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Projects and Partners for Fall 2014

Bristol Senior Center
Communication students will develop marketing and communication tools for promoting the Bristol Senior Center, its programs, activities, and wellness initiatives.
Professor Amiee Shelton

City of Pawtucket
Web development students will assist in creating a GIS data model of the City of Pawtucket’s separate drainage and/or combined sewer system.
Professor Mark Brickley

City of Pawtucket
Web development students will continue the work of students on the Slater Park Memorial Tree Mapping. Students will continue to identify trees for the GIS Maps and link memorial bios to the trees for the new, interactive website.
Professor Mark Brickley

Cranston Historical Society
Students enrolled in the museums studies course will conduct on-site observations and propose suggestions for use of the space within the Carriage House at Governor Sprague Mansion as a potential museum.
Professor Anne Proctor

Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust
Business students participating in the Small Business Institute will develop a business plan for the Akin House as a Cultural Heritage Center and Education Facility.
Professor Joel Cooper

GrowSmart Rhode Island
Graphic design students will assess current marketing collateral pieces and make suggestions for the redesign of select pieces.
Professor Dina Vincent

House of Hope
Business students participating in the Small Business Institute will develop a business plan for the House of Hope Boutique, researching possible expansion of the program to enhance its stability as both a social services program and small business.
Professor Joel Cooper

Latino Public Radio
Students from Beta Alpha Psi accounting honors society will assist the organization in preparation for their first audit. Students will develop guidelines and instructions which the organization can follow for the future.
Professor Robert Rambo

Mental Health Association of Rhode Island
Faculty and students in the Psychology Department will continue working with the MHARI to conduct a broadly scoped survey of the current state of the entire RI Criminal Justice System as it relates to the needs and concerns of those challenged by mental illnesses. 
Professor Judith Platania, Ph.D.

Norman Bird Sanctuary
Students enrolled in the museums studies course will conduct an on-site analysis of the farmhouse and perform research in order to propose a suggested narrative that could be conveyed in future exhibit space.
Professor Anne Proctor

Paine House
Students enrolled in the museums studies course will propose an historic narrative and new/revised didactic materials for visitors at the Paine House Museum.
Professor Anne Proctor

Pawtucket Central Falls Citizen’s Development Corporation
Graphic design students will assist in developing a brand identity and design guidelines for the organization.
Professor Dina Vincent

Pawtuxet Valley Preservation and Historical Society
Students enrolled in the Historic Preservation Workshop will conduct a study on the Crompton Library to determine the best methods and ways in which to add an addition to the historic structure. 
Professor Arnold Robinson

Preservation Society of Pawtucket
Students enrolled in the museums studies course will propose a format and content for didactic materials to be used at the Spaulding House.
Professor Anne Proctor

Providence Athenaeum
CPC Graduate students will continue the work from last academic year on creating a BIM model for the historic building. 
CPC Graduate Staff

Providence Preservation Society
A feasibility study will be conducted for the Bomes Theater by an historic preservation graduate student as part of the capstone process.
Professor Arnold Robinson

Providence Public Library
Students in the Graduate Architectural Design Studio will investigate real strategic objectives and analyze research to inform the design process for creating the library of the future.
Firm in Residence, designLAB Architects and Mary Ann Upton

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
CPC student staff and students from the RWU School of Law are creating a comprehensive rehabilitation and preservation plan for the Colt Estate Horse Stable. 
Professor Arnold Robinson, AIA and Attorney Chris D'Ovidio

RiverzEdge Arts
Marketing students will review and assess current data and metrics from the organization and use that data to develop marketing tools and communication messages for the promotion of the organization.
Professor Kathy Micken

St. Elizabeth Community
Communication students will develop communication tools and an event plan for a proposed 5K fundraising event for the organization.
Professor Amiee Shelton

Town of Bristol
Management students will work collaboratively with the Town of Bristol and staff to develop a management plan to be used by staff at the new Maritime Center.
Professor Hank Kniskern

Town of Exeter Public Library
Graphic design students will assist in developing branding and signage options for the community library.
Professor Dina Vincent

Town of Lincoln
Students from the Roger Williams University School of Law will work in conjunction with the Town to review affordable housing precedents, alternatives and plans to create a document citing potential proposed revisions to the Affordable Housing element of the Town of Lincoln’s Comprehensive Plan.
Professor Michael Burger

Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
Students in the Historic Preservation Workshop will perform a site investigation for the former Messer Street School in Providence and identify rehabilitation and preservation plans for the space.
Professor Arnold Robinson

Western Rhode Island Civic and Historical Society
Students in the Historic Preservation Workshop will perform a site investigation for the former Mapledale School in Coventry and identify rehabilitation and preservation plans for the space
Professor Arnold Robinson 

Westport Cultural Council
Students studying Arts Management will perform an arts and culture assessment for the Town of Westport and provide suggestions on how to better promote the arts within the Town.
Professor Brett McKenzie

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
Students in public administration will survey the Gubernatorial appointments in Rhode Island to determine the existing levels of diversity of boards and commissions in the State.
Professor Katrina Norvell