(Net)Working Toward Greatness

On September 20, nearly 100 employers will be on the NYC Campus looking to hire you. So run, don’t walk, to the Fall Career Fair in the Gym for this great opportunity to get started on your future. >>Read More

Would an internship with The New York Post, Penguin Group, or Simon and Schuster give you something to write home about? Want to make a difference in the Peace Corps or as a Marine officer? How about a paid internship or position with some of accounting’s most powerful acronyms: KPMG, PwC, or EY? Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with more than 90 employers, get exclusive access to internships and jobs in various industries, and enter giveaways at Career Services’ Fall Career Fair on September 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the One Pace Plaza C-Level Gym in NYC. Check out who’s going, who’s hiring, and exactly what positions they’re hiring for! No matter what your major is, you’ll be sure to network with employers in your field, market your skills and interests with recruiters, and find an internship, job, or great connection. Suit up and stop by this once-a-semester kind of career fair.

The Career Fair is open to Pace students and alumni only.

If you’re a PLV student, your Career Fair is a couple of weeks away on October 10, so proof those resumes and press that suit, because your next big shot at success is right around the corner.

The Professor Is In: Q&A with Allen Oren

Dyson Professor Allen Oren talks about his Emmy nod, his years in the Holy Land, what it takes to get an “A” in his class, and much more in this month’s The Professor Is In. >>Read More

He’s an award-winning director and producer, a globetrotting journalist, and an accomplished writer, but in his spare time, Allen Oren, Dyson associate professor of Media and Communication Arts, calls the Pleasantville Campus home base. During his professional career, Oren has worked as a freelance writer and columnist in Israel, as the Entertainment Editor for USA Today, and as a producer and reporter for the MSG Network. It was during his time at MSG that he researched, wrote, and produced the Emmy Award-winning  documentary on the history of Madison Square Garden, The World’s Most Famous Arena And How It Got That Way. Over the years, Oren has been nominated for several Emmy Awards including two 2012 nominations in the categories of Religion and Research for his documentary 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre, which tells the story of Judaism’s most sacred prayer.

What was your favorite class as a student? Least favorite?
I loved a two-year core course called “Contemporary Civilization.” It was basically a quick tour of world history, intellectual history, and artistic history; I liked it so much I created my own more intensive version when I graduated.

I took a year off between undergrad and grad school and read (and listened and looked) my way through history. The idea was to fill some of the holes I still had in my education and also to put what I had learned into a firmer context. So I proceeded chronologically—creation of the universe, ancient history, medieval history, and so on—starting each era with an overall history of that period, then biographies of the key personalities of that period, then a sample of their key works. Each morning I made my way to a library like others made their way to work, and one year, 400 books, and assorted artworks later, I re-joined the present day.

Least favorite class? I got a solid C in statistics.

What one thing or person made you passionate about your current career?
I guess it was in the genes. Both my mother and father were good writers and speakers and, as important for me as a journalist, they both asked well and listened well. So, by second grade I was editing a mimeographed penny weekly at school, with Mom, of course, as assistant editor.

And my uncle was a professional journalist who moved to Israel. So I, after journalism grad school, decided to take a two-week trip to the Holy Land… which led to a two-month language lab there… which stretched to four years as a magazine writer there, where I found, among other things, my journalistic voice.

What quality do you most value in your students?
Originality, creativity. I went into features rather than news because it allows subjects and style that are more creative. I went into broadcast after print because it offers more tools to be creative—not just words, but pictures, sound, voice, music, graphics, special effects.

I always tell students I don’t give extra credit work, but the truth is when I grade a student’s article or broadcast or speech, I subconsciously give bonus credit for originality. I sometimes give the same grade to an original that falters as to a predictable that succeeds.

What’s your advice to students to make the most out of their time in college?
See the course catalogue as a giant buffet, a smorgasbord, an all-you-can-eat. It’s your opportunity to try things as you will never be able to again. Sure, specialize in a major that may lead to work. But then diversify, become better-rounded. A great college art course helped me see better, a great college music course helped me hear better, a great philosophy course helped me wonder better. I probably broke the record for most departments sampled in a college career, but it’s a record I’m proud of and that served me well later.

If you had to do it all over again and took another path, what profession would you like to attempt? What profession would you not like to do?
As a journalist, I was fortunate to touch on a lot of the professions I would have enjoyed. For example, I’ve been an arts critic and editor for many years, and can see myself enjoying being a filmmaker, a photographer, a musician, an architect.

I was a psych major in college (though I really majored in the campus newspaper) and almost switched to psych as a career at one point. It’s no coincidence that much of my journalistic work was profiles of people. I’ve long said that a good journalist and a good therapist are very similar: Both get to know their subjects intimately and sensitively, but the journalist is paid to make it public, the therapist is paid to keep it private.

