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Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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From: Dave Christy, Provost
Dear Members of Baruch College Faculty,
Please join me on August 24th to welcome an enthusiastic class of new students to Baruch College and open the 2016-2017 academic year. There are two opportunities to participate: Freshman Convocation and the Reception for Parents and Families.
Freshman Convocation in Mason Hall:
Faculty are essential participants in the Freshman Convocation which will begin this year on Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00AM in Mason Hall on the first floor of the 17 Lexington Avenue Building. I will welcome and introduce President Mitchel Wallerstein, Vice President and Dean of Students Art King, and incoming Student Government President Daniel Dornbaum. The keynote address will be delivered by Celeste Ng, the author of this year’s freshman text, Everything I Never Told You, the winner of the 2015 Alex Award and the 2015 Asian/Pacific American Award for Fiction. Ng’s fiction and essays have been published in many literary journals and she is the recipient of the Pushcart Prize. As is our tradition, the ceremony will conclude with a rousing sing-along of the Baruch Alma Mater, led by Baruch Chorus Director Professor Teresa Parker.
The faculty attend Convocation in regalia and sit on the stage as a group. If you choose to join the platform party at Freshman Convocation or will attend the Reception for Parents and Families, please RSVP by logging onto: www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyconvocation. Once on that site, you will be asked whether you will need a robe for the Convocation (and, if so, you will be asked for size details.) DEADLINE FOR REGALIA: July 18.
Immediately following Convocation, students take part in Baruch Beginnings, a day of opening festivities including small group discussions of Everything I Never Told You. The student events conclude with a barbecue and Block Party on the 25th Street Plaza. If you choose to read this year’s freshman text, we would welcome your participation in one of the discussion groups. Please contact Deanne Decrescenzo to arrange to join a discussion group or to request a copy of Everything I Never Told You (Deanne.Decrescenzo@Baruch.CUNY.edu).
Reception for Parents and Families:
Parents and families of incoming freshmen will attend a Parent & Family Orientation followed by a Reception. Parent Orientation will begin at 5:30pm at the Newman Vertical Campus 5-150. The parents will then be directed to the 14th floor for a reception that will begin shortly after 6:30pm. We invite Baruch faculty and staff to meet and greet parents and families at the Reception. Once again, please RSVP at www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyconvocation
I hope to welcome many of you at one of these two events for new students and families on August 24.
Please note: Because of space constraints in Mason Hall, we are asking that faculty who plan to attend Convocation be robed and seated with the platform party so that the entire freshman class can be seated in Mason Hall. Once again this year, we have a very large freshman class!