• Baruch Congratulates 2013-2014 Lang Fellows
• Baruch College Celebrates 2013 Student Achievements
• Announcing the Fall 2013 Freshman Text: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
• Baruch Student Awards Ceremony on May 29
• Baruch Hosts 48th Commencement on May 30
• Longtime Registrar Staff Member Passes Away
• Nicole Flint Named CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, Four Players Named All-Stars
• Baseball Team Wins Two Major Individual CUNYAC Honors, Five Players Named All-Stars
• Nicholas Pomo-Roman, Angel Tejeda Earn A.B.C.A./Rawlings New York All-Star Honors
• Baruch Honors Student Athletes at 41st Annual Awards Dinner
• Alyssa Lubrino is Named 2013 CUNYAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
- Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• May 23-26: Sidra Bell Dance New York: Program A: Director’s Choice STELLA (2012)/POOL (2011)
• May 25: The Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Voice Competition – Finals Concert
• May 28: NYS Dream Act Community Program on the 25th Street Plaza
• June 4: CCI Workshop: Create Engaging Slide Presentations
• June 4-7: CCI: Corporate Communication International’s Conference on Corporate Communication 2013
Baruch Congratulates 2013-2014 Lang Fellows
Baruch College hosted a reception on May 17 to acknowledge the research and achievements of Baruch's Eugene M. Lang Foundation Junior Faculty Research Fellows, past and present.
Since the program began in 1998, more than 100 of Baruch's junior faculty members have received support in the form of funds to support their scholarly research and publication.
The 2013-2014 Lang Fellows are: Cristina Balboa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs; Sean Crocket, PhD, Assistant Professor of Economics; Catherine Good, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Edyta Greer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Computational Chemistry, Mahima Hada, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing; and Sean O'Toole, PhD, Assistant Professor of English. Read more.
Baruch College Celebrates 2013 Student Achievements
Baruch College is proud to celebrate the academic achievements and community leadership efforts that Baruch students performed during the 2013 Spring Semester. These include academic competitions, high-profile internships and service learning programs. Click here to read more about these accomplishments.
Announcing the Fall 2013 Freshman Text: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Each year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch community to read and discuss. This year’s selection is The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, a novel that explores what happens to the lives of a small community and the world around them following an environmental catastrophe. To request a free copy, contact Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu.
All entering freshman will be given a copy of the book at orientation this summer and asked to read the book in its entirety in time for Convocation and the book discussion hour that follows. The author of The Age of Miracles, Karen Thompson Walker, will deliver the keynote address at Freshman Convocation, scheduled for Tuesday August 27th. Save the date! We especially encourage teaching faculty to include the book on their required reading lists for the fall semester.
Baruch Student Awards Ceremony on May 29
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Baruch College will be hosting its annual Student Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m., in the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220. A reception will follow the ceremony immediately in Room 14-250. Participation by faculty and staff is greatly appreciated.
If you participate as a member of the platform party it is important that you have your academic regalia delivered to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the Newman Vertical Campus (NVC 2-255) on Tuesday, May 28, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Your regalia will be delivered to the platform party robing room in the Newman Vertical Campus (NVC14-280) on the day of the ceremony (Wednesday, May 29).
Please arrive at the platform party robing room between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m. The Ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. A reception is scheduled immediately following the ceremony in Room 14-250. Faculty and staff may return their regalia to the robing room for the duration of the reception. At the close of the reception, platform party members must retrieve their regalia (or make arrangements for it to be retrieved) from the robing room so it is ready for use at Commencement on May 30 at Citi Field.
We look forward to celebrating our students’ accomplishments with you!
Baruch Hosts 48th Commencement on May 30
Baruch College will host its 48th commencement exercises– for the first time in Citi Field, home of the New York Mets– located at 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Flushing, on May 30, 2013. Baruch College President Mitchel B. Wallerstein will confer the degrees to the undergraduates and graduates at the ceremony that begins at 2:30 p.m. Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett is this year’s keynote speaker. Baruch College will award Ms. Tett the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters and retired U.S. Army General and Entrepreneur Wesley K. Clark the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at the college’s annual commencement ceremony. Read more.
