SG Update: 10/23/15
by Daniel Zhou | published Oct. 29th, 2015
Event Management System
Michelle Lazette, the Event Management System Administrator for Government and Community Relations, and Diane Boots from ITS came to senate to talk about the new event management system that RIT has purchased. Before the new system was purchased, research was done by the ITS Business Analyst for two years, and it was discovered that and there is a need for a new campus wide event management tool. The new system will help increase collaborations and make them more efficient, reduce silos, and increase space utilization. The project to implement this new system was kicked off on September 22nd, with full implementation January 2017.
The 9th Imagine RIT will be on May 7th, 2016, from 10 am to 5 pm. It will still be free and open to the public. A new commercial for Imagine RIT is being made, and a pre-festival event will be happening in the Clark Gym from 9 am to 10 am. The annual poster contest for Imagine RIT is open again this year, with the deadline to submit a design by February 12th, 2016. The person who gets their design chosen will get a $500 Tiger Bucks reward. 5,000 copies of the winning design will be available at the festival for free. The call for proposals will be placed on 2/1, with a deadline for proposals with exhibits in the Field house by 2/19. The deadline for general proposals is 3/18, and exhibitors for these proposals will be placed by 4/1. A call for volunteers will be placed in early March.
Deaf Advocacy Charge
An issue was brought up at the Housing Forum RIT hosted a few weeks ago. Students with NTID Scholarships require students to live in the residence halls for 3 years. SG Senate has decided to investigate and create a report on the NTID scholarship requirements and make efforts to change requirements. This report is now charged to the Deaf Advocacy Committee.