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     February 2010

Evening with Artists and Exhibition: Connectivity
Financial Aid Awareness Month
"Love Your Library" Events
Presentation and Exhibition: Beth Levine, First Lady of Shoes
Lecture and Book Signing: Resort Fashion, by Caroline Rennolds Milbank
Talking Trade Lecture: Global Lifestyle Brand Marketing
Exhibition: Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes
Board of Trustees Meeting
Talking Trade Lecture: Taking Charge of Your Career
Exhibition: American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion
Exhibition: Night & Day
Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Layered and Transparent

Spring 2010 Appointments
Manager of Alumni and Faculty Relations Appointed
New Board of Trustees Members
International Trade and Marketing Chair Featured in Magazine
Communication Design Faculty Member Wins Award
Educational Opportunity Programs News
Computer Graphics Faculty Member Contributes to Ballet
Communication Design Faculty Member's Work in Exhibition

Annual Pet Fashion Show Needs Models
On-Campus Recruiting Sessions
Windows 7 Institutional Policy
Affirmative Action Online Training
Technology Training
Emergency Messaging Sign-Up

EVENTS

EVENING WITH ARTISTS AND EXHIBITION: CONNECTIVITY
February 9, 5-7 pm (evening with artists); through February 13
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition features a selection of media design work by Communication Design students. In conjunction with the exhibition, an evening with the contributing artists will be held. For more information, contact Suzanne Anoushian, 75633.

FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS MONTH
Various locations on campus
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 26. Schedules for appointments will be posted outside the Financial Aid Office (Room A212A). Events include:

February 9, 5-6 pm, Room C205: How To Pay For College—Grants and Loans session for students and parents.

Information Workshops
February 10, 1-2 pm, Cafeteria
February 18, 1-2 pm, Room C205

Through February 11, 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 lobbies. Staffed locations will vary each day.

February 11, 1 pm, computer lab C415A: FAFSA Hands-On Workshop (FAFSA priority filing deadline for continuing students is March 1).

For more information or event schedules, click here or contact Financial Aid, 73560.

"LOVE YOUR LIBRARY" EVENTS
Gladys Marcus Library
The Gladys Marcus Library's "Love Your Library 2010" is a chance for the FIT community to rediscover the library. Upcoming Love Your Library events in February include:

Amnesty Week
Through February 14
Library lobby
Faculty, staff, and students may return all overdue FIT library books without any fines.

SHARP Faculty Workshops
1-2 pm
Room E601
SHARP (Short Academic Research Programs) Faculty Workshops show what the library can do for you, as a researcher and a teacher.

February 10: On the Cutting Edge
Discover search alerts, article delivery services, and other features of library databases that can keep you abreast of the latest research or news.

February 19: Angel on the Head of a Pin
Learn how to pinpoint library resources and directly incorporate them into Angel.

February 24: Hone Your Research Assignments
Exchange ideas and get advice on how to craft assignments that get students to use the library.

Urban Rejuvenation Project: A Study of the Validity of the Stereotypical Urban Consumer
February 23, 1-2 pm
Room E423
The library sponsors this presentation by students in the graduate Global Fashion Management program, moderated by Pamela Ellsworth, associate chair of the program.

For more information or listings for future Love Your Library events, click here.

PRESENTATION AND EXHIBITION: BETH LEVINE, FIRST LADY OF SHOES
February 17, 6-8:30 pm (opening); February 18-June 6
Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA
Helene Verin, Internship Center, will give a presentation at 6 pm during the opening of this exhibition. For more information, contact Helene Verin, 73559, or click here.


LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: RESORT FASHION, BY CAROLINE RENNOLDS MILBANK
February 22, 7-9 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Fashion historian Caroline Rennolds Milbank will take you across continents, styles, and generations as she presents the vibrant history of resort clothing. She will discuss renowned designers, past and present, who have contributed their unique touches to resort wear, including Claire McCardell, Michael Kors, and Rodarte. A signing of Rennolds' book, Resort Fashion, will follow the lecture.

TALKING TRADE LECTURE: GLOBAL LIFESTYLE BRAND MARKETING
February 25, 6:30-8 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
This lecture will examine perspectives on lifestyle branding in a global context. The moderator is Jason Nardiello, associate at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP. Panelists are Nicole Clayton, director of retail for Bottega Veneta; Caryn Grun, accessory and lifestyle business development manager for BMW and MINI BMW North America, LLC; and David Rosenberg, senior vice president and chief merchandising officer for Polo Ralph Lauren. Sponsored by the International Trade and Marketing Advisory Board. For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280, or click here.

EXHIBITION: SCANDAL SANDALS AND LADY SLIPPERS: A HISTORY OF DELMAN SHOES
March 9-April 4
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition explores famous shoe brand Delman's renowned style, advertising, and craftsmanship. The objects on display, dating between 1926 and 2007, chronicle the company's rich and creative past. Organized and curated by graduate students of the Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice program.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
March 24, 11 am
Robert Lagary Board Room
The Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting. For more information, contact the Office of the General Counsel, 74030.

