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Designing

YOU'RE INVITED: Designing for Success Open Forum, October 16   
BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about Designing for Success at a Community Forum on October 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Theatre 2. BMCC’s Designing for Success initiative focuses on key aspects of improving student success: teaching and learning, degree completion, equity, labor market outcomes and institutional excellence. This open forum, led by Interim President Karrin E. Wilks, will welcome dialogue on how faculty, staff and students together create conditions inside and outside the classroom enabling all students to learn and succeed.    ​​

Career

Career Fair Opens Doors for Hundreds of Student Job Seekers 
More than 800 students and 100 employers attended the Fall 2018 Career Fair, sponsored by the BMCC Center for Career DevelopmentCounselors helped students prepare with resume workshops and other activities. BMCC's Career Communities, linked to academic majors, helped students make a game plan for meeting employers at the event. ​   

Gerontology

Gerontology Program Explores Facets of Aging
The Gerontology program at BMCC gives students the opportunity to learn an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the social, psychological, biological and health-related facets of aging. This video features Professors Lisa Rose, Man Wai Alice Lun and Gloria McNamara, who share how students benefit from the program.

TPAC BMCC TPAC Presents Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen and Guest Todd Haimes
The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC) is proud to kick off the 2018-2019 season of Person Place Thing, a podcast and radio series hosted by Randy Cohen, on October 15 at 7 p.m., in Theatre 2 at 199 Chambers Street. The show will feature Roundabout Theatre Company Artistic Director/CEO Todd Haimes (pictured left) and live music with Big Mamou. Tickets are $10 and available online, at the door and by phone at (212) 220-1460.    
Announcements
FEMA

Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) National Test, October 3
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on October 3. IPAWS enables authorities to send emergency messages to multiple communications networks as part of the nation's alert and warning infrastructure. The WEA test message will be sent at 2:18 p.m.; the EAS message at 2:20 p.m. Learn more.

Strides Join the BMCC Team: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, October 14
BMCC community members, family and friends are invited to register online to join BMCC's team for the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park, October 14. The team will meet 8 a.m. at West 67th Street and Central Park West on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This year’s theme, "What Unites Us, Ignites Us," celebrates survivorship and raises funds for breast cancer research, public education and patient service programs. For more information, contact Diana C. Lopez, (212) 220-8318 or Victoria Apostol-Marius, (212) 220-8165.  
Pantry Panther Pantry Available to Help Students
The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce that the Panther Pantry, located in the Single Stop Office, 199 Chambers Street, Room S-230, is open Monday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hunger and food insecurity can harm a student's ability to focus and learn, and this resource provides free emergency food, as well as referrals to other resources. For more information, stop by or call (212) 220-8195.  

Starfish Early Alert System Expands
The Office of Academic Affairs has announced the expansion of Starfish, an Early Alert system that connects faculty, academic advisors and staff with students in ASAP, BLA, MECA and online courses. To learn more, faculty and staff are invited to attend Starfish training sessions in the E-Learning Center or contact Janice Zummo, Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services, jzummo@bmcc.cuny.edu or John Huie, Early Alert Coordinator, jhuie@bmcc.cuny.edu.

PS Office of Public Safety Offers Resources and Services
The Office of Public Safety ensures a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment at BMCC through resources including free C.P.R., A.E.D. and First Aid, and Campus-Community Emergency Response Training for faculty, staff and students. Public Safety also trains staff as campus fire wardens. Watch the video, Run. Hide. Fight.® to learn about surviving an active shooter event. To report a crime or emergency, call Public Safety at (212) 220-8080 or 911. Blue call boxes are located throughout the campus.  
Poster Guidelines for Posters and Flyers on Campus
The Office of Public Affairs consults with BMCC departments, offices, faculty and staff to promote events and initiatives in an effective manner, reaching audiences on multiple platforms. Learn how to maximize college resources including the @BMCC e-newsletter, TV monitors, BMCC calendar and social media.
Bathrooom Bathroom Renovations in 199 Chambers Street Building
BMCC has begun the next phase of its restroom renovation capital project at 199 Chambers Street. This project will provide greater accessibility and upgrades to restroom fixtures, stalls, floors, energy-saving LED ceiling lights, ventilation systems and temperature controls. Restrooms under renovation will reopen in early 2019. For more information, contact Facilities Management, (212) 220-8025.


