Record Number of Applicants Highlight Appeal of Baruch College and Other CUNY Schools
On last Friday's WCBS TV evening news, reporter Marcia Kramer spoke to Baruch College students and staff about what's spurring the record high number of applicants to schools within the CUNY system (view the video). The segment comes on the heels of the announcement that CUNY will be enacting enrollment wait lists for the first time in its history. For more on that, click here.
Summer 2010 CUNY TV Schedule Posted
Missed out on a Baruch College fall or spring 2010 lecture, workshop, or conference? Here's your chance to catch up! The Summer 2010 schedule of programming for CUNY TV (channel 75 on most cable systems) has been posted, with topics ranging from college affordability to New York real estate.
Free Copy of Freshman Text Available to Baruch College Community
Each year, a committee of faculty, students, and administrators selects a book for the entire Baruch College community to read and discuss. This year’s selection is The Bitter Sea by Charles N. Li. The committee is pleased to present you with a free copy of this memoir about coming of age in China during the 1940s and 50s. To request a free copy, contact Mark.Spergel@baruch.cuny.edu.
All entering freshman will be given a copy of the book at orientation this summer and asked to read it in its entirety in time for Convocation and the book discussion hour that follows. Teaching faculty are especially encouraged to include the book on their required reading lists for the fall semester. Additionally, library faculty and selection committee members have developed a website containing resources and a study guide to accompany the book at http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/freshmantext-bittersea
Baruch College 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 four 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.
Baruch Softball Players and Coach Honored by CUNY for 2010 Season
A vote by eight softball team coaches of the CUNY Athletic Conference gave two major honors to the Bearcats along with five players receiving all star recognition for the 2010 softball season. Nicole Flint was named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Year, while Head Coach Jose Negroni was named the CUNYAC Coach of the Year for leading the Bearcats to their first-ever top finish in the CUNYAC standings. More info
May 14 - June 4: Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street
May 22, 11:00 am: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
The final round of the 11th Annual 2010 Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Annual Voice Competition will feature arias from the top competitors of the renowned competition. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony following the competition and the event will be concluded with a reception for the audience. More info
May 25 - June 27: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
Before the Marx Brothers, there was "Hershele," a beloved folk hero and compassionate jester who battles injustice armed only with his wits. In this comic tale full of song Hershele mobilizes a community to overcome the greedy desires of a villain who stands in the way of young love. The lively music and "meshugene" antics will inspire gales of laughter, set toes tapping, and make for a truly memorable evening at the theater. More info
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.