Rochester Institute of Technology
Quarterly Newsletter, August 24, 2016

Dear Friends:

Below is a summary of programming for the new academic year of 2016-2017.  In view of the 2016 Presidential Election, we are having a special event on October 20th “How Politics Really Works: An Insider’s View.” We will be joined by local politicians who will share with students their insights about how the political process actually works. (Open to the public/see below). This year we are also launching our first professional development seminar to enhance teaching at the local secondary level.

Please know that to continue these exciting programs, we need your support. Donations can be made to our website.

Also for your information, is our Strategic Plan that provides our vision and specific programming goals.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or my assistant Ms. Cassandra Shellman. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Joseph R. Fornieri, Director
CSLL 2016-2017 Programming:
October 2016                                                

“How Politics Really Works: An Insider’s View.” Oct. 20th, 2016, 10:00-2: 15. Ingle Auditorium.A panel of current and former government officials will share insights from their experience in elective office. Confirmed panelists include Former Lt. Governor Bob Duffy, NYS Senator Rich Funke, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and former Rochester Mayor Tom Richards. Q&A to be followed by a discussion: “A Comparison and Contrast Between Salesmanship in Business and Government” led by Lee Chen, VP of Sales at Rochester Midlands Corporation.  More Details TBA shortly.

November 2016
Professional Development Seminar for area Secondary Teachers. A two day seminar to enhance teaching at the secondary level. It will highlight the contribution of local political leaders and include lecture, discussion and a close analysis of primary sources/documents from Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, William Seward, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

February 2017
Annual AP Day, Feb. 2- 3, 2017. (Last year we had over 200 students from area schools).

April 2017
Fourth Annual Symposium: “The First Amendment and Free Speech on Campus. April 2017.” (Open to the Public). Specific dates TBA