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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Former Governor Cuomo Advises 2010 Grads to Embrace Their Diversity

Five Baruch College Faculty Honored for Outstanding Achievement

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Freshman Convocation to Take Place on Wednesday, August 25th

Sign Up to Be a Part of Weight Watchers at Work

SPORTS

Three Players Named CUNYAC Second Team Men's Tennis All-Stars

EVENTS

June 10: Stephen Kinzer Discusses New Book: Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future

ARTS AND CULTURE

At the Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery

May 14 - June 4: Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

BPAC Events

May 25 - June 27: The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

June 3 - 27: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 3 - 5: The World Science Festival

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Academic Excellence
 
Cuomo

Former Governor Cuomo Advises 2010 Grads to Embrace Their Diversity

Speaking to the Baruch College class of 2010, three-term New York Governor Mario Cuomo advised graduates to "heighten efforts to encourage a more intelligent, constructive, and reasonable acceptance of our nation's unique diversity through dialogue and hard work," citing that Baruch College uniquely prepares its students to view diversity as a positive, productive element of American life. To view Cuomo's full remarks and to watch coverage on NY1 News, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/news/cuomo_commencement.htm

Five Baruch College Faculty Honored for Outstanding Achievement

Five members of the Baruch College faculty were honored for their work and contribution to the College at this year's commencement ceremony.

The honorees included:

    • T.K. Das, Professor of Management in the Zicklin School of Business (Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Scholarship)
    • Bert Hansen, Professor of History in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences (Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Scholarship)
    • Cynthia Whittaker, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of History (Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Faculty Service)
    • Dr. Ramzi Khuri, professor of Physics (Distinguished Teaching)
    • Anna Shostya, professor of micro and macro economics in the Zicklin School’s Department of Economics and Finance (Distinguished Teaching)
 
Announcement
 

Freshman Convocation to Take Place on Wednesday, August 25th

Members of the Baruch College Community are invited to join the welcoming ceremonies for the new freshman class on Wednesday, August 25. Convocation will begin at 9:00 am in Mason Hall and will feature remarks by President Wallerstein, Provost McCarthy, Vice President Corpus, incoming Student Government President Ben Guttmann, as well as a keynote address by Black and Hispanic Studies Professor Katrin Hansing based on this year’s freshman text, The Bitter Sea by Charles N. Li. 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 The Bitter Sea, several startup workshops, and a performance of MIXED, Maya Lilly’s one-woman show about identity. The day ends with a barbecue and Street Fair on 25th Street where the entire freshman class will take part in a “flash mob!” (Synchronous dance in the street).

If you plan to attend this year's Freshman Convocation, please RSVP at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/StudentLife/convofaculty.htm

Sign Up to Be a Part of Weight Watchers at Work

The Weight Watchers at Work program is coming to Baruch College and now's the time to get your name on the list. Please contact Christine Klusko at (646)-660-6108 or weightloss@baruch.cuny.edu if you're interested in being a part of the program. Once a date is set for orientation, you’ll be able to learn more about the program and register on the spot, so plan to bring your checkbook or credit card with you.

 
Sports
 

Three Players Named CUNYAC Second Team Men's Tennis All-Stars

Tennis

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) has released the all-star list and award winners for the 2010 men’s tennis season. The Bearcats had three players named to the CUNYAC All-Star Second team, including Tadas Valiukenas (#3 singles), Mikheil Sumbatashvili (#5 singles), and Aliaksei Misitau (#6 singles). More info

 
Events
 

June 10, 6:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Avenue

Stephen Kinzer Discusses New Book: Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future

Reset
The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, & The Light Millennium, in collaboration with the American Turkish Society present a book discussion with author Stephen Kinzer, award-winning foreign correspondent, master storyteller, and New York Times bureau chief in Turkey (1996-2000), Germany, and Nicaragua, and Professor at Boston University. More info
Arts and Culture

May 14 - June 4: Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street

Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

Focus on Photography logo
Focus on Photography, a juried exhibition of photographs by Baruch College faculty, students, and staff, will be on view at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery from Friday, May 14 – Friday, June 4, 2010. The exhibition showcases some 77 images, representing the work of 60 photographers, and includes both black-and-white and color images of considerable originality and scope. More info

BPAC events

May 25 - June 27: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

Before the Marx Brothers, there was "Hershele," a beloved folk hero and compassionate jester who battles injustice armed only with his wits. In this comic tale full of song Hershele mobilizes a community to overcome the greedy desires of a villain who stands in the way of young love. The lively music and "meshugene" antics will inspire gales of laughter, set toes tapping, and make for a truly memorable evening at the theater. More info

June 3 - 27: Bernie West Theatre, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Lovers, fairies, and rude mechanicals converge with hilarious consequences and unexpected joy for all in this Shakespearean classic. More info

June 3 - 5: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The World Science Festival

Why do humans commit violent crimes and go to war? How to explain Abu Ghraib? Is human violence wired into our brains and genes? What role does it play in human evolution? Join scientists who are using brain imaging and the study of psychopaths to explore the science of moral judgment and behavior, shedding fresh light on the dark side of human nature. More info

 
Offeringa
 

No-Fee Customer Service Training

Continuing and Professional Studies and the Office of Human Resources are pleased to announce no-fee customer service training for Baruch College employees. Each one-day session is scheduled from10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the 14th Floor of the Vertical Campus. Customer Service training sessions are available March - June 2010 as follows:

• Thursday, June 10 (*please note change in date from Friday, June 11)
• Thursday June 17

Description: An experiential workshop that covers internal and external customer service, utilizing role-plays and participants' real life examples to enhance learning. Any staff member whose position requires using customer service skills is welcome to attend (i.e. student services staff, custodial staff, public safety staff, etc.).

Register with Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources. Please provide your name and choice of session date(s) in your message.