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Spring Break 2011: March 21 - 25

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NYIT's spring break is quickly approaching. No classes will be held at the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses during the week of March 21, and NYIT's administrative offices will be closed March 24-25.

Play It Safe
The Counseling and Wellness Centers presents Safe Spring Break information sessions for students:

  • Manhattan campus on Tuesday, March 15, noon to 2 p.m., NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
  • Old Westbury campus on Thursday, March 17, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Harry Schure Hall lobby
Contact Michael Schneider,, in Manhattan, or Joan O’Connor,, in Old Westbury for more information.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

NYIT-Manhattan Community Meeting

Attend NYIT-Manhattan Community Meeting
The NYIT-Manhattan Student Government Association invites you to its spring 2011 community meeting, where you and fellow students can share your questions or concerns with professors and deans. Last semester's meeting was a success as students, faculty, and staff members participated in an engaging and lively discussion that resulted in improvements in services and communications on the Manhattan campus. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 31, 12:30 - 2 p.m., in the 11th floor auditorium of the New Technology Building, 16 W. 61st St.

Join NYIT's New Information Technology Student Advisory Board

The Office of Informatation Technology and Infrastructure is creating a new student advisory board. They need student input on:

  • Existing IT services
  • Areas that need improvement

Add an important credential to your resume - employers hire those who take on leadership roles! To join, please send your e-mail address to or call 516.686.1400.

Presidential Technology Awards

Submit Your Nominations for This Year's Presidential Technology Awards
Students are invited to nominate their professors or NYIT staff members for this year's Presidential Technology Awards.The awards recognize and encourage the creative and effective use of technology to enhance teaching, research, and service. Please visit the awards page for more information; online nomination forms must be completed by April 4, 2011.

Countdown to Commencement


Enter Student Speaker Contest Today!

The student speaker contest deadline is today. All members of NYIT’s Class of 2011 are invited to enter this year's contest: Represent your classmates, your future alma mater, and make your family proud! Find out more and complete your application.

Commencement Tickets


Log On to Get In
Online commencement ticket reservation is Monday, March 14 - Friday, May 13, 2011. Each graduate is eligible to receive a maximum of four guest tickets, which are needed for the main commencement and school ceremonies to be held on the Old Westbury campus on Sunday, May 22. For more information about ticketing and other commencement details, go to

Become a Chat Partner

Chat Partners

Chat Partners is a new initiative of the Community Service Center (CSC) on the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses. Weekly meetings encourage students to experience different people and cultures at NYIT, while helping students who wish to improve their English through fun, informal conversation. The program has started at NYIT-Manhattan with a group of more than 20 participants who meet on Thursday from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at 1855 Broadway, room 606. All NYIT students are invited to participate. Contact your campus Community Service Center (Manhattan at; Old Westbury at for more information.

Free HIV Testing

The Counseling and Wellness Center at the Old Westbury campus is providing free, confidential testing for HIV on Tuesday, March 15. Those interested should look for the Planned Parenthood van outside the Student Activity Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Alice Burke ( for information.

Relay for Lunch

Relay for Life

NYIT-Old Westbury's Student Government Association invites students to a fundraising buffet luncheon at NYIT de Seversky Mansion on Wednesday, April 20. A minimum donation of $20 per person is requested. Because NYIT Dining Services is underwriting the luncheon, all proceeds will go directly toward this year's Relay for Life efforts to fight cancer. Seating is limited, so R.S.V.P. by April 13 to For more information, e-mail Pilar Visconti ( or Michael Burnett (

Students from China Visit NYIT

Students from China Visit NYIT

Six business students and one professor from the Shandong Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) experienced NYIT’s New York campuses on March 7 as part of a Chinese delegation to American universities. The students started their day in a microeconomics class in New York City, taught by Dr. Diamando Afxentiou, associate dean of management. The guests were exposed to the interactive, hands-on approach to teaching and learning at NYIT, and compared teaching styles in America and China. Read more.

Professional Development

The Offices of Alumni Relations and Career Services will host three professional development programs presented by Carlota Zimmerman, a creativity expert whose experiences span writing, TV, theater, and the law. The workshops, held via videoconference at the Manhattan and Old Westbury campuses, will underscore how creative thought and action can lead to rewarding jobs and opportunities. Refreshments will be served. The three workshops are:

  • The Story of YOU: Selling Yourself to Employers: How You Narrate Your Personal Story to Employers Will Define Your Opportunities
    Wednesday March 16, 5 - 6 p.m.
    16 W. 61st St., room 611, Manhattan campus, and Salten Hall, room 3, Old Westbury campus
  • Networking for a Job: You’re Doing it Wrong
    Tuesday, April 12, 5 - 6 p.m.
    16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus, and Harry Schure Hall, DL 3, Old Westbury campus
  • Don’t Get it Twisted: How Social Media Can Destroy Your Real Life
    Wednesday, April 20, 5 - 6 p.m.
    16 W. 61st St., room 611, Manhattan campus, and Salten Hall, room 3, Old Westbury campus

Explore the Italian City

Italian cinema

"Cinema and the Image of the City," a series of four films set in Italy, will be shown at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, Manhattan campus, during the spring semester. Co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and Design, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Campus Life and Student Affairs, and student organizations AIAS and Freedom by Design, the films chart the social, political, and physical transformations of Italian cities from the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century. A brief conversation about each film follows, and refreshments will be provided. The films will be shown on the following Fridays at 6:30 p.m., and are free and open to students, faculty/staff, and the public:

  • April 1: Rome, Open City
  • April 8: Miracle in Milan
  • April 22: L'Avventura

NYIT-Manhattan Yoga Date Changes


Please note the following revised dates for free yoga classes sponsored by the Office of Counseling and Wellness in Manhattan (location and time remains the same: 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, from 5 to 6 p.m.). These Tuesday dates replace the Wednesday classes previously scheduled:

  • March 29
  • April 5, 19
  • May 17

Save the Date: Security in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

U.S. Navy Admiral at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
Admiral Robert F. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), will visit NYIT and share information on the current security situation in Asia and give his views on the region as a whole, focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by China's rise on Thursday, April 7, at 5 p.m., at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. The event is co-sponsored by the National Committee of US-China Relations (NCUSCR) and the College of Arts and Sciences of NYIT. It is free of charge for NYIT students, faculty, and staff. 

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