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     May 2008

Applying for Sabbaticals: Strategy and Tips
FIT Book Club
Internship Center Early Orientation
Open Hours with Dr. Brown
Rapid HIV Testing
Smoking Cessation
Talking Trade @ FIT: U.S. Trade Policy for the Textile and Apparel Industries
Elder Care Support Group
Office of Special Programs: Aaron Duncan
Forum: Giorgio Armani
Exoticism
Fashion Design AAS Exhibition, Celebrating James Galanos
Faculty Senate Meeting
Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion
Lecture and Book Signing: The Worldwide History of Dress, by Patricia Rieff Anawalt
Fourth Annual Golf Classic
MA in Illustration Capstone Exhibition: 9

CFMM Capstone Presentations and Graduation Reception
Commencement 2008
Summer Live Opening Day
Illustration Faculty Member's Solo Show
Fine Arts Faculty Member Participates in Group Show
Educational Opportunity Programs' Student Recognition Program
English and Speech Celebrates National Poetry Month
Faculty Member an "Air Force Artist"
Illustration Faculty Member Participates in Artists' Studio Tours
TDM Hosts International Cotton Organization
TDM Chairperson Delivers COCID Keynote Address
AMC Faculty Member Publishes Article
Faculty Member Photographs Album Booklet
Flamenco Fiesta a Huge Success

Call for SUNY Conference Paper Proposals
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
FIT Emergency Messaging Sign-up
New Online Business Card Ordering System
Technology Training
Employee Wellness Program: Spring 2008 Exercise Classes

EVENTS

APPLYING FOR SABBATICALS: STRATEGY AND TIPS
May 1, 1-2 pm
Seminar Room 9, Conference Center at FIT
David Drogin, History of Art and Civilization, hosts a session of informal presentations and roundtable discussion about successfully applying for semester- and year-long sabbaticals. Participants include the Faculty Senate Sabbatical Committee and prior sabbatical recipients. For more information, contact David Drogin, 74649.

FIT BOOK CLUB
May 1, 1-2 pm
Robert Lagary Board Room, ninth floor, Marvin Feldman Center
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in the FIT Book Club, which meets on the first Thursday of every month. The book to be discussed is Random Family, by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. For more information, contact Michael Hyde, English and Speech, 73267, or Sandra Markus, Fashion Design, 73144.

INTERNSHIP CENTER EARLY ORIENTATION
May 1, 1 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
This mandatory orientation session is for students interested in applying early for IC 291, IC 292, IC, 293, IC 391, IC 491, IC 493, or IC 494 during the Winterim or spring 2009 semesters. For more information, contact Donna Reitmayr, Internship Center, 73549.

OPEN HOURS WITH DR. BROWN
May 1, 1-2:30 pm
Office of the President, Room C908
Open-hour sessions with President Joyce F. Brown are for any faculty or staff member who wishes to meet with her one-on-one, no appointment necessary. All visitors will be asked to sign in upon arrival, and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to accommodate everyone, meetings will be limited to 15 minutes.

RAPID HIV TESTING
May 1, 10 am-3 pm
Room A402
Health Services and Project HEAT provide quick-results HIV testing for FIT students. For more information, click here or contact Health Services, 74190.

SMOKING CESSATION
May 1, 1-3 pm
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby
Health Services, in cooperation with Bellevue Hospital, will provide free nicotine patches and information for those looking to kick the habit. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/healthservices.

TALKING TRADE @ FIT: U.S. TRADE POLICY FOR THE TEXTILE AND
APPAREL INDUSTRIES

May 1, 5-6:30 pm
Rita and Bruce Roberts Room, ninth floor, Marvin Feldman Center
Matt Priest, deputy assistant secretary of the office of textiles and apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, will discuss U.S. trade policy as it relates to the textile and apparel industries. This talk is sponsored by the advisory board of the International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Reservations are required, as seating is limited. To make a reservation, contact Anastasia Xenias, U.S. Department of Commerce,
212 809.2685.


ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
May 5, 1-2 pm
Room DC35
The Employee Assistance Program's 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, 75600.

OFFICE OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS: AARON DUNCAN
May 5, 4 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
FIT alumnus Aaron Duncan, senior vice president and creative director of global licensing, Playboy Enterprises, speaks to students about his career in the latest talk sponsored by the Office of Special Programs. For more information, contact
Alice Papazian, Office of Special Programs, 73596.


FORUM: GIORGIO ARMANI
May 6, 11 am
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Giorgio Armani, legendary designer and recipient of the Couture Council's 2008 Global Fashion Leadership Award, visits FIT to speak with students about his life
and work. This event is full; no additional seating is available.


EXOTICISM
Through May 7
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Exoticism surveys 250 years of "the exotic" in fashion, from the age of colonialism
to the rise of multiculturalism and globalization. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.


