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Many of URI's groups and organizations came out on First Night to welcome Freshmen and to give them taste of

a

campus. Freshmen got

personal look at all of URI's organizations and all their a

members

as

opportunity

well to

as an

join.

Students

also had several other activities

throughout the night such as personalized signs, temporary tattoos, and

a

dance party.


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First M August 31st,

2008

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IVIichaGi I ankc 11 "We're a young team so it's up and down. We're looking forward to next year. It's been n\/prall

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URI

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Ocgptabello 11

"Art frees your soul"


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Autumn

Appetizers

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and Lyu

September 16th,

2008

URI Police and students a

month for

a

night

of

together once pool, pizza, and fun. come

The URI Police endorses

community by spending know

as

a sense

time and

many URI students

as

of

getting they can.

to


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D awn October 23rd, 2008

Students showed their support

for St.

Judes Hospital by staying

up until the break of dawn. Even though that is a regular for any student, they decided to skip the late

study night to be a helping a good cause.

hand for


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good

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to win."

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Tragedy URi

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JoliG Li ppinco tt'11 Tragedy helped actress and

as a

grow both person. It was

me

allenging play that reminded me important it is to be aware

ow

'ssues we .

face, like the

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our

Tragedy

participate

world

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Diivepsiiu itu Week


Autumn

Ppep: practice your routine or skit, decide which events you want to go to, be eager to learn and

open-nninded

inqpedienls: culture, tradition, dancing,

singing, perfornners,

eager

students and staff

UiPGcTions:

participate

in

or

attend various

cultural events around cannpus to learn about new cultures and traditions unfanniliar to you, share what you learn with your peers

and teachers

BaU: 1 week

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Blood D pive September

23rd

-

25th, 2008

Students, faculty, and staff took their

day

to be local

a

little tme out of

heros. URI members

donated blood to the Rhode Island Blood Center and become someone's hero by just giving a little time out of their

daily

schedule.


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hall O peninq LiDDitt PP October 8th, 2008

October 8th marked the

opening

of the

$8.9 million newly remodeled Lippitt

Lippitt Hall houses the Honors and Departments now all up to date with the newest technology. Even thought Lippitt is one of URI's oldest building, it is now the most current for advanced learning. Hall.

Math


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Prep: paint your faces

/

blue and white and

URI

break out your URI gear as you of prepare your voice for lots

IVIapissa Lyolson 09

cheering

"It's very

sports

InqpediGnts:

lots of very excited URI students that like to show school spirit, all URI teams, Rhody the Ram, URI

sports band

Uipeclions:

bring everyone meet and cheer

and show their

Bake: 5 hours

to

the

on

Keaney

URI sports

spirit

gym

to

teams

exciting

teams

diioiiipr

to see

all the

back in action for

great school year!"

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Homecoming King

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H orriGCominq 2008 P pep:

buy tickets to the football game, paint your faces blue and white, greet old alumni, bring Rhody pride

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InqpediGnts:

URI current students and alumni, parents and families. Homecoming King and Queen, football, football team, school

spirit,

URI band and color

Deckg Uavis 11 guard

Uipeclions: bring everyone

to

the football field to watch the

football game with families and friends, visit tents outside the field, eat good food, cheer your team and

King

and Queen

bale: 4 hours

URI

"I

was proud to be URI's Homecoming Queen of '08.

love URI and it has been

a

of the person that 've become. I am honored t

huge part

represent URI and hope to giving back."

continue

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bpittanq Pelsue

13

"We worked well together this year. We definitely learned to work nffof earh nthpr gnd ^-^ the season went on, we all

mproved

as a

whole."

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'My goal

is to

bring the Rhody

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body.'

URI

Melissa Ocunqio 09 'Let's go

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Autumn

URI 09

LmilLj rIandL) 'Being been

for

a

an

me

part of the band has invaluable

in

keeping

spirit and feeling of the

a

experience

with school

part

community."

