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     February 2009

Elder Care Support Group
Parenting Teenagers Support Group
Plan Don't Panic: Dealing with Financial Challenges
FIT Book Club
SUNY-wide CET Webinar
The Museum at FITís Spring Fashion Culture Series
Presidential Scholars Lecture
Liberal Arts Deanís Forum Presents One-Man Show
FMM Faculty Member Celebrates 50 Years at FIT

Interim VP for Enrollment Management Appointed
Spring 2009 Appointments
Graphic Design Students Are Finalists in Elle Contest
FMM Faculty Participate in Retail Convention
Illustration Faculty Member's Sports Portrait Unveiled
Olympic Medalist Visits FIT
Commincation Design Faculty Memberís Work Presented at Art Festival
Photography Faculty Member Has Solo Show
Internship Center Faculty Member to Lecture at Design Center
Fine Arts Faculty Member to Participate in Panel Discussion
Fine Arts Urban Studio Unbound Members Exhibit Artwork
Fine Arts Faculty Member Has Solo Show
Dining Services Plants Trees
Internship Center Faculty Member Publishes Article
Textile/Surface Design Faculty Member Exhibits Work

Financial Aid Awareness Month
Love Your Library Week
Precollege Registration Deadline
Cap and Gown Orders
Spring 2009 Wellness Program
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
Weather-Related Announcement
Emergency Messaging Sign-Up
Technology Training

EVENTS

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
February 9, 1-2 pm
Room DC36
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 Robin Zarel, 75600.


PARENTING TEENAGERS SUPPORT GROUP
February 10, 1-2 pm
Room DC35
The EAP presents the first of a series of monthly meetings for parents to discuss the challenges of raising teenagers. Issues to be covered include age-appropriate discipline, staying calm in the face of acting out, understanding teenage development, and facilitating independence. For more information, contact Bob Silverstein, 75600.

PLAN DON'T PANIC: DEALING WITH FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
February 12, 1-2 pm
Robert Lagary Board Room, Marvin Feldman Center
Sponsored by the EAP and the UCE of FIT, this program will feature guest speaker Jay Stevens, regional director of education and community relations, Money Management International. For more information, visit www3.fitnyc.edu/eap or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

FIT BOOK CLUB
February 12, 1-2 pm
Room E423
In conjunction with "Love Your Library Week," the first spring semester meeting of the FIT Book Club will discuss The History of Love, by Nicole Krauss. For more information, contact Carole Deletiner, English and Speech, 75348, or Sandra Markus, Fashion Design, 75038.

SUNY-WIDE CET SEMINAR
February 18, 1:30-2:30 pm
Room B502
The Center for Excellence in Teaching's new web resource for adjunct and off-campus faculty, Adjunct Advocate@FIT, will be the focus of a SUNY Center for Professional Development webinar. It will be hosted by Elaine Maldonado, Center for Excellence in Teaching. For more information, contact Elaine Maldonado, 74062.

THE MUSEUM AT FIT'S SPRING FASHION CULTURE SERIES
The following events will take place in February as part of the spring Fashion Culture Series. Reservations are required for all programs and space is limited. To make a reservation, call 74585 or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu. Fashion Culture programs and events are free, unless otherwise indicated, and are organized by The Museum at FIT.

Talk and Tour: Gothic: Dark Glamour with Valerie Steele
February 9, 6-7 pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Join Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT, on a tour through the exhibition Gothic: Dark Glamour, as she gives a behind-the-scenes look at this major museum exhibition featuring high-fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and John Galliano of Christian Dior. Tour is followed by a signing of the companion book to the exhibition.

Fashion Symposium: "Subculture and Style"
February 13-14, 9 am-5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
In conjunction with Gothic: Dark Glamour, the museumís seventh annual fashion symposium will feature designers, musicians, photographers, authors, and curators who will discuss fashion and subcultural style. Free to all students everywhere, thanks to the Coby Foundation. Also free to FIT faculty and staff. For a full list of speakers and program details, click here.

