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IN THE NEWS

Newman Institute Forum on Future of Gowanus Canal Draws Press Attention

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Good News: Middle States Site Visit Report Has Arrived

Dr. Karen Lyness Honored as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch Contending for Pepsi Challenge Funds Again -- Help Keep Us
in the Top 10!

Theodore Bikel Nominated for Drama Desk Award for BPAC Performance

Memorial Service for Jerry Bornstein, Former Baruch Deputy Chief Librarian

SPORTS

Baruch Women's Softball Wins Its First CUNY Championship

Justin Wong Named CUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, Athletic Dept. Wins Commissioner Cup

ARTS AND CULTURE

At the Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery

May 14 - June 4: Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

BPAC Events

Tonight: The Baruch Choir Spring 2010 Concert

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Baruch in the News
 

Newman Institute Forum on Future of Gowanus Canal Draws Press Attention

Yesterday, Baruch College’s Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute presented a public forum titled “Reconsidering Gowanus: Opportunities for the Sustainable Transformation of an Industrial Neighborhood,” on the many issues facing the Gowanus Canal area in light of its recent designation by the EPA as a Superfund site. Media coverage of the event included articles from Crain's New York, the New York Post, New York real estate blog Curbed NY, and The Brooklyn Paper.

 
Academic Excellence
 

Good News: Middle States Site Visit Report Has Arrived

The Middle States external evaluation team’s final report, based on its site visit to Baruch College, has been received. We’re now awaiting the final decision from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, expected in June. In the meantime, you may read the site visit report and get further background on this year's accreditation process at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/middlestates/

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Dr. Karen Lyness Honored as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Dr. Karen Lyness, professor of psychology at Baruch College and the head of the doctoral program in industrial/organizational psychology, was elected a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) this April. Fellowship is considered the Society’s highest honor. More info

 
Announcement
 
Baruch Recycles

Baruch Contending for Pepsi Challenge Funds Again -- Help Keep Us in the Top 10!

Baruch College students have re-submitted the Baruch Task Force on Sustainability recycling proposal to the Pepsi Refresh competition. The new round of voting goes through May 31st. At the end of the voting process, the top ten proposals in each category will receive funding. We are currently ranked number three in our category. In April we finished in the top 20, just short of the funding threshold. With the experience from last month’s competition and everyone’s continued help, our chances of securing monies this time around are that much greater. Please place your vote for Baruch at www.refresheverything.com/baruchrecycles and encourage others to do the same! You can vote once a day at both the Pepsi site and the Pepsi Challenge Facebook page from each unique e-mail address.

Theodore Bikel Nominated for Drama Desk Award for BPAC Performance

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Actor Theo Bikel has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award in the category of "Outstanding Solo Performance" for his role in this fall's production of Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears at BPAC. In this video, Weissman School of Arts & Sciences Dean Jeffrey Peck talks to Bikel about his long-running acting career. Bikel is up against Judith Ivey, Carrie Fisher, and Anna Deavere Smith, among others for the Drama Desk Award. BPAC is proud to have presented his performance.

Memorial Service for Jerry Bornstein, Former Baruch Deputy Chief Librarian

A memorial service for Jerry Bornstein, former Deputy Chief Librarian at the William and Anita Newman Library, will be held on Monday, May 24 at 4:30 pm in room 750 of the Library Building. All are invited to attend.

 
Sports
 

Baruch Women's Softball Wins Its First CUNY Championship

Baruch Women's Softball

The women’s softball team defeated the College of Staten Island twice on Saturday to win their first-ever CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) Championship Tournament. The championship helped round out a very successful weekend that also saw freshman Nicole Flint named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Year, while Head Coach Jose Negroni was named the CUNYAC Coach of the Year for the first time. More info

Justin Wong Named CUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, Athletic Dept. Wins Commissioner Cup

The CUNY Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) office hosted its annual end of the year awards dinner last night at Baruch College. Among the honorees were Justin Wong, a senior on the Baruch men’s swimming team, who was named the 2010 CUNYAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The Baruch Athletic Department was also honored for 2009-10, a year that saw six teams (women’s cross country, women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, men and women’s swimming, women’s softball) win CUNYAC Tournament Championships. More info

Arts and Culture

May 14 - June 4: Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street

Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

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Focus on Photography, a juried exhibition of photographs by Baruch College faculty, students, and staff, will be on view at the Sidney Mishkin Gallery from Friday, May 14 – Friday, June 4, 2010. The exhibition showcases some 77 images, representing the work of 60 photographers, and includes both black-and-white and color images of considerable originality and scope. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 13, from 6–8 pm. More info

BPAC events

Tonight, 6 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Baruch Choir Spring 2010 Concert

The Baruch College Choir will perform an eclectic mix of traditional music, including “Gloria from the 12th Mass” and “Ave Verum” by W.A. Mozart, and “Sing We and Chant It” by Thomas Morley. The program will additionally include choral selections from West Side Story including “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” “One Hand, One Heart” and “America.” The evening will also feature a selection of soloists. 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, 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.