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Employee Flea Market
Meet Your Staff Committee Members Brown Bag
Creative Enterprise Designers Showcase
Talk and Tour: The Couture Accessory
27th on 7th
New WEI Workshops
Style Shop Closing for Holidays
Web-Based Attendance System In Use
Fall SEFA Campaign Underway
FIT Listed in 2005 Edition of Kaplan’s America’s Hottest Colleges
Communication Design Professor Exhibits Wood Panels
Fashion Design Professor Dorosh Participates in Artists Panel
Library Director Wolfe Elected to Board of Directors of NYLA Academic and Special Library Section
English and Speech Professor Publishes Articles
Social Sciences Professor Publishes Second Edition of Textbook
EVENTS
EMPLOYEE FLEA MARKET
November 30, 11 am–3 pm
A building lobby
Sponsored by The UCE of FIT Staff Committee
Featuring clothing, handbags, jewelry, and more.
MEET YOUR STAFF COMMITTEE MEMBERS BROWN BAG
December 2, noon–1 pm or 1 pm–2 pm
A building, 5th floor - old cafeteria
Presented by UCE of FIT
For more information contact UCE, x77588.
CREATIVE ENTERPRISE DESIGNERS SHOWCASE
December 4, 1 pm–6 pm
The John E. Reeves Great Hall
Presented by the Creative Enterprise Center
One-of-a-kind and limited edition clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, by student designers. For more information contact Christine Helm, x78427.
TALK AND TOUR: THE COUTURE ACCESSORY
December 6, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
The Museum at FIT
Presented by The Museum at FIT and the Schools of Graduate Studies and Continuing and Professional Studies
A talk and tour to accompany the exhibition The Couture Accessory curated by Caroline Rennolds Milbank and featuring accessories by Chanel, Cardin, Dior, Versace, and more. Tickets are $25. For more information contact Professional Studies, x78706.
27TH AND 7TH
December 7–December 14
The Museum at FIT
An exhibition of portfolios and other works by graduating students in the art specialization of the Fashion Design program. The art specialization furthers design development on paper as well as presentation skills. A designer oversees a special project and an outstanding student is chosen to receive the critic’s award. The show is organized by program coordinators Karen Scheetz and Stephen Stipelman. For more information contact Museum Information, x75800 or go to www.fitnyc.edu/museum.
NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
Ongoing throughout December
The New WEI Group has workshops scheduled through December on a variety of topics. For a complete listing of workshops, dates, and registration instructions, see www3.fitnyc.edu/thenewwei. For more information contact Patricia McGillin, x77611, patricia_mcgillin@fitnyc.edu.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
STYLE SHOP CLOSING FOR HOLIDAYS
FIT’s Style Shop, located in the lobby of the Dubinsky Building and run by students from the Merchandising Society, will be closing on December 3 for the holiday period. The Style Shop will reopen in February, for the spring semester, when its hours will be 9 am–9 pm, weekdays. For more information, visit the Style Shop online at www3.fitnyc.edu/merchandisingsociety.
WEB-BASED ATTENDANCE SYSTEM IN USE
The new web-based attendance system is now operational. Full-time employees should log in to http://webreg.fitnyc.edu to report time worked and time taken. Add the site to your “bookmarks” or “favorites” for your convenience. For more information contact Human Resources, x75703.
FALL SEFA CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY
The State Employees Federated Appeal Campaign for 2004–5 is underway, and FIT is once again participating. This year, FIT’s goal is to raise $30,000. Money raised by SEFA, either through direct payroll deduction or cash and check contribution, can be earmarked for a variety of chairities of the donors’ choice. For more information contact Human Resources, x75703.
NEWS
FIT LISTED IN 2005 EDITION OF KAPLAN’S AMERICA’S HOTTEST COLLEGES
FIT is listed in the 2005 edition of Kaplan’s America’s Hottest Colleges. The popular college resource guide lists information and statistics about FIT including the size and demographic breakdown of the student body, the number of faculty, the first-year retention rate, and the graduation rate, as well as making mention of the 110 companies that recruit on campus.
COMMUNICATION DESIGN PROFESSOR EXHIBITS WOOD PANELS
Donald Mulligan, adjunct assistant professor of Communication Design, was recently the subject of a one-person exhibition at Figureworks Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The exhibition, entitled Donald Mulligan: Wood Classics, featured wood panels with classic images painted on them in oils. For more information contact Donald Mulligan, x78096, or visit his website.
FASHION DESIGN PROFESSOR DOROSH PARTICIPATES IN ARTISTS PANEL
Daria Dorosh of the Fashion Design department participated in a one day panel on November 4 entitled “Toward a New Aesthetic: Digital Line and Color.” The panel, composed of esteemed digital artists and scholars, considered the question: Is a new aesthetic developing as a result of computer generated and digital media?
LIBRARY DIRECTOR WOLFE ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NYLA ACADEMIC AND SPECIAL LIBRARY SECTION
N.J. Wolfe, director of the Gladys Marcus Library, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New York Library Association Academic and Special Library Section. This group is responsible for bringing the needs of academic and specialist libraries to the attention of the State Library. For more information contact N.J. Wolfe, x75884 or visit the NYLA wesite.
ENGLISH AND SPEECH PROFESSOR PUBLISHES ARTICLES
Glenda Frank, assistant professor of English and Speech, recently published a variety of articles, including “Tempest in Black and White: All God’s Chillun Got Wings,” an examination of the controversy surrounding Eugene O’Neill’s famous drama. This article was collected in Art, Glitter and Glitz: The Theatre of the 1920s Celebrates Diversity, a collection of essays by Greenwood Press. Other recent publications by Frank include columns for Plays International and The North Shore Woman’s Newspaper. For more information contact Glenda Frank, x77540.
SOCIAL SCIENCES PROFESSOR PUBLISHES SECOND EDITION OF TEXTBOOK
Joseph Maiorca, assistant chair of the Social Sciences department and assistant professor of Psychology, is publishing the second edition of his textbook, Personal Selection and Performance Evaluation, scheduled for release in 2005. Maiorca is the recipient of the 2004 National Italian American Foundation Grant for his work with the FIT Italian Club. For more information contact Joseph Maiorca, x77070.
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