Lecture: "Perversion Within Seduction," Laura González, Interviewed by Colleen Hill
February 18, 6-7 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Artist and writer Laura González will talk with Colleen Hill, curator of the exhibition Seduction, about perversion and its relation to the pleasures of dressing up, showing off, and being looked at.

Talk and Tour: Seduction with Colleen Hill
February 23, 6-7 pm
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Exhibition curator Colleen Hill (or associate curator Molly Sorkin) will explore the historical significance of seductive fashion from the 18th century to the present.

Lecture and Book Signing: Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity, by Kohle Yohannan
February 25, 6-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Kohle Yohannan, curator and author, will discuss of his new book, Valentina: American Couture and the Cult of Celebrity. Book signing will follow.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS LECTURE
March 18, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Presidential Scholars Program celebrates its tenth anniversary with a lecture by author and designer Andrew Zolli, lead partner of Z+ Partners, a forecasting and design thinktank. Open to the FIT community. For more information, contact Rebecca Spath, 74593.

LIBERAL ARTS DEAN'S FORUM PRESENTS ONE-MAN SHOW
April 1, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The Deanís Forum for Liberal Arts and the Presidential Scholars Program present Tings Dey Happen, Dan Hoyleís off-broadway, one-man show about oil politics and globalization. Open to the FIT community. For more information, contact Rebecca Spath, 74593.

FMM FACULTY MEMBER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AT FIT
April 16, 5-7
Eighth Floor, David Dubinsky Student Center
President Joyce F. Brown and Dean Robin Sackin, School of Business and Technology, will host a reception in honor of Alfred Sloan, Fashion Merchandising Management, who has taught at FIT for more than 50 years. For more information, contact Robin Sackin, 74330.


NEWS

INTERIM VP FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT APPOINTED
On January 16, President Joyce F. Brown announced the appointment of William H. Nunn as interim vice president for enrollment management and student success. Nunn has almost 40 years of experience in student affairs. He has been dean of enrollment management at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh and associate vice president for enrollment services at the University of Akron. Most recently, he has filled interim enrollment management leadership roles at colleges for Scott Healy & Associates, an admissions and enrollment management consulting service. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Duquesne University. Read the full memo.

SPRING 2009 APPOINTMENTS
The following new full-time faculty were announced at spring 2009 convocation: Lisa Cronin Arida, Accessories Design, and Susan J. Breton, Counseling Center. In addition, Sally White, who was dean of Student Services, is now Acting Dean of Admissions and Strategic Recruitment.

GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENTS ARE FINALISTS IN ELLE CONTEST
Graphic Design students Sarah Smith, Angela Chen, and Jeff Tsui are finalists in a contest sponsored by Aveeno and Elle magazine that challenged FIT students to design an eco-conscious ENVIROSAX bag. The winner will be announced in Elleís "Green" issue in May. The winning design will be featured in an advertorial along with a short biography of the designer. The winner will receive $1,500; second and third place winners will receive $750 each. For more information, contact Eileen Karp, Fashion Design, 75029.

FMM FACULTY PARTICIPATE IN RETAIL CONVENTION
Fashion Merchandising Management faculty members Joseph Antee, Anne Appel, Naomi Gross, Jean Jacullo, and Nancy Sheridan and student Alyssa Ruiz attended seminars and assisted with seminar presentations at the 98th Annual National Retail Federation Convention and Expo. Jane Werner, FMM, coordinated FITís involvement in the event, held at the Javits Center from January 11-14. For more information, contact Jane Werner, 74887.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S SPORTS PORTRAIT UNVEILED
A portrait of New Jersey Devils player Brian Rolston, by Tony Capparelli, was unveiled on January 21 during on-ice ceremonies to honor Rolstonís 1,000th game. Capparelli has been commissioned by the Devils for various celebrations and events. For more information, contact Tony Caparelli, 75800.

