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IN THE NEWS

Can Entrepreneurship be Taught? Crain's New York Turns to Baruch College for the Answer

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Two Baruch College Students Chosen as 2010 Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

Zicklin Professor Michael Lissauer Asks, "What Can We Learn from The Next Generation of Communicators?"

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vote for Baruch in the Pepsi Challenge!

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

SPORTS

Two Baruch Juniors Named AVCA Men's Volleyball Division III All-Americans

EVENTS

April 19: Forging a Strong Economic Future For Women - Equal Pay Day Forum

April 20: The Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series: Nathaniel Norment, Jr.

April 20: Discerning Eyes: Image-Makers Look at the World

ARTS AND CULTURE

April 20-24: The Fine and Performing Arts Dept. Presents The Elephant Man

April 22: The Music of Brahms by The Alexander String Quartet

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
In the News
 

Can Entrepreneurship be Taught? Crain's New York Turns to Baruch College for the Answer

Crain's New York Business published a feature on Baruch's entrepreneurship courses this week, speaking with Professor Ed Rogoff, chair of the department of management in the Zicklin School of Business. Find out their conclusion!

 
Academic Excellence
 
Watson fellows

Two Baruch College Students Chosen as 2010 Jeannette K. Watson Fellows

Two Baruch students, Patrycja Ajdukiewicz and Renelle Lawrence, have been awarded a 2010 Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, the first such awards to Baruch, which was invited to join the Fellowship only this past year. The three-year Fellowship program offers paid summer internships, mentoring, and enhanced educational opportunities to New York City undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional promise, outstanding leadership skills and commitment to the common good. Find out more about this achievement.

Zicklin Professor Michael Lissauer Asks, "What Can We Learn from The Next Generation of Communicators?"

A former Business Wire executive and founder of the Park Bench Marketing Group at Baruch College, Professor Michael Lissauer holds a breadth of knowledge in the marketing industry. In this article, published this week in Bulldog Reporter, he offers his commentary on what his students have taught him.

 
Announcement
 

Vote for Baruch in the Pepsi Challenge!

The Baruch Task Force on Sustainability has entered the Pepsi Challenge, a competition where organizations submit proposals for community improvement projects, with a proposal to implement a college-wide recycling program. Pepsi will fund ten projects with the most votes in each category at the end of April. Please take a moment to place your vote for Baruch at http://www.refresheverything.com/baruchrecycles and encourage others to do the same! You can vote once a day at both the Pepsi site and the Pepsi Challenge Facebook page.

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

Please note that in order to process purchase requisitions for the current fiscal year, the College will adhere to the following cut-off dates:

April 30, 2010: All 2009-2010 purchase requisitions for merchandise and services must be entered into the EPS (E-Procurement System). Purchases and payments related to pre-approved travel expenditures and/or pre-approved imprest fund reimbursements are exempted from this cutoff date.

June 15, 2010: All Staples orders must be entered online, after which all Staples accounts will be closed until the commencement of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2010.

The University’s 2009-2010 fiscal year ends June 30, 2010. All goods and services to be paid from this fiscal-year budget must be received at the College by the June 30th deadline.

 
Sports
 
Men's Volleyball

Two Baruch Juniors Named AVCA Men's Volleyball Division III All-Americans

Eryk Kowalski and Pablo Oliveira were each named Division III All-Americans in an announcement made on Monday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The All-American recognition serves to honor the 20 top men’s volleyball players from the 2010 Division III men’s volleyball season. More info

 
Workshops

April 19, 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Forging a Strong Economic Future For Women - Equal Pay Day Forum

In observance of Equal Pay Day, Baruch’s School of Public Affairs and the New York Women’s Agenda invite you to this unique opportunity to join with innovative experts and seasoned advocates. Be informed and inspired to take strategic action. Featuring the Honorable John Liu - NYC Comptroller, Moderator: Maria Hinojosa - PBS. RSVP to Beverly Neufeld at info@nywa.org, 212-937-2411.

April 20, 12:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

The Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series: Nathaniel Norment, Jr.

Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of English cordially invite you to an event with Dr. Nathaniel Norment, Jr. commemorating the 16th Annual Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series. Dr. Norment is chair and associate professor of African American Studies at Temple University.

April 20, 5:30 - 8:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Discerning Eyes: Image-Makers Look at the World

Join the journalism department in celebrating Dollars & Sense’s first year as an interactive magazine. Two distinguished photojournalists and a videographer will present and discuss their work: Timothy Fadek,Yunghi Kim, and Travis Fox.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

April 20-24: Bernie West Theatre, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

The Fine and Performing Arts Dept. Presents The Elephant Man

First produced on Broadway in 1979, this student production is based on the life of Joseph Merrick who lived in the Victorian Era in London and was known for the extreme deformity of his body. The play is directed by Thom Garvey. More info

April 22: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenuee

The Music of Brahms by The Alexander String Quartet

These musicians’ daring yet elegant style has earned them enthusiastic accolades from the press, and their intimate interpretation of great scores have allowed fortunate audiences everywhere to be transported in a transcendent musical journey. More info

 
Offeringa
 

No-Fee Customer Service Training

Continuing and Professional Studies and the Office of Human Resources are pleased to announce no-fee customer service training for Baruch College employees. Each one-day session is scheduled from10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the 14th Floor of the Vertical Campus. Customer Service training sessions are available March - June 2010 as follows:

• Friday, April 23
• Friday, May 14
• Thursday, May 27
• Friday, June 11
• Thursday June 17

Description: An experiential workshop that covers internal and external customer service, utilizing role-plays and participants' real life examples to enhance learning. Any staff member whose position requires using customer service skills is welcome to attend (i.e. student services staff, custodial staff, public safety staff, etc.).

Register with Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources. Please provide your name and choice of session date(s) in your message.