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Conferences and Seminars

Apr. 3: Greenwashing and Sustainable Business

Apr. 7: Downtown 2020 Report Presentation

Apr. 20: Blowing the Whistle on Genocide

Arts and Culture

Closing Apr. 4: The Spring 2009 Student Production: "Machinal"

Apr. 6: The Actors' Company Presents "The Play's The Thing"


Retirement Education Seminar on Apr. 7

Professional Development Courses in April


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Friday, Apr. 3, 8:30 am | Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Greenwashing: The Realities of Promoting Green Business Practices in the Corporate World

This event will address how corporations have responded to the public call for businesses to act in ways that are environmentally friendly.

Tuesday, Apr. 7, 8:30 am | Newman Real Estate Institute

Downtown 2020: Strategic Investment in Lower Manhattan

DOWNTOWN 2020 is a major report that offers comprehensive recommendations for planning, development, and investment in Lower Manhattan. The report was prepared by a multidisciplinary team of researchers convened by the Newman Real Estate Institute.

Monday, Apr. 20, 3 pm | Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

"Blowing the Whistle on Genocide"

Dr. Rafael Medoff will be discussing his book, “Blowing the Whistle on Genocide”, the amazing story of Josiah E. DuBois, Jr., a young treasury department lawyer who risked his career to alert the world to Nazi atrocities. This event will be held in Room 753 of the Information and Technology/Library Building.


Arts and Culture

Closing Saturday, Apr. 4 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Fine and Performing Arts Department Presents "Machinal"

Written by American playwright and journalist Sophie Treadwell, "Machinal" was inspired by the real life case of convicted and executed murderess Ruth Snyder. General Admission $10. For reservations, call 646-312-5073.

Monday, Apr. 6, 7 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Acting Company Presents "The Play's the Thing"

The Acting Company’s John McDonald Salon Reading Series offers a unique opportunity to see captivating but rarely-produced plays, performed by prominent NY stage actors. For reservations, contact The Acting Company at 212-258-3111.



Halliday Financial Group (HRC) Retirement Education Seminar

To: The Baruch College Community

From: Donna Katz, SPHR DK
Associate Director of Human Resources

Halliday Financial Group (HRC) administers a tax deferred annuity program, in addition to an array of funds that are available to vested members of the Optional Retirement Program (TIAA-CREF). (Full and Part Time Teaching and Non Teaching Instructional Staff Members (Faculty, HEOs, Registrar, and CLTs) (CETs and Adjuncts are eligible for the tax deferred annuities).

HRC will be conducting a free seminar for all employees at the Graduate Center on Tuesday April 7 at 6pm. Please visit the following link for additional information. You may need to cut and paste the link into your browser.


April is Administrative Professionals Month!

Below is a listing of Administrative Professionals courses for April 2009 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY web site: www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, training and development specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Course Application can be found at this link: http://web.cuny.edu/administration/ohrm/training-development/PDLMAPPLICATION5.doc

Send completed course applications to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu or fax to Fanny Zou at 646-660-6591.

Successful Workplace Communication

Participants will learn to identify communication styles, use effective active listening techniques, and interpret verbal and non-verbal communication to improve their everyday interactions with coworkers.

Date: Apr. 21
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C1022
Cost: $60 per person

Effective Office Management for Today’s Workplace

This session provides participants with tools for superior management of their work environments.

Date: Apr. 23
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C2202
Cost: $60 per person

Managing Multiple Bosses: Meeting Demands and Conflicting Priorities

The class focuses on skills for meeting multiple deadlines, setting goals and priorities with each manager, managing conflict, and communicating proactively to build rapport.

Date: Apr. 28
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C5046
Cost: $60 per person

Successful Letter and Memo Writing

Focuses on fundamental writing concepts necessary for moving letters and memos from draft to finished document.

Date: Apr. 29 - Apr. 30 (2-day class)
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C6788
Cost: $120 per person