Manufacturing Day open house
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 an Engineering and Technology Department open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Room 0100 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
This is a chance for anyone interested in manufacturing to:
- Meet the faculty.
- Tour CCRI’s state-of-the-art labs.
- Find out where CCRI is going in manufacturing training.
- Learn about Rhode Island’s CNC apprenticeship program.
- Discover how continuous credentials can lead to an associate degree.
- Talk to people who have completed CCRI’s manufacturing program and found well-paying jobs in the field.
If you know anyone who is undecided about his or her career or looking for a path to a well-paying job, suggest this open house. The event is for anyone who wants to "think it, make it, test it or fix it."
Refreshments will be provided. Anyone with questions should call 401-825-2156 or email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfiltered Lens grand opening
The Unfiltered Lens will hold a grand opening of its new offices from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Room 1214 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The college community is invited.
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. A variety of programs are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters. An information session has been planned for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. Students can attend via the distance learning classrooms on three of the CCRI campuses:
- Room 4104, Knight Campus
- Room 1332, Flanagan Campus
- Room 200, Newport County Campus
If you are not able to attend, but are interested, please email Dr. Girard.
JAA Days are an opportunity for interested students to learn about the program and for continuing JAA students to meet with advisers. JAA Days for the fall semester will be held according to the following schedule:
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Atrium at the Newport County Campus.
- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, side of Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
- Noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the rear of the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
Learn more on the JAA Web page.
Dedications planned at the Liston Campus
The CCRI Cultural Awareness Committee welcomes everyone to two brief dedication ceremonies at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, in the Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence. President Ray Di Pasquale will unveil an original oil painting of Angkor Wat, a 12th century temple complex in Cambodia. The painting is a gift from CCRI student Tho Mith Chin and will be displayed in the Atrium. He then will unveil the flag of Burundi, a country in central Africa. The flag will hang in the Atrium in memory of Augustin Kabura, a native of the country who died while swimming last month.
Fall Transfer events
Transfer fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:
- Monday, Oct. 5, in the Atrium in Newport.
- Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Lower Commons in Warwick.
- Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln.
- Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Atrium in Providence.
University of Rhode Island transfer day
URI transfer day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Room 1040 at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
Learn more about fall transfer events on Advising and Counseling's transfer events website.
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 September issue includes articles on time management, fitness, tips for new students, nutrition, recipes and more. View the issue on mobile devices.
Pharmacy tech program orientation
CCRI's Center for Workforce and Community Education will hold an orientation session at 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Knight Campus in Warwick to introduce prospective students to its Comprehensive Pharmacy Technician II program. Learn more.
Volunteer Fair at Lincoln
A volunteer fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the rear of the cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln. Representatives from local agencies will provide students with volunteer opportunities.
National Student Day at Bookstores
CCRI Bookstores will sponsor National Student Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, in conjunction with the National Association for College Stores. There will be free food and raffles.
The CCRI Department of Art will present Mark Zellers' sabbatical exhibition from Oct. 1 to Oct. 23 at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery in Lincoln. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the gallery.
'The Rocky Horror Show'
The CCRI Players will present "The Rocky Horror Show," a musical by Richard O'Brien, on Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. A special showing will be held at 10 p.m. on Halloween, Oct. 31.
The show is directed by Associate Professor Theodore R. Clement. Ticket cost is $12 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, and CCRI faculty and staff. Call 401-825-2219 for reservations.
Knight Athletics schedules
The following home matches are scheduled:
- 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, vs. Dean College.
- 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, vs. Essex County College.
- 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, vs. Massasoit Community College.
- Noon on Sunday, Oct. 11, vs. Mercer County Community College (Pink Out).
- 11 a.m. (men's) and noon (women's) on Saturday, Oct. 3 – CCRI Tri-State invitational.
- 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, vs. Bunker Hill (CCRI Dig Pink Invite).
All soccer, cross country and volleyball home games are played at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
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Events This Week
Flu vaccination clinics
CCRI will hold on-campus seasonal flu clinics for students, faculty and staff according to the following schedule:
- 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Atrium at the Liston Campus in Providence.
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Lower Commons at the Knight Campus in Warwick.
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, rear of the student cafeteria at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.
- 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Atrium at the Newport County Campus.
The following insurances are accepted: UnitedHealthcare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, 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: ccriwarw
- Flanagan: ccrilinc
- Newport County Campus: ccrinewp
Learn more on the flu clinic Web page.
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Ongoing News & Events
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, 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.
Career and Internship Office career meetups in Lincoln
The Flanagan Campus Career and Internship Office will hold career meetups during the fall semester. Meetups are designed for small groups of students to ask questions on the topics of internships, résumés, cover letters and job searching. Got 15 minutes? Stop by Room 2321 at the Flanagan Campus to sign up for a meet up, or email Jonathan Steele for more information.
Career and internship fair planned
CCRI's Career and Internship Office will host a career and internship fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The fair will feature more than 20 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 Pam Forleo in the Career and Internship Office at 825-2322.
Free RISD art museum membership
The CCRI Art Department is proud to announce free membership to the RISD Museum for all Community College of Rhode Island students, faculty and staff. Located on the East Side of Providence, the RISD Museum exhibits a collection of approximately 100,000 objects that is now available to the entire CCRI community as a teaching laboratory for studies across disciplines. All you need is a valid CCRI identification card.
Benefits of membership with valid college ID include:
- Free general admission until May 2016
- 10 percent discount at RISD WORKS, the museum shop
For more information, please visit the museum website.
New tutor request process
The Student Success Center has introduced a new online process to request a tutor. Students now are able to directly book a convenient tutoring appointment. To access this new system, students must have their CCRI username and password. For more information and to request a tutor, please visit the tutor request Web page and follow the onscreen directions.
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