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Women’s Herstory Month: Persist and Resist
BMCC is celebrating Women’s Herstory Month this March with the theme, Nevertheless, She Persisted. Current activism in the United States and on many college campuses, such as the Me Too movement, is reflected in the month's events, which explore speaking out, shattering the glass ceiling, disrupting the status quo and more. The month opens with a conference, Persist and Resist on March 1.

Family-Friendly Mammoth

Family-Friendly Mammoth Follies Roars Into BMCC Tribeca PAC
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (BMCC TPAC), presents the next event in the 2017-2018 Family Theater Season: Mammoth Follies on March 10 at 1:30 p.m. Mammoth Follies explores the wonder of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes and earth-shaking dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.


BMCC 21st Modern Languages Colloquium Set for March 20 and March 22
The BMCC Modern Languages Department will hold its 21st annual Colloquium, March 20 and March 22. This year’s Colloquium—Narratives From the World; Books and Movies for the New Millennium—includes a series of speakers, performance and films in Theatre 2 and Room N-451 at 199 Chambers Street. The event is free and open to the public. BMCC faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.


Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Funds Emergency Grants  
BMCC has received funds from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation to offer emergency grants to eligible students facing short-term emergencies, so they can continue their college studies without interruption. Please encourage students who can demonstrate need and who are facing an unexpected emergency to apply for the Petrie Grant. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation and meet other requirements. The grants do not cover tuition costs, college debts or legal representation, but students are encouraged to visit the Single Stop office to discuss their concerns. For more information, visit BMCC-Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund or visit the Single Stop Office at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-230.

AHM BMCC Community Invited to African Heritage Month Closing Ceremony: February 28
The BMCC community is invited to attend the African Heritage Month Closing Ceremony on February 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the student cafeteria. Join an afternoon of celebration featuring a live DJ and healthy food from the African Diaspora. Also, participants can create their own piece of African art. For more information contact Ashtian Holmes, Director, Urban Male Leadership Academy at (212) 776-7276 or

Join Asian Heritage Month Meeting, February 28
The 2018 Asian Heritage Month Committee welcomes BMCC community members of all backgrounds to join its next meeting, February 28 at 12 noon at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-510D (the CETLS room). On the agenda: poster, activities, dinner. For more information, contact Dean Erwin Wong,

Single Stop Single Stop Offers Services to Students to Combat Food Insecurity and More  
Working with other BMCC programs as well as with external partners, the BMCC Single Stop Office provides services to help students address barriers that prevent them from attending and completing school. All services are free and include SNAP Food Stamps, Health Insurance, Legal Services, Financial Counseling and Tax Preparation. For more information please call (212) 220-8195.

BMCC Community Invited to Faculty Publications Reception, March 1
President Antonio Pérez and Provost Karrin E. Wilks invite the BMCC community to a reception honoring faculty publications on March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room, 199 Chambers Street. Please RSVP to Maria Castillo, or (212) 776-7128.

Call for Submissions

2018 BMCC Annual Research Symposium (BARS): Submit Abstract by March 5
Faculty-mentored student researchers are invited to submit abstracts online through March 5, to showcase their work in the 2018 BMCC Annual Research Symposium (BARS), presented by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Research, May 10 at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact Director of Research Helene Bach at or (212) 220-8320, ext. 7980.

Service Corps Apply for CUNY Service Corps: Deadline March 11
Student applications for the 2018-2019 BMCC CUNY Service Corps cohort are open now through March 11. Through the CUNY Service Corps, BMCC students join projects to improve the civic, economic and environmental sustainability of communities in New York City. Service placements last 24 weeks over two semesters. Participants work 12 hours per week for $15 an hour, and in some cases, earn college credit. For more information contact BMCC Campus Manager, Lisa O’Connor:

CUNYFirst Travel and Expense Systems Trainings Set for March 12 and May 2
Planning to travel to a conference or other work-related event? BMCC faculty and staff are encouraged to take advantage of CUNYFirst Travel and Expense system trainings that help clarify the process of documentation before and after a trip. Sessions will be held March 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., and May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., both at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-603. Please RSVP to Rita Sun, BMCC Financial Analysist,

Grand Opening

LRC Offers Tutoring at Both Chambers Street and Fiterman Hall  
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) now offers services at both 199 Chambers Street, Room S-510 and Fiterman Hall, Room F-511. For hours and more information on this free tutoring services for students, call (212) 220-1383.

