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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Receives National Recognition By Forbes Magazine and Princeton Review

Diverse Magazine Ranks Baruch College Among Its Top 100

Prof. Terry Martell Lends Financial Expertise to WNBC Interview

ANNOUNCEMENTS

An Invitation to Fall 2011 Convocation on August 25

Second Annual President's Picnic Lunch Tuesday, August 16

EVENTS

August 29: Field Center Workshop: Developing your Core Value Proposition

ARTS & CULTURE

August 12-14: The Unknown... Original Monologues and Music

August 12 - Sept. 24: Platanos & Collard Greens

August 18: Borderline Bitter, Featuring Tai Brown

News
 

Baruch College Receives National Recognition By Forbes Magazine and Princeton Review

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Baruch College has received national recognition for excellence in business programming and outstanding academics overall by both Forbes magazine and The Princeton Review this month.

For the first time, Forbes magazine ranked Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business among the nation's "Best Business Schools." This year, Zicklin is 50th on the list — higher than some nationally recognized programs like Boston College, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Arizona State University. Additionally, this week Forbes included Baruch College among its list of "Best College Buys," based on criteria that include the salaries of graduates, number of prominent alumni the school has produced, student satisfaction with the total college experience, and the amount of debt incurred to finance college education. More info on the Forbes rankings can be found here.

The Princeton Review also recognized the College once again for the fourth consecutive year in its new 2012 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 376 Colleges," naming Baruch one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education.

Diverse Magazine Ranks Baruch College Among Its Top 100

Diversity Top 100Baruch College has been recognized by Diverse magazine for providing undergraduate and graduate academic excellence to its multicultural students. The College is included among its recent Top 100 list of national institutions that conferred the most bachelor's and master's degrees to students of color in academic year 2009-2010. This announcement follows a report released in June by the Education Trust, a research and advocacy group, which named Baruch College as one of five four-year colleges — out of the 1,186 colleges examined — that is doing a good job serving low-income students. The combined accolades reaffirm Baruch College as an institution that provides affordable access to a high quality education. More info on the Diverse ranking here.

Prof. Terry Martell Lends Financial Expertise to WNBC Interview

Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance Terrence Martell spoke to WNBC Tuesday night about what's happening on Wall Street and what the latest from the Federal Reserve will mean for the average American. Watch the video here.

Announcements
 

An Invitation to Fall 2011 Convocation on August 25

Freshman Convocation will begin this year at 9:00 am in Mason Hall on Thursday, August 25 and will feature remarks by President Mitchel Wallerstein, Provost James McCarthy, Vice President Ben Corpus, incoming Student Government President Antonio Alfonso, as well as a keynote address by Joel Whitney, founding editor of Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics. Joel Whitney's writing and commentary have appeared recently in The New Republic, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Paris Review, The Nation, New York Magazine and on NPR. In 2003, he was awarded a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize by the 92nd Street Y and The Nation for his poetry. His keynote address will be based on this year's freshman text, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. The ceremony will conclude with a rousing sing-along of the Baruch Alma Mater, led by Baruch Chorus Director Teresa Parker.

Immediately following Convocation, students will take part in a full day of Baruch Beginnings opening festivities including small group discussions of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. The day ends with a barbecue and Block Party on 25th Street. Parents and families of incoming freshmen will attend a parent orientation and reception. We invite Baruch faculty and staff to meet and greet parents and families at the reception scheduled from 6:30 until 8 pm in NVC 14-220.

If you plan to attend the Freshman Convocation or the Reception for Parents and Families, please RSVP by logging onto https://baruch.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9Z8EmCydzmcOdco

Please note: Because of space constraints in Mason Hall, we are asking that faculty who plan to attend Convocation be robed and seated with the platform party so that the entire freshman class can be seated in Mason Hall. If you wish to attend Convocation but do not wish to be seated on stage, you will be directed to 4 North to view the Convocation via simulcast on the large screen.

Second Annual President's Picnic Lunch Tuesday, August 16

Baruch College faculty and staff are invited to join President Wallerstein for the second annual President's Picnic Lunch to kick off the new academic year on Tuesday, August 16 from 12 to 2 pm in NVC 14-220. Kosher options will be available. See you there!

Workshops and Seminars
 

August 29, 6 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

Developing your Core Value Proposition

This seminar will focus on one of the most challenging issues for entrepreneurs: The company's core value proposition. A framework that will enable you to build your core value proposition will be presented step by step. Specific challenges common to the development of a core value proposition will be reviewed and addressed. More info

Arts & Culture
 

August 12-14: Bernie West Theatre, Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

The Unknown... Original Monologues and Music

A series of original monologues with musical accompaniment and special musical guests. More info

August 12 - Sept. 24: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers — two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight — until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now entering its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

August 18, 7:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Borderline Bitter, Featuring Tai Brown

This off Broadway, one woman show follows the "journey of bearing hips and sparkling heels" through the voice of Tai Brown in her first solo act. More info

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