P4K the Night Away

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pace students are too legit to sit

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

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

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

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

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

 

CCAR You Ready to Make a Difference?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information on CCAR in PLV, click here.

A Pace Dream Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the gushing goes both ways.

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

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

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

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

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

A group shot from Race for the Cure 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A CHANGE of Pace

While many of us were enjoying the sun this summer, Pace student Diana Mendez ’15 juggled poverty, hunger, injustice, access for Latino youth to attend college, and a study abroad program in Italy.

“Women cocoa farmers in West Africa were not getting fair wages and their living conditions were horrible and they worked for companies like Nestle and Mars,” says Diana Mendez ’15. “So what Oxfam did, because the companies are located here, Oxfam advocated for the cocoa farmers, and took thousands of Crunch bars, M&Ms, and Oreos and rewrapped them in their own slogan and gave them out for free. We as consumers have so much power. We’re trying to say that we bought them all and gave them to you for free so you have this knowledge.”

This summer, the Business Management and Sociology double major put her classroom knowledge to use through the Oxfam America CHANGE Initiative, which empowers a select group of college students around the country to become engaged with the organization’s work and shape a new generation of global citizens at their own universities. Working outside of the U.S., Oxfam America develops long-term solutions to poverty, campaigns for social justice, and, ultimately saves lives.

“What I love about Oxfam America is they have headquarters around the world and each Oxfam aids other countries,” Mendez says. “We empower people all over the world by presenting them the information about company or government policies, resources, and materials they need. When people think of helping people in poverty, you don’t have to change their culture—just give them their human rights. That’s something a lot of people can relate to.”

And Mendez was no exception. This summer, she participated in a study abroad trip to Italy to learn more about the world that she wants to change. There, she met with the director of Oxfam Italia, who had spent seven years doing missionary work in Santo Domingo, where Mendez found an interesting connection.

“He helped fertilize soil of cocoa beans and he was able to feed 7,000 families in Santo Domingo. That helped the community where my mom was born and grew up. That’s how I want students to see it—you make a connection with the work you’re doing,” she says.

Through a rigorous training and leadership program, Diana was empowered to create CHANGE…and she’s starting right here at Pace, finding passionate students to join her new student organization—Oxfam America at Pace University.

And while Mendez has created her own change, she credits several Pace mentors for helping along the way.

“Sue Maxam has forever changed my life,” she says, of the University’s Interim Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education, who mentored Mendez throughout the Oxfam application process. “There was no way I could have done the work without the people who have helped me and believed in me.”

Through Maxam, Mendez met the Wilson Center’s Program Coordinator Lisa Heisman and found Latino U College Access at a Pace Career Services Fair. The organization’s founder and executive director, Pace alumna Shirley Buontempo, was speaking to a man about empowering Hispanic youth, which drew Mendez’s attention.

“She was talking about how passionate the Hispanic culture is, how much they care about work and education, how hard they need to work, and how important it is to empower them,” she says, prompting a fist-bump between Mendez and Buontempo as well as a unique connection. “I e-mailed her to say I would love to get together to talk about possibilities and opportunities, and how we and Sue could use our energy and passion to help the community, not to get a special edge to the internship.”

Buontempo saw Mendez’s passion and she was awarded a Wilson Center-funded internship at Latino U, where she used her experience and struggles as a first generation college student to help students with their college admission process and also helped secure Latino U an office right on Pace’s White Plains Campus.

All that, and she still had time to attend the International Young leaders Assembly at the UN this summer.

“I work hard doing what I like to do, which is helping people and communities. If you’re passionate about something, you should go for it… The best thing about being a Pace student is when you work hard, it all pays off. It’s kind of like Hogwarts—when you ask for help, help is given to you,” she said.

If you want to help Diana and the people around the world working with Oxfam America, e-mail her at dm69779n@pace.edu.

Interested in sharing your success story for The Pulse and Pace website? E-mail tlopes@pace.edu

CCAR You Ready to Paint a School?

