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We hope you enjoy the Spring 2010 issue of Inside LIM College. This e–newsletter is designed to keep faculty and staff members aware of happenings throughout the College. Inside LIM College is published once each semester and gives every department the opportunity to highlight developments and activities in their area. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please contact Meredith Finnin, Director of Communications at meredith.finnin@limcollege.edu.

 


Continuing Ed Moves Ahead

distance_learning.jpgPreparations for new Continuing Education offerings have moved into high gear at LIM College. Plans call for the launch of three distinct types of Continuing Education programs that will meet the unique needs of non-traditional students.

 

Non-traditional students are a fast-growing segment of the U.S. college student population. Typically, they are men and women over the age of 24 who also work full-time and have significant family responsibilities. Says Dr. Lisa M. Decker, LIM College’s new Associate Dean of Continuing Education, “These students learn differently than traditional undergraduate students. They also bring a wide variety of experiences to the classroom and have different expectations of the educational process.”

 

According to Dr. Decker, who came to LIM in College in January after serving as the Director of Marketing, Outreach and Distance Education for the Instructional Computing and Information Technology department at Hunter College – City University of New York, LIM College will deliver Continuing Education opportunities through three distinct types of programs.


Flexible Learning with Experience (FLEX)

This highly flexible program will enable qualified applicants to earn a Bachelor of Professional Studies or Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Fashion Merchandising in as little as two years. Participants must have a minimum of five years of work experience and have already earned 60 credit hours of coursework at LIM College or another institution (the equivalent of an associate degree). They can then petition for an additional 36 credit hours based on prior relevant work/life experience while completing the remaining 30 credit hours of required LIM College courses through traditional face-to-face classes, hybrid in-person/online courses, and courses delivered completely online. Students will be able to enter the FLEX program in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters and the next FLEX class will begin in Fall 2010. This May, three LIM College alumni will become the first graduates of an earlier version of the FLEX program, formerly known as “degree completion,” which was piloted exclusively for our alumni in Fall 2008.

Credit-Based Professional Certificate Programs
Students in these programs will complete a related group of courses on the undergraduate or graduate level, in order to develop or enhance skills in a specific fashion-related area. Current plans call for these programs to launch in Fall 2010.

Courses for Non-Matriculated Students
The ability to take up to 18 credit hours worth of individual courses will provide students who are not enrolled in a degree or certificate program with opportunities for career and/or personal development. It will also give these students the chance to “try on” the College’s course offerings before enrolling in a specific program.

 

Says Dr. Decker, “In today’s economy, lifelong learning is key. Earning additional educational credentials can provide advancement opportunities as well as increased job security. With the addition of these new programs, LIM College will be well-positioned to serve the educational needs of an even wider array of students.”

 
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LIM College Partners with Cotton Inc. for Student Competition

 

Cotton.jpgLIM College and Cotton Incorporated have teamed up to create an exciting hands-on learning experience and scholarship competition.

Using a grant from Cotton Inc., the Fashion Merchandising department has launched a project that calls for students to create original patterns using LIM College’s colors. Students who create three winning patterns will each receive $1,500 in scholarship money from Cotton Inc.

 

This semester more than 150 students in the College’s Computer Aided Design (CAD) classes each created a signature plaid, stripe, and print pattern using LIM College’s official colors. After judging by a panel of LIM College faculty and administrators, five finalists in each category were selected.

 

In May, images of those 15 patterns will be posted on the LIM College website, where all students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite in each category and determine the winners.

 

The project doesn’t end there. In the Fall 2010 semester, students in LIM College’s Product Development classes will take the three winning patterns and create tech packs, with students determining the best uses for the winning designs. Samples of the selected products will then be produced, with the ultimate goal of having the students’ work manufactured and sold in the LIM College bookstore. Final products might include t-shirts, pajama pants, scarves, or sweatshirts – all made of 100% cotton, of course.

 

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Meet Rick Lester – Dean of Academic Affairs
by John Deming


RickLester006.jpgRick Lester, Ph.D. was named LIM College’s Dean of Academic Affairs in December and comes to New York City after teaching for 26 years in the Management department at the University of North Alabama, where he was a tenured professor.

