Student Activities Announcements: May 25 – 31, 2013

Please email the Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu or stop by the Student Activities office, located in the Student Lounge of the EA Building, if you are interested in forming a student club on campus or have an idea for student activities.

New Pajamas & New Books Drive Collection Drive

NEIT’s Student Nurses Association is supporting The Pajama Program. The Pajama Program is celebrating 11 years of providing sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need. Please bring your donations to the box that is set up in the East Greenwich Food Court.

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rain Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013

New England Tech Night at Seekonk Speedway

Show your NEIT student ID for FREE admission.  Gates open at 4pm, racing starts at 6pm

Seekonk Speedway
1710 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Basketball – Kent County YMCA

Fridays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Road, Warwick RI

The Kent County YMCA basketball gym has been rented out for the exclusive use of NEIT students! The gym is available at absolutely no cost to students! Students must bring their NEIT Student ID and sneakers to participate! 

New England Tech Student Golf Club – East Greenwich Country Club, Tee Time 11:30 a.m.

Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu

Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. During the golfing season the club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, through December (weather permitting). This club offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies. Please contact the club’s advisor to join and for more information. Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Robert (Bob) Kennedy can meet Bob and the club members at East Greenwich Country Club. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Bob Kennedy prior to going to East Greenwich Country Club participate.

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Chess

Chess sets are available in the lounge on EG Campus for students to use. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to play!

Spring Quarter Tournaments Schedule
Sign-up for the tournaments by emailing Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

Ping Pong Tournaments
EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Week 2 – April 9,
Week 4 – April 23,
Week 6 – May 7
Post Road Campus, Student Lounge, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 16,
Week 7 – May 14
Pool Tournaments
EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Week 3 – April 18,
Week 5 – May 2,
Week 7 – May 16
Post Road Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 4 – April 25,
Week 6 – May 9

Volunteer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by volunteering at New Student Orientation, Tech Nites, Career Fairs, Commencement and providing assistance at the information table during the first two days of each quarter. Interested students should contact the Student Activities Coordinator at mhague@neit.edu.
Involvement in any of these activities would look great on a resume.

“Like” New England Tech on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandTech

JOIN A CLUB!   GET INVOLVED!    NEIT STUDENT CLUBS ON CAMPUS


Clubs that are affiliated with national organizations may require their members to be enrolled in a particular technology and may limit participation to that technology. Participation in some technical club activities may require that a student possess certain technical proficiencies in order to participate fully.

Alpha Chi Honor Society
Advisor:  Dr. Robin Schutt, Associate Professor, rschutt@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu
Alpha Chi membership is a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 10% of Bachelor and Master’s students in all academic fields. Alpha Chi recognizes and promotes scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. The top 10% is based on quarterly cumulative GPAs.  As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the a membership certificate, personalized membership card, lapel pin, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Alpha Chi member. An induction ceremony is held annually at NEIT in April.

Criminal Justice Student Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Robin M. Winslow, rwinslow@neit.edu
The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the criminal justice field with guest speakers, field trips and involvement in local community service projects. The club promotes safety awareness to the campus community through campaigns and guest lecturer events.

Game Developers’ Network
Advisor: IT Assistant Professor, Scott Lambert, slambert@neit.edu
Join the Games Developers’ Network if you are interested in game development as a profession and would like to network. Members will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to modify public domain gaming engines, develop small- to medium-sized games and beta-test games; share feedback and helpful techniques; and acquire critical gaming skills. This club also allows members to get actively involved in projects and gain experience that will help them to build a better resume and add to their portfolios.

High Performance Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Derek Martel, dmartel@neit.edu
Join the High Performance Club if you are interested in learning how to design, fabricate, and assemble a kit car, organizing reaction time tournaments, and discussions regarding performance trends.

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen, malwen@neit.edu
As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students.

Investment Club
Advisor: MGT Assistant Professor, Daniel Peres, dperes@neit.edu
Join the Investment Club if you are interested in learning more about the following: reaching your long-term financial goals sooner, learning to trade online, discovering how to create a balanced portfolio, finding out about different securities (mutual funds, future contacts, etc.), learning how to invest in the stock market, learning to use cool software investment tools, and seeing how trading occurs on the New York Stock Exchange.

