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June 2013

 

Elder Care Suppport Group

FIT Board of Trustees Meeting

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Capstone Presentations

Adjunct Summer Institute: Social Media

Illustration MFA Exhibition: Cloud 9

Catherine Martin Discusses Design in The Great Gatsby

Science and Mathematics Faculty Member Leads Whale Watching Trips

SUNY Global Center Student Art Show

Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Transformation

Exhibition: RetroSpective


FIT Launches Film and Media Program

FIT Community Members Honored with Awards

Fine Arts Faculty Member Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Fashion Merchandising Management Faculty Member Publishes Article

Fine Arts Faculty Member Wins Award, Participates in Exhibition

Textile Development and Marketing Launches Master Class Series


Call for EduTech Day Proposals

Call for Diversity Grant Proposals

Summer 2013 Wellness Schedule

Funding Opportunities

Diversity Council Offers Event and Project Support

Center for Excellence in Teaching Online Event Calendar

Technology Training

Affirmative Action Online Training



EVENTS

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, June 3, 1-2 pm

Room DC35
The Employee Assistance Program’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. For more information, click here or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

FIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Wednesday, June 5, 11 am

Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center
The FIT Board of Trustees holds its June meeting. Meetings are open to the public unless the board meets in executive session. For more information, contact the Office of the General Counsel, 74030.

COSMETICS AND FRAGRANCE MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS
Wednesday, June 5, 5 pm
Haft Auditorium
Graduating students in the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management MPS program present their capstone projects on the theme of “Beauty in a Digital World.” Joe Rospars, chief digital strategist for the Obama campaigns and chief executive officer and founding partner of Blue State Digital, will provide the keynote, about the importance of social media and “big data” to consumer industries. For more information, contact Ewa Garbos, 74311.

ADJUNCT SUMMER INSTITUTE: SOCIAL MEDIA
Thursday, June 6, 9 am-4 pm
Location TBA
The Center for Excellence in Teaching’s adjunct summer institute will explore the role of social media in the classroom, on campus, and in industry. Sree Sreenivasan, chief digital officer at Columbia University and professor of digital media in Columbia’s School of Journalism, will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Celia Baez, 74064.

ILLUSTRATION MFA EXHIBITION: CLOUD 9
June 8-July 6
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
Graduating students of the MFA program in Illustration present their work. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74318.

CATHERINE MARTIN DISCUSSES HER DESIGNS IN THE GREAT GATSBY
Tuesday, June 18, 6-9 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin discusses her design process for the latest film release of The Great Gatsby. Martin made extensive use of FIT’s special collections to inform her designs.

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FACULTY MEMBER LEADS WHALE WATCHING TRIPS
Sundays, June 30-September 8
Montauk, NY
Arthur Kopelman leads whale watching trips from Montauk harbor. Kopelman is a marine mammal population ecologist with 26 years of whale research and 24 years of leading such trips. Click here for dates or to make a reservation. For more information, contact Arthur Kopelman, 73030.

SUNY GLOBAL CENTER STUDENT ART SHOW
Through June 30
SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St.
Selected works by FIT Fine Arts students and other SUNY students are on display at the SUNY Global Center. For more information, contact Jean Feinberg, 75870.

FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: TRANSFORMATION
Through October 24, 2013
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery and Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
The annual exhibition of works by FIT faculty and staff is on the theme of transformations, from global sociopolitical shifts to changes in the natural world to personal transitions.

EXHIBITION: RETROSPECTIVE
Through November 16
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition explores how fashion uses its past as inspiration for new designs. Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the museum’s permanent collection, RetroSpective begins with a selection of garments that reference historical periods prior to the 18th century, then follows fashion all the way to the grunge look and its more recent revivals. Click here for more information.


NEWS

FIT LAUNCHES FILM AND MEDIA PROGRAM
Beginning in fall 2014, FIT will offer a seamless AAS and BS degree in Film and Media through the School of Liberal Arts. Studies include screenwriting, cinematography, editing, lighting, animation, the storyboard, film genres, major directors, avant-garde film, and television. Applications are being accepted this year for fall 2014. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/filmandmedia or contact William Mooney, 75346.