A job that’s not for me? I once did a magazine piece on a guy who stood in a glass booth against the tile wall inside the Lincoln Tunnel, looking for car emergencies. He was a nice guy who passed his eight-hour shift making Rorschach patterns from the tiles across the way. I stood with him, but very restlessly. I called the piece, “Looking for a Breakdown.”

What is your favorite book/TV show?
The book I’m in the middle of is Imagine by Jonah Lehrer, about the essence of creativity. It’s really a fascinating book and a tragedy that it became mired in ethical scandal. I kept reading anyway because, though quotes were admittedly altered, my guess is the book is generally well reported and the underlying themes are very compelling.

My favorite TV show varies, though the network doesn’t. The show always stands in a long line of HBO series, from The Sopranos to Curb Your Enthusiasm to The Wire to Deadwood to Treme to the current The Newsroom. Actually, The Newsroom is only half good, but that half is very good. The show is a very adult, sophisticated take on the important issues of current journalism, but a very juvenile, simplistic take on romance and relationships. A schizophrenic series, sums up this critic.

What would you do if you had an extra hour every day?
I’d bank the hours. That way I’d have an extra day every 24 days, an extra 15 days every year, and, over an 80-year lifetime, I could add 1,200 days. For those extra three years, I’d be very thankful.

What is your favorite journey/experience?
My most recent favorite was the journey of producing and directing an independent documentary, 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre. It was the story of Judaism’s most sacred prayer, the Kol Nidre chant that starts Yom Kippur, as told by 18 people who were touched by it.

I had always done my broadcast pieces as an employee of stations or networks, but this topic was so esoteric I knew it wouldn’t attract interest as just a concept. So my wife and I financed the production ourselves in the hope that a finished product would find support.

It did. The 40-minute piece was picked up by WNET-Channel 13 in New York, then a national PBS distributor, then a documentary distributor. The last two falls it has aired in 75 PBS markets across the US, including nearly all the largest. And this High Holiday season “18 Voices,” which was nominated for two Emmys, will air again.

What is your favorite saying/words to live by?
I guess it’s more of a visual. Those who’ve seen my desk at Pace know that on one corner is an item I pieced together myself. On each of the scales of an old scale of justice I placed a cardboard box with a hand-written label. One says, “As it is.” The other says, “As it should be.” I change which scale is higher or lower depending on how I’m feeling about the world. But the point—the saying you asked for—is that life is always a struggle between the real and the ideal.

If you could have any five people, living or dead, imagined or real, as guests at a dinner party, who would you choose?
Well, since the question mixes actual and imagined, I’d choose five fascinating personalities in history—there are more than enough to choose from—and imagine they had lived five years longer. I’d then ask that the topic of their dinner conversation be how they had lived their final five years, and why that way.

Have a professor you’d like to see profiled? E-mail thepulse@pace.edu.

007

The name’s Academy. Pace Academy. This year, the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies wants you to keep your head on water as they launch the Pace .007% Campaign. >>Read More

In the short time it takes you to read these paragraphs, 3 children in the developing world will die, and 37 Americans will become ill, because of water pollution.

It does not have to be that way. You can be the difference.

The Pace University .007% Campaign (Double O-7 Campaign) will spend the 2012-2013 academic year raising awareness about the importance, and scarcity, of fresh clean water.

Why .007%? Because of the total water on the planet, that’s the miniscule amount readily available to us humans for domestic, agricultural, and industrial uses: just .007%.

Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, with support from the GreenPace Sustainability Committee, created the .007% Campaign to illustrate the real value of water in our everyday lives, and the lives of those in regions of the planet where a flowing faucet is a foreign thing.

The .007% Campaign is multifaceted. It is about health, environment, business, economics, law, technology, education, and our daily habits. It is local and it is global. Throughout the school year, the campaign will assist with courses, club programs, and extracurricular events. Whatever you are studying or teaching, whatever campus job you hold, or club to which you belong, there is a way to participate. After all, every aspect of our lives, careers, and activities is touched by water. The only limit to being involved is the extent of your imagination.

During the fall semester watch for the .007% campaign posters that contain a fact in white print inside a blue circle. Even the best Jeopardy players will be challenged to determine the question that the fact answers. Go to the .007% website to see how well you did.

Interested students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact Pace Academy to figure out how they can contribute to greater awareness of water issues in their course, club, or office. For those in the Pace community already commencing this mission, we want to hear about it!

What does water mean to you and your field of study? Probably more than you think.
Get involved at www.pace.edu/007.

Pace-O-Poly Returns: Student Org Fairs This Week!