New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association
Advisor: NUR Assistant Professor, Rochelle Ducharme, MS, RN  rducharme@neit.edu
Join the New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association. The club’s purpose is to: assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare; provide programs representative of fundamental interest and concerns to nursing students; aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life; and to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities towards healthcare and the resolution of related social issues.

New England Tech Golf Club
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu
Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. The golf club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, and will play through December (weather permitting). This offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies.

New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry, dperry@neit.edu
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)

Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Rebecca Simon, rsimon@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu
Phi Theta Kappa membership at NEIT is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 quarter credits with a GPA of 3.8 or above in the Associate Degree program. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate, identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that identifies you as a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Quadricycle Club

Advisor: MCT Instructor, Christopher Vasconcelos, cvasconcelos@neit.edu

Join the Quadricycle Club if you have an interest in engineering, manufacturing, and building Henry Ford’s first automobile, the Quadricycle. Club activities include interpreting engineering drawings, solid modeling using SolidWorks software, machining metal, basic carpentry work, electrical wiring, welding, and assembly. 

Respiratory Care Club
Advisor:
Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Paul Mangino, pmangino@neit.edu

The Respiratory Care Club gives members the opportunity to plan and get involved in extracurricular and social activities pertaining to respiratory care, learn about current respiratory care trends in the profession and community, and meet other students and people with a common interest. 

Rotaract Club
Advisor: ST Assistant Professor, Deb Lundin, dlundin@neit.edu

The NEIT Rotaract Club is affiliated by the East Greenwich Rotary Club. Join the NEIT Rotaract Club if you have an interest in community service and want to develop your leadership and professional skills. Club members will have the opportunity to interact with Rotary business leaders and to volunteer at some of the EG Rotary Club’s events. Participation in this club would look great on your resume 

SkillsUSA
Advisor: Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, Erin Flynn, eflynn@neit.edu
SkillsUSA is one of the largest student-run leadership organizations in the country dedicated to technical high school and college students. Students participating in SkillsUSA develop organizational skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. For more information about SkillsUSA please visit www.skillsusa.org.

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Mary Brinson, mbrinson@neit.edu
SOTA is a national organization open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program at NEIT. SOTA members have an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about occupational therapy, and increase awareness about current issues in the profession. SOTA plans fund-raising and social events throughout the year.

Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club
Advisor: PTA Lab Assistant, Roseanne Hammond, rchammond@neit.edu
Join the Physical Therapy Assistant Student Club if you are interested in enriching and broadening your views and knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy and the role of the PTA in the medical field, and participating in community service opportunities and community/campus activities which promote awareness of physical therapy.

Tech Radio
Advisor: VAP/DRA Instructor, Paul Perry, pperry@neit.edu
Tech Radio is an on-campus radio station. This club allows students to improve their radio skills and learn how a radio station operates. Students may go on-air live or use prerecorded segments. The Tech Radio Club also has positions available for off-air talent.

Tech Records
Advisor: VAP/DRA Associate Professor, Jamie Locke, jlocke@neit.edu
Join The Tech Records Club if you are interested in gaining practical experience in producing and recording music.

Veterinary Technology Club
Advisor: VET Associate Professor, Amy Butzier abutzier@neit.edu
The Veterinary Technology Club promotes the profession of veterinary technology, provides extracurricular and social activities for students and benefits animals in need through community service.

Video and Animation Club 

Advisors:

VAP/DRA Assistant, Mike Davis mdavis@neit.edu & Instructor, Matt Morin morin@neit.edu
The Video and Animation Club provides students the opportunity to produce student-generated visual productions outside of the classroom. The types of projects that will be produced include short films and animations, submissions for contests, productions for other campus departments, and local news stories.  This club allows students to improve their video production skills.

