Speak Up for a Speaker!

Hillary Clinton, Jackie Robinson, Gloria Steinem, Christopher Reeve. These are just a few of the unique Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients that have addressed Pace graduates in years past. Got a suggestion or nomination for 2014? Get it in by September 9!

Commencement 2013 was barely three months ago, but we’re already looking forward as we begin the nomination process for speaker and honorary degree candidates for the University’s 2014 Commencement ceremonies.

 An honorary doctorate is one of the highest honors Pace can bestow on an individual. Criteria for consideration:

  • A positive role model and outstanding individual who publicly demonstrates thoughtfulness and deeds worthy of honor in a regional, national, or global context;
  • A creative writer or artist; a shaper of ideas and opinions in today’s society; a significant contributor to an academic discipline; or an entrepreneur, whose voice, through any medium, is aligned with the role of higher education in today’s society;
  • An individual with professional or personal accomplishment that reflects Pace’s mission of Opportunitas; or
  • Alumni and others who have contributed to the civic, cultural, or philanthropic life of Pace or the community in a significant way.

If you have a candidate who meets any one of these criteria and you would like to hear them speak at Commencement 2014, complete the nomination form by Monday, September 9, 2013. Nominations will be reviewed by the Honorary Degree Recipient Committee chaired by Sue Maxam, EdD, Interim Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Maxam directly at smaxam@pace.edu.

Celebrating Seniors

Commencement is commencing! From ceremony dates and times to honorary degree recipients to award ceremonies, here’s the 411 on Commencement 2013. >>Read More

It’s almost time for this year’s graduates to walk the walk, and as we bid adieu to the Class of 2013, here are a few things you need to know before the big day.

Event Dates
The Law School kicks off Commencement with the first ceremony of the season scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 on the White Plains Campus. New York City undergraduate and graduate level ceremonies return once again to Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday, May 15. Commencement on the Pleasantville Campus is planned for Friday, May 17 at the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center.

Honorary Degree Recipients
This year, the University is pleased to announce Michael Clinton, Vartan Gregorian, Joel Klein, and the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion as this year’s Honorary Degree Recipients.

Joel I. Klein, attorney and advocate, will be the Honorary Degree Recipient at the graduate level ceremony. He built a career in Washington, D.C., where he opened his own law firm, argued 11 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and served as Deputy White House Counsel to President Bill Clinton. Later, he was appointed to Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice. Since leaving the D.C. area, Klein served eight years as Chancellor of New York City’s public school system, where he helped raise the city’s graduation rates by 20 percent. He currently serves as the CEO of Amplify and the Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman, for News Corp.

The Pleasantville undergraduate ceremony’s Honorary Degree Recipient Michael Clinton received his MBA from the Lubin School of Business in 1983. Since then, he has scaled the impressive heights of Mount Kilimanjaro and the even more impressive heights of the publishing industry. Today, he is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines, where he oversees the publishing side of 13 different Hearst titles and more than $1 billion in annual revenues.

Vartan Gregorian, the Honorary Degree Recipient for the New York City undergraduate ceremony, began his work as a professor, teaching at San Francisco State College, UCLA, and the University of Texas at Austin. He worked his way up the ladder to the position of Provost at the University of Pennsylvania. Eventually, Gregorian took on the presidency at Brown University, where he was able to raise millions of dollars and create new avenues for intellectual growth. In 1981, he became the president of The New York Public Library—during his tenure there he doubled the Library’s budget and raised more than $300-million. Gregorian is currently the president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

On May 14, Pace Law School will honor the Honorable Malachy E. Mannion, a Pace alumnus and U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (MDPA), with a Doctor of Laws degree. Mannion was nominated by President Barack Obama and appointed to the MDPA in December 2012. He served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, then as an Assistant United States Attorney in the MDPA where he was chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces, and then as a United States Magistrate Judge, and soon-to-be Chief Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, until his present appointment.

