Mentors for Sophomores

Are you a sophomore looking to connect with successful alumni for networking, knowledge, and guidance? Recent Pace alumni wrote in to let us know that your mentor is just a couple of clicks away.

Pace’s Alumni-Sophomore Mentor Program is recruiting sophomores for the upcoming year! 

The Alumni-Sophomore Mentor Program, which launched in January 2010, matches volunteer alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years with current sophomores, giving students the opportunity to learn from others’ Pace experiences. The program was a hit last year, and students networked with Pace alumni, faculty, and professionals from a number of industries.If you are interested in having an alumni mentor or would like more information on the program, please contact Karlene Kreutzer at

No more middle-child syndrome: Sophomores should also check out the Sophomore Scoop for a  wealth of information just for you! Get more info about the Sophomore Scoop Series on September 15 in PLV and keep your eyes peeled for the Sophomore Kick-Off on September 29 in PLV.

PaceOPoly is Back!

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

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

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

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

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

To register:

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

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

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

Trash to Treasure

You know what they say: Someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure. Whether this can be proven, we don’t know, but you can tell us either way if you stop by the Trash to Treasure Bazaar on September 12 in PLV!

Are you buying your back to school stuff and getting ready to decorate that dorm room? Well, before you spend more than you have to at your local Target or IKEA, check out what was collected from students moving out last semester at the Trash to Treasure Bazaar on September 12 in PLV.

You’ll find many of the items you need to move in at deep discounts that could save you some serious cash. Pick up lamps for $3.50 and tables for $5.00. All of the items can be reserved here. This stuff may be used, but it’s all still good!

The Trash to Treasure Bazaar is a program of the Student Sustainability Subcommittee of the GreenPace Committee, and 100% of the profits go to sustainability efforts on campus.

And that’s not all: Have you heard about the Adopt-a-Bin program? If you’re part of a student organization and would like some advertising, this program will help you get it. All you need to do is support the Clean Campus Pledge.

If all of these green goodies are right up your alley, nominate your friends, faculty, or others who are developing innovative services that help Pace meet its commitment to sustainable practices, for a GreenPace Award.

The Game Plan

While Football’s away, the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball teams will play. Check out what’s going in Setters Sports this weekend.

With football playing an away game against Stonehill on September 10, you may think turning to ESPN is your only option for catching a good game. But you’d be wrong, since the Women’s Soccer and Volleyball teams are both around to set, spike, and score this weekend.

Catch Women’s Volleyball take on Caldwell in a match on September 10 and then see the Women’s Soccer team in action against American Int’l on September 12. Keep your eye out for goalkeeper Courtany Hagen, who posted a .50 goals against average and 18 saves in the first week of the season, earning her the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week Award.

Spice Up Your Life

Want to win up to $200 in food vouchers? On September 21, come celebrate the grand re-opening of the Kessel Café in PLV and find out how.

Need some spice in your life? Pace has been around the world and back to bring you a smokin’ hot dining atmosphere in the newly revamped Kessel Café. Forget the Food Network, and come celebrate with the real culinary champs this fall at our grand re-opening:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kessel Café
Kessel Student Center, PLV

Choose from Asian, Mexican, Italian, Indian, American, and Vegan cuisines, and enter to win up to $200 in food vouchers.

RSVP to by September 15.

Time to Go Fishin’

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

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

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

NYC Fall Activities Fair: September 10

PLV Fall Club Fair: September 15

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

Are You Ready for Some Football?

If not, you will be this weekend when college football kicks off in a big way on the PLV campus. Otherwise, there’s women’s soccer and volleyball, and a whole lot more Setters sports coming up to keep you cheering.

If football is your first round pick, then you’re going to want to get to the Setters non-conference home opener on September 4 against East Stroudsburg at 1:00 p.m.

Rather belt out goooooooooal?  Then September 4 is for soccer, women’s soccer, where you’ll see the Setters bend it like Beckham against NYIT. If you can’t wait that long, get your kicks at their home opener today, September 2.

See the Setters set, spike, and kill away on September 3, 4, and 8, or wait for their first home women’s volleyball game of the season on September 10 against Caldwell.

Or, if you really want to be aggressive, B-E aggressive, then find out how you can become a half-time entertainer (cheerleading squad, dance, pep band, twirlers, etc.) or national anthem singer here.

