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RIT Unveils Festival Designed to Celebrate Innovation and Creativity

PAETEC to serve as premier sponsor of the May 3 festival

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is poised to become the new annual kickoff to Rochester’s rich festival season.

Imagine RIT, which will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus, is designed to demonstrate what can be accomplished when, as RIT President Bill Destler likes to say, “the right and left brain collide.”

More than 400 interactive exhibits and displays will be featured in various locations across campus. Topics include new ideas for products and services, the creative arts, research and design projects and unique performing arts productions.

The Imagine RIT experience will be divided into 10 themes, as festival-goers will be asked to Imagine...

  • Being Green: alternative energy and sustainability
  • Healthy Living: sports, nutrition and other wellness-related topics
  • A Global View: diversity and multiculturalism
  • Innovative Science and Technology: ground-breaking scientific research and cutting-edge technology
  • Creative Play: interactive fun for all ages
  • A Communication Revolution: social networking and other new communication mediums
  • On Stage: musical and theatrical performances
  • Artistic Visions: woodworking, ceramic and glass sculptures, photographic exhibits, student-produced films and more
  • New Ventures: start-up businesses from RIT’s incubator, innovative marketing and business plans
  • WOW! Imagine That!: top cross-disciplinary projects, featuring displays from each of RIT’s eight colleges, will be housed in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center

There will also be the traditional festival fare: food, rides, music, inflatable activities and fun.

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RIT Offers You

Spring Career Fair Opportunities
The Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services is pleased to sponsor our Spring 2008 Career Fair for RIT students and alumni of all academic programs.  The Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Gordon Field House.  Over 200 companies have already registered, and will be on hand to showcase their products and services, as well as meet face to face with students and alumni to discuss employment opportunities.  All interested RIT alumni are encouraged to attend this event, free of charge.  More information, as well as a list of attending companies and available positions, can be found on the Office of Co-op & Career Services website, (login to the alumni page), or call (585) 475-2301/6905 TTY with questions.

Research Databases
Available through the Alumni Online Community, your free membership will allow you to search a suite of Proquest online databases providing access to thousands of multidisciplinary journals, national newspapers and in-depth business information.

Research Library
One of the most comprehensive online databases available via ProQuest, Research Library delivers a full array of high-quality periodicals for readers and researchers at every level. Research Library consists of over 1,700 titles in full text from 1992 to the present and provides coverage of the following areas: arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international studies, law, military, multicultural studies, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.

ABI/INFORM Complete provides access to ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry and ABI/INFORM Dateline. These databases combined provide in-depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information, trade and industry news, and coverage of regional business publications.

Proquest Newspapers
Indexes and abstracts top U.S. and international newspapers, including leading international, national and regional papers such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Giving to RIT

Alums and Students show their Tiger Pride.  Will you?


To date, 5,405 alumni have made a gift through the Fund for RIT campaign to support their favorite area of RIT.  Their generosity added more than a half a million dollars to academic programs, sports teams and other areas.  They’ve become partners in RIT’s – and every student’s – success.

We’re also thrilled to report that 736 STUDENTS have also stepped up to support their favorite area of RIT — to the tune of $22,992 in gifts.  They get that important connection between their giving and the success of their favorite area of RIT.  Between March and June is a great time to make your gift through our Fund campaign.  No matter what amount you can afford, YOUR GIFT IS APPRECIATED and your participation countsAs always, you can designate your gift to your favorite area of RIT — and remember, corporate matching gifts can double the value of your gift!

BONUS! Make your gift online at our special Web page, and you will receive a free tote bag!  Don’t miss this opportunity to show off your Tiger spirit!

Make a Gift Fund for RIT Telefund

Reunion Highlight

You are cordially invited to join the RIT Rochester Alumni Chapter for a special

Town Hall meeting with RIT’s ninth president, Dr. William Destler

Monday, March 31
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 West Henrietta Road

This will be a great opportunity to hear about the exciting changes on campus as well as Bill Destler’s vision for the future of RIT!

For details and online
registration, click here.

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