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!

Getcha Greek On!

NPHC, NALFO, IFC, UPC. If you’re wondering what the PANHEL we’re talking about, it’s time to getcha getcha getcha Greek on.

I know you feel me now. I know you hear me loud. I scream it loud and proud…Getcha Greek on!

Get connected, stay connected! Pace’s fraternity and sorority community promotes student success, enables students to leave legacies, and creates unmatched campus traditions.

Becoming a member of this close-knit community will not only provide you with life-long bonds but will also offer an academically supportive environment, numerous leadership prospects, community service opportunities, and access to larger alumni networks.

So…think you wanna go Greek, but just don’t know the difference between Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha? Don’t fret—get ready to meet the Greeks on both campuses.

If you missed the Circle of Greeks on the PLV Campus on September 10, there are 10 more events from four of the Greek governing councils that will connect you to Greek Life in PLV.

NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council) Events

Time with Divine 9 | Monday, September 16 | 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.

Don’t Believe the Hype | Tuesday, September 17 | 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.

Dodgeball | Thursday, September 19 | 9:00 p.m. | Willcox Gym
If you can dodge your ex on campus, you can certainly dodge a ball. Enjoy a friendly game of dodgeball with NPHC.

For more information on NPHC events, contact Christian Ruiz at cr46818p@pace.edu.

NALFO (National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations) Events

Look at Me Now | Monday, September 16 | 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. 

Exhibition 101 | Tuesday, September 17 | 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.

Chill Out | Wednesday, September 18 | 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).

For more information about NALFO events, contact Alhaedge Perez at ap73355p@pace.edu.

IFC (Interfraternity Council) Events

IFC Informational | Sunday, September 15 | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
You down with IFC? Meet the Interfraternity Council, which comprises seven national fraternities, and enjoy a BBQ.

For more information, contact Josh Molyneaux at jm46466p@pace.edu.

Panhellenic Council (UPC)

UPC Weekend | Friday, September 20 | 6:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Day #1 | Saturday, September 21 | 11:00 a.m. | Willcox Gym
Day #2 | Sunday, September 22 | 11:00 a.m. | Willcox Gym
Thinking about joining a sorority? Register for UPC Recruitment weekend to learn more about becoming a part of Greek Life at Pace.Registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt.

For more information about UPC events, contact Marina Avetisova at ma68602n@pace.edu.

To learn more about Greek Life in PLV, click here.

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On the NYC Campus, Greek Life wants you to make moves to the Gym on Thursday, September 19 from 8:30 p.m. To 12:00 a.m. so they can show you their fancy footwork and meet the family at Fraternity and Sorority Night.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc., Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Kappa Delta Sorority, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will be introducing themselves and performing a dance, step, or stroll. If you want to know more about Greek Life, see them in action. Plus, free food and music will keep you entertained all night. No strings attached.

To learn more about Greek Life in NYC, click here.

 

Pace Remembers 9/11

Join the Pace Community in commemorating the anniversary of 9/11/01 with vigils on both campuses and a trip to the memorial.


The events of 9/11 have had a profound effect on a generation of people around the world, but our University, located mere blocks away from the World Trade Center, felt the impact first-hand. Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni alike—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery.

Join Pace students, faculty, and staff at events being held on both campuses:

NYC Campus Vigil
8:45 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
The vigil will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life. For more information, contact (212) 346-1295. There will also be a SDACA-sponsored visit to the National September 11 Memorial on Thursday, September 19 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, PA, and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. Meet at the Info Desk at 1:30 p.m.

PLV Campus Memorial
9:00 p.m.
Alpha Phi Delta fraternity hosts a memorial on the Gottesman Patio, featuring a moment of silence, short presentation, and a candle-lit vigil around Choate Pond. Members of the Pace Community can share how they were affected by the attack.  

View a touching video of members of the Pace Community reflecting on September 11, 2001.

Welcome Week: Part Deux

Six Flags and Spiderman, chalking Pace and walking Chelsea—SDACA’s Welcome Week keeps on.

Monday, September 9

Meet the Greeks
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Courtyard
From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 10

Piragua Stand
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat.

Wednesday, September 11

Transfer Student Mixer
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reading Room
So you’re college savvy but are you Pace savvy? Come and meet with departments, faculty, school advisors, and other transfer students.

