When Carnivores Become Neighbors

Experts at the Pace Academy discuss what it means to restore Westchester’s carnivores to their native habitats and how it will affect the county’s human inhabitants.

On Thursday, October 11 join the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies as they gather together to discuss what it means to rewild Westchester County and what the restoration of carnivores will mean for the community.

Carnivores provide essential ecological benefits and play a unique role in preserving and maintaining ecosystems. When carnivores are locally extirpated, ecosystems are imbalanced and unhealthy. Changing landscapes and the ability of some carnivores to adapt to human-dominated settings has led to increased human-carnivore interactions in Westchester County.

Intolerance and misinformation can impede the restoration and conservation of these important animals. Efforts to rewild Westchester with carnivores must consider the ecological, ethical, and social aspects of predators and people coexisting.

Conrad Reining, eastern program director of the Wildlands Network, will open the forum with a keynote  address that will introduce the idea of thinking “eco-regionally” and the importance of large, well-connected habitats. After which, Michelle Land, director of the Pace Academy, will moderate a roundtable discussion featuring Reining, Dyson Professor Melissa Grigione, PhD, director of the graduate program in Environmental Science and co-founder of Bordercats Working Group, and Pace Law Professor and Director of the Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment David Cassuto. These experts will explore how we as a community can embrace and manage this phenomenon and how wildlife managers and urban planners can rewild Westchester with predator species, while also mitigating avoiding harmful impacts to the County’s citizens.

For more information, visit www.pace.edu/paaes

 

Gotta Have a J-O-B

Your one-stop job shop comes to a campus near you!

Pleasantville! It’s your turn to sport your best suits and print resumes as the Career Services Fall 2012 Job and Internship Fair comes to campus equipped with representatives from dozens of potential employers itching to search through the cream of the crop for their next intern or full-timer. Open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni, the fair takes place Wednesday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center and features employers like the American Red Cross, Apple, Ernst and Young, The New York Post, Deloitte, and Morgan Stanley just to name a few. Pace wants to give you that one more push to “work toward greatness,” so take advantage of this opportunity to network and start on the track toward success.

Plus, from getting LinkedIn to getting into grad school, Career Services has a number of workshops that can help you stand out from your peers in this competitive market:

Resume Workshop: Resumes that Get Noticed (PLV)
Tuesday, October 2, 3:30 p.m.–4:25 p.m., Gannett House

Navigate the Career Fair: Tips for Success (PLV)
Wednesday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Gannett House

Practice Interview Day (NYC)
Thursday, October 4, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Park Row 1602

LinkedIn Profile Critiques (WP)
Tuesday, October 9, 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., White Plains Grad Center, Room 218
Note: call (914) 773-3415 to register for a time slot.

Employment and Hiring Trends in Finances (NYC)
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Student Union

Applying to Grad School (NYC)
Tuesday, October 9, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m., One Pace Plaza, Room E310

Where Do YOU Want to be Next Semester?

London, Adelaide, Tokyo…the choices are endless. This semester’s Study Abroad Fair will help you get to where you wanna go.

From semesters abroad, to summers away, to travel courses, there are countless study abroad opportunities available at Pace. Explore the rainforests in Brazil, visit the Berlin wall in Germany, or have breakfast under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But your very first stop? The Multipurpose Room in NYC on Wednesday October 3, from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. to munch on free food and hear more about your chance to travel the world and gain incredible life experience in the process. If you can’t make the fair, be sure to follow the Study Abroad Office on Twitter at @pacestudyabroad for quick answers to your study abroad questions or stop in to W–207 to inquire about appointments to discuss further your study abroad endeavors!

Only question left to ask is: Where do you want to be next semester?

The Amazing (Presidential) Race

The Presidential debates are right around the corner. Join other students in a vaunted Pace tradition—Debate Watching Parties—and answer the critical question: who has your vote? >>Read More

Every four years we are treated to the best reality TV there is–the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Young adults are more attuned than ever to the goings on of the Presidential election knowing that the outcome on November 6 directly affects their opportunity and their choices.