FIT COMMUNITY MEMBERS HONORED WITH AWARDS
The following FIT community members received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards:

Award for Excellence in Teaching
Daniel Benkendorf, Social Sciences
Lori Massaro, Fashion Merchandising Management
Melissa Tombro, English and Speech

Award for Excellence in Librarianship
Karen Cannell, Gladys Marcus Library

Award for Student Excellence
Augusta Falletta, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Brittany Harris, Technical Design
Nicole Lorden, International Trade and Marketing
Julia Sinelnikova, Fine Arts
Anubhuti Swarup, Advertising and Marketing Communications
Madeline Thompson, Fashion Merchandising Management

Scholar Athlete Award
Shachar Keizman, Packaging Design, Swimming
Jacquelyn Kicksee, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Swimming

The following faculty members received FIT Awards:

FIT Faculty Excellence Award
Johannes Knoops, Interior Design
Kam Mak, Illustration

FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence
Sandra Markus, Fashion Design

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER WINS GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP
Harriet Korman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship this spring. She was one of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected from 3,000 for this prestigious prize. The award comes with a $40,000 stipend.

FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT FACULTY MEMBER PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Vincent Quan published an article titled “Top Five Questions JCPenney’s New CEO Must Answer” on Retail Info Systems News in April. The article details the challenges faced by the department store as it faces a precarious turnaround situation. For more information, contact Vincent Quan, 74864.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER WINS AWARD, PARTICIPATES IN EXHIBITION
Anthony Martino won the Richeson/Shiva Award for Casein Painting from the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. His work was featured in an exhibition of winners at the Salmagundi Club in May. For more information, contact Anthony Martino, 75884.

TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING LAUNCHES MASTER CLASS SERIES
The Textile Development and Marketing Department began a master class series this spring highlighting current topics in the field. Classes are open to students in the department as well as guests. The first class, titled “Textile Dyeing: Art, Science, or Intimate Blend?” was hosted by faculty member Ajoy Sarkar; subsequent lectures were given by industry experts on topics such as sustainability, social media, and reshoring textile products. For more information, contact Jeffrey Silberman, 75234.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL FOR EDUTECH DAY PROPOSALS
The Technology Development Team and the Center for Excellence in Teaching are seeking proposals for presentations for the fifth annual EduTech Day on November 14. This conference will focus on how to use technology in teaching; its theme is “Building for the Future.” Proposals should be submitted to edutech@fitnyc.edu by October 18. Find guidelines here.

CALL FOR DIVERSITY GRANT PROPOSALS
The Diversity Council is seeking Diversity Grant proposals to support educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities that promote tolerance and inclusion. A maximum of $5,000 is awarded to each winning proposal. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 73363.

SUMMER 2013 WELLNESS SCHEDULE
The Student-Faculty Corporation offers free lunchtime exercise classes for all faculty and staff:

Through July 1
Mondays—Pilates Mat, noon-1 pm, Room BX28
Tuesdays—Boot Camp, noon-1 pm, Room AX39
Wednesday, June 5 and 19—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, noon-1 pm, Room BX28
Wednesday, June 12 and 26—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm, Room BX28

July 2-24
Mondays—Pilates Mat, noon-1 pm, Room BX28
Tuesdays—Boot Camp, noon-1 pm, Room BX28
Wednesday, July 3 and 17—Body Toning, noon-1 pm, Room BX28
Wednesday, July 10 and 24—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, noon-1 pm, Room BX28
Thursdays—Yoga, noon-1 pm, Room AX25

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. Mats are available for purchase at a discounted price of $10; bring a check, payable to FIT Student Faculty Corporation, to Human Resources, 236 West 27th Street, 11th floor. For more information, contact Bonnie Born, 73667.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Fulbright Scholar Program: The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Deadline: August 1. (Recent FIT awardees: Chloe Chapin, Renée Cooper, Erika Rohrbach)

NEH Summer Stipends: National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipends are available for individuals pursuing advanced research of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly tools. The stipends offer $6,000 to support two consecutive months of full-time work. Deadline: September 26. (Recent FIT awardee: Johannes Knoops)

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

DIVERSITY COUNCIL OFFERS EVENT AND PROJECT SUPPORT
An event or project that fosters inclusion and diversity can carry the Diversity Council’s stamp of support on promotional materials and be posted on the college-wide calendar on the council’s website. Complete the form here to let the council know about your event or project.

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING ONLINE EVENT CALENDAR
The Center for Excellence in Teaching provides faculty-to-faculty training on incorporating technology into teaching, workshops on teaching methodologies, and a range of professional development opportunities. Check their online calendar for upcoming events here, and learn more about the faculty resources available through the center by visiting fitnyc.edu/cet. For more information, contact Elaine Maldonado, 74062.

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.

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 January 15, complete the training by January 30). Click here to access online sessions. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 74009.