Scheduled Baruch Network Outage Tomorrow – Friday, February 11
Due to essential work on the electrical system in the Newman Vertical Campus computer room, the campus network and all local Baruch College computer systems will be unavailable on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be no access to faculty/staff e-mail, Baruch College web pages, the wireless network, or Degreeworks from on-site or off-site.
Please note that within the Newman Vertical Campus building ONLY, there will be no telephone service during this period. Telephone service in the Library building and South Campus will not be affected.
From off campus there will be access to systems that are hosted outside the Baruch network, such as Blackboard®, eSIMS, BOSS, and student e-mail:
Blackboard, eSIMS, and ePermit are available via the CUNY Portal at http://www.cuny.edu/
Student Email through Live @ Baruch: http://mail.live.com
MetLife Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program Representative on Campus
Marc Adamek, the representative for MetLife Tax Deferred Annuities will be on campus Tuesday, February 15 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm in the Office of Human Resources, 135 East 22nd Street, Room 200.
For appointments, please call Mr. Adamek at 917-701-6315.
Submission Deadline Extended for Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics
The Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics are intended to stimulate scholarship in the field of ethics, with an emphasis on ethics in professional life. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus, ('66, MBA '73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus. The prizes are awarded annually to a faculty member who has written an important topical article, essay or book on ethics and to a student or students who have written an outstanding research paper or essay, also as it relates to current events.
"Ethics" in professional life is used in the broadest sense. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: ethical decision making for managers and professionals related to business enterprises, the ethical and social implications of investment policies, ethics in public policy, ethics in law and medicine, ethics in the academic world, the ethics of business and government relations, and corporate accountability.
FOR THE FACULTY PRIZE, any faculty member may submit an article, essay, op-ed piece, website, or book, unpublished or recently published. Works must be topical and current; relevance is more important than length. THE FACULTY AWARD IS $1,500.
FOR THE STUDENT PRIZE, any currently enrolled Baruch College student may submit an original essay or research paper. Work that was done for a course may be submitted for this prize. Works must be topical and current; relevance is more important than length. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. THE STUDENT AWARD IS $500.
The prize winners are selected by a committee of faculty from the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Public Affairs. The extended deadline for submissions is Friday, February 25, 2011.
Submissions and questions should be addressed to the Briloff Prizes in Ethics Committee via email to: Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu,
Subject: Briloff Prizes
Men's & Women's Swimming Teams Win Back-to-Back CUNYAC Championships
For the second consecutive year, the men's and women's swimming teams each won the CUNYAC Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by Lehman College on February 3-5, 2011. Get the full story
The Battle of Lexington is Here! Bearcats Battle John Jay, Live Video Available
The Battle of Lexington, which is Baruch's marquee athletic event, returns for the sixth straight year tonight in the ARC arena. The women's game will tip off at 5:30 pm, followed by the men's game at 7:30 pm. Come join the fun! Live video of the games will also be available online. More info
This workshop will explain to entrepreneurs the various legal ways to structure and protect their businesses, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability corporations, and corporations. The advantages and drawbacks of the various business forms will be explored. Register online.
This seminar offers practical do-it-yourself methods of managing the finances of start-up companies. Participants will explore simple ways to set up record-keeping systems, develop budgets and generate reports that will help them control costs, improve cash flow and contribute to the ongoing strategic planning for their businesses. Basic techniques and a quick look at QuickBooks will be discussed. Register online.
Greening Modernism: How a Defining 20th-Century Movement Can Advance Sustainability Goals and Enrich Our Quality of Life
How can harnessing the values and discipline of 20th-century modern thought both advance 21st-century sustainability goals and move our "throwaway" culture toward a more authentic, richer quality of life? Among our distinguished speakers are Carl Stein, architect and author of a major new book, Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability, and the Modern Movement; Michael Alderstein, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, which is renovating its iconic Secretariat Building; and Anthony Vidler, Dean of the Cooper Union School of Architecture. Register online.
Feb. 10, 6 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Part of The Production Process, a series of free moderated discussions with theater professionals for CUNY students, this panel will include Robert Fried, Theatrical Accountant (American Idiot, Billy Elliot, Memphis, Sister Act, and Wicked, among others); Sue Frost, Producer (Memphis, Vanities, Make Me A Song, and A Chorus Line tour, among others); and Carl Pasjberg, General Manager/Producer (Memphis, Lucky Guy, Donny & Marie: A Broadway Christmas, Guys and Dolls, among others). The discussion will be moderated by Victoria Bailey, TDF Executive Director & Educator. More info
Spring 2011 Technology Workshops for Faculty
To assist faculty with the technology services available at Baruch, BCTC will host a variety of workshops for the Spring 2011 Term. The topics include: Blackboard - Assignments, Grade Center, and Wikis / Blogs, Blogs@Baruch, Smart Classrooms, and Narrating PowerPoint Presentations.
Please visit our website for the workshop schedule at www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training. To recommend an additional workshop, schedule a small group session, or report technical problems please contact the help desk at 646-312-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUNY Professional Development Courses for February
Below is a listing of professional development courses for February 2011 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located here and fax to Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than 7 days before the class date.
For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site at www.cuny.edu/training. For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618.
Dealing with Difficult People (C6060)
February 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn to manage your own behavior, explore coping mechanisms, and develop more effective communication skills when confronted with a difficult person or situation. For administrative professionals.
Negotiating Workplace Conflicts (C9173)
February 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Managers and supervisors will learn to resolve workplace conflict in a way that produces a fair and effective outcome for all involved. For managers and supervisors.
Having That "Challenging" Conversation (C9158)
February 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gain the skills to deliver difficult news or unpleasant feedback to colleagues, customers, or employees in a direct, yet, respectful manner. For all employees.
Creating Workplace Civility (C9100)
February 23 & 28 (two sessions: register for one only), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Employees may face angry, disruptive, or dangerous behavior in the workplace, including harassment, intimidation, disrespect, verbal aggression, or even violence. This course gives employees the confidence to proactively and effectively address problematic situations while maintaining their professionalism. For all employees.