Baruch College Commencement Update: Event and Volunteer Information
Baruch's 46th Commencement ceremonies are being held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center North between 11th and 12th Avenues at 39th and 40th Streets (see directions). The first ceremony will be held at 10:30 am and the second at 3:00 pm, both with a mix of undergraduate and graduate candidates. These will be the first Baruch College commencement ceremonies over which President Wallerstein will preside. A luncheon will be served in the Javits Center directly after the morning event.
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help with audience and degree candidate seating, and the robing of faculty and students. These volunteers are crucial to commencement; the event cannot take place without your support.
Please fill out the forms online or return them to the Office of Student Life no later than Wednesday, March 30.
Dr. Susan A. Locke Award Nominations Accepted Through Monday
The Susan A. Locke Award was created to honor Dr. Susan A. Locke and the years of devotion, commitment, energy, empathy, intelligence, vision, and loving attention she has given to the Honors Program at Baruch College and its countless students. The SAL Award recipient will be a Baruch, Macaulay, or Provost Scholar who embodies two of the main qualities that characterize Dr. Locke: selfless service to the Honors Program, Baruch College, and/or broader community; and full and enthusiastic engagement in the learning process. To learn more about student eligibity and nomination requirements and to download a nomination form, click here. Nominations are due by Monday, March 7, 5:00 pm.
Spring '11 Blood Drive Taking Place March 8-9 — Register Now!
The Baruch College Spring 2011 Blood Drive will be taking place on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 from 11 am - 4:30 pm. Make your commitment to helping save lives by booking your appointment now!
Baruch Swimming Wins Five Major CUNYAC Awards, 20 Total All-Stars
Junior Priscilla Arana (Women's Performer of the Year, Championship Swimmer of the Meet), senior R. Michael Shiwnath (Men's Performer of the Year, Sportmanship of the Year) and Head Coach Charles Lampasso (Men's Coach of the Year) all won major season-ending CUNYAC Awards in a vote conducted by the conference's head coaches. For the complete list of all-stars and award winners, click here.
An expert panel will discuss the new atmosphere on Wall Street and analyze the legal and investment implications of the recent SEC investigations and prosecutions. Investment professionals and students will gain valuable insights into the dynamics of the enforcement of the laws that regulate the everyday business of equities research and investing. Register online.
March 10, 12:15 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave
Jeffrey M. Christian, managing director, CPM Group, will discuss commodity market supply, demand and price trends. He will explore the interplay between commodities markets and general economic trends. He will discuss the role of speculators and investors in commodities markets and shed light on the regulatory issues and risks facing the markets. Light lunch will be served. Presented by the Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum "Your Global Business Partner®." RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14, 8:30 am: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street
In recent years the United States has watched from the sidelines as developed and emerging nations rapidly invest in high speed rail, clean energy and other crucial infrastructure. Beyond questions of global competitiveness, substantial infrastructure investment holds the promise of millions of new jobs and multiplier effects that will benefit the entire economy. Featured guests, including Honorable Steve Israel, United States House of Representatives, 2nd Congressional District of New York, and Honorable Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan borough president, will discuss.
March 15, 12:45 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 3-150, 55 Lexington Ave
This central question will be explored by historian Paul R. Spickard in the 2011 Robert A. Friedman Lecture. A Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Spickard is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identify (2007) and Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group (2009).
March 15, 6:15 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave
Join Baruch College's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and the Sustainable Practice Network's as expert panelists explain changing consumer attitudes and behaviors around sustainability, how compelling campaigns frame sustainable products, and the dos and don'ts of green product benchmarking. Register online.
March 6: The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st Floor, $22
Set amidst the intersection of age-old tradition and encroaching modernity, The Dybbuk is an engrossing story of ill-fated lovers, spiritual ascension, and ghostly reunion. Before the show, meet director Lenny Leibowitz and members of the acting company and stay for a Q&A session after the performance. RSVP by calling 646-660-6132. More info
March 4, 8 pm: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
After embarking on an ambitious hot air balloon journey to the sun, three dysfunctional siblings find themselves lost in deflation when a freak accident lands them on a tropical island. What started as an inconvenient detour soon turns treacherous, and with paradise lost, our heroes are forced into a struggle for life, limb, and gender identity. More info
March 5, 6 pm: Mason Hall, The Field Building, 17 Lexington Avenue
Empire State Raas will establish itself as THE competition for Garba/Raas South Asian dance by allowing 8 teams from around the nation to battle it out and prove their talent, creativity and skill in a revolutionary, never-before-seen format. Which team will take a bite out of the Big Apple and go home with over $3,500 in cash prizes? Buy your tickets today and get ready to witness the BEST at Empire State Raas! More info
March 10, 4:15 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Program will include:
- Johannes Brahms: Scherzo from FAE Sonata
- Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
- P. I. Tchaikovsky: Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3
- Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45 More info
Living Smart Seminars for Faculty and Staff
In the fall, the Office of Human Resources announced a new program, Living Smart Seminars, designed to help faculty and staff better manage the demands and complexity of daily life. These free sessions are conducted by experienced professionals from Corporate Counseling Associates (CCA) who administers the CUNY Work/Life Program. To register for one or both seminars, please send an e-mail stating the title of the session you would like to attend to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6618 to register by telephone. Please register early as space is limited and to avoid unnecessary cancellation of a seminar. For questions regarding this program or other professional development opportunities, please send an email to Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6618.
Finding Meaning in Your Work
Tuesday, March 15, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
We spend most of our life at work. Despite this fact, many people experience a lack of satisfaction. Mundane routines and job stress can get in the way of enjoying what we do on a daily basis. This seminar provides participants an opportunity to explore different ways to reinvigorate your professional life with a renewed sense of meaning and energy.
Thursday, March 24, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Stress is a normal part of our everyday lives and has a significant impact on our physical, mental, and professional well-being. CCA's most popular seminar provides an overview to help you define the sources of stress in your life, explore how you personally experience stress and how to develop positive coping skills in response to stress.