Enrollment
Open House

Admissions Fall 2018 Open House: October 27
Do you have a family member or friend interested in enrolling for college? Invite them to the BMCC Admissions Open House, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Theater 2. They'll learn about academic programs, financial aid options, student services, success programs and how and when to apply. RSVP online. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (212) 220-1265.​   

Admissions and Financial Aid Information Sessions s
Prospective students are invited to attend information sessions for an overview of BMCC and the admissions and financial aid process. They can also take part in a Q & A with admissions and financial aid specialists. For more information, contact the Admissions Office, (212) 220-1265.  

Making Headlines

Study led by Professor Claire Wladis featured; looks at obstacles student parents face
September 25—Diverse Issues in Higher Education

​BMCC multi-media programming lecturer James Anderson wedding profiled
September 23—The New York Times

State officials hear public comments on legalized marijuana
September 21—Crain's New York

BMCC to cohost public forum on For-Profit Colleges
​September—The Century Foundation

Human Resources

Employee Benefits Fair, October 4
BMCC will present a Benefits Fair on October 4, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street. Employees are invited to attend and speak with representatives from the PSC CUNY Welfare Fund, WeightWatchers, New York State Deferred Compensation, TIAA and others. For more information, contact Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

Health Benefits MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program Open for 2019
BMCC employees currently enrolled in the MSC Health Benefits Program will be automatically enrolled for Plan Year 2019—unless they withdraw by completing the 2018 MSC Enrollment/Change Form and Health Benefits Application. The annual incentive payment amount is $500 for waiving individual coverage and $1,000 for waiving family coverage for Plan Year 2019. For more information, contact Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.
Flexible Flexible Spending Accounts Open Enrollment: September 24 - October 31
BMCC employees can update their Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) September 24 through October 31, for an effective date of January 1, 2019. Please note: Current 2018 participants (HCFSA and DeCAP) will automatically be sent 2019 re-enrollment packets by the first week in October. For more information, contact Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

Alumni and Donors
Alumni

Alumni Invited to Connect and Network
BMCC Alumni Affairs provides alumni benefits and services, as well as involving alumni in the advancement and support of BMCC. Alumni are invited to special events, profiled in BMCC publications and welcomed into the vibrant community that is BMCC. For more information, contact Yaritza Gonzalez, Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, (212) 346-8455 or ygonzalez@bmcc.cuny.edu

Make a Difference in Students’ Lives: Faculty and Staff Campaign
The faculty and staff of BMCC support our students in countless ways, every single day. That support includes contributing to the BMCC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Your support of the Faculty and Staff Campaign makes a significant difference in our students’ lives. There are three easy ways to give:

  • Make a donation online.
  • Text your donation to BMCC at (646) 876-2622.
  • Send your check, payable to the BMCC Foundation, via interoffice mail to the Office of College Development, F-1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department).
Calendar
WIT Women in Technology Workshop: Introducing the BMCC Makerspace
September 28

Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session
September 29

Volunteer Fair
October 1

Goal Setting Workshop
October 2

TPAC

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Listings

Career

Center for Career Development Events

CETLS

Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Events

CONED

Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development Events

 

Panther Pride
Panthers

CUNYAC Player of the Week Jahvaughnie Johnson Records Hat Trick in Back-to-Back Matches

#9 Panthers Fall to #3 Ranked Nassau Lions

Yolireisi Pichardo Named CUNYAC Rookie of the Week

Pool Swimming Pool Open and Zumba Is Back
BMCC faculty, students and staff with current IDs are invited to take part in Fall 2018 activities including Zumba, Tennis and others, in the BMCC Fitness Center. Also, the BMCC pool is now open.

Women’s Volleyball
September 29: BMCC vs. Sullivan County Community College (BMCC gymnasium)
September 29: BMCC vs. Orange County Community College (BMCC gymnasium)
October 3: BMCC vs. Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY)

Women’s Soccer
September 29: BMCC vs. Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ)
October 2: BMCC vs. Monroe College, Bronx campus (Pier 40)

Men’s Soccer
October 3: BMCC vs. Dutchess Community College (Pier 40)

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