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November 2013
 

 
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Legacy Week: Homecoming 2013

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Elder Care Support Group

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President's Speaker Series: A Conversation with Michael Kors

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Talking Trade: Careers with a Conscience: Working in Global Social Responsibility

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FIT Board of Trustees Meeting

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Illustration Lecture: How Did They Do That?

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New York Blood Center Blood Drive

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Community of Practice Workshop: VoiceThread

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The Veteran Artist Program Presents Reading, Writing, and Talking War

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Fashion Symposium: A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk

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The Veteran Artist Program Presents Tellilng Project NYC: This Is What We Fought For

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Exhibition: Dreams Lived, Dreams Shattered: MLK, JFK 50 Years Later

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Fourth Annual March of Colors

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SLEM Footwear Futures Seminar

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Terms of Use: The Creation and Experience of Digital Art

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Talk and Tour: RetroSpective

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EduTech Day 2013: Building for the Future

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Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition Awards

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Lunchtime Seminar: Fact or Fiction: Top Relationship Complaints and What to Do

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Exhibition: Interior Design Relief Project

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Fashion Culture: Dressing the Screen: Costume Design in Hollywood

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Exhibition: RetroSpective

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Fashion Culture: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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FIT Faculty and Staff Exhibition: Pairings/Collaborations

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ARTSpeak: Pedro Barbeito

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Science and Mathematics Faculty Member Leads Seal Walks

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Exhibition: Trend-ology

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Elaine Stone Memorial: Hats On for Elaine

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AAS Fashion Design Exhibition: American Folk Art Museum

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Talk and Tour: A Queer History of Fashion

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Exhibition: A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk


 
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President Brown Named a Person to Watch in Higher Edcuation

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Students Win First Price in Retail Futures Challenge in Paris

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Dean for the School of Graduate Studies Presents at Symposium

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Acting Assistant Dean for the School of Art and Design Participates in Roundtable

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Social Sciences Faculty Member Presents at Conference

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Sustainable Interior Environments Chair Profiled in Magazine

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Interior Design Faculty Member's Firm Featured in Book

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Technical Design Associate Chair Publishes Textbook

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Fine Arts Faculty Member Presents Works as Part of Visiting Artist Series

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Illustration Faculty Member's Work Published in Magazine

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Textile Development and Marketing Chair Elected to Post

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Photography Faculty Member Participates in Group Exhibition

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Library and Fashion Merchandising Management Faculty Members Participate in Conference

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Fashion Design-Apparel Faculty Member Wins in Several Art Shows

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Film and Media Faculty Member Has Solo Exhibition

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Admissions Faculty Member Invited to Speak at National Conference

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Illustration MFA Chair Featured in Online Newspaper

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Textile Development and Marketing Department Launches Writing Program

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Faculty and Staff Complete Safe Zone Training


 
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New FIT Emergency Alert System Launches

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Updates to FIT's Online College Policy Library

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Call for Diversity Grant Proposals

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Fall 2013 Wellness Schedule

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Funding Opportunities

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Diversity Council Offers Event and Project Support

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Center for Excellence in Teaching Online Event Calendar

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Technology Training

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Affirmative Action Online Training



EVENTS

LEGACY WEEK: HOMECOMING 2013
Through November 3

Various locations on campus
Alumni, faculty, and current students celebrate FIT with a week of events incorporating the principles of spirit, connections, family, and community. For more information, click here.

ELDER CARE SUPPORT GROUP
Monday, November 4, 1-2 pm; Monday, December 2, 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, log into MyFIT and find EAP in the Quick Links section, or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

PRESIDENT’S SPEAKER SERIES: A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL KORS
Monday, November 4, 6:30 pm
Haft Auditorium
Designer and FIT alumnus Michael Kors will speak at the inaugural event in Dr. Joyce F. Brown’s President’s Speaker Series; the next speaker in the series will be Bruce Rockowitz, CEO and president of LF, Inc., in December. This event is for students, and tickets have been distributed to them through their departments.

