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     October 2006

Learn Final Cut Pro with Diana Weynand
Dean's Forum: Mickey Drexler, CEO of J.Crew
Business and Technology Upper-Division Fair
Talk and Tour: The Tailor's Art
Talking Trade @ FIT: Keeping the Western Hemisphere Competitive
Faculty Senate Meeting
Talk and Tour: The Tailor's Art
Career Services Annual Job Fair
Hip-Hop Square Dance
More to the Story: When Fashion Meets Literature
Talk and Tour: Love & War: The Weaponized Woman
Fashion and Textile History Gallery: The Tailor's Art
Love & War: The Weaponized Woman

SUNY Board of Trustees Appoints Provost
Institutional Advancement and College Relations Integrate
Enterprise Center Awarded Several Grants
Communication Design Professor's Solo Show
New Databases at the Gladys Marcus Library
Illustration Professor Exhibits Work
Fine Arts Professor's Solo Show
Professor Takes Part in Urban Forest Project
Professor Speaks at Textile and Fabrics Conference
Printmaking Professor's Solo Show
Acting Assistant Dean Participates in U.S. Air Force Program
Professor Releases Book Online, Contributes to Psychology Text
Professor's Photograph Illustrates Book Cover
Professor Collaborates with Wife on Book
Illustration Professor's Solo Show

Freedom from Smoking Program
Call For Entries: Imagined Sites: NYC
Amato/Mills Scholarship Fund
Educational Skills Mentoring Program, Online Tutoring
New WEI Workshops, October 2006

EVENTS

LEARN FINAL CUT PRO WITH DIANA WEYNAND
October 4 and 5, 9 am - 5 pm
October 6, 9 am - 7 pm

Conference Center at FIT, Seminar Room 9
Diana Weynand, best-selling author of Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 5, brings her Apple authorized, Final Cut Pro 5 training course to FIT. The course utilizes a portable classroom of MacBook Pro laptops, and those participants who wish may take a final exam for Apple Certified user status. This event was made possible in part by Instructional Computing at FIT. For information on discounted rates for FIT faculty and staff or to register, call 818 995.1719. For general information, visit www.weynand.com.

DEANíS FORUM: MICKEY DREXLER, CEO OF J.CREW
October 5, 5:30 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology faculty are encouraged to invite their students to the first Deanís Forum of the 2006-07 academic year, featuring a talk by Mickey Drexler, former CEO of Gap, Inc., and current CEO of J.Crew. This event is free and includes a pizza reception. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Interested students must pick up a ticket at the Deanís office, Room B423.

BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY UPPER-DIVISION FAIR
October 10 and 12, 1-2 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (October 10)
John E. Reeves Great Hall (October 12)
Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology faculty are encouraged to promote student awareness of the schoolís upper-division fair, which better acquaints AAS students with their BS degree options. Chairpersons from each department will make short presentations on October 10. On October 12, department faculty will be on hand to answer student questions.

TALK AND TOUR: THE TAILORíS ART
October 16, 6-7 pm
The Museum at FIT
Fred Dennis, associate curator of costumes at The Museum at FIT, discusses the construction of tailored clothing, using examples from The Tailorís Art, the latest rotation of the museumís Fashion and Textile History Gallery. $10 for the general public; free to all FIT students, faculty, and staff. For more information or to register, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum, or call 77715.

TALKING TRADE @ FIT: KEEPING THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE COMPETITIVE
October 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The latest in a guest lecture series presented by the International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries department, featuring Carlos Arias, president of Koramsa Corp.; John Bakane, president and CEO of Cone Denim; and Mark DíSa, senior director of production-sourcing and vendor development, Gap, Inc. They will discuss building strategic and collaborative partnerships within the supply chain. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/ITM/talkingtrade, or contact Dasia Davis, ITM, 78490, dasia_davis@fitnyc.edu.

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
October 19, 1-2 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, 8th floor, alcove
All faculty are invited to attend. For more information, contact Esther Oliveras, acting coordinator of Faculty Services, 77793, esther_oliveras@fitnyc.edu.

