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Holiday Film

BMCC Film Festival Set for December 13
Excitement is building for the Fall 2018 BMCC Student Film Festival set for December 13 at 3 p.m. in Theater 1 at 199 Chambers Street.The competitive semi-annual event, produced by the BMCC Video Production Club, showcases student films from both BMCC and other CUNY colleges, and which range in length from 15 seconds to 20 minutes. Only films where BMCC students serve as producer, director, screenwriter or main talent—acting, music or dance—are eligible for the competition.

Amaral BMCC Librarian Participates in International OER Summit in Paris
BMCC Professor and Open Knowledge Librarian Jean Amaral was one of five representatives from CUNY invited to participate in the Open Educational Leadership Summit in Paris. The international summit was organized by the International Council for Open Distance Education, Open Education Consortium, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry of National Education and Youth of France.
Waters BMCC Enrollment Management Services Director Elected to AACRAO Committee
Kristin Albright Waters, director of enrollment management services at BMCC, has been elected to the Nominations and Elections Committee of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), an international non-profit association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals. "As a long standing member of AACRAO, I am honored to be elected by my peers within AACRAO," said Waters.

Writers in Performance Showcase set for December 7 and 8
BMCC students Daniel Pena and Akeem "Keemz" will be among the 11-member cast directed by Mario Giacalona to culminating their 12-week participation in the Writers in Performance workshop thorugh the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street. Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $10, and can be bought at the door or by visiting the BMCC TPAC ticketing services in the lobby of 199 Chambers Street.

BMCC Upgrading Website, Limited Access December 15 to January 15
In early 2019, the Office of Public Affairs will launch an updated version of the BMCC website featuring a new Content Management System (CMS) to improve user experience for students, faculty, staff and the public. During this final phase of content migration, changes to the current website will be limited to those that are critical, time-sensitive and received by December 15. Then, through January 15, 2019, editorial access to department, office and faculty pages will be “frozen.” For urgent changes, please contact the Office of Public Affairs at (212) 346-8501 or Once the new BMCC website is launched, department web liaisons, faculty and staff will be trained to update their department pages, faculty pages or to enter BMCC calendar events. The BMCC community's continued support and collaboration is greatly appreciated during this transition.

Call for Proposals: 2019 CUNY Faculty Diversity & Inclusion Conference
BMCC faculty are invited to submit a proposal by January 7, 2019, to present at the CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Minding the Gap: Retaining and Sustaining the Academic Community set for March 29, 2019 at the CUNY Graduate Center. For more details, visit the event's website here.

Comprehensive Academic BMCC Updates Comprehensive Academic Programs Brochure
The Office of Public Affairs recently published the Academic Programs brochure which includes descriptions of all academic programs offered at BMCC. The comprehensive brochure is designed to be used by students, faculty and staff to obtain information about the degrees offered and the areas of study. Printed copies are available on campus and a downloadable pdf is available on the BMCC website.
Student Success BMCC Updates Student Success Programs Brochure
The Office of Public Affairs recently published the Student Success Programs brochure which highlights offices and services available to BMCC students. From Advisement to Financial Aid to College Readiness Programs and Learning Opportunities, the comprehensive brochure offers vital information to help BMCC students succeed and earn their degree. Printed copies are available on campus and a downloadable pdf is available on the BMCC website.
Toy Donations Accepted for 4th Annual Toy Drive
Now through December 18, the BMCC Veterans Resource Center and the Organization for Student Veterans will be accepting donations of new toys for families in need. For more information, contact the Veterans Resource Center at (212) 220-8000 ext. 5363.
Uniqlo BMCC Concert Choir Performs at UNIQLO, December 22 and 23
The BMCC Concert Choir, comprised of BMCC music majors, has been selected by the retail clothing store Uniqlo as this year's seasonal performance group on December 22 and 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Uniqlo on 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10103. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, (212) 776-7240.
Coat BMCC Coat Drive Through December 20
BMCC students, faculty and staff are invited to donate gently used coats and other clothes as part of the 30th Annual New York Cares coat drive. Donations can be made at the Women's Resource Center in Room S-340 or in the Main Lobby at 199 Chambers Street. For more information contact the Women's Resource Center, (212) 220-8165.