Dr. Lester will move to Manhattan’s Upper West Side later this year when his wife Treva and their 21-year old daughter Ansley move into town. During the transition, he has lived in the residence hall at 1760 Third Ave. and has grown more intimately acquainted with the city – winter weather and all. On a snow day in February the Alabama native “got all geared up and went into the park and just thought it was wonderful,” he says.


“This is the right place for me,” he says. “New York, and LIM College even more.”

 

In most colleges, students with a passion for fashion aren’t in the business school, Dr. Lester notes. He sees LIM College as uniquely designed to prepare students for work in the fashion industry as well as the broader business world.


“We need to make sure that our students graduate with a healthy dose of both business and fashion, so that armed with that BBA degree they’re able to compete with students who graduate from more traditional business schools,” he says.


Dr. Lester loves his work and is also a devoted family man. He has talked to Ansley on the phone every day since she first left for college. As the father of a college senior, he says he can identify with other parents’ concerns, such as financial aid and life in the big city.


“When I talk to a parent, I tell them how safe our residence hall is, what kind of security we have to get into our buildings, and how safe their daughters and sons are going to be,” he says. “The city is an education in itself.”

 

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Advances in Academic Technology
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Technological advances in and out of the classroom are broadening the educational landscape at LIM College, according to Robert Allen, Director of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence.


Professor Allen, a liaison between academics and information technology, says the main push involves Blackboard technology, which will eventually enable the College to offer online degree programs to students all around the world.


According to Professor Allen, factors involved in choosing Blackboard included the fact that it provides user-friendly applications for students and instructors, easy access to course content, materials and resources, and an excellent means of communication between educators and students. It is also very useful for assessment purposes.

“It enables students to monitor their own progress and allows work to be posted digitally,” he says. “Instructors are able to assess students immediately.” Blackboard provides an interactive experience that includes a variety of media integration. Several classrooms have already been fitted with SMART Board technology, which means the rooms now have interactive, computerized whiteboards.

One popular feature of the SMART Board technology is handwriting recognition software. “Most professors love this feature because it converts their handwriting into plain text,” says Professor Allen.


Another special feature is the SMART Board Notebook, which enables instructors to keep notes that previously would have been lost when erased from a conventional chalkboard. These notes can now be saved and converted to PowerPoint presentations or .pdf files.


323 Video Conferencing is also on the horizon. With 323, professors can record an in-class lecture and then make it available in a virtual classroom.


Says Professor Allen, “For the Fall 2010 semester, the goal is to get every department in the College on board the technology train.”

 

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Faculty Hold Book Signings at LIM College
by John Deming


SilentAuction.jpgLIM College Arts & Communications Professors Jane Cleland and Melinda Wilson both published new books this spring and both are celebrating with book signings in FashionOpolis. Professor Wilson’s signing was held on April 12 and Professor Cleland’s will take place on April 26.     


Professor Wilson’s work is a chapbook of poetry titled Amplexus. A poet releasing a chapbook is similar to a musician releasing a single or an EP, according to Professor Wilson. It is a popular form in poetry because it provides a quick way to become acquainted with a poet’s work.


“One of poetry’s great advantages is that a poet can do a lot in a small space,” she says. “The chapbook form highlights that.”


The poems in Amplexus address a broad range of themes, including women’s issues, childhood, death, and our relationships with the natural world.


“There are a lot of animals,” she says. “Watching animals definitely helps us calibrate our own understanding of the world.”


Professor Cleland’s book, Silent Auction, is the fifth installment in her Josie Prescott Antique Mysteries series.


“The series is about an antiques appraiser who solves crimes,” she explains. “It’s kind of like Antiques Roadshow for mystery fans.”


In this installment Josie is called to appraise an antique in a renovated lighthouse in Rocky Point, New Hampshire – a fictional town inspired by Portsmouth, New Hampshire. When Josie arrives, she finds a murder victim.


“If readers like Agatha Christie stories, they’re likely to enjoy the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries,” says Professor Cleland.


Professor Cleland used to own a rare book store that sold antiques, so when she was asked to develop an “amateur sleuth,” the idea was a perfect fit.