It’s time to put down your new iPhone and pick up a paintbrush, because on October 19, the CCAR need you to brighten up the lives of children as part of Paint a School Day.

October 19. Will you be there to paint the town and children’s lives a little bit brighter?

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) is looking for 80 ready and willing Pace students to volunteer for Paint a School Day, NYC’s largest hands-on volunteer day, on Saturday, October 19. Volunteers will spend the day painting colorful murals, refreshing classrooms, planting flowers, and brightening up playgrounds at local public schools.

Advanced registration is required! NYC students should register here or e-mail ccarny@pace.edu with your name and phone number. Interested PLV students can register here or e-mail ccarplv@pace.edu with your name and phone number.

NYC students will meet in the lobby of One Pace Plaza and transportation and lunch will be provided. The hours are approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For PLV students, busing will also be provided. Please wear clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty/getting paint on.

If you have any questions, contact the CCAR at ccarny@pace.edu or at (212) 346-1791.

Run Breast Cancer Out of Town

For the past few years, Pace has had the largest university team at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure. On September 8, make sure to join us again as we lace up our sneakers and run breast cancer right out of town.

On September 8, step out with the Pace Community as we run for life at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure in Central Park.

Since 1990, Komen Greater NYC has raised approximately $60 million and awarded $43 million in grants. Last year, with more than 110 participants, the Pace team once again won for the largest university or college team. And we want to keep this streak going! So what are you waiting for? Registration costs $40 and you can register online here, by going to www.komennyc.org/race and searching for the “Pace University” team, or at the race.

Participants will receive:

> A Race for the Cure t-shirt
> Goody bag
> Breakfast
> Transportation from the PLV Campus to Central Park

Contact Ellen Mandel at emandel@pace.edu or (845) 634-1781 or Elissa Casa at ec94582p@pace.edu or (845) 337-1778 for more info.

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New York City affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which supports local hospitals and national foundations for research.

Out of town that weekend? Can’t make the race? You can still make a difference. Back by popular demand—Sleep for the Cure! Register for the race and then spend your Sunday morning sleeping in. Participants can also run or walk.

The Selfless Seven

The results are in! Seven members of the Pace Community have been selected to receive Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for their commitment to service–and one will even pack her bags for DC to compete for a Gold Medal Award.

Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the “unsung heroes,” the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts. The Center for Community Action and Research has announced that seven Pace individuals have been selected to receive Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for 2012-2013.

Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” the Jefferson Awards  were established to recognize and honor individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Pace University became a Champion of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in 2008. Nominations were solicited from the University community and finalists were selected based on their personal, sustained commitment to service, and for the model of spirit and service they provide the University community.

This year’s Bronze Medal Award winners include:

Tracy Basile—Adjunct Professor for Environmental Studies and English (PLV)
Tracy Basile currently teaches several civic engagement courses, including “Food Revolution: The Politics and Ecology of What We Eat” and “Animals and Society.” In 2010, she co-produced a short documentary film, The Unfractured Future, which highlights Native American voices on hydraulic fracturing and was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to use the film for educational outreach. You can read more about Basile in this week’s Earth Month feature.

Zach Dayton—Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions (PLV)
Zach Dayton has been involved in service activities throughout his entire life and grew up working in a nonprofit organization that his mother started. He has spent the past four years building a service-oriented mindset within the department of athletics at Pace that follows the NCAA Division II platform of academics, athletics, and service. Through his leadership, Pace student-athletes have raised thousands of dollars, and put forth hundreds of community service hours for initiatives like Pace Goes Pink and the Make A Wish Foundation.

