A Small Salute

Pace student and veteran Ashley Small ’14 talks about her big transition from the military to a marketing major. >>Read More

Pace student Ashley Small ’14 has something most people in the Pace Community don’t have—top secret clearance.

While many undergraduate students come to Pace straight from high school, Small anchored here a very different way.

After graduating from high school, she began attending college and found that it was hard to afford. Trying to find a way to go to school and pay for it at the same time, Small joined the U.S. Navy.

When she first met her recruiter, she had to take a basic understanding test—comprising divisions in mechanics, common sense, electronics, and engineering—to determine which jobs she qualified for. Small scored a 96.

After attending bootcamp, which she recalls “was easy after living with my overprotective parents,” Small boarded the U.S.S. Truman.

“I was on a 5,000-man aircraft carrier,” she says. “An aircraft carrier has two missions: to launch and to recover aircrafts. I was the person who recovered the pilot and centered them to land on the ship.”

In addition to landing planes, Small found time to work on a variety of projects during her five years with the Navy. She was responsible for the upkeep and upgrading of the IFLOLS system, a $874,000 improved Fresnel lens optical landing system which she needed a top secret clearance to record confidential footage, training new electricians on the operation of shipboard fiber optic cables, lasers, and interior electronics, and supervising 12 team members, among other tasks—all while traveling around the world from Greece to Italy to Bahrain to Dubai.

“They break up shifts, 12 on and 12 off,” Small says. “It’s a self-sustaining community, so if the place catches fire, we’re the fire department.”

During her 12 hours off, she found herself taking cameras apart and putting them back together, and her passion for photography—which goes hand-in-hand with her career in marketing—flourished.

“Growing up, my parents didn’t allow us to have cable and we lived a sort of sheltered childhood because my parents were from Jamaica and didn’t know American society,” Small says. “One day I got home a little early and my brother’s Rolling Stone was there. And that’s where I discovered girls could pierce their ears, hair gel, everything. I fell in love with marketing. It changed everything for me.”

After two deployments, where she also completed her first two years of college on board the ship, Small returned stateside and began attending the University of North Carolina. During her first year, her military roommate moved to New York in search of a good nursing school. Helping her with research, Small came across Pace.

“I fell in love with Pace,” she says. “UNC only gives its first 10 veterans full aid and then covers 20% of the cost of attendance. Pace gives 100%.”

Selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2014, an honor awarded to only 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide, Pace’s commitment to veteran education is evident. In addition to need-based financial aid and benefits offered by the G.I. Bill, Pace provides financial assistance through the Veterans Scholarship, which can cover half of undergraduate and graduate students’ tuition, as well as the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers full tuition coverage.

Since arriving at Pace, Small has turned her passion into a likely profession. The Lubin BBA in Advertising student is not only excelling academically, but professionally and socially, serving as the Public Relations Officer for the Pace Student Veterans of America, participating in Ascend business organization and the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Shades Initiative, and being inducted into Sigma Iota Epsilon, the premier honorary and professional fraternal organization in management.

She also finds time to visit the No Veteran Alone-VA Hospital in Brooklyn, where she reads, plays music and cards, and serves as a companion for terminally ill veterans, something that stemmed from an injury of her own.

“I got knocked off the flight deck and got hurt and was going to physical therapy every Friday and acupuncture,” she says. “When I was in the hospital, there were a lot of people who weren’t going to leave and were by themselves. I didn’t go there with the intention to volunteer, but it worked out.”

While her connection to the military will always remain, Small’s future is in advertising. She hopes to hit it big in fashion marketing and possibly work for one of her favorite clothing companies, like Zara. “I want to hit someone the way Rolling Stone has hit me,” she says.

Give Me a P-P-A!

Cheerleaders and basketball players. Sex strikes and battles of the sexes. Pace Performing Arts brings it on with Lysistrata Jones on November 13 – 17 in NYC. >>Read More

Athens U. cheerleader Lyssie J. convinces her squad not to “give it up” to their basketball player boyfriends until the team finally breaks its 30-year losing streak. What happens during this sex strike is something special—maybe abstinence really does make the heart grow fonder. Based on Aristophanes’ 2,500-year-old Greek comedy, Lysistrata, the story of a group of women who withhold sex to inspire their men to find a peaceful resolution to the Peloponnesian War, Lysistrata Jones had its Broadway premiere in 2011.

With its infectious original score and a hysterical book from three-time Tony®-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act), and composer and lyricist Lewis Flinn (The Divine Sister), Lysistrata Jones is a blast.

