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Announcements for the weeks of April 20 and 27

Personal Announcements

Students recognized at regional conference

The CCRI Honors Program wishes to congratulate students Brady Monk, Rebecca Edwards and Kristen Sutton on the presentation of their honors projects at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Their presentations were well received. We also wish to acknowledge the hard work of their faculty advisers Lisa Ethier, Art; Heather Townsend, Biology; and David Alfano, Psychology.

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New Announcements

Spring Evening Transfer Fairs

Spring Evening Transfer Fairs will be held from 3:30 to 7 p.m. in student cafeteria areas on:

  • Tuesday, April 21, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. 
  • Wednesday, April 22, at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
  • Thursday, April 23, at the Liston Campus in Providence.

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

Deferred payment plan offered for summer classes

For the first time, CCRI will offer its interest-free deferred payment plan, EasyPay, for summer classes. This plan allows students to pay their balances in equal monthly installments. Online enrollment is simple through a student's MyCCRI account. To learn more about EasyPay, visit the Bursar's Office Web page.

What LinkedIn can do for you

You may of heard of LinkedIn, but do you know what it is or what it can do for you? LinkedIn can help students find jobs, network with professionals and even locate colleges to further their education. Flanagan Campus Student Government and DECA will host a workshop at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in Room 1315 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. The workshop will include presentations by social media communications professor Lydia Rogers and coordinator for Career Services Jonathan Steele.

Light refreshments will be served.

'One Voice' presentation

Two survivors of sexual violence will tell their stories at "One Voice," at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in Room 1336 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The event is sponsored by the Flanagan Campus Psychology Club.

Career planning workshop

Learn how to develop steps and strategies to reach career goals at noon on Tuesday, April 21, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. If you have questions, contact the Career Development Office at 825-2307.

Spring fest

Knight Campus Student Government will host Spring Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, in the Great Hall at the Knight Campus in Warwick.

CCRI Short Film Fest call for entries

filmfestThe New Media Group is seeking entries for its 2015 CCRI Film Fest that will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Submit your entry by no later than Friday, May 1. Genres include fictional narrative, documentary and experimental. Limit of one submission per film category. Maximum film length is 10 minutes. This is a juried film festival. Submissions should be delivered to the Knight Campus offices of Norm Grant, Room 4100, or Professor Sandra Luzzi-Sneesby, Room 2146. Include name, contact information and genre. Acceptable format is 720p MP4, stored on a digital media device.

Annual Honors Forum

The CCRI Honors Program will hold its 15th annual Honors Forum at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in Room 4090 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their honors project. Professor Dr. Jack Every will give a talk titled "The Civil War: The Second American Revolution." A reception where honors projects are presented will follow.

The talk and forum are open to the public.

Business plan competition

Students who wish to enter their business plans in the semi-annual DECA business plan competition should contact a Lincoln DECA member or Professor Rowey for details on the event. Information should be submitted on or before Thursday, April 23, to reserve a table for the event. The competition will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, May 1, in the rear of the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Technical writing survey

CCRI Technical Writing students have developed a survey designed to observe people's perceptions of various life areas. Click here to take the survey. It will take only a few minutes.

Gender and wellness issues survey

The Office of Student Life is conducting a survey to determine the need for and interest in gender and wellness issues at CCRI. Please take a few moments to complete the brief survey.

Operation Stand Down donation drive

The CCRI Student Veterans Organization is conducting a donation drive this semester. SVO is working hand in hand with Operation Stand Down Rhode Island to collect all types of goods to help veterans in need. Items in demand include: nonperishable foods, household products, and clean, dry and odorless clothes or towels.

Donations can be dropped off at any of the Veteran Services Offices, located on all CCRI campuses.

Blood drives

The Rhode Island Blood Center will hold blood drives at the Knight and Liston campuses.

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 21 and 22 in the Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22 in the Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.

Upcoming Performing Arts events

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.

Chamber Ensemble

CCRI's microband and percussion ensemble will perform an exciting program with an exotic flair at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Admission cost is $5.

Jazz Recital

CCRI jazz students will perform a recital at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 25, in Room 0540 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Admission is free.

Faculty Recital

"From Sacred to Secular," a joint faculty recital featuring performances by Dr. Audrey Kaiser and Dr. Martha Sobaje, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at the Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston. Admission cost is $5.

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.

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Events This Week

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.

Biology mini-workshops being offered

'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.

Space is limited for this free workshop. Register by email.

'Climate Change Plant Science Art'

Come work side by side with CCRI students and explore the bridge between art and science. Learn about the anatomy of plants and the critical role that they play in curbing climate change. After studying the science of plants, students will develop a vision and bring it to life by creating paintings of their own specimens. The workshop will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in Room 2560 at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Space is limited. Register by email.

Both workshops are open to all students and sponsored by Rhode Island EPSCoR and the CCRI Biology Department.

Spring cleanup in Providence

The Liston Student Government will hold its annual spring cleanup event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Join the group and help clean the CCRI grounds to make it a better environment.

Homeland security and cybersecurity lectures

The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Club will present the final lecture in its three-part series, "Cyber Terrorism," 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. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Learn more.

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 Dr. Rekha Rosha.

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.

Knight Athletics schedule

The following home matches are scheduled:

Men's baseball
All home games are played on the Knight Campus in Warwick.

  • 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, vs. Springfield College JV
  • Noon on Saturday, April 25, vs. UConn Avery Point
  • 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, vs. UConn Avery Point

Women's softball
All home games are played at Winslow Park Field in Warwick.

  • 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, vs. Dean College

Golf
All home matches are played at Cranston Country Club.

  • Noon on Monday, April 20, vs. Region XXI teams

Check the schedules page often for weather-related cancellations and updates.

Spring Evening Transfer Fairs

What LinkedIn can do for you

'One Voice' presentation

Career planning workshop

Spring fest

Business plan competition deadline

Blood drives

Upcoming Performing Arts events

Civil War gallery night presentation

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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.

  • 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.

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.

Financial aid for 2015-16

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

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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Last Updated: 4/20/15