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Renaissance

Renaissance Y Volume 106

University of Rhode Island 50 Lower CoUege Road Kingston, Rhode Island 02881

year

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H. :^ \J U O

table

9

Guide to the

use

of this

DictJonary

3

lin*ter

contents

11^

^y. Sen*iors

4

^TOW

Defn^ni There is

way to define URL We w^ords and w^ays for defining o here. For me, URI is defined by the moments no one

our own

I win take vvdth me, the memories tliat forever ingrained in my mind. URI was i

for I

to define

myself, to gro^v and find OLit person I also define URI by the rVe met here and how they have impac me

am as a

my life in so many ways, and for forever grateful By choosing this th

changed am

I have captured the many definitio aU have created for URL This is your you your life, and you need to both define

hope

yourself and let the moments define you. helped you aU find definition, and that this book provides us aU with a remin

URI has

this

defining

time in

oui

5

leiU'n

ha

meaning

What does the

University

of

hode

'XJRI has Ix-en such a

great place

where I made

amazing

friends

and memories."

Elizabeth Grotzke Senior

"Your experience is -what you make of it and I think there is a lot of

opportunity to grow

as

you want.

at URI

much

as

"

Robert PreUasco Senior

w

J

IsJand

you?

'It is

a

beautiful

campus "with a great staff and many opportunities for aU different

kinds of

people."

Allison Senzer Senior

'XJRI is

a

university options

where the are

limitless v^^here

there

are so

many

places to make an impact." Stephen Edwardo Senior

'QuintessentiaL"

MemorableT'

"JoyousT'

Art Turmelle

Senior

Kate Scozzaro Senior

me URI in

one

Avord

woi'd

9

"Ebccitingr'

"Windyr' 'Entertaining." '

Hayley

Nemii-off

Bryn Conw^ay

Ashley GrandeU Sophomore

Freshman

Junior

"Divertidor' '

Melissa Rounds Junoir

"Eclectia" Stef Dennen

Sophomore

'TTillRf

K^tie Felix

"Eixpensiver'

Sophomore

MattCoty Senior

"Commixnity."

Fitzgerald Sophomore

EHise

future

URL as

defined

by

i-dent Carothers

How would you define own words?

URI In your "In my

own

URI is

a

^vords I think

^vonderful

pubKc help

institution dedicated to

people learn, grow^, and change. Personally, \\"hen I think of URI, I think of great granite buildings, green grass, rhododendrons

blooming in the spring, the marching band playing in an autumn afternoon, and sitting on a bench around the Quad. It's the Kttle things that define URI for think of it

me.

I also

friendly, nurturing place w^here friendships are formed and a place that pushes the edge of knov^ledge through research." as a

community

What message would you like to say to the graduating class of 2008? 'Fit-st, one

I would like to say that this yeai-s graduation class is qualified and prepared classes in URI history.

of the best

This class has

important

seen many changes and I think change is in order to grow and develop from passive leamei-s

to active leamei-s. This is

a

time of better

facilities. I believe that the theii-

path

of

prepar-ed students and

graduating class learning even after college.

needs to continue

"

'If I had to define URI in

word, it,

one

would caU

I

creative." Robert Carothers

President

What kind of advice do you offer to the going into the "real world"?

graduating

class for

they need to be comfortable with change. Our w^orld today is aU growing technology so they need to be ready for anything. The jobs in the future that they will have haven't even been created yet and because of that, they need to be able to embrace change. They need to be able to learn everyday, and be flexible and creative. I think they also need to know that leadership does not come from assertion or from authority but from empow^ering people to change themselves. I also think it is very imp)ortant for them to keep the sense of community that they have created here. They need to always keep thinking about how^ they can connect wdth people because that's important in today's w^orld. I hope the graduating class stays engaged with the University becaiose I am extremely proud of them, and I wish them w^ell in all their future endeavors." "I think that

about

12

Ungo

Packy:

Wick.ed: adj ARhode Island term to describe both

good

and bad

things,

n.

The

northeastern term for

a

liquor

store

Le. "That's wicked

a^vesomer'

The Butt:

n.

Not

really ^vhat you think it is, just a nickname for Butterfield Dining Hall, knoAvn for its yummy Avaffles

iorT-ar*u of URI

slang

13

The Ghet*to:

The group of dorms at the bottom of campus

that

are

n.

Del's:

notorious for their old

rh

Island

age

A Rhode

essential, this

delicious frozen lemonade is a

perfect summer day

hot

The

EUe-phant

Walk:

on

ItiSi

n.

The hill that goes from Butterfield Road to Low^er

College Road;

as

students

stumble up the hill first thing in the morning, they look Kke

elephants trudging

to their first class

"The newest term to

add to the URI

dictionary, handscanner, the bacteria

infested machine that takes your

appetite

away." Kimberly Jiinior

"Down-the-line":

Dubois

iVI^^H ^Br^^l^^^^H ^M

.^

Ik^

^^

^B^H wmtk

l9

m^ Bv\^'- ^jhtm n

<'i

iTf ""^Hli \;l

mmm

This term refers to the various

areas

of

Narragansett Mrhere many

upperclassmen live and

party

both

Cof -fee Milk:

only you

n.

Found

in Rhode

Island, can't get enough of

this coffee flavored

beverage

fiiencLship

14

defining

i^

mo^ments

\)V^kr>'->>r,^"^yi>'<fi.-^'?ik^T?y- V

o.^**-

.fc.

^-.TAI

15

memories

16

foliage

"My

favorite part

of campus during fall is the quad. I love

seeing the changing

leaves

on

the trees."

