ASDS Students Represent

Here’s your last chance to discover the next Bradley Cooper (ASDS alumnus ’00) as The Actors Studio Drama School graduating class brings to life their hard work and talent in the fifth annual Repertory Season wrapping up on May 4.

The Actors Studio Drama School’s fifth annual repertory season, which features five weeks of challenging and exciting theater designed to introduce our graduating students to the professional world and the public in fully-professional productions of the work they have created during their three years of study, is wrapping up on Saturday, May 4.

The final week includes two plays:

Deflowering Waldo
By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Jim Fagan
Waldo is having a bad day. He’s afraid of crowds, spiders, skyscrapers, flowers, brown soap, and sex. His father won’t stop being Scottish. His therapist wants to seduce him. His ex-girlfriend could spontaneously combust at any moment. And the new woman in his life seems to want something else completely. Will he manage to find true love—or at least mow the lawn?

and

Scenes from The Laramie Project
By Moises Kaufman and Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Michael Rader
In October 1998, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town, some directly connected to the case and some citizens of Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Performances will be held at the Theatre at Dance New Amsterdam. For more information about the ASDS Repertory Season or to reserve your tickets, visit www.pace.edu/ASDSRep.

Confucius Institute Turns Four

The Confucius Institute at Pace celebrates four success years on May 4 with guest speaker Ann Lee, an awards ceremony, raffles, cake, and more!

From Mandarin language courses to  “take-out” courses designed to teach basic Chinese to professionals in banking, nursing, hotels, and restaurants, to Ba Duan Jin, Taiji, and Chinese Calligraphy, and so much more, the Confucius Institute at Pace University has been has providing first-class Chinese language and cultural education, resources, and services to the community for the last four years.

On May 4, join the Confucius Institute at a Fourth Anniversary Celebration from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. The event will feature guest speaker Ann Lee, author of What the US Can Learn from China, a prolific commentator on economic issues in various forms of media (Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal).  There will also be a brief classroom demo, awards ceremony, raffle, and cake cutting.  The event is open to the public. RSVP to ci@pace.edu.

For more information on what’s happening at the Confucius Institute, visit http://www.pace.edu/confucius/.

And the Pawscar Goes to…

The Pawscars are back! For the past three years, you’ve voted on some of your favorite food and people-watching spots, hidden gems, student orgs, and more. The polls are now open for the Fourth Annual Pawscar Awards! Winners will be announced at the end of the semester. >>Vote by May 1!

The Pawscars are back! For the past three years, you’ve voted on some of your favorite food and people-watching spots, hidden gems, student orgs, and more. The polls are now open for the Fourth Annual Pawscar Awards! Winners will be announced at the end of the semester. >>Vote by May 1!

Got Pride? Get Gift Card.

Did you win an award, present at a conference, or score an awesome internship? Are you what Pace Pride is all about? If so, share your Pace Pride for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.

Recently, we published a mini-mag on 25 Reasons to Share Your Pace Pride, but we know there are thousands more, so we need you to tell us all about them! Share your success story on the Pace Pride Facebook page for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card. If you’ve won an award, have been working on a research project, presented at a conference, landed a great internship or job, or anything that will make Pace students, faculty, staff, and alumni proud, we want to hear from you!

If you’re interested in winning a $50 Visa gift card, here’s what you have to do:

The success story/pride point that has the most likes by May 3 will win a $50 Visa gift card.

Show and Tell

Forcing cancer cells to quit; discovering how a Pace student-managed investment portfolio outperformed professionally-managed funds; analyzing online communities for parents with LGBTQ children; and building and studying the potential uses of quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Student and faculty pairs present their research at the Undergraduate Research Initiative Showcases on April 29 in NYC and May 1 in PLV.

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 researching the brain development and sense of smell of zebrafish to studying the effects of video gaming on impulsive behavior in college students to combating neuromuscular disorders through the synthesis of novel therapeutic drugs to addressing the attitudes of nursing students toward the geriatric population, and much more.

Please join Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD, and the Division for Student Success in recognizing the achievements of the 2nd Annual Pace Undergraduate Research Program’s student-faculty pairs at the Undergraduate Student Faculty Research Showcases.

NYC Showcase:
Monday, April 29
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Student Union
One Pace Plaza

PLV Showcase:
Wednesday, May 1
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Kessel Student Center
Gottesman Room

Please RSVP by Monday, April 22 to Sue Maxam, EdD, at (914) 773-3849 or smaxam@pace.edu and note which showcase(s) you plan to attend.

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

Interested in applying for a 2013-2014 grant to conduct research? Student and faculty applications are due by Thursday, May 30. For more on the application process and requirements, click here.

In addition to the Undergraduate Research Initiative, the Provost has partnered with the Office of Sponsored Research and the Faculty Research Planning Committee to host the First Annual Pace Wide Research Day being held on Thursday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gottesman Room and Butcher Suite on the PLV Campus and on Tuesday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union and the Schimmel Lobby on the NYC Campus.

Last year, Pace faculty submitted 141 proposals for external funding and received 97 external awards. The Pace Research Day will celebrate and recognize both funded and not funded faculty research. All faculty are encouraged to present the results of their current research undertaken by the faculty as well as jointly with their students. For more information, click here.

