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The week of March 19 through March 23, 2007, Community College of Rhode Island celebrated the Inauguration of Ray M. Di Pasquale as the college's fourth president.

Schedule of Inaugural Events

The week of March 19 through March 23, Community College of Rhode Island will celebrate the Inauguration of Ray M. Di Pasquale as the college's fourth president.

Faculty, Staff & Friends of CCRI - If you have not received a formal invitation packet to the following events by February 28, please contact the Office of the President at 825-2188 or send email.


Monday, March 19

10:00 a.m. - MARSHALL UNIVERSITY DOCUMENTARY

In one of the greatest and most inspiring comeback stories of all time, this film chronicles how a grief-stricken football team rose from unfathomable ruin and despair to achieve one of the most remarkable and triumphant victories in the history of sports.

Board Room, 4th floor, Knight Campus, Warwick, RI RSVP

12:00 p.m. - JACK LENGYEL PRESENTATION

Former Marshall University head football coach Jack Lengyel shares the life-lessons he learned rebuilding the team.

Board Room, 4th floor, Knight Campus, Warwick, RI RSVP

7:00-8:30 p.m. - CCRI PERFORMS: AN INAUGURAL TRIBUTE

Music, plays, art displays. The CCRI arts, theater and music departments bring their talents and creativity together for an arts tribute.

Bobby Hackett Theatre, Knight Campus, Warwick, RI RSVP


Tuesday, March 20

COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Faculty, staff, students donate a day of service at area non-profit organizations.

12:00-1:30 p.m. - POETRY READING BY CCRI FACULTY AUTHORS

Randy Blasing (poet) and James Glickman (novelist).
Rear Faculty Dining Room, Flanagan Campus, Lincoln, RI


Wednesday, March 21

1:00-2:00 p.m. - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
“Mastering Change: The Seven Keys to a World that will Never be the Same”

Alan Weiss, one of the country’s top motivational speakers, shows how to create positive change & continually raise the bar. Part of Professional Development Day for CCRI faculty and staff. Others RSVP .

Bobby Hackett Theatre, Knight Campus, Warwick, RI RSVP


Thursday, March 22

11:30 am to 1:00 pm - CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

The Providence campus is the setting for a day set aside to celebrate the diversity of the college community. The program will feature multi-cultural performances by students, as well as a sampling of ethnic foods. The event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium.

Liston campus atrium RSVP

11:00 am to 1:00 pm - LITERARY READING AND OPEN MIKE - Newport County Campus

Adjunct Professor of English Linda Ramey and her Creative Writing class will read from their original poems and short stories, while Frank Romanelli, another adjunct English Department faculty, will perform on the guitar. Any student wishing to read a work of fiction or poetry may join the celebration at an open mike.

Newport County campus, auditorium/theater-open to the public


Friday, March 23

2:30 p.m. - PROCESSION & INSTALLATION CEREMONY

Field House, Knight Campus, Warwick, RI RSVP

COMMUNITY RECEPTION

Immediately following ceremony, attendees are invited to socialize and enjoy light refreshments featuring Rhode Island specialties as a wrap-up to the week’s festivities.

Field House, Knight Campus, Warwick, RI RSVP

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