I Would Walk 4000 Miles

Look at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world as Hudson Stage Company presents its fall mainstage production, 4000 Miles, Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize finalist.

After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and discover the fragile line between growing up and growing old through humor, heartache, and love.

Hudson Stage Company, located at the Woodward Hall Theatre in Briarcliff, presents Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles, the winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

A preview will be held on Friday, November 1, at 8:00 p.m., with opening night on Saturday November 2. Performances will also be held on November 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16, with a special talkback on November 10.

General admission is $35, but the Pace Community can buy $25 tickets by visiting SmartTix.

See what The New York Times calls “a funny, moving, and altogether wonderful drama.”

IT’s All Worth It

Seidenberg IT student Kevin Cheng ’15 might be booked solid with his full-time internship and class, but says IT’s all worth it.

“To a certain degree, I’m losing a lot of sleep,” admits Seidenberg student Kevin Cheng ’15. For the past year and a half, this Information Technology major has been balancing an 18-credit course load, a more-than-full-time internship at McGraw Hill Financial’s Standard & Poor’s (S&P), and a Dean’s List GPA on top of it all. Sleep deprivation is nothing new to this super intern.

As a junior systems engineer, Cheng works around the clock resolving IT help tickets submitted by any of S&P’s thousands of employees. He describes himself as a jack of all trades, solving hundreds of tech troubles like crashed hard drives, faulty servers, and explaining new software to employees. But that’s all in a day’s—and night’s—work for Cheng.

“I have to pay attention to my e-mail a lot, because sometimes problems don’t happen between 9 to 5. Problems can happen any time,” he says. Cheng recalls leaving the S&P offices after midnight on a few occasions during the summer and working through the weekends to take care of some persistent problems. “It’s a pretty crazy internship,” he says excitedly.

While his busy schedule may force him to eat dinner in class sometimes, Cheng says it’s all worth it. “I’m passionate about IT. Honestly, that’s the easiest way I can put it. I enjoy what I do. I’m being pushed to my limits every day, learning new things, and having new experiences. Every day is different.”

Cheng landed his dream internship in 2012, but his career started as soon as he arrived on campus. As a freshman, Cheng remembers sitting in one of his first business classes when the professor asked the students if they wanted to be successful. “The class was unanimous, we said ‘yeah, of course.’” The professor then encouraged the students to take advantage of Pace’s Career Services. “He said ‘I’m telling you this, but I can’t make you go. It’s ultimately up to you.’”

Cheng wasted no time. He and a friend headed to Career Services, only to discover that first-semester freshmen aren’t eligible for internships. So instead, Cheng did the next best thing and attended Career Services’ workshops until he could begin applying for internships in the spring. It wasn’t long before he found himself in the hot seat at his first interview. But Cheng was ready for it.

“I got a packet from Career Services that had sample questions. They were really great with helping me,” he says. Before the interview, he met with his career counselor for advice, enlisted the help of his friends to practice interviewing, and did some research on his own about interviewing techniques. “I even read an article about the best colors to wear to an interview, that’s how far I went,” he says.

All the preparation paid off and Cheng was offered the internship at Endeavor Global, a nonprofit that helps start-ups become more successful. He says going through the process—from start to finish—of his first internship was what helped him land his current internship. “That internship gave me the experience that led me to McGraw-Hill. I was more confident after that internship,” he says.

And confidence was crucial when Cheng interviewed at S&P. He says they asked challenging questions designed to demonstrate his thought process. “It was a rigorous interview, but I prepared for it just like I did for Endeavor,” he says. “I didn’t even know if I answered them correctly, but it turned out, a week later, they called me back and said that they would love to have me.”

Since then, Cheng has been rounding out his education with real-world experience and seeing the principles he’s learning in class first-hand. For example, understanding what’s expected in corporate cultures not only prepares him every day for his internship, but Cheng says it also gave him a leg up in his interview when it came to answering those tricky questions.

He encourages his classmates to go after the internships they really want and to use Pace’s resources, like the eRecruiting website, to find them. “It might be a little discouraging for some people, but just be persistent. You’ve got nothing to lose by applying. So keep at it and certainly go to the Career Center because they’re more than helpful.”

Get connected with Career Services by visiting www.pace.edu/careers. Interested in sharing your success story? E-mail us! 

