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Meet Sara Burinato

Sara Burinato

In just a few weeks on the Old Westbury campus, freshman Sara Burinato has swung her way into the record books for the NYIT women's tennis team. The Barcelona, Spain, transplant and ECC Rookie of the Year discusses her best tennis moments and her passion for science. Read more.

Columbus Day Schedule

Columbus Day

NYIT administrative offices, including the Student Solutions Center, will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 10. Only evening classes (4 to 10 p.m.) will be held on Oct. 10 at the New York campuses. Classes will be in session as usual on Saturday, Oct. 8.

In addition, on Columbus Day the Wisser Library in Old Westbury will be open 2-10 p.m. and the Manhattan Library will be open 4-10 p.m. Both libraries will operate as usual on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.


Viva, Peru - Alternative Spring Break Is Back

Peru students

Participate in NYIT's Alternative Spring Break in Peru, March 17-25, 2012. Apply now for this once-in-a-lifetime experience helping others. Questions? Email Jeremy Ducos at or Amy Bravo at

Cast Your Vote for Best College, Best Sports

Best of Long Island

The Long Island Press has nominated NYIT for best Long Island college/university and best college sports program. Now it's your turn to vote for NYIT to win a spot in the newspaper's "Best of Long Island" 2012 issue. Vote for NYIT.



Congrats to Old Westbury CPB - Voted Organization of the Year!

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The NYIT Old Westbury Campus Programming Board (CPB) has been selected as Organization of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA), Northeast Region. This honor makes CPB a finalist in the national award category at APCA's National Programming Conference, March 2012 in Jacksonville, Fla.

President Guiliano Heads to China to Welcome NYIT-Nanjing Students


President Guiliano travels next week to China to welcome more than 300 new students to the Class of 2015 at NYIT-Nanjing. While in Asia, he will also share his views on the value of the American higher education system with students at National Taichung University of Education in Taiwan.

Graduating in December?


If you're planning to graduate in December, don't forget to register for graduation on NYITConnect by Friday, Oct. 28. Access the registration at


Enter the Fall 2011 On-Campus Jobs Lottery


On Oct. 11-14, get your lottery ticket (ID required) for the on-campus jobs lottery from the Office of Career Services, Salten Hall, room 3, Old Westbury campus, and 26 W. 61st St., room 211, Manhattan campus. The following rules apply: you must have an F-1 Visa, have completed one semester at NYIT, and maintain at least a 3.0 G.P.A. Learn more about student employment at

Alcohol Awareness Week


The Counseling and Wellness Center at NYIT-Old Westbury is hosting free events for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 17-21.

So You Think You Are a Social Drinker? A discussion on this topic will be presented by counselor Joan O'Connor on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m., Anna Rubin Hall, room 308. Refreshments will be served.

Alcohol Screenings and Information Table Become informed on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Schure Hall, lobby.

Stories of Substance A professional peer theater group will perform to tell stories of substance abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, and depression on Thursday, Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m., Harry Schure Hall, room 130. Lunch will be served.

Students Around Town - Networking, Parties, Social Causes

Get in the mix and find out what's keeping students busy this semester. Check out who's networking, the latest events, and the hottest social causes this fall:


Students attended the first monthly coffee hour of the fall semester on Sept. 15, hosted by the Office of International Education. The next coffee hour will be Thursday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. in Harry Schure Hall, room 207.


Hospitality majors headed to Riverhead, N.Y., for the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Networking Conference (LICVB) on Sept. 21 at the Long Island Hyatt Hotel, East End. They networked with 150 industry professionals, met LICVB president Moke McGowan, and spread the word about the School of Management's programs.

Help Haiti

Students raised awareness and $1,131 at the H.E.L.P Haiti fundraising event on Sept. 22, attended by 85 people at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Thanks to those who supported the cause and made the event memorable!

moon festival

Kung Fu, moon cakes, and Chinese music were just a few of the attractions at this year's "One Moon, Different Skies" gala celebrating the Chinese lunar harvest on Sept. 23 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. NYIT's Chinese Students Association organized the event, which brought together students and faculty members. Pictured above are Shuai (Rose) Shao, Nada Anid, dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, RuiJun (Sunny) Saperstein, and XuanXin (Danniew) Li.

Buddy Walk

NYIT-Manhattan students showed their community spirit and walked for a cause on Sept. 24 in Central Park, New York City. The 40 students comprising Team Charlie participated in the one-mile Buddy Walk benefiting the National Down Syndrome Society.

Walk for Autism

Students from NYIT's Vocational Independence Program (VIP) participated in Walk Now for Autism, Oct. 2 at Jones Beach, N.Y.

Upcoming Events

Free Basketball Tickets Cheer on NYIT men's basketball on the road at a preseason game at Villanova on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The bus will leave at 1:30 p.m. from NYIT-Old Westbury and return the same night. For more information, contact Sabrina Polidoro, assistant director of sports information, at 516.686.7504 or

Chat Partners Practice speaking English with other students on Thursdays, 12:45-2 p.m., 16 W. 61st St., room 623, Manhattan campus. Food will be served.

Free Mental Health Screenings Free, confidential, and anonymous online mental health screenings are now available to all students through the Counseling Office.

IDEA X-Change Every Thursday, NYIT students are welcome to join the IDEA X-Change discussion group focused on ideas and entrepreneurship. Meetings occur 1-2 p.m., 26 W. 61st St., conference room 402. For more information, email Joanne Scillitoe, Ph.D., director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, at

SALSA Learn to salsa with Stan Pearson II today at 6 p.m. in Salten Hall, SC1/SC2. Food will be served.

Free Flick On Wednesday, Oct. 12, watch the sci-fi thriller, Gattaca, at 5:30 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, room 102 (The Soundstage). Refreshments will be served.

Technical Job Fair Attend this job fair on Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and be the first in line for a six-week technical training module offered by the software solutions company Amtex Systems. The fair will take place at the company's office, 50 Broad St., suite 801, New York City. R.S.V.P. to Shelly Goel, 646.200.7122,

NYIT Fed Challenge Cheer on the NYIT Fed Challenge Team in a competition on the economic, interest rate, and financial market outlook on Friday, Oct. 14, 12:30-2 p.m. at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury campus. Lunch will be served.

Rock the Vote Register to vote by Friday, Oct. 14. Drop off your completed voter registration form to the Community Service Center at 1849 Broadway, room 204, Manhattan campus. Find out more at

Celebrity Wranglers: Getting the Guest The Center for Communication presents its free panel with television bookers from popular TV talk shows such as The View on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. Register today.


9th Annual Paws for Parkinson's Howl-O-Ween Dog Walkathon Raise money for Parkinson's research on Sunday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Marjorie Post Park, Merrick and Unqua Roads, Massapequa, N.Y. Activities include a one-mile walk, Halloween Hounds costume contest, prizes, raffles, refreshments, and more. Registration is $25 per dog (part of the proceeds will be donated to participating animal shelters). This event is presented by the American Parkinson Disease Association and generously sponsored by the Adele Smithers Parkinson's Disease Treatment Center at NYCOM of NYIT. For more information and/or to register, call 516.626.6114 or go to

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