Operation Christmas Child

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring joy to needy children everywhere. Join CRU as they pack shoeboxes for children on November 15. >>Read More

‘Tis the season to give back and change a child’s life with a simple gift at Operation Christmas Child.

On Friday, November 15, join CRU in collecting items and packing boxes with school supplies, toys, clothes, and more for children around the world in need.

The Setters Lounge will be transformed into a festive, spirit-filled holiday atmosphere with entertainment, dance, carols, and more from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Packing will be outside of the SGA office.

Suggested items to donate include hygiene products (band-aids, alcohol pads, toothbrushes, wipes, combs, brushes, washcloths, flashlights), school/basic supplies (books, pencils, pens, sharpeners, crayons, markers, colored paper/books, writing pads), clothing (socks, baseball caps, t-shirts, hair clips), and toys (coloring books, small cars, dolls, stuffed animals, bracelets, sunglasses, jump ropes, yo-yos, balls, and candy).

Remember, when donating items, that everything needs to fit in a shoebox.

If you’d like to perform at Operation Christmas Child, please contact Lindsay Burgess (lb37584p@pace.edu), Abigail Bucknor (ab24436p@pace.edu), or Meghan Wright (mw03149p@pace.edu).

Since 1993, more than 100 million shoebox gifts have been collected for needy children in more than 130 countries. Fun fact: if you stacked all 100 million on top of each other, they would be 26,000 times higher than the Empire State Building.

Formerly CCC—Campus Crusade for Christ, CRU is a non-denominational international campus ministry organization on the Westchester Campus. Check them out on Facebook.

Get a J-O-B

Hot jobs and coffee, fast pitches, and multi-campus boot camps. I don’t know what you’ve been told, but Career Services is on a roll.

Hot Jobs and Hot Coffee
Monday, November 11 | 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. | W614, One Pace Plaza
Join Career Services and the Pace Rotaract Club for coffee and light refreshments as Pace alumnus Colin Cento, from New York Life, shares his insights into both the risk management and start-up worlds.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz

Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

ePortfolio Workshop
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 p.m. | E101, First Floor Library
Hear from Honors students about the benefits of creating and using ePortfolio. Learn about how to showcase research and internship experience and create a 3D resume. Pizza will be served.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

Ascend presents HSBC Bank
Wednesday, November 13 | 12:25 p.m.–1:35 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
Learn about internship opportunities at HSBC and the best way to present yourself to employers. Vadim X. Levkovskiy, head of recruiting from HSBC Bank, will give expert tips on how to get your feet in the banking industry. He will also discuss summer internships and full-time career opportunities at HSBC Bank. Please dress in business attire. Free food will be provided.

Elevator Pitch Challenge
Tuesday, November 19 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Room TBD, One Pace Plaza
You have one minute to explain yourself, your business, your goals and your passions. Your audience knows none of these. Are your prepared? Can you present your vision smoothly, enticing them to want to know more? Judged by Jason Kesten, Head Campus Recruiter for Ernst and Young LLP, and presented by ASCEND is the Elevator Pitch Challenge. The challenge information session will be held on November 11 from 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in W510.

Using LinkedIn and Social Media in Your Job Search
Tuesday, November 19 | 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. | Room 208, White Plains Grad Center
Learn how to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in your job search! Louis Desforges, president of Castling Group, will take you directly online to explore the world of social media and cover do’s and don’ts, profile tips, how to network online, and help you follow job leads. Open to Pace alumni and graduate students.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers. And check back in for more Career Services events in January!

BBall Does Ladies Night

She shoots, she scores. The Women’s Basketball team hosts a ladies night and ladies afternoon this week!

The female fun starts on Tuesday, November 12 as the Pace Women’s Basketball team takes on Assumption College at 7:00 p.m. This Ladies Night, sponsored by Twin Jewelers of Pleasantville, features free admission for all females, and vendors from select Pace Athletic sponsors will be on the track during the game offering promotions for women. The game doubles as a Staff/Faculty Appreciation Night presented by the Academic Federal Credit Union, so all faculty and staff are invited for food and refreshments throughout the game in the VIP Room.

Following up Ladies Night is Ladies Afternoon on Saturday, November 16, as the Setters take on LIU Post at 3:00 p.m. This game is also sponsored by Twin Jewelers and will include vendors on the track.

Wondering where the guys are at? The men’s basketball team plays their first home game on Saturday, November 23, at the Pace Pride “Tip-Off” Classic presented by Dawg House Hot Dogs and featuring both teams in action with the women at 1:30 p.m. and the men at 3:30 p.m.

Find out more at http://pacesettersathletics.com.

Give Thanks

Gracias. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Grazie. Doh je. Obrigado. Dankie. However you choose to say it, say it on November 11–14 and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card each day.

