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spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer October 8, 1998
Panhellenic T-Shirts
RIT's Pan Hellenic Council set up shop Sept. 15 in front of Grace Watson Hall for a tie-dye t-shirt drive to benefit Strong Children's Hospital. Here, Kimberly Hayth, a fourth-year student in National Technical Institute for the Deaf's accounting and office technology program, lays out freshly dyed shirts as passers-by admire her work.
the roll-ocer simulator

RIT's Campus Safety took learning to another level with their department-sponsored Safety Day, Sept. 25, in the Student Alumni Union. The safety awareness programs were designed to inform RIT employees and students about current trends, strategies and tips related to safety in the workplace. The Roll-Over Simulator, shown here, demonstrates what happens to passengers when an automobile accident causes a vehicle to fiip.
Wall of Tribute

On Sept. 22, the RIT community saw reminders of the horrors of driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol with the Wall of Tribute assembled in the Student Alumni Union lobby. The wall displays about 30 descriptions of events affecting individuals who have been injured or killed as a result of an alcohol-or other drug-related crash, and is cosponsored by Monroe County STOP-DWI and the Health Association NCADD-RA, DWI Victim Advocacy Program.
gathering for Kate

gathering for Kate
Food, fun and fine weather drew more than 800 students, staff, faculty, friends and families to the Kate Gleason College of Engineering Fun Fest Sept. 18. The college organized the event in celebration of the new name, which honors Rochester industry pioneer Kate Gleason. "Kate," played by Gretchen Gast of the RIT Players, put in a personal appearance, along with James S. Gleason, RIT trustee and CEO of Gleason Corp., and his wife, Jan. The Gleasons recently presented $10 million to the college on behalf of the Gleason Foundation. During the event, Þve shares of Gleason Corp. stock were won by each of three students: Brian Hodiak, microelectronic engineering; Ben Kuhn, software engineering; and Elana Mourad, College of Science.
DWI simulation

For the 11th consecutive year, the DWI Crash Simulation, held Sept. 22, drew students, faculty and staff to National Technical Institute for the Deaf's Tower A to witness emergency crew response to an alcohol- or drug-related crash. Victims were removed from smashed cars with the jaws of life and examined by emergency medical technicians in preparation for transfer on the Mercy Flight helicopter, a first for the program. "This demonstration is designed to open the eyes of students to the dangers of impaired driving," says Karen Pelc, coordinator of IMPACT, a campus alcohol and drug education and prevention program. The simulated DWI program is sponsored by RIT's Student Health Center, Campus Safety Department, Peers Informing and Educating Students, and IMPACT.
Liberty Hill picnic
As a welcome to the academic year, new students and student leaders attended a picnic and softball hitting contest at Liberty Hill, President Simone's home, on Sept. 24. University administrators, deans and members of the Board of Trustees were on hand to greet students and Þeld balls. "Hopefully this meeting among new students, student leaders and administration will become an annual tradition," says Duane Shearer, a fourth-year international business student and Student Government vice president. "The great thing about the event is that we get the opportunity to mingle at Liberty Hill." NOTE: This past weekend the Center for Campus Life needed extra innings to beat the President's Tiger team, 11-10, during Softball Saturday competition. More details next issue.
film/video/animation programs
Students in the Þlm/video/animation programs got a sneak peak at the stars of tomorrow when they held open auditions for roles in upcoming film projects. Amateur and professional actors and actresses of all ages turned out for a chance to be part of the student productions. In the past, many of these works have gone on to receive critical acclaim and been accepted into some of the nation's best collegiate film festivals.


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