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     October 2007

Internship Center Orientations
FIT Book Club
Emotional Branding: A Global Perspective
Talk & Tour: Luxury
Coping with Difficult People
Open House
Chic Chicago
Elder Care Support Group
Dean's Forum: Susan McGalla
Lecture: Accessories at The Museum at FIT
Faculty Senate Meeting
Dealing with Difficult Student Situations
Workshop: Beading and Embroidery with Dean Merceron
Talk & Tour: Chic Chicago
Career Services' Job Fair 2007
Lecture: The Fashion Distribution Scene in Spain
Lecture and Book Signing: The Black Dress, by Valerie Steele
100 Years of Frida Kahlo
Luxury

Roadtrip Nation Visits FIT
Interior Design Faculty Member Gives Presentation
Art and Design Faculty Member Participates in Group Show
Communication Design Faculty Member Has Solo Show
Fashion Design Faculty Member Participates in Festival
Communication Design Faculty Member Presents Paper
AMC Faculty Member Publishes Article
Student Life Faculty Participate in Sustainability Conference
Illustration Faculty Member Wins Award
Interior Design Faculty Member's Work Published
Photography Faculty Member Shoots Musician's Portrait
Packaging Design Alumni and Student News
Recent Fashion Design Grad Debuts Collection
FIT Students Place in Delta Epsilon Chi Competition

New Assistant Chairperson of Fine Arts Announced
Grants Office Announces Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Employee Wellness Program: Fall 2007 Exercise Classes

EVENTS

INTERNSHIP CENTER ORIENTATIONS
October 1, 3, 4, and 8, 5 pm
October 2, 9, and 11, 1 and 5 pm

John E. Reeves Great Hall, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Morris W. and
Fannie B. Haft Auditorium

Faculty and staff are encouraged to increase student awareness of the fall 2007 Internship Center orientation schedule. Attendance is required for all students taking IC291-3, IC 391, IC491, and IC493-4 in Winterim and spring 2008. Posters listing specific sessions' locations can be found throughout campus. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/internshipcenter or contact the Internship Center, 73540.

FIT BOOK CLUB
October 4, 1-2 pm
Rita and Bruce Roberts Room, Marvin Feldman Center, ninth floor
Join faculty and staff at this first meeting for the FIT Book Club. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month, 1-2 pm. The book to be discussed at this first meeting will be The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls. Upcoming books for November 1 and December 6 are Water for Elephants, by Sarah Gruen, and Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time, by Greg Mortensen and David Oliver Relin, respectively. For more information, contact Michael Hyde, English and Speech, 73267, or Sandra Markus, Fashion Design, 73144.

EMOTIONAL BRANDING: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
October 8, 7-9 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Marc Gobé, CEO and executive director of Desgrippes Gobé, will speak about the importance of emotional branding in today’s global market at this event, sponsored by the International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries (ITM) Department. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/itm or contact
Nicole Martin-Lewis, ITM, 78490.


TALK & TOUR: LUXURY
October 10, 6-7 pm
The Museum at FIT, Fashion and Textile History Gallery
Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, leads this tour of Luxury, the latest rotation in the Fashion and Textile History Gallery, discussing the politics of luxury. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum or contact
The Museum at FIT, 74585.


COPING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
October 11, 1-2 pm
Room A803
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) presents this workshop on coping with difficult people, covering everything from assessment to strategies to practice.
For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/eap or contact EAP, 77167.


OPEN HOUSE
October 13, 9:30 am-3 pm
Various locations throughout campus
The college's annual open house offers prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn more about FIT programs, meet with faculty and current students, and talk with representatives from Admissions, Career Services, Financial Aid, and other departments. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/openhouse.

CHIC CHICAGO
October 13, 2007-January 5, 2008
The Museum at FIT
Chic Chicago presents 50 of the greatest couture treasures from the Chicago History Museum's costume collection, illuminating both Chicago's history and the history of fashion. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
October 15, 1-2 pm
Room DC35
The Employee Assistance Program's (EAP) Elder Care Support Group is for individuals caring for, or anticipating caring for, an elderly relative, parent, or friend. Meetings address such topics as coping with emotional burdens, and locating available resources and support. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/eap or contact EAP, 77167.

DEAN'S FORUM: SUSAN MCGALLA
October 17, 5-7 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
An event for students in the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. Susan McGalla, president of American Eagle Outfitters, will speak about her career and take questions from students at the fall 2007 Dean's Forum. McGalla will return to campus on November 1, to conduct recruitment sessions with Business and Technology students.