Student Activities Announcements: Week 8, May 20 – 24, 2013

Student Activities Announcements: Week 8, May 20 – 24, 2013

 

TECHARTS – Now on Display!

TechArts 2013 is an exhibit of original art submitted by NEIT students, faculty and staff

Exhibits on display in the New England Tech Library April 1 - June 8, 2013  

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

International Fair
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the East Greenwich Campus, Tech Way, 1st floor
The International Fair is an event where you can share information and learn about the many diverse cultures represented at NEIT. Students are encouraged to display items and information at the International Fair. In the past, students have displayed items such as maps, pictures, money, cultural clothing, crafted items, books, posters, flags, and many more items that represent their culture.  If you are interested in displaying items about your culture at the International Fair or if you would like more information, contact Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu, Student Activities Coordinator. 

Investment Club
Meeting time and location: 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., in room S202, EG Campus

Advisor: MGT Assistant Professor, Daniel Peres, dperes@neit.edu
Join the Investment Club if you are interested in learning more about the following: reaching your long-term financial goals sooner, learning to trade online, discovering how to create a balanced portfolio, finding out about different securities (mutual funds, future contacts, etc.), learning how to invest in the stock market, learning to use cool software investment tools, and seeing how trading occurs on the New York Stock Exchange. Topics to be discussed at this meeting; Review of today’s stock market, Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds and Choosing the Right Discount Broker.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tech Records Student Club Meeting
Meeting time and location: 11:00 a.m. in room S251, EG Campus
Advisor: VAP/DRA Associate Professor, Jamie Locke, jlocke@neit.edu
Join Tech Records if you are interested in gaining practical experience in producing and recording music.

Rotaract Club Meeting
Meeting time and location:  3:30 p.m. in room S338

Advisor: ST Assistant Professor, Deb Lundin, dlundin@neit.edu
Join a movement of exceptional individuals who are using their skills, talents, and energy to help others. Join the NEIT Rotaract Club if you have an interest in:

Community Service and Volunteering
Developing Leadership and Professional Skills
Interacting with Rotary Business Leaders
Enhancing your Resume

Friday, May 24, 2013

Basketball – Kent County YMCA

Fridays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Kent County YMCA, 900 Centerville Road, Warwick RI

The Kent County YMCA basketball gym has been rented out for the exclusive use of NEIT students! The gym is available at absolutely no cost to students! Students must bring their NEIT Student ID and sneakers to participate!

New England Tech Student Golf Club – East Greenwich Country Club

Tee Time 11:30 a.m.

Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu

Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. During the golfing season the club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, through December (weather permitting). This club offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies. Please contact the club’s advisor to join and for more information. Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Robert (Bob) Kennedy can meet Bob and the club members at East Greenwich Country Club. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Bob Kennedy prior to going to East Greenwich Country Club participate.

 Saturday, May 25, 2013

New England Tech Night at Seekonk Speedway

Show your NEIT student ID for FREE admission.  Gates open at 4pm, racing starts at 6pm

Seekonk Speedway
1710 Fall River Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771

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Chess

Chess sets are available in the lounge on EG Campus for students to use. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to play!

Spring Quarter Tournaments Schedule
Sign-up for the tournaments by emailing Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

Ping Pong Tournaments
EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Week 2 – April 9,
Week 4 – April 23,
Week 6 – May 7
Post Road Campus, Student Lounge, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 16,
Week 7 – May 14
Pool Tournaments
EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

Week 3 – April 18,
Week 5 – May 2,
Week 7 – May 16
Post Road Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 4 – April 25,
Week 6 – May 9

Volunteer Opportunities
Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by volunteering at New Student Orientation, Tech Nites, Career Fairs, Commencement and providing assistance at the information table during the first two days of each quarter. Interested students should contact the Student Activities Coordinator at mhague@neit.edu.
Involvement in any of these activities would look great on a resume.

“Like” New England Tech on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandTech

JOIN A CLUB!   GET INVOLVED!    NEIT STUDENT CLUBS ON CAMPUS
Clubs that are affiliated with national organizations may require their members to be enrolled in a particular technology and may limit participation to that technology. Participation in some technical club activities may require that a student possess certain technical proficiencies in order to participate fully.

