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Edward Guiliano Global Center -
Send Your Well Wishes

President Guiliano Global Center

The Edward Guiliano Global Center will be the new name of the main Manhattan campus building at 1855 Broadway. The naming by NYIT's Board of Trustees recognizes President Guiliano's leadership in raising NYIT's global profile and his commitment to scholarship and philanthropy. Several initiatives related to the naming will take place, including a recognition ceremony and reception on Friday, March 16, and an exhibit at NYIT-Manhattan. Read more.

NYIT students are invited to share their well wishes online. The messages will be posted on a "virtual wall" that will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 16. If you prefer to do so in writing, please address your letters to: Edward Guiliano, President, NYIT, 1855 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023-7692.

Meet Nicole Cosmo

Nicole Cosmo

As one of NYIT's student ambassadors and certified student leaders, Nicole Cosmo relishes her role as "the face of the school."

"I like the family aspect of NYIT," says Cosmo. Read more.


Be NYIT's Student Speaker at Commencement

student speaker

NYIT is looking for an outstanding speaker to represent students' experiences at the 2012 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. Applications are due by Friday, March 9. Read more about application guidelines for the student speaker contest.


Welcome Back - Ride, Skate, Dine, Go Broadway


Have fun in New York City with the Manhattan Campus Student Government Association during Welcome Back Weekend, today through Sunday, Feb. 12. Events include:

  • The Ride Tour the city on a super-sized vehicle on Friday, Feb. 10, 8:30-10 p.m. The tour will convene at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Cost is $20 per person.
  • Ice Skating Skate at Citi Pond on Saturday, Feb. 11, 12-2 p.m. in Bryant Park. Ticket cost is $6 for VIP admission, skate rentals, and bag check.
  • Robert Channing and Dinner Enjoy dinner and entertainment by mindreader Robert Channing on Saturday, Feb. 11, 4-5:30 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium. Cost is $5 per person.
  • Sister Act Watch Sister Act on Broadway on Sunday, Feb. 12, 3-5:30 p.m., Ambassador Theater, 1681 Broadway.

Register for Welcome Back Weekend events.
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Join Alpha Sigma Tau

Alpha Sigma Tau

Learn about the Epsilon Iota chapter of NYIT's only sorority, Alpha Sigma Tau, during Recruitment Week events in Manhattan, Monday, Feb. 13 to Thursday, Feb. 16, including:

  • Philanthropy 1 and 2 Monday, Feb. 13, 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m., 16 W. 61st St., room 723.
  • Recruitment Information Tuesday, Feb. 14, 12:30-2 p.m., 16 W. 61st St., room 723.
  • Philanthropy 1 and 2 Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m. (location TBD) and 5-6 p.m., 26 W. 61st St., room 312.
  • Social Night Thursday, Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., Office of Student Activities, 1849 Broadway, second floor.

Meet Your Match at SWAG's Valentine's Dance


NYIT's Students Working to Achieve Greatness (SWAG) Club invites you to attend its meet-your-match dance in honor of Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 17, 6-9 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, Manhattan campus. There will be music and free snacks. All attendees are welcome to bring guests and will receive a numbered box of chocolates at the door. During the evening, dancegoers should look for the other person in the room with the same numbered box.

Interested in Working for NYC Transit?

Career Services

NYC Transit representatives will discuss entry-level positions at NYIT's Manhattan campus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:45-2 p.m., 26 W. 61st St., room 211. Log into Career Net and search job number 12518 to learn more about one of the positions being recruited—transit electrical helper. Read more.


Save the Date: Spring Formal Dinner Cruise


Cruise Manhattan while enjoying dinner, music and dancing, prizes, and entertainment, on Friday, May 18, 6-11 p.m. The Spring Formal Dinner Cruise departs from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, New York City. Seats are first come, first serve. The discount price before May 1 is $45 per person for members of the NYIT community and $50 per person for guests. Register for the cruise.


Calling All NYIT Students: Attend NSBE Convention


Looking for opportunities to network and hone your leadership skills? If so, the NYIT-Manhattan chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has the opportunity for you—NSBE's convention, Wednesday, March 28 - Sunday, April 1 in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit or email

Upcoming Events

Chat Partners Enhance your intercultural skills and chat with fellow NYIT students from around the world, every Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m. at 26 W. 61st St., room 502, Manhattan campus.

Yoga Classes Do yoga at the Old Westbury campus every first and third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Occupational Therapy Lab, 500 Building, room 511. Pay what you can (the suggested donation is $3) to support the Student Occupational Therapy Association. For more information, email

Career Services

Career Services Workshops From finding an internship and resume writing to discussing how to transition from college to the professional world, NYIT's Office of Career Services has these topics covered and more at its February workshops. Read a full list of upcoming career events.

Location/Dislocation: Re-Imagining Space Visit the latest art exhibit at NYIT Gallery 61 in Manhattan through Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sex Expo In recognition of National Sexual Responsibility Week, NYIT's Counseling and Wellness Center presents an interactive session on relationships and sex on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Anna Rubin Hall, room 308, Old Westbury campus. Lunch will be served. For more information, email

Paintball Outing Play paintball with NYIT's Greek Letter Council on Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. in Skirmish, Penn. Cost is $15, including bus transportation and game play. Sign up for paintball.

Microsoft Recruiting Microsoft will be visiting NYIT's New York campuses on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:45-2 p.m. to recruit software developers for full-time and internship positions. Update your resume now, and R.S.V.P. for this event.

Cultural Expo Celebrate Black History Month by sharing your personal experiences with black history and culture through food and music on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Student Activities Center, Old Westbury campus. To participate, call 516.686.4025 or email

Study Abroad in France Engineering students are invited to apply for the summer 2012 IPL International Engineering Summer School, June 11-July 13 in Lyon, France. Applications are due by Thursday, March. 1. To request an application, call 212.261.1517 or email

Calling All Student Filmmakers - Longing and Inhibition in Film If you're a student filmmaker at any of NYIT's campuses, take advantage of an opportunity to submit a short film for the NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival and International Symposium, April 21-22 in Nanjing China. Submissions should explore the event's theme, "Longing and Inhibition in Film." For more information, email Film Festival Chair Kim Bigelow at or visit the festival website. Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 21.

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