INTERESTED IN HOW A FILM SET REALLY WORKS?
NEIT GRADUATE, ACTOR/WRITER/DIRECTOR
will conduct a FREE
Production Assistant Workshop
for current NEIT VAP/DRA students and alumni ONLY
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
East Greenwich, RI
Room S 216/218
SPACE IS LIMITED
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or with Cheryl Booker at (401)780-4345
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Sign-in/refreshments
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Introductions by Steven Feinberg Executive Director RI Film & TV Commission
10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Production Assistant Workshop
Tools of the Trade
Working with Talent
Production Drill Exercise
Q & A
TOM DeNUCCI – NEIT Graduate, Actor/Writer/Director
2010 was a big year for Tom, who played “Pax”, a wise cracking rookie cop in the Robert Englund horror thriller “Inkubus”. Later that year, he played alongside Peter Ficinelli in the film “Loosies”, before capping 2010 off with a leading role in “Infected”, playing Michael Madsen’s son. In the summer of 2012, DeNucci teamed up with producer Chad A. Verdi and the Woodhaven Production Company to bring “Self Storage” to life. Tom found himself on both sides of the camera. Aside from writing and directing the picture, he also starred alongside Eric Roberts, Jonathan Silverman, and Michael Berryman. This spring, Tom will be shooting another story he has written, “Almost Mercy”.
Upcoming Events at New England Tech
APRIL 19, 2014: Production Assistant Workshop, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FOR VAP/DRA Grads ONLY; Must Register at CTI@neit.edu - Space is Limited
APRIL 25, 2014: Best of Tech Awards, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Media Presentation Theater
APRIL 30, 2014: Grad Fair, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. East Greenwich Student Lounge
MAY 4, 2014: Commencement, 11:00 a.m. R.I. Convention Center, Providence
JUNE 3, 2014: Tech Nite Open House, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. East Greenwich
JULY 14, 2014: 5th annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament New location: Alpine Country Club, Cranston, RI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jack Groh (401) 952-0886
KATHY IRELAND TO DELIVER NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADER CHERYL MERCHANT TO BE HONORED
EAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Tech’s 2014 commencement address will be delivered by world-class entrepreneur Kathy Ireland who is Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide®. Ireland is one of the most influential and successful people in design and marketing, and is also a powerful advocate for women and children in need. A former supermodel who combined her fashion know-how, compassion for others, and common sense ideas to build a billion dollar brand, Ireland markets more than 15,000 products with designs in fashion, weddings, home and office. On Sunday, May 4, 2014 Kathy Ireland will share her insight about success with New England Institute of Technology graduates and their families and friends. The commencement ceremony will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence beginning at 11 a.m.
Ireland appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues in the 1980s and 1990s. Her first featured cover remains the top selling edition. She has acted in movies including the comedies Unnecessary Roughness, and Loaded Weapon I, and in dozens of television shows including the popular Melrose Place. She has written books for children and for busy moms and recently started her own publishing company. But it is the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand that has brought her the most success. With a focus on designing practical and affordable products, fulfilling her mission statement of “finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,” Ireland has built a fashion empire. In 2012, the former supermodel graced the cover of Forbes Magazine, which nicknamed her “Supermogul” for her success.
Ireland is committed to “putting people ahead of profits.” She is an advocate for women’s health issues and for the care and treatment of Down’s syndrome. She is an activist for veterans’ issues, global poverty eradication and education and family issues. She also supports numerous nonprofits including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation and Feed the Children. When earthquakes hit Haiti, she quietly traveled there to help out in the orphanages. Ireland will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters during commencement for her work to improve the lives of others.
New England Institute of Technology will also confer an honorary doctor of humane letters on nationally-recognized business leader Cheryl Merchant for her contributions to the betterment of Rhode Island. Merchant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhode Island’s Hope Global. Known for her ability to motivate, inspire and lead innovative teams, Merchant has transformed the 131-year-old Rhode Island textile manufacturing company. Under her leadership, Hope Global has nearly tripled its revenue, product lines and market share in the automotive, industrial and defense industries. Merchant has accomplished this while focusing on teamwork, employee success and community involvement.
Hope Global employs 700 people around the world. The headquarters and largest operation is located in Rhode Island, with smaller operations in Mexico, the Czech Republic and China, and engineering sales offices in Detroit and Brazil.
Merchant got her start in the automotive field, working her way into supervisory positions at GM, Ford and Mazda, and eventually managing international operations for Lear Corporation in Mexico. She brings global experience to Hope Global, and has integrated helping others into the company philosophy. Charities that provide assistance to children and women in need are the focus at Hope. So are mentoring and training programs that help employees advance in their chosen fields.
Merchant is an active member of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, a Rhode Island Commodore, a trustee of the Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, a trustee of Bryant University, and a member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Governor’s Workforce Board, which supports programs that bring business and education together. Merchant was recently named the 2014 New England Business Woman of the Year at Bryant University’s Women’s Summit.
This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 73rd commencement ceremony. More than a thousand students will receive associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
We are just 4 DAYS away from PAX East 2014! New England Tech will be there, will you?
On display at our booth (#182) for the ENTIRE weekend (April 11, 12 & 13th) will be the Virtusphere, a 10-foot hollow sphere that rotates in any direction based on the user’s motion while he/she is wearing a head mounted display. Sensors collect and send data to a computer in real time and the user’s movement is replicated within the virtual environment. Vitrusphere applications include training military, counter-terrorism units, police, and firefighters in a safe setting.
