• Baruch Commencement Scheduled for May 30
• Suit Up For Success Seeks Donations
• Dean Peck Participates in AIEA Conference
• Baruch Best Div. III Team at ECAC Championships at Harvard - Women Place 13th, Men 14th Overall
• Men's Tennis Start Spring Schedule on Winning Note, Defeat Purchase (5-4)
• #10 Men's Volleyball Sweep Brooklyn at CUNYAC Multi-Match
• NCAA Women’s Basketball Result: #17 Lebanon Valley 59, #22 Baruch 53
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Mar. 08: Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Sandra Bernhard
• Mar. 09: Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Jackie Hoffman
• Mar. 10: Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Tovah Feldshuh
• Mar. 05 & 06: Making Trouble, Making History: Jewish Women in Art and Entertainment
• Mar. 12: Business Assistance Forum: Getting to the Next Level: Here, There & Everywhere
• Mar. 19: Harman Writer-in-Residence: A Reading and Conversation with Hilton Als
Baruch Commencement Scheduled for May 30
On Thursday, May 30, Baruch College will celebrate its 48th Commencement Exercises at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Please join your colleagues in an academic procession as we honor our Baruch graduates and their accomplishments on this very auspicious occasion. Commencement Exercises will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by a celebratory reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Delta SKY 360 Club located at Citi Field.
Faculty and staff are invited to participate as graduation marshals at the commencement exercises. The ceremony involves more than 10,000 graduates and guests. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to assist with guest and degree candidate seating, crowd control, as well as the robing of faculty and students. To confirm your attendance at commencement, to volunteer as a marshal and/or to order your academic regalia, please complete the form online by Monday, April 22. Commencement faculty regalia is available at no cost to members of the faculty and staff. However, it is important that faculty place their order no later than Monday, April 22. Orders will not be taken after this date. Faculty and/or staff who request academic regalia after the order deadline date of April 22 will be fitted with whatever gowns are available on the day of Commencement at Citi Field.
Academic regalia can be picked up on May 21 or May 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Newman Vertical Campus Multipurpose Room (NVC 1-107). Garments not picked up by Thursday, May 23 will be available in the faculty robing area at Citi Field on commencement day, Thursday, May 30. Caps and gowns should be returned at the conclusion of the ceremony at Citi Field.
Suit Up For Success Seeks Donations
The Starr Career Development Center is organizing an educational/fundraising event called “Suit Up for Success,” to be held on Tuesday March 12 to raise money for Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), while teaching students about business formal and business casual attire. To support this effort, faculty and staff can donate lightly worn and freshly cleaned business attire and professional clothes. Donated items will be used by students to help them prepare upcoming interviews, job fairs, and entry into the working world. In addition, students can swap their old clothes for new clothes or purchase clothes for a small donation.
Suggested items include: Ties/Scarves, Pants/Slacks, Blouses, Pants Suits, Dress Shirts, Skirt Suits, Blazers/Cardigans, Skirts, Winter Coats, and New Stockings (in package).
Donations can be brought to the Starr Career Development Center, Newman Vertical Campus, room 2-150, through March 12 during normal business hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. All monetary proceeds from this event will go to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) and the left over clothes will be donated to local charities around the Baruch campus. Tax receipts for donations will provided upon request. This event is being co-sponsored by Peers for Careers, Starr Career Development Center, Baruch Honors Program, SEEK, and several other student clubs/organizations.
Dean Peck Participates in AIEA Conference
Dr. Jeffrey Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies at Baruch College was selected to serve as a panelist during the 2013 Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Annual Conference, scheduled from Feb. 17-20, in New Orleans, LA.
This year’s theme, “Re-imagining Higher Education in a Global Context” explored the shift from “internationalizing” higher education as a process applied to institutions to instead re-imagining and re-visioning higher education in a globalized world.
