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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Three Players Named CUNYAC Second Team Men's Tennis All-Stars
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
June 10, 6:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Avenue
May 14 - June 4: Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street
May 25 - June 27: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
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
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
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
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.