TALKING TRADE: CAREERS WITH A CONSCIENCE: WORKING IN GLOBAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30-8 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Industry experts in corporate social responsibility will discuss the best ways to prepare, search, and interview for jobs and internships in their field. Panelists will explore the range of available options, including corporate positions, nongovernmental organizations, international volunteering, and social entrepreneurship. Panelists include Amy Hall, director of social consciousness at Eileen Fisher, and Susan McPherson, senior vice president for global marketing at Fenton Communications. This event is part of the International Trade and Marketing Department’s Talking Trade at FIT series. For more information, contact Nicole Martin, 74280.

FIT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Wednesday, November 6, 11 am
Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center
The FIT Board of Trustees holds its November meeting. For more information, contact the Office of the General Counsel, 74030.

ILLUSTRATION LECTURE: HOW DID THEY DO THAT?
Wednesday, November 6, 7 pm
Haft Auditorium
Team members from Blue Sky Studios discuss their work on the animated film Epic. This event is part of the Illustration Department’s lecture series. For more information, contact Ed Soyka, 75803.

NEW YORK BLOOD CENTER BLOOD DRIVE
Thursday, November 7, 10 am-7 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall
The FIT community is invited to donate blood to the New York Blood Center. Click here to schedule an appointment; walk-ins also welcome.

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE WORKSHOP: VOICETHREAD
Thursday, November 7, 12:30-2 pm
TBD
The Center for Excellence in Teaching sponsors a series of Community of Practice Workshops throughout the year. At the November workshop, CET’s Jeffrey Riman will discuss VoiceThread, an interactive tool. In this 90-minute hands-on session, you will learn how to create a simple VoiceThread and how to share it with your students. To register and for more information, contact Celia Baez, 74064.

THE VETERAN ARTIST PROGRAM PRESENTS READING, WRITING, AND TALKING WAR
Friday, November 8, 8-10 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Empire State College and the Veteran Artist Program will host an evening of readings and a panel discussion featuring Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta, with military veteran writers Maurice Decaul, Mariette Kalinowski, J.A. Moad II, and Jake Siegel, moderated by Kara Krauze. This event is free, but RSVP is required.

FASHION SYMPOSIUM: A QUEER HISTORY OF FASHION: FROM THE CLOSET TO THE CATWALK
Friday and Saturday, November 8 and 9
Haft Auditorium
The Museum at FIT’s annual fashion symposium will feature lectures and special events centered around its exhibition A Queer History of Fashion. Speakers include designer John Bartlett, Barney's creative ambassador-at-large Simon Doonan, author Fran Lebowitz, designer Ralph Rucci, fashion historian Christopher Breward, and Monica Miller, author of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity. The symposium is free, but registration is required; register online, call 74585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

THE VETERAN ARTIST PROGRAM PRESENTS TELLING PROJECT NYC: THIS IS WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR
Saturday, November 9, 8-10 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Empire State College and the Veteran Artist Program present the culminating event of the Arts and Service Celebration created by Jonathan Wei and directed by Max Rayneard. This performance features seven professional artists who are also military veterans including dancer Roman Baca (U.S. Marine Corps), actors Adrienne Brammer (U.S. Air Force) and Stephan Wolfert (U.S. Army), and singers Sandra Lee (U.S. Army)and B.R. McDonald (U.S. Army), weaving their personal stories with performance under the theme “This Is What We Fought For.” This event is free, but RSVP is required.

EXHIBITION: DREAMS LIVED, DREAMS SHATTERED: MLK, JFK 50 YEARS LATER
November 9-December 7
Gallery FIT, The Museum at FIT
Students and faculty of the MFA in Illustration program at FIT visually reflect on the 50th anniversary of two historic events in American history. Click here for more information.

