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     January 2005

Rico Puhlmann: A Fashion Legacy, 1955–1996
Virtual Tour of the FIT Campus
Glamour: Fashion, Film, Fantasy
Glamour: Theory and Practice, a Symposium
New WEI Workshops

Spring 2005 Student Photo ID Schedule

Textile/Surface Design Professor Exhibits, Lectures, and Publishes
Recent Graphic Design Graduate Creates Competition-Winning Ad

Strategic Planning Process Continues

EVENTS

RICO PUHLMANN: A FASHION LEGACY, 1955–1996
February 8–April 9
The Museum at FIT
This exhibition is the first retrospective on the fashion photographer, illustrator, filmmaker, and designer, whose career spanned more than 40 years. For more information contact The Museum at FIT, x75800, museuminfo@fitnyc.edu or visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE FIT CAMPUS
February 8, 1–2 pm
Room C415A
New and returning FIT faculty and staff are invited to attend a brief introduction to the campus. This virtual tour features FIT’s resources and services and includes handouts and presentations on important issues. To register email patricia_craig@fitnyc.edu. Additional sessions will be held on:

Thursday, February 17, 5–6 pm, Room C415A
Wednesday, February 23, 5–6 pm, Room C415B
Monday, February 28, 12:30–1:30 , Room C415B

GLAMOUR: FASHION, FILM, FANTASY
February 15–April 9
The Museum at FIT
This exhibition presents more than 100 fashions and film costumes from the 1930s to the present by designers from Adrian to Valentino. For more information contact The Museum at FIT, x75800, museuminfo@fitnyc.edu or visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

GLAMOUR: THEORY AND PRACTICE, A SYMPOSIUM
February 25 and 26, 9 am–5 pm
Haft Auditorium
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Glamour: Fashion, Film, Fantasy. Registration is required. Pre-registration deadline is February 15. For more information contact The Museum at FIT, x75800, museuminfo@fitnyc.edu or visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
Ongoing
The New WEI Group is currently scheduling workshops throughout the spring semester on a variety of topics. For a complete listing of workshops, dates, and registration instructions visit www3.fitnyc.edu/thenewwei. For more information contact Patricia McGillin, x77611, patricia_mcgillin@fitnyc.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

STUDENT PHOTO ID SCHEDULE, SPRING 2005
A current, valid FIT photo ID must be shown to gain admittance into any FIT building, with no exceptions. Only students taking credit courses are eligible to receive student photo IDs. Students taking non-credit Continuing and Professional Studies courses are to pick up temporary IDs from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies office or their instructors. Spring 2005 photo IDs will be issued at the Photo ID Center, Room D404. All faculty and staff should alert their students to this information. The schedule is as follows:

January 24–February 14, 10 am–9 pm
January 29, February 5, February 12, 10 am–2 pm
Thereafter, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (except holidays), 10 am–1 pm and 5–8 pm

The last day for students to receive photo ID cards for spring 2005 is Thursday, May 12. Students must show proof of registration and this schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information contact Security, x77777.

NEWS

TEXTILE/SURFACE DESIGN PROFESSOR EXHIBITS, LECTURES, AND PUBLISHES
Desiree Koslin, adjunct assistant professor, Textile/Surface Design, gave a Saturday Gallery Talk at the Cloisters entitled “Coming to Fruition: The Pomegranate Motif in Medieval Art and Society.” She also recently participated in a group show at the SOHO20/Chelsea gallery, and contributed the articles “Dress, Religious Women” and “Embroidery” to Women in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia, Volume 2, edited by Katarina M. Wilson and Nadia Margolis and published by Greenwood Press. For more information contact Desiree Koslin, x77087.

RECENT GRAPHIC DESIGN GRADUATE CREATES COMPETITION-WINNING AD
Paul Marcucilli, Graphic Design ’05, created an ad for the League for the Hard of Hearing as part of a project for Advanced Advertising Design Workshop. Marcucilli’s ad features a blurry phrase in the center of a blank page: scrutinized, the phrase can be seen to read “Can you hear me?” A tagline concludes: “This is what hearing loss looks like.” In addition to winning the competition, the ad saw print in the New York Observer. For more information contact Ron Basca, x78959.

STRATEGIC PLANNING UPDATE

STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS CONTINUES
FIT's new strategic plan, 2020: FIT at 75, Bringing the Future into Focus, is taking shape. The initial roundtable meetings, held last December, gathered a cross-section of the college community and produced a range of themes that will inform the next part of the process. Beginning next week, President Brown will create and charge ten committees to help define the goals and tasks that will contribute to the final strategic plan. To broaden community participation, President Brown has decided to add forty members to the May Roundtable meetings. Information about strategic planning can be found at www3.fitnyc.edu/strategicplanning; everyone is encouraged to visit the site regularly as the process develops. Both the documents that guided the initial Roundtable discussions and the results that emerged from the meetings will be posted soon.


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