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From Digital Imaging to Economic Analysis, BMCC Introduces 19 Courses 
In Fall 2017, 19 new courses will be available to BMCC students. Some of the courses are internships that enable students to earn credits while they apply classroom theory to hands-on career experiences. Others introduce cutting-edge technologies such as ethical hacking and cloud computing.

Year Up Year Up Graduation Honors 21st Class, Including BMCC Cohort
The 21st Class of Year Up graduates celebrated the completion of their courses and internships on August 1 in the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. A total of 115 participants included a cohort of 35 BMCC students, a dozen of whom have already landed full-time positions in companies including New York Life Insurance Company, Turner & Townsend, The College Board and KKR. BMCC Accounting major Anthony Nuñez (pictured left), spoke at the event.

BMCC Students Showcase Mentored Research at CUNY-wide Symposium
The CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) 2017 Symposium was held at BMCC on July 25. Twenty BMCC student researchers, along with more than 200 students from other CUNY colleges, presented abstracts of their projects in poster sessions, and celebrated the culmination of yearlong, faculty-mentored research projects.


Associate in Science (A.S.) in Music Program Starts Fall 2017
In Fall 2017, BMCC students who envision a career performing or teaching music can enroll in the College’s new Associate in Science (A.S.) program in Music, with specializations in Music Studies and Music Performance that articulate to the Bachelor of Science in Music program at Lehman College, as well as a specialization in Music Education. Other new academic degree programs include Public Health, Gender and Women’s Studies, Economics, Psychology and Science for Health Professionals. BMCC also now offers an Honors Program.  

Student Affairs

Student Affairs Offices Move to Temporary Locations
During renovations, the BMCC Student Affairs offices at 199 Chambers Street have been relocated as follows: BMCC Association, S-720; Student Activities, S-719; Single Stop, S-724; Student Conduct, S-136; and Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs, S-350.

Applewhite Professor Sheldon Applewhite Receives Pride Award
In its Profiles of Pride feature article on July 24, City & State New York and its sister publication New York Nonprofil Media recognized 10 individuals who serve the LGBT community in government and politics, through advocacy and academia. BMCC Assistant Professor of Sociology Sheldon Applewhite is profiled for his focus on issues including health disparities among marginalized communities.

New Login for CUNY Applications
To reduce the number of usernames and passwords students manage, they can now log in with their CUNY login credentials when accessing DegreeWorks (for online academic advisement and the degree audit system) or the CUNY Financial Aid Certification Tracking System (FACTS).

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Holding Auditions for Writing and Performance Workshops
BMCC students and others of all ages, ethnicities, styles and levels of experience are welcome to audition on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 to take part in a 12-week writing and performance workshop. Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact Mario Giacalone,

Call for Proposals: CUNY IT Conference, Deadline September 15
The CUNY community is invited to submit proposals for the 16th Annual CUNY Conference, "Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Opening Access,” set for November 30 and December 1 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Proposals must be submitted via the CUNY Academic Commons by 5 p.m., September 15.

Call Call for Papers: Transitions and Transactions IV,
Deadline November 19

The April 20-21, 2018 conference, Transitions and Transactions IV: Literature Pedagogies and Social Justice in Community Colleges, presented by the BMCC English Department, will focus on teaching social justice through literature pedagogies. Community college teachers and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts by November 19 to Professors Margaret Barrow and Andrew Levy, and For more information call (212) 220-8270 or click HERE.

Free Access to
BMCC students, faculty and staff now have free access to, an online learning platform designed to assist users with technical and creative skills in the areas of business, design, web development, photography and marketing. Off campus, go to Sign in with your BMCC email credentials.

Stress-Reducing Activities for Summer Session Students
Summer Session finals are fast approaching. To help students prepare for their tests, BMCC is offering relaxation and stress-reducing activities. Licensed massage therapists will provide chair massages on a first-come, first-served basis at 199 Chambers Street, outside Rm. S-350, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, Monday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 15.

Making Headlines

Seven fun facts about feminist rapper Cardi B; One, she attended BMCC
August 9, 2017 — PopSugar

How BMCC is fighting the rising cost of textbooks through OER
August 6, 2017 — AM New York

BMCC Director of Financial Aid Ralph Buxton explains why many BMCC students do not qualify for Excelsior Scholarship​
August 2, 2017 — Chalkbeat

BMCC Open Educational Resources efforts profiled
July 26, 2017 — Converge (Center for Digital Education)

New Music major at BMCC highlighted
July 25, 2017 — Inside Higher Ed

English Professor Jason Schneiderman featured in poem-a-day
July 21, 2017 —

BMCC Science Professor K. E. Saavik Ford featured on NBC Nightly News
July 20, 2017 — NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Facebook

BMCC Librarian Jean Amaral featured in story about CUNY OER efforts
July 20, 2017 — Wall Street Journal

Former Vice President Al Gore announced support for single-payer health care during BMCC appearance
July 18, 2017 — Huffington Post

Human Resources

Summer Fridays in Effect Through August 11
BMCC’s four-day summer work week is now in effect and the College will be closed one remaining Friday: August 11. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Human Resources, (212) 220-8300.

TIAA Meet With TIAA Counselor on Campus
BMCC employees can meet on campus with a TIAA counselor Sept. 18, Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 30 and Nov. 14. Please RSVP online or call (800) 732-8353, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Alumni and Donors

Help Make a Difference
The BMCC Faculty/Staff campaign provides scholarship and emergency support to BMCC students, 90% of whom need financial assistance to reach their educational goals. By donating just $25 to $100, you can help the college raise over $80,000 for students. Here are three 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, F1330. (Please note, you can designate your donation to your department.)

Petrie Ready, Test, Go! CUNY Assessment Test Workshop
Aug. 14

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center Open House: Learn About Free Courses
Aug. 16


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