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IN THE NEWS

Mario Cuomo to Deliver Baruch College 2010 Commencement Address

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Baruch College Helps Young Entrepreneurs Bring New Ideas to Market

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Furlough Decision Delayed by Judge

Nominate Student Writing for Publication in i Magazine

Your Vote Could Push Us Into the Top 10 in the Pepsi Challenge!

Baruch Statistical Consulting Laboratory Closed Through the Summer

SPORTS

Baruch College Athletic Department Honors Student-Athletes

EVENTS

June 2: To Be or Not To Be: Are the Offices of Public Advocate and Borough President Necessary?

ARTS AND CULTURE

At the Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery

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

BPAC Events

May 25 - June 27: The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

May 27 - 29: Ser o No... Cervantes

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Baruch in the News
 

Mario Cuomo to Deliver Baruch College 2010 Commencement Address

Commencement

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.

 
Academic Excellence
 

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

 
Announcement
 

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 imagazine@baruch.cuny.edu 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/

Baruch Recycles

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.

 
Sports
 

Baruch College Athletic Department Honors Student-Athletes

Athletic Dpt Awards

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.

 
Events
 

June 2, 5:30 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

To Be or Not To Be: Are the Offices of Public Advocate and Borough President Necessary?

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.

Arts and Culture

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

Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

Focus on Photography logo
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. More info

BPAC events

May 25 - June 27: Nagelberg Theatre, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The National Yiddish Theatre Presents The Adventures of Hershele Ostropoyler

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

Ser o No... Cervantes

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

 
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:

• 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.