Bearcat Buzz – October 8, 2021
Monday, October 11: College Closed – No classes scheduled
Interested in becoming a T.E.A.M. Baruch Peer Mentor? Recruitment for 2021-2022 is now open! Visit the T.E.A.M. Baruch website to register for an upcoming information session and to find out more!
Tuesday, October 12, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Thursday, October 14, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Interested in getting involved with clubs? Make sure to check out their virtual events and activities by going onto MyBaruch! Continue to check this webpage in the future to find more engagement opportunities throughout the academic year.
ISACA Cyber Security Club
Cyber Resilience in Business
Tuesday, October 12
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
United Chinese Language Association
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2021
Thursday, October 14,
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Baruch College Class of 2022 its time to celebrate all you’ve achieved!
When: Beginning Tuesday, October 12th
Where: NVC 2-110 (Baruch College)
To schedule your appointment and find important updates please visit the Lexicon website.
LGBTQ History Month is designed to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community throughout the month of October. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about LGBTQ+ history, network with LGBTQ+ professionals and allies, and engage in discussions on the progress of LGBTQ+ community rights and the work still to be done. Check our website for future LGBTQ History Month events.
Download the LGBTQ Dictionary created by Gender, Love, and Sexuality Spectrum (G.L.A.S.S.)
Living in Verse: Queer Poetry Open Mic and Workshop
Tuesday, October 12 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Join the Writing Center and ISLA for an event focused on queer poets and poetry. We’ll read together, collaborate in a brief writing exercise, and then hear from Baruch writers in an open mic. Students are welcome to either present a poem of your own or to just listen in. When you register, please let us know if you’re planning to read!
You Better Work! LGBTQIA+ Professional Panel
Wednesday, October 13 | 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Open to all CUNY faculty, staff and students. Must register with your CUNY email to attend. Join us for a panel where professionals will share their experiences being out as LGBTQIA+ in the workplace. Topics will include: how to create a resume that adequately represents who you are, finding a workplace that supports who you are, and how to foster a greater sense of community in the workplace.
LGBTQ+ Game Event
Thursday, October 14 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Let’s get together and play some board games! (Virtually of course) We will be playing games, such as Codenames and Gartic Phone! We’ll also speak about some LGBTQ+ board game designers as well as board game content creators to check out!
Our free immigration lawyer services are up and running. The Undergraduate Student Government and the Graduate Student Assembly provide current undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to speak with an immigration lawyer twice a semester. Appointments can be scheduled for the Fall 2021 semester. Please make an appointment for the immigration lawyer via our online form.
In response to the current environment, the Counseling Center offers free and confidential individual and group counseling and Support sessions:
Please visit the Counseling Center’s website or email Counseling@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Are you struggling with a new transition, feeling lonely, wanting to make new connections or having trouble in your relationships? The Counseling Center is offering two groups called Relationship to Self and Others, during 2020-2021. The groups are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. on Zoom. To participate, in the Tuesday group, please send an email to Vanessa Rumie at Vanessa.Rumie@Baruch.cuny.edu. To participate in the Thursday group, please send an email to Nina Lei at Nina.Leil@Baruch.cuny.edu.
Black Mental Health Matters (BMHM) Support Sessions for Baruch Students
Fridays: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom.
Dear Black students,
In light of the recent events of racial violence and injustice towards Black, African American and African descendant communities, the Baruch College Counseling Center would like to remind you of and invite you to join Black Mental Health Matters. These support sessions aim to foster and support the growth, networking, collaboration, success, and well-being of Black Students. Past topics have included:
- Self-care during the pandemics (Covid-19 and Racism)
- Being Black at Baruch
- Intersecting Identities
- BLM Movement and Advocacy
- Power and privilege
- Finding motivation
- Coping with loss
- Social distancing
- Remote learning
- Developing community
- Power dynamics in and out of the classroom
- Food/Housing/financial insecurities
…and much more. If you are a Black student who is interested in finding a safe space to meet and talk with others who may have similar experiences, then these support sessions are for you. These support sessions are led by two Black Psychologists, Dr. Jael Amador and Dr. Gary Dillon, who work from a social justice and multicultural framework. We meet on Fridays at 2 pm.
To participate in these support sessions, send an email to Dr. Jael Amador at Jail.Amador@baruch.cuny.edu from your Baruch student email account and we will send you the Zoom link.
In solidarity and support,
Drs. Amador & Dillon
Note: In a previous version of this post, it was brought to our attention that we used offensive language. Despite our intent, we acknowledge that our impact was hurtful. For that, we offer to you all our sincerest apologies and a commitment to continue to learn and grow as we continue our work. We have also corrected our communications on all platforms.
Which path will you take? Attend the Majors and Minors Fair on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 12:30- 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about the majors and minors offered at Baruch College! RSVP (mandatory) for the Majors and Minors Fair.
