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Civic Leadership Group

Civic Leadership Group Explores City Government  
Students in the BMCC Civic Leadership program (L-R above: Kelly Otterness, Niels Hansen, Awa Sanno, Sultana Yesmin, Allen Kruzhkov, Odaine Chambers, Maria Espinosa Rojas and Radha Longo) toured CIty Hall in lower Manhattan on March 15 and met with Councilmember Inez Barron, Chair of the Higher Education Committee, as well as the committee's policy staff. "The purpose of the trip was for students to get an insider perspective on the workings of city government and the role of the City Council,” said Doug Israel, BMCC Director of Government and Community Relations, who accompanied the students with Kayla Maryles, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Civic Involvement. "Councilmember Barron shared her background and talked about her work as Chair of the Higher Education Committee,” he said. "The policy staff shared information about their role in the Council and their education and career paths.”

Person Place Thing BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Person Place Thing Guest Randy Weston
NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston will be the third and final guest of Randy Cohen’s Person Place Thing podcast and radio show at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, April 3, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available online, at the door or by phone at (212) 220-1460.
Women’s Herstory Month BMCC Women’s Herstory Month Events Throughout March 
BMCC is celebrating Women’s Herstory Month throughout March with the theme, Nevertheless, She Persisted. Current activism in the United States and on many college campuses is reflected in the month's events.
AHM Asian Heritage Month: Submit Art and Poetry by March 28
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to submit original art and poetry—you may submit in one or both categories—reflecting this year's theme, Harmony. ART: Please submit a jpeg or PDF of one or two original artworks, including a description of the work's physical dimensions and its medium or media. POETRY: Please submit three to five pages of original poetry. BOTH: Please include a 75- to 100-word summary of how your work relates to the concept of “harmony.” An event celebrating the selected art and poetry is set for April 19 at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-341, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, contact Professor Tim Keane at Send submissions to by 5 p.m. on March 28.

Women’s Resource Center 25th Anniversary Celebration March 29
BMCC students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the BMCC Women’s Resource Center on March 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-341. The day-long event includes laughing yoga, henna painting, crafting, dancing and more.

CUNY-Wide Conference on Diversity and Inclusion March 29
BMCC administration, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the 2018 Research Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at the CUNY Graduate Center March 29. The conference is free but registration is required. For more information, visit the conference website.

Professional Development Fair: Develop Your Super Powers: April 4  
All BMCC staff members are invited to learn how to develop their own talent and opportunities at the college's first Professional Development Fair. Participants can attend workshops, visit table presentations and talk with representatives from colleges and universities, CUNY professional development resources, City of New York representatives and others.

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.

Spring 2018 Faculty and Staff Degreeworks Training
Degreeworks, the College’s online academic advisement and degree auditing system, enables advisors and students to view student academic progress. Sessions are March 23, 5-7 p.m., N-789; March 28, 2-4 p.m. N-789; April 10, 1-3 p.m., S-603; April 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., S-603; April 14, 3-5 p.m., S-108A; April 16, 1-3 p.m. S603; April 18, 12 to 2 p.m., S-603, and May 8, 2-4 p.m., S-603. Please RSVP now to

Public Safety Office of Public Safety Offers Resources and Services
The Office of Public Safety provides services and resources to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable learning environment at BMCC. Public Safety provides free C.P.R., A.E.D. and First Aid and Campus-Community Emergency Response Training for faculty, staff and students. Staff are also trained as fire wardens for various campus locations. 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.

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.


Pop Up Advising & Registration for Continuing Students: March 26
On March 26, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of early advisement and registration for Summer and Fall 2018. This helps ensure they get the classes they need and the schedule they want for the upcoming semesters. On March 26, advising staff members will be on hand to advise (Room S-108) and register (Room S-114) students from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Advisement Center at (212) 220-8315 or check social media @BMCC_CUNY; #BMCCFinishFaster

Making Headlines

BMCC sociology department featured in story about Battery City Park Authority project
March 19—The Broadsheet, Tribeca Citizen

Mayor’s Office of Operations Behavioral Design Team highlights BMCC
March 21—Morningstar

BMCC alumna D. Abrams receives Women Celebrating Women award
March 21—Caribbean Life

BMCC alumna and performer Cardi B profiled
March 22—Cosmopolitan

Jay-Z’s Trayvon Martin documentary series Rest in Power to debut at Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC
March 22—Source

Human Resources

Faculty, Staff and Students: Show Your Appreciation!
Nominate full- and part-time administrative and/or support and service staff members or team for the BMCC Employee Appreciation Awards! Award categories include: Leadership, Inspiration, Innovation/Technology, Rookie of the Year and Team Achievement.

CUNY Administrative Assistant Exam Open Through March 30
The CUNY Administrative Assistant Exam is open now through March 30. For eligibility and other information, click here.

WW Attend WeightWatchers Inspire Event
The BMCC community is invited to attend a WeightWatchers Inspire event on April 9 or April 16 at 1:45 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-341. To enroll in WeightWatchers online, enter Employer ID 11612222 and Passcode WW11612222. Once enrolled, members can redeem a free Starter Kit online by May 11. For additional information, contact Lori Mazzola:
TIAA Meet on Campus With a TIAA Financial Consultant
Are you saving enough for retirement? To discuss this and other questions, meet with a TIAA financial consultant April 3, April 19, May 1, May 17, May 30 or June 6. Space is limited, so RSVP online or call (800) 732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

College Assistants Invited to Q&A with Human Resources
BMCC College Assistants are invited to attend a question-and-answer session with Human Resources on one of these dates: March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27 or July 25. The sessions are 2 to 4 p.m. at 199 Chambers Street, Room S-738. Please send questions in advance to Lori Ann Mazzola by 12 p.m., the Monday before the session. To register, visit here.

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.

Staff Development Courses Still Available: Register Now for March and April
The CUNY Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), Professional Development and Learning Management (PDLM), offers professional development courses for CUNY employees. There is still space in Developing Yourself and Others Through Delegation on March 22. There is also space in Resolving Conflict: A Leadership Approach—an elective in the Managerial Competencies Certificate program and offered only on April 12 and 13. Browse here for other courses still open or contact

Alumni and Donors
2018 Gala

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.

Success Movie

Strive for Success Movie and Pizza Afternoon
March 23

Learning Academy Info Session (16+ Credits by Fall 2018)
March 26

Empowerment of Sudanese Women and Safety of Children
March 28


BMCC Guitar Ensemble Plus Friends Performance
March 28


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

Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule

Men’s Baseball
March 23, BMCC vs. Kingsborough Community College (Queens, NY, Padavan-Preller Complex)
March 24, (DH) BMCC vs. Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn, NY, Kingsborough Athletics Field)
March 27, BMCC vs. Suffolk County Community College (Selden, NY)

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