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International wives make connections and friends
For most of us, tasks like navigating the grocery store, using coupons and buying personal care items are no big deal. But how would we manage if we were in a foreign country? Would shopping in a village market come easily? Or would we need help?
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Alumni show syncs with Brick City days
In celebration of RIT's move to the Henrietta campus 30 years ago, the 30th Anniversary Invitational Alumni Exhibition in Bevier Gallery will bring together the work of alumni from the School of Art, School of Design and School for American Crafts. Thirty artists representing the three schools present a wide range of work including art objects from all mediums, original designs for commercial ads, blueprints for architectural design as well as interactive multi-media presentations and 3-D animations.
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Support groups open
RIT's Counseling Center offers a variety of support and psychotherapy groups for students during Fall Quarter. "Some of the groups are organized around a particular theme, such as eating disorders, grief, survivors of abuse and support for gay and lesbian students," says Laura Fleming, a counselor at the center. "There are other groups that are more general in nature where students get support for issues and problems that arise in their daily lives, like relationships issues, family problems and academic stress." Referrals from faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, call -2261, or stop in to make an appointment.
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Learning Development Center sees STARS a success
RIT's Learning Development Center has managed to capture what successful students know, and translate that knowledge in a way other students can relate to. Their secret? Students teaching students through a program designed to foster the development of key elements in the learning process.
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RIT men's soccer team off to a roaring start, 4-2-1
The RIT men's soccer team started the first half of the season with a 4-2-1 record. One of the pillars during that streak was All-State netminder Adam Lehmann. During the streak Lehmann posted 412 minutes of scoreless soccer. In that time he has faced 52 shots, making 50 saves for a 0.36 goals against average. He posted three straight shutouts against Hobart College, Ithaca College and the University of Rochester, going 2-0-1 while allowing only one goal against the third-ranked team in Division III, SUNY Fredonia.
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Outstanding service nominations due by Oct. 16
RIT's Student Affairs Division seeks nominations for three Outstanding Service Awards. The Excellence in Service Award goes to an employee who enhances the welfare of students and the goals of the Institute, division or center. Nominees need supporting documentation including a supervisor's report, recommendations from students or colleagues explaining the contributions, evaluations of service, extent of the impact of service or description of how the individual has sought to continuously improve the quality of their work.
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Massive computer network project nearly complete
More than two years and millions of feet since the first spools of wire were unrolled, the wiring phase of the monumental computer network project is nearing an end. Wiring of these final areas should be completed by the end of November: Ritter Ice Rink, Clark Gymnasium, Student Alumni Union, Liberal Arts Building, SAU information booth, Campus Connections, Schmitt Interfaith Center and Student Life Center.
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Multi-application control system wins prize, kudos
Three electrical engineering students are winners in an international design contest for a project completed in May for Eastman Kodak Co. Wendy Apton, Daniel Kucharski and Minh Tran won third prize in the 1998 Myron Zucker Student Design Contest sponsored by the Industry Application Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The three will split a $400 cash award, and an additional $300 will go to the electrical engineering department of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
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RIT has only area college health center to earn tough accreditation
As part of a continuing effort to provide the best health care to the RIT community, the Student Health Center applied for and recently achieved full accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. Accredited for a three-year cycle -- the most difficult level attainable -- the center is one of only five accredited collegiate health centers in New York state, and the only accredited collegiate health center in the Rochester area.
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RIT gets grant for cross-curricular ethics program
RIT has just received a grant from FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education) to begin an Ethics Across the Curriculum program, announces Wade Robison, Ezra A. Hale Chair of Applied Ethics, College of Liberal Arts. One part of a five-university grant spearheaded and managed by Utah Valley State College, RIT represents technological institutes.
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Woodworker wants folks to find balance and "Timeless Equilibrium"
People today seem to rush, rush and still have work undone; they need to slow down and achieve balance in life. That's the message that woodworker Alejandro Fernandez Veraud tried to convey through the clock he designed and built for the Student Alumni Union.
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Environmental designers inspire RIT art and design students
Whether creating new products, work and living spaces or packaging and graphic materials, designers should always consider the impact they have on the environment. That means taking care in choosing materials, thinking about the effect on the earth and even going as far as exploring the possibility that a design's implementation can aid a social or cultural problem.
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DeCaro named a 1998-99 Fulbright Senior Scholar
James DeCaro, National Technical Institute for the Deaf professor and recently retired dean, has been named a Fulbright Senior Scholar for the 1998-99 academic year. DeCaro and his wife, Patricia Mudgett-DeCaro, will collaborate to conduct research in Sweden regarding the career development of deaf people.
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RIT sends first representatives to yearly national women's studies conference
They went to explore connections: connections to "womyn's" struggles and joys, connections to the face of women's studies now and in the future. For the first time, RIT sent a group of women -- 11 students and a professor -- to the National Women's Studies Association's 19th annual conference at SUNY Oswego this summer.
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CET to create first area Work Keys Service Center
RIT's Corporate Education and Training division received a $15,650 grant from the Empire State Development Corporation to establish the first Work Keys Service Center in the Finger Lakes region. Work Keys was developed by ACT, Inc. of Iowa City to help business and industry better match real world job requirements with education and training opportunities.
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Alumna donates thesis work to Rochester arena
Of all of the things to see in the new Blue Cross Arena at the former War Memorial in downtown Rochester, one feature immediately captures the attention, along with the heart and mind -- a sculpture by 1998 RIT M.F.A. alumna Bok Ja Won.
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