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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Look What’s New!

A BRAND NEW Ping Pong table was delivered YESTERDAY!

Look it is already getting broken in.

New Ping Pong Table

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.

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Henry Ford’s Quadricycle

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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.