TALK AND TOUR: THE TAILORíS ART
October 23, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
The Museum at FIT
A guided tour through The Museum at FITís The Tailorís Art, focusing on the role of textiles and ornamentation in iconic tailored fashions. $10 for the general public; free to all FIT students, faculty, and staff. For more information or to register, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum, or call 77715.

CAREER SERVICES ANNUAL JOB FAIR
October 24, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Faculty and staff are encouraged to increase student and alumni awareness of the Career Services Annual Job Fair, which will feature employers from a variety of fields looking for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and freelance workers. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/careerservices, or contact Jennifer Miller, assistant professor and career counselor, Career Services, 77962, jennifer_miller@fitnyc.edu.

HIP-HOP SQUARE DANCE
October 26, noon - 2 pm
Room A738
FIT students, faculty, and staff are invited to this Student Life event. Square dance callers Don and Dot Coy will be teaching hip-hop square dance, a unique blend of country and urban culture. For more information, contact Philip Milio, professor and counselor, Student Life, 78710, philip_milio@fitnyc.edu.

MORE TO THE STORY: WHEN FASHION MEETS LITERATURE
October 30, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Marvin Feldman Center, 9th floor, boardroom
Linda RodrŪguez Gugliemoni, winner of the 2006 Raymond Carver Award for Best Story by a Non-North American Author, will read from and discuss her work and its engagement with fashion as an art form. This event, the first of the Hispanic Cultural Events series, is sponsored by the Foreign Languages department. For more information, contact Madeline Millan, assistant professor of Foreign Languages, madeline_millan@fitnyc.edu.

TALK AND TOUR: LOVE & WAR: THE WEAPONIZED WOMAN
October 30, 6-7 pm
The Museum at FIT
Fred Dennis, associate curator of costumes at The Museum at FIT, discusses the ways contemporary designers draw inspiration from both lingerie and military apparel, using examples from the current exhibition, Love & War. $10 for the general public; free to all FIT students, faculty, and staff. For more information or to register, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum, or call 77715.

FASHION AND TEXTILE HISTORY GALLERY: THE TAILORíS ART
Through November 4
The Museum at FIT
The second rotation of the permanent Fashion and Textile History Gallery at The Museum at FIT, The Tailorís Art explores the history of the modern suit from its genesis in the 18th century, and the influence of tailoring on fashion for both men and women. This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of Elle magazine, Redken, and the Couture Council. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

LOVE & WAR: THE WEAPONIZED WOMAN
Through December 16
The Museum at FIT
A Museum at FIT exhibition, Love & War examines the influence of armor, military uniforms, and lingerie on womenís fashion. This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of The Coby Foundation, Ltd., and the Couture Council. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

NEWS

SUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPOINTS PROVOST
On September 26, the State University of New York board of trustees appointed Dr. Risa I. Palm to the position of provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. Palm previously served as provost and executive vice chancellor at Louisiana State University. The office of the provost is responsible for staffing, operations, and management of the SUNY systemís academic offices. For more information or to read the press release in full, visit the SUNY website here.

INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT AND COLLEGE RELATIONS INTEGRATE
President Joyce F. Brown has announced a restructuring of Institutional Advancement, integrating it with College Relations. Loretta Lawrence Keane, vice president for Communications and External Relations, will assume responsibility for this operation. This arrangement, consolidating all of the collegeís external and outreach endeavors in one office, is common in universitiesómarketing, advertising, media relations, and community and government relations are all integral to institutional advancement. To read the presidentís full memo, visit InsideFIT here.

ENTERPRISE CENTER AWARDED SEVERAL GRANTS
The Enterprise Center at FIT has received three workforce development grants, totaling $100,000. The monies will go to help develop three programs. Entrepreneurship and the Arts and The Business of Fashion Design will help designers and artists develop better business skills. Staying Competitive: Technology Upgrade for Small Fashion Companies will team the Enterprise Center with product lifestyle management company Yunique to develop small-business software. The center has also received an applied research grant from the Institute for Community College Development, to study the long-term value of FITís entrepreneurship education, and a Perkins grant for Training for Wood Finishing Careers. For more information, contact Deborah Stein, Grants, 75040, deborah_stein@fitnyc.edu.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN PROFESSORíS SOLO SHOW
C.J. Yeh, assistant professor of Communication Design, is currently showing his recent digital artwork in Equals, at the VertexList Gallery, on 138 Bayard Street in Brooklyn. The work is interactive and based on the concepts of data mapping and interfacing, translating user input into the stylistic language of modernist masters Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, and Philip Glass. Equals runs through October 8. For more information, visit www.vertexlist.net, or contact Professor Yeh, 77985, chinjuz_yeh@fitnyc.edu.

