Bearcat Buzz – September 24, 2021
Monday, September 27: Deadline to upload vaccine verification to CUNYfirst
Monday, October 11: College Closed – No classes scheduled
Bearcats, be aware! You must upload proof of Covid-19 vaccination to CUNYfirst by this MONDAY, September 27. Students taking in-person or hybrid classes who fail to do this will be subject to potential academic withdrawal that could impact financial aid and make them ineligible for refunds.
Even students taking remote classes will not be able enter any Baruch building, for any reason, after October 7 if they do not upload proof by Monday. For more information about getting vaccinated and verified, please visit the Baruch Forward website.
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!
Wednesday, September 29, 2021: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 30, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 2021: 1:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
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 in a student organization at Baruch? The best way to connect with all clubs at Baruch and find ways to get involved is through MyBaruch! MyBaruch is Baruch College’s central online location for ways to get involved in student clubs, leadership opportunities, and to find community at Baruch. You can learn more about myBaruch on the Student Life website. You can directly access myBaruch at baruch.campuslabs.com/engage.
Latinx Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and commemorate the contributions and achievements of the Latinx Community. We invite the entire Baruch community to join us as we explore and highlight its richness and diversity!
For additional virtual engagement, visit us on Instagram @BaruchLHM_ for fun videos, quizzes, recipes and much more!
Viernes Social (Social Fridays)
Every Friday in September, 7:00 p.m.
To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month we’re going to end each week with a virtual dance party celebrating Latin music and culture. Join DJ Tyler to hear your favorite Latin tunes! Attend Viernes Social
Culture Share: Celebrating Latinx Voices
Wednesday, September 29, 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a culture share around Latinx cultures. Tell us about the countries and cultures you feel most connected to, and how that has impacted your life. All are welcome to join this event!
Attend Celebrating Latinx Voices
A Trip Around Las Americas
Thursday, September 30, 12:30 p.m.
An opportunity to introduce students to the similarities and differences in the many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Let’s travel via Zoom and learn more about the countries culture, traditions, food, music, and rich history.
RSVP for Celebrating Latinx Voices
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.
VSA – Vietnamese Student Association -VS(trivi)A
Care to Share
Thursday, September 30 2021
12:45- 2:00 p.m.
The Future of Business Enabled by Blockchain
Monday, October 4, 2021
Financial Quants and Engineers
General Interest Meeting
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
As we transition into going back in person and coming out of an era of virtual learning, what better than to reminisce the past year by digitizing and rebranding this year’s Survival Guide using video games as our theme reference? Enjoy reading through this year’s guide and catch all of your favorite video game characters throughout the many pages of the book! Visit the USG website to access the Survival Guide.
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.
How can we prepare for this uncertainty and manage our distress? How can we change our mindset to better prepare for re-entering the world?
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.
In a discussion about people’s fear and uncertainty during the pandemic and how we can bring ourselves back into the world.
Meeting ID: 898 2614 6932 Passcode: 535538
The Conversation Partners Program (CPP) is an excellent activity for graduate students. It gives students a sense of community and promotes friendships across cultures.
Nonnative students will be matched with native or near-native English-speaking students for informal conversations in English. Partners will meet independently on a weekly basis on or off-campus. They will decide when and where to meet and what to discuss or do. Throughout the semester, events with light refreshments will take place on campus, to which all participating students are invited. For more information about CPP, visit their Baruch website. The application for Fall 2021 semester is now open. The deadline is on Friday, September 24th, at 11:59 p.m. Apply to CPP today!
The CUNY x Brooklyn Navy Yard I2E Program will connect graduating CUNY Seniors and recent CUNY grads to a wide range of work opportunities within small businesses across New York City. As we enter Winter of 2021, NYC’s small businesses are in dire need of support and resources as they recover from the adverse effects of COVID-19 on their businesses. I2E will connect students to small businesses as interns, according to their future career interests, skillsets, and educational background. In turn, interns will play a vital role in helping these businesses in their recovery efforts.
Selected interns will be exposed to real-world work experiences, provided professional and career advisement, and opportunities to network with peers and a variety of business owners and industry leaders across NYC!
Learn more at our virtual info session on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 2:00 pm. RSVP for the I2E Info Session. Application goes live Friday 10/1/2021.
Internship opportunities will vary across job types, including but not limited to:
- Media & Design
- Business Admin
- Social Media / Communications
To qualify candidates must:
- Be a currently registered senior or recent CUNY Grad (December 2020 – December 2021)
- Be available to work 30-35 hours during the Summer of 2021
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Become a Tutor This Fall!
CUNY Tutor Corps seeks applicants to:
- Improve the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning of middle and high school students
- Inspire students to study STEM subjects
- Explore secondary teaching as a career
Tutors are paid $17/hour. Tutoring will take place in-person at DOE schools. You can read our CUNY Tutor Corps FAQ. Please apply before October 1st. For more information, please visit the CUNY Tutor Corps site.
The Global Student Certificate is a free, full year program, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors of any major. We explore how culture affects doing business in the global economy, through workshops related to understanding yourself as a multicultural person participating in a multicultural world. We also do small-group research on the business culture of one particular country and writing reflections to crystallize your learning throughout the year. Finally, we offer a series of Arts Masterclasses, to appreciate the fine arts of different cultures and times.
Application Deadline: Monday, 27 September 2021 for the academic year 2021-2022. Apply to the Global Student Certificate 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
Friday, September 24
Women’s Tennis at Brooklyn College 3:00 p.m.
Men’s Soccer at St. Elizabeth (NJ) 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 25
Women’s Volleyball vs SUNY Purchase 12:00 p.m. (Home – Main Gym)
Sunday, September 26
Women’s Tennis at St. Joseph’s (LI) 12:00 p.m.
Men’s & Women’s Cross Country at Mount Saint Mary Invitational (NY)
Women 6K, 11:00 a.m.
Men 8K, 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28
Women’s Tennis at SUNY Purchase 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29
Men’s Soccer vs Medgar Evers 7:00 p.m. (Randall’s Island Field #10)
Thursday, September 30
Women’s Volleyball at Rutgers-Newark 7:00 p.m.
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.
On September 30th from 12:45-2:00 p.m. via zoom learn about fellowships in public service and civic engagement such as the Truman Scholarship, the Public Policy / International Affairs Junior Summer Institute and the NYC Urban Fellows Program, among others. This presentation provides an overview of the types of programs available; offers advice on selecting a fellowship opportunity; and suggests strategies on making you a competitive applicant. Contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor with any questions: Valeria.Hymas@baruch.cuny.edu
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.