And Pace Performing Arts is taking on this battle of the sexes as part of their next production on November 13–17 in the Schimmel Theatre.

Performances will be held on November 13–15 at 7:30 p.m., November 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and November 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at OvationTix.

Operation Christmas Child

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get a J-O-B

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

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

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz

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

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

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

BBall Does Ladies Night

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

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

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

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

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

Making Herstory

On November 12, women authors discuss the challenges of writing biographies at “How I Got That Story! Women Writing Women’s Lives.”

What is it about a certain person, period, or cultural moment that grabs a writer’s interest and doesn’t let go for months, years, or sometimes a lifetime? In the case of women who write about women, the answers are many and varied. “I wait for the little bird of inspiration to fly over my head,” says one writer; “I felt a terrible historical wrong had been done to my subject and I wanted to right it,” said another; and still others describe everything from a casual glance at a portrait to the eureka moment of finding a document.

On Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., stop by the Aniello Bianco Room on the NYC Campus as the Women Writing Women’s Lives Biography Seminar at the Graduate Center of the City University of NY, the Women’s National Book Association-NYC Chapter, and Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences host How I Got That Story: Women Writing Women’s Lives, a panel discussion featuring some of these women’s most fascinating stories and the challenges and methodologies of writing biographies.

Panelists include:

Jean Fagan Yellin—a literary historian specializing in women’s writing with a focus on African-American writers and a Distinguished Professor Emerita of English at Pace. Her book Harriet Jacobs: A Life (2005) discusses the life and work of the author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, for which she won the 2004 Frederick Douglass Prize and the Modern Language Association’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize. Her two-volume The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (2008) was awarded the J. Franklin Jameson Prize by the American Historical Association. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for Women and Sisters: The Anti-Slavery Feminists in American Culture (1990)

Nancy Rubin Stuart—author of the recently published Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married (2013). An award-winning author/journalist, Stuart specializes in women’s history, social history, and current social trends, placing the lives of America’s important, often-overlooked women on the historical record. Her earlier books include The Muse of the Revolution (2008); The Reluctant Spiritualist (2005); American Empress (1995); and Isabella of Castile (1991).

Marnie Mueller—a Caucasian woman who was born in a Japanese American segregation camp during WWII. Mueller is currently working on a memoir/biography about her relationship with a Japanese American showgirl who was interned in another camp. She is the author of the novels The Climate of the Country (1999), My Mother’s Island (2002), and Green Fires (1999). Mueller was one of the early Peace Corps volunteers, spending two years in a barrio in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She speaks and writes on the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the history of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Diane Jacobs—author of the soon-to-be-published Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters (Spring 2014). Jacobs began as a journalist, writing essays for The New York Times and Film Comment, and has published two books of film criticism: Hollywood Renaissance (1976) and But We Need the Eggs: The Magic of Woody Allen (1982), and two biographies: Christmas In July: The Life And Art of Preston Sturges (1992) and Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft (2001).

Deirdre Bair will moderate the discussion. Bair is the critically acclaimed author of five biographies, including Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography (1991) and Anais Nin: A Biography (1996), both chosen by The New York Times as “Best Books of the Year.” Bair received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography (1990). Her last two books were Calling it Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over (2007) and the critically acclaimed Saul Steinberg: A Biography (2012) about the celebrated illustrator and cartoonist. She is also a longtime member of the advisory board of the MS in Publishing program at Pace.

RSVP to programs@wnba-nyc.org. Light refreshments will be served and book signings will be held after the event.

Give Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

Lubin’s Global Village

Build your global network! Celebrate Lubin’s diversity with food, music, and raffles on November 18 in NYC.

On Monday, November 18, join Lubin students from New York to New Delhi as the Center for Global Business Programs presents the 2013 Lubin Global Village Celebration from 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. in the Aniello Bianco Room.

Enjoy specialty food and diverse music, win raffle prizes including an iPad, and, of course, with more than 1,400 international students representing more than 100 countries, build your global network!

Last year, students participated in Chinese calligraphy and Jianzhi (Chinese paper cutting), enjoyed a dance performance by SABOR Latino, and much more.

Into the Scrum

On Monday, November 18, Rockefeller Foundation CTO stops by Seidenberg to talk Scrum and the foundation’s Agile transformation story at the Agile NYC user group meeting.

