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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baruch College Fall Blood Drive

Health Plan Rate Changes

BCTC Announces Automated Directory System

Deadline Approaching for Adjunct Overload Requests

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Sept. 9: The Helpers Need Help

Sept. 14: Baruch Debates Diversity and Internationalization

Sept. 17: "American Justice For Sale?"

Arts and Culture

Sept. 10 - Sept. 27: The Buddha Play

Sept. 12: Elisha Abas Solo Piano Concert

OFFERINGS

Faculty Fellowship Publications Program

Diversity Projects Development Fund

15% Off NYCSHS Test Prep for Teens

CAPS Fall 2009 Catalog

Announcements

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.

Health Plan Rate Changes

The New York City Health Benefit Program (NYCHBP) has implemented new rates effective in September. The new rates should be reflected in the September 24, 2009 paycheck. As you know, the optional rider for prescription drugs is usually provided by your welfare fund and the cost is not passed along to you.

The new rate charts can be found on the Human Resources website at http://www.nyc.gov/html/olr/downloads/pdf/healthb/emp_rates.pdf

If there are any questions, please e-mail Donna.Katz@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6590..

BCTC Announces Automated Directory System

BCTC/Telecom has announced a new internal telephone directory information service for Baruch College users. The new system, which uses speech attendant technology, provides one step directory look-up and direct connect services. Simply dial *411; when prompted, say the name of the person or department you are trying to reach, and let the system connect you to the proper extension. Remember to dial the * before 411 for system access.

If your name is not included in the directory or if you have any questions, e-mail voicecom@baruch.cuny.edu. Please include your name, department and phone number to be listed.

Deadline Approaching for Adjunct Overload Requests

To: Deans, Directors, and Chairs

All adjunct overload requests for Fall 2009 must be in the Professional Staff Congress (PSC)/CUNY Office by Monday, October 5, 2009. Overloads are required for any adjunct working more than 135 hours at one campus or if the adjunct is teaching more than 135 hours at one campus and teaching more than one course up to 6 credits at another campus. The only permissible reasons to request approval for an adjunct overload would be that there was no one else available to teach the particular course, no one could work the required hours, or the person has a particular expertise in the subject matter.

Since the Office of Human Resources will need time to process requests before sending them to the Central Office for processing; all overload requests and questions should be emailed to Carolene.George@baruch.cuny.edu by Friday, September 4 with the following information:

• Name of the adjunct
• Last 4 digits of the social security number
• Classes the adjunct is teaching
• Detailed explanation in memo form of the need for the overload
Adjunct workload form

>> Read the full memo

Workshops and Seminars

Wednesday, September 9, 1-3 pm | Newman Vertical Campus 14-220

The Helpers Need Help

A survey of New York’s social service agencies by The Center for Non-Profit Management in the School of Public Affairs and the Human Services Council details severe funding losses and cutbacks in agencies that provide help to New York’s most vulnerable populations. The report will be formally released at a special forum at Baruch College on Wednesday, September 9, 1 – 3 pm, NVC 14-220. More Info

Monday, September 14th, 12:30pm | Newman Conference Center Room 750

Baruch Debates Diversity and Internationalization

Dean Jeffrey Peck of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, with the generous support of the Weissman Center for International Business invites Baruch students, faculty and staff to discuss the significance of the college’s notable diversity in relation to an increasingly globalized environment and our academic attempts to understand it.

Guest Speaker: Professor Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College
Geoffrey Canada Professor of Africana Studies and History

Panel: Professor John Brenkman, Department of English
Professor Kyra Gaunt, Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Professor Sandeep Sreekumar, Department of Philosophy
Holdyn Brand, Baruch Senior, Colin Powell Fellow
Jacqueline Ha, Baruch Senior, History, Latin American Studies

Faculty and Staff RSVP: Barbara.Wells@baruch.cuny.edu

September 17th, 4:30pm | Newman Library Building 7th Floor

"American Justice For Sale?"

While the electoral process allows citizens to select judges directly in 39 states, it also poses a challenge to the foundation of the American legal system: the right to equal treatment under law. “American Justice for Sale?” will focus on the threat that unlimited spending in judicial elections poses and will examine the ethical challenges American corporations face when they participate in the judicial electoral process. RSVP

Arts and Culture

September 10th - September 27th | 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

Saturday, September 12, 8:00 pm | Engelman Recital Hall

Elisha Abas Solo Piano Concert

Israeli-born Elisha Abas, the great-great grandson of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, is a rare combination of talent, intellect, and pedigree. The solo pianist was a rare prodigy at the age of six when he started his performance career, performing with the world’s most prestigious orchestras at the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and others. Elisha Abas debuted at Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Engelman Recital Hall in February 2008 and is now its resident solo pianist. Don’t miss this incredible concert with interpretations of Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, compositions by his great-great grandfather Scriabin, and his own original work. Presented by The Young Professional Society for the Arts. More info

Offerings

Faculty Fellowship Publications Program

The Faculty Fellowship Publications Program (FFPP) is a University-wide initiative designed to assist full-time untenured CUNY junior faculty (Assistant Professors) in the design and execution of scholarly writing projects essential to progress toward tenure.

Each selected faculty member's work will be discussed and reviewed at regularly scheduled seminar-type meetings, led by a senior-level faculty mentor. The program requires participants to support each other in all phases of publication preparation through constructive commentary. The group mentor is also available for individual consultation. The program is expected to begin in January 2010 and run throughout the spring semester. Three (3) credit hours of reassigned time will be given to the selected participants.

This year's program is limited to faculty from the following disciplines:

Area and Ethnic Studies Creative Writing Film and Media English Humanities
Education Social Sciences Clinical Nursing Sociology / Social Work Sciences

To be eligible, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

• Must be an untenured Assistant Professor hired before September, 2008 (faculty in substitute appointments are not eligible)
• Must be employed full-time for at least one academic year in the current title
• Must have an earned doctorate or qualifying Master’s degree (e.g., MFA)
• Must have a letter of endorsement from the College provost / dean of faculty and from the department chairperson supporting the reassigned time.

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

Diversity Projects Development Fund

The Diversity Projects Development Fund was established by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Human Resource Management to assist in the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities, which promote diversity, multiculturalism, and non-discrimination. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis (up to $5,000) and proposals will be selected based on such criteria as relevance to Fund objectives, impact on the University community, and potential for successful continuation past the grant period.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a current full or part-time member of the University Instructional Staff.

For more information and how to apply, please click here.

15% Off NYCSHS Test Prep for Teens

Save money as you help your child prepare to score high on the upcoming New York City Specialized High School Exam. Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offers a 15% discount to the children of Baruch faculty and staff members. Intensive test preparation classes begin Saturday, September 12. Find out more here or call Patti Juza at x5114.

CAPS Fall 2009 Catalog

Over 1000 courses at Baruch’s Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS) Division begin at the end of September and faculty and staff members can enroll for free on a space available basis. Immediate family members enjoy a 15% discount on CAPS enrollment.* If your department would like a supply of catalogs, please call CAPS at x5000. Or visit the CAPS web site to download the catalog or check for the latest course information online: www.baruch.cuny.edu/caps

*ESL classes and courses offered by CAPS educational partners cannot be discounted.