Welcome Week: Part Deux

Six Flags and Spiderman, chalking Pace and walking Chelsea—SDACA’s Welcome Week keeps on.

Monday, September 9

Meet the Greeks
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Courtyard
From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 10

Piragua Stand
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat.

Wednesday, September 11

Transfer Student Mixer
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reading Room
So you’re college savvy but are you Pace savvy? Come and meet with departments, faculty, school advisors, and other transfer students.

Pace’s Got Talent
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Are you a poet? Aspiring rapper?  Masterful guitarist? Have a voice that would make Adele set fire to the rain? Or, simply, just don’t embarrass easily?  Come on down to one the first Pace parties of the school year—the mic is yours! and DJ Spynfo will be there.

9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (meet at 8:45 p.m.)
One Pace Plaza
Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information, contact (212) 346-1295.

Thursday, September 12

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza entrance
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. First prize = $100 gift card; Second prize = $50 gift card; Third prize = $50 gift card.

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one.

Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Flapjack fundae time! Hang out with students at this pancake and ice cream party.

Friday, September 13

Elevated Acre Trip
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life with a secluded spot 30 feet above street-level. An acre of paths, gardens, and a fake grassy field, Elevated Acre provides sweeping views of the East River and Brooklyn and a great spot to picnic with your welcome event leaders.

Mets Game
6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:50 p.m.
The Amazin’s are taking on the Marlins at Citi Field. Enjoy a night of baseball in Queens for $10. Visit the SDACA Office to pick up your tickets after you sign up online.

MoMA Trip
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:45 p.m.
Free on Fridays after 4:00 p.m., the Museum of Modern Art ignites creativity, creates imagination, and has some of the most unique art featured in NYC.

Saturday, September 14

Six Flags
9:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet at Spruce and Gold Street at 9:30 a.m.
Are you ready to shoot through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experience world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides for $30? Just take a deep breath.

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:50 p.m.
Prefer someone else to be propelled into the sky? Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is the right pick for your Saturday afternoon. Enjoy high-flying stunts and adventures performed by someone that’s not you.

Monday, September 16

Veteran Student Reception
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Meet the Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady and mingle with our veteran students at a reception.

Cupcake Crawl
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, lemon meringue—just a few of the flavors of cupcakes you will experience as you go from one cupcake stop to another. Have your cupcake and eat it too.

Tuesday, September 17

LGBTQA Reception
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union
The Dean for Students and Office of Multicultural Affairs host a welcome reception for all students, where you can hear about resources available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, and questioning students.

Chelsea Walking Tour
3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:10 p.m.
Explore one of NYC’s most fun neighborhoods with a  walking tour that includes a trip to the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs alongside the lower west side of Manhattan. Plus, Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network and delicious foods of their own.

Wednesday, September 18

Amateur Night at the Apollo
6:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater, the legendary venue that has launched the careers of icons like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, and spoken word artists will try their best to please the audience as you cheer or jeer to decide who stays and who goes. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone.

West Village Walking Tour
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Join the LGBTQA Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs for a walking tour through the historic West Village.  BYO MetroCard.

Thursday, September 19

9/11 Memorial Visit
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:30 p.m.
Visit the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute to the nearly 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
5:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:15 p.m. From One Direction to President Obama, Marilyn Monroe to Nelson Mandela, the Biebs to the Beatles, meet your favorite celebrities…in wax. And snap some photos to try to fool your friends.

Statue of Liberty
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:15 p.m.
You’re not a true New Yorker until you’ve visited two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Friday, September 20

San Gennaro Festival
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Delicious food and free entertainment that reflects the Italian-American culture and heritage and attracts more than a million people to Little Italy each year.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:45 p.m.
A two-headed calf and albino giraffe. The head of a tourist pickled and various other things that will leave you tickled..or not. Check out more than 500 outrageous exhibits at this Times Square odditorium.

Safe(r) Sex in the City
7:00 p.m. 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a real conversation about safe(r) sex—consent, risk assessment, the use of inclusive language, and barriers that can be used.

You can register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017. For more on SDACA’s plans for you for the last weeks of welcoming, including trips to Coney Island, the Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, the Museum of Sex, and much more, check back next week!

50 Days and 50 Nights Continues

Pong for Philanthropy, Kicks for Kidneys—50 Days and 50 Nights covers sports, service, and so much more.

Monday, September 9


Welcome Reception | 12:00 p.m. | Commuter Lounge
Commuters get a taste of campus life and mix and mingle with other commuter students and members of the Commuter Advisory Board.

Tuesday, September 10


Blood Drive | 10:00 a.m. | Gottesman Room
Every two seconds, someone needs blood to survive. It’s time to roll up your sleeves…because the American Red Cross is coming for your blood.

Circle of Greeks | 9:30 p.m. | Willcox Gym
Think you wanna go Greek, but just don’t know the difference between Alpha Lambda Sigma and Sigma Lambda Upsilon? Don’t fret. Head to the Circle of Greeks, where fraternities and sororities on the PLV Campus will be present and telling students all about their organizations.

Campus Involvement Fair | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Meet student clubs and orgs, chat with representatives, and find out how you can sign up. Learn more here.


Wednesday, September 11


9/11 Memorial | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Alpha Phi Delta and Pace University remembers 9/11. Read more about events on both campuses here.

Wall of Expression | 1:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Alpha Chi Epsilon wants you to express yourself. Spray paint art, thoughts, feelings, etc. on their Wall of Expression.

Women’s Soccer vs. Nyack | 4:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field
Get your kicks at a Pace Setters home game as they take on the Nyack Warriors.

Thursday, September 12


Drop Those Keys! | 3:00 p.m. | Kessel Parking Lot

Operation Big Book Bag | 11:00 a.m. | Kessel Well
While some parents are stocking up on school supplies, others just don’t have the means. Join Sigma Gamma Rho as they host a bake sale and help raise money to buy school supplies for children in need.

Friday, September 13

Laser Tag | 1:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Oh, SNAP! Student Nurses at Pace switch from clinicals to combat with a “friendly” game of laser tag on the lawn.

Touch Football | 2:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field
Lose the lasers and head to the field as TKE hosts a game of touch football to keep the outdoor fun going.

