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OSHA General Industry Outreach Training
West Courtyard Food Pavilion Ribbon-Cutting
Neruda: His Life and Poetic Legacy
Support Group for Parents of Teenagers
Form Follows Fashion
Beyond the Slide Library: Digital Images in the Classroom
Brain Power
Book Signing: Steven Stipelman
Conference on Color and Design
Talking Trade at FIT: International Sourcing Trends and Strategies
Book Signing: Polly Guerin
New WEI Workshops
Construction Updates
October 4 Elder Care Support Group Cancelled
Robinson Named Artist-in-Residence of Studio Museum in Harlem
Reginetta Haboucha Translates Folktales
Arbuckle to Serve as Acting Assistant Dean
FIT Hosts Big Apples
EVENTS
OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINING
September 30, October 13, October 28, 10 am–noon or 5–7 pm
Alcove, 8th floor, A building
Presented by the Environmental Health and Safety Compliance department
This optional OSHA training is for FIT personnel who use power equipment, hand tools, or hazardous chemicals, or who supervise employees in such circumstances. Sessions cover a variety of topics. For complete information and to pre-register contact L. Jean West, x75967, louella_west@fitnyc.edu.
WEST COURTYARD FOOD PAVILION 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!
NERUDA: HIS LIFE AND POETIC LEGACY
September 30, 1–2 pm
Board Room, 9th floor, C building
A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda, recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature. For more information contact Professor Pilar Blanco, x78972.
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. This exhibion includes approximately 65 ensembles by contemporary, avant-garde fashion designers, as well as couturiers with a sculptural or architectural vision. 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. 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.
BRAIN POWER
October 12, noon–1 pm or 1–2 pm
Room A802
Presented by FIT/UCE EAP
Your brain is the most complicated computer ever created. Would you like to learn how to enhance your learning performance and energy levels? Learn tricks to increase coordination between left and right hemispheres, energy and focus while reading, and brain/body conditioning. To register, contact the EAP at x77167.
BOOK SIGNING: STEVEN STIPELMAN
October 13, 1–2 pm
B&N at FIT
Steven Stipleman, of the Fashion Design-Art department, signs copies of his new book, Illustrating Fashion: Concept and Creation.
CONFERENCE ON COLOR AND DESIGN
October 22–24
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by FIT and The Inter-Society Color Council
The conference on color and design will include three poster sessions, one dedicated to faculty demonstrations of class assignments and projects used to facilitate the teaching of color, one dedicated to faculty presentations of their own work, and one dedicated to student presentations of their own work. For more information contact Margaret Miele, x78449, margaret_miele@fitnyc.edu.
TALKING TRADE AT FIT: INTERNATIONAL SOURCING TRENDS AND STRATEGIES
October 25, 6:30–8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presented by the International Trade and Marketing department
Robert Zane, senior vice president of manufacturing, sourcing, distribution, and logistics of Liz Claiborne, will speak about Liz Claiborne’s corporate sourcing strategy, industry trends, and employment opportunities for FIT students. For more information contact Christine Pomeranz, 212 488.3634, christine_pomeranz@fitnyc.edu.
BOOK SIGNING: POLLY GUERIN
October 28, 1–2 pm
B&N at FIT
Polly Guerin, of the Fashion Merchandising Management department, signs copies of her new book, Creative Fashion Presentation.
NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
Ongoing throughout October
The New WEI Group has many workshops scheduled through October on topics from spam and virus protection to web self-publishing and powerpoint. For a complete listing of workshops, dates, and registration instructions, see www3.fitnyc.edu/thenewwei. For more information contact Janize Pazmino x76519, janice_pazmino@fitnyc.edu.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
Pictures of the new West Courtyard Food Pavilion and East Courtyard Conference Center, as well as plans for the C building extension and the new residence hall, are now available on the recently updated construction website at www.fitnyc.edu/construction.
OCTOBER 4 ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP CANCELLED
The elder care support group meeting scheduled for October 4 has been cancelled. To arrange an individual appointment to discuss elder care concerns, call the EAP office at x77167.
NEWS
ROBINSON NAMED ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OF STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
Fine Arts instructor Marc Robinson has been selected as an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem for 2004-05. The residency is granted to three visual artists every year. It includes a studio, a stipend, and an exhibition at the museum in 2005. Robinson is also featured in an article in Art Forum magazine in September. The article, written by Glenn Ligon, discusses Robinson's work in relation to the David Hammons installation “Concerto in Black and Blue.” For more information contact Marc Robinson, 917 627.8660.
REGINETTA HABOUCHA TRANSLATES FOLKTALES
King Solomon and the Golden Fish, Wayne State University Press, is a selection of 54 folktales taken from Matilda Koén-Sarano’s collection of stories recorded in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and translated into English by Reginetta Haboucha. Haboucha provides commentary and annotations to the folktales that enlighten both scholars and the general public. These folktales remain a powerful link between modern-day Spanish Jews and the Hispano-Jewish legacy. For more information contact Reginetta Haboucha, x77891, reginetta_haboucha@fitnyc.edu.
ARBUCKLE TO SERVE AS ACTING ASSISTANT DEAN
Joanne Arbuckle, associate professor, Fashion Design-Apparel, was named the acting assistant dean for the School of Art and Design on August 30. She will hold this position for the academic year, working closely with Acting Dean Maria Ann Conelli. For more information contact the office of the dean of Art and Design, x77665.
FIT HOSTS BIG APPLES
FIT is one of the locations chosen to host Big Apple Fest. This philanthropic, citywide art exhibit features 300 four-foot-tall apples displayed around the city until October 31. The apples will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s, with the proceeds going to local charities City Harvest, the Police Athletic League, and the NYC and Co. Foundation. Located in front of the Shirley Goodman Resource Center, FIT’s apples are created by Nicole Miller and Steve Madden. Miller’s is painted to represent a fashion show, and Madden’s is clear and filled with shoes. For more information visit www.bigapplefest.org.
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