From financial aid to curriculum development to career services, each year thousands alumni and non-alumni donors help support your Pace education. This week, say thank you as the Office of Development and Alumni Relations hosts Thank a Donor Week.

Stop by one of the following locations on the NYC and PLV campuses to write a handwritten thank you note to be mailed to a donor:

NYC Campus | Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. |
One Pace Plaza, 1st Floor Birnbaum Library Lobby
Westchester Campus | Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center, by the Bookstore

There will be free food, $50 AmEx gift card giveaways, and other prizes each day!

SGRho On the Go!

Wake us up before you go, go…to Sigma Gamma Rho’s Founders Week featuring a spelling bee, celebration, and informational kicking off on November 11.

Sigma Gamma Rho will kick off a week of celebration as part of the sorority’s Founder’s Week in PLV.

Show off your spelling s-k-i-l-l-s at SGRho’s 3rd Annual Spelling Bee on Monday, November 11, at 9:22 p.m. in Gottesman Room. An iPod will go to the winner. Remember, it’s B-E-A-G-L-E.

On Wednesday, November 13, at 9:22 p.m. in Butcher Suite, the sisters will talk about the changes and advancements in the education system at Separate But Equal.

On Friday, November 15, stop by the Gottesman Room beginning at 7:22 p.m. for Greater Service, Greater Progress, the Founders Week celebration and dinner. Admission will be $7.

On Sunday, November 17 meet the Sigma Iota chapter of SGRho at their illustrious fall informational at 2:00 p.m. in Butcher Suite. Business attire is required.

Want to learn more about the SGRho poodles? E-mail sigmaiotaSGRho@gmail.com or follow them on Twitter @sigmaiotaSGRho and Instagram.

Meet the Next Associate Provost

Pace Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, invites you to meet and interview the two finalists for the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs position. Make your choice heard!

On November 18 and 19, students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet with the two internal finalists for Associate Provost for Academic Affairs position at open forums on both campuses. The finalists are:

Brian Evans, EdD, School of Education Associate Professor and NYC Department Chair (RESUME)

NYC Campus

Monday, November 18
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Schimmel Lobby, One Pace Plaza

Westchester Campus
Tuesday, November 19
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
VIP Room, Goldstein Fitness Center

Adelia Williams, PhD, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Senior Associate Dean and Modern Languages and Cultures Professor (RESUME)

Westchester Campus
Monday, November 18
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

NYC Campus
Tuesday, November 19
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Schimmel Lobby, One Pace Plaza

Following the open forums, you can fill out candidate evaluations and make your voice heard.


P4K the Night Away

24 hours in a day; 12 hours to save a life. On November 22, Pace will host the first annual Pace 4 Kids Dance Marathon to benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Will you P4K?

SDCA Coordinator and double alumna Caitlin Kirschbaum ’10, ’13, was a junior at Pace when her brother suffered a massive aneurysm and was medevaced to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital (MFCH) at Westchester Medical Center.

“I had more support than I could have ever imagined from the Pace University Community while my family battled through such uncertain times. Two surgeries and three years later, my brother was back to normal again, and from that moment on, I wanted to hold a fundraiser for an amazing hospital that is only three miles away from the Pleasantville Campus,” she told the Daily Voice.

Kirschbaum’s brother is one of 20,000 children treated at the Maria Fareri’s Children Hospital, part of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, each year. Kirschbaum, who also interned in their PR and marketing department, is now working with Pace students to continue to pay it forward.

“Over the years I have participated in fundraising opportunities for the hospital and last spring finally came across an opportunity that could potentially bring together two phenomenal institutions, Pace University and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital,” she adds.

With the help of a dedicated and talented group of Pace students, who put their planning, marketing, and design skills to use, that opportunity will become a reality. The Pace 4 Kids NEON Dance Marathon will move into the PLV Campus on November 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. in the Willcox Gym. And yes, dancers will be on their feet for 12 hours, busting moves and participating in games and entertainment. Why? Solidarity. To quote the first Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Dance Marathon’s mission statement: We dance for those who can’t.

Dancers will participate in a group morale dance each hour, along with fan-favorites, like the cha-cha, electric slide, and even the dougie. That’s right, they’re going to teach you how to dougie, teach you teach you how to dougie. There will also be food and goodies from ShopRite and Dunkin Donuts, help from sponsors like Kohl’s and the Marriott, and patients and their families will be stopping by to cheer dancers on, including a Pace student and Maria Fareri patient, who will be one of the featured speakers.

So far, more than 100 participants have raised more than $4,000…for the kids.

Pace students are too legit to sit

“This isn’t just a hospital. They treat patients, but they also treat families. I’ve lived through it,” says Kirschbaum. “To see that students are getting that without having to experience it, it’s really amazing.”

