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October 2011

 

Elder Care Support Group

Talk: Fashion, Beauty, and Status

Open Hours with President Brown

Lecture and Book Signing: Beauty Disrupted by Carré Otis

Talk and Tour: Sporting Life

Lecture and Book Signing: New York Fashion Week by Eila Mell

Lecture and Book Signing: Avedon Behind the Scenes 1964-1980 by Gideon Lewin

Admissions Open House

Lecture and Book Signing: Alexander McQueen by Andrew Bolton

Lecture and Book Signing: Dreaming of Chanel by Charlotte Smith

FIT's Inaugural Fashion and Finance Forum

Exhibition: Daphne Guinness

Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Romancing the Common Object

Exhibition: Sporting Life


FIT Hosts Conference

Interior Design Faculty Member to Present at Conference

Illustration Faculty Member's Work Included in Exhibition

Interior Design Faculty Member to Present at Conference

Illustration Faculty Member Featured in Vogue Italia

Interior Design Student Wins Scholarship

Registration Center Staff Member Publishes Poem

Social Sciences Faculty Member Presents Paper

Communication Design Faculty Member Presents at Conference, Appears in Publications

Career and Internship Center Faculty Member Moderates Panel


New Campus and City Maps on FIT's Website

Center for Excellence in Teaching Calendar Available

Academic Skills Tutoring Available to Students

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Fall 2011 Wellness Schedule

Sustainability Grants Available

Diversity Council Offers Event Support

Affirmative Action Online Training

Technology Training

Emergency Messaging Sign-up


EVENTS

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
October 3, 1-2 pm
Room DC35
This 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. For more information, click here or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

TALK: FASHION, BEAUTY, AND STATUS
October 3, 6:30-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
FIT hosts Fashion, Beauty, and Status: One Year on the Front Lines in China's Luxury and Apparel Market, which discusses a yearlong study on what high-end Chinese consumers want, who is successfully selling to them, and how they do it. Speakers are Mark Greiz, International Trade and Marketing faculty member and chief consultant, MG Consulting; Byron Lee, director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and Michael A. Zakkour, principal, Technomic Asia. International Trade and Marketing faculty member Lawrence Delson moderates. Cosponsored by FIT's International Trade and Marketing, Global Fashion Management, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, and Entrepreneurship departments; NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies—Programs in Finance; the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; and the Organization of Women in International Trade. For more information, contact Nicole Martin-Lewis, 74280.

OPEN HOURS WITH PRESIDENT BROWN
October 11, 1-2 pm
November 17, 5-6 pm
Office of the President, Room C908
Open-hour sessions with President Joyce F. Brown are for any faculty or staff member who wishes to meet with her. No appointment is necessary. All visitors are asked to sign in upon arrival and are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to accommodate everyone, meetings are limited to 15 minutes. Upcoming open hours are posted in InsideFIT. For more information, contact Tanika McShall, 74010.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: BEAUTY DISRUPTED BY CARRÉ OTIS
October 11, 5 pm

Barnes & Noble at FIT
Former supermodel Carré Otis discusses and signs copies of her new book, Beauty Disrupted: A Memoir. For more information, contact Barnes & Noble at FIT, 75690.

TALK AND TOUR: SPORTING LIFE
October 12, 10:30 am
October 26, 10:30 am

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

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: NEW YORK FASHION WEEK BY EILA MELL
October 12, 5 pm

Barnes & Noble at FIT
Journalist Eila Mell discusses and signs copies of her new book, New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. For more information, contact Barnes & Noble at FIT, 75690.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: AVEDON BEHIND THE SCENES 1964-1980 BY GIDEON LEWIN
October 19, 6 pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Gideon Lewin, Richard Avedon's assistant and "right-hand man" from 1964 to 1980, unveils his new book, Avedon Behind the Scenes 1964-1980, featuring previously unpublished photographs and surprising details about the fashion and art worlds of the 1960s and '70s. Part of The Museum at FIT's fall Fashion Culture series.

ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
October 22, 9 am-1 pm
October 23, 11 am-3 pm

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. For additional information, contact Mercedes Cepeda, 73775.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN BY ANDREW BOLTON
October 25, 6 pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses his groundbreaking exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which celebrated the late designer's extraordinary contributions to fashion. A signing of Bolton's companion book to the exhibition follows the lecture. Part of The Museum at FIT's fall Fashion Culture series.

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: DREAMING OF CHANEL BY CHARLOTTE SMITH
October 26, 5 pm

Barnes & Noble at FIT
Charlotte Smith, curator of the Darnell Collection, discusses and signs copies of her new book, Dreaming of Chanel: Vintage Dresses, Timeless Stories. For more information, contact Barnes & Noble at FIT, 75690.

