Baruch College Historian Ervand Abrahamian Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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 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.
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
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.
Tonight, April 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
April 20-24: Bernie West Theatre, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue
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
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 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
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
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.