Courtney

Rose

Freshman

"Fall is my favorite time of year, and in Rhode

Island it's just

spectacularr' Megan Aldous Freshman

'The other day I was sitting in the back of the library by the

windows and I noticed the colorful fall

foliage"

Bobby

Malouin

Freshman

"Davis Hall is

by

far my favorite

building

on

campus,

especially during the falL" Mike Adelman Freshman

"Im

a runner

and

jogging behind Keaney is a great way to enjoy the outdoors." David Rodin

Freshman

bi'isk

17

n. a

time to start

the fall

foliage

over

fresh and

enjoy

wind

18

ii

IfflA'r^h^

I

invnlveme 1 1 1

September 18th,

j'

r^

The annual

2007

Organization fair is a great organizations to

time for all the URI

represent themselves to the URI community and to gain some new members and friends.

Blood' Drive September

25th

-

27th, 2007

I students gave back to the -

'This is my 7th time

giving blood. help people and I do it to

because it's

a

good cause." Jordan Heath

Junior

t

community by donatng

blood to the Rhode Island Blood Center.

ALS Walk October

17th, 2007 The URI faculty, students, and staff joined the community in a walk to help raise money for the

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and to honor Economics professor Yngve Ramstad-

I

URI students

chance to

got

a

see

Avhat it's like

in the army with a day of

rappeUng steep

down

walls

provided by ROTC.

ROTC September 29th,

Rappeling

2007

the

IL

the

war

sport of life and

where

obtain

goals

to survive "We define the w^ord

family. Everybody sticks together." Geoff Cameron

Senior

one

must

in order

block

23

w-

en s

Sloe* certi

n.

the

sport

ofJKidkhig adound

yeai'

w^as

great.

This team is my

family

at

school" Becca Fish

Junior

Ml

cultui'e

24

Diversity rL

the celebration of

Diversity

W^eek is

held every September and encompasses a

variety

of events and

informational sessions. These events

exemplify

the

similarities and differences

^ve

share

Avith each other. Musical

performances, poetry jams, art displays, and intellectual speakers gave URI students and faculty another taste of unfamiliar

Avorlds.

Week:

peoples' unique qualities

eiluciition

lUJblA

'T Hked hoMr the President v^as

telling

outside

our

us

to

step

comfort

zone.

Everyone should try and step out of their box this w^eek."

Kyle

Anderson

Senior

27

spirit

troducing all the

sports

teams

on

campus

w^hile also

featuring performances by the

Ramettes and Flava

Unit. This year there record number of

was a

students w^ho to show their

pride.

came

out

Rhody

:8

excitement

Homecoming "I

Court

honestly say these have been the best four years of my life and I am so can

sad to be

gradiiating this May. Becoming Homecoming Queen ^vas definitely a pleasant surprise and I will cherish this and all of my memories from URI for years to come."

Amy McDermott,

H.

Queen

2007

Senior '1 truly thank God for aU the experiences that IVe had here and the relationships made along my journey at URL"

Christian

Apollon, It King

2007

Senior

Home tirae to party and Avatch football with great alumni n. a

To attract

as

many alrnnni

possible, this year's Homecoming the Student Alrnnni Association elaborate fireworks show, outdoor games and rock

went above and

invested in

an

beyond,

as

as

climbing walls, face-painting and baUoon-maldng, and a free BBQ for those wearing school colors to the gama Despite an upsetting loss to James Madison

Universitv^, URI students never failed to their football team, cheerleading squad, marching band and Homecoming King & Queen, with spirit levels rising so high it was difficult to not get caught up in the excitement. cheer

on

29

'1 absolutely love the art department here at URL Every time I Avalked into the fine arts building I w^ould always be happy because I was constantly surrounded by amazing people."

Nyssa

Peele

Sophomore

fall Art: rL

expressing

the

beginning

of

a ne^v

school year

M.

ft^ll^^p-e

32

"I couldnt ask for better

people

v^th. W^e

run

to

run

to live

and Kve to run."

Coun^try rL

the sport of faci

ij|||h^14ie race

33

j^-Mn

Wom^en's Cross Coun^try rL

the sport of endurance and

strength

irir

A^-

Greek

^y^

Phi^ldi^th 2X a

Aveek fuU of

members of the for

a

good

Week

exSting events clesigned%y \.. Greek community to raise mori^y ^

cause

Philanthropy M^eek is sponsored every fall semester by the Greek system to raise money for chai-ities by holding various events. A soroi-ity and fraternity pair compete with other pairs for events to generate interest and sell tickets. The week kicked off wdth a Powderpuff Football Game on Sunday Nov. 4th, followed

by

a

World Series of

Pop Cultuie

game show

on

Monday, 'So You Think You Can Dance?' dance competition on Wednesday, and a Date Auction to conclude the week

helped collectively

on

raise

the 9th. All efforts for the Gloria

$10,000

Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation.

"Philanthropy Week is all about making a positive difference in the world by devoting your and your tune that you believe in." I'esources

to

causes

Aaron Elmelock

Freshman

~-U|_)|X)ll

.-I

36

id;.-.

.^2

"The

the

season was

girls

were

all

on

so

fun-

the team

nice and

w^elcoming. I was lucky to be a part of a

spoi-ts team" Katie Condon

v*?