Bust a Move

Forget Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Pace Performing Arts students can dance and will be lacing up their dancing shoes for the annual Dance Out Loud showcase on April 26 and 27.

Dyson Performing Arts students are prepping their tootsies for two nights of dancing as they present the Dance Out Loud dance showcase in the Schimmel Theatre on April 26 and 27.

Conceived and directed by Rhonda Miller, one of the most sought-after choreographers in the country and director and lecturer of dance at Pace, the showcase will feature Pace students getting their tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, contemporary dance, and even aerial arts on. Choreographers include Miller, former Radio City Rockette Lauren Gaul, Jessica Hendricks, Jennifer Littlefield , Agnes DeMille’s Hoedown from Rodeo (staged by Paul Sutherland), Jeremy Duvall, Alisa Paradowski, So You Think You Can Dance’s Mandy Moore, Cherice Barton, Stephanie Torbik, Gregg Russell, Scott Jovovich, and Jose Limon Psalms (staged by Jonathan Riedel).

Last year, students performed more than 20 numbers. For a sneak peek of performances, go Behind the Stage of the 2012 Dance Out Loud Showcase with POP-TV.

Shows will be held on Friday, April 26, at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 27, at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre on the NYC Campus. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $12 for everyone else, and can be reserved in advance here.

Your Fairy Jobmother Returns

PLV had their ride in the carriage to the career fair, now it’s time for some bibbidi-bobbidi-boo-ing onto the NYC Campus. Plus, careers in communications, fashion, and the environment in NYC and PLV.

As the semester comes to an end, so do our favorite Career Services events:

NYC Campus
Job and Internship Fair

Thursday, April 25
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Union and Gym
Our favorite fairy jobmother is back to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true. Get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field at the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Make sure to bring several copies of your resume! Register today. Those who register by April 22 will be entered to win one of 15 student VIP spots, which includes custom name badges, an invitation to the employer brunch, and early admittance to the fair (30 minutes before the fair officially opens). So far, more than 100 employers have registered to attend including Simon & Schuster, The New York Times, Ernst & Young, Sony, PwC, Penguin Group, NYU Langone Medical Center, Peace Corps, Warner Music Group, and more, so act fast. For a list of registered employers, click here.

Careers in Focus: Fashion
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Come learn about various careers paths within the fashion industry. Hear from panelists from Kenneth Cole, John Varvatos, Estee Lauder, and LF USA on the many different career paths available and how to break into this exciting industry. Open to all majors!

PLV Campus
Green Careers Panel
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
This workshop is open to students of all majors who are interested in learning how they can position themselves in the ever-changing green economy. Hear from professionals who have merged their career aspirations with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainability initiatives.

Connections in Communications
Tuesday, April 23
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Willcox Gym
Networking in the field of communications is key—especially if your goal is a career or an internship. What better way to get connected then by meeting your future employer or mentor in person? Meet professionals in public relations, advertising, media, film, publishing, casting, cable, TV, and news, and bridge the gap between you and your future. Bring your business cards, network, and follow up with professionals. Refreshments will be served.

Pace Hearts the Earth: Week Four

From the clean ups to the clean water act mock hearing, the birds to the bees, the PLV Campus is buzzing with Earth Month activity.

Bee Educated
Monday, April 22
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Environmental Center
Beekeeper and Assistant Director of the Environmental Center James Eyring will discuss the importance of honey bees and demonstrate how he cares for our hives.

Shakespeare Sustainable? Frost Green?
Monday, April 22
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m
Butcher Suite
Celebrate the Earth with poet Ira Joe Fisher, author of Songs From An Earlier Century, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air, and Remembering Rew, as he reads nature poetry.

Growing Green Jobs
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
Career Services will host an Environmental Career Panel, featuring speakers with environmental backgrounds to discuss job/intern opportunities.

Open Houssse
Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Environmental Center
Pythons, lizards, chinchillas, and more. The Environmental Center’s museum will be open to show its wildlife exhibits. Refreshments will be served.

Let There Be Light
Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Environmental Center
Join Energy Manager Bill Batina at the solar classroom open house for a close look at the solar-powered classroom at the Environmental Center.

Bare Your Sole
Wednesday, April 24
10:30 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Kessel Campus Center Well Area
Keep your sneakers out of the waste stream by dropping them off to be reused.

Think Inside the VOX
Wednesday, April 24
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Mortola Library Birnbaum Room
Calling all literature, art, and nature lovers! VOX Arts and Literary Journal will celebrate their natured-themed spring issue with a nature-themed launch event! Stop by for lunch, literary readings, prize announcements, copies of the latest issue, the English Department’s Celebration of Writing, and Sigma Tau Delta’s induction ceremony for new members.

Birds of Prey
Wednesday, April 24
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Join James Eyring for an unforgettable evening with hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn about the role these predators serve in a healthy natural community and the Environmental Center’s work with birds of prey. Be prepared as several of these raptors zoom past you in free flight! For more information contact James Eyring at jeyring@pace.edu or call (914) 773-3169.