The Pace Community knows the importance of staying civically engaged in the political process–the only way we can make sure that our voices are heard! It has become a Pace tradition to watch the debates as a community to discuss, evaluate, and cheer-on your favored candidates. For each round, there will be pre-debate discussions where you can make your stance known on any number of issues. The debate watching parties are hosted by faculty and staff on both campuses. And for those of you who are first-time voters who haven’t registered, learn more about Pace’s voter registration drive below!

NEW YORK CITY DEBATE WATCHING PARTIES:

Round 1: First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Featuring a debate on the issues between Dyson Professor of Communications Studies Satish Kolluri, PhD, and Dyson Economic Professor Mark Weinstock

Round 2: Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre
Featuring a discussion on women’s issues in the 2012 election with Dyson Professor of Women and Gender Studies Nancy Reagin, PhD, Women and Gender Studies and History Major Victoria Measles, and Pace alumna Annamaria Santamaria ’12

Round 3: Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre
Pace students battle it out (hopefully not WWF style!) in this second presidential debate

Round 4: Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m., Schimmel Theatre
A discussion on foreign policy in the 2012 election featuring Political Science Professor Matthew Bolton, PhD, and Peace and Justice Studies Professor Emily Welty, PhD

PLEASANTVILLE DEBATE WATCHING PARTIES:

Round 1: First Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
Gottesman
From QE3 to “drill baby, drill” join as the candidates duke it out over critical domestic policy issues.

Round 2: Vice Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Biden v. Ryan. What more do you need?

Round 3: Second Presidential Debate
Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Occupy Wall Street. Anarchy in the E.U. Take to the streets (or at least get out of your seats) and debate top issues at home and abroad.

Round 4: Third Presidential Debate
Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.
Kessel Well–Bookstore Area
Global warming. Nuclear programs in Iran. China-Japan showdown. Presidents and students tackle some of the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day.


Election Day is November 6, 2012. Are you ready to cast your ballot?

Pace University is participating in a national non-partisan effort to engage students in voter registration, education, and participation. If you are not yet registered to vote, learn how you can get involved in the electoral process this year!

New York State Residents
In order to vote in New York State, you must be 18 years old by the date of the general, primary, or other election in which you want to vote and you must have lived at your present address at least 30 days before the election. You can register in person at a number of state agencies or via mail (applications must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17 to be eligible to vote in the general election). Learn more about registering and voting in New York.

Out-of-State Students
Out-of-state students may register by completing the National Mail Voter Registration Form or contacting their state election office.

Your Vote, Your Voice
Campus voter registration and awareness campaigns are making a significant difference. Since 2000, voter turnout among college-educated youth has increased by 12%. In 2008, the turnout rate of college-educated 18 to 29 year-olds was 62%. This election season, help ensure your voice is heard!

Find more voter registration resources and election information online at: www.yourvoteyourvoice.org or contact the Pace Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) “Register to Vote Blitz,” which assists students with the registration process at CCARNY@pace.edu.

Accountant to the Stars

Join Lubin’s Executive in Residence Richard Feldstein as he discusses accounting and celebrity and what it’s like to have entertainment industry clients.

On Monday, October 8 join the Lubin School as they host this fall’s NYC Campus Executive in Residence Richard Feldstein, CFA/PFS, partner at Nigro Karlin Segal & Feldstein, LLP.

Feldstein is a prime example of what happens when art and industry intersect. His clients—many of whom include screen writers, actors, musicians, composers, publishers, directors, and producers—are deeply connected to the entertainment industry.

“Mr. Feldstein was selected as an Executive in Residence,” says Tamara Kelly, associate director of Communications for Lubin, “to dispel the notion or idea that accounting is a ‘boring’ profession.”

During his lecture, Feldstein will discuss the importance of client relations in any business discipline, his experiences with clients relative to present issues, and the broad opportunities that exist in the accounting profession.