With more than 100 student organizations 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 Student Organization Fairs happening on the NYC and PLV campuses this week! >>Read More

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

PLV Campus Involvement Fair
Wednesday, September 12
12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Kessel Student Center

NYC Campus Fall Activities Fair
Thursday, September 13
11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Student Union

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? Do you have the pipes to give people chills? Our performing arts student organizations are going to fill you with Glee.

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

Politics and Advocacy: Change-makers in the movement to end genocide and cancer; promote HIV awareness; and save our planet.

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: SA, SGA, RHA. 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!

Pace’s Best Welcome Week Ever Continues

This week, SDACA puts the “weeeeeee” in Welcome Week with rollercoasters at Great Adventure, Bring it On: The Musical on Broadway, a pancake and ice cream bonanza, and much more! >>Read More

Wednesday, September 12
Transfer student? Well, we’ve got a mixer for you! Meet, mix, and mingle with other transfer students new to Pace at a Transfer Student event from 12:20 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. the Student Union.

Thursday, September 13
Want to meet all of the NYC Campus’ clubs and organizations? Stop by the Fall Activities Fair, which you can learn more about here. Later that evening, it’s a flapjack fundae as Residence Hall Association hosts the pancake and ice cream bonanza from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.

Friday, September 14
SDACA wants to take you out to the ball game, so grab your Metrocard and head to the Bronx to see the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays for $15.

Prefer cheerleading to baseball? Bring It On: The Musical is a better option for you. Check out this brand new Broadway show, which tells the story of rival high school cheer squads and the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition, for just $30.

Saturday, September 15
A musical or amusement park? Spend your Saturday one of two great ways: shooting through the air on your feet on Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern seatless rollercoaster, experiencing world-record-breaking height and speeds of 128MPH on Kingda Ka, or one of many other adrenaline-pumping thrill rides  for $30; OR find out what happens to a small town boy living in a lonely world as you rock out to some of the 80s greatest hits from Journey, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Joan Jett, and more in Broadway’s Rock of Ages for $60.

Monday, September 17
Got the 90s nostalgia? Come watch the most memorable episodes of the 90s Nickelodeon era at a throwback marathon in the Student Union at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18
If you want to know who the kings of New York are, head on over to the Nederlander Theatre to see Broadway’s hit show Newsies for $50.

For more info, visit the Welcome Week blog, and check back next week for the latest in Welcome Week events including Amateur Night at the Apollo, shopping trips and food festivals, and more!

50 Days and 50 Nights Continues

The next week’s worth of 50 Days and 50 Nights is filled with bumper cars and BBQs, dominoes and Domino’s, parties, and more. Check out what’s happening in PLV! >>Read More

Wednesday, September 12
A big day for events and clubs! Instead of just getting to meet all the student clubs and orgs on the PLV Campus, you’ll also get to hear all about the Center for Community Action and Research, study abroad, intramurals, and other student service departments at the Campus Involvement Fair from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kessel. While you’re there, stop by Butcher Suite at 12:00 p.m. to mix and mingle with the LGBTQ students at the Dean’s LGBTQ Welcome Reception hosted by the Multicultural and Diversity Programs (MADP) Office.

Later that afternoon, Alpha Chi Rho fraternity hosts a welcome back BBQ on the Gottesman Patio at 3:00 p.m., so stop by before catching the women’s soccer team in action against American International at 4:00 p.m. on the Pace Field in Briarcliff. Later that night, burn the burgers off with some dancing as DHOSA hosts Hips Don’t Lie in the Aerobics Room at 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13
Pace University departments and the Student Veterans Task Force Committee salute our student veterans and military dependents with a Student Veteran Welcome Reception from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Butcher Suite. Various service-related departments will be present to answer any transition questions and process-related questions and the Student Veterans Association will discuss upcoming events.

That night, stop by the Butcher Suite from 9:00 p.m. to midnight as WPAW brings back their take on the TV show Don’t Forget the Lyrics. If you’re a pretty good singer and even better at remembering the words to songs, this game is for you. Join the competition for a chance to win a prize or just stop by and watch as students rock the ___ like a _____.

Friday, September 14
Are you a first-year student of African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, or West Indian/Caribbean descent, or another multi-racial and multi-ethnic background? The AALANA Mentorship Program wants to meet you! Stop by the AALANA Meet and Greet from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Pace Perk to learn more about the program and find out how you can connect with a peer mentor for leadership, guidance, and support at Pace. Later that night, the Programming Committee hosts Bumper Cars, with actual battery-operated bumper cars, in the Willcox Gym.