Breakfast with the Birds
Thursday, April 25
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pace University and Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Rise and shine for breakfast with the birds. Enjoy some coffee and bagels before heading out on the carriage roads of the Preserve to see what birds are active in the woodlands, fields, and wetlands. Bring your binoculars and a field guide to birds for a fun morning of birding. The Preserve is located about three miles from Pace, and directions will be provided. Please pre-register by sending an email to aspillo@pace.edu.

 

The Force of NaturesPace
Thursday, April 25
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Biology and Health Sciences Professor Josh Schwartz, PhD and Martina Blackwood, PhD, Staff Director of IT, want to make sure you’re educated about the difference between skunk cabbage and duckweed! Their project, NaturesPace is focused on showcasing the biota on the PLV Campus and highlighting connections between human beings and our natural world. NaturesPace utilizes a number of internet-based approaches and showcases contributions of students and faculty from a variety of academic areas. The event will introduce audience members to NaturesPace and include a brief trip outside to demonstrate how mobile devices and our system can be used to access information on species on campus.

Troubled Waters
Friday, April 26
9:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
Ending water pollution; protecting human and environmental health; educating the public. Six teams consisting of Pace undergraduates, law students, and faculty will discuss how our nation’s 40-year-old Clean Water Act has fared, develop amendments to CWA, and present them in a mock hearing of the Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works. The best recommendations will be delivered for consideration to the NYS congressional delegation. Sponsored by Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. For more information, visit www.pace.edu/cwa.

Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody Clean Up!
Sunday, April 28
2:00 p.m.
Townhouse Circle
Join Townhouse residents/students for a litter cleanup. Refreshments and equipment provided.

If the Shoe Fits, Walk in it!
Monday, April 29
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Get outside and get some exercise while enjoying the natural beauty on campus with a hike on our nature trails. Free refreshments at the end.

Earth Month Reception
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m–5:00 p.m.
Butcher Suite
By invitation only.

GreenPace Awards
Tuesday, April 30
3:30 p.m.
Butcher Suite
A brief ceremony recognizing the 2013 GreenPace Award recipients. To learn more about the GreenPace Awards, visit www.pace.edu/greenaward. RSVP to aspillo@pace.edu.

NYC Event
What Would You Go to Jail For?
Monday, April 22
9:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Join the NYC Environmental Studies Program for a screening of BIDDER 70, a film about how one college student faced up to 10 years in prison and thousands of dollars of penalties by derailing an illegal government auction attempting to sell off land to oil and gas companies. For his dazzling act of civil disobedience, he was charged with two federal felonies. BIDDER 70 illuminates how the choices we make determine our future and the world we live in. The screening will be followed up with a Q&A. There will be free food.

For more info on Earth Month events, click here.

Earth Month is sponsored by Pace University Environmental Center and N.A.T.U.R.E. (student environmental club) with the support of Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD. For more information contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu or (914) 773-3530.

Sing Along at the Schimmel

Imagine you’re on a lit-up Broadway stage—now get ready to sing and dance with real Broadway all-stars as Carnegie Hall hosts a Community Sing at the Schimmel on April 28.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? It doesn’t matter! On April 28, Carnegie Hall comes to you as they guide you through the show-stopping, electrifying numbers of your favorite Broadway musicals including Grease, Chicago: The Musical, Hairspray, and more at Take the Stage: Sing and Dance with Broadway Stars at 3:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theatre.

Join composer Thomas Cabaniss, musical director of Chicago: The Musical and Peabody and Grammy Award winner Leslie Stifelman, choreographer and Pace Commercial Dance Associate Professor Melissa Rae Mahon, whose credits include Chicago: The Musical, Producers, 42nd Street, Cats, and The Sound of Music, as they guide you through a sing- and dance-along right here at Pace’s Schimmel Theatre.

Broadway stars include:

  • Nicholas Cunningham, The Phantom of the Opera, La Cage Aux Folles
  • Jessica Lee Goldyn
  • Robyn Hurder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Chicago: The Musical, Grease, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Jessica Lea Patty, Evita, The Boy From Oz, Chorus Line, The Addams Family, 9 to 5, The People In The Picture
  • Ryan Worsing, Chicago: The Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Shrek the Musical

This Community Sing event is part of the Neighborhood Concert Series presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. For more information, click here. To RSVP, e-mail rsvpcarnegiehall@pace.edu.

Get the INside Scoop

Last week, they brought you the business of feature films with Lubin Dean Braun. Now the AEM Industry Network is getting down to the digital age with Rick Dorfman, talent manager for JB Smoove and SNL’s Rachel Dratch.

In this era of digital age, phone calls are no longer the way of doing business to get someone a gig.

On Tuesday, April 22, join the Arts and Entertainment Management Industry Network for a discussion on Managing Talents in the Digital Age with Rick Dorfman from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in W-622 in One Pace Plaza on the NYC Campus.

A partner of Converge Media Group, Rick Dorfman manages a roster of talented clients including JB Smoove from Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live. He has been a staple int he comedy community for more than 20 years and participated in the success of stars such as Ed Helms, Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Dane Cook, and Darrel Hammond.

For the past five years, Dorfman has specialized in producing branded entertainment content for companies such as Reebok, Microsoft, Pepsi, Gilette, and Verizon, and partnered with JB Smoove and media mogul Russell Simmons to create theruckus.com, an urban comedy website where users can view, create, and post content.

