Category Archives: Campus Events

Thousands Illuminate RIT Campus for the 30th Big Shot Photograph

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 RIT/NTID Students Interviewed by Local TV Station About New Text 911 Service

Verizon, Sprint, AT & T and T-Mobile now offer Text 911 service so that people who may not be able to make a voice call can get the emergency help they need. By years’ end all other carriers will be on board.

The two students interviewed, Christopher Fenn and Jonathan Pons, have a vested interest in this technology. In RIT/NTID’s The Next Big Idea innovation competition earlier this month, they took third place for “Silent 911”, an app that would enable contact with fire, police or emergency dispatchers with the touch of a button on a smartphone. The message for help would be received instantly along with pre-programmed personal information.

NTID Opens Doors to Employment

Calvin Young expects to graduate in May with his bachelor’s degree in new media marketing. But unlike many new college graduates, he’s already working full time even before he’s donned his cap and gown.

His door to employment opened three years ago during one of his co-ops with ZVRS, a video relay company based in Clearwater, Fla.

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Academic Convocation and College Commencements

Graduates of RIT's nine colleges, the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, and their guests are invited to the Academic Convocation, the university's community Commencement celebration on Friday, May 23, 2014, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. The Academic Convocation will feature the official conferral of degrees by President Destler and the 2014 Commencement Address. The Academic Convocation is open to all graduates and their guests. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are not required; seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available in the Ritter Ice Arena. More