For more information on NEIT’s Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology or Video Game Design Technology as well as the over 40 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs offered at the college, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or visit www.neit.edu.
Written by: Cindra Drowne-Walsh
File Tabs have been added to the top of our drawing space. These take up some of our drawing real-estate area. Although they offer a great way to quickly access another drawing you may want that area back to increase your drawing area. The following two options will show how to toggle on and off the File tabs:
From the Command line type in one of two commands, FILETABCLOSE or FILETAB.
To turn OFF the File Tab feature – in the Command Line type in (one word) FILETABCLOSE then enter.
To turn ON the File Tab feature – in the Command Line type in (one word) FILETAB then enter.
From the Ribbon we have the File Tab button available that toggles On or Off the option. This button is located in the Ribbon – View Tab then within the panel User Interface the second icon is the button for the File Tab.
When the button is blue the File Tabs are displayed, when the File Tab is gray the File Tabs are not displayed.
New England Tech was the site of East Greenwhich High School’s (EGHS) Sophomore classes “war games.”
Friday, March 28, 2014. EGHS invaded New England Tech for a combined social studies and English course about World War I. Looks like a fun way to learn about a subject that some students might find boring.
Click here for more about EGHS war games.
Visit www.neit.edu/graduation for more info about commencement and how to order your cap & gown.
The Career Services office at New England Tech reports a very active job market for graduates of the New England Institute of Technology. Employers value NEIT’s Career Services Office as a recruiting resource when seeking highly skilled technical employees.
Latest News from Career Services:
FBI Recruiting for Electronics Technicians
The national recruiter for the FBI was on-campus for a recruitment presentation and conducted interviews for graduates of our Electronics Systems Technology AS degree program. The FBI is recruiting for positions throughout the country and our graduates are a direct match for their openings.
2 recent Career Recruiting events were held on campus during the winter quarter:
- Transportation Technology Career Fair held on January 23rd hosted 27 companies from the Marine Technology, Automotive, Auto Collision and Auto Service Management technologies. Balise Collision, AutoZone, Travel Centers of America, Speedcraft VW, Firestone Complete Auto Care and Carriage House of New London/Mercedes are a few of the companies that have hired grads/students from the Career Fair.
- Technology Career Expo ’14 was most recently held on March 6. 68 companies were on campus to speak with students and graduates from various technology programs about current and future employment opportunities. Many students were able to network with local employers and secure interviews as a result of attending the Expo.
“One thing that really helped me after the Career Expo was writing those thank you letters to the companies for taking the time to talk to me. In addition once I received a one on one interview I brought in nice copies of my resume, references, and letters of recommendations from my teachers. The companies really appreciated the extra effort and plus it gives them something to look at while interviewing. Thanks again for everything.” – Jennifer Adamek, CBYT student who received 2 job offers as a result of attending the Career Expo event.
North Providence Police on campus
15 Criminal Justice students sat in on a short presentation from the North Providence Police Department on Wednesday, January 29th. They learned about the opportunities and application process. A few students completed an inquiry card which will start them on the application process.
Diversified Project Management
Phil Leonard and Bill Clegg from Diversified Project Management conducted on campus interviews for Project Management Trainee position in Newton, MA with 9 students from Construction Management, Architectural/Building Engineering and Interior Design on Tuesday, February 25th.
Larisa Vlasov, NIROPE STUDIOS of Cardi’s Furniture in Swansea MA, is a returning graduate lending her time. She along with Career Services conducted mock interviews for 6 students in the Digital Recording Arts Technology. Great experience for the interviewees and others in the class to learn to interviewing techniques.
New England Institute of Technology is proud to announce the induction of the following students into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. The ceremony was held on March 6th at the college’s East Greenwich campus. Students must complete a minimum of 24 quarter hours of coursework leading to an associate degree and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.80 out of a possible 4.0 GPA. In addition to academic excellence, students must demonstrate leadership, service and fellowship achievements.
Established in 1918, the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is the oldest, largest, and most respected honor society recognizing associate degree students with more than 1.6 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany.
Jessica Amaral, Nursing
Vera Bernardino, Nursing
Sarah Boettner, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
Bryan Bollhardt, Aviation Science Technology
Christopher Bray, Game Development and Simulation Technology
Brittany Chapman, Nursing
Christopher Collins, Information Technology, Networking Engineering
Kyle Daun, Information Technology, Network Engineering
Sarah DeStefano, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
Amy Errichetti, Nursing
Andrew Faria, Game Development and Simulation Technology
Sean Foster, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Catherine Freitas, Interior Design
Jacob Gray, Information Technology
Taylor Hodgson, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
Christine Jannell, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
Abagail Krucek, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
Andrew Laychak, Game Development and Simulation Technology
Sherebe Lettsome, Advanced Automotive Technology
Erik Lougee, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Stephen McCormick, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Molly Mullins, Clinical Medical Assistant Technology
Eryka Olney, Nursing
Sherika Parfitt, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Melanie Prado, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology
Joeie Roberts, Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance
Steven Rocha, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
Peter Sauvageau, Physical Therapist Assistant Technology
Mary Shaw, Surgical Technology
Jamieko Smith, Advanced Automotive Technology
Kimberly Somers, Nursing
Kathleen Summers, Nursing
Cynthia Turillo, Nursing
Kate Wennerberg, Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology