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IN THE NEWS

Q3 Zicklin/FEI CFO Survey Released: Economic Confidence Rises as More CFOs Plan to Hire

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College Alumni Magazine Now Available Online!

Campus Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010

EVENTS

Nov. 12: High School News Literacy Summit

Nov. 15: Recent Legislative Innovations Affecting Nonprofit Organizations

Nov. 18: The BP Disaster and the Future of the Energy Business

Nov. 18: A Conversation on Higher Education

Nov. 18: Cyrus R. Vance Jr. to Speak at Flatiron Partnership Breakfast

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Nov. 11: Baruch Voices: Student Monologues of the Freshman Seminar

Nov. 12: Modern Masterworks by Steven Beck, Solo Piano

Nov. 13: The Fourth Annual Indian Classical Arts Festival

Nov. 14: The Fifth Jewish Women's Film Festival

In the News
 

Q3 Zicklin/FEI CFO Survey Released: Economic Confidence Rises as More CFOs Plan to Hire

According to the most recent survey of CFOs conducted by Financial Executives International (FEI) and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business, many companies are focused on retaining their existing talent, and are taking measures to do so. As their overall optimism rises, an increasing number of CFOs are showing interest in making acquisitions, demonstrating progress from the previous year. To view the full press release, survey questions, and media coverage of the survey, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cfosurvey.

Announcements

Baruch College Alumni Magazine Now Available Online!

BCAM The Fall 2010 Baruch College Alumni Magazine (BCAM) is out now. If you haven't gotten your hands on a print edition (or even if you have!), be sure to check out BCAM in its new digital format at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bcam for the full issue's contents plus bonus features!

The latest issue features a Q&A with President Mitchel Wallerstein, who discusses his initial impressions of Baruch, the College's present-day realities, and his vision for Baruch in the coming years.

Campus Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010

Baruch College has begun upgrading Microsoft Office on faculty and staff computers to Office 2010, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The upgrade has already been completed for the computers in the classrooms and student labs. The Baruch Computing & Technology Center (BCTC) is working with each department to schedule its upgrade. BCTC's Office 2010 Web page provides access to the following resources to help faculty and staff with the upgrade process:

  • In-Person Training: Register for a brief workshop on how to use Office 2010. For a five-week period workshops are being offered in all 3 of the main campus buildings.
  • Web-Based Tutorials and Guides: Learn at your own pace at home or at work.
  • FAQ: Review answers to frequently asked questions about Office 2010.
  • Home Use: See how to download a free copy of Office 2010 for your home computer.

    If you have any questions, contact the BCTC Help Desk at 646-312-1010 or helpdesk@baruch.cuny.edu
Events
 

November 12, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, 14th Fl., 55 Lexington Ave

High School News Literacy Summit

The Department of Journalism and The Writing Professions at Baruch College will host this day-long event which serves more than 200 high school students and their teachers. The summit will feature workshops by the Pulitzer Center, Stony Brook's Center for News Literacy, The News Literacy Project, New York Community Media Alliance and the LAMP. More info

November 15, 4:00 - 6:00 pm: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

Recent Legislative Innovations Affecting Nonprofit Organizations

A discussion on recently enacted New York State legislation: the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA), a law to provide nonprofits with financial flexibility, and other legislative initiatives, such as the federal Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act, a bill that aims to strengthen the partnership between nonprofits and the federal government. RSVP online.

November 18, 12:30 - 2:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

The BP Disaster and the Future of the Energy Business

Join us for the second seminar in the David Berg Foundation Series on Ethics and Accountability at Baruch College! This luncheon discussion will take a closer at the BP oil spill and ramifications for the energy industry. RSVP here or call 646-312-3231.

November 18, 6:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 14-220, 55 Lexington Ave

A Conversation on Higher Education

The conversation will consider the state of higher education and will include discussion of how higher ed needs to change to accommodate modalities of online technology as well as the lives of future students, which will be markedly different than those of students in the past. Featuring: Anya Kamenetz, Staff Writer, Fast Company; author, Generation Debt and DIY U and Siva Vadhyanathan, Associate Professor, Media Studies and Law, University of Virginia; author, The Anarchist in the Library. Moderated by David Birdsell, Dean, School of Public Affairs. More info

November 18, 8:30 - 10:00 am: TD Bank Branch at Park Avenue South and 21st Street

Cyrus R. Vance Jr. to Speak at Flatiron Partnership Breakfast

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the new District Attorney of New York County, will be the featured speaker at the next Flatiron Partnership's Speaker Series breakfast. He is expected to talk about his vision for the office as well as community-based partnerships and initiatives for the future. The event, co-sponsored by TD Bank, includes a complimentary breakfast, and is scheduled for Thursday, November 18, at the TD Bank branch at Park Avenue South and 21st Street. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 10 a.m.

Please RSVP by November 16. Reservations may be made by sending an e-mail to events@flatironbid.org or by calling (212) 741-2323.

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Nov. 11, 1 pm & 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Baruch Voices: Student Monologues of the Freshman Seminar

Baruch Performing Arts Center is proud to present a series of monologues written by students of this year's Freshman Seminar course on their cultural identities and life experiences. The monologues are performed by professional actors and adapted/directed by Mahayana Landowne. More info

Nov. 12, 8 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Modern Masterworks by Steven Beck, Solo Piano

The second concert of the Sounds New Concert Series features solo pianist Steven Beck who will play eclectic modernist masterworks. More info

Nov. 13, 12 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Fourth Annual Indian Classical Arts Festival

Yoga, music, food and special presentations will be featured at this classical Indian dance and music festival. More info

Nov. 14, 11 am: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The Fifth Jewish Women's Film Festival

Eight films, focusing on the experiences, aspirations, and accomplishments of Jewish women through the ages and throughout the world, will be presented. More info