e-News for Faculty and Staff - Baruch College

Dec. 5 - Dec. 12

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Software Prohibited on Campus
Baruch College Joins the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Upcoming Sessions of "Preventing Workplace Violence" Workshop
Reminder: CUNY Campaign For Voluntary Charitable Giving
CUNY Cares Toy Drive Ends Dec. 12

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Dec. 10: Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series: Jessica M. Bibliowicz
Dec. 10: Coats, Cocktails, and Careers: An Alumni Networking Event

Arts and Culture

Dec. 6: "The Spy" by James Fenimore Cooper
Dec. 6:
Sylvan Winds Woodwind Quartet Tribute to Elliot Carter
Dec. 7: Naked Acts at the African Diaspora Film Festival
Dec. 11: Baruch College Chorus Winter Concert and Holiday Sing-Along
Dec. 12: The Reel Time Film Festival


Announcements

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Software Prohibited on Campus

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs on the campus computing network poses a serious security risk. Moreover, the university requires the BCTC to file an official response when they notify us that a computer is using a P2P program to download copyrighted content, such as music and movies. When the BCTC receives a security alert that a computer is using P2P software, the user account will be disabled and the computer will be removed immediately for cleansing. Please see the following CUNY policy statement for more information: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/p2p_policy.htm

Thank you for your cooperation,
Arthur Downing, CIO.

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Baruch College Joins the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

We are proud to announce that Baruch College will be joining the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. Our membership in AASHE will further support the Baruch College sustainability initiative, and Mindy Engle-Friedman, chair of the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability, will be our contact with this organization. Two of our sister colleges--City College and Hunter--are also members.

AASHE aims to advance the efforts of the entire campus sustainability community by uniting diverse initiatives and connecting practitioners to resources and professional development opportunities. Membership benefits include various workshops, training sessions and conferences.

To learn more about this organization, visit: http://www.aashe.org/.

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"Civility and Violence: Preventing Workplace Violence" New Sessions Added!

Register by email to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu (Note: New registration e-mail address).

Baruch College is committed to preventing workplace violence and ensuring a safe and secure academic and work environment for all members of the College community and its constituents.  As a public employer, CUNY is required by law to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence.  One way to reduce the potential for workplace violence is to intervene before a situation escalates into a violent incident. All faculty and staff are required to attend this mandatory training on how to recognize signs of a potentially violent situation.

“Civility and Violence” is the new name for the ongoing mandatory training program on preventing workplace violence. If you attended a “Preventing Workplace Violence” session in 2007 or 2008, you need not attend this class again. Over 700 faculty and staff have attended a session. Please note that adjunct faculty members and college assistants are required to attend.  Adjunct faculty members who do NOT have professional hours will receive the non-teaching adjunct rate for their attendance.

The schedule for upcoming sessions is as follows:
 
Friday, Dec. 12                     9:30 am to 11:30 am  
Wednesday, Jan. 7              10 am to 12 noon
Thursday, Jan. 8                   2 pm to 4 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 13                  10 am to 12 noon

All of the above sessions will be held at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-269.

To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu, stating the session you would like to attend.  You will receive a reply with a confirmation.

You can review CUNY's Policy on Workplace Violence at this link: www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/CUNY-Policy-workplace_violence.pdf.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact our Training and Development Specialist, Ms. Leah Schanke, at (646) 660-6618.

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CUNY Campaign For Voluntary Charitable Giving 2008

The CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving (The CUNY Campaign) is an annual charitable fundraising drive that takes place throughout the CUNY University system. Its basic purpose is for the entire university to come together and take hold of he many issues facing our city today and make a difference. A guide to participating organizations will be provided to familiarize you with the services/missions of the organizations. The Baruch College Fund is included in the organizations to which you can contribute.

To learn more about the CUNY campaign initiative, visit www.cuny.edu/campaign. To make a pledge or a donation, contact Pat Imbimbo, director of the Starr Career Development Center, at 646-312-4683, or send your check and/or pledge form to her attention at Box B 2-150.

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Last Week For Donations to the CUNY Cares Toy Drive -- Ends Dec. 12

Baruch College will be accepting toy donations for children ages 1 to 4 years old on behalf of the CUNY Cares Toy Drive from now until Dec. 12. Donations can be left at the Early Learning Center at 17 Lexington Avenue, from Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. For more information on the toy drive, contact Anne Austin at 212-387-1420, 1421, or 1423. You can also visit www.cuny.edu/toydrive.

 

Workshops and Seminars

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 12 pm | Zicklin School of Business

Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series Presents Jessica M. Bibliowicz

Jessica M. Bibliowicz is chairman and chief executive officer of National Financial Partners, a leading independent distributor of financial services products to the high net worth and growing entrepreneurial corporate markets.

More Info: http://events.embark.com/event/baruch/newstudentevents/

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220
55 Lexington Avenue

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 5 pm | School of Public Affairs

Coats, Cocktails, and Careers: An Alumni Networking Event

Bring a gently worn coat to donate, have some holiday cheer, and network with alumn of the School of Public Affairs. Keynote speaker: Lisa Poullard-Burton ('90), director of alumni relations, Baruch College.

More Info: Call 646-660-6755 or e-mail Jason.Linetsky@baruch.cuny.edu.

Newman Conference Center, Room 750
Information and Technology Building, 151 E. 25th Street

 

Arts and Culture

Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Acting Company presents "The Spy"

This is an invited dress rehearsal for the Baruch community. For reservations, call 646-312-5073.

Nagelberg Theatre
Newman Vertical Campus

More Info: performingartscenter@baruch.cuny.edu

Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Sylvan Winds Woodwind Quartet Tribute to Elliot Carter

Elliot Carter, the dean of American composers and an honorary member of the New York Composers Circle celebrates his 100th birthday next week. The New York Composers Circle is proud to present this concert in his honor. Suggested donation is $20.00, but students may attend free with ID.

Nagelberg Theater
Newman Vertical Campus

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=397

Sunday, Dec. 7, 7 pm | Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

"Naked Acts" 10th Anniversary Screening

Professor Bridgett Davis's feature film was described as "smartly written and charmingly neurotic" by New York magazine during its theatrical run. It will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a screening at the African Diaspora Film Festival.

Cowin Center at Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, 147 Horace Mann Hall

More Info: www.boldaslove.us/2008/11/naked-acts-10th-anniversary-screening.html

Thursday, Dec. 11, 6 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Baruch College Chorus Winter Concert and Holiday Sing-Along

Admission is free. For reservations, call 646-312-5073.

Engelman Recital Hall,
Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=396

Friday, Dec. 12, 12:15 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Reel Time Film Festival

Admission to each film is only $2.00. Cash only is accepted at the Box Office.

Engelman Recital Hall,
Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=344

 

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