Pace’s Got Talent
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Are you a poet? Aspiring rapper?  Masterful guitarist? Have a voice that would make Adele set fire to the rain? Or, simply, just don’t embarrass easily?  Come on down to one the first Pace parties of the school year—the mic is yours! and DJ Spynfo will be there.

9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (meet at 8:45 p.m.)
One Pace Plaza
Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information, contact (212) 346-1295.

Thursday, September 12

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza entrance
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. First prize = $100 gift card; Second prize = $50 gift card; Third prize = $50 gift card.

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one.

Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Flapjack fundae time! Hang out with students at this pancake and ice cream party.

Friday, September 13

Elevated Acre Trip
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life with a secluded spot 30 feet above street-level. An acre of paths, gardens, and a fake grassy field, Elevated Acre provides sweeping views of the East River and Brooklyn and a great spot to picnic with your welcome event leaders.

Mets Game
6:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 5:50 p.m.
The Amazin’s are taking on the Marlins at Citi Field. Enjoy a night of baseball in Queens for $10. Visit the SDACA Office to pick up your tickets after you sign up online.

MoMA Trip
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 3:45 p.m.
Free on Fridays after 4:00 p.m., the Museum of Modern Art ignites creativity, creates imagination, and has some of the most unique art featured in NYC.

Saturday, September 14

Six Flags
9:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet at Spruce and Gold Street at 9:30 a.m.
Are you ready to shoot through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experience world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides for $30? Just take a deep breath.

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 12:50 p.m.
Prefer someone else to be propelled into the sky? Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark is the right pick for your Saturday afternoon. Enjoy high-flying stunts and adventures performed by someone that’s not you.

Monday, September 16

Veteran Student Reception
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A
Meet the Dean for Students Marijo Russell O’Grady and mingle with our veteran students at a reception.

Cupcake Crawl
1:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Meet at the Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, lemon meringue—just a few of the flavors of cupcakes you will experience as you go from one cupcake stop to another. Have your cupcake and eat it too.

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.

You can register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017. For more on SDACA’s plans for you for the last weeks of welcoming, including trips to Coney Island, the Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, the Museum of Sex, and much more, check back next week!

Work it!

Looking for an on-campus student job to help pay your way through Pace? Check out who’s hiring!

Think you have the “write” stuff to be a tutor at the Writing Center? Want to go nose first into a position in Athletics as a student diving instructor? If we called you maybe on the ITS Helpdesk line, would you be the student who picks up?

Whether you have Federal Work Study or are just looking for an on-campus employment opportunity, there are more than 80 open positions for students with varying levels of experience. And now you can find them on eRecruiting, Career Services’ job posting board.

Prefer an internship off-campus? With 250+ postings, you’ll find everything from internships in editorial at USMagazine.com, to a controller at Goldman Sachs, to IT at IBM.

For more information on how to access and log in to eRecruiting, click here. And keep a close watch on us over the next few weeks as we post Career Services events.

Lost in Space

The 2013-2014 Pace Presents season at the Schimmel Theatre kicks off on September 21 with Sonorama, the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel. See what The Wall Street Journal calls “deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts.”

The Schimmel Theatre is back and better than ever with its 2013-2014 Pace Presents season. Now in its third year, Pace Presents will bring you new series including Voce at Pace, showcasing rising opera singers, and Acoustic Underground, featuring up-and-coming singer/songwriters. In addition, a gypsy swing festival, tango, rock and roll, breakdancing, flamenco, ballet, hip hop, Japanese drummers, art history, The Nutcracker, and much more are on the schedule.

And it all starts on Saturday, September 21, as Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, the world’s only big band dedicated to performing the lost space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel, takes the Schimmel stage. Led by Mr. Ho (Brian O’Neill), the group has rescued the king-of-space-age-bachelor-pad’s arrangements via meticulous by-ear transcriptions of Esquivel’s recordings, which were known for exploiting the new sound called “stereo” of the 50s and 60s. The ensemble—an experimental big band augmented with atypical roles such as slide guitar, four singers, B3 organ, and three percussionists—recreates the Hollywood, easy Latin, crime jazz, and bachelor pad sounds of mid-century living room hi-fis live on the Schimmel stage.

See what the WSJ calls “deliciously demented and entertaining in equal parts” and what Pace Presents student blogger describes as “the Jetsons taking their yearly trip to Miami, lounging around the art deco inspired pool while Rosie the robot wheels on by to deliver a tropical mai tai complete with a tiny paper parasol.”

$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.

