President Waldron Honored by the National Urban Fellows
Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron was honored for her leadership achievements by the National Urban Fellows (NUF) at a gala event on June 30. President Waldron, who has led the College since 2004, received one of the “Leadership Champions” award along with Baruch alumni Michelle DePass (MPA ’98), who is the new assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, and New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito (MPA ’95). The recipients were honored for achieving “outstanding success in their fields, while leading the way toward social justice and equity.” Full article
Social Media @ Baruch - Directory
Keep up-to-date with Baruch College's brand new Social Media Directory. The College Community can now stay on top of upcoming events, news, and more by following links to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and blogs operated by students and faculty. More info
Book Selected for Fall 2009 Freshman Convocation
Each year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the Baruch College community to read and discuss. This year’s selection is Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie.
We are pleased to offer all faculty and staff a free copy of this novel. To request a free copy, contact Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu. To accompany the book, the selection committee has prepared a study guide that is being given to all entering freshmen along with the text. You can access the study guide at: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/orientation/freshman-text-discussion-questions.html
All entering freshmen will be given a copy of the book at Orientation this summer and asked to read it in its entirety in time for Freshman Convocation, Thursday, August 27. Reservation Blues will be the subject of the keynote address by Native American poet John Elvis Smelcer and the book discussion hour at the Convocation. We encourage faculty members, especially those teaching freshmen, to include the book on their required reading lists for fall semester.
The Property Management staff is conducting a physical re-inventory of all fixed assets beginning on June 15. The staff must see all equipment tagged with a CUNY barcode and must have all keys made available to them at the time of visit. Off-campus equipment will have to re-inventoried by filling out this form. More information about this announcement can be found here.
July 29 - August 1 | Baruch Performing Arts Center
Combining show-stopping production numbers with gender-swapping renditions of the classics from some of Broadway's biggest hits past and present, "Project: Dim Sum" tops it all off with a few loving jabs at these brilliant originals making for a night of musical theater that's sure to satisfy. More info
Domestic Violence and the Workplace – July Sessions!
Register by email to email@example.com.
Baruch College is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees. Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism, and increased employee turnover. As a public employer, CUNY is committed to full compliance with applicable laws governing domestic violence in the workplace. All faculty and staff with supervisory responsibilities are required to attend this mandatory training on how to respond appropriately to domestic violence concerns.
July sessions are as follows:
Wednesday, July 15: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Monday, July 27: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Thursday, July 30: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
All sessions will be held at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-467. To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the session you would like to attend. You will receive a reply with a confirmation.
You can review CUNY's Policy and Procedures for Domestic Violence at this link: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/CUNYPolicy-DomesticViolence.pdf.
Discounts from CAPS for Teen Summer Programs
Continuing and Professional Studies offers a 15% discount to Baruch faculty and staff members who enroll their children in our Teen Summer Programs. Your teen will have a fun and challenging experience! We offer teen language intensives in English, French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish. Or help your child prepare to score high on an upcoming New York City Specialized High School Exam or the ACT, SATI or SATII needed to get into college. Find out more here. Or call Patti Juza at x5114.