Mario Cuomo to Deliver Baruch College 2010 Commencement Address
Mario Cuomo, three-term governor of New York State and one of this generation’s great political orators, will deliver the Commencement Address at Baruch College’s 45th graduation ceremony. The festive event, marked with flowers, balloons and confetti, takes place at 11 am, on Tuesday, June 1st at Madison Square Garden. For more info on the 2010 commencement ceremony, click here.
Baruch College Helps Young Entrepreneurs Bring New Ideas to Market
The Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College annually hosts a business plan competition for student entrepreneurs. Winners are eligible to receive cash prizes, in-kind support, and seed money totaling $100,000. This year’s winners plan to launch a broad range of business ventures, including innovative software for the visual effects industry, a line of gluten-free baked goods, and an agricultural self-employment project in Nigeria. More info
Furlough Decision Delayed by Judge
The federal judge ruling on the legality of state worker furloughs has delayed his decision pending further documentation from the state. A ruling is expected to be made either late today or by tomorrow.
Nominate Student Writing for Publication in i Magazine
i Magazine, now in its third semester of publication, seeks to publish the best student work of the Spring 2010 term. This includes essays, lab reports, case studies, reviews, fiction, multi-media and visual art— all the varied forms of outstanding intellectual and creative work that Baruch’s students create. The Writing Center thanks all faculty members who have nominated essays for publication in the past, and asks for your renewed support in nominating student writing for our Spring 2010 issue. Please email your nominations as an attachment (or in the body of an email) to email@example.com with “Professor Nomination” in the subject line. Please also include a brief description of the writing’s strengths. i Magazine can be viewed online at http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/imagazine/
Your Vote Could Push Us Into the Top 10 in the Pepsi Challenge!
Only four days of voting remain in the Pepsi Refresh competition. Will we make it to the top 10? Your vote could help us get there! The College is currently at number 11-- we need your votes every day this week to secure a place within the funding threshold.
Please 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. Thank you for your continued effort!
Baruch Statistical Consulting Laboratory Closed Through the Summer
Baruch's Statistical Consulting Lab is sorry to announce that due to very tight funding at the College, consulting at the Statistical Consulting Laboratory will not be available during the summer months. Computers and lab software will be available to faculty and PhD students as before; please contact Professor Gross if you are in need. Consulting services will resume at the start of the Fall semester with Professor Hammou El Barmi heading the Lab, and Professors Ron Neath and Ryan Yue as consultants. The lab encourages faculty and students to collect problems they need consulting on over the summer and contact us as soon as school starts in the fall.
Baruch College Athletic Department Honors Student-Athletes
The Annual Athletic Department Awards Dinner took place on Tuesday, May 18 to honor the varsity teams and Baruch College student-athletes for their accomplishments during the 2009-10 year.
A full list of all the night's award winners can be found here.
June 2, 5:30 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street
The Peter Vallone Lecture Series returns to review whether NYC needs the Public Advocate and the offices of the Borough Presidents following the past decade's charter revisions. Moderator: Peter F. Vallone, Sr.: Former Speaker, New York City Council. RSVP online or call 646-660-6851.
May 14 - June 4: Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street
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
May 27 - 29: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue
To Be or Not to Be...Cervantes is a comedy that explores the curious connections between some of history's greatest plays, including Othello and El Celoso Extremeo, The Taming of the Shrew and La Ilustre Fregona, and El Quijote and Hamlet. A fun and informative scandal that is sure to shake the foundation of literature, and celebrate two of the world's most important authors! (Presented in Spanish) 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:
• 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.