Convocation 2010

From food and inflatable velcro walls to an address from keynote speaker Temple Grandin, whose life inspired the Emmy-award winning film starring Claire Danes, there shouldn’t be anything keeping you from Convocation on September 7.
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On September 7, join us for an afternoon of food, fun, and discovery at the Third Annual Convocation on the PLV campus.

Celebrate the start of your college career with a Pre-Convocation Fair, featuring clue passports to more than 20 interactive, informative, and fun discovery booths (many with giveaways), followed by an address from our keynote speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, whose inspirational life was recently brought to screen in the seven time Emmy-award winning film “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes.

Grandin’s appearance at Pace dovetails with this year’s Common Reading, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” a bestselling novel that imaginatively takes readers inside the brave and funny perceptions of a brilliant 15-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Afterwards, join us for a BBQ and festivities with some of our favorite inflatable games: velcro walls, bungees, and plenty of other fun games, and meet some new friends!

Free transportation (and snacks) will be provided from NYC, so no excuses for you new Manhattanites.

If that’s not enough, a 10% discount will be offered to the Pace community on September 5-7  at more than 25  businesses, including bakeries, restaurants, salons, and bookstores. Click here to view the participating businesses and print out the form, and make sure to keep an eye out for future discount programs in the coming months. You can also view a map of PLV here.

50 Days and 50 Nights

For 50 days and 50 nights beginning September 6, the PLV campus is where you’re going to want to be. From block parties to Bollywood, Pace is making sure your semester gets off on the right foot.
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If you’re looking to fill your social calendar with dozens of fun events, then SDCA’s 50 Days and 50 Nights of Programming is about to make you a busy bee.

Here’s looking at you! It may be after Labor Day, but the Serial Mom will forgive you for wearing white to the Casablanca all-white party hosted by OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students) on September 6 at Prophecy Nightclub in White Plains. Transportation from Kessel starts at 9:00 p.m. and make sure to bring your Pace ID.

September 7 is Convocation, and if you haven’t already seen the posters and signs, read more about it here.

On September 8, head on over to Shirley Beth’s Way and rock out with Phi Sig during common hour, and make an appearance at the Black Student Union’s block party at night.

On September 9, DHOSA hosts a Bollywood movie night featuring Slumdog Millionaire, and do your best Milli Vanilli (or Ashlee Simpson, whichever) for the lip sync finals.

The Student Association meets for the first time this semester on September 10, followed by the Alpha-Beta-PC BBQ hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Phi Beta, and the Programming Committee, and APA caps the evening off with a Welcome Back Party.

Want to know what’s happening from September until December 3? That info is one click away. And we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop over the next few months.

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

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

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

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

“Make it a Better Pace…”

For one day this fall, we’ll put down our phones and pick up paintbrushes; we’ll put our homework aside to make beargrams for the sick children at Maria Fareri Hospital and write letters to our troops overseas. And in just one day, we will make a world of difference.

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For a single day this fall, the Pace community will unite to make an impact on the local community in PLV. Past activities include providing a safe and fun afternoon for children who are victims of abuse to helping put a little sunshine in the form of artwork in schools. There’s no telling what this year’s event holds, but we can tell you that together we’ll roll up our sleeves and get ready to make a difference at the 2nd Annual Pace Makes a Difference Day on October 23. Mark your calendars, folks. 

960 Minutes to Save the World

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

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

(Don’t Let Them) Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot…

From the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies to our highly-ranked Environmental Law program to our celebration of Earth Day every day, you don’t even need to walk off-campus to feel like you’re making a difference in the world.

Whether you’ve been at Pace for a few minutes or a few years, there’s no denying how much we cherish the environment here. From Pace Academy programs such as the Environmental Consortium and the grassroots How Green is My Town? to the Environmental Gateway, your guide to all of Pace’s environmental offerings like internships and externships, student organizations, and more; to our extending Earth Day into a full month of campus clean-ups and tree plantings; Pace disproves Kermit’s whole “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

And the students are taking charge on all campuses. PLV student organizations include NATURE (Natural Activists Teaching an Understanding and Respect for the Environment) and Wave of Green and you can read more about those here. In WP, the Environmental Law Society participates in all kinds of local and regional outreach events. And just because NYC has less green space than Westchester doesn’t mean we don’t care as much. T.H.I.N.K. Environment (The Healthy, Independent, Natural Knowledge of the Environment) has helped transform Drumgoole Park, the One Pace Plaza roof gardens, and more!

If you’re looking to do more with the environment, get in touch with our departments and centers right here at Pace and they’ll tell you about all the great things you can work on.

“I Run for Life…”

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

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

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

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

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

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