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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Messages from Dr. Ben Corpus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, on Recent Tragedy Within the LGBT College Community

Human Resources to Host Benefits Fair on October 19

Send in Your Recommendations for Honorary Degree Recipients

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

EVENTS

Oct. 19: A Reading and Conversation with Richard Price

Oct. 21: The Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture Series Featuring Kenneth Langone, Co-Founder The Home Depot

Oct. 24: Bagel Brunch Career Crunch

Oct. 27: The New e-Business Entrepreneur: How to Successfully Conceive, Plan, Launch, and Grow an e-Business

ARTS AND CULTURE

Now - Oct. 22: “A Social Context: Group Photography and Identity”

BPAC Events

Oct. 17 - Nov. 7: The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents
Fyvush Finkel Live!

OFFERINGS

October is Technology Month!

See Elf on Broadway and Enjoy a Special Discount

Announcements

Messages from Dr. Ben Corpus, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, on Recent Tragedy Within the LGBT College Community

On Tuesday, October 5, following the death of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, a victim of cyberbullying, a message from Dr. Corpus was sent to all Baruch College students noting, "The standards that we uphold as a Baruch College Community do not support acts of harassment, discrimination and cruelty. Additionally, while we value the connectedness that technology now affords us, it is important to recognize that not every action or comment belongs in the public domain and that privacy is a right that should be respected." To view the full message from Dr. Corpus, click here.

A follow-up message was sent on October 12 (view full message) which included a listing of events that have been planned to bring the Baruch College Community together in solidarity for Tyler Clementi and countless other LGBT people who have experienced bullying and intolerance. These include:

*      Thursday, October 14th, LGBT Tolerance Day at Baruch.  Straight and LGBT people will wear something purple on this day to support LGBT individuals and take a stand against anti-LGBT bullying.
*      Wednesday, October 20th, Spirit Day on Facebook. Join over 10,000 others worldwide and wear something purple again to honor Tyler Clementi and commit to an LGBT-friendly New York.
*      Thursday, October 21st, 12:30 - 2:15 pm, 25th St. Candlelight Vigil.  GLASS sponsors a vigil and moment of silence during club hours between the Vertical Campus and the Library Building. Glow sticks will be provided.

Human Resources to Host Benefits Fair on October 19

The Office of Human Resources will be conducting its Fourth Annual Benefits Fair on Tuesday, October 19 from 12 - 2 pm in the Newman Conference Center, Room 750 at 151 East 25th Street. Please stop by to speak to representatives from the various health plans and benefits offered to Baruch College employees. See http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/Benefits_Fair_2010.pdf for additional information.

Send in Your Recommendations for Honorary Degree Recipients

Graduation capEach year, during the graduation ceremony, the College grants honorary degrees to one or more individuals. Honorary Degrees are intended to serve as a means to recognize the achievements of persons who have made significant contributions to the progress of the University or its colleges and to the principles for which the institutions stand or to their academic or professional disciplines. The committee in charge of identifying candidates for honorary degrees to be given at Baruch's June 2011 and 2012 commencement ceremonies is currently seeking suggestions for both honorary degree recipients as well as persons to deliver the commencement address. The person need not be eligible for an honorary degree.

In general, candidates for honorary degrees should fall in one or more of the following categories:
• Persons of national or international reputation in an academic disciple that holds a significant place in the curriculum of the awarding college;
• Persons who have made significant contributions in either thought or action to American higher education or in a professional field closely related to an academic interest of the University or the awarding college;
• Persons who have made significant contributions over a sustained period of time to the development of major programs at the University or at one of its colleges;
• Persons who have given long and distinguished service to the University or one of its colleges but who were not in its employ;
• Persons who have made major contributions to furthering principles that are at the center of the University's purpose and mission.

Please send your recommendations for honorary degree recipients and/or commencement speakers, along with a short biographical sketch of each person, to the Honorary Degree Committee by October 22, 2010 to Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu, Subject: Honorary Degree Recommendations.

Show Support for Ending Domestic Violence

Purple ribbonOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and New York State has invited all New Yorkers to show their support for ending domestic violence by wearing purple on Wednesday, October 20th. 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 on 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

Events
 

October 19, 9:30 - 10:30 am: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

A Reading and Conversation with Richard Price

Kenneth LangoneRichard Price, Baruch College's Fall 2010 Harman Writer-in-Residence and author of eight novels, including his most recent urban drama, Lush Life, will give a reading and engage in conversation with a Baruch audience. Reception from 5:00 to 5:45 pm. For more on Price and the Harman Writer-in-Residence program, click here.