Don’t Be a Bully Film Fest

Take a stand against bullies on Friday, November 1, as Pace hosts an anti-bullying film festival in NYC.

Here are some staggering facts you may or may not know:

  • 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year
  • 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying
  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
  • 1 out of 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying
  • nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online, but only 1 in 10 will inform a parent or adult
  • 4 in 10 LGBT youth (42%) say the community in which they live is not accepting of LGBT people
  • Roughly half of adolescents with autism, intellectual disability, speech impairments, and learning disabilities are bullied at school

Bullying has become a national epidemic—if we haven’t witnessed it first-hand, we’ve seen it on social media, on TV and in movies, magazines, and on the news. On Friday, November 1, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., focus on bullying at the Bullying Film Festival in the Bianco Room on the NYC Campus and find out why you should become part of the solution.

Join Pace’s LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for the premiere screening of Dear Me, a raw film that explores bullying, bystander behavior, and breaking the silence. Pace students, staff, and faculty will share their stories and will also serve on a panel to discuss their involvement in the film. Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady, PhD, will moderate the panel. This will be followed by a series of short film screenings and discussions including:

Cyber Bullying Virus, a serious example of the disease-like effects of cyber bullying. The film illustrates how fast the virus spreads and infects others and can ruin the lives of its victims. The cure for the virus is found in those who stand up against it. Dyson Professor June F. Chisholm, PhD, and Seidenberg professors James P. Lawler, DPS, and John C. Molluzzo will present.

Valentine Road explores the murder of a teenager who had begun exploring his gender expression, revealing the circumstances that led to the shocking crime, as well as its complicated aftermath. Moderated by Dean for Students Marijo Russell-O’Grady.

What Would You Do: Down Syndrome and Employment follows an employee with down syndrome who is insulted by other customers…will the other customers who witness this injustice do anything to stop the hate? Professor Lawler will follow up with a presentation on Bullying of Young Adults with Disabilities.

The event includes food and drinks and is co-sponsored by Seidenberg, the Dean for Students NYC, Psychology Department, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Career Corner

Women in tech, job boot camps, a visit from ESPN and Mercedes-Benz, and more. Career Services is helping you score over the next two weeks.

Career Exploration: Your Personality and the Work Place
Tuesday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Room W503, One Pace Plaza
Are you interested in learning more about yourself and how your personality translates to the working world? Use the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to find out more about you and what it means in the workplace! Space is limited. RSVP by calling (212) 346-1386 or stop by the 2nd floor of 41 Park Row.

PLV Practice Interview Day
Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
Network with real recruiters as they conduct mock interviews and give you immediate feedback about your interview style. Participating employers include A&E, MSCO, McGladrey, Target, and Optical Distributor Group.

Career Services Cares
Friday, November 1 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | New York Common Pantry in East Harlem
Join Career Services and the New York Common Pantry in helping pack and distribute nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. There will be a pizza party after the event for all participating volunteers. E-mail srosenberg2@pace.edu to sign up! Spots are limited.

Women in Technology Version 2.0
Wednesday, November 6 | 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Women are changing the face of technology and who better to learn from about the developing market than women themselves when it comes to the developing market! Learn how you can be a part of this innovative female movement, changing the way we think about technology. Light refreshments and raffle prizes (from SGA) include a Nexus 7 Tablet and an iPod Touch.

Thursday, November 7 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. | VIP Room, Goldstein Fitness Center
Join Pace alumnus Patrick Caulfield, director, ESPN stats and information group, for a chance to learn about the sports media industry. To RSVP, e-mail careers@pace.edu.

LIVE @ Pace: Mercedes-Benz
Tuesday, November 12 | 3:30 pm.–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.

Employer-Run Job Search Boot Camp
Tuesday, November 12 | 5:00 pm.–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.

For the latest and greatest in Career Services events, visit www.pace.edu/careers.

La Vie En Schimmel

The voice behind Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose and one of opera’s rising stars take the Schimmel stage this week as the Pace Presents season continues.

EDITH performed by Jil Aigrot, the voice of Edith Piaf in the award-winning film La Vie En Rose
November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Remembering the 50th anniversary of the death of legendary singer, Edith Piaf, this spectacular evening will begin in Paris’s most famous artistic neighborhood, Montmartre. Aigrot will then entertain you with the ‘music hall’ period of Edith Piaf’s career during which Piaf sang her most famous hits. On stage, video will include never before seen images of Piaf’s life.