Award Ceremonies
Prior to the Commencement ceremonies, award ceremonies and receptions will be held on both campuses. Please click here to view the dates and times of the ceremonies.

For more information on Commencement, visit http://www.pace.edu/commencement.

Seniors Sound Off

Seven graduating students look back on their time at Pace and share advice for current and future students.

 

 

 


 

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in next week’s issue. >>Submit your testimonial now!

Senior Campaign

Class of 2013: It seems like just yesterday you were sitting in your UNV101 class hearing all about University life. Now, you’ve lived it and you’re preparing to turn the tassel, but your relationship with Pace is far from over. Become a champion of Pace’s future by becoming a part of the senior class campaign.

My gift won’t make a difference. Pace doesn’t need the money. Someone else will do it. Wrong, wrong, and we’re not talking about someone else. We’re talking about you!

Since 1993, the Senior Class Campaign at Pace University has been a student-led initiative that raises funds in support of Pace. This year, the Senior Class Committee of 2013 has elected to allocate all funds raised to help support student scholarships. The Senior Campaign gives seniors the opportunity to make their first contribution to assist current and future Pace students, an expression of solidarity with fellow Setters, gratitude to the faculty, and pride in our alma mater.

When you make a gift of just $13 to the Senior Class Campaign, you will receive a Senior Campaign t-shirt. This year, the campaign is focused on getting 100% of the senior class to donate. Think of the impact you can make if every senior gives $13, the cost of an NYC lunch.

Plus, in addition to helping out fellow students, you will be helping to increase the value of the degree you are about to receive! College rankings, like U.S. News & World Report, are determined by a number of factors, one of them being alumni participation in the Annual Fund. As soon-to-be alumni, your contributions will help Pace continue to rise in those rankings. As Pace rises, the degree you are about to earn becomes even more valuable.

Start your legacy today by contributing to the Senior Class Campaign. Visit http://www.pace.edu/seniorcampaign to donate!

Seniors: Send Us Your Stories!

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from last year here or >>Submit your testimonial now!

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from last year here or >>Submit your testimonial now!

Kicking Off Commencement

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at upcoming Commencement ceremonies in NYC, PLV, and WP. Find out everything you need to know about the big day, award ceremonies and receptions, the graduation pledge, and more! >>Read More

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at upcoming Commencement ceremonies in NYC, PLV, and WP. Find out everything you need to know about the big day, award ceremonies and receptions, the graduation pledge, and more! >>Read More

Look Who’s Talking…at Commencement 2012

A film and education visionary; a restaurant icon; a distinguished federal judge; the longest serving HHS Secretary in history. Announcing Pace’s Honorary Degree Recipients for 2012 Commencement ceremonies. >>Read More

Honorary Degree Recipients at Pace’s Commencement 2012 ceremonies will be as follows:

Stephen Apkon, Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab
Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony: Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
As Founder and Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, Stephen Apkon has combined a lifelong passion for film with his desire to revitalize Pleasantville, NY.  His vision and leadership of the Jacob Burns Film Center has brought national and international acclaim to Pleasantville and the Media Arts Lab, which opened under Apkon’s leadership in 2009, has served as a creative and educational community for storytellers in the digital age, offering one-time workshops, intensive courses, and weekend programs.

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman said: “Steve Apkon is a former Wall Street merchant banker who left the world of finance to follow his passion for film and education and brought leadership, vision, and direction to a burgeoning arts organization. In the past ten years, over one million people have seen more than 4,000 films at the JBFC, whose mission is to bring a diversity of film and educational programs to Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The JBFC is recognized nationally as a model for effective arts and education programming and management. Steve’s story is a powerful example to our graduates that one can achieve great things by following one’s passions.”

Read more about Apkon here.

Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group
New York Undergraduate Ceremony: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Danny Meyer is a restaurant industry icon. As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, Meyer oversees some of the most successful and lauded restaurants in NYC, including Union Square Café (voted Zagat Survey’s Most Popular Restaurant in New York City an unprecedented nine times), Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient, a learning and consulting business. Meyer, his restaurants, and chefs have earned an unprecedented 24 James Beard Awards, including: Outstanding Restaurant of the Year; Outstanding Service; Outstanding Wine Service; Humanitarian of the Year; Who’s Who of Food & Beverage; Best Restaurant Design; and Best Restaurant Graphic Design. Four of USHG’s restaurants have earned three stars from The New York Times and in 2009, Eleven Madison Park was upgraded to four stars.

An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Meyer has long served on the boards of Share Our Strength and City Harvest.

Read more about Meyer here.

Donna E. Shalala, President of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Graduate Level Ceremony: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Donna E. Shalala has more than 30 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher, and  administrator. She served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Clinton from 1993-2001, becoming the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. Shalala became Professor of Political Science and President of the University of Miami on June 1, 2001 and during her tenure, has led U of Miami to solidify its position among top U.S. research universities and successfully executed Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami, one of the first billion-dollar capital campaigns completed in the United States, which raised $1.4 billion in private support for the university’s endowment, academic, and research programs and facilities.

She was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report in 2005; was handpicked in 2007 by President George W. Bush to co-chair with Senator Bob Dole the Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors, to evaluate how wounded service members transition from active duty to civilian society; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008, the nation’s highest civilian award; and received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights in 2010, which recognizes individuals for outstanding dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally.

Read more about Shalala here.

The Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
Law School Ceremony: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2011, the Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr. is the youngest sitting judge in the Southern District of New York and has also served as United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He began his career as a public defender representing those who could not afford legal counsel, and worked as a staff and supervising attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York and with the Legal Aid Society in the criminal defense and federal defenders division.

As a student at Harvard Law School, Carter co-founded the BELL Foundation, an organization that provides educational summer and after school activities for students from low-income communities. He continues to serve on the Foundation’s board of directors.

Read more about Carter here.

Celebrating Seniors

Whether you’re interested in the boat cruises, Broadway shows, ball games, or brewery tours, or you want to get your Jersey on with trips to Six Flags and Seaside Heights, Senior Week fun is but a GTL away.

Commencement is right around the corner, but before you say goodbye to your friends, say hello to some celebrating as Student Development and Campus Activities presents Senior Week on both campuses.

On the NYC Campus, the fun starts in the Bronx as SDACA hosts a trip to see the Yankees take on the Rays on May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

If you’re more interested in Broadway than baseball, then let us sing you a little Unchained Melody on May 9. And by us, we mean the cast of Ghost: The Musical, as students head to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre for this brand new show on Broadway. In case you missed the 90s, Ghost follows a young couple, Sam and Molly, who get  mugged while walking home to the New York apartment. Sam is murdered and becomes trapped between the real world and the next as a ghost, unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a con-artist “psychic,” Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly to save her. Discounted tickets available for $40.

You kicked off your Pace career on boats, so what better way to end it? Hop on the boat cruise at Pier 16 at South Street Seaport for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ, and some pretty incredible views on May 20. $20 for Pace students under 21; $35 for Pace students 21+, which includes three alcohol drink tickets; and $45 for non-Pace students 21+.

Spend your Saturday swinging…at Six Flags Great Adventure, as the park opens its latest thrill ride, SkyScreamer. You may feel like your life is a roller-coaster, but you’ll probably stop thinking that if you take on Green Lantern, Bizarro, Superman, and Kingda Ka in one out of control afternoon on May 12. The cost of admission and transportation is $30. Buses leave the Schimmel Theatre at 9:30 a.m.

Finally, if the you’re not a fan of the Bronx Bombers, maybe it’s all about the Amazin’ Mets for you. Catch the New York Mets in action against the Brewers at Citi Field on May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

To register for Senior Week events on the NYC Campus, click here.