And that’s not all—to get you going back to the future, Pace Presents and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival are sponsoring the Esquivel Photo Contest. To participate, take a photo of yourself or a friend dressed up in your best 1960s lounge outfit. If you are using an Instagram filter on your photo, make sure to include the hashtag: #esquivelphotocontest. Then post your image to the Pace Presents Facebook wall along with a caption reading “Esquivel Photo Contest” by Monday, September 16. The photo that best personifies Esquivel’s 1960s bachelor pad sound will win a pair of tickets to the concert, as well as a signed copy of Mr. Ho’s The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel. For more information on the contest, check out the Schimmel blog at http://schimmelblog.com/?p=535.

Best (Welcome) Week Ever

VH1’s Best Week Ever may have been picked up after a three year hiatus, but Pace’s NYC students are the ones having the best weeks ever with Broadway shows, cupcake crawls, and much more.

Get ready for not one, not two, not three, but four great weeks of exploring all NYC has to offer—we’re talking baseball, Broadway, and Beyonce…in wax.

Monday, September 2

Welcome BBQ, Food Truck Festival, and Dance Off
5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Don’t spend your Labor Day hard at work unpacking. Take a break to reconnect with your friends from orientation and meet some new ones at a food truck fest and BBQ. Plus, watch your summer orientation dance teams twerk like Miley in the annual dance off championships from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3

Convocation
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with food, festivities, and keynote speaker Susan Herman on the Westchester Campus. Buses will be provided from NYC. For more info, visit http://www.pace.edu/convocation/.

Wednesday, September 4

Dude, Where’s My Class?
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Info Desk (One Pace Plaza main entrance lobby)
Y24, E319, Lecture Hall North…where the heck are your classes? Stop by the info desk any time during the day for a class schedule tour, where people will be on-hand to guide you in the right direction.

Yankees vs. White Sox
7:05 p.m. (meet at 6:00 p.m.)
See the Bronx Bombers take on Chicago’s Sox at Yankee Stadium for just $15, plus a $5+ hot dog, if you fancy one. Stop by the SDACA office on the 8th floor for tickets after you sign up online.

Avenue Q
8:00 p.m. (meet at 7:00 p.m.)
Prefer Broadway to ball games and puppets to pinstripes? Then Avenue Q, the hilarious and raunchy Tony Award-winning musical about a bright-eyed college graduate who comes to the big city with big dreams but no money, is right up your alley. Tickets will set you back $45, but you’ll get your ROI from LOL.

Thursday, September 5

Video Game Tournament
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Got game? Whether your guy is Mario, Pac-Man, or Master Chief, bring your mastery and control to a video game tournament.

MP3 Experiment
6:15 p.m.–7:30 p.m. (meet at 6:00 p.m.)
Student Union and Courtyard
Cause a scene with Improv Everywhere, where you’ll download an original MP3 to your phone, synchronize your watch, head out to the determined location, and blend in with others. Then, everyone presses play, and hilarity ensues as participants carry out ridiculous, coordinated instructions delivered to their headphones via narrator “Steve” and everyone else tries to figure out what is going on.

Neon Dance Party
9:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Here we glow again! Put on your hot pink headband and white jumpsuit and be the bright light in this big city as SDACA hosts a neon dance party with black lights featuring College Club King DK Zeke.

Friday, September 6

Guided Walking Tour
11:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (meet at 11:30 a.m.)
Meet at Info Desk
Grand Central—it’s grand, it’s centrally-located between the NYC and PLV campuses, and it’s your time to explore it and the surrounding area including the Chrysler Building, Pershing Square, and more.

Pixar Movie Screening
6:00 p.m
Student Union
After a hectic week, spend the night kicking back with a Pixar/Disney double feature: Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. No toy (or monster) gets left behind.

Saturday, September 7

IKEA Trip
1:30 p.m.
Meet at Info Desk at 1:15 p.m.
Mid-move in and realize those bed sheets don’t fit…or you forgot a lamp? Don’t stress. If you’re in need of some cool dorm decorations, furniture, or even some Swedish meatballs and cinnamon buns, join SDACA as they hop on the water taxi for a trip over to the Scandinavian ready-to-assemble furniture giant, IKEA, in Brooklyn.

An Afternoon at the MET
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Meet at Info Desk
Fabergé. A vintage baseball card collection. Byzantine art. Chinese snuff bottles. You won’t find it all at IKEA—explore the vast collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art along Manhattan’s Museum Mile.