Pong for Philanthropy | 7:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
The competition continues.  This time, it’s a water pong tourney hosted by Alpha Chi Epsilon. $10 per team to enter and the winning team will win $200. All proceeds will benefit AXE’s philanthropy, multiple sclerosis.

Saturday, September 14

Volleyball: Pace Setters Classic
The women’s volleyball team goes in for the kill in a weekend-long tournament.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | 2:00 p.m. | Willcox Gym
TKE wants to see how hot your shot is. Join them for a 3-on-3 bball tourney in the Gym.

Elite Madness | 9:00 p.m. | Parking Lot F
La Unidad Latina Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity hosts a night of food, fun, and friendships. $2 for food all night, $1 drinks.

Great Escape | 10:00 p.m. | Willcox Gym
It’s back—Alpha Phi Alpha’s 4th Annual Great EscAPE party kicks off the fall semester and gives you a glimpse into greek life. The party features music by DJ ZEKE and is free for Pace students, $5 for outside guests.

Sunday, September 15

Kicks for Kidneys | 12:30 p.m. | Miller Lawn
What better way to support the National Kidney Foundation than a friendly kickball tournament?

Women’s Soccer v. Stonehill | 12:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field
Rather watch athletics than play? Women’s Soccer takes on the Stonehall Skyhawks.

IFC Informational | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
You down with IFC? Meet the Interfraternity Council, which comprises seven national fraternities, and enjoy a BBQ.

Monday, September 16

50th Anniversary Celebration | 12:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
PLV is 50 and fabulous. Celebrate the big 5-0 with food, contests, gifts, a Beatles tribute band, and more.

Look at Me Now | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Wondering what former Greeks are up to today? NALFO will bring together a few alumni from each organization to discuss life beyond college, as well as the benefits of Greek Life and how it helped them professionally. 

Time with the Divine 9 | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Mix and mingle with NPHC’s nine predominantly African American fraternities and sororities and learn what it takes to be part of the Divine Nine.

Tuesday, September 17

Exhibition 101 | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Thinking about a Latino/a fraternity or sorority? Hear more about the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) as they showcase their traditions and attire used during a membership intake process.

Don’t Believe the Hype | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Animal House and hazing. Fist-pumping and popped-collar polos. Learn more about different stereotypes within the greek cultures and find out what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Alpha Beta BBQ | 3:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
The Kaptivating brothers of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and the radiant sisters of the Beta Delta Chapter of Omega Phi Beta host a welcome back BBQ for Pace students.

Wednesday, September 18

APDeepher BBQ | 12:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Meet the Deephers and enjoy some burgers as they host their back-to-school BBQ.

Hips Don’t Lie | 9:00 p.m. | Aerobics Room
Burn the burgers off with some dancing as Desi Heritage of South Asia (DHOSA) hosts Hips Don’t Lie in the Aerobics Room.

Chill Out | 12:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
Take a little afternoon break with some helado and learn more about the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).

ThinkFast Trivia | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Which famous musician was the inspiration for Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight? According to Borat, Kazakhstan is the world leader in exporting what? Fancy yourself a movie buff? RHA wants you to flex your movie trivia muscles at ThinkFast Trivia.

Thursday, September 19

Movie Night | 8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Save the drama for Pace Drama Alliance as they host a screening of Hamlet with popcorn and hot chocolate.

Divine 9 Dodgeball | 9:00 p.m. | Willcox Gym
Build community with some ball-throwing and ducking as the Divine 9 host a dodgeball tournament.

Stomp the Yard | 6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
It’s time for some stepping and strolling as all Greek Councils (IFC, UPC, NPHC, and NALFO) along with the steppers of Pace’s 808s Step Team come out for some good ol’ competition. There will be music, food, and entertainment!

Lucky Buddha Trip | 7:30 p.m.
Hibachi? Heck yeah. Join Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) in a trip to the Lucky Buddha Asian bistro, sushi, and hibachi steak house.

Friday, September 20

UPC Recruitment Weekend | 6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Thinking about joining a sorority? Register for UPC Recruitment weekend to learn more about becoming a part of Greek Life at Pace.

White Castle Case Race | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Ready, set, EAT. Alpha Chi Epsilon hosts the White Castle case race, featuring two-person teams and $100 for the winning pair.

Urban Male Initiative Kickoff | 3:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Designed to facilitate the retention, scholarship, graduation, and leadership of historically-underrepresented Black and Latino males, meet the Urban Male Initiative (UMI) at Pace and learn how you can get involved.

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50 Days and 50 Nights

For 50 days and 50 nights beginning September 3, the PLV campus is where you’re going to want to be. This week, from slip and slides to condom casino night, well, we’re going to have to stop there.

Get excited because Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA) in PLV is back with 50 Days and 50 Nights to help get your school year off right. Check out what’s happening over the next week and a half:

Tuesday, September 3
RHA Movie Night | 9:00 p.m. | Dow Lawn

Wednesday, September 4
50th First Day of Classes at Pace + cupcakes
Sophomore Kickoff | 12:20 p.m. | Gottesman Room
SL-Who? | 3:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Trip to Palisades Mall | 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. | Buses leave Kessel

Thursday, September 5
42nd Street in Pleasantville | 9:00 p.m. | Kessel Parking Lot

Friday, September 6
Condom Casino Night | 8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

Saturday, September 7
Slip and Slide | 4:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way

Monday, September 9
Welcome Reception | 12:00 p.m. | Commuter Lounge

Tuesday, September 10
Blood Drive | 10:00 a.m. | Gottesman Room
Circle of Greeks | 9:30 p.m. | Willcox Gym
Campus Involvement Fair | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way

Wednesday, September 11
9/11 Memorial | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Wall of Expression | 1:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Women’s Soccer vs. Nyack | 4:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field

Thursday, September 12
Drop Those Keys! | 3:00 p.m. | Kessel Parking Lot
Operation Big Book Bag | 11:00 a.m. | Kessel Well

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Best (Welcome) Week Ever

VH1’s Best Week Ever may have been picked up after a three year hiatus, but Pace’s NYC students are the ones having the best weeks ever with Broadway shows, cupcake crawls, and much more.