On the PLV Campus, Senior Week kicks off on Friday, May 4. If you’re looking to just kick back with friends and play some games and eat food, stop by Miller Lawn from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, May 5, head to the home of the Jersey Shore. The Jersey Shore! Between the beaches and the boardwalk (not to mention the chance at a Situation sighting), the trip to Seaside Heights is sure to be a blast. And don’t forget to pick up your GTL shirts at the Shore Store. Students may register up to two guests. Registration limit is 80 students and the cost is $15!

Want some cheese with your wine? Sample some of the Hudson Valley’s finest wines at Millbrook Winery located in a renovated Dutch-hip dairy barn in Dutchess County. Enjoy a wine tasting and cheese as you overlook the Catskills on May 6 for $25.

Prefer a pale ale to a pinot? Pass up the wine tasting for a $25 brewery tour and tasting at Westchester’s only microbrewery, Captain Lawrence, on May 6. Meet brewmaster/owner Scott Vacarro and learn all about the brewing process as you taste some delicious micro-brewed ales.

Boat cruises for everyone! On Tuesday, May 8, sail on the Hudson in your own private boast as you enjoy a delicious Hawaiian buffet and drinks. Transportation will be provided and students may register up to two guests. The cost is $75 and the registration limit is 200 students.

Finally, on Wednesday, May 9-Thursday, May 10, the craps table is calling from Connecticut as SDCA sponsors a trip to Foxwoods Resort and Casino. With more than 380 gaming tables, 38 restaurants, a variety of nightlife to choose from, plus a spa, shopping, and gorgeous rooms to stay in, there’s no better way to end your Senior Week. Buses leave Kessel at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday and return at noon on Thursday. Registration limit is 80 students and the cost is only $65 so act fast.

To register for Senior Week events on the PLV Campus, click here. And remember, if you attended four Senior Transition series events, you’re entitled to a $50 credit for Senior Week.

Seniors: Send Us Your Stories!

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from previous years here. >>Submit your testimonial now!

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from previous years here. >>Submit your testimonial now!

Save the Date for Commencement 2012

It may seem like it’s eons away, but Commencement 2012 will be here before you know it. When, you ask? And, most importantly, where? Back to “kick” things up a notch, a “rocketting” venue for the NYC undergraduate and combined graduate ceremonies. >>Bookmark the 2012 Commencement website for updates and information!

It may seem like it’s eons away, but Commencement 2012 will be here before you know it. When, you ask? And, most importantly, where? Back to “kick” things up a notch, a “rocketting” venue for the NYC undergraduate and combined graduate ceremonies. >>Read More

Who Do You Want to Hear at Commencement?

Hillary Clinton, Jackie Robinson, Gloria Steinem, Christopher Reeve. These are just a few of the unique Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients that have addressed Pace graduates in years past. Got a suggestion or nomination for 2012? >>Submit them by October 5!

Hillary Clinton, Jackie Robinson, Gloria Steinem, Christopher Reeve. These are just a few of the unique Commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients that have addressed Pace graduates in years past. Got a suggestion or nomination for 2012? >>Submit them by October 5!

Rounding the Corner to Commencement

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at this week’s Commencement ceremonies in NYC and PLV. Find out everything you need to know about ceremonies, live webcasts, honorary degree recipients, award winners, and more! >>Read More

Pace is proud to present the next generation of leaders, thinkers, teachers, and innovators as we celebrate Commencement 2011 on our three campuses.

On May 8, we kicked off our Commencement season as the Law School ushered in the next crop of powerhouse attorneys at the 33rd Annual Commencement. Chief State Judge Jonathan Lippman, an influential figure in the New York State judicial system for the past four decades, was awarded a Doctor of Laws.

On May 20, Westchester undergraduates will celebrate Commencement at the Goldstein Fitness Center on the PLV Campus. And both NYC undergraduate students and Westchester and NYC graduate students will celebrate at the iconic Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, located a block from Central Park, on Sunday, May 22. (See dates and times for Commencement here.)

