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Open Forum Presents Donald Generals, Middle States Team Chair for BMCC
As part of BMCC’s ongoing accreditation process through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) students, faculty and staff attended a Middle States Open Forum on November 6 at 199 Chambers Street. The guest speaker, Dr. Donald Generals, is BMCC’s Middle States Team Member.  

Leadership Fellows

BMCC Announces 2018 Leadership Fellows
Fifteen faculty from 11 departments have been selected for the BMCC 2018 Faculty Leadership Fellows Program. These include Professors Jean Amaral, Edna Asknes, Joel Barker, Kirsten Cole, Heather Finn, Andrea Garraway, Eda Henao, Christopher Jackson, Mark Janis, Catarina Mata, Michael Morford, Chamutal Noiman, Rosario Torres-Guevara, Jason Schneiderman, Janice Walters and Don Wei (pictured above, center).  

Women’s Rights

100 Years! A Celebration of Women’s Rights
On November 6, BMCC hosted the League of Women Voters of the City of New York and their mayoral proclamation celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State.

NYS Assembly Member

BMCC Students Meet with NYS Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou
On November 2, New York State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou (pictured center), met with BMCC students as part of the Civic Leadership Program that was piloted last year. The program provides BMCC students with knowledge, skills and opportunities to become more civically and politically engaged, and introduces them to careers in government, advocacy and social service. This opportunity is part of the BMCC Academy of Leadership and Service program led by the Office of Student Activities.  

TPAC BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Biscuit, The Little Yellow Puppy
BMCC TPAC proudly presents its next event in the 2017-2018 Family Series Season: Biscuit, The Little Yellow Puppy, on December 9 at 1:30 p.m.

BMCC Faculty Handbook Provides Information on Resources, Policies and More 
The BMCC Faculty Handbook provides information on college structure and governance, responsibilities regarding students, professional evaluations and other areas.

UN United Nations' Neil Pierre to Visit BMCC, November 15
The BMCC community is invited to meet Neil Pierre, Neil Pierre, Chief, Policy Coordination Branch, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, DESA at the UN on November 15 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in Fiterman Hall, Room 206. Pierre will speak about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the promotion of peace and security, gender equality and other issues such as the engagement of young people. The free event (CCT-approved) is hosted by the Economics, Equality and Environment Club and BMCC faculty. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to
Forum BMCC Students Receive $10K Each from Women’s Forum of New York: Nominate a Student for Next Year by December 1  
Human Services majors Joanne Torres (pictured right) and Janice Mahan (pictured left) have each received a $10,000 grant from The Women’s Forum Education Fund, which serves women over 35 who have demonstrated high potential and faced adversity which disrupted their education. The deadline is December 1 to nominate a student for next year’s award.
Active Shooter/Hostile Active Shooter/Hostile Intruder Presentation, November 14
BMCC faculty and staff are invited to attend a 60- to 90-minute session conducted by the US Department of Homeland Security, Active Shooter/Hostile Intruder, November 14 at 199 Chambers Street, Room N-451, 11 a.m. For more information, contact the BMCC Office of Public Safety, (212) 220-8000, Ext. 6331.
BMCC Commons BMCC Commons: Access to Opportunity
The Fall 2017 BMCC Commons is now available online. This issue features stories of accessibility and opportunity at BMCC, highlighting the college’s OER efforts, developmental efforts, special funded programs as well as outstanding faculty, students and staff. BMCC Commons is produced by the Office of Public Affairs.
Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month Runs Through December 7
Hispanic Heritage Month features art exhibitions, book discussions, music, and more. “We wanted to provide our students with tools to raise critical awareness about current social issues,” said BMCC Professor Rosario Torres, who co-chaired the month with Professor David Caicedo.
Dispaced BMCC Offers Opportunity for Students Displaced by Natural Disasters
The CUNY Board of Trustees voted to allow full-time students affected by recent natural disasters to pay tuition at the in-state rate. BMCC is providing opportunities for the same students to earn an education through select programs. Eligible students seeking fee waivers to enter the BMCC Math Start program may call LaShallah Burgess, (212) 346-8897. If they want information on paying tuition at the in-state level, applying for grants or other assistance, they may contact the BMCC Office of Admissions:

Join the Veterans Resource Center at the NYC Veterans Day Parade, November 11
The BMCC community is invited to join the Veterans Resource Center in the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade on November 11, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The parade starts at Fifth Avenue and 26th Street in midtown Manhattan. Registration is required.