October 21, 9:30 - 10:30 am: Information and Technology Building, Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street

The Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture Series Featuring Kenneth Langone, Co-Founder, The Home Depot

Kenneth LangoneThis year's Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture will feature Kenneth Langone, Co-founder, The Home Depot, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Invemed Associates LLC, and philanthropist. Dr. John Elliott, dean of the Zicklin School of Business, will host the event as the moderator. Russell Banks ('40) is an alumnus of Baruch College and former adjunct professor of management at Baruch College. Please RSVP to Kinshasa.Best@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6075.

October 24 & November 7

Bagel Brunch Career Crunch

Your students can supercharge their job search in this intensive two-session career skills workshop offered through Zicklin's Department of Management. The program is for those looking to promote their talent by mastering the skills needed for finding a new job, being noticed for advancement, or transitioning to a new career. Session dates are Sunday, October 24 and November 7. Brunch: Noon-1:30 p.m., workshop is 1:30-5:30 p.m. Fee is $120. To register or get more information call Linda Moore at ext. 3620, or Linda.Moore@baruch.cuny.edu

October 27, 5:00 - 6:30 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270, 55 Lexington Ave

The New e-Business Entrepreneur: How to Successfully Conceive, Plan, Launch, and Grow an e-Business

The Department of Statistics and Computer Information Systems is presenting a panel of successful entrepreneurs, consultants, and investors, who will discuss and answer questions on what it takes to become a successful e-business entrepreneur today. They will address issues such as identifying current trends and the right opportunities for a new e-business, developing an effective business plan, finding investors and pitching to them successfully, and implementing and growing your new e-business. This event is open to the entire Baruch College community and is free to attend for students, faculty and staff. Limited seating is available so please arrive promptly.

Arts and Culture

Now Through October 22, The Sidney Mishkin Gallery, 135 E. 22d St.

Exhibition Photo"A Social Context: Group Photography and Identity"

This major exhibition drawn from the collection of Baruch College, featuring images by Lucien Clergue, Elliott Erwitt, Larry Fink, Milt Hinton, Gilles Peress, Candace Scharsu, Neal Slavin, Leonard Sussman, Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems and Garry Winogrand. Hours: Weekdays from noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m. Closed on weekends. More info

BPAC events

Oct. 17 - Nov. 7: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents Fyvush Finkel Live!

With a remarkable career from the Yiddish and English stage to his Emmy Award winning performance on Picket Fences, the multi-talented Fyvush Finkel takes us from the rich heyday of Second Avenue to mainstream stardom on stage and screen. Fyvush will be joined by his sons Ian and Eliot and special guests Merwin Goldsmith and June Gable. More info

Offerings
 

October is Technology Month!

Below is a listing of Technology courses for October 2010 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 Leah Schanke in the Office of Human Resources at 646-660-6591 or e-mail your 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 training web site. For questions regarding registering for any of the courses, please contact Leah Schanke at Leah.Schanke@baruch.cuny.edu or 646-660-6618. NOTE: Applicants for all PDLM technology workshops may be required to complete an on-line pre-class assessment to determine appropriate class level. A URL for the assessment location will be sent to registered applicants.

Word 2003/2007, Level 1

A highly interactive course designed to build participants' proficiency in using Word 2003. This full-day workshop will enable users to create, format, and enhance standard business documents, and to become more comfortable using the software for daily tasks.

Date: 10/15/2010
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility, 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 create headers and footers and work intensively with formulas and functions (such as "If" functions). Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 course or equivalent user capability.

Date: 10/26/2010
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 241
Cost: $25 per person

Word 2003/2007, Level 2

Expanding on the skills learned in Level 1, this highly interactive workshop will give participants the ability to create flyers by using backgrounds, borders and shading, pictures, clipart and WordArt, create fill-in forms, work with tables using formulas, and work with documents to include the use of reference commands. Participants also will work with macros and explore how to protect a document. Prerequisite: Word Level 1 course or equivalent user capability.

Date: 10/27/2010
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 231
Cost: $25 per person

Publisher 2003/2007, Level 1

This workshop encourages participants to bring their imagination to class. Participants learn the basic skills for designing a professional publication with Microsoft Publisher. Also presented will be information on preparing publications for print, the "nudge" option, grouping elements, layering, and using the design checker. Prerequisite: Word Level 2 course and/or PowerPoint Level 2.

Date: 10/29/2010
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 171
Cost: $25 per person

November 2 - January 2, Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th St.

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