This year’s ceremonies feature some new additions: LCD screens at all ceremonies in NYC and Westchester, video montages of your Pace experience, an overflow viewing area for 1,900 at Damrosch Park (located adjacent to Avery Fisher Hall) simulcasting in real-time in an air-conditioned tent, and other festive ingredients will help make your day a memorable one. T-Bone will also be at all three ceremonies, taking Polaroid snapshots with students and their families, so make sure to give him a high-paw when you see him!

All ceremonies will be webcast live as follows:

Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony, Friday, May 20, beginning at 10:50 a.m.

NYC Undergraduate Ceremony, Sunday, May 22, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Westchester/NYC Graduate Ceremony, Sunday, May 22, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Honorary degrees will be awarded at the three ceremonies to individuals who have had a profound impact in the fields of academia, medicine, business, and entertainment, while also contributing to society at large.

Joseph M. Pastore Jr., PhD, Professor Emeritus in Residence at Pace’s Lubin School of Business, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony. Pastore is not only a beloved professor, but also a sought-after expert on business management and a mediator, who was in charge of overseeing the desegregation of Yonkers’ public schools in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

At our NYC Undergraduate ceremony, Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford, president of the New York Academy of Medicine, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Science. An influential leader in health care, Boufford is a national authority on public health issues, including health care for minorities and underserved communities, and has been active in local, national, and global health care reform. As “NYC’s doctor,” she leads the charge to protect and advance the health of people through interdisciplinary approaches to policy, leadership, education, community engagement, and innovative research.

Jim Whitaker, chairman and producer of Whitaker Entertainment at Walt Disney Studios, will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at the combined NYC and Westchester Graduate Ceremony. Whitaker, who rose from intern to president of motion picture production at Imagine Entertainment, has executive produced Changeling, American Gangster, Friday Night Lights, Cinderella Man, Curious George, 8 Mile, and various other notable films. Most recently, Whitaker founded Project Rebirth, a nonprofit that for the past nine years has used time-lapse photography to chronicle the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site. Rebirth, the powerful feature-length documentary which Whitaker directed and co-produced, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and will soon be part of a permanent exhibit at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

A number of Pace students will also be recognized for their academic achievement and community engagement at both ceremonies.

In NYC, the Trustee Award for students who have positively contributed to University life and whose academic accomplishments exemplify the highest level of achievement will be awarded to Ashley M. Hamilton, a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College and multiple honor societies who has also volunteered for Charity: Water, served as the Community Services Coordinator for the Pace University Marketing Association and as a Peer Leader for incoming students, and recently applied for a Fulbright to do research in South Africa on raising awareness of HIV/AIDS.

The Community Service Awards for social responsibility will be given to Lorendra Pinder and Sang Lee. Pinder is also a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College who has served as head delegate for Pace’s Model United Nations team, president of the University’s Stonewall Coalition, editor for the New York City Campus literary magazine Aphros, and orientation leader and tutor for Pace students and has also volunteered with the Center for Community Action and Research, travelled to New Orleans to help rebuild hurricane-ravaged parts of the city, and served as a public policy intern at Gay Men’s Health Crisis and the international relations department for the 92nd Street YM-YWHA. Lee has worked with the Chinese Progressive Association of New York City to teach courses in financial literacy and English to Chinese immigrants, initiated a human sustainability project in collaboration with PepsiCo, worked as a certified tax preparer for Pace’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, volunteered for numerous events to raise funding for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, and volunteered at Pace’s Open House and Preview weekends, student activities fair, and Career Services events, as well as serving as president of Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society and been the recipient of multiple awards.

In Westchester, the Trustee Awards will be given to Vincent Birkenmeyer and Christopher Racioppo. Birkenmeyer has served as president for multiple student organizations, worked with the Board of Trustees on University-wide initiatives, and given guidance to younger students as a resident assistant, peer leader, and orientation leader. He has been recognized for his work through multiple awards including: Bronze Medal Finalist for the Jefferson Awards, Outstanding Student Leader of the Year, Greek Member of the Year, and Alpha Phi Delta’s Trustee Award. Racioppo has also been an active member of the Pace Community during his time—taking part in Pace’s Computer Society and the Pforzheimer Honors College, volunteering at numerous honors events for underprivileged children, hunger drives, and Relay for Life, and serving as a referee for the Lower Hudson Valley FIRST Lego challenges and helping coordinate the first-ever Tech Expo for the Pace Community.

