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INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND MARKETING TALKING TRADE LECTURE: CAREERS IN EDUCATION
November 5, 10:30 am-12 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The International Trade and Marketing Department will hold a Talking Trade lecture, Careers in Education, moderated by Eric Hertz, director of Executive Education at FIT. Panelists are FIT alumna Carol Brathwaite, marketing instructor at College of Mount Saint Vincent; Claudia Cabrera-Cafarelli, business consultant for Somos Partners Inc., and adjunct instructor at Hofstra University; FIT alumnus Tim Kent, instructor at P.S. 226; and Richa Misa, entrepreneur, educator, and freelance designer for Evolution Active Wear and Rudrani. This event is sponsored by the International Trade and Marketing Advisory Board. For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280.
FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER EXHIBITS SELF-PORTRAITS
Through November 6
Janalyn Hanson White Gallery at Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Butch Sigel shows self-portraits created over a 40-year span, using media such as oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, ink on paper, lithograph, and collage. For more information, contact Butch Sigel, 75894.
INTERNSHIP CENTER FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS BOOK
November 6, 12 pm
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD
Helene Verin presents her book, Beth Levine Shoes, at the JCC of Greater Washington's 40th annual book festival. For more information, contact Helene Verin, 73559.
EXHIBITION: AMERICAN BEAUTY: AESTHETICS AND INNOVATION IN FASHION
November 6, 2009-April 10, 2010
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition explores how the "philosophy of beauty" is allied to the craft of dressmaking. Each of the 75 looks on display was chosen to exemplify the relationship between technical ingenuity and artistic excellence.
November 7, 11:30 am-5:30 pm
Various locations on campus
Parents Day offers students' parents the opportunity to learn about FIT, its educational programs, and the college community. For more information, contact Student Life, 74130.
ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
November 9, 1-2 pm
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, click here or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.
FINE ARTS GUEST SPEAKER LECTURE SERIES
November 10 and 19, 1-2 pm
The Fine Arts Department and the Art Collective offer this lecture series to introduce the work and careers of fine arts professionals to the FIT community. Painter and installation artist David Dunlap speaks on November 10, and printmaker, community artist, and activist Tomie Arai speaks on November 19. For more information, contact John Allen, 75862.
ART AND DESIGN FACULTY EXHIBITION: METAL TRANSFIGURED
November 14-December 12
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition showcases work by FIT faculty from more than ten different departments in the School of Art and Design. Based on the theme of metal, works include fabric, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper.
OPEN HOURS WITH PRESIDENT BROWN
November 17, 1-2 pm; November 24, 5-6 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.
LUNCHTIME SEMINAR: MINDFUL DECISION MAKING
November 17, 1-2 pm
This EAP seminar will teach attendees how to make better decisions in the face of challenges and stress. For more information, click here or contact Bob Silverstein, 75600.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AWARDS CEREMONY
November 19, 1-2 pm
Robert Lagary Board Room
The Foreign Languages Department celebrates the Student Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition's 20th anniversary with its annual awards ceremony. Winning students will recite poetry in Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, and tenor Neal Harrelson will sing. For more information, contact James Cascaito, 75092.
CAREER SERVICES LECTURE
November 19, 1-2 pm
Eighth floor, David Dubinsky Student Center
Career Services and the Partnership for Public Service Annenberg Speakers Bureau invite the FIT community to a lecture, Career at the Museum: Working at the Smithsonian, given by Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp, who is a curator at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. For more information, contact Jennifer Miller, 73009.
GLENDA BAILEY IN CONVERSATION WITH VALERIE STEELE
November 19, 6-9 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar, joins Valerie Steele, director of the museum, for a conversation about her career in fashion publishing
EXHIBITION: NIGHT & DAY
December 3, 2009-May 11, 2010
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition examines how the rules that dictate appropriate dress for women have changed over the past 250 years. Featured will be more than 100 day and evening garments, textiles, and accessories displayed in chronological order, illustrating the conventions for appropriate dress for a particular time of day, activity, or occasion and how these conventions continually change.
ITALIAN CLUB ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT
December 4, 8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The Italian Club hosts a night of singing and mingling at its third annual Holiday Benefit Concert. Please bring an unwrapped toy that will be collected at the event by the U.S. Marines for the Toys for Tots Program. The benefit will feature local and up-and-coming Italian-American performers, who will sing a wide variety of songs, including works from classic artists like Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Andrea Bocelli, Elvis, Tom Jones, and Frankie Valli. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for non-FIT students (with ID), and $7 for FIT students (with ID). Light refreshments will be served, and cocktail attire is recommended. This event is open to the public. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Christian Ierulli, 73549, or the Italian Club.
ANNUAL FASHION SYMPOSIUM: AMERICAN STYLE
December 4 and 5, 9 am-5 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium
In conjunction with the exhibition American Beauty, the museum's eighth annual fashion symposium will feature designers, authors, and curators from the U.S., Latin America, and Canada who will discuss the many facets of American fashion and style. For more information, click here.
DEAN NAMED TO IRISH EDUCATION 100
Dympna Bowles, dean for Curriculum and Instruction, was named to the Irish Education 100 by the Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine. The 100 honorees were recognized for their contributions to college and university education in the U.S. and Canada at an American Irish Historical Society reception in October.