“I enjoy reading mystery series where you get to know the town and the characters,” she explains. “The books don't need to be read in order. Readers tell me the books are like stand-alone mysteries with repeating characters.”

 

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Professor Seeks to Develop Collaborative Hands-On Learning Opportunities in New Role
by John Deming
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As LIM College’s new Academic Affairs Course Coordinator, Professor Michael Palladino hopes to expand upon an educational climate that blends classroom learning with hands-on experience.

In his new role, Professor Palladino proposes to integrate various College programs in ways that would provide students with additional opportunities for hands-on learning. For example, as the College celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Month, event planning students might develop a related event, marketing students would promote it, and visual merchandising students could create vignettes for each building on campus.

Professor Palladino views this as an ongoing process and hopes to gain support from faculty and staff in order to have an impact on the Fall 2010 course syllabi.


“The College can offer so many levels of engagement with annual events and special projects,” he says. “Students can benefit tremendously from assignments that have an immediate practical application.”

 

Professor Palladino regularly brings his own experience into the classroom and feels that developing interdisciplinary and interdepartmental experiences throughout the College will further equip students with specialized skills they can then apply in the workplace.


“I see these types of opportunities as a way to create internal internships,” he says.


Yet maintaining a balance between “on the job” and traditional classroom learning will remain vitally important, according to Professor Palladino. He says, “Students who are eager to bypass traditional classroom learning will find themselves ill-prepared to enter the working world.”


Professor Palladino worked in retail for most of his life, in both sales and store operations. He has worked in every retail classification, including furs and couture, and most recently was Director of Client and Studio Services at Henri Bendel. There he was responsible for his own personal clients, as well as VIPs and celebrity clients, and he also worked with entertainment stylists and costume designers for film and television.

 

Professor Palladino notes that famed stylist Patricia Field is among those who have come to appreciate LIM College’s balance of in-class and experiential learning. He says, “She loves LIM College students because they are grounded and understand the mechanics of fashion, not just the frosting.”

Photo: Michael Palladino

 

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SIFE Continues its Winning Ways

SIFE.jpgFor the second year in a row, LIM College’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) team has won the opportunity to compete on the national level by being named a Champion in its league at the SIFE Regional Competition.

 

Led by Tyler Emerson, Dasha Mishina, Samantha Rego, Katie Lemay, Melanie Stieglitz, Patrick Mays, and Jenna Igneri, the SIFE team presented its projects to a panel of judges at the New York Hilton on March 26. The team was guided by Professor Marla Greene, who is a Sam Walton Fellow, and Professors Charles Fradella and Mary Ann Dray also served as faculty mentors. Gabriella Talentino, Maya Colop-Morales, Amanda Barber, Kristina Murashkina, AhLeah Companie and Nerissa Calder were also members of the 2010 – 2011 SIFE team.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. In addition to the community service aspect of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants, as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.

Among this year’s SIFE projects were a food drive for City Harvest, a program conducted in conjunction with Derek Jeter’s Turn2 Foundation to help young people develop basic financial literacy skills by creating a game and pitching that game as a business, and a campaign to raise awareness of the problem of counterfeit merchandise.

Another recent notable achievement for SIFE is a commitment from Walmart’s New Jersey division to purchase the team’s Larry the Litterbug book for City Green, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban community, youth and school gardens in northern New Jersey. Through this initiative, Larry’s environmentally-friendly message will reach more than 1,000 young people throughout the state.

The SIFE National Championship will be held May 11-13 in Minneapolis.

Photo: LIM College’s SIFE Team

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From Fashion Fantasy to Reality

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LIM College recently partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) of New York, Fashion Fantasy Game (FFG), and the High School of Art & Design to pilot a unique business education program that gave high school students a taste of what it would be like to own their own fashion retail business or design company. At the center of the program was Fashion Fantasy Game, an educational social-networking web game platform that allows students to make real-world business decisions in a virtual environment.

The goal was to ignite students' entrepreneurial spirit in a competitive online environment. At the end of the seven-week program, students’ businesses were judged on profitability, revenues and marketing execution. The winning team won dinner with FFG CEO Nancy Ganz and will receive JA Job Shadow placements with New York City fashion companies.


