Category Archives: Fun On Campus

Cyber Awareness

The internet has so much control over our daily lives in today’s technologically drive era. We use it for school, careers, finding business reviews, but maybe most predominantly, for social media. It is our job to make the internet a safe space for all to use.
FIT is a contributor to creating cyber awareness, which includes ideas such as knowing how to personal information safe online and ending cyber bullying all together. Classes taken by FIT students, along with their campaign workshop, brought about the event taking place this Tuesday, April 17th in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. A Special Events Marketing class, taught by Associate Chair Lorettas Volpe of Advertising Marketing and Communications and a Video Studio Production class, taught by Professor Michael Cokkinos, were some of the courses that helped contribute to the students’ cyber bullying initiative. Some of the activities at the event will be presentations, panels, and training, all pertaining to being safe and civil on the internet. The slogan of this event, fittingly so, is “Be Aware of What You Share.”
Students created other slogans and campaigns, such as “Don’t Be Mean Behind the Screen,” and “Don’t Roast Me, Boast Me,” which is the title of one of a few video series. This one in particular discusses the concept of replacing negative comments online with positive ones. There will even be a movie night for the movie Cyberbully. Stay tuned for all the events geared toward taking positive steps forward so you too can get involved!

Best,
Annmarie X

Another FIT Perspective: Ashley Gauthier

I wanted to showcase another student’s perspective and lifestyle at FIT. Here’s a video of my good friend Ashley Gauthier and her daily life in New York City, busy with school, internships, and just venturing the Big Apple! P.S. There’s a cameo by yours truly!

V-Day by FIT Theatre Club

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All month, FIT has been hosting various events to promote healthy relationships. These events have included topics such as maintaining professional relationships, the One Billion Rising movement (the largest movement for ending violence against women), and STD and alcohol knowledge in relation to relationships.

This Thursday, February 22nd, the FIT Theatre Club is preforming  “V-Day: A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer.” In support of healthy relationships month, this performance will “shed light” on the issue of violence against women. The club is focusing on spreading awareness about women’s social issues, and working toward a positive change. Selections from “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer” will be preformed as well. The performance will be held at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at 7:30pm, and doors will open at 7pm.

The final event for the month will be held on Wednesday, February 28th by FIT Counseling Services. This event will be held in the Alumni Workroom, where counselors are available to discuss ending relationships in a healthy manner.

It is important to create awareness for issues such as these, and spread knowledge on how to maintain healthy relationships. Be sure to check out the Theatre Club’s V-Day performance, and you too can help spread awareness and work toward ending violence against women.

Best,
Annmarie x

Cyber Awareness @ FIT:

In the last 15 years, computing technology has become increasingly central in everyone’s life. From private to public information, criminals prey on computers to steal information, money, and identities. As do bullies hide behind screens to harass and assault victims.

Luckily at FIT, a nationally recognized program has been underway to promote cyber awareness. In efforts to make our school cyber safe, FIT is utilizing our student body to put in real voices behind an important message.

There are two save the dates for really awesome events that are going to happen this semester! One happening this week, February 21st, 2018 for Campus Safety Day – where being safe through out all aspects of life at FIT and in the real-world are going to be out and about. As well as CYBERSAFE DAY on March 22nd, 2018 – a program dedicated specifically to being cyber aware and safe in the online realm.

Per an IBM study, 95% of all data breaches involve human error, so come out to learn more on how you can stay safe online and be aware of those who are trying to harm you – in any way.

Semester Activities

Welcome Back Everyone!

I hope you all were able to enjoy your breaks. It definitely felt nice to rejuvenate and prepare for spring semester! In doing so, I have thought about how to make the best of my last semester at FIT. Before assignments and projects kick in, I love to take advantage of what FIT and New York City have to offer. As this is my last spring living in Manhattan (sigh…), I was thinking of of my favorite activities, and things I am yet to try. Here are a few ideas you might want to try too!

FIT Fitness Classes:
FIT offers free athletics/fitness classes, which do not require prior registration. Classes are offered in different categories, such as spin classes, cardio classes, open gym classes, and so on. While athletics classes are a requirement for some majors, not everyone gets the opportunity to try them out. My goal is to try the kickboxing and spin classes before I graduate. Have any of you tried them? I would love to know your thoughts!

NYC Restaurant Week:
Every year, popular restaurants in the city participate in restaurant week. For special, fixed lunch and dinner prices, restaurants offer preset menus to try. A few years back, I tried the fixed dinner at Riverpark in east Manhattan. My friends and I were able to pick from the different options for a three course meal. My main dish was a pumpkin pesto pasta- not only was this delicious, but it was something I never would have thought to try on my own! This is the perfect opportunity to try some new food (for a reasonable price) that you might not have otherwise!

Groupons!:
Recently, a friend and I found an awesome deal for a spa groupon in Koreatown. Before the craziness of the semester begins, my friend and I were able to unwind and spend the day at the different sauna rooms and hot tubs. This is something I would have never done on my own, (especially once my school work picks-up) if I had not seen the offer. Groupon is always promoting different discounts to fun and unique outings. Sometimes, there are even opportunities for additional student discounts- keep an eye out!

These are just a few, unique ideas to make the most of your semester. Of course, we all put all lot of time and energy into school and our work; it is important to take time to enjoy all FIT and the city has to offer! Balance is key, right? What do you all like do make time for during the semester.

Happy first week,
Annmarie x