Queens College SBDC offering services in Korean


File photo. Congresswoman Meng helps cut the ribbon to the SBDC earlier this year.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Queens College is now providing services in Korean.

The facility, which was launched in May with the help of Congresswoman Grace Meng, helps entrepreneurs by providing counseling, training and research services for free.

It helps small business owners develop business plans and apply for loans.

The facility already offers services in English and Mandarin.

The SBDC is located in Kissena Hall, across the street from the main campus, at 64-19 Kissena Boulevard. It is open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments for Korean-language services can be made by calling 718-570-0821.

Queens College Choral Society to perform “Carmina Burana”


At Queens College’s 79th annual Winter Concert on December 14 at 8 p.m., the QC Choral Society will perform the celebrated cantana “Carmina Burana.”

The performance will take place in the Colden Auditorium.

Based on medieval texts, “Carmina Burana” is one of the most popular choral works of all time. Its opening chorus, “O Fortuna,” has permeated pop culture as background music for movies such as “The Doors,” “The Messenger,” “The Hunt for Red October” and “Excalibur.”

The performance will feature pianists Max Midroit and Sarang Kim, percussion students from the Aaron Copland School of Music, professional soloists Stefanie Izzo (soprano), Sungwon Jin (tenor) and Sidney Outlaw (baritone).

James John, a professor of conducting at the Aaron Copland School of Music and music director of the choral society, will conduct.

For more details, including ticket information, see here.