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Black History Month Events: From Hip-Hop/Poetry Slam to Reggae to Gospel

Hip Hop Concert

On Friday, Feb. 25, the Black Student Unions will host a Hip Hop/Poetry Slam from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus, followed by a Reggae Party at the Westside YMCA, 63rd Street between Broadway and Central Park West.

On Saturday, Feb. 26, the Black Student Unions will hold a Celebration of Gospel concert at the Community Church, 40 E. 35th St., 6 - 9 p.m.

NYIT Students: Leaders in Training


The NYIT-Manhattan campus was chosen host to the American Student Government Association's annual New York City Student Government Training Conference this Saturday, Feb. 26. Joining an estimated 230 student leaders from around the country will be 10 students from NYIT-Manhattan and 10 from NYIT-Old Westbury who will participate in keynote and breakout sessions at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway and the New Technology Building.

This weekend (Feb. 25-26), 16 NYIT students, including 12 members of Tau Kappa Epsilon, will attend the Tau Kappa Epsilon Regional Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Md.

Imagine Cupt

NYIT-Amman is the third NYIT campus to participate in Microsoft's Imagine Cup, a global competition, This spring, students at the campus in Jordan will participate in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup competition, which works with students around the globe to spark technological innovation to address the needs of the world at large. Any finalists chosen from NYIT-Manhattan, NYIT-Old Westubry, or NYIT-Amman will compete at the worldwide finals in New York City on July 8, 2011.

Attend Goldman Sachs' Spring 2011 Federation Women and Diversity Conference

Goldman Sachs

On Tuesday, March 15, Goldman Sachs will hold an all-day information session outlining opportunities offered by the Goldman Sachs Federation. Representatives from the technology, finance, operations, services, and human capital management division will make presentations. Interviews for summer analyst positions in these divisions will be held on Wednesday, March 16. This opportunity is by invitation only; apply by Sunday, Feb. 27 at Applicants be will be notified during the first week of March regarding their application status.

Free Tutoring and Study Strategies

Learning Center

Learning Center Workshop: What's Your Learning Style?
Discover strategies to help you study more effectively.

  • Thursday, Feb. 24 and March 10
    Free Hour (12:30 – 2 p.m.)
    16 W. 61st St., room 721

Learning Center Workshop: Tips and Techniques for Note Taking and Test Taking

  • Tuesday, March 29
    Free Hour (12:30 – 2 p.m.)
    16 W. 61st St., room 721
  • Thursday, April 7
    Free Hour (12:30 – 2 p.m.)
    16 W. 61st St., room 723

Field Trip to the Empire State Building

NYIT students are invited to join an educational field trip to the world-famous Empire State Building on Saturday, Feb. 26. The visit is sponsored by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and Freedom by Design. Cost is $5 for AIAS members and $10 for non-members. Contact Elizabeth Hutzler at for more information.

Learn Self Defense

On March 8, students at NYIT-Manhattan are invited to learn the basics of self defense. The class will be held at 16 W. 61 St., 11th floor auditorium, at 12:45 p.m. Contact Elizabeth Hutzler at for more information.

Hospitality Students Visit Oheka Castle

Hospitality Students at Oheka Castle

On Feb. 15, 2011, James Henry Dunne, J.D., chairman of the Department of Hospitality Studies Chairman and School of Management assistant dean, accompanied Society of Hosteurs club members and hospitality majors to Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y., for a comprehensive operations tour. It began with an overview and history of the facility, lead by Danielle DiTomasso, an NYIT hospitality major interning at Oheka, followed by an intensive presentation by Oheka executives on maintaining budgets, marketing, banquet sales, event forecasting, room sales, facility design, and training standards.

Students Celebrate Year of the Rabbit

Year of the Rabbit

More than 150 students and 20 volunteers celebrated the Year of the Rabbit at the Chinese Spring Festival Dinner on Monday, Jan. 31, at the Manhattan campus. Organized by NYIT’s Chinese Students Association and Community Service Center, the event featured food, social activities, group dancing, and networking opportunities for attendees.

NYIT-Bahrain Students Premiere Movie

Ten undergraduate students from NYIT-Bahrain will premiere their student movie project, Gilgamesh Pearl, at Saar Cinema Complex on Saturday, Feb. 26. The students, who are studying Fine Arts and Computer Graphics, hope to use the action-thriller based on the legend of Gilgamesh to connect their audience with their Bahraini heritage. The filmmaking team will also use proceeds from the feature to support My Charity Water, an organization that helps build water wells in African villages. Read more.

Free Yoga Is Back


The Old Westbury campus Counseling and Wellness Center will offer a free Yoga class during free hour (12:30 - 1:50 p.m.) on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in room 105, Harry Schure Hall. Evening classes will be held on Tuesdays in the month of March (no class on March 22) at 5:15 p.m. in room 208, Harry Schure Hall. Contact Alice Burke at or 516.686.7976 for further information.

Upcoming Info Sessions on Sexual Assault, Depression, Stress Management

The Counseling and Wellness Center at the Old Westbury campus will provide an educational seminar about Sexual Assault on Tuesday, March 1, during free hour (12:30 - 1:50 p.m.) in Harry Schure Hall, room 105. Informational materials, resources, and lunch will be provided. Contact Alice Burke at or 516.686.7976.

The Counseling and Wellness Centers at the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses will also provide screening assessments for depression on Wednesday, March 3. Confidential assessments will be provided as well as free informational materials, giveaways, and refreshments.

  • Old Westbury – noon - 2 p.m., Harry Schure Hall, room 208
  • Manhattan – 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1855 Broadway, Lobby

The Counseling and Wellness Center at the Manhattan campus will present an educational seminar about Stress Management on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 1 – 2 p.m., Student Activities Lounge, 1849 Broadway. Strategies to manage stress and refreshments will be provided. Contact Michael Schneider at

Upcoming Events

Greg Olsen

Don't Miss Entrepreneur and Astronaut Greg Olsen
Scientist and multimillionaire Greg Olsen, Ph.D., will give a lecture, "From Entrepreneurship to Spaceship," on Wednesday, March 9, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; lecture from 6 to 7 p.m. Olsen was the third private citizen to orbit the earth on the International Space Station. After training for five months (900 hours) at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow, he spent 10 days in space, performing more than 150 orbits of the Earth. R.S.V.P. at

Star Spangled Banner

Re-Appearing Act: The Star Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian
The School of Architecture and Design will host the exhibition "Re-Appearing Act: The Star Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian" from Thursday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, March 27, at Gallery 61, 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, Manhattan campus. The exhibit shows the transformation of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., from late 2006 through early 2009. An opening lecture by Rob Rothblatt from Skidmore, Owings, Merrill will take place on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m.

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