• Baruch’s Model UN Team Receives Honors at National Conference
• Statue of Bernard Baruch Unveiled in Camden, SC.
• Starr Career Development Center Staff Earn Awards
• Baruch Student Wins Second Place in CUNY /Labor Arts Contest
• Rescheduled Basketball Dinner Honoring Ray Rankis Set For April 24
• Bearcats Blast John Jay (9-0) in Men's Tennis
• Baseball Team Continues Winning Streak, Sweep Doubleheader from John Jay
• #8 Men's Volleyball Team Wins Three Matches at Mount St. Vincent Quad, Defeat #13 Elmira in Five
• #8 Men's Volleyball Team Knocks Off Division I Sacred Heart in Four, Total Season-High 26 Blocks
• Softball Team Splits DH at NJCU (Lose 3-0, Win 10-2), Bats Come Alive in 2nd Game
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Mar. 30: Inna Faliks in “Three Jewish Composers Three Centuries” as part of the Solo in the City series
• Mar. 31: Judy Gold in “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother” as part of the Solo in the City series
• Mar. 23, 29-31 & Apr. 03: Wakka Wakka and Nordland Visual Theatre present SAGA
• Apr. 05: Teaching and Technology Conference
Baruch’s Model UN Team Receives Honors at National Conference
Students from Baruch College’s Model United Nations Team received honors during the 2013 National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference held in mid-March at the United Nations.
More than 5,000 college and university delegates, half from outside the United States, came to New York City to participate in competitions and discuss current global issues. This year’s theme, “Change Your World,” fosters learning about and understanding of the world.
The Baruch team applied to represent a Latin American country in fall 2012, and they were given the opportunity to represent Mexico. Baruch’s Model UN Team won the Outstanding Position Paper Award in General Assembly 2nd Committee (written by Baruch students Kevin Metters and Samantha Perez) and Outstanding Delegation Award in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Committee ( Baruch students Han Zhang and Brenda Moz). Learn more.
Statue of Bernard Baruch Unveiled in Camden, SC.
Financier Bernard Baruch and Baseball Hall of Famer Larry Doby will be honored on March 29 in a ceremony that will include an unveiling of their bronze statues in front of the Camden Archives and Museum, located in Camden, SC.
Baruch’s statue located in Camden, is a similar replica to the statue located on the first floor of the Newman Vertical Campus, and sits on a park bench at the edge of a baseball diamond. A few feet away, Doby’s statue stands behind home plate, autographing a baseball to Baruch. The two appear to be in conversation. An article published in Camden’s The State offers more details. Learn more.
Starr Career Development Center Staff Earn Awards
Baruch College is proud to announce that two members of its Starr Career Development Center (SCDC) received the Alva C. Cooper Awards for Excellence.
The Alva C. Cooper Awards for Best Practices in Career Development are granted by the Metropolitan New York College Career Planning Officers Association (MNYCCPOA). Each year they request submissions from career development professionals in the tri-state area.
Dr. Ellen Stein, Deputy Director in the SCDC, was selected the first place winner for her submission of the Peers for Careers blog, “Starrlights: Peers Speak Careers.” The Peers for Careers is a highly trained group of student leaders who provide resume reviews, cover letter critiques, and mock interviews.
Jun Ishidoya, Assistant Director in the SCDC, was the third place recipient for her work on the Rising Starr Sophomore Program. The program, now in its third year, was developed to maintain student involvement with the Starr Center after their freshman year. Learn more.
Baruch Student Wins Second Place in CUNY /Labor Arts Contest
Baruch College sophomore Aleksandr Smechov placed second at the CUNY/Labor Arts Contest. An award ceremony will take place at the Lehman Art Gallery on April 18.
Smechov is majoring in journalism at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and won for his original story “Cart” in the fiction category.
The Labor Arts Contest is open to CUNY undergraduates and offers cash prizes in four categories: poetry, essay, fiction/non-fiction narratives, and art.
Rescheduled Basketball Dinner Honoring Ray Rankis Set For April 24
The men’s basketball dinner honoring Ray Rankis will take place on Wednesday, April 24, on the 14th Floor (Simon Conference Room) of the Vertical Campus Building on 55 Lexington Avenue. The dinner was originally scheduled for this past November, but to due Hurricane Sandy, it was rescheduled to April 24. Learn more.
Bearcats Blast John Jay (9-0) in Men's Tennis
The men’s tennis team won their fourth match of the season and second straight against CUNYAC opposition with a 9-0 shutout of the Bloodhounds of John Jay College on Tuesday afternoon at the York College tennis courts in Jamaica, New York. Learn more.
Baseball Team Continues Winning Streak, Sweep Doubleheader from John Jay
The baseball team stretched their winning streak to four games by sweeping a CUNYAC doubleheader from John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Sunday afternoon at the College of Staten Island baseball complex. Learn more.
#8 Men's Volleyball Team Wins Three Matches at Mount St. Vincent Quad, Defeat #13 Elmira in Five
The #8-ranked men’s volleyball team won all three of their matches on Sunday at the Quad hosted by the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, New York. Learn more.
#8 Men's Volleyball Team Knocks Off Division I Sacred Heart in Four, Total Season-High 26 Blocks
The #8-ranked men’s volleyball team defeated the Division I program from Sacred Heart University in four sets on Saturday night in the ARC Arena. Learn more.
Softball Team Splits DH at NJCU (Lose 3-0, Win 10-2), Bats Come Alive in 2nd Game
The softball team won their first game after splitting a non-conference doubleheader against the Gothic Knights from New Jersey City University on Thursday afternoon in Jersey City, New Jersey. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Inna Faliks in “Three Jewish Composers Three Centuries” as part of the Solo in the City series, Saturday, Mar 30 @ 8 p.m., Baruch Performing Arts Center, Newman Vertical Campus
Called “adventurous” and “passionate” by The New Yorker and “poetic” by Time Out New York, Ukrainian-born, New York City based pianist Inna Faliks (www.innafaliks.com) has established herself as one of the most passionately committed, exciting and poetic artists of her generation. General Admission $25 (use code INNA for $18 tickets). Learn more.
Judy Gold in “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother” as part of the Solo in the City series, Sunday, March 31 @ 2 p.m.
This two-time Daytime Emmy winning comic and SiriusXM radio host has performed on HBO and on stages and clubs across the country. General Admission $30. Learn more.
Wakka Wakka and Nordland Visual Theatre present SAGA, co-presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center, Thursday, March 23 @ 8 p.m.; Friday, March 29 @ 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 30 @ 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 31 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, April 3 @ 8 p.m., Nagelberg Theatre
The Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk-nominated Wakka Wakka Productions proudly presents the World Premiere of SAGA, written by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock, with assistance from the SAGA ensemble, and directed by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock. SAGA features original puppets by Kirjan Waage and original masks by Gwendolyn Warnock. Learn more.
Teaching and Technology Conference April 5
Baruch College will hold its 16th Annual Conference on Teaching and Technology on Friday, April 5 on the 14th floor of the Newman Vertical Campus. This year's program will include presentations from Baruch College faculty and staff. To view schedule, click here.
Also, the Zicklin School of Business will present its 2nd Annual HOT (Hybrid and Online Teaching) Award. There is no fee for registration. Please pre-register in order to account for catering needs. The preliminary conference program and online registration form are available.