Scavenger Hunt

Want to win American Express, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes gift cards? How about an iPod Nano or Touch? Well, it’s P.A.C.E Board scavenger hunt time!

 P.A.C.E. Board is hosting a three-part scavenger hunt series. For the next couple of months, all you have to do is follow them on Twitter and/or join their Facebook group and you’ll get clues about the prizes.

The first part kicked off on September 13 and there’s already a first clue out, so get a move on it! Here’s what else you need to know:

The prize is a $50 American Express gift card and it’s hidden in a secret location. From now until September 27, P.A.C.E Board will Facebook, tweet, and announce at their general meetings clues that will direct you to the location. The final clue will be announced at Fall Fest, so you’re going to have to be there. On Sunday, September 26 they will hide the certificate and Monday morning students will be informed to begin their search. Winners will be photographed.

We’re going to keep you posted about series two: $50 Barnes and Nobles gift card and iPod nano, and series three: iPod Touch and $25 iTunes gift card over the next couple of weeks!

A Flapjack Fiesta

Flapjack fiesta, pancake party, buttermilk bonanza, syrup soiree. No matter what you call it, it all means one thing: delicious pancakes to be consumed by you.

NYC’s Multipurpose has, well, many purposes and on September 22, a Pancake Social is one of them.

Join Residence Hall Association and both new and returning residents in an evening of  chowing down on pancakes with an array of toppings, hanging out with some old friends, and meeting new ones. Breakfast foods for dinner: Mom and dad won’t know!

Pace’s Best Welcome Week Ever Continues

Last week, you got the leidown on Hawaiian BBQs and open mic nights in NYC. This week, iced tea pong and karaoke will get you pumped.

So, where do we begin… How about with where we left off last week? You know that the Fall Activities Fair and Mets game are happening tomorrow, September 10.

On September 11, join the community at a 9/11 vigil, which you can read more about here.

Spend your Sunday one of two great ways: Shoot 45 stories high at 128 mph on Six Flags Great Adventure’s world-record-breaking Kingda Ka (the tallest, fastest roller coaster on Earth) or take a trip back to the 1950s where rival teenage street gangs try to keep Tony and Maria (think Romeo and Juliet, but with more denim and circular skirts) in Broadway’s West Side Story.

On Monday, September 13 we’ve got you busy from noon until 10:00 p.m.  First, stop by Room A in the Student Union to find out what you need to know to stay in the loop, and how to use your Pace One Card. Then, connect with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) students at the LGBTQA Reception. Then, take your new friends around the city in a NYC Cupcake Crawl, and cap off the night with Student Government Association (SGA) sipping “mocktails” and testing your skills in a friendly Iced Tea Pong tourney.

September 14 is all about the Chalk Festival; you can read more about that here.

Grab the mic and belt out your favorite Katy Perry jam at karaoke on September 15.  Or, if you’re a transfer student, meet, mix, and mingle with other transfers that afternoon. 

On September 16, Associate Professor Susan Herman discusses her new book, “Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime,” and will engage you in thinking about justice—from a victim’s perspective.

Also on September 16, learn to navigate the bustling streets of Chinatown like a native New Yorker (and don’t forget to stop for some delicious dumplings.)

So, what’s happening after September 16? Tune in next week or check out what’s going on here.

Hit the Drawing Board

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog walkers…future MBAs…Stop by the Courtyard in NYC on September 14, pick up some chalk, and use the sidewalk as your canvas to show us your best rendition of what it means a global citizen of the world at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chalk Festival.

Calling all activists…dreamers…dog walkers…future MBAs…Stop by the Courtyard in NYC on September 14, pick up some chalk, and use the sidewalk as your canvas to show us your best rendition of what it means a global citizen of the world at the Office of Multicultural Affairs Chalk Festival.

Remembering 9/11

This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Both the NYC and PLV campuses will hold candlelight vigils that evening to remember and honor those we lost.

In NYC, the Office of Housing and Residential Life will host a 9/11 Candlelight Vigil beginning at 8:00 p.m. The vigil will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza where people will speak and then will proceed together to Ground Zero, so stop by and show your support for our downtown community.

In PLV, Alpha Phi Delta, Black Student Union, and Phi Sigma Sigma will host a 9/11 Memorial at 9:11 p.m. on the Gottesman Patio.

Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?

The Constitution begins “We the people of the United States of America,” but who are “the people” and what are our rights? On September 14, Pace celebrates Constitution Day with hot topic “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” talk and free food, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., in NYC’s Student Union.

The Constitution begins “We the people of the United States of America,” but who are “the people” and what are our rights? On September 14, Pace celebrates Constitution Day with hot topic “Immigration: A Right or a Privilege?” talk and free food, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., in NYC’s Student Union.

PaceOPoly is Back!

Your favorite Pace board game is back. Ready to play? Pick up your thimble or top hat, roll the dice, advance to Career Services, and collect your future inside.

The semester has barely kicked off and Career Services is already putting you to work!