FOURTH ANNUAL MARCH OF COLORS
Monday, November 11, 8:30-9:05 am
27th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues
The Veteran’s Day march will begin outside of the Feldman Center and culminate at the Breezeway with the playing of “Taps,” a moment of silence, and a performance of “America the Beautiful” by the FIT Gospel Choir. Please respond by November 4 to take part in the march.

SLEM FOOTWEAR FUTURES SEMINAR
Tuesday, November 12, 9:30-noon
John E. Reeves Great Hall
SLEM, an international innovation and education center for footwear based in The Netherlands, presents a seminar and workshop covering all segments of the footwear and leather industry, explaining developments for products for fall/winter 2014-15 and for materials and other supplies for spring/summer 2015 and beyond. SLEM’s Nicoline van Enter, creative director, and Diane Becker, design education director, will lead the seminar. The seminar is free and open to the FIT community. For more information, contact Sarah Mullins, 75404.

TERMS OF USE: THE CREATION AND EXPERIENCE OF DIGITAL ART
Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Students in the Art Market MA program present a panel discussion on digital art and how the ubiquity of technology redefines our experience of art and complicates an artwork’s reception and authorship. Panelists are Paul Galloway of MoMA, artist and web designer Daniel Leyva, Kelani Nichole of Transfer Gallery, Chris Romero of Bitforms Gallery, and Rhizome founder Mark Tribe; Pratt Institute’s Carla Gannis will moderate. For more information, click here.

TALK AND TOUR: RETROSPECTIVE
Wednesday, November 13, 10:30 am
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Colleen Hill guides a tour of RetroSpective, which features more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the museum’s permanent collection. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online, call 74585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

EDUTECH DAY 2013: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Thursday, November 14, 9 am-3:45 pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall and Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
The Technology Development Team and the Center for Excellence in Teaching hold the fifth annual EduTech Day, on the theme “Building for the Future.” The theme focuses on how to integrate technology and pedagogy in response to the increasingly complex and diverse environments students will encounter academically and faculty will encounter professionally. Presenters include Jason Miles, vice president of Northwest University, and Stephanie Pereira, director of the art program for Kickstarter. For more information, visit fitnyc.edu/edutechday, or contact Patricia Krakow, 73395.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE POETRY RECITATION COMPETITION AWARDS
Thursday, November 14, 1-2 pm
Lagary Board Room, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
The Modern Languages and Cultures Department holds the awards ceremony for the 24th annual foreign language poetry competition. Hear the winners recite poems in five languages and hear musical selections performed by tenor Neal Harrison. For more information, contact Rebecca Bauman, 75096.

LUNCHTIME SEMINAR: FACT OR FICTION: TOP RELATIONSHIP COMPLAINTS AND WHAT TO DO
Thursday, November 14, 1-2 pm
Seminar Room 8
The Employee Assistance Program presents a workshop about ways to deal with top relationship concerns, distinguishing what may be your partner’s problem and what may be your own. The workshop will teach techniques to improve communication and empower you to get what you need in your relationship. For more information, log into MyFIT and find EAP in the Quick Links section, or contact Robin Zarel, 75600.

EXHIBITION: INTERIOR DESIGN RELIEF PROJECT
Through November 14
Pomerantz Center Lobby
This exhibition documents the Interior Design Relief Project, in which interior design students presented new design possibilities for people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The exhibition also features the photographs of Sandy’s devastation taken by students in the Photography Club. For more information, contact Carmita Sanchez-Fong, 75577.

FASHION CULTURE: DRESSING THE SCREEN: COSTUME DESIGN IN HOLLYWOOD
Friday, November 15, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Celebrated costume designers Yvonne Blake and Deborah Nadoolman Landis will discuss their careers in film. Yvonne Blake dressed film legends such as Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino in dozens of films; Landis, also an Oscar nominee, designed the costumes for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video and curated the 2012 Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition Hollywood Costume. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online, call 74585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

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.