Jil Aigrot was discovered by Ginou Richer, Edith Piaf’s close friend and personal secretary. Shortly after their meeting, Jil Aigrot was chosen to be the singing voice for Marion Cottilard’s portrayal of Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan’s award-winning film, La Vie En Rose.

“Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for her remarkable portrayal of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. But there’s another amazing Piaf performance in the movie, and it is delivered by someone you never see: French vocalist Jil Aigrot.”–Newsweek

VOCE AT PACE: Jamie Barton
November 3, 3:00 p.m.
Curated by Matthew A. Epstein
VOCE at Pace: Rising Opera Stars in Recital is supported by the Richard Tucker Music Foundation in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis

In her first recital performance since winning the prestigious 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World competition and Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize, Jamie Barton will open VOCE AT PACE: Rising Opera Stars in Recital at the Schimmel! Barton is the winner of the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a Grammy nominee and a recipient of a Richard Tucker Career Grant.

“A great artist, no question, with an imperturbable steadiness of tone, and a nobility of utterance that invites comparison not so much with her contemporaries as with mid-20th century greats such as Kirsten Flagstad or Karin Branzell.”–The Guardian

$5 student tickets and $15 faculty and staff tickets for each event can be purchased in advance at the Schimmel box office. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

Be Fabulous

We don’t ever want to hear you say that being on the PLV Campus is a drag. Except for on Friday, November 1. Save the date and bring a date to Fabulosity, Pace’s annual drag/crossover show.

Students with Manila Luzon of RuPaul’s Drag Race at a previous Fabulosity event

Are you fabulous or are you fabulous?

Guys will break out the stilettos and sequins and ladies will rock the mustaches and mullets as they bring their best Milli Vanilli lip syncing performance to the 5th Annual Fabulosity, Pace PLV’s drag/crossover show. Whether you’re interested in competing (cash prizes include $300, $150, and $75) or just catching the show, stop by the Gottesman Room on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be served before at 6:00 p.m. in the Setter’s Lounge.

Plus, this year’s theme will be “Hairspray, 50 years back” and there will be bonus points for those who incorporate the 60s theme into their performance.

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.

Silent Scream

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people 15-24 years old. On October 30, join the PLV Campus in a discussion about the silent pains felt by millions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, depression affects 1 in 10 adults in the United States. Face your fears as CRU and the Psychology Club, with co-sponsorship by SNAP (Student Nurses at Pace) and the Counseling Center, present Silent Scream, a discussion on suicide, depression, and various forms of pain that are often kept silent among students on campus on Wednesday, October 30, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Butcher Suite on the PLV Campus.

Learn about signs of depression in friends, peers, roommates, or even yourself and find out how Pace’s Counseling Center can help you.

Research and Resources

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to two important discussions. Hear from the Provost about how you can gain research experience and find out what’s available for our aging family members.

Research…Publish…ME? The Importance of Research in Undergraduate Education
Tuesday, October 29
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Meeting Room A
This workshop will inform you of the benefits of connecting with faculty and working on research projects in your area of interest or major. Not only will you gain invaluable skills, your research could possibly be published and enhance your future opportunities for internships, graduate studies, and job prospects. Pace Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, will speak.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Eldercare But Were Afraid to Ask
Wednesday, November 6
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Meeting Room A, One Pace Plaza
This workshop provides an overview of the entire spectrum of care for our aging family members, from Meals on Wheels to skilled nursing care—with information on how to find it and who pays for it. Sara Sadin, Geriatric Care Manager, will be facilitating the workshop. Resource materials will be distributed.

RSVP to OMA Director Denise Belen Santiago, PhD, at (212) 346-1546 or dsantiago@pace.edu.

Donner Is Served!

Lubin makes sure you connect with the C-Suite before you even graduate. On October 31, Fred R. Donner, BBA ’84, Senior Vice President, CFO, and COO for the Business Insurance segment of Travelers Companies, Inc., talks big data during a visit to the Westchester Campus as part of Lubin’s Executive in Residence (EIR) program.

For the last 25 years, Lubin’s Executive in Residence program has made it possible for chairs, C-suite executives, presidents, and other top professionals to come to Pace to interact with Lubin students and faculty.

