NEIT to Host the 2016 Global Game Jam

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university has been selected for the fifth consecutive year to serve as an official host site for the 2016 Global Game Jam.  This 48-hour game design event will be held on January 29-31, 2016.  Last year, more than 11,000 gamers participated at nearly 500 jam sites worldwide.

Global Game Jam brings students, faculty, hobbyists and professionals together to team up and create complete, playable games over the course of the weekend. The event will be held at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. The official kick-off begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 29, in the university’s Media Presentation Theater. (The site will close from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. each day).  Registration for this event is free but participants must be 18 years of age or older. To register, visit http://games.neit.edu. For more information on the game jam program, visit www.globalgamejam.org

Sherman stated, “New England Tech is proud to host this international gaming event once again. Competitions such as Global Game Jam test the gaming knowledge of each participant while fostering team building skills that are crucial in the gaming industry. Individuals at all skill levels ranging from novices to advanced gamers will find this event challenging, fun and memorable.”

NEIT to Host Free Career Exploration Workshops

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a free series of Career Exploration workshops designed for individuals interested in exploring various career options. Each Career Exploration Day will feature two to three hands-on workshops giving participants the opportunity to experience firsthand some of the job responsibilities in their field of interest. Faculty, graduates and employers will be on hand to guide students through the activities and to answer any questions regarding potential career paths.

All Career Exploration Days are free of charge and will be conducted on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with lunch available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. The schedule of workshops is as follows:

January 9, 2016: Automotive, Marine, and Criminal Justice

January 23, 2016:  Information Technology and Digital Media

February 6, 2016:  Health Sciences

February 27, 2016:  Engineering and Architecture

March 5, 2016:  Building Trades

March 12, 2016: Various Management Programs

Sherman stated. “For more than 75 years, New England Tech has offered technical hands-on training to its students. Learning by doing is what drives our more than 50 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The goal of the Career Exploration workshops is to offer individuals the opportunity to gain a stronger sense of their career interests through hands-on activities as well as to learn about the education and training that will be required to be successful in the workplace.”

To RSVP or for a complete listing of the programs being offered, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call 401-467-7744 for more information.

Student Club brings “A taste of Florida” – Warwick Beacon

Member of New England Tech’s Rotoract Club continues to be charitable by helping raise funds for Girl Scouts and Kent Hospital.  Nice work!

More than 500 cases of Florida oranges and grapefruits were picked up Saturday at Paul Arpin Van Lines in West Warwick as part of the 26th annual Rotary Club of East Greenwich citrus drive. Proceeds from the drive, expected to total more than $7,000, will benefit the club’s charitable fund and in particular donations to the Girl Scouts and Kent Hospital. The club got a big assist from its Rotoract Club at the New England Institute of Technology. NEIT students helped with running the distribution of cartons of the fruit as people drove in to collect their orders. From left: Maureen Boursiquot, Paul Muffoletto, Kira Lollar, Chae Hollis, Altonio Roberts, Skye Shepherd and Emmanuel Nwadiashi. (Warwick Beacon photo)

Source: A taste of Florida – Warwick Beacon

AutoCAD: The tool palette that keep on giving

Written by: Cindra Drowne-Walsh

Express Tool Palette, Convert to Mtext button.

Mtext is the way to go when placing text (just for the convenience of modifying it later) into a drawing these day, but the Single Line Text is still just click away. If the Single Line Text or if Multiline Text has been exploded the Express Tool Palette has the solution for you to convert that text back into MTEXT.

Convert to Mtext button

Located in the Express Tools tab / Text Panel / Convert to Mtext button

or

Command Line: type in TXT2MTXT

Command Line sequence to the video it typed:

        Command: txt2mtxt

Select text objects, or [Options]<Options>:

Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 5 found

Select objects:  ↵

5 Text objects removed, 1 MText object added ↵

Note that at the start of the command it offers Options. To access the <options> at the prompt Select Objects ENTER. This will bring up the following dialog box. Displayed is the default and should work for most applications.

txt to mtext options

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selection set order option when chosen, this option allows the user to select the Single Line text in any random order with whatever Selection set method they choose. The text will re-order to the order it was selected. The end results of the text in the video won’t make sense but will show why Selection Set order matters.

The end result is the text has been converted to Multiline text and you now have all the editing options of Mtext available.

* Command input is not case sensitive Lower or Upper case responds the same.

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Retirement Wishes

 

Congratulations to three outstanding faculty members who have served New England Institute of Technology so well for many years. We wish them good health and much happiness in their retirement years.

