• Baruch Students Awarded NextGen Award
• Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2013 Freshman Text
• Holiday Party Reminder
• Late Run Lifts Women’s Basketball over York
• Women’s Basketball Knock Off Ithaca
• Baruch Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Compete in ECAC Winter Championship
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Dec. 13: Heritage Ensemble Concert
• Dec. 16:
Elevating: An Afternoon of Spoken Word, Poetry, Music and Dance
• Dec. 17: Plastic Flowers: A Chamber Opera Concert
• Dec. 18: Celebrate Christmas with the Gramercy Brass Quintet
• Dec. 13: Careers with the CIA- Information Session
• Dec. 14: Careers with the Department of State
Baruch Students Awarded NextGen Award
Baruch Public Affairs students Celeste Simon and Julieth Ortiz have been awarded NextGen Award Scholarship by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The $4,500 scholarship will provide financial support for the students to perform 300 hours of service with a nonprofit organization.
Celeste will spend the spring semester in Albany where she will intern with the New York State Senate. The nature of the Senate's work and the impact that it has on support and regulation of the nonprofit sector provide an interesting opportunity for Celeste to learn about the forces that shape the sector. Julieth will be spending the spring semester in Mexico as an exchange student through the North America Mobility Program (NAMP) in the School of Public Affairs. This program focuses on Community Sustainable Development. She is in the process of arranging an internship with a local nonprofit or foundation in Mexico.
To learn more, click here.
Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2013 Freshman Text
The Freshman Text Selection Committee has begun the process of picking a common reading for the Fall 2013 incoming freshman class. The Baruch community is invited to suggest titles for what will be our thirteenth annual freshman text.
All entering freshmen receive a free copy of the selected text and are asked to read it prior to attending the fall Convocation where the text is the subject of the keynote address. This year the committee is particularly looking for titles that:
• students will be eager to read on their own over the summer and discuss;
• will challenge students intellectually;
• faculty can incorporate into their course reading lists;
• can be discussed across the disciplines;
• have not already appeared on most high school reading lists;
• ideally do not exceed 300-350 pages.
In addition, this year the committee is looking especially for titles that explore how cities or communities struggle with traumatic events (natural disasters/climate change, war, social unrest/division). Suggested titles could include non-fiction and creative non-fiction as well as novels, dramas, or other works of fiction that explore how individuals, families, and/or societies overcome/deal with trauma from the contemporary or any historical period.
The committee welcomes one or two suggestions per individual (rather than a complete list of your favorite books!) For a complete listing of past titles selected as the freshman reading, go to: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/orientation/destination-baruch.html
Holiday Party Reminder
In celebration and thanks for this year’s accomplishments, President Wallerstein invites all faculty and staff to this year’s Holiday Party, Wednesday, Dec 19, 3:30 to 5:30 pm in Rooms 14-220 and 14-250. Glatt Kosher options, wine beer and soft beverages will be served.
Late Run Lifts Women’s Basketball over York
The Baruch College Bearcats defeated the Cardinals of York College, 82-33, in a CUNYAC home contest played on Tuesday evening in the ARC Arena. Learn more.
Women’s Basketball Knock Off Ithaca
The Baruch College Bearcats stayed undefeated by knocking off the Bombers of Ithaca College, 51-47, in an exciting defensive battle played on Saturday afternoon in the ARC Arena on Alumni Day. Learn more.
Baruch Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams Compete in ECAC Winter Championship
Women’s relay team of Rose Lee, Julia Sung, Sally Lim, and Alyssa Lubrino finished in sixth place at the 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:55.12. Learn more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Heritage Ensemble Concert, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Thursday, December 13 @ 7 p.m.
The New York Jazz Record calls Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble “. . .a cross-cultural collaboration that spins and grooves.” The Ensemble’s repertoire of original compositions and arrangements incorporate jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and neo-classical styles and danceable rhythms.” For more information, click here.
Elevating: An Afternoon of Spoken Word, Poetry, Music and Dance, Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Sunday, December 16 @ 2:30 p.m.
Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a performance collage of poetry / spoken word, music, and dance, created by Akila Worksongs, directed by Leslie “ButtaFlySoul” Taylor, hosted by MK Lewis, and supplemental music by DJ Lumumba. The performance will include poets Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Mo Beasley, Ras Baraka, Safiya Washinton, and Toni Blackman; choreographer Camille A. Brown; and musicians Masauko Chimpbere and Pyeng Threadgill. For more information, click here.
Plastic Flowers: A Chamber Opera Concert, Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Monday, December 17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Composer João MacDowellI was born in Brasília, and began his professional career with the band Tonton Macoute. He later worked as a record producer in Rio de Janeiro. Now living in New York City, MacDowell brings his program, “Plastic Flowers” to Baruch. For more information, click here.
Celebrate Christmas with the Gramercy Brass Quintet, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, December 18 @ 7 p.m.
The Gramercy Brass is back in town! Celebrate Christmas with Baruch Performing Arts Center and the Principal Quintet of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra and Friends with works by composers JS Bach, GF Handel, Vince Guaraldi, Irving Berlin, and Neil Diamond. Free tickets for Baruch Students and Staff
See Box Office in the lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus. For more information, click here.
Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m., Careers with the CIA- Information Session
Room 8-150, Newman Vertical Campus
IA Representatives will present on different careers within the CIA, desirable candidate skills/qualifications and how to successfully complete the application process. (US Citizenship required). Learn more.
Dec. 14, 1 p.m., Careers with the Department of State
Room 14-270, Newman Vertical Campus
US Diplomat in Residence will present on State Department Careers: Foreign Service Officer; Foreign Service Specialist; Civil Service; and internships. Registration deadline is Dec. 14. Learn more.