Hot Diggety, Dogfight!

A Marine and an awkward waitress. Ugly date contests. A pop-rock musical. What more can you ask for? Check out Pace Performing Arts students’ 2013-2014 season opener Dogfight on October 2–9.

Boy meets girl. Boy takes girl to a humiliating ugly date dance. Boy realizes he’s a jerk. That’s the gist of Dogfight, the first in a series of Pace Performing Arts productions.

The night before shipping off to Vietnam, four Marines prepare to attend a “dogfight” (the annual dance where Marines compete to bring the ugliest date), but when 18-year-old Marine Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets charmingly clumsy waitress Rose, the game changes.

Pace Performing Arts students present the 2013 Lucille Lortel award-winning Dogfight, written by Peter Duchan and with a pop-rock musical score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who all made a special appearance at Pace’s first rehearsal and chatted with students.

BFA Musical Theatre program Director Amy Rogers will direct the production.

Performances will be held in Schaeberle Studio on the 10th floor of 41 Park Row on the following dates:

October 2-4, 8:00 p.m.
October 5, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
October 6, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
October 8-9, 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase online here.

For more information on upcoming Performing Arts productions, visit www.pace.edu/performingarts.

Stick It!

Got goals? Whether yours is field hockey or lacrosse, Pace Athletics prepares to get more women in the game with the expansion of the sports program.

Director of Athletics Mark Brown has announced the expansion of the Pace Athletics Department with the additions of Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Field Hockey. These new programs will allow more female athletes to participate in Pace’s sports program and will ensure that the department is more closely aligned with federal Title IX regulations. The expansion of the Pace Athletics sport opportunities will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Pace University Pleasantville Campus as well as the revitalization of the University’s Pleasantville Campus beginning this fall.

The new women’s lacrosse program will begin a national search for a head coach later this month with the first year of the program slated to begin in the spring of 2015. A national search for a head coach for the women’s field hockey program will commence in early 2014 and competition will start in the fall of 2015. Construction of the new multipurpose turf field will begin in spring 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by August 2015.

For more information, click here.

Make Your Case

Interested in social media? Want a guaranteed interview at one of the largest technology and consulting companies in the world? IBM and Lubin are teaming up to host the first annual Strategy and Insights Case Competition. But before you can compete, you need to be briefed. Register to attend the October 2 reception in NYC.

33% of global B2B buyers currently use social media to engage vendors with the number growing to 75% in the near future. Interested in exploring how social media affects consumer purchase decisions through an interesting competition? You’ve come to the right place.

The Lubin School of Business and IBM are teaming up for a unique case competition,where the winners will receive the ultimate prize: guaranteed interviews with IBM for internships and full-time positions.

Details on the competition will be presented by IBM at the Briefing and Networking Reception on Wednesday, October 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the 18th Floor Boardroom at 163 William Street. IBM senior executives will be speaking to Pace students and faculty about IBM’s involvement with higher education in the U.S., job prospects in the coming years, and skills and competencies sought in candidates vying for a position at IBM. Case competition details will be presented by Cheryl Mikovich from IBM after keynote addresses by Dean Braun and Senior IBM executives. The evening will conclude with an interactive networking reception with IBM executives, Pace faculty, and students, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Seating is limited so RSVP online at www.pace.edu/lubin/ibmrsvp to reserve your place.

Registration for the competition begins on September 30 and closes on October 23. Presentations will be held in November. Learn more about the competition and event here.

(Net)Working Toward Greatness

Ready…aim…get hired! From Apple to ZINGRevolution, Career Services is bringing hundreds of employers to campus to network with you at the fall job and internship fairs. >>Read More

At Pace, getting you connected to your future is our top priority. That’s why U.S. News Short List ranked Pace among the top five universities in the U.S. for placing undergraduates in internships.

Interested in a paid internship or position with some of accounting’s most powerful acronyms: KPMG, PwC, or EY? Would an internship with Rosetta Books, Westchester Magazine, or Viacom give you something to write home about? Want to make a difference in the Peace Corps, Teach for America, or as a Marine officer? This fall, hundreds of employers will descend upon the NYC and Westchester campuses to network with and interview Pace students and prospective employees at our semi-annual job and internship fairs.

On Thursday, October 3, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Career Services will host the NYC Fall 2013 Job and Internship Fair in the C-Level Gym and Student Union. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with more than 80 employers, get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, and enter giveaways. Some of the confirmed employers include Ernst & Young, CBS Radio, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Teach for America, Viacom, PwC, and the Peace Corps. No matter what your major is, you’ll be sure to network with employers in your field, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and find an internship, job, or great connection. Suit up and stop by this once-a-semester kind of career fair open to Pace students and alumni only. Professional attire required (no jeans, t-shirts, etc.) For a list of registered employers, click here. To register to attend, click here.

If you’re a student on the Westchester Campus, the PLV Fall 2013 Job and Internship Fair is right around the corner on Thursday, October 9, so proof those resumes and press that suit, because your next big shot at success is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Some of the 80+ confirmed employers include Apple, the NYS Office of the Attorney General, IBM, Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, the Volunteer Center of United Way, Morgan Stanley, Princeton Review, and more. For a list of registered employers, click here. To register to attend, click here.

