The Weekly Carl Aylman

Baruch College Student Life Weekly Email—Sept. 30, 2010

In this issue. . . .

  1. Academic Calendar Reminders.
  2. Celebrate Latino History Month at Baruch.
  3. NYC Voter Registration—Deadline: 10/8.
  4. NYC Board of Elections Needs Poll Workers for Nov. 2 Election.  Apply by 10/8.
  5. Graduating in Jan., Jun., or Aug. 2011—Now is the time for Yearbook Photos.
  6. Nominations Sought for Presidential Excellence Awards for Teaching and Faculty Service.
  7. Baruch College Blood Drive—10/5 & 10/6.
  8. Cents Ability Info Session—10/5.
  9. Jostens Senior Class Ring Sale—10/5–7.
  10. American Marketing Assoc. Gen. Meeting—10/7.
  11. Free Admission to Belmont Park’s College Day & Chance to Win 9 $1,000 Scholarships—10/9
  12. Internships with the US State Department in Washington, D.C. This Summer—Info: 10/12.
  13. Clair Mason Women of Distinction Lecture presents Actor/Director Marian Seldes— 10/14.
  14. Weissman Ctr. For International Business Work Abroad Fair—10/14.
  15. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Central Park—10/17.
  16. Sustainable Business Club presents “Bottom Line: Crossover between Corp and Social Ventures—10/19.
  17. Max Berger Pre-Law Program presents Alum Sydney Traum,  BBA, JD, CPA—10/19.
  18. Sidney Harman Writer-In-Residence Program presents Author Richard Price—10/19.
  19. MPA Roundtable: Calling All Future Nonprofit Leaders—10/19.
  20. Russell Banks CEO Leadership Lecture presents Kenneth Langone, cofounder of Home Depot—1021.
  21. Baruch Fund Trustee & Author Arthur Ainsberg Speaks about his book on the Discovery of Insulin—11/8.
  22. Free Access to the Rubin Museum at 150 W. 17th St.
  23. Grad Students:  The Graduate Baruchian wants your contribution.
  24. Volunteer Opportunity to Read to NYC Elementary School Students in “Power Lunch” Program.
  25. Baruch College Writing Center is Open & Ready to Help You.
  26. At the Baruch Performing Arts Center. . .
  27. At the Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch. . .
  28. Upcoming Baruch Conferences (7 Conferences in the next 3 weeks). . .
  29. Discounts to Broadway and Off-Broadway Shows.
  30. Student Rush Tix available for NYC Ballet—Now thru 10/10.
  31. Donate Your Used Cell Phones & Help Stop Domestic Violence.


1.      ACADEMIC CALENDAR REMINDERS.                                                                   
• Mon., Oct. 11—COLLEGE CLOSED.
• Wed., Nov. 3—NO CLASSES SCHEDULED for Classes that END AT or BEFORE 4 PM. (This makes up for Wed., Sept. 8 which was the opposite.)
• Wed., Nov. 17—Last Day to withdraw from class with a “W” grade.
(“No Classes Scheduled” means offices, library and the computer center are open, although hours may be reduced.  
“College Closed” means exactly that, we are closed and there are no classes, offices or services available on campus.)

2.     Celebrate LATINO HERITAGE MONTH at Baruch College.  Immigration Nation: La Razon…This year’s Latino Heritage Month takes look at how immigration has made the United States one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations.  Celebrate with us as we commemorate those Latinos who have made significant accomplishments and are making a difference in our world! For a complete listing of upcoming events this month click on

3.      VOTER REGISTRATION.  YOU DON’T COUNT, IF YOU DON’T VOTE.  You must register to vote by Oct. 8 to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 2 elections.  You must be a citizen of the U.S.; Be a NYC resident for at least 30 days; Be 18 years of age prior to the Nov. 2 election; Not be serving a jail sentence or on parole for a felony conviction; Not be adjudged mentally incompetent by a court; and not claim the right to vote elsewhere (outside of NYC).  Voter Registration Forms are available at Student Life (NVC 2-210) or online at

