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     March 2005

Glamourous Conversations
Society of Publication Designers Lecture Series: Jennifer Crandall
It Girls on Film Lecture Series: The Movie Star
Menswear Show
Home Products Scholarship Awards Breakfast
Lecture: The Unsinkable Lucile
Show-Off! at the Style Shop
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
New WEI Workshops

New Dining Membership Option for FIT Employees

Valerie Steele’s Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion Lauded
English and Speech Professor Participates in Conferences

EVENTS

GLAMOUROUS CONVERSATIONS
April 3, 11 am–3 pm
The Museum at FIT
Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator, The Museum at FIT, and Phyllis Magidson, costumes and textiles curator at the Museum of the City of New York, lead conversations and tours through the museum's exhibitions, Glamour: Fashion, Film, Fantasy and Glamour, New York Style. Tickets $30 general public, $25 students and members. For more information call 212 524.1672 ext. 3393 or click here.

SOCIETY OF PUBLICATION DESIGNERS LECTURE SERIES: JENNIFER CRANDALL
April 5, 6:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Sponsored by Communication Design
Jennifer Crandall, photo editor of Men’s Journal (formerly of GQ) will moderate a discussion with other photo editors. Free admission to first 50 FIT students and faculty with ID; $5 all others. For more infomation contact Communication Design, x77810.

IT GIRLS ON FILM LECTURE SERIES: THE MOVIE STAR
April 8, 5:30–7:00 pm
Sponsored by The Museum at FIT in conjunction with FIT’s schools of Graduate Studies and Continuing and Professional Studies.
Clare Sauro, assistant curator, Costume Collection, The Museum at FIT, will discuss Lucile’s movie star clients in conjunction with the graduate student exhibition, Designing the It Girl: Lucile and Her Style. Tickets $15. For more information call x77715 or email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu.

MENSWEAR SHOW
April 11, 5 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Sponsored by the International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives
Guest critic: Mark Ecko. For more information contact Menswear, x77975.

HOME PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS BREAKFAST
April 12, 7–9 am
Waldorf-Astoria, Grand Ballroom
The ninth annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast to benefit the Home Products Development program will be chaired by Leonard Florence. Honorees include Darlene Daggett, president, U.S. Commerce, QVC, Inc.; Michael Fux, president and CEO, Sleep Innovations; Lyn Kirby, president and CEO, Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrances; and Joseph Laneve, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, Home, Bloomindale’s. Tickets from $200. For more information contact the Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, x77820.

LECTURE: THE UNSINKABLE LUCILE
April 15, 5:30–7:00 pm
Sponsored by The Museum at FIT in conjunction with FIT’s schools of Graduate Studies and Continuing and Professional Studies
Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon, is nearly as famous for her controversial escape from the sinking Titanic as she is for her fashion career. In this illustrated lecture, Titanic researcher Kristine Heid-Santiago analyzes the social life aboard the ship and tells the gripping story that threatened Lucile’s reputation. Tickets $15. For more information call x77715 or email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu.

SHOW-OFF! AT THE STYLE SHOP
April 21, 7–9 pm
The Style Shop, A building
FIT’s on-campus, student-run boutique is hosting its fourth annual Show-Off! event to exhibit and sell the original work of students, faculty, and alumni to the FIT community and the general public. Featured items include accessories, apparel, fine art, and literature. For more information contact Jennifer Gaona, jennn0719@yahoo.com.

TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY
April 28, 9 am–4 pm
Sponsored by Human Resources
There will be several workshops for employees and their children. A memo and registration form has been posted on InsideFIT. For more information contact Johanny Tavares, x75615.

NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
Ongoing
The New WEI Group has scheduled workshops throughout the spring semester on a variety of topics such as MS Outlook, PowerPoint, and FrontPage. 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

NEW DINING MEMBERSHIP OPTION FOR FIT EMPLOYEES
A new dining membership is now available to all FIT employees. Employees may elect the dollar amount to place on their employee ID cards ($50 minimum), which may then be used instead of cash for food purchases at the Food Pavilion, Pizza Lounge, and Java City. For any amount of $50 or more placed on your card, you will receive a bonus of 17%. Go to InsideFIT to view or print the dining membership brochure, which contains more detailed information, and an enrollment form.

NEWS

VALERIE STEELE’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLOTHING AND FASHION CITED AS OUTSTANDING REFERENCE WORK
The three-volume Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, edited by Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT Valerie Steele and published by Thompson/Gale in 2005, has been named an Outstanding Reference Source of the Year for small and medium-sized libraries for 2005 by the Reference and Users Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. For further information contact Katharine Dean, dean.202@osu.edu.

ENGLISH AND SPEECH PROFESSOR PARTICIPATES IN CONFERENCES
Glenda Frank, adjunct assistant professor, English and Speech, will give a presentation in celebration of Lillian Hellman’s centennial on April 10 at the School of Music at Queens College. On April 15, Frank will present a paper at the Eighth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference at Hofstra University. Her paper will examine the American girl as visualized by Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Alexis Tocqueville. For more information contact Glenda Frank, x77540, glfrank@erols.com.



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