Meat and Mingle

Your chance to schmooze with the President and Provost and other members of the Pace Community over sliders, cake pops, and hors d’oeuvres at welcome receptions on both campuses. >>Read More

Slide into a new school year at the President and Provost Welcome Receptions being held on the:

NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS

Monday, October 7
12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.
Aniello Bianco Room, One Pace Plaza

WESTCHESTER CAMPUS

50 years, 50,000 hors d’oeuvres*—Join your classmates and colleagues in celebrating Pace Pleasantville’s 50th anniversary

Tuesday, October 15
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m.
Gottesman Room
Kessel Student Center

*Well, not really, but there will be a lot of them.

RSVP by October 1 to events@pace.edu and specify which event you will be attending. 

Inspiring the Next Generation

This week, our success story is recent School of Education graduate Evelisse Mercado ’13, who had always known she wanted to be a teacher, but it was her experience at Pace that helped her envision just what kind of educator she wanted to become. >>Read More

Evelisse Mercado, who graduated in May 2013 from the School of Education’s combined degree program with a BA in Childhood Education (and a concentration in English) and a MSEd in Special Education, has always been on the path to stand in front of a classroom. As a high school student, she was active in Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers, a non-profit career development organization that supports and mentors culturally diverse high school students as they progress through college to become teachers and leaders in their community. It was in TSTT that Mercado learned about the Pace University School of Education and knew she found her perfect match.

The early college fieldwork experience at Pace helped this new educator know that she was on the right professional path. “After learning that Pace ‘throws us into the fire’ early in our college career, I knew I had to jump into this opportunity,” she said. “Many of my friends who studied education at other universities did not start [fieldwork or] student teaching until their junior or senior year.”

Mercado found the School of Education program to be “rigorous, challenging, and rewarding.” Time management and organization were crucial to her academic success and balance. “Prioritizing and organizing are key skills that need to be applied accordingly in the field of education and in our lives!” she shares. In addition, “the coursework was evidently relevant and it was gratifying to apply the knowledge I learned from my professors into my student teaching placement.”

Throughout her years of study at Pace, Mercado’s personal educational philosophy and vision has matured. She wants to do more than “make a difference.”

“My educational philosophy has evolved into believing that I can perpetuate knowledge and inspire learning,” she says. “I truly believe that every student is capable of tasting the extreme passion I have for education by becoming collaborators in the exploration of new discoveries.”

“Every student has unique and creative capabilities that can be shared with others in the classroom, if given the appropriate support,” Mercado says.

SOE professors Sister M. St. John and Ainsley Adams had a great impact on Mercado, and she credits both with opening the door to new opportunities to grow as a student and educator. Sr. St. John mentored Mercado as a tutor at the Center for Literacy Enrichment and in her role as secretary of Pi Lambda Theta. Additionally, Mercado was one of six School of Education students to travel to Guatemala in February 2013 with Professor Adams, to present at a literacy conference in Guatemala City and interact with local schools there in a culturally immersive experience.

She credits both professors as life-changing, challenging her to participate in “experiences [that] were truly eye opening.”

“I’ve gained an immense amount of knowledge from these two amazing people,” Mercado reflects. “It is truly a blessing to have them in my life.”

Mercado credits the high value placed on education by her family as guiding her into teaching. The importance of education she was raised with is a tenet she hopes to share with the students she will be working with at PS 35 Franz Siegel Elementary School, in the Bronx this fall. She will be the general education teacher in a third grade ICT (inclusion) class.

“Being educated is an important gift that will follow you forever and it will never be taken away from you,” she says. “I want to help children discover their true value in society, even if they have been told otherwise.”

Mercado is looking at the experience as one of continual reflection and personal development as an educator and leader. “I am excited for the end of the year, just so I can sit back and reflect on how much I’ve positively changed since the very beginning,” she said in August, just before the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

As a new graduate about to enter the classroom, she was happy to share words of advice with School of Education candidates who might be anxious about the future.

“Be extremely patient, with everything!” she says. “Finding a job is less than half the battle, in that we now have to be patient with our colleagues, parents, the education system, our students, and ourselves.”

“We must always remember to stay true to our creative teaching ways,” she continues. “Also, it is always great to read at least one professional book a year, [so] we can continuously be inspired. Always remember that there are students out there waiting for you. Just give it time.”

To read more SOE success stories, visit www.pace.edu/soe. Interested in sharing your story about academic success, internships, community services, etc.? E-mail us!

In Full Swing

Gypsy swing electrifies the Schimmel Theatre as Pace Presents brings Django’s Dream, a Gypsy swing festival, to the NYC Campus on September 28.

On Saturday, September 28, a group of the world’s leading Gypsy jazz guitarists will bring the work of the late, great French guitarist and composer, Django Reinhardt on the Schimmel stage. For one unforgettable night, Django’s Dream celebrates Gypsy swing of the 1930s in unexpected ways under the artistic direction of guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel. Wrembel, who has been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone and who composed the music for Woody Allen’s last two films will be joined by Kamlo, who interprets Django via the Mediterranean, and Flamenco and Gypsy swing-style guitar master Alfonso Ponticelli.

