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     April 2005

Parenting Support Group
Holocaust Commemoration Event
Visiting Artists Program Lecture Series: Julia Hasting
Entropy Interrupted
Chair Massage Days
School of Liberal Arts Roundtable Lectures: Yoshio Taniguchi and the New Museum of Modern Art
Fashion Design AAS Student Exhibition
School of Art and Design Graduating Student Exhibition
Elder Care Support Group
Deans’ Awards Ceremony
Commencement
New WEI Workshops

Summer/Summerim 2005 Student Photo ID Schedule
More Personal Storage on the FIT Network
Help Phi Theta Kappa Fight Hunger and Illiteracy

Advertising and Marketing Communications Adjunct Working with New York Post
Fashion Design Professor Contributes to Forthcoming Book

EVENTS

PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP
May 3, 12–1 pm or 1–2 pm
Room DC35
For more information contact Robin Zarel, x77167.

HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION EVENT
May 3, 1–2 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Tom Friedmann, award-winning author and scriptwriter, will discuss his film, Prisoners of Silence: The Fort Ontario Story, which examines the creation of a camp for 1000 European refugees in northern New York. The film depicts the complex feelings of the refugees, who remained trapped between liberation and imprisonment. Professor Friedmann will examine the making of the film including the clash between historical facts and the artisitc vision of the filmmaker. For more information contact Roberta Paley, x78766, rtpaley@aol.com.

VISITING ARTISTS PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES: JULIA HASTING
May 3, 6:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Sponsored by Communication Design
Julia Hasting, graphic designer. For more infomation contact Communication Design, x77810.

ENTROPY INTERRUPTED
May 5–22
220 Project Space: 111 Front St, gallery 220, DUMBO
An exhibition by six contemporary artists depicting the transitory nature of life and the relationship between growth and decay. Curated by the master’s degree students in the Art Market: Principles and Practices program. For more infomation contact fitexhibition@yahoo.com or visit www3.fitnyc.edu/220project.

CHAIR MASSAGE DAYS
May 9, 10, 11, and 12
A building, 8th floor
Sponsored by Employee Wellness Program
Laura Tilbury, licensed massage therapist and graduate, the Swedish Institute in NYC
Treat yourself to a relaxing, 15-minute chair massage to relieve stress, headaches, and muscle tension. To schedule your appointment, call Human Resources Benefits, x75610.

SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS ROUNDTABLE LECTURES: YOSHIO TANIGUCHI AND THE NEW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
May 10, 1–2 pm
Room B503
Steven Zucker, History of Art, presents an introduction to the architecture of the new MoMA and the previously little-known Japanese architect who designed it. For more information contact History of Art, x77135.

FASHION DESIGN AAS STUDENT EXHIBITION
May 11–14
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The work of graduating AAS students from FIT’s Fashion Design program will be displayed. For more information contact Fashion Design, x77301.

SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN GRADUATING STUDENT EXHIBITION
May 11–21
The Museum at FIT and other campus locations
This annual exhibition displays the work of graduating students from FIT’s School of Art and Design, including projects from 19 fields of study. For more information call x77665 or x75800.

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
May 12, 1–2 pm
Room DC35
For more information contact Robin Zarel, x77167.

DEANS’ AWARDS CEREMONY
May 23, 4–6 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Various awards will be distributed to outstanding graduating students. For more information contact Student Affairs, x77681.

COMMENCEMENT
May 24, 10 am
Radio City Music Hall
FIT’s 60th annual commencement exercises. CBS TV and radio broadcaster Charles Osgood will deliver the commencement address, and honorary degrees will be presented to advertising executive Jerry Della Femina, fashion journalist Suzy Menkes, and textile industry leader and philanthropist Peter G. Scotese. For more information contact Student Affairs, x77681.

NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
Ongoing
Summer workshops will be scheduled soon and available at www3.fitnyc.edu/thenewwei. Please take this opportunity to tell us what you need. Contact Patricia McGillin, x77611, patricia_mcgillin@fitnyc.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUMMER/SUMMERIM 2005 STUDENT PHOTO ID SCHEDULE
A current, valid FIT photo ID must be shown to gain admittance into any FIT building. Only students taking credit courses are eligible to receive student photo IDs. Students taking non-credit courses may pick up temporary IDs from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies office or their instructors. Summer/Summerim 2005 photo IDs will be issued at the Photo ID Center, Room D404, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (except holidays and school closings), May 23 through July 21, 10 am–1 pm and 5–8 pm. Students must show proof of registration. This schedule is subject to change. For more information contact Security, x77777.

MORE PERSONAL STORAGE ON THE FIT NETWORK
IT for FIT has increased the size of personal storage space on the FIT network. Students now have 1GB each for personal storage. All faculty now have 4GB each. During the summer the personal space allotment for staff will be increased to 2GB. For more information contact Michele Barbel, x77453.

HELP PHI THETA KAPPA FIGHT HUNGER AND ILLITERACY
The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is sponsoring a canned goods and children’s book drive through May 13th. Drop-off sites are located in the A building lobby and the department of Student Life, Room A713. For more information contact Student Life, x77710.

NEWS

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ADJUNCT WORKING WITH NEW YORK POST
Elena Romero, adjunct instructor, Advertising and Marketing Communications, has rejoined the NY Post as a freelance writer and editor after completing her MS in publishing from New York University (NYU). She writes and edits “Tempo,” a lifestyle and entertainment feature supplement published on Wednesdays inside the NY Post. She recently completed a profile of the 20-year-old Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz, and will have a business story running in the May 11th issue. She is also serving as the section editor for the upcoming Puerto Rican Day Parade special edition, which will appear in the NY Post on June 11th. She edited the same section last year. For more information contact Elena Romero, elena_romero@fitnyc.edu.

FASHION DESIGN PROFESSOR CONTRIBUTES TO FORTHCOMING BOOK
Professor Francesca Sterlacci, Fashion Design, recently contributed a chapter to You Can Do It: The Merit Handbook for Grown-up Girls, by Chronicle Books. A how-to book for busy women who wish to try new things, the book was conceived by Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas and finished by her sister and sister-in-law after Grandcolas was killed on 9/11. The book will be featured on April 19th on Good Morning America and in magazines such as Town and Country, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Self, and Better Homes and Gardens. Sterlacci, currently on leave, will be making three personal appearances in the Bay Area on May 3rd to promote the book, at Barnes & Noble in San Jose, the Stanford Bookstore, and Stacey’s Bookstore in San Francisco. For more information contact Francesca Sterlacci, fsterlacci@earthlink.net.



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