NEW DATABASES AT THE GLADYS MARCUS LIBRARY
The Gladys Marcus Library has added four new online databases to its collection of resources. They are: the Bibliography of the History of Art, which indexes art-related articles, books, catalogues, conference proceedings, and dissertations; Educational Research Complete, a collection of full-text education journals; Academic Search Premier, a database of over 8,000 academic publications; and Business Source Premier, a database of over 8,800 business research publications. For more information or to access these resources, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/library, or call the library at 75884.

ILLUSTRATION PROFESSOR EXHIBITS WORK
Kam Mak, instructor of Illustration, is currently showing his childrenís book work in The Art of Illustration, an exhibition hosted by the Somerset Art Association. The Art of Illustration will run through October 18, and is located at the Johnson Gallery, 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster, NJ. For more information, contact Professor Mak, kam_mak@fitnyc.edu.

FINE ARTS PROFESSORíS SOLO SHOW
Vincent Arcilesi, professor of Fine Arts, will be showing paintings spanning forty yearsí worth of work in Arcilesi Around the World, Part II: Landscape Survey, 1966-2006, at the 2/20 Gallery at 220 West 16th Street in Manhattan, October 5-19. Opening reception is October 5, 5-8 pm. For more information, contact Sherli Evans, 212 685.8857, sherli@verizon.net.

PROFESSOR TAKES PART IN URBAN FOREST PROJECT
Donna David, assistant professor and acting chairperson of Communication Design, was one of 185 designers invited to create a banner for the Urban Forest Project, an installation in Times Square, showing through October 31. Each banner incorporates the form of the tree, or the tree as a metaphor, to create a ďforestĒ of images in one of the worldís busiest urban intersections. Following their display, all banners will be recycled into tote bags and sold at auction, with proceeds benefiting students in the visual arts. Professor Davidís banner is located at 50th and Broadway. For more information, visit www.urbanforestproject.org, or contact Professor David, 78101, donna_david@fitnyc.edu.

PROFESSOR SPEAKS AT TEXTILE AND FABRICS CONFERENCE
Holly Henderson, assistant professor of Textile/Surface Design, will present her paper, ďGlobal Positioning for Design and Product Development: Challenges and Considerations in Creating a Global Design Studio,Ē at the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) 2006 International Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, GA. The conference will be held October 31 - November 2; Professor Henderson will speak on November 1. For more information, contact Professor Henderson, 78013, holly_henderson@fitnyc.edu.

PRINTMAKING PROFESSORíS SOLO SHOW
Sylvie Covey, adjunct instructor of Fine Arts, will show her large-format digital prints Utah: The Land of Imagine, dedicated to her husband and their travels together through the American West. The exhibition will run October 10-November 17, in the ground floor of the Condť Nast Building, 4 Times Square in Manhattan. Opening reception is October 12, 6-8 pm. For more information, call 212 719.9839, or visit www.sylviecovey.com.

ACTING ASSISTANT DEAN PARTICIPATES IN U.S. AIR FORCE PROGRAM
Melanie Reim, assistant professor of Illustration and acting assistant dean for the School of Art and Design, recently participated in an art program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, in collaboration with the Society of Illustrators. The program commissions and collects works documenting the personnel, equipment, bases, and activities of the Air Force. Professor Reimís contribution has been chosen as the invitation artwork for the Air Force Art Preview dinners, in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, and will be included in the permanent collection at the Pentagon. For more information, click here, or contact Professor Reim, 78072, melanie_reim@fitnyc.edu.