Freshman

^^00^*

^"^i^^^ "

Hookey:

the sport of sweat, ii^O!firS

IS

a^^iCT^in^a

field IX

ll

h^ir^^and

blood

.-r*--^:^:.

spike

37

.W

rt

th^^^ c^

diving onjp hard

a

^

^

surface*^^

fyr fufi- .^^

"We

v^on more

games than last year so it's been

great season." Bob Schneck coach

.:4

a

.-.(

38

|ll( r;t(

Kwanza Ball December 8th, 2007 Uhuru

SaSa, the

w^ho is dedicated to establishing and maintaining cultural, social and educational enrichment at the

university, hosted it's annual Kw^anza BaU in December with year's theme being "Maquerade." All the students donned traditional masquerade masks all while having great food, music, and fun.

this

sophisticated, glamorous, and spicy!

*

Tyrene Jones Sophomore

everyone here and so

elegantr'

Jessice Derezende

Freshman

39

November

18th,

2007

lights

c-onti'(j\ei-s\'

41)

autu

The entire cast and crew were

amazing

to work wdth. Pve never a

been

a

part of

show^ before where

everyone is treated as equals and we all got

along so

Avith each other

w^eUT'

41

sisters

omen

"This is my second show at URI and I

have had

so

much

fun! I have loved this

story w^as a

was

got

ever

little

since I

girl

and

thrilled ^vhen I cast

as one

of

the four sisters."

Micah Tougas

42

ri'si(lenc(_'

"Living dorm is

in the a

great

"way to meet

people.

A lot of

my friends are right in my haUT'

Theo Kontos Freshman

Dorm: college student's room, Avhich has multi-purpose functions of a bedroom, kitchen, study, bathroom, and place for social gatherings IX a

"Dorms

are

great

because they

provide

a

place for

students to

hang

out, study, and of course,

sleepf

Nevan Richard

Sophomore

43

halls

44

mainfare

Hope IX

the

ne

where

on

your han can eat an

friends

'1"^''^^''

i2

1n^

^^^mi

'French toast sticks

on

w^eekends at Mainfare! I love

Rhody diningr' Juliana Belizario Freshman

SB

'SSS

ta

cky

HoPTor October

26th,

2007

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Organization hosted a performance of Rocky Horror in the Chafee auditorium. Many members of the URI community came out to enjoy the 'The

musical and

filled

creative, colorful

night.

T^-^nVLO.^

costumes for

a

fun

47

Up

Til Da

November 6th, 2007 til DawTi is one of the biggest events on campus each yeai' in w^hich students come together to raise money for St. Jude Childi-en's Research Hospital

Up

Hundi-eds of students and fi'iends

night

of

came

out for

a

fun, food, and music.

Bin^go Night December

2007

SpealeE]asy, the organization of peer educators pi'ovide confidential and reliable infoiTnation any aspect of sexuality to the URI community, hosted a bingo night for all students and I JRI fi'iends to enjoy.

who on

6th,

blitz

48

49

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^

V ^^^l^^'^T" M^^mk^^w ^^fe

A*W#w**

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50

pep

Cheer^leading: n.

the art of

*|^tivating teams

R

l,^f% rN JKl ^z

HLJWI'^rdB

1

E"^^^

<\

^ !

ib^i

<^ 1 i

^ '-V

"We

are

looking

forw^ard to

a

great

football and basketball season.

Ray Lyons Cheerleading Coach

arch-ing^and: n.

th iart of

Gombining mio^c^d

dance to. create

entert^a;ftj%i^t

cold

the time of year ^vhen URI is transformed into snowy, Avhite w^onderland. IL

a

wiiite

53

'1 like

"watching

kids sled down the hills

hall

on

dining

traysT'

Jeff Bonaccorso Freshman

"Yeah,

I like the

rainNOTr' Ben Sienko

Freshman

"I wish URI would have

underground during the

tunnels Avinter

so we

woiildnt have to slosh

through

all the

?Bethany Perrault Senior

"Winter at URI is kind of

dreary, but

w^hen the

snow

is

falling and finals are coming around, life becomes just a little brighter^ Alisha Pavao Freshman

"The fireplace in */ Rhody Market is "" a great spot to -warm

up

a

bit!"

CaitHn Dovt^d Freshman

WllltC'l'

54

"Nothing

says

"winter here at URI Kke a six-and-a-half foot tall mutant snowmanT' Nick

Higgins

Junior

55

"wonderland

I

Santino

56

"We tried to do

a

different theme this year to make it

exciting

and

more

"we came

up "with Winterforce, a

comic book super

hero theme." Jen Baker

Senior

supei'hei'o

Winter force rL

Student

Entertainraent

Committee's Aveek-

long

series of

Avinter

festivities; the last splurge of fun before finals

Casey's

down

58

Bobbv G's

59

_

j

m

401-789-9714 HOME OF URI SPORTS

61

Shamrocks

62

pUe

IM.,

wW "My favorite dance this year "was Welcome to the

Jungle

because

danced

really

and it

was a

"we

crazy

lot of

funT'

Ashley

Willcox

Senior

i

"111

a .A&.

i

r

Ms.f^

d

-^

1 a^ ^iii

r

63

fla-va Un-it:

hip-hop

A The Electronic Music

Association is

a

polyphonic group of students \vho are credited vvdth the

providing Univeristy "with all

is musical needs. The

spins tunes at University fuctions such

group as

dances and

fundraisers for other

University groups. EMA keeps the Univerysity up to beat!

.

