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NEWS

US News & World Report Ranks Baruch College Among The Best In The Nation

CFO Outlook Survey: Listen to Podcast

Summer 2009 Alumni Magazine Available Online

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Deadline Approaching for Adjunct Overload Requests

Newman Vertical Campus Technology Upgrade

EVENTS

Sept 2nd: "The Buck Stops Here"

OFFERINGS

15% Off NYCSHS Test Prep for Teens

CAPS Fall 2009 Catalog

News

US News & World Report Ranks Baruch College Among The Best In The Nation

Baruch College has earned a 2010 gold badge as one of the best colleges nationwide from America’s Best Colleges, 2010 Edition, published by U.S. News & World Report magazine. In the just-released report Baruch took honors in several categories. The magazine, which assesses schools regionally, ranked Baruch College at #36 overall in its list of best master-degree granting institutions in the north, and #6 among best master-degree granting public colleges in the region.

For the first time, Baruch College, with an acceptance rate of 23.5%, was named the most selective college in its region. Baruch also retained its place in rankings for ethnic diversity of the student body, coming in at #1 for the eleventh year in a row. The College was cited for its outstanding freshman retention rate (88.5%), for the low level of debt incurred by its graduates, and for its high number of international students.

CFO Outlook Survey: Listen to Podcast

In a recent audio podcast of the Baruch Business Report based on its second quarter survey conducted with Financial Executives International, Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott and Professor Terrence Martell reported that the nation should be in recovery from the recession in mid-2010. Although results indicated a slight optimism about the economy and that the rate of decline is improving, both Dean Elliott and Martell believe job growth is necessary to restore the economy.

>> Download the Baruch Business Report podcast

Summer 2009 Alumni Magazine Available Online

As Baruch College begins the new academic year with plenty of pride and momentum, you can go online to check out the latest issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine, Reaching New Heights of Excellence. Learn how the College continues its steady rise with innovative curricula, insightful conferences, targeted research initiatives, modern facilities and technology, student and alumni services, and a new fundraising campaign. Also, don’t miss the latest campus news and profiles of exciting students, faculty, and successful alumni.

>> Baruch College Alumni Magazine

Announcements

Deadline Approaching for Adjunct Overload Requests

To: Deans, Directors, and Chairs

All adjunct overload requests for Fall 2009 must be in the Professional Staff Congress (PSC)/CUNY Office by Monday, October 5, 2009. Overloads are required for any adjunct working more than 135 hours at one campus or if the adjunct is teaching more than 135 hours at one campus and teaching more than one course up to 6 credits at another campus. The only permissible reasons to request approval for an adjunct overload would be that there was no one else available to teach the particular course, no one could work the required hours, or the person has a particular expertise in the subject matter.

Since the Office of Human Resources will need time to process requests before sending them to the Central Office for processing; all overload requests and questions should be emailed to Carolene.George@baruch.cuny.edu by Friday, September 4 with the following information:

• Name of the adjunct
• Last 4 digits of the social security number
• Classes the adjunct is teaching
• Detailed explanation in memo form of the need for the overload
Adjunct workload form

>> Read the full memo

Newman Vertical Campus Technology Upgrade.

Verizon has recently finished installing equipment that now provides full cell phone coverage of the Newman Vertical Campus. Michele Epstein (BCTC) and Steve Wu (Campus Facilities) led this project. In addition, a technician from Verizon is currently surveying the Newman Vertical Campus to determine how to expand wireless network access throughout the building. The first areas to receive expanded coverage will be those most heavily used by students.

Workshops and Seminars

Wednesday, September 2nd, 5:30pm | School of Public Affairs

"The Buck Stops Here"

A round-table discussion with NYC Comptroller candidates Melinda Katz, John Liu, David Weprin, and David Yassky. The discussion will be moderated by David S. Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College and Carol Kellermann, President of the Citizens Budget Commission. RSVP

Offerings

15% Off NYCSHS Test Prep for Teens

Save money as you help your child prepare to score high on the upcoming New York City Specialized High School Exam. Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers a 15% discount to the children of Baruch faculty and staff members. Intensive test preparation classes begin Tuesday, August 4. Find out more here or call Patti Juza at x5114.

CAPS Fall 2009 Catalog

Over 1000 courses at Baruch’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) Division begin at the end of September and faculty and staff members can enroll for free on a space available basis. Immediate family members enjoy a 15% discount on CAPS enrollment.* If your department would like a supply of catalogs, please call CAPS at x5000. Or visit the CAPS web site to download the catalog or check for the latest course information online: www.baruch.cuny.edu/caps

*ESL classes and courses offered by CAPS educational partners cannot be discounted.