The program kicked off on February 23 at LIM College’s FashionOpolis. More than 30 high school students were grouped in teams to launch their fashion line and retail operations. During this session the high school students met with several LIM College faculty and administrators including Fashion Merchandising Chair Michael Londrigan, Marketing & Management Chair Dr. Dudley Blossom, Visual Merchandising Chair Eric Feigenbaum, George Sanchez, Director of Library Services, Mariela Torres, Director of Career Development and Professor Amanda Hallay. They gave the students business and design tips and briefed them on industry best practices. Dr. Rick Lester, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Professor Michael Palladino also helped to coordinate this program.

Over the course of the program an additional group of LIM College faculty and staff (including Professors Mary Bays, Janice Everett, Michael Londrigan, Nikia Nelson, Jennifer Torres and Svetlana Zakharina and Mariela Torres and Stephanie Licata from the Center for Career Development) met with the high school teams once a week to discuss strategies and monitor students’ progression in the virtual business environment.

“The FFG platform is excellent for younger students thinking about pursuing a career in fashion because not only does it give them hands-on experience and insight into the skills needed to be successful in this field, but it does so in a way that is fun and collaborative,” said Dr. Lester. “We got involved in this because it allowed our faculty and staff to put their skills to use mentoring younger students, which is always a rewarding experience.”

 

Photo: Students from the High School of Art & Design at the Fashion Fantasy Game kick-off event  

 

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Visual Merchandising Class Takes a Creative Stand Against “Fake” Fashion

fashion ctr window 6.jpg Always topical and always creative, Marjorie Lee Woo, Associate Chair of Visual Merchandising, and her Fall 2009 Visual Presentation class created a window display with a message for the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) this past December. While it was on display at 209 West 38th Street, the window compelled viewers to consider their stance on copying in the fashion industry: knock-offs, counterfeits, fast-fashion and the like. With the message “Burst the Bubble on Fashion Fakes," the students created the entire display from bubble wrap, including a Chanel-inspired suit, handbag, hat, and feather. Visual Merchandising Professors Ron Knoth, Monica Brogowski and Andrew Hunt also provided assistance for this project.

The Fashion Center BID promotes Midtown Manhattan’s Fashion District as a strategic business location and ensures New York’s position as the fashion capital of the world through a variety of programs in the areas of sanitation and security services, streetscape improvement, economic development, community outreach, marketing and promotions, and fashion industry support.

Photo: The Fashion Center window display created by Visual Merchandising students

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LIM College Wins Educational Advertising Awards

LIM_Logo_Small.jpgLIM College has won four awards, including two Gold awards, in the 25th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.

The Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by The Higher Education Marketing Report, is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the nation. This year, over two thousand entries were received from more than one thousand colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 U.S. states and several foreign countries.

LIM College’s logo/stationery and print advertisement both won Gold Awards, the College’s Open House video received a Bronze, and LIM College’s “Total Recruitment Package” (which included the admissions viewbook, travel brochure, folder, postcard series, campus visit invitation, poster, and student information card) was given a Merit award.

Educational advertising has matured into a sophisticated and competitive field. Entries in the competition were judged on their ability to meet the needs of knowledgeable prospective students who are making their own educational decisions. Judges for the Educational Advertising Awards consisted of
a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals and the editorial board of The Higher Education Marketing Report.

LIM College’s materials were designed and produced by Creative Communication Associates (CCA), an Albany, New York-based marketing and communications firm which works with a diverse array of colleges, universities, and specialty schools nationwide, including the University of Pennsylvania, American University, and Ball State University. CCA has been LIM College’s marketing partner since 2003.

In 2008, CCA began work on LIM College’s comprehensive rebranding effort. This included creating a new visual identity and tagline for LIM College, as well as a new series of undergraduate marketing communications pieces and an advertising plan to build industry awareness and support student recruitment. CCA also consulted with the College’s web development firm to ensure cohesive creative execution between print and online communications.

