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Meet NYCOM Students, Future Medical Residents

Danielle Walters and Vivian Siu

Congratulations to NYIT medical students who matched with post-graduate residencies at leading hospitals throughout the United States!

Meet Vivian Siu, who matched with an internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Stony Brook University. Read more about Vivian.

Meet Danielle Walters, who was accepted into an allopathic residency at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more about Danielle.

NYIT Celebrates the Edward Guiliano Global Center

NYIT President Edward Guiliano Global Center

The NYIT community celebrated the naming of the Edward Guiliano Global Center at 1855 Broadway in Manhattan on March 16. The festivities included an outdoor ceremony unveiling the building's new name, followed by a reception commemorating President Guiliano's visionary leadership, scholarship, and philanthropy. Read President Guiliano's remarks and view a video tribute.

Commencement Checklist


Get ready for NYIT's Commencement on Sunday, May 20. Check the following items off your commencement to-do list, including:

Order Commencement Tickets Each graduate may receive up to four tickets. Reserve your tickets online.


Share Photos If you are a member of the Class of 2012 who has captured unique NYIT memories with your camera or smartphone, share them for a photo montage on commencement day. All images should be 1600 x 1200 pixels (2MP) or higher and have a file size of less than 10 MB. Email your favorite photos to


Order Regalia All graduates must order their regalia by Sunday, April 1. Regalia includes cap, gown, hood, tassel, and custom stole of gratitude. When ordering your regalia, indicate the NYIT campus where you will go for pickup. Place your regalia order.


SOURCE: Call for Entries by Friday, March 30


Show off your research, art, and media at the NYIT Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) by submitting an entry by Friday, March 30. Email questions to SOURCE will take place on Friday, April 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at NYIT-Manhattan. Keynote speaker Sidney Perkowitz, professor emeritus of physics at Emory University, will present "Science and Art: Closer Than You Think." Read more.

Attend the NYIT Job and Internship Fair

Career Services

Students of all majors are invited to the NYIT Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, April 5, noon-3 p.m. in Old Westbury. Network with executives from 95 companies from H2M Architects and Engineers to MTV Networks/Viacom. Read more.


Calling All Student Filmmakers - Longing and Inhibition in Film


If you're a student filmmaker at any of NYIT's campuses, there's still time to submit a short film for the NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival and International Symposium, April 21-22 in Nanjing China. The deadline is extended to Monday, April 9. 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.

Show Your NYIT Pride

NYIT students

The Carleton Group presents the NYIT Pride Contest. Upload your favorite NYIT photos and videos you are proud of and win a prize. The winners will be picked biweekly through Monday, May 14. Show your NYIT Pride!


Campus Programming Board Wins National Award

Campus Programming Board

Congratulations to NYIT-Old Westbury's Campus Programming Board (CPB) on winning a national award at the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities National Conference, March 17 in Jacksonville, Fla. As National Campus Programming Board of the Year, NYIT was selected from more than 500 colleges, universities, and U.S. military bases around the world. Pictured are Andrew Shehata, CPB president; Alida Thompson, CPB coordinator; Karen Lee, CPB vice president; Michael Scarpa-Burnett, associate dean of campus life; and Mohamed Abbas, CPB secretary. Assistant Director of Student Activities Mehtap Donuk also attended the conference.

NYIT Students Around Town - Cancer Fundraiser, Luxe Hospitality, and Physician Assistants


Students from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine shaved their heads on March 18 to raise more than $20,000 in support of a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. View the photo gallery and read more.

NYIT Hospitality Students

NYIT's Old Westbury chapter of the Society of Hosteurs visited the Oheka Castle on March 8 in Huntington, N.Y. They met chefs, operations managers, and publicists to learn about marketing a luxury event space, and participated in a behind-the-scenes tour of Long Island's only five-diamond-rated facility.

Physician Assistants

NYIT students majoring in physician assistant studies attended a listening session presented by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) on March 7 at NYIT-Manhattan. They are pictured with AAPA CEO Jenna Dorn.

Upcoming Events

Large Animal Games

Large Animal Games Join industry professionals from the fast-growing multimedia company Large Animal Games for an interactive presentation today, 6-9 p.m. at 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus. Read more.

Chat Partners Enhance your intercultural skills and chat with fellow NYIT students from around the world every Tuesday, 12:45-2 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

Flag Football Game Compete in the biggest collegiate flag football tournament in New York City with NYIT's Greek Letter Council on Saturday, March 31, noon-4 p.m. at DeWitt Clinton Park, W. 52nd Street and 11th Avenue. Teams will comprise up to seven players (minimum of two girls) and pay $20 dollars to enter the tournament (proceeds support Relay for Life). Register by Friday, March 30. Email questions to

Free Flick View the film noir Scarlett Street, on Wednesday, April 4, 5:30 p.m., in the NYIT de Seversky Mansion (The Soundstage, room 102). Refreshments will be served.

Dodgeball Play dodgeball with the Greek Letter Council on Friday, April 6, 2-5 p.m. at the outdoor basketball courts adjacent to the Student Activities Center Field. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. For more information, email

ESPN Contest ESPN is looking for software developers to use its ALPS experimental open API (application programming interface) to build innovative applications for scoring NCAA basketball or lacrosse. More than $10,000 in cash prizes will be distributed to the winning applications. Submit your application by Monday, April 9. Read more about the ESPN ALPS API Contest guidelines.

Relay for Life Bingo Play bingo on Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m., in Salten Cafe, Old Westbury campus. There will be free food and prizes.

Student Media Day Are you a journalist, graphic designer, photographer, videographer, or business major looking to gain work experience in media? Join the Campus Slate, The Carleton Group, and WNYT Radio for Student Media Day on Tuesday, April 10, 12:30-1:50 p.m., in the Academic Quad, Old Westbury campus. There will be free food, prizes, and information about how to get involved in student media groups.

Camping Trip Camp with your friends at NYIT on Friday, April 13, 8 a.m., to Sunday, April 15, noon, at Frost Valley YMCA, 2000 Frost Valley Rd., Claryville, N.Y. Cost is $30. Register for the camping trip.

Poetry Reading April is poetry month. Students are invited to read their writing, favorite, poems, or lyrics at an open mic poetry reading on Tuesday, April 17, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Anna Rubin Hall, rooms 308/310, Old Westbury campus. Lunch will be served.

Autonomous Robotic Competition Attend the competition on Thursday April 19, 12:30-2 p.m., 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium, Manhattan campus. For more information, email

NYIT Technical Writing Contest This year's contest will take place on Thursday, April 19, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Anna Rubin Hall, rooms 308/310, Old Westbury. A total of $800 in cash prizes will be distributed to winners, who will be announced at an awards luncheon on Thursday, April 26.

Happy Hour Comedy Show Comedian Ronnie Jordan will perform on Tuesday, April 24, 12:30-1:50 p.m., in the Student Activities Center, Old Westbury campus.

Cossacks & Commissars: A Musical Trip Through Russian History, 1900-1950 Experience a crucial period of Russian and world history through the music and documentary footage of the first half of the 20th century on Thursday, April 26, 12:30-1:50 p.m., in Anna Rubin Hall, room 307, Old Westbury campus. R.S.V.P. to Librarian Jeffrey Feinsilver at 516.686.1153.

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