For more information about this fall’s Executive in Residence and to RSVP to attend click here.

Performing Arts Has All the Bells and Whistles

What do you get when you cross song, dance, and a corrupt mayoress with Stephen Sondheim and an accidental miracle? A quirky and fun performance of Anyone Can Whistle!

Take one bankrupt town, add some scheming politicians, then a group of patients from the local sanatorium—no, it’s not a breaking story from CNN. It’s the newest musical from the Performing Arts Department. Prepare to be amazed by their overwhelming talent in the production of Anyone Can Whistle, a Stephen Sondheim classic that in the past has featured some of the greatest Broadway heavyweights like Bernadette Peters, Madeline Kahn, Patti Lupone, and the incredible Angela Lansbury.

Applaud your fellow students as they dazzle the audience and break legs.

October 3-5, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Schaeberle Studio Theater
41 Park Row, 10th Floor

For information or reservations please e-mail performingarts@pace.edu.

Athletics at Their Best

There’s more to being a jock than succeeding on the court. Pace Setters love to work their heart muscles too by supporting the community in every way they can.

Come cheer on the Pace Setters football team Saturday, October 6, at 1:00 p.m. in their game against Southern Connecticut State University as they prepare for Greek Kickoff with a Greek Life Olympics during half-time and invite back alumni for Pace’s annual Alumni Day game. Enter giveaways and raffles, wear your free t-shirt in support of National Hazing Prevention, and groove to the beat of the Drum Line.

The Setters also compete against Adelphi University on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in a conference match-up. This game will be the first edition of the “Pace Goes Pink” campaign for the 2012-2013 school year. The Student Athletic Advisory Committee teamed up with Colleges Against Cancer to embark on year two of the “Pace Goes Pink” Campaign. Women’s volleyball will kick off the campaign for this academic year. “Pace Goes Pink” is a six team campaign to raise money for a local hospital’s Breast Cancer treatment center. Admission is $1 for this game, and “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirts will be available for $5.

The Setters volleyball team will also be participating in Make-A-Difference day as they take on Assumption College on October 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center. Bring canned goods to donate to a local food drive. The person to donate the most food will win a Pace Volleyball Prize Pack!

Feelin’ Bloggy?

Students have taken over the blogosphere. Now we want to know what makes the Pace community tick! Take the leap and see if you have what it takes to be an official Pace Student Blogger.

Do you often find yourself adventuring through New York City and writing in your notebook at the end of the day? Maybe you love exploring the Westchester campuses and gorgeous scenery they have to offer. Or maybe you’re just having the greatest college experience and want to share it with the world. You should write for us! We are looking for a few student bloggers to give some insight into student life at the University and the unique college life Pace has to offer. Whether you cheer on the Pace Setters or spend the afternoon in Battery Park, we would love to hear about it in your voice!

If you’re interested in becoming a Pace student blogger, shoot an e-mail to webcontent@pace.edu.

You can check out student bloggers from the past by clicking here.

Seeking Serenity in Sudan

Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari discusses how peacemakers deal with the conflict in Darfur at the Blain Sloan Lecture on International Law.

The Blaine Sloan Lecture on International Law honors former Professor Emeritus Blaine Sloan for his significant contribution to private and public international law, including developing the international law studies program at Pace. Professor Sloan’s UN service involved him in several organizations’ work on Vietnam, relief for Palestinian refugees, and peacekeeping in the Middle East.

This year’s Sloan Lecture, titled “Making Peace in Darfur (Sudan): Stubborn Reality and the Audacity of Hope,” focuses on international law as it pertains to the Darfur conflict–a civil war that has resulted in thousands dead, displaced, and starving.

The lecture will be given by Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur. His diplomatic work includes serving as an Ambassador under the Secretary General on the Iraq Compact as well as many other prestigious positions.

Sure to be a fascinating speaker, come listen to Ambassador Gambari’s take on the Darfurian conflict and what can be expected in the future for the Sudan.