Get ready for not one, not two, not three, but four great weeks of exploring all NYC has to offer—we’re talking baseball, Broadway, and Beyonce…in wax.

Monday, September 2

Welcome BBQ, Food Truck Festival, and Dance Off
5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Don’t spend your Labor Day hard at work unpacking. Take a break to reconnect with your friends from orientation and meet some new ones at a food truck fest and BBQ. Plus, watch your summer orientation dance teams twerk like Miley in the annual dance off championships from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3

Convocation
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with food, festivities, and keynote speaker Susan Herman on the Westchester Campus. Buses will be provided from NYC. For more info, visit http://www.pace.edu/convocation/.

Wednesday, September 4

Dude, Where’s My Class?
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Info Desk (One Pace Plaza main entrance lobby)
Y24, E319, Lecture Hall North…where the heck are your classes? Stop by the info desk any time during the day for a class schedule tour, where people will be on-hand to guide you in the right direction.

Yankees vs. White Sox
7:05 p.m. (meet at 6:00 p.m.)
See the Bronx Bombers take on Chicago’s Sox at Yankee Stadium for just $15, plus a $5+ hot dog, if you fancy one. Stop by the SDACA office on the 8th floor for tickets after you sign up online.

Avenue Q
8:00 p.m. (meet at 7:00 p.m.)
Prefer Broadway to ball games and puppets to pinstripes? Then Avenue Q, the hilarious and raunchy Tony Award-winning musical about a bright-eyed college graduate who comes to the big city with big dreams but no money, is right up your alley. Tickets will set you back $45, but you’ll get your ROI from LOL.

Thursday, September 5

Video Game Tournament
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Got game? Whether your guy is Mario, Pac-Man, or Master Chief, bring your mastery and control to a video game tournament.

MP3 Experiment
6:15 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (meet at 6:00 p.m.)
Student Union and Courtyard
Cause a scene with Improv Everywhere, where you’ll download an original MP3 to your phone, synchronize your watch, head out to the determined location, and blend in with others. Then, everyone presses play, and hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones via narrator “Steve” and everyone else tries to figure out what is going on.

Neon Dance Party
9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Here we glow again! Put on your hot pink headband and white jumpsuit and be the bright light in this big city as SDACA hosts a neon dance party with black lights featuring College Club King DK Zeke.

Friday, September 6

Guided Walking Tour
11:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (meet at 11:30 a.m.)
Meet at Info Desk
Grand Central—it’s grand, it’s centrally-located between the NYC and PLV campuses, and it’s your time to explore it and the surrounding area including the Chrysler Building, Pershing Square, and more.

Pixar Movie Screening
6:00 p.m
Student Union
After a hectic week, spend the night kicking back with a Pixar/Disney double feature: Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. No toy (or monster) gets left behind.

Saturday, September 7

IKEA Trip
1:30 p.m.
Meet at Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Mid-move in and realize those bed sheets don’t fit…or you forgot a lamp? Don’t stress. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs and cinnamon buns, join SDACA as they hop on the water taxi for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant, IKEA, in Brooklyn.

An Afternoon at the MET
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Meet at Info Desk
Fabergé. A vintage baseball card collection. Byzantine art. Chinese snuff bottles. You won’t find it all at IKEA—explore the vast collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art along Manhattan’s Museum Mile.

Shop ’Til You Drop
10:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet at Spruce and Gold Street at 10:30 a.m.
Get more Banana for your buck at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, NY. Check out their website for coupons and promos.

Monday, September 9

Meet the Greeks
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Courtyard
From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 10

Piragua Stand
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat.

Wednesday, September 11

Transfer Student Mixer
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reading Room
So you’re college savvy but are you Pace savvy? Come and meet with departments, faculty, school advisors, and other transfer students.

Pace’s Got Talent
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Are you a poet? Aspiring rapper?  Masterful guitarist? Have a voice that would make Adele set fire to the rain? Or, simply, just don’t embarrass easily?  Come on down to one the first Pace parties of the school year—the mic is yours! and DJ Spynfo will be there.

9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (meet at 8:45 p.m.)
One Pace Plaza
Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information, contact (212) 346-1295.

Thursday, September 12

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza entrance
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. First prize = $100 gift card; Second prize = $50 gift card; Third prize = $50 gift card.

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one.

Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Flapjack fundae time! Hang out with students at this pancake and ice cream party.

You can register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017. For more on SDACA’s plans for you September 13 and beyond, including Amateur Night at the Apollo, a cupcake crawl, musicals and museums, and much more, check back next week!

TGIF

Family Matters. Step by Step. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Boy Meets World. The good ol’ Friday fun. SDCA takes a stab at TGIF with brand new programming in PLV.

Friday, Friday…gotta get down on Friday! We-we-we so excited to hear that SDCA is bringing the PLV and BRC Campus brand new programming with their TGIF Friday night events.

Held every other Friday on both the PLV and BRC campuses from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., choose between events at the Setter’s Café and Pace Perk.

First up is TGIF Throwbacks at the Setter’s Café and Game Night at the Pace Perk on Friday, February 1. TGIalmostF.

Need a reminder? Pick up your monthly door hangers in the SDCA office while supplies last.

Best. Weeks. Ever.

Get ready for not one, not two, not three, but almost four great weeks of everything from tropical island cookouts to dance competitions to Fashion’s Night Out on the NYC Campus. Even McKayla Maroney is impressed. >>Read More

In August, first-year students should have received an email from SDACA asking you to register for Welcome Week. If you haven’t already registered, get to it! Registration is $16 and includes free access to many of the more than 60 events being held on the NYC Campus. All events that have additional cost will be listed. For more info, visit the Welcome Week blog.

Monday, September 3
Pace offices may be closed on Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean SDACA is taking any time off! Enjoy the holiday with a plate of island fare and new friends at the Tropical Island Cookout from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union. Later that evening, the best of the best dancers from your Orientation sessions go head-to-head for cash prizes and bragging rights at the 2nd Annual Dance Competition hosted by the OLs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union.