PACKAGING DESIGN STUDENTS WIN CONTEST
Sixth-semester Packaging Design students placed second in the Paperboard Packaging Council's Student Design Challenge, marking the fifth year FIT students have placed in the top three. Allessandra Greco, Nicole Nardi, Hannah Nicdao, and Jacqueline Roll, and faculty advisor Sandra Krasovec, received an all-expenses paid trip to the PACKEXPO conference and tradeshow in Las Vegas in October. In addition, the students shared a $1,500 prize, and the Packaging Design Department was awarded $1,500. For more information, contact Sandra Krasovec, 75703.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS
Seventeen EOP students were awarded the Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship, which offers up to $1,250 per year. This year's recipients were Alesandra Baez, Medina Catwell, Tieara Fitch, Lizette Garcia, Stephanie Garcia, Julia Jiang, Sau Soke Juan, Nicole Montemarano, Makeia Peterkin, Nathalie Quirin, Keysha Ramos, Daisy Ruiz, Janine Sleem, Sinead Soria, Jennifer Torres, Nicolas Turek, and Lily Yang. In addition, Stephanie Roy received a full scholarship to attend the Women's Institute at Omega's conference, Women and Courage: Connecting Across the Generations. This marks the fourth year that Omega has provided scholarships for EOP student participation. For more information, contact the EOP Office, 74170.
DIRECT AND INTERACTIVE MARKETING STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Class of 2010 students Michael Howland, Nola Lawless, and Jason Noda have won scholarships from the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, based on academic performance, essays, and faculty recommendations. For more information, contact Roberta Elins, 74478.
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR ATTENDS CONFERENCE
Joseph Arcoleo was a delegate at the fifth annual International Conference on Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining, and Military Areas, held September 20-25 in New York City. The delegates addressed effects of industrial development on the world's soil resources, and its impact on terrestrial ecology and human health. For more information, contact Joseph Arcoleo, 73752.
TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS AT MEETING
In September, Jeffrey Silberman presented a breakout session at the International Cotton Advisory Committee's 68th Plenary Meeting, held in Cape Town, South Africa. The presentation included highlights of a panel held at FIT, Cotton Sustainability in the Textile Complex, and a discussion of TDM's Denim Project. For more information, contact Jeffrey Silberman, 75234.
FIT'S DIGITAL IMAGE LIBRARY
The FIT Digital Image Library (FITDIL) is an Internet-based digital repository database of approximately 23,000 digital images accessible to FIT students and faculty. FITDIL allows FIT's academic departments to manage their own image collections and create slideshows for classroom use that can also be printed out as flashcards by students. FITDIL highlights include: 1,731 original fashion design illustrations from FIT's Special Collections; more than 800 examples of FIT student artwork; more than 12,000 art history images; and more than 800 teaching images. The FITDIL office, Room E409, also provides self-service scanning for faculty and staff. For more information, contact Andrew Taylor, 74378.
SUNY PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The 24th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, hosted by the Psychology Department of Farmingdale State College, is accepting proposals, which are due by November 16, 2009. The conference will be held March 19-20, 2010. Click here for submission details.
The Office of Communications and External Relations, in partnership with the Technology Development Team (TDT), offers training on WebPages, the authoring tool that supports FIT's new website. All are invited to attend and learn how to create content for department pages. Click here for training dates, to sign up, and for resources and support. For more information, contact Pia Shah, 73397.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ONLINE TRAINING
FIT employees are required to complete two online training sessions that fulfill federal Affirmative Action requirements for government employees. The sessions, Preventing Sexual Harassment and Preventing Employee Discrimination, take 60 to 90 minutes each, and don't have to be completed in one sitting. (If you want to exit the program before finishing, bookmark your location by pressing Ctrl+D [Cmd+D for Macintosh].) You should complete both sessions by the last day of the anniversary month in which you were hired (for example, if you were hired on November 15, complete the training by November 30). Click here to access online sessions. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 74009.
FALL 2009 WELLNESS PROGRAM
The Student Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff (through December).
Auxiliary Gym (AX39)
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm
Fridays—Pilates, 1-2 pm
Fitness Center (BX13)
Wednesdays—Fitness Center, 12-1 pm
Dance Studio (BX28)
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm
No classes on November 26 and 27 (Thanksgiving recess). Due to renovations during the fall 2009 semester, temporary locker/changing spaces have been set up and limited shower facilities are available (entrance to locker room is located in BX02). You may use a locker only during class time, must bring your own combination lock, and must empty your locker after class. Exercise mats may be purchased by class participants for $6. Please bring a check, payable to FIT Student Faculty Corporation, to Human Resources, 236 West 27 Street, 11th floor. For more information, contact Bonnie Born, 73667.
UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance: Awards grants of $2,000-$50,000 to strengthen existing curricular programs or build new courses and programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with an increasing emphasis on environmental and social entrepreneurship. Deadline is December 4.
The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research Competition: Awards $40,000-$70,000 to fund both collaborative and individual research projects in the humanities and social sciences in or on any country of Eurasia or East-Central Europe. The primary scholar must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and hold a PhD degree. Deadline is February 15, 2010.
The fall/winter 2009 Grants Digest is available online. Printed copies were distributed to each department. For more information or to request a copy, contact the Grants Office, 73622.
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.
Dates for technology training have been announced. Sign up for technology training or consulting on FIT systems such as the portal, email, MS Office, web files, and more on the website. For more information, contact the Technology Development Team.