In NYC, upcoming September Co-op Orientation, Interview, and Mandatory Campus Recruiting Program workshops will give you a ton of information on interviews and job hunting.

Are you a graduate student? Stop by the Co-op Internship Orientation & Information Session on September 13 to get info about internships and hear from an MBA/MS student’s experience with a co-op internship.

On September 15, stop by How to Work a Career Fair to learn exactly that.  On September 17, attend A Careers Open House at ZenithOptimedia, featuring presentations by senior executives; a panel discussion about job functions, career paths, and potential internships and careers; and a Q&A session and networking lunch. To attend the invitation-only event and learn all about the firm’s clients including L’Oreal, BMW, and the BBC, you must register by September 13.  

To register:

Subject Line: RSVP ZenithOptimedia Open House
And include the following information in the body of the email: Name, Pace University ID U number, Major, and Year in School.

Additionally, get your resumes ready for September 22 to network with professionals and get career info about internships and full-time job opportunities in finance and accounting at the Accounting and Finance Career Fair. But more on that next week! Check out some more NYC Career Services events and take a peek at Career Services’ News and Notes e-newsletter for more info on all programs, events, job, and internships on the NYC campus.  

In PLV? Upcoming Career Services events and workshops in PLV can be found here.  In WP? Check out Grad Center events here. Law School student? The Pace Law School’s Center for Career Development has plenty of info.

Speed Friending

Forget Facebooking people you don’t know. Get two minutes with a bunch of people who might just end up being your BFFLs. You can thank us later!

Making new friends isn’t always easy, especially when you’ve got to juggle classes, homework, a job, and a social life. That’s why Residence Hall Association (RHA) is hosting Speed Friending, an event where you can make 30 new friends in 60 minutes. Everyone is invited and you’ll get two minutes worth of conversation per person, and when the speed friending is done you can mingle afterwards. Oh and did we mention there’s free food?

Stop by the Multipurpose Room in NYC on September 14: Your best bud is waiting!

Time to Go Fishin’

You say lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We say SOCA and NABA and PUMA, oh yeah! Don’t know what all of these acronyms stand for? Well, you’ve got a few days to learn all about them before the student org fairs roll into campus.

Fall is almost in the air, and with the start of the semester comes the smell of student organizations setting up shop to get you signed up for a year of fun events.

Get your alpha beta chi on with Greek Life;  get the scoop with the Pace Press or Paw Print or spin that  record with WPAW or WPUB; put your classroom work to good use with organizations like the Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA), the Pace Advertising Teams,  and Model United Nations; lay down the law with the Student Bar Association (SBA) and Environmental Law Society (ELS); and celebrate diversity with African Students Association at Pace (ASAP), Students of Caribbean Awareness (SOCA), National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), and much more. Click here to learn more about NYC student organizations, here for PLV student organizations, and here for Law School student organizations. With more than 100 student organizations to join, it’s time… to break out the fishing pole for these once-in-a-semester student organization fairs:

NYC Fall Activities Fair: September 10

PLV Fall Club Fair: September 15

Don’t see one you love? Start one! It’s going to take some time and dedication, but you’ll be making Pace history.

Pace’s Best (Welcome) Week Ever

VH1’s Best Week Ever may have been cancelled, but Pace University’s is just about to get started. Get ready for not one, but two, great weeks of everything from cupcake crawls to Mets and Yankees games on the NYC campus.
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In just hours, students will begin moving in, and before you even have a chance to unpack, SDACA has events ready and waiting for you. So put down those suitcases and come on down…to Welcome Week in NYC.

Forgot something at home? On September 4, SDACA will sponsor a trip to IKEA in Brooklyn via water taxi.

On September 5, a trip to the most famous boardwalk in the nation (no, not Jersey Shore’s famous Seaside Heights) to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Coney Island Illuscination will wow you.

Celebrate Labor Day on September 6 with some leis, hula skirts, and food at a Hawaiian  BBQ in the Courtyard of One Pace Plaza.

Convocation is on September 7 followed by an open mic night with Deejay Spynfo for those of you aspiring rappers, guitarists, singers, and poets.

Classes kick off on September 8, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Meet your Student Government Association reps and get some free giveaways in the afternoon, followed by a South Street Seaport walking tour and Bodies exhibit in the evening.

No classes for you on Thursday, September 9, but that doesn’t mean the welcoming ceases, as the Office of Multicultural Affairs treks up to Museum Mile’s El Museo Del Barrio, New York’s premier museum that exhibits works created by a cross section of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists.

On September 10, the once-in-a-semester Fall Activities Fair will help you make some lifelong friends, but you can read more about that here. At night, the Mets take on the Phillies, and you can be there singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for just $10.

There are dozens of other events happening after that, so click here to read more. And we’ll keep you updated on all of them next week.

Shakin’ it Up at Pace

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? At Pace, of course, along with three other Shakespearean masterpieces, as part of the Shakespeare at Pace Festival this fall at the Schimmel Center.