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Ppep: fraternity & sorority pairs, choose philanthropies to donate money to, decide who from each house will be participating choose

in each event

Inqpedienls: URI Greek

excitement,

System, money, competition, good intentions

UipecTions:

throughout the participate or cheer on

attend various events week to either

your house, raise money, have fun, get involved in the local community

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October 7th, 2008

URI students

came

together for

a

day of fun and games to get a break from studying. Students played rootbeer pong and got a chance to show off their ping pong ball throwing skills and there was only one

house rule; HAVE FUN!


iwa November 15th, 2008 organized their annual Diwali event. The "Festival Lights" event symbolizes the victory of good over evil within every human being. The ISA serves to promote the awareness of cultural diversity on campus by organizing cultural and social events for the URI community The Indian Student Association

of


Association PGrtormancG November 6th,2008 The URI EMA puts on the tunes for students to come dance and have fun. Students spin tunes all

night

and show off their dance

out and

bust

a

move!

moves.

So

come on


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IVIoon rGsiiva September 14th,

2008

The

University

of Rhode Island's Confucius Institute had

festival in honor of the featured moon.

a

night

of the fullest

moon

a

in 2008. It

Chinese buffet with food that is round like the

This event is also

a

time to celebrate, which is the

equivalent of the American Thanksgiving, where families gather for reunions. The festival also celebrates the first anniversary of URI's Confucius Institute.


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Ram's Den /

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AnlhonL)

riappison 13

Mainfaire at

Hope

Commons

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Lindsaij Lijtle

11

'We had ups and downs, but we work really hard every

day."

CM

/

UR

Ixaijla

Wilson 13

'It started off rocky, but I think we can

pull

it

together."


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November 6th, 2008 Degrees Coffee House held special performances by Amplified, Postmental, World in Arms, and Outrage. Students relaxed and enjoyed specialty coffee with some of the best 193

tunes in

193

town!

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December 5th, 2008

URI's Ballroom Dance Club put on their dancing us their moves! The club

shoes and showed

practiced and then

all semester

prepared

hard work,

on

several different dances

this event to showcase all their


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ensures

the sanity of those

fated to dream."

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"We worked really hard to as a club. We hope

continue

to continue the success."

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JnnnP Miller '10 "We're

hungry for

coming up of pames.'

at

more

the next

couple

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UPI

Dpittneij Dopqes 10 "We all put our minds together think of what is best for the team."

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Entrees

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play

was

hilarious and such

''ig hit! Working with talent a

lagement and the actors Diast!'

was

The

Foreigner

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KntLijn

PcKJilli '11

"This whole eye

production was an opening experience for me.

Although

some

of the monologues

sad, they really bring up issues that don't get talked about

were

as

often

as

they

should."

monologues really promoted awareness for the many unspoken issues that women fare globally." "The vagina


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Ppep: hold auditions, cast characters, work

as a

practice,

team

InqpGcliGnts: women

from all different

backgrounds,

interested audience

Uipections:

laugh, cry, and applaud as you watch performances by various women while they share heartfelt and touching stories through the viewpoint of their vaginas

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puck

is going

be. not where it's been.

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hot Lyhocolate December 3rd, 2008 year the [Memorial Union Board serves free hot chocolate to all students. It's a up great way to break up the day and relax with

Every

cup of hot chocolate with your friends in the Union in between classes. Thanks MU a

Board!


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v:7inqerbread rlouses December 5th, 2008 This year

was

the first

ever

House

Gingerbread Competition. Student groups and organizations competed against

one

another to have

the most creative and

gingerbread

original

house. The

winner this year was the Outdoors Club with their

gingerbread

treehouse.


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never

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November 24th, 2008 Pharmacy students and professors came together to play a pharmacy themed Family Feud game. Each team tested their knowledge and quick wit against in other in the ulimate

pharmacy

battle. And who said

school couldn't be fun?!


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Allison "It's

an

Mgpijan

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dancers, and I'm J

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part of it!"

so

lucky

to

be

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l^ainvill Award: Ppep: be

an

outstanding student, employee, or organization

student on

for

the URI campus, get nominated an

award, apply

selected

as a

to

win, get

finalist

inqpedienls: leadership, achievements, teamwork, admirable people, prepared speeches, plaques Uipeclions: if invited, attend the ceremony to on fellow students and organizations and wait to see which

cheer

students

based

on

excellent

enough category applied for

are

to win

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'My organization, Sigma Alpha, newly developing professional agricultural sorority on campus, spent some time bonding together while taking laps to a

raise money for

our

charity team."