Dean Peck participated in three panel discussions:
• “An Inside Look at Building US-Brazil Academic Partnerships”
• “Reuniting Theory and Practice: Academic v. Administrative Approaches
to Understanding Global Change”
• “Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Linkages
with Brazil, India, China and Indonesia”
Dr. Peck’s current research focuses on the globalization of higher education, particularly the role of collaborative research and pedagogy. Learn more.
Baruch Best Div. III Team at ECAC Championships at Harvard - Women Place 13th, Men 14th Overall
The men’s and women’s swimming teams competed at the ECAC Championships this past weekend hosted by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The women finished in 13th place, while the men were 14th. Learn more.
Men's Tennis Start Spring Schedule on Winning Note, Defeat Purchase (5-4)
The men's tennis team narrowly defeated SUNY-Purchase, 5-4, in a non-conference match played on Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. National Tennis Center in Queens, New York. Learn more.
#10 Men's Volleyball Sweep Brooklyn at CUNYAC Multi-Match
The #10-ranked men’s volleyball team swept Brooklyn at the CUNYAC Multi-Match hosted by Brooklyn College on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats were first scheduled to play against John Jay in a late morning match, but it was postponed. No rescheduled date is available at this time. Learn more.
NCAA Women’s Basketball Result: #17 Lebanon Valley 59, #22 Baruch 53
The #22-ranked women’s basketball team suffered a heart-breaking 59-53 defeat to the #17-ranked Dutchmen of Lebanon Valley College in an exciting first round game of the NCAA Championship Tournament on Friday night in Annville, Pennsylvania. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Sandra Bernhard, Friday, March 8 @ 8 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
Stage and screen comic diva Sandra Bernhard who broke into the industry with the hit 1983 Martin Scorsese film The King of Comedy and well-known for her role in the TV show Roseanne delivers her unique biting blend of music and monologue with her one-woman show I Love Being Me, Don’t You? Learn more.
Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Jackie Hoffman, Saturday March 9 @ 8 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
The Obie-winning actress Jackie Hoffman gets in your face, up close and personal as she reflects upon her life, from fachadick relatives to pop culture icons. Jackie Hoffman is mostly known for her one-woman NYC theater shows of Jewish-themed original song and monologue. She is a veteran of Chicago’s famed Second City comedy group, during which time she won the Joseph Jefferson Award, Chicago’s venerable theater award. Learn more.
Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Tovah Feldshuh, Sunday, March 10 @ 2 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
The Tony-nominated and Drama Desk-winning actress who holds the record for the most Broadway performances in a one-woman show (Golda’s Balcony) returns to Baruch Performing Arts Center after originating the lead role in the 2008 play “Irena’s Vow”, which later moved to Broadway when she won the Best Leading Actress in the Theater Fans’ Choice Awards. Learn more.
Solo in the City Series: Jewish Women Jewish Stars, Sheba Mason, Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
Sheba Mason has performed at comedy clubs all across the country, including New York City’s the Broadway Comedy Club, the NY Comedy Club, the Greenwich Comedy Club, and Michael Tsirklin’s Central Comedy Show at Central Bar in the East Village, among others. Her rise on the comic scene at local and nationwide comic clubs has demonstrated that, as controversial as it is, her unique comedy view is resonating and timely, and always original. Learn more.
March 12, 8:00 a.m. – noon, Business Assistance Forum: Getting to the Next Level: Here, There & Everywhere
7th Floor, Information & Technology Building (Library Building)
This FREE event kicks off with a networking breakfast at 8 a.m., and features resources for small businesses with workshops focused on growing your business, with an intro to exporting and online marketing tools. Opening remarks will be presented by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing New York's 12th District Resource. Learn more.
March 19, 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., Harman Writer-in-Residence: A Reading and Conversation with Hilton Als
Rackow Conference Room (Room 750), Information & Technology Building (Library Building)
The spring 2013 Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College is Hilton Als. Mr. Als is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of “The Women,” a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity and “Justin Bond/Jackie Curtis.” Hilton Als’ new book, “White Girls,” will be published by McSweeney’s in 2013. Learn more.