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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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

Spring 2010 Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine Out Now!

Blackboard Maintenance Downtime on Friday, April 9

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

SPORTS

Baruch Table Tennis Team Moves on to Division Championships

EVENTS

April 9: Navigating Change, Discovering Solutions: 3rd Annual Conference on Employment and Visual Impairment

April 12: Middle States Open Forum

April 14: Zicklin Leadership Speaker Series: Len Elmer

April 14: Navigating Climate Change Disclosure

ARTS AND CULTURE

April 9: The 3rd Annual Silent Auction - Emerging Artists Exhibition

BPAC Events:

April 17: Shakespeare for Teachers, Professional Development Workshop

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Academic Excellence
 

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

Baruch College undergrad and graduate students were featured in the Daily News and Newsday last 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
 

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.

Blackboard Maintenance Downtime on Friday, April 9

Please be advised that Blackboard Managed Hosting (BMH) will be performing maintenance on the network in the data center where CUNY's Blackboard 8 environment is hosted on Friday, April 9 from 3 am to 6 am. Blackboard 8.0 will be unavailable during this time.

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 Moves on to Division Championships

The Baruch College, Columbia, and NYU Table Tennis teams all survived an ultra-competitive season within the New York City Division and are moving on to the main event this weekend -- the 2010 College Table Tennis Championships in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Find out more about the championships here.

 
Workshops

April 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Fl., 55 Lexington Avenue

Navigating Change, Discovering Solutions: 3rd Annual Conference on Employment and Visual Impairment

This annual conference focuses on the employment trends for visually impaired people through speakers and workshops covering everything from governmental policy to technology. Free admission includes awards, luncheon, and refreshments.

April 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Middle States Open Forum

This forum will give the entire Baruch Community an opportunity to meet with the external review committee evaluating the College for Middle States re-accreditation and to discuss issues related to the College's self-study. It is recommended that you review the 2010 Baruch College Middle States Self-Study before you attend.

April 14, 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Avenue

Zicklin Leadership Speaker Series: Len Elmer

The Series will be hosting Len Elmer, Senior Vice President, New York Life for a formal presentation, lunch, and an opportunity for students and alumni to speak with the prominent guest. RSVP online.

April 14, 5:30 - 8:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Navigating Climate Change Disclosure

On February 2, 2010, the SEC released guidance outlining its interpretation of the existing disclosure requirements as they apply to climate change matters. Our panelists will provide an overview of the recently released SEC guidance on climate change and lend their unique perspective to the topic. RSVP online or call 646-312-3231.

Arts and Culture

April 9: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

The 3rd Annual Silent Auction - Emerging Artists Exhibition

The American Humanics Student Association (AHSA) at Baruch College invites you to join their third annual silent auction this Friday from 6-9 pm. The theme this year is the "Emerging Artists Exhibition," where you will find unique and under-the-radar work done by a group of talented artists/designers. The event is hosted by The National Arts Club to benefit AHSA's efforts as a nonprofit organization that provides students with nonprofit management skills and experience through an intensive certification program that is committed to public service. Your support will help Baruch College students accomplish this goal, so stop by for an inspiring night of art, music, and free food. More info

BPAC events

April 17: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Shakespeare for Teachers, Professional Development Workshop

Shakespeare for Teachers is a unique, interactive professional development workshop presenting educators with exciting methods of engaging students in the words of William Shakespeare. Utilizing the texts of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, The Acting Company offers educators methods of exploring these plays that present them as the living, breathing art of theater – the way Shakespeare was meant to be explored. 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.