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June 2010

 

Elder Care Support Group

Capstone Exhibition: Menagerie

The Museum at FIT's Fashion Culture Series

Exhibition: Eco-Fashion: Going Green

Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Layered and Transparent


FMM Faculty Member Presents at Conference

Communication Design Faculty Member's Artwork Featured at Festival

FIT Awarded Grant

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Diversity Council Sponsor Event

Science and Math Faculty Member Awarded Grant

Counseling Center Announces Contest Winners

English and Speech Faculty Member's Play Accepted by Festival

Educational Opportunity Programs Holds Ceremony

Students Succeed at Conference

FIT Security Officer Honored


Alumni and Faculty Relations Launches Facebook Page

Diversity Council Event Support

Affirmative Action Online Training

Summer 2010 Wellness Schedule

Technology Training

Emergency Messaging Sign-Up


EVENTS

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
June 7, 1-2 pm
Room DC35
The EAP'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. Funding for EAP programs is provided by the Student Faculty Corporation. For more information, click here or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

CAPSTONE EXHIBITION: MENAGERIE
June 8, 5-7 (opening); exhibition through July 3
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
Graduating students in the Illustration MA program present their capstone exhibition, which reflects the independently minded mission of the program and the way in which illustrators today have a presence that extends beyond the printed page. On display are editorial and book illustrations, graphic novels, reportage, background paintings for game design, portrait paintings, clay maquettes, and animations.

THE MUSEUM AT FIT'S FASHION CULTURE SERIES
The following events take place in June as part of the 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.

Lecture: Sustainable Fashion Futures, by Dr. Mathilda Tham
June 17, 6-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Dr. Mathilda Tham, a visiting professor of fashion at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, discusses how fashion can incorporate more sustainable ideas, practices, and processes. This event is organized in collaboration with the Consulate General of Sweden.

Talk and Tour: Eco-Fashion: Going Green
June 23, 10:30 am

Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Co-curator Colleen Hill leads this tour of Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition that surveys fashion's complex relationship with the environment. The show features brands such as Martin Margiela, Edun, Bodkin, Fin, and Noir.

EXHIBITION: ECO-FASHION: GOING GREEN
Through November 13, 2010
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
An exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry's multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion's good—and bad—environmental and ethical practices, this exhibition provides historical context for today's eco-fashion movement.

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

FMM FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS AT CONFERENCE
Jean Jacullo was invited by the Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association to the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, and was granted a Teaching Institute Merit Award to support this endeavor. On June 9, she will give a presentation, The Transformation of Fashion Retailing and the Implications for Licensing Opportunities, and moderate a panel including David Galpin, vice president of Dockers global licensing, Levi Strauss & Co.; Maryann Nichols, vice president of Levi's licensing, Levi Strauss & Co.; and Mark Sandler, president of Cuddl Duds. For more information, contact Jean Jacullo, 74838.

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER'S ARTWORK FEATURED IN FESTIVAL
C. J. Yeh's digital artwork, Public Statement, was selected for Krakow's Artboom festival, which runs from June 11-27 and focuses on art in urban and public spaces. This year's festival features a new digital component, "Made in Internet," which showcases animations by 23 digital artists, including Yeh. For more information, contact C.J. Yeh, 75676.

FIT AWARDED GRANT
FIT was awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a program, Advancing Design-related Technological Education: a Three-way Partnership, authored by Karen Pearson, Science and Math, and Elaine Maldonado, Center for Excellence in Teaching. The program aims to increase design-related technological employment opportunities for women and better prepare students for the green/sustainability marketplace through a creative science curriculum and faculty development. For more information, contact Ellen Brennan Hearn, 73622.

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND DIVERSITY COUNCIL SPONSOR EVENT
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and the Diversity Council held an event, Learning in Two Worlds: Meeting the Needs of Students for Whom English is a Second Language, to provide adjunct faculty with new ideas and classroom strategies that aid culturally diverse students and ESL learners. Guest speaker Daniel Shanahan, director of the bilingual/ESL technical assistance center at Ulster BOCES, joined presenters Charlotte Brown, Educational Skills, and Brian Fallon, Writing Studio, for this all-day event. For more information, contact Celia Baez, 74064.

SCIENCE AND MATH FACULTY MEMBER AWARDED GRANT
Karen Pearson was awarded the Realize Science Technology Grant, sponsored by School and Science Technology Resources. Pearson's project includes innovative and educationally valuable uses for hand-held video microscopes. FIT will receive equipment, including five hand-held video microscopes, software to take still pictures and time-lapse videos, and companion curriculum books. For more information, contact Ellen Brennan Hearn, 73622.

