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September 2011

 

Lecture and Book Signing: Will Work for Shoes by Susan Ashbrook

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Alumni Speaker Series

Board of Trustees Meeting

Exhibition: Daphne Guinness

Lecture and Book Signing: Slaves to Fashion by Monica Miller

Talk and Tour: Sporting Life

Talk and Tour: Daphne Guinness

English and Speech Faculty Member Gives Reading

Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Romancing the Common Object

Exhibition: Sporting Life


Fall 2011 Promotions and Appointments

Career and Internship Center Faculty Member Publishes Article

Illustration Faculty Member's Work Included in Charity iPhone Application

Career and Internship Center Faculty Member's Design Reproduced

Illustration Faculty Member's Work Included in Exhibition

Illustration Faculty Member Teaches Workshop at Symposium

Fabric Styling Faculty Member's Work Included in Exhibitions


President's Office Staff Member Thanks FIT Community

Center for Excellence in Teaching Calendar Available

Academic Skills Tutoring Available to Students

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Sustainability Grants Available

Diversity Council Offers Event Support

Affirmative Action Online Training

Technology Training

Emergency Messaging Sign-up


EVENTS

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: WILL WORK FOR SHOES BY SUSAN ASHBROOK
September 7, 5-7 pm

Barnes & Noble at FIT
Susan Ashbrook discusses and signs copies of her new book, Will Work for Shoes: The Business Behind Red Carpet Product Placement, which explains how placing products with celebrities is a fast track to brand recognition and sales. For more information, contact Barnes & Noble at FIT, 75690.

COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCE MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT ALUMNI SPEAKER SERIES
September 9, 8:30-10 am
Louis Vuitton North American headquarters, 19 East 57th Street
The Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management program, in conjunction with the Wharton School's Jay Baker Retailing Initiative, presents guest speakers Mike Gould, CEO of Bloomingdale's, and FIT Foundation member Pamela Baxter, president and CEO of LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics and Dior Couture, who will address CFMM and Wharton School graduates. For more information, contact Stephan Kanlian, 74306.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
September 14, 11 am
Robert Lagary Board Room
FIT's Board of Trustees holds its regular meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of the General Counsel, 74030.

EXHIBITION: DAPHNE GUINNESS
September 16, 2011-January 7, 2012

Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition features approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness's personal collection, including designs by Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaļa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Valentino. Guinness's own designs will also be on display.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: SLAVES TO FASHION BY MONICA MILLER
September 22, 6 pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Monica Miller presents her new book, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, the first cultural history of the black dandy, from Enlightenment England to the contemporary art worlds of London and New York. A book signing follows the lecture. This event is part of The Museum at FIT's fall Fashion Culture series.

TALK AND TOUR: SPORTING LIFE
September 26, 6 pm

Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Exhibition curators Jennifer Farley or Colleen Hill give a tour of Sporting Life, an exhibition that explores the relationship between active sportswear and fashion over the past 150 years.

TALK AND TOUR: DAPHNE GUINNESS
September 28, 10:30 am

Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Exhibition curator and museum director Valerie Steele gives a tour of Daphne Guinness, featuring approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness's personal collection.

ENGLISH AND SPEECH FACULTY MEMBER GIVES READING
October 18, 6:30 pm
Glenda Frank gives a reading of her new play, Little Images, which is based on the relationship between Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner. For location details, contact Glenda Frank, 75353.

FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: ROMANCING THE COMMON OBJECT
Through October 28
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor
This exhibition includes works by faculty and staff that are inspired by everyday objects. For more information, contact Tom Irizarry, 74565.

EXHIBITION: SPORTING LIFE
Through November 5

Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition explores the relationship between active sportswear and fashion over the past 150 years. Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the museum's permanent collection, it highlights changes in silhouette, construction, and technology that have improved active sportswear.


NEWS

FALL 2011 PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
At fall 2011 convocation, President Joyce F. Brown announced several promotions. Anthony Capparelli, Joseph Denaro, and Bil Donovan, Illustration; Ellen Jaffee and Nobuko Kodama, Foreign Languages; Georgia Kalivas, Textile Development and Marketing; Tisa Lerner, Rocco Piscatello, and Stephanie Tevonian, Communication Design; Nancy Ross, Career and Internship Center; Barbara Seggio, Fashion Design-Apparel; and Ilona Tykotski, Financial Aid, have been promoted from adjunct assistant to adjunct associate professor. President Brown also announced that Mercedes Cepeda is now assistant director of Admissions and Frances Dearing is associate dean for Institutional Assessment.