R elaij

For

Lit( p pe P: form

walking

teams or go

by yourself, pack clothes, pack sleeping bags and tents

raise money for warm

cancer

awareness,

InqpedienTs: generous students and faculty who know someone with cancer, have it themselves, or

a^!!^B^V

^pnoto creo^^^ iirrine Condon

just

want to

support

a

good

cause,

good

friends, tents, sleeping bags, snacks

Uipections: donate money to the fund, head to the URI track with your friends/team and walk around for 24 hours to support

research, take breaks to enjoy good company and rest, feel proud that you taking steps towards finding a cure cancer

for

cancer

bale: 24 hours


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outfits, choose models

InqpedienTs: URI students in the Fashion

[Merchandizing Society that are aspiring to be designers, lots and of fabric and

sewing equipment,

lots hard

work and dedication, models

Uipections:

design

several

pieces

of clothing and

ensembles, make the clothes, arrange them

on models to show off your hard work at the fashion show, be proud of your work

bale: 1 night


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Ppep: pick fraternity and sorority pairs, get really excited, pick themes and practice routines, buy supplies

URI

inqpedienls:

nei

Elias '11

excited Greek students, talent,

"Winning Miss Greek Week

enthusiasm,

experience extremely nervous throughout the whole event, hut my sorority sisters were by my side supporting me, giving me

team

spirit, competitive

and great

was

for

was

edge Uipections: once

a new

teams are

are

ready

in

week of

to

formed and routines

go, attend and

participate

the courage I needed."

events

action-packed designed to engage the Greek community, improve relations a

between houses, make new friends, a selected charity;

and raise money for party hard once the winners

are

sun

sets and

announced

bale: 1 week

photo

credits

on

this page to Danni Pascuma


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Part 4 Ppep:

set up tables and booths of URI

put together

organizations

fun activities, prepare to meet

and crafts,

new

people

Inqpedients: stations for each URI

organization, ability

to

talk to

new

people and interest them in your group, Build-A-Bear, station, cool merchandize, good food

sign

Uipections: set up your table with information about and fun activities to draw potential new members your group walk around to various group tables and if a over; student,

if

an

organization,

sign up to become a member while participating in other enjoyable activities and sampling treats; enjoy the nice weather

bale: 5 hours

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getting

free stuff in the

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to kick

off the

an exciting way spring season."


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volleyball

fields of mud

Inqpedients: lots of mud, students that like to get down and

dirty, volleyball, volleyball

net,

competitive edge, laughs, wrestling

mud

Uipections: head over to the mud fields with your friends and enjoy an intense day of double elimination volleyball games while getting down and dirty, wrestle your friends to get them dirty, have a great time with your friends at the last major event

before school ends

bale: 1

day

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enaissancG

Yearbook Justine IVlet PO Justine served

Editor-in-Chief for

as

the second year in

a rov\/.

Without

the help of her greatly talented and dedicated staff tTie book could not

have been

completed

without

them. She wishes them great luck

'""

in all their future endeavors"

URI Emily

mil served

G eopge as

Sports

Editor. With

her non-stop dedication, she proved herself to he a great staff member, She always worked hard to get the bpt^t