4.      NYC BOARD OF ELECTIONS NEEDS ADDITIONAL POLL WORKERS FOR THE NOV. 2 ELECTION.  You can be a part of the electoral process while earning some extra income.  The CUNY poll worker initiative recruits students to serve as poll workers to help address shortages for the city-wide general elections.  This election year, the New York City Board of Elections has implemented new electronic voting machines and paper ballots.  This change has necessitated the need for additional poll workers to assist voters who will be using these machines for the first time.  By applying for a poll worker position you will be doing your part as a CUNY Citizen by serving as a bridge between the Board of Elections and the voting public while learning about the voting process and election day operations.  If you are interested in such a paid opportunity with the Board of Elections, please sign up to become a poll worker immediately for the chance to work during the General Election on Nov. 2. You can download an application send it to the NYC Board of Elections online at Salary is $200 for election day and $25 for attending the training class and passing the exam.

5.      GRADUATING IN JAN., JUN, OR AUG. 2011?
 NOW is your ONLY OPPORTUNITY to be photographed and included in the 2011 Lexicon Yearbook.  Make your appointment online today! Log on to: and enter school code # 87182.  Photo appointments begin Oct. 12.  There is no fee and no obligation to purchase a photo portrait. . . .You can pre-order the 2011 Lexicon Yearbook via credit card online at  $50 per copy.

.  The Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes full-time and adjunct faculty whose outstanding commitment to teaching, and achievements in teaching are making a positive impact on the quality of instruction and student life at the College. Eligibility:  All full-time faculty members, with the exception of Distinguished Professors, are eligible for these awards. (Adjunct members of the faculty are eligible for the Distinguished Teaching Award [Adjunct Faculty].) The Distinguished Service Award recognizes full-time faculty whose service distinct from teaching and scholarship is improving the quality of the Baruch community through leadership in developing new directions for College activity, in developing resources for the College, and/or in connecting the College to relevant external communities. Faculty who have received Presidential Awards become eligible for another award in the same category after seven years.  Letters of nomination are welcome from any source within the Baruch Community, including students. The deadline for nominations is Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011.  The Awards are made by the President, acting on the recommendation of the Awards Committee. The recipient receives an honorarium and a certificate, and the names of all recipients are inscribed on a plaque, which is prominently displayed.   To make a nomination please click on: and submit the nomination form, email the, subject “PRESIDENTIAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS.” or you may mail your nominations to the Provost’s Office: Attn: Presidential Excellence Awards Committee , Baruch College, One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-701, New York, NY 10010.

7.     DONATE BLOOD and CHANGE A LIFE, STARTING WITH YOUR OWN.  BARUCH COLLEGE BLOOD DRIVE.  Tues. & Wed., Oct. 5 & 6, 11 AM—5 PM; NVC 1-107.  To schedule an appointment log on to: or visit the Office of Student Life in NVC 2-210.

8.     CENTS ABILITY INFO SESSION.  Are you someone willing to make a difference in your community and in a child’s life? If so, then you are someone that Cents Ability is looking for. Cents Ability’s mission is to empower high school students across the country to achieve their goals through the prudent and informed management of their financial resources. We are a group of volunteers dedicated to providing underprivileged high school students with the financial tools and knowledge to achieve their life goals. Attend the Cents Ability info session on Tues., Oct. 5; 12:30—2 PM; NVC 4-220 to learn more about how you can give back and get involved, all while adding valuable experience to your resume.

9.    JOSTENS SENIOR CLASS RINGS will be on campus from Tues., Oct. 5—Thurs., Oct. 7; Noon—6 PM; NVC 2nd Fl.  Order your class ring starting at $299.  You can also shop online at or in the Baruch Bookstore.

10.    AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION MEETING.  The Baruch Chapter of the American Marketing Association will be having their first General Meeting of the Semester on Thurs., Oct. 7;  1—2:25 PM;  NVC 12-116. All are welcome to attend to learn about the opportunities this organization has to offer. You will learn about how they help with professional growth and how the marketing field is an important part of society. It also will be great place to network with other Baruch students. Refreshments will be served.

