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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Zicklin School of Business Receives Renewed Business and Accounting Accreditation from AACSB International

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Second Open Forum: Middle States Reaccreditation Self-Study

Students in Crisis: How Can I Help?

Baruch Statistical Consulting Laboratory Open House

SPORTS

Baruch Volleyball Grabs Second Consecutive Week in NCAA Top 10

EVENTS

Tonight: Haiti Relief Concert

Feb. 4: Teach-In on Haiti

ARTS AND CULTURE

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

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents the 55 Underground Concert Series:
Feb. 12: Ari Hest in Concert
Feb. 13: Jazz and Blues Vocalist Pyeng Threadgill
Feb. 18:
Jazz Rock Experimental Quartet "The Breakfast"

OFFERINGS

iCoach Professional Coaching Program

February is Diversity/Communication Month!

 
Academic Excellence
 

Zicklin School of Business Receives Renewed Business and Accounting Accreditation from AACSB International

Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and its Stan Ross Department of Accountancy have maintained their accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, a distinction earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools. The Zicklin School has maintained this prestigious accreditation since 1933 while the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy has maintained a separate AACSB accreditation since 1984. Read more

 
Announcement


Second Open Forum: Middle States Reaccreditation Self-Study

Baruch College faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a discussion of the College’s 2009 Middle States Reaccreditation Self-Study on Tuesday, February 2, from 12:45-2 pm in NVC 3-160. Every 10 years all colleges and universities in the United States are required to undergo this review to confirm that their academic programs and educational offerings and services are in compliance with mutually agreed upon standards. As part of this process, the College must conduct a comprehensive self-study. Faculty, staff, and students interested in joining the open forum are encouraged to become familiar with the Middle States reaccreditation process at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/middlestates. The most recent draft of the Baruch College Middle States Self-Study can also be found online at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/middlestates/internal.

Students in Crisis: How Can I Help?

According to recent data, nearly 50% of college students report feeling so depressed that it is difficult to function, and 10% say they have seriously considered suicide in the past year. As a faculty member, you play a vital role in helping to identify these at-risk students so that they can get the support they need. In an effort to do this effectively, the College is taking part in a pilot program that gives faculty and staff the opportunity to engage in simulated conversations with students who show symptoms of depression, anxiety, paranoia, or thoughts of suicide. By taking part in this program, you can expect to gain awareness and confidence when faced with actual students exhibiting these symptoms. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Marco Dinovelli for further information and a login.

Baruch Statistical Consulting Laboratory Open House

The Statistical Consulting Laboratory, which offers assistance to Baruch faculty and PhD students conducting quantitative analyses, will be holding an open house on Thursday, February 11 from 11 am to 3 pm in the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 11-170. Professor Ron Neath and graduate assistant Irina Cobir will join director Shulamith T. Gross in explaining the lab's services and introduce attendants to future mini-course topics to be offered by the lab. Current topics include: Bayesian Statistical Analysis with WinBugs, Multilevel Modeling with HLM6, and Structural Equation Modeling with LISREL. Attendants will be able to register for the mini-course of their choice at the open house.

 
Sports
 

Baruch Volleyball Grabs Second Consecutive Week in NCAA Top 10

The Baruch College men’s volleyball team has maintained its ranking as the #10 team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The #10 ranking, outpacing M.I.T. and Nazareth College, by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), is the highest ever achieved in the 25 years of men’s volleyball history at Baruch College. More info

 
Workshops

Tonight, 5 - 7 pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 1-107, 55 Lexington Avenue

Haiti Relief Concert

This outreach effort, hosted by the Undergraduate Student Government, will include live bands, free food, and ongoing fundraising.

Feb. 4, 12:30 – 2:20 pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 5-150, 55 Lexington Avenue

Teach-In on Haiti

Professor Ted Henken of the Departments of Sociology and Black and Hispanic Studies will moderate a discussion in conjunction with esteemed faculty, students, and historians on the politics, culture, and history of Haiti. The Teach-In will culminate with a call for action on ways that we as a community can make a difference.

Arts and Culture

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

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents the 55 Underground Concert Series:

Feb. 12: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Ari Hest in Concert

Already signed to a major label contract, Ari Hest opted out of his deal so that he could have more control over his art. He then embarked on his ambitious "52" project, during which he spent all of last year immersed in an unprecedented effort — to write, record, produce and release one new song per week, for 52 weeks in a row. Now he's sharing the resulting album with the Baruch community. More info

Feb. 13: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Jazz and Blues Vocalist Pyeng Threadgill

Baruch Performing Arts Center welcomes jazz and blues vocalist Pyeng Threadgill and her band for her debut concert at Baruch College, accompanied by Tyler Wood (keys), Derek Nievergelt (bass), Kevin Louis (cornet, percussion), John Shannon (guitar), and Evan Pazner (drums). More info

Feb. 18: 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

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 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.

Cross-Cultural Communication

This workshop explores the different communication styles that exist in a diverse workplace. Through structured exercises, participants will experience the value of multiple perspectives and see how increased sensitivity to diversity issues can maximize effective communication in the workplace.

Date: 02/08/2010
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C2210
Cost: $60 per person

Report Writing for Managers and Professionals NEW!

A course designed to provide professional staff members with a review of the standard elements of written reports. Participants will work with sample reports in addition to their own materials. Emphasis will be to ensure that participants prepare complete, well-organized, and well-formatted documents. Target audience: Managers, supervisors, and professionals

Date: 02/04/2010 and 02/05/2010 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C1030
Cost: $120 per person

Negotiating Win-Win Agreements

Successful completion of this workshop will enable participants to become effective negotiators in both their professional and personal lives. The principal focus will be to provide participants will skills for transforming contention and stalemates into dynamic, productive, and positive interactions that benefit all parties involved.

Date: 02/10/2010 and 02/11/2010 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No: C3131
Cost: $120 per person

Easy English for the Multi-Lingual Writer NEW!

A course designed 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