^4

(late

65

Adams-Browning

RA

|^^

Auc'tion. February 14th,

The annual

Adams-Browning

2008

U^

RA Date Auction

this year. The RA's strutted their stuff in ordei- to get their highest bids.

was a

great

success

Adams-Browning residents sat on the yelled for top the bid and the highest bidder won a date \vith the lucky RA

The

sidelines and

XMMr

66

a"wai'eness

Vagi Mon IL a

theatrical

performance

in

^vhich various women

share

stories of

grief and happiness through the viewpoiQt of their vaginas

"I think this is

important

becaiise it

raises money to stop abuse and domestic "vdolence

on campus. It's my third year doing this and I love itT

Kate Gorton

Senior actor

(-1?

womanhood

I 'This

performance is important because it lets women appreciate

performance w^as held as a part of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against w^omen and girls.

This

It

attempts

to raise

aw^areness

about

issues

facing w^omen world^vide, including rape, incest, battery, female mutilation, and sexual slavery. Each monologue tells the audience a Httle bit about these issues

w^omen

face

w^orldv^de, v^th some inspiring laughter, others bringing tears. The proceeds from this performance benefitted the URI Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services program.

and love themselvea It goes towards a"wesome cause

Rebecca

an

too."

Kittredge

Freshman actor

'<-^x"'itI

iS

69

f(JU]

Men's Ba s^ket^balj ross a

the court

slam

5;

vote

70

baUot

2008 Student Senate

hoops

72

Wo^men's Basketball sport t

n. a

'Tts great to get to part see the

of the band and

women's basketball team.

They always

have

great attitude."

a

Tim Marren

Freshman

)

73

B.

74

bi'illiant

To prepare for the play I read a couple biographies on Mozart's life and read tons of letters that he vvrrote to various members

of his family, his wife, and friends. That was the best "way for

insight

me

to

get

an

of what this musical

genius's personality

w^as

like."

Tyler Fischer Mozart

Junior

75

l>i;iii(

'It's been

a

great

experience working

.*5,

on

the sho^v. It's

a

w^onderfuUy "written, briUiantly structured piece of theatre. And it features a surplus of genuinely mo"ving moments." Jamie Dufault

Joseph n, Emperor of Austria

Senior

^1,

-tZ

)

balance beam

76

GLjmnastics:

ability to tumble, keep one's balance, perform ^vith grace, and posses the determination rL

the

to stick with it

77

"This is

a

great

group of girls, we're all like sisters, and

w^e're

really going

to miss this team

next

year"

Deanna Staats Freshman

vault

78

sjolash

^

Swim-ming DiV'ing:

rL

5c^

the t\vo

teams that

create

splash performance a

"4^:

0Sf>^ y:3/m

/i^ 'This year has the

potential

to

be the best in

Rhode Island

history." Jason Jacintho

k\

Senior

ft r

7^)

shake

"We

enjoy performing

at all the basketball

games. Its

a

opportunity w^e

love for

great to do Avhat

our

peersT'

Amanda Riddle (Left) Junior

n.

the art of

dancing

to

inspire

80

painting

Win^ter n.

the skill

or

mastery.

illustrating abstract thought through of

various forms of

expression

"Art: it's just a passion and something i'm good at. I enjoy making and creating things."

Stephen Benitez Senior

sculpture

SI

I

"The best part of art is not ha"ving to buy

books and it's

definitely more interesting than math." Brian Blake Senior

lattee

82

193

Degrees

Cof'fee House

83

The 193

Degrees

Coffee house is

one

espresso

of

hot spots on campus. It's a place for students to grab a cup of Joe, play some

relax

board games, or kick back and on the comfy couches. The

Coffee House also hosts local bands and

Open

Mic

Nights

for the ultimate

coffee house feet And, if you'i^e tired of drinking Pepsi, the Coffee House is the

only place

on

campus that

serves

Coke!

S^t AHe V^ mil

Tn^Mum i""~-

E, vy 0- ^'

.

L,

^

owij,^ >j4,jB^. ^gg"'-^-'^''^

. .

84

bJUiai'ds

February 13th,

2008

The URI Police sponsors a "Blues and Cues" night for the URI students to come out, meet nevv^ people URI

commixnity. The students get to meet the police and other students over a fe^v games of

pool

in the Union.

and build

free Hot Chocolate March

4th,

2008

The Union Board handed out free hot chocolate to the tired and cold students in the Union to

get them through their day

and "warmed up.

'This is really great for a

break in the middle of

day!

a

long

Yum!

Justine Metro Junior

bid

"My

favorite

thing

the date auction

dressing

up and

about

was

raising

money for a good cause with all of my closest

friends." Melissa Simandl

Sophomore

l/ZBT

Date Auction

November 14, 2008 girls of W^e're Offering Women Wisdom and the boys of Zeta Beta Tau sho"wed their stuff off co"wboy style, all for a good cause. Both groups came together The

to raise

a"wareness

of domestic violence in honor of

Aura Diaz. The money raised from the auction "was put to the Women's Center to help spread awareness

of domestic "violence in

ift

a

greater scale.

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daffodils

Sorin rL

the best time

knoAvn

as

Quad

campus, also M season on

quad

"Coming

out to

do "work

on

quad

is

^

the

al"ways

funT'

Brittany Stone Freshman

"Spring

means

the end of school

^ is nearF' Brandee Piazdk Junior

"Springtime means skipping class to hang out

the

on

Quad!' Sarah

Hayden

Freshman

'Winter makes

Spring

at URI

^

v/orth the "wait."

QfQ Liz Fusco

Freshman

"Springtime at URI, this is w^hy I

came

here?'

Brianna Sihi

Freshman

f

WcU'ni

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of

'The first fe"w

days

Spring alvvrays

nice. I

are so

look forw^ard to

the w^eather up on

warming enough so I can sit the quad and relax

between classes."