October 3, 4:00 p.m.
Robert M. Fleming Moot Courtroom
White Plains Campus

If you are interested in attending the lecture, please RSVP to Brenda Thornton at bthornton@law.pace.edu.

Laying Down the Law

The 30th Annual Law Day will set the record straight on all your Law School questions.

On Sunday, October 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., join leaders from LatinoJustice, an organization that trains young people to be leaders within their communities for their 30th Annual Law Day. For more than 40 years, LatinoJustice has been changing the way Latinos live their lives in the United States and the way our country lives up to its ideals–working to ensure Latinos have more opportunities for political, economic, social, and educational equality. Their workshops and annual events introduce prospective and newly accepted law students to a variety of fields and services.

This year’s event takes place in the Student Union and includes a career panel, law school fair, and “ask a law student” Q&A, among other things. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, register today at latinojustice.org

Sisters Are Doin’ it for Themselves

Pace recently played home to Girls Stand Up, an orientation event for the international conference of the Working Group on Girls, the NGO Committee on UNICEF, featuring former president of Chile Michelle Bachelet. Hear first-hand from some select Pace students who were invited to attend.

On February 20, more than 275 people gathered to discuss advocacy, issues affecting women’s rights, and gender equality. The event titled Girls Stand Up was co-sponsored by Pace’s department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Working Group on Girls (WGG), a coalition of nongovernmental organizations concerned with women’s issues.

Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and current Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), opened Sunday’s session with an inspirational keynote speech aimed at empowering women. Following several workshops, Laymah Roberta Gbowee, Executive Director of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa and gender equality advocate, closed the day by speaking on a woman’s need to fight for her beliefs. Pace student Diana Sapanaro wrote on the Dyson College blog, “This woman was so riveting! It is hard for me to put into words how she made me feel… I feel so thankful to have been involved in this conference because I met so many amazing women and girls who had such a positive influence upon me. I am so excited to attend the parallel events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women this coming week!”

The event invited participants from 45 non-governmental organizations to prepare them for the 55th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which is scheduled for February 28 in New York City.

Spring Sports Round-up

Spring has almost sprung and with it comes the best of Setters sports. Catch the baseball season opener, take a swing at tennis, and be sure to see the women’s basketball team in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs.

The basketball season winds down and heats up as the women’s basketball team goes up against St. Anselm in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs this Sunday, February 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center. Be sure you’re there to support your Setters as they make their way through the playoff season.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams have the home court advantage as they go up against Franklin Pierce this Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. in Pleasantville. And if you have the chance, check out Setters tennis Friday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Adelphi.

But don’t forget about the other Setters sports coming your way this spring—take yourself out to the ball game for the season opener on  Sunday, February 27, where Pace and Bloomfield play a doubleheader starting at 11:00 a.m. And check out our winning lacrosse team, who travel to Worcester, MA on March 19 for their Northeast-10 Conference opener against Assumption College after showing they don’t Mes-a-round with their 11-7 win over Mesa State.

Click here for more of the latest information on all your Setters teams.

A Tough Act to Follow

You don’t need to depend on the kindness of strangers for the opportunity to see these rarely produced one-act plays by Tennessee Williams.

You’re probably familiar with The Glass Menagerie, and maybe you’ve even cried out “Stella!” but chances are, you’ve never seen Tennessee Williams quite like this. La MaMa Experimental Theater Club and the Department of Performing Arts have come together to present us with three rarely-seen Tennessee Williams productions. The festival, running March 4 through March 6 at La MaMa in NYC features three one-act plays with characters including a New Orleans transvestite, a paralyzed man, and lovers on the brink.

And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens is the funny and touching story of a New Orleans transvestite trying to make a life for herself with a brutish and exploitative sailor while suffering from “the specter of loneliness.”  In The Remarkable Rooming House of Madame Le Monde, a mysteriously paralyzed man moves around his attic by swinging from hooks as he prepares for the arrival of his old friend. And in The Pink Bedroom features a man and his mistress in the setting where they’ve conducted their 10-year affair as each blames the other for the disintegration of their relationship.

