Dane Gordon, beloved professor emeritus, Presbyterian minister and author of two books on the history of RIT, died Jan. 22 after a brief illness. Professor Gordon, who retired from RIT in 2000, was 94. In his 38 years at RIT, he served as a professor of philosophy, department chair and acting dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
What better way to enjoy the winter than celebrating the season with some hot chocolate, ice skating, musical entertainment, free swag and an escape room to get away from winter’s icy grip. Those are just a few of the activities lined up for this year’s FreezeFest, Thursday through Sunday.
College students who want to break into the computing industry can start at the upcoming WiCHacks hackathon Feb. 29 – March 1 at RIT. For the two-day hackathon, teams work together to create apps, websites, games and other software that provide unique solutions to problems.
Victoria Decker Griffith ’93 (hospitality) took over as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors in January. The Alumni Association Board serves as the advisory body of the RIT Alumni Association, which represents RIT’s more than 135,000 alumni.
Stevie West, a third-year film and animation student, has had a love for video games for as long as she could remember. This ever-growing connection to these games has inspired her to explore a future in the esports industry.
Roughly one person in four has a fear of public speaking, but the anxiety can be reduced if you know just what to say, how to organize, begin or end. RIT’s Expressive Communication Center strives to help students better prepare to deliver speeches and presentations.