The electrifying sounds of three of the world’s leading Gypsy jazz artists—who each share a deep knowledge of Django’s style yet express it in individual ways—will move effortlessly between beloved Gypsy jazz standards and stunning improvisations ending in a spectacular super jam finale. Artists will also be joined by Django’s granddaughter, Dotschy Reinhardt.

So who was Django and why was he considered one of the greatest jazz guitar players of all time? Django Reinhardt learned to play the violin and banjo in the traditional Roma practice of “playing by ear” and mimicking the fingering of older generations. By the age of 13, he was making a living off of his musical gifts. When Django was 18, a fire left his left ring and pinky fingers paralyzed and doctors doubted that he would ever be able to play guitar again. Refusing to give up on his musical career, Django retaught himself to play the guitar, making use of only two fingers. Django’s ability to triumph has inspired many musicians throughout history, including Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, who both lost fingers to accidents.

$5 student balcony tickets are available for advance purchase at the box office. Student rush orchestra tickets are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance (subject to availability). All student tickets are cash sales only. For more information, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu. You can also read more about this event on the Schimmel blog.

Wondering if there’s a connection between Django Reinhardt and Django Unchained? Pace Presents blogger Michael Torbet breaks it down for you in his latest Vlog.

Mind Your Bizness

Pace’s eLab kicks off the semester with a series of events bringing CEOs and successful entrepreneurs to campus to help you get your ideas off the ground.

The fun starts on Tuesday, September 24, when the Entrepreneurship Lab hosts the first in their Fall Speaker Series, CEO of TribecaDigital.com Eric Diamond, from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. at the eLab. Tribeca Digital is a full-service global digital agency that blends technical expertise and creative thinking to design, develop, and deploy innovative and engaging interactive solutions.

Next up on October 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room is the FreshBiz Entrepreneurial Thinking Workshop, a game simulation aimed at developing entrepreneurial thinking skills. Observe yourself acting in a business environment through a game simulation and gain insights in your relationship to money, how to manage resources, how to identify opportunities, and how to create cooperation. Lead facilitators include FreshBiz creator and founder Ronen Gafni and founding partners Josh Weiss and Simcha Gluck. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

Other upcoming events include the Pace Mobile App Contest 2.0, forum on the role of universities in the NYC entrepreneurship ecosystem, a talk from NYCSubwayLine.net founder Lynne Lambert, and much more.

The Entrepreneurship Lab, located on the 3rd floor of 163 William Street, offers Pace students a unique space and environment to collaborate and innovate. The eLab aims to foster an entrepreneurial mindset—a way of thinking and acting that focuses on developing new ways to solve problems and create value. For more on how to get involved, visit www.pace.edu/elab.

Welcome Week Crosses the Finish Line

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

Monday, September 23

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

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

Tuesday, September 24

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

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

Wednesday, September 25

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

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

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

Thursday, September 26

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

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

Friday, September 27

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

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

Saturday, September 28

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

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

50 50

Block parties and bowling, drive-in movies and dominos domination. 50 Days and 50 Nights hits the halfway mark.

Tuesday, September 24


Women’s Soccer v. Assumption | 4:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field
It’s going to be a dog-eat-dog game when the Setters take on the Assumption Greyhounds, so bring your Pace pride and cheer on the Women’s Soccer at Briarcliff Field.

Fight Against LGBTQA Bullying | 9:00 p.m. | Conference Room CD

In association with National Hazing Prevention Week, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta are hosting a discussion on LGBTQA bullying. Participate in panel discussions and interactive role playing and learn how you can help prevent LGBTQA bullying.

Volleyball v. NYIT | 7:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym

The Setters are bumping away their nerves, setting up for success, and spiking away the competition as they take on the NYIT Bears. Get your game faces on at the Goldstein Gym and root your favorite (and only) Volleyball team!

Wednesday, September 25


Dunk Tank | 1:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way and Miller Lawn
The Alpha Phi Delta fraternity could be in some hot water, depending on how strong your arm is. Make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project and spend some dough to dunk a bro!

PR Night | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite

Remember that time Miley Cyrus twerked at the VMAs? So does her PR team. Get the inside scoop on different aspects of high profile PR issues at the semi-annual PR Night, hosted by the Pace Public Relations Club.

Tech Takeover | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman

Do you feel naked when your cell phone dies? Would you be ruined without spellcheck? Are you maybe part robot? Perhaps it’s time for a technology intervention. Lambda Upsilon Lambda is shedding some light on our tech obsessions through discussions and activities to help unplug us from our gadgets.

Thursday, September 26

Block Party | 6:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Time to bounce with Black Student Union (BSU) as they host their annual block party with food, music, a bouncy house, and more.

Karaoke and Mocktailz | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Zeta Phi Beta sorority invites you to grab the mic and belt out your faves over some fancy schmancy mocktailz at karaoke night.

Friday, September 27

Leadership in Life | 4:00 p.m. | Kessel Student Center
This student organization retreat and membership training will give you the tools to lead your clubs and yourself.

