Mandi Moon, Editor in Chief

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Reporter magazine is a student run publication that publishes articles representing the student voice on campus. The publication has been active on campus for over 50 years and continues to be one of the most well-known organizations on campus. In Spring 2016, Reporter appointed Mandi Moon as the new Editor in Chief, who is a former undergraduate student in the Media …

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Strongin Wins Awards at RIT Hackathon

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Emma Strongin, a 2nd year Media Arts and Technology (MAAT) student, recently participated in WiCHacks, an all women hackathon hosted by Women in Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This year’s hackathon was a 24 hour event at which teams built an app and/or a website that addressed a topic in one of three categories: women in gender, teaching …

SMS becomes SGP partner; Adds Course in Sustainability

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The RIT School of Media Sciences joined the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) this semester as the school expands its curricular offerings in sustainability. Adjunct Professor Steve Whittaker, a former SGP Board Member and member of the SGP Technical Committee, was instrumental in developing a brand new course in the School of Media Sciences entitled “Sustainability in the Graphic Arts” that will start in January of …

RIT TAGA Fundraising Campaign

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  RIT TAGA has officially launched their fundraising campaign, RIT TAGA: Where Students Design Tomorrow’s Printing and Publishing, for the 2016 TAGA Conference. This year’s team is comprised of students from a wide range of programs within the RIT College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. The team is excited to begin their project and is looking forward to attending the 68th Annual Technical …

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Adobe Max Recap

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Recently I was an attendee at the 2015 Adobe Max conference, held in Los Angeles, California. Adobe Max is a three day conference for creative industry members, featuring Adobe software updates and releases, new creative products, and sessions dedicated to software tutorials, design techniques, and other creative workflow information.   There were around 7000 attendees at the conference this year. …

Cary Collection to host the 2015 APHA Conference

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  The 40th annual American Printing History Association Conference is just days away and the curators from RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection are excited to host the event this year. The conference themed “Printing on the Handpress & Beyond,” is full of workshops, lectures, tours, and more. It will start on Thursday, October 22nd and end with the presentation of …

A Letter from the Administrative Chair

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  Welcome to the School of Media Sciences, SMS Connect Website. In my capacity as Administrative Chair of the School my vision sees SMS as having two sets of customers, namely, our students, and, the companies in our industry who desire their skillsets and want to provide co-op and employment opportunities. Our goal is to provide the industry with the finest media solution providers available …

Macy’s Marketing Challenge

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Three Media Arts and Technology students from the School of Media Sciences won first place in the Macy’s Marketing Challenge.  Meagan Daymont, Kaitlyn Dorofy and Ashley Winckel traveled to New York City to present their marketing plan to the executives of Macy’s on April 8. The challenge was to create a new marketing campaign for Macy’s wedding registry. The goal was to …