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IN THE NEWS

Online Student Magazine Dollars & Sense Wins Silver Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Prof. Peter Gregory Wins Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction

MPA Student a Contestant in an Upcoming Episode of Jeopardy

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TDF Offers CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff Reduced Admission for Arts Events

SPORTS

Men's and Women's Basketball Players Named All Stars This Week

EVENTS

March 22: A Reading and Conversation with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

March 24: Dare to Engage at Baruch College presents "For the Bible Tells Me So: A Contemporary Perspective on Homosexuality in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity"

March 25: 14th Annual Teaching With Technology Conference

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events:

Tonight: Repast Baroque Bach and Before, Part III

March 18: Shuffle Concert: You Choose. We Play.

News
 

Online Student Magazine Dollars & Sense Wins Silver Crown from Columbia Scholastic Press Association

D&SDollars & Sense, the online magazine of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions, was awarded the latest in a string of major prizes this week, taking a Silver Crown in the online magazine category from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the nation's top competition for collegiate publications. In the first two years of its online existence, Dollars & Sense has taken a Crown each time. Kudos to the students and journalism faculty who work so hard to fuel the magazine with interesting and relevant mutimedia content. More info on the Crown award can be found on the CSPA site.

Prof. Peter Gregory Wins Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction

Congratulations are in order for Department of Mathematics Professor Peter Gregory, who has been recognized for his innovative techniques and practices in teaching coursework to students at Baruch College. This prestigious award is given to a maximum of six CUNY professors each year based on evidence demonstrating that the faculty member's students improved their skills in math as a result of a particular successful technique or action. Gregory submitted a narrative for consideration describing his use of tablet PCs in conjunction with Ti-89 graphing calculators to improve student learning. He also captured data showing that these methods have in fact affected learning in a positive way and wrote a description on how they can be adopted by other professors. The award will be bestowed at a ceremony to be held on May 12, 2011 in conjunction with the CUNY Math Challenge awards.

MPA Student a Contestant in an Upcoming Episode of Jeopardy

WallwinSchool of Public Affairs master's student Amanda Wallwin will be a contestant on the March 31 showing of the popular trivia show Jeopardy. Wallwin says she's been a fan of the show since she was a child and after successfully completing its online testing, was invited for an in-person audition last year. She got the call saying she made the show while in class at Baruch. Wallwin expects to complete her master's in policy analysis next December and hopes to move into the education policy sector.

Announcements

TDF Offers CUNY Students, Faculty and Staff Reduced Admission for Arts Events

As a CUNY student, faculty, or staff member you are invited to join the Theatre Development Fund as an annual member and receive tickets to Broadway, Off Broadway, music and dance performances each year for only $9 to $39 a ticket. For more information on rates and how to join, click here.

Sports
 

Men's and Women's Basketball Players Named All Stars This Week

Basketball All Stars

Two members of Baruch's basketball teams— junior guard Chris Beauchamp and senior point guard Monique Salmon are new members of two different all star athlete lists. Beauchamp was named a 2011 Second Team Atlantic Region All-Star in voting conducted by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), while Salmon was inducted into the highly-respected D3hoops.com All-Atlantic Region First Team All-Star list.

Events
 

March 22, 5:45 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

A Reading and Conversation with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

LeBlancThe Spring 2011 Baruch College Harman Writer-in-Residence, MacArthur Fellow, and author of the prize-winning book Random Family offers a reading and conversation co-sponsored by Poets & Writers magazine.

The Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program brings distinguished writers to the Baruch College campus every semester.

March 24, 12:30 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dare to Engage at Baruch College presents "For the Bible Tells Me So: A Contemporary Perspective on Homosexuality in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity"

Baruch College continues its conversation about LGBTQQA safety and inclusion on campus through a frank discussion of religious acceptance and prohibition. What do the scriptures really say and how can Baruch students embrace their true gender/sexual identities without sacrificing religious affiliation, faith, self and familial acceptance? Hear what these experts have to say and ask your questions. More info

March 25, 12:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Fl., 55 Lexington Avenue

14th Annual Teaching With Technology Conference

Faculty speakers will offer presentations on innovative work in the use and application of technology to enhance instruction. The keynote address will be given by John V. Maciuika, associate professor of art & architectural history, who will speak on the "Evolution and Current State of Hypercities (hypercities.com)." The full program is available online here. Register online.

Arts & Culture
 

BPAC events

March 17, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Repast Baroque Bach and Before, Part III

In the third of a six-part series, Repast explores the world of chamber music preceding and surrounding J. S. Bach. This year's repertoire includes sonatas by the master himself as well as works of Buxtehude, Froberger, and Krieger. More info

March 18, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Shuffle Concert: You Choose. We Play.

Shuffle Concert changes the rules of performance as you know it. Attendees receive an individually-numbered menu filled with more than 40 musical masterpieces in every possible musical style, from baroque, classical and romantic to pop, jazz and broadway. If your number is chosen, you will have the chance to select the style and piece to be performed next. Every concert is therefore a completely new experience, both for the audience and the Shuffle Concert performers. More info

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