Tuesday, September 4
You may still be waiting for classes to start, but your academic experience begins at Convocation on the PLV Campus, featuring festivities and a keynote address on justice from Harvard professor and bestselling author, Michael Sandel. You can read more about what’s in store at the event here. Remember, transportation will be provided for all NYC students (and the event is mandatory for first-year students), so all you have to do is get on a bus and enjoy some snacks as we head north to PLV.

Once the bus gets you back to the NYC Campus, it’s all about the Batman, Spiderman, Superman, and more at the Super Hero Movie Marathon from 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the Student Union.

Wednesday, September 5
Y24, E319, Lecture Hall North. Dude, where are my classes? We know how hard it to navigate the building, so stop by the Pace Info Desk at the main entrance to One Pace Plaza any time from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to guide you in the right direction. From 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, hosts a Student Veterans reception in the Student Union Meeting Room A to honor those who have served our country. That night, head to the Student Union from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to sing, dance, juggle, or show your fellow Setter one of your many talents at the Talent Showcase.

Thursday, September 6
Stop by the Student Union from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. as Dean O’Grady welcomes incoming LGBTQA students! Come enjoy fun, food, and games and meet LGBTQA and Social Justice Center staff and student leaders. Your Spidey-senses will start to tingle that night at the high-flying adventure that is Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Tickets are $50. Also that night, if Spiderman isn’t your style, are sample sales and fashion shows? If so, join SDCA on a little field trip for Fashion’s Night Out, featuring editors, stars, models, fashionistas, and designers flooding stores for fashion’s most iconic extravaganza.

Friday, September 7
The fun continues at the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center as they host a special welcome at the Center at noon in 41 Park Row Room 903. Learn about upcoming events, volunteer and internship opportunities, and other dynamic program, as you mingle, eat, and play games. Contact lgbtqacenter@pace.edu for more information. Later that afternoon, let’s talk about the trip to the Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality for $18. (What, you were expecting a more controversial description?) At 6:25 p.m., let SDACA take you to the ball game (peanuts and crackerjacks on you), as they head to Queens to see the Mets in action at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves for $15. Don’t forget to bring your Metrocard!

Saturday, September 8
Mid-move in and realize those bedsheets don’t fit…or you forgot a lamp? Don’t stress. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs, join SDACA as they hop on the ferry for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant IKEA in Brooklyn from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10
It’s time for some salsa with the Senators. Meet your class and school representatives and learn more about who will be representing you for the 2012-2013 school year over some salsa at 12:20 p.m. in the Student Union. Sponsored by the Student Government Association.

Tuesday, September 11
Pace commemorated the 11th anniversary of September 11 with a 9/11 Vigil. Please join us to remember and honor those we lost on September 11, 2001 and show your support for our downtown community at a 9:00 p.m. vigil sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Welcome Week continues next week with a chalk festival and fall activities fair, Six Flags and speedboats, flapjacks and football, and much more. Stay tuned.

50 Days and 50 Nights

From slip and slides to brunches and block parties, SDCA in PLV welcomes you to campus with 50 days and 50 nights of programming. >>Read More

SDCA’s famous 50 Days and 50 Nights returns this fall even bigger and better than previous years. With more than 100 events spread out over almost two months, we have a pretty good feeling you’ll be singing, dancing, eating, and playing all over the PLV Campus this fall.

Tuesday, September 4
Programming begins on September 4 with the 5th Annual Convocation for first-year students, featuring festivities and a keynote address on justice from Harvard professor and bestselling author, Michael Sandel. You can read more about what’s in store at the event here. NYC Campus students will also make their way up to PLV for the day, so make sure to show them what your campus is all about!

That night, Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosts a movie night on Briarcliff Lawn at 7:00 p.m. Bring your blankets and your chairs for a movie under the stars.

Wednesday, September 5
Get your kicks on at the Sophomore Kickoff, which you can read more about here, and then goooooooooooooo(al) check out the Women’s soccer team as they take on the Wilmington Quakers at 4:00 p.m. on Briarcliff Field. Also that day, the Programming Committee hosts a PC Welcomes You in the Kessel Well during Common Hour, so stop by, pick up some goodies, and meet the Student Association group responsible for planning University-wide events, including the big Spring Concert held each year.

Thursday, September 6
DJ got us falling in love again, thanks to WPAW Radio, which will host a Battle of the DJs at 3:00 p.m. in Gottesman Room. Later that night, head on down to Shirley Beth’s Way as Black Student Union (BSU) hosts their annual Block Party with food and fun beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 7
It’s Friday, Friday…Where you think you’re going? Hey, we just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s your chance to lip-sync maybe? Bring your best Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson (or for those of you who joined the Call Me Maybe lip-sync video craze, that…) to the SDCA Lip Sync Finals at 7:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Gym. Later that night, the lip-syncing stops as soulful indie-pop group Dr. Seahorse brings their electro-swag to the Goldstein Gym beginning at 9:00 p.m. Check out what they call “Michael Jackson meets Postal Service meets a Wes Anderson movie.”

Saturday, September 8
Saturdays are for slipping and sliding. If you have any reservations, rise and shine and head over to the Miller Lawn at noon so Delta Kappa Epsilon can show you how the Setters do Saturdays with a Slip & Slide water relay race. If water is not your cup of, well, water, maybe it’s wonder? Multicultural Media and Alternative Gaming (MMAG) hosts a trip to Sony Wonder Technology Lab, the hi-tech playground and entertainment museum in NYC.  From robots to virtual surgery, interactive games to dance motion capture, music mixing and movie making, the Sony Wonder Lab is fun for everyone. Buses leave Kessel at noon. Both events will give you plenty of time to get your all-white outfit picked out for the Organization of Latin American Students’ (OLAS) annual kick off dance party Casablanca from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in Parking Lot F.

Sunday, September 9
Much like Saturdays are for slipping and sliding, Sundays are for spirituality. Join SDCA, the Campus Chaplain, and Inter Faith Council for an Inter Fair Service Brunch at noon in Butcher Suite.

Monday, September 10
Every two seconds, someone needs blood to survive. What better way to kick off the week than by rolling up your sleeves and giving life? The first of many American Red Cross blood drives will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gottesman Room. From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. stop by Shirley Beth’s Way to join Alpha Chi Epsilon in adding to their Wall of Expression.

