October 2008
Volume 7 Issue 9   

Brick City Homecoming

Brick City Homecoming is Here!
RIT’s annual celebration that gathers alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university begins Wednesday, October 8. Online registration has closed. Visit the Welcome Center in the Eastman Lobby to register during the event. There is something for everyone please join us.
Comedian, Jimmy Fallon
Saturday, October 11 – 8:00 p.m.
$30 parents/alumni/faculty/staff; $15 RIT Students
Performance is in the Gordon Field House; general seating.
Horton Distinguished Speaker
Bill Nye "The Science Guy"
Saturday, October 11 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$10 parents/alumni/faculty/staff; $5 RIT Students
Performance is in the Gordon Field House; general seating.
College Alumni Cup Challenge
The College Alumni Cup will be awarded to the RIT college that draws the greatest percentage of alumni participants during Homecoming weekend. The cup will be presented by President Bill Destler to representatives from the winning college during the President's Alumni Ball, held this year on October 10th. The race is on!

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On the Move...
Ramsey Press, Inc., announces that it has hired Pamella Stomel (2006) as Account Executive. While obtaining her Bachelors of Science Degree in Graphic Media, she was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award, recognizing her for her 4.0 GPA.
Wedding Bells are Ringing...
Sheena Liseno (2006) and Stephen Wolanski are happy to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will take place in May 2009 in Ganada, NY . I met Steve through helping one of my professors out with a party she planned. He was cooking, and it was the first time I got to see his smile.
It's a Girl!
Laura Loscalzo (2007) and Jeremiah Loscalzo (1994) are proud to announce the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Olivia Ann. She was born on May 19, 2008 in Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville in North Carolina, and weighed 6 lb., 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

Giving to RIT  

Funding the Quest to Become The Premier Innovation University
Great new RIT return–address labels are on the way! Along with the labels is our fall appeal for your continued support. Every gift matters, no matter what level, as RIT strives to maintain its Category of One status.

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Xerox President to Deliver 2009 Commencement Address
Ursula Burns, president of Xerox Corp., will be the keynote presenter for RIT's 124th Commencement. Burns will deliver her address during Academic Convocation, 4 p.m. May 22, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.
First Group of RIT Professors Share Knowledge with Dubai Students
It's late August in Dubai: Daniel Tessoni is walking under the blazing sun to the nearest Internet cafe so he can access his RIT e–mail at a place that boasts the least expensive online connections to the United States.
Imagine RIT Call for Proposals
Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is returning for its second year, and it's time to start getting involved. Imagine RIT chairman Barry Culhane and the festival's program committee have issued a call for proposals to participate in this year's festival, which takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2.


Graduate Enrollment
Have you thought about graduate school? Here's your chance to log on and learn more about RIT campus graduate school opportunities. Tuesday October 21, 7–8pm.
Graduate Online Learning
If you are thinking about graduate school but you are not local to Rochester or need an online learning program, we have a webinar for you! Learn the technologies used in delivering asynchronous education, receive an instructor's point of view, and tour an online classroom.
Admissions Vouchers
Support your alma mater by helping recruit the best students. You can request a $50 admissions voucher. The student of your choice will have their RIT application fee waived. This offer is good for one voucher per alumnus/a per year.
Rivers Run Alumni Tour
Rivers Run, an active adult community, cordially invites you to experience all that they have to offer. Join us for a special Alumni Tour on Friday, October 10. Call Kim Kenna at 292–5440 to register.


RIT Men's Hockey
The Tigers open their season at home against the Clarkson Golden Knights on Friday, October 17, 7:05pm, and then again on Saturday night as they take on the St. Lawrence Saints at the Blue Cross Arena. It's a great place to show your school spirit. Get your tickets now!