PROFESSOR RELEASES BOOK ONLINE, CONTRIBUTES TO PSYCHOLOGY TEXT
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality, an award-winning compendium of reports on all aspects of sexual health edited by Ray Noonan, assistant professor of Health and Physical Education, is now available online, with web-only exclusives, at The Kinsey Institute website (click here). Professor Noonan has also contributed an updated chapter, ďThe Psychology of Sex: A Mirror from the Internet,Ē to the second edition of Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications, recently published by Elsevier/Academic Press. For more information, contact Professor Noonan, 77460, raymond_noonan@fitnyc.edu.

PROFESSORíS PHOTOGRAPH ILLUSTRATES BOOK COVER
The cover photograph for Diepte, a new novel by Dutch novelist Henning Mankell, was shot by Denny Tillman, adjunct instructor of Photography. Diepte was published in September, in Holland. For more information, contact Professor Tillman, denton_tillman@fitnyc.edu.

PROFESSOR COLLABORATES WITH WIFE ON BOOK
Frank Csoka, assistant professor of Communication Design, has written Everything is Asleep Until It Wakes Up: The Art of Wendy Csoka, about the thirty-year artistic journey of his wife. For more information, visit www.secondfloatpress.com, or contact Professor Csoka, 78141, frank_csoka@fitnyc.edu.

ILLUSTRATION PROFESSORíS SOLO SHOW
William Bil Donovan, adjunct assistant professor of Illustration, exhibited his recent, politically-themed paintings in Indexes of Suspicion, at the Walter Randel Gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Indexes ran September 7-30. For more information, contact Professor Donovan, 78085, bil_donovan@fitnyc.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING PROGRAM
Wednesdays, October 4 - November 15, 1-2 pm
Room A803
Human Resources is sponsoring this seven-week, stop smoking program for the fall semester, open to all FIT faculty and staff. Run by the American Lung Association, Freedom from Smoking combines group support, education, and behavior therapy techniques. Cost is $25, a $150 discount from the standard fee. For more information or to register, contact Bonnie Born, HR, 75610, bonnie_born@fitnyc.edu.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: IMAGINED SITES: NYC
November 1 deadline
All Art and Design faculty are invited to submit up to three, two-part entries in any medium to Imagined Sites: NYC, the 2007 Art and Design faculty exhibition. This yearís theme is site-specific, and sites may be any location in New York City. Imagined Sites will be juried by Lyle Rexer, author and contributing editor for the New York Times, and exhibiting artists will show their pieces alongside two- or three-dimensional presentations of the work installed in their intended location. The show will run January 30-February 24, 2007, and a catalogue will be produced. For entry forms or further submission guidelines, contact Tom Irizarry, The Museum at FIT, 75811, thomas_irizarry@fitnyc.edu.

AMATO/MILLS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The family and friends of Joseph Amato and Mary Mills, husband and mother of Pat Amato (of Institutional Advancement), have established a $10,000 endowed scholarship fund. The Amato/Mills Scholarship Fund provides for a $500 award to an outstanding student majoring in Fine Arts, and will be given out every spring semester, beginning spring 2007. To contribute to the fund, contact John-Harvard Reid, Institutional Advancement, 78656.

EDUCATIONAL SKILLS MENTORING PROGRAM, ONLINE TUTORING
Upperclassmen mentors are now available to all first-semester FIT students enrolled in Educational Skills classes. Faculty should direct all interested mentors and mentees to Rebecca Spath, Educational Skills, Room B602. For all students enrolled in online classes, online tutoring is also available. Students may register for tutoring online at www.fitnyc.askonline.net. For more information, contact Madeleine Meyerson, adjunct assistant professor of Educational Skills, 73237, madeleine_meyerson@fitnyc.edu.

NEW WEI WORKSHOPS, OCTOBER 2006
The New Working with Electronic Information (WEI) Group offers computing programs and skills to all FIT faculty and staff. October workshops include Mail Merge Wizard, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, and Excel Basics. Workshopsí dates and times are listed at www3.fitnyc.edu/thenewwei. For more information or to register, contact Patricia McGillin, Human Resources, 73662, patricia_mcgillin@fitnyc.edu.



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