But there’s still plenty of work to be done over the next few weeks with a goal of $20,000. And while the event is happening in PLV, NYC students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to P4K. And the best part: 100% of your donations stay local in the Hudson Valley and help make a difference in the lives of children within the community at Maria Fareri. Plus, the more you raise, the more points you get to win prizes including gift cards, dinner with some of the children, and more.

Want to get involved? Register today or e-mail Pace4kids@Pace.edu. Also, make sure to give P4K a thumbs up on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @pace4kids.

“The ultimate goal is to have this still happening in 10 years,” she says. P4K4ever.

And don’t forget to get involved in some FUNdraisers leading up to the main event. PJ’s for P4K: Enjoy throwback Saturday morning cartoons and nostalgic snacks on Saturday, November 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Commuter Lounge. Donations will also be collected.


Celebrate Global Diversity

On November 11-14, International Education Week will take you places you’ve never been with a week’s worth of events from abroad opportunities to international jeopardy.

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, each year International Education Week promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

Here’s what the International Programs and Services Office has planned on our two campuses:

International Faculty Forum Day (NYC and PLV)
Monday, November 11 in NYC and Tuesday, November 12 in PLV
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
From Qing-What? How to pronounce Chinese names to studying abroad in 10 days to 101s on hosting foreign scholars and faculty-led study abroad, this day will include presentations from the Confucius Institute, faculty, the Center for Global Business Programs, and staff from the International Programs and Services office.

Students Speak Out Day (NYC)
Tuesday, November 12
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
This day is all about YOU! Three panels will give you the opportunity to ask the questions you’ve always wanted answers to, on topics from semester and faculty-led study abroad, the Global Pathways Program, and what it’s like to identify as LGBTQA and go abroad. With a diverse group of panelists who are Pace students, faculty, and staff, you’ll get a variety of information on the topics you care about.

2013 International Education Week Fair (NYC)
Wednesday, November 13
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Union
This year’s IEW Fair is all about the exploration of international opportunity. Go on a tasting journey with a free international buffet lunch, witness timeless Chinese cultural traditions, and become inspired by this year’s keynote speaker, Susan L. Maxam, EdD, interim vice president for Undergraduate Education. You’ll also learn the key to relaxation by participating in a Tai Chi demonstration. Feast your senses on international education and get ready to see the world.

2nd Annual International Jeopardy Tournament (NYC)
Thursday, November 14
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
NYC Campus
An annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. What is International Education Week? Join NYC Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady, PhD, at the second annual international Jeopardy tournament featuring trivia from around the world. Sign up at noon for a chance to win prizes.

Setter Sports

The Football season comes to an end…zone, while Pace Basketball tips off.

One season ends, the other begins. We’re not talking about the coming of winter. We’re talking about our Pace Setters football and basketball teams. Both the field and the court will be filled with blue and gold this week!

Saturday, November 9, will be a sad day in Setterville as Pace Football bids adieu to its season and seniors with the annual Senior Day game. Seniors will be recognized on the field prior to kick-off at 12:00 p.m. against St. Anselm. The game will also mark the annual faculty/staff appreciation day.

The Setters women’s basketball team will officially open their 2013-14 season with three straight home games. Five of their first six games will be at home as they host three non-conference tilts to tip-off the season. Pace opens the season with Queens College on Saturday, November 9, at 5:00 p.m. and plays Assumption College in a non-conference game three days later on November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The Setters wrap up their home stand on Saturday, November 16 as they host LIU Post at 1:30 p.m. Coach Carrie Seymour is just as excited as you are. “I can’t wait to get on the court with this year’s team—we’re going to use our depth, athleticism, and versatility to play an exciting style of basketball!” she says.

How about men’s hoops? Well, they’re opening up their season with three road games and won’t play their first game at the Goldstein Fitness Center until November 23, but more on that in the coming weeks.

CCAR You Ready to Make a Difference?

CCAR in PLV has a week of events planned for you. Rock the voter van, take action, get bowled over, end hunger, and more!

Rock the Voter Van
Tuesday, November 5
The Pace Voter Van will be making stops at both the Pleasantville and Briarcliff campuses all day, transporting students to local polling locations. Co-sponsored with Alpha Phi Alpha.

Take Action: Accessibility and Disability
Wednesday, November 6
12:00 p.m., Kessel Well
Join the CCAR student staff as they bring awareness to Disability and Accessibility on campus and give students an insight to what it’s like for students with disabilities to get around campus.

Bowled Over
Saturday, November 9
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Join the CCAR and students from the Successful Learning Center for a bowling outing! Transportation and lunch will be provided. 
The Successful Learning Center provides collegiate-based learning opportunities for adults with development disabilities. Register here.

