News Releases April 2014

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Glass Artist Fahan Sky McDonagh in the Spotlight at Foosaner Art Museum's April 28 Museum Monday


Fahan Sky McDonaghMELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum will present artist Fahan Sky McDonagh as the focus of the Museum Monday event set for April 28 at 10 a.m. in the museum’s Harris Community Auditorium.

Florida Tech, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center Partner to Offer M.S. in Project Management


MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Extended Studies Department of Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is pleased to announce it now offers a Master of Science in Project Management at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) in California, Md.

West Shore Team Wins Florida Tech's 18th Annual High School Ethics Competition


The winning team from West Shore Junior/Senior High School receives its scholarship and cash awards check. Pictures from left: Deborah Blair, Community Credit Union; Annie Becker, dean, Bisk College of Business; Caleb Bryant; Will Clifton; Lexie Krehbiel; Ilana Krause; and 
Abram Walton, director, Bisk College of Business Center for Ethics and Leadership.
MELBOURNE, FLA. — West Shore Junior/Senior High School in Melbourne beat out 10 other teams from high schools in Brevard and Orange counties to win the recently completed 18th Annual High School Business Ethics Competition presented by Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M.

Florida Tech Student Newspaper Wins SPJ Award


The Crimson Receives Mark of Excellence for Reporting MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s student-run newspaper, the Crimson, won a regional Mark of Excellence award for in-depth reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Florida Tech, WBC IGNITE 360 Graduate Receives Regional SBA Award


Sherry Acanfora-RuohomakiMELBOURNE, FLA. – Florida Institute of Technology and Women’s Business Center IGNITE 360TM Mentoring Program Graduate Sherry Acanfora-Ruohomaki was named the 2014 Woman Owned Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) of South Florida.

From Lunabot to Ladyfish, Northrop Grumman Student Showcase April 18 at Clemente Center Will Dazzle and Educate


MELBOURNE, FLA. — In Florida Institute of Technology’s annual exhibition of academic achievement and technical endeavor April 18 at the Clemente Center, students from the College of Engineering and College of Science will display their design and research projects.

Family Fun at the Funk Center April 26


Learn about and make South African Ndebele dolls MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology will present its first-ever family workshop, “Ndebele Dolls,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, in the center’s second-floor mezzanine.

Inaugural Grad Bash Features Food, Fun for Graduates and Families May 2 at Crawford Green


MELBOURNE, FLA. — A first-time campus event promises food, drinks and live music for graduating students, their family members and friends on May 2, the eve of Florida Institute of Technology’s spring commencement ceremonies. Panther4Life Grad Bash, from 5-8 p.

Women's Business Center Director Beth Gitlin Receives Statewide SBA Award


MELBOURNE, FLA. — Beth Gitlin, director of the Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology, has been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State of Florida Small Business Advocate of the Year for Florida. “The nominations were very competitive, and all the winners are highly deserving of their respective awards,” said SBA Administration North Florida District Director Wilfredo J.

Learn About Master's Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Free Event April 9 at Farmer Hall


MELBOURNE, FLA. — Faculty and students involved in Florida Institute of Technology’s Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program will be on hand at a special event Wednesday, April 9 to answer questions and provide information about this new business degree.

Florida Tech/Harris Ethics Conference to Focus on Sports Management


April 15 Event on FIT Campus Features Local, National Experts MELBOURNE, FLA. — Ethical and leadership challenges in sports medicine and women’s professional sports, and a panel discussion featuring community leaders with sports management experience, highlight the 2014 Ethics & Leadership Conference hosted by Florida Institute of Technology Bisk College of Business and Harris Corp.

Phi Kappa Phi Welcomes Artist Robert Barrett


Artist Robert T. Barrett. Utah-based painter and illustrator speaks April 17 at Harris Auditorium MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to welcome artist Robert T. Barrett to the Foosaner Art Museum April 17.

Cross-Cultural Management Summit Highlights Key Issues, Including Global Leadership, Cultural Conflict


Jessica Wildman, assistant professor at Florida Tech's School of Psychology and chairwoman of the Cross -Cultural Management Summit, presents the Applied Science Award to keynote speaker Ed Salas. The award recognizes the outstanding application of scientific principles to the advancement of organizational practice.
MELBOURNE, FLA. — The first Cross-Cultural Management Summit hosted by Florida Institute of Technology’s Institute for Cross-Cultural Management left attendees enlightened, inspired and eager for their next gathering. Held March 6-8 at the Crowne Plaza Oceanfront Hotel in Melbourne, the event drew global professionals, military representatives and top scholars who presented real-world management problems and thorough, data-driven scientific solutions.