Alpha Chi Honor Society
Advisor:  Dr. Robin Schutt, Associate Professor, rschutt@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor:  Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

Alpha Chi membership is a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 10% of Bachelor and Master’s students in all academic fields. Alpha Chi recognizes and promotes scholarship and those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. The top 10% is based on quarterly cumulative GPAs.  As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the a membership certificate, personalized membership card, lapel pin, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Alpha Chi member. An induction ceremony is held annually at NEIT in April.

Criminal Justice Student Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Robin M. Winslow, rwinslow@neit.edu

The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the criminal justice field with guest speakers, field trips and involvement in local community service projects. The club promotes safety awareness to the campus community through campaigns and guest lecturer events.

Game Developers’ Network
Advisor: IT Assistant Professor, Scott Lambert, slambert@neit.edu

Join the Games Developers’ Network if you are interested in game development as a profession and would like to network. Members will have the opportunity to utilize their skills to modify public domain gaming engines, develop small- to medium-sized games and beta-test games; share feedback and helpful techniques; and acquire critical gaming skills. This club also allows members to get actively involved in projects and gain experience that will help them to build a better resume and add to their portfolios.

High Performance Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Derek Martel, dmartel@neit.edu

Join the High Performance Club if you are interested in learning how to design, fabricate, and assemble a kit car, organizing reaction time tournaments, and discussions regarding performance trends.

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Advisor: ID Assistant Professor, Mia Alwen, malwen@neit.edu

As a member of NEIT’s IDSA Student Club, you can cultivate your leadership skills and acquire valuable networking opportunities. IDSA will have guest speakers and workshops that are geared toward the interests of Interior Design students.

Investment Club
Advisor: MGT Assistant Professor, Daniel Peres, dperes@neit.edu

Join the Investment Club if you are interested in learning more about the following: reaching your long-term financial goals sooner, learning to trade online, discovering how to create a balanced portfolio, finding out about different securities (mutual funds, future contacts, etc.), learning how to invest in the stock market, learning to use cool software investment tools, and seeing how trading occurs on the New York Stock Exchange.

New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association
Advisor: NUR Assistant Professor, Rochelle Ducharme, MS, RN  rducharme@neit.edu

Join the New England Institute of Technology Student Nurses Association. The club’s purpose is to: assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality healthcare; provide programs representative of fundamental interest and concerns to nursing students; aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life; and to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities towards healthcare and the resolution of related social issues.

New England Tech Golf Club
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Robert Kennedy, rkennedy@neit.edu

Join the NEIT Golf Club if you would like to play golf, learn to play golf, or improve your golf game. The golf club meets weekly to play on a 9 hole course, and will play through December (weather permitting). This offers a great opportunity to meet students from different technologies.

New England Tech Pit Crew Club Meeting
Advisor: AUT Instructor, Daniel Perry, dperry@neit.edu

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with a real race team pit crew? The New England Tech Pit Crew Club allows you to experience the excitement of racing while gaining hands-on training. You can play an important part in a team’s success this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have signed up for the club by contacting Dan Perry can meet Dan and the club members on Saturday nights between 4 – 7 pm at Seekonk Speedway. Students who have not signed up for the club must contact Dan prior to going to Seekonk Speedway to participate. (Seasonal Club: May – October)

Phi Theta Kappa – International Honor Society
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Rebecca Simon, rsimon@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Assistant Provost, Karen Arnold, karnold@neit.edu
Co-Advisor: Student Activities Coordinator, Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

Phi Theta Kappa membership at NEIT is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 quarter credits with a GPA of 3.8 or above in the Associate Degree program. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate, identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts, and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that identifies you as a Phi Theta Kappa member.

Quadricycle Club

Advisor: MCT Instructor, Christopher Vasconcelos, cvasconcelos@neit.edu

Join the Quadricycle Club if you have an interest in engineering, manufacturing, and building Henry Ford’s first automobile, the Quadricycle. Club activities include interpreting engineering drawings, solid modeling using SolidWorks software, machining metal, basic carpentry work, electrical wiring, welding, and assembly.