In 2012, The Rockefeller Foundation, a New York-based private philanthropic foundation, started using the Agile Scrum framework as opposed to the traditional, waterfall approach to internal IT project development and execution. On Monday, November 18, Agile NYC and Seidenberg host Carolyn Wendrowski and Scott Ceniza-Levine as they discuss the project opportunity and initial experiences piloting Scrum, and learn how Rockefeller developed its own “flavor” of Agile that has since been adapted to small and large IT projects involving foundation IT staff, program staff, and consultants. They will focus on lessons learned from the initial pilot, and experimenting with Scrum and Kanban to improve processes in the IT department and within the organization.

Scott Ceniza-Levine is Chief Technology Officer at the Rockefeller Foundation, responsible for strategic direction and implementation of information and communications technology solutions across all Foundation offices.

Carolyn Wendrowski is PMP certified and a Microsoft Certified Professional in CRM. In addition to attending Agile NYC meetings and events, she is active in the Technology Affinity Group (a group focused on promoting technology in philanthropy), and is a member in the network of Foundation Information Systems Managers.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of 163 William Street. For more details or to register, click here.

A Taste of Pace Pride

November is Transgender Awareness Month. Join Pace’s LGBTQA and Social Justice Center in a month of events, including a panel on coming out as trans*, relationships and dating, violence, transgender day of remembrance, and more!

Tuesday, November 12
LGBT Panel on Travelling Abroad
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, W605
Pace LGBTQ and Ally students, staff and faculty share their experiences travelling abroad. Sponsored by the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and International Programs and Services for International Awareness Week.

Wednesday, November 13
Stonewall Coalition Meetings

12:10 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, 3rd Floor Room E320
Pace’s Gay Straight Alliance, Stonewall Coalition, hosts weekly meetings about various topics related to the LGBTQA community, as well as planning social events and movie nights.

International Education Week Fair
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Union
This year’s International Education Week Fair is all about the exploration of international opportunity! We will go on a tasting journey with a free international buffet lunch, witness timeless Chinese cultural traditions, and become inspired by this year’s keynote speaker, Susan Maxam, EdD. We’ll also learn the key to relaxation by participating in a Tai Chi demonstration. Come feast your senses on international education and get ready to see the world!

Thursday, November 14
Coming Out as Trans*

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Student Union, Meeting Room A
Join us for a panel discussion about trans* individuals’ experiences in relation to coming out.

LGBTQA Center Open House
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903
Stop by the LGBTQA Center to learn about resources, chat with staff, and enjoy snacks!

Friday, November 15
Cisgender Privilege

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903
What is cisgender supremacy? What does it means to have cisgender privilege? Come and explore these concepts and how we can be better allies to trans* people.

QPOC Discussion: Gender(full)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
41 Park row, 9th Floor room 903
This discussion explores the ways in which we experience gender roles within our communities and cultures. Who gets to claim femininity? Masculinity? Is there room for ambiguity? What are the consequences of our failure to conform?

Tuesday, November 19
Just B! Discussion Group

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor, Room 903
JUST B!, a discussion group for people who identify as bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and other forms of non-monosexual, returns for another semester of discussion, exploration, and affirmation.

Into the Grey: Relationships and Dating
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Room E316
Join us as we discuss the navigation of relationships for transgender people.

Wednesday, November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
One Place Plaza Main Lobby
TDOR is a day to remember transgender people who, in the last year, have lost their lives due to transphobic violence. We will be tabling all day and encouraging the Pace Community to make signs to commemorate their lives.

Stonewall Coalition Meetings
12:10 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, 3rd Floor, Room E320
Pace’s Gay Straight Alliance, Stonewall Coalition, hosts weekly meetings about various topics related to the LGBTQA community, as well as planning social events and movie nights.

Thursday, November 21
You Are Beautiful
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Student Union
The Center and Stonewall team up with Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) to raise awareness of suicide amongst young people and to educate the Pace Community of the potential sings of suicide and intervention methods.

Into the Grey:  Violence Against the Transgender Community
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Room E316
Join us as we discuss various forms of violence against the transgender community. Hear from the trans* community, learn to listen, and learn to advocate.

Monday, November 25
HIV/AIDS Testing

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Student Union
Know your status! Get tested! Free HIV/AIDS testing from the Stonewall Coalition.

Thanks and Giving Potluck
12:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
106 Fulton Street, 2nd Floor
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and International Office at our annual potluck. We will give thanks and give back. Enjoy food, friends, and family. Sign up to bring a dish of your choice by e-mailing lgbtqacenter@pace.edu.