 

Says Elizabeth S. Marcuse, President of LIM College, “We are thrilled to be recognized by the Educational Advertising Awards. When we began our rebranding process, we knew we needed to communicate LIM College’s unique message, identity, and visual brand representation in a way that was at once differentiating, memorable, and reflective of who we are -- and these awards demonstrate that, in partnership with CCA, LIM College has been able to achieve those goals.”

 

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Fashion Industry Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

 

Four industry veterans have joined LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board. They are: Michael T. Gilson, CFO & COO for Smart Apparel US, Wendy Liebmann, Founder & CEO of WSL Strategic Retail, Michael H. Ratner, Chairman & CEO Emeritus of Richter+Ratner, and Denise V. Seegal.

LIM College’s Fashion Industry Advisory Board is made up of successful senior executives from the fashion and related industries. They help LIM College stay abreast of new developments in the fashion and business worlds and forge relationships to create opportunities for students.

Michael T. Gilson, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Smart Apparel US, a design and wholesale company in the United States with vertical manufacturing capabilities in China and Sri Lanka. He is experienced in product development, sourcing, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, licensed brands and corporate governance, dealing with enterprises in the Far East, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Mr. Gilson previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at May Department Stores International and Chief Financial Officer for May Merchandising Company.

 

WendyLiebmann2.jpgWendy Liebmann is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Shopper of WSL/Strategic Retail, global retail strategists and shopping futurists. WSL/Strategic Retail helps worldwide clients understand shoppers and “shopping life” and how to use that knowledge to drive innovation at retail. Ms. Liebmann's company publishes How America Shops®, a nationwide survey which was the first ever to track shoppers’ mood, mindset and behavior and successfully predict evolving shopping attitudes and behaviors and where retail is headed.

 

Michael H. Ratner is a consultant specializing in retail construction and design. He is the former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Richter+Ratner, a leading New York-based construction firm. His consulting clients have included Federated Department Stores, Barneys New York, and the LVMH Fashion Group. He has taught at the University of Kansas, Parsons School of Design, City College of New York, Syracuse University, and Pratt Institute and has been a guest lecturer at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Moscow State University in Russia, and the Escuela Superior de Disseny in Barcelona. Mr. Ratner is also a founder and Past President of the Retail Contractors Association.


Denise V. Seegal has successfully built and managed global fashion brands throughout her career. Most recently she was President and CEO of VF Sportswear Coalition for VF Corporation, which included the Nautica, Kipling NA, and John Varvatos brands. Prior to joining VF Corporation, Ms. Seegal was President and CEO of Sweetface Fashion Company, which launched the JLO brand for Jennifer Lopez. From 1996 through 2000 Ms. Seegal served as President of the Liz Claiborne Corporation. She has also been President of the CK Men’s and CK Women’s division for Calvin Klein, Inc. and was the founding President of DKNY. Ms. Seegal received LIM College’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 1998.

 

Photo: Wendy Liebmann

 

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FAST FACTS: FACULTY AND STAFF

Arts & Communications

 

Arts & Communications Chair Dr. Richard LaManna recently presented a paper titled “The Cross, Abu Ghraib, and the Icons of Terror” at the School of Visual Arts’ annual “Visions of War” symposium. He will also present this paper at the 2010 “War, Literature, & the Arts Conference” at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in September.


Roseanna Lane’s
play The Amaranthine Thread, a tribute to the late Leah Ryan, was performed in February at the Where Eagles Dare – Blackbird Theater in Manhattan. The work was produced by Left Hip Productions.

 

Danica Lo has been appointed as Contributing Style Editor at VMAN magazine. VMAN spotlights up-and-coming as well as established celebrities, while uncovering new trends, ideas, styles, destinations, and objects for men interested in keeping current with international society and culture.

 

Natasha Yannacañedo performed with Kathleen Chalfant, a Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning actress, at Radio Free Fahad, a vigil and performance for Fahad Hashmi. She also performed in a reading of The Island of No Tomorrows at Repertorio Español.

Fashion Merchandising

Terry Burstein
, Associate Chair of the Fashion Merchandising department, was quoted in an article on celebrity product endorsements in the December 21 issue of The Rose Sheet. The Rose Sheet is a trade publication providing specialized coverage of regulatory, legislative, scientific, retailer/e-tailer, financial, marketing and legal news for executives in the fragrance, toiletries and skin care industries.

