Commencement Ushers get Tux Fitting

As Commencement gets closer and closer…

Our student volunteers who will be ushers at commencement got fitted for their tuxedos.  We are excited and getting ready for Commencement 2015!

tuxfiitingpicThank you Carl Anthony Tuxedo for coming to our campus today.

Spring Soccer Coming Soon

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Composition and Performance Club

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Students Creativity Put to Work

During the Winter Quarter our students put their creative juices toward creating their own Kite Designs.

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Look What’s New!

A BRAND NEW Ping Pong table was delivered YESTERDAY!

Look it is already getting broken in.

New Ping Pong Table

Revolution hosts College Night on October 4th

Revs will hold an exclusive pregame tailgate party for college students at Crew match 

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With school back in session and thousands of college students returning to the area, the New England Revolution are throwing the ultimate College Night at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, October 4. The party will include a special pregame, college-themed tailgate party and Cornhole tournament before the Revs host the Columbus Crew at 7:30 p.m. 

As part of the student-friendly $20 ticket, local college students can meet other area students at the pregame tailgate party, which will begin at 5 p.m. The party will include activities and games, including a Cornhole tournament, a giant Jenga set and soccer pong. Students will also have the opportunity to enter contests for Revolution prizes and enjoy complimentary food and beverages.

At 7:30 p.m., the party will move into the stadium as the Revs host the Crew in the teams’ final meeting of the season.

Special activities planned for the night include:

  • Cornhole tournament, organized by Boston Cornhole*

*Students interested in participating in the Cornhole tournament are encouraged to arrive early for sign-ups at 4:30 p.m.

  • XBOX console, featuring the newly-released FIFA 2015
  • Life is good’s ® giant Jenga set
  • Comcast SportsNet’s instant photo printer
  • Complimentary hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as soda and water
  • A DJ from WBRU (BrownUniversity student radio)
  • Appearances by the RevGirls

Complimentary bus transportation will leave from Boston (Cityside Bar & Grill, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton, Mass.) and Providence (RiRa, 50 Exchange Terrace, Providence, R.I. ), with spots available for the first 100 students to sign up online.

Students are encouraged to wear school gear, as the Rev Girls will be looking for a few representatives from each college to take part in halftime activities on the field. 

Tickets for College Night can only be purchased in advance with a valid college ID and are available HERE using the promotional code “revs14”. (Direct link: http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/college-night-2014)

For more information about College Night, visit revolutionsoccer.net/tickets/promotions.

Stress Reduction Tips for College Students | Stay With It

The process of choosing a college can be very stressful but the stress doesn’t stop at getting accepted into the college of your dream school.  Starting a new endeavor in a new place with new people can also provide stress.  Not to mention the rigors of college courses.  It is all very normal.  Stay With It has provided some nice strategies to help you combat the stress you feel so it doesn’t become a chronic health condition.

From Stay With It.com:

College can be described as a number of things and stressful is definitely one of them. However, just because college is stressful doesn’t mean that college students have to be stressed.   According to registered nurse Kimberly Dellafosse, “Not all stress is bad. There are times when stress can be a positive force; motivating you to do well on an exam or during a job interview.  However, chronic stress can be unhealthy and can lead to a variety of health conditions.”   To reduce your chances of developing chronic stress, Kimberly recommends a few simple stress reducing strategies.

  • Exercise—Even quick bursts of exercise can reduce your stress levels. Physiologically, exercise causes your body to release endorphins, your body’s natural feel good neurotransmitters. Exercise has also been proven to improve your mood. And just think, after a fast paced round of basketball, tennis or aerobics, you may find that you’ve forgotten about the day’s stressors in exchange for concentrating on your body’s movements.Get enough sleep—Studying for exams and reviewing course materials can literally cause college students to “pull all-nighters”. However, sleep deprivation limits your%
  • Get enough sleep—Studying for exams and reviewing course materials can literally cause college students to “pull all-nighters”.  However, sleep deprivation limits your ability to deal with daily stressors. In addition, when you’re sleep deprived, your mind/body doesn’t get the rest it needs in order to rejuvenate itself.  If 8 hours of sleep is not within your grasp, consider taking a few “power naps” throughout the day (as long as they occur when you’re not in class :D).  Power naps are periods of sleep that last anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes at a time.
  • Avoid over scheduling yourself—For example, if 18 hours is too overwhelming, consider a lighter course load of 15 hours. If you are carrying a full load of classes, then participating in multiple extracurricular activities may be too much for your body to handle.
  • Take time out to laugh—As simple as this may seem, people often overlook laughter and healthy relationships as treatments for stress. Spending time with friends, colleagues and family members is important to your well-being, and if time with these groups of people includes fun and laughter, then you will find that you don’t feel as stressed.
  • Prioritize and plan—Waiting until the last-minute to complete a project or to study for a test can cause stress of the highest degree. Set a goal of prioritizing and planning ahead so that you’re studying segments of your coursework in increments as opposed to waiting until the last-minute to complete the assignment.

Make these strategies a part of your daily routine, and you will find that your stress levels are manageable and you’ll find that you feel less stressed.

via Stress Reduction Tips for College Students | Stay With It.

Special Olympians Learn Automotive Skills

Michael Isabella, Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology, along with Dr. Robin Schutt, Assistant Provost, developed an innovative program involving Special Olympics Rhode Island, and NEIT’s Automotive Technology department, based on a similar program Mike initiated while employed at West Bay Vocational (now Coventry Career Center.) Robin has been a dedicated volunteer for Special Olympics for four years serving in various capacities including Excelsior for the 2013 Penquin Plunge. Through their concerted efforts, a winning program was created at New England Tech.

With the help of volunteer automotive students, faculty and staff, twelve Special Olympians will visit NEIT’s Center for Automotive Technology for six weeks. In two hour sessions, one day per week, the Olympians will learn basic automotive skills that include car maintenance such as washing and vacuuming, along with basic lighting and safety checks.

Special thanks to students Tom Rawlinson, Joe Zing, Zack Casper, Mike Hogan, Wayne Turley Jr., Daniel Champagne, and Jake Gelacek along with faculty and staff members Herb Gowdey, Derek Martel, Norm Messinger, Dan Perry and Donald Champigny, Sr., for sharing their time and talent with the Special Olympians and giving back to our community.

 

Scott Carlson Memorial Road Race surpasses half-million in donations

The memory of Scott Carlson lives on and his inspiration has raised more than $500,000 in the last 14 years in the fight against ALS.

Last Thursday, Mayor Scott Avedisian made a point to congratulate the organizers and participants of the Scott Carlson Memorial Road Race 5K run/walk on their milestone. Funds benefit the ALS Association-Rhode Island Chapter.

“I am proud to recognize the extraordinary efforts of a dedicated group of volunteers, athletes, and spectators who gather every year to honor Scott’s memory and raise money for such a worthwhile cause,” Avedisian said. “It’s incredible that in a relatively short time they have raised such a significant amount of money on behalf of all those who are affected by this disease.”

Just over 600 runners/walkers gathered under a bright, sunny sky at Goddard Park on Saturday, April 19, joined by hundreds of spectators and a volunteer group of at least 60 strong. Volunteers come from all walks of life, according to Judy Pratt, race director, with the largest contingent from the East Greenwich Rotary Club, as well as many from the New England Institute of Technology’s Rotaract Club, Warwick Veterans Memorial High School, and Boy Scout Troop 1/East Greenwich.

Click the link to read the entire story Scott Carlson Memorial Road Race surpasses half-million in donations – Warwick Beacon.