Currently, Dorfman is producing a television show for the Madison Square Garden Network and content for Paramount Pictures and The Economist.

If you want to know about how the digital age has affected the talent management industry, this is a good presentation to attend.

For more information about the event, contact the Industry Network publicity and marketing team:

Addison O’Donnell—ao43216n@pace.edu
April Gabrielli—ag05265n@pace.edu
Jacqueline Kelleher—jk56646n@pace.edu
A&E Management Professor Chris Ramos—cramos@pace.edu

Coping with Disruption

Join Pace University Trustee Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, President and CEO of RR Donnelley and Sons, and President Stephen J. Friedman for an illuminating discussion about the fast-paced changes taking place in media and publishing today. >>Read More

Nowhere is disruption more the new normal than in the media and publishing world.  Now that pixels have replaced the printed page and the iPad is the new paperback, what–and how–will you be reading tomorrow?

InsideTrack returns on Tuesday, April 23, as President Friedman sits down with Pace alumnus Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85, president and CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons Company. With more than 60,000 employees, annual revenues of more than $11 billion, and approximately 650 locations around the globe, Chicago-based RR Donnelley & Sons Company is the largest provider of printing and print-related business services in the world.

The evening’s topic, “Coping with Disruption,” will be examined as President Friedman and Quinlan take us through the fast-paced changes in media and publishing as the world tilts toward digital. Hear the fascinating story of the transformation of an entire industry in real time.

Members of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), a global organization of more than 4,600 business leaders who are or have been chief executive officers of major companies, have also been invited to attend two master classes taught by expert Pace faculty. The first class brings together a panel of experts and enviro-policymakers from the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies for “Straight Talk on the Future of Our Planet.” Afterwards, WPO members are invited to attend “Megatrends: Threats, Opportunities, Successes, Failures,” an interdisciplinary master class that will focus on the up-to-date issues of globalization and economic interdependency and what the latest issues and challenges are and how your business can deal with them.

“Hosting the World President’s Organization is a great opportunity to introduce the University to an important group of area CEOs,” says Freddi Wald, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of University Relations. “They will learn firsthand of the exciting intellectual and cultural opportunities available to our students and the Pace Community each and every day.”

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Ready, Aim, Get Hired!

PLV had their ride in the carriage to the career fair, now it’s time for the fairy jobmother to visit the NYC Campus. Plus, job search bootcamps, careers in psychology, fashion, non-profit, and the environment, and more on all campuses. >>Read More

NYC Campus
Careers in Focus: Psychology

Monday, April 15
12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
W613, One Pace Plaza
Network with industry professionals and learn about a variety of career opportunities in psychology. Speakers include: Lea del Rosario, Director, Human Resources – Broadridge Financial, Adrian Tworecke, PsyD Candidate, Pace University, Sean Ryan, Behavioral Analyst, Esperanza Center NYC, and Enmanuel Mercedes, Psychologist, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Presented by Career Services and Psi Chi.

Job Search Bootcamp
Monday, April 15
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Student Union
Career Services wants you… to enlist in an upcoming job search boot camp, where they’ll help you with resume branding, developing power interviewing skills, give social media and networking tips, provide you with useful job search resources, and discuss current hiring trends in various industries.

How to Work the Career Fair
Wednesday, April 18
12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m. and 4:00p.m.–5:00 p.m.
E307, One Pace Plaza
You’ve got 30 seconds—how can you use it to make an impression? Learn what to say and do when you meet a recruiter and make the most of your time at our Spring Career Fair. Come prepared to work on your 30 second pitch.

Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 25
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Union and Gym
Our favorite fairy jobmother is back to make all the Cinderellas’ and Cinderfellas’ career dreams come true. Get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and network with employers in your field at the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Make sure to bring several copies of your resume! Register today. Those who register by April 22 will be entered to win one of 15 student VIP spots, which includes custom name badges, an invitation to the employer brunch, and early admittance to the fair (30 minutes before the fair officially opens). More information to come, so stay tuned next week.

Careers in Focus: Fashion
Tuesday, April 30
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall North
Come learn about various careers paths within the fashion industry. Hear from panelists on the many different career paths available and how to break into this exciting industry. Open to all majors!

WP Campus
Opportunities in the Non-Profit Sector
Tuesday, April 16
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Room 208, Graduate Center
Talk to a recruiter from Professionals for Non Profits (PNP) about how to get a job in the non-profit industry. Learn about job search tips and learn about postings from their non-profit clients. Open to all majors interested in a career in this industry.

PLV Campus
Green Careers Panel
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
This workshop is open to students of all majors who are interested in learning how they can position themselves in the ever-changing green economy. Hear from professionals who have merged their career aspirations with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainability initiatives.

A Perfect Pitch

Who will strike out and who will knock it out of the park? On April 18, budding entrepreneurs will present their business plans to a panel of judges for a chance to win $1,000 in three minutes at the annual Pace Pitch Contest.

$1,000 in three minutes. That’s more than double what “the Donald” makes.

On April 18, the Entrepreneurship Lab will host the Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.