11.     FREE ADMISSION TO BELMONT PARK AND A CHANCE TO WIN SCHOLARSHIPS.  The NEW YORK RACING ASSOCIATION welcomes local college students to Belmont Park with free grandstand admission with a college ID on “College Day” Sat., Oct. 9 starting at 11 AM.  (First race is 1 PM.) Students may register to win scholarships and other prizes such as an iPad, flat screen TV, Xbox 360 and iPod Nano at the backyard Paddock tent.  $1,000 scholarship will be awarded after each race by the NYRA with the money being forwarded directly to the winning student’s bursar or financial aid office. First 250 students will receive a free t-shirt.

12.    INTERNSHIPS WITH THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Are you interested in interning with the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. this summer? Then join us for an orientation session about the 2011 Colin Powell Undergraduate Fellowship in International Diplomacy on Tues., Oct. 12;  1–2 PM;  Weissman Center for Int. Business, 137 E. 25th St. 8th Floor.  The Fellowship sponsors two upper level undergraduate students with a grant to cover expenses while doing an unpaid summer internship at the U.S. State Department.  Contact for more information.

13.    The CLAIR MASON WOMEN OF DISTINCTION LECTURE SERIES presents Actor, Director, Teacher and Author MARIAN SELDES.  Thurs., Oct. 14; 1 PM; NVC 14-220.  Marian Seldes has starred in more than 95 stage productions, 75 TV appearances and several dozen motion pictures.  Ms. Seldes received the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Tony Award this spring.

14.     The WEISSMAN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS will host the third annual WORK ABROAD FAIR on Thurs., Oct. 14; 12:30– 2:00 PM; NVC 14-270. This fair is an opportunity for Baruch students to meet representatives from diverse organizations and learn about international internships that will train them to compete in the global marketplace and expose them to foreign social and business cultures.
15.     MAKE STRIDES TOWARD A WORLD WITH MORE BIRTHDAYS.  VOLUNTEER FOR MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER IN CENTRAL PARK.  Sun., Oct. 17; 7:30 AM—2 PM; Central Park Bandshell at 72nd St.  Volunteers are needed for registration/check-in, walk squad, product sales, route marshals, refreshments, water stations, survivor tent, setup/cleanup.  To more info or to volunteer as an individual or as a group go and click on “Making Strides.”  

16.    SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CLUB presents “The Bottom Line: The Crossover Between Corporate and Social Ventures.”  Tues., Oct. 19; 12:30 – 2:00 PM; NVC 1-107. Hear a panel of distinguished speakers with experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. The conversation will explore the overlap between these two worlds, discovering the ways in which corporations and social ventures can learn from each other’s strategies.  Whatever the bottom line, the same rules of supply and demand, risk and reward always apply.  We will discuss how an MBA’s knowledge of strategy, management, finance, marketing, and accounting are valuable to both corporate and social ventures.  Lunch will be served.
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17.     The MAX BERGER PRE-LAW PROGRAM of the STARR CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER and the OFFICE OF COLLEGE ADVANCEMENT present Baruch Alum SYDNEY TRAUM, BBA, JD, LLM, CPA. Tues., Oct. 19;  1—2 PM;  NVC 14-220.  Refreshments will be served. A licensed CPA and attorney in both New York and Florida, Mr. Traum is “Of Counsel” to the law firm of Levey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso & De Bianchi, LLP.  He received his BBA from Baruch College (’58), JD from Harvard Law School (’61), and LLM (Taxation) from New York University Law School (’65) and specializes in the practice of taxation, wills, trusts and estates law.  Mr. Traum has also established the Morris and Ida K. Traum Scholarship Fund of the Attorney-CPA Foundation for Baruch students committed to pursuing their law degree and CPA license.

