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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.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the procession and
inauguration on Friday, March, 23. If you plan to march, you must order
your cap and gown at the Book Store by February 28. You may use
it again at CCRI's commencement exercises in May. If you have any questions
about cap and gown orders, please contact one of the Bookstores.
Faculty & Staff:
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
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.
Former Marshall University head football coach Jack Lengyel shares the life-lessons he learned rebuilding the team.
Music, plays, art displays. The CCRI arts, theater and music departments bring their talents and creativity together for an arts tribute.
Tuesday, March 20
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
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.
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.
Friday, March 23
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.