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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Creative Campus Project Information Now Online

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last Chance to Help Baruch Reach the Top 10 in the Pepsi Challenge!

CUNY General Education Conference Taking Place Next Week

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

SPORTS

Baruch Table Tennis Team Ranks #13 in the Nation

Four Basketball Players Named Metro All-Stars

EVENTS

May 5: Zicklin Leadership Speaker Series: Robert Glass

May 5: Social Media: Networking to Advance Your Career

May 6: Can We Use Corporate Governance to Combat Climate Change?

ARTS AND CULTURE

April 30: NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Frederic Hand

May 1: The 3rd Annual Indian Folk Arts and Food Festival

May 2: The CUNY New Music Festival

May 6: Dreams of the Sun King, Music of the French Baroque

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Academic Excellence
 
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 Chance to Help Baruch Reach the Top 10 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 tomorrow, April 30th.

CUNY General Education Conference Taking Place Next Week

The 6th annual CUNY General Education Conference will be taking place on Friday, May 7th at Kingsborough Community College. The competencies and requirements of General Education affect nearly every aspect of the academic mission that spans Baruch College's three schools, and the panels at the conference (with two presentations by colleagues from the Zicklin School) will present innovative new work and revisit ongoing debates in compelling new ways. To register for the Conference please click here.

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
 

Baruch Table Tennis Team Ranks #13 in the Nation

table tennis

After an exciting weekend at the 2010 College Table Tennis Championships in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the Baruch College table tennis team's final standings placed them in the number 13 spot out of 24. For the full list of results, please click here.

Four Basketball Players Named Metro All-Stars
Basketball All-Stars

Four players from the Baruch College men’s and women’s basketball teams were named M.B.W.A//N.I.T. All-Stars at a dinner last Wednesday night in Tarrytown, New York. This year, Monique Salmon and Kalea Davis of the women’s basketball team were named All-Stars for the second consecutive year. On the men’s side, George Kunkel and Lionel Hilaire were each named All-Stars for their outstanding season in helping lead the Bearcats to the ECAC Metro Championship. Get the full story.

 
Workshops

May 5, 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Zicklin Leadership Speaker Series: Robert Glass

Please join us to meet Robert Glass, President, Loehmann's Holdings, Inc. The Speaker Series includes lunch, a formal presentation and an opportunity for students and alumni to speak with our prominent guest. RSVP online.

May 5, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, 7th Fl, 151 E. 25th Street

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Social Media: Networking to Advance Your Career  

SPA Career Services Office, the SPA Alumni Committee, and the Baruch College Alumni Relations Office will host a forum discussing business networking "net-iquette," how to engage your business network using social media, and the differences between "personal" and "business" social media. RSVP online.

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

Can We Use Corporate Governance to Combat Climate Change?

The Robert Zicklin Center Center for Corporate Integrity will host a panel discussion to explore the possibility of changing or adapting the way American corporations are governed so that businesses can begin to take more effective steps to lower greenhouse emissions and prevent global warming. More info

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

April 30: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Frederic Hand

The Grammy-nominated, Emmy-winning guitarist-composer is one of the most versatile and compelling guitarists performing today. More info

May 1: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The 3rd Annual Indian Folk Arts and Food Festival

Join us for Indian folk dance, music, poetry, food and more at this day-long festival. More info

May 2: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

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The CUNY New Music Festival

The CUNY New Music Festival is an initiative of the Brooklyn Composers Collective recognizing the strength, diversity, and integrity of music programs in the CUNY system. Each department features an abundance of ambitious performers, composers, and conductors collaborating with talented ensembles and orchestras to create exciting work that is captivating for its originality and impressive for its refinement. More info

May 6: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dreams of the Sun King, Music of the French Baroque

Acclaimed by the NY Times for its "vital performances" and “robust” playing, Repast is a collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi presenting vivid renditions of music of the baroque era. 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.