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Conferences and Seminars

May 11: The Wall Street Journal and the Future of Journalism

May 11: Mayoral Control of NYC Schools?

Arts and Culture

May 7: Agrippina, Condotta A Morire; Handel's Cantata

May 11: The Salon Series - Second Threshold


President Waldron Receives Prestigious Ellis Island Medal

Show Support for Baruch College and CUNY

Urgent Information for Blackboard Users

CUNYAC Volleyball Finals on CUNY TV featuring Baruch College

Discounts from CAPS for Teen Summer Programs

Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Professional Development Courses in May


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Monday, May 11, 6:00 pm | Department of Journalism

The Wall Street Journal and the Future of Journalism

Robert Thomson, Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal discusses the changing landscape of American journalism, global competition and the changes at the Journal under Rupert Murdoch. More info

Monday, May 11, 6:00 pm | School of Public Affairs

Mayoral Control of NYC Schools?

Panel discussion on the the re-authorization of mayoral control of New York City public schools, panelists to include Make the Road Co-Director Ana Maria Archilla, NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, Professor Joseph Viteritti of Hunter College, and UFT President Randi Weingarten. More info


Arts and Culture

Thursday, May 7, 8:00 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Agrippina, Condotta A Morire; Handel's Cantata

Repast Baroque Ensemble, now in its 5th year at Baruch Performing Arts Center, performs “Agrippina, Condemned to Death”. Handel’s cantata portrays Agrippina at the moment she discovers that her son, Emperor Nero, is planning to have her murdered, and traces her fluctuating emotions of vengeful enragement and maternal vulnerability. More info

Monday, May 11, 7:00 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Salon Series - Second Threshold

The Acting Company’s John McDonald SALON SERIES offers a unique opportunity to see captivating but rarely-produced plays, performed by prominent New York stage actors and guest stars. Each reading is followed by a reception where you will have the chance to interact with the cast and director over wine, coffee and refreshments. More info



President Waldron Receives Prestigious Ellis Island Medal

Baruch College President Kathleen Waldron has been awarded a 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition (NECO). The medal celebrates “the richness and pluralism of American life,” pays homage to the immigrant experience, and recognizes outstanding individual achievement. It will be presented to President Waldron on May 9, as part of a festive weekend celebration at Ellis Island. The awards ceremony includes a Gala Dinner that supports NECO’s several partnership organizations, raising money for children in poverty around the world. President Waldron joins an outstanding group of prior medalists, including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, author Gay Talese, Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman and golfing great Arnold Palmer.

President Waldron’s selection honors her commitment to cultural diversity and to the decades-long CUNY tradition of providing educational opportunities to immigrants and the children of immigrants. The medal also recognizes her own immigrant heritage: her maternal grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from Italy at the turn of the last century.

Show Support for Baruch College and CUNY

Please Attend the New York City Council Fiscal Year 2010 Executive Budget Hearing for CUNY on Friday, May 15, 2009 at City Hall, Council Chambers at 10:00 A.M. This will be a joint hearing of the Council’s Finance and Higher Education Committees, co-chaired by Council Members David Weprin and Charles Barron. The focus of the hearing will be to discuss the Fiscal 2010 budget needs for the University, including the impact of proposed cuts to CUNY’s operating and capital budgets and follow up on our request for programs like the Vallone Scholarships and the Black Male Initiative (BMI).

We need a strong audience turnout of support when Chancellor Matthew Goldstein discusses the budget. We are asking that faculty and staff from Baruch College attend the hearing in order to demonstrate the importance of our budget requests to the City Council.

Please RSVP your attendance to Eric.Lugo@baruch.cuny.edu, the College’s Director of Government Relations, by Wednesday, May 13th. Baruch College’s delegation will meet at the steps of City Hall at 9:45 AM sharp. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Lugo at 646-660-6095.

Directions: Take the No. 4, 5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge to get to City Hall.

Urgent Information for Blackboard Users

From: Arthur Downing
Chief Information Officer, Baruch College

The BCTC has launched a new Blackboard status page that posts the current availability of the system along with the status messages received from CUNY.

The new page also provides links to alternative resources that can be used by faculty when Blackboard is unavailable, such as e-roster, e-reserves, blogs, and faculty web pages.

As faculty members plan for next semester, they are encouraged to contact the help desk to find out how they can take advantage of these local resources to complement their use of Blackboard and work with students when Blackboard is not available. More info

CUNYAC Volleyball Finals on CUNY TV featuring Baruch College

Ranked 11th nationwide in the NCAA Division III, Baruch College Men’s Volleyball team will be starring on CUNY TV in the CUNYAC Volleyball Finals on May 17th at 3pm. Tune in to watch as undefeated top seed Baruch College faces off against uptown second seed rival Hunter College. CUNY TV is broadcast throughout the five boroughs of New York City on cable channel 75. Please check with your local cable provider to certify as some cable systems may carry CUNY TV on a different channel. More info

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.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace - New May Session added!

Register by email to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu.

Baruch College is committed to promoting the health and safety of its employees. Domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism, and increased employee turnover. As a public employer, CUNY is committed to full compliance of all applicable laws governing domestic violence in the workplace. All faculty and staff with supervisory responsibilities are required to attend this mandatory training on how to respond appropriately to domestic violence concerns.

May sessions are as follows:

Wednesday, May 13: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Wednesday, May 13: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Thursday, May 14: 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Thursday, May 14: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, May 19: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

May 13 and May 14 sessions will be held at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-267, and May 19 session will be held at the Library Building, 151 East 25 Street, Room 763. To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to hr.learning@baruch.cuny.edu, stating the session you would like to attend. You will receive a reply with a confirmation.

You can review CUNY's Policy and Procedures for Domestic Violence at this link: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/CUNYPolicy-DomesticViolence.pdf.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact our Domestic Violence Liaison, Ms. Leah Schanke, in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6618.

Professional Development Courses in May

May is Managers and Supervisors 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 Managers and Supervisors courses for May 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.

Managerial Leadership

An overview to assist managers and supervisors in combining their leadership styles with their managerial responsibilities. This course will focus on ways to use leadership skills as strategic tools to realize goals by building a work culture that promotes trust and high performance. (SCP core course)

Date: 5/19 and 5/20 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
Course No.: C3032
Cost: $120 per person

Team Building

Managers and supervisors will review the tools and techniques for building an effective team. Supervisors, team leaders and managers will learn to turn existing work groups into teams and how a team approach can result in improved work performance and productivity for the work unit.

Date: 5/28 and 5/29 (2-day course)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C1233
Cost: $120 per person