In the News
• Baruch Goes Abroad: The College's First-Ever Cuban Arts and Cultures Program
• Budget Alert: Send in Your Letters of Support for CUNY
• " Take It With You" Campaign Launches in Baruch's Classrooms
• Office of Human Resources Website Reminder
• Feb. 16: The Advancement Studio and the Baruch Executive Presentation Institute Open House
• Feb. 23: Do International NGO's Do More Harm Than Good?
• Men's & Women's Basketball Teams to Each Host CUNYAC Quarterfinal Game This Weekend
- Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
• Feb. 17-18: Platanos Y Collard Greens
In the News
Baruch Goes Abroad: The College's First-Ever Cuban Arts and Cultures Program
Over the past fifty-plus years, Cuba has been largely off limits to Americans. But thanks to the recent initiatives of CUNY and Baruch College, a handful of fortunate students were able to take part in a study abroad program on the Caribbean island this past January. Professor Katrin Hansing helped spearhead the study abroad program with the support of Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Dean and Vice Provost for Global Strategies Jeffrey Peck, and Dr. Richard Mitten, Baruch’s Director of Study Abroad. Learn more about the program and get the highlights from this year's trip.
Budget Alert: Send in Your Letters of Support for CUNY
The 2012-13 New York State Executive Budget for CUNY is currently under review by the State Legislature. Budget conference committees will be starting early and the Legislature is aiming to finish passage of the budget one week prior to the April 1st deadline. We need your help now to seek improvements to the budget for Baruch College and CUNY. Please take a moment to visit www.supportcuny.org, where you can easily send pre-drafted letters to legislators showing your support.
Baruch College is seeking capital support of $100 million to complete the initial renovations of the Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue. This will help stimulate economic development, promote job growth, and meet today's educational technology standards for our students. We also need to restore funding at all colleges for disabled students, childcare, and related student support. Improved student services are essential to higher retention and ultimately graduation.
Messages generated from www.supportcuny.org should be sent from a computer not paid for with state resources and staff should use personal email addresses. Thank you very much for your help!
"Take It With You" Campaign Launches in Baruch's Classrooms
You may have noticed some new additions in your classroom this semester. Baruch College has launched the “Take It With You” poster campaign designed to strengthen the College's recycling efforts by reminding the campus community to take their trash out of the classroom and place it in the proper receptacles.
Baruch College's Task Force on Sustainability is leading the charge with a marketing effort that includes strategically placed recycling and trash receptacles, posters, and digital screen messaging. As faculty and staff, we encourage you to not only do your part by taking the time to separate your trash and place it in the communal bins, but to advise students to keep their campus clean by doing the same. Visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/sustainability for more information.
Office of Human Resources Website Reminder
Employees are reminded that the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website serves as a great resource for a wide array of useful information including: new hire information, policies and procedures, benefits, union and welfare funds, and holiday schedules. You will also find many of the forms you need to conduct business with OHR, including timesheets, health insurance and payroll forms. You will find links to sites such as CUNY jobs, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Continuing and Professional Studies, and to pension and benefit agencies. In addition, there are summary of benefits, which provide employees access to information about their benefits, and a training and development and retirement section. If you have any questions, please e-mail Human.Resources@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6590.
Feb. 16, 6 pm: The Advancement Studio and the Baruch Executive Presentation Institute Open House
Administrative Building, Room 301, 135 East 22nd Street
This open house will offer a look at the Advancement Studio, a hands-on, three-day executive certificate program for maximizing fund raising revenue and enhancing the strategic role of development at your organization. Ideal for senior-level development professionals and executive directors looking for increased professional success. Small group, Q&A format. Register here. More info
Feb. 23, 6 pm: Do International NGO's Do More Harm Than Good?
Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave
This panel event will feature Professor John Casey, Professor Hector Cordero-Guzman, and Leslie Hawke, founder of OvidiuRom. The panelists will discuss whether international NGO's do more harm than good and will present compelling evidence to defend their opinions. More info
Men's & Women's Basketball Teams to Each Host CUNYAC Quarterfinal Game This Weekend
The Baruch College men's and women's basketball teams will each host a quarterfinal round playoff game this weekend in the ARC Arena. Admission is free for both games.
On Saturday, February 18, at 3:30 pm, the #4-seeded men's team will battle rival #5-seeded Hunter College. On Sunday, February 19, at 3:00 pm, the #2-seeded women's team will battle #7-seeded CCNYl.
The winners of the quarterfinals will advance to the semifinal rounds scheduled for February 21 and 22 at CCNY's Nat Holman Gymnasium. For a complete championship tournament schedule, please click here.
Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
Platanos Y Collard Greens
2/17: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
2/18: Mason Hall, Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue
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 in its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info