The Community Service Award will be given to Olivia Drabczyk, a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College and several honor societies who has also served as the editor-in-chief of the Legend Yearbook, the service and social committee chair for Phi Sigma Sigma, a member of the Model United Nations and Philanthropy Committee, and a student ambassador. Drabczyk also volunteers as an on-call counselor for the Pleasantville Cottage School and the Edenwald School and is a “big sister” to an eleven-year-old girl at the Pleasantville Cottage School and the personal assistant to a developmentally challenged woman from a neighboring community.

For more information about each of the honorary degree recipients, view the press release. To read more about each ceremony, visit the Commencement website.

And the Award Goes to…

Graduating students and their families celebrate their accomplishments at school award ceremonies and end the year in style at themed Dean’s receptions on the NYC and PLV campuses.

No matter what school/college you’re in, be it Dyson, Education, Health Professions, Lubin, or Seidenberg, award ceremonies and receptions await you. Bring your family to these special school shindigs being held on May 19 in PLV and May 21 in NYC. Dozens of awards will be handed out!

Following the school receptions, the Deans for Students will each host their end-of-year bashes to give graduating students one last hurrah before they receive their diplomas. On the PLV Campus, Dean Lisa’s team is rocking the “Blue and Gold–Go Green!” theme outdoors on the Miller Lawn with plenty of organic and sustainable foods. On the NYC Campus, Dean O’Grady is celebrating New York at its finest, showcasing some of the City’s unique neighborhoods and foods–Chinatown, Little Italy, Spanish Harlem, etc.–at her reception being held at City Hall Park.

See below for specifics on all receptions:

Westchester–Thursday, May 19, 2011

School
Location
Time
Seidenberg
Butcher Suite
6:00 p.m.
School of Education
Dining Room A
5:30 p.m.
Health Professions
Willcox Gymnasium
5:00 p.m.
Dyson
Goldstein Fitness Center Gymnasium
5:30 p.m.
Lubin
Gottesman Room
5:00 p.m.
   
Dean’s Reception
Tent, Miller Lawn
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
 
New York–Saturday, May 21, 2011

School
Location
Time
Seidenberg
163 William Street/Dining Hall
2:45 p.m.
School of Education
Multipurpose Room
2:00 p.m.
Health Professions
Ceremony in Westchester Only
 
Dyson
Student Union
2:00 p.m.
Lubin
Schimmel Theater
1:30 p.m.
     
Dean’s Reception
City Hall Park
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Senior Says

English major and member of the Class of 2011 Jen Rollman looks back on her four years at Pace, a professor who made waking up easier, and what she’s really going to miss.

 

 

Want to share your story? Tell us about something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from last year. >>Submit your testimonial now!

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Whether you’re interested in the boat cruises, BBQs, Broadway, and ball games, or the trips to Six Flags, paintball, laser tag, and casinos, if you’re graduating this month, you’re going to want to have some Senior Week fun.

Commencement is right around the corner, but before you say goodbye to your buds, say hello to some celebrating!

On the NYC Campus, events include trips to the see the Yankees and Mets at their home fields for only $7, paintball and laser tag, Broadway shows, and wine and cupcake pairings, a spring brain cooler, and more!

For a lineup and more info on NYC Senior Week events, click here. Events kick off on May 11 and slots are filling up fast, so make sure you register ASAP.

On the PLV Campus, fun will be had in the form of trips to Dave & Busters and Six Flags Great Adventure, an overnight trip to Foxwoods Resort and Casino to try your luck at the slots and craps tables, a boat cruise along the Hudson, senior BBQ, wine tasting at Prospero, brunch and memories with Dean Lisa, and more!