On Thursday, October 31, Fred R. Donner, BBA ’84, Senior Vice President, CFO, and COO for the Business Insurance segment of Travelers Companies, Inc., will give a lecture on Big Data: Driving Innovation at Travelers at 12:15 p.m. in the Gottesman Room on the Westchester Campus as part of the fall 2013 EIR.

Donner joined Travelers in November 2009 as Chief Financial Officer for Personal Insurance, and joined the Business Insurance segment as Chief Financial Officer in May 2010. In June 2013, he assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Operating Officer for the Business Insurance segment.

This fall’s EIR began his career in the New York City office of KPMG. During his 23 years at the firm, Donner rose through the ranks to become the National Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Insurance Practice, overseeing the delivery of audit, advisory, and tax services to all facets of the insurance industry. In this capacity, he worked with several of the firm’s largest clients from the insurance industry, including Travelers.

A Certified Public Accountant, Donner holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York City. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Lubin School of Business.

For more information about this fall’s Executive in Residence and to RSVP to attend, click here.

50 Years, 50 Faces

If you thought the 50 Years, 50 Faces reception and dinner couldn’t get any bigger, you were wrong. We have a Giant surprise that will make you want to register, and by Giant, we mean an actual New York Giant.

As we celebrate Homecoming on the Westchester Campus, we also continue to celebrate Pleasantville’s 50th Anniversary.

On Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center, join President Stephen J. Friedman, host David Pecker ’72, and the Gold Ribbon Committee at the 50 Years, 50 Faces reception and dinner catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations, with tables hosted by members of the Pace Community. Table hosts include some of your favorite professors like John Agnelli, Barbara Farrell, Joseph Pastore, Robert Klaeger, Joseph DiBenedetto, and many more, plus deans, athletic coaches, staff, and alumni.

And this just in: New York Giant and Super Bowl XXV MVP running back Ottis Anderson will be a special guest at the event.

Students can purchase discounted tickets for just $15 by registering here. You can also register your family members for $25. Faculty and staff can also purchase a $50 ticket, 50% off the discounted price here. Attire is business casual.

50 Years, 50,000 Stories: Pace in Pleasantville is made up of its people and their stories. Everyone who has studied, worked, or played at Pace in Pleasantville has a story to tell about how Pace has affected their lives. From spring fling to football games to Townhouse Day, internships to job offers, we’re not exaggerating when we say Pace Pleasantville–50 Years, 50,000 stories.

Whether it was a life-changing moment or moment of life, students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and community members are invited to share your story at http://pleasantville50th.pace.edu/ or simply by posting your story to Twitter, Instagram, or Vine with #PLV50.

Nightmare on Spruce Street

One, two, RHA’s coming for you. Three, four, what’s that on the floor. Five, six, full of tricks. Seven, eight, the house awaits. Nine, ten, it’s happening again.

Halloween is coming…to get you. Feel free to look under the bed, but do not look in the Gym because it’s going to be a nightmare on Spruce Street on October 25 as Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosts its annual Haunted House at 6:00 p.m. in the One Pace Plaza C-Level Gym.

The haunted house is free and open to all students. There is something evil there. Do you think you can handle it?

Bent in Berlin

The persecution of gays in Nazi Germany. On October 23–27, Pace Performing Arts will present Bent.

1934. Germany. Most know about the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, but few know the story of “the other indesirables” who were beaten and killed alongside them in the concentration camps.

Martin Sherman’s Bent follows Max, a gay man who tries to flee to Holland with his boyfriend Rudy, but is found by the Gestapo and sent on a train to a concentration camp. When Rudy calls out for him, Max chooses his life over love. But at the camp, when Max meets Horst, his life changes.

Pace Performing Arts students take on this story about the courage to love. Performances will be held in NYC’s Schaeberle Studio on:

October 23–25, 8:00 p.m.
October 26, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
October 27, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults and can be purchased through BrownPaperTickets.

Take the Law Into Your Own Hands

Considering applying to law school? Consider Pace. Meet the students and profs at an open house on November 2.

Whether you’re interested in Pace’s Environmental Law LLM, which is consistently ranked among the top three in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the International Law JD, which gives students access to once-in-a-lifetime experiential offerings like the Pace London Law Program and summer internships at war crimes tribunals, or a variety of other programs, Pace is the place to turn your passion into practice.

