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September 2010

 

Photography Faculty Member in Exhibition

Fashion's Night Out Mauboussin Event

Faces and Places in Fashion Hosts Art Ortenberg

Workshop: Interns Ask Alumni for Advice

Fine Arts Faculty Member Has Exhibition

Exhibition: Japan Fashion Now

Talk and Tour: Eco-Fashion: Going Green

Lecture and Book Signing: StyleSource

Talk and Tour: Japan Fashion Now

Lecture and Book Signing: In Fashion: From Runway to Retail

Talking Trade Lecture: A Day in the Life of an Exporter

Fall 2010 Field Trip to FedEx World Service Center

Career and Internship Center Job and Internship Fair

Admissions Open House

Talking Trade Lecture: Careers in Cotton

Exhibition: Eco-Fashion: Going Green

Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Layered and Transparent


Fall 2010 Promotions

Fall 2010 Appointments

FIT Introduces New Majors

College Landscaping Project

FIT Introduces New Session Names

FIT Holds Shoe Star Competition

Illustration Faculty Member Serves on Board

Illustration Faculty Member Publishes Book

Museum Staff Member Contributes to Publication

International Trade and Marketing Faculty Member's Company Featured in Magazine

Fine Arts Faculty Member Publishes Article


Shapewear Study Seeks Participants

New Library Site Goes Live

Campus Tours Begin

Free Tutoring Available

FIT Mail Center Introduces Unwanted Mail Program

Grants Digest Available

Barnes and Noble at FIT on Facebook

Diversity Council Event Support

Affirmative Action Online Training

Technology Training

Emergency Messaging Sign-Up


EVENTS

PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY MEMBER IN EXHIBITION
Through September 5
Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 West 90th St.
Rose Frisenda's photo-chemical paintings are in an exhibition, Splashed, Spotted, and Striped—The Power of Repetition in Abstract Art. For more information, contact Rose Frisenda.

FASHION'S NIGHT OUT MAUBOUSSIN EVENT
September 10, 6-8 pm
Mauboussin USA, Inc., 714 Madison Ave. and 63rd St.
As part of Fashion's Night Out, Christine Cachot, COO of Mauboussin, and Yaz Hernández, FIT trustee, are hosting a cocktail reception. Mauboussin created 100 rings for the event, selling for $1,000 each, and ten percent of the proceeds benefit FIT. To RSVP, click here or call 74105.

FACES AND PLACES IN FASHION HOSTS ART ORTENBERG
September 13, 4-6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Art Ortenberg, husband of Liz Claiborne and co-founder of the brand, speaks at the Faces and Places in Fashion class. He will also be signing copies of his book, Liz Claiborne: The Legend, The Woman. For more information, contact Alice Papazian, 73596.

WORKSHOP: INTERNS ASK ALUMNI FOR ADVICE
September 15, 5:30 pm
David Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor
The Career and Internship Center holds this panel discussion that allows current and future student interns to learn from young, successfully employed alumni who had internships while at FIT. For more information, contact Melanie Rush, 73551.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER HAS EXHIBITION
September 16, 6-8 pm (opening); exhibition through October 21
Lobby Gallery, 1155 Avenue of the Americas
Sylvie Covey holds an exhibition, Elegy, of her photolithographs inspired by a trip to Yellowstone, WY. For more information, contact Sylvie Covey.

EXHIBITION: JAPAN FASHION NOW
September 17, 2010-January 8, 2011
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Japanese fashion today embraces not only the cerebral, avant-garde looks associated with the first wave of Japanese design in the 1980s, but also a range of subcultural and youth-oriented styles. This is the first exhibition to explore how Japanese fashion has evolved in recent years.

TALK AND TOUR: ECO-FASHION: GOING GREEN
September 22, 10:30 am
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Co-curator Jennifer Farley 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.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: STYLESOURCE
September 22, 5 pm
Barnes and Noble at FIT
Alyce Parsons, Continuing and Professional Studies faculty member and founder and president of Universal Style International, discusses and signs copies of her book, StyleSource: The Power of the Seven Universal Styles for Women and Men. For more information, contact Barnes and Noble at FIT, 75690.

TALK AND TOUR: JAPAN FASHION NOW
September 27, 6 pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Join exhibition curator Valerie Steele for a tour of Japan Fashion Now. Staged in a dramatic mise-en-scene evoking the cityscape of 21st-century Tokyo, this exhibition features approximately 100 ensembles that represent Japanese fashion in all its radical creativity.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: IN FASHION: FROM RUNWAY TO RETAIL
September 28, 5 pm
Barnes and Noble at FIT
Annemarie Iverson, senior vice president of creative brand development at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, discusses and signs copies of her new book, In Fashion: From Runway to Retail, Everything You Need to Know to Break into the Fashion Industry. For more information, contact Barnes and Noble at FIT, 75690.