Pace at the Table
Monday, November 11
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Butcher Suite
One nation. Underfed. 50 million people in the U.S don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table, starring Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, and more, shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social, and cultural implications for our nation that could be solved if the American public decided that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. Join CCAR in viewing the film and a discussion on hunger.

Tis Almost the Season
Saturday, December 7
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will decorate the recreational center at Edenwald for their holiday celebration. Part of the Pleasantville Cottage School, the Edenwald Center is a residential treatment for facility for children with special needs.

For more information on CCAR in PLV, click here.

Sustain What?

Eager to go green? The Environmental Consortium’s 10th Annual Conference is coming to Pace PLV on November 8 and 9

In celebration of the 10th year anniversary, the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities will return to the theme of campus greening and the role of higher education on November 8–9 in Pleasantville as part of the 10th Annual Conference. Much has changed in the sustainability landscape since the 2006 campus greening conference, so this year’s program will highlight current trends, best practices, and curriculum design.

Join teams from around the region in keynote, plenary, breakout, and poster sessions. Share new ideas, gain renewed inspiration, and bring back plans.

Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies Director Michelle Land will give the welcome address, with a plenary on preparing campuses for an uncertain future featuring Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding at the Pace Academy and New York Times DotEarth blogger on November 8.

Keynotes include Gus Speth, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School, and David Hales, President and CEO of Second Nature.

All Pace faculty, staff, students, and administrators qualify for the team discount. Simply enter promotional code TEAM2013 when you register.

The mission of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities is to harness higher education’s intellectual and physical resources to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson-Mohawk River watershed. Spearheaded and hosted by Pace University, the Consortium’s headquarters is situated within the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

I Would Walk 4000 Miles

Look at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world as Hudson Stage Company presents its fall mainstage production, 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize finalist.

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and discover the fragile line between growing up and growing old through humor, heartache, and love.

Hudson Stage Company, located at the Woodward Hall Theatre in Briarcliff, presents Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, the winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

A preview will be held on Friday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m., with opening night on Saturday November 2. Performances will also be held on November 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16, with a special talkback on November 10.

General admission is $35, but the Pace Community can buy $25 tickets by visiting SmartTix.

See what The New York Times calls “a funny, moving, and altogether wonderful drama.”

Career Corner

Women in tech, job boot camps, a visit from ESPN and Mercedes-Benz, and more. Career Services is helping you score over the next two weeks.

Career Exploration: Your Personality and the Work Place
Tuesday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how your personality translates to the working world? Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out more about you and what it means in the workplace! Space is limited. RSVP by calling (212) 346-1386 or stop by the 2nd floor of 41 Park Row.

PLV Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
Network with real recruiters as they conduct mock interviews and give you immediate feedback about your interview style. Participating employers include A&E, MSCO, McGladrey, Target, and Optical Distributor Group.

Career Services Cares
Friday, November 1 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | New York Common Pantry in East Harlem
Join Career Services and the New York Common Pantry in helping pack and distribute nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. There will be a pizza party after the event for all participating volunteers. E-mail srosenberg2@pace.edu to sign up! Spots are limited.

Women in Technology Version 2.0
Wednesday, November 6 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Women are changing the face of technology and who better to learn from about the developing market than women themselves when it comes to the developing market! Learn how you can be a part of this innovative female movement, changing the way we think about technology. Light refreshments and raffle prizes (from SGA) include a Nexus 7 Tablet and an iPod Touch.

Thursday, November 7 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | VIP Room, Goldstein Fitness Center
Join Pace alumnus Patrick Caulfield, director, ESPN stats and information group, for a chance to learn about the sports media industry. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 pm.–4:30 p.m. | Conference Rooms A and B, Kessel Student Center
Mercedes-Benz is zooming on over to campus to talk about their interview process and current paid opportunities.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 pm.–7:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center
Learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed will share how branded resumes make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media to land a job. Plus, take advantage of this great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

Class of 2014 Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | W617, One Pace Plaza
Indeed and Career Services want you… to enlist! Part workshop, part networking opportunity, the Job Search Boot Camp will cover resume writing, professional branding, interviewing, social media and networking, current hiring trends, and job search resources. Dinner will be provided.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers.

Be Fabulous

We don’t ever want to hear you say that being on the PLV Campus is a drag. Except for on Friday, November 1. Save the date and bring a date to Fabulosity, Pace’s annual drag/crossover show.

Students with Manila Luzon of RuPaul’s Drag Race at a previous Fabulosity event

Are you fabulous or are you fabulous?