 

Respiratory Care Club
Advisor: Assistant Professor, Department Chair, Paul Mangino, pmangino@neit.edu

The Respiratory Care Club gives members the opportunity to plan and get involved in extracurricular and social activities pertaining to respiratory care, learn about current respiratory care trends in the profession and community, and meet other students and people with a common interest.

 

Rotaract Club
Advisor: ST Assistant Professor, Deb Lundin, dlundin@neit.edu

The NEIT Rotaract Club is affiliated by the East Greenwich Rotary Club. Join the NEIT Rotaract Club if you have an interest in community service and want to develop your leadership and professional skills. Club members will have the opportunity to interact with Rotary business leaders and to volunteer at some of the EG Rotary Club’s events. Participation in this club would look great on your resume

 

SkillsUSA
Advisor: Manager of Admissions Outreach and Events, Erin Flynn, eflynn@neit.edu

SkillsUSA is one of the largest student-run leadership organizations in the country dedicated to technical high school and college students. Students participating in SkillsUSA develop organizational skills, leadership skills, and team building skills. For more information about SkillsUSA please visit www.skillsusa.org.

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Advisor: OTA Assistant Professor, Mary Brinson, mbrinson@neit.edu

SOTA is a national organization open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy program at NEIT. SOTA members have an opportunity to meet new people, learn more about occupational therapy, and increase awareness about current issues in the profession. SOTA plans fund-raising and social events throughout the year.

Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club
Advisor: PTA Lab Assistant, Roseanne Hammond, rchammond@neit.edu

Join the Physical Therapy Assistant Student Club if you are interested in enriching and broadening your views and knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy and the role of the PTA in the medical field, and participating in community service opportunities and community/campus activities which promote awareness of physical therapy.

Tech Radio
Advisor: VAP/DRA Instructor, Paul Perry, pperry@neit.edu

Tech Radio is an on-campus radio station. This club allows students to improve their radio skills and learn how a radio station operates. Students may go on-air live or use prerecorded segments. The Tech Radio Club also has positions available for off-air talent.

Tech Records
Advisor: VAP/DRA Associate Professor, Jamie Locke, jlocke@neit.edu

Join The Tech Records Club if you are interested in gaining practical experience in producing and recording music.

Veterinary Technology Club
Advisor: VET Associate Professor, Amy Butzier abutzier@neit.edu

The Veterinary Technology Club promotes the profession of veterinary technology, provides extracurricular and social activities for students and benefits animals in need through community service.

Video and Animation Club
VAP/DRA Assistant, Mike Davis mdavis@neit.edu & Instructor, Matt Morin morin@neit.edu
The Video and Animation Club provides students the opportunity to produce student-generated visual productions outside of the classroom. The types of projects that will be produced include short films and animations, submissions for contests, productions for other campus departments, and local news stories.  This club allows students to improve their video production skills.

New England Tech 2013 Alumni Golf Tournament – July 26, 2013

The 4th annual New England Institute of Technology Alumni Golf Tournament

July 26, 2013 at Swansea Country Club

11am shotgun start

For more information, please visit www.NEIT.edu/Golf2013.

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New England Tech Interior Design Student Alliance 2013 Gallery Night

We invite you to attend Gallery Night

showcasing the student projects of our interior design program

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New England Institute of Technology Presents Back Focus 2013

On May 7, from 10am – 7pm, instructor selected Visual/Audio Production and Digital Recording Arts projects from each quarter of  the past academic year will be showcased in room S249.

Back Focus 2013

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADER JOHN HAZEN WHITE, JR. TO BE HONORED

Basketball legend, author, actor, award-winning film producer and community activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the commencement address to New England Institute of Technology graduates on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer with 38,387 points. He is a 19-time All Star and six-time Most Valuable Player, famous for his indefensible skyhook, a shot opposing players found impossible to block. With 20 years in the NBA, the 7-foot-2 Hall of Fame center had one of the longest careers in professional sports.

