In the News
      • New Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) for Spring / Summer 2012
      • Prof. Altman Named Chair of the Alliance of Nonprofit Educators
  • Announcements
      Fiscal 2013 Budget Notice — Support CUNY to Help Stop Cuts
      An Invitation to Join the 2012 Freshman Convocation

    Sports
    • •  4 Student-Athletes Honored at CUNYAC Scholar Athlete Dinner, Baruch Wins Commissioner Cup
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      June 15: NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Roland Dyens
      June 16: Platanos & Collard Greens
      June 19Witnesses of the 20th Century: A Film Screening
      June 20: Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Daedalus String Quartet, “Romantics New and Old”

In the News

New Issue of Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) for Spring / Summer 2012

BCAMEnsuring Our Future and Supporting Our Mission. Learn why support for student scholarships is essential to keeping Baruch College accessible to and affordable for top-performing degree seekers in BCAM’s cover article, Paying Back and Paying It Forward: Alumni Scholarships Ensure Access to Excellence.” Meet Wall Street investment banker alumna Nadja Fidelia (’02), who established a scholarship fund, and three students her scholarship has helped. Also, hear from other grateful recipients who plan to pay it forward to future generations.

Where better than the alumni magazine to meet inspirational alumni? Check out these profiles, among others:

• As summer hits NYC, city dwellers’ thoughts turn toward relief from the heat in the form of street-side frozen treats. Capitalizing on those thoughts is Alex Rein, founder and owner of gourmet-truck Kelvin Natural Slush and a client of Baruch’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Read why ex-lawyer Rein and others sing the center’s praises in “Field Center Contributes to Slush Fun—and New York City.”

• Summer’s also a time for concert-going and club hopping. Meet alumna Karen Baskett (BA ’79), who knows a lot about both. Baskett witnessed just about every seminal punk and New Wave act that came through New York as co–day manager of the late, lamented landmark CBGB. The self-styled “club girl” names names—Talking Heads, Madonna, even Monty Python. Get inside the ’70s

Prof. Altman Named Chair of the Alliance of Nonprofit Educators

AltmanProf. Stan Altman, who has directed the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program (formerly known as American Humanics) at Baruch College since 2006, has been elected Chair of the program's Alliance of Nonprofit Educators. This association is made up of all the Alliance Program’s campus directors across the country. As director of the program at Baruch, Prof. Altman has been instrumental in helping to foster student interest and involvement. To date, 30 students have received prestigious NextGen Awards from the Alliance, which provide funds to complete competitive internships in the nonprofit sector. Prof. Altman will also continue to serve on the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s Board of Directors.

Announcements

Fiscal 2013 Budget Notice — Support CUNY to Help Stop Cuts

The proposed Fiscal 2013 City Budget enacts $3.6 million in reductions for key City Council funded programs. The budget also does not provide for $4.5 million in enhancements CUNY needs for supportive services to CUNY students and further the University’s commitment to the education of all New Yorkers. Specifically, some of the reductions in proposed budget include funding for:

• The Black Male Initiative which supports the retention and educational success of underrepresented groups in higher education;
• Citizenship NOW, which assists migrant students and families applying for citizenship;
• Early College Initiative and CUNY at Home programs that improve college preparedness and retention of high school students transitioning to college; and
• Workforce Development programs that train individuals for employment, college or careers.

Please visit www.supportcuny.org today and email your council members. A draft letter is provided, and we encourage you to personalize it to reflect your individual circumstances or opinions. Please ask relatives, friends, alumni, and others connected to the Baruch College and CUNY communities to express their views.

As a reminder, messages related to the campaign cannot be sent from an internet connection or computer paid for by tax-levy funds. Please utilize a personal computer and email address. Thank you!

An Invitation to Join the 2012 Freshman Convocation

This fall's freshman Convocation will begin at 9:00 am in Mason Hall on Thursday August 23rd and will feature remarks by President Wallerstein, Interim Provost Brenkman, Vice President Corpus, the incoming Student Government President, as well as a keynote address by Belinda McKeon, whose debut novel, Solace, was published in 2011 by Scribner (US) and Picador (UK/Ireland/Australia) Her keynote address will be based on this year’s freshman text, Brooklyn by Colm Toibin. The ceremony will conclude with a rousing sing along of the Baruch Alma Mater, led by Baruch Chorus Director Teresa Parker.

Immediately following Convocation, students take part in the Baruch Beginnings full day of opening festivities including small group discussions of Brooklyn. The day ends with a barbecue and Block Party on 25th Street. Parents and families of incoming freshmen will attend a Parent Orientation and Reception. Baruch faculty and staff are invited to meet and greet parents and families at the reception scheduled from 6:30 pm until 8 pm in VC 14-220.

If you wish to attend the Freshman Convocation or the Reception for Parents and Families, please RSVP at: www.baruch.cuny.edu/convocationform - We look forward to seeing you there!

Sports

4 Student-Athletes Honored at CUNYAC Scholar Athlete Dinner, Baruch Wins Commissioner Cup

4 Student-Athletes Honored at CUNYAC Scholar Athlete Dinner

For the third straight year and fifth time in the past seven years, Baruch scholar-athletes and administrators were awarded the CUNYAC Commissioner Cup Trophy (pictured) at the 26th Annual Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner for being the most successful athletic program during the 2011-12 athletic year.

Three student-athletes were named Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honorable Mentions: Jeffrey Wong (men's swimming) , Mickey Abbatiello (men's basketball), and Posey Wilson (women's volleyball). More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

June 15, 8 pm: NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Roland Dyens

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

French guitarist Roland Dyens has a sensitive and colorful approach to the guitar -- an unfailing open-mindedness which brings together all forms of music to each and every one of his programs. His stage presence, his improvised openings and unique relationship with the listeners undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance today. More info

platanosJune 16, 4 & 8 pm: Platanos & Collard Greens

Newman Vertical Campus, Nagelberg Theatre, 55 Lexington Avenue

Platanos & Collard Greens is a sweetly enacted tale of secret lovers — two college students from different cultures attracted at first sight — until mom finds out and has a heart attack! This smash hit play is now in its seventh season! If you haven't seen it yet, it's time to experience this hilarious romantic comedy. More info

June 19, 6 pm: Witnesses of the 20th Century: A Film Screening

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

A documentary film screening about the legendary people of the 20th Century, with special interviews. For reservations or more info: RSVP@theplayroomtheater.com or 212-967-7079.

June 20, 7:30 pm: Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Daedalus String Quartet, “Romantics New and Old”

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue

“Romantics New and Old” will highlight masterpieces of the 1820s, 1984, and 2012: Schubert’s “Quartettsatz” (1820) and Giuliani’s “Grand Concert Variations” (1829), Piazzolla’s “Tango Suite for Two Guitars” (1984), plus the New York Premiere of the new version of Nuevo Tango master Daniel Binelli’s “Sexteto Buenos Aires” (2012) —a scintillating journey through the intensity and passion of the tango music world. More info


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