Tuesday, September 11

On September 11, join Alpha Phi Delta and the Pace Community on the PLV Campus to remember and honor victims of 9/11 at a memorial being held at 9:00 p.m. in Gottesman Room.

For the full list of 50 Days and 50 Nights programming, visit the SDCA website.

For more info about events happening from September 12 until the end of 50 Days and 50 Nights, including bumper cars and BBQs, kicks for kidneys and dominoes domination, you’ll have to check back here over the next few weeks!

Planting Your Seed of Success

Interested in being among the next generation of leaders? Register for the 5th Annual Student Leadership Conference to grow, learn, and develop as leaders.

On February 4, students from the NYC and PLV campuses are invited to attend the 5th Annual Student Leadership Conference, sponsored by Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA).

Student Union, B-level
One Pace Plaza, NYC
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This year’s conference will focus on Planting Your Seed of Success and aspires to not only motivate students to pursue their passions, but also help them grow, learn, and develop the qualities of a modern leader.

The day-long conference includes keynote addresses by Swift Kick founder Tom Krieglstein and Team Works founder and author Kristin Skarie, break-out sessions, panels, workshops, networking opportunities with professionals, and plenty of food (lunch and a closing dessert reception). For more info, check out this video created by Pace’s own POP TV.

The conference is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff in NYC and PLV. Register by February 2!

50 Days and 50 Nights Continues

Board games tournament, Think Pink day, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, the start of Greek Week, and much more on the PLV Campus.

October 3
Omega Phi Beta will be selling $2.00 tank tops in the Kessel Well and passing out information on domestic violence and ways that we can be part of the solution to end violence against women at This Is Not a Wife Beater. Proceeds will go to V-DAY, an organization that works to end violence against women and girls.

Later in the evening, meet NALFO, UPC, and NPHC at Who ARE They? in the Butcher Suite or check out Pace Drama Alliance’s Acts on Love and Life, a compilation of three one-act plays, which will run through October 5 in Woodward Hall.

October 5
Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness day! Alpha Kappa Alpha and Nu Zeta Phi hosts Think Pink Day in the Kessel Well;  SGRho will be selling candy for a cause at their breast cancer awareness bake sale; and Sigma Iota Chi sponsors a breast cancer awareness speaker in the Gottesman Room.

Also during Common Hour, ASPIRE hosts their famous Brain Freeze event, an ice cream eating contest.

Later in the evening, NPHC hosts Battle of the Sexes Part II, while Alpha Chi Rho tests your scrabble skills at a board games tournament in Gottesman.

October 8
Cheer on your Setters as the Pace Football team takes on Assumption at 1:00 p.m., and the Greeks host a Real World/Road Rules Challenge with obstacle courses to help kick off Greek Week which runs through October 14.

October 9
Gift card giveaways for the first 30 fans who show up to see the women’s volleyball team take on Le Moyne at noon.

October 10
Learn about the history and current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Omega Phi Beta hosts Be Her Hero in Butcher Suite. The teach-in will feature women survivor stories of war in the Congo and proceeds will go towards sponsoring a woman war survivor through Women for Women.

50 Days and 50 Nights continues through October 15 with Monte Carlo Night, open mic nights, Pace Makes a Difference Day, and more! Check in next week for the latest lineup of events.

50 Days and 50 Nights

For 50 days and 50 nights (give or take) beginning September 6, the PLV campus is where you’re going to want to be. From block parties and dance marathons to kicks for kidneys, Pace is making sure your semester gets off on the right foot. >>Read More

The PLV Campus will host the 4th Annual Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, September 6, with NYC students stepping onto your turf. So make sure to show them what PLV pride is all about and what they’re missing!

On September 7, Pace’s Black Student Union kicks off the student org events with their annual Block Party from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Miller Lawn. PLV Campus radio station WPAW will provide the music, but it’s up to you to provide the dance moves. And rumor has it there will be double dutch, so bring your fancy footwork between the ropes.

On September 8, rest your feet and work on your facial expressions! Bring your best Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson (or Chris Brown for those of you who caught the VMAs this weekend) to the SDCA LipSync Finals at 7:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Gym.

Need a cookie fix? Nu Zeta Phi is bringing you cookies and milk from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  on September 9 in the Setters Café. Later that evening, take that white outfit you were planning on packing away post-Labor Day and bring it to Elements in White Plains as you dance the night away at OLAS’ annual Casablanca party. Keep dancing the night away as Kappa Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brings you the 4th Annual Great EscAPE Party from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  on September 10, the in the Willcox Gym. Music will be provided by DJ E Stylez and DJ Kez Fresh.

If your feet were made for hiking instead of dancing, Campus Crusade for Christ is answering your prayers  on September 10 with a historical hike at Lake Minnewaska, where you’ll spot a great view of the nearby Catskill Mountains.

For info about events happening from September 11 until the end of 50 Days and 50 Nights, you’ll have to check back here next week!

Pace’s Best (Welcome) Week Ever

VH1’s Best Week Ever may have been cancelled, but Pace’s is just a few days from premiering. Get ready for not one, not two, but almost three great weeks of everything from tropical island cookouts to dance competitions to scavenger hunts on the NYC Campus.

Over the next week, while students are getting ready to move in and gearing up for classes, NYC’s Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA) is bringing you these events to help you get settled and stuffed:

September 3

You’re mid-move in and realized you forgot a lamp…or some cool wall art? Don’t freak out. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs, join SDACA as they hop on the ferry for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant IKEA in Brooklyn. Rather go a few blocks from campus to neighboring TriBeCa? SDACA will make like Buzz Lightyear and head to Bed, Bath, and Beyond!

September 4

Enjoy a little field trip to meet some beat boxing extra terrestrials. Experience for yourself the international, intergalactic musical explosion from the Voca People of the planet Voca, located somewhere behind the sun. Live on stage they combine acapella and beat box to create a musical experience that’s truly out of this world and a comic close encounter of the absolutely hilarious kind.