Joan Katen—Adjunct Professor for Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science (PLV)
As a Pace professor, Joan Katen has been an active member of the Pace PLV community, co-designing and co-teaching Keys to Global Peace, a civic engagement course engaging hundreds of students in projects that contribute to peace and justice in the world. She has coordinated dozens of open lectures from Deputy Ambassador to the UN Ramez Ghoussous, to the Ambassador from Eygpt to the UN Ambassador Abdul Aziz and Brigadier General Duke Deluca, and co-coordinated events such as “The Devastating Effects of War on Children” and “The World that Works for Everyone: Creating Peace and Sustainable Development.” She is Advocacy Chair of the United Nations Association and advisor to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Shyam Nooredeen—Lubin Business Management major (NYC)
Shyam Nooredeen has been an avid supporter of community service since high school. After transferring to Pace in spring 2012, he was chosen to participate in the Alternative Spring Break program, which focused on homelessness in New York City. Through ASB, he has volunteered at Housing Works, the Food Bank of NYC, Yorkville Common Pantry, YCAP, New York Cares Paint-A-School Day, and New York Cares Hands-On Day in the spring. His biggest achievement thus far is serving as a Democracy Coach for Pace’s chapter of Generation Citizen, a program that partners college students with NYC high school classrooms where students are empowered to take on issues that deeply affect them. During the spring 2013 semester, he became the Education Director of Generation Citizen at Pace. 

Mark Stephens—University Director for Financial Aid
Mark Stephens has shared his knowledge of the financial aid profession, serving as group leader/trainer for the last 10 years with newcomers into this field at weeklong “boot camp” training events sponsored by New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA). He has also provided financial aid workshops at a host of local high schools each year in NY and NJ. For the past 16 years, Stephens has served in the Diaconate ministry at Macedconia Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, NY and Union Baptist Church in Greenburg, NY. In addition to serving the congregation, he visits sick and isolated members in their homes, hospitals, and nursing homes to offer company and comfort. 

AliReza Vaziri—Dyson Film and Screen Studies major (NYC)
AliReza Vaziri serves as a student research assistant for a Provost-funded project aimed at reducing meat consumption on campus in order to allay a range of environmental pressures. Specifically, his efforts include polling and gaining public support for “green” campus activities; TAing for a course, ENV201 (Animals and Society); introducing the campus to the social and political dimensions of “dumpster diving”; and producing and directing a documentary film about food waste and homelessness. He is also a recipient of the Project Pericles Leadership award. This semester, he is working with a group of students to educate the Pace Community on the harmful environmental and health effects of the water bottle industry and establishing the green roof and vegetable garden on the NYC Campus.

Dana Weingartner—Lubin Marketing major and Dyson Political Science minor (PLV)
Dana Weingartner has been a strong advocate of service since high school and has participated in volunteer programs at her local library, mission trips with her youth group, volunteering in food banks, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens, and repairing homes on a Native American reservation in South Dakota. Since arriving at Pace in 2010 she has programmed and supervised more than a dozen service and civic education projects with the CCAR, including projects for Paint a School Day, Hope’s Door, Successful Learning Center, Beczak Environmental Center, and Sharing Shelf. She has run successful voter registration and organ donor campaigns and has served as a teaching assistant for the civic engagement course POL 110:  Leadership and Advocacy. She is a founding member of the student planned and supervised Pace Makes a Difference Day “Spring Edition” and is currently a Periclean Fellow.

Additionally, Joan Katen was selected to represent Pace at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies in Washington DC and compete for a Gold Medal Award. The selection of the Gold Medal awardee is made at the national level by the Jefferson Awards Board of Selectors.  For more information on the Jefferson Award winners, visit the CCAR website.

And Bingo Was His Game-O

B-4…B-4! Before you make plans for Tuesday, how about you consider a little B-I-N-G-O for a chance to win an iPad, iPad Mini, Beats, a 46” HD TV, Apple TV, and more, and help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation? SAAC brings you their 7th Annual Bingo Night on March 19. >>Read More

Pace’s student-athletes don’t just work hard on the field and court; they’re now giving hope and joy to children with life-threatening diseases and helping to make their wishes come true. On March 19, students, faculty, and staff can help them just by playing a little bingo.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to host the 7th Annual Bingo Night at 9:00 p.m. on March 19 in the Goldstein Fitness Center on the PLV Campus.

