I am collecting food donations as part of my Composition 1010 class project about homelessness and hunger. Items will be donated to the Bethany Baptist Church Food Pantry in Pawtucket. Nonperishable food can be dropped off through May 2 in Room 1370 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Anyone with questions should email me.
-- Kaeleigh Karsulavitch
New England Transfer Association Leadership Appreciation award
Jude Tomasino, associate director of Records/Transfer and Business Administration adjunct faculty member, was recently presented with the New England Transfer Association's Leadership Appreciation award for his dedication, expertise and commitment to NETA, higher education and the field of transfer. Tomasino is president of NETA and also has served as a member of the organization's governing board, professional development chairman and vice president/conference chairman.
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Live art diversity workshop
Diversity Fellows! will bring their groundbreaking theater piece, "TRAINING DAY, ACT I," to CCRI this week. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus. This free event is sponsored by the CCRI Players and the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities.
The live art diversity workshop explores the languages and performances of diversity and multiculturalism in various institutional locations – from the classroom to the boardroom to the yoga studio to the wide open spaces of the West. Learn more.
Faculty Association scholarships available
The CCRI Faculty Association is offering 10 financial awards in the amount of $600 each to students continuing their studies at CCRI. For details and to apply, visit the Faculty Association website. Applications will be accepted between May 1 and 20.
Get involved: Become a student ambassador
Applications are being accepted for the Student Ambassador Program for the 2016-17 school year. View the application on the Student Ambassador Web page. The deadline to apply is May 13. Submit applications to Deborah Watson, Office of Enrollment Services at the Newport County Campus or email the application. If you have questions about the process, contact Watson at email@example.com.
CCRI will celebrate its 51st commencement on Friday, May 20, in the field house at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Learn more about the event on the Commencement Web page.
'Whine and Cheese'
"Whine and Cheese," a Fine Arts seminar show, will be on display from April 28 to May 4 in Room 3500, the Knight Campus Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the gallery.
Financial aid for 2016-17
Apply now for financial aid for 2016-17. Learn more on the Office of Enrollment Services Web page.
Spring Transfer Days
Transfer Days will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:
- Tuesday, May 3, in the Atrium in Providence.
- Wednesday, May 4, in the Lower Commons in Warwick.
- Thursday, May 5, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln.
Learn more about spring transfer events on Advising and Counseling's transfer events website.
Upcoming Performing Arts events
- A Jazz Ensemble concert featuring performances by jazz students will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus. Admission is free.
- The Chamber Ensemble featuring the CCRI Microband and Percussion Ensemble will perform an entertaining program at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus. Admission cost is $5.
- A choral concert featuring the chorus and chamber singers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus. Admission is free.
- A student jazz recital featuring applied jazz students will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus. Admission is free.
- A student piano recital featuring performances by applied piano students will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus. Admission is free.
- A student instrumental recital featuring performances by applied classical instrumental students will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in Room 0540, at the Knight Campus. Admission is free.
CCRI Alex and Ani bangle
The CCRI Alex and Ani charm bangle is available at all four CCRI Bookstore locations and on the Bookstore website. Proceeds from the sale of the CCRI bangles, which feature the college's seal, will provide financial assistance for students through Alumni Association scholarships and book awards. The bangle can make the perfect graduation gift.
Knight Athletics schedules
- 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, Sacred Heart University (club).
Softball home games are played at Winslow Park Field in Warwick. All games are doubleheaders.
- 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, vs. Mitchell College.
- 3:30 on Wednesday, April 27, vs. Massasoit Community College.
Baseball home games are played at the Knight Campus.
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Events This Week
'A taste of business'
The Flanagan Campus Student Government and DECA will hold "A taste of business" from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 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.
Advanced manufacturing career fair
Leading manufacturing companies in Rhode Island will participate in an advanced manufacturing career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, in the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
Don't miss the opportunity to meet with company representatives and learn about exciting, well-paying jobs in today's clean, computer-driven manufacturing field. Specialists from CCRI's Career Development Office will be available to speak to students about careers in advanced manufacturing.
For more information, email Lisa Robichaud or Monica Ferris.
Coffee house with Justin Utley
Justin Utley, a well-known singer and songwriter, will bring his own brand of storytelling to CCRI for a coffee house at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in the Lower Commons at the Knight Campus.
Utley will speak about being gay within the Mormon culture in Utah, where he was forced into conversion therapy by his church.
The event is sponsored by the Gender Equity Initiative and is free and open to the CCRI community and the public. Refreshments will be served.
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Ongoing News & Events
The Psychology Club welcomes new members. Meetings are held at noon on Wednesdays in Room 3094 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
Did you or your family live in a triple-decker house? I am consulting on a documentary film project about triple-deckers and am seeking people who would like to be interviewed. Please contact me at 825-2169 or by email.
-- Kate Dunnigan
The Flanagan Campus DECA Chapter is collecting clothing to donate to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State organization. Clothing of any size can be left on the first floor in the faculty area at the Flanagan Campus. Please label donations "Lincoln DECA attention Jon Plante."
Technical writing survey
CCRI Technical Writing students have developed a survey and are interested in your opinions on life issues. Take the survey now. It will take only a few minutes.
CCRI 5K run/walk
The college will host its second annual CCRI 5K run/walk at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The day will include a kids' 1K fun run.
Take advantage of early bird pricing. General registration costs $18; for CCRI students with valid student ID, the cost is $10. The kids' 1K fun run registration fee is $5. Pricing will increase on June 1. Register online.
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 April issue includes articles on physical fitness, sleep habits, disabilities, friendship and more. View the issue on mobile devices.
Success Centers workshops
Basic study strategies workshop
An essential part of success at any college is the amount of time and effort a student puts into preparing for his or her weekly lectures and exams. The basic study skills workshop will review several study strategies. Learn note-taking techniques and choose one that matches your learning style. Explore efficient ways to maximize your ability to comprehend a textbook. Discover methods to use your course syllabus, notes and textbook to prepare for your weekly lectures and exams.
In order to get the most from this seminar, you must bring a course syllabus and textbook.
Exam prep seminar
This two-and-a-half-hour workshop focuses entirely on exam-taking strategies. Learn test-taking confidence boosters; how to figure out what you need to study and what you already know; how to use the course syllabus, your notes and textbook to predict questions; and learn research-based tips on how to approach multiple-choice exam questions. In order to get the most from this seminar, you must bring a course syllabus, textbook and Post-it notes if you are not willing to write in your textbook.
Visit the Success Centers website to view the schedule and sign up for a workshop. You will need your CCRI ID number and date of birth to complete the registration process.
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 a Safe Zone training from 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.
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