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Support Group for Parents of Teenagers
Interdisciplinary Mentoring in Social Sciences
Tour the FIT Website
Get to Know Your Network Neighborhood
Elder Care Support Group
CL 112: Paul Charron
What Is the FIT Digitial Library?
Times Talks: A Conversation with Rufus Wainwright
Visionary Realismus
CL 112: David Wolfe
Burn, Baby, Burn: Burning CDs on a PC
Burn, Baby, Burn: Burning CDs on a Mac
CL 112: Mark Mendelson
Talking Trade at FIT: Supply Chain Evolution and International Logistics Revolution
Make Certificates with Word
West Courtyard Food Pavilion Opening and Ribbon-Cutting
Elder Care Support Group
CL 112: Audrey Smaltz
Support Group for Parents of Teenagers
Form Follows Fashion
Beyond the Slide Library: Digital Images in the Classroom
Republican National Convention Information
New FITSA Website
Convocation 2004
New Graduate Degree Programs Approved
FIT Student and Educator Win Art History Grants
FIT Deans Attend Harvard Institutes
College Relations Receives Awards
EVENTS
SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS
September 7, noon–1 pm or 1–2 pm
Room DC35
Presented by FIT/UCE EAP
To register, contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
INTERDISCIPLINARY MENTORING IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
September 7, 5:00–6:15 pm
Room B634
Presented by the Social Sciences department
This session will address several critical issues facing new and veteran instructors, including how to maintain involvement in one’s discipline and promote teaching effectiveness. Participants gain greater knowledge of their disciplines, improve communication skills, expand networks of professionals and colleagues, and acquire new teaching skills. All faculty invited. For more information contact Joseph Maiorca, x77070, joseph_maiorca@fitnyc.edu.
TOUR THE FIT WEBSITE
September 9, 1–2 pm
Room C409
Presented by the New WEI Group
To register, contact Janice Pazmino, x75619, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
GET TO KNOW YOUR NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD
September 13, 11 am–noon
Room C415C
Presented by the New WEI Group
To register, contact Janice Pazmino, x75619, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
September 13, 1–2 pm
Room DC35
Presented by FIT/UCE EAP
To register, contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
CL 112: PAUL CHARRON
September 13, 4–5 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by Special Programs/Academic Affairs
Paul Charron, chairman and CEO, Liz Claiborne. For more information contact Alice Papazian, x77701.
WHAT IS THE FIT DIGITIAL LIBRARY?
September 14, 4–5 pm
Room C220A
Presented by the New WEI Group
To register, contact Janice Pazmino, x75619, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
TIMES TALKS: A CONVERSATION WITH RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
September 14, 6:30–8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by The New York Times Speakers Series
Hear this talented young singer/songwriter discuss his music, his creative inspirations, and his visibility and struggles as an openly gay artist. With New York Times critic Stephen Holden. Contact Nancy Grossman, x77712, for tickets. For more information call 1 888 NYT.1870 or visit www.nytimes.com/timestalks.
VISIONARY REALISMUS
September 18–October 3
2/20 Gallery, 220 West 16 Street
Paintings by Linda Gardner, Interior Design department. The show opens on September 18th, with the artist’s reception and official opening on September 21st, from 5–8 pm. Regular gallery hours are 2–7 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. For more information contact Miguel Herrera, 212 807.8348.
CL 112: DAVID WOLFE
September 20, 4–5 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by Special Programs/Academic Affairs
David Wolfe, fashion director/forecaster, Doneger Associates. For more information contact Alice Papazian, x77701.
BURN, BABY, BURN: BURNING CDS ON A PC
September 21, 11 am–noon
Room C227
Presented by the New WEI Group
To register, contact Janice Pazmino, x75619, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
BURN, BABY, BURN: BURNING CDS ON A MAC
September 23, 2–3 pm
Room C232
Presented by the New WEI Group
To register, contact Janice Pazmino, x75619, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
CL 112: MARK MENDELSON
September 27, 4–5 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by Special Programs/Academic Affairs
Mark Mendelson, president, Jones Apparel Group. For more information contact Alice Papazian, x77701.
TALKING TRADE AT FIT: SUPPLY CHAIN EVOLUTION AND INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS REVOLUTION
September 28, 6:30–8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by the International Trade and Marketing department
Brian Moore, director of Sales, Maersk Sealand, and Francis Scappatori, vice president, Maersk Logistics/Northeast, will speak about Maersk Sealand’s international business and international logistics trends, and relate them to employment opportunities for FIT students. For more information contact Christine Pomeranz, 212 488.3634, christine_pomeranz@fitnyc.edu.
MAKE CERTIFICATES WITH WORD
September 30, 11 am–noon
Room C409
Presented by the New WEI Group
To register, contact Janice Pazmino, x75619, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
WEST COURTYARD FOOD PAVILION OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING
September 30, 1–2 pm
West Courtyard, 27 Street
International food festival to celebrate the opening of the new West Courtyard Food Pavilion in FIT’s 60th year. President Joyce F. Brown will provide remarks and cut the ribbon. Music, magic, give-aways!
ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
October 4, 1–2 pm
Room DC35
Presented by FIT/UCE EAP
To register, contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
CL 112: AUDREY SMALTZ
October 4, 4–5 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by Special Programs/Academic Affairs
Audrey Smaltz, CEO and founder, Audrey Smaltz and the Ground Crew. For more information contact Alice Papazian, x77701.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS
October 5, noon–1 pm or 1–2 pm
Room DC35
Presented by FIT/UCE EAP
To register, contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
FORM FOLLOWS FASHION
October 7–December 31
The Museum at FIT
Form Follows Fashion examines shape and structure, volume and proportion as they relate to fashion. Considering clothes as abstract, sculptural forms, this exhibion includes approximately 65 ensembles by contemporary, avant-garde Japanese fashion designers such as Rei Kawakubo, Yohji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and Junya Watanabe, as well as couturiers with a sculptural or architectural vision, such as Balenciaga and Mme Grès. Exhibition hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. For more information call x75800 or click here.
BEYOND THE SLIDE LIBRARY: DIGITAL IMAGES IN THE CLASSROOM
October 8, 8:45 am–7 pm
Boardroom, 9th floor, C building
Presented by FIT and SUNY/FACT (Faculty Access to Computing Technology)
This conference will focus on the use of digital media in the art history and studio art classroom and is intended to foster an exchange of information and experiences. The difficult and costly task of developing digital image libraries requires the cooperation and expertise of faculty, visual resource curators, instructional technology staff, senior administrators, and librarians. Current projects, resources, and future initiatives will be discussed. For more information contact Stephen Zucker, x78328, or Beth Harris, x73601, beth_harris@fitnyc.edu.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION INFORMATION
A website has been posted to provide information on how the Republican National Convention will affect the FIT campus. The convention, being held from August 29 to September 2, coincides with the start of the fall semester. During this time the college is remaining open, and classes and activities are being held as scheduled. The site will be updated as information develops and can be viewed at www3.fitnyc.edu/rnc.
NEW FITSA WEBSITE
The student association has a new presence on the FIT web at www.fitnyc.edu/fitsa. Designed with input from the FITSA board, the site features extensive club and contact information, a student events calendar, and descriptions of various FITSA activities.
NEWS
CONVOCATION 2004
Returning faculty and staff were welcomed to FIT on Tuesday, August 24, by President Joyce F. Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dario A. Cortes, and Professor and Chair of the Faculty Association Jeffrey Buchman. Welcoming remarks at the start of FIT’s sixtieth year included news of the appointments of nine new full-time faculty members and the information that FIT’s goal of enrolling 10,800 students for the 2004–05 academic year has been met, and that enrollment in pre-college summer programs has tripled over the past year.
NEW GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS APPROVED
Two new graduate programs have been approved at FIT. Starting in fall 2004, the Master of Professional Studies degree program in Global Fashion Management will be taught at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Institut Francais de la Mode in Paris, and FIT. Classes will be conducted in English. Instead of the traditional lecture format, the courses will be presented in conjunction with site visits and intensive seminars in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong.

A new Master of Arts program in Illustration was also recently approved by SUNY, and will be offered in fall 2005. This two-year graduate program, in which studio study is enhanced through lectures, critiques, and field trips that take full advantage of the cultural wealth of New York City, focuses on the art and business of illustration and is designed to create master illustrators by imparting technical skill, creativity, and entrepreneurial insight. For more information contact Maria Ann Conelli, x75714, maria_conelli@fitsuny.edu, or click here.
FIT STUDENT AND EDUCATOR WIN ART HISTORY GRANTS
FIT student Catalina Vásquez-Kennedy and Adjunct Assistant Professor Marshall W. Mount have each been given a $30,000 award for study in art history from the George T. Dorsch Endowed Scholarship Fund and the George T. Dorsch Endowed Fellowship in the History of Art. The awards were endowed by Professor Dorsch, a founding member of FIT’s History of Art department, in a bequest of approximately $800,000 received in 2002. Professor Dorsch, a member of the FIT faculty for 40 years, died in 2000. The scholarships and fellowships are funded each year from the income generated by his bequest and represent one of the largest art history scholarships ever given to an undergraduate student at a United States college. For more information contact the History of Art department, x77135.
FIT DEANS ATTEND HARVARD INSTITUTES
Deans Reginetta Haboucha and Maria Ann Conelli attended programs of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management this summer. Dean Haboucha was among 94 deans, vice presidents, and provosts examining senior leadership in the changing landscape of higher education, focusing on how to articulate a vision and work effectively with members of the senior management team on behalf of the entire institution. Dean Conelli’s two-week seminar was designed for administrators who will help their institutions adapt to a changing future, and included participants from 45 states and 6 foreign countries. For more information contact Dario A. Cortes, x77911, dario_cortes@fitsuny.edu.
COLLEGE RELATIONS RECEIVES AWARDS
The Office of College Relations received two Certificates of Excellence from the University and College Designers Association for its recent publication, FIT Is Art & Design. The booklet, which describes FIT’s School of Art and Design, includes 54 full-color illustrations of works by students from the 18 departments in the School of Art and Design. It will be exhibited at the 34th Annual Conference of the UCDA, October 2–5, in Vail, Colorado. The booklet’s two awards were among 199 given out to a pool of more than 1,300 entires.
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