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     February 2007

Financial Aid Awareness Month
Love Your Library Week
Graphically Speaking: "Behind the Fraktur Curtain"
Faculty Senate Meeting
Exhibition Design Student Exhibition: RE:DESIGN
Dr. Haboucha to Speak at Hillel Meeting
Imagined Sites: NYC
Talking Trade @ FIT: "ITM Careers"
Limited Brands Visit
One Person, One Company, One College Make a Difference
Ralph Rucci: The Art of Weightlessness
Fashion and Textile History Gallery: She's Like a Rainbow
Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Interiorscapes

Spring Convocation News
Professor Leads Marketing Panel Discussion
Professor Participates in Group Show
Fine Arts Professor's Solo Show, Reception
English and Speech Professor Awarded Poetry Prize
FIT Employees in Group Show

New Business and Technology Department Chairs
Spring/Summer Grants Digest Is Online
AskOnline: FIT's Online Tutoring Service
FIT Employee Returns from Iraq
New WEI Workshops

EVENTS

FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS MONTH
February 5-22
Various locations throughout campus
Beginning February 5, Financial Aid will be sponsoring a series of events, designed to reach out to those who may need financial assistance. There will be a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) application workshop, Financial Aid information sessions, and one-on-one counseling services. For more information or for event schedules, contact Financial Aid, 77439, Room A212A, or visit Inside FIT here.

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY WEEK
February 12-16
Gladys Marcus Library
The Gladys Marcus Library is hosting a weeklong series of events, designed to reacquaint students and faculty with the library’s resources and services. Events include guided tours, door prizes, video screenings, a drawing contest for students, and author/artist talks featuring FIT faculty and administration. For more information, contact the Gladys Marcus Library, 75590, or visit the library's website here.

GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING: “BEHIND THE FRAKTUR CURTAIN”
February 13, 6:30-7:30 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, eighth floor, alcove
The latest in a series of talks sponsored by Communication Design. Peter Bain, a principal of Brooklyn-based design studio Incipit and noted typographical expert, will discuss blackletter, an early Germanic typeface. For more information, contact Kingsley Parker, Communication Design, 78967, kingsley_parker@fitnyc.edu.

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
February 15, 1-2 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, eighth floor, alcove
All faculty are invited to attend the first Faculty Senate meeting of the spring 2007 semester. For more information, contact Esther Oliveras, acting coordinator of Faculty Services, 77793, esther_oliveras@fitnyc.edu.

EXHIBITION DESIGN STUDENT EXHIBITION: RE:DESIGN
Through February 18
New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store at Grand Central Terminal
A collaboration between the School of Graduate Studies' Exhibition Design Department and the New York Transit Museum, RE:DESIGN features student proposals for the redesign of the museum's Grand Central Terminal store. For more information, contact Brenda Cowan, acting associate chairperson of Exhibition Design, 73701, brenda_cowan@fitnyc.edu.

DR. HABOUCHA TO SPEAK AT HILLEL MEETING
February 22, 1 pm
Room B503
Dr. Reginetta Haboucha, vice president for Academic Affairs, will speak about Sephardic folk tales at this meeting of the FIT Jewish student association, Hillel. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact Roberta Paley, Social Sciences, roberta_paley@fitnyc.edu.

IMAGINED SITES: NYC
Through February 24
The Museum at FIT
The annual exhibition of the School of Art and Design faculty, this year’s selection was chosen by Lyle Rexer, author and New York Times contributing editor. For more information, contact Tom Irizarry, The Museum at FIT, thomas_irizarry@fitnyc.edu.

TALKING TRADE @ FIT: “ITM CAREERS”
February 26, 6:30-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The latest in a guest lecture series presented by International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries (ITM). Amanda Barlow, development manager, U.S. Council for International Business; Lois Davis, vice president of global logistics, Liz Claiborne, Inc.; Denise Faingar, national import specialist, U.S. Customs; and Gary Ross, vice president of manufacturing and global sourcing, Liz Claiborne, Inc., will discuss career opportunities in the field. For more information, contact Dasia Davis, ITM, 78490, dasia_davis@fitnyc.edu.

LIMITED BRANDS VISIT
February 27, 4:30-7 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology invites all students to an informal presentation and question-and-answer session with executives from Limited Brands (The Limited, Express, Henri Bendel, Victoria’s Secret, etc.). The presentation will include career and internship opportunities with the company; a reception, with refreshments, will follow. For more information, contact the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, 77838.

ONE PERSON, ONE COMPANY, ONE COLLEGE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
February 28, 6:30 pm
Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street
The annual gala hosted by FIT and The Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries, this year's event honors Mackey J. McDonald, chairman and CEO of VF Corporation. Proceeds will benefit the Educational Development Fund. For more information, contact EFFI, 77820.