Dav Cranmer – 31 years

Professor/Department Co-chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Department

Jo-Ann Fielding – 31 years

Associate Professor/Department Chair, Clinical Medical Assistant Technology Program

Mike Markarian – 7 years

Director of Plumbing, Heating & Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Technology Program

Welcome to the NEIT Community

The New England Tech college community welcomes the following individuals and wishes them continued success in their new positions. 

Brian LaCheppel

Brian Lachapelle

Brian Lachapelle – Admission Officer 

Prior to joining NEIT, Brian served as the Director of Admissions at The Salter School, New Bedford, MA; Admissions Representative at Everest Institute, Brighton, MA; Assistant Director of Admissions at Salter College, West Boylston, MA; and High School Admissions Representative, Gibbs College, Cranston, RI. Brian also was employed at Bank of America, Providence, as a Small Business Specialist. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rhode Island College.

Andrea R

Andrea Raciti

Andrea Raciti – High School Representative 

Prior to joining NEIT, Andrea was an outside Admissions Representative for Lincoln Educational Services in Hartford, CT. She also held the position of Assistant Director of Admissions at the Art Institute of Tampa, Florida.  Andrea will represent NEIT in the Vermont and southern New Hampshire high schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

A NEW ALUMNI BENEFIT!

26-MyHotelRewards.net png.fwThe Alumni Association has launched a new benefit for members of the Association, MyHotelRewards.net!  MyHotelRewards.net members are guaranteed the lowest hotel prices on the web with more 300,000 hotels and resorts from which to choose.  Newly registered members are banked with an initial $1,000 in hotel savings dollars that can be used to reduce hotel rates by up to 60% off the best price on the web. Please check out MyHotelRewards.net and enter the Group Code: NEIT to learn more about this exciting new benefit.

Nursing Graduates are Honored

17- Nurse PinningNEIT’s latest cohort of students to complete the Associate in Science degree in Nursing program were awarded their New England Tech RN pins at a ceremony held on September 25, 2015, at the East Greenwich campus.  Also for the first time, graduates from NEIT’s Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) online degree program received their RN-BSN pins.

The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored tradition within the nursing community to celebrate new nurses entering this very honorable profession.  Dr. Dayle Joseph, Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing, gave welcoming remarks.  Assistant Provost Thomas Thibodeau extended congratulations to the graduates.  Assistant Director of Nursing, Darlene Noret, explained the nurse pinning tradition and Nursing graduate, Mary Gorham, presented the class address.  Everyone enjoyed a slide show of the graduating class along with a reception. Congratulations to the following graduates:

Associate in Science Nursing Graduates: Courtney Avellar, Mary Beauregard, Kara Casey, Bethany Cooke, Carla Demb, Victoria Eddings, Alyssa Frates, Mary Gorham, Heather Holleran, Rebecca Kent, Veronica Medeiros, Nicole Messier, Hayley Mulso, Erica Nerney, Lindsey Oldham, Cindy Pinto, Kristina Silva, Kelsey Simpson.

RN-BSN Graduates: Alyssa Arsenault, Kimberly Dougherty, Jacqueline Fermin, Yvette Ford, Sarah Kenoian, Claudia Leslie-Mckenzie, Susan McKenna, Tonya Nappa, Kerry Potenza, Erica Russell, Rita Smith, Patricia Terceira, Ellen Brady and Melissa Neumyer.

Mechanical Engineering News

New England Tech Mechanical Engineering forms Quadricycle ClubStudents benefit greatly when instructors bring industry knowledge into the classroom, and that is especially true for individuals enrolled in NEIT’s Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) program.  Christopher Vasconcelos is an Assistant Professor in the MCT program and also serves as the advisor for the NEIT Quadricyle Club.  Similar to other faculty members, earning industry certifications and writing articles for publications are methods Chris uses to share his passion for mechanical engineering with his students.

Most recently, Chris received three certifications in machining through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), an organization founded in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce by setting skills standards, granting 52 NIMS skills certifications, and accrediting training programs. Congratulations to Chris for earning Metalworking Skills Certifications in Milling I, Measurement, Materials & Safety, and Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout.

Chris has also authored several publications with his latest article, the “Shortstack Twin”, appearing in the July/August 2015 issue of “The Home Shop Machinist” magazine. Since 2008, MCT associate degree students have built more than 100 similar air engines and experienced the importance of a team building approach to learning.

Health Sciences Fair a Success

10-Health Sciences FairCareer Services Office held the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Nineteen employers were on campus to speak with potential health science’s candidates.  Employers included Care New England, Lifespan, Southcoast Health and Newton Wellesley Hospital. CharterCare Health Partners established a pipeline of candidates with the students they met.  First-time exhibitors were very impressed with the facility as well as the professionalism of the students.