Each finalist will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a panel of Pace alumni entrepreneur judges and an enthusiastic audience. Cash prizes will be awarded. $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

This year, all six finalist teams at the Pace Pitch include Pace students. So who will be competing to win $1,000 to fund their ideas? The finalists are…

B100 Production Facility (economics major Geordi Taylor)
A biodiesel manufacturing facility that provides Jamaican businesses and citizens with a cheaper alternative to petroleum diesel

Nova Software (management major Javier Dutan)
A point of sale systems and software that creates an easier and more efficient check out process for restaurants

Nuque Tie New York (sociology/anthropology major Christian Anthony Velez)
A reversible tie company that will take you from the boardroom to a night on the town in a jiffy

SAI (accounting major Kumesh Aroomoogan)
A software company that analyzes every type of information online relating to a specific publicly owned company and offer tools to help analyze all those information

Trendytres (computer science and mathematics graduate Marcelo Zimmler)
A fashion discovery online platform that recommends matching clothing items, accessories, makeup combinations, and hairstyles based on user’s interests and personal selections

Wrangle Sports (global marketing major Darren Alphonse)
A mobile phone and tablet application that gives sports fanatics the platform to debate about their favorite sports teams using statistics with friends, family, co-workers, and a community of sports fans

For more information on the finalists, click here.

Panelists include:
Mark A. Herschberg, CTO, MadisonLogic
Charlie O’Donnell, Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
Stephen Sokoler, President and CEO, Altrum Honors
Michael Vesey, CFO, Majesco

RSVP for the cheering section to watch the future Mark Zuckerberg’s and Warren Buffett’s of the world present their business plans.

Put Your Hands on New York

If you want to help make New York City even more pretty, join CCAR at the spring New York Cares Day on April 20.

The Center for Community Action and Research invites you to join them in planting, mulching, composting, painting, and more at New York Cares Day 2013!

On Saturday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., CCAR will be working together with New York Cares to improve our city. Roll up your sleeves and join more than 4,000 volunteers to clean up parks, community gardens, and public spaces throughout the city.

Students, faculty, staff, and campus groups are invited to join the Pace team! To sign up, click here.

If you have any questions, contact the CCAR at (212) 346-1791 or ccarny@pace.edu.

No Means No

Every 2 1/2 minutes, a person is raped in this country. Join the Pace Community in raising awareness and fighting back against sexual assault at Sexual Assault Awareness Week, a series of events including Take Back the Night, self-defense workshops, and more.

Did you know that over the course of an average 5-year college career, it is estimated that between 20% and 25% of college women will become victims of completed or attempted rape, but only 12% of rapes will be reported to law enforcement? Pace students, faculty, and staff will engage in anti-violence activism during Sexual Assault Awareness Week, April 15-19, on the NYC campus. Sexual Assault Awareness Week, planned in April in conjunction with national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, raises awareness about sexual assault and offers preventive measures and resources.

Tables will be set up from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day in the front lobby of One Pace Plaza to distribute t-shirts, tattoos, buttons, flashlights, policy, resources, and more. You can also stop by the Café to participate in the Clothesline Project, which addresses the issue of violence against women by providing a vehicle for the women to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.

Other events include:

The Elephant in the Room: Rape Culture in America
Monday, April 15
5:00 p.m.
LGBTQA Center, 41 Park Row, 9th Floor Lounge
Stop by the LGBTQA Center for an important discussion on rape culture and victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, and more.

What Does SVU Do?
Tuesday April 16
3:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 9th Floor Lounge
Jennifer Gaffney, Deputy Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit, will speak to Pace students about victim rights and the process of what happens when a sex crime is committed.

Domestic Violence in the LGBTQA Community
Wednesday, April 17
12:00 p.m.
LGBTQA Center, 41 Park Row, 9th Floor Lounge
Domestic violence isn’t just physical; it’s verbal and emotional. Join the LGBTQA Center for a discussion on signs of domestic violence and how you can break the cycle.

Self-Defense Workshop
Wednesday, April 17
7:30 p.m.
Fulton Dorm, 2nd Floor Lounge
Pace Professor Brian Evans, EdD, will host a free self-defense workshop.

Bystander Training
Thursday, April 18
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
41 Park Row, 16th Floor Dyson Conference Room
If you see something, say something! The Counseling Center hosts a discussion on how to take steps and speak up.

Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 18
9:00 p.m.
In front of One Pace Plaza
Pace students, faculty, and staff will take to the streets to raise awareness of sexual assault at Take Back the Night (TBTN), a national vigil dedicated to survivors of “crimes of silence.” Stand in solidarity for all those who have experienced attacks of sexual violence and march through the community holding posters and candles, wearing t-shirts, and chanting to shatter the silence and stop the violence beginning at 9:00 p.m. Pace alumna Annamaria Santamaria ’12, who was the President and Founder of Students Organizing Against Rape (SOAR) and interned at the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, will be the guest speaker.

Movies and Making Money

Lubin Dean and former NBC Television Network President and CEO of Viacom Entertainment Neil Braun talks business and feature films at a lecture hosted by the AEM Industry Network on April 17.