Shop ’Til You Drop
10:45 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet at Spruce and Gold Street at 10:30 a.m.
Get more Banana for your buck at the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park, NY. Check out their website for coupons and promos.

Monday, September 9

Meet the Greeks
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Courtyard
From the Alpha to the Omega, learn all about sororities and fraternities and what it’s like to be part of Greek Life at Pace.

Tuesday, September 10

Piragua Stand
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Front of One Pace Plaza
Ice, ice baby. Vanilla Piña ice, ice baby. Whether you call it a kakigori, gola, piragua, or snow cone, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has plenty to help you take a cool break from the unpredictable heat.

Wednesday, September 11

Transfer Student Mixer
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reading Room
So you’re college savvy but are you Pace savvy? Come and meet with departments, faculty, school advisors, and other transfer students.

Pace’s Got Talent
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Are you a poet? Aspiring rapper?  Masterful guitarist? Have a voice that would make Adele set fire to the rain? Or, simply, just don’t embarrass easily?  Come on down to one the first Pace parties of the school year—the mic is yours! and DJ Spynfo will be there.

9/11 Vigil
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. (meet at 8:45 p.m.)
One Pace Plaza
Twelve years ago, the Pace Community lost 47 members—students and alumni—and was closed for several weeks as we worked toward recovery. Please join us to remember and honor all those lost on September 11 at a vigil, which will be held at the main entrance of One Pace Plaza then proceed to Ground Zero.  Sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information, contact (212) 346-1295.

Thursday, September 12

Chalk Festival
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
One Pace Plaza entrance
Using the sidewalk as your canvas, leave your mark on Pace as the Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts their annual Chalk Festival. Draw your best rendition of what it means to be a citizen of the world. First prize = $100 gift card; Second prize = $50 gift card; Third prize = $50 gift card.

Fall Activities Fair
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Courtyard
Come down and get your chance to meet all of our clubs and organizations in person all at once!  You can chat with organization representatives, pick up info, and join. The next chance won’t be until spring, so make sure you do not miss this one.

Pancake and Ice Cream Bonanza
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Union and Courtyard
Flapjack fundae time! Hang out with students at this pancake and ice cream party.

You can register for Welcome Week events here with password Class of 2017. For more on SDACA’s plans for you September 13 and beyond, including Amateur Night at the Apollo, a cupcake crawl, musicals and museums, and much more, check back next week!

Run Breast Cancer Out of Town

For the past few years, Pace has had the largest university team at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure. On September 8, make sure to join us again as we lace up our sneakers and run breast cancer right out of town.

On September 8, step out with the Pace Community as we run for life at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure in Central Park.

Since 1990, Komen Greater NYC has raised approximately $60 million and awarded $43 million in grants. Last year, with more than 110 participants, the Pace team once again won for the largest university or college team. And we want to keep this streak going! So what are you waiting for? Registration costs $40 and you can register online here, by going to www.komennyc.org/race and searching for the “Pace University” team, or at the race.

Participants will receive:

> A Race for the Cure t-shirt
> Goody bag
> Breakfast
> Transportation from the PLV Campus to Central Park

Contact Ellen Mandel at emandel@pace.edu or (845) 634-1781 or Elissa Casa at ec94582p@pace.edu or (845) 337-1778 for more info.

Proceeds will benefit the Greater New York City affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which supports local hospitals and national foundations for research.

Out of town that weekend? Can’t make the race? You can still make a difference. Back by popular demand—Sleep for the Cure! Register for the race and then spend your Sunday morning sleeping in. Participants can also run or walk.

Pace-OPoly

With more than 100 student clubs and orgs on our NYC, PLV, and WP campuses, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. So pick up your thimble, roll the dice, and advance to the Campus Involvement Fairs on September 11 in PLV and 12 in NYC. >>Read More

 

Meet all of our clubs and organizations, chat with representatives, and find out how you can sign up at the following spring student organization fairs:

PLV Campus Involvement Fair
Wednesday, September 11

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Shirley Beth’s Way and Kessel

NYC Fall Activities Fair
Thursday, September 12

12:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Courtyard

With more than 100 student organizations on our NYC, PLV, and WP campuses, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. For more information on each student organization at Pace, click through below:

Business/Professional: From marketing plans to market analysis, choose from more than a dozen Pace students clubs and orgs that are getting down to business.

Media and Entertainment: Whether you’re interested in writing, reporting, TV, or concert-planning, Pace has got you covered. Now back to you, Barbara!

