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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Spring 2010 Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine Out Now!

Dollars & Sense Student Magazine Wins Gold Crown Award in New Online Format

Timely Google vs. China Event Podcast Now Available Online

Baruch Duo are Honorable Mentions in Caples Student Campaign of the Year Competition

IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Students Featured in Local Press

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

National Employee Benefits Day, April 6th

SPORTS

Men's Volleyball Defeats Hunter to Win 2010 CUNYAC Tournament Championship

EVENTS

April 5: Strength Through Partnership: Charities Workshop on Fundraising

April 6: Managing an Investment Portfolio: Finding Opportunities and Looking to the Future

ARTS AND CULTURE

April 7: The People of Clarendon County — A Play by Ossie Davis,
and the Answer to Racism!*

BPAC Events:

April 5: The MCC Play Lab Series Presents See You Later

April 8: The Master Works Preview Series’ Reading of Romeo and Juliet

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Academic Excellence
 

Spring 2010 Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine Out Now!

What are the keys to leadership and professional excellence? Learn where the College is focusing its efforts today to nurture the next generation of leaders and professionals in the latest issue of the Baruch College Alumni Magazine.

Dollars & Sense Student Magazine Wins Gold Crown Award in New Online Format

Baruch College’s student magazine, Dollars & Sense, in its first year of publication in its new online form, has brought the College’s journalism department the highest award in college media -- the Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). Find out more about this achievement.

Timely Google vs. China Event Podcast Now Available Online

Coming on the heels of the announcement that Google will move most of its search functions to Hong Kong from mainland China to avoid censorship, this Baruch panel discussion examines what’s at stake for the Chinese government, the hundreds of millions of Chinese who use Google, and the effect the move will have on Google’s business. Listen to the podcast online now.

Baruch Duo are Honorable Mentions in Caples Student Campaign of the Year Competition

Baruch College students Joseph Macaluso and Natalie Vartanian were named honorable mentions in a competition for the best integrated marketing campaign for Sony Corp's reader technology, the Sony Reader. Learn more about it.

 
In the News
 

Baruch College Students Featured in Local Press

Both Baruch College undergrad and graduate students have been featured in the Daily News and Newsday this week, with stories on Alfatah Kader, a finalist in the "Take America to College" Competition as well as MBA Honors students participating in their self-developed outreach program, Financial Literacy for Youth.

 
Announcement
 

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.

National Employee Benefits Day, April 6th

National Employee Benefits Day will be celebrated at Baruch College with seminars on retirement, stress management, health care, etc. Human resources has also arranged for various benefit vendors to be available to answer your questions. Raffles will be held. Stop by anytime from 10 am to 3 pm on Tuesday in the Information & Technology Building, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street. More info

 
Sports
 

Men's Volleyball Defeats Hunter to Win 2010 CUNYAC Tournament Championship

The #4-ranked men’s volleyball team swept Hunter College last Friday night to win their fourth CUNYAC Tournament Championship in the past five seasons. Congrats Bearcats! Get all the details.

 
Workshops

April 5, 4 - 6 pm | Information & Technology Building, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street

Strength Through Partnership: Charities Workshop on Fundraising

The Office of the Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo in partnership with the Better Business Bureau and the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management will be offering education on: selecting a fundraiser; negotiating a contract; monitoring a campaign; Better Business Bureau charity standards; legal requirements. RSVP online.

April 6, 12:15 - 1:45 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-250, 55 Lexington Avenue

Managing an Investment Portfolio: Finding Opportunities and Looking to the Future

This program is part of the Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum series presented by the Weissman Center for International Business and features Charles Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73), portfolio manager and principal of Royce & Associates LLC and a trustee of the Baruch College Fund. RSVP to weissman_center@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2070.

Arts and Culture

April 7, 6 pm | The Field Building, Saxe Lecture Hall, 4th floor, 17 Lexington Ave.

The People of Clarendon County — A Play by Ossie Davis, and the Answer to Racism!*

This educational performance event, based on the book edited by journalist and Aesthetic Realism Associate Alice Bernstein (Third World Press), features tales of actor/activist Ossie Davis and his 1955 Civil Rights play which is now published with essays on the education that can end racism. The People of Clarendon County, about black South Carolinian parents who risked death to fight for “equal” education, leading to the historic Supreme Court school desegregation ruling, Brown v. Board of Education, will be performed by Mugga, Dread Archie Jr., Glenn Mariano, and Chanell Johnson, with musical accompaniment. More info

BPAC events

April 5: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The MCC Play Lab Series Presents See You Later

Since college days, Tom and Andrew have successfully navigated the dangerous twists and turns that twenty years of friendship can bring. But after all this time of growing together, they may be realizing an opposite and sad truth: just how far they have drifted apart. More info

April 8: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Master Works Preview Series’ Reading of Romeo and Juliet

Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Master Works Preview Series will present a special one-hour abridged reading of Romeo and Juliet by The Acting Company on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1 pm (Engelman Recital Hall) and 4:10 pm (Mason Hall). 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:

• Thursday, April 15
• 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.