Guys will break out the stilettos and sequins and ladies will rock the mustaches and mullets as they bring their best Milli Vanilli lip syncing performance to the 5th Annual Fabulosity, Pace PLV’s drag/crossover show. Whether you’re interested in competing (cash prizes include $300, $150, and $75) or just catching the show, stop by the Gottesman Room on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be served before at 6:00 p.m. in the Setter’s Lounge.

Plus, this year’s theme will be “Hairspray, 50 years back” and there will be bonus points for those who incorporate the 60s theme into their performance.

Silent Scream

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people 15-24 years old. On October 30, join the PLV Campus in a discussion about the silent pains felt by millions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression affects 1 in 10 adults in the United States. Face your fears as CRU and the Psychology Club, with co-sponsorship by SNAP (Student Nurses at Pace) and the Counseling Center, present Silent Scream, a discussion on suicide, depression, and various forms of pain that are often kept silent among students on campus on Wednesday, October 30, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Butcher Suite on the PLV Campus.

Learn about signs of depression in friends, peers, roommates, or even yourself and find out how Pace’s Counseling Center can help you.

Donner Is Served!

Lubin makes sure you connect with the C-Suite before you even graduate. On October 31, Fred R. Donner, BBA ’84, Senior Vice President, CFO, and COO for the Business Insurance segment of Travelers Companies, Inc., talks big data during a visit to the Westchester Campus as part of Lubin’s Executive in Residence (EIR) program.

For the last 25 years, Lubin’s Executive in Residence program has made it possible for chairs, C-suite executives, presidents, and other top professionals to come to Pace to interact with Lubin students and faculty.

On Thursday, October 31, Fred R. Donner, BBA ’84, Senior Vice President, CFO, and COO for the Business Insurance segment of Travelers Companies, Inc., will give a lecture on Big Data: Driving Innovation at Travelers at 12:15 p.m. in the Gottesman Room on the Westchester Campus as part of the fall 2013 EIR.

Donner joined Travelers in November 2009 as Chief Financial Officer for Personal Insurance, and joined the Business Insurance segment as Chief Financial Officer in May 2010. In June 2013, he assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Operating Officer for the Business Insurance segment.

This fall’s EIR began his career in the New York City office of KPMG. During his 23 years at the firm, Donner rose through the ranks to become the National Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Insurance Practice, overseeing the delivery of audit, advisory, and tax services to all facets of the insurance industry. In this capacity, he worked with several of the firm’s largest clients from the insurance industry, including Travelers.

A Certified Public Accountant, Donner holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York City. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Lubin School of Business.

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

50 Years, 50 Faces

If you thought the 50 Years, 50 Faces reception and dinner couldn’t get any bigger, you were wrong. We have a Giant surprise that will make you want to register, and by Giant, we mean an actual New York Giant.

As we celebrate Homecoming on the Westchester Campus, we also continue to celebrate Pleasantville’s 50th Anniversary.

On Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center, join President Stephen J. Friedman, host David Pecker ’72, and the Gold Ribbon Committee at the 50 Years, 50 Faces reception and dinner catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations, with tables hosted by members of the Pace Community. Table hosts include some of your favorite professors like John Agnelli, Barbara Farrell, Joseph Pastore, Robert Klaeger, Joseph DiBenedetto, and many more, plus deans, athletic coaches, staff, and alumni.

And this just in: New York Giant and Super Bowl XXV MVP running back Ottis Anderson will be a special guest at the event.

Students can purchase discounted tickets for just $15 by registering here. You can also register your family members for $25. Faculty and staff can also purchase a $50 ticket, 50% off the discounted price here. Attire is business casual.

50 Years, 50,000 Stories: Pace in Pleasantville is made up of its people and their stories. Everyone who has studied, worked, or played at Pace in Pleasantville has a story to tell about how Pace has affected their lives. From spring fling to football games to Townhouse Day, internships to job offers, we’re not exaggerating when we say Pace Pleasantville–50 Years, 50,000 stories.

Whether it was a life-changing moment or moment of life, students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and community members are invited to share your story at http://pleasantville50th.pace.edu/ or simply by posting your story to Twitter, Instagram, or Vine with #PLV50.

Setter Sports

Football scores with cook-offs and crownings; soccer kicks cancer to the curb; volleyball digs super heroes and girl scout cookies; and more. Here’s what’s happening in sportsland.

Saturday, October 26
1:00 p.m.
Pace Field
Nothing says homecoming better than some football. And the Setters 5K Fun Run. And a chili cook-off with Dean Lisa. And the Homecoming king and queen crowning. And giveaways for the first 1,000 fans. And a half-time performance by the Pace Drum Line. And tons of pre-game festivities. And did we mention football? We maybe be 0-6, but don’t make any assumptions about this game. The Pace Setters have more than just bark ready for the Assumption Greyhounds. So head to the field to find out who will come out the top dog. Alright, we’ll stop now.