18.    The SIDNEY HARMAN WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM & POETS & WRITERS present a Reading and Conversation with author RICHARD PRICE.  Tues., Oct. 19; 5:45 PM; 750, 151 E. 25th St. Mr. Price is the author of 8 novels as well as short fiction, articles and essays that have appeared in many publications.  He has written 10 screenplays including one which received an Academy Award nomination.  For more info:

19.     MPA CLUB ROUNDTABLE SERIES: Calling All Future Nonprofit Leaders! Tues., Oct. 19;  7–9 PM; 301–135 E. 22nd St.  Join executive directors to discuss what future leaders of nonprofit organizations need to know to land their dream job, and how to succeed in this challenging field.  Special guests include Gary Bagley, CEO of New York Cares; Katie Goodspeed, Executive Director of Variety the Children’s Charity of New York; and Jack Krauskopf, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at Baruch. Q&A and discussion, with refreshments served. RSVP:

20.    The RUSSELL BANKS CEO LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES presents KENNETH LANGONE, Co-Founder, The Home Depot; Founder & CEO of Invemed Assoc., LLC.  Thurs., Oct. 21; 9:30—10:30 AM; 750, 151 E. 25th St.

21.     Author ARTHUR AINSBERG, (Baruch College, BBA (Accounting) & MBA (Finance), and member of the Board of Trustees of the Baruch College Fund since 1995, and a 30 year veteran of the financial industry will be speaking about his new book, BREAKTHROUGH:  ELIZABETH HUGHES, THE DISCOVERY OF INSULIN, AND THE MAKING OF A MEDICAL MIRACLE. to Prof. Joel Brind’s Endocrinology class and the Bio-Med Society on Mon., Nov. 8; 9 AM; NVC 8-150.  His book offers a vivid portrayal of the complex characters of the story of the discovery of insulin told with the suspense and the drama of a thriller.

22.    FREE ACCESS TO RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART FOR BARUCH STUDENTS. Baruch College students are welcome to visit the nearby Rubin Museum of Art free of charge simply by showing their Baruch ID. The Museum is located at 150 W. 17th St.  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

23.    GRAD STUDENTS: The GRADUATE BARUCHIAN, a grad student website designed and maintained by Baruch grads students, is live and has great news and information for you at  Tap into the excitement and check it frequently as new items are added daily.  Learn what is happening at Baruch from the graduate student perspective.  Moreover, browse the links to relevant news that changes throughout the day.  Send your opinions and news.  Anyone can contribute. Don’t underestimate the importance of an online presence. Here are some ideas to get you started: a profile about you or someone you know, an opinion about an issue in business, club activity, a recent speaker you heard, comments on your coursework, an article you read or even mundane musings or images.  It’s all relevant and yes interesting!  It’s the diversity of perspectives that is so incredibly valuable and you have it.  Share. Don’t be shy and don’t worry if it’s not perfect.  Think of something and send it to Lem Morrison at

24.   VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TO READ WITH A NYC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT.  This is a special opportunity to help out in the community and to add an impressive activity to your resume. Orientations for interested students will be held on Fri., Oct. 8th & Fri., Oct. 15th, NVC 3-215. There will be two sessions on each day, one starting at 12:15pm and the second at 1:30pm – attendance is only necessary at one session. The Everybody Wins! Foundation ( <http://> ) has been a leading nonprofit literacy and mentoring organization, pairing adult volunteers with children in elementary schools for weekly reading aloud and conversation. Baruch College is entering its second year working with Everybody Wins! to recruit undergraduate and graduate volunteers for their Power Lunch program, matching volunteers with elementary students for weekly readings during the school year. Readings take place mid-day during the week, during the students’ lunch period. With over 15 Power Lunch locations in Manhattan, as well as locations in Brooklyn and Queens, Baruch students will be able to choose a school convenient for them. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Emily Rotella <>  or go to and click on “Power Lunch.”  Emily is a graduate student at Baruch and has been a volunteer at PS 111 in Hell’s Kitchen for four years.

25.      BARUCH COLLEGE WRITING CENTER.  The Baruch Writing Center is open!  The Writing Center’s goal is to help all students become stronger, more confident writers, readers, and speakers. Stop by the Writing Center or visit our website to learn how to schedule an appointment, to find out about our upcoming workshop offerings, and to learn about our publication of outstanding student writing, i Magazine.

