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.

VAP/DRA Students Learn Etiquette

VAPFilm Set Etiquette, that is! Local filmmaker/actor and NEIT Digital Recording Arts (DRA) Technology graduate, Tom DeNucci, presented students and alumni with tips on what to do and what not to do as a production assistant on set. On Saturday, April 19th, Tom was at the East Greenwich campus along with a film crew that included assistant director, Jon Schermerhorn, also a New England Tech Video & Audio Production (VAP) Technology grad. Those who attended got real world advice from the pros and practiced making a good impression on set. Here’s what some NEIT students had to say. “It’s the little things that make a big impact on set,” stated Sebastian Cruz, a Quarter 3 VAP student. “What a great way to get your foot in the door,” according to Eric Rudman, a DRA Quarter 7 student.

Having worked as an actor/producer/director on films such as Self Storage and Inkubus, Tom will soon begin production on a new movie, Almost Mercy, a psychological thriller. He is shooting this film in Rhode Island and hopes that some of the students from the workshop will become production assistants on the film. “We may be PAs but we will be the best PAs on set. I learned so much,” stated Haley Dutra, a Quarter 7 DRA student.

Another key player, Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the RI Film & Television Office, opened the event and offered some sound advice on looking for work in the state. VAP and DRA students may contact him at the RI Film and Television Office to learn about job opportunities at steven.feinberg@arts.ri.gov, 401-222-3456, or www.film.ri.gov.

Special thanks to Tom Strolla, Professor/Department Chair, Video and Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts; Sally Kingsbury, Professor, Video and Audio Production/Digital Recording Arts; and Joan Segerson, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, for putting this workshop together to benefit our VAP and DRA students and grads.

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.

 

Soccer Tournament

Friday, April 18, 2014 was cloudy and chilly, but that didn’t stop the NEIT students who competed in the first Spring Quarter Soccer Tournament.

The teams were named by the color of the tee shirts worn by the players. Each team played three, 22-minute games, and the orange team won the tournament and the purple team came in second.

Goal stats from the tournament: 

Game 1           Purple 2 vs. Green 2

Goals:              Purple Team – David Santamaria (2)

Goals:              Green Team – Leonardo Ribeiro (1), Alvaro Soto-Oyola (1)

Game 2           Orange 3 vs. Blue 1

Goals:              Orange Team – DaJon Carey (2), Jamieko Smith (1)

Goals:              Blue Team – Taylor Gardner (1)

Game 3           Purple 1 vs. Orange 3

Goals:              Purple Team – David Santamaria (1)

Goals:              Orange Team – Regino Smith (1), Jamieko Smith (1), Reginald Smith (1)

Game 4           Green 2 vs. Blue 3

Goals:              Green Team – Leonardo Ribeiro (2)

Goals:              Blue Team – Justin Caporiccio (3)

Game 5           Green 5 vs. Orange 7

Goals:              Green Team – Leonardo Ribeiro (4), Byron Geoffrey (1)

Goals:              Orange Team – Regino Smith (3), Reginald Smith (3), DaJon Carey (1)

Game 6           Blue 0 vs. Purple 1

Goals:              Blue Team –

Goals:              Purple Team – David Santamaria (1)

The next soccer tournament will be held on Friday, May 9, (week 6) at 1:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW!Students may enter individually or as a team. Teams must have a minimum of 6 players, with a maximum of 10 players. The entrance fee is $5.00 per player and includes a tournament tee shirt. Payments must be received prior to the start of the tournament by Melissa Hague in room S120B, on the EG Campus. To register, email mhague@neit.edu, also include your shirt size (medium, large & extra large). The tournament will begin at 1:30 pm sharp.

Quadricycle Club News

Quadricycle PhotoChristopher Vasconcelos, an NEIT adjunct faculty member, still manages to find time to work with members of the college’s Quadricycle Club as they continue to build a replica of Henry Ford’s quadricycle. Chris took advantage of a great opportunity and had his vocational high school students from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School collaborate with New England Tech Quadricycle Club students on this project. He took the quadricycle engine frame to his high school Metal Fabrication and Welding students to see if they could assist.

As a result, the water jackets and engine frame assembly were welded by three of his high school students. NEIT club members then assembled the engine at their last meeting of the quarter. Great job, Chris, and all of the students involved as the progress of building the replica rolls on!

For more information on Mechanical Engineering Associate and Bachelor degree programs, please contact Admission by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or by email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Student Activities Announcements: Week 5, August 19-23, 2013, Summer Quarter

Student Activities Announcements

Week 5, August 19-23, 2013, Summer Quarter

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.

Athletic Field

The field is open to NEIT students for recreational sports. There are no scheduled sports at this time; students may use the field when they would like during the hours of operation. The field is located on the East Greenwich Campus, to the left of the main entrance.

Hours of Use: (This schedule is subject to change.)

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday & 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday

(Depending on daylight, weather and field conditions)

Approved Recreational Sports:
Soccer (goals are always set up), lacrosse, Frisbee, cornhole, wiffle ball and flag football

Equipment

Students may bring their own sports equipment or borrow the college’s equipment, see below.

Check-Out and Check-In Sports Equipment

To check-in and check-out equipment, students must present their NEIT Student ID Card. Equipment is checked-out on a first come, first served basis and may not be reserved. Sports equipment may be checked-out at the Student Activities Office, S120B (also check the office behind S120B), located on the first floor near the game room. If the offices are closed, please go to the Office of Student Support Service at N201.

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Investment Club
Meeting time and location: 4:30 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.

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I.D.S.A. – Interior Design Student Alliance
Meeting time and location: 2:30 a.m., Design Studio S200, EG Campus
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.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pool Tournament
Join the
pool tournament in the Game Room at 11 a.m. on the EG Campus

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

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, August 24, 2013
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)

 

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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!

 

Ping Pong & Pool Tournaments
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 -July 30
Week 4 – August 13
Week 6 – August 27

Pool Tournaments, EG Campus, Game Room, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Week 3 – August 8
Week 5 – August 22
Week 7 – September 5

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 your resume.

 

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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
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
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.