Sara

Champlin

Senior

91

sandals

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92

dexieption

'Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned, was from of the

one "was

\

ei^' lessons 1

able to teach

as

Jean

Bi-odie, "which is, "Deep in most of

for

us

is the

greatness,

or

potential the

potential to inspire greatness." Myssa Baldassarri Junior

The Prime of

Jean Brodie 'XJRI theatre is

pi-ogram because the close and w^e're all vei-^- passionate do and I think that's apparent in the "work "we a

unique undergi-aduate

teachers and students about "what

produce

i.-

"we

are so

like The Piime of Miss Jean BixxUe. The cast felt

comfoi"table

doing

the all the a

''

^

^Bs. *

-%

mm

m\iiii

scenes

in the ai'tists studio

resi^ectful and dedicated actor I knew" I could tiTJst him completely and our director, Bryna 'Woi-tman, the cast, and the crew "were so suppoi-tive and professional Jolie Lippincott -""^ Sophomore i because Joe is such

93

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Spring

Ttne-a

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"was a

great experience and I love being able to share it "with the

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can

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can

girls

fall in love

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'T feel like the team

was

really

strong this year. W^e not

only had

a

great year, but it "was a

lot of funT'

Amanda Barletta

Sophomore

96

"WTL

Gam-ing February 22-24, The

Gaming

event is held meet new

new

having

a

2008

Club held this years weekend long gaming convention. This the URI community can get together, play any type of game, time with old friends. It's a great place to learn and

so

people

games

Convention

or

spend

introduce other

people

to your

favorites, "whUe relaxing and

great time.

'The

gaming

convention is "way to

spend

a

great

a

"weekend w^here you can

meet

Kevin

people."

McCarthy

Senior

,s^.

ne"w

97

"Tm

w^orking

hard to go out on a high note."

Jarryd DUlas Senior

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98

w^here you w^ont find diamond in the rough iTL

'Today w^as a huge "wm. Hopefully we can

build

on

it."

Chris Parkinson Senior

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health

100

Spring

Break

Health Education

March

12th,

2008

Health Services decked out the Union all in

Spring right before the big break. The staff of Health Services pro"vided students "with -workshops and ad"vice on ho"w they can be healthy, safe, and take the right precautions to have a great Spring Break. Break fashion

101

Lost At

Sea,

But Not in Our

Hearts O^ncert March 12th, 2008

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Friends and

family of late Donahue,

Daniel

students, Fandia Shloul, and Geoffrey W^ilkes, held tw^o-year anniversary^

'-^^. t<

a

concert in their memoiy.

Friends and feUo"w students

performed

several musical numbers in honor of theii" friends. The URI

community gathered together in Eld-wards HaU to remember these students "who

are

greatly missed.

QfQ

'Tt isn't

just

to

raise money, it's to

biing

every^one ->

together

to

i-emember them."

Brittany Wilkes

lo:

i-eixjiling

103

'The paper is

truly

a

team effort and it w^ould

not have been

without the

possible

amazing and

fantastic staff that

The Gkxxi Five Cent

had this

Ave

year."

Christopher

Barrett

Elditor-in-Chief Senior

^ m

fresh

m.

"I Uke ho"w the art

department

at URI is

smalL it's nice to "walk

through

the halls and

kno"w each other."

Heidi Schiller Senior

Spr/ing blooming creations from budding young artists

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Rain*

Awards: ceremony honoring people and organizations IX a

that

exemplify leadership qualities student

Ehnployee Aw^ard Recipient:

Paula Arruda Team Ebccellence Aw^ard We're Student

Recipient: Offering Women W^isdom

Leadership

Aw^ard

Recipient:

Jill Anderson

The Robert A, Rain-ville named in honor of the served the

positions

University

A"wards,

man

Avho

in variotis

in Student Acti-vities

and Student

Life,

are

held each

year to "recognize, encourage, and celebrate" leadership

qualities

found in students and

groups around the campus. Selection committees in the

of Student Employee, Ebccellence, and Student Leadership determine the

categories Team

recognized with special reception

finalists to be

av^ard at

a

an

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"Winning the Rain"ville Team Excellence A"ward has been such

an

honor, and

I kno"w the members "will

X

^,

take the distinction and continue to do po"werful

things

for the

University

of Rhode Island." Kristen Motel

President of WOWVV^

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Senior

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event ^vhere thousands of dollars

raised

by M;^alldng fight against cancer are

"^0^^

all

night

for the

\valking

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This year hundreds of people showed up with tents and raincoats to bear the ^vet

night in the battle against cancer. Throughout the night, members from each team continuously walked around elements all

the outdoor track at URL With music

moving and night truly path, community at its best.

the crowed

this

the

^ "Relay

for life is

an a"wesome

fundraiser that lets

people get

involved "with

a

great cause."

Angela Olenik Freshman

orq

116

avant-garde

"I loved

"with the

"working

FMS team to make the fashion sho"w

a success.

to

results of

skill and

our

see

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the

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hard Avork" Maria Horenbein

Sophomore

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haute coutiu'e

FMS Presents

The

Fit'ting

Room:

the 2008 annual FMS

spriag fashion shov^; a display of unique, student-created and designed fashions that depict n.

some

of the latest trends and innovations ia the fashion ^vorld

'The Fitting Room," the title of the 2008 Annual FMS Spring Fashion Show, was entirely student-run production that show^cased the sldll of URTs most talented fashion majors. The event featured over 25 different student designers and over 60 of their original ensembles. The annual sho"w allo"ws members of the Fashion Merchandising Society to attain valuable "hands on" experience in design, advertising, and production. FMS is an organization open to all students "with an interest in fashion, and pro"vides its members with opportunities to explore and become familiar "with the fashion industry. During the 2007-2008 school year, the Fashion Merchandising Society "was under the leadership of President Jenna Richards. an

TTMS gives us so many opportunities to learn about fashion. It's

a

hands

experience that goes beyond "what we learn in on

a

classroom."