Women’s Soccer
Saturday, October 26
3:30 p.m.
Briarcliff Field
Split your time between the football field and futbol field during Homecoming weekend as we honor our senior Setters at Senior Day. During the pregame ceremonies, each senior will be recognized for their hard work and dedication as a student-athlete.

Tuesday, October 29
3:30 p.m.
Briarcliff Field
Women’s soccer looks to “fin”ish the season strong at their final home game against the Le Moyne Dolphins. The game will do double-duty and give cancer a butt-kicking, as the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), in partnership with the student org Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), host the annual Pace Goes Pink game at 3:30 p.m. Fans have the opportunity to purchase $5 “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirts, with all of the proceeds going towards the Northern Westchester Hospital Breast Institute.

Friday, November 1
7:00 p.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Spiking and Super-Man. Kills and Catwoman. Volleyball hosts Super Hero Night, so put on your capes and spandex and head to the Fitness Center for some fun costumes and candy, pizza, and a prize for the best costume.

Saturday, November 2
1:00 p.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Thin mints. Samoas. Tagalongs. Do-si-dos. It’s about time. The Girl Scouts are known for building courage, confidence, and character…and selling the best cookies around. If you needed a reason to catch the women’s volleyball team in action, now you have a few dozen. So pick up your cookies and celebrate the girls that sell them. You’re welcome berry munch.

A Pace Dream Team

A BBA/MBA in public accounting student meets a public speaking professor and what it all adds up to is a race for the cure. >>Read More

Most people dread the required public speaking college course. But for Lubin BBA/MBA in public accounting student Elissa Casa ’14, the class she took her freshman year on the Westchester Campus was the introduction to her mentor, Dyson Professor Ellen Mandel, PhD, and the empowering world of community service.

Mandel, who helped start a breast cancer awareness day in Rockland County and worked with the Rockland County legislative breast cancer task force to bring mobile mammogram services to the Hasidic community, has been involved with Komen for more than 20 years, and was on the board of directors for the NYC chapter of Komen. In 1992, she brought Komen and Pace together for the annual Race for the Cure and has been inspiring the next generation of Ellen Mandels around campus.

Using her public speaking class as one of her many marketing tactics, Mandel has been able to recruit starting right in her classroom.

“Because one in eight women will unfortunately get breast cancer, there is hardly a person who I ask in my class who doesn’t know someone who’s suffered from this, either lost a battle or has been lucky enough to survive,” Mandel says. “Elissa said she’d like to help so I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.”

For Casa, it wasn’t a personal experience with breast cancer that inspired her to join, but it was the sense of community, teamwork, and mentoring that has kept her involved for the last four years. What started out as creating fliers and sending out recruitment e-mails has expanded into coordinating all of the day-of-event details, getting the 100+ team members together, and acting as co-captain with Mandel.

“It’s people like Elissa, who are the extraordinary,” says Mandel. “She’s an unsung hero.”

And the gushing goes both ways.

“Dr. Mandel is such an incredible person, professor, mentor, and friend,” says Casa. “She’s one of a kind.”

Something she wasn’t necessarily expecting to gain from the race and work with Mandel, Casa says, was a level of confidence, work ethic, and networking skills, which helped her land her dream internship with KPMG. And she even tapped into her experience with Komen, coordinating fundraisers for local libraries with fellow interns. “Employers want to see you engaging,” she adds.

Casa was offered a full-time position with KPMG beginning in October 2014.

“Pace in general has really fostered a lot of work ethic and career opportunities for me that I don’t know if I would have had at other schools. I’m finally starting to see my high school dreams come true. I owe a lot to Dr. Mandel,” she says.

“She’s no longer my student, but she’ll always be my friend. I expect great things from her,” Mandel says.

A group shot from Race for the Cure 2013

This September, their race success continued, as Pace brought together both campuses, including Greek organizations, sports teams, and executive administration, and won the award for largest university team, an honor they’ve achieved every year but one.

“If you’re looking for something that is a true joint effort, this is it. It shows that Pace is not only an academic institution, but it has a big heart collectively and gives back to the community,” says Mandel, who was also awarded NYC Race for the Cure’s Volunteer of the Year.

“For me, it’s a motivator to continue, continue, continue. I’ve had students come up to me and thank me because their mothers or grandmothers are survivors and this gave them feelings of empowerment other than just sitting there and holding their hands. That’s a gift,” she says. “The award is wonderful because everyone loves recognition, but what it means is that we’re moving and doing and hopefully, within the not-too-distant future, we can talk about not having a race at all and finding a cure.”

