Celebrating 175 Years
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College Events During the 175th Anniversary Year:

CIAS - September 2004

M. Louise Stowell: Arts and Crafts Artist and Educator Exhibit
Friday, September 17 - Wednesday, October 13
Bevier Gallery, James E. Booth Building
Reception - October 1, 2004; 5-7 p.m.

Symposium: M. Louise Stowell and the Arts and Crafts at RIT
Saturday, October 2, 2004; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Webb Auditorium
James E. Booth Building

In honor of RIT’s 175th Anniversary, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences presents a never-before-seen exhibit of the artwork by former Mechanics Institute graduate and instructor, M. Louise Stowell (1861-1930). An accomplished watercolorist and graphics designer, Stowell’s art is a brilliant blend of Japanese aesthetics with Arts and Crafts design. Along with fellow artist Harvey Ellis, Stowell developed techniques using watercolor over charcoal to achieve strong lines imbued with rich colors. As a teacher of drawing and composition, Stowell influenced Rochester’s most important artists of the period including Ada Howe Kent, Charles Livingston Bull, and Claude Bragdon.

The "M. Louise Stowell: Arts and Crafts Artist and Educator" exhibit will be open in the Bevier Gallery in the James E. Booth Building,
September 17th - October 13th

Gallery Hours are as follows:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 4:30 pm
Monday-Thursday 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Sunday 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm

Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 1 from 6:30- 8:00 pm
Bevier Gallery, James E. Booth Building

The Big Shot

Sunday, September 12, 2004
7:15 p.m. - Administration Circle
For details, check www.rit.edu/bigshot

CLA - October 2004

Lecture Series: Liberal Arts and Technology

October 5, 2004:
Wade Robison, Ezra A. Hale Professor in Applied Ethics

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

October 12, 2004:
Amit Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor in Economics
"Technology and the Liberal Arts: An Economist's Perspective."
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

October 19, 2004:
Diane Hope, William A. Kern Professor in Communications
"Communication Technologies and Mediated Realities: Lines of Inquiry for the Liberal Arts"
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Language & Literature Department and Signatures Magazine are sponsoring a day of alumni, Athenaeum members, and faculty reading poems, prose, memoirs, etc, especially on RIT themes and experiences. Publication of the 175th Anniversary chapbook, containing poems and images selected from student magazines in the RIT Archives dating back to the 1890s, will coincide with this event.
Friday, October 8
Carlson Auditorium (76-1125)

RIT Music Ensembles Kaleidoscope
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Ingle Auditorium, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Speech Contest Finals
Friday, October 29, 2004 Skalny Room 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

RIT Philharmonia and the Brighton Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert
Saturday, October 30
Ingle Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. and
Sunday, October 31
Council Rock School, 2:00 p.m., 600 Grosvenor Road, Brighton, NY 14610

Publication in October of a special issue of Signatures consisting of a chapbook of poems and images selected from student magazines in the RIT Archives going back to the 1890s.

CAST - November 2004

Throughout the Month:
Showcase "famous" Alumni in Student Alumni Union display cases

Wines of World Workshop for RIT and Rochester Community
Monday, November 1
7-9 p.m., Henry’s, Eastman Building, fourth floor

Presentation to local high school students by RIT International students
Details to be announced

Publication for RIT Community and Alumni showcasing CAST students, faculty and alumni - 2005 calendar to be mailed November 2004

RIT 175th Anniversary Labels for special coffee blend coordinated with Java Wally's

CAST Time Capsule created by the departments, to be housed in Wallace Library Archives

COS - Throughout the 2004-2005 Year

  • View the College of Science timeline in the Bruce & Nora James atrium in the Gosnell Building and significant events in the field of science on the 1st floor corridor.
  • Distinguished Speaker Series - details listed on https://events.rit.edu/

Wednesday, October 13: Dr. Melissa McGrath speaks on Solar System Exploration, NASA, and the American Astronomical Society.

Wednesday, December 8: John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecturer in Science, Dr. Mario Livio, author of the very popular mathematics book "The Golden Ratio".

Saturday, December 11: College of Science Winter Gala

  • Admission by ticket only
  • Limited number of tickets available

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - COS Faculty, Staff and their guests only
8:00 pm - 1am - COS Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and distinguished guests

Location: Louise Slaughter Building, #78
Rooms 2220-2240
Music * Food * Dancing

A semi-formal gala hosted by the College of Science and the College of Science Student Advisory Board.