FASHION CULTURE: PLEASE KILL ME: THE UNCENSORED ORAL HISTORY OF PUNK
Thursday, November 21, 6 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Authors Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil present their book, Please Kill Me, the first oral history of punk, in which Iggy Pop, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcolm McLaren and scores of other punk figures scrutinize, eulogize, and idealize the most nihilistic of all pop movements. A book signing will follow the presentation. All Fashion Culture events are free, but registration is required; register online, call 74585, or email museuminfo@fitnyc.edu.

FIT FACULTY AND STAFF EXHIBITION: PAIRINGS/COLLABORATIONS
November 25-October 23, 2014
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor
The annual exhibition of works by FIT faculty and staff features works paired with the works of others to provoke observations about composition, style, color, and theme. Works will also include those done in collaboration with another artist.

ARTSPEAK: PEDRO BARBEITO
Tuesday, November 26, 6:30-7:30 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
As part of the ARTSpeak lecture series, Pedro Barbeito, a Brooklyn-based painter and printmaker, will speak about his studio practice and his creative process. Barbeito’s work explores the impact of digital image making on the history and language of painting by combining the imagery of painters such as Velazquez, Goya, and Picasso with the digital imagery of news media, science websites, and video games. ARTSpeak is a series presented by the departments of Fine Arts and History of Art; this year’s series theme is “In the Studio.” For more information, contact Chad Laird, 74657.

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FACULTY MEMBER LEADS SEAL WALKS
Begins November 30
Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton Beach, NY
Arthur Kopelman leads educational walks to observe, photograph, and learn about seals. Click here for dates or to make a reservation. For more information, contact Arthur Kopelman, 73030.

December and Ongoing

EXHIBITION: TREND-OLOGY
December 3-May 7, 2014
Fashion and Textile History Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Trends have emerged from high fashion runways and urban street style, but they have also derived from art, music, novels, and socio-political movements. Trend-ology looks at the vast array of sources from which fashion trends have developed over the past 250 years. Click here for more information.

ELAINE STONE MEMORIAL: HATS ON FOR ELAINE
Wednesday, December 4, 5-7 pm
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
FIT remembers longtime Fashion Merchandising Management Professor Elaine Stone. The FIT community is encouraged to wear hats in celebration of Stone’s trademark.

AAS FASHION DESIGN EXHIBITION: AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
December 5-9
John E. Reeves Great Hall
Selected works by AAS Fashion Design students will be on display. This exhibition features garments inspired by works at the American Folk Art Museum.

TALK AND TOUR: A QUEER HISTORY OF FASHION
Monday, December 9, 6 pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
Museum staff members guide a tour of the exhibition, which features approximately 100 looks important to the development of gay and lesbian styles. The exhibition was curated by Fred Dennis and Museum at FIT Director Valerie Steele.

EXHIBITION: A QUEER HISTORY OF FASHION: FROM THE CLOSET TO THE CATWALK
Through January 4, 2014
Special Exhibitions Gallery, The Museum at FIT
This exhibition features approximately 100 ensembles, from 18th-century menswear styles associated with an emerging gay subculture to 21st-century high fashion. This is the first museum exhibition to explore in depth the significant contributions to fashion made by LGBTQ individuals over the past 300 years. For more information, click here.


NEWS

PRESIDENT BROWN NAMED A PERSON TO WATCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The October 14 issue of Crain’s New York Business included Dr. Joyce F. Brown in its profiles of “people to watch in higher education.” The article explained how the 18 selected leaders “play a critical role in the city’s culture and economy.”

STUDENTS WIN FIRST PRIZE IN RETAIL FUTURES CHALLENGE IN PARIS
A team of four students—two from Fashion Merchandising Management, one from Advertising and Marketing Communications, and one from Textile Development and Marketing—won first prize in the Retail Futures Challenge, a competition to cultivate store innovation, as part of the World Retail Congress, a forum of more than 1,300 boardroom-level decision makers. FIT was one of five schools to compete. The students’ project was to adapt an innovative retail concept for Parisian consumers, with only 48 hours to create a presentation that took into consideration the costs of operating in Paris, local shoppers’ desires, and location; they modeled the plan for the store after the Chelsea boutique Story, which presents its merchandise in a series of themed shows. For more information, contact Robin Sackin, 74803.