Pace Law School will host an Open House on Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Law School’s White Plains Campus.

Meet Dean Michelle Simon and other Pace Law faculty and students, participate in a mock corporate, criminal, environmental, or intellectual property law class, tour the campus, and even get a free LSAT prep preview and LSAT focus approach law review.

RSVP here and contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 422-4210 or admissions@law.pace.edu with any questions.

Start-Up City

On Thursday, November 7, Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab and the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC host a groundbreaking forum on the role of universities in the NYC entrepreneurship ecosystem.

As entrepreneurship continues to drive growth around the world, what are universities doing to encourage and develop budding entrepreneurs? How does this impact the economy? Explore these questions and more as the Entrepreneurship Lab hosts Entrepreneurship NYC: The role of universities in the NYC ecosystem on Thursday, November 7, from 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. in the Aniello Bianco Room on the NYC Campus.

Universities have long been integral to regional economic development. For example, the Morrill Act of 1862, which funded land-grant institutions, was a response to the industrial revolution. Universities also have a long tradition of contributing to the general welfare, which can be exemplified in the “Wisconsin Idea” that dates back to the late 19th century.

The enormous impact universities have on regional economies can be clearly illustrated by examples such as Stanford in Silicon Valley and MIT in the Greater Boston area. In New York City, the role of universities extends well beyond research and technology transfer. Local universities have been integral to the success of New York’s ‘New Economy’ by playing a special role in our entrepreneurial ecosystem.

This event will explore that unique role through a dynamic panel discussion featuring Eric Gertler, EVP, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Orin Herskowitz, VP of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer for Columbia University; Debera Johnson, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Design Studies and Research at Pratt Institute; and Geoffrey W. Smith, Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; moderated by Bruce Bachenheimer, Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab, with a welcome from Lubin Dean Neil Braun.

A Q&A will follow the panel, followed by a networking reception.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.

Also coming up at the eLab, the third speaker in their four-part Fall Speaker Series, Lynne Lambert, founder of NYC Subway Line, the popular brand, which sells tees and hats featuring the iconic NYC subway circles. Lambert will discuss the challenges of building and branding a unique brand on Tuesday, October 29, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the eLab. Topics include financing, production, marketing, and operation.

Setter Sports

Football scores with cook-offs and crownings; soccer kicks cancer to the curb; volleyball digs super heroes and girl scout cookies; and more. Here’s what’s happening in sportsland.

Saturday, October 26
1:00 p.m.
Pace Field
Nothing says homecoming better than some football. And the Setters 5K Fun Run. And a chili cook-off with Dean Lisa. And the Homecoming king and queen crowning. And giveaways for the first 1,000 fans. And a half-time performance by the Pace Drum Line. And tons of pre-game festivities. And did we mention football? We maybe be 0-6, but don’t make any assumptions about this game. The Pace Setters have more than just bark ready for the Assumption Greyhounds. So head to the field to find out who will come out the top dog. Alright, we’ll stop now.

Women’s Soccer
Saturday, October 26
3:30 p.m.
Briarcliff Field
Split your time between the football field and futbol field during Homecoming weekend as we honor our senior Setters at Senior Day. During the pregame ceremonies, each senior will be recognized for their hard work and dedication as a student-athlete.

Tuesday, October 29
3:30 p.m.
Briarcliff Field
Women’s soccer looks to “fin”ish the season strong at their final home game against the Le Moyne Dolphins. The game will do double-duty and give cancer a butt-kicking, as the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), in partnership with the student org Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), host the annual Pace Goes Pink game at 3:30 p.m. Fans have the opportunity to purchase $5 “Pace Goes Pink” t-shirts, with all of the proceeds going towards the Northern Westchester Hospital Breast Institute.

Friday, November 1
7:00 p.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Spiking and Super-Man. Kills and Catwoman. Volleyball hosts Super Hero Night, so put on your capes and spandex and head to the Fitness Center for some fun costumes and candy, pizza, and a prize for the best costume.

