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     January 2010

 

Convocation Spring 2010

Exhibition: Art of the Collection: The Design Spirit of American Fashion Artist Audrey Schilt

Exhibition: American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion

Exhibition: Night & Day

New Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Layered and Transparent

Exhibition: Scandal Sandals and Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes

Board of Trustees Meeting



 

Starbucks Opens at FIT

YCC Zippers Sponsors Fashion Design Contest

Development and Alumni Relations Begins Communications Initiative

Illustration Faculty Member's Work Published in Calendar

Students Win Home Products Association Scholarships

Illustration Students Raise Money for Gay Men's Health Crisis

International Student Advisors Staff Member Wins Award

Illustration Faculty Member's Stamp Issued



 

On-Campus Recruiting Sessions

Windows 7 Institutional Policy

Website Training

Affirmative Action Online Training

Winter Wellness Program

Emergency Messaging Sign-Up

Technology Training

 

 

 

EVENTS


CONVOCATION SPRING 2010
January 27, 8:30-11 am
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Join FIT faculty and staff for spring 2010 convocation, featuring an address by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. A faculty/staff coffee reception will begin at 8:30 followed by convocation at 9. School meetings will take place as follows:

11 am
Continuing and Professional Studies, SR9

1 pm
Graduate Studies, E625

Please note that the Art and Design, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts school meetings will be held as follows:

Business and Technology: February 2, 1 pm, John E. Reeves Great Hall
Liberal Arts: February 2, 1 pm, eighth floor alcove, David Dubinsky Student Center
Art and Design: February 4, 1 pm, Robert Lagary Board Room
For more information, contact Academic Affairs, 74040.


EXHIBITION: ART OF THE COLLECTION: THE DESIGN SPIRIT OF AMERICAN FASHION ARTIST AUDREY SCHILT
Through January 27
Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center lobby
The illustrations of FIT alumna Audrey Schilt, who worked closely with Ralph Lauren for 22 years, are on display. Included are sketches of the pink silk Ralph Lauren gown worn by Gwyneth Paltrow at the 1998 Academy Awards, on which Schilt collaborated, as well as sketches of the white silk and organza Lauren gown worn by Emmy Rossum to the 2005 Golden Globes, which Schilt designed. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the college's School of Art and Design, the Gladys Marcus Library, and the library's Print/FX Graphics Lab.

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 will be displayed in chronological order, illustrating the constantly changing conventions for appropriate dress for a particular time of day, activity, or occasion.

NEW FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: LAYERED AND TRANSPARENT
Through November 13
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, ninth 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.

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.

 

 

 

NEWS


STARBUCKS OPENS AT FIT
FIT's new Starbucks has opened in the David Dubinsky Student Center's dining hall. Winterim hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 am-3 pm. During spring semester (beginning February 1), hours will be Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-midnight; Friday, 7:30 am-3 pm.

YCC ZIPPERS SPONSORS FASHION DESIGN CONTEST
Your Correct Choice (YCC) Zippers sponsored a contest that challenged Fashion Design students to design three activewear or sportswear garments using YCC zipper samples in innovative ways. Eunju Koh won the first-place prize of $2,000 out of a field of 16 finalists. Jusil Carroll won second place, $1,200; Rochelle Gloor won third place, $500; and Bokyeoung Juliette Kim won honorable mention. For more information, contact Cheri Fein, 74700.

DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS BEGINS COMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE
During the first week of January, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations sent an electronic New Year's greeting card to nearly 25,000 FIT alumni and friends identified through a recent project to update and build a comprehensive alumni database. The email is the first in a communications initiative that will include electronic newsletters, event promotions, and fundraising appeals meant to reconnect alumni with FIT as well as cultivate new donors. The electronic card, designed by 2009 Computer Animation and Interactive Media alumna Simona Jankauskaite, has been well received by alumni with a click-through rate of 6.5 percent (non-profit average is 2.27 percent). You can view the card here. For more information, contact Loretta Lawrence Keane.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK PUBLISHED IN CALENDAR
Melanie Reim's documentary illustration, The Obama Wave: Change on Main Street, originally requested by and donated to the Manifest Hope exhibition for the Democratic Convention, was selected to represent November in the 2010 Social Justice Calendar. It is published by the Evolutionary Media Group in collaboration with the Service Employees International Union. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74381.

STUDENTS WIN HOME PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
The Home Fashion Products Association Foundation granted $4,500 in scholarships (three $1,000 scholarships and three $500 scholarships) to FIT students Danielle Bolas, Jaclyn Ceravolo, Michelle Cicenia, Danielle Moskos, Olivia Spadafore, and Alejandra Villada. Click here for more information.

ILLUSTRATION STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR GAY MEN'S HEALTH CRISIS
Seven alumni and current students, representing the BFA and MA in Illustration programs, drew attendees on location at the Gay Men's Health Crisis Fashion Forward event, emceed by Tim Gunn. The drawings were exhibited and sold at the event, raising more than $500 for the organization. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74381.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVISORS STAFF MEMBER WINS AWARD
Erika Rohrbach was given the 2009 James O'Driscoll Distinguished Service Award, presented every year by NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Region X in recognition of outstanding service to the region in furthering the cause of international education. The presentation ceremony was on November 5, 2009, during NAFSA's bi-regional conference in Springfield, MA.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S STAMP ISSUED
On January 14, the US Postal Service will issue the third of 12 stamps designed by Kam Mak for its Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The series began in 2008 with the Year of the Rat, and this year's stamp represents the Year of the Tiger. For more information, click here or contact Kam Mak, 75830.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


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, all 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.

WEBSITE TRAINING
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. 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.

WINTER WELLNESS PROGRAM
The Student Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff (through January 21).

A734
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm

Fitness Center (BX13)
Wednesdays—Fitness Center, 12-1 pm

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.

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 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.

 



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