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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Baruch College Hall Of History Installed in the Information and Technology Building

IN THE NEWS

Zicklin CFO Survey Makes Headlines

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Training Sessions on Blackboard, Smart Lecterns, Powerpoint, Blogging, etc.

Research-Related Events Calendar Being Maintained Online

Writing Center Seeking Volunteers for Faculty Interview Series

25,000 T-Shirts for Haiti: Drop Box at the BPAC

SPORTS

CUNYAC Championship Tournament Begins This Weekend

EVENTS

Feb. 22: Perspectives on Immigration: Chinatown Buses, All-You-Can-Eat Buffets, and an Expanding Transnational Labor Migration Circuit

Feb. 24: Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series Presents Diane D’Erasmo, Executive Vice President HSBC Bank

Feb. 24: Who Are We? The Politics of Naming, Labels, and Identities in Ethnic Studies

ARTS AND CULTURE

Call for Submissions for Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

Tonight: Jazz Rock Experimental Quartet "The Breakfast"

Feb. 19 - Feb. 27: The Acting Company’s Spring 2010 Season Presents Romeo and Juliet

Feb. 22: Weissman Talks Onstage Dialogue Series: A Screening and Discussion of the PBS Documentary “Dolley Madison: America’s First Lady”

OFFERINGS

iCoach Professional Coaching Program

February is Diversity/Communication Month!

 
Academic Excellence
 

Baruch College Hall Of History Installed in the Information and Technology Building

There’s something new on the Baruch College campus and it’s big and eye-catching: two giant murals on the east and west walls of the atrium depicting Baruch College’s rich heritage — from the founding of the Free Academy in 1847 to the opening of the Newman Vertical Campus in 2001. Read more

 
In the News
 

Zicklin CFO Survey Makes Headlines

The third quarter CFO Outlook Survey from Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and Chief and Financial Executives International (FEI) revealed a heightened sense of confidence toward the U.S. economy and their own companies — and the news is spreading. To see a full listing of media coverage on the survey, click here. To find out more about the survey, click here.

 
Announcement


Training Sessions on Blackboard, Smart Lecterns, Powerpoint, Blogging, etc.

Faculty training sessions are open to full-time faculty and adjuncts. Additional one-on-one sessions are sometimes available. Scheduled sessions can be found at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training/faculty_training.html
For more information, please contact Kevin Wolff, Instructional Designer at Kevin.Wolff@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-1149

Research-Related Events Calendar Being Maintained Online

A schedule of department-sponsored, research-related events at Baruch is available at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/DepartmentalResearchPresentations.htm
Departmental representatives should contact Hartley Bramhall with any additions or changes, preferably before your event takes place.

Writing Center Seeking Volunteers for Faculty Interview Series

This semester, the Writing Center is beginning a faculty interview series aimed at demystifying for students the requirements of writing in various disciplines. Veronica Karpoich, a Macaulay Honors student and the Writing Center’s Presidential Intern, will arrange, conduct, film, and edit the interviews. These interviews will be posted to the Writing Center website as a resource for students. We will ask that you find a piece of writing in your discipline, authored by yourself or another scholar, that you can use to anchor the discussion and point out specific examples. Interviews should be less than 30 minutes and will be edited to their most concise, informative, and flattering form. Please email veronica.karpoich@baruch.cuny.edu if you would like to be interviewed for this series.

25,000 T-Shirts for Haiti: Drop Box at the BPAC

Baruch College is participating in a t-shirt donation campaign to help the residents of Haiti who lost their homes and personal belongings in the recent earthquake. If you have extra t-shirts, from a promotion or event (or just extra ones that you bought but don’t wear), please consider donating them at the Box Office in the lobby of the NVC, across from the 25th Street entrance. Call or email John Malatesta at (646) 312-4083 or john.malatesta@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions.

 
Sports
 

CUNYAC Championship Tournament Begins

The first round of the CUNYAC basketball championship tournament begins this weekend. The Baruch men, seeded #3, play the College of Staten Island at 1 pm in the Baruch College gym. The Baruch women, seeded #1, will play Medgar Evers, seeded #8, on Sunday at 1 pm, also in the Baruch gym. There is no admission charge to any game in the tournament, however, tickets will be required for the semifinal and championship rounds, for which dates and information will be provided should Baruch proceed in the championship. For more information, please call 646-312-5048.

 
Workshops

Feb. 22, 12:30 pm | Administrative Building, Room 308, 135 East 22nd St.

