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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College to Hold 44th Commencement Exercises on 5/27/09

Entrepreneurs from Baruch College and Fordham Win Top Prizes in Business Competition

Professor Harry Rosen Named Interim Dean of York College's New School of Business and Information Systems

EVENTS

Arts and Culture

May 21: Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre - A Concert Reading of Stempenyu

May 22: BPAC and Laugh Fiend Productions co-present “A Night of Comedy”

May 22 - June 20: Night Sky: A Play by Susan Yankowitz

Baruch on CUNY TV

SPA's Event on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools

OFFERINGS

Discounts from CAPS for Teen Summer Programs

Professional Development Courses in June

Announcements

Baruch College to Hold 44th Commencement Exercises on 5/27/09

Baruch College’s 44th Commencement Exercises will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 27, in the main arena at Madison Square Garden, 7th Avenue and 32nd Street. This event marks the culmination of the academic year and is the crowning achievement for the thousands of students who will be receiving their degrees. More info

Entrepreneurs from Baruch College and Fordham Win Top Prizes in Business Competition

Renaissance, a “green“ enterprise that plans to manufacture fashionable products from recycled materials, took first place in the “social track” of the expanded 2008- 2009 Baruch College and Merrill Lynch Invitational Entrepreneurship Competition. The winners, a 5-person Honors MBA team from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, will receive $10,000 prize money for their business plan and presentation, as well as an additional $30,000 in seed money once the start-up has been successfully launched.
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Professor Harry Rosen Named Interim Dean of York College's New School of Business and Information Systems

Dean John Elliott has announced that Professor of Management Harry Rosen has accepted the position of Interim Dean at York College’s new School of Business and Information Systems. Professor Rosen has served the Zicklin School for more than 35 years in a variety of capacities including as associate dean, chair of the Baruch Mt. Sinai MBA Program, and key mover in the start-up of the Zicklin Leadership Initiative.

It is not often that someone has the opportunity to start a school. It will be a chance for Harry to leave him mark on York College as he has done with so many programs here at Baruch.

We wish him well.

Arts and Culture

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre - A Concert Reading of Stempenyu

The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre presents a concert reading of Stempenyu, the tale of a seductive klezmer fiddle player who falls in love with the wrong woman. In honor of the 150th birthday of author Sholem Aleichem. In Yiddish English and Russian Supertitles. More info

Friday, May 22, 7:00 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

BPAC and Laugh Fiend Productions co-present “A Night of Comedy”

A Night of Comedy featuring local NYC comedians Louie Torrellas, Ester Ku, Arty Robinson, John Moses, & D.J. Zeke. Only $10 with Baruch ID. More info

May 22 - June 20 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Night Sky: A Play by Susan Yankowitz

Night Sky explores what the noted author and physicist Steven Hawking has called the two remaining mysteries -- the brain and the cosmos. When she is a struck by a car, the brilliant and articulate astronomer Anna loses her ability to speak. In place of conventional speech, she expresses herself in a hodge-podge of unconnected words that are alternately poetic, funny, confusing and profound, and sometimes all four - a little-known medical condition called 'aphasia' - resulting in a rich new language which, indeed, can communicate, but only if one listens in a manner equally new.

At the same time that it considers the varied ways through which we communicate with one another, Night Sky movingly dramatizes the resilience of the human spirit in crisis, as a woman, her family, her career and life's work are put to a powerful test. More info

Baruch on CUNY TV

SPA's Event on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools

Missed the panel discussion on the the re-authorization of mayoral control of New York City public schools? Watch it on CUNY TV, broadcast throughout the five boroughs on cable channel 75. The event will air on CUNY-TV on the following schedule:

Saturday, May 23 at 5 pm.

Saturday, June 6 at 5 pm.

Offerings

Discounts from CAPS for Teen Summer Programs

Continuing and Professional Studies offers a 15% discount to Baruch faculty and staff members who enroll their children in our Teen Summer Programs. Your teen will have a fun and challenging experience! We offer Teen Language Intensives in English, French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish. Or help your child prepare to score high on an upcoming New York City Specialized High School Exam or the ACT, SATI or SATII needed to get into college. Find out more here. Or call Patti Juza at x5114.

Professional Development Courses in June

June is Technology Month!

From: Leah Schanke
Training and Development Specialist
Office of Human Resources

Course Application can be found at this link: http://web.cuny.edu/administration/ohrm/training-development/PDLMAPPLICATION5.doc

Send completed course applications to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu or fax to Fanny Zou at 646-660-6591.

Below is a listing of Technology courses for June 2009 from the Office of Professional Development and Learning Management (CUNY University Training). To register for one or more courses, please complete the application located at the above link and fax the completed application to Fanny Zou in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail application to HR.Learning@baruch.cuny.edu. University Training likes to receive applications at least 10 days before the start of a course, and popular courses do fill up quickly.

For further information on professional development programs from CUNY University Training, please visit the CUNY web site: http://www.cuny.edu/training.

For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke, our Training and Development Specialist, at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or at 646-660-6618.

Exploring the Personal Computer

This half-day course will reinforce the attributes of self-taught computer users by providing them with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to conduct their assigned tasks. This course will cover hardware, software, some computer basics, and Internet navigation.

Date: 6/2/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility, 10th Floor
555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT101
Cost: $25 per person

Word 2003/2007 Basics

A highly interactive course designed to give participants an introduction to the features of Word 2003. This full-day course will enable users to create, edit, and enhance standard business documents, and to become more comfortable with using the software for daily tasks. A brief introduction to Word 2007 also will be presented.

Date: 6/4/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility, 10th Floor
555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 131
Cost: $25 per person

Excel 2003/2007 Basics

Participants will learn basic skills for creating, editing, formatting and printing worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and using the chart wizard also will be covered, as well as a brief introduction to Excel 2007.

Date: 6/8/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility, 10th Floor
555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 141
Cost: $25 per person

Excel 2003/2007 Intermediate

Expanding on the basic skills, this workshop will give participants the ability to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Participants will work intensively with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions) and create headers and footers. (For employees seeking more thorough knowledge of Excel. Equivalent working knowledge of the basic level course required.)

Date: 6/10/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility, 10th Floor
555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 241
Cost: $25 per person

PowerPoint 2003/2007 Basics

Participants will learn PowerPoint fundamentals for creating, modifying, and presenting basic presentations. A brief introduction to PowerPoint 2007 also will be presented.

Date: 6/12/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility, 10th Floor
555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 151
Cost: $25 per person