GSA Newsletter Aug 31st

Your weekly GSA newsletter.

Dean Elliot Speaks About the Academic Excellence Fee

Header image courtesy of Leon Fischman

News . . .

The conversation with Dean Elliot about the Academic Excellence Fee is now on the Graduate Baruchian. Watch the video, form your own opinion and take action.  Silence is acquiescence.  Make comments and let the GSA know how you want the fee used. Click here for the post.

There are open positions on the GSA.  Contact Leon Fischman if you are interested in serving your fellow graduate students and influencing the institution.

Best wishes for a joyous Eid al-Fitr.  What year of unbelievable changes to celebrate!

Upcoming Events . . .

August 31st, 8:30-10 pm:  Baruch Performing Arts Center Lobby, VC-B3

You are invited all to attend our first fall semester meeting at the Baruch Performing Arts Center Lobby located in the VC Building on floor B3. Please use the 25th Street entrance and ask the security guard to direct you to the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC). The elevators on the 1st floor will take you to B3. See you all real soon

September 7th, 3:30-5:30 pm: Barfly Bar & Grill 244 Third Avenue

Zicklin Women in Business invites you to come meet fellow MBA\MS students.  Start your semester with a bit of light network and a few drinks.

September 8th, 9-10 pm: Hairy Monk
Graduate Baruchian Editorial Meeting

Come meet the other editors and contributors to the blog over a few cold ones at our “executive conference room” at the Hairy Monk.  The blog is a unique opportunity to make your voice heard, to get yourself noticed and to hone your writing.  Contribute your experience and opinions.  Here are some sample topics: Write in your native tongue and english to show off how diverse and international Baruch is; Write about a class or professor who influenced you or an instructor who shouldn’t be; Opine about the graduate experience; Share and compare your favorite watering holes; Expose what’s wrong at Baruch.

To paraphrase (with a boost) the words of the inimitable philosopher Bruce, Bust outta class, get away from those fools and come learn more from a 3-minute song (and from the bottom of a glass) than you will ever learn from school.

September 13, 8 am: Newman Conference Center, 750, 121 East 21st

This seminar was created by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity t

September 13th, 5:30-7 pm Newman Conference Center, 750, 121 East 21st

The NIRI-NY chapter, in partnership with the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College, invites you to participate in our September kick-off program assessing Dodd-Frank’s accomplishments in year one.  We’ll discuss what has been implemented to date, which aspects of the bill are facing headwinds, and which areas are gaining momentum.

September 20th, 1-2 pm: VC 14-245 EOC Job$mart Career Hour 

Baruch-Executives on Campus’ Job$mart Career Hour Program along with the Baruch Accounting Society will be hosting two HSBC executives, Mark Martinelli, C.P.A., Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Auditor, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., Chief Auditor, HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and Patrick A. Cozza, Senior Executive Vice President,HSBC InsuranceCEO and Regional HeadHSBC Insurance North America.EOC Website:

Got news? or an event to publicize. Share it with us.   Send Lemuel Morrison an e-mail with your events and details.  It will be in the next weekly newsletter.

Got Talent?  The header image of this e-mail is a showcase for you to show off your art or imagery.  Send your artwork and we will put it in header for all to see with your name.

Pick of the Week

Next GSA Social

The GSA has Thursday, September 20th tentatively set as the next social.

Follow the GSA onFacebook. Come to the next meeting on Tuesday, Sept 13th. Contact Leon Fischman, President, to be sure you are on the agenda.

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