Lead the Way

Interested in being among or inspiring the next generation of leaders? Register to present at the 7th Annual Student Leadership Conference to grow, learn, and develop as a leader.

In the world we live in, the only constant is change. The leader of today must be versatile, possessing a wide range of skills to meet all of their responsibilities in our evolving world.

The 7th Annual Student Leadership Conference, being held on February 15, 2014 on the NYC Campus, is an opportunity for students to grow, learn, and develop as leaders. Students will listen to speakers, participate in workshops, and network with professionals in fields relevant to their courses of study.

And we need your help to make it happen! Each year, the conference showcases a range of presenters who specialize in various areas of leadership while representing reputable organizations. The Student Development and Campus Activities office invites interested presenters, such as faculty, staff, and students, to participate and submit a program proposal. Program proposals will be reviewed by the Leadership Committee and participants will be selected based on the needs of the Leadership Conference. Presenting at the Conference is a great way to build your resume. It allows you to show off your creative ability, and to discuss your ideas and share your expertise with others.

Submit your program proposal here by November 15. Please contact Carmela Oniszko at coniszko@pace.edu or Priya Shamsundar at ps02001n@pace.edu with any questions.

Welcome Week Crosses the Finish Line

Spectacular views. Bountiful Broadway. Fall Fest. SDACA’s Welcome Week closes strong.

Monday, September 23

Body Worlds: Pulse
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
The human body comes to life…well, not really… at this body exhibit. Experience the science and splendor of the human body through Plastination, where body donors who willed their bodies, after death, are preserved for the education of future generations, and act as guides and teachers on this unforgettable journey of discovery. See the mystery beneath your skull and learn about the human body, its form and function, its vulnerability and potential, and the challenges it faces navigating the 21st century at this inspiring, immersive multimedia exhibition about health, wellness, and living to the beat of life in a vibrant, fast-paced city.

Empire State Building
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 7:15 p.m.
Prefer breathtaking views to bodies? Us, too. The Empire State Building’s Observation Deck, 86 and 102 floors up, offers up 360-degree views of skyscrapers, parks, and the beauty that is NYC. You can’t live in NYC and not see it from a quarter mile up in the sky.

Tuesday, September 24

Museum of Sex
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:45 p.m.
Tuesdays are for… talking about a trip to the Museum of Sex, where you’ll be presented with the history, evolution, and cultural significance of human sexuality. Looking for a better description? Panda porn. You’re welcome.

Shades: A Black and Latina Women’s Collective Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Mix and mingle with the women of Shades, the sister to the Urban Male Initiative, which was born last semester. Throughout the year, this group of emerging scholars will participate in workshops, including one with the Provost on the importance of undergraduate research, another on table service and etiquette, and even self-defense classes for women. Also including a civic engagement component, Shades mentors and mentees can participate in community service on urban farms in the South Bronx. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, no matter what race or ethnicity.

Wednesday, September 25

Queer Students of Color Reception
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for Queer People of Color and our allies. Meet, greet, and eat! Learn about each department’s services, meet student group leaders, and get connected to academic and internship opportunities.

Top of the Rock
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:45 p.m.
Also with 360 degree views of NYC but just 70 floors high is the exhilarating Top of the Rock observation deck. See Central Park, the Chrysler Building, and even the Empire State Building, which you wouldn’t get if you were on their deck.

Cinderella: The Musical
6:45 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:30 p.m.
Make your Wednesday a magical one by salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-booing over to see Cinderella’s sassier side in the new Broadway musical. And not to worry, you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight.

Thursday, September 26

Fall Fest
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
You know the semester has really kicked off when P.A.C.E Board hosts their annual Fall Fest with games, food, music, prizes, and more.

Search for the Next T-Bone
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Who let the dogs out? Join the viewing audience as we pick the person inside Pace’s official mascot, the T-Bone Setter.

Friday, September 27

Thrift Store Tour
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:45 p.m.
Only got $20 in your pocket? Looks like you’re ready for a thrift shop stop. If you love to shop but on a budget, join SDACA on this trendy tour.

Coney Island Trip
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Beach and Boardwalk. Nathan’s hot dogs. The Cyclone. Luna Park. All this and much more at the one and only Coney Island.

Saturday, September 28

The Trip to Bountiful
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:00 p.m.
How to end Welcome Week(s)? Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. Sound good? A woman’s determination to go home one last time restores home and faith to her family in this Broadway show. Book the bus to Bountiful before it closes on October 9.

And that wraps up SDACA’s Welcome Week(s)! But the fun’s not over—plenty of events are still planned, so stay tuned for more. Register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017.

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

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

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.
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.
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!

Opportunity Knocks

One opportunity can change your life. Find out how you can seize it at the 6th Annual Student Leadership Conference on February 2.

Interested in being among the next generation of leaders? On February 2, students from the NYC and PLV campuses are invited to attend the 6th Annual Student Leadership Conference, sponsored by Student Development and Campus Activities (SDACA).

Student Union/Multipurpose Room
One Pace Plaza, NYC
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

How often do you find there is an opportunity, but how much more often do you find there was an opportunity?  Learn to know what is opportunity, when to find it, in what way to find it, and ultimately how to use it. Leaders, seize an opportunity to establish self-development, as well as organization growth at this year’s conference.

The day-long conference includes keynote addresses, who will share their experiences and helpful tips,  break-out sessions, breakfast, lunch, and a closing segment.

The conference is open to the public and free for all students, faculty, and staff in NYC and PLV. Outside guests pay $20. Register here.

Pace’s Best Welcome Week Ever Continues

This week, SDACA puts the “weeeeeee” in Welcome Week with rollercoasters at Great Adventure, Bring it On: The Musical on Broadway, a pancake and ice cream bonanza, and much more! >>Read More

Wednesday, September 12
Transfer student? Well, we’ve got a mixer for you! Meet, mix, and mingle with other transfer students new to Pace at a Transfer Student event from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. the Student Union.

Thursday, September 13
Want to meet all of the NYC Campus’ clubs and organizations? Stop by the Fall Activities Fair, which you can learn more about here. Later that evening, it’s a flapjack fundae as Residence Hall Association hosts the pancake and ice cream bonanza from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

Friday, September 14
SDACA wants to take you out to the ball game, so grab your Metrocard and head to the Bronx to see the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays for $15.

Prefer cheerleading to baseball? Bring It On: The Musical is a better option for you. Check out this brand new Broadway show, which tells the story of rival high school cheer squads and the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition, for just $30.

Saturday, September 15
A musical or amusement park? Spend your Saturday one of two great ways: shooting through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experiencing world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides  for $30; OR find out what happens to a small town boy living in a lonely world as you rock out to some of the 80s greatest hits from Journey, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Joan Jett, and more in Broadway’s Rock of Ages for $60.

Monday, September 17
Got the 90s nostalgia? Come watch the most memorable episodes of the 90s Nickelodeon era at a throwback marathon in the Student Union at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18
If you want to know who the kings of New York are, head on over to the Nederlander Theatre to see Broadway’s hit show Newsies for $50.

For more info, visit the Welcome Week blog, and check back next week for the latest in Welcome Week events including Amateur Night at the Apollo, shopping trips and food festivals, and more!