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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Video: Renovating the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue

CAMPUS THANKS

Baruch Thanks the Zicklin School of Business AACSB Accreditation Team

SPORTS

American Volleyball Coaches Association Ranks Baruch in Top Ten

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CUNY Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Suggestions Welcome for the Fall 2010 Freshman Text

EVENTS

Jan. 26: Originality and Plagiarism: A Vexed Opposition

Jan. 28: Baruch Unites for Haiti

ARTS AND CULTURE

Jan 7-24: Auto Da Fe by Masataka Matsuda

Jan. 14 - Feb. 7: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Feb. 25: Howard Mandel, Founder and President Jazz Journalists Assoc., Speaks: The Blues as it Lives Today

OFFERINGS

iCoach Professional Coaching Program

January is Technology Month!

 
Academic Excellence


Video: Renovating the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue

A video about the necessary and planned renovation of the Lawrence and Eris Field Building at 17 Lexington Avenue has been prepared for presentation to members of the New York State Senate and Assembly. The video stresses the importance of this historic building to the Baruch College community and to New York City, and delivers a request to our legislators for state funding. Watch the video now.

Campus Thanks

Baruch Thanks the Zicklin School of Business AACSB Accreditation Team

It’s now official: The Zicklin School of Business and the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy have maintained their accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). President Stan Altman, Provost Jim McCarthy, Zicklin School of Business dean John Elliott, and the entire Baruch College community would like to extend their thanks to the Zicklin committees who spent many hours collaborating on this year’s AACSB report. Find out more about it.

 
Sports


American Volleyball Coaches Association Ranks Baruch in Top Ten

A new poll conducted and distributed by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Division III men’s volleyball teams has ranked Baruch College number ten in the nation. To see the full list of rankings, go here.

 
Announcement


CUNY Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

Counseling, fundraising, and food and clothing drives are among the activities the colleges of the City University of New York are involved in in support of earthquake-devastated Haiti. For more information on CUNY college initiatives, go here. For a general listing of NYC-based Haiti relief efforts, go here.

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.

 
Workshops

Jan. 26, 12:45 - 2:15pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 14-267, 55 Lexington Avenue

Originality and Plagiarism: A Vexed Opposition

This panel discussion is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Academic Integrity Committee. There will be three brief presentations (or “provocations”) followed by a respondent and open discussion. Participants include Prof. Ellen Block, ESL Coordinator; Prof. Frank Cioffi, Writing Director;
Prof. Randy B. Hensley, Head of Instruction, Library; and Prof. Cheryl Smith, Director of WAC. More info

Jan. 28, 12:30 - 2:30 pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 1-107, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch Unites for Haiti

The Office of Student Life will be hosting this event as a means for the community to come together, rally for support, and donate to Haiti relief efforts. Baruch’s undergraduate student government, Caribbean Student Association, SOCA (Student Organization for Caribbean Appreciation), West Indian Culture Club, and Hillel will be present to raise awareness as well as fundraise.

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. 14 - Feb. 7: The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Mirthful comedy ensues as wild shenanigans, mistaken identity, and obsessive love combine for this headlong, swooning tale of "present laughter." More info

Feb. 25, 2:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Howard Mandel, Founder and President Jazz Journalists Assoc., Speaks: The Blues as it Lives Today

Mandel will talk about the blues as it lives today — as a popular music, as the foundation for other forms of popular music, and as a folkloric American theme as much honored in legend as in everyday usage. 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.

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.

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