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Stan McKenzie Salon Series:Are Disciplines too Specialized: an Experimental Collaboration between Journalism and Business
May 7, 2014
Journalists are faced with an ever-growing list of desired skills. Beyond fact-checking, interviewing and writing, journalists are expected to demonstrate competence in still and video photography, digital design, statistical analysis, computer coding, web development, marketing and fundraising. Ambitious aspiring journalists are often required to seek these skills in departments outside their own. In this talk, Dr. Andrea Hickerson (Communication) and Dr. Vic Perotti (Business) discuss their experience building a Digital Journalism Incubator at RIT, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which brings together students from seven different majors to create journalism start-ups. Specifically they will address the pros and cons of working in cross-functional teams versus developing cross-functional students.(Wednesday, May 7th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Stan McKenzie Commons (Building 6) )
The Digital Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series
May 8, 2014
Where Tex & Code Collide: Kathleen Fitzpatrick Talk and Book Signing(Thursday, May 8th, 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM -Carlson Auditorium)
Criminal Justice Senior Luncheon and Recognition Celebration
May 9, 2014
The Department of Criminal Justice and the Center for Public Safety Initiatives honor our graduating class of 2014 as well and recognize the outstanding achievements of some undergraduate students and members of our community. This is a RIT Only event. (Friday, May 9th, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - University Gallery )
Jazz Ensemble Alumni Reunion & Concerts
May 9, 2014
Former RIT Jazz Ensemble members turned Reunion Committee, along with Ensemble Director, Dr. Jonathan Kruger, and the Office of Alumni Relations for the College of Liberal Arts, have planned a great reunion filled with memories, celebration and music!Alumni will reconnect with old friends and former classmates, tour campus and find out what's new and exciting at RIT. The highlight will be an opportunity for alumni to brush off their instruments and return to the stage for a special alumni concert performance!Concerts will be free and open to the RIT community and general public.Friday, May 9th: RIT Jazz Ensemble Concert Saturday, May 10th: SPECIAL ALUMNI CONCERT PERFORMANCE: Featuring the RIT Jazz Alumni Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Kruger and Rochester's premiere professional jazz ensemble, The New Energy Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Carl Atkins and Dr. Jonathan Kruger.(Friday, May 9th, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM -Webb Auditorium)
Jazz Ensemble Alumni Reunion & Concerts
May 10, 2014
Former RIT Jazz Ensemble members turned Reunion Committee, along with Ensemble Director, Dr. Jonathan Kruger, and the Office of Alumni Relations for the College of Liberal Arts, have planned a great reunion filled with memories, celebration and music!Alumni will reconnect with old friends and former classmates, tour campus and find out what's new and exciting at RIT. The highlight will be an opportunity for alumni to brush off their instruments and return to the stage for a special alumni concert performance!Concerts will be free and open to the RIT community and general public.Friday, May 9th: RIT Jazz Ensemble Concert Saturday, May 10th: SPECIAL ALUMNI CONCERT PERFORMANCE: Featuring the RIT Jazz Alumni Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Kruger and Rochester's premiere professional jazz ensemble, The New Energy Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Carl Atkins and Dr. Jonathan Kruger.(Saturday, May 10th, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM -Webb Auditorium)
George Gmelch, PhD: The Changing Culture of Baseball
May 13, 2014
Baseball fans talk about the timelessness of their sport and its respect for tradition. While the rules of the game remain constant, not so for its culture, as anthropologist George Gmelch discovered in returning to baseball fifty years after he first signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. In this talk he describes the transformation of our national pastime, of the men who play, and the game's internationalization. (Tuesday, May 13th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Eastman Building (1) Room 2000 )
"Music for America" - the RIT Concert Band
May 13, 2014
The RIT Concert Band, under the direction of Dean Davis, will feature music inspired by America. Pieces will include: "Variations on America" by Charles Ives, "American Pageant" by Thomas Knox, "American Patrol March" by Meacham, "Amazing Grace" by Ticheli, "Largo) (from the "New World Symphony" by Dvořák), and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by Sousa.(Tuesday, May 13th, 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM -Ingle Auditorium)
Department of Communication Senior Portfolio Review
May 16, 2014
All communication majors create a Portfolio comprised of projects, papers and related professional materials. Compiled throughout their college career, the Communication Portfolio functions as a kind of "billboard" for their abilities, skills, and knowledge by presenting significant academic and professional accomplishments. (Friday, May 16th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Bamboo Room, Campus Center )
Senior Project Poster Session
May 20, 2014
College of Liberal Arts Poster SessionSenior Theses & Projects(Tuesday, May 20th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Vignelli Center )
Department of Communication Graduating Senior Reception with Families
May 23, 2014
Students can stop by the DOC suite (01-3006) for a snack and to introduce their parents to faculty and staff. This is a RIT Only event. (Friday, May 23rd, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Eastman Hall 01-3006 )