SGRho On the Go!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the Next Associate Provost

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

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

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

NYC Campus

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

For You, By You

Can one person make a difference? Voice your concerns about Pace as SGA hosts For the Students, By the Students on November 13 and 14 in NYC.

Join Pace’s Student Government Association in NYC as they host For the Students, By the Students, an open forum discussion of all types of issues at Pace, including housing, dining services, SDACA, financial aid, and OSA.

Current residents will have the Student Union floor on Wednesday, November 13 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and commuters can voice their concerns on Thursday, November 14 at 3:30 p.m. in W613.

Bring your concerns, comments, and questions about departments, administration, academics, student life, and more, and help SGA make a difference at Pace.

Learn more about SGA at http://sganyc.blogs.pace.edu.

P4K the Night Away

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pace students are too legit to sit

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

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

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

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

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

 

Celebrate Global Diversity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three Credits in Four Weeks

The department stores are decorated, the sun is setting on the fall, and before you know it, it’ll be winter break. This year, pick up three credits in four weeks with January Intersession.

This winter, as appealing as it may seem, don’t spend your entire break sitting in your PJs watching Real Housewives reruns. Spend it in your PJs exploring media and gender and getting three credits for it.

Want to take public speaking online? Sure thing. Want to knock out that calculus course in just four weeks? Also not a problem. Interested in exploring the role of animals in our society, the psychology of violence, or Italian cinema? All you’ve gotta do is register for January Intersession 2014.

Courses are offered in subject areas including art, biology, communications, criminal justice, environmental science, history, literature, mathematics, psychology, women’s studies, and more—online, in a hybrid online/in-class, and traditional in-class formats—and are completed in just four short weeks beginning on January 2.

Register now, so when your parents nag you to get off the computer and change into “real people clothes,” you can tell them you decided to get a jumpstart on the year.

Setter Sports

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

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

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

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

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

SEALS the Deal

Powerhouse NFL agent Eugene T. Lee, Esq. is giving you an inside look at business and law in sports on November 5 at the Law School.

Sports, Entertainment & Arts Law Society (S.E.A.L.S.) invites business, sports, and law enthusiasts to stop by their next event: The Dotted Line: An Inside Look at Business and Law in Sports. Eugene T. Lee, Esq., president of ETL Associates, Inc., the most up-and-coming agency in the NFL player representation industry, will visit the Pace Law School Campus on Tuesday, November 5, at 5:45 p.m. in the Tudor Room to share his insider knowledge on the topic.

Lee, who has appeared on ESPN, Fox News, CNN, and starred in the ESPN Documentary The Dotted Line, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Morgan Spurlock, is considered the next “powerhouse” agent and one of the most influential individuals in the sports world.

He picked up his first sports client while playing pickup basketball in law school at Notre Dame and now represents a variety of athletes including Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren, St. Louis Rams linebacker Jonathan Stewart, and Buffalo Bills cornerback Johnny Adams.

Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Jay Vyas at jyvas@law.pace.edu.

Lubin Legends

Interested in learning about some of Lubin’s signature experiential learning programs like Ad Team, Pace Pitch, IDM Lab, and trips to Brazil? Join Lubin faculty and students at the first Lubin Legends Showcase on November 11 in NYC.

Want to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real life? That’s what Pace is all about.

On Monday, November 11, freshmen and sophomores are invited to hear all about Lubin’s experiential learning programs and initiatives including the Pace Pitch, Ad Team, IDM Lab, trips to Brazil, and more from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus. Faculty advisers of these programs, along with some of their star students and alumni, will give a short presentation on each program and its impact. There will also be an opportunity for networking at the end of the presentations.

If you want to gain hands-on experience creating an advertising campaign for the American Advertising Federation’s big ad competition, think you have the winning business plan pitch, or just want to learn more about international travel and other Lubin opportunities, this is the event for you.

Lunch will be served. RSVP to Jenny Ko at jko2@pace.edu by Monday, November 4.

I Ain’t Afraid of No Cybersecurity

If there’s something strange in your cyber world, who ya gonna call? Find out on November 13 at a discussion on cybersecurity law and policy issues.

The Office of Government and Community Relations and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems invite you to join them for Who Ya Gonna Call? The Uncertain Landscape of Cybersecurity Law and Policy, a free lecture to get an “Inside the Beltway” perspective on cybersecurity law and policy issues on Wednesday, November 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Lecture Hall West on the 2nd floor of 1PP.