 

monty1.jpgDerek Cockle is mentioned in the coffee table book ‘70s Style and Design by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop. Described by Harper’s Bazaar as “a visual feast,” the book presents the 1970s as a vitally important period in the creative arts, putting under the microscope an era which continues to influence today’s trends and tastes.

Amanda Hallay’s short story, “Don’t Be Square, Be There” was published in First Edition magazine in the United Kingdom in December. She also recently signed a deal to write a book titled The Great British Holiday for Pen&Sword / Remember When Publishing.

Erin Mills helped produce the premiere event for IFC's documentary Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer's Cut). Held at the Ziegfeld Theatre, it included a historic live Q&A session with the five living members of the famed British comedy group.

Sarah Shirley served as a spokesperson for American Express gift cards during the 2009 holiday season, appearing in live television segments on gift-giving in Atlanta, New York and Detroit.

Marketing & Management

Kevin R. Brotz was a guest lecturer at Weller International Business School in Paris, France. For a week in February, Professor Brotz conducted classes and gave lectures on topics in American Business Law, including the jury system, aspects of the courtroom trial, product liability claims against businesses, and the use of licensing as a marketing tactic. Weller offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is associated through study abroad programs with schools in Barcelona, Stuttgart, Shanghai, and New York.

 

Ron Heimler presented a paper titled “Attitudes of College Graduates, Faculty, and Human Resources Managers Toward the Basic Employability Skills Needed for Job Performance and Career Advancement in the Retail Sector” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in January.

Taesun Kim’s paper “Modeling Structural Change in New Product Diffusion from a Management Perspective: An Empirical Study of Wireless Subscribers” was published in the March 2010 issue of the journal Marketing Research.

Diane Martin attended a conference at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland and participated in WIPO’s Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution. In July she will present a paper at the Academy of Marketing Science Conference titled “Minding the Marketplace: Protection and Enforcement of the Marks that Matter Through Alternative Dispute Resolution.”

 

Barry Zusman is quoted in the recently published 11th edition of The Practice of Public Relations by Fraser Seitel, which is the textbook used at LIM College. Among the tips he provides for entry-level public relations job seekers are: hone your writing skills, seize internships and join a professional communications organization. He also emphasizes the continuing importance of well-written content.

 

Visual Merchandising

Eric Feigenbaum, Chair of the Visual Merchandising Department, traveled to Milan in March to address the international convention POPAI Italia. He gave a comprehensive presentation on trends, techniques and philosophies in the field of visual merchandising. POPAI is the “Global Association for Marketing at Retail.”

 

Ron Knoth wrote an article for the Spring issue of Sensations magazine titled “A History of Fashion in America 1900 to 1925: The Garment District Clothing as Democracy, The Fashion Immigrants Versus the Fashion Natives.” It is the first installment in a series of articles on American fashion in the 20th century that Knoth will write for Sensations over the course of the year.


Academic Advising


Lianna Scull
, Academic Advisor, won the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region I Academic Advising Excellence Award, which she accepted at the Region I NACADA conference in Massachusetts in March. She also received a Presenter Scholarship for her poster presentation titled “Collaborative Caseloads for Millennials: To Be or Not to Be.”


LIM College Administrators

Jo-Ann Rolle, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, recently appeared in a Blackboard “case study” video. In the online segment, Dr. Rolle discusses how LIM College partnered with Blackboard to create distance learning options that effectively support our students’ unique educational needs.

 

Michael Sachs, J.D., Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, was quoted in two articles on study abroad programs in Student Affairs Leader in the fall of 2009. Student Affairs Leader is a newsletter read by student affairs administrators at colleges and universities throughout the nation.


Several LIM College administrators, including Drs. Jo-Ann Rolle, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Jacqueline LeBlanc, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rick Lester, Dean of Academic Affairs, Milan Milasinovic, Dean of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education, and David McNichol, Director of Human Resources, provided input for an article in the April 2010 issue of Nontraditional Students Report, a publication for directors of adult programs at colleges and universities that provides administrators with suggestions on how to better perform their jobs.

 

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