Saturday, November 2
1:00 p.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center
Thin mints. Samoas. Tagalongs. Do-si-dos. It’s about time. The Girl Scouts are known for building courage, confidence, and character…and selling the best cookies around. If you needed a reason to catch the women’s volleyball team in action, now you have a few dozen. So pick up your cookies and celebrate the girls that sell them. You’re welcome berry munch.

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

Shut Down

CCAR in NYC and PLV wants to keep you informed with Common Hour Convos. Spend your common hour discussing some of the most pressing issues in the news: on October 23, the government shutdown.

The government shut down for 17 days, but what does that mean?

  • 700,000 employees were put on unpaid leave
  • The U.S. lost billions of dollars
  • National Parks, NASA, and the EPA were essentially closed
  • The projection for annualized growth of the nation’s GDP dropped from 3% to 2.4%

The Center for Community Action and Research in NYC and PLV will host Common Hour Convos to further the discussion on the government shutdown on October 23.

Wednesday, October 23, 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
PLV, Kessel C/D
Political Science Professor George Picoulas, other faculty, and students for a common hour convo on the shutdown. Ask questions and discuss this hot topic. Lunch will be served.

NYC, W615
Join Professor Satish Kolluri and your fellow Pace students, faculty, and staff in an informative and open discussion about the government shutdown and where we’ll go from here. Pizza will be served.

There’s No Place Like Home(coming)

NYC had their fun, but now it’s PLV’s time to shine. Parades, pep rallies, and parties. Food trucks, football, and fun runs…and so much more! >>Read More

Thursday, October 24

9:30 p.m.
Step and Stroll Show
Goldstein Gym
Stop by to see as steppin’ and strollin’ take over the Goldstein Gym. Doors open at 8:15 p.m.

Friday, October 25

6:00 p.m.
Student Unity Parade
Gather your friends and family to come watch and enjoy the parade as we kick-off Homecoming weekend with our royal court, football team, campus organizations, and pep band, and campus organizations show off their decorating skills and parade their way to the football field.

7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Kick-Off

Lot F
After the Student Unity Parade, it’s time to put a little pep in your step with the annual pep rally, bon fire, food trucks, and live music by Scarletta.

9:00 p.m.
Great Pumpkin Blaze In Sleepy Hollow
See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display–all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Saturday, October 26

9:00 a.m.
Setters 5K Fun Run 
After a successful inaugural year, the Setters 5K Fun Run is back for a second run. Rise, shine, and run to help benefit the Pace Athletics Annual Fund.

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Extravaganza
Football Field
Check out the variety of fun activities—participate in our chili cook-off, play games, and win prizes, or just sit back and enjoy some food and conversation with friends. No matter what you choose, you’ll want to be here!

1:00 p.m. Football Game
Football Field
Homecoming wouldn’t be complete without some football. The winless Setters take on Assumption College, but make no assumptions—your Pace Pride may give the Setters their first win. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during half-time followed by a performance by the Pace University Drum Line. There will be giveaways for the first 1,000 fans.

3:30 p.m.
Alumni/Student Meet-Up

Under tent in Parking Lot F
Immediately following the game, alumni, families and current Pace seniors are invited back to the Homecoming tent to meet with our current student organizations and affinity groups. Reconnect with your favorite clubs and activities! Light refreshments will be served.

6:00 p.m.
50 Years, 50 Faces Reception And Dinner
 ($15 for students/$25 for parents)
Join President Stephen J. Friedman, host David Pecker ’72, and the Gold Ribbon Committee for a special reception and dinner in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Pleasantville Campus!

10:00 p.m.
Homecoming Party
Willcox Gym
After a full day of fun, like Miley, we can’t stop…we won’t stop. Join the rest of the Pace community to celebrate Homecoming weekend and break out your Pace spirit with some music and dancing.

Sunday, October 27

11:00 a.m.
Pumpkin Picking Trip

Front of Kessel Student Center
Join us in our annual pumpkin picking trip that has become a Homecoming tradition. Cap off your pumpkin picking with a donut and cider.

11:30 a.m.
Broadway Show

Front of Kessel Student Center
Take a trip into NYC with your family and friends to see Tony Award-winning play Wicked. Transportation provided.

7:30 p.m.
Homecoming Student Finale

Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center
End your homecoming weekend with a bang! Join your fellow students in Gottesman for the hilarious entertainment of Carlie and Doni.

>>Register for PLV events here.

For a full schedule of events, please visit www.pace.edu/homecoming.