Prizes this year include an iPad, iPad Mini, 46” HD television, Beats by Dre headphones, Apple TV, iPod Nano, Pace Athletic apparel, and gift cards from local businesses! All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the country’s largest wish-granting organization which makes one sick child’s wish in the U.S. come true every 40 minutes. Each card will cost $3 or two for $5. Free food will be provided from Lucio’s Pizza and Frank & Joe’s Deli.

Last year, SAAC raised $6,100 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and finished first among all Northeast-10 Conference schools in total money raised for the 2011-12 school year. Come out and help 2012-2013 another record-breaking season for SAAC!

The Nobel Prize for Public Service

Know a student, faculty, or staff member whose community service efforts are changing Pace and/or the world? Nominate them for a Jefferson Award by February 18!

Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the unsung heroes, the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts. Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” the awards recognize ordinary people who do extraordinary things without needing recognition. And we know there are a ton of you right here at Pace!

The Center for Community Action and Research is requesting nominations from Pace University students, faculty, and staff for the 2013 Jefferson Awards for Public Service. If you or someone you know is making a difference in the community, nominate them today. Nominations are due by February 18!

For more information about the Jefferson Award visit http://jeffersonawards.org/. Questions about nominating an individual for the Jefferson Awards should be directed to Heather Novak, Associate Director Pleasantville at hnovak@pace.edu or (914) 773-3464 or Daniel Botting, Associate Director New York, at dbotting@pace.edu or (212) 346-1791.

CCAR You Ready to Paint a School?

On October 15, the CCAR will participate in Paint a School Day, NYC’s largest hands-on volunteer day. Will you be there to paint the town and children’s lives a little bit brighter?

The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) is looking for 80 ready and willing Pace students to volunteer for Paint a School Day on Saturday, October 13 in NYC. Volunteers will spend the day painting colorful murals, refreshing classrooms, planting flowers, and brightening up playgrounds at local public schools.

Advanced registration is required! Register as a group or individual here.

Students will meet in the lobby of One Pace Plaza and transportation and lunch will be provided. The hours are approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please wear clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty/getting paint on.

If you have any questions, contact the CCAR at ccarny@pace.edu or at (212) 346-1791.

Make a Difference

On October 13, we’ll put down our phones and pick up paintbrushes; we’ll put our homework aside to make beargrams for sick children and write letters to our troops overseas. And in just one day, we will make a world of difference. Register for Pace’s Make a Difference Day today!

Set the date to set the Pace and make a difference: Saturday, October 13, 2012.

This fall, the Pace Community will roll up our sleeves to make an impact on the local community in PLV as part of the 4th Annual Pace Make a Difference Day.

Past activities include providing a fun afternoon for children who are victims of abuse, to helping spread a little sunshine in the form of artwork in schools, planting gardens and cleaning up areas, and volunteering with the SPCA of Briarcliff.

Students can sign up as part of a team (class, student org, residence hall) or sign up as an individual and you will be placed with other individuals or with a team. For more information, please contact Shawn Livingston, SDCA, at slivingston@pace.edu, Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, Dean for Students, at lbardillmoscaritolo@pace.edu,  or Melanie Londono, Student Association President, at melanie.j.londonopayco@pace.edu..

Registration will close on October 6, so sign up to lend a hand today! Visit the Make a Difference Day website for more information.

Jump at the Chance

Jumpstart not only realizes that every child is born with the potential to succeed, they work to make sure that happens. Now’s the time to join Jumpstart at Pace and help one of the nation’s leading nonprofits in the field of early childhood education while paying for college!

Jumpstart at Pace is currently recruiting for the 2012-2013 corps! Corps members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, provide individualized attention to help children succeed in school and in life, serve in a local community, work on a team, build professional skills, and earn money. Jumpstart relies 100% on college students, community members, and others to volunteer their time and expertise to serve children and instill a life-long love of learning and literacy. So if you’re looking to be a part of something greater, Jumpstart at Pace is it!

