Perk Up!

We know the summer’s over and it’s getting darker earlier each day, but the Pace Perk wants you to turn that frown upside down as they host a Back to School party on September 12.

Three years ago, the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs opened a student-run business under the Briarcliff cafeteria for what was supposed to be a five-week run. Quickly, the Pace Perk Café became a part of the Briarcliff Campus…and our hearts. Open until 1:00 a.m. daily, the Pace Perk is your late night option for food, drinks, and hanging out. So whether you want to snack on some nachos, sing your heart out at an open mic, or play a round of pool, the Perk is your place!

And on Thursday, September 12, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, they want you to join them in kicking off the school year at their first event: the Back to School party.

There will be dancing and music by PLV radio station WPAW all night, contests, tournaments, free raffles, and much more. Cool prizes will be given to all winning participants, so be sure to come get your free items and start the school year off right.

Interested in getting some business management experience? The Pace Perk is hiring shift employees. Learn more on the Career Services student employment website.

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.

Setter Sports

Kick off the season with none other than women’s soccer, taking on the Nyack Warriors in their first home game of the season on Tuesday, September 10. Dig volleyball? The fall classic starts on September 13.

Our moms taught us to never go through life without goals. So meet us on the Pace field on Tuesday, September 10, for some serious goal-scoring as the women’s soccer team takes on the Nyack Warriors at 4:00 p.m.

Next up, the women’s volleyball team goes in for the kill at their first showing of the season: the annual Pace Setters Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, where they’ll take on Nyack, Caldwell, Dowling, and Florida Tech. The Pace Setters Team Shop will sell official tournament t-shirts for $25 online at http://www.paceteamshop.com, so pick yours up and show the Setters your support.

Are you ready for some football? We’ll tackle that in a few weeks, but mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21, for a special Military Appreciation Day game, featuring contests and free wayfarers for all students.

Catch up with Pace Athletics at http://www.pacesettersathletics.com/.

50 Days and 50 Nights

For 50 days and 50 nights beginning September 3, the PLV campus is where you’re going to want to be. This week, from slip and slides to condom casino night, well, we’re going to have to stop there.

Get excited because Student Development and Campus Activities (SDCA) in PLV is back with 50 Days and 50 Nights to help get your school year off right. Check out what’s happening over the next week and a half:

Tuesday, September 3
RHA Movie Night | 9:00 p.m. | Dow Lawn

Wednesday, September 4
50th First Day of Classes at Pace + cupcakes
Sophomore Kickoff | 12:20 p.m. | Gottesman Room
SL-Who? | 3:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Trip to Palisades Mall | 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. | Buses leave Kessel

Thursday, September 5
42nd Street in Pleasantville | 9:00 p.m. | Kessel Parking Lot

Friday, September 6
Condom Casino Night | 8:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room

Saturday, September 7
Slip and Slide | 4:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way

Monday, September 9
Welcome Reception | 12:00 p.m. | Commuter Lounge

Tuesday, September 10
Blood Drive | 10:00 a.m. | Gottesman Room
Circle of Greeks | 9:30 p.m. | Willcox Gym
Campus Involvement Fair | 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way

Wednesday, September 11
9/11 Memorial | 9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Patio
Wall of Expression | 1:00 p.m. | Shirley Beth’s Way
Women’s Soccer vs. Nyack | 4:00 p.m. | Briarcliff Field

Thursday, September 12
Drop Those Keys! | 3:00 p.m. | Kessel Parking Lot
Operation Big Book Bag | 11:00 a.m. | Kessel Well

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

Get WOW’ed

First year as a Pace PLV student? Get introduced to the campus with Week of Welcome, three full days of events including tours and s’mores, a beach party, and more!

Week of Welcome 2013

*times are subject to change

Sunday, September 1

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. First Year Student Move-In Day

10:00 a.m.                 WOW Leaders prepping for program, Setters Lounge

Lunch                         Food Services available on both campuses for purchase

1:00 p.m.                   Play Fair Training for WOW Leaders, Goldstein Gym

3:00 p.m.                   Week of Welcome Check-In, Miller Lawn

4:00 p.m.                   Welcome Session with all students, Goldstein Gym

4:30 p.m.                   WOW Group Time, various locations

5:00 p.m.                   Play Fair, Goldstein Gym

6:30 p.m.                   “A Taste of Pleasantville,” Miller Lawn

7:30 p.m.                   Transportation loops to start from PLV to BRC until 9.00 p.m.