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Daniel Adams

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Kenneth Baum

Joseph

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Nicole Bazinet

Michael Baran

Sarah Bauerle

Hannah Becker

Jillian Bekke


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Christopher

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Nicole Benefit

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Daniel

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Kristie Ficalora

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Jessie Franco

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Evan Frankel

Rosalinda Fortier

Lindsay

Freeman


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Alyssa Fulchini

Lawrence

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Samuel Fuller

Jennifer

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Spencer Ginsberg

Jon Gaskill

Jordana

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Gibson

Joel Gibson

Kristy

Andrew Glidden

Kimberly

Goebel


Norris

Golberg

Tyl>nn

Graham

Daniel Golodik

Andrew

Gray

Joseph

Gonsalves

Sara Green

Katie Gorton

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Gregory

Claire Gutowski

Jessica Gregson

Jami

Halpem

Emily

Grote

Elissa Hamilton

Jessica Guidoboni

Katie Hansen


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Katherine

Hargett

Nicole Heidt

Ian

Harney

Tricia Heitzman

Peter Heaton

Nicholas Heeder

Michael

Andrea

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Jason

Hopper

Dana Horan

Brianna Home


Eunhae

Hwang

William Johnson

Kayleigh

Marie

Iverson

Joseph

Erin Jermain

Amanda

Joyal

Niccolas Johnson

Michael

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Adam Karwiel

Laura

Keating

Ryan

Karwiel

David Kenahan

Jonathan Katz

Michael Kazmierczak

Kellianne King

Eric Klos


Marissa

Koggan

Jessica Krzeminski

Lauren Kok

Brad Kulis

Cassandra Kondos

Christopher

Kunzmann

Lauren

Korecky

Anthonia Kuti


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Allison Lacross

Michelle Lains

Jenna Lamed

Michelle Laurita

Andrew Lavallee

Nicole Lechter

Jennifer Lennon

Rachel Lerman


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John Lindemann

Sara Linden

Eric Lindner

Joseph Lipani

Haleigh Lipnick

Brandon Little

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Loflin

Courtney Lyon

Alicia

Lopez

Anthony Macagna

Ulrike Louw

Kelley Lynch

Daniel MacDonald

Lauren Marchbanks


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Henry

Marcus

Lindsay

Maturi

Donna Marfil

Brenna McCabe

Andrew

Marques

Emily McCarthy

Laura Massimino

Morgan

McGowan


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McGunigal

Sara McTeman

Scott

McHugh

Kirsy

Melo

Lauren

McKay

Aline Menzella

Timothy

McMahon

Justine Metro


Christine Milano

Emily

Moore

Coralyn

Miller

Abby Nangle

Kelly

Mohr

Kristen Nelson

Dylan

Hayley

Moore

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Christina Nicoletti

Shawn O

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Megan Nieckoski

Nicholas O'Brien

Ashley

Novak

Austin O'Connell


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Kate O'Pecko

Chinyere Okpara

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Outly

Paul Pellicci

Kayla

Panu

Monica Pereira

Stephanie

Thomai

Pati

Petropoulos

Nicole Pelletier

Christopher Pilone


Craig Rabitaille

Matthew Rahner

Cameron

Ramsay

Laura Redman


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Robinson

Jennifer Robinson

Adam Robitaille

Michaela Robitaille


John

Roglieri

Michael

Rutledge

Jennifer

Roitburg

Emily Ryan

Rachel Rosenwasser

Jessica Saccoccio

Ryan

Russo

Julie Sadick


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Jacqueline

Saul

Pamela Saggal

Joshua

Sayer

Abigail

Salvini

Daniela Scaldaferri

Lindsay

Jaclyn

Satti

Scharf


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Kristen Schermerhom

Gillian Seraio

Stephanie

Sarah

Schubert

Sevigny

Melissa

Scungio

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Shapiro

Sarah

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Stephanie

Sirois

Thomas Sleboda


Diana Smith

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Stephens

Kelly Spence

Sara Stone

Melissa

Squillante

Ashley Stoup

Mariel St. Jean

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Katherine

Szurley

Erica

Karen

Stuppler

Jamie Sullivan

Szymczak

Samantha Tanzer

Julia SulUvan

Jerelyn

Tavarez


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Thacher

Dena Tran

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Elizabeth Valente

Kristen Vartanian

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John Vreeland

Christopher

Vasoli

Cara Walker

Michele Viccaro

Charles

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Nicole Viscito

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Jordan Welch

Keisey

White

William Whitman

Marli Wilkins

Haley

Winsor

Bonnie Witte

Brian Widdis

Eric

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Matthew Young

Megan Wright

Jennalee Wright

Jessica Wolchok

Bethany

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nt AavGrti verMsemenis Congratulations We've had

a

LD

on

the DL!!!

great four years together

staff and I would have never been able to figure out what to do with all

on

those nunnbers if it wasn't for talent and skills

were

you!

Your

greatly

all your hard work. I wish you the best in the future and I know you can do anything when

appreciated

as

well

as

you put your heart to it!

Love,

Justine

Congratulations Colson!!! I'll never forget all the great times had in the office, and outside! Not only were you a lot of fun to

we

hang

out

with, but you always gave of the best

me some

ever! You

were

yearbook work always there during

crunch time when I needed you the most. I wish you the best in the

future in

Love,

Justine

anything you

do!


