e-News for Faculty and Staff - Baruch College

Oct. 31 - Nov. 7


Revised Effective Dates for Enrollments/Transfers
Deferred Compensation Rep on Campus, Nov. 4
MetLife Rep on Campus, Nov. 6
November Sessions of "Preventing Workplace Violence"
Psychology Professor Seeks Volunteers For Healthy Living Study


Workshops and Seminars

Nov. 5: Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture
Nov. 7:
Putting $$$ on Green

Arts and Culture

Oct. 30: “Making the Music Our Own”
Nov. 1:
The New York Piano Society Outstanding Amateur Artists Concert
Nov. 3 - 6:
"A Doll’s House"
Nov. 3: The MCC Play Lab Series Presents "Zero"


Revised Effective Dates for Health Plan Enrollment/Transfers, Flexible Spending Accounts etc.

To: Full-time Benefit Eligible Employees and Benefit Eligible College Assistants

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

Please visit the following link for more information on the new deadlines: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/openenrollment082.pdf


Deferred Compensation 457 Plan Representative on Campus

Learn more about planning for your retirement through the New York State Deferred Compensation plan. Plan representatives will be on campus to discuss your options in the Human Resources Conference Room, 135 E. 22nd Street, from 12 noon to 2 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Click here to download a flyer about the event: www.baruch.cuny.edu/hr/documents/Fall08NRM-0122NY-NY.pdf


MetLife Tax Deferred Annuity Representative on Campus

To: All Full and Part Time Classified Staff Members

From: Donna Katz, SPHR
Associate Director of Human Resources

Rosa Morales, the representative for MetLife Tax Deferred Annuities will be on campus Thursday Nov. 6 from 11 am to 4 pm in the Human Resources Office, 135 East 22nd Street Room 200. For appointments, please call Ms. Morales at 917-217-8533.


November 2008 Sessions of "Civility and
Violence: Preventing Workplace Violence"

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. 5             2 pm to 4 pm            151 E. 25 St., Room 763
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.


Reminder: Professor Seeks Volunteers For Healthy Living Study

Start the New Year off with a healthier you!

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!


Workshops and Seminars

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 9 am | Executives On Campus

Executives On Campus presents the Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture featuring Bruce Mosler, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield. Mr. Mosler leads the world's largest independent real estate services firm, employing more than 15,000 people in 58 countries.

More Info: Call 646-660-6098 or e-mail eoc@baruch.cuny.edu

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

Friday, Nov. 7, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm | Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Putting $$$ on Green

What is sustainability? How is it measured? What impact does it have on the value proposition of the firm? Putting $$$ on Green will help answer these questions and separate the buzz from the substance.

More Info: http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/zcci/zcci-events/putting-on-green

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


Arts and Culture

Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Heritage Ensemble presents “Making the Music Our Own”

Eugene Marlow's Heritage Ensemble has made a remarkable musical achievement, having developed a repertoire of Jewish liturgical songs and Israeli folk songs arranged in various jazz and neo-classical styles. The Heritage Ensemble features Bobby Sanabria (drums), Frank Wagner (bars), and Michael Hashim (saxophone), Obe Allende (percussionist). This event is free.

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=354

Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The New York Piano Society Outstanding Amateur Artists Concert

This event will feature works by Handel, Beethoven, Brahms, as well as compositions by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and Scriabin. This event is free.

Engelman Recital Hall
Newman Vertical Campus

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=383

Monday, Nov. 3 - Thursday, Nov. 6 | Baruch Performing Arts Center

The Masterworks Preview Series Presents "A Doll’s House"

Times, dates, and location varies. A Doll’s House was written in 1879 by Henrik Ibsen and is considered by many to be a great commentary on duty, the social lie, women, and society. This program is presented in association with Fezik Foundation and Aaron Shapiro ('49).This event is free.

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=382

Monday, Nov. 3, 7 pm | Baruch Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Class Company (MCC) Presents the MCC Play Lab Series! --- Zero

A group of strangers, pursuing love, passion, and the American Dream, get caught up in the gravitational pull of New York City. Their paths cross, overlap and finally converge in an explosive confrontation. This event is free.

Engelman Recital Hall
Newman Vertical Campus

More Info: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=379