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NEWS

Zicklin Makes First Appearance in Annual Net Impact Publication

ANNOUNCEMENTS

H1N1 Flu Reminder

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Reception

Baruch College Fall Blood Drive

Health Plan Rate Changes

BCTC Announces Automated Directory System

EVENTS

Workshops and Seminars

Today: Continuing & Professional Studies Open House/Panel Discussion

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

Sept. 21: Tartuffe by Moliere

OFFERINGS

TIAA CREF Retirement Representative on Campus

Diversity Projects Development Fund

15% Off NYCSHS Test Prep for Teens

News

Zicklin Makes First Appearance in Annual Net Impact Publication

Net Impact central released its annual Business as UNusual publication and Zicklin School of Business was one of 24 schools that earned a new entry into the guide.

Not only did Zicklin have the highest number of student surveys submitted of any chapter in the world, but our qualitative evaluation was strong and comparable to other esteemed schools.

The Business as UNusual guide is read by hundreds of schools, employers, media sources, and thousands of prospective students each year.

Announcements

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.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Reception

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in collaboration with the Italian American Faculty Staff Council of the Institute invite the Baruch Community to it annual reception for faculty and staff on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 6 to 8 PM. Wine and a light dinner will be served. Come and meet the members of the Council as well as your colleagues with interests in Italian American and Italian Language studies.

RSVP to IAFSAC@qc.cuny.edu

The Institute is located between 5th and 6th Avenue at 25 West 43rd Street on the 17th floor.

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.

Workshops and Seminars

Today, September 10th, 6:00 pm | Newman Vertical Campus Room 14-280

Continuing & Professional Studies Open House/Panel Discussion

Find out more about the wide range of CAPS offerings this fall at this information session featuring a panel of CAPS instructors on how continuing education contributes to career advancement and business skills enhancement. Baruch staff and faculty members can waive tuition for two CAPS courses a term* and our immediate family members are entitled to enroll at 15% off. RSVP to CAPS, 646-312-5000.

* Courses are open to staff and faculty on a space available basis and ESL programs are not subject to further tuition discounting.

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

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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

September 21st - September 24th | Engelman Recital Hall

Tartuffe by Moliere

The Great Works Reading Series presents a reading of Tartuffe by Moliere, directed by Mahayana Landowne. Known as Moliere’s most famous play, BPAC presents a one-hour version reading of the 17th century French comedy that is in all students’ basic study of the liberal arts. More info

Offerings

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 beginning Sept. 16th 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.

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.