e-News for Faculty and Staff - Baruch College

Nov. 7 - Nov. 14

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder on Health Plan Policies for Employees with Student Dependents
CUNY Doctoral Student Health Insurance
November Sessions of "Preventing Workplace Violence"
Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management Launches New Working Papers Series
Psychology Professor Seeks Volunteers For Healthy Living Study
Donations Accepted for the CUNY Cares Toy Drive Until Dec. 12

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 11: Why Obama Won: A Pollster’s View
Nov. 13:
"Pulling Off a Successful Inside Job": Sustainable Interior Design

Arts and Culture

Nov. 11: The Silberman Concert Series: Sara Davis Buechner
Nov. 13:
The Movie Makers Club presents "Coffee Shop"
Nov. 14:
“Golda’s Balcony” Dress Rehearsal Featuring Tovah Feldshuh


Announcements

Reminder on Health Plan Policies for Employees with Student Dependents

To: Employees Enrolled with Dependent Students in a City Health Plan

From: Donna Katz, SPHR DK
Associate Director of Human Resources

November 4, 2008

Under the City Health Plans, coverage for an unmarried, dependent, full time student terminates when the student graduates, ceases to be a full time student or on December 31st of the year of the student’s 23rd birthday, whichever is earlier.

If your dependent falls under one of the above categories, you can purchase continuation of health insurance (COBRA) at full cost plus 2% administrative costs. Please notify us as soon as possible by downloading and completing the form at www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/cobra_request_dep_status.pdf.
A COBRA package will be prepared and sent certified mail to your dependent.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Donna_Katz@baruch.cuny.edu.

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CUNY Doctoral Student Health Insurance

To: CUNY Doctoral Students Employed at CUNY

From: Donna Katz, SPHR DK
Associate Director of Human Resources

Please see the attached link for information about the new contract provision for doctoral students employed at CUNY: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/provost/doctoral_students/health.html.

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Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management Launches New Working Papers Series

The Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management of the School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of its Working Papers Series. The papers are works in progress by Baruch College faculty and other notable scholars in the field.

The papers discuss significant and emerging policy and management issues of interest to nonprofit scholars and managers. The inaugural papers in this series focus on nonprofit governance, nonprofit strategy, community-based organizations, and volunteering.

To subscribe to the series, please email listserv@baruch.listserv.cuny.edu. No subject is necessary. In the email, please state “Sub nonprofit_wkpapers (Your First Name) & (Your Last Name)”— i.e., “Sub nonprofit_wkpapers John Smith.”

For editorial questions, please contact the Series Editor, Professor Susan Chambré, at susan.chambre@baruch.cuny.edu.

Nonprofit Governance:

Transforming the Dynamics of Nonprofit Boards: From Passive to Active Agencies
Paul Firstenberg, Baruch College, City University of New York

Nonprofit Strategy:

Giving Up the Single Life: Leadership Motivations for Interorganizational Restructuring of Nonprofit Organizations
David Campbell, Binghamton University

Exploring Perceived Effectiveness of Nonprofit Lead-Organization Networks for Social Service Delivery
Bin Chen, Baruch College, City University of New York and Elizabeth A. Graddy, Ph.D, University of Southern California

The Limits and Potential of Nonprofit Organizations in Participatory Planning: A Case Study of the New York HIV Planning Council
John J. Chin, Hunter College, City University of New York

Bowling Together: Anatomy of a Successful Association Merger
Julie Pietroburgo, Southern Illinois University and Stephen P. Wernet, Saint Louis University

Community-Based Organizations:

Defending Neighborhoods with Multiple Publics: Opportunities and Challenges for Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations
Tarry Hum, Queens College, City University of New York

Volunteering

Is Volunteering ‘Work’ in Retirement?
Susan M. Chambré, Baruch College, City University of New York and Christopher J. Einolf, DePaul University (forthcoming)

Editorial Board

Jack Krauskopf, Director, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, Baruch College, City University of New York, Editor

Susan M. Chambré, Editor of the Working Papers Series, Baruch College, City University of New York, Editor

Rikki Abzug, Ramapo College

David Campbell, Binghamton University

John Casey, Baruch College, City University of New York

Bin Chen, Baruch College, City University of New York

Peter Dobkin Hall, Baruch College, City University of New York

Margaret Harris, Aston University (United Kingdom)

Roland Kushner, Muhlenberg College

Fred Lane, Baruch College, City University of New York

Nancy Macduff, Macduff-Bunt Associates

Nicole P. Marwell, Baruch College, City University of New York

Jill Mendelson, UJA Federation of Greater New York

F. Ellen Netting, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hillel Schmidt, Hebrew University (Israel)

Maude Simonet, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (France)

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November 2008 Sessions of "Civility and Violence" - Seats Still Available!