To be eligible for consideration, students must have a federal work-study award and be available either Monday/Wednesday 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. or Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. with 4–6 additional hours each week for outside service, classroom assistance, and training (some night and weekend work is required). Students are paid $10 per hour for 300 hours of service, and will receive a $1,175 AmeriCorps Education Award at the completion of service.

This is a full academic year of service though AmeriCorps and they’re looking for highly motivated and accomplished students who have a passion for service, the early education crisis, and have some leadership, work, or volunteer experience.

For more information, contact the site manager, Brittany Baron at bbaron@pace.edu. Interested candidates should apply online by visiting, www.jstart.org/apply and selecting the Corps member position at Pace University. Learn more on Jumpstart at Pace’s Facebook page.

Run Breast Cancer Out of Town

For the past few years, Pace has had the largest university team at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure. On September 9, make sure to join us again as we lace up our sneakers and run breast cancer right out of town.

On September 9, step out with the Pace Community as we run for life at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure in Central Park.

Last year, the Greater NYC Race for the Cure raised a record-breaking $6 million and with more than 110 participants, the Pace team once again won for the largest university team. And we want to keep this streak going! So what are you waiting for? Registration costs $40 and you can register online here, by going to www.komennyc.org/race and searching for the “Pace University” team, or at the race.

Participants will receive:
> A Race for the Cure t-shirt
> A one-year subscription to Self or GQ
> Breakfast
> Transportation from the PLV Campus to Central Park

Contact Ellen Mandel at emandel@pace.edu or (845) 634-1781 or Elissa Casa at ec94582p@pace.edu or (845) 337-1778 for more info.

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New York City affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which supports local hospitals and national foundations for research.

If you need any additional incentive, there’s the Pledge Prize Program, where participants who take the $250 Challenge will be eligible to win prizes including Komen Race for the Cure merchandise, MP3 players, kitchen appliances, camcorders, flat screen televisions, clothing, and more!

Out of town that weekend? Can’t make the race? You can still make a difference. Back by popular demand—Sleep for the Cure! Register for the race and then spend your Sunday morning sleeping in. Participants can also run or walk.

To learn more about Pace’s team, check out their Team of the Week profile on the Race for the Cure website.

Bidding for Birthdays

Shhh, it’s silent auction time. If you want to win some cool prizes and help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, then head over to the Relay for Life auction on April 4 in PLV.

On April 20, the Pace Community will celebrate, remember, and fight back at Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event, being held on the PLV Campus.

But before the big day, we must enjoy the bid day! On April 4, stop by the Gottesman Room from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to bid for good at the Relay for Life Silent Auction.

Students, faculty, and staff are invited (and encouraged!) to buy tickets and enter for a chance to win prizes, which include a Kindle, a Pace Athletics basket, an Italian pasta basket, a hair and nail care package, gift cards, and more, all while raising money to fight back against cancer. Winners will be pulled at the team captain meeting at 9:15 p.m. in Butcher Suite.

For more information on Relay for Life, visit www.relayforlife.org/paceuniversity.

The “Nobel Prize” for Public Service

Know a student, faculty, or staff member whose community service efforts are changing Pace and/or the world? Nominate them for a Jefferson Award today. Last day for submissions is now April 2!

Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the “unsung heroes,” the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts. Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” the awards recognize ordinary people who do extraordinary things without needing recognition. And we know there are a ton of you right here at Pace!

Last year, six members of the Pace Community were selected to receive Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for their commitment to service–Michael Boyle (student), John Cronin (staff), Donald Doernberg (faculty), Naphtalie Librun (student), Yvonne Rafferty (faculty), and Hannah Tall (student). And Pace Academy Senior Fellow and Hudson River advocate John Cronin won a gold award and represented Pace at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies in Washington, DC.

The Center for Community Action and Research is requesting nominations from Pace University students, faculty, and staff for the 2012 Jefferson Awards for Public Service. If you or someone you know is making a difference in the community, nominate them today. Nominations are due by April 2!

