In the News
      • Baruch's MFE Team Takes First Place at Rotman International Trading Competition
  • Announcements
      •  An Invitation to Faculty and Staff: Join Baruch College's 47th Commencement Exercises
  • Events
      March 6: Digital Citizenship: A Schwartz Institute Seminar on Innovative Teaching
      March 8: Muslims in the News Media: Is the Coverage Fair?

    Sports
    • • Bearcats Win Fifth Straight CUNYAC Championship
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      March 2: NYC Classical Guitar Society presents Grisha Goryachev
      March 4: The Milt Hinton Jazz Series with the Harvard Jazz Band and Bassist Cecil McBee
      March 5: Theater Lab presents Voices Inside/Out

    Offerings
    • March 8 - 30: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Baruch's MFE Team Takes First Place at Rotman International Trading Competition

Baruch College MFE students took first place in the annual Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC), held February 23 -25 in Toronto. Baruch's two teams placed in the top five overall standings, taking first and fourth places. They beat last year’s winner MIT and other top schools including Duke University, Boston University, and Columbia University. More info

Baruch's VITA Program Gets More Media Coverage

VITA on TiempoBaruch's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was once again highlighted in the news this week. ABC's Sunday morning show, Tiempo, featured the program and spoke to Baruch College student Dennis Wang, president of VITA, about how it works and who can benefit from it. See the Tiempo video here. Watch last week's News12 VITA coverage here.

Announcements

An Invitation to Faculty and Staff: Join Baruch College's 47th Commencement Exercises

faculty at 2011 commencementOn Wednesday, May 30th, Baruch College will celebrate its Forty-Seventh Commencement Exercises at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North. Please join your colleagues in an academic procession as we honor our Baruch graduates and their accomplishments on this very auspicious occasion. Your role in the success of our graduates has been integral. It is only fitting that you participate and bear witness to the joy and pride of the parents, family and friends of our graduates. There will be two commencement ceremonies, beginning at 10:30 am and at 3:00 pm respectively. Each ceremony will consist of both undergraduate and graduate students. As always, lunch will be served to all faculty and staff, giving you the opportunity to not only spend some time with your colleagues, but to reflect back on the past year and your accomplishments in getting our students to the next step in their life's journey.

Faculty and staff may also participate as graduation marshals at both commencement exercises. Your presence and assistance on this day is critical. These ceremonies involve over ten thousand graduates and guests. We need your help with guest and degree candidate seating, crowd control, as well as the robing of faculty and students.

To confirm your attendance at commencement, to volunteer as a marshal and/or to order your academic regalia, please complete this form. Commencement faculty regalia is available at no cost to members of the faculty and staff. However, it is important that you place your order no later than Friday, March 30th. More info

Events

March 6, 6 pm: Digital Citizenship: A Schwartz Institute Seminar on Innovative Teaching

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-280, 55 Lexington Ave

CampbellCan computer networks give us the potential to improve the human condition through the wise use of increased free time, expanded brain function, and innovations that harness collective intelligence? If so, how can teaching, learning, and research improve our chances of realizing that potential? What can universities do to prepare students for productive and fulfilling lives as digital citizens? Dr. W. Gardner Campbell, Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives in the Division of Learning Technologies at Virginia Tech, will present. More info and RSVP here. This free event, open to all members of the Baruch community, is sponsored by the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute.

March 8, 5:30 pm: Muslims in the News Media: Is the Coverage Fair?

Information & Technology Building, Rackow Conference Room (750), 151 E. 25th St.

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion hosted by the journalism department at Baruch College on Thursday, March 8, 5:30 pm. Panelists include: Deepa Kumar, a professor at Rutgers University and author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire; Muna Shikaki, correspondent, Al-Arabiya News Channel; Arun Venugopal, reporter, WNYC/NPR; Ehab Zahriyeh, multimedia editor, New York Daily News and a Baruch alum. The panel will be moderated by Faiz Shakir, vice president of The Center for American Progress, editor of ThinkProgress.org and co-author of Fear, Inc. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America. This is a public event; no RSVP is necessary. More info

Sports

Bearcats Win Fifth Straight CUNYAC Championship

cunyac championship and MVP

The Baruch College Bearcats took home their fifth straight CUNYAC Women's Basketball Championship and NCAA berth with a score of 65-49 against Brooklyn College last Saturday at CCNY. This is the team's sixth all-time championship in team history. CUNYAC Tournament MVP Kiara Johnson led the way with 17 points in the game.

For those who couldn't make it, Time Warner Cable Sports on Demand is airing the game at no cost. More info on the game and stats can be found here.

The Bearcats now move on to compete in their first NCAA tournament of the season, set to begin tomorrow against Rhode Island College. Details on that game here.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

March 2, 8 pm: NYC Classical Guitar Society presents Grisha Goryachev

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. More info

March 4, 2 pm: The Milt Hinton Jazz Series with the Harvard Jazz Band and Bassist Cecil McBee

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Harvard Jazz Band will pay tribute to Milt Hinton’s genius in this afternoon jazz perfromance featuring guest artist, bassist Cecil McBee. More info

March 5, 7:30 pm: Theater Lab presents Voices Inside/Out

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Voices Inside/OutSix short plays written by prisoner-playwrights from Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison in Burgin, Kentucky. Post-show reception to follow. Live music by Brooklyn-based duo Four O’Clock Flowers will open the evening. More info


Offerings

March 6 - 30: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for March 2012 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located here and fax the completed application to Andrew Smilowitz in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6614 or e-mail your application toHR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu no later than seven days before the class date. Most courses are free or have a reasonable fee that will be charged to the College, not to individual department budgets.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY training web site:www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Andrew Smilowitz at Andrew.Smilowitz@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6592 or Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618.

Thursday, March 8 – Friday, March 9 (2 days), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Performance Management and Six Sigma: An Introduction to Quality and Productivity Improvement
(C9287)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Directors, Managers, and Supervisors
SIX SIGMA is a systematic method of improving quality through team problem solving. Learn the basics of both systems and how to apply some of their techniques to hold staff accountable for measurable results while at the same time creating a positive work environment.

Tuesday, March 13 – Wednesday March 14 (2 days), 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Essentials for Successful Project Management (C1234)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Managers, Supervisors, and Professionals
Learn to identify and define project objectives, efficiently and effectively coordinate project tasks, and apply the right processes and tools for managing a project team.

Friday, March 16, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 1 (WTT141)
Location: Baruch College
Prerequisite: Working Knowledge of Word Level 1
Learn to create, edit and format Excel worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and the chart wizard also will be presented.

Tuesday, March 20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Situational Leadership II Workshop (C9129)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Directors, Managers, and Supervisors
Situational Leadership II is a comprehensive and practical method of effectively managing and developing people, time, and resources by diagnosing needs and responding with the appropriate leadership style.

Tuesday, March 27, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Maximizing Your Role On Your Team (C9111)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Professional Staff
Participants will experience the benefits of teamwork as a method for improving performance and productivity, while analyzing their role on a team using a team-style inventory.

Friday, March 30, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 2 (WTT241)
Location: Baruch College
Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 course or placement via on-line assessment
Learn to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Create headers and footers, sparklines, and work with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions).

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