OLYMPIC MEDALIST VISITS FIT
On January 26, Gail Marquis, recipient of the silver medal in womenís basketball at the 1976 Olympics, was a guest at the Faces and Places in Fashion class. She spoke about being a personal guest of President Obama at inauguration events.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK PRESENTED AT ART FESTIVAL
The Tale Trilogy, a net art project created by C. J. Yeh, was presented to the public at Transmediale09, an international festival for contemporary art and digital culture. It was held January 26 to February 1 at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. For more information, contact C. J. Yeh, 75676.

PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY MEMBER MEMBER HAS SOLO SHOW
Sean Fader has a solo show of his series, I Want to Put You On, at the Digital Artistís Space in Troy, NY. The show opened January 30 and will run through March 20. For more information, contact the Digital Artist's Space.

INTERNSHIP CENTER FACULTY MEMBER TO LECTURE AT DESIGN CENTER
Helene Verin has been invited to lecture at the Sara Little Center for Design Research in Seattle on February 12. For more information, contact Helene Verin, 73559.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Vincent Arcilesi will show slides of his work during a panel discussion, "Erotic Art or Pornography?", as part of the Artists Talk on Art series. The event is on February 13, 7-9 pm at the School of Visual Arts, 209 E. 23rd St., 3rd Floor. Admission is $7; $3 for seniors and SVA alumni. For information, contact Sherli Evans.

FINE ARTS URBAN STUDIO UNBOUND MEMBERS EXHIBIT ARTWORK
Fine Arts alumni and Urban Studio Unbound members Melissa Starke, Garrett Klein, and Kenneth Park are exhibiting work in a three-person show, emBARK!, at M55 Art in the LIC Art Center, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City. The exhibition of paintings, mixed media, assemblage, and works on paper is part of the gallery's program of community outreach to emerging artists. The show continues through February 15. For more information, contact Melissa Starke, Fine Arts, 75895.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER HAS SOLO SHOW
John Allen, Fine Arts, has an exhibition of new work, Stereo Float Field Paintings (What's Up with Red, Yellow, and Blue?), at M55 Art in the LIC Art Center, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City. The show continues through February 15. For more information, contact John Allen, 75862.

DINING SERVICES PLANTS TREES
In celebration of 2008 Earth Day, Aramark, FITís food services provider, launched a "Buy a Meal, Plant a Tree" initiative, which stipulates that for every meal plan sold during the 2008-09 academic year, one tree will be planted through American Forests. Thus far, FIT has planted 838 trees for California Wildlife Relief. For more information, contact Jessica Calise.

INTERNSHIP CENTER FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Leesa Hubbell published an article about teaching and designing in Second life in Surface Design Journalís winter 2009 issue. Beth Harris, formerly of the History of Art and Civilization department, was a featured Second Life resident in the article. For more information, contact Leesa Hubbell, 73540.

TEXTILE/SURFACE DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER EXHIBITS WORK
The Fall, a silkscreened and hand-painted work by Suzanne Dahlquist, has been acquired by the Williamsburg Art & Historical Society for its permanent collection. The work was exhibited to honor John Milton's 400th birthday and his epic poem, Paradise Lost. For more information, contact Suzanne Dalquist, 75144.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS MONTH
Financial Aid will sponsor a series of events, designed to reach out to students and staff who may need financial assistance. One-on-one financial aid counseling will be available daily, through February 27. Schedules for appointments will be posted outside the Financial Aid Office, Room A212A.

Schedule of Events:

February 9-12, 12-2 pm: Financial Aid will staff locations to dispense general information in the David Dubinsky Student Center, the Business and Liberal Arts Center, the Marvin Feldman Center, the Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, and the Gladys Marcus Library lobby. Staffed locations will vary each day.

Information Workshops
Councelors will answer questions about FAFSA, financial aid, and budgeting.
February 10, 5-6 pm, Cafeteria
February 12, 1-2 pm, Room B306
February 19, 1-2 pm, Room B306

February 19, 1pm: FAFSA "Hands-On" Workshop in Room CC20A.

