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Conferences and Seminars

May 4 - 5: Is the Constitution Obsolete?

May 7: Ethics and Finance Town Hall: We Got What We Deserved

Arts and Culture

Apr. 30: The Acting Company presents Henry V

May 2: A Discussion of the Life and Works of James Fenimore Cooper

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Urgent Information for Blackboard Users

Update: Escalator problems in the NVC

Baruch Students Go For Second District Win in American Advertising Federation Competition

Domestic Violence and the Workplace – May Sessions Added!

Professional Development Courses in May

TIAA CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program

MetLife Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program Representative on Campus

 

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Monday - Tuesday, May 4 - 5 | School of Public Affairs

Is the Constitution Obsolete?

The Free Institutions Program of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs holds a two-day conference on the question. Can we solve the problems we face under the current Constitution or does the 21st Century call for a new Magna Carta? More info

Thursday, May 7, 12:40 pm | Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Ethics and Finance Town Hall: We Got What We Deserved

Participants include three elite former financial executives: Arthur Zeikel, Lawrence Zicklin ('57, LHD [Hon.] '99), and Edward Zinbarg. These leaders of industry will examine the current financial crisis through the prism of ethics. The discussion will focus on the vision of an ethical marketplace as seen by the world’s great religions. More info

 

Arts and Culture

Thursday, Apr. 30 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Acting Company presents Henry V

The nation’s leading touring classical theater group presents Shakespeare’s charismatic warrior king. More info

Saturday, May 2 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

A Discussion of the Life and Works of James Fenimore Cooper

The Weissman Talks Onstage Dialogue series will present a special discussion on the life and works of the early 19th Century novelist James Fenimore Cooper. More info

 

Announcements

Urgent Information for Blackboard Users

From: Arthur Downing
Chief Information Officer, Baruch College

The BCTC has launched a new Blackboard status page that posts the current availability of the system along with the status messages received from CUNY.

The new page also provides links to alternative resources that can be used by faculty when Blackboard is unavailable, such as e-roster, e-reserves, blogs, and faculty web pages.

As faculty members plan for next semester, they are encouraged to contact the help desk to find out how they can take advantage of these local resources to complement their use of Blackboard and work with students when Blackboard is not available. More info

Update: Escalator problems in the NVC

From: Jim Lloyd
Assistant Vice President of Campus Operations

A majority of the escalators continue to remain out of operation. Baruch College is working with CUNY to rectify the issues and it has recently been determined that CUNY will partner with the Dormitory Authority to modernize all of the escalators in the NVC. The modernization includes replacing and updating all of the escalator equipment excluding the structural trusses (which have been determined to be acceptable).

We apologize for the continued inconvenience and look forward to taking these positive steps toward a solution.

Baruch Students Go For Second AAF District Win

Five Baruch College “Chaos Advertising” team presenters will show how to stop college binge drinking for The Century Council sponsor on Saturday, May 2 at 3:20 PM sharp in NVC’s 5th floor auditorium (Room 5-150). Students, faculty, and staff are invited to cheer on our team - Marcos Avila, Bianca DeLeon, Edward Drakhlis, Michael Moll, and Yalitza Pena - as they once more attempt to vanquish the likes of Georgetown, Pace and Syracuse in this 20 team elimination. In addition, the American Advertising Federation (www.AAF.org) will hold a student Career Fair on the 14th floor from 3 to 6 PM that day. More info

Domestic Violence and the Workplace – New May Sessions Added!

Register by email to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu.

Baruch College is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees. Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism, and increased employee turnover. As a public employer, CUNY is committed to full compliance of all applicable laws governing domestic violence in the workplace. All faculty and staff with supervisory responsibilities are required to attend this mandatory training on how to respond appropriately to domestic violence concerns.

New May sessions are as follows:

Wednesday, May 6: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, May 6: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 13: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Wednesday, May 13: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Thursday, May 14: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Thursday, May 14: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

All sessions will be held at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-267. To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu, stating the session you would like to attend. You will receive a reply with a confirmation.

You can review CUNY's Policy and Procedures for Domestic Violence at this link: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/CUNYPolicy-DomesticViolence.pdf.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact our Domestic Violence Liaison, Ms. Leah Schanke, in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6618.

Professional Development Courses in May

May is Managers and Supervisors Month!

From: Leah Schanke
Training and Development Specialist
Office of Human Resources

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

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

Below is a listing of Managers and Supervisors courses for May 2009 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located at the above link and fax the completed application to Fanny Zou in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. 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: http://www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, our Training and Development Specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Clown: A Diversity Experience - New Date

Participants will take a fresh look at their personal assumptions and interactions in our diverse society through a unique, thought-provoking and entertaining film. “Clown” follows the lives of three “Clown-Americans” as they make poignant observations about life and stereotypes inspired by their “clown heritage.”

Date: 05/07/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: PDP121
Cost: FREE

Dynamics of Management

An overview of the role of the manager in a nonprofit public sector environment. Emphasis is placed on handling internal and external customers, devising and implementing process improvement, and tracking measurable outcomes. Participants will explore ways to develop strategies for employee involvement through team building, mutual problem-solving and decision-making. (MCP foundation course for managers and potential managers)

Date: 05/12, 5/13, and 5/14 (3-day course)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C1006
Cost: $180 per person

Managerial Leadership

An overview to assist managers and supervisors in combining their leadership styles with their managerial responsibilities. This course will focus on ways to use leadership skills as strategic tools to realize goals by building a work culture that promotes trust and high performance. (SCP core course)

Date: 5/19 and 5/20 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
Course No.: C3032
Cost: $120 per person

Team Building

Managers and supervisors will review the tools and techniques for building an effective team. Supervisors, team leaders and managers will learn to turn existing work groups into teams and how a team approach can result in improved work performance and productivity for the work unit.

Date: 5/28 and 5/29 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C1233
Cost: $120 per person

TIAA CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program

To: Full and Part Time Teaching and Non Teaching Instructional Staff Members (Faculty, HEO’s, Registrar, CLT’s, Continuing Education Teachers and Adjuncts)
From: Donna Katz, SPHR
Associate Director of Human Resources

The TIAA-CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program Consultant for instructional staff will be on-site at Baruch College to provide one-on-one counseling sessions on Thursday May 7 in the Office of Human Resources at 135 East 22nd Street Room 200.

Please call 1-800-732-8353 to sign up for an appointment.

MetLife Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program Representative on Campus

To: All Full and Part Time Classified Staff Members
From: Donna Katz, SPHR
Associate Director of Human Resources

Rosa Morales, the representative for MetLife Tax Deferred Annuities will be on campus Tuesday May 5 from 12:00-4:00 in the Human Resources Office, 135 East 22nd Street Room 200.

For appointments, please call Ms. Morales at 917-217-8533.

 

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