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IN THE NEWS

Aspen Institute Spotlights Baruch’s Full-Time MBA Program

Zicklin OUTSource Wins First Place in Case Study Competition

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last Chance for Zicklin Service Excellence Award Nominations

Flu Vaccines for Employees Postponed

Donate Your Used Cell Phones to Help Stop Domestic Violence

Faculty Asked to Nominate Student Writing for iMagazine

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 5: 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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

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

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

Arts and Culture

Sept. 10 - Nov. 1: The Buddha Play

Nov. 2 - Nov. 5: MasterWorks Preview Series Presents a Reading of A Doll’s House

OFFERINGS

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

Zicklin OUTSource Wins First Place in Case Study Competition

On Oct. 17, Zicklin MBA students and founders of the new club Zicklin OUTSource won first place in the annual case study competition at the 2009 Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference (ROMBA). The conference marked the first official activity for Zicklin OUTSource, the Baruch graduate organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students and allies. Held in Atlanta, Ga., the event drew over 1000 students from top MBA programs around the country and sixteen qualifying teams for the case study competition. Zicklin’s first-place finish placed the school ahead of Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School, which took home second and third place, respectively. See their presentation

Announcements

Last Chance for Zicklin Service Excellence Award Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Zicklin Service Excellence Awards until tomorrow, Oct. 30. This is your chance to nominate Zicklin staff who have provided excellent service during the past 12 months. Award recipients receive a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque as recognition at the Honors and Recognition Ceremony. Baruch College faculty can nominate deserving staff at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/zicklinsei_awards

Flu Vaccines for Employees Postponed

The regular seasonal flu vaccine will not be available to Baruch College employees on November 2 and 5, as originally scheduled. The provider is unable to supply sufficient vaccine at this time. Vaccinations will be rescheduled for a later date this Fall. At that time, per the provider’s specifications, the vaccine will be available only to children under 18, adults over 50, and high-risk populations.

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).

Faculty Asked to Nominate Student Writing for iMagazine

The Baruch College Writing Center is asking faculty members to submit student writing samples that can serve as models of strong writing, whether through style, voice, argumentative effectiveness, and/or overall quality of writing. The samples will be published in the Center's new online publication, i Magazine. Drafts of papers alongside their revisions are especially desired in order to illustrate the process of effective writing. Samples can range from essays to lab reports — anything that reflects writing that happens at the College. You are also encouraged to write a brief paragraph explaining the assignment and why you chose to endorse and share the particular work with the Baruch community. Please email the sample to imagazine@baruch.cuny.edu with “Professor Nomination” in the subject line and a brief description of the writing’s strengths.

Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 5, 5 pm | Newman Vertical Campus, Room 8-210, 55 Lextington Ave.

20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The event will feature a showing of Freedom Without Walls, a documentary film by Robert E. Frye, followed by a roundtable featuring panelists from the faculty of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. More info

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

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

Arts and Culture

September 10th - November 1st | Nagelberg Theatre

The Buddha Play Closes this weekend!

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

November 2nd - November 5 | Mason Hall, 17 Lexington Avenue

MasterWorks Preview Series Presents a Reading of A Doll’s House

An abridged staged reading of the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Eric Krebs. More info

Offerings

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