9:00 p.m.                   First-Year Halls: Residence Life hall/floor meetings and programs

Monday, September 2

TBD                            Breakfast–Food Services available (meal cards available)

11:00 a.m.                 WOW group meeting, various locations

11:30 a.m.                 Portal Training by WOW Leaders, various locations

12:30 p.m.                 Campus Tours/Lunch–Food Services available

1:15 p.m.                    Lunch/Campus Tours

2.00 p.m.                   Michael Dean Ester, Goldstein Gym

3:00 p.m.                   Competition by Residence Halls/Commuters, Goldstein Parking Lot

4:30 p.m.                   Dinner–Food Services available (meal cards)

6:00 p.m.                   Lip Sync Finals, Goldstein Gym

7:00 p.m.                   Transportation available from PLV to BRC


Tuesday, September 3

9:00 a.m.                    Breakfast–Food Services (meal cards available)

11:30 a.m.                  Convocation

4:30 p.m.                    Joe Moorehead Beach Party, Miller Lawn

5:00 p.m.                    Dinner (meal cards available)

6:30 p.m.                     S’mores Pits/Snacks, Miller Lawn

8:00 p.m.                    RHA Outdoor Movie—The Purge, Dow Hall Lawn

For more information about Week of Welcome (WOW) or to meet your WOW leaders, click here.

A Sophomore Soiree

You may be feeling like it’s all about the first-year students this week. But trade your frowns for food and fun, as the CAE hosts the Sophomore Kick-Off party to put your middle-child woes to rest.

On September 4, sophomores will be in the spotlight at the Sophomore Kick-Off from 12:15 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the Gottesman Room and Patio on the PLV Campus, featuring free food, free t-shirts and giveaways, fun activities, and more.

Students will also have the opportunity to take a few minutes to participate in a special community service project: assembling homework kits for needy children in the community.

So stop by and mix, mingle, and make new friends, all while contributing to a good cause.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Academic Excellence, Dean for Students Office, and the Center for Community Action and Research.

For more information, call (914) 773-3847.

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!

Convocation Kickoff

Join the Pace Community on September 3 as we kick off the school year at our 6th Annual Convocation on the PLV Campus and enjoy a talk by Pace Associate Professor and keynote speaker Susan Herman. >>Read More

On Tuesday, September 3 at 3:00 p.m. the entire first-year class, faculty, and staff are invited and urged to attend this year’s Convocation in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center on the Pleasantville Campus, marking the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Keynote speaker and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Susan Herman, winner of the 2013 U.S. Department of Justice National Crime Victim Service Award, is best known for her groundbreaking work on parallel justice for victims of crime. She believes that “we must meet our obligation to victims, not just because we are a compassionate society, but because helping victims rebuild their lives is an essential component of justice.” Her presentation at this year’s Convocation with the continued focus upon the theme of Justice.

Pre-convocation activities will take place on each campus prior to the University-wide event. Students will meet in small groups with faculty, staff, and student facilitators to engage in a discussion of justice and to prepare for Professor Herman’s remarks. The students will have read Class Matters, a book that explores how class (a combination of income, education, wealth, and occupation) influences American society.

On the NYC Campus, pre-Convocation activities will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with travel to the Westchester Campus immediately following. Westchester’s pre-Convocation activities will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  On the Westchester Campus, lunch and festivities will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with Convocation beginning promptly at 3:00 p.m. Buses will return to the NYC Campus after the ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

For more information about Professor Susan Herman and this year’s Convocation, please visit the website: www.pace.edu/convocation.

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.

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.

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!

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.

The Dog Days Aren’t Over

Back by pup-ular demand: Man’s best friend becomes students’ best destressor as Pace takes your mind off of finals for a few hours with a visit from the Good Dog Foundation on April 30 in PLV.

It. is. happening. again. The puppies are coming to PLV! And this year, you’ll have two opportunities to see (and play with) them, thanks to the Mortola Library and SDCA.

The Good Dog Foundation, which provides animal-assisted therapy services to more than 315 partner facilities in four states, including visiting survivors of Hurricane Sandy and working with children in Newtown following the Sandy Hook Tragedy, is returning to Pace’s PLV Campus to help provide some stress relief prior to the start of exams. To help make your ruff days more paw-some, the puppies will be making two stops on Tuesday, April 30: first, they’ll be visiting the Mortola Library’s Birnbaum Conference Room from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; then, they’ll wag on over to the Kessel Campus Center’s Conference Rooms C/D from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you want to use the famous “dog ate my homework” excuse, here’s your chance.

E-mail Associate Librarian Steven Feyl at sfeyl@pace.edu for more info.

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!

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.