CUNY Cloud Virtual Desktop Lets Faculty Access Course Software From Home
BMCC faculty can remotely access their course software 24/7 from home or off campus, by using the CUNY Cloud Virtual Desktop on their computers, tablets or smartphones. To learn more, visit installation instructions, usage instructions and FAQs on the CUNY website, or contact


November 10: Important Date for Current Students
November 10 is the last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of "W" for a non-Failure. It is also the last day to apply for January Graduation. For more information, contaact the Advisement Center, (212) 220-8315.

November 10, 13 and 16: New Student Advisement and Registration 
Advising staff and faculty are excited to welcome BMCC students and help ensure their successful enrollment. NOVEMBER 10: Advisement is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Registration is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. NOVEMBER 13 and 16: Advisement is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Registration is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.—all in Room S-108 (advising) and S-114 (registration) at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, contact the Advisement Center, (212) 220-8315.

Spring 2018 November 21: Last Day to Apply for Six Low Payments on Nelnet Tuition Plan
CUNY makes college more affordable through the interest-free Nelnet payment plan. Students can apply by November 21 for six low payments. For more information call (888) 470-6014 or contact the Office of the Bursar: Room S-330 at 199 Chambers Street;

Tuition Options: Federal Student Aid 2018-19 (FAFSA) Is Open
BMCC students have many options to settle their tuition. 1) Free applications for Federal Student Aid. Students should apply now to get the highest amount of money available. Need help? Contact the BMCC Financial Aid Office in Room N-365; (212) 220-1430 or email 2) Apply for a scholarship. 3) Contact the Center for Career Development for job placement assistance: Room S-342,

Making Headlines

For BMCC Students, Terror Becomes a Teachable Moment
Nov. 13, 2017—The New Yorker

Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts professor Karl Williams profiled
Nov. 6, 2017—Caribbean Today

New York celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage at BMCC
Nov. 6, 2017—Edge Ft. Lauderdale

Human Resources
TIAA Meet With a TIAA Financial Consultant on Campus
RSVP now, online or by calling (800) 732-8353, as space is limited to meet with a TIAA Financial Consultant on campus November 27, December 6 or December 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Register Now for Live Webinars
NOVEMBER 14: Demystifying life insurance (12 noon) and Paying Yourself: Income options in retirement (3 p.m.); NOVEMBER 15: Special Topic: Estate Planning—Taxing matters (12 noon) and Special Topic: Estate Planning—Taxing matters (3 p.m.) and NOVEMBER 16: The 411 on 529 college savings plans (12 noon) and Within Reach: Transitioning from career to retirement (3 p.m.).

Alumni and Donors
CUNY Tuesday BMCC Joins CUNY Tuesday Campaign in Support of Student Scholarships, November 28
November 28 is CUNY Tuesday! Join the CUNY community for an extraordinary day of giving back. #CUNYTUESDAY, a 24-hour giving campaign, is a chance for the CUNY Community everywhere to come together to show Panther Pride in BMCC, and provide essential funding to support student scholarships. DONATE HERE.
Rochelle Stewart BMCC Community Invited: Leadership Breakfast Series to Feature Condé Nast's Rochelle Stewart, November 15
This series, presented with the BMCC Office of Student Activities and the BMCC Urban Male Leadership Academy, provides opportunities for students to engage with and be inspired by prominent business leaders. The next Leadership Breakfast Series keynote speaker will be Rochelle Stewart, Director of Digital and Social Strategy at Condé Nast, on November 15. The series is free and open to the BMCC community. RSVP to Brian Haller,

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).

Happiness Expo
Nov. 10

Info Session: Learning Academy’s Graduate Advantage Program  
Nov. 13

Professional Speaker Series: Equal Pay Panel
Nov. 15


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 Falls to Jefferson in Overtime

Panthers Top Touro College in Season Opener

Women’s Basketball
Nov. 11, BMCC vs Sullivan County Community College (home)
Nov. 16, BMCC vs Passaic County Community College (away)

Men’s Basketball
Nov. 11, BMCC vs Sullivan County Community College (home)
Nov. 14, BMCC vs Rockland Community College (home)
Nov. 16, BMCC vs Passaic County Community College (away)

Fall 2017 Recreation Schedule

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