Everyone wants to know how movies are made and who gets the money. Think… theaters, pay for view, DVDs, TV, and you’ll get the feel for where movies make their money. Is there always money coming in? Who invests? Could it be you someday? What do those credits mean at the end of a movie—executive producer, producer, and co-producer? Lubin Dean Neil Braun was in the action and can answer these questions for you at The Business of Feature Films hosted by the Arts and Entertainment Management “Industry Network” on Wednesday, April 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Lecture Hall North on the NYC Campus. If you want to know about movies, this is a must see presentation!

Before coming to Pace’s Lubin School in July 2010, Braun served as president of the NBC Television Network, chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a fi­lm producer, and corporate attorney. He serves on the board of directors, audit, compensation, and governance committees of IMAX Corporation (NYSE), the board and ­finance committee of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength and is President of the Board of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. He has taught an MBA course in economic models of media and entertainment at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He also has a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

For more information about the event, contact the Industry Network publicity and marketing team:

Addison O’Donnell—ao43216n@pace.edu
April Gabrielli—ag05265n@pace.edu
Jacqueline Kelleher—jk56646n@pace.edu
A&E Management Professor Chris Ramos—cramos@pace.edu

Pace Pride

The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center is prepping for their annual Ally Week, but that’s not all. Rainbow and Religion, the Breaking the Silence Fair, and Lavender Awards Ceremony coming up this month!

Thanks for Being an Ally—The LGBTQA Center celebrates Ally Week with a series of programs and discussions all week long!

Bathroom Equity Workshop
Monday, April 15, 2:30 p.m.
W402, One Pace Plaza
This workshop will explore gender equity in relation to equal and safe access to public restrooms and accommodations. Register here.

Ally Discussion
Monday, April 15, 12:00 p.m.
Room 903, 41 Park Row,  9th floor
Let’s talk! Stop by the LGBTQA Center for a discussion on the various experiences of being an ally.

Safe Zone Training
Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
106 Fulton 2nd floor lounge
Be a safe zone for LGBTQ Setters. Safe Zone training is an interactive and exploratory workshop that provides a foundation of knowledge to be an effective ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty, and staff.  Participants will have opportunities to share and learn from each other as well to ask questions throughout. Register here.

Queer People of Color (QPOC) Focus Group
Wednesday April 17, 2:30 p.m.
Room 903, 41 Park Row, 9th floor
Join Pace Psychology Professor Christopher Godfrey at the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center for a discussion that will focus on the experiences of LGBTQA people of color.

For more info on being an Ally, click here.

Shhhhh: National Day of Silence Tabling
Thursday, April 18, 11:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
In front of the Library, One Pace Plaza
The National Day of Silence is a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Stonewall members will be tabling and handing out flyers, stickers, t-shirts, and taking pictures with signs of why people are staying silent throughout the day to inform and raise awareness within the Pace community. Sign up in Room 901, 41 Park Row, if you’re interested in helping with tabling.

The Rainbow and Religion
Friday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Room W614, One Pace Plaza
Explore faith identities in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity at this panel. Join the Center for a panel that will consist of LGBTQA-identified students, faculty, staff, community members, and religious leaders who will talk about how they navigate their identities, their beliefs, and their place both in the LGBTQA community and in their own faith community. Share experiences, ask questions, and learn in a safe, judgment-free environment. If you identify as LGBTQA and believe in or practice some kind of faith and would like to be a part of this panel, please contact Denarii Monroe at dm70910n@pace.edu.

Breaking the Silence Fair
Monday, April 22
11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Come break the silence with Pace Stonewall Coalition and the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center as we celebrate LGBTQA leaders and activists while connecting and creating solidarity among students, faculty and staff. Together we will speak up against LGBTQA and social justice issues and continue to advocate for equality. Through speech, spoken word, music, and art, the University’s LGBTQA community will be seen and heard. Performances begin at 12:30 p.m. Free food and prizes.

The First Annual Lavender Awards
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
The LGBTQA and Social Justice Center will host its first annual Lavender Award Ceremony to recognize Pace students, staff, faculty, and alumni who have made lasting contributions to the LGBTQA community. The ceremony will include a networking cocktail hour from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a special film screening depicting the building of the Center, a presentation of the esteemed Trailblazer Award to Pace Professor Karla Jay, PhD, for her lifetime of leadership, education, advocacy, and service to the LGBTQA community in and outside of Pace, and an award ceremony. Leadership and Advocacy Awards will be given away, and accompanied with cash prizes. You may nominate individuals by clicking here. The evening will conclude with a dessert and coffee hour. Graduating students are encouraged to register to receive a rainbow tassel! Register to attend here.

Win $1,000: Submit to the Kelly Herbert Writing Award
This year’s topic: Your story. Your stories around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, or ally experiences and realities are powerful and important. Whether your story is about love, loss, battling for equality, or inner contemplation, the LGBTQA Center would like you to submit a story (non-fiction or fiction) of your choice that you believe has the power to educate and evoke the diverse range of LGBTQA and ally experiences. Submissions are due by April 15. Learn more.

For more on LGBTQA Center events, visit their website.

Get Jazzed

The Schimmel closes out its Pace Presents season with a Grammy Award winner, who’s opened a World Cup, shared the stage with U2, and gave the movement to free Nelson Mandela a theme song. See him live on April 20.