DEAN FOR THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES PRESENTS AT SYMPOSIUM
Mary E. Davis participated in a symposium presented by the University of Dayton on The Rite of Spring and Its Legacies. Davis spoke on “The Rite of Spring and the World of Fashion” at the one-day series in September. For more information, contact Marilyn Barton, 74313.

ACTING ASSISTANT DEAN FOR THE SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN PARTICIPATES IN ROUNDTABLE
Sass Brown participated in a roundtable discussion titled “Responsible Creation” at the Première Vision fabric show in Paris, copresented by the Italian forum C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity, Lifestyle, and Sustainable Synergy). Brown, who’s an expert in eco-fashion, was part of a panel that discussed how responsibility is not incompatible with creativity and how it can constitute an actual competitive advantage for the textile sector. For more information, contact Sass Brown.

SOCIAL SCIENCES FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS AT CONFERENCE
Yuniya Kawamura presented a paper titled “The Legitimation of Street Art/Artists Through Sneaker Designs” at the European Sociological Association Conference in Torino, Italy, at the end of August. For more information, contact Yuniya Kawamura, 74926.

SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS CHAIR PROFILED IN MAGAZINE
Grazyna Pilatowicz was featured in a profile titled “Life’s a Journey” in Interiors & Sources’ October 2013 “Green Issue.” In the profile, Pilatowicz describes the creation of the Sustainable Interior Environments master’s program. For more information, contact Grazyna Pilatowicz, 75574.

INTERIOR DESIGN FACULTY MEMBER’S FIRM FEATURED IN BOOK
Breanna Carlson’s interior design firm bSTUDIO has three projects featured in Interior Design magazine’s book Best of Residential Architecture and Design, published in June 2013. The projects featured are a two-story penthouse in Tribeca, a landmarked garden apartment in Gramercy Park, and a converted industrial factory loft in Los Angeles. For more information, contact Joan Melnick, 75569.

TECHNICAL DESIGN ASSOCIATE CHAIR PUBLISHES TEXTBOOK
Deborah Beard’s book The Complete Book of Technical Design for Technical and Fashion Designers has been published by Prentice Hall. This is the first textbook of its kind in the market. For more information, contact Deborah Beard, 74415.

FINE ARTS FACULTY MEMBER PRESENTS WORKS AS PART OF VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Vincent Arcilesi will give a slide presentation and discuss his work on November 4, 11 am, as part of a visiting artist series at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Included in his works are paintings from three of his recent shows, two inspired by Rome, the other by Mexico. For more information, contact Vincent Arcilesi, 75863.

ILLUSTRATION FACULTY MEMBER’S WORK PUBLISHED IN MAGAZINE
Bil Donovan sketched events during Fashion Week for New York magazine in a feature called “Drawing in the Moment.” In particular, he sketched the runway and backstage for designers Thom Brown, Carolina Herrera, Tadashi Shoji, and Ralph Rucci. For more information, contact Bil Donovan, 75815.

TEXTILE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING CHAIR ELECTED TO POST
Jeffrey Silberman was elected to executive director of the International Forum for Cotton Promotion at the 72nd plenary meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee held on October 1 in Colombia. For more information, contact Jeffrey Silberman, 75234.

PHOTOGRAPHY FACULTY MEMBER PARTICIPATES IN GROUP EXHIBITION
Christina Tisi-Kramer’s photo “Receding Waters” will be featured as part of the exhibition Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition will be on display through March 2. For more information, contact Christina Tisi-Kramer, 75527.