FIT'S INAUGURAL FASHION AND FINANCE FORUM
November 3, 6-7:15 pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
This forum features a discussion between members of the fashion industry and financial services, moderated by J. Michael Stanley, FIT Foundation board member and managing director, Rosenthal & Rosenthal. Panelists are Diane D'Erasmo, FIT Foundation board member and executive vice president, commercial banking, HSBC USA; Steve Madden, Steve Madden Ltd.; FIT alumnus and menswear designer Ninh Nguyen; and Paula Sutter, president, Diane von Furstenberg Studio, LLP. For more information, contact Victoria Guranowski, 74105.

EXHIBITION: DAPHNE GUINNESS
Through 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 Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Valentino. Guinness's own designs are also on display.

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

FIT HOSTS CONFERENCE
On October 17, FIT will host the Metropolitan NY Library Association (METRO) annual meeting in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, and the Gladys Marcus Library and The Museum at FIT will offer tours to visiting librarians. In addition, the library was featured on the METRO website in September. For more information, contact Tabitha Hanslick, 74370.

INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER TO PRESENT AT CONFERENCE
On October 10, Emily Evans Eerdmans will speak at the Winterthur Museum's fifth annual design symposium, Chic It Up!, which will focus on 1960s interior design. For more information, contact Emily Evans Eerdmans.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER'S WORK INCLUDED IN EXHIBITION
Karen Santry's work is included in an exhibition, Art Fusion, at the Musée Maison, 532 West 148th Street. The exhibition runs through October 21.

INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER TO PRESENT AT CONFERENCE
Michael Stiller will present a seminar at Control This, a lighting design conference and expo hosted by the New York City section of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Stiller also helped organize the event, which is October 20 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street. For more information, contact Michael Stiller.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER FEATURED IN VOGUE ITALIA
Bil Donovan was interviewed by Vogue Italia and spoke about the documentary class he teaches at FIT. For more information, contact Bil Donovan.

INTERIOR DESIGN STUDENT WINS SCHOLARSHIP
Hon Kee Leung won a $30,000 scholarship from the Angelo Donghia Foundation. For more information, contact Andrew Seifer, 75578.

REGISTRATION CENTER STAFF MEMBER PUBLISHES POEM
David Lawton published a poem in the new anthology -gape-seed-. Lawton also hosts and curates weekly poetry readings at Jujomukti Tea Lounge, 211 East 4th Street. For more information, contact David Lawton, 73856.

SOCIAL SCIENCES FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS PAPER
Yuniya Kawamura presented a paper, "The Global Systems of Fashion," at the Shanghai International Conference on Social Science. For more information, contact Yuniya Kawamura, 74926. 

COMMUNICATION DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS AT CONFERENCE, APPEARS IN PUBLICATIONS
C.J. Yeh gave a multimedia presentation, Global Village—Social Networking Media, at the 36th annual Chinese American Academic and Professional Society Conference. His presentation was mentioned in Chinese-language newspaper World Journal, and his biography and paper abstract were printed in the conference's publication, Economic Growth and Multidisciplinary Approach to Education. For more information, contact C.J. Yeh, 75676.

CAREER AND INTERNSHIP CENTER FACULTY MEMBER MODERATES PANEL
In June, Leesa Hubbell moderated a panel on textile design careers at the 2011 International Surface Design Association Conference. As digital news editor for the Surface Design Association, she also helped redesign its website and turned its newsletter into a blog. For more information, contact Leesa Hubbell, 74318.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW CAMPUS AND CITY MAPS ON FIT'S WEBSITE
Communications and External Relations, in partnership with Enrollment Management and Student Success, launched neighborhood and city maps on the FIT website to accompany the campus map launched in March. The new maps show FIT's connection to Chelsea and to New York City by offering several layers (which can be turned on and off) that include dining, parking facilities, hotels, green spaces, cultural resources, internship sites, and more. New layers will be added next year. The maps are part of a larger project that includes video tours of FIT  facilities and New York City, to launch later this semester. For more information or to give feedback, contact Norma Campbell.

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
Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund: Awards $50,000-250,000 in two-year grants for ideas from non-profit organizations for an innovative cultural and/or artistic project within the five boroughs. Deadline: October 31.

For other funding opportunities, visit the Grants Digest online. For more information, contact the Grants Office, 73622.

FALL 2011 WELLNESS SCHEDULE
The Student-Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff:

Monday—Pilates, 1-2 pm, Room BX02
Tuesday—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Thursday—Yoga, 1-2 pm, Room BX02
Friday—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, 1-2 pm, Room AX39

Fall classes continue through December 16. Locker and shower facilities are located near the gym area. You may use a locker only during class time, must bring your own combination lock, and must empty your locker after class. Portable mats are available for purchase at a discounted price of $10. 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.

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 channel on the MyFIT tab.