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Announcements for the weeks of Aug. 24 and 31

Personal Announcements

A message from President Di Pasquale

I hope you will join us for the annual Opening Day Convocation planned for 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. It has been a busy summer and I know we are all eager to catch up with one another. We will begin with breakfast in the Great Hall and then move into the Bobby Hackett Theater, where we will officially kick off our 51st academic year.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing everyone Thursday.

A message from the Academic Technology Advisory Committee

The Academic Technology Advisory Committee has put together a faculty survey to help us better understand the college community's academic technology use and needs. The brief survey is approximately 20 questions and covers learning management systems, student technology needs, faculty websites, classroom technology, video, technology training and other services. There is an opportunity for open-ended responses, if any important topics have been overlooked.

The committee would greatly appreciate faculty participation in the survey. Click here to take the survey.

A thank-you to my colleagues

I would like to thank everyone at CCRI who offered their condolences after my mother unexpectedly passed away. Your kind words, hugs, cards and messages have given me the strength to get through this very difficult time. I always told my mother how thankful I was to work at CCRI and how wonderful my colleagues are. Thank you again for reaching out to me. I cannot express enough how much it meant.

-- Elizabeth J. Anderson

A note of thanks

Thanks so much to all of you who reached out to me during this difficult time. Losing two sisters in 10 weeks is way too much to bear and I appreciate your comfort and support.

-- Christine Jenkins and family

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New Announcements

Fall Classic Golf Tournament

labsThe Community College of Rhode Island will hold its 21st Annual CCRI Fall Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 21, at Warwick Country Club. The experience includes excellent food and refreshments, high-quality prizes and a golfer gift as well as the opportunity to provide financial assistance to deserving students. Register online today.

Flu vaccination clinics

labsCCRI will provide on-campus seasonal flu shots 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.

For employees, the seasonal flu shot is covered under the CCRI UnitedHealthcare medical plan. The following insurances also are accepted: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare Part B, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Tufts Health Plan and Tufts/CareLink. If you have another form or 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.

Upcoming Performing Arts events

Emerald Concert Series

A flute and piano recital will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The concert will feature John Curran, flute, and Deborah Emery, piano. Ticket cost is $10 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors, CCRI faculty and staff.

'Naked in Alaska'

Valerie Hager will stage her autobiographical one-woman show "Naked in Alaska," at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick. The play is presented by the Charles Sullivan Fund for the Arts and Humanities and the CCRI Players. Admission is free.

Alumni Association seeking nominations

The CCRI Alumni Association is seeking nominations for awards, including a new recognition this year, to be presented at its Society of the Knights event on April 1, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The Society of the Knights Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented to CCRI alumni who have been active as community leaders, attained personal and professional success, provided volunteer service to the college community, and have brought honor upon themselves and the Community College of Rhode Island. The new Squires Awards will be presented to CCRI graduates who have shown outstanding professional accomplishments in their field.

Submit a nomination no later than Oct. 30.

Foundation new scholarship page

The CCRI Foundation is pleased to announce that all scholarships are now processed electronically through STARS Online. This secure processing system allows CCRI students to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. The Foundation offers more than 80 scholarships and awards for full-time and part-time students based on academic preference, degree program, financial need and/or merit. Learn more.

Knight Campus CWCE registration office has moved

The Center for Workforce and Community Education office at the Knight Campus where registrations for transportation-related training, ESL, GED® and other programs are handled has moved from the first floor to Room 4200.

Knight Athletics schedules

labsThe following home matches are scheduled:

Men's soccer

  • 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, vs. Southern Maine Community College.

Women's soccer

  • Noon on Sunday, Aug. 30, vs. Montgomery College.

All soccer home games are played at the CCRI Soccer Complex at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln.

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Human Resources
Announcement Corner

In addition to its important announcements, the Office of Human Resources wants to share good news with you on a regular basis. If you have a birth, marriage or a new hire that you would like to share with the college community, please send an email to

New and updated policies

As part of CCRI's commitment to keeping employees up-to-date about its policies and procedures, the Office of Human Resources is asking that you to take a few minutes to review the following policies:

In regards to the Equal Employment Opportunity policy: The Community College of Rhode Island does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national, or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disabled veteran, or veteran of the Vietnam Era. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of the college's educational programs and activities, including admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other college-administered programs. It also encompasses the employment of college personnel and contracting by the college for goods and services.

These policies pertains to all employees and volunteers. If you should have any questions about either policy, please call Human Resources at 825-2311.

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Last Updated: 8/24/15