presses for Big Shot '99!
Mark your calendars now for a special event in New York City.
On Thursday, October 28, Big Shot '99 will head to Pier 86 for
the most ambitious subject in its history -- the 900-foot-long
aircraft carrier Intrepid, now a sea, space and air museum. Everyone
(especially photo alumni) is welcome to participate, since it
will take no fewer than 2,000 people holding hand-held flashes
and other light sources to illuminate the aircraft carrier. There
also will be an invitation-only reception for alumni aboard the
ship following the shoot. For more information about Big Shot
'99, call (716) 475-2863, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be more about this exciting event in the fall University
for RIT graduates
Recent research demonstrates that adult humans need regular
brain exercise to keep that important organ in top shape. Alumni
University, a new program developed by the Office of Alumni
Relations, offers non-credit workshops and seminars to RIT alumni
to give their gray matter a workout. While providing an opportunity
for graduates to re-connect with RIT, the program also helps
alumni to hone professional skills, to make networking contacts
and to increase their knowledge base through participation in
workshops and seminars of interest.
plans several Alumni University programs each year. Classes
Without Quizzes was the first offering, held this past April.
Future programs and dates will be announced soon.
For answers to any
questions about Alumni University, contact Christina Mancini,
assistant director of alumni relations, by phone, (716) 475-4975,
or by e-mail, email@example.com.
Alumni Relations is also developing regional alumni education
opportunities, as well as a travel-abroad series for alumni
education. In such instances, faculty members will be asked
to lead seminars and workshops off-site for groups of alumni.
More information about these programs will be provided soon.
The Web -- via www.rit.edu/alumni
-- is one more medium for RIT alumni to use to connect with
the institution's community. RIT was among the first academic
institutions to offer this resource to its on-line alumni. Together
with the Educational Technology Center, Alumni Relations is
gathering presentation materials, class notes and videos that
can be launched through RIT's alumni Web site. This program
will establish an on-line library of resources that alumni can
access at any time, and will be launched later this spring.
RIT's 30th anniversary celebration of the Henrietta campus marked
the first annual Brick City Festival last October. Highlighting
the autumn alumni event was a performance by Kevin Nealon, formerly
of Saturday Night Live. Rochester's own Skycoasters rocked the
crowd with music from the past 30 years on Saturday night, and
the Stonehurst Regatta on Sunday was again a huge success.
October also witnessed
the annual alumni receptions at the Graph Expo in Chicago and
the Photo Expo in New York City. The two events had a combined
attendance of over 200.
Jeffrey N. Rowoth, FAH '81, SMM '91, was awarded the Sarah M.
Gillam Award in April 1998 for his professional achievements.
The student recognition award was given that same evening to
Jason R. P. Zebrowski '99.
SMM '95, will coordinate the June 11 golf outing. Time and place
will be announced soon.
Don't miss the annual
NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago. There will be a
breakfast reception at the Standard Club on Monday, May 24.
For more information, contact Keith Shurerts, SMH '95, by phone,
Jim Bucolo, '79, and the civil engineering technology class
of 1979 will host a 20-year reunion at RIT on June 19. For more
information on the reunion, contact Dan Hickey, BFA '91, MS
'98, through Alumni Relations.
RIT will again host
the 1999 Brick City Festival, October 8, 9 and 10.
Also this fall:
The Graph Expo, in Chicago, is scheduled for October 17 through
20. The day and time of the alumni reception has not been set.
For more information,
contact Alumni Relations by phone, (716) 475-ALUM; by TTY, (716)
475-2764; or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.