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Announcements for the weeks of Oct. 20 and 27

Personal Announcements

Career and Internship Office seeking help

Experiential learning takes numerous forms at CCRI and includes both service learning or community-based learning and undergraduate research in courses.

The Career and Internship Office is interested in learning more about the experiential opportunities available to CCRI students. If you are a faculty member who involves students in service learning or in undergraduate research as part of your course work or if you have done so in the past, please contact me. In the email, please include your name, the course(s) in which you have used service learning or undergraduate research projects and the semesters/years you have used these methods with your students.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

-- Tonia B. Fay, coordinator, Career and Internship Program

A message from the Department of Business Administration

The faculty of the Department of Business Administration would like to thank everyone who participated in the self-study for the department's reaffirmation of accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. We are confident that your contributions will lead to a successful validation of our departments degree programs.

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New Announcements

"50 Years of Performing Arts at CCRI"

performingartsJoin us to rededicate the recently refurbished Bobby Hackett Theater with an evening of celebrating the college's talented musicians, actors, singers and performers. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21. Featured will be performances by CCRI Performing Arts Department students, faculty and alumni, the cast of "Hello Broadway 2014" and house band Steve Smith and The Nakeds. Tickets cost $25 for general admission, $5 for students with a valid college ID. Visit the Foundation website for online registration and sponsorship opportunities.

CCRI Players present 'BUG'

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.

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Events This Week

Knight Athletics schedule

The following home match is scheduled:

Men's soccer

  • 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, vs. American International College JV

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

CCRI Players present 'BUG'

CITLA brown bag workshops

Writing Center offers free services

Art shows in Warwick and Lincoln

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Ongoing News & Events

CITLA news

Brown bag workshops

citlaWould you like to give your students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a benefit for the community? Learn how to integrate this pedagogy into your curriculum at informational brown bag workshops on service learning. Facilitators will provide resources to help you create effective service learning opportunities for your courses. Join Linda Hassoun, associate professor, Human Services; Inglish Morgan-Gardner, assistant professor, Human Services; and Tonia Fay, coordinator, Career and Internship Office. The event is open to all CCRI instructors.

  • 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, Room 5579 (in the library) at the Knight Campus in Warwick
  • 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, President's Conference Room at the Flanagan Campus in Lincoln

Click here to register.

CITLA seeking award nominations

CITLA is calling for nominations for its second annual Fostering Innovative Teaching at CCRI award. The award recognizes a full-time faculty member who has been instrumental in sharing teaching expertise with colleagues. Nomination forms are available online. Send all nomination documents along with a cover sheet to CITLA, care of Michele Quaedvlieg at by Thursday, Nov. 20. A CITLA Advisory Board subcommittee will recommend a candidate to Greg Lamontagne, vice president for Academic Affairs, in December and the awardee will be recognized at CITLA's winter workshop in January.

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

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.

Alumni Association seeking nominations

The CCRI Alumni Association is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at its Celebrating Alumni for 50 Years event. There will be 25 awards in total, one from each academic department and one from each of the following categories:

  • Health and Rehabilitative Sciences
  • Business, Science and Technology
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Awards will be presented to CCRI graduates who have been active as community leaders, attained personal and professional success and have brought honor upon themselves and the Community College of Rhode Island. Submit a nomination no later than Oct. 31.

Dean's coffee hour

Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dr. Lois Wims will be holding the final coffee hour of the semester at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in Room 200 at the Newport County Campus. The meeting will welcome back faculty and engage on issues of interest in these academic areas and the college.

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 until 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 until Oct. 30 at the Flanagan Campus Art Gallery, Room 1527.

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.

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Human Resources

Announcement Corner

HRIn 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

Fall training opportunities


The Rhode Island Higher Education Training Consortium has many opportunities for professional development. Please view the list of fall offerings listed on the Human Resources website. If you are interested in attending any of these workshops, please email Michelle O'Brien.

Another available resource is online training. Did you know that all faculty and staff have 24/7 access to from anywhere? One of the benefits of using is that you can navigate to the specific section of a course that meets your immediate needs. Most courses are broken down into three- to five-minute segments covering specific topics so you can find help with just what you need quickly.

Logging into is easy. Log on to MyCCRI and select the "For Employees" tab, scroll to the bottom right side to locate the "Employee Resources" box. Log into using the link located here with your domain user name and password.

Managing Performance Expectations Program

The R.I. Department of Administration has developed a program to train managers at all levels of state agencies to identify and communicate performance expectations to their subordinates and to turn those managerial challenges into positive results. For more information about this program, please see the Human Resources website. The next class will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, at the Department of Administration in Providence. Managers should email Michelle O'Brien to register for this program.

Discharge vacation time

Non-classified employees (CCRIPSA and Board of Education) - The last day to discharge vacation time for accruals in excess of the maximum carryover is Wednesday, Dec. 31. That also is the last day to discharge personal time.

Classified employees (ESPA employees, UNAP employees and classified non-union employees) - The Office of Human Resources has been notified by State Personnel that the last day to discharge vacation time for accruals in excess of the maximum carryover is Saturday, Dec. 27. The last day to discharge personal time is Wednesday, Dec. 31.

If you have questions about your current balances, please contact Payroll at 401-825-2180.

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Last Updated: 10/22/14