Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Name the Office of Graduate Studies Mascots - A message from Dean Flores

Please read the following letter from our Dean of Graduate Studies about how you can win $50.  I think it is a fun and creative way to help pay for supplies or books.  Come by the office and see me if you want to take part in this contest. 

Dear Graduate Students

Welcome back to the second semester in RIT's history!   We hope your winter break was a productive one and that you are energized and ready to go.  The purpose of this email is to invite you to visit our office and to use the facility as a meeting, study and networking space.  We have snacks and coffee/tea available on a daily basis.  To encourage you to use our facilities, we are instituting a one-time contest, one time award, name the OGS office mascots.  As you come in, you will see five delightful stuffed animals with welcoming smiles.  They are fully compliant with RIT's pet policy and excellent listeners.  The challenge is, they do not have names.  If you come up with the best set of names for our office pets, you will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate good for the purchase of books or other educational materials, directly supported by the Dean's checkbook.  Please submit your entries to Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success Rauncie Ryan in person before Feb. 7th at 5 p.m..  Winner will be announced on Feb 14th, with a personalized Valentine card from the newly named pets, celebrating their passage from anonymity to public life.

We are located on the third floor of building 87 (Innovation Center) in room 3100.

Dean Hector Flores
Office of Graduate Studies

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