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Announcements for the weeks of March 23 and 30

Personal Announcements

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.

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New Announcements

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 from March 25 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 Jack Every and Associate Professor Suzanne McCormack will showcase the themes of the exhibition in an opening program at 6:30 p.m. on March 25 in Room 1040.
  • 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 Wednesday, 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.

Learn more.

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.

'Climate Out of Control' presentation

UhlChristopher Uhl, Ph.D., biology professor, Penn State University will discuss a "Climate Out of Control" at noon on Friday, March 27, in Room 1334 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

As a product of the environmental awakening of the 1960s, Dr. Uhl will:

  • Give students a context for the biggest crisis of our time - the rapid warming and destabilization of Earth's climate.
  • Discuss the idea that we exploit our planet's resources because we see ourselves as separate from it.
  • Explore why we see ourselves as totally distinct from the Earth.
  • Explain that we can rewrite the story of our planet and our relationship with it.
  • Provide an understanding that healing the planet and making a more beautiful world is possible.

All are welcome to attend.

Italy summer immersion program information meetings

Information meetings regarding the summer immersion program in Italy will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m., on Wednesday, March 25, in Room 3141 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

For more information, visit the Study Abroad Web page.

Liberal Arts Celebration

This college-wide event is part of "All College Week 2015" and will help students learn more about the Liberal Arts major at CCRI and the vast array of opportunities such a major can lead to. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

Highlights of this event will include a chance to view student artwork and honors projects; and meet and speak with advisers, the director of the CCRI Career and Internship Office, the director of the Career Development Office, transfer representatives from four-year colleges and universities, and alumni.

The Liberal Arts Celebration will culminate at 1 p.m. with a special lecture/performance by Dan Butterworth, an internationally-known puppeteer, who will address how important a strong liberal arts foundation is to his creative process.

Wellness Fair

The 10th annual Wellness Fair welcomes students, faculty, staff and the public to explore issues concerning their health. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Great Hall at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Approximately 30 vendors will be offering information and demonstrations.

Cultural Awareness Day

More than 100 CCRI students identify as being Native American or from a country outside of the U.S. Come celebrate with the college community as students share their music, dances and stories from around the world during Cultural Awareness Day at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, in the Liston Campus auditorium. A flag dedication ceremony also will be held as President Di Pasquale unveils a hand-sewn flag of the Narragansett Tribe of the Algonquin Nation immediately following the auditorium program. An international lunch buffet will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the lunch will be distributed in the auditorium.

Spring Transfer Fairs

Spring Transfer Fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in student cafeteria areas on:

  • Monday, March 23 at the Newport County Campus.
  • Tuesday, March 24 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • Wednesday, March 25 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Thursday, March 26 at the Liston Campus in Providence.

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


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:

  • Newport County on Wednesday, April 1, in Room 233.
  • 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.

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.

Le Petite Potpourri

Le Petite Potpourri, a mid-semester recital, presented by the Music program will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The event will feature an eclectic mix of student performances, student honors project presentations and faculty performances.

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Office coming to CCRI

The Providence branch of the Disabled American Veterans organization will be bringing their Mobile Service Office (MSO) to the Knight (Warwick) and Flanagan (Lincoln) campuses to assist military veterans, their spouses and their dependents in understanding the available Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. The MSO will be on the following campuses from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on:

  • March 25, Flanagan Campus
  • April 1, Knight Campus

Visit the CCRI Student Veteran Organization website if you have any questions.

CCRI Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program is currently 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 1.

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.

Leadership and Rhode Island Direction

The Flanagan Campus DECA Chapter in coordination with Flanagan Student Government will host a session on "Leadership and Rhode Island Direction" at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, in Room 1442 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Presenters will include the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee.

Anyone with questions should email Flanagan Student Government or Flanagan DECA.

Resilience, influence and motivation

The Psychology Club will host author John Cagno to talk about resilience, influence and motivation at noon on Thursday, March 26, in Room 1242 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. All are welcome to attend.

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 lecture, on school safety, took place in February. The remaining two focus on issues still relevant on campus, but with much wider scopes: "Terrorism in Our Society" will be presented on March 26 and "Cyber Terrorism" on April 23. Both events will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. They are free and open to the public and any interested students, and snacks and beverages will be provided.

Learn more.

