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spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer March 19, 1998
Midnight Breakfast
RIT students enjoy a late-night feast served by faculty and staff at the annual Midnight Breakfast held Feb. 24 in Hettie L. Shumway Dining Commons. This year's breakfast proved to be the biggest ever with over 1,000 students and 55 faculty and staff members in attendance. The community-building event, sponsored by the Faculty-in-Residence program and Center for Residence Life, was created as a stress-relieving activity for students in the midst of Þnal exams. Pictured are Barbara Letvin, director, Center for Student Transition and Support, and Lt. Col. Joseph Pow, Air Force ROTC, taking a student's breakfast order.
members of University Relations
RIT's third annual Celebration of Community, held March 16, featured speakers, a tree-lighting ceremony on the Quarter Mile and a reception in the Student Life Center lobby. The event, sponsored by Center for Residence Life and Residence Hall Association, "is the campus's way of letting people know visually how committed they are to the RIT community," says Karey Pine, assistant director of residential education, Residence Life. Shown are members of the University Relations Division decorating their "adopted" tree in preparation of the celebration.
Widman and Aymerich
Michael Widman, Information Systems and Computing network administrator and Jamie Aymerich, manager of operations, Telecommunications Services, take time to pose with just a few thousand feet of the more than 2.8 million feet of state-of-the-art category 5 twisted pair cable being installed in the George Eastman Building and throughout the academic side of campus. The cable is connected to network switching equipment at locations in each building. These, in turn, connect to 8 million feet of flber optic backbone network. The completed network includes more than 18,000 network connections and will put RIT among the top flve universities in the nation in terms of campus ethernet connections. Installation of cable in the academic side of campus will be completed in November and follows a year-long project that wired the residence halls in 1996, says Aymerich. "Connection of individual customer computers will follow wiring completion," she notes. The wiring upgrade will provide high-speed data connections for every offlce on campus.
Berndette Castro
New York State Parks Commissioner Bernadette Castro came to Rochester last month to officially kick off plans for the 1998 Empire State Games to be held in Rochester this summer. At a news conference at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Castro said the Empire Games will bring more than 7,000 athletes to Rochester July 22-26 and have an economic impact on the area of between $6 million and $8 million. Opening ceremonies will be held at Frontier Field. RIT will host competition in men's basketball, ice hockey, archery, synchronized swimming, tennis and weightlifting. Cindee Gray, RIT's director of community relations and special events, is chairing the local group's marketing and college and university activities.
Ghazle, Falk, and Lewis
Faculty members in the College of Science are moving into offices in the new section of the building. Here, Hamad Ghazle, director of ultrasound technology, prepares to unpack while Mike Falk (standing) and Alex Lewis work on his computer.


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