Discounts at Modells and Other Vendors Available to BMCC Community​
BMCC faculty, staff and students receive discounts on goods and services from food to car rentals, at businesses including Best Buy, Apple, Enterprise Car Rental, Barnes and Noble and more.​

appreciation BMCC Employee Appreciation Awards: Nominations Open
Show your appreciation for colleagues or staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement, performance and creative contributions through their role at BMCC—beyond what is normally expected of employees. Submit no more than one nomination for each of the following categories: Leadership, Inspiration, Innovation/Technology, Rookie of the Year and Team Achievement.


Visit the BMCC Office of Admissions #FuturePanther Blog
The Office of Admissions has launched the #FuturePanther blog, a new website filled with information to help prospective students explore all that BMCC has to offer and guide them through the application and enrollment process. The blog also features posts from BMCC students, faculty and staff.

Registration Spring 2019 Registration Now Open
Please encourage students to continue on their path to success and register for Spring 2019. Things to know: All students must meet with their advisors before registering. Students can register on CUNYfirst or visit the Registrar’s Office, Room S-315 at 199 Chambers Street. For more information, visit the Registration page, contact Academic Advisement in Room S-108 at 199 Chambers Street or call (212) 220-8315.

Admissions and Financial Aid Info Sessions
Prospective students are invited to attend information sessions for an overview of BMCC and the admissions and financial aid process. They can also take part in a Q & A with admissions and financial aid specialists. For more information, contact the Admissions Office, (212) 220-1265.

Say Hello to the Admissions Office on Social Media
The BMCC Admissions Office launched three new social media accounts. Stop by online and say hi! We appreciate your likes, follows and thumbs up.
Facebook: @bmccadmissions
Twitter: @bmccadmissions
Instagram: @bmccadmissions

Making Headlines

BMCC CISCO certification program featured as a route to a career at Amazon HQ2
November 30—AM New York

Human Resources

DC 37 on Campus to Discuss Labor Contract, December 14
Members of the District Council 37 Research and Negotiations Department will present sessions on the tentatively agreed-to labor contract on December 14 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in N-452, 199 Chambers Street. No RSVP needed.

Enhance Your Skills Through CUNY Professional Development
The CUNY Professional Development and Learning Management (PDLM) Office presents the CUNY Professional Development Program, now through June 19. BMCC faculty and staff can choose professional and training sessions in areas ranging from MS Excel to data analytics, conflict resolution, business writing and many others. Certificate programs are also available. View catalogue and sign up now.

Alumni and Donors

Charitable Giving through an IRA
Donors at least 70½ years old can take advantage of a simple way to satisfy minimum required distribution and benefit BMCC students at the same time. Donate up to $100,000 from an IRA directly to BMCC Foundation without having to pay federal income taxes. Please contact Phillip Keefe in the College Development Office at (212) 346-8650 or for additional information and assistance.

Alumni Alumni Invited to Connect and Network
BMCC Alumni Affairs provides alumni benefits and services, as well as involving alumni in the advancement and support of BMCC. Alumni are invited to special events, profiled in BMCC publications and welcomed into the vibrant community that is BMCC. For more information, contact Yaritza Gonzalez, Manager of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, (212) 346-8455 or

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).

BMCC Music Students Recital
December 7

Free Concert: Sing Along With Handel's Messiah
December 9

Learning Academy Information Session
December 10

December 12


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 Basketball Breaks Into National Rankings


Weekend Recap: BMCC Sweeps Dutchess in Men's, Women's Basketball

Quran Dublin Breaks BMCC Scoring Record in 113-89 Win Over Monroe Express

Panthers Remain Undefeated With 112-100 Victory Over CUNYAC Rival Hostos

Women's Basketball
Dec. 11: BMCC vs. Bronx Community College (Bronx, NY)
Dec. 13: BMCC vs. Bergen Community College (BMCC gymnasium)

Men's Basketball
Dec. 11: BMCC vs. Bronx Community College (Bronx, NY)
Dec. 13: BMCC vs. Bergen Community College (BMCC gymnasium)

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