LECTURE: ACCESSORIES AT THE MUSEUM AT FIT
October 17, 6-7 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Clare Sauro, assistant curator of accessories at The Museum at FIT, examines the current accessory craze, illustrating her talk with highlights from the museum's permanent collection. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum or contact The Museum at FIT, 74585.

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
October 18, 1-2 pm
David Dubinsky Center, eighth floor, alcove
All faculty are invited to attend. For more information, contact Esther Oliveras,
Faculty Services, 77793.


DEALING WITH DIFFICULT STUDENT SITUATIONS
October 22, 1-2 pm
Center for Excellence in Teaching, Room B502
A collaboration between the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Counseling Center, and EAP, this seminar will identify strategies for dealing with difficult student situations, focus on specific ways to proceed with them, and discuss relevant case studies. Christine Davis, Counseling Center, and Robin Zarel, EAP, will lead the seminar. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/eap or contact EAP, 77167.

WORKSHOP: BEADING AND EMBROIDERY WITH DEAN MERCERON
October 23, 6-8 pm
Room E226
Dean Merceron, author of Lanvin (Rizzoli 2007), presents a hands-on demonstration of embroidery, appliqué, and beading techniques. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum. To make a reservation, contact
The Museum at FIT, 74585.


TALK & TOUR: CHIC CHICAGO
October 24, 6-7 pm
The Museum at FIT
Timothy Long, curator of costumes at the Chicago History Museum, leads this tour of Chic Chicago, presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum or contact The Museum at FIT, 74585.

CAREER SERVICES' JOB FAIR 2007
October 25, 11 am-2:30 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Faculty and staff are encouraged to increase student and alumni awareness of Career Services' annual job fair, which features employers from a variety of fields looking for full-time, part-time, seasonal, and freelance workers. For more information, visit Career Services, Room B216, or contact Jennifer Miller, Career Services, 77962.

LECTURE: THE FASHION DISTRIBUTION SCENE IN SPAIN
October 30, 1-2 pm
Marvin Feldman Center, ninth floor, boardroom
Madrid-based fashion designer Santiago Bandres discusses the Spanish fashion industry—from large corporations like Zara to individual designers like Adolfo Dominguez—in this Foreign Languages-sponsored event. For more information, contact Pilar Blanco, Foreign Languages, 78972.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: THE BLACK DRESS, BY VALERIE STEELE
October 30, 6-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, explores the enduring allure of black throughout fashion history in a presentation based on her book, The Black Dress (HarperCollins 2007). For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum or contact The Museum at FIT, 74585.

100 YEARS OF FRIDA KAHLO
November 1, 1-2 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, fifth floor, lounge
The Foreign Languages Department hosts this celebration of Frida Kahlo, one
of Mexico's most celebrated and controversial artists and activists, marking the centennial of her birth. Kahlo-inspired student artworks will be displayed, and
Anna Blume, History of Art and Civilization, will discuss the painter's life and legacy. For more information, contact Pilar Blanco, Foreign Languages, 78972, or
Madeline Millan, Foreign Languages, 77906.


LUXURY
Through November 10
The Museum at FIT, Fashion and Textile History Gallery
Luxury, the latest rotation in the museum's Fashion and Textile History Gallery, analyzes the changing meaning of luxury within the context of fashion history, beginning with an exploration of the politics of luxury in the 18th century. For
more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.


NEWS

ROADTRIP NATION VISITS FIT
On September 26, representatives from Roadtrip Nation, a PBS documentary series that follows college students as they seek out successful individuals with unique and inspiring careers, launched their fall 2007 college campus tour in the Haft Auditorium at FIT. The representatives spoke with students about how to launch one's own search for the right career, and screened segments from the show.

INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER GIVES PRESENTATION
Peter Johnson, Interior Design, will host a free cocktail reception and presentation on kitchen design at the Time Warner Center's Samsung Experience store, October 11, 6-8 pm. The event is part of Architectural Digest's Architecture Days series. For more information, click here or contact Peter Johnson.

ART AND DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
Julie Gross, Communication Design and Fine Arts, is showing two new paintings at Crazy Beautiful, a group show at the Kenise Barnes Gallery, in Larchmont, NY. Crazy Beautiful runs through October 13. For more information, contact Julie Gross, 78110.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER HAS SOLO SHOW
Carol Massa, Communication Design, wwill show new oil paintings at Cocktails & Conversations, a solo show at San Francisco's ArtHaus Gallery. Cocktails will run
October 26-December 28, with receptions for the artist on October 26 and 27.
For more information, contact Carol Massa, 78160.