Born and raised in Harlem, Abdul-Jabbar has written seven best-selling books on historical subjects as varied as World War II, the Harlem Renaissance basketball team, and the impact of African-American inventors. He is also an award-winning filmmaker. He won two 2013 NAACP Image Awards for his documentary, On the Shoulders of Giants, and a children’s book he co-authored called What Color is My World. He is a pop culture columnist for Esquire Magazine and Huffington Post. He has continued the comedic acting career he started with the movie Airplane! and has appeared in dozens of films and TV series. He’s most recently made appearances on New Girl and Guys with Kids, and is starring in a new reality competition called Splash on ABC.

Abdul-Jabbar has had a lifelong commitment to social justice and equality and is dedicated to bringing history and social studies to children around the globe. His Skyhook Foundation, ‘Gives Kids a Shot that Can’t be Blocked,’ by enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through literacy in under-served communities. In 2012 he was named a U.S. Cultural Ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He was also appointed California’s After School STEM Ambassador. He is a passionate advocate for cancer research and healthy living. He will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during New England Tech’s commencement.

An honorary doctor of humane letters will also be presented to John Hazen White, Jr. who is a prominent Rhode Island business leader and civic activist. White is president of Taco, Inc., a third-generation, $200 million manufacturing company headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. Taco is a world-class manufacturer of pumps, valves, tanks, electric controls and other components used in heating and cooling applications. The company is known for empowering its employees through education and involvement in all levels of decision making. White is deeply committed to education and to the arts. He also works to improve Rhode Island’s business and political climate. He writes a bi-weekly newspaper column which focuses on issues of concern to Rhode Islanders and has hosted a public affairs and advocacy TV show called Lookout. He is a visiting professor and trustee at Johnson & Wales University, and a trustee of Wheaton College and of the Williston Northampton School. He has served on the boards of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Women & Infants’ Hospital and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Center for Performance Excellence. He was also the founding member of the Rhode Island Manufacturing Summit, a non-partisan coalition of manufacturing and business interests that worked to improve manufacturing in the Ocean State.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 72nd commencement ceremony. Commencement begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. More than one thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

*Editors please note: Media credentials will be available on site. Please contact Jack Groh at (401) 732-0342 or (401) 952-0886 (cell) to make arrangements.

Save the Date June 4, 2013 New England Tech Open House – Tech Nite

Open house event at New England Tech - June 4, 2013

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Occupational Therapy Club Announcement: Chili’s “Give Back Night”

The New England Tech SOTA Club (Student Occupational Therapy Association) is hosting a fundraiser at Chili’s Restaurant.

SOTA Chilis

 Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: 1276 Bald Hill Road, Warwick RI 02886

Please click this link, print the flier, and bring it to the event.

Chili’s will donate 10% of all food and beverage sales during the event time frame. 

Proceeds from this event will be utilized to help the Club fund community service projects.

Student Activities: Sign-up for Ping Pong and Pool Tournaments

All students are invited to participate in Ping Pong and Pool tournaments taking place at both the East Greenwich and Post Road campuses. To sign-up for the tournaments, e-mail Melissa Hague, mhague@neit.edu

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Ping Pong Tournaments

EG Campus, Game Room, Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Week 2 – April 9, Week 4 – April 23, Week 6 – May 7
Post Road Campus, Student Lounge, Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 16, Week 7 – May 14

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Pool Tournaments

EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 3 – April 18, Week 5 – May 2, Week 7 – May 16
Post Road Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Week 4 – April 25, Week 6 – May 9

 

 

New England Institute of Technology Hosts TechArts Exhibition

NEIT student activitiesNew England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty and staff. 

The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from April 11 to June 8 and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 offering the college community the opportunity to share their creativity.  The concept of TechArts resurfaced in 2004 when a committee of faculty and administrative staff members became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  Art will have a permanent place in the college’s 27,000 sq. ft. library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  For further information, please visit http://library.neit.edu or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or swarthman@neit.edu.