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IN THE NEWS

Aspen Institute Spotlights Baruch’s Full-Time MBA Program

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Faculty Experience Survey Underway

Update on Presidential Search

Dollars & Sense Finds a Home on the Web

Donate Your Used Cell Phones to Help Stop Domestic Violence

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 6: Sustainability 2.0: Envisioning Business and the Urban Environment

Nov. 10: Unemployment Tops 10%: Where Can We Turn?

Nov. 11: Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series Presents Bill Roskin

Arts and Culture

Nov. 8 - Dec. 13: Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears

Nov. 10: The Silberman Concert Series: The Ortner Roberts Duo

Nov. 11: Weissman Talks: Dean Peck Interviews Theodore Bikel

OFFERINGS

WordCampNYC: WordPress Conference

November is Personal Productivity Month!

News

Aspen Institute Spotlights Baruch’s Full-Time MBA Program

The Zicklin School’s MBA program has been ranked #65 in the 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools. The BGP spotlights innovative full-time MBA programs that are successfully integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into the school’s curricula and research. Beyond Grey Pinstripes is a program of the Aspen Institute, an organization dedicated to fostering value-based leadership across all sectors of society. More info

Announcements

Faculty Experience Survey Underway

Faculty members are encouraged to complete the Faculty Experience Survey produced by the University Faculty Senate by November 25th. The survey plays an integral role in the Senate's examination of faculty life and experiences at individual campuses and across CUNY. If you have not received your user ID and password by mail, please call the firm handling the survey at 866-975-7133. Faculty members who were not on the CUNY payroll on April 1, 2009 are not being surveyed at this time.

Update on Presidential Search

A nationwide search for the individual who will succeed Interim President Stan Altman as the next President of Baruch College is now underway. Go online for a full update on the search.

Dollars & Sense Finds a Home on the Web

Dollars & Sense, the magazine of business and social coverage published by undergraduate students at Baruch College, made its debut last week as a Web-based multimedia publication after three decades as an award-winning magazine. Dollars & Sense online is built on Blogs@Baruch, an online publishing platform built and supported by BCTC and the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute. Visit the site.

Donate Your Used Cell Phones to Help Stop Domestic Violence

Baruch College has partnered with Verizon Wireless’ UHopeline Program to recycle used cell phones, batteries and accessories — any brand, any model, functioning and non-functioning, from any wireless carrier — to aid victims of domestic violence and dating violence. Your used cell phone will be scrubbed of your personal info and refurbished. Proceeds are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profits that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness. Drop your used cell phone equipment in the UHopeline Recycling Bin outside the Student Life Office (NVC 2-210).

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 6, 9 am – 2 pm | Newman Conference Center, Room 750, 151 East 25th St., Free to Baruch College community

Sustainability 2.0: Envisioning Business and the Urban Environment

What will the business environment be like as we approach the mid-21st Century? This event will cover the role of business in sustainability/infrastructure: water, power, and real estate. Held in conjunction with Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and the Newman Real Estate Institute. RSVP by calling 646-312-3231 or email Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu. More info

Nov. 10, 5:30 pm | Newman Conference Center, 7th Floor, 151 East 25th St.

Unemployment Tops 10%: Where Can We Turn?

Panelists: David Jones, Community Service Society; Robert Lieber, NYC Deputy Mayor, Economic Development; James Parrott, Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute; Rae Rosen, Assistant Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of NY; Sarah Bartlett, Moderator, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. RSVP by calling 646-660-6851

Nov. 11, 12 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750,151 East 25th St.

Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speaker Series Presents Bill Roskin (BBA, 1963), Viacom, Former VP Human Resources

The Speaker Series includes lunch, a formal presentation and an opportunity for students and alumni to speak with our prominent guest. RSVP online. Business attire required.

Arts and Culture

November 6 - December 13 | Nagelberg Theatre

Theodore Bikel stars in Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears

This great theatrical legend returns to New York to unveil this movingly delivered, beautifully sung show about the pioneering 19th-century author Sholom Aleichem. Told with warmth, humor and a rich catalogue of Yiddish music this major event will be enjoyed by all generations. This show will be performed mostly in English with Yiddish and Russian supertitles. More info

November 10, 6:00 pm | Engelman Recital Hall

The Silberman Concert Series: The Ortner Roberts Duo

Suzanne Ortner, Clarinet and Tom Roberts, Piano describe their music as a marriage between Klezmer and Harlem Stride. The duo (who are married) has produced an innovative fusion of the lively, traditional instrumental music of the Eastern European Jews and the acrobatic Harlem Stride Piano of the Early Jazz Era. Reservations are recommended. More info

November 11, 6:00 pm | Nagelberg Theatre

Weissman Talks: Dean Peck Interviews Theodore Bikel

Dr. Jeffrey Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences leads a live onstage interview with theater legend Theodore Bikel about his life and career, beginning with the role of Tevye the Milkman in Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof and spanning 40+ years to his current starring role in the New York premiere of the National Yiddish Theater production “Sholom Aleichem: Laughter through Tears.” For reservations, call the Baruch Box Office at (646) 312-4085 or 5073. More info

Offerings

WordCampNYC: WordPress Conference

On November 14-15, Baruch College will play host to WordCamp NYC, a
conference centered around the use and development of WordPress, the most popular open source blogging/publishing software in the world. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events where WordPress users can share ideas on how to improve their blogs/sites.
Sessions will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Newman Vertical Campus, with a Sunday afternoon program taking place at Mason Hall. A two-day conference pass is $40.00 or a "mini pass" for the Mason Hall portion can be purchased for $25.00. More information can be found at http://wordcampnyc.org.

November is Personal Productivity Month!

Below is a listing of professional development courses for November 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 here 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.

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.

Effective Telephone Skills

For administrative staff — equips participants with techniques to maximize telephone service, create “customer” satisfaction through effective communication, and deal with difficult people on the phone. Participants will gain skills for providing better telephone service and greater on-the-job effectiveness overall.

Date: 11/10/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C5039
Cost: $60 per person

New Concepts in Project Management

For professional staff — presents an overview of project management concepts and introduces the framework of the project management lifecycle. Participants will learn such concepts as stakeholder management, project initiation and scope verification, and the use of specific tools to achieve project success.

Date: 11/12/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 41st Street
Course No.: PDP351
Cost: $25 per person

Taking Charge: Gaining Control of Your Professional and Personal Life

For managers, supervisors and professionals — cultivates the ability to take charge of challenging situations in one’s professional and personal life. The workshop explores the degree of “self-determination” in each participant’s personality and its affect on one’s ability to feel in charge of events and be more achievement oriented.

Date: 11/17/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C9112
Cost: $60 per person

Developing Yourself and Others Through Delegation

For managers and supervisors — takes participants through the delegation process step by step. Focuses on cultivating trust, self-awareness and strategic thinking in order to take on new challenges, maximize productivity, increase team performance, and reduce stress.

Date: 11/20/2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Central Office at 57th Street
Course No.: C9117
Cost: $60 per person