New England Tech Hosts TechArts Exhibition

East Greenwich, RI – New 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 March 30th to June 6th 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 continue to 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 humanities and social science 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 more information, 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.

Alpha Chi Students Honored

The Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony of the Rhode Island Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society was held on December 8, 2014, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Eligible students include the top 10% of baccalaureate and graduate students in all academic disciplines.   Douglas Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, welcomed the students along with their family and friends. Dr. Robin Schutt, Faculty Advisor for the Chapter and  Assistant Provost, gave greetings and presented the students with their award.

Alpha Chi Honor Society was founded in 1922 when representatives from five Texas colleges and universities met to organize a society to honor high academic achievement among students. With more than 300,000 members and 300 chapters located in 45 states and Puerto Rico, the Alpha Chi Honor Society inducts approximately 11,000 new members each year.

Congratulations to the following Alpha Chi Honor Society inductees:

Jason Aguiar

Kristopher Becker

Elizabeth Bemis

Christopher Bray

Silas Campbell

Caroline Castro

Elizabeth Charette

Nicole Cioffi

Cheryl del Colle

Jayme Dandeneau

Zbigniew Dawkins

Tara Falck

Catherine Freitas

Nancy Hansen

Jonathon Henderson

Gina Iadarola

Louis Jardin

Maria Karkos

itchell LaPlume

Andrew Laychak

Chelsea LeBlanc

Erik Lougee

Justin Marvill

Stephen McCormick

Tonya Nappa

Jason  Noel

Cuong Nguyen

Sherika Parfitt

Portia Richardson

Jesse Roberts

Sherry Rose

Anthony Salazar

Kathryn Smith

Rita Smith

Carenique Turner

Catherine Ward

VET Tech Club gets All Access

VET Tech Mystic Aquarium

Vet Tech Club students visited the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut and were given a behind the scenes tour of the medical facilities by the aquarium veterinary technician.  The field trip was arranged by the club secretary, Cathleen Donovan, who is a volunteer at the aquarium.

Mission: Holiday Cards

Student Nurse ClubThe Student Nurses’ Association at New England Tech is grateful to all who participated in the Hero Helpers of America holiday card project. Hero Helpers of America, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that sponsored “Mission: Holiday Cards”. Their goal was to send 50,000 holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas. In total, the Student Nurses’ Association collected 1700 cards signed by NEIT faculty, staff and students. A job well done to all who participated in this most worthy program.

Student Activities: Kite Making

Kite Making

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – Kite Making

10:30 am in the Rossi Lounge, East Greenwich Campus

Let’s think spring! Be creative! All supplies will be available for you to make a kite.

Animal Shelter Supply Drive

BradyMonday, March 2 – Friday, March 13, 2015

Coordinated by the Veterinary Technology Student Club 

Donation Box locations are located on all three campuses. All items donated will be donated to local animal shelters.   ITEMS REQUESTED: laundry detergent, dish soap, bleach, paper towels, canned cat food, unscented cat litter, dog and cat treats, new dog and cat toys, cat scratching posts, towels, blankets, cat and dog beds, new collars, leashes and harnesses, brushes, combs and grooming supplies.

Your help is GREATLY appreciated!

Calling ALL Artists

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New Student Club!

New Club

Special Olympics Automotive Program

Special Olympics

Front row from left: Dr. Robin Schutt, Norman Messinger, Wayne Turley, Donald Champigny, and Dennis Dejesus from RI Special Olympics. Back row from left: Derick Silva, Daniel Champagne, Tom Rawlinson, and Herbert Gowdey.

With guidance from faculty and staff, Automotive Technology students became “coaches” as they taught groups of Rhode Island Special Olympians basic automotive skills during a six week program with sessions running two hours each week. This innovative program was developed by Mike Isabella, Assistant Professor in Automotive Technology. To date, there have been three groups of participants completing the program with more sessions scheduled in 2015. The program has been so successful that one of the Special Olympians has been hired by NEIT to work part time in the automotive lab.

Many thanks to the Automotive Technology team who participated in this unique program. Faculty and Staff: Donald Champigny, Edwin Egge, Herbert Gowdey, Michael Isabella, Derek Martel, Norman  Messinger, Daniel Perry, and Dr. Robin Schutt. Students: Zachary Casper, Daniel Champagne, Jake Gelacek, Michael Hogan, Tom Rawlinson, Derick Silva, Wayne Turley, and Joseph Zingg.

Quadricycle is making progress

Members of New England Tech’s Quadricycle Club are making progress in as they work to build a replica of Henry Ford’s quadricycle.

Quadricycle Photo

Henry Ford’s Quadricycle

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