LIBRARY AND FASHION MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT FACULTY MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Marian Weston of the Gladys Marcus Library and Nancy Ostroff of Fashion Merchandising Management presented an interdisciplinary talk at the Fashion: Now and Then: Meaning, Media and Mode at LIM College in October. The title of their presentation was “Seeing the Future: Learning to Use Online Forecasting Services.” For more information, contact Nancy Ostroff, 74841.

FASHION DESIGN-APPAREL FACULTY MEMBER WINS IN SEVERAL ART SHOWS
Wallace Sloves’s oil paintings recently won distinctions in juried exhibitions throughout Connecticut. His landscapes “Morning Waves” and “Panoramic Waves” won best-in-show awards from the Oxford Culture Arts Commission and Firehouse Art Gallery, respectively, and his still-lifes “Granny Smith Apples with Berries” and “Granny Smith Apples in Blue Bowl” won best of show from the Milford Arts Council and the Derby Valley Arts Council respectively. His work was also featured in the Pomperaug Woods calendar in Southbury. For more information, contact Wallace Sloves, 75060.

FILM AND MEDIA FACULTY MEMBER HAS SOLO EXHIBITION
Michelle Handelman’s multichannel video installation “Irma Vep, The Last Breath,” is on display at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University through January 5. The work is based on the silent film character Irma Vep from the 1915 film Les Vampires and the life of the actress who portrayed her, Musidora. For more information, contact Michelle Handelman.

ADMISSIONS FACULTY MEMBER INVITED TO SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Laura Arbogast gave a talk at the National Association of College Admisions Counseling conference in Toronto in September. Her session detailed the process of selecting and applying to NASAD-accredited colleges of art and design, as well as the career outlook for graduates going into creative industries. For more information, contact Laura Arbogast, 73762.

ILLUSTRATION MFA CHAIR FEATURED IN ONLINE NEWSPAPER
Melanie Reim is one of 20 international artists featured in Reportager, a website published by the University of the West of England. She was invited to participate because of her work as a documentary artist. For more information, contact Melanie Reim, 74318.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW FIT EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM LAUNCHES
FIT has a system called FIT Alert for sending out emergency communications to employees and students. Communications may include alerts about extreme weather, fire or flood conditions, violence on campus, or public health emergencies. Alerts can come in the form of emails, text messages, and/or phone calls. All students and employees are automatically added to the system using Banner data, and alerts will be sent to the channels that are populated with that information. Students and employees are encouraged to log into MyFIT and click on the FIT Alert tab to review their information in the alert system to ensure contact details are correct. For more information, click here.

UPDATES TO FIT’S ONLINE COLLEGE POLICY LIBRARY
FIT’s official administrative policies can be found online in the FIT College Policy Library at fitnyc.edu/policylibrary. The policies are intended to clarify FIT’s expectations, mitigate institutional risk, enhance efficiency, and support the college’s compliance with laws and regulations. A Policy Advisory Group, established by President Brown, is charged with reviewing all existing and new policies, as they arise. The following policies have been recently added or revised: identity theft protection program and network access. For more information or questions about college policies, email compliance@fitnyc.edu.

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.

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

Through December 13
Mondays—Pilates, 1-2 pm, Room AX25
Tuesdays—Body Toning, 1-2 pm, Room AX39
Wednesdays—Ethnic Dance Aerobics, noon-1 pm, Room AX25
Thursdays—Yoga, 1-2 pm, Room AX25
Fridays—Boot Camp, 1-2 pm, Room AX39

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 Diana Reyes, 73670.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Phillips Collection—Center for the Study of Modern Art: Annual prize for the best unpublished manuscript presenting new research in modern or contemporary art from 1780 to the present. Preference is given to applicants whose research focuses on subjects related to the Phillips’ areas of collecting. Award: $5,000. Deadline: January 15.

Historical Novel Society: Offers an award for an outstanding historical short story. Award: $3,000. Deadline: April 1.

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 every two years. Click here to access online sessions. For more information, contact Griselda Gonzalez, 74009.