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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Baruch College Historian Ervand Abrahamian Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Creative Campus Project Information Now Online

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last Week to Vote for Baruch in the Pepsi Challenge!

Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) Open House & Networking Reception This Monday

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

EVENTS

Tonight: Money For Nothing

April 27: Using Student Writing as Classroom Resources

April 27: Diversity of Thought: Pushing Back on our Assumptions in the Workplace

April 29: Financial Reporting Conference

ARTS AND CULTURE

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

April 24: The Young Professional Society for the Arts Presents Yoed Nir in Concert

April 25: HONOR: A Concert Reading to Benefit Prospect Theater Company

April 29: Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series Present John Abercrombie, Guitar, and Andy Laverne, Piano

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Academic Excellence
 

Baruch College Historian Ervand Abrahamian Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Abrahamian

Ervand (Jed) Abrahamian, Distinguished Professor of History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Find out more about this impressive achievement.

Creative Campus


Creative Campus Project Information Now Available Online

“Performing Diasporas: Identities in Motion,” a collaborative, campus-wide project and Baruch’s semi-finalist entry in the Creative Campus Innovation Grants competition is now online. The project brings together nationally known artists and multiple internal partners to integrate BPAC and the performing arts more deeply into the curriculum and life of the College. The website contains information about events, artists-in-residence, and teaching and learning related activities. You can visit the site here: http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/performingdiasporas.

 
Announcement
 
Baruch Recycles

Last Week to 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 place your vote for Baruch at 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 through April 30th.

Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) Open House & Networking Reception This Monday

Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) invites you to mix and mingle with CAPS students and instructors and participate in an interactive presentation on networking skills this Monday, April 26 from 6-8 pm at the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, Room 101, 137 East 22nd St. This is your opportunity to learn about the 1,000+ classes CAPS offers this summer—most of which are free for Baruch staff and discounted for immediate family members. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to RSVP call 646-312-5000 or check the CAPS website at www.baruch.cuny.edu/caps.

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.

 
Workshops

Tonight, April 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Money for Nothing
Money for Nothing

Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity as we host John Gillespie, author of Money for Nothing: How the Failure of Corporate Boards is Ruining American Business and Costing us Trillions. RSVP online or call 646-312-3231.

 

April 27, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 763, 151 E. 25th Street

Using Student Writing as Classroom Resources

The Writing Center will offer a faculty workshop to investigate the ways we can use the writing students produce in our classrooms as tools to teach writing skills and conventions relevant to our particular disciplines. Faculty and staff from all disciplines are welcome to attend. Faculty members are urged to bring a copy of a student paper from their classroom to the workshop. To choose a paper, look for writing that successfully accomplishes something that you would like your other students to be able to do. RSVP to writingcenter@baruch.cuny.edu with your name and department/affiliation.

April 27, 12:45 - 2:15 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 5-160, 55 Lexington Avenue

Diversity of Thought: Pushing Back on our Assumptions in the Workplace

Panelists will present ideas about how students with diverse academic preparation define their paths through the workplace. Diversity of thought suggests multiple approaches, open-mindedness, variation in perspectives, challenging old ideas. RSVP to Denise Patrick, 646-312-3797.

April 29, 8:15 am - 5:15 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Avenue

Financial Reporting Conference

This forum for interaction between business and accounting executives and policy setters from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is presented by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. More info

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 24: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Young Professional Society for the Arts Presents Yoed Nir in Concert

Mr. Nir will be performing the Brahms Sonata in E minor for cello and piano, a bossanova piece by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and his own composition. He will be accompanied by piano. More info

April 25: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

HONOR: A Concert Reading to Benefit Prospect Theater Company

HONOR is created by Prospect Theater Company founders Peter Mills and Cara Reichel, and transplants Shakespeare's As You Like It to a setting in feudal Japan. Broadway’s Jose Llana stars with Diane Phelan, from Prospect’s 2008 critically-acclaimed production, in this passionate tale of romance and the redemption of family honor. More info

April 29: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series Present John Abercrombie, Guitar, and Andy Laverne, Piano

Abercrombie's style is jazz-based, but he also displays a more-than-passing familiarity with forms that range from folk and rock to Eastern and Western art musics. Laverne, a fine keyboardist, has ranged in styles from Bill Evans to Chick Corea and fusion. 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, 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.