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Uino

CONGRATULATIONS on

College

Wishing you luck,

your Graduation!

success,

and

Happiness

in all that you do. Filled with Andrew B. DiNonno

and love, Mom and April

pride


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tulati ens onqpQ We're

We

hope

so

proud

of you!

the road ahead is full of sunshine

and great adventures. We wish you all the beautiful things in life.

Remember what matters most in your journey through life are the people you love.

"Go

confidently

in the direction of your dreams. Live the

life you have

imagined." -

Henry

David Thoreau

With love, Dad, Mom, Kristyn and Grammie


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COriGRATULATIOf^S BEMJAMini! We

proud of you, and we know you accomplish anything you set out to do.

are

very

can

Love, Mom, Dad, and Erica

For Connor, In the words of Lee Ann Womack

I

I

Hope

You Dance...

lose your sense of wonder You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger May you never take one single breath for granted

hope you

never

God forbid love

I

ever leave you empty handed still feel small when you stand beside the ocean Whenever one door doses I hope one more opens Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

hope you I

hope you

never

fear those mountains in the distance

Never settle for the

Livin'

might Lovin'

mean

might

path

of least resistance

takin chances, but they're worth takin' be a mistake but it's worth makin'

Don't let

some hell bent heart leave you bitter When you come close to sellin' out, reconsider Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance

And when you get the chance I

I

hope hope

to sit it out or

you dance you dance

dance

The future holds great things for you Connor We wish you our very best and all our love.

Mom, Dad, Thomas and Pat

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ADAM We

are so

proud

You have worked

so

man

along the way, and you always come out on top! Your future shall pay off with many rewards. Congratulations!

overcome

have

you have become! hard to be successful, you have

of the fine

many obstacles

We Love You-

Dad, Mom, Sharon, and Tricia 2009


Sweets

Spring To Adam, Our little

boy is all grown up! it's hard to believe your four years of college have come and gone and now you're preparing for the

Army. We

proud of you and all of your accomplishments. When you left high school, we wished you well in college and you have our surpassed expectations. Continue to work hard, always keep God are

very

your heart and wherever your life leads you, take our love with you. n

Love, Mom+Dad

To Our Brother Adam, Throughout the years you were our trouble maker, our bam-bam man, our discovery boy.. .you scared our

friends, you killed Time flew our

give

by

our

and

bugs, you hid our stuff. you're our helper, our friend,

now

wonderful brother.. .you tug at of yourself, you're there when

The

our

hearts, you

you're

journey just begun, live your life with continue to grow, dance in the rain for purpose, and most of all iove and follow God and reason,

We're

so

very

proud

man

To Adam, We

are

always

with you.

needed.

has

remain the wonderful

xx

Love, no

Memere

Pepere

you are!

of you! Love, Your Sisters

+

xo

We

are

proud

VERY

of you!

Mom and Dad

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To my dear little girl Alexandra, It is 2009, your graduation year again, and we're renninded of how fast another 4 years have flown by. It seenns

like

high

school

graduation

was

just yesterday.

Monn

and Dad want you to know that we are so very proud of all that you have accomplished in these past 4 years. You

life and all that it held for you like a duck to water. After much soul searching you found your niche took to

college

and I do believe you were meant to teach those little people who have fallen so in love with you! Deep down I

feel you still

are

that little

girl

who loved to

play

and

much. All the children you encounter will be pretend fortunate to have you as their teacher one day, when you so

can

instill in them the values that

Daddy

and I have instilled

'

.^^^

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in you all these years. I can't tell you how many family members as well as friends have told us what a wonderful young lady you

turned out to be and how very proud we must be of you. We want you to know that we do realize how fortunate we are woman

that have raised you to be the lovely young you are. And whoever has the fortune of working

with you in the future will be very appreciative to have come upon someone who possesses the positive qualities that you do!

_We

love you

more

than life! Never,

Congratulations, Mom, Dad, and Will

ever

forget that!


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Henry "Nicky" CONGRATULATIONS!! We

are so

very

proud

of your

accomplishments!

Watching you grow from being the curious youngster to the amazing man you have become was a pleasure and a privilege for us all. Your

Loving Family

We

are

very of you,

proud Johnathan.