Bowling at the Grand Prix | 7:30 p.m. | Bus leaves from Kessel
Strike three…you’ve got a turkey. Head to Spins Bowl at Grand Prix New York to show your friends how to stay out of the gutter.

Saturday, September 28

BBQ and Fish Fry | 3:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Saturday night’s alright for frying. Hang out on the Gottesman Patio and enjoy a BBQ and fish fry.

Women’s Soccer vs. St. Anselm | 12:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field
Get your Saturday kicks at the women’s soccer game, which will double as Youth Soccer Day, featuring a halftime game with girls’ teams from local youth soccer clubs.

Sunday, September 29

Horseback Riding | 8:00 a.m. | Bus leaves Kessel
Saddle up on Sunday—the early bird gets the horse as NATURE hosts a horseback riding trip at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, September 30

Breast Cancer Awareness Tabling | 12:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
Alpha Chi Rho fraternity will be in the Kessel Well raising awareness about breast cancer.

Social Justice Fair | 12:20 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Hosted by the VP of Unity and Social Justice, student organizations, faculty offices, and invited guests will showcase, bring awareness to, and spark dialogue on a specific topic concerning social justice to the PLV Campus. Issues that will be touched upon include reproductive rights, voter discrimination, privacy laws, domestic violence, elderly abuse, and immigration laws.

Speak Soleil | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
The sisters of Omega Phi Beta want you to speak up at this spoken word event geared towards raising awareness and funds to protect women from violence.

Beauty is the Beast | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a phrase that society often preaches, but much more often contradicts. As we take a look around the globe, our perception of beauty is often challenged by cultural preferences. Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. take an analytical approach on how different cultures define their meaning of true beauty and hope to restore the self-esteem in young men and women.

Dominoes Domination | 9:00 p.m. | Setters Lounge
The name says it all: you will be eating and playing! S.O.C.A.( Students of Caribbean Awareness) invites you to join them for a night of Dominos and dominoes as they host a pizza and tournament night.

Tuesday, October 1

The Inconvenient Truth | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
The World Economic Forum reports that the United States is ranked 51st in the world in science and math education. The fact that 50 countries currently have better education systems than the U.S. should be a wakeup call. Sigma Lambda Upsilon, whose philanthropy is Literacy: Empowerment One Word at a Time, will explore the inconvenient truth about our nation’s education system. How has tenure hindered us? Who is accountable for what you learn? How are we funding our education system and is it fair? This event will take a deeper approach into why our educational system has fallen behind, what our government has done or not done to fix this institution, and how this will affect our country in the long run.

Wednesday, October 2

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us: Showstoppers | 11:00 a.m. | Kessel Well
Sigma Lambda Upsilon brings you the widely-acclaimed drummers, the Showstoppers, who exemplify the true meaning of cultural enrichment. Through their music and message, the Showstoppers will showcase their entertaining spin on their varied cultural backgrounds.

Gay? Fine By Me | 12:20 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Show your support for your LGBT friends as the LGBTQ Task Force hosts this important discussion celebrating sexuality.

Thursday, October 3

A Chained Voyage | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”—Gandhi. Those who are often imprisoned, abused, and “chained” by others may be viewed as naive, weak, and powerless in the eyes of society. How do you create a path or pave the way for you to successfully break free of these chains? Sigma Lambda Upsilon invites the Pace community to an open discussion of our own struggles and those who have been bounded by certain circumstances and have triumphed.

Open Mic Night | 9:00 p.m. | Pace Perk
Poetry and performances by Pace Drama Alliance, a PLV student org for those interested in performing, writing, directing, stage crew, and set design, at the Pace Perk.

Friday, October 4

Volleyball vs. AIC | 7:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
The American International Yellow Jackets are looking to put the stinger on the women’s volleyball team, but will the Setters prove they’ve got just as much bite as they do bark? Stop by this Techno Night-themed match featuring techno music and glow-in-the-dark promotional giveaways.

Drive-In Movie | 8:00 p.m. | Parking Lot F
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. A PLV 50th throwback with 1960s theme, candy, and drive-in food. Plus, Kubrick’s psychological thriller, The Shining. Here’s Johnny!

For the latest in 50 Days and 50 Nights, click here.

For Fright Fest, capture the flag, and more, check back in next week.

Guerrilla Girls

You may have seen the Guerrilla Girls exhibit at the Fingesten Gallery in NYC. On September 24, hear about art, activism, and feminism reinvented at a panel with the Guerrilla Girls.

Organized by Dyson Art Professor Robin Tewes, Guerrilla Girls 1985-2000, the group show and retrospective of poster work produced by the Guerrilla Girls, opened at the Peter Fingesten Gallery on Pace’s NYC Campus on September 17.

And on Tuesday, September 24, the Guerrilla Girls will not be monkeying around as they host a panel on art, activism, and feminism reinvented from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Union’s Meeting Room A.

Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous female art collective who take the names of dead women artists as pseudonyms and appear in public wearing gorilla masks, have produced posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film, and the culture at large.

The show runs through October 12.

Africa’s Literary Identity: Who Defines It?