For Casa, it was emotional to see her mentor recognized. “To see her get up there and hear people say such wonderful things about her, I was so proud for her and it made me feel really happy that I’m able to help her like I can,” she says. “It felt as if something really great happened to someone in my family.”

Casa, who will graduate in 2014, is looking to help find her protégé, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be abandoning the Pace team.

“As a Pace alumna, I will stay loyal to the Pace team,” she says. And as for Dr. Mandel, “I’m stuck with her for life,” she laughs.

Interested in getting involved with next year’s Race for the Cure? E-mail Elissa Casa or Ellen Mandel

Shut Down

CCAR in NYC and PLV wants to keep you informed with Common Hour Convos. Spend your common hour discussing some of the most pressing issues in the news: on October 23, the government shutdown.

The government shut down for 17 days, but what does that mean?

  • 700,000 employees were put on unpaid leave
  • The U.S. lost billions of dollars
  • National Parks, NASA, and the EPA were essentially closed
  • The projection for annualized growth of the nation’s GDP dropped from 3% to 2.4%

The Center for Community Action and Research in NYC and PLV will host Common Hour Convos to further the discussion on the government shutdown on October 23.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
PLV, Kessel C/D
Political Science Professor George Picoulas, other faculty, and students for a common hour convo on the shutdown. Ask questions and discuss this hot topic. Lunch will be served.

NYC, W615
Join Professor Satish Kolluri and your fellow Pace students, faculty, and staff in an informative and open discussion about the government shutdown and where we’ll go from here. Pizza will be served.

There’s No Place Like Home(coming)

NYC had their fun, but now it’s PLV’s time to shine. Parades, pep rallies, and parties. Food trucks, football, and fun runs…and so much more! >>Read More

Thursday, October 24

9:30 p.m.
Step and Stroll Show
Goldstein Gym
Stop by to see as steppin’ and strollin’ take over the Goldstein Gym. Doors open at 8:15 p.m.

Friday, October 25

6:00 p.m.
Student Unity Parade
Gather your friends and family to come watch and enjoy the parade as we kick-off Homecoming weekend with our royal court, football team, campus organizations, and pep band, and campus organizations show off their decorating skills and parade their way to the football field.

7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Kick-Off

Lot F
After the Student Unity Parade, it’s time to put a little pep in your step with the annual pep rally, bon fire, food trucks, and live music by Scarletta.

9:00 p.m.
Great Pumpkin Blaze In Sleepy Hollow
See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display–all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Saturday, October 26

9:00 a.m.
Setters 5K Fun Run 
After a successful inaugural year, the Setters 5K Fun Run is back for a second run. Rise, shine, and run to help benefit the Pace Athletics Annual Fund.

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Extravaganza
Football Field
Check out the variety of fun activities—participate in our chili cook-off, play games, and win prizes, or just sit back and enjoy some food and conversation with friends. No matter what you choose, you’ll want to be here!

1:00 p.m. Football Game
Football Field
Homecoming wouldn’t be complete without some football. The winless Setters take on Assumption College, but make no assumptions—your Pace Pride may give the Setters their first win. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during half-time followed by a performance by the Pace University Drum Line. There will be giveaways for the first 1,000 fans.

3:30 p.m.
Alumni/Student Meet-Up

Under tent in Parking Lot F
Immediately following the game, alumni, families and current Pace seniors are invited back to the Homecoming tent to meet with our current student organizations and affinity groups. Reconnect with your favorite clubs and activities! Light refreshments will be served.

6:00 p.m.
50 Years, 50 Faces Reception And Dinner
 ($15 for students/$25 for parents)
Join President Stephen J. Friedman, host David Pecker ’72, and the Gold Ribbon Committee for a special reception and dinner in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Pleasantville Campus!

10:00 p.m.
Homecoming Party
Willcox Gym
After a full day of fun, like Miley, we can’t stop…we won’t stop. Join the rest of the Pace community to celebrate Homecoming weekend and break out your Pace spirit with some music and dancing.

Sunday, October 27

11:00 a.m.
Pumpkin Picking Trip

Front of Kessel Student Center
Join us in our annual pumpkin picking trip that has become a Homecoming tradition. Cap off your pumpkin picking with a donut and cider.

11:30 a.m.
Broadway Show

Front of Kessel Student Center
Take a trip into NYC with your family and friends to see Tony Award-winning play Wicked. Transportation provided.

7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Student Finale

Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
End your homecoming weekend with a bang! Join your fellow students in Gottesman for the hilarious entertainment of Carlie and Doni.

>>Register for PLV events here.

For a full schedule of events, please visit www.pace.edu/homecoming.

Battle Scars

On October 23, join Dyson and CHP at a PLV conference examining the consequences of conflict and war on people and the environment.

