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Classic Cameras: Old Cameras, New Visions
The Artful Line
Museum Lecture: The Artful Line of Fashion Illustration
Adobe Upgrade
Mac Upgrades
New Dorm on the Horizon
Kahl named VP for Institutional Advancement
Valerie Steele Selected for Museum Leadership Institute
Student Fashion Shows on FIT Website
Health and Fitness Student Art Competition Winners
Health Services Re-accredited
FIT Faculty in Package Design Magazine
Recent FIT Graduates Show Collections in Rome
FIT Student Part of Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition
EVENTS
CLASSIC CAMERAS: OLD CAMERAS, NEW VISIONS
June 15, 2004 through July 31, 2004
The Museum at FIT, Student Space Gallery
Works by the FIT Photo Club.
Contact: Exhibition Information, x75800, or click here.
THE ARTFUL LINE
June 19, 2004 through July 31, 2004
The Museum at FIT
This exhibition reveals treasures from Special Collections at FIT's Gladys Marcus Library. Included in The Artful Line are items from the Frances Neady Collection of Original Fashion Illustrations; archives of designers such as Bonnie Cashin, Muriel King, and Lucile; the Oral History Project of the Fashion Industries; and periodicals dating from 1800 to 1950.
Contact: Tamsen Schwartzman, x75701, tamsen_schwartzman@fitnyc.edu or click here.
MUSEUM LECTURE: THE ARTFUL LINE OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION
June 29, 2004
Michele Bryant, fashion illustrator and instructor, Fashion Design department, FIT
Sponsored by The Museum at FIT and The Center for Professional Studies
Walk-through: 6:00–6:30pm, E lobby
Lecture: 6:45–7:30pm, Room D207
An exhibition walk-through and lecture in conjunction with The Artful Line: Drawings and Prints from FIT's Special Collections
$15, payable at the door
Contact: The Center for Professional Studies, x78707, prof_studies@fitnyc.edu.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ADOBE UPGRADE
After receiving requests and feedback from faculty and chairpersons, IT for FIT will upgrade all Adobe products to Adobe CS for fall 2004. For more information contact Carolyn Rieger, x77510, carolyn_rieger@fitnyc.edu.
MAC UPGRADES
For the fall 2004 semester, all Macs will have CD burning capabilities. CDs are inexpensive, reliable, and durable and can be used interchangeably between Macs and PCs. During the transition period there will be several zip stations in each classroom.

Having successfully introduced the latest version of Apple’s operating system into our open lab, C230, C307A, and the CET, FIT is adopting Panther 10.3 as the standard Mac operating system for fall 2004. Panther training is available in the CET.
For more information contact Carolyn Rieger, x77510, carolyn_rieger@fitnyc.edu.
NEWS
NEW DORM ON THE HORIZON
FIT has purchased a former office and business space in the Hudson Yards area to serve as a new dormitory. The 100-year-old, 15 story building at 406 West 31st Street will be completely renovated and should be ready for student use in August, 2006. With a mixture of two-, three-, and four-bedroom suites, the new dormitory will add 1,100 beds to FIT's capacity. The college has no plans to increase acceptances, preferring instead to house more of its students. The as-yet-unnamed building will include lounges, a laundry facility on every floor, study rooms, and a fitness center, as well as 24-hour security. For more information contact College Relations, x77642.
KAHL NAMED VP FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
John L. Kahl has been appointed vice president for Institutional Advancement of FIT. Before coming to FIT, Kahl spent six years as vice president of Development and Public Relations at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc., where he developed a comprehensive master plan for executing fundraising campaigns. Before that position, he was executive director for Development at St. John's University. Kahl's first priority at FIT will be to plan the second phase of the college's $137 million capital campaign, working closely with President Joyce F. Brown, the college's Board of Trustees, and the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries.
VALERIE STEELE SELECTED FOR MUSEUM LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, is participating in the 2004 Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA, in July. She joins leaders of 34 museums from around the world in an intensive executive colloquium. Since 1979, the Museum Leadership Institute has been the foremost educational forum for museum executives, with more than 900 alumni from the United States and over 20 other countries. For more information contact College Relations, x77642.
HEALTH AND FITNESS STUDENT ART COMPETITION WINNERS
The Health and Physical Education Department announced the winners of the first Health and Fitness Student Art Competition: Esther J. Crotty and Jillian Leedy, both Illustration majors. The Health and Fitness Art Gallery is located outside of the Health and Physical Education department office, AX13, in the sub-basement of the A building.For more information contact Ray Noonan, x77460, raymond_noonan@fitnyc.edu, or click here.
STUDENT FASHION SHOWS ON FIT WEBSITE
Selections from the 2004 graduating student fashion shows are now on display at the FIT website. To view them, click here. The BFA Student Fashion Show was held May 11 at the Altman Building on West 18th Street; the AAS Student Fashion Show was held May 6 at the Haft Auditorium; and the AAS Menswear show was held April 29 at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. For more information contact College Relations, x77642.
HEALTH SERVICES RE-ACCREDITED
The FIT Health Services was recently re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. The review process takes place every three years, and the most recent survey and review began during the fall 2003 term. The Health Services Office in A402 provides general medical care to the FIT student body; last year, there were 9,800 medical visits to the office. For more information contact Rita Rooney, x77625, rita_rooney@fitnyc.edu.
FIT FACULTY IN PACKAGE DESIGN MAGAZINE
Sandy Krasovec, instructor, Packaging Design, and Marianne Klimchuk, assistant professor and chairperson, Packaging Design, alternate writing a regular column in Package Design Magazine, the new trade magazine of the industry. They use their column to explore issues in package design from the educator's point of view. For more information contact the Packaging Design department, x77810.
RECENT FIT GRADUATES SHOW COLLECTIONS IN ROME
Four members of the 2004 graduating BFA class in Fashion Design have been invited to show their collections in Rome during the Alta Moda Fashion Week, July 11-16. Erisa Dilo, Katerina Hartlova, Kara Lynn Herman, and Hala Kelly Manish, accompanied by their professor, George Simonton, are traveling as guests of the city of Rome. Each designer will present six garments. For more information contact the Fashion Design department, x77667.
FIT STUDENT PART OF BEST OF SUNY STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
FIT student Kenneth Park received one of six awards at the 2004 Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition. Park was the only FIT student among 63 students from 25 SUNY campuses in the exhibition at the D&H Railway Building in Albany, NY. His untitled, acrylic-on-canvas painting earned him a $500 scholarship award as one of four "Honorable Mentions." For more information contact Laurence Sombke at the SUNY Office of Public Relations, 518 443.5311, pr@sysadmin.suny.edu.
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