A degree in Public Affairs prepares graduates to work in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other social and civil service institutions. BSPA graduates work in a wide rage of areas, including public administration, urban affairs, international relations, legal services, public communications, etc. Join us for a conversation with three BSPA alumni who will discuss their study and work in public affairs, share how the BSPA experience helped in shaping their career perspectives, and offer advice to current BSPA students on Wednesday October 27th, 5:00 -6:00 p.m. The talk will be moderated by Prof. Judith Kafka, Faculty Director of the BSPA program.
A Mentorship Program for students who identify as Asian and Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, are 18-24 years old, and will be in NYC from 9/2021-4/2022.
- New to NYC?
- Need advice on living your best queer API life?
- Just want to meet other API LGBTQ+ New Yorker?
The Athletic & Recreation Complex (ARC) is currently accessible to:
- Students enrolled in Physical Education classes
- Students who have rented a Paid Locker Rental
- Student-Athletes competing in the College’s NCAA Division III Programs
Otherwise, the ARC facilities are closed until further notice. Please stay tuned.
Upcoming Athletics Schedule
Saturday, October 9
Women’s Volleyball at Lehman Tri-Match
Bearcats vs Lehman 10:00 a.m.
Bearcats vs Brooklyn 12:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer at Hunter 12:00 p.m. (Randall’s Island Field #70)
Sunday, October 10
Cross Country at Golden Eagle Invitational (Bethpage State Park)
Women’s 5K 11:00 a.m.
Men’s 8K 12:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis at Yeshiva 11:00 a.m. (U.S. National Tennis Center)
Monday, October 11
Women’s Tennis at Ramapo 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer at Pratt Institute 7:00 p.m. (Aviator Sports Center)
Tuesday, October 12
Women’s Volleyball vs Drew 7:00 p.m. (Main Gym)
Wednesday, October 13
Men’s Soccer vs CCNY 5:00 p.m. (Randall’s Island Field #70)
Thursday, October 14
Women’s Volleyball vs Drew 7:00 p.m. (Main Gym)
The JK Fellowship activates the potential of NYC undergraduates through personal, professional and cultural exploration. The fellowship provides paid summer internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising Baruch College First Year or Sophomore students. This presentation provides a detailed overview of the JK Watson Fellowship program, reviews the competition timeline and major application components and suggests strategies on how to prepare a competitive application. Contact Baruch’s JK Watson Campus Advisor with questions: Valeria.Hymas@baruch.cuny.edu.
Want to learn a foreign language while studying abroad? Wondering how to pay for it? At this information session on Thursday, October 14 from 12:45- 2:00 p.m., we will explain the different scholarship opportunities for foreign language learning, discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. Contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor with any questions: Valeria.Hymas@baruch.cuny.edu.
The CUNY 311 Project provides qualified CUNY students with the opportunity to work as part-time Call Center Representatives (Call Takers) within New York City’s Information Hub.
Call Takers will work within the 311 Call Center to perform the following tasks:
- Answer incoming calls within the 24-hour/7-day/week operation in a professional and courteous manner.
- Maintain customer satisfaction.
- Enter call data into a computerized tracking system.
- Collaborate with DoITT and CUNY Program staff as needed.
- Currently a student in good standing at a City University of New York college.
- Be available 18 hours per week for three 6 hour shifts, including weekends/weeknights.
- Have strong computer skills and be proficient with Internet.
- Have excellent telephone etiquette and communication skills.
- Create profile on Symplicty using the CUNY Internships website.
- In Simplicity click “Jobs” tab > click “Jobs and Internships”, search for 311 Student Caller Taker Job listing and Apply.
(Please note you will be asked to upload resume, cover letter, and to provide an unofficial copy of your transcript)
Attend 2 Virtual Info-Sessions to find out more information on 10/6/2021 (11:00 a.m.) and 10/14/2021 (5:30 p.m.). MUST Register to attend the CUNY 311 Info Sessions.
The FAFSA is available at www.studentaid.gov. Don’t forget to obtain or retrieve your Federal Student Aid ID at fsaid.ed.gov to sign the 2021-2022 FAFSA electronically; If dependent, at least one of your parents will need one, too. Baruch’s Federal Code is 007273. The NYS TAP (NY resident only) code is 1409.
Want to vote on November 2 but not sure where to start? We got you. Here’s everything you need to know about voting in 2021. CUNY Votes is a comprehensive, non-partisan initiative whose mission is to promote student voter registration, voter participation and voter awareness through campus based activities, external partnerships and University-wide campaigns.You can now register to vote online through the DMV with a State issued ID and apply for an absentee ballot online. For more information visit the Student Life website.
October 8, 2021
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
October 23 – October 31, 2021
Early Voting for General Election
Deadline to request an absentee ballot
November 1/November 2
Deadline to postmark/deliver your absentee ballot
November 2, 2021
General Election Day
To ensure the safety, security, and well-being of our students, Baruch College has determined that a moratorium had been placed on pledging and rush activities in all Baruch social fraternities and sororities at least through May 31, 2024. Read a message from the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Art King, for further details. * To anonymously report any hazing activity please fill out the Hazing Incident Report Form.