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IN THE NEWS

Zicklin School of Business Q1 CFO Outlook Survey Findings In the Media

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Two New Baruch College Students Accepted to the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program

Professor Ted Henken Featured in CUNY Salute to Scholars

Baruch Business Students Excel in Five Major Competitions

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch Contending for Pepsi Challenge Funds Again -- Help Keep Us
in the Top 10!

Nominate Student Writing for Publication in i Magazine

EVENTS

May 11: Adapting to a Volatile Global Business and Communication Environment

May 12: Reconsidering Gowanus: Opportunities for the Sustainable Transformation of an Industrial Neighborhood

May 12: Recovery and Reconstruction in Haiti: The Role of U.S. Philanthropy and Local Groups

ARTS AND CULTURE

At the Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery

May 14 - June 1: Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

BPAC Events

May 6: Dreams of the Sun King, Music of the French Baroque

May 7: Break of Reality in Concert

May 10: Five One Acts by Alan Ball

May 10: The Baruch Writers' Society Club Reading

May 13: The Baruch Choir Spring 2010 Concert

OFFERINGS

No-Fee Customer Service Training

 
Baruch in the News
 

Zicklin School of Business Q1 CFO Outlook Survey Findings In the Media

Findings from the first quarter 2010 “CFO Outlook Survey” conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, reveal that CFOs are undoubtedly more optimistic, and they see several bright spots for the future. Yet CFOs still remain cautious in their outlook for the overall health of the economy, and they continue to examine and reevaluate staffing, layoffs, and compensation. View the full report and see recent media coverage on the survey.

 
Academic Excellence
 

Two New Baruch College Students Accepted to the Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program

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American Humanics, a national organization dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to lead non-profit organizations, has just named two Baruch College students, Jou-Man Huang (Weissman) and Giovanna Romero Gil (SPA), to their Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders Program (NextGen). As future leaders in the non-profit sector, winners of the NextGen award complete competitive 300-hour internships, for which they receive generous stipends. This application round, the program generated more than 150 student applications from 43 AH-affiliated colleges and universities, which were reviewed by a panel of national nonprofit leaders. For more on the NextGen program, click here.

Ted Henken

Professor Ted Henken Featured in CUNY Salute to Scholars

Professor Ted Henken, Chairman of the Department of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College, has been highlighted in CUNY's publication, Salute to Scholars, which shares stories of CUNY accomplishments with the University’s friends and partners. Click here to view the article. Baruch College also ran a "Discover Who's Teaching" feature on Henken in March.

Baruch Business Students Excel in Five Major Competitions

This semester a host of Baruch College students, most but not all from the Zicklin School of Business, have taken part in several prestigious national and international competitions, each designed to identify, cultivate, and reward future corporate and business leaders. Get the full story.

 
Announcement
 
Baruch Recycles

Baruch 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 two 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.

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/

 
Workshops

May 11, 7:00 pm | Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Adapting to a Volatile Global Business and Communication Environment

Michael B. Goodman, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the MA Program in Corporate Communication and Founder and Director of CCI - Corporate Communication International (WSAS) along with Peter B. Hirsch, consultant in corporate reputation and issues management, and part-time graduate faculty in the MA in Corporate Communication, will discuss the theme of their newly published book, Corporate Communication: Strategic Adaptation for Global Practice (Peter Lang Group). Dick Martin, CCI Advisory Board Member, Executive Vice President, Public Relations and Employee Relations, AT&T (retired), will serve as the briefing's moderator. A reception will precede the event. Register by calling 973-270-0038. More info

May 12, 8:30-11:30 am | Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

Reconsidering Gowanus: Opportunities for the Sustainable Transformation of an Industrial Neighborhood

Known for diligently pursuing and providing timely insight on topics that critically affect areas pertaining to real estate, infrastructure, and public policy, the Newman Institute has worked to develop a report on the Gowanus Canal for the past 14 months. This report, “Reconsidering Gowanus – Opportunities for the Sustainable Transformation of an Industrial Neighborhood,” will be released at the event. RSVP online or call 646-660-6953.

May 12, 4:00 - 6:00 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Recovery and Reconstruction in Haiti: The Role of U.S. Philanthropy and Local Groups

A discussion on the role of nonprofit and community groups in New York and Haiti addressing transitional needs. Moderator: Penny Fujiko Willgerodt, Executive Director, Prospect Hill Foundation. RSVP online. More info

Arts and Culture

May 14 - June 1: Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Administrative Building, 135 East 22nd Street

Focus on Photography: Images from the Baruch Community

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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. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 13, from 6–8 pm. More info

BPAC events

May 6: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dreams of the Sun King, Music of the French Baroque

Acclaimed by the NY Times for its "vital performances" and “robust” playing, Repast is a collaboration of three period-instrument virtuosi presenting vivid renditions of music of the baroque era. More info

May 7: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Break of Reality in Concert

An American instrumental cello-rock crossover group, Break of Reality consists of three cellists and a percussionist, including cellists Martin Torch-Ishii, Patrick Laird, and Philip Borter, and Ivan Trevino on percussion. Formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003, the band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear “cello rock.” More info

May 10: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Five One Acts by Alan Ball

These five compelling stories by Alan Ball are directed for the stage by Ian Belknap with Kate Baldwin and Jonathan Kaplan and presented by The Acting Company. More info

May 10: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Baruch Writers' Society Club Reading

The Baruch College Writers' Society is a community of writers who are dedicated to the art of creative writing. The evening consists of original work by Baruch College students who are members of the Writers Society Club, reading their own work. More info

May 13: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Baruch Choir Spring 2010 Concert

The Baruch College Choir will perform an eclectic mix of traditional music, including “Gloria from the 12th Mass” by W.A. Mozart, “Ave Verum” by W.A. Mozart, and “Sing We and Chant It” by Thomas Morley. The program will also include choral selections from West Side Story, including “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty”, “One Hand, One Heart”, and “America.” The evening will also future a selection of soloists. 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, May 14
• 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.