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Announcements for the weeks of Oct. 13 and 20

Personal Announcements

Department of Athletics congratulates one of its own

KilburnCongratulations to CCRI women's soccer goalie Jennifer Kilburn on being named NJCAA Goalie of the Week for Week 7 (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5).

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New Announcements

Fall transfer days

Upcoming transfer days for the fall semester are being held from 9 a.m. to noon on:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the atrium in Providence
  • Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Lower Commons in Warwick
  • Thursday, Oct. 23, in the rear of the student cafeteria in Lincoln

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

Financial aid refund information

Visit the financial aid website for important refund dates and information. Financial aid refunds began on Oct. 7. Students who signed up for ACH payments (e-refunds) will have funds posted to their account within two business days after CCRI processing. For all others, paper checks will be mailed first-class thereafter; allow an additional four days for delivery. To sign up for ACH (e-refunds), log on to MyCCRI account and follow the directions on the My Account tab or go to the Bursar's Office website for more info.

Phi Theta Kappa Membership

If you recently received a letter from President Ray Di Pasquale and an email from Phi Theta Kappa regarding your eligibility to become a member of this elite international honor society, congratulations! Aside from the recognition on your transcript, among other things, members have almost exclusive access to approximately $30 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.

The fall induction ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, in the auditorium at the Liston Campus in Providence. In order to participate, you need to become an official member by Nov. 10.

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.

Upcoming performing arts events

'BUG' production

The CCRI Players' production of 'BUG' will take place from Oct. 23 to 26 in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. 'BUG' is a production by Tracy Letts, directed by Luke J. Sutherland. General admission tickets cost $10, $8 for students, seniors and CCRI staff. Shows are:

  • 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25
  • 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26

Learn more about the play online.

Faculty voice recital

A faculty voice recital will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus. Performing Arts faculty member Amanda Santo and accompanist Scott Nicholas will present a diverse program of songs by Handel, Liszt, Mahler and more.

Free, anonymous HIV testing

HIVTestingFast and safe! Did you know that free and anonymous rapid HIV testing is now available one Monday every month at CCRI's Liston and Knight campuses? You can meet with a friendly, qualified professional testing counselor from AIDS Project Rhode Island and know your results in 20 minutes. No insurance is needed. It is private and painless. Counselors are available at the following campuses:

  • Liston Campus, Room 1170
    • 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, and Monday, Dec. 15
  • Knight Campus, Room 3150
    • Noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 22, and Monday, Nov. 10
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3

The testing is sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance and Liston Campus Student Government. Anyone with questions should contact Brenda McGill at 401-455-6051.

CCRI Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio Club meets every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in Room 2101 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The CCRI Amateur Radio Club has existed since the mid 1960s. The club encourages and helps students obtain FCC licensing, which would allow them to communication over short wave, satellite and other mediums as a hobby and service to others.

The club radio call sign is WA1ABC.

Sign policy reminder

Those who wish to post signs on campus should refer to the college's sign policy, which establishes standards for all interior signs on all campuses and provides guidance about the placement and location of signs as well as provisions for their approval and removal.

The policy was created because CCRI's campuses were becoming increasingly cluttered with paper signs and announcements that were hung on, among other places, walls, doors, glass surfaces, columns and elevators. Along with contributing to an unattractive environment, this also violates the fire code as delineated by the municipalities in which our campuses are located. The sign policy is designed to recognize the needs of the college's distinct campuses while promoting a safe, uncluttered and more attractive environment.

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Events This Week

Flu vaccination clinics

flushotCCRI will provide on-campus seasonal flu shots for students, faculty and staff according to the following schedule:

All students should bring their health insurance card and driver's license, or another form of identification, with them to their flu shot appointment.

To register, visit The Wellness Company's website. Click on register now, choose flu-college/university and, when prompted, type in the appropriate campus. Learn more on the flu clinic Web page.

Knight Athletics schedules

The following home matches are scheduled:

Women's soccer

  • 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, vs. Springfield College JV
  • 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, vs. Bunker Hill Community College (Pink Out)

Men's soccer

  • 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, vs. Dean College (Pink Out)

All home games are played at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

Fall JAA days

Writing Center offers free services

Art reception in Lincoln

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Ongoing News & Events

Fall JAA days

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

  • Knight Campus, Room 1040: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 21
  • Flanagan Campus, rear of cafeteria: noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29

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

Security Awareness Day

SecurityIn recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CCRI will hold its second annual Security Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 30. The event educates users of technology at all levels about the risks associated with living our lives online, as well as what can be done to mitigate those risks. The agenda includes four general sessions and 16 breakout sessions, featuring 26 speakers including:

  • U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
  • U.S. Rep. James Langevin, co-chairman, Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Paul Asadoorian, founder and CEO, Security Weekly - Stogie Geeks; Tenable Network Security
  • David Sherry, chief information security officer, Brown University
  • Larry Wilson, information security lead, UMass President's Office
  • Sherry Horeanopoulos, ISO, Fitchburg State University

Visit the event Web page to view the full agenda and register for this free event.

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 is offering several Friday afternoon workshops this semester. The workshops will be held from 2 to 2:50 p.m. at the Knight Campus in Warwick and will cover the following topics:

  • Oct. 17: Run-ons
  • Oct. 24: Quotations, Summaries and Paraphrases
  • Nov. 7: Research Papers - The MLA System

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

Art shows in Warwick and Lincoln

Knight Campus Art Gallery: "First Impressions/Second Thoughts," an exhibition of recent works by CCRI Professor Nancy Wyllie, will be on display from Oct. 7 to Nov. 6 at the Knight Campus Art Gallery, Room 3500. Her photo-based work has been exhibited in New York at White Columns, The Alternative Museum, Artist's Space and P.P.O.W. as well as Brandeis University, Ohio State University, Marymount Manhattan College, Providence College and M.I.T.

Flanagan Campus Art Gallery: Using collected objects, discarded aluminum and repurposed materials, Rhode Island-based photographer Dan McManus explores the ideas of image-making beyond normal processes. The display runs from Oct. 9 to 30 at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery, Room 1527. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the gallery.

Changes in Nursing admission requirements

The HESI A2 admission test now is required for students applying to the Nursing program at CCRI. All students submitting applications in the February 2015 PBHS application period or later must take the HESI A2 admission test. Visit the Nursing website to learn more about the new admission test. Additional changes to Nursing admissions guidelines for the 2015-16 academic year also can be found on the Nursing website.

Knight Campus Student Government

The Knight Student Government will hold senate meetings at 1 p.m. on Oct. 24, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 in Room 4090. To become a member of the senate, contact Knight Student Government at 401-825-2337 or sgknight@my.ccri.edu.

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Last Updated: 10/13/14