Conflict affects both the mental and physical health of the population as well as the state of the environment. On October 23, examine strategies that can be used to lessen the impact of war on human beings and their surroundings at the Effects of Global Conflicts on Health conference.

Held in the Gottesman Room from 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., the conference will feature notable speakers and a panel of healthcare professionals who will share their lived experience of providing care during times of conflict:

  • Brian J. Williams, Chief of Financing for the Peacebuilding Branch of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations
  • Narinder Kakar, Permanent Observer of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the University for Peace to the United Nations
  • Monia Sayah, a nurse with Doctors without Borders, Sayah has just returned from working with Syrian refugees in Turkey

The conference will also feature a panel of healthcare professionals who will share their lived experience of providing care during times of conflict.

Co-Sponsored by: 
Pace University, College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Division for Student Success, Paragon House, and Bio Ethics Series XlX Dyson/Biology.

RSVP to Laurie Davis-Ford at (914) 773-3636 or ldavisford@pace.edu.

Space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. RSVP is essential as dinner will be served.

Nothing But Net

It may not be March yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some serious Madness going on in PLV’s Goldstein Fitness Center. Plus, one lucky (and skilled) Pace fan shoots for $10,000. That’s right, $10,000. Madness. >>Read More

The Pace University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams invite students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and fans to their annual Madness basketball party on Tuesday, October 15, in the Goldstein Fitness Center at 9:00 pm.

The event will include the introduction of the Pace Basketball teams, on-court contests, promotions and giveaways, along with the chance for one fan to win $10,000 for making a half-court shot. The teams will compete in a three-point shooting contest following introductions, followed by a performance by the cheerleading squad.

Free food will be provided by local Pace Athletics sponsors. The 2013-14 edition of the Pace Basketball t-shirt will be distributed to the crowd throughout the night sponsored by www.paceteamshop.com. DJ Kez will provide music, while WFAS’s Mike McGinnis will emcee the event.

For updates on Pace Basketball’s Midnight Madness, follow the Pace Athletics twitter account @paceuathletics and @tbonepaceu and get your tweets in using the hashtag #pacehoops.

Career Corner

You thought the last two weeks of job and internship fairs on both campuses was Career Services’ only game? Well, it’s time to get to the nitty gritty to help you land those jobs.

Here’s what’s happening at Career Services over the next few weeks!

Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 16 | 9:00 a.m.
Practice your interview skills with a professional and get immediate feedback about your interview style. A great opportunity to network with real recruiters.

Careers in Marketing Panel
Wednesday, October 16 | 12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Learn more about ways to break into the marketing industry as panelists discuss available internship and full-time opportunities within their organizations, as well as industry-specific career paths.

Looking for a Career in International Relations?
Monday, October 17 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Room E329, One Pace Plaza
Career Services and the Political Science Department host a conversation with a group of experts in the world of international relations and politics who can share with you how to get a foot in the door, featuring:

  • Atif Khurshid, United Nations Development Program
  • Eric Anderson, United Nations Development Program
  • Allison Pytlak, Control Arms
  • Oistein Mokvil Thorsen, International Consultant on Ethics and Sustainability
  • Carey Clinton, Peace Corps

Refreshments will be served.

Live @ Pace: Warner Music Group
Monday, October 21 | 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Multipurpose/Aniello Bianco Room
Come hear from Warner Music Group recruiters about their internship program, their application deadlines, how to be a successful intern, and how to transition from an intern to a full-time hire. Light refreshments will be served. Business casual attire is recommended.

Using New Social Media Platform for Job Search
Tuesday, October 22 | 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Multipurpose/Aniello Bianco Room
Pace alumnus Chris Russell, founder of the regional job board network allcountyjobs.com and founder and CEO of careercloud.com, will explain the new social media platform he created for job searching and social recruiting.

Hiring Tips from Employers
Monday, October 24 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Interested in a career in publishing, communications, media, and English? Hear directly from employers on what they look for on a resume, in a cover letter, during an interview, and during all phases of the hiring process. Panelists include employees from Martha Stewart Living, Hachette Book Group USA, Random House Publishing, and Zenith Optimedia. Learn what you can do to help stand out to an employer.

Career Exploration: Your Personality and the Work Place
Tuesday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how your personality translates to the working world? Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out more about you and what it means in the workplace! Space is limited. RSVP by calling (212) 346-1386 or stop by the 2nd floor of 41 Park Row.

PLV Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
Network with real recruiters as they conduct mock interviews and give you immediate feedback about your interview style. Participating employers include A&E, MSCO, McGladrey, Target, and Optical Distributor Group. Register by October 16.

More to come in November including visits from ESPN and Consumer Reports, Women in Technology, Career Services Cares, Job Search Bootcamp, and more! Visit www.pace.edu/career-services for more info.