In the News
      • Dollars & Sense Student Magazine Again Picks Up Prestigious Gold Crown Award
      • Baruch College Turns on the Lights to Celebrate Funding for New Light Fixtures
      • Executive MPA Alumna Donna Leno Gordon Receives Sloan Public Service Award
  • Announcements
      •  TIAA CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program Representative on Campus
  • Events
      March 23: Screening & Q&A of Film A Better Life
      March 27: The Story of an Exposed Inside Trader

    Sports
    • • Softball Team to Host "Think Pink Day" on Saturday
  • Baruch Performing Arts Center Events
      March 22-25: DUEL by Sidra Bell Dance New York
      March 24: Platanos Y Collard Greens
      March 26: National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Presents Traveling the Yiddishland

    Offerings
    • April 2 - 27: CUNY Professional Development Courses

In the News

Dollars & Sense Student Magazine Again Picks Up Prestigious Gold Crown Award

Dollars & SenseFor the second time in three years, Dollars & Sense, the Baruch College journalism department’s online student magazine, has won the Gold Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, recognizing it as one of the two best online college magazines. The awards are the most prestigious in college journalism. Congratulations go to the participating students as well as faculty of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions, who continue to foster and publish the excellent work of Baruch College students from across the College for the publication. More info

Baruch College Turns on the Lights to Celebrate Funding for New Light Fixtures

Left to right: President Mitchel Wallerstein; Undergraduate Student Government President Antonio Alfonso; Council Member Rosie Mendez; Community Board 6 Chair Mark Thompson; Borough President Stringer Community Liaison Kristen EllisOn March 19, Baruch College welcomed community leaders, administrators and students to the “Turn on the Lights Ceremony” outside its Newman Vertical Campus. This event celebrated the support received by legislators and community partners who helped provide funding for the Baruch College lighting enhancement project.

The project was developed in order to make the area around Baruch College’s North Campus safer for the college community and all pedestrians. Special thanks go to Councilwoman Rosie Mendez and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer for their support of this project. Members of Community Board 6 and the 23rd Street Association also attended and were acknowledged for their efforts toward the development and growth of the 23rd Street area. More info

Executive MPA Alumna Donna Leno Gordon Receives Sloan Public Service Award

GordonBaruch College alumna Donna Leno Gordon, RN, MS, MPA was honored for her work and dedication to public service by the Fund for the City of New York, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Gordon was presented with the Public Service Award during a ceremony on March 14 at Cooper Union.

The Sloan Public Service Awards, widely regarded as the Nobel Prizes of City government, annually honors six outstanding civil servants whose work performance and commitment to the public, “transcend not merely the ordinary but the extraordinary-- day after day and year after year. Gordon, a 2005 graduate from the Executive MPA Program in the School of Public Affairs, is founder of the Palliative Care Unit at Coney Island Hospital. More info

Announcements

TIAA CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program Representative on Campus Tomorrow

TIAA-CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program consultant Mr. Melville A. Brown will be on-site at Baruch College Friday, March 23, 2012 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm to provide one-on-one counseling sessions in the Office of Human Resources at 135 East 22nd Street, Room 200.
Please call 1-800-732-8353 to sign up for an appointment.

Events

March 23, 12:15 pm: Screening & Q&A of Film A Better Life

Newman Vertical Campus, Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Ave

A Better LifeThe Latino Students Clubs of Baruch College proudly presents a screening of A Better Life, a film directed by Chris Weitz, better known as the director of the Twilight saga. The film's lead actor, Damian Bichir, was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award this year. This very touching film follows a gardener in East L.A. who struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give him opportunities he never had. Chris Weitz will participate in an open discussion immediately following the screening.

In an effort to bring awareness about the challenges of the undocumented, a reception with food, refreshments and speakers will follow. Donations will be collected to support the United We Dream Network, the aim of which is to achieve equal access to higher education for all people, regardless of immigration status. RSVP to RSVPABetterLife@gmail.com.

March 27, 12:30 pm: The Story of an Exposed Inside Trader

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

On December 8, 2011 Garrett Bauer pleaded guilty to insider trading, obstruction of justice and money laundering. His crimes spanned 17 years and brought in $37 million. Mr. Bauer now awaits sentencing for his actions. He will explain what constitutes insider trading and how he became involved, and the scheme itself.

Mr. Bauer will be joined by Walter Pavlo Jr. who oversaw a $2 billion operation at MCI Communications before being caught embezzling $6 million. Register online. More info

Sports

Softball Team to Host "Think Pink Day" on Saturday, March 24

softball

The softball team will host “Think Pink Day” on Saturday, March 24, as part of their home opener and CUNYAC doubleheader against York College.

First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 pm at Field #12 on Randall’s Island.

Fans, friends and families are encouraged to dress in pink as the Bearcats will host a special raffle for prizes such as pink helmets and softballs. The team and parents will also bring food, which will be on sale throughout the games.

Donations will also be accepted and all proceeds from Saturday’s activities will be donated directly towards Camp Braveheart, which is a special camp for Female Cancer survivors. More info

Baruch Performing Arts Center Events

March 22-25: DUEL by Sidra Bell Dance New York

Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Sidra Bell Dance New York is a NYC-based contemporary dance troupe presenting innovative, provocative and kinetic dance theater works. The company's repertoire features pieces that are simultaneously haunting, emotionally transporting, complex, dynamic, articulate, sensual and highly physical. More info

March 24, 8 pm: Platanos Y Collard Greens

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 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

March 26, 7 pm: National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene Presents Traveling the Yiddishland

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch and his orchestra Litvakus present a multimedia musical dialogue with Belarusian Jews who have passed a treasure trove of rarely heard gems onto a new generation. In Yiddish, English, and Russian with English and Russian supertitles. More info


Offerings

April 2 - 27: CUNY Professional Development Courses

Below is a listing of the remaining courses offered for April 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 to HR.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.

Monday, April 2, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Attitude is Everything (C9266)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Administrative Staff
Learn to maintain a positive attitude while identifying the underlying causes of negative attitudes. Explore methods for responding to different attitudes in a positive and productive way.

Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Working with Generations X, Y, and Z (C9263)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Gain an understanding of the different generational styles to foster positive and productive workplace interactions across generations.

Wednesday, April 11, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Effective Office Management for Today’s Workplace (C2202)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Administrative Staff
Explore common workplace challenges, as well as strategies for managing time and changing priorities, developing effective office routines, better communication, increased motivation and enlisting help to build a team environment.

Friday, April 13, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 1 (WTT141)
Location: Baruch College
Learn to create, edit and format Excel worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and the chart wizard also will be presented.

Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Effective Telephone Skills (C5044)
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
For Administrative Staff
Learn to create “customer” satisfaction through effective communication and to deal effectively with difficult people over the telephone.

Friday, April 20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Managing Multiple Priorities (C5044)
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
For Administrative Staff
Learn to clarify and set work and personal goals and priorities, stay organized, take charge of time, recognize and overcome productivity killers, and utilize planning and organizing tools to measure and monitor progress.

Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
“People Smart” Strategies for Positive Relationships (C9156)
Location: Central Office
For Administrative Staff
Explore smart strategies to manage personality conflicts, complain less, maintain self-control, and avoid undermining your own work performance when faced with challenging situations.

Friday, April 27, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Excel Level 2 (WTT241)
Location: Baruch College
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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