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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Notice of the CUNY Board of Trustees Annual Manhattan Borough Hearing

Suggestions Welcome for the Fall 2010 Freshman Text

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Baruch College Named Creative Campus Semi-Finalist

IN THE NEWS

Dean David Birdsell on the Latest Political Happenings

EVENTS

Jan. 12: How Non-Profit Organizations Can Take Advantage of Online Video

Jan. 13: Business Plan Basics

ARTS AND CULTURE

Jan 7-24: Auto Da Fe by Masataka Matsuda

Jan 8: Repast Baroque Presents Music in Rembrandt's World

OFFERINGS

January is Technology Month!

Announcements

Notice of the CUNY Board of Trustees Annual Manhattan Borough Hearing

This year's Manhattan Borough Hearing will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 at 5 pm in the Harold M. Proshansky auditorium, concourse level, at the Graduate school and University Center, 365 Fifth 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 CUNY. Persons who wish to speak at the hearing should notify Eric Lugo at the Office of Communications at Baruch at 646-660-6095 prior to 12 pm on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Speakers will be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Suggestions Welcome for the Fall 2010 Freshman Text

The Freshman Text Selection Committee has begun the process of picking a common reading for the Fall 2010 incoming freshman class. 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 but the committee is particularly looking for titles that: students will be eager to read; 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. If you would like to recommend a book for consideration, please email Mark Spergel no later than February 5th. For a complete list of past titles selected as the freshman reading, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/orientation/destination-baruch.html.

 
Academic Excellence


Baruch College Named Creative Campus Semi-Finalist

Baruch College has been named a semi-finalist in the national 2010 Creative Campus Innovation Grants competition. Baruch’s entry, Performing Diaspora: Identities in Motion, jointly conceived and led by Weissman Dean Jeffrey Peck and John Malatesta, director of the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC), is one of 31 projects selected from a field of 150 applicants. More info

News

Dean David Birdsell on the Latest Political Happenings

David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, made several notable appearances in the media this week. On January 5, he spoke to NY1 about Bill Thompson's 2013 mayoral run, and on Tuesday he was quoted in Metro International in an article about New York Gov. David Paterson's political future.

 
Workshops


Jan. 12, 4 pm
|
Information & Technology Building, Room 750, 151 East 25th Street

How Non-Profit Organizations Can Take Advantage of Online Video

This nonprofit seminar presented by Baruch College, the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, and the Personal Democracy Forum will feature Kate Albright-Hanna, managing editor for VBS.TV and former director of video and new media for Obama for America; Jacob Soberoff, executive director of the non-profit Why Tuesday; and Sam Cartsos, co-founder and senior partner at Frameweld, a leader in online video and rich media.


Jan. 13, 6 pm
|
Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Avenue

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.

Arts and Culture

Jan 7 - 24 | Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Auto Da Fe by Masataka Matsuda

Originally produced in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, to much popular and critical acclaim, Auto Da Fe is a dreamscape of collective amnesia, life during wartime, the self-conscious erasure of history and national identity, and a search for meaning and beauty. More info

Jan. 8, 8 pm | Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Repast Baroque Presents Music in Rembrandt's World

Acclaimed by the New York Times for "vital performances" and “robust” playing, Repast is a collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi presenting vivid renditions of music of the baroque era. More info

Offerings

January is Technology 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 Fanny Zou in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail your application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly. 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: Applicants for all PDLM technology workshops except WTT109 must complete an on-line pre-class assessment to determine appropriate class level. A URL for the assessment location will be sent to registered applicants.

Excel 2003/2007, Level 2

Expanding on the skills learned in Level 1, this workshop will give participants the ability to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Participants will work intensively with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions) and create headers and footers. (For employees seeking more thorough knowledge of Excel.)

Date: 01/12/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 241
Cost: $25 per person

Personal Computer Essentials

This workshop will reinforce the attributes of self-taught computer users by providing them with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to conduct their assigned tasks. Participants will receive a thorough introduction to the hardware components of a personal computer, while also becoming better acquainted with basic applications. Participants will receive additional knowledge on managing files and folders, using e-mail, and browsing the Internet.

Date: 01/14/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 109
Cost: $25 per person

MS Project 2007, Level 1

For project managers and other professional staff —Participants will learn to use MS Project 2007 to create a task-oriented project plan for completing work assignments. MS Project will be used to identify task relationships and create and assign project resources in order to finalize project implementation. (Prerequisite: Project management experience or working knowledge of project management principles and applications.)

Date: 01/14/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: NetCom / 5th Avenue
Course No: T6033
Cost: $60 per person

Lotus Notes 7, Level 1

This half-day workshop is designed to give participants a quick overview of the fundamentals of Lotus Notes 7, while providing the necessary skills for customizing the Lotus Notes environment. This will be an interactive workshop designed to prepare participants to schedule meetings, and organize their tasks and address books. (For employees seeking a review of the functionality of Lotus Notes 7. Some experience required.)

Date: 01/20/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 121
Cost: $25 per person

Word 2003/2007, Level 2

Expanding on the skills learned in Level 1, this highly interactive workshop will give participants the ability to create flyers by using backgrounds, borders & shading, pictures, clipart and WordArt, create fill-in forms, work with tables using formulas, and work with documents to include the use of reference commands. Participants also will work with macros and explore how to protect a document. (Prerequisite: Level 1 workshops or equivalent working knowledge of Word.).

Date: 01/22/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 231
Cost: $25 per person

Excel 2003/2007, Level 1

Participants will learn the skills for creating, editing and formatting worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and using the chart wizard also will be covered, as well as a brief introduction to Excel 2007.

Date: 01/28/2010
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 141
Cost: $25 per person