He’s one of South Africa’s most important jazz and world musicians; he opened the kick off concert and the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa; he joined U2 on stage in 2011 to play “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” in front of one of the biggest concerts U2 has ever played; his song became the anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. Hugh Masekela takes the Schimmel stage for the final performance of the Pace Presents season on April 20.

Rolling Stone coined him, “one of the most thrilling live performers around…”, and he’s coming to the Schimmel for one night! A pioneer in the world music and jazz scene, this South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer has toured the globe and played with some of the most influential musicians of our time. His Grammy Award-winning hit “Grazing in the Grass” brought him international fame. Don’t miss Masekela and his hot new band as they close out the 2012-2013 Pace Presents season.

$5 students available for purchase the day of the show after 12:00 p.m. for both shows. $10 staff/faculty tickets are also available. For more info, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu.

Pace Hearts the Earth: Week 3

This week, both campuses go green—peace parks, growing the grassroots, a student who did time for derailing a controversial BLM oil and gas lease auction, and more!

Healthy People, Environment
Tuesday, April 16
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
The Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies with others has launched its first documentary film. It is a wonderful exposition and application of comparative law techniques (learned at Pace) examining how transboundary “peace parks” work in a troubled region of central Africa.  View this documentary film with Professor Nick Robinson exploring innovative integrated development efforts in Tanzania.  A discussion will follow.

Laying New Roots
Wednesday, April 17
12:30 pm.–1:30 p.m.
Environmental Cottage
Join ENV 140 students for the annual Earth Month tree planting ceremony to promote awareness about deforestation. Contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu with any questions.

The Island President
Wednesday, April 17
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Miller Lecture Hall
Join us for a national day of action focused around political corruption and climate stalemate.  Be part of a nationwide screening of the powerful film The Island President, the story of Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, who brought democracy to his country and fought to protect his people, who live on one of the most low-lying countries in the world, from climate change. Moderated by Ghassan Karam.

The Power of Water
Thursday, April 18
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Kessel Commuter Lounge
Learn about the possibilities of water as an alternative source of energy for the future at this hydropower exhibit.

Bag It!
Thursday, April 18
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Just say no to plastic. ENV 140 students will promote alternatives to plastic bags by illustrating the harmful impacts of plastic shopping bags and providing other options. For more information, contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu.

Two Row Wampum
Thursday, April 18
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Miller Lecture Hall
The Two Row Wampum is a treaty belt between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch that was signed 400 years ago. It represents an agreement about living on this earth in peace together. This August there will be a commemorative sailing down the HudsonNative people in their canoes and non-Natives in kayaks, sailboats, etc. Professor Tracy Basile and guest speakers Evan Pritchard and Laurie Seeman will discuss this important Native American treaty and its connection to water protection today. Refreshments served.

Growing the Grassroots
Friday, April 19
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Willcox
Pace Professor Greg Julian, PhD, leads a sustainable development dialogue on Hudson Valley environmental issues.

Flex Your Green Thumb
Friday, April 19
12:20 p.m.–1:20 p.m.
Environmental Center/Kessel Lawn
Stop by and plant some of your favorite vegetable and flower seeds.

Walk for World Water
Saturday, April 20
10:00 a.m.
Miller Lawn
Participants carry water one mile across the PLV Campus to raise money for a clean water project in Tanzania. For more info, click here.

Bee Educated
Monday, April 22
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Environmental Center
Beekeeper James Eyring will discuss the importance of honey bees and demonstrate how he cares for our hives.

Shakespeare Sustainable? Frost Green?
Monday, April 22
12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m
Butcher Suite
Celebrate the Earth with poet Ira Joe Fisher, author of Songs From An Earlier Century, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air, and Remembering Rew, as he reads nature poetry.

Growing Green Jobs
Tuesday, April 23
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Butcher Suite
Career Services will host an Environmental Career Panel, featuring speakers with environmental backgrounds to discuss job/intern opportunities.

NYC Event

What Would You Go to Jail For?
Monday, April 22
9:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall South, NYC Campus
Join the NYC Environmental Studies Program for a screening of BIDDER 70, a film about how one college student faced up to 10 years in prison and thousands of dollars of penalties by derailing an illegal government auction attempting to sell off land to oil and gas companies. For his dazzling act of civil disobedience, he was charged with two federal felonies. BIDDER 70 illuminates how the choices we make determine our future and the world we live in. The screening will be followed up with a Q&A. There will be free food.

For more info on Earth Month events, click here. And make sure to stay tuned here as we’ll highlight more Earth Month activities every week through the end of April! Next week: donate your sneakers, check out the birds of prey, here comes the solar classroom, and more!

Earth Month is sponsored by Pace University Environmental Center and N.A.T.U.R.E. (student environmental club) with the support of Provost Uday Sukhatme, ScD. For more information contact Angelo Spillo at aspillo@pace.edu or (914) 773-3530.

Caribbean Fever

It’s getting hot on the NYC Campus. Get a taste of Caribbean flavor as CSA brings you their hottest event of the year, the annual Cari-Culture concert on April 19 in NYC.

Back by popular demand, the Pace Caribbean Student Association (CSA) is getting ready to bring you Cari-Culture 2K13, featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Konshens and popular Haitian band Carimi on April 19, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in the NYC Campus Gym.