TALKING TRADE LECTURE: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EXPORTER
September 29, 6:30-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheater
Joanne DeMartini, vice president of retail profit management, international sales/marina, The Jump Apparel Group, discusses what it's like to be an exporter, the decisions and transactions she makes, her path to a successful career, and how students can prepare for a role in this field. Lawrence Delson, president of Delson International, Incorporated, will serve as master of ceremonies. For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280.

FALL 2010 FIELD TRIP TO FEDEX WORLD SERVICE CENTER
October 5, 10 am-12 pm
FedEx Express Hub, 2393 Vauxhall Rd., Union, NJ
This on-site visit covers FedEx express, domestic, and international shipping operations, with a question-and-answer session to follow. Interested students should pick up a flyer in B429; sign-up deadline is September 10, 12 pm. Tour convenes at 8:30 am in front of the Marvin Feldman Center. Limited space (preference given to International Trade and Marketing students). For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280.

CAREER AND INTERNSHIP CENTER JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
October 5, 11 am-2:30 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The Career and Internship Center hosts approximately 50 companies covering fashion and related industries. Students and alumni have the opportunity to secure full-time, part-time, or freelance work, and current students may also obtain internships. A variety of workshops will be offered to help students prepare effectively for the fair. (Schedules for these workshops will be announced.) For more information, contact Pam Zuckerman, 73017.

ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
October 23
Various locations on campus
The Office of Admissions hosts its annual Open House for prospective students and families, when the campus community can showcase FIT's programs and facilities. More information will be provided to departments and offices in mid-September. For additional information, contact Laura Arbogast, 73762.

TALKING TRADE LECTURE: CAREERS IN COTTON
November 3, 9:30-11 am
John E. Reeves Great Hall
This discussion, moderated by Career and Internship Center Director Andrew Cronan, covers different cotton industry career choices. Panelists are Werner Bieri, president and CEO of Buhler Quality Yarns Corporation; Drew Paluba, co-owner and designer for Rebecca and Drew; and Allen Terhaar, executive director of Cotton Council International. Sponsored by the International Trade and Marketing and Textile Development and Marketing departments. For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280.

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, Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor
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

FALL 2010 PROMOTIONS
At fall 2010 convocation, President Joyce F. Brown announced several faculty promotions. James Cascaito, Foreign Languages; Denyse Montegut, Fashion and Textile Studies; and Colette Wong, Fashion Design, have been promoted from associate professor to professor. Pilar Blanco-Ruiz, Foreign Lanuages; Lourdes Font, History of Art; Sandra Markus, Fashion Design; Roberta Paley, Social Sciences; Karen Pearson, Science and Mathematics; Vincent Quan, Fashion Merchandising Management; Frederun Scholz, Communication Design; Jeffrey Silberman, Textile Development and Marketing; Richard Turnbull, History of Art; and Calvin Williamson, Science and Mathematics, have been promoted from assistant professor to associate professor. In addition, President Brown announced that Suzanne McGillicuddy, formerly assistant to the vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success, is now acting director of Student Life.

FALL 2010 APPOINTMENTS
The following administrative appointments were announced at fall 2010 convocation: Gretchen Bataille, interim vice president for Academic Affairs; Frank Koe, acting dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology; Jason Casey, director of Institutional Research; Andrew Cronan, director of the Career and Internship Center; Erik Kneubuehl, dean for Student Development; Rebecca Fraley-Corrado, assistant vice president for Administration; John Johnston, controller; Hector Figueroa, special assistant to the vice president for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations; and Catherine O'Rourke, special assistant to the vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Success. In addition, Brooke Carlson, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, is the newest full-time faculty member.

FIT INTRODUCES NEW MAJORS
FIT has been authorized to offer two new majors, beginning fall 2011: a BS in Entrepreneurship for the Fashion and Design Industries, which will focus on the discovery and launch of new products and services; and an MA in Sustainable Interior Environments, which will provide expertise in environmentally responsible interior design. In addition, FIT has been authorized to offer an MFA in Illustration (beginning this fall), the college's first-ever terminal degree, which will replace the existing Illustration MA program as it is phased out.

COLLEGE LANDSCAPING PROJECT
FIT recently began a landscaping project with David Smotrich & Partners to beautify the campus and make it more welcoming and accessible to the FIT community. Many improvements are planned, including installation of new trees, plants, walkways, ramps, and sitting areas. The entire project will be completed by mid-October. For an overview of the project, click here.

FIT INTRODUCES NEW SESSION NAMES
FIT has introduced new session names, effective in 2011. Winterim becomes Winter, and summer and Summerim become Summer I and Summer II. References to these sessions throughout institutional communications are being made to reflect these changes.