On Friday, September 27, distinguished writers share their perspectives on how African identity is portrayed in contemporary literature, and how their concept of identity informs their work.

The Schimmel Theatre on Pace’s NYC Campus is proud to welcome Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, for a panel discussion on African literary identity on Friday, September 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The panel includes Tope Folarin, 2013 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing for the short story “Miracle”; Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University professor of English and Africana Studies; TMS Ruge, transnational, blogger, and co-founder of Hive Colab; and Hannah Pool, author of My Fathers’ Daughter and Guardian contributor. Uzodinma Iweala, award-winning author of Beasts of No Nation, will moderate.

“Africa’s Literary Identity: Who Defines It?” will open a conversation about the African identity in literature and who constructs it. The panel will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with the panelists from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, click here.

 

Go Away!

Where do you want to be in a semester or a year? London, Adelaide, Tokyo…the choices are endless. This semester’s Study Abroad Fair will help you get to where you wanna go.

From semesters abroad, to summers away, to travel courses, there are countless study abroad opportunities available at Pace. Explore the rainforests in Brazil, visit the Berlin Wall in Germany, or have breakfast under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. But your very first stop? The One Pace Plaza Courtyard in NYC on Thursday, September 19, from 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. and the Gottesman Room in PLV on Tuesday, September 24 from 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. to hear more about your chance to travel the world and gain incredible life experience in the process. Plus, learn about prestigious fellowships and scholarships, international internships, and volunteer opportunities.

If you can’t make the fair, be sure to follow the Study Abroad Office on Twitter at @pacestudyabroad for quick answers to your study abroad questions or visit http://pace.abroadoffice.net.

Deadline for a spring abroad is October 1. Only question left to ask is: Where do YOU want to be next semester?

50 Years, 50,000 Stories

In case you missed the bus with the PLV 50th anniversary signage, let us tell you what’s happening. The PLV Campus is celebrating its 50th birthday. And with that day, we know there are thousands of stories and photos to be shared. >>Read More

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.

Feel Welcome Yet?

Amateur Night at the Apollo, Broadway shows, and Coney Island. These are just the ABCs of SDACA’s Welcome Week.

Tuesday, September 17

LGBTQA Reception

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Student Union
The Dean for Students and Office of Multicultural Affairs host a welcome reception for all students, where you can hear about resources available to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, queer, and questioning students.

Chelsea Walking Tour

3:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:10 p.m.
Explore one of NYC’s most fun neighborhoods with a  walking tour that includes a trip to the High Line, a one-mile park built on a former elevated freight railroad spur which runs alongside the lower west side of Manhattan. Plus, Chelsea Market, home to the Food Network and delicious foods of their own.

Wednesday, September 18

Amateur Night at the Apollo

6:15 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:00 p.m.
It’s Amateur Night at the famous Apollo Theater, the legendary venue that has launched the careers of icons like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, and Aretha Franklin. Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, and spoken word artists will try their best to please the audience as you cheer or jeer to decide who stays and who goes. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone.

West Village Walking Tour

1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Join the LGBTQA Center and Office of Multicultural Affairs for a walking tour through the historic West Village.  BYO MetroCard.

Thursday, September 19

9/11 Memorial Visit
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:30 p.m.
Visit the National September 11 Memorial, a tribute to the nearly 3,000 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
5:30 p.m.–9:15 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:15 p.m.
From One Direction to President Obama, Marilyn Monroe to Nelson Mandela, the Biebs to the Beatles, meet your favorite celebrities…in wax. And snap some photos to try to fool your friends.

Statue of Liberty

2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 2:15 p.m.
You’re not a true New Yorker until you’ve visited two of the world’s most famous historical landmarks—the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Friday, September 20

San Gennaro Festival

2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:45 p.m.
Delicious food and free entertainment that reflects the Italian-American culture and heritage and attracts more than a million people to Little Italy each year.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 6:45 p.m.
A two-headed calf and albino giraffe. The head of a tourist pickled and various other things that will leave you tickled..or not. Check out more than 500 outrageous exhibits at this Times Square odditorium.

Safe(r) Sex in the City

7:00 p.m. 41 Park Row, 9th Floor
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a real conversation about safe(r) sex—consent, risk assessment, the use of inclusive language, and barriers that can be used.

Saturday, September 21

Guggenheim Visit
1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Head on over to the Upper East Side to check out the cylindrical masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Inside the museum you’ll find internationally-renowned modern and contemporary art, including a tribute to the architect himself and Kandinsky’s last works.

Pippin
1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.
Meet at the info desk at 1:15 p.m.
The Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival, Diane Paulus’ Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. With thrilling choreography and breathtaking acrobatics, prepare for a high-flying fun ride.

Monday, September 23

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

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

Tuesday, September 24

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

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

Wednesday, September 25

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

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

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

Thursday, September 26

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

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

Friday, September 27

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

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

Saturday, September 28

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

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

50 Days and 50 Nights

Dancing and dunk tanks, suits and cigars, a hot wing contest and White Castle case race. Eat your heart out NYC, 50 Days and 50 Nights continues in PLV.

