Susana Flores’ coursework in her Museum Studies major at RIT provided her with the skills she needed to enjoy a successful co-op at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. More
The RIT Big Shot created a beautiful photo finish on October 3 at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Big Shot represents one of RIT’s signature projects and is often described as “painting with light” because hundreds of community and college volunteers are asked to “paint” or shine their light source onto a particular area of a landmark while a photograph is taken. Since the Big Shot began in 1987, the event has chronicled The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; The Pile Gate, Dubrovnik, Croatia; the Erie Canal and Schoen Place; The George Eastman House; the Alamo and many other venues. More
Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf has announced the winners of the annual Digital Arts, Film and Animation Competition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students. The contest, in its ninth year, resulted in dozens of entries in interactive media, graphic media, photo imaging, Web page design, film and 3D animation.
The winners of each category, receiving a $250 prize, are:
Film: Paola Almonte of Chelsea, Mass., a student at Boston Arts Academy, for The Good Boys.
Graphic Media: Heather Afriyie of Lorton, Va., a student at Woodson High School, for Fire on my Face!
Photo Imaging: Tiffany M. Robertson of Sadieville, Ky., a student at Elkhorn Crossing School, for A Cowgirl’s Wedding.
3D Animation: David Katter of Indianapolis, Ind., a student at Indiana School for the Deaf, for “Mutual Destruction.”
The runners-up were:
Film: Jackson Callahan of Olathe, Kan., a student at Olathe South High School, for Football.
Graphic Media: Heather Afriyie of Lorton, Va., a student at Woodson High School, for My Dear Tree.
Photo Imaging: Calyssa Yepez of Riverside, Calif., a student at California School for the Deaf-Riverside, for “Leaf with Eye.”
The winning entries may be seen at www.rit.edu/ntid/dafac/.
Winners of the SpiRIT Writing Contest were Alexandra Creech of Bloomington, Ind., a 10th grader at Indiana Connections Academy; Jacob Custer of Lincoln, Neb., a 10th grader at Lincoln Southeast High School; Cooper Graves of Morrow, Ohio, an 11th grader at Moeller High School, for “Eco-Architecture: Next Big Thing?”; and Gracie Kelleher of Quincy, Fla., an 11th grader at Robert F. Munroe Day School, for “The Maya Angelou Effect: A Legend that Lives Past the Grave.”
Writing contest winners receive their choice of $500 or a spot at NTID’s Explore Your Future summer camp.
See a video yearbook with highlights from RIT’s 2014–2015 academic year.
RIT/NTID’s Performing Arts prepare for their upcoming performances of HAIRSPRAY, the Musical April 24-May 3 in the Panara Theatre at RIT with a flash mob rendition of “You Can’t Stop the Beat!” Watch the video.
Imagine RIT, the nationally acclaimed festival now in its eighth year, returns to the RIT campus on May 2, 2015 with more than 400 examples of innovation and creativity, all showcased through interactive exhibitions, demonstrations and live performances. More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the RIT campus for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of food, entertainment and children’s activities combine to make the event a fun, family-friendly environment. Mark your calendar to join us! More.
Encourage your student to share achievements through Merit. Merit lets students share their successes — such as making the Dean’s List, joining a club or fraternity, studying abroad, getting a job and even graduating — with their friends and family through their social media networks. Each RIT student has a Merit profile page. More
RIT’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Louise M. Slaughter Hall and the surrounding quad basked in a sea of light on September 6, 2014 for RIT’s 30th Big Shot. More than 2,900 volunteers, including nearly 1,500 RIT students and 130 alumni, provided the primary light source for the nighttime photo project. More.
Two buildings on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus as well as students in the arts and imaging studies program at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf were among the best local businesses, individuals and organizations recognized Wednesday by the Henrietta Chamber of Commerce during their Community of Excellence Awards celebration, held at Locust Hill Country Club.
The awards are intended to recognize those that have made significant and long lasting contributions to business and to the quality of life in Henrietta.