Kevin Hervas, director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Michelle Van Ess, director of Student Life, were announced as new appointments.

In addition, Joanne Arbuckle, dean for the School of Art and Design, is also the acting dean for the School of Graduate Studies; Deborah Klesenski is the acting dean for the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology; and Lisa Okubo is acting general counsel.

CAREER AND INTERNSHIP CENTER FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Jeanne Golly published an article on kimono-fabric artist Kikuo Morimoto in Hand/Eye magazine's summer 2011 world textiles issue. For more information, click contact Jeanne Golly, 73542.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK INCLUDED IN CHARITY IPHONE APPLICATION
Three of Chris Spollen's sculptures have been included in a charity art book iPhone and iPad application called Art-Tails. The proceeds from this app will go to an NGO aiding areas in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami. For more information, contact Chris Spollen

CAREER AND INTERNSHIP CENTER FACULTY MEMBER'S DESIGN REPRODUCED
Helene Verin's "baseball" shoe is being reproduced by Keds for Colette, Lane Crawford, and Opening Ceremony. The shoe will debut at the Ace Hotel during Fashion's Night Out, September 8. For more information, contact Helene Verin, 73559.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK INCLUDED IN EXHIBITION
Tony Capparelli's artist's proof of his officially licensed Super Bowl XLIV portrait and an original painting are included in the National Art Museum of Sport's football invitational exhibition, which runs through the Super Bowl. For more information, contact Tony Capparelli.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER TEACHES WORKSHOP AT SYMPOSIUM
In July, Melanie Reim taught an on-location drawing workshop at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Lisbon. More than 200 attendees from 23 countries attended the symposium, and a book about it is forthcoming. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74318.

FABRIC STYLING FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK INCLUDED IN EXHIBITIONS
This summer, Sara Petitt's work was included in a photo show at Montauk's Depot Gallery, and in Gallery 307's 8x8 exhibition. For more information, contact Sara Petitt, 75189.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENT'S OFFICE STAFF MEMBER THANKS FIT COMMUNITY
Arlene Spivack wishes to thank the FIT community for its support during her recovery from her accident: "Thanks for your consistent kindness, generosity, and support. I'm grateful to say that I am now back at work, after a long and difficult recovery. I missed being here and seeing all of you, and we are truly a family here at FIT. I look forward to seeing you in the days and weeks ahead."

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING CALENDAR AVAILABLE
The Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) provides a wide range of teaching and learning resources for faculty, including technology training sessions on Angel. Visit the CET website to review the calendar of faculty development events and 2011-12 schedule for Teaching Institute funding. For more information, contact the CET, 74064.

ACADEMIC SKILLS TUTORING AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
The Academic Skills Center is offering free individual and walk-in tutoring to all students currently registered for credit-bearing and remedial courses at FIT. Tutoring is available in a wide variety of subject areas in art, design, business, technology, and liberal arts. For more information, click here or call 74080.

UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Historic New Orleans Collection's Woest Fellowship: awards $4,000 a month for research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. Doctoral candidates and academic and museum professionals are eligible. Deadline: November 1.

National Gallery of Art Ittleson Fellowship: provides $20,000 for the advancement and completion of a doctoral dissertation in the visual arts. Fellows spend one year completing dissertation research abroad, and one year at the NGA's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Deadline: November 15.

The Grants Digest is now paperless, and can be found on the Grants Office website. For more information, contact the Grants Office, 73622.

SUSTAINABILITY GRANTS AVAILABLE
As a part of the Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY initiative FIT Goes Green: Infusing Sustainability into our Culture, an annual fund of $15,000 was established to support sustainability initiatives at FIT. The fund is administered by the FIT Sustainability Council. Individual or group awards are capped at $5,000 per initiative. Proposals are due December 9. Click here for more information on applying, or contact Robert Vassalotti, 74882, or Grazyna Pilatowicz, 75574.

DIVERSITY COUNCIL OFFERS 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 do not 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.