Monday, September 16

50th Anniversary Celebration | 12:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn

PLV is 50 and fabulous. Celebrate the big 5-0 with food, contests, gifts, a Beatles tribute band, and more.

Look at Me Now | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Wondering what former Greeks are up to today? NALFO will bring together a few alumni from each organization to discuss life beyond college, as well as the benefits of Greek Life and how it helped them professionally. 

Time with the Divine 9 | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Mix and mingle with NPHC’s nine predominantly African American fraternities and sororities and learn what it takes to be part of the Divine Nine.

Tuesday, September 17

Exhibition 101 | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Thinking about a Latino/a fraternity or sorority? Hear more about the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) as they showcase their traditions and attire used during a membership intake process.

Don’t Believe the Hype | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Animal House and hazing. Fist-pumping and popped-collar polos. Learn more about different stereotypes within the greek cultures and find out what’s fact and what’s fiction.

Alpha Beta BBQ | 3:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
The Kaptivating brothers of the Kappa Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and the radiant sisters of the Beta Delta Chapter of Omega Phi Beta host a welcome back BBQ for Pace students.

Wednesday, September 18

APDeepher BBQ | 12:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Meet the Deephers and enjoy some burgers as they host their back-to-school BBQ.

Hips Don’t Lie | 9:00 p.m. | Aerobics Room
Burn the burgers off with some dancing as Desi Heritage of South Asia (DHOSA) hosts Hips Don’t Lie in the Aerobics Room.

Chill Out | 12:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
Take a little afternoon break with some helado and learn more about the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).

ThinkFast Trivia | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

Which famous musician was the inspiration for Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight? According to Borat, Kazakhstan is the world leader in exporting what? Fancy yourself a movie buff? RHA wants you to flex your movie trivia muscles at ThinkFast Trivia.

Thursday, September 19

Movie Night | 8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Save the drama for Pace Drama Alliance as they host a screening of Hamlet with popcorn and hot chocolate.

Divine 9 Dodgeball | 9:00 p.m. | Willcox Gym
Build community with some ball-throwing and ducking as the Divine 9 host a dodgeball tournament.

Stomp the Yard | 6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio

It’s time for some stepping and strolling as all Greek Councils (IFC, UPC, NPHC, and NALFO) along with the steppers of Pace’s 808s Step Team come out for some good ol’ competition. There will be music, food, and entertainment!

Lucky Buddha Trip | 7:30 p.m.
Hibachi? Heck yeah. Join Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) in a trip to the Lucky Buddha Asian bistro, sushi, and hibachi steak house.

Friday, September 20

UPC Recruitment Weekend | 6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

Thinking about joining a sorority? Register for UPC Recruitment weekend to learn more about becoming a part of Greek Life at Pace.

White Castle Case Race | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Ready, set, EAT. Alpha Chi Epsilon hosts the White Castle case race, featuring two-person teams and $100 for the winning pair.

Urban Male Initiative Kickoff | 3:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

Designed to facilitate the retention, scholarship, graduation, and leadership of historically-underrepresented Black and Latino males, meet the Urban Male Initiative (UMI) at Pace and learn how you can get involved.

Saturday, September 21

Hot Wing Contest | 2:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. But if you can stand the heat, join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for a hot wing contest! BYO elastic waistband pants.

Football v. American Int’l | 1:00 p.m. | Pace Field
Break out the blue and gold, because football is officially here! The Setters kick off at home for the first time this season against the American International Yellow Jackets. Grab your buddies and get there early for a sunglasses giveaway, social media contest, Military Appreciation Day, and more! Details on the game and other Football promotions here.

Sunday, September 22

Suits and Cigars | 8:30 p.m. | Gottesman
The Alpha Chi Rho fraternity invites you for a night of class, conversation, and Cubans (or maybe something more legal in the states). Gentlemen, grab your suits, and ladies, grab your silks. It’s going to be a night of formal attire and cigar-smoking on the Gottesman Patio.

Monday, September 23

Meet the DJs | 12:20 p.m. | Kessel Well
Put a face with the name—err…voice—and meet the DJs of WPAW, Pace’s radio station. Say hello to the song slingers and music maniacs of PLV, and maybe even join them in the studio.

Tuesday, September 24

Women’s Soccer v. Assumption | 4:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field
It’s going to be a dog-eat-dog game when the Setters take on the Assumption Greyhounds, so bring your Pace pride and cheer on the Women’s Soccer at Briarcliff Field.

Fight Against LGBTQA Bullying | 9:00 p.m. | Conference Room CD
In association with National Hazing Prevention Week, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta are hosting a discussion on LGBTQA bullying. Participate in panel discussions and interactive role playing and learn how you can help prevent LGBTQA bullying.

Volleyball v. NYIT | 7:00 p.m. | Goldstein Gym
The Setters are bumping away their nerves, setting up for success, and spiking away the competition as they take on the NYIT Bears. Get your game faces on at the Goldstein Gym and root your favorite (and only) Volleyball team!

Wednesday, September 25

Dunk Tank | 1:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way and Miller Lawn
The Alpha Phi Delta fraternity could be in some hot water, depending on how strong your arm is. Make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project and spend some dough to dunk a bro!

