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IN THE NEWS

Professor Carol Berkin Wins Colonial Dames Award for Best Book of 2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

SPORTS

Baruch College Table Tennis Club Team Ranked # 9 in the Country

EVENTS

March 26: Teaching & Technology Conference

April 6: Managing an Investment Portfolio: Finding Opportunities and Looking to the Future

ARTS AND CULTURE

March 9 - April 11: Sin (based on the I.B. Singer Short Story The Unseen)

April 8: The Master Works Preview Series’ Reading of Romeo and Juliet

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
In the News
 

Professor Carol Berkin Wins Colonial Dames Award for Best Book of 2009

History department professor Carol Berkin has been awarded the 2009 Best Book Award by the Colonial Dames of America for her biography, Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis and Julia Dent. The Colonial Dames of America book awards recognize non-fiction books of merit that focus on American life—past, present, or future—by presenting an award to the author (with a small honorarium) and to the publisher of the winning book.

 
Announcement
 

2009-2010 Fiscal Year Purchasing Cut-Off Dates

Please note that in order to process purchase requisitions for the current fiscal year, the follow cut-off dates will be adhered to by the College:

April 30, 2010: All 2009-2010 purchase requisitions for merchandise and services must be entered into the EPS (E-Procurement System). Purchases and payments related to pre-approved travel expenditures and/or pre-approved imprest fund reimbursements are exempted from this cutoff date.

June 15, 2010: All Staples orders must be entered online, after which all Staples accounts will be closed until the commencement of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2010.

The University’s 2009-2010 fiscal year ends June 30, 2010. All goods and services to be paid from this fiscal-year budget must be received at the College by the June 30th deadline.

 
Sports
 

Baruch College Table Tennis Team Ranked # 9 in the Country

Baruch College's table tennis club team beat out Brown, UCLA, Ohio State, Penn State, Columbia, UC Berkeley, and Texas (among others), taking the #9 spot in the National Collegiate Table Tennis Spring 2010 Rankings. The team will be traveling to the national tournament in Waukesha, Wisconsin April 9th-11.

 
Workshops

March 26, 8:30 am - 2 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Fl., 55 Lexington Avenue

Teaching & Technology Conference

Baruch College's 13th annual Teaching and Technology Conference will offer sessions on topics such as assistive technology, blogging, e-books, classroom "clickers," improving student quantitative skills, and other instructional technology.

April 6, 12:15 - 1:45 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-250, 55 Lexington Avenue

Managing an Investment Portfolio: Finding Opportunities and Looking to the Future

This program is part of the Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum series presented by the Weissman Center for International Business and features Charles Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73), portfolio manager and principal of Royce & Associates LLC and a trustee of the Baruch College Fund. RSVP to weissman_center@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-312-2070.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

March 9 - April 11: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Sin (based on the I.B. Singer Short Story The Unseen)

With all the lush richness of an I.B. Singer short story comes this deceptively simple play complete with devil, demons, and infidelity. On Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, the Devil and his demons descend on the tiny town of Frampol. Satan has chosen this most solemn of occasions to test the faith of plump middle-aged Nosn and Royze Temerl and in the process ruin their lives. But in the end who is the victor and who the vanquished? More info

April 8: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Master Works Preview Series’ Reading of Romeo and Juliet

Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Master Works Preview Series will present a special one-hour abridged reading of Romeo and Juliet by The Acting Company on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1 pm (Engelman Recital Hall) and 4:10 pm (Mason Hall). 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, April 15
• Friday, April 23
• Friday, May 14
• Thursday, May 27
• 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.