News Releases November 2014

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Internationally Acclaimed Operatic Soprano to Perform at Florida Tech Jan. 18, 2015


Samar Salame will perform at Gleason Performing Arts Center on Jan. 18, 2015.Samar Salamé Will Be Making North American Debut at Gleason MELBOURNE, FLA. — Acclaimed soprano Samar Salamé will make her North American debut at a concert Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology.

Registration Underway for Winter Art Classes at Florida Tech's Renee Foosaner Education Center


Painting, drawing, pottery and more are available in the winter art classes for children and adults at the Renee Foosaner Education Center.MELBOURNE, FLA. —Early registration is now underway for winter art classes and workshops at Florida Institute of Technology’s Renee Foosaner Education Center in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. The new term, which will feature one- to three-day workshops and multi-week classes, starts Jan.

WFIT Hosts Market Day at Florida Tech Nov. 21


Fresh produce and other foodstuffs are part of Market Day at Florida Tech on Friday.MELBOURNE, FLA. — An open-air marketplace offering a variety of goods and products, from foods to jewelry, will pop up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday on Crawford Green on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Hosted by Florida Tech’s radio station, WFIT 89.

Motown Sound Party Hits Gleason Performing Arts Center Dec. 6


Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J. Catanese, center, joins the headliners at last year's concert.Stars from Last Year’s Sold-Out Show Are Back by Popular Demand MELBOURNE, FLA. — Get ready to groove your way back to the glory days of Motown as the Florida Institute of Technology Alumni Association proudly presents the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Miracles and Marvelettes Salute with Myles Savage’s Last Original Stars in concert starting at 6 p.

Florida Tech Grad Bash Set for Dec. 12


Having fun at the spring Grad Bash. The fall version is set for Dec. 12.Free Event at Crawford Green for Grads, Families and Friends MELBOURNE, FLA. — Graduating students and their families and friends are invited to the Panther4Life Grad Bash on Dec. 12, the evening before Florida Institute of Technology’s fall commencement ceremonies.

Gitlin, Lipscomb-Vásquez in New Positions at Florida Tech's Women's Business Center


Beth Gitlin, left, and Wanda Lipscomb-Vasquez have new positions at the Women's Business Center.MELBOURNE, FLA. — Fueled by its success and growth, the Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Institute of Technology has announced new leadership positions for two of its key personnel. Beth Gitlin has been named executive director of the center, having served as its director since May 2012.

Scott Center for Autism Treatment to Hold Vero Beach Open House Dec. 11


The Scott Center for Autism Treatment in Vero Beach is holding an open house on Thursday, Dec. 11.MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Vero Beach location of Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment is holding an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 at Sunshine Physical Therapy Center, 1705 17th Ave.

Florida Tech's Oluseyi: Comet Landing Could Yield Insight Into Solar System's Origin


Florida Institute of Technology's Hakeem Oluseyi speaks on CNN Wednesday.MELBOURNE, FLA. — With the successful landing today of the Philae spacecraft on the surface of comet 67/P, experiments can get underway that may shed light on some of the biggest questions in science and astronomy, according to Hakeem Oluseyi, an associate professor of physics and space sciences at Florida Institute of Technology.

Microsoft Distinguished Engineer to Talk 'The Data Economy' Nov. 13


James Whittaker will offer two presentations Nov. 13 as part of the Nathan Bisk College of Business Visiting Entrepreneur Program.James Whittaker, Former Florida Tech Professor, Offers Free Presentations  MELBOURNE, FLA. — James Whittaker, a former Florida Institute of Technology professor who has worked for the FBI, Google and Microsoft, where he is currently the company’s Distinguished Engineer, will make two free presentations Thursday, Nov.

Save the Date: An Evening of Hope VII Set for April 11, 2015 at Aquatic Center


Evening of Hope VII: Night of Wishes, the annual fundraiser for the Scott Center for Autism Treatment, is set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Panther Aquatic Center on the Florida Tech campus. The theme is MELBOURNE, FLA. — One of the Space Coast’s most anticipated events, the Scott Center for Autism Treatment’s annual fundraiser, An Evening of Hope VII: Night of Wishes, is set to enchant and entertain on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 7-10 p.

Florida Tech's Scott Center Starts Running Club Nov. 29


Members of the 2013 Scott Center Running Club.MELBOURNE, FLA. — It’s time to lace up your sneakers and hit the road as Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment kicks off the fourth season of its Running Club. Starting Nov. 29 and lasting through Feb.

Guest Artist Kerr Grabowksi to Speak At Friends of Textiles Lecture Nov. 18


Kerr Grabowski, MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will host guest artist Kerr Grabowski in the next Friends of Textiles Lecture Series event on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The event will begin with a reception at 5:15 p.

Florida Tech Mourns Passing of Student Alex Brack


Alex BrackJunior Civil Engineering Major Passed Away in Car Accident MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is mourning today after the loss of junior Alex Brack, who passed away late Sunday in a car accident in the Florida Panhandle.

Milton's Miracle Catch Gives Panthers 34-30 win


Florida Tech Panthers senior wide receiver Xavier Milton in action.Senior wide-out hauls in 41-yard Hail Mary pass as time expires ROME, Ga. (Football) – Things looked pretty bleak for Florida Tech after Shorter’s Eric Dodson scored on a 34-yard rush to take a 30-28 lead with 25 seconds remaining in the game.