    AT THE BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (55 Lexington Ave.) . . . . Baruch Performing Arts Center presents Great Works Reading Series presents Medea by Euripides.   Mon., Oct. 4 thru Thurs., Oct. 7.  FREE ADMISSION.  For performance times see:

27.     AT THE SIDNEY MISHKIN ART GALLERY (135 E. 22nd St.). . . .“A Social Context: Group Photography & Identity.”  Sept. 24—Oct. 22; Tues—Fri, Noon — 5 PM; Thurs, Noon—7 PM.

28.         BARUCH CONFERENCES.   Additional info and registration details is available for all Baruch Conferences listed below at: . . .The Road to Wall Street: Analyze Your Options.  Fri., Oct. 1; 9 AM—1 PM; NVC 14-220.  Is the Options industry in your future? Students and faculty are invited to attend this informative half-day seminar to hear from successful options traders, exchange leaders, industry professionals and a chartered financial analyst. You’ll learn how they got their start, how the listed options markets work, where this growing industry is headed, and if a career in options is in your future. . . .Can We Use Corporate Governance to Combat Climate Change?  Thurs., Oct. 7; 6—8 PM;  750, 151 E. 25th St. This program will explore the possibility of changing or adapting the way American corporations are governed so that businesses begin to take more effective steps to lower greenhouse emissions and prevent global warming. . . .Peter F. Vallone, Sr. Lecture Series:  Pork Barrel Spending: Are Earmarks Kosher?  Tues., Oct. 12;  6—7:30 PM;  750, 151 E. 25th St.  The School of Public Affairs invites you to a continuation of the Peter F. Vallone, Sr. Lecture Series, which will focus on the topic of budgetary earmarks made by legislators and whether or not these earmarks provide a valid service to the recipient as well as the taxpayer. . . .Arguing the World:  A Film by Joseph Dorman.  Thurs., Oct. 14;  6—8 PM;  BPAC, NVC-B3 Level.  The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6 followed by a panel discussion and conclude with the screening of the documentary film which tells the story of four brilliant and engaging men caught up in the central struggles of our time. . . .Assessing Opportunity:  A Business Assistance Forum.  Fri., Oct. 15;  8—11 AM;  750, 151 E. 25th St.  In today’s economy, businesses can use all the help they can get. It’s with that thought in mind that the Flatiron Partnership, in collaboration with the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, has put together its latest breakfast forum. . . .The Quality of Our Financial Markets: Taking Stock of Where We Stand.  Tues., Oct. 19; 8 AM—5 PM; NVC 14-220.  By many measures, commissions, spreads and market impact costs have been reduced in equity markets in recent years, but does this mean that market quality has in fact improved? This key question will be addressed from the differing perspectives of buyside and sellside participants and regulators.  Additional info and registration for all of the above is available for all Baruch Conferences at:

29.     TICKETS TO BROADWAY & OFF-BROADWAY SHOWS AT REDUCED PRICES.  CollegeTix at gives Baruch students exclusive access to specially priced shows.  Over 1,100 Baruch students have used this service over the past year.  These student tickets are available online for prices of $25 to $35 per ticket and can be ordered in advance of the performance.  Go to Blackboard 8.0 homepage, Click on the “Baruch” tab, and look for the special box labeled “Student Ticket Offers to Broadway Shows,” or log onto: to see the shows that are available with the Baruch College Student discount and order online.  You must present one valid Baruch student ID Card per ticket at the box office, 1/2 hour prior to show time to pick up your tickets.  Check back each week because the list of shows is constantly changing.  Currently available on Broadway:   Fela! The Musical; La Bete; A Life In The Theatre; Next to Normal; The Pitmen Painters and Promises, Promises..  Off-Broadway: My Gay Italian Wedding; Naked Boys Singing.   

30.     STUDENT RUSH TIX FOR NYC BALLET.  $15 day-of Student Rush Tickets are available for the performances from Sept. 14—Oct. 10.  For more info, log on to:

31.    DONATE YOUR USED CELL PHONES & 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-profit organizations 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).  More info:

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Have a Great Week!


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