Tim Clancy, president of Arch Street LLC, will be the featured speaker. Clancy has broad experience in federal science and technology policy in academia, government, and the private sector and has represented the National Science Foundation before Congress, serving in senior positions in the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. He also served two tours as a professional staff member on the House Science Committee and as Chief of Staff to Representative Sherwood Boehlert in the House of Representatives.

Clancy has won federal sponsored research awards as a research faculty member at George Mason University, has received two awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security in the fields of cybersecurity law, policy, and economics research, and has organized and presented at major international conferences on cybersecurity.

Associate Dean of the Seidenberg School Jonathan H. Hill, DPS, will moderate.

RSVP to communityrelations@pace.edu by Monday, November 11. Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Who’s Down With OUP?

Pace University’s MS in Publishing alumni and students are taking over Oxford University Press. Hear from four who range from editorial assistant and intern to ebook manager.

Oxford University Press (OUP) has an incredibly diverse publishing program and is the largest University Press in the world. Several Pace MS in Publishing alumnae and students are currently working and interning at OUP and they all talked about their experiences in publishing, their academic studies at Pace, and their work at OUP with MS in Publishing’s Professor Denning. Here are some snippets from the interviews:

Margaret Harrison ’12
Ebook Global Supply Chain Manager

Professor Denning: It is very exciting to have such a strong contingent of Pace graduates at OUP and we are especially proud of your accomplishments. Could you tell us a bit about what is you do at Oxford University Press?

Margaret: I was hired in June 2011 to found the Ebook Global Supply Chain office, and we are now a transatlantic team of three overseeing ebook operations for the global academic business, including conversion, distribution and process. (Rachel Menth, another alumna of the MS in Publishing Program, actually works on my team!) Currently I do a fair bit of project management and lead business process improvement for ebook work. Every day I have at least three to five problems that require solving. And I work with colleagues across numerous departments, US and UK. I love visiting our Oxford office and collaborating with my UK colleagues. Since I started at OUP, we have launched the UK’s ebook business, converted more than 4,000 US and UK EPUBs, distributed more than 10,000 ebooks, launched international partnerships with Kobo, Google, and others, documented for the first time global ebook processes for the press, and led an ebook data reconciliation project to clean up more than 30,000 ebook records in our systems. I have an amazing team that’s worked very hard to achieve these milestones.

Professor Denning: What advice would you give to a Pace student hoping to begin a career in publishing? What advice would you offer someone who is interested in working at Oxford?

Margaret: Networking has literally led to every job I’ve ever had, from the time I was 16. It is so important to “build it before you need it” as the saying goes. Spend some time on your LinkedIn profile and think about how to optimize your profile for your audience so you stand out. Include a link to a copy of your Pace thesis. Ask your professors to post a recommendation. Then network with everyone you can think of: your dentist, your grandma’s neighbor, the local barkeep. You just never know when you might make that meaningful connection.

Professor Denning:  Are you involved in the MS in Publishing program in any way today?

Margaret:  Yes! Earlier this year I gave several guest lectures in the Pace University China-U.S. Publishing Program. This was a great opportunity to share recent successes in our ebook program at OUP as part of a continuing education initiative. One day I hope to teach in the MS in Publishing Program, teaching students about digital workflows (and especially encouraging young women to pursue technology tracks in publishing).


Melanie Mitzman ’12 
Assistant Marketing Manager for Economics, Finance, and Business

Professor Denning:  How would you describe the work environment at Oxford?

Melanie: It’s a truly global working experience. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, especially when it comes to finding the right person to reach out to in each unique situation. It’s a nice combination of individual and teamwork, and working in such an expansive company has been a great way to improve my skills at working with lots of different people.

Professor Denning:  What advice would you give to a Pace student hoping to begin a career in book or magazine publishing? What advice would you offer someone who is interested in working at Oxford?

Melanie: You have to truly love publishing in order to commit yourself to it, due to the difficult work and often low pay. Being at the right company and/or finding a mentor (or two) at a job can vastly improve that experience and make a huge difference in how you view your work. And always pay it forward. After a few years in the business, it can be easy to forget what it was like when you first started, but it’s always good to remember those roots by helping the newest members of the publishing world.

Professor Denning:  Anything else or any advice you would like to give to current students and alumni?

Melanie: I would really recommend meeting, making friends with, and working with as many people as possible in your classes. These are the people you will continue to run into throughout your career, either in the office or social networking events, and you will almost certainly grow together and possibly look to each other for references or job opportunities. These are your friends, but they are also great assets for your career development.