GCCIS - January 2005

Throughout the entire month: Feel free to browse through the Atrium of Building 70 to view the display of the History of Computing Timeline.

January 5th - Building 70, Auditorium, Time to be announced
Guest Lecture: You're invited to hear two interesting presentations on the history of computing by Prof(s) Sidney Marshall and Bill Stratton.

January 5th - Building 70, Atrium, 1:00 p.m.
Club Day: Please stop by to visit the tables of the clubs of GCCIS, meet their representatives, learn about their activities and maybe even join them. The clubs that will be represented are the Society of Software Engineers, Information Technology Student Organization and Computer Science House.

January 10, 12, 24, 26th - Building 70, Auditorium
9-11 a.m., 11:30-1:30 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Movie Day: View entertaining and educational movies that relate to computing. These movies will include animated feature films as well dramas and comedies.

January 14th - Building 76, CIMS Meeting Rooms, Luncheon 11:30 a.m. and Lecture at 12:30 p.m. (Luncheon by invitation; lecture open to the public)
Women in Computing: A long-standing tradition in our college, this year's event will feature a lecture about the history of women in computing as it relates to GCCIS.

January 19th - Building 70, Atrium, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Computing Trade Show: A variety of computing and software companies will exhibit their products and demonstrate their latest and greatest technology.

January 21st - Building 70, Atrium and Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
1st Annual GCCIS Conference on Computing and Information Sciences: Please join us for the 1st Annual GCCIS conference on computing. Rene J. Aerdts, Ph.D. and EDS Fellow will be our keynote speaker. The conference is open to the RIT community and local Rochester businesspersons. Please visit www.cs.rit.edu/~lr/conference

January 21st - Building 70, Auditorium, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Dean's Lecture Series: A panel discussion on Computer Security featuring Mr. Joe Hennecky (Monroe Country Sheriff’s Department), Mr. Scott Lupfer (McAfee Corp.), and Dr. Luther Troell, IT Department, RIT.

January 25th - Building 4, Student Alumni Union Cafeteria, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
GCCIS Coffeehouse: Our coffeehouse, a tradition that started two years ago as an IT classroom activity and has grown to include the entire college, will not only showcase the hidden talents of the faculty and staff of GCCIS but will also feature some excellent food. Plan to come hungry and be very, very entertained! S ome of the highlights from last year included the musical stylings of our dean, Jorge Díaz-Herrera, on the harp.

North Star Center

February 4-5th (Friday and Saturday)
Gospel 2005 (February 4th)
The Fisk Jubilee Singers in concert (February 5th)
Ingle Auditorium 7:30 p.m.

February 12th (Saturday)
Annual Unity Fashion Show
6:00 p.m.
SAU Cafeteria

February 18th (Friday)
Formal Gala Celebration – An Evening of Elegance and Grace
6:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Cynthia McGill
SAU Cafeteria

Week of February 20-25th
Carnival games and events during the lunch hour
Daily 12:00 -2:00 p.m.
Fireside Lounge

For further information on any of the events, we can encourage people to contact the North Star Center @ 475-4704.

Kate Gleason College of Engineering - March 2005

FIRST Robotics Regional Competition
March 3-6, 2005
KGCOE Distinguished Speaker Series
         Horace Becker, Former VP Xerox
         The Birth of the Xerox 914
March 10, 2005
Judy Hoyt, Professor, MIT
Nanostructure Devices
March 31, 2005
KGCOE Corporate Recognition Awards & Reception
March 11, 2005
Unveiling the KGCOE Alumni Hall of Fame & Reception
March 18, 2005

The 175th Anniversary theme has been, and continues to be, woven into other activities throughout the year such as:

  • The KGCOE Faculty/Staff Kick-off Party theme of milestones
  • The KGCOE timeline on display in the atrium of building #9 from mid October through the month of March
  • A commemorative issue of the alumni newsletter that will be mailed in March
  • The use of the 175th logo on printed materials such as the distinguished speaker series poster and the commemorative newsletter

NTID - April 2005

A juried art exhibit of NTID's alumni

Highlight some of our special speaker series such as Lyons Lectureship, Deaf Speakers Series etc.

Hosting a NAG meeting and combining that with a special event

Asking NTID Student Congress to host an event for faculty/staff

Hosting an open house of some kind for the Rochester community

Highlighting any new facilities we may have in place or in process by then.

COB - May 2005

AACSB Reaccreditation Celebration

Gasser Lecture

Faculty Research Symposium

Commencement Ceremony

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