PR Night | 9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
Remember that time Miley Cyrus twerked at the VMAs? So does her PR team. Get the inside scoop on different aspects of high profile PR issues at the semi-annual PR Night, hosted by the Pace Public Relations Club.

Tech Takeover | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman
Do you feel naked when your cell phone dies? Would you be ruined without spellcheck? Are you maybe part robot? Perhaps it’s time for a technology intervention. Lambda Upsilon Lambda is shedding some light on our tech obsessions through discussions and activities to help unplug us from our gadgets.

For the latest in 50 Days and 50 Nights, click here.

For BBQs, horseback riding, dominoes, and more, check back in next week.

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The football team may have kicked off the season a few weeks ago, but home is where the heart is, so head to the field as the Setters host their home opener and salute our veterans with a Military Appreciation Day on September 21. >>Read More

Fall is in the air and that means football season is underway. On Saturday, September 21, the Setters are at home for the first time this season in a game against American International College.

The first home game and Military Appreciation Day will honor our service men and women, who will receive free admission to the game, Pace swag, a meet-and-greet with the team, and a recognition ceremony prior to kick-off.  Plus, we need your help in saluting our soldiers with “Welcome Home” Instagram photos tagged with the #GoPace to be eligible to win a limited edition Pace Football camouflage t-shirt.

There will also be a halftime performance by the Pace University Drum Line and free Pace wayfarer sunglasses for students while supplies last. The game starts at 1:00 p.m., but the ceremony will be held before.

And make sure to check out the 2013 Football season preview to get you pumped for game day!

Next home game will be on October 12, so make sure to check the Setters out in action before they head on the road. Can’t make it? All Pace Football home games can be heard live on WFAS AM 1230, the official radio station of Pace University Athletics. In addition, this year all home games will be web streamed in HD on www.pacesettersathletics.com along with the radio commentary for WFAS.

Work It!

Accounting trends, Career fair prep, networking dinner, and more on both campuses. While some of us were working on our tans this summer, Career Services was working on your future.

Accounting Trends with IMA | Wednesday, September 18 | 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  | 18th Floor Boardrooms North and South
If you were a-counting on Career Services to help you break into the accounting industry, here’s your asset. Join Career Services and IMA as they host recruiting professionals from KPMG, BDO, PwC, and Cohn Rezneck, who will help you gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job.

Career Fair Prep Day | Wednesday, September 25
NYC
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., E321
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m., E320
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., E320

PLV (sponsored by Lubin Business Association)
12:15 p.m., Butcher Suite

You have 30 seconds with a prospective employer—how do you make the most of it? Come learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time at Career Services’ upcoming fall career fairs on both campuses next month.  

2nd Annual Networking Dinner | Friday, September 27 | 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Are you a current international student in lawful F-1 status? If so, join Career Services, CSSA, and the HR Club for a night of dinner and networking with experienced Pace alumni. Ashu Rathor, a partner at Ernst & Young, and a former international student at Pace, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, alumni from KPMG, PwC, and other Fortune 500 companies will be present, so get ready to mix and mingle, ask questions, and make an impression. Space is limited so register via Pace eRecruiting by September 20.

Need your resume reviewed or just some quick tips? Career Services is hosting Open Hours from September 26 through October 2 to help get you ready for that big fall job and internship fair on October 3. Stop by the 14th Floor of 41 Park Row.  On the PLV Campus, Open Hours will be held on October 2, 4, 7, and 8 to prep you for the October 9 fair.

To learn more, visit the Career Services website.

Son of a Pitch

Did you watch the Pitch Perfect and wonder why we don’t have that at Pace? Well, now we do! If you want to do some serious pitch-slapping, auditions are a-coming for the Sons of Pitches.

You down with S.O.P.? Yeah, you know me!

Founded in 2012 on Pace’s NYC Campus, Sons of Pitches is a premier student-run a cappella choir looking to make beautiful music—from Mumford and Sons to Beyonce—for Pace and beyond. But right now, they’re looking for just the right acafellas and acabellas to make it aca-happen. Too much? Ok, fine.

If you think you have what it takes to be part of the Sons of Pitches, prepare a verse and a chorus of any popular song from the last 30 or so years and get on over to auditions on September 16 and 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Room 509 of the new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street. Callbacks will be held on September 18.

And if you watch this video, they’ll tell you one thing: it’s going to be aca-awesome!

For more info on this brand new group, check out their website, like them on Facebook, or give them a follow on Twitter.

Freedom Is Sweet!

We the people of Pace University will celebrate Constitution Day with pocket Constitutions, patriotic cupcakes and cookies, and more on Tuesday, September 17.

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 39 brave men who changed the course of history. Now Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.

On the PLV Campus, stop by Butcher Suite and the Kessel Well from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. as Residential Life, SDCA, Student Government Association, and the Center for Community Action and Research work together to promote citizenship for students. There will be free cookies, mini-Constitutions, a banner pledge, and all those who participate will receive a raffle ticket for prizes to be drawn at the conclusion of the day, including a $25 voucher to Chartwells, items from the campus bookstore, and Pace apparel.