RALPH RUCCI: THE ART OF WEIGHTLESSNESS
Through April 14
The Museum at FIT
Ralph Rucci celebrates the work of the acclaimed haute couture designer and FIT alumnus. This exhibition was made possible in part through the generosity of the Couture Council, and will run through April 14. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

FASHION AND TEXTILE HISTORY GALLERY: SHE’S LIKE A RAINBOW
Through May 9
The Museum at FIT
She’s Like a Rainbow: Colors in Fashion, the latest rotation in the museum’s permanent Fashion and Textile History Gallery, explores the history, symbolism, science, and psychology of color in fashion. This exhibition was made possible in part through the generosity of Elle magazine and Redken NYC; additional support was provided by the Couture Council. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: INTERIORSCAPES
Through September
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Exhibition Gallery (Marvin Feldman Center, ninth floor)
The annual exhibition of artworks by FIT faculty and staff, this year's theme is the interpretation of real and imagined interior environments.

NEWS

SPRING CONVOCATION NEWS
At the college’s January 24 spring convocation a number of important new developments on campus were announced. Dr. Reginetta Haboucha, vice president for Academic Affairs, welcomed 22 new full-time faculty hires, providing details of their impressive credentials. President Joyce F. Brown's remarks included news of a tentative agreement between the college and the United College Employees (UCE) of FIT. The retirement of Jean-Ellen Giblin, acting assistant dean for Curriculum and Instruction, was acknowledged with an appreciation for the contributions she has made during her 36 years at FIT. Several major gifts were announced including a $4,000,000 gift for the West 31st Street Residence Hall from George Kaufman, member of FIT's Board of Trustees, and a $150,000 grant from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to establish a scholarship fund for underserved students.

PROFESSOR LEADS MARKETING PANEL DISCUSSION
Stephan Kanlian, associate chairperson of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, has been selected to lead the “Connecting with Consumers: The New High Touch in Marketing” panel discussion at this year’s annual meeting of the Cosmetics, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) on March 2 in Boca Raton, FL. Panel participants will include Larry Flanagan, CMO of Mastercard; Matt Palmer, senior vice president of global marketing, The Disney Channel; and Paul Bennett, chief creative office of Ideo. Keynote speaker will be William Lauder, CEO of the Estee Lauder Companies. For more information, contact Professor Kanlian, 75198, stephan_kanlian@fitnyc.edu.

PROFESSOR PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
Sara Gursky-Pettit, Textile/Surface Design and Fabric Styling, is currently participating in the group show, Celebrating Thirty Years at Pleiades, at the Pleiades Gallery at 530 West 25th Street, 4th floor, in Manhattan. The show will run through February 20. For more information, contact Professor Pettit, sara_pettit@fitnyc.edu.

FINE ARTS PROFESSOR'S SOLO SHOW, RECEPTION
Sylvie Covey, Fine Arts, is currently showing new digital murals and copper plate prints at The West Revisited, a solo show at the Durst Organization's Lobby Gallery, at 1155 Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. There will be a reception for the artist on February 22, from 6-8 pm; the show will run through March 1. For more information, contact Professor Covey, sylviegc@earthlink.net.

ENGLISH AND SPEECH PROFESSOR AWARDED POETRY PRIZE
Amy Lemmon, assistant chairperson of English and Speech, has been awarded the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Prize, sponsored by Red Hen Press. Poet Wanda Coleman chose Professor Lemmon’s poem, “A Physics,” for the honor, which includes a $1,000 prize and publication in the Los Angeles Review. For more information, contact Professor Lemmon, 77570, amy_lemmon@fitnyc.edu.

FIT EMPLOYEES IN GROUP SHOW
Tom Irizarry, The Museum at FIT, and Melanie Reim, acting assistant dean for the School of Art and Design, participated in the Broome Street Gallery’s 2006-07 Holiday Invitational, which ran December-January. Mr. Irizarry and Professor Reim showed recent oil paintings, titled “Cardinal Host” and “Haitian Beauty,” respectively. For more information, contact Mr. Irizarry, 75811, thomas_irizarry@fitnyc.edu, or Professor Reim, 78072, melanie_reim@fitnyc.edu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
The Advertising and Marketing Communications and Direct Marketing departments have announced new chairperson and assistant chairperson appointments, effective spring 2007. Richard Balestrino is now chairperson of AMC; Albert Romano is assistant chairperson. Roberta Elins is the new chairperson of Direct Marketing.

SPRING/SUMMER GRANTS DIGEST IS ONLINE
The Grants Office has published the spring/summer 2007 edition of The Grants Digest, available online at www3.fitnyc.edu/grants. The Grants Digest provides information on fellowships, grants, residencies, and resources, with links for each listing. For assistance in preparing grant applications, contact the Grants Office, 75040.

ASKONLINE: FIT’S ONLINE TUTORING SERVICE
The Academic Skills Tutoring Center now offers online tutoring services for all FIT students enrolled in credit bearing and/or remedial courses. For more information, contact Academic Skills, 77865, or visit www.fitnyc.askonline.net.

FIT EMPLOYEE RETURNS FROM IRAQ
Garnet Barracks, Receiving, has returned safely from his tour in Iraq with the 344th Combat Support Hospital, where he served as a U.S. Army sergeant and operating room specialist. He would like to thank Philip Milio of Student Life, President Joyce F. Brown, and all FIT faculty and staff for their letters of support, well wishes, and prayers during that time. He may be contacted at 78245, garnet_barracks@fitnyc.edu.

NEW WEI WORKSHOPS
The New Working with Electronic Information (WEI) Group offers computing programs and skills to all FIT faculty and staff. Workshop 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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