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IN THE NEWS

Welcome to Fall Semester!

Baruch College/FEI Quarterly Outlook Survey Shows Optimism in Global Economy Has Dropped Among U.S./Europe CFOs

Baruch NABA Chapter Takes First Place in Student Case Study Competition

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Restrictions on Use of the Harvard Business Review 

Applebee's Extends 10% Off With CUNY ID Partnership for 2011-12

EVENTS

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

Sept 13: Dodd-Frank Is One Year Old: What Has it Accomplished and What's Next?

Sept 15: Launch of Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure

ARTS & CULTURE

Sept. 7-25: A Blue Sky Like No Other

Sept. 17 - Oct. 29: Platanos & Collard Greens

News
 

Welcome to Fall Semester!

As we usher in a new class of freshman at convocation today — and officially kick off the first day of the Fall 2011 semester tomorrow — we want to remind you of all the various ways to stay in touch. Make sure to keep an eye on the college's homepage; its "Highlights" section is updated frequently with news and announcements, as are "Campus Events," which will quickly become robust with interesting and topical conferences and workshops going on this term. The rotating images on the homepage also feature news highlights and stories from students, faculty, staff, and alumni. And if you're not following us already, be sure to watch the College's twitter and Facebook accounts for events, announcements, and discussion topics. Have news to share with the college community? Email your submissions to weeklyenews@baruch.cuny.edu.Thanks and have a wonderful semester!

Baruch College/FEI Quarterly Outlook Survey Shows Optimism in Global Economy Has Dropped Among U.S./Europe CFOs

Amid lingering concerns over the inflation rate, Chief Financial Officers' overall confidence in the global economy declined at the start of the second half of the year, according to the most recent survey of CFOs conducted by Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and Financial Executives International (FEI). The quarterly "CFO Outlook Survey" polls CFOs of public and private businesses in the U.S. and Europe (Italy and France) on their economic and business confidence and expectations. More info on this quarter's survey, including results and a podcast between John Elliott, Dean of Baruch's Zicklin School of Business and Terrence Martell, Zicklin's Saxe Professor of Finance can be found here.

Baruch NABA Chapter Takes First Place in Student Case Study Competition

NABA

Baruch's National Association of Black Accountants Inc (NABA) student chapter won first place in the NABA/KPMG LLP National Student Case Study Competition, which was held during NABA's Annual National Convention in Orlando, FL this June. This year's team included five accounting majors: Abubakar Ahmed, Latisha Bempong, Tishel Collins, Angie Hildalgo and Keyeshia Joseph. This is the second win for the student chapter at Baruch within the past three years.

The student case study competition is a national competition where students thoroughly research, develop and prepare a presentation that addresses accounting and business related topics. Fifty students from colleges and universities from across the country participated in 2011.

Announcements
 

Restrictions on Use of the Harvard Business Review

Baruch College faculty are advised that special restrictions regarding the use of the Harvard Business Review for course reserves have been put in place. The license agreement for the College's digital version of the Harvard Business Review in EBSCOhost does not permit article-level linking from the database to course reserves, as the agreement does for all other publications in the database. This is a restriction imposed by the Harvard Business Review. As a result, the library cannot place articles from this journal on e-reserve. Faculty who assign articles from the Harvard Business Review in their courses may direct students to search for the article directly in the EBSCOhost database Business Source Complete. If you have any questions please contact the library's access services department.

Applebee's Extends 10% Off With CUNY ID Partnership for 2011-12

ApplebeesThe City University of New York Athletic Conference is proud to partner with Applebee's once again for the 2011-12 academic year. Last year's partnership proved to be an extremely successful venture for the students, faculty and staff of CUNY and a great resource for the Athletic Conference and its teams. The partnership entitles individuals to a 10% in-house dining or takeout discount with a student, faculty or staff CUNY ID card, effective immediately. More info

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.

Sept 13, 6 pm: Information & Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th St.

Dodd-Frank Is One Year Old: What Has it Accomplished and What's Next?

Join the National Investor Relations Institute's New York Chapter and the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity as an expert panel looks back at the Dodd-Frank Bill's first year and examines what we can expect from the Bill in the future. Register online.

Sept 15, 8:30 am: Information & Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th St.

Launch of Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure

BIJoin the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity for the release of the Baruch College Index of Corporate Political Disclsure and panel discussion on the corporate political disclosure process. The Baruch Index of Corporate Political Disclosure was created by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity to ensure accountability now that corporations have political freedom of speech. The Baruch Index highlights those corporations that are transparent about their policies, practices, and giving, and shines a light on those that are not. Register online.

Arts & Culture
 

Sept. 7-25: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

A Blue Sky Like No Other

As the world commemorates the tenth year anniversary of 9/11, Baruch Performing Arts Center announces the world premiere of the theatrical production A Blue Sky Like No Other, one man's personal, first-hand experience of the events that took place at the World Trade Center that morning. A Blue Sky Like No Other serves as a tribute to the members of the New York City Fire Department who sacrificed their lives to save others. With real-life slide and video projections and original music, everyday citizen Steve Fetter tells the tale from his eye-witness perspective in a remarkable and captivating manner that also touches on how his life ultimately changed. Use code FIVE for $12 tickets with your Baruch ID. See the box office in the lobby of the NVC. More info

Sept. 17 - Oct. 29 : 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

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