FIT HOLDS SHOE STAR COMPETITION
FN (Footwear News) is holding its second Shoe Star competition at FIT, sponsored by Brown Shoe Company, for seventh-semester Accessories Design BFA students. On September 27, a kick-off event will be held in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, where students will receive submission and instruction packets. In late fall, submissions will be due and FN judges will chose 12 finalists to present their portfolios in person. The judges will then select six candidates to take part in a series of five design challenges during the spring 2011 semester. The winner will receive a paid job with Brown Shoe Company and the title of FN Shoe Star 2011. FN will cover the competition online and in its print publication, and a dedicated FNShoeStar.com website will broadcast weekly coverage, along with other interactive content and social media.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER SERVES ON BOARD
In July, Melanie Reim served as education chair on the Board of Directors of ICON6: The Illustration Conference in Pasadena, CA. She produced the Educators' Forum, bringing together five film and entertainment experts, a panel that featured the work of FIT faculty members Bil Donovan and John Jay Cabuay, and a panel of film illustrators. She also oversaw the Volunteer Team, organizing a group of 50 illustration students from around the country that assisted in every aspect of the conference. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74318.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES BOOK
In August, Jacqui Morgan published Mostly Nude: Watercolors from Life, a coffee table book containing more than 80 watercolor paintings. For more information, contact Maria Zervos, 75802.

MUSEUM STAFF MEMBER CONTRIBUTES TO PUBLICATION
Tamsen Schwartzman contributed an article to Documenting: Costume Design, a compendium of essays about library collections with holdings related to costume design. Schwartzman's contribution, "Special Collections of the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology," describes Special Collections' broad array of specialized costume books, designer archives, original illustrations, and instructional manuals and reference books. For more information, contact Tamsen Schwartzman, 74547.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND MARKETING FACULTY MEMBER'S COMPANY FEATURED IN MAGAZINE
Gina Pantastico's eco-friendly textile company, Cloud9 Fabrics, was featured in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living. For more information, contact Gina Pantastico.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Sylvie Covey published an article in the September issue of Linea, the Art Student League of New York's magazine, about how Photoshop changed and expanded her artwork. For more information, contact Stephanie Cassidy.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHAPEWEAR STUDY SEEKS PARTICIPANTS
FIT has developed and is conducting a comprehensive clinical trial of a new shapewear garment that has been designed by a leading intimate apparel company. The study was designed by FIT faculty, and seeks participants, who will be compensated for their time. There is a mandatory orientation on September 15. Click here to review the eligibility requirements, and click here to apply (deadline is September 3).

NEW LIBRARY SITE GOES LIVE
On August 20, FIT's new Gladys Marcus Library web page went live. Norma Campbell and Donna Lehmann in Communications and External Relations worked with the library's Web Management Team, led by Naomi Bricker and members Lana Bittman, Lydia Gwyn, Helen Lane, and Lorraine Weberg, to develop the new architecture and functionality. Over the next four months the library will migrate all content and forms off the www3 site, which will be shut down on December 31. The www3 site was begun and maintained by Steve Rosenberger. The library welcomes staff who will join the process to develop and edit web content to the site.

CAMPUS TOURS BEGIN
Beginning this fall, the Office of Admissions hosts campus tours for prospective students and families. Student-led campus tours provide prospective students with an opportunity to connect with a current student, learn about life at FIT, and to see first-hand our state-of-the-art facilities. Prospective students can register for an information session and campus tour here. For more information, contact Matilde Perez, 73374.

FREE TUTORING AVAILABLE
Students taking credit-bearing courses may sign up for free tutoring in the Academic Skills Tutoring Center, Room A608B. The Skills Center offers a wide variety of tutoring options in a range of subject areas. For more information, contact the Academic Skills Center, 74080.

FIT MAIL CENTER INTRODUCES UNWANTED MAIL PROGRAM
In keeping with the college's sustainability initiatives, the FIT Mail Center introduced the Unwanted Mail Program. To participate, take all unwanted mail to the secretary of your department and inform him/her that you would like to stop receiving this mail. The secretary fills out a Do Not Mail form and gives it to the Mail Center along with the mail piece. The mail center then contacts the mailer and officially requests that your name be removed from their mailing list. For more information, click here or contact Patrick Watson, 74764.

GRANTS DIGEST AVAILABLE
The fall/winter 2010 Grants Digest was distributed at convocation and is available online. Printed copies were distributed to each department. To request a copy, contact the Grants Office, 73620.

BARNES AND NOBLE AT FIT ON FACEBOOK
Find the Barnes and Noble at FIT Facebook page and click the "Like" button to show support.

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.

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.