Less into singing aliens and more into eating and exploring? Take SDACA’s Chelsea Tour. Grab a Fat Witch brownie, wash it down with some Jacques Torres Wicked Hot Chocolate, and browse the more than 30 other markets, bakeries, and shops located in Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network. While you’re there, head right over to the High Line, NYC’s one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which has spots to sunbathe and people watch, food vendors, public art installations, one-of-a-kind horticulture and architecture, and more!

September 5

Pace offices may be closed on Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean SDACA is off! Three events will have you feeling like you’re sailing, dancing, and enjoying some tropical island food as if you were on the beach with your families. Plus, pirates.

Relive Captain Jack Sparrow’s adventures on the high seas with a Pirates of the Caribbean movie marathon, including the latest installment of the blockbuster film series; then, take a step outside to the courtyard and grab a plate of island fare at the Tropical Island Cookout; and cap off the night watching your summer orientation dance teams bust a move in a dance competition for bragging rights and cash prizes.

September 6

You may still be waiting for classes to start, but your academic experience begins at Convocation on the PLV Campus, featuring festivities and a keynote address from Chris Cleave, best-selling author of this year’s Common Reading, Little Bee. You can read more about what’s in store at the event (maybe some inflatable velcro walls?) here. Remember, transportation will be provided for all NYC students (and the event is mandatory for first-year students), so all you have to do is get on a bus and enjoy some snacks as we head north to PLV.

Once the bus gets you back to the NYC Campus, Hot 97’s DJ Spynfo will be waiting with an open mic night, so if you’re a poet who knows it, a rapper who can give Jay-Z a run for his money, looking to set fire to the rain like Adele, or you just don’t embarrass easily, head on down to the Student Union and bring your A-minor game.

September 7

Y24, E319…where the heck are your classes? Need help? Stop by the Welcome Center (one Pace Plaza main entrance lobby) any time during the day for a Class Schedule Tour, where your orientation leaders, peer leaders, and ASPIRE volunteers will be on-hand to guide you in the right direction in the event you may need assistance.

But just because the learning is starting doesn’t mean the fun and food are over. The Dean for Students has some fresh fruit to get you going in the morning, SGA is bringing you the Cupcake Stop at noon, and the Honors College is treating its students to a welcome picnic, and if you were lucky enough to score some of those $10 tickets to watch the Yankees take on the Orioles, you’ll be heading to the Bronx. If not, you won’t have to head all the way to Coney Island for the Coney Island Boardwalk Bash, where you can meet students from different classes; reunite with your friends from your Orientation session; enjoy live music from the Benjamins, and games and prizes (from iPads to TVs to Mountain Bikes). There will also be a Dunk Tank and Coney Island-style treats such as cotton candy, salt water taffy, and snow cones.

September 8

Get your shopping on in one of the shopping capitals of the world SoHo as you venture on a SoHo/Canal Street Walking Tour. And make sure to stop by the Welcome Center to get info on all the events and star sightings going around the city for Fashion’s Night Out!

To register  for any or all of these events, click here.

Next week, we’ll give you the scoop on what’s going on September 9 through 16, so stay tuned!

WoW

WoW may be something we say, but at Pace, WoW is something we do. SDCA presents the Week of Welcome, featuring comedy nights, acoustic performances, and more on the PLV Campus.


PLV’s Week of Welcome kicks off on January 24 with Comedy Night, featuring stand-up star Will Marfori. Marfori, who was born with cerebral palsy, hasn’t allowed his disability to prevent him from entertaining audiences, performing all over the country including on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

On January 25, Pace Pride Night is your slam dunk choice for a ball and a ball game, and on January 26, the Organization Fair takes over Setter’s Cafe and Gottesman and Nu Zeta Phi gives you the Welcome Back Potluck you deserve.

On January 27, Mugs ‘n Movies makes its debut and will continue throughout the semester. Come to Kessel and sit back, relax, and enjoy a great movie and some free snacks! The first film is The Other Guys, and you can keep up with SDCA on Twitter and Facebook to find out what’s playing throughout the semester.

On January 28,  brunch will be served as we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. (read more here) and you can rock out with SDCA at Coffee House with singer, guitarist, and harmonicist Jason LeVasseur, who’s opened for powerhouse acts like Dave Matthews Band, Ludacris, Maroon 5, John Mayer,  Ben Folds, and Sugarland at night. LeVasseur will take the stage at 9:00 p.m. and Pace students will get the chance to showcase their talents from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Free food!

On January 29, get lost at sea with NATURE, Pace’s Environmental Club, as you head to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut for an afternoon of sea lions, penguins, and beluga whales, oh my!

And that’s not all. You know we wouldn’t give you a week of welcome without some awesome discounts. More than 30 Pleasantville businesses are offering a 10% discount for the Pace Community on January 22 and January 23 to honor the end of winter break and the start of the spring semester. Businesses include sweets shops like Flour & Sun Bakery, RocnRoe’s Pop Shop, and Coldstone; plenty of restaurants including the Pleasantville Diner and McArthur’s American Grille; and a bunch of salons, bookstores, and more! Download and print the Pleasantville Discount Program Participants now!

Almost Time to Go Fishin’

We know what you’re thinking…most ponds are frozen this time of year, but we’re not talking about any ol’ pond…and we’re not talking about ice fishing–though the thought intrigues us. We’re talking about the Pace Pond, full of fish and waiting for you to come and reel some in.

As the start of the semester quickly approaches, so does one of our favorite tradition: student org fairs.

Get your alpha beta chi on with Greek Life;  deliver the scoop with the Pace Press or Paw Print or spin that  record with WPAW or WPUB; put your classroom work to good use with organizations like the Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA), the Pace Advertising Teams, and Model United Nations; lay down the law with the Student Bar Association (SBA) and Environmental Law Society (ELS); and celebrate diversity with African Students Association at Pace (ASAP), Students of Caribbean Awareness (SOCA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), and much more. Click here to learn more about NYC student organizations, here for PLV student organizations, and here for Law School student organizations. With more than 100 student organizations to join, it’s time… to break out the fishing pole for these once-in-a-semester student organization fairs:

PLV Student Organization Fair: January 26, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Kessel Student Center

NYC Student Organization Fair: February 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Student Union

And remember, if you don’t see one you love, you can always start one! It may take some time and dedication, but you’ll be making Pace history.

