Friday, May 10, 2013
Hey, it’s Friday! Celebrate with music at URI, or from the 1980s.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Friday, May 10, 2013: Splendid music, from alums, faculty and students! For just $10, you can attend “Melodies Eternally New,” a special concert at the University of Rhode Island at 7:30 p.m. Heck, it’s even cheaper if you’re a student or a senior! For more info, click here. “The honorable gentleman had better spare his interrogations if they are as senseless as that one.” – Charles Tupper. Here are today’s government meetings: Mmm, delicious vegetables and produce! Goose Pond Farm of West Kingston is offering community supported agriculture accounts from this season to Dec. 31. For more info, click here. Has the time or date or details of one of your events changed? If you posted the event yourself…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
URI president David Dooley cites security as the reason for moving graduation indoors this year.
Release courtesy of the University of Rhode Island Department of Communications and Marketing. University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley has announced that URI's 127th undergraduate commencement exercises will be held at the Thomas M. Ryan Center on Sunday, May 19. The decision to move commencement to the Ryan Center this year reflects the ongoing assessment of safety and security measures across the university. The Ryan Center is the largest and most appropriate venue to accommodate the more than 3,000 undergraduates and some of their guests. Each graduating student will receive two guest tickets with their cap and gown. The Ryan Center already serves as an alternative location for commencement. The University has a …
A Narragansett High School senior hopes to raise money and awareness in the fight to find a cure for Rett Syndrome.
Narragansett High School Senior Andrew Morvan, along with 161 Boxing owner Ryan Carlson, hosted the Fight for Grace in the high school gymnasium this past weekend. Morvan developed the event as part of his senior project. The Fight for Grace was organized in honor of Grace Reddington, a Narragansett Elementary School student suffering from Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmenal disorder affecting almost exclusively girls. With Carlson's direction, Morvan planned an extreme workout circuit focusing on balance and core strength. He also created informational pamphlets detailing Rett Syndrome as part of his project. Participants paid $20 to work out, with all proceeds going to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. The IRSF mission is to …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Former URI basketball player Jonathan Holton has committed to West Virginia, but two felony video voyeurism charges are still pending in Rhode Island.
Former University of Rhode Island men’s basketball player Jonathan Holton has committed to West Virginia University for the 2013-14, following a year at a Florida junior college, according to multiple media reports. However, Holton still has two felony charges of video voyeurism pending in Rhode Island, following more than a year of pretrial conferences and hearings. According to MetroNews of West Virginia, the 6’9” forward is expected to shore up the frontcourt of West Virginia. He spent his 2012-13 season playing at Palm Beach State Community College after leaving URI. Based on an arrested affadvait filed by URI Police Major Stephen Baker, Holton is accused of filming two sexual encounters with two different women without their …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
There are a slew of great food and entertainment opportunities on the first Sunday of May.
Here are the (more than) Five Things for Sunday, May 5, 2013: Breakfast time! Looking for breakfast? Check out the annual offering from Snug Harbor from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, click here. Breakfast time, part two! Breakfast is also being offered by the Rotarians at the South Kingstown High School cafeteria from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Rotary’s scholarship and charity efforts. For more info, click here. Brunch time! If you’re looking for a more grown-up breakfast slash lunch, there will be a cash bar at the Cinco De Mayo plant sale and brunch. Proceeds benefit the Pettaquamscutt Lake Shores Improvement Association, and for more info, click here. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Tea time, for kids AND…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Rhode Islanders are invited to vote for a fourth grader's drawing to grace the Google homepage.
Katie Heenan's "Deep Sea Search," the Rhode ISland finalist in Google's national Doodle 4 Google contest, needs online votes to beat out the national competition. Heenan is a student in Smithfield. Americans will weigh in on their favorite doodles from May 1 through May 10 at the Doodle 4 Google website. If she wins, Katie's drawing will be featured on Google's home page for a day, and she'll get a $30,000 scholarship — and LaPerche School gets a $50,000 technology grant.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Framingham campus of MassBay Community College honored alumni Krystle Campbell, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
On Monday, family and friends attended the funeral of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell. On Tuesday, faculty, staff and students of Mass Bay Community College in Framingham gathered to remember Campbell, a 2005 graduate of the college. College President John O'Donnell spoke not only of Campbell, but of the other individuals killed, injured and maimed in last week's Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt to arrest the two brothers, police and FBI say are responsible for the bombings. O'Donnell said it was fitting that the ceremony Tuesday afternoon was on the Framingham campus, where many of the first responders received their education in criminal justice or allied health. During the ceremony, Milca Matos Benson sang the …
Students at the Narragansett Elementary School gathered food for the Johnnycake Center of Peacedale while learning about compassion.
Narragansett Elementary School students helped gather 415 food items for the Johnnycake Center with a recent food drive. Special Education teacher Karen Festa and her student teacher Olivia Zaleski hosted the drive for the kids. Zaleski organized the drive as part of a service learning project for Salve Regina University, where she is studying. All NES students were encouraged to contribute nonperishable food items, which included cereal, pasta, and soup. Fourth grade students helped to organize the food for delivery to the Johnnycake Center as part of a three-day lesson on compassion. The lesson used both writing and math skills as the students wrote opinion pieces and created a visual graph of items collected. Since Narragansett …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ben Fazio and Hannah Tighe were captured in a photo standing behind Dzhokar Tsarneav shared by the FBI; Jake Torrey waited for a friend instead of pushing on to watch runners at the finish line.
On Thursday, April 18, a local high school student called the FBI. Ben Fazio was calling about a picture that was taken and posted on the FBI website. The grainy, pixilated image showed Fazio and his girlfriend, Hannah Tighe, at the Boston Marathon the prior Monday. (It's the photo shown here.) However, they weren’t alone in the picture. The couple was walking behind a young man, a fellow spectator maybe, whose dark brown curls sneaked out around a vivid, white baseball cap. To the unknowing eye, it was just a cluster of spectators walking along the marathon’s path. But to the discerning eye, which today happens to be the entire United States of America, Fazio and Tighe were captured walking behind Dzhokar Tsarneav—otherwise known as one …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The University of Rhode Island is now offering a double major focusing on business and environmental economics.
Wednesday, April 24
The University of Rhode Island now offers one of the nation’s first undergraduate programs focused on green business: the green business double major. This program combines majors in general business and environmental economics and can be completed in four years. “The double major in green business gives students a competitive edge for many professional careers in the new green economy,” said Emi Uchida, an assistant professor of environmental and natural resource economics. “The private sector needs professionals who have creative ideas and the tools to formulate corporate strategies that help businesses be both economically viable and environmentally sustainable.” URI began registering students for the green business double major last …