Amy Le"vinson, Emily Pascoe, C3ielsea Lynch Freshmen

^ ^

brotherhood

118

"Greek W^eek is

one

of

those

unexplainable things you need to experience yourself."

Greek Week: Greek's favorite time of year involving raucous competition and shenanigans that IX a

designed to prove w^ho is the best house, and ultimately, to have fun are

119

competition

Elvery spring, a fraternity/sorority pair participate together and separately in performances and events to accumulate the most points throughout the week Afternoon Greek Week events include chariot, torch, tricycle, and sack races, tug-of-"war, and a softball game. Evening events include the annual Mr. & Miss Greek Week pageant. Slip & Slide BowUng, DodgebaU, Greek Sing, and Lip Sync, with the new recreation of Nickelodeon's Double Guts Hidden Temple Competition When points are added up at the end of the last event, winners can call themselves the best fraternity or sorority on campus.

"Greek Week showed of

unity

really

me a sense

between

the sororities and fraternities. I love

competition and

^^e

"won!'

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photo

credit for these pages: Jamie Tobin

Brian Henock

Freshman

A2L

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f

socialization

122

'It's a

a

good time. It's

good -way

to

get to

kno"w everyone else in the Greek system." Mike VaUlancourt

Sophomore

;K-li'

124

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Block ^ -a*

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IX

Parity:

day of fun students wishing to

UB's annual

for

escape the stresses of class ;fnnnT"iiiTrrnTTTrTO

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Rosie Pebrito Freshman

125

oi'ganLZi^itions

QTQ

The Union Board holds

a

party for one spring semester to

'block"

tow^ards the end of the

day give students a break from preparing for final projects and exams. Several carnival-like events are

located in front of the Union and are by booths highlighting the various

surrounded

organizations on campus. Students can play games, win prizes, make crafts, and purchase tshirts and Build-A-Bears w^hile learning about campus clubs.

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year's Springfest w^as of

a^vesome

my favorite

full

events w^as

the

lobsterbake."

Amy McDermott Senior

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127

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Student Entertainment Committee's

annual Aveek of

spring celebration

The Student Entertainment Committee's annual

Springfest

celebration had several great events

this year. The "week kicked off "with their traditional "one ton sundae" at the morning's Block

Party, follo"wed that evening by an assortment of mocktails. Other events throughout the "week included a surfing simulator ride and servings of delicious food at the annual lobsterbake.

Celebrity appearances included Mr. Belding of Saved B;y Tlie BeU, a concert by new-comer Colbie Caillat, and a presentation by two MythBusters

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Renaissance Yearbook: FiTiance Donnelly Geft) is a Junior "who served as the along "with the help of her Assistant Finance Elditor, Sophomore, Melissa Simandl (right). They are responsible for handling the budget, sales, and advertisement. Because of their know^ledge and business skills the yearbook "was able to increase sales for a record-breaking number this year!

Laura

Finance Editor

Memories (middle). Junior, served as Special Elvents Editor this year "with the help of Meghan Lingenfelter. Freshman Geft) and Caitlin Do-wd, Freshman (right). This section "was responsible for documenting all the special, annual, events that happen at URI to make it "what it is. This staff exemplified ne"w design and photography that contributed great quality to the book Marissa Cblson

Art EbTuly Moore,

Junior (middle) served

as

Arts Ekiitor

"with the assistance of Sara

Champlin, Senior Geft) and Jenn Lashinsky, Freshman (right). This staff -was responsible for finding up and coming artists and their work They "w^ere also responsible for show^casing URIs theatre by intervie"wing the actors and actresses of the plays performed by the students. This staff contributed

an

artistic flair that makes the book stand

out and shine.

Sports Audrey Goiild, Junior (right photo, middle) served as the Sports Elditor "with the help of Emily C^eorge, Freshman Geft), Yvonne Burnett, Freshman (right), and David Kelvey, Freshman Geft photo). This group sho"wed off their school spirit by attending several games of all the URI to capture the best

sports in order

moments and action shots of the

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amazing, dedicated group individuals w^ho aim to capture rL an

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of and

document all the great moments of URI life

^ Edi-tor'in-Chief

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"Being Eklitor this year was really tough, but "without my outstanding staff, this "would never have been

possible.

I would like to thank them for

all their hard "work this year. "We've overcome many obstacles and changed

several things this year and I'm glad this staff stuck "with me through it alL With their kno"wledge and skills, "we

combined together to form team that

accomplished

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good

Just because it's the end of a chapter of your Hfe doesn't mean it's the end of your book. You've

got

more

chapters

to

^vrite and it's up to you to fill in the pages with your own meanings.

Hopefully these past four years have helped you to define yourself and become the person you w^ant to be. Creating this book has helped me define

myself because of all the skills Pve had to use and acquire during the production of this book w^hich have helped me become a

better person, I would like to dedicate this volume of

the Renaissance Yearbook to aU the teachers ^vho have touched my life. have helped me create and find the

definitions and Not

only

They

in my own life. have these teachers aided me

meanings

in my journey throughout my studies, but they have also empowered me,

guided me, and showed me ho^v important and pov^erful education can be. "They have been mentors, friends, and advisors Avho have always been there, how^ever, at the end of the day, they are teachers, some of the most extraordinary people you mtlQ ever meet. Take w^hat you have learned here at use it as a tool to help you in

URI and

journey of life. And please, go to a teacher or professor that has changed

your

you in some way and thank them for all their hard work and dedication and let

them knoM^

So,

have

your life. thank you to all the teachers out

they

there ^vho have

grateful

changed

helped

me! Im very

for all that you have done!