Play in the Big Leagues

Hudson Stage Company presents the world premiere of Kunstler, a play about one of the most controversial and best-known lawyers of our time, on April 26–May 11 on the Briarcliff Campus.

Running April 26–May 11 for three weekends and nine shows at the Woodward Hall Theatre on Pace’s Briarcliff Campus, Hudson Stage Company presents Kunstler, a play about who the New York Times calls “the country’s most controversial and perhaps its best known lawyer.”

Toward the end of a long and controversial career, the famous radical activist lawyer William Kunstler faces an audience of law students, including one young woman who refuses to succumb to his charm and is determined to confront him. As he defends his legacy, Kunstler covers the gamut of famous trials including the Attica prison rioters, the American Indian Movement at Wounded Knee and the Chicago 7, the Long Island Railroad shooting, and the rape of the Central Park jogger.

By Jeffrey Sweet, who’s written or co-written about two dozen plays and musicals performed nationally and internationally; starring Jeff McCarthy, who’s appeared in many Broadway shows including, most recently The Grinch Who…(Grinch), Chicago (Billy Flinn), Urinetown(Lockstock), and Beauty and the Beast (Beast), as Kunstler, and Keona Welch as the law student who encounters Kunstler, and is currently featured in the Huntington Theatre Company’s cast of A Raisin in the Sun as Beneatha; and directed by Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Annette O’Toole, who starred as Clark Kent’s mother on Smallville.

General admission is $35, but Pace students can purchase $25 discounted tickets.  There will also be a special talkback session and Q&A following the May 5 performance. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.hudsonstage.org.

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.

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.

Cancer Doesn’t Sleep and Neither Will We!

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The journey to end this horrible disease starts with a single step. On April 26, the PLV Campus invites you to take that step and celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer as they host the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

“Raise money. Stay up all night. Party with your friends. Make a difference. Laugh. Cry. Dance. Walk. Meet new friends. Give hope. Fight cancer. Join Relay for Life.”

On April 26–27, join the fight against cancer as Pace hosts Relay for Life in the Goldstein Fitness Center in PLV. The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that brings people together to raise money to fight cancer.

So far, more than 550 students, faculty, and staff have registered and raised more than $35,000 for Relay. Registration is $20 and all those who raise $50 will receive a Relay for Life t-shirt. On Tuesday, April 24, CAC will also collect fundraising money at Bank Night.

More than just a walk around a track, Relay for Life brings the community together for a night of activities, food, entertainment, and games sponsored by student organizations and Greek Life. A Survivors and Caregivers Lap will celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer and an emotional Luminaria Ceremony will pay tribute to those affected by cancer with a bright glow of hope that lights up the night.

Join more than 4 million people from more than 20 countries to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. So far, the Relay for Life movement has raised more than $4 billion to fight cancer.

Make a difference today by joining a team, stopping by to support the Pace Community, or simply making a donation. Together, we’re creating a world with more birthdays!

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.

Spring Has Flung

Concert out; carnival in. This year, PLV’s Spring Fling is a new thing featuring a carnival, massages, Dormtainment, amateur night, and more!

Spring Fling Carnival
Saturday, April 20
5:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Lot F
Come out and support the Programming Committee at their first-ever Carnival on campus, featuring prizes, food, and rides! A fun spring time event for all to enjoy. Register here.

Amateur Night
Sunday, April 21
7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room
Got talent? Bring your singing, dancing, juggling, or whatever other skill you have to the Gottesman Room as the Programming Committee hosts Amateur Night.

Style Your Sole
Monday, April 22
9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Setter’s Lounge
With the warm weather comes the season we love the most—TOMS season! Express yourself on a pair of blank canvas TOMS at the Style Your Sole party, where you’ll not only get the shoes you want, but you’ll help children in need.

Dormtainment
Tuesday, April 23
9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Gottesman Room
6 guys, 3 rooms, 1 honda. They release a video every Sunday in hopes of paying off their debt and landing a TV show, and now they’re coming to Pace. Stop by to see the comedians, who have appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Fox, HuffingtonPost.com and CollegeHumor.com. #teamdormtainment

Poetic Justice
Wednesday, April 24
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Pace Perk Café
The floor is yours. If you’re a poet and you know it, head on over to the Perk to share a piece of work. If you’re not, you can still stop by to see the poets and slam masters of Pace take the stage.

Let Your Body Talk
Thursday, April 25
9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
Setters Conference Room B
Finals are around the corner and with them comes massive amounts of stress. It’s time to untie the knots as Spring Fling week ends with a massage therapy event, featuring free massages, food massages, hot stone massages, and facials just to help students unwind.