CCRI Ceramics Invitational

Ceramics InvitationalThis exhibition combines the talents of locally, regionally and nationally known ceramic artists with the work of current and former CCRI ceramics faculty and students. This unique show, taking place during the 49th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, features a wide range of work and makers. Guest panelists include Tyler Gulden and Angela Cunningham, who will present work and discuss the question "Why clay?"

The exhibition will be on display through April 3 at the Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick. A reception, lecture and guest panel will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the museum. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities.

Join Phi Theta Kappa

It's not too late to join Phi Theta Kappa. Just a reminder that if you have received a letter from President Ray Di Pasquale and an email from Phi Theta Kappa congratulating you on your eligibility to become a member of this elite international honor society, there is still time to take advantage of this opportunity. Aside from the recognition on your transcript, among other things, members have almost exclusive access to approximately $87 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.

A passcode was assigned on the envelope of the letter from President Di Pasquale. You will need this passcode to join.

On Friday, March 27, the society will be hold an induction ceremony to welcome new members at the Liston Campus in Providence.

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 notifications

SH 101Are you interested in new workouts and ways to manage your stress? Opt in to receive notifications for new content every month. CCRI's Student Health 101 is a free, online magazine for college students that encompasses those aspects, and much, much more.

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Events This Week

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 offered afternoon workshops this semester. The final workshop for the semester will be held from 2 to 2:50 p.m. on Friday, March 27, in Room 6580 at the Knight Campus in Warwick and will cover "Research Papers - The MLA System."

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

Class of 2015 student speaker nominations sought

Following a tradition that began several years ago, the Commencement Committee seeks your help in suggesting the names of qualified, graduating students to be the Class of 2015 student commencement speaker. Please nominate a prospective student speaker using the online form by March 27. The committee will interview all qualified students and will forward the names to President Di Pasquale for his review and final selection.

Panel exhibition, related events focus on Lincoln and Civil War

'Climate Out of Control' presentation

Italy summer immersion program information meetings

Spring Transfer Fairs

Le Petite Potpourri recital

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Office coming to Liston

Leadership and Rhode Island Direction

Resilience, influence and motivation talk

'Terrorism in Our Society' lecture

CCRI Ceramics Invitational

JAA day

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Ongoing News & Events

Spring JAA days

Learn more about the Joint Admissions Agreement that CCRI has with URI and RIC at JAA Days:

  • Liston Campus, side of Atrium: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.
  • Flanagan Campus, rear of cafeteria: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

If you have questions regarding JAA, please email JAA or call 401-825-1233.

Kappa Beta Delta membership

The Kappa Beta Delta honor society of the Business Administration Department, is looking for eligible students who are interested in becoming members. Requirements for membership are as follows:

  1. Must have completed at least 15 hours of credit with a minimum of 6 credit hours completed in business administration courses, and;
  2. Must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Please note that Kappa Beta Delta is not a club and does not require any further responsibilities beyond a one-time membership fee. Please email your student number to Professor John Ribezzo so he can determine your eligibility. You will be notified of your eligibility in early April. The deadline to join is Tuesday, March 31.

Audition dates for 'Hello Broadway'

Hello BroadwayAudition dates for CCRI's "Hello Broadway!" 2015 cast have been announced. The show is a musical revue, featuring music from old and new shows. Versatile performers are preferred. Opportunities are available to join a principal cast and a broadway chorus.

Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 30 and 31 in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Mandatory call-backs are scheduled for April 1. Those auditioning must prepare two selections from Broadway shows (16 bars uptempo and 16 bars ballad) and bring sheet music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. All college students are eligible to audition.

Five weeks of rehearsal will begin on Wednesday, May 13, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Cast members must be available for rehearsals and all performances on June 12, 13 and 14.

For more information, contact Dr. Audrey Kaiser or Antonio Lombardi. Visit the Hello Broadway Facebook page for additional details.

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.

CCRI 5K run/walk

CCRI 5KAs part of the 50th anniversary celebration, the college will host its first CCRI 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 11, at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The day will include a kids' 1K fun run.

Register online with credit card, debit card or check. General registration costs $20; for CCRI students with valid student ID, the cost is $10. The kids' 1K fun run registration fee is $5. Day-of registration will cost $25 and $15 for students.

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: 3/26/15