Hit the Slopes

Whether you’re interested in hopping on over to the bunny slope or carving your way down the black diamond, this overnight ski trip to Vermont is right for you!

135 trails + 633 acres +  26 lifts = one winter wonderweekend

If you’ve got some reservations about how that math adds up, you clearly haven’t been to Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont. But don’t you worry your little snowboots. You’ll get your chance on February 11-13, as the Psychology Club in PLV presents their annual ski trip to Mount Snow.

This two-night, two-day ski pass excursion leaves Kessel in PLV at 12:00 p.m. on February 11, giving you two full days to hit the slopes with skis or snowboard in foot. Transportation leaves Mount Snow at 5:00 p.m. on February 11.

The trip is open to all undergraduate students in PLV and will cost $125 with ski rental; $100 without ski rental. Of the 100 spots, 60 have been filled, so act fast! Click here to sign up for the trip.

The Pillars of Society

In Haiti, women are respected as the pillars of society, as “Poto Mitan.” On November 8 in NYC, a screening of this moving documentary and following discussion helps give the global economy a face.

Earlier this semester, author and activist Edwidge Danticat reflected on Haiti’s past, present, and future at a fundraiser held at Pace.

On November 8, Danticat’s voice will be heard again as she narrates Poto Mitan, an award-winning film that, told through the lives of five courageous Haitian women, gives an inside perspective on Haiti’s current crisis, neoliberal globalization, and the resilient women challenging this system. Follow them as they encounter inhumane working/living conditions, violence, poverty, lack of education, and poor health care to take action and make change possible.

Following the film screening in the Student Union, join us in a discussion with director and producer Mark Schuller, and some refreshments.

Around the World in 50 Days and 50 Nights

From Greece to Monte Carlo this week’s line up of events in PLV takes you on a tour of the world (and its cuisine).

October 6 starts off with Circle of Greeks, hosted by the Greek Council at 9:00 p.m. in Willcox Gym. So kick back, take a load off your sandals, loosen your toga, and learn about the variety of Greek Organizations on campus. Then on the 7th and 8th, get your fill of comfort food and down home cookin’—that’s pasta and southern cuisine as the Pan-Hellenic Council dishes up the bowls of noodles on Pasta Night at 9:00 p.m. in Gottesman Room on the 7th and the IFC hosts a baby back BBQ that’s sure to be finger lickin’ good from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Miller Lawn. Then on October 12, Phi Sigma Sigma hosts Monte Carlo Night from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Pace Perk – the proceeds of which will go to the National Kidney Foundation.

Maracas, Piñatas, Yo-Yos, and More

Ready to take that trek to Nepal, study along the Seine, or watch over wildlife in Zambia? Then globetrot your way on down to the Study Abroad Fair in One Pace Plaza on October 7, where you can learn more about study abroad courses, sample exotic cuisine, and walk the dog with the best of them!

Study AbroadThis Thursday, October 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. take a break from the mean streets of NYC to bask in a warm Hawaiian welcome, bust a few moves on an unsuspecting stuffed animal, and go around the world in more ways than one at the Study Abroad Fair in the courtyard at One Pace Plaza. Featuring piñatas, students playing maracas, students demonstrating Chinese yo-yos, a ton of international food, contests, prizes, and more, the Fair will introduce students to faculty who lead travel courses as well as third-party study abroad partners.

Tropical Haze, Cultural Celebrations, and Demon Drops

Here’s your week’s worth of mocktinis, bomba y plena, speed dating, and more, all on the PLV Campus.

Have nothing planned tonight? Surf on down to OLAS’ Tropical Haze, a mocktini, music, and mingling end-of-summer party on the Gottesman Patio. Also tonight, learn the different dances of the Middle East and South Asia at belly dance lessons with DHOSA; donations for the Pakistani Flood Relief are welcomed!

So what else is going on in PLV? On September 25, get ready for a cultural celebration like no other with the sisters of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated-Beta Delta Chapter, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Programming Committee and OLAS at Raices: An Afro-Latino Celebration.

There will be presentations and performances by Alma Moyo, an Afro-Boricua musical group, and Alicia Anabel Santos, filmmaker of the documentary “Afro-Latinos: The Untaught Story” and author of the play “I Was Born.” Additionally, after the performances there will be a dance workshop hosted by Alma Moyo where you can learn to dance Bomba y Plena, Palos, and Congas!

On September 26, enjoy popcorn and a movie in Butcher Suite with OLAS, featuring In the Time of the Butterflies starring Salma Hayek.

Alpha Phi Alpha wants you to Find Your Roots at an event that traces the lineage of individuals back to the closest African tribe and region that their D.N.A. resembles on September 27.

September 28 is for Speed Dating with Sigma Gamma Rho, where you’ll take part in a classic round of speed dating (minus the dating–we’re just making friends here!) and learn about the pros and cons of relationships in college, all while noshing on some delicious desserts.

Meet and greet Future Educators Association on September 29, and get the scoop on Omega Phi Beta on September 30.

On October 2, African Students Association at Pace (ASAP) is sponsoring a trip to Dorney Park, home of the Demon Drop, Screamin’ Swing, and Halloween Haunt.

Stay tuned for more events next week or check out the 50 Days and 50 Nights PDF or the Flush Flash, which you’ve probably seen in a bathroom stall near you.

Belly Dancing, Cook Offs, and Dominoes!

The next week’s worth of 50 Days and 50 Nights is filled with food, dancing, more food, more dancing, and some dominoes (and Domino’s, too.) Check out what happening in PLV!

Like to eat and dance? Well, then you’re going to L-O-V-E what’s coming up in PLV.

On September 20, SOCA (that’s Students of Caribbean Awareness, for those of you not hip to the acronyms) hosts Domino(e)s Domination. The name says it all: you will be eating and playing! We’re talking a dominoes tournament (the game: featuring team and individual competitions and prizes) as well as the pizza (and other snacks and refreshments) so RSVP on Facebook!

