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IN THE NEWS

Two Baruch MPA Alumni picked as Next Generation Political Leaders in NY

Newman Vertical Campus becomes All Saints Hospital for “Nurse Jackie”

Great Turnout At Merrill Lynch Entrepreneurship Kickoff

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Third Annual Benefits Fair

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

Suits for Students

Campus Construction Notice

H1N1 Flu Reminder

Baruch College Fall Blood Drive

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Oct. 9: Faculty Resource Fair

Oct. 15: The Changing Dynamics of Public Relations

Arts and Culture

Oct. 5: Grammy Nominee Bobby Sanabria Presents Clips from Documentary on “Latin Music USA”

Sept. 10 - Nov. 1: The Buddha Play

OFFERINGS

October is Technology Month!

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

News

Two Baruch MPA Alumni picked as Next Generation Political Leaders in NY

City Hall has selected alumni Fatima Shama (XMPA '08), commissioner for the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Vanessa Gibson (MPA '09), Assemblywoman for the 77th Assembly District, as two of the top 40 rising stars under the age of 40 for 2009. This mark of acknowledgement is given to only 40 elected officials under the age of 40 who possessed the most impressive professional accomplishments in the past year. Full Article

Newman Vertical Campus becomes All Saints Hospital for “Nurse Jackie”

Baruch College is a prime shooting location for Showtime’s program “Nurse Jackie.” This dark comedy starring Edie Falco, uses the Newman Vertical Campus for the exterior of the fictional All Saints Hospital. On Sept. 25th, as President Altman and Provost McCarthy were going from one meeting to another, both paused to commemorate this unique use of the building.

Past films shot at Baruch include “Reign Over Me,” (2007), a post-September 11 drama featuring Liv Tyler and Adam Sandler, the 2004 remake of “The Manchurian Candidate,” starring Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Jon Voight, and “House of D,” (2004), starring David Duchovny.

Great Turnout At Merrill Lynch Entrepreneurship Kickoff

On September 25, the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the kickoff of the Baruch College & Merrill Lynch Invitational Entrepreneurship Competition at the Newman Vertical Campus. A bumper crop of entrepreneurs --- from Baruch, CUNY senior colleges, and 13 other invited schools --- will be participating in the 10th annual competition. This year, winners are eligible for more than $100,000 in cash prizes and startup funds. More Info

Announcements

Third Annual Benefits Fair

The Office of Human Resources will be conducting the third annual Benefits Fair in the Newman Conference Center, room 750 from 12 noon - 2 pm on October 14. Please stop by to speak to representatives from the health plans and other benefits. Raffle prizes and other assorted goodies will be available.

Please see the attached link for additional information.

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and New York State has invited New York State and CUNY employees to show their support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on Wednesday, October 14th.

One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence impacts the workplace through time and attendance, productivity, health care costs, and security and liability. For more general information on domestic violence, visit www.opdv.state.ny.us. For further information regarding domestic violence concerns on our campus, contact Baruch College’s domestic violence liaison, Leah Schanke, in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6618 or Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu.

Please join us in showing support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on October 14th!

Suits for Students

The Starr Career Development Center is requesting help from faculty and staff in providing business attire for Baruch students. It is imperative that students have appropriate business attire as they attend career days, interview for internships and full time positions, and interact with potential employers during events.

All sizes of clean, women’s and men’s suits in black, navy blue, gray, brown, beige, pinstripes, or plaid will be accepted. No worn-out or double-breasted suits will be accepted.

Those interested in donating can bring their suits to the Starr Career Development Center where they will receive a letter for a tax deduction. For more information, please contact Patricia Imbimbo.

Campus Construction Notice

Preventive maintenance is required on the façade of the Information and Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street. A protective platform has been erected over the 25th Street sidewalk. The construction work was delayed due to the unusual amount of rain experienced over the summer. The required work is anticipated to be completed before the end of October at which time the platform will be removed. Should you need any additional info, please email or call Lisa Edwards at 646-660-6042.

H1N1 Flu Reminder

Dr. Ben Corpus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Dean of Students, has released a reminder about the H1N1 flu which can be found on the new flu information page.

All faculty and staff are advised to report any infectious diseases that they learn of, such as the H1N1 flu, to the Health Center at 646-312-2040 or to call the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students (NVC 2-255) at 646-312-4570 for assistance if the Health Center is closed.