FASHION DESIGN AAS EXHIBITION, CELEBRATING JAMES GALANOS
May 7-9
John E. Reeves Great Hall
On May 7, in the John E. Reeves Great Hall, graduating students in the Fashion Design AAS program will show their final-semester works, inspired by the work of legendary designer James Galanos. Original Galanos gowns will also be on display. There will be a reception for graduating students on May 7, with Galanos appearing as a special guest.

FACULTY SENATE MEETING
May 8, 1-2 pm
Alcove, eighth floor, David Dubinsky Center
All faculty are invited to attend. For more information, contact Esther Oliveras,
Faculty Services, 77793.


ARBITERS OF STYLE: WOMEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF FASHION
May 21-November 8
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Arbiters of Style celebrates an array of female creators, promoters, and clientele
who have helped shape the course of fashion history. For more information, visit www.fitnyc.edu/museum.


LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: THE WORLDWIDE HISTORY OF DRESS, BY PATRICIA RIEFF ANAWALT
May 22, 6-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Join Patricia Rieff Anawalt, founding director of the Center for the Study of Regional Dress at UCLA's Fowler Museum, as she traces fashion's history from the Upper Paleolithic Era to today in a talk based on her new book, The Worldwide History of Dress (Thames & Hudson 2007). The lecture will be followed by a book signing with the author. For more information, contact The Museum at FIT, 74585.

FOURTH ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
June 2, 10 am
Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale, NY
FIT and The Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries host a day of golf at Quaker Ridge, to benefit the Endowing Excellence scholarship campaign. For more information, contact the Educational Foundation, 74100.

MA IN ILLUSTRATION CAPSTONE EXHIBITION: 9
June 3-July 12
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
The second graduating class of the Master of Arts in Illustration program presents 9, their capstone visual thesis show, with works including children's books, interactive web design, animated character designs and maquettes, and posters. An opening reception will be held June 5, 6-8:30 pm, in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, Art and Design and Illustration MA, 74683.

NEWS

CFMM CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS AND GRADUATION RECEPTION
On May 8, in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, graduating students in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management MPS program will present their capstone projects to an industry audience. This year's event is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, CFMM's newest corporate partner. For more information, contact
Stephan Kanlian, CFMM.


COMMENCEMENT 2008
FIT's annual commencement exercises will be held on May 20 at Radio City Music Hall, with AAS, BFA, BS, MA, and MPS degrees awarded in over forty programs of study. The commencement speaker will be Kate Betts, fashion journalist and editor of TIME Style & Design, and an honorary degrees will be awarded to William Lauder, of the Estée Lauder Companies.

SUMMER LIVE OPENING DAY
Precollege Programs' 2008 Summer Live, for area high school and middle school students, begins July 7 and will run Monday-Thursday through July 24. The FIT community is encouraged to direct potential enrollees to www.fitnyc.edu/precollege. For more information, contact the Office of Evening, Weekend, and Precollege Programs, 77882.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S SOLO SHOW
Jacqui Morgan's Journey, a retrospective exhibition of works by Jacqui Morgan, Illustration, will run May 13-30 at the Society of Illustrators of New York, at 128 East 63rd Street, third floor, in Manhattan. For more information, click here or contact Jacqui Morgan.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN GROUP SHOW
Jean Feinberg, Fine Arts, has contributed a piece to The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, a group show running May 29-September 7 at the National Academy Museum. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on May 28. For more information, contact Jean Feinberg.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS' STUDENT RECOGNITION PROGRAM
On April 25, the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs held its 2008 Student Recognition Program, honoring 130 students and 85 graduates of both the Educational Opportunity Program and Childcare Assistance Program. The event also marked the inaugural induction ceremony of FIT's Epsilon Kappa chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon, open to EOP students with a minimum 3.0 GPA; 17 students were inducted, and congratulated by President Joyce F. Brown. Distinguished guests included Robert Blanton, representing Robert James, associate provost for the SUNY Office of Opportunity Programs. For more information, contact Educational Opportunity Programs, 74170.

ENGLISH AND SPEECH CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
In honor of National Poetry Month, the English and Speech Department hosted a number of readings in April. Kim Addonizio, FIT's 2008 writer-in-residence, read on April 8 and 10. Meena Alexander, author of Quickly Changing River and distinguished professor of English at Hunter College and CUNY's Graduate Center, read on April 23. Mark Strand, former U.S. Poet Laureate and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Blizzard of One, read on April 30. For more information, contact Jean Amato or
Amy Lemmon, English and Speech, 75343 and 75340, respectively.


FACULTY MEMBER AN "AIR FORCE ARTIST"
Melanie Reim, Art and Design and Illustration MA, recently participated in a unique collaboration between the Society of Illustrators of New York and the U.S. Air Force. Ranked as a colonel for a week and provided full body armor, Reim served as an embedded documentary artist, photographing and sketching live-fire training exercises at McChord Air Force Base, WA. The work will be donated to the U.S.
Air Force Art Collection, housed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.
For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74683.


ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN ARTISTS' STUDIO TOURS
Bil Donovan, Illustration, opened his studio to the public for the TOAST Art Walk, held April 25-28 in TriBeCa. For more information, contact Bil Donovan.

TDM HOSTS INTERNATIONAL COTTON ORGANIZATION
On April 16, the Textile Development and Marketing Department hosted the 492nd meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee—an organization of 44 governments who have an interest in producing, trading, and consuming cotton—in FIT's Robert Lagary Board Room. The program included a "Cotton in Fashion" panel discussion featuring participants representing Town and Country Living Magazines, WestPoint Home, Panjiva, Club Monaco, and Coach. For more information, contact Jeffrey Silberman, TDM, 75234.

TDM CHAIRPERSON DELIVERS COCID KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Jeffrey Silberman, chairperson of the Textile Development and Marketing Department, delivered the keynote address at "Merging Technologies, Business, and the Classroom," a COCID (Conferences on Computing in the Disciplines) conference held at SUNY Farmingdale on April 4. Silberman's talk was entitled "Working with Industry in Real Time: Problems and Solutions." For more information, contact Jeffrey Silberman, TDM, 75234.

AMC FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
"Managing Up," an article by Ken Jacobs, Advertising and Marketing Communications, appeared in the March issue of Public Relations Tactics, the monthly newsletter of the Public Relations Society of America. To read it, click here. For more information, contact Ken Jacobs.

FACULTY MEMBER PHOTOGRAPHS ALBUM BOOKLET
Denny Tillman, Photography, recently shot and designed the packaging and insert for The Green Couch and Other Stories, a spoken-word double album by author Brin Quell. For more information, contact Denny Tillman.

FLAMENCO FIESTA A HUGE SUCCESS
The Health and Physical Education Department's flamenco event, held February 12, was well received by a large crowd of FIT students, faculty, and staff. Performers included Roberto Castellon, Oscar Valero, Raul Ortega, and "La Miera," Health and Physical Education faculty member, author of Dance As Art, and renowned flamenco dancer. For more information, contact Amy Zaborowski, Health and Physical Education, 74220.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL FOR SUNY CONFERENCE PAPER PROPOSALS
Paper proposals are now being solicited for "SUNY and the Promise of Higher Education in America," a State University of New York conference to be held at the University at Albany campus, April 3-5, 2009. Topics should consider SUNY in the context of New York State's history or in comparison to higher education in other states, or address archival issues for SUNY and other state systems' histories. All papers will be eligible for inclusion in a scholarly volume, to be published by SUNY Press. Proposals are due by May 15, and should include an abstract of 250-500 words, and a one-page vita with current postal and email addresses. Proposals may be sent as attachments to scholarly.conference@suny.edu; use "SUNY History Conference Proposal" as the subject line. For more information, click here.

UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Grants Office has announced the following funding opportunities:

The Costume Society of America is offering $1,500 research grants applicable toward travel to any library, archive, museum, or other collection site in the service of an ongoing research project, deadline September 1.

The Asian Cultural Council is offering humanities fellowships in archaeology, conservation, museology, and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, photography, and theater, deadline January 15, 2009.

For more information on other funding opportunities, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/grants, or contact Ellen Brennan Hearn, Grants Office, 73622.


FIT EMERGENCY MESSAGING SIGN-UP
All FIT students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register online for FIT's emergency alert system. The system uses email and text messages to provide effective emergency communications to the college community, both on and off campus. To opt in, click on the emergency messaging system link in the Web Resources column on the FIT Portal.

NEW ONLINE BUSINESS CARD ORDERING SYSTEM
All FIT business cards can now be ordered online by visiting InsideFIT and clicking on Business Cards, under Popular Links. The system will generate a proof for review and approval, and cards will be delivered directly to your office. For more information or to order your cards, click here.

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
The Technology Development Team is a new collaborative effort between faculty, Information Technology, Human Resources, the Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Communications and External Relations, to serve the training needs and teaching goals of the FIT community. Visit www3.fitnyc.edu/techdevelopment to view online tutorials, register for upcoming workshops, and request specialized training or consultation. For more information, contact the Technology Development Team.

EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM: SPRING 2008 EXERCISE CLASSES
The Employee Wellness Program offers free lunchtime exercise classes exclusive to faculty and staff. The spring 2008 schedule will run February 4-May 15. 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 Health and Physical Education, Room AX13, 74220. The class schedule is as follows:

Monday: Pilates, noon-1 pm, auxiliary gym (Room AX39)
Tuesday: body toning, 1-2 pm, auxiliary gym
Wednesday: fitness center, noon-1 pm, fitness center (Room BX13)
Thursday: yoga, 1-2 pm, dance studio (Room BX28)




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