Dan, We

K

are so

proud

of you. We

know that at times it wasn't easy, but we never had any doubts. Don't

ever

let anyone

what is in your

amazing young

change heart, you're an man.

With all of our love,

xoxox

Dad, Mom, Nicole, Anthony & Brandon

l

With Love, Mom, Dad, and Matt Katz My

dearest Erica, are the most

intelligent person I know. What you have succeeded in the past three and a half years is beyond

You

belief I admire your persistence in best of the best, and I

attaining the

know that you, my darling daughter, will succeed in everything you do. I believe in you. I have the utmost faith in you and with all my heart, I love and

respect you, for you. With all my love and and always. Mom

friendship

forever


Dear Adam,

Oh, how the college years have flown by School is It

seems

The way

over

in

a

blink of an eye

yesterday when soccer became your game you played made us dream of fortune and fame like

We've watched you grow to be a wonderful, caring man Your love for family is legendary; just ask the rest of the clan You're

You'll be We

are so

And

we

for the years ahead know, just use your head

prepared yourself well a success we

proud

of you

will continue

We

today; you know this to be true to be proud of all you pursue

your efforts, And send our love, too. For a future filled with happiness

congratulate

you

on

And all your dreams

come

true.

Love, Mom, Dad, Ian and Erica


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forget

how

tend the soil is

dig the earth and to forget ourselves.

to

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to

Mohandas K. Gandhi

V^onqpatulations

Mike!

W isninq ljou endless luck

as

ljou

explore

ljoup

passion.

Love, Mom, Dad, Brendan, Colleen, Jazzy & Jerry

You've

long way, baby! Conviction. ..passion. ..perseverance! You've

stayed

true to

your beliefs, and

come a

yourself, shown great passion for life persevered with strength and grace.

We couldn't be

more

proud!

CONGRATULATIONS! With all

our

love,

Mom, Brett, Sabi, and Dad What lies behind us are

tiny

us

matters

and what lies

before

compared

what

lies within

Ralph

to

us.

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Our dear Krista, It is so hard to believe that 4 years of URI have come to an end. ..and we couldn't be more proud of your

accomplishments! You are already successful in the most important ways: in your caring attitude and kindness to all, in your dedication to excellence, and in using your many gifts. Your strong work ethic and your unique sense of style, your bright determined approach to life, your beauty (inside and out) make a difference, and make all who you admire and love you! Now as you go forward in life, follow your heart and dreams for God has much in store for you! Cherish all your fond

(and thank you for sharing them with us especially Italy), and look ahead to a life full of adventure, promise, joy, and meaning! God bless! memories

Love you all the veries... -Mum, Dad, Jackie, Katie and all your

family

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Daughter

Christina, Ever since you were growing up you always knew you were

going

be

to

a

teacher. We

are

thrilled at this milestone you have reached, as there are many You

along the

way in your life.

to be

congratulated for achieving high honors and having made your entire family very happy and proud of you and your accomplishments. are

Love, Mom and Dad

Dear Adam,

Congratulations on your college graduation. all very proud of you. We wish you much

success

Love,

Cooper, Phyllis, Paula, Lori, RJ, Brianna, Debbie, Gary, Anthony, Ashley, Kenny, Maureen, Catherine, Patricia, Helaine, Ari, Bailey, Skyler Grandnna

and

We

are

happiness always.

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Dear

Bryan, May your dreams take flight! We are so proud of your accomplishments at URI. Congratulations on your graduation! Love, Mom, Dad, Brendan

+

Grandma

We

really

love and

appreciate

all

Congratulations!

your hard work and dedication. Thanks God Almighty for hanging in there and

never giving up even things get tough. You made us all so proud. We wish you nothing but the best for the future.

when

^^^-~

^ Dear Loren, We

of you! You

We love you

to

very proud of you. Now it's time to be who you are and become the best you can be.

Go

are so

never

Rhody!

Love, Mom

+

Dad

+

were a now

know you will continue

Nick-

URI football games will same without you!

proud

you have become a wonderful man. We

From Dad, Mom, Omolayo, Oluwashina, Maria.

We

very

wonderful child and

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

are so

Family

be the

spread

your

^^ dedication, kindness, fun ':'^

'^^^^^

ways and love for other's all over this world. We love you.

Love

always.