COUNSELING CENTER ANNOUNCES CONTEST WINNERS
The Counseling Center announced the winners of its Body Image and Eating Issues Awareness Poster Contest. Lemuel Rodriguez, Graphic Design, won first prize, $300; Caitlin Boyle, Advertising Design, second prize, $125; and Kim Graziano, Illustration, third prize, $50. Winning artwork will be used for awareness programming. Prizes were underwritten by the Student Faculty Corporation. For more information, contact Liza Wolsky, 74264.

ENGLISH AND SPEECH FACULTY MEMBER'S PLAY ACCEPTED BY FESTIVAL
Glenda Frank's play, The Fourth Estate, about journalists in Afghanistan, Korea, Ireland, and St. Louis, was accepted by the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. Frank is looking for set, lighting, and sound designers for her production, which will be presented in August. For more information, contact Glenda Frank, 75353.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS HOLDS CEREMONY
On April 30, the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs held a recognition ceremony to honor graduating EOP students, as well as those who have maintained a 3.0 or higher grade point average for two or more consecutive semesters. During the ceremony, ten students were inducted into the Epsilon Kappa chapter of national honor society Chi Alpha Epsilon. Hannkasia Syvanen, Interior Design, received the Betty Harris-Merritt Award, given to a Childcare Assistance Program student who embodies the qualities of persistence, academic excellence, and fortitude. Tyrelle Shaw, Textile/Surface Design, received the Roberto Bailey Entrepreneurial Award, given to a male student who exemplifies entrepreneurial spirit. Speakers included students Ashley Hyman, Advertising and Marketing Communications, and Devora Reiss, Illustration, and Packaging Design alumnus Zi Zhang. Honorary Epsilon Kappa inductees were Robert Blanton, institutional research associate for SUNY's Office of Opportunity Programs, and Alice Papazian, Special Programs. In addition, the event honored Percy E. Sutton and Arthur O. Eve, architects of the legislative language that created New York State Opportunity Programs. For more information, contact OEOP, 74170.

STUDENTS SUCCEED AT CONFERENCE
April 17-21, FIT's Delta Epsilon Chi club competed at the International Career Development Conference in Louisville, KY. Participants were Advertising and Marketing Communications students Johanna Brozinsky, Rachel Donohue, and Olivia Long; and Fashion Merchandising Management students Yii-Lin Chang, Kelsey Ives, Katherine Olsen, and Virginia Shipman. Advisors were Fashion Merchandising Management faculty Robert Vassalotti and Sharon White. Virginia Shipman placed third and Kelsey Ives was ranked in the top ten in the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing event, and Olivia Long and Katherine Olsen were runners-up in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing event. For more information, contact Robert Vassalotti, 74882.

FIT SECURITY OFFICER HONORED
On April 8, Kelvin Moore, a security officer and a U.S. Security Associates sergeant, was honored at FIT. Moore was recently chosen from more than 27,000 U.S. Security Associates employees as an "Outstanding Security Officer." Attendees of the event included Sherry Brabham, treasurer and vice president for Finance and Administration; Curtis Dixon, director of security; and Keith Oringer, business unit vice president of U.S. Security Associates.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALUMNI AND FACULTY RELATIONS LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE
The newly formed Office of Alumni and Faculty Relations recently launched a Facebook page to help keep FIT alumni connected to their alma mater. To submit any events, announcements, or news that you would like to see promoted to alumni via Facebook, email the office.

DIVERSITY COUNCIL EVENT SUPPORT
An event or project that fosters inclusion and diversity can carry the council's stamp of support on promotional materials and be posted on the campus-wide calendar on the council's website. Complete the form by the tenth day of the preceding month to let the council know about your event or project. For more information, contact Deliwe Kekana, 74000.

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.

SUMMER 2010 WELLNESS SCHEDULE
The Student Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff.

Through July 6
Auxiliary Gym (AX39)
Mondays—Pilates, noon-1 pm
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm

Dance Studio (BX28)
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm

July 7-29
Main Gym (BX02)
Mondays—Pilates, noon-1 pm
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm
Thursdays—Yoga, noon-1 pm

Fitness Center (BX13) hours are 7 am-7 pm (through June 30); 7-10 am and 12:30-7 pm (July 1-28). 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.

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, phone, 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.