Click here for ticketing information and performance schedule.

The Best Kept Secret

Madonna, Ashton and Demi, Lucy Liu—what do they have in common? They’re all keeping up with the K…

Kabbalah. If you’re curious to learn more about this ancient discipline, head over to the Student Union in NYC on March 2. The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents this lecture to introduce the core concepts of Kabbalah—not just its celebrity surface.

Kabbalah is one of the world’s oldest bodies of spiritual wisdom. At the heart of Kabbalah’s message is the concept of sharing, and that we were created to be happy and to receive unending and long-term fulfillment. Learn how Kabbalah can help you gain practical tools to overcome challenges in your life and plant positive seeds for the future!

“Well,” That Was Easy

Feeling good comes from within—let the Counseling Center help you get your mind, body, and spirit in balance during Wellness Week with the help of some four-legged friends, intricate origami, and a stress-free seminar.

The Counseling Center offers some great ways to stay happy and healthy during these last few weeks of winter with Wellness Week, a series of events and activities designed to promote emotional and bodily wellness.

Think your furry friend is only good for tail-wagging and catnapping? Think again. Join the Counseling Center as they team up with one of the nation’s leading animal welfare organizations, BideaWee, on February 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall in Paws for Relaxation: Pet Therapy for Emotional Well-being. Come interact with trained therapy animals and learn about the benefits of creating connections with the natural world. For those interested, there will also be information on how to volunteer with animals in NYC.

Want more? Well stop by the Student Union on March 1 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and craft your way to wellness. Members of the Pace Community are invited to create origami cranes and handmade cards to send to family and friends. Have some fun and express yourself by playing with colors and creation.

Need a break? Chill out on March 2 in the Multipurpose Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come learn simple, do-it-yourself techniques designed to help relax the body and mind that can be used anywhere to help reduce stress and improve focus.

And don’t forget to stop by the Counseling Center table in the Kiosk (One Pace Plaza) for the daily event schedule, and free snacks and giveaways.

Exposing the Sexual Exploitation

The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry is 13 years old… right here in the United States. On March 2, get a glimpse into the tragic and touching lives of these Very Young Girls.

Very Young Girls, the Showtime documentary and 2007 official selection of the Toronto Film Festival, follows the lives of several young girls in New York City as they experience the underworld of domestic human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The film documents the efforts of the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) of Harlem.

Join the Students Organized Against Rape (SOAR) and professor of psychology Yvonne Rafferty on March 2 in the Student Union on the NYC Campus as they screen and discuss this important film.  Also in attendance will be Bianca Baquerizo, a guest speaker from GEMS.

Your Fairy Job Mother is Back!

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo! And magically, more job and internship fairs appear at Pace. Both the PLV and NYC campuses are soon to be packed with employers looking for their Cinderellas and Cinderfellas.

Get your feet ready to try on dozens of glass slippers because hundreds of companies will be on campus over the next couple of weeks.

On March 2, the NYC Spring 2011 Job and Internship Fair will be held on the NYC Campus. Network with representatives from almost 50 companies including PwC, KPMG, Peace Corps, U.S. Department of State, Universal Music Group, and more for career, internship, and full-time positions at this huge event held each semester. In PLV, the Job and Internship Fair will be held on April 6.Attend Ace the Interview workshops on March 1 and 8 in NYC and on March 7 in PLV. International students can attend a special interview workshop on March 8 in NYC.

Also in the distance: Network Your Way to a New Career Opportunity on March 24 in WP; Job Search for Future Educators on March 25 in PLV; Criminal Justice Career Day on March 30 in PLV; Calling All Sophomores: Get a Summer Internship on March 30; Jumpstart Your Job Search Using Social Media on March 30 in NYC; Career Services Bootcamp on April 1 in PLV; Diversity in the Workplace on April 6 in NYC; and much, much more!

Check out the Career Services website for all the latest info!