Mom, Dad,

+

Rudy


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Adann, We

proud of you. Your hard work will open and new opportunities and challenges. We are always

are so

create

there for you and wish you the best of luck embark on the next chapter of your life.

as

you

Love, Uncle Neil, Aunt Marilyn, Matt and Dan, Aunt Robin, Uncle David, Jared and Allison

Congratulations Justin V.

Jon,

Congratulations!!!

IV1cLyOL|

Love, Dad &

Kathy

I'M PROUD OF YOU!

H

We

are so

very

proud

of you!

Annie, The world

you

charmed,

as

as a

young

Young woman, my daughter. My joy my heart. You've And

now now

reached the end

you must start.

Congrats on graduating good luck with the rest of your future Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal And

Dad & Carleen

woman

she smiled.

But behind that young woman, I see my small child.

Love, Mom & Tom

sees

Girls Rule!

Love, Mom


You have achieved

much in such

so

a

keep track of it all. this point, it happened

short time that its hard

you that its taken forever to reach It saddens us to see you start the rest of your life, however it cannot compare to how happy and proud we are that you are so well prepared and dedicated to your dreams. Never lose sight of those dreams and never

Though it may seem all too quickly for us.

to

compromise anything

to reach

them.

Love, Mom & Dad

Congratulations Class of 2009!!! Love, Renaissance Yearbook Staff 2009


Spring Sweets

v_yonqraiulations l^cenaissancG Yearbook

Staff! Congratulations on another great year! Its was great being able to work with all of you during my last year at URI. The times we had in the office will be greatly missed but never forgotten! I would never have been able to do it all without you! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! wish you all the best for the future!

Love,

Justine

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The 2009 Renaissance Yearbook

,

Volume 106,

was

printed by Josten's Printing

and

College, PA. Our representative was Norval E. Garnett Jr. and our plant consultant was Crystal Gault. This book contains 240 pages. The office of the Renaissance Yearbook is located in room 123 of the Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Road, Kingston, Rhode Island, 02881. The phone number is (401)874-5897. The e-mail address is yearbook@etal.uri.edu and the website address is www.uh.edu/yearbook.

Publishing

in State

The staff of the 2009 Renaissance Yearbook would first and foremost like to thank Norval Garnett, Bob McGrath, and Maureen McDermott for all their help and advice. They played

major

role in the

help

of the

production

a

of this book and would not have been

possible especially, but Special thanks goes

without them. We would also like to thank the entire Memorial Union Staff, not limited to to

Sheri Davis, Lorrie Olson, Brad Irish, and Bruce Hamilton. Department and Athletic Media Relations for the

Bonnie Bosworth of the URI Theatre

photos they have contributed. We would like to thank everyone helped with any aspect with the productions of this book. Design:

Legal created

Josten's website, www.yearbookavenue.com. All photos were

This book

was

on

who has contributed

or

Items:

subsidiary of the organizations and rely on No student receives profit

The Renaissance Yearbook is

URI Student Senate

a

CS version 8.0. The student volunteers. cover is process color custom litho and obtained through sales, advertisements, or endsheets are cottonwood recycled paper. portraits associated with the publication of the and is 100 is book. The Renaissance Yearbook holds copyright binding pound gloss Paperstock Adobe

edited

on

Smyth

sewn.

Photoshop

Typography: Typesets Chantilly Light throughout the book.

privileges and can not be reprinted in any fashion without the written consent of the 2009 Renaissance Staff. and Parisian

were

used

Staff: The Editor-in-Chief of the 2009 Renaissance

Color:

Yearbook

Justine Metro. She was responsible Pages opening, dividers, graduation, senior section 1 30 through 1 57, and 2 1 0 through 223 are and other various spreads throughout the book. Finance Editor was Laura Donnelly assisted by printed in four color. Melissa Simandl. Emily George was Sports Editor assisted by David Kelvey and Alisha Pavao. Marissa Photography: Unless otherwise noted, ail photographs were Colson was Memories Editor assisted by Courtney taken by the Renaissance Staff. Senior portraits. Barnas. Yvonne Burnett and Jenn Lashinsky were Homecoming, Rhody Rally, and Graduation responsible for Arts. Caitlin Dowd and Megan were taken by McGrath Studios, 8 Elm St Ligenfelter were responsible for candids. The base ink color is black.

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