Performing Arts: Can you dance your tail off? Put on a show? Do you have the pipes that will make people feel aca-awesome or fill them with Glee? Our performing arts student organizations are looking for you!

Cultural/Social: From Latin flavor to rainbow pride, Pace has more than 20 cultural student organizations to choose from!

Politics and Advocacy: Change-makers in the movement to end genocide and cancer; promote HIV awareness; and save our planet. All in a day’s work for a Pace student.

Collegiate Interests: Whether you’re a nursing major interested in getting involved with SNAP or a crime buff interested in the Criminal Justice Society or Forensic Science Student Organization, take your interests to the next level with these student orgs.

Greek Life: If you wanna go Greek, then you’re in the right place! From the Alpha to the Omega, check out which sororities and fraternities are on campus.

Student Governance: SGA, RHA, SAAC. If you don’t know these acronyms, then you don’t know the student leaders of your University.

Law School: From sports and entertainment to politics to animal defense, we’re going to lay down the law school student orgs for you!

F is for Finals Relief

The Tutoring Center isn’t going to try to put the fun in Fundamental Mathematics, but they’re going to try to help you take the “F” out of it. Plus, other end-of-semester reviews, Library extended hours, and the dogs come to NYC.

That age-old myth that Einstein failed math isn’t actually true, so stop using it as your go-to excuse and head over to end-of-semester math reviews to keep you from flunking finite math.

The Tutoring Center in NYC will host extended hours in the Library, Tutoring Center, and dorms on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays through May 7 in a variety of subjects including math, accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, and CIS. Visit their website for more information.

In PLV? The Tutoring Center is offering one-on-one and group math, accounting, business, economics, chemistry, CIS, and language tutoring seven days a week. Stop by Room 309 in Mortola Library and check out their finals schedule here.

Looking to get your study on in the Library? Both the Birnbaum and Mortola libraries will have extended hours for the final exam period. Need help with research for your final projects or papers? Ask a Librarian!

And finally, if you’re looking for less quiet and more puppy love, you’re in luck. After making several appearances in PLV, the Good Dog Foundation pups are heading to NYC, with a visit to the Birnbaum Library on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Show and Tell

Building quadcopters (drones); nursing students’ negativity towards the aging; studying the effects of video gaming on attention and impulsivity—these are just a few of the research projects that were presented at the Undergraduate Research Initiative Showcase. Announcing the winners and next year’s program…

For the past two semesters, 27 student and faculty pairs have been working together on research as part of Pace’s Undergraduate Research Initiative. From gender—Toemageddon and how news media frames gender-variance and gender-neutrality to what motivated women to participate in the recent Arab Spring revolution—to genes—identifying those necessary for the development of the brain and sense of smell of zebrafish to genetic profiling studies to identify novel pathways involved in the reactivation of tuberculosis.

On April 29 in NYC and May 1 in PLV, student and faculty pairs presented their research through poster sessions and formal presentations at the Undergraduate Research Initiative Showcases. The winning pair on the PLV Campus was Biology student Ruchi Sheth and Biology and Health Sciences Professor Jack Horne, PhD, who researched genes necessary for the development of the olfactory system in zebrafish. Honorary mention went to Nursing student Chava Pollak and Nursing Professor Sharon Stahl Wexler, PhD, for their work on the impact of an aging sensitivity experience on nursing students.

“I have acquired many concrete skills over the course of this project including public speaking and time management as I juggled this project with my regular course load. Additionally, I have broken out of the insular world of a student into the world of a working professional. My eyes are wide open and I am staring at a world of opportunity, adventure, and endless possibilities for my career in nursing,” says Pollak. “Most of all, the precious and greatest gift this project has given me is an unparalleled mentor and teacher who has afforded me all these opportunities of learning, networking, and personal growth.”

The winner pair on the NYC Campus was Arts and Entertainment Management and Film and Screen Studies student AliReza Vaziri and Environmental Studies Professor Marley Bauce, who focused on campus-wide environmentalism and understanding Pace’s sustainability initiatives through its dining halls. Honorary mention went to Biochemistry student Sophia Miotto and Biology Professor JaimeLee Rizzo, PhD, for their work on the synthesis of novel compounds to treat neuromuscular disorders.

