They participated in either a role-play business simulation or a case study, presenting their findings to judges composed of various industry professionals.

Results from the Liston Campus:

  • First place: Alysha Fraser in Sales Manager Meeting.
  • Second place: Nina Soares in Accounting.
  • Second place: Joel DeLeon in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing.
  • Third place: Elton DosSantos in Restaurant and Food Service Management.
  • The following students also competed: Abigail Checo and Kenny Andrade Gomes in Travel and Tourism; Liane Conceiaco in Retail Management; and Leo Whitehouse in Human Resource Management.

Results from the Knight Campus:

  • First place: Rachel Tousignant in Job Interview, a Skills USA event.
  • Second place: The team of Roy Sylvander and Rosseline Bencosme in Sports and Entertainment Management.
  • Third place: Ashley Bea Poole in Human Resource Management.
  • The following students also competed: Abigail Okyere in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing; Jocelyn Jay in Restaurant and Food Service Management; Zacarias Ticzon in Sales Manager Meeting; Allison Anglace and Thomas Pederzani in Sports and Entertainment Management. Club advisers Joanne Orabone and JoAnn Warren also participated in this event.

Student Health 101

SH101The Dean of Students Office is providing students with information on health, fitness, nutrition and more in Student Health 101, an online magazine. The April issue includes articles on fitness, nutrition, sleep, personal protection, clothing on a budget, meeting academic deadlines, mental health and more. View the issue on mobile devices.

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Events This Week

Learn about Mexico summer program

MexicoInformation sessions about CCRI's summer study abroad program in Oaxaca, Mexico, will be held on Thursday, April 9:

  • 1 p.m., Room 6216, Knight Campus in Warwick
  • 2 p.m., Room 2317, Liston Campus in Providence
  • 3 p.m., Room 2160, Flanagan Campus in Lincoln

Anyone with questions should contact Dr. Hossiri Godo-Solo or Professor Elizabeth Morais.


Informational sessions about CCRI's Guaranteed Admission and Tuition Agreement (GATA) with Providence College's School of Continuing Education will be held at 3 and 6 p.m. during GATA Days, according to the following schedule:

  • Knight on Monday, April 6, in Room 1040.
  • Liston on Wednesday, April 8, in Room 2229.
  • Flanagan on Thursday, April 9, in the rear of the faculty dining room.

Learn more on the Advising and Counseling Center website.

Knight Athletics schedule

Men's baseball

The following home matches are scheduled:

  • 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, vs. Mitchell College JV
  • noon on Saturday, April 11, vs. Mercyhurst North East
  • noon on Sunday, April 12, vs. Mercyhurst North East

All home games are played at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Check the schedules page often for weather-related cancellations and updates.

All College Week is this week

Spring Transfer Days

Renewal by Andersen visit

Student appreciation night

Writing Center coordinator to present at book event

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Ongoing News & Events

Panel exhibition, related events focus on Lincoln and Civil War

LincolnCCRI will showcase a special traveling historical exhibition "Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War" in the Great Hall at the Knight Campus in Warwick through May 1. Also planned at the campus are several related events sponsored by the CCRI Foundation and the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities. All programs are free and open to the public.

  • Professor Thomas Turner of Bridgewater State University, a scholarly consultant in the making of "The Conspirator," will speak about Lincoln's assassination at 6:30 p.m. on April 15, in the Bobby Hackett Theater.
  • CCRI Art Department Professor Tom Morrissey will give a gallery night presentation about Civil War photography at 6:30 p.m. on April 22 in Room 4080.
  • Renowned Civil War historian and Brown University Professor Michael Vorenberg, who served as an academic consultant for the movie "Lincoln," will speak about the ratification of the 13th Amendment at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Bobby Hackett Theater.

"Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War," a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. "Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War" is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

URI Transfer Day

URI Transfer Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, April 13, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Professional Development Conference

Business Administration students can now register for this year's Professional Development Conference, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Business Administration students must register online by April 10. The conference is an opportunity to network with business professionals in a panel format. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

CCRI Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program is accepting applications for 2015-16. 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. The application deadline is May 10.

Writing Center coordinator to present at book event

Petit Dr. Karen Petit, writing center coordinator and adjunct faculty member, will be one of 30 local authors presenting at the Association of Rhode Island Authors event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Warwick Public Library. Petit will be answering questions and signing copies of her novels, "Mayflower Dreams" and "Banking on Dreams." To learn more visit Petit's website.

Career and networking panel

C2C panelThe Connect to College (C2C) program, in partnership with the Alumni Association and the Career and Internship Office will host a career and networking panel from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.

Students will be provided with an opportunity to hear from workforce professionals about their journey to accomplishing their goals. CCRI alumni will provide advice and tangible ideas on how to progress to the top.

Learn more and register.

Homeland security and cybersecurity lectures

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Club is in the midst of presenting a three-part lecture series at the Knight Campus to help bring awareness of important issues to campus.

The first two lectures already took place and covered school safety and terrorism. The final lecture, "Cyber Terrorism" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 23, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The lecture is free and open to the public and any interested students, and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Learn more.

Internship workshops

CCRI's Career and Internship Offices at the Flanagan, Liston and Newport County campuses will offer the final career workshops of the spring semester, "Internships - Getting Your Foot in the Door," in the rear of the faculty dining room at the Flanagan Campus and Room 1134 at the Liston Campus on Tuesday, April 14, and in Newport, Room 200 on Wednesday, April 15.

All workshops are open to students and alumni and instructors are welcome to bring classes. The workshops will take place at noon on all campuses and last approximately 45 minutes.

For more information, visit the Career and Internship Web page.

Financial aid for 2015-16

Apply now for financial aid for 2015-16. Learn more on the Office of Enrollment Services Web page.

Women's soccer team all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser

soccerThe CCRI women's soccer team will host its sixth annual breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, at Dave's Bar and Grill at 2339 Post Road in Warwick. Come join them for one of the best breakfasts that you've ever had. You name it, they'll have it - including omelets to order! It is all you can eat and there will be raffles. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased from any team member or from Head Coach Dennis Grassini at the Warwick campus (ext. 2185) or from Associate Head Coach Kathy Bannan at the Lincoln Campus (ext. 7176).

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Last Updated: 4/6/15