The DJ with the Golden Ticket, Belize City’s DJ Willy Wonka will be the DJ for the night, and other acts include dance troupe Endlezz Army, hip hop group TNT, hip hop artist Mr. Weirdo, who appeared on BET’s Freestyle Friday, and rap violinist and Apollo Theater Amateur Night winner MattViolinist.

Pace student tickets can be purchased for $10 here. Outside guests can register for $15 here.

For more info, check out CSA on Facebook.

A Night in Verse

Roses are red, violets are blue. The poets are here. And you should be too. Join John Koethe and Ann Lauterbach for readings, book signings, and refreshments at the fall Poets @ Pace on April 22 in NYC.

After being postponed by Hurricane Sandy last fall, the celebrated poets John Koethe and Ann Lauterbach will give the spring 2013 reading for the Poets @ Pace series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, April 22 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus. It will include a Q&A session, a book signing, and refreshments. Poets @ Pace, which brings important poets to the Pace NYC Campus each semester, is organized by Pace’s Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Of John Koethe’s collection Falling Water, John Ashbery wrote: “One of the profoundest meditations on existence ever formulated by an American poet.” Mark Strand has said of Koethe’s poems: “In them, even the most extreme exertions of consciousness are transformed into the luminous measures of beautiful speech.” John Koethe is the author of nine books of poetry, mostly recently ROTC Kills, as well as a book of essays on poetics. He spent many years in the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is at present Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He was the first Poet Laureate of Milwaukee. As a philosopher, he has done notable work on Ludwig Wittgenstein. Among Koethe’s poetry prizes are the Lenore Marshal Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award, and the Frank O’Hara Award. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2011, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ann Lauterbach has published eight collections of poetry, most recently Or to Begin Again, a book of essays on art and poetics, and collaborations with visual artists. Throughout her career she has been involved with art, and she was Visiting Core Critic (Sculpture) at the Yale School of Art from 2007-2011. At present, she is co-Chair of Writing in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, where she is also the Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature. The Harvard Review has called her poems “adventurous, demanding, grave, and elegant.” Charles Bernstein characterized her most recent book as “a culmination of Lauterbach’s worldward journey. Worldward: how a person grounds herself or himself in the world over time like gravity in Simone Weil’s sense. These tunes leak into the air like ink mourning grace.” Lauterbach has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Ingram Merrill, and The John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation, among others.

For more information about Poets @ Pace, e-mail Charles North at cnorth@pace.edu.

Home Is Where the Art Is

Pace Performing Arts has a new home—and now they’re having a housewarming. Join them on April 12 for the grand opening of the new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street. >>Read More

Pace Performing Arts has a new home—and now they’re having a housewarming. Join them on April 12 for the grand opening of the new Performing Arts building at 140 William Street. >>Read More

Get Lucky at Casino Night

Hey sista, go sista. Hey mista, go mista…down to RHA’s Moulin Rouge Casino Royale on April 13. Bring your best poker face (and lucky rabbit’s foot) if you want to win prizes including an Android Tablet, iPod, Kindle, TV, and more!

All bets are ON as Residence Hall Association (RHA) hosts the ultimate end-of-semester party–Moulin Rouge Casino Royale.

Dress to impress and head on over to the Multipurpose Room on April 13 at 8:00 p.m. for a night of free food, slot machines, card games including Blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em, craps, entertainment, and amazing prizes. No real money will be involved, but if you have any hesitation in heading over, let us quickly change your minds as the prizes include an Android tablet, iPod Touch, Kindle, TV, and much more!

T-Bone’s Bark Mitzvah

Are Mondays especially ruff for you? Pace Hillel is throwing you a bone this week as they host T-Bone’s Hawaiian-themed bash on the NYC Campus.

Pace’s beloved mascot T-Bone is all grown up! Join Pace Hillel on Monday, April 8, from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for a real treat, as they throw him the ultimate Hawaiian-themed Bark Mitzvah party (puns done) filled with food, great music (DJ and live performer Shwa Losben), classic Bar Mitzvah giveaways, the Setter himself, and more. Can I get a woof woof? Okay, now we’re really done.

Come dressed in your Hawaiian best for a chance to win best dressed. All non-Pace students who would  like to attend should e-mail Halyn at hw63798n@pace.edu or Douglas at dkandl@pacehillel.org for admission into the building.

Spring(Fest) Has Sprung

Spring isn’t quite yet in the air, but join P.A.C.E Board in taking off your down coats and getting down as they host their annual Spring Fest on April 11 in NYC.

This year, P.A.C.E Board is teaming up with Legend Yearbook to bring you a legendary Spring Fest.

From 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 the NYC Campus is going to be filled with students celebrating the chilly start to spring, but the closeness of summer vacay!

From mechanical bull-riding, gladiator joust, inflatable hoops, and obstacle courses to a build-a-bear station, wax hands, air brush t-shirts, henna, and caricatures, it’s time to get your carnival on in the Courtyard, Frankfort Lot, Multipurpose Room, and Student Union!

There will also be slushies, cotton candy, free food, DJ Cozzie Horsford, a digital photo station for instaphotos, hookah, and more!