On Tuesday, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. the entire first-year class, faculty, and staff are invited and urged to attend this year’s Convocation in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center on the Pleasantville Campus, marking the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.
Keynote speaker and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Susan Herman, winner of the 2013 U.S. Department of Justice National Crime Victim Service Award, is best known for her groundbreaking work on parallel justice for victims of crime. She believes that “we must meet our obligation to victims, not just because we are a compassionate society, but because helping victims rebuild their lives is an essential component of justice.” Her presentation at this year’s Convocation with the continued focus upon the theme of Justice.
Pre-convocation activities will take place on each campus prior to the University-wide event. Students will meet in small groups with faculty, staff, and student facilitators to engage in a discussion of justice and to prepare for Professor Herman’s remarks. The students will have read Class Matters, a book that explores how class (a combination of income, education, wealth, and occupation) influences American society.
On the NYC Campus, pre-Convocation activities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with travel to the Westchester Campus immediately following. Westchester’s pre-Convocation activities will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On the Westchester Campus, lunch and festivities will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with Convocation beginning promptly at 3:00 p.m. Buses will return to the NYC Campus after the ceremony at 4:30 p.m.
For more information about Professor Susan Herman and this year’s Convocation, please visit the website: www.pace.edu/convocation.