Lets Talk Let’s Talk: Counseling Center Initiative
The BMCC Counseling Center now offers Let’s Talk, a drop-in service that provides students with informal and confidential consultations with counselors. Let's Talk is not a clinical service, a substitute for a regular counseling appointment, or intended for anyone needing urgent help. If you are having a mental health emergency, please go to the Counseling Center in 199 Chambers Street, Room S-343, call (212) 220-8140 during business hours or contact Public Safety at (212) 220-8080. For off-campus, 24-hour crisis support, contact NYC Well at 1 (888) 692-9355.

NC Grade Policy Adopted, Starting Spring 2018
Under the guidance of CUNY, BMCC's Academic Senate has adopted an NC Grade Policy effective Spring 2018 for eligible freshmen. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at or (212) 220-1290.


Early Advisement and Registration for Summer/Fall 2018: Starts March 20
Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of early advisement to ensure they get the classes they need and the schedule they want for the upcoming semesters. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315 or check social media #BMCCFastForward.

Admissions Spring 2018 Open House: March 24
Do you have family or a friend who is interested in going to college? Invite them to the BMCC Admissions Open House on March 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Theatre 2, to learn about academic programs, financial aid options, student services, special programs and how/when to apply. RSVP at For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (212) 220-1265.

Making Headlines

Sharon Reid, Director of BMCC Office of Internships and Experiential Learning highlighted
Feb. 22—Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Lynn McGee, Communications Manager of the BMCC Public Affairs office, interviewed in literary publication
Feb. 21—Potomac Review

BMCC students participate in Career Readiness Program
Feb. 19—Goldman Sachs Communications

BMCC featured in digital historic tour of Greenwich Street
Feb. 19 —Forgotten New York

BMCC solar panels highlighted as one of New York’s largest solar projects
Feb. 15—Untapped Cities

Former BMCC Senior VP Dr. Harold Cornelius Haizlip dies
Feb. 14—The Virgin Islands Daily News

Human Resources
WW Free WeightWatchers Meeting: February 26
Come to a free Weight Watchers meeting on February 26, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-341. To join WeightWatchers online, input the City of New York employer ID number 11612222 and passcode WW11612222. Once registered, sign up for a free gift. For more information, contact Loriann Mazzola,

Q & A for College Assistants: February 28
All BMCC College Assistants are recommended to attend a Q & A with Human Resources representatives on February 28 from 2 to 4 p.m., in Room S-378. Please reserve a spot with and send questions ahead of time to Loriann Mazzola,

TIAA Meet on Campus With a TIAA Financial Consultant
Are you saving enough for retirement? To discuss this and other questions, meet with TIAA financial consultant March 7, March 22, April 3, April 19, May 1, May 17, May 30 and June 6. Space is limited, so RSVP online or call (800) 732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

TRS Members: Benefits and Services Workshop
Participants in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of the City of New York are invited to attend sessions on TRS benefits at 55 Water Street in lower Manhattan. For more information, visit or call (888) 869-2877.

Health Benefits Seminars: Transitioning to Retirement
Employees transitioning to retirement, as well as those remaining active are encouraged to sign up for seminars with the City of New York Office of Labor Relations (OLR) Health Benefits Program at 40 Rector Street, 3rd Floor, in lower Manhattan. You can also watch a brief, Part One and Part Two video series on how health insurance changes for retirees.

Alumni and Donors

2018 Gala, Invest in a Future: Empower Success, Set for May 15
Reserve your seat or table now in the 2018 Gala, Invest in a Future: Empower Success, presented by BMCC and the BMCC Foundation on May 15 at Cipriani, 25 Broadway in lower Manhattan. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. The Gala Honorees are long-time friend of the College Loretta Lee, Chairwoman of Merchant House International Ltd., and Chieh Huang, Chief Executive Officer of Boxed Wholesale/ This year’s Special Guest Star Honoree is Liev Schreiber, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and director. Proceeds benefit the BMCC Scholarship Fund. For more information, please contact Camille Goodridge in the BMCC Office of College Development at (212) 220-8020.

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).

Free U.S. Citizenship Application Assistance
Feb. 23

Composers Now

Composers Now Festival: Composition in Diverse Styles at BMCC
Feb. 24

Career Development: Nice to Meet You! Networking Basics
Feb. 27


BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Listings


Center for Career Development Events


Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Events


Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development Events


Panther Pride

BMCC Grinds Out 88-81 Victory Against Kingsborough in CUNYAC Championship

2017-18 CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Men's Basketball All-Stars Announced

2017-18 CUNYAC/Army ROTC Community College Women's Basketball All-Stars Announced

Dublin's 24-Point Night Leads BMCC Past Queensborough in CUNYAC Semifinals, 76-69

Men’s Baseball
March 2, BMCC vs. Bergen Community College, Jamaica, NY
March 3, BMCC vs. Monroe College, Jamaica, NY

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