To be, or not to be, that was the question. And Pace decided to be… the downtown destination for all things Shakespeare. This fall will kick off the new Shakespeare at Pace Festival, featuring four fantastic performances at the Schimmel Center from world-renowned theatre companies. 

First in the lineup: Romeo and Juliet, by Tony-Award winning The Acting Company runs from October 22 to October 24. Then, Shakespeare’s Globe of London returns to Pace to perform The Merry Wives of Windsor October 28 to November 7. Theatre for a New Audience puts on The Merchant of Venice February 27 to March 13, starring Academy Award-Winner F. Murray Abraham, and The Acting Company rounds out the season with Comedy of Errors April 5 to April 17.

Currently, subscription packages are for sale until September 7, but single tickets will go on sale mid-September here.

(Don’t) Keep on Waiting, Waiting on the World to Change

Don’t let the plastic bag monster eat the world. It’s time to show John Mayer that we don’t need to wait on the world to change. The Center for Community Action and Research is giving you the opportunity to stand up for a cause that you believe in.

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If, as John Mayer says “one day our generation is going to rule the population,” it’s time to stop waiting and start creating. That’s why the Center for Community Action and Research  (CCAR) is soon to announce the Cause Competition, a contest where students will submit either a one-minute video or poster advocating for a cause they’re passionate about. CCAR staff will choose the top five videos and poster, and students will vote on their favorite. There will be cash prizes and exposure, but more importantly, there will be an audience, so if you have an issue that’s close to your heart, now is the time to start thinking about it. We’ll keep you posted with details and, in the meantime, check out a video for a similar contest where a plastic bag monster eats the world.

If you haven’t already, sign up to receive CCAR volunteer opportunities via e-mail and give back with your friends!  Get involved in everything from helping homeless children make holiday gifts for family members to rubbing elbows with celebrities at the GLAAD Media Awards to giving rescued dogs a little break from the shelter. And who knows, one short shift may give you the inspiration you need to create the cause video and start changing the world.

960 Minutes to Save the World

Time is waiting, Pace faculty and staff, but don’t you worry. We’re going to give you more than Madonna and Justin Timberlake’s four minutes to save the world, thanks to a really great Human Resources benefit you may not be aware of, but are going to want to read about.

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Tick tock, tick tock. Did you know that full-time faculty and staff have 960 PAID minutes (that’s 16 hours or two working days) each year to give back by volunteering with the Center for Community Action and Research on any of their hundreds of community service events? Well, you do, and the CCAR, Human Resources, and the world are waiting for you to throw your hands on deck. Last year,  Pace students participated in more than 70,000 hours of volunteering. What are you waiting for? Click here for more info.

“I Run for Life…”

“I run for your mother, your sister, your wife. I run for you and me, my friend. I run for life.” –Melissa Etheridge

On September 12, join Pace as we lace up our sneakers and run breast cancer right out of town at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure.

At last year’s Race for the Cure, Pace lost in the Largest University Team to John Jay by one person. This year, Pace professor Ellen Mandel wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again, so read more and sign up now! For those of you on the PLV campus, free breakfast and transportation will be provided.

And this isn’t the only walk Pace students are walking! Just a few months ago, members of Pace’s LGBTQA Task Force participated in the AIDS Walk New York and students, faculty, and staff on both campuses gathered in PLV to raise $40,000 for the American Cancer Society at Pace’s annual Relay for Life event.

Interested in more walks, runs, and races for good causes? Coming up soon: WWP Soldier Ride on Long Island will celebrate our nation’s wounded soldiers and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project: July 24. JRunners Relay of 2010 will raise money for Lou Gehrig’s disease with a sensational 125 mile relay run from Brooklyn to the Catskills on July 28-29. On August 15, 4,000 people will follow in the footsteps of the World Champion Yankees at the Damon Runyon run/walk for cancer research at Yankee Stadium.

Rather wait until the fall? Well, tis the season to be jogging! Bike for a world free of MS in Westchester on September 26 at Bike MS. In NYC? Raise money to achieve a world of No More Homeless Pets at the Strut Your Mutt walk. For some more charity walks, click here.

Jumpstart Will Make You Jump, Jump!

Move over, Kris Kross. This hit made it past the early 90s. One of the nation’s leading nonprofits in the field of early childhood education, Jumpstart not only realizes that every child is born with the potential to succeed, they work to make sure that happens.

Jumpstart joined Pace University in 2007 and has since attracted almost 150 students, bringing college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for individualized tutoring and mentoring.  Students here at Pace can take part in the Jumpstart program by visiting Contact LunYan Tom, Site Manager, at with any questions.

Jumpstart at Pace is housed under the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE), which also provides service-learning opportunities through the Community and Volunteer Mobilization (CVM) AmeriCorps, the Liberty Partnerships Program, and Upward Bound.

If you’re interested in long-term work with English language and computer literacy, CVM AmeriCorps is currently recruiting Pace students and alumni for nine-month paid internships. Read more about this exciting opportunity here.

Looking for more ways to help children reach their fullest potential?