Vaziri will travel to San Francisco to continue research with Professor Judith Pajo. “I plan on continuing my research into the problems associated with food waste by traveling to San Francisco over the summer to shoot footage for my documentary film. I firmly believe that conducting interdisciplinary research is crucial before taking any initiative,” says Vaziri. “This research project has had a significant impact on my experience at Pace University. I do believe that this research has made me a stronger candidate for the GreenPace Sustainability Award and the Jefferson Community Service Award, both of which I received this year.”

You can read more about the pairings and their progress on their blogs at www.pace.edu/ugresearch.

Attention undergraduate students from all majors: The Pace Undergraduate Research Initiative is back for the 2013-2014 academic year! This means you, yes you, will have the opportunity to be paired up with a faculty member according to interests and background to work on a research project from September 2013 until March 2014. Interested in conducting research with a faculty member and publishing your findings and presenting at a national conference?  Apply by May 30!  For more on the student or faculty application process and requirements, click here.

Interested in something for this summer? You’re in luck! To further increase opportunities for students to undertake research with faculty, the Student-Faculty Research Program has been expanded to include summer participants this year! Apply by Friday, May 31.

All research initiatives will be recognized at end-of-year showcases on both campuses and two award winners (one on each campus) will be announced and receive an award and funding to attend a regional or national conference. In addition to recognition, you’ll gain hands-on experience and a deeper appreciation of your field, work closely with world-renowned faculty, and strengthen your research, critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills.

To the Left, To the Left…

Noam Chomsky and Oliver Stone are coming to Pace! Find out how you can join them and other Pace Community members this June as part of the Left Forum.

For the fifth year in a row, The Left Forum–one of the largest gatherings of progressive intellectuals, activists, academicians, and organizations from around the world–arrives on Pace’s NYC Campus from June 7–9. The Forum highlights and encourages pushing forward progressive agendas for social change and includes panels of all kinds to discuss variances, commonalities, and alternatives to current difficulties in the world, and to share ideas for understanding and transforming it. This year’s forum will focus on Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation.

So why does this matter to you? First of all, there will be awesome speakers like U.S. political theorist, activist, professor, and author Noam Chomsky, who will provide a global political analysis and will speak to the theme; and Oscar Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who will be joined by co-writer Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr., and Donna Murch, to discuss his 10-part Showtime series, Untold History of the United States, and the political challenges it raises today.

Plus you can come support the 11 Pace faculty members who will participate in eight panels on topics  including climate justice, overpopulation, sustainability and a special Authors Roundtable on Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World, featuring Pace Political Science professors and authors Christopher Malone, Meghana Nayak, Emily Welty, and Matthew Bolton. For more on the panels, click here.

So how else can you get involved? The Left Forum is looking for volunteers to aid in the registration and admission process, give directions to panels and exhibits, and guide people through the events. There is also a need for media, video recording and coordinating, as well as closing operations. Volunteer one shift to get a free three-day conference pass!

What’chu Talkin’ Bout Wilson?

Are you a social entrepreneur? Interested in nonprofits and looking for a PAID summer internship? The Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship has the gig for you.

Have you been looking for a summer internship that’s both fulfilling and paid? Hard to find, but thanks to the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, you may be in luck!

Want to help build a dynamic platform for Endeavor, which will allow entrepreneurs to connect with mentors and each other to share business insights and give feedback to each other to help their businesses grow? Interested in working with the Riverkeeper, New York’s leading clean water advocate, on community action and advocacy or with the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo) implementing sustainability initiatives in South Bronx housing buildings? How about coordinating volunteer projects to engage individuals and groups in service for the Volunteer Center of United Way or helping grow Sustainable South Bronx’s SmartRoofs social enterprise? Are you web savvy enough to help move domestic violence organization CONNECT’s existing ACCESS database for its legal assistance program from server-based to salesforce or provide web development and graphic design for Pencils of Promise, an organization that has built more than 114 schools in Laos, Nicaragua, Ghana, and Guatemala? Interested in learning about healthcare marketing and communications at the Northern Westchester Hospital? How about making a difference at Sanctuary for Families, the leading nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children? Hungry to help socially-responsible Greyston Bakery with sustainable business practices and supporting metrics? Doing good has never been this delicious.

Applications to some of the Wilson Center funded internships have been extended to May 10, so act fast!

Launched in 2009, the Funded Internship Program places up to 15 Pace students in full-time summer internships with New York social enterprises and human service nonprofit organizations each year, offering experiential learning and income for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, and giving bright, highly motivated, mentored students in service for nonprofits.