FASHION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN FESTIVAL
Moira Williams, Fashion Design-Art, showed two works at the DUMBO Arts Center's 11th annual Art Under the Bridge Festival, in Brooklyn. The festival ran September 28-30. For more information, contact Moira Williams.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS PAPER
C.J. Yeh, Communication Design, presented his paper, "Observations and Suggestions for College-level Digital Arts Courses," at the Development of Contemporary Art in Taiwan, an international panel discussion hosted by the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society, in Vancouver, Canada, on September 15.
For more information, contact C.J. Yeh, 77985.


AMC FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
"Retaining Your Best and Your Brightest Employees," an article by Ken Jacobs, Advertising and Marketing Communications (AMC), was published in the August 2007 Public Relations Tactics, the monthly publication of the Public Relations Society of America. The article was also featured in the society's daily e-newsletter, Issues and Trends. For more information, contact Ken Jacobs.

STUDENT LIFE FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE
On June 6, Lisa Hamilton and Philip Milio, Student Life, took part in a teleconference, Education for a Sustainable Future: What You Need to Know, sponsored by the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium. For more information, contact
Lisa Hamilton or Philip Milio, 74130.


ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER WINS AWARD
Morton Kaish, Illustration, was awarded the Alfred Easton Poor Prize for his painting, Bride, at the National Academy's 182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, which ran May-June 2007. For more information, contact Morton Kaish.

INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK PUBLISHED
Two designs by new full-time faculty member Johannes Knoops, Interior Design, have been published in Convertible Houses, by Amanda Lam and Amy Thomas (Gibbs Smith 2007). The book features Knoops' "origami room" and his "Zen-mini." For more information, visit www.knoops.us or contact Johannes Knoops.

PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY MEMBER SHOOTS MUSICIAN'S PORTRAIT
The back cover of composer and musician Gary Haase's new CD, String Theory, features a portrait taken by Denny Tillman, Photography. For more information,
visit www.dennytillman.com, or contact Denny Tillman.


PACKAGING DESIGN ALUMNI AND STUDENT NEWS
The September 2007 issue of Print magazine features Packaging Design '04 grad Carla Velasco's work for Celestial Seasonings. Eling Lee, Packaging Design '08,
has received both the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club Scholarship and the Smith Design Student Award. For more information, contact Packaging Design, 78748.


RECENT FASHION DESIGN GRAD DEBUTS COLLECTION
On September 15, Sergio Guadarrama, Fashion Design '07, debuted his collection
for spring/summer 2008 at the Gabarron Foundation, in Manhattan. For more information, contact Sass Brown, Fashion Design, 77358.


FIT STUDENTS PLACE IN DELTA EPSILON CHI COMPETITIONS
Students Nikki Huffman and Ashley Spath placed in the top ten of the Design Presentation competition at the 2007 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Conference, in Orlando, FL, with Spath taking third place. For more information, contact Robert Vassalotti, Fashion Merchandising Management, 78382.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ASSISTANT CHAIRPERSON OF FINE ARTS ANNOUNCED
Stephanie DeManuelle, chairperson of Fine Arts, has announced the appointment of Jeff Way to the position of assistant department chairperson. All records should be updated accordingly. For more information, contact Stephanie DeManuelle, Fine Arts.

GRANTS OFFICE ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Grants Office has announced the following upcoming funding opportunities: American School of Classical Studies at Athens fellowships of up to $40,000, for postdoctoral scholars and art and architecture professionals, deadline December 1; and Gottlieb Foundation awards of $20,000, for artists who have worked for a minimum of 20 years, deadline December 15. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/grants or contact Ellen Brennan Hearn, Grants Office, 73622.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM: FALL 2007 EXERCISE CLASSES
The Employee Wellness Program offers free lunchtime exercise classes to all faculty and staff. The fall 2007 schedule will run through December 14. Classes are led
by qualified instructors. No reservations are necessary, and interested participants may attend as many classes as they wish. To register for a gym locker, contact
Lois Guzofsky, Health and Physical Education, Room AX13, 77724. The class
schedule is as follows:
Tuesdays: body toning, 1-2 pm, auxiliary gym (Room AX39)
Wednesdays: fitness center, noon-1 pm, fitness center (Room BX13)
Thursdays: yoga, 1-2 pm, dance studio (Room BX28)
Fridays: Pilates mat class, 1-2 pm, auxiliary gym




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