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IN THE NEWS

Baruch College Ranked Among Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship, According to Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

Psychology Prof. Karen Lyness Elected American Psychological Association Fellow

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free Access to Rubin Museum of Art for Baruch College Community Members

Reunion 2010: Celebrate Baruch College Classes of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1985

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EVENTS

Tonight: Business Plan Basics

Sept. 28: The Future of Business Improvement Districts

Sept. 28: Managing Your Company's Finances

Sept. 29-30: Public Management and the Lindsay Years

ARTS AND CULTURE

BPAC Events

Sept. 26: Fuhgeddaboudit (Spaghetti and Matzo Balls)

Sept. 28: Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt Hinton

Sept. 29: Dialogues on Dance: Jose Limon Dance Company

OFFERINGS

October is Technology Month!

In the News

Baruch College Ranked Among Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship, According to Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

Baruch College has been placed at #17 on the "Top 25 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship" list released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. For the third year in a row, the College was chosen for this annual list from more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur magazine. More info

Psychology Prof. Karen Lyness Elected American Psychological Association Fellow

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Dr. Karen Lyness, professor of psychology at Baruch College and the head of the doctoral program in industrial/organizational psychology received the substantial honor of being elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) this month. Fellow status is an honor bestowed upon APA Members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. The entire Baruch College Community congratulates her on this impressive honor!

Announcements
 

Free Access to Rubin Museum of Art for Baruch College Community Members

Beginning this semester, Baruch College students, faculty, and staff are welcome to visit the nearby Rubin Museum of Art free of charge simply by showing their Baruch ID. The College has developed a relationship with the museum that will integrate its offerings into Baruch coursework, events, internships, and museum tours. For more on the Rubin Museum, please visit www.rmanyc.org.

Celebrate Baruch College Classes of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1985

The Baruch College Community is cordially invited to join Alumni Relations on Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th in celebration of the anniversaries of Baruch alumni from the classes of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1985. In addition, this reunion year will recognize the 10th Anniversary of Executives On Campus, the 20th Anniversary of Golden Key, the 65th Anniversary of Hillel and the 80th Anniversary of Theatron. Visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/alumni/reunion2010 or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 646-660-6097 for details or to register.

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Events
 

September 23, 6:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

Business Plan Basics

This seminar introduces the entrepreneur and small business owner to the basic format and concepts expected in a business plan. Participants will get tips on how to think like a potential investor as well as have a chance to start writing their own plan. Register online

September 28, 4:00 pm: Information and Technology Building, 7th Floor, 151 East 25th Street

The Future of Business Improvement Districts

This panel discussion adresses alternative directions for BIDs in shaping the city in the future. Panelists include Robert Walsh, Commissioner, New York City Department of Small Business Services; Tim Tompkins, president, Times Square Alliance; Max Javier, executive director, Grand Street BID in Brooklyn; Lawrence Houstoun, Jr., consultant and author of Business Improvement Districts. RSVP online or by calling 646 660-6743.

September 28, 6:00 pm: Newman Vertical Campus, Suite 2-140, 55 Lexington Ave

Managing Your Company's Finances

This seminar offers practical do-it-yourself methods of managing the finances of start-up companies. Participants will explore simple ways to set up record-keeping systems, develop budgets, and generate reports that will help them control costs, improve cash flow, and contribute to the ongoing strategic planning of their businesses. Basic techniques and a quick look at QuickBooks will be discussed. Register online

September 29-30, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm: Information and Technology Building, 7th Fl., 151 E. 25th Street

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Public Management and the Lindsay Years

This two-day symposium to be held at Baruch College in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) will explore and assess NYC Mayor John Lindsay's initiatives in public management and their legacy for today. RSVP to aisha.khan@baruch.cuny.edu or call 646-660-6720. More info

Arts and Culture

BPAC events

Sept. 26, 2 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Fuhgeddaboudit (Spaghetti and Matzo Balls)

What happens when a nice Italian boy falls in love with a sweet Jewish girl? Spaghetti & Matzo Balls Fuhggetaboudit! is a hilarious, fall-out-of-your-seat romantic comedy that tells the story of Tony and Sarah, two college kids from Brooklyn who fall in love. Join us on this hilarious journey with their family and friends as they discover love with lots of laughs. More info

Sept. 28, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Milt Hinton

Weissman Talks Onstage Dialogue Series Presents A Screening of the Film Keeping Time: The Life, Music and Photographs of Milt Hinton

Don’t miss this interesting and informative event about one of the greatest figures of jazz music. Enjoy a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Professor Juanita K. Howard. Post-film panelists will include filmmakers David Berger and Holly Maxson. For free admission reservations, please call (646) 312-4085. More info

Sept. 29, 7 pm: Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

Dialogues on Dance: Jose Limon Dance Company

This interesting and informative evening will include a lecture by Lynn Garafola, editor of Jose Limon's autobiography, An Unfinished Memoir. The evening will also include dance excerpts from Limon's repertory, including La Malinche, The Moor's Pavane, and There is a Time, with dancers Kristen Foote and Jonathan Fredrickson. 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.

First Look: MS Office 2010

This half-day workshop is designed to preview Microsoft Office 2010, including improvements to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Explore improved picture and video capabilities in PowerPoint, "Sparklines" (mini charts and graphs) in Excel, recovery of unsaved documents in Word, and internet-based versions of each application. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of MS Office Suite.

Date: 10/12/2010
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm OR 1:30 - 4:30 pm (Choose one)
Location: ERP Training Facility, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 181
Cost: $25 per person

Excel 2003/2007, Level 1

Participants will learn the skills for creating, editing and formatting worksheets. An introduction to formulas, functions and using the chart wizard also will be covered.

Date: 10/13/2010
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: ERP Training Facility, 555 West 57th Street
Course No: WTT 141
Cost: $25 per person

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