Longtime Registrar Staff Member Passes Away
Greg Price, Associate Registrar, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, May 15. He arrived at Baruch as a College Office Assistant in 1978, and in 1982 he became Assistant Registrar. From 1987 until his retirement in 2009, Greg served as the Associate Registrar. Greg helped many members of the Baruch family and students—in his official roles, and as a close friend to many of his colleagues.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the Gay Men's Health Crisis (http://www.gmhc.org/) or the Alzheimer's Foundation (http://alzfdn.org/). Sympathy, mass or acknowledgement cards may be sent to: Duane Buck, 465 17th Street #4A, Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Nicole Flint Named CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year, Four Players Named All-Stars
The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) had officially announced the individual award winners and all-stars for the 2013 softball season. The voting for the awards is conducted by the softball head coaches. Nicole Flint was named the CUNYAC Pitcher of the Year. Flint pitched in 25 games and recorded a 15-10 record with a 3.31 ERA. Read more.
Baseball Team Wins Two Major Individual CUNYAC Honors, Five Players Named All-Stars
The baseball team earned two major individual honors and five all-stars in voting conducted by the head baseball coaches of the CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). Read more.
Nicholas Pomo-Roman, Angel Tejeda Earn A.B.C.A./Rawlings New York All-Star Honors
Two players on the baseball team have earned honors with the American Baseball Coaches Association (A.B.C.A.) / Rawlings All Region All-Star Team of New York State. The honors are voted upon by the division III baseball head coaches in the state of New York. Read more.
Baruch Honors Student Athletes at 41st Annual Awards Dinner
The 41st Annual Athletic Varsity Awards Dinner took place on Friday evening, May 17, to honor the varsity teams and student-athletes for their accomplishments during the successful 2012-13 year. Read more.
Alyssa Lubrino is Named 2013 CUNYAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Alyssa Lubrino, an accounting major with an English minor, boasted a 3.669 as an undergraduate at Baruch in their honors program. Having transferred a number of credits from high school coursework, Lubrino was able to graduate Cum Laude in January 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree. Jumping right into her graduate work, she is currently pursuing an MBA in Accounting and expects to graduate in January 2014. Read more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Sidra Bell Dance New York: Program A: Director’s Choice STELLA (2012)/POOL (2011)
Nagelberg Theatre, Thursday, May 23 @ 8 p.m.; Friday, May 24 @ 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 25 @ 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 26 @ 7 p.m.
Directed by Sidra Bell and performed by Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz, Rachel Patrice Fallon, Alexandra Johnson, and Rebecca Margolick, Sidra Bell Dance New York is a boutique nonprofit dance company based in NYC. They just completed a banner year of educational programming and performances in Germany, Miami, Brazil, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Van-couver, Denmark, Istanbul, and Atlanta. Read more.
The Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Voice Competition – Finals Concert
Engleman Recital Hall, Saturday, May 25 @ 11 a.m.
The Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation was established by Lavinia Jensen in honor of her late husband Fritz Jensen. Their lifelong love for the arts has benefited many musicians and musical organizations. The centerpiece of The Jensen Foundation is the annual voice competition designed to enhance the careers of singers in opera or classical singing. Read more.
Platanos y Collard Greens, Engleman Recital Hall, Saturday, May 25 @ 8 p.m.
Platanos Y Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers...two college students from different cultures...attracted at first sight…Until Mom finds out and has a heart attack! Read more.
NYS Dream Act Community Program on the 25th Street Plaza
A special program on the New York State Dream Act will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. on the 25th Street Plaza. Distinguished guests include State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Queen’s Assembly Member Francisco Moya and Senator Jose Peralta, as well as CUNY Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson. Dreamers, students, and advocacy groups will also take part in the program. Please feel free to join.
June 4, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., CCI Workshop: Create Engaging Slide Presentations, Newman Vertical Campus, room 8-210
Join Patricia Scott, PhD, President and CEO of Uhmms, a communication consulting company, for this two-hour workshop which will guide participants in applying the elements necessary to create and deliver engaging slide presentations. Read more.
June 4-7 6:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., CCI: Corporate Communication International’s Conference on Corporate Communication 2013, Information & Technology Building (Library Building), 7th Floor Conference Center
CCI’s Conference on Corporate Communication, with its global focus on the theory, practice, roles, processes, and issues of concern to corporate communication scholars and practitioners; annually gathers industry and university speakers from across the globe in a collegial environment to exchange ideas and information on relevant issues facing the corporate communication profession. Read more.