For more information about the Jefferson Award visit http://jeffersonawards.org/. Questions about nominating an individual for the Jefferson Awards should be directed to Sangeeta Rao, Associate Director of the Center for Community Action and Research, at srao@pace.edu, or call (212) 346-1541.

Kicking Cancer to the Curb

In just a few months, the Pace Community will gather on the PLV Campus to celebrate, remember, and fight back at the annual Relay for Life. But before you relay, you must register! Stop by the Relay for Life Kickoff on February 8 in PLV!

Did you know that one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime?

On April 20, the PLV Campus will join more than 3.5 million people from 4,900 communities across the country to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

On February 8, put on your purple and stop by the Relay for Life Welcome Back Kickoff from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Gottesman Room to learn more about the event, sign up teams and individuals, participate in activities, give a video testimonial about why you relay, enjoy some free food, and find out who the surprise guest is.

Last year, Pace raised more than $43,000 for the American Cancer Society at the 2011 Relay for Life and was honored for having the highest per capita Relay for Life college event in Metropolitan New York in 2011, raising the most money per participant.

The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life, is a fun-filled, overnight event that brings people together to raise money for cancer. More than just a walk around a track, activities in the past have included a Rock Band competition, breast cancer bingo, casino night, and live performances. A Survivors Lap will celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer and an emotional Luminaria Ceremony will pay tribute to those affected by cancer with a bright glow of hope that lights up the night. Make a difference today by signing up, joining a team, or simply making a donation. Together, we’re creating a world with more birthdays! For more information about the 2012 Relay for Life of Pace University, click here.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Wars

We know what you’re thinking. Serious food fight à la Animal House. But how easy do you think it is to get peanut butter out of your hair? On November 5, this food war is fighting for something bigger than an uncleanable mess.

Can you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich faster than it takes you to say it? Bring your PB and J game to Beta Alpha Psi’s 7th Peanut Butter and Jelly Wars to benefit a local homeless shelter on November 5, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union on the NYC Campus.

Don’t worry about crunching the peanuts or squishing the grapes. In a nutshell (pun intended), what you have to do is spread the PB and J on the bread faster than all the other teams. Enjoy a friendly competition with students, an opportunity to give back to the community, and even network with Pace alumni in an informal (messy) setting.

Students will break off into teams of 8 to 10 people and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as fast as their hands can move. Think you have what it takes?

To learn more about Lubin’s Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the premier professional business and financial information honor society, visit their website.

And Bingo Was His Game-O!

If B-I-N-G-O is your kind of game-o and you’re interested in winning an iPad, iPod, Flip Video cam, and more, you’re going to want to head to the Goldstein Gym as SAAC hosts Bingo Night to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation on March 29!

Pace’s student-athletes don’t just work hard on the field and court; they’re now giving hope and joy to children with life-threatening diseases and helping to make their wishes come true. And on March 29, you can help them just by playing a little bingo!

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is proud to present Bingo Night in the Goldstein Gym on the PLV Campus. The event will raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the country’s largest wish-granting organization, which makes one sick child’s wish in the U.S. come true every 40 minutes.

Students are able to purchase as many Bingo cards as they would like. Each card is $3.00 or 2 cards for $5.00. Prizes include an iPad, iPod, Flip cam, Pace gear, gift cards and more, so come out and support SAAC at this awesome event. If you need more convincing, check out this video of student-athletes telling you why you should get your bingo on!

The Nobel Prize for Community Service

Know a student, faculty, or staff member whose community service efforts are changing Pace and/or the world? Nominate them for a Jefferson Award today!

Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the “unsung heroes,” the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts. Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” the local awards recognize ordinary people who do extraordinary things without needing recognition. And we know there are a ton of you right here at Pace! 

The Center for Community Action and Research is looking for students, faculty, and staff to get their nominations in for these awards. This is a competitive award and CCAR wants to make the best case for you or your nominee.

 Nominations are due by March 1, so get your nominations in today! Read more about the 2011 Jefferson Awards for Public Service.