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Global Market Breakfast: Doing Business in China
Dance on the Head of a Pin
Support Group for Parents of Teenagers
Talking Trade at FIT: New Era for Textile and Apparel Trade
Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries Dinner Dance
Annual Refresher and Initial Right to Know Training
Communication Design Visiting Artist Program: Scott Stowall
Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition
Fall 2004 Blood Drive
New WEI Workshops
Master Calendar for Academic Chairpersons
November 4 Lunchtime Seminar “Navigating the Health Care System” Cancelled
November 8 Elder Care Support Group Cancelled
FIT Hosts National Disability Mentoring Day
FIT Table Tennis Coach Accepts Regional Appointment
Advertising and Marketing Communications Professor Conducts Workshop in Nigeria
History of Art Professor Speaks in Venice
FIT Student Made Regional Vice President of Delta Epsilon Chi
EVENTS
GLOBAL MARKET BREAKFAST: DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA
November 4, 8:15 am–10:15 pm
Baruch College Conference Center, 151 East 25th Street
Sponsored by FIT department of Textile Development and Marketing, The Journal of Commerce, and JP Morgan Chase
Breakfast seminar on China’s continuing emergence and growing importance in the international economy. John Holden of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations plus other distinguished experts will discuss the prospects and perils for the short- and long-term Chinese economy. Tickets $45. For more information call 646 312.2070.
DANCE ON THE HEAD OF A PIN
November 4, 6 pm–8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by the Collegewide Committee on Diversity
Lecture and performance by Kitty Lunn, Infinity Dance Theater. For more information contact Griselda Gonzalez, x77658.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR PARENTS OF TEENAGERS
November 9, noon–1 pm or 1–2 pm
Room DC35
Presented by FIT/UCE EAP
To register, contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
TALKING TRADE AT FIT: NEW ERA FOR TEXTILE AND APPAREL TRADE
November 9, 3:30–5:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Janet Labuda, director of the Textile Enforcement and Operations Division of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Laura Jones, executive director of USA-ITA; Anastasia Xenias, senior international trade specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Robert Eisen, Esq. of Coudert Brothers; and Professor Erik Smithweiss, Esq. of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klastadt LLP, will speak about the effects of the cessation of textile and apparel quotas on U.S. and international trade. For more information call Christine Pomeranz, 212 488.3634; or Georgia Magee, x78490.
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE FASHION INDUSTRIES DINNER DANCE
November 9, 6:30 pm
Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom
Honoring Sy Stewart, limited partner, Barington Capital Group; Vera Wang, chairman and CEO, Vera Wang; and Mark Weber, president and COO, Phillips Van Heusen. Tickets $500 and up. For more information call the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, x77820.
ANNUAL REFRESHER AND INITIAL RIGHT TO KNOW TRAINING
November 10, 10 am–noon, 1–3 pm, 5–7 pm
November 17, 10 am–noon, 1–3 pm, 5–7 pm

Alcove, 8th floor, A building
Mandatory annual training for FIT personnel who use hazardous chemicals, supervise employees who use these chemicals, or have occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Email L. Jean West at jean_west@fitnyc.edu to register.
COMMUNICATION DESIGN VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM: SCOTT STOWALL
November 10, 6:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Graphic designer and principal, Open. For more information call Communication Design, x77810.
STUDENT FOREIGN LANGUAGE POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION
November 16, 1–2 pm
November 18, 1–2 pm

Board Room, 9th floor, B building
Students studying Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish memorize and recite poems from the literature of their chosen languages. Final run-offs are November 16; Announcement of winners, awards ceremony, and reception are on November 18. For more information contact James Cascaito, x78975.
FALL 2004 BLOOD DRIVE
November 18, 10:00 am–3:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The New York City Blood Center will be accepting donations from students, faculty, and staff. Register in the Student Life office, A713, or by emailing jed_skillins@fitnyc.edu.
NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
Ongoing throughout November
The New WEI Group has many workshops scheduled through November on a variety of topics. For a complete listing of workshops, dates, and registration instructions, see www3.fitnyc.edu/thenewwei. For more information contact Johanny Tavares, x75615, johanny_tavares@fitnyc.edu.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
MASTER CALENDAR FOR ACADEMIC CHAIRPERSONS
The Master Calendar for Academic Chairpersons on InsideFIT has been extended through summer semester 2006. The online calendar is updated as changes become known. Users of this calendar should always check the InsideFIT version here rather than relying on an older printout. Corrections or questions about the Master Calendar for Academic Chairpersons should be directed to Howard Dillon, assistant vice president for Academic Affairs, 77911, howard_dillon@fitnyc.edu.
NOVEMBER 4 LUNCHTIME SEMINAR “NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM” CANCELLED
The lunchtime seminar “Navigating the Health Care System” scheduled for November 4 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the spring 2005 semester. For more information contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
NOVEMBER 8 ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP CANCELLED
The elder care support group meeting scheduled for November 8 has been cancelled. For more information contact Robin Zarel, x77167.
NEWS
FIT HOSTS NATIONAL DISABILITY MENTORING DAY
On October 20, 2004, FIT hosted National Disability Mentoring Day. The Mayor’s Office for Persons with Disabilities and a committee representing CUNY, SUNY, independent colleges and universities, and disability organizations put together a day of activities for 15 mentees that included group sessions and job shadowing. Some of the professionals who were “shadowed” by mentees were Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT; Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT; and Dr. Dario A. Cortes, vice president for Academic Affairs. For more information contact Elizabeth Mortensen, x78283, elizabeth_mortensen@fitnyc.edu.
FIT TABLE TENNIS COACH ACCEPTS REGIONAL APPOINTMENT
Wayne Chin, table tennis coach for FIT, has accepted the regional directorship for the New York City region of the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association. The duties of the directorship include the organization of competition in the region. The NCTTA is a collegiate organization run by students, faculty, and staff with the goal of promoting the sport of table tennis in colleges and universities. The NCTTA currently has 16 regions across the country and includes more than 80 schools. For more information contact Kerri-Ann McTiernan, x77959, or visit www.nctta.org.
ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSOR CONDUCTS WORKSHOP IN NIGERIA
Assistant Professor Abimbola Ogunsola, Advertising and Marketing Communications, designed and conducted a workshop on planning and executing successful Integrated Marketing Communications campaigns for a select group of sixteen Nigerian senior business executives on July 27, 2004 and July 28, 2004. Participants performed case analyses of successful campaigns, focusing on tactics that will improve their on-the-job performances. For more information contact Advertising and Marketing Communications, x78523.
HISTORY OF ART PROFESSOR SPEAKS IN VENICE
Professor William Barcham, History of Art, spoke about the 16th-century Venetian painter Paolo Veronese at a seminar in Venice organized by the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, and the Istitito Veneto, Venice. For more information contact William Barcham, x78295.
FIT STUDENT MADE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF DELTA EPSILON CHI
Erin Gillespie, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’05, was elected North Atlantic Regional Vice President of Delta Epsilon Chi at the International Career Development Conference held in Nashville in April. For more information click here.
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