Perspectives on Immigration: Chinatown Buses, All-You-Can-Eat Buffets, and an Expanding Transnational Labor Migration Circuit

The 2009-2010 Perspectives on Immigration lecture series continues with Ken Guest of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences delivering a lecture titled "Chinatown Buses, All-You-Can-Eat Buffets, and an Expanding Transnational Labor Migration Circuit." Talk will be approximately 45 minutes to be followed by questions and discussion.

Feb. 24, 12:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series Presents Diane D’Erasmo, Executive Vice President HSBC Bank

Diane D'Erasmo, industry leader, will be participating in the Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series. The Speaker Series includes lunch, a formal presentation, and an opportunity for students and alumni to speak with Ms. D'Erasmo. Business attire is required. Please RSVP online.

Feb. 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 1-107, 55 Lexington Avenue

Who Are We? The Politics of Naming, Labels, and Identities in Ethnic Studies

Am I Hispanic, Latino, Black, African-American, none-of-the-above, all-of-the-above or something else entirely? How do ethnic identities and racial labels arise and change over time? Why do they matter and what are their implications? Join faculty members of the Black and Hispanic Studies Dept. as they discuss these issues and consider options for renaming their department. Student input is also greatly encouraged.

Arts and Culture

Call for Submissions for Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

You are invited to submit your photographs for potential inclusion in Focus on Photography, a juried exhibition that will be presented this spring at Baruch’s Mishkin Gallery. All members of the Baruch community — students, staff, and faculty — are welcome to participate. The entry deadline is March 5, 2010. Click for more info and submission information.

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

Jazz Rock Experimental Quartet "The Breakfast"

The Breakfast is a hard-hitting jazz rock experimental quartet whose music ranges from progressive rock to sonic landscapes. More info

Feb. 19 - Feb. 27: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Acting Company’s Spring 2010 Season Presents Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers falling victim to family hatred and cruel destiny... swords clash, everlasting love is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of all time. Young love has never been so delightful or as dangerous as in this stirring new production from the Acting Company. Tickets are $45. More info

Feb. 22: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Weissman Talks Onstage Dialogue Series: A Screening and Discussion of the PBS Documentary “Dolley Madison: America’s First Lady”

At a time when women could neither vote nor participate officially in politics, Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president James Madison, became one of the most influential and best loved figures of her day. The Weissman Talks Onstage Dialogue Series is proud to present a special screening of the PBS Documentary “Dolley Madison: America’s First Lady,” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the film’s producers, writers, and scholars.More info

Offerings

iCoach Professional Coaching Program

The Management Department at Baruch College and the highly-regarded iCoachNewYork will be offering a three-month, one-day/week Professional Coaching Program specially designed for managers, consultants, and human resource professionals who wish to learn executive coaching skills. The program begins on March 5, 2010. The Professional Coaching Program is uniquely successful because every participant receives individual attention and actual coaching cases are assigned. iCoachNewYork and Baruch have successfully offered the PCP program since 2005. Please visit icoachnewyork.com or call 212-279-0009 to learn more about this program or to apply for an interview.

February is Diversity/Communication Month!

Below is a listing of Technology courses for January 2010 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 the completed application 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 February 17.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site. For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, Baruch College training and development specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618. NOTE:

Easy English for the Multi-Lingual Writer NEW!

In this course for writers for whom English is not their first language, participants will work on job-related writing exercises designed to strengthen their ability to write with proper English. The course will give participants an awareness of their writing strengths and a sense of confidence in their ability to overcome their English writing challenges on their own.

Date: 02/18/2010 and 02/19/2010 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C8005
Cost: $120 per person

The Art of Assertiveness

This course will focus on ways individuals can establish trust, mutual respect, and openness to develop an assertive approach when interacting with others. Participants will learn how to build win-win relationships to attain the communication results they expect without appearing heavy-handed. Also presented will be methods for actively persuading others without being aggressive.

Date: 02/22/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C2010
Cost: $60 per person

Fundamentals of Effective Presentation

This program will provide participants with conviction, control, and poise needed to make effective presentations. Specifically, participants will gain skills and direction needed to become comfortable with their presentation style. Participants also will receive feedback on videotaped practice presentations.

Date: 02/23/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office 57th Street
Course No: C9114
Cost: $60 per person

Clown: A Diversity Experience

This is a special course for employees who are having diversity issues. The course has been a bit re-designed from last year's version but it still challenges employees to explore the foundations for personal bias and prejudice and encourages them to think in terms of diversity and inclusion. Due to the nature of the subject matter, class size is extremely limited (10 participants).

Date: 02/24/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: PDP121
Cost: Free