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BMCC Pre-Law Program Expands to Include Mentoring Opportunity with Brooklyn Law School
The BMCC Pre-Law Program, offered through the BMCC Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, has selected 10 students to be mentored at Brooklyn Law School. BMCC students can also join the Pre-Law Society club, in which they learn about law and legal careers in a social setting.


A 17th-Century Champion for Women's Autonomy Inspires Student Learning
“Students love her story,” BMCC French Professor Sophie Maríñez says of Anne-Marie-Louise Duchesse de Montpensier (1627-1693), the subject of her book, Mademoiselle de Montpensier, Writings, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France just released from Brill, a leading academic publisher in Europe.


"Office Hours": BMCC Provost Karrin E. Wilks Talks about Student Success
A new video column, “Office Hours,” in the Washington D.C.-based journal Education Dive, features education executives from around the country discussing topics of national relevance. BMCC Provost Karrin E. Wilks shares her expertise on how higher education institutions can better meet the needs of underserved students.


Reception Honors CPR/AED/First Aid Team Members and Fire Wardens
BMCC hosted a recognition luncheon on September 21 in Richard Harris Terrace at 199 Chambers Street to honor BMCC’s new CPR/AED and First Aid Team Members, as well as Fire Wardens. The event also acknowledged emergency volunteers at BMCC. Vice President Scott Anderson presented certificates to the honorees.

AHM Faculty, Students and Staff Invited to Join African Heritage Month Planning Committee
February 2018 is African Heritage Month at BMCC. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an initial interest/planning meeting on Monday, September 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hudson Room at 199 Chambers Street. Anyone interested in participating but who cannot attend the meeting may contact Dean Chris Shults,
Eye Roaming Eye Art Exhibit Opens September 26
The art exhibition “The Roaming Eye” opens in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, 81 Barclay Street, with a reception on Tuesday, September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Curated by Kathleen Kucka and Jennifer Riley, “The Roaming Eye,” will be on exhibit through November 11.

BMCC Community Invited to Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty Reception,
September 28

President Antonio Pérez and Provost Karrin E. Wilks invite the BMCC community to a reception honoring newly tenured and promoted faculty on Thursday, September 28 at 5 p.m. in the Fiterman Art Center, 81 Barclay Street. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by September 21 to Maria Castillo: or (212) 776-7128.


Symposium: Cultivating Global Competencies in a Diverse World
A two-year, NEH-funded project to include global competencies in BMCC’s course offerings will culminate with a symposium, “Cultivating Global Competencies in a Diverse World,” September 28 at the NYU Center for the Humanities and September 29 at BMCC’s Fiterman Hall. For more information, please contact BMCC Professor Alex d’Erizans:

Free Legal Resources for DACA Students 
CUNY’s Citizenship Now! and the Mayor’s Office on Immigrant Affairs provide DACA Immigration Legal Clinics in English and Spanish, as well as other resources for immigrant students, including those whose DACA status expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.


BMCC Launches Evening and Weekend Programs Webpage
Students with family, work and other commitments can take advantage of BMCC’s Evening and Weekend Programs on BMCC’s main campus and at locations throughout the City.

Faculty and Staff Training for CUNYFirst Travel and Expense System
BMCC faculty and staff planning work-related travel are invited to attend a training session for the CUNYFirst Travel and Expense system at 199 Chambers Street, room S-635, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on either Wednesday, September 27 or Wednesday, November 15. Please RSVP to Rita Sun:

Making Headlines

BMCC Provost and Senior VP Karrin Wilks featured in Office Hours video
September 15, 2017 — Education Dive

BMCC student interviewed on being late for class because of MTA delays
September 14, 2017 — PIX 11 (TV news report)

Human Resources

FSA Open Enrollment Period for 2018 Is Now Open
The Open Enrollment Period for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) is open now through October 31, for an effective date of January 1, 2018. Here is the FSA Plan Year 2018 Enrollment/Change Form. Current 2017 participants (HCFSA & DeCAP) will receive 2018 re-enrollment packets at their address on file with HCFSA. Here is a Plan Year 2018 FSA Question and Answer sheet.

MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program for 2018
Plan Year 2018 enrollment is automatic for current active participants. Participants who would like to withdraw from the MSC Health Benefits Buy-Out Waiver Program must complete the 2018 MSC Enrollment/Change Form and Health Benefits Application. Please note that the annual incentive payment amount is $500 for waiving individual coverage and $1,000 for waiving family coverage for Plan Year 2018. All applications must be mailed to:

City of New York
Flexible Spending Accounts Program – 2018, Bowling Green Station
PO Box 707
New York, NY 10274

For more information, please contact the Benefits Manager, Amparo Lopez-Moreno

Undelivered or Unclaimed Pay Stubs
BMCC employee pay stubs that are not delivered to a department are sent to the Office of Human Resources, where they are shredded if unclaimed after six months. If you do not receive your pay stub, please visit the Office of Human Resources, S-718, as soon as possible.

Alumni and Donors
Miosotis Familia BMCC Remembers Alumna; Establishes Miosotis Familia Public Service Memorial Scholarship Fund
Miosotis Familia (Liberal Arts, ’09) served as a law enforcement officer in the New York Police Department for 12 years — a career that came to a tragic end when she was shot in the line of duty on the night of July 4, 2017. To carry on her legacy, The Miosotis Familia Public Service Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships to students in the BMCC Human Services and Criminal Justice programs. Please click here to join BMCC's efforts to honor Miosotis Familia; a mother, law enforcement professional and alumna of BMCC.  

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.)

Free Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training
Sept. 22, 29 and 30

Admissions Information Sessions and Tour
Sept. 23 (11 p.m. and 12 p.m.), Sept. 25

Student Learning Assistance Expo: Need Help? Get Tutoring!
Sept. 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


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