April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and FIT, as well as SUNY, is joining the One Love Foundation campaign to go “Around the World for Yeardley” in honor of Yeardley Love and other victims and survivors of relationship abuse. SUNY campuses across the state will organize campus Yards for Yeardley campaigns with the goal of reaching 50 million yards.
The walk will begin and end in the Breezeway, with a loop around the FIT block. There will be giveaways, prizes, and snacks for participants! Be sure to take a lap and enter to win a prize via your raffle ticket!
Make sure to stop by the Sexual Assault Awareness Resource Fair taking place from 9 am – 4 pm in the Breezeway. Join the FIT community as we take a united stand against sexual assault.
According to President Joyce Brown, FIT is a community of unconventional minds, educating students to be problem solvers and design thinkers. The FIT student body, faculty, curriculum, and industry partners are unlike all others.
A colorful work of fiber art by former Textile Design faculty member Wilma Grayson hung in the lobby of FIT’s Pomerantz Center in 1975. The design, a grid of colored rectangles on a white ground, was selected by FIT’s Art Committee (and approved by the Art Commission of the City of New York) for manufacture by Edward Fields Carpet Makers.
In spring 2017, when the college began renovating the lobby for an expansion, the piece was removed and sent to the Textile Conservation Lab where experts conducted a careful cleaning. Members of the FIT community were involved in every step of the process. The returning art piece is now installed in a new location: the stairwell of the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre.
Goes to show classic, creative art never goes out of style. Go check out this vintage creation and let me know what you think!
What comes to mind when you think of FIT? What does the student body look like? What is FIT’s brand?
Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT, believes FIT is a community of people who do not fit the mold of society. We are innovators, design thinkers, unconventional minds and problem solvers. We are unlike any other college student. As a new creative economy approaches in a variety of industries, FIT has decided to laid to discontinue stereotypes and outdated practices.
FIT is moving forward with “unshackled innovation-while unabashedly celebrating traditional skills.” The industry leaders across all categories know the visionaries of the future are at FIT.
And stay tuned — more #FITunconventional is on its way!