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

Baruch College is committed to preventing workplace violence and ensuring a safe and secure academic and work environment for all members of the College community and its constituents.  As a public employer, CUNY is required by law to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence.  One way to reduce the potential for workplace violence is to intervene before a situation escalates into a violent incident. All faculty and staff are required to attend this mandatory training on how to recognize signs of a potentially violent situation.

“Civility and Violence” is the new name for the ongoing mandatory training program on preventing workplace violence. If you attended a “Preventing Workplace Violence” session in 2007 or 2008, you need not attend this class again. Over 700 faculty and staff have attended a session. Please note that adjunct faculty members and college assistants are required to attend.  Adjunct faculty members who do NOT have professional hours will receive the non-teaching adjunct rate for their attendance.

The schedule of November sessions is as follows:
 
Wednesday, Nov. 12          10 am to Noon             151 E. 25 St., Room 763
Thursday, Nov. 20              12:45 pm to 2:15 pm    55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-285

To register for one of the training sessions, please send an e-mail to 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 on Workplace Violence at this link:  http://portal.cuny.edu/cms/id/cuny/documents/level_3_page/007583.htm.

If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact our Training and Development Specialist, Ms. Leah Schanke, at (646) 660-6618.

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Last Reminder: Professor Seeks Volunteers For Healthy Living Study

Do you want to lose weight and improve your health?

If you are between the ages of 30 and 65 and 20-100 pounds overweight, you may be eligible to take part in a 12-month weight loss study! You will learn how to improve your diet and exercise behaviors by participating in behavioral weight loss treatment, Weight Watchers, or a combination of both.

For more information and to see if you qualify for this program, call (646) 312-4450 and ask about the Healthy Living Study!

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Donations Accepted for the CUNY Cares Toy Drive Until Dec. 12

Baruch College will be accepting toy donations for children ages 1 to 4 years old on behalf of the CUNY Cares Toy Drive from now until Dec. 12. Donations can be left at the Early Learning Center at 17 Lexington Avenue, from Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. For more information on the toy drive, contact Anne Austin at 212-387-1420, 1421, or 1423. You can also visit www.cuny.edu/toydrive.

 

 

Workshops and Seminars

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 8:30 am | Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Why Obama Won: A Pollster’s View

Professional pollster and scholar Monika L. McDermott will discuss the results of the 2008 election and the factors that influenced voters' decisions. Her talk will be followed by a question and answer session. A light breakfast will be served. Admission is free.

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/academics/political_science/events.htm or call 646-312-4410.

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 1-107
55 Lexington Avenue

Thursday, Nov. 13, 8:30 am | Newman Real Estate Institute

Pulling Off a Successful Inside Job: How an Integrated Approach to Creating Sustainable Interiors Can Cut Costs

A building project that involves sustainable interior design, engineering construction, and renovation represents an opportunity to reduce a property’s carbon footprint, while increasing tenant satisfaction and worker health and productivity. It can also mean saving money.

More Info: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/newman/conferences/newman-real-estate-institute-open-house-3

Newman Conference Center, Room 750
Information and Technology Building, 151 E. 25th Street

 

Arts and Culture

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:45 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Silberman Concert Series presents Sara Davis Buechner in “Cocktails and Skyscrapers: The Manhattan Music of George Gershwin and Dana Suesse”

Sara Davis Buechner is an award-winning classical concert pianist of accomplishment, mastery, sensitivity and versatility. Her concert will primarily consist of the music of Gershwin and 1920s novelty music. This event is free. Seating is limited.

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=364

Thursday, Nov. 13, 1 and 7 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Movie Makers Club presents "Coffee Shop"

"Coffee Shop" tells the story of three close friends--Raj, John, and Justin-- with different life views. Raj is a player who doesn’t believe in love, John is a romantic, while Justin is a serious artist dedicated to his work. This event is free for Baruch ID holders. General admission is $6.

Engelman Recital Hall
Newman Vertical Campus

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=348

Friday, Nov. 14, 4 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

BPAC presents a dress rehearsal of “Golda’s Balcony” with Tovah Feldshuh

Golda's Balcony is written by William Gibson. It follows the life of Golda Meir from her roots as a Russian immigrant, American schoolteacher, to a leader of international politics as the fourth prime minister of Israel. This show ran on Broadway for over 400 performances, making it the longest running one woman show in Broadway history. This event is free. R..S.V.P. to performingartscenter@baruch.cuny.edu. Only 20 tickets available.

 
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