United Nations Flag Raising Ceremony at RIT, Oct. 24

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In honor of the 55th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN flag will be raised on the RIT campus at 8:45 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24, in the roundabout on Andrews Drive.

Sponsored by the Caribbean Students Association (CSA) at RIT, this flag flying ceremony has taken place for several years, recognizing the global leadership role in education demonstrated by RIT, says Bill Larsen, CSA advisor and RIT associate professor of civil engineering technology.

Dr. Frank Lamas, associate vice president for student affairs, and Natesha Graves, president of CSA will speak at the ceremony.

Founded in 1829, RIT is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging, technology, fine and applied arts, and education for the deaf. RIT enrolls more than 15,500 students in 340 undergraduate and graduate programs. For the past decade, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT as one of the nationís leading comprehensive universities.