For a lineup and more info on PLV Senior Week events, click here. Registration closes on May 11, so sign up today.

Attention graduating seniors: We want YOU in upcoming issues of The Pulse. Send us an e-mail about your Pace experience. Share your favorite Pace memory, tell us a story about a professor who opened a door for you, what you’re planning on doing after graduation. Anything! Also, make sure to include a photo. We’ll be featuring senior memories in the weeks leading up to Commencement!

Time to Lay Down the Law

The next flock of legal eagles takes flight at the 33rd Annual Pace Law School Commencement ceremony on May 8. Join us in congratulating the Class of 2011 on their accomplishments! >>Read More

Commencement season has begun as the Pace Law School celebrates its 33rd Annual Commencement on May 8 in WP.

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, an influential figure in the New York State judicial system for the past four decades, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the Commencement address.

Lippman, Chief Judge of the State of New York and Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals appointed by Governor David A. Paterson, has upheld the constitutional rights of the accused, insisting that the Fourth Amendment requires particularized concrete information to justify intrusive searches; striking down the warrantless secret planting of a GPS device on a citizen’s vehicle; and requiring trial courts to carefully scrutinize guilty pleas to ensure that they are truly informed and voluntary, and has played a central role in many far-reaching reforms including the introduction of problem-solving community courts, drug courts, and domestic violence courts throughout the state.

Lippman has been in the news recently for his fervent push, in the face of a state fiscal crisis, to increase funding for civil legal services programs that help low-income New York residents faced with foreclosures, evictions, domestic violence, and other legal problems. Lippman symbolizes a dedication to social justice embodied in Pace Law School’s clinics, centers, pro bono opportunities, and externship programs.

Check back next week as we highlight NYC and Westchester undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremonies!

Commencement 2011: Breaking News

This just in! The cap and gown deadline has been extended until midnight on March 16. In order to get the two tickets to Avery Fisher Hall, you MUST register for cap and gown. A lottery has been announced for extra tickets, so read more to find out how you can win!

BREAKING NEWS:

Registration for Commencement and cap and gown has been extended until Wednesday, March 16 at midnight. Students who register by the deadline will get two tickets to Avery Fisher Hall and priority in the lottery for up to two more tickets in Avery Fisher Hall. You can register by clicking here. Family members who will not be in Avery Fisher Hall will be steps away in Damrosch Park, located immediately adjacent to Lincoln Center.  They will be able to watch the ceremonies as they happen in an air-conditioned tent on a 12×16 screen. Think Fashion Week.

Check out www.pace.edu/commencement for more ticket and venue information.

The No Hassle Tassel: Commencement Guides!

Oh, Commencement. “I can just show up in May, walk across the stage, and pick up my diploma, right?” Wrong. If you’re planning on graduating this spring, there are a few things you’ll need to do before the tassels get turned and the confetti gets blasted. And find out the real reason we won’t be kicking it up at Radio City Music Hall!

Have you ordered your academic attire? Do you know how to reserve your tickets? What time do you need to be there? Where is Commencement this year anyway?

There are so many questions and some of them need to be answered soon! With academic attire and ticket deadlines coming up next month, now is the time to check out the Commencement Guides for each ceremony. Inside each guide you’ll find all of the information you need on tickets, caps and gowns, webcasting, arrival times, and more!

Westchester Undergraduate: Friday, May 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Goldstein Fitness Center

New York Undergraduate: Sunday, May 22,2011 at 10:30 a.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

Graduate-Level: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 4:00 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center

For New York City undergraduate students and all graduate students, you’ll notice that Commencement will be at Avery Fisher Hall and not at Radio City Music Hall. While Radio City Music Hall has long been our go-to location for NYC Commencement, both it and other venues such as Madison Square Garden are temporarily off-line this year. Fortunately, we were able to secure a home at the iconic Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center’s most prestigious venue located a block from Central Park, and look forward to making this year’s Commencement our best yet!