Justine Metro

Editor-in-Chief

luck

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,

Dearest Sara: It has been the

greatest pleasure getting to know you either over the for a few^ short months. Your contributions to or few years past Renaissance Yearbook will never be forgotten, as ^we wiR remember you for your artistic photographs, creatively designed pages, and your reign as co-editor of the entire book your junior year. We all knov^ that will do you

that your time at the University of Rhode Island has close. Visit us ^vhen you can and continue to share your Avisdom

great things come

to

a

no^v

with the world. You will

truly

be missed!

With

love.

Renaissance Yearbook Staff

love

229 James ( JB)

McLaughlin,

We remember your first days riding the bus to school with your buttei-fly name

tag. You have accomplished inany thing's since that first bus ride. On

day, you

will

gTaduation

youi- cap and gown and go out into the w^orld. We are veiy pi-oud of the w^onderfxil young man

proudly

w^ear

you have become and can

only hope

that

no

matter w^here you go oi' w^hat you w^ear you wHl go wdth that childlike determination and make ' a

difference in this

We're

wrorld.

so

Congratulations MEZ! proud of you. Always pursue your

dreams and remember how much

Congratiilations! Love, Mom, Dad,

and Cara

we

love you.

MOM and DAD

Matthew,

Congratulations! May Our

all of your dreams come true. We love

Loving Daughter-

How

proud

w^e are

and with to

congratiolate

you!

you for your achievement. You have realized your dreams and the path ahead of you Avill be

happiness. Remember always here for you.

blessed with much are

w^e

Mom, Dad Ralphie, John Henry and Abuela

We

alv^ays

kne^v

you w^ould go

places.-

Mom, Dad, Andrew, Danny, Grandma Florence, Grandpa Jack, Grandma Joyce, and Grandpa Ekidie Jr., The

path

you have chosen and the

discoveries

We

are

proud

very of you!

Love,

Dad, Mom, and Greorge

manner

which you taken it, we could not be more of youI Not only have you made academic

developed

over

into

a

in

proud

these last four years, youVe also young man v^hose character is

to be admired, your courage to explore challenges continues to impress us, aden your commitment to seeing things through is

the

one

nevk^

admiraL We wish you all the health and happiness this world has to offer as you your next

journey!

Love, Mom and Dad

begin

230

congi'atulai ions

Congratulations Shav^nil

d i MM

We

are

all

proud

of you and w^e knoAV that you will u,

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do very w^ell in life. YouVe been

through

lot in

a

your lifetime and came out great.

Gkxxi

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fe\5^

always managed to see the w^onders of the world, and now that you are beginning this chapter, your options are Umitless. Celebrate your achievements, yet remain humble. Life holds so many lessons some come from adversity, so dont be afraid of it. Looks towards the horizon, but keep loved it ^will never steer you in the ones close. Alw^ays listen to your inner voice the architect of You are direction. your Ufe, and you have built a strong Avrong each ^vith W^elcome foundation. stage open arms each has it's own magic, Peter Pan. We are soooo very proud of you. Always know that you are loved. Your

big

blue eyes have

rf'^;

^

luck.

Dad

^%iL

-ir.

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231

celebrate

Ashkan:

Congratulations, Ave are proud of you and all you

have

accomplished. Love

always. Mom, Dad, Afsheen, and Arezou

dedication

232

Dear

Brian,

There

those that

are

follow and those that lead. You have proven you are one of the latter.

J

We

proud

are so

of

your accomplishments and dedication.

-t^'

W^e kno"w that you will continue on the path of success

^vhile

accumulating all the happiness life can offer along the way.

Congratulations! Love, Mom and Dad

Dearest

"Nikkidemus,"

At the time you

were

bom,

gift

you w^ere given a that most of us forget

about

as w^e

get older. It is

the powder to design your own unique life. You are an

artist

^the

canvas

is

your life. From this moment on, take

ownership of this gift and use it wisely. If you do, your life will become an extraordinary work of art.

We believe your life will be a masterpiece! Just

dont

ever

lose your

"joie

de vivref'

Congrats

and much

love.

Aunt Linda & Uncle Mike xoxoxoxoxoxo

233

liaj ipines^-

Corey, Where to

begin? You are a remarkable young lady! bring smiles and laughter from Miss Maggies' Ballet classes. Girl Scouting adventures, Father/Daughter Weekends, Disney trips, and making it to the "Horseshoe" in Cheering Nationals, giving drive-thru at Wendy's a new meaning, and cheering at URE Your drive and focus on your future is something v^e admire! Wishing you happiness, we vdll always be there for you, just look over Memories

your shoulder!

Love, Dad, Mom, Carl & John

It

seems

like

yesterday that you small boy

v^rere a

Over the years confident and

_

as

you grev^A

more

independent, you brought us so much happiness and pride in all your accomplishments. MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE_

enough success to make you proud, enough trials to keep you strong, enough luck to make you smile at life, enough work to keep you challenged, enough of all life's treasures. To keep you truly happy. CONGRATULATIONS! You Bring More Pride and Happiness Than Words Can EX^er Say.