Brianna Marron ’11 
Editorial Assistant

Professor Denning:  Please describe a bit about what your job entails.

Brianna:  My job requires me to have four arms, and an increased tolerance for caffeine, but I wouldn’t trade it. My day-to-day tasks include constant contact with authors to ensure they are writing their manuscripts, and to help shepherd the entire process for them.  Some of the basic tasks I perform include identifying and evaluating print and online publishing and distribution opportunities, analyzing competition, conducting market research, and basically being the liaison between the author and all departments: production, marketing, publicity, sales, design, and so forth. Some of the more creative and fun tasks I get to do are creating concepts for covers and researching images, writing cover copy, and writing book descriptions that feed onto our website and other booksellers’ websites, like Amazon.

Professor Denning:  How do you feel that the MS in Publishing program prepared you for a career in the publishing industry?

Brianna:  From the get-go, the instructors were all helpful and really wanted to know why I was in their class, and they really listened and helped me strengthen the skills I already had, and combine them with the skills I needed to work in the type of publishing environment I wanted; they really tried to cater their classes to the reasons each student had for being there.  And the program is also designed for those students who don’t really know what area in publishing they want to pursue, as you will learn about all the various aspects of publishing.  Again, I wouldn’t trade my job, but the publishing industry is changing so rapidly, that some days, I really just want to go back to Pace to learn it all again, because the moment you think you understand publishing is the moment the industry transmutes to the changing century.

Professor Denning:  Anything else or any advice you would like to give to current students and alumni?

Brianna: Stay informed. Read the news, read everything, attend different types of lectures, take advantage of being in NYC where culture thrives all around; this is where ideas for books generate.  To grow in a publishing career, it is not enough to come to work, type in data, read manuscripts, and go through the general motions.  You need to have a genuine interest in your surroundings—the people around you, the community around you, the problems, the luxuries—take time to notice the undetected world around you; this is where books are born, and this is the foundation of your career.

Maria Garguilo ’13 
Editorial Intern

Professor Denning:  How do you feel that the MS in Publishing program has been working to prepare you for a career in the publishing industry?

Maria:  Pace has helped to prepare me for a career in the publishing industry by making the industry tangible in many ways, including having professors who have first-hand publishing experience. In many of the classes I’ve taken, the industry stories that professors sometimes share with us are just as interesting and useful as the course material they’re teaching. Another way Pace makes the industry tangible is by making internship opportunities readily available and really encouraging students to take those opportunities. Lastly, Pace offers students the opportunity to take part in industry meetings, conferences, etc. My first month at Pace, I attended the Book Industry Study Group Annual Meeting. I didn’t understand a lot of what was going on, but just being there, and being surrounded by industry professionals was inspiring. And I know that many students took advantage of going to BEA this summer (I was traveling and couldn’t attend). These are events that I would not have access to without Pace, and I feel grateful that I’m a part of a program where the faculty cares about giving students all the tools they need to succeed in the future.

Professor Denning: What was the topic of your Graduate Thesis paper and can you tell us about what you think the value of writing it is for students?

Maria: The topic of my Graduate Thesis paper was how the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon came to be. It wasn’t an analysis of the books’ content, but the process of how an unknown author who wrote fan fiction ended up becoming Publishers Weekly Person of the Year in 2012. I wrote a thesis as an undergraduate at University at Albany, too, and I think in both cases the value of writing a thesis is feeling like you are a bit of an expert on a certain topic. Although the research and writing can feel overwhelming at times, when it is complete, it is a great source of pride, and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Maybe more importantly, your thesis is a great writing sample that you can show to future employers to show that you can not only write, but also conduct research and organize it in a coherent way.

Read the full interviews on the MS in Publishing blog.

Sustain What?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good for Your Health

ObamaCare: just what the doctor ordered or the end of American civilization as we know it? Professors Weinstock and Malone duke it out at the next Honors Colloquium on Wednesday, November 6.

They’re baaaaaaaack! For nearly a decade, Dyson Economics Professor Mark Weinstock and Political Science Professor Chris Malone have engaged in a series of discussions on the most pressing issues in American politics.

The gloves come off again on Wednesday, November 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall North as the Pforzheimer Honors College presents the second in a series of colloquiums. This round’s topic—ObamaCare: Just what the doctor ordered or the end of American civilization as we know it? They don’t agree on anything except that this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Light snacks will be served. To find out more about the Honors College and its colloquiums, follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PaceHonorsCollegeNYC) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/pacehonorsnyc).