To learn more about past internships, visit the Wilson Center website. For more information about summer 2013 internships, visit the Wilson Center on Facebook.

Films After Finals

Or shall we say movies after mayhem? Finals end on Friday, May 10, but before you pack your dorms up, catch the Film and Screen Studies department debut 24 short films on the NYC Campus.

If you couldn’t get into the Tribeca Film Festival shorts program you were eyeing, don’t worry. Stop by the Spring 2013 Student Film Screening, featuring 24 short films written, produced, and directed by Pace students in the Film and Screen Studies program and with actors from the Performing Arts department, on Friday, May 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

Food and beverages will be served. For more information, e-mail fmartinelli@pace.edu.

Senior Campaign

Class of 2013: It seems like just yesterday you were sitting in your UNV101 class hearing all about University life. Now, you’ve lived it and you’re preparing to turn the tassel, but your relationship with Pace is far from over. Become a champion of Pace’s future by becoming a part of the senior class campaign.

My gift won’t make a difference. Pace doesn’t need the money. Someone else will do it. Wrong, wrong, and we’re not talking about someone else. We’re talking about you!

Since 1993, the Senior Class Campaign at Pace University has been a student-led initiative that raises funds in support of Pace. This year, the Senior Class Committee of 2013 has elected to allocate all funds raised to help support student scholarships. The Senior Campaign gives seniors the opportunity to make their first contribution to assist current and future Pace students, an expression of solidarity with fellow Setters, gratitude to the faculty, and pride in our alma mater.

When you make a gift of just $13 to the Senior Class Campaign, you will receive a Senior Campaign t-shirt. This year, the campaign is focused on getting 100% of the senior class to donate. Think of the impact you can make if every senior gives $13, the cost of an NYC lunch.

Plus, in addition to helping out fellow students, you will be helping to increase the value of the degree you are about to receive! College rankings, like U.S. News & World Report, are determined by a number of factors, one of them being alumni participation in the Annual Fund. As soon-to-be alumni, your contributions will help Pace continue to rise in those rankings. As Pace rises, the degree you are about to earn becomes even more valuable.

Start your legacy today by contributing to the Senior Class Campaign. Visit http://www.pace.edu/seniorcampaign to donate!

Equality Can’t Wait

This November, New York City will elect its first new mayor in 12 years. Don’t you want to know where the candidates stand? Meet them at Pace on May 7.

New York City is electing its first new Mayor in 12 years. It’s time to make sure NYC’s next leader puts equality at the top of the agenda. Hear from the candidates on the issues that impact women and girls, and on matters that affect every New Yorker.

On Tuesday, May 7, Pace University and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies once again join forces with the National Organization for Women’s New York City chapter (NOW-NYC) to host a debate between the top candidates in the upcoming New York mayoral election. The event, “Equality Can’t Wait: NOW-NYC Mayoral Forum,” is meant to ensure that the next mayor of New York City puts equality at the top of his or her agenda.

“NOW approached us and asked if we would host a mayoral candidates’ debate that would focus specifically on issues of interest to women in the upcoming mayoral elections,” explains the Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies department Nancy Reagin, PhD. “We thought that it would be really interesting for our students as well as the community.”

At 7:00 p.m. the candidates of New York City’s mayoral race will take to the Schimmel stage for two back-to-back town hall style debates. The first features Democrats Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, and Bill Thompson, while the second debate includes Republicans John Catsimatidis, Joe Lhota, and Independent candidate Adolfo Carrión Jr. The debates will be moderated by former New York Times political writer, Joyce Purnick, winner of the Peter Kihss Award for reporting on city government and the Front Page Award for her political column in New York Magazine and author of Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics. Up for discussion are issues such as equal pay, parental leave, and other issues of workplace equity that the city has a role in regulating and determining.

“We’re hoping for a big turnout from the Pace Community. We’re sure the topics will be of interest to students from all colleges, including Women’s and Gender Studies, Political Science, and Communication students,” Reagin says.

Please note: Luggage, backpacks, and signs are prohibited. RSVP today!

Turtle Power: Conservation and Culture

PLV Media and Communication Arts students present the premiere of ¡Viva La Tortuga!, the documentary they wrote, shot, and produced on location in Baja.

A few months ago, we told you all about Dyson Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, New York Times “Dot Earth” blogger and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding Andrew Revkin, and the 12 Media and Communication Arts students who were headed to Mexico’s Baja peninsula to chronicle how communities that once depended on sea turtle poaching and other extractive activities depleting the region’s rich natural resources are now thriving with a new economic model, one built around conservation and sustainable tourism.