On the NYC Campus, Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady, PhD, and the Civic Engagement Floor will be handing out red, white, and blue mini cupcakes and mini-Constitutions in One Pace Plaza. The Library will also host a Constitution and justice display throughout the month. In addition, these topics will be explored in a September 19 community discussion on Trayvon Martin. To learn more, check out our OMA events here.

Discuss Diversity

Get down and dirty, ace the interview, weigh in on justice for Trayvon, and much more as the Office of Multicultural Affairs brings you a unique lineup of events.

The ABCs of Emergency Psychological First Aid
Wednesday, September 18
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, Room TBA
This workshop will review how to develop a basic personal disaster plan, including what to pack in case you need to leave home in a hurry. We will also discuss how help others reduce their stress symptoms and promote healthy recovery in the aftermath of a disaster.

Trayvon Martin: A Community Discussion
Thursday, September 19
3:25 p.m–5:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, Room TBA
Join professors Amy Foerster, Ida Dupont, Demosthenes Long, and Satish Kolluri in an insightful and multidisciplinary discussion on the Trayvon martin case/verdict. What does this say about race, crime, and culture in America? Has justice been served? Or do we still need to find “Justice for Trayvon?” Weigh in and make your voice heard.

Shades: A Black and Latina Women’s Collective Reception
Tuesday, September 24
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Mix and mingle with the women of Shades, the sister to the Urban Male Initiative, which was born last semester. Throughout the year, this group of emerging scholars will participate in workshops, including one with the Provost on the importance of undergraduate research, another on table service and etiquette, and even self-defense classes for women. Also including a civic engagement component, Shades mentors and mentees can participate in community service on urban farms in the South Bronx. Everyone is invited to attend the reception, no matter what race or ethnicity.

Queer Students of Color Reception
Wednesday, September 25
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
Join the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs for a reception for Queer People of Color and our allies. Meet, greet, and eat! Learn about each department’s services, meet student group leaders, and get connected to academic and internship opportunities.

Ace the Interview!
Thursday, September 26
3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Student Union
Job interviews are about more than just what is on your resume. We will review basic etiquette for before, during and after the job interview.
Sponsored by Urban Male Initiative and Shades Collective

Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run
Sunday, September 29
Orchard Beach: Bronx, New York, 9:00 a.m.
Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center, and the Student Veterans of America at Pace at the Merrell Down and Dirty 5K Mud Run. Why run? Why mud? Well, it’s for a good cause. Proceeds go to Operation Gratitude, a volunteer-based organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items, and personal letters to U.S. Service Members. Just as important, participating in the mud run, puts to use all of those skills we’ve learned at Pace: leadership, team-building, perseverance, goal-setting, compassion and risk-taking. Walkers are also welcome! For registration information, contact Denise Belen Santiago, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at dsantiago@pace.edu or (212) 346-1546.

Plus, much more to come from OMA including workshops on women’s health and sexuality, meals, manners, and interviews, research, and more!

New York City Rules

Don’t drink that. Don’t eat that in that. Don’t smoke here. Don’t bike there. Over the last few years, environmental and public health initiatives have been proposed and adopted in NYC. On September 25, explore “New York City Rules” at the Law School’s annual Kerlin Lecture.

Scholars have become increasingly interested in measures facilitating improvements in environmental and public health at the local level. By proposing and adopting numerous environmental and public health initiatives over the last few years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Council have provided ample food for thought and prompted an interesting case study for analyzing the development and success (or failure) of various regulatory tools.

On Wednesday, September 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gerber Glass Moot Court Room on the Law School Campus, join the Pace Law School Community for the annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on New York City Rules! Regulatory Tools and the Environment featuring Law School Professor Jason Czarnezki. The lecture explores “New York Rules” including:

  • Bans on foam containers, sugary drinks, smoking in public spaces, trans fat, displaying tobacco products;
  • Mandatory food and menu labeling of calorie counts;
  • Infrastructure (salad bars in schools, public space recycling, bike lanes, tree planting);
  • Recycling and composting mandates;
  • Standard-setting for energy efficient buildings;
  • Economic (dis)incentives such as congestion pricing.

In his inaugural lecture as the Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Professor Czarnezki will provide insight into the interesting challenge of finding the proper regulatory tool to solve any environmental and public health problem.

For more information, visit the Kerlin Lecture site.

Semester in the City

Are you a PLV sophomore interested in getting a taste of the NYC experience? Learn about an exciting new program that will have you loving and living in NYC.

Attention Pleasantville Sophomores! Pace is introducing an exciting new program geared specifically for Pleasantville students—Semester in the City.

This spring, head to the Big Apple for an unforgettable experience that will bring your academic career to new heights!

  • Live on Pace’s NYC Campus in lower Manhattan
  • Connect with Pace’s NYC students
  • Discover the history of New York City
  • Immerse yourself in the arts
  • Indulge in diverse culinary creations
  • Develop a robust and marketable ePortfolio
  • Benefit from Pace’s same great academics in an exciting new location

To learn more about Semester in the City, please contact Jonathan Hooker in the Office for Student Success at jhooker@pace.edu or (212) 346-1962. Or you can get started on your application now. Applications must be completed by October 21.