Appy Go Lucky

Got an app design?
 Well, we’ve got just the contest for you as the Entrepreneurship Lab presents the Pace Mobile App Design Contest!

The challenge: To create a concept for a mobile app that demonstrates innovative design and meets user needs. 

The Entrepreneurship Lab is bringing you the Pace Mobile App Design Contest 2.0. Are you up for the task?

If so, submit a full app design using any tool (Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Publisher) or language (HTML, CSS, and Javascript). Screenshots from mobile emulators will also be accepted.

All Pace students are invited to participate and win $500, $250, and $100 cash prizes.

Please note that this is a design contest and not a development contest, so programming is not required. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 21 and submit your design no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4. Finalists will be chosen and announced on November 11 and a design showcase and student vote will determine the winner at the final event on December 5.

Last year, Seidenberg student Julie Gauthier’s We Go Together, an app to help people arrange and share their schedules for work, school, and play, took home the top prize. Do you have this year’s big app? Get to it.

Battle Scars

On October 23, join Dyson and CHP at a PLV conference examining the consequences of conflict and war on people and the environment.

Conflict affects both the mental and physical health of the population as well as the state of the environment. On October 23, examine strategies that can be used to lessen the impact of war on human beings and their surroundings at the Effects of Global Conflicts on Health conference.

Held in the Gottesman Room from 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., the conference will feature notable speakers and a panel of healthcare professionals who will share their lived experience of providing care during times of conflict:

  • Brian J. Williams, Chief of Financing for the Peacebuilding Branch of the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations
  • Narinder Kakar, Permanent Observer of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the University for Peace to the United Nations
  • Monia Sayah, a nurse with Doctors without Borders, Sayah has just returned from working with Syrian refugees in Turkey

The conference will also feature a panel of healthcare professionals who will share their lived experience of providing care during times of conflict.

Co-Sponsored by: 
Pace University, College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Division for Student Success, Paragon House, and Bio Ethics Series XlX Dyson/Biology.

RSVP to Laurie Davis-Ford at (914) 773-3636 or ldavisford@pace.edu.

Space is limited and registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. RSVP is essential as dinner will be served.

Make Some Wishes Out of Airplanes

What would you wish for if you had one chance? If the answer is B.o.B. at Pace, consider P.A.C.E Board your genie…or airplane. Head to the NYC Campus Gym on October 17. >>Read More

You may know him from the hit song “Airplanes” featuring Paramore’s Hayley Williams. Or maybe it’s his commercial debut “Nothin’ on You,” featuring Bruno Mars. He’s also worked with T.I., Kid Cudi, Taylor Swift, Eminem, and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo. And on Thursday, October 17, he’ll be headlining the 2013 Homecoming Concert presented by P.A.C.E Board at the C-Level Gym on the NYC Campus.

Rapper French Montana, one of P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records artists, will also perform, along with master mashup artist DJ Earworm, whose annual “United State of Pop” mashup features the top 25 Billboard Hot 100 songs each year. You can see the 2012 mashup with almost 8 million views here.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. with DJ Earworm kicking the night off at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Pace students and can be purchased here. Non-Pace students can purchase their tickets for $25 here.


Nothing But Net

It may not be March yet, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some serious Madness going on in PLV’s Goldstein Fitness Center. Plus, one lucky (and skilled) Pace fan shoots for $10,000. That’s right, $10,000. Madness. >>Read More

The Pace University Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams invite students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents, and fans to their annual Madness basketball party on Tuesday, October 15, in the Goldstein Fitness Center at 9:00 pm.

The event will include the introduction of the Pace Basketball teams, on-court contests, promotions and giveaways, along with the chance for one fan to win $10,000 for making a half-court shot. The teams will compete in a three-point shooting contest following introductions, followed by a performance by the cheerleading squad.

Free food will be provided by local Pace Athletics sponsors. The 2013-14 edition of the Pace Basketball t-shirt will be distributed to the crowd throughout the night sponsored by www.paceteamshop.com. DJ Kez will provide music, while WFAS’s Mike McGinnis will emcee the event.

For updates on Pace Basketball’s Midnight Madness, follow the Pace Athletics twitter account @paceuathletics and @tbonepaceu and get your tweets in using the hashtag #pacehoops.