NRS e-Newsletter - November 2014
NRS Newsletter
News
Highlight
Congratulations to NRS Award Winners!
NRS congratulates three NRS members for receiving the RIT Alumni Association highest awards and distinguishing themselves as advocates of the university. We couldn't agree more with the choices!
NRS Leaders Help Make ROAR Day a Success!
NRS members showed their support for RIT once again as 31 members supported this year's ROAR Day 24 Hour Matching Gift Challenge. more »
You've made us a national university!
NRS members have helped to extend RIT's reputation across the country for decades. Now, your support has raised RIT to new heights. more »
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RIT Strategic Plan Approved
The university's new 10-year strategic plan, "Greatness through Difference," was approved by the Board of Trustees at their November meeting. In the plan, President Destler states "…every success that RIT has achieved is traceable to its single most powerful advantage: its people." more »
Welcome Your New NRS Staff Members
Two new staff members will be leading RIT's donor relations efforts, including overseeing all NRS activities and member service. more »
News
Join Us for Hockey in the new GPC
NRS members celebrated the dedication of the Gene Polisseni Center on September 18 this fall. Now it's time to enjoy this great new facility.

If you would like to cheer on the Tigers at their next home game, contact Lisa Ireland for ticket information.
Schedule:
Men's Hockey, Women's Hockey
Upcoming Events
 
There are many exciting RIT events on campus and around the country, and you are welcome to attend! Just a few of these are highlighted below:
 
Advent Lessons and Carols Service at
the Schmitt Interfaith Center

Friday, December 5, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The RIT Orchestra, along with the RIT Singers and Chamber Singers, presents scripture readings with stirring musical reflections. Come join the RIT community as we begin the holiday season in a joyful and inspiring way!
Location: Allen Interfaith Memorial Chapel, Student Alumni Union, RIT.
Cost: Free

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Frontier Field
Barnes & Noble @ RIT
Discount Days

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Enjoy the RIT faculty/staff discount on regular items. Additional discounts do not apply. Click here to download the coupon.
RIT campus store only.
 
Frontier Field
Polar Express at Medina
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Experience the magic of The Polar Express™, the classic children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.
Location: Medina Railroad Museum, Media, NY
Cost: $20 per person

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RIT Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 13, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with RIT's wide-ranging and talented music ensembles: Jazz Ensembles, RIT Singers & Chamber Singers, "Agbekor" (RIT's African Percussion Ensemble), A Cappella groups, and more!
Location: Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union.
Cost: Free

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RIT Pillars of Hope meeting
Monday, December 15, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
RIT multicultural alumni in the Rochester area are meeting to make an impact in the lives of our City's youth. Pillars of Hope share their experiences and advice, and provide positive support to city youths' learning and growth. Pillars are lawyers, PhDs, Engineers, IT Professionals, public administrators, accountants, athletes and athletic trainers and many others who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Rochester's youth.
Location: TC Riley's - Park Point (near RIT Barnes & Noble)

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RIT Theater presents "How I Learned to Drive"
Thursday, February 5 through Sunday, February 8
This 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by American playwright Paula Vogel explores the complex issues of domestic sexual abuse, control, and manipulation through the metaphor of driving lessons. Shadow-casted by the NTID players.
For show times and tickets, please contact the University Arenas Box Office, RIT (585) 475-4121; or visit rittickets.com. Tickets may be available at the door the night of the performance.
Location: Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union

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News
 
Some of our top RIT stories are featured below. You can get all the RIT news by visiting RIT's website, or subscribing to RIT's News & Events Daily enews. Visit N&E Daily's subscription site to sign up.
 
College of Science receives challenge grant to support Undergraduate Research

RIT sponsored research awards climb 12%
 
RIT alum and Datto founder opens newest office in Rochester through StartUpNY

Datto, an information backup and disaster recovery firm, is the first company in the Rochester region to launch as part of the START-UP NY program. more »
GCCIS
 
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Member Spotlight
 
Enid Cardinale
Enid Cardinal

Sustainability is a word that means many things. At RIT, we usually think of the efforts to minimize the impact humans have on the planet, but to Enid Cardinal, Sr. Sustainability Advisor to President Destler, it means even more. more »

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