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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Honors Council Member Mendez and the Flatiron BID at the 2010 Community Reception

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Notice of CUNY's Manhattan Borough Hearing and the January 2011 Public Hearing

Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2011 Freshman Text

Nominate Your Students' Work for Publication in i Magazine

Reminder: Memorial Service for Professor Howard Ross December 20th

EVENTS

Tonight: Business Plan Basics

Dec. 17: What You Should Know About the NYC Energy Conservation Code

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Tonight: The Heritage Ensemble Chanukah Concert

Dec. 1 - Jan. 9: Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey

Dec. 11 - Feb. 26: Platanos & Collard Greens

In the News
 

Baruch College Honors Council Member Mendez and the Flatiron BID at the 2010 Community Reception

President Mitchel Wallerstein with Reception HonoreesDuring this year's Baruch College Community Reception, held on Tuesday, December 7th, President Wallerstein presented Council Member Rosie Mendez with the "Legislator of the Year" Award and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District with the "Community Partner of the Year" award. The event also provided an opportunity to introduce President Wallerstein to local community and business leaders. More info

Announcements

Notice of CUNY's Manhattan Borough Hearing and the January 2011 Public Hearing

CUNY's Manhattan Borough Hearing will take place jointly with a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm, in room 14-220 of the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an interaction between the Board of Trustees, the Officers of the University, and the communities and constituents of the CUNY colleges. Persons wishing to speak should contact Baruch's Office of Government and Community Relations at (646) 660-6095 before 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 13, 2011. Speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes. No substitution of speakers will be permitted. Written statements are recommended (guidelines here). These statements may be any length.

Invitation to Suggest Titles for the Fall 2011 Freshman Text

The Freshman Text Selection Committee has begun the process of picking a common reading for the Fall 2011 incoming freshman class. On behalf of Provost James McCarthy, you are invited to suggest titles for what will be the twelfth annual freshman text.

This activity is one of few opportunities for the entire Baruch community to engage together in a shared intellectual pursuit. 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. Titles can be fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary, but 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 we are looking especially for titles that explore one or more of the following areas:
• identity formation through the arts, culture, sexual orientation, or migration; civic/global awareness;
• ethics;
• the influence of technology on privacy.

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

If you would like to recommend a book for consideration, please email Mark Spergel (Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu) no later than January 15th. The committee will then meet to determine a short list of titles from all suggestions received by the deadline and announce its decision by mid-semester. The committee has set up this timeline in order to provide faculty with sufficient advance notice to incorporate the text into their fall syllabi.

Nominate Your Students' Work for Publication in i Magazine

i Magazine publishes the strongest scholarship and creative work produced by Baruch College undergraduate and graduate students, in order to foster a community of writers, readers, students, and teachers. The Writing Center thanks all faculty members who have nominated essays for publication in the past, and asks for your renewed support in nominating student writing for its next issue. Please email your submissions to imagazine@baruch.cuny.edu as MSWord attachments, with "Submission" in the subject line. Professors are encouraged to include a nominating note that describes the strengths and potential teaching and learning applications of the piece, as well as the assignment that prompted the writing. The magazine accepts works of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, multimedia, and fine art.

Reminder: Memorial Service for Professor Howard Ross December 20th

A memorial service will be held in honor of Professor Howard N. Ross on Monday, December 20, 2010, from noon to 1 pm, in the William and Anita Newman Conference Room, 7th Floor, Room 750, Information and Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street. All members of the College community are welcome to attend.

Events
 

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

Business Plan Basics

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the basic format and concepts expected in a business plan. Participants will learn tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start writing their own plan. Register online.

Dec. 17, 10 am: The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, The Oak Room (203), 137 East 22nd St

What You Should Know About the NYC Energy Conservation Code

A discussion of NYC Energy Conservation Code's new local laws which are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Speakers will include Stanley S. Fishbein, President, CapQuest Group; Michael Scorrano, P.E., Managing Director, En-Power Group. Opening remarks from Wyldon King Fishman, President, New York Solar Energy Society. More info

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Tonight, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Heritage Ensemble Chanukah Concert

The Heritage Ensemble is a quintet devoted to the concert performance of traditional and familiar Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian styles, with a touch of classicism for good measure. More info

Dec. 1 - Jan. 9: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey

An original piece presented with over 30 puppets, 5 actors/puppeteers, masks, a robot, animated video projection and a space-age score, Wakka Wakka spins the bizarre tale of "Baby Universe." More info

Dec. 11 - Feb. 26: 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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