Open house planned at URI's Feinstein
College of Continuing Education
KINGSTON, R.I. -- November 8, 1999 -- It's never too late to learn at
the University of Rhode Island. URI's Feinstein College of Continuing Education
will hold an open house to discuss its wide selection of undergraduate course
offerings and programs that makes returning to school easy. The open house
will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the college, located
at 80 Washington Street, Providence. To register, call 401-277-5162. Walk-ins
are also welcome.
Attendees can learn about the large variety of classes, including those
designed to help ease the transition back to school. Information about classes
using the latest technology such as e-mail and distance education that can
be applied toward a bachelor's degree will be available. The Prior Learning
Assessment course, through which returning students can receive credit through
previous knowledge and experience will be explained. Information about professional
development courses and workshops, in addition to student services, peer
counselors, tutors, academic advisers and on-site, pre-school and kindergarten
education will also be available.
Information about the college's ALTER program, tailored for the senior
community and offered on both URI's Providence and Kingston campuses, can
be obtained. Students become versed in the stages of adult development theory
and learn such skills as how to use the Internet and write memoirs. In addition
to the current programming, a new section of ALTER designed for people from
35 to 50 will be offered during the spring semester. The classes are designed
to enhance the quality of life by understanding its journey.
Financial aid and scholarship information will be accessible. The deadline
for spring scholarship applications is Dec. 2. To receive a scholarship
application, call 401-277-5071.
For information on the spring semester, which begins Jan. 18, call 277-5000
or visit the college's website at www.uri.edu/prov.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116