For more information or event schedules, contact Financial Aid, 73560, or visit Room A212A.

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY WEEK
The Gladys Marcus Libraryís "Love Your Library Week 2009," February 9-13, is a chance for the FIT community to rediscover their library. In conjunction with Library Week, the following events, which focus on fostering creativity through information, inspiration, and technology, will take place:

February 9, 10-11 am:
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Exploring FIT Research: 3 Cases of Curiosity, Interest, and Intuition
Panel discussion with Valerie Steele, The Museum at FIT, Dean Steven Zucker, Graduate Studies, and Daniel Levinson-Wilk, Liberal Arts.

February 10, 12:30-1:30 pm
Room E423
FIT Literary Lions Session
Panel discussion with Amy Lemmon, English and Speech, and Ingrid Johnson, Textile Development and Marketing.

February 11, 10 am-12 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The Role of Fashion Forecasting in Tough Economic Times
Presentation featuring David Wolfe, creative director, and Mary Anne Heine, director of sales, The Doneger Group; Lilly Berelovich, president and chief creative officer, StyleSight; and Jayne Mountford, vice president of trend reporting, FashionSnoops.

1-2pm
Room E423
Graduate Student Capstone Experiences: Lily Pulitzer in Brazil: Researching an Emerging Market.

1-2 pm
Library Lobby
Student Drawing Contest

February 13, 10 am-7 pm
Library Lobby
Video screenings: Creativity in Movies

PRECOLLEGE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
High school students interested in participating in Saturday or Sunday Live programs this spring semester must register by February 13. Opening day for these programs is February 28. Visit www.fitnyc.edu/precollege for registration information, or contact Michele Nagel, 74630.

CAP AND GOWN ORDERS
In order to participate in the processional at the commencement ceremony on May 19, faculty and administrators must be outfitted in the proper academic regalia. To rent a cap and gown, click here to complete the order form and fax, email, or mail it by March 18. An additional fee of $15 will be charged for all orders received after that date. For more information, contact Chenise Marine, Student Life, 74130.

SPRING 2009 WELLNESS PROGRAM
The Student Faculty Corporation has announced the following schedule for free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff (through May 15).

Auxiliary Gym (AX-39)
Mondays—Pilates Mat Class, 1-2 pm
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm

Fitness Center (BX-13)
Wednesdays—Fitness Center, 12-1 pm

Dance Studio (BX-28)
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm

No classes will be held February 16 (Presidentís Day) or April 6-12 (spring break). Exercise mats may be purchased by class participants for $6. Please bring a check, payable to FIT Student Faculty Corporation, to Human Resources, 236 W. 27th Street, 11th floor. For more information, contact Bonnie Born, Human Resources, 73667.

UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The International Textile and Apparel Associationís Sara Douglas Fellowship for International Study supports a project that will develop international linkages and cross-cultural research, and /or teaching in textiles and apparel. Award: $2,000. Deadline: April 15.

The Spring/Summer 2009 Grants Digest provides information on grants, fellowships, residencies, and resources for artists, researchers and others. It will be distributed and is also available online at www3@fitnyc.edu/Grants. If you would like a copy, contact the Grants Office, 73620.

For more information, contact Ellen Brennan Hearn, Grants, 73622.


WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT
Please remember that information about the status of college closures due to severe weather is posted on the college's website, MyFIT, and InsideFIT, and is recorded on the emergency phone line, 212 217.7792. If the college closes it will be announced on these web pages and the phone line, and will also be communicated via email and through the media. For a complete list of media outlets where closures are broadcast, click here.

EMERGENCY MESSAGING SIGN-UP
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 tab on the FIT Portal.

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
Dates for spring technology training have been announced. Sign up for technology training or consulting on FIT systems such as the portal, email, MS Office, webfiles, and more on the website. For more information, contact the Technology Development Team.




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