Camping on a remote stretch of beach, they filmed the marine and coastal wildlife around Magdalena Bay, the largest wetlands ecosystem on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California, north of Cabo San Lucas, as part of one of Pace’s unique travel courses.

After days and nights of researching, collecting, and editing, the students’ hard work comes to fruition as they present the premiere of their documentary, ¡Viva La Tortuga!: Meshing Conservation and Culture in Magdalena Bay, an intimate portrait of those working to balance economic advancement with environmental protection and striving to create a better life for both the community and the endangered sea turtles.

This year, both the NYC and PLV campuses will be treated to screenings:

PLV Campus:
Tuesday, May 7
4:00 p.m.
Wilcox Hall

NYC Campus:
Wednesday, May 8
4:00 p.m.
Student Union

The documentary runs 15 minutes and the student filmmakers and their professors will participate in a Q&A following the screening. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP is required. E-mail bsimon@pace.edu to RSVP for the PLV screening. For the NYC screening, e-mail ms63563n@pace.edu. For a sneak peek at what’s in store, click here. You can also read more about their journey on their blog at http://pacebaja.wordpress.com/.

On Your Mark, Get Set…

The world is waiting for you. Good luck, travel safe, but before you go…set the date: Wednesday, May 1 for the Amazing PACE Race.

The Amazing PACE Race is a one-day—24 hours only—online marathon to rally the entire Pace Community and boost our participation rate. Our goal is to secure 501 gifts on May 1 to support the unique Pace experience.

To ensure that you’re one of the first at the starting line on race day, just tell us you are going to participate by visiting our Facebook page.

Even better, the first 50 participants who make a gift to the Pace Annual Fund before 9:00 a.m. will be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire…and that’s just a sampling of the prizes that will be awarded throughout the day to Pace students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who give during the Amazing PACE Race.

Guettel Yourself to the Schimmel

After a year-long artist-in-residency at Pace, Tony Award-winning composer Adam Guettel will share the Schimmel stage with Dyson BFA musical theater students for a night of electrifying performances on April 30.

On April 30 at 8:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre on the NYC Campus, the Pace Performing Arts Department is bringing you a concert of works by Adam Guettel , Tony award-winning composer of the musicals The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins, and Myths & Hymns, accompanied by Dyson Musical Theater students and alumni, and directed by Amy Rogers, with musical direction by Robert Meffe, Andrew Smithson, and Joel Waggoner.

This concert, which will include a diverse mix of old and new songs from Guettel’s projects, is the culmination of a year-long artist-in-residency in which Guettel taught classes in musical theory, song interpretation, musical theater history and composition, as well tested material from a new project with Pace students. He will also discuss his creative process with demonstrations of different versions and revisions of songs.

Tickets are $8 for Pace students and $12 for the general public. To purchase, click here.

Seniors: Send Us Your Stories!

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from last year here or >>Submit your testimonial now!

Graduating in a few weeks? Share something you’ll miss, a professor who opened a door for you, words of advice for current students, your plans after graduation, etc. and we’ll include your quotes in upcoming issues. See examples from last year here or >>Submit your testimonial now!

Good Girls Aren’t Funny

Every woman out there knows exactly what being the “good girl” means—we’ve seen her on TV and in movies, playing it safe, doing it right, and pleasing everyone around her. On April 30, former Comedy Central writer/producer and Pace Professor Holly Mandel presents an investigation into the limitations we as women perpetuate in ourselves and each other.

Performing Arts and the Women’s and Gender Studies Department are teaming up to present Good Girls Aren’t Funny, a presentation by Holly Mandel, an improv performer and former writer/producer at Comedy Central, on April 30 from 6:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in NYC.

Mandel’s presentation traces the development of women’s consciousness throughout history told though a personal investigation of her experiences as an improv performer and teacher, writer/producer at Comedy Central, and ultimately a woman interested in women’s leadership. Her discovery of the “good girl/good woman/good wife” structure from the modernist era began connecting dots that help explain a seemingly universal but mysterious obstacle that many women struggle with ranging from the stages at improv theaters all the way to seats in the boardroom.

Women in all fields of performance are invited to join her for a presentation which includes tracking the history of women’s development and where “The Good Girl” came from (culturally and psychologically), and most importantly, what it means to let go of her.