Interested in some more food? Munch with DPhiE on September 21; enjoy a picnic under the stars with Nu Zeta Phi or sundaes with ASAP (African Students Association at Pace), both on September 22; and get your Cottage School Cookoff on with Phi Sigma Sigma on September 24.

Just wanna dance? OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students) hosts the Pasos Del Corazon dance marathon to celebrate Latin Heritage week and bring together the Latinos on campus and create a strong sense of pride on September 22; DHOSA (Desi Heritage of South Asians) teaches you some belly dancing moves on September 23; and OLAS hosts Tropical Haze, a mocktini, music, and mingling end-of-summer party also on September 23.

What’s next on the schedule?  Speed dating, trips to Dorney Park, a Bollywood Wedding and more are all in your immediate future! Stay up to date here.

Best Weeks Ever Come to an End

Our “Best Week(s) Ever” is going…going…gone! Well, almost. If you don’t hurry up, you’re going to miss it. And what better way to say so long than watching the Yankees hit ’em out of the park: Can we get a “hip, hip, Jorge”?

We hope you picked up your $7 tickets to see the Yankees on September 20, otherwise you can kiss those goodbye; they’re outta here!

On September 18, NYC students will head to PLV for the Pace Football game against Southern Connecticut State. More on that here. Also on September 18, do good at a Seward Park planting and cleanup community service event sponsored by SDACA and the Center for Community Action and Research.

On September 19, head up north to Avenue Q, a hilarious and raunchy Tony Award-winning musical about a bright-eyed college graduate who comes to the big city with big dreams but no money.  More interested in mummies than puppets? King Tut is in town (well, his exhibit) for a limited engagement, so make your way through 10 galleries and 130 artifacts at the Discovery Times Square Exhibition on September 19.

Welcome Week fun ends on September 20 with the Yankee game (which we already told you about) and the big Student Aide Fair. Unemployed, eligible for work-study, and looking for a job on campus? This is where you’re going to want to be! Dress for success (no shorts or flips-flops) and meet with prospective on-campus employers at this job fair in the Schimmel Lobby from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A Flapjack Fiesta

Flapjack fiesta, pancake party, buttermilk bonanza, syrup soiree. No matter what you call it, it all means one thing: delicious pancakes to be consumed by you.


NYC’s Multipurpose has, well, many purposes and on September 22, a Pancake Social is one of them.

Join Residence Hall Association and both new and returning residents in an evening of  chowing down on pancakes with an array of toppings, hanging out with some old friends, and meeting new ones. Breakfast foods for dinner: Mom and dad won’t know!

Pace’s Best Welcome Week Ever Continues

Last week, you got the leidown on Hawaiian BBQs and open mic nights in NYC. This week, iced tea pong and karaoke will get you pumped.

So, where do we begin… How about with where we left off last week? You know that the Fall Activities Fair and Mets game are happening tomorrow, September 10.

On September 11, join the community at a 9/11 vigil, which you can read more about here.

Spend your Sunday one of two great ways: Shoot 45 stories high at 128 mph on Six Flags Great Adventure’s world-record-breaking Kingda Ka (the tallest, fastest roller coaster on Earth) or take a trip back to the 1950s where rival teenage street gangs try to keep Tony and Maria (think Romeo and Juliet, but with more denim and circular skirts) in Broadway’s West Side Story.

On Monday, September 13 we’ve got you busy from noon until 10:00 p.m.  First, stop by Room A in the Student Union to find out what you need to know to stay in the loop, and how to use your Pace One Card. Then, connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) students at the LGBTQA Reception. Then, take your new friends around the city in a NYC Cupcake Crawl, and cap off the night with Student Government Association (SGA) sipping “mocktails” and testing your skills in a friendly Iced Tea Pong tourney.

September 14 is all about the Chalk Festival; you can read more about that here.

Grab the mic and belt out your favorite Katy Perry jam at karaoke on September 15.  Or, if you’re a transfer student, meet, mix, and mingle with other transfers that afternoon. 

On September 16, Associate Professor Susan Herman discusses her new book, “Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime,” and will engage you in thinking about justice—from a victim’s perspective.

Also on September 16, learn to navigate the bustling streets of Chinatown like a native New Yorker (and don’t forget to stop for some delicious dumplings.)

So, what’s happening after September 16? Tune in next week or check out what’s going on here.

Just Under 50 Days and 50 Nights Left

Last week you got the scoop on Bollywood nights and block parties in PLV. This week, we’re giving you an actual scoop: ice cream socials, desserts with the deans, and tons more fun to satisfy your sweet tooth. >>Read more

While it may no longer be 50 days and 50 nights left of fun, there’s still around 45 left for you to enjoy. Take a look at what’s happening during the next week in PLV:

Get your shopping on with trips to Palisades Mall and Woodbury Commons on September 11 and 12, respectively.

Have dessert with the deans at a Commuter Luncheon on September 14. Also on September 14, Phi Sigma Sigma hosts Yoga and Alpha Phi Alpha hosts “Imma Be…”

On September 15, meet the guys of Lambda Upsilon Lambda and BYOB (that’s “Bring Your Own Banana”) to the DPhiE Ice Cream Social. And don’t forget about that Fall Club Fair!

On September 16 Meet and Greek with DU and Nu Zeta Phi, and on September 17, it’s time to slip and slide with Delta Kappa Epsilon, as they host a water relay race across Miller Lawn. Stop by for a BBQ, a DJ, and inflatable water slide. You read that right. Oh, and the best part: All proceeds will go to muscular dystrophy!

More on 50 Days and 50 Nights next week, but plan ahead here.

Spice Up Your Life

Want to win up to $200 in food vouchers? On September 21, come celebrate the grand re-opening of the Kessel Café in PLV and find out how.

Need some spice in your life? Pace has been around the world and back to bring you a smokin’ hot dining atmosphere in the newly revamped Kessel Café. Forget the Food Network, and come celebrate with the real culinary champs this fall at our grand re-opening:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kessel Café
Kessel Student Center, PLV

Choose from Asian, Mexican, Italian, Indian, American, and Vegan cuisines, and enter to win up to $200 in food vouchers.

RSVP to events@pace.edu by September 15.