Baruch College Fall Blood Drive

The Baruch College Fall Blood Drive, sponsored by Student Life, will take place on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th from 11 am - 4:15 pm in NVC 1-107. Students, faculty, and staff may donate blood by scheduling an appointment here.

Workshops and Seminars

Friday, Oct. 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Newman Conference Center Room 750

Faculty Resource Fair

CUNY faculty will learn how to best accommodate students with print disabilities, share classroom experiences and see demonstrations of assistive technology, and learn about other solutions that increase learning accessibility for college students. This event is sponsored by the CUNY PeopleTech Project team. Those interested may RSVP by calling 646-312-1420 by October 5th, 5pm.

Oct. 15, 12:30 – 2:30 pm | Information and Technology Building, Room 750

The Changing Dynamics of Public Relations

The Baruch College MarkLab has assembled a panel of leaders in the public relations industry, moderated by Dave Armon, former president of PRNewswire. Industry leaders will detail how the industry has changed, how it had remained the same, and what direction it will take going forward. Speakers will explain what role the Internet has played, how down-sized newspapers have impacted their clients’ goals and objectives, and how direct-to-consumer opportunities have changed the ground rules. They will also explore what qualities and skills sets are necessary for beginners to be successful in the public relations career.

Arts and Culture

Monday, October 5th, 2:30 pm | Engelman Recital Hall

Grammy Nominee Bobby Sanabria Presents Clips from Documentary on “Latin Music USA”

Now in its 18th year, the Milt Hinton Series at Baruch Performing Arts Center is proud to bring you a sneak preview of a forthcoming four-part BBC/PBS series “Latin Music USA” that will air on PBS on October 12 and 19 during Hispanic Heritage Month. World-renowned, multi-Grammy-nominated, Latin and Jazz percussionist Bobby Sanabria will host the sneak preview presenting background information mixed with video clips of the forthcoming series. More info

September 10th - November 1st | Nagelberg Theatre

The Buddha Play

The Buddha Play brings to the stage the authentic texts of the Buddha's life to enact the extraordinary life of the man, start to finish, in a raw, climactic, and suspenseful telling of a tale that can literally change your entire life. After premiering in Boston to critical acclaim and sold-out houses, this one-man show makes its New York debut in a limited-run engagement. Presented by Ascetic Productions LLC. More info

Offerings

October is Technology Month!

Below is a listing of Technology courses for October 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.

Excel 2003/2007 Level 1

Participants will learn skills for creating, editing and formatting worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and using the chart wizard also will be covered, as well as a brief introduction to Excel 2007.

Date: 10/06/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 141
Cost: $25 per person

PowerPoint 2003/2007 Level 1

Participants will learn Power Point fundamentals for creating, modifying, and presenting basic presentations. A brief introduction to Power Point 2007 also will be presented.

Date: 10/07/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 151
Cost: $25 per person

Word 2003/2007 Level 1

A highly interactive course designed to build participants’ proficiency in using Word 2003. This full-day course will enable users to create, format, and enhance standard business documents, and to become more comfortable with using the software for daily tasks. A brief introduction to Word 2007 also will be presented.

Date: 10/14/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 131
Cost: $25 per person

Excel 2003/2007 Level 2

Expanding on the skills learned in Level 1, this workshop will give participants the ability to rotate chart text, plot data, work with objects, and sort and protect data. Participants will work intensively with formulas and functions (such as “If” functions) and create headers and footers. (For employees seeking more thorough knowledge of Excel. Equivalent working knowledge of the level 1 course is required.)

Date: 10/15/2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: ERP Training Facility 10th Floor, 555 West 57th Street
Course No.: WTT 241
Cost: $25 per person

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

To: Full and Part Time Teaching and Non Teaching Instructional Staff Members (Faculty, HEO’s, Registrar, CLT’s, Continuing Education Teachers and Adjuncts)

The TIAA-CREF Retirement and Supplemental Retirement Annuity Program Consultant, Ms. Liliam Quintero, will be on-site at Baruch College on Tuesday, October 20th to provide one-on-one counseling sessions in the Office of Human Resources at 135 East 22nd Street Room 200.

Please call 1-800-732-8353 to sign up for an appointment. Click here for more information and dates.