TALKING TRADE LECTURE: TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR CAREER
April 14, 12:30-2 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
This lecture for students will discuss resume preparation, dress guidelines, interviewing skills, job prospecting, and other tips for commencing one's career on the right track. The moderator is Debra Malbin, president of Debra Malbin Associates. Panelists are International Trade and Marketing alumna Margaret Dahlin, president and founder of Better Closet; Kim Gomez, corporate recruiter for Li & Fung Group USA; and Concetta Passarella, acting director of FIT's Career Services. Sponsored by the International Trade and Marketing Advisory Board. For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280, or click here.

EXHIBITION: AMERICAN BEAUTY: AESTHETICS AND INNOVATION IN FASHION
Through April 10
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 exemplifies the relationship between technical ingenuity and artistic excellence.

EXHIBITION: NIGHT & DAY
Through May 11
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. More than 100 day and evening garments, textiles, and accessories are displayed in chronological order, illustrating the constantly changing conventions for appropriate dress for a particular time of day, activity, or occasion.

FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: LAYERED AND TRANSPARENT
Through November 13, 2010
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, 9th floor, Marvin Feldman Center
This exhibition explores the theme of working in layers, including poetry, layering as digital process, transparent layers as sheer overlays of fabric, layering glazes, working on multiple planes, and collage. For more information, contact Tom Irizarry, 74565.


NEWS

SPRING 2010 APPOINTMENTS
At spring convocation, President Joyce F. Brown announced the following administrative appointments: Mario Cabrera, deputy director of Security; Albert Place, acting controller; and Yamiley Saintvil, director of Admissions and Strategic Recruitment. In addition, Suzanne Anoushian is now the Communication Design chair, and Steven Stipelman is the Fashion Design-Art assistant chair.

MANAGER OF ALUMNI AND FACULTY RELATIONS APPOINTED
Allison Oldehoff has been appointed to the new position of manager of Alumni and Faculty Relations, which focuses on opening new opportunities for fundraising, communication, collaboration, and consultation with alumni. Oldehoff, a graduate of Vassar College, was previously assistant director of development/manager of annual giving in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. There, she oversaw the annual giving campaign and reinstituted a graduating class gift program. Additionally, she served as coordinator of individual giving and special gifts for the School of Business.

NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS
Six new members have been appointed to FIT's Board of Trustees. FIT alumna Chris Casson Madden, founder and CEO of Chris Madden, Inc.; Joan B. Hornig, jewelry designer and founder of the Joan B. Hornig Foundation; and Robert Savage, president and cofounder of Nanette Lepore, NY, will serve until 2015. FIT alumna Amsale Aberra, cofounder, co-CEO, and creative director of the Amsale Design Group; airport retailing consultant Judith I. Byrd; and Beverly S. Mack, director and registered investment advisor for Walnut Street Securities, Inc., will serve until 2016.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND MARKETING CHAIR FEATURED IN MAGAZINE
Christine Pomeranz was recently profiled in Zee, a lifestyle magazine focused on Cebu and Davao, Philippines. Pomeranz is a native of Cebu, and lived in the Philippines until she was posted to New York by Citibank. She began teaching at FIT in 2003.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER WINS AWARD
Rocco Piscatello received a Typographic Excellence Award from the Type Directors Club, and his work will be included in the club's annual, Typography 31. It will also be shown at the 56th Awards Exhibition 2010 in New York, and in exhibitions touring the U.S. and abroad. For more information, contact Joseph Petrone, 75677.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS NEWS
In December and January, EOP hosted two sessions, Information Day and Portfolio Information Day, for fall 2010 EOP applicants. In total, the sessions drew more than 100 participants from New York City and State. In addition, EOP student Nazaury Delgado, Communication Design, was profiled in the New York Times. For more information, contact the EOP Office, 74170.

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FACULTY MEMBER CONTRIBUTES TO BALLET
John Goodwin is animating sets for the Pasadena Ballet's Alice in Wonderland, which runs February 27-28. For more information, click here.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK IN EXHIBITION
Works by Glenn Herb Bennett have been included in mural project Artists Speaking for the Spirits, created by "African diasporan" artists taking new approach to community healthcare and creative entrepreneurship and using art as a healing methodology. The exhibition will run through November 10, 2010, at the Arthur Bennett Hall, 22 Chapel Street, Brooklyn. For more information, contact Wendy Burke or click here.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNUAL PET FASHION SHOW NEEDS MODELS
The Center for Professional studies is looking for canine models to wear student-designed clothing and accessories in the second annual FIT pet fashion show, April 12 at 5 pm. Dogs of all breeds (including mixed) and sizes are needed. For consideration, email a photo and the following information: name, breed, sex, weight, and measurements, including neck, length (base of tail to nape of neck), girth (around widest part), and height (floor to shoulder). Deadline is February 19. For more information or to submit a potential dog model, contact Deborah David, 74477.

ON-CAMPUS RECRUITING SESSIONS
On-campus recruiting sessions offer December 2009 and May 2010 graduates an opportunity to submit resumes for interviews, develop relationships with employers, and obtain jobs. Interviews will take place from March 8-24 and from April 6-23. To register, participants must attend one mandatory orientation in February. For orientation times and more information, click here or contact Jennifer Miller, 73009.

WINDOWS 7 INSTITUTIONAL POLICY
IT for FIT's Task Force 7, which tested and worked with new Microsoft products to address any possible issues, has released an Institutional Policy Statement about Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. To read the full statement, click here.

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. 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.

TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
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.

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.


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