All

My

Love

Always,

Mom

234

journey

Christopher, W^e

very proud of you and your accomplishments. We sure that you will be successful in aU your future

are

are

endeavors. As you

begin your journey know that always there for you. Love, Mom and Dad

May

2008

we are

235

inspire

Matthew, Our dream is for aU your dreams to come true. You have al-ways been ti-ue

yourself never to follov^r a crowd, we are proud of your independence. Let the stars be your g:uide no matter where you are in the world, and hope you will be touched by kindness and inspired by your strength and wisdom. We love you and are very proud of yoio. Congratulations to

and

Mom and Dad

Matt, Thank you for alw^ays being there for me. You're the best.

Congratulations. I

love

you-

Alida

Our

pride

in Max

continues to grow. He has always taken on every

challenge

committed to

sucxjeed Once he

completed his degree requirements, he immediately went on to another challenge spending the Spring semester in the Rockies

with the National Outdoor

Leadership

School

Congratulations on your graduation Max and for having a dream and the courage to live it.

Dad and Mom

236

samurai

Congratulations You've spent

a

long,

what

Kristin!

but fun-fiUed, six years here at URI and have accomplished SO much. You have great Yearbook Elditor is w^hile producing an aw^ard vanning book and have

exemplified given Renaissance a new^ definition. Not only have you discovered and learned the ways of producing a great book, but also have aided others to do the same after you. You have contributed many things to URI and the Renaissance group, but you have also contributed many things you may not know and have touched the lives of so many jjeople. There are certain people put on this planet to touch the lives of others, and for all of us here at the Renaissance Yearbook, as well as so many more on campus, you have been that person. You have given us great memories such as "yearbok", "duckponds", and the greatest analogies that anyone could ask for. While being our "yearbook mentor" you taught us how to work as a team, and by being our friend you taught us so much about life. There is no doubt in our minds that aU of these w^onderful doors are opening for you because you truly deserve it. Make us proud by following all of your dreams, and well make you proud by trying our best to follov^ your in your footstep>s. W^e're so proud of you, well miss you. Congratulations Kmoney! a

237

excel

Justine, You have

given us so much joy and happiness w^atching you in the Marching Band, Pep Band, and concerts. We

are so

of you These past four years have given us

proud so

much

are

pride. You truly "The Pride." Go Rhody!

Go URE We love you Justine

Love, Mom, Dad, Sean, and Ashley

W^e could not have asked for

Avonderful

Daughter, Sister,

a more

and Aunt.

You have excelled at URI

beyond our highest expectations, not only in your academics but also in the challenges you have conquered, the relationships you have made and your maturity in finding yourself ^while looking toward the future. You have such

permeates aU that made

us

proud

a

you do! You have

and the whole

and

we

love of life the

family

kno^v there is

so

very to

more

come-.

V/E LOVE YOU!

Dad, Mom, Jonathan and Shawn, Dawn, Emily, Myles, and you Kitty, Mittens

238

wonderful

Marie K.

Day-Lewis

Class of 2008

Marie, Congratulations! FolloAv your dreams. You have a bright future ahead of you. You a w^onderful daughter and sister and we are proud of you. All

love. Mom, Dad, Lauren, and

are

our

Elrin

Thank you Renaissance 2008! Special thanks to the 2008 Renaissance staff for all your hard Avork and dedication! The book would not have been possible

Avithout you alL

Much yearboker Justine

love,

239

Success is... doing what LJOU can do well and doing

it well

whatever you do. -Longfellow Congratulations on

you wonderful

achievement and best wishes for the future.

Love, Mom, Dad, and the Family

achievement

Colophon:

Yearbook, Volume 106, was printed by Josten's Printing State College, PA. Our representative was Norval K Gamett

The 2008 Renaissance

Publishing in Jr., and our plant consultant was Crystal Gault. This book contains 240 pages and had a press run of 462 copies. The office of the Renaissance Yearbook is located in room 123 of the Memorial Union, 50 Lower CoUege Road, Kingston, Rhode Island 02881. The phone number is (401)874^5897. The e-mail address is yearbook@etaLurLedu and the website address is www.uriedu/yearbook and

The staff of the 2008 Renaissance Yearbook would first and foremost like to thank Norval Gamett, Caren QrUck-Corin, and Maureen McDermott for aU of

major role in the help of the production of possible Mrithout them. We would also Kke to thank the entire Memorial Union staff especially (but not limited to) Sheri Davis, Lorrie Olson, Brad Irish and Bruce Hamilton. Special thanks goes to Bonnie Bosworth of the URI Theatre Department and Athletic Media Relations for the photos they have contributed- We would like to thank everyone Avho has contributed or helped Avith any aspect of the production of this book their

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responsible opening, closing, and other various senior dividers, graduation, section, Pages through 15, 112 through 143, and 210 through 223 are spreads throughout the book. Finance Elditor was Laura Donnelly assisted by Melissa SimandL Audrey printed in four color Gould was responsible for Sports assisted by Emily George, Dave Kelvey, and Yvonne Burnett. Memories Eklitor was Marissa Colson assisted by Unless otherwise noted, aU photographs were Meghan Lingenfelter and Caitlin Dowd. Art Elditor taken by the Renaissance Staff or donated was Einily Moore assisted by by Sara Champlin and members of the URI community. Senior Jenn Lashinsky. AU members of the staff have also portraits. Homecoming, Rhody Rally, and contributed to proofing of the book and other Graduation were taken by Davor various additions to make the book the best it could Photography, 3580 Progress Drive, Suite G, be. The entire Renaissance Staff have given their Bensalem PA 19020. talent and skills to the making of this book. The base ink color is black.

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