Saturday, September 15
Get a leg up on the semester with Pace’s Environmental Club N.A.T.U.R.E. as they host a horseback riding trip. Buses leave from Kessel at 11:00 a.m. If you’d prefer tailgating to trotting, join Kappa Alpha Psi as they host the Nupe’n on the Yard tailgate at 11:00 a.m. in the football field’s parking lot prior to the game. To read more about the football game, click here. And if you’d rather see goals than touchdowns, then head to the Pace Field in Briarcliff as the women’s soccer team looks to take down the Merrimack Warriors.

That evening, put your fancy footwork to the test as the Kappa Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) host the 5th Annual Great Escape party from 9:00 p.m. to midnight in the Willcox Gym.

Sunday, September 16
Spend your Sunday with the Colleges Against Cancer as they host Believe in Beauty at 9:00 p.m. in Gottesman Room.

Monday, September 17
Alpha Chi Epsilon rolls out the red car…s on Monday afternoon as they host a car show in the football field parking lot F at 1:00 p.m. Later that night head to the Butcher Suite at 9:00 p.m. as SOCA (that’s Students of Caribbean Awareness, for those of you not hip to the acronyms) hosts their annual event: Dominos Domination. The name says it all: you will be eating and playing! We’re talking a dominoes tournament (the game) as well as the pizza (and other snacks and refreshments). The winner will receive a gift card.

What if Latin America Ruled the World? Imagine that. Or just head to the Gottesman Room at 9:00 p.m. to find out and meet OLAS, the Organization of Latin American Students, as they kick off their annual Latin Heritage Week.

Tuesday, September 18
OLAS keeps the Latin love going on Tuesday as they host their annual Tropical Haze, with free signature Latin American mocktails from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Gottesman Patio.

For more on pool and kickball tournaments, project pajama, bonfires and s’mores, and other events happening September 19–October 20, check back next week.

Kick Off the School Year with Convocation

First-year students kick off their college years on September 4 at the 5th Annual Convocation, featuring food, festivities, and a keynote address on justice from Harvard Professor and bestselling author Michael J. Sandel. >>Read More

Is it moral to steal food for the benefit of the hungry? Is violence ever necessary? What is the value of one human life?

On September 4, 2012, students, faculty, and staff will gather on the Westchester Campus for an exciting address from Harvard University professor and bestselling author Michael J. Sandel, where he will discuss these and other quandaries related to justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship at Pace’s 5th Annual Convocation.

Ina ddition to the keynote address and ceremony, Convocation festivities include a giant obstacle course, photo booth, tarot card reader, balloon artist, spin art stunner shades, sign shop, DJ, a huge lunch, popcorn, cotton candy, and more!

The theme of this year’s Convocation “The Quest for a Just Society” was inspired by Michael J. Sandel’s bestselling book Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?, which explores  issues of morality, politics, and personal convictions. This year’s Convocation handbook, which was developed by Joseph Pastore, PhD, and the Justice Curricular Integration Committee, states that:The search for justice impacts our daily lives as we seek to do what is right for ourselves and for others. This agenda is crucial in a university setting where the search for learning is premised upon the development of a ‘good society’ where human development, rights, virtues and character are critical…We hope the academic year, 2012‐2013, will be a time when the entire Pace University community unites in a search for the meaning of a just society.”

“Interestingly, we decided to experiment with a different approach to the common reading this year,” says Susan Maxam, university director of Student Success. “Rather than have the incoming students read Sandel’s book, we are providing them with a comprehensive, thought-provoking handbook and asking them to view Sandel’s videos.”

“Additionally, we have two University-wide committees working tirelessly to integrate the theme into the student experience from both a curricular and co-curricular perspective,” she says. “This theme has garnered more excitement than any past theme; in fact, the enthusiasm from the faculty, students, and staff is palpable!”

Maxam emphasizes that this year’s Convocation and common reading theme is not about telling students what to think, but rather how to think. The efforts, she hopes, will get students engaged in dialogues that facilitate critical thinking. “We want them to see that there are many perspectives to each justice-related issue,” says Maxam. “And that it is important to consider them all before deciding for themselves what is ‘right.’”

Buses to the Pleasantville Campus will depart from the Schimmel Theater between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and the Convocation Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. For more information about Convocation and this year’s common reading selection, please visit www.pace.edu/convocation.

Inside the Actors Studio Gets Taken

The semester hasn’t even officially started and Inside the Actors Studio is already bringing A-listers to Pace. On September 4, James Lipton puts Liam Neeson in the hotseat and you can be there to watch the Jedi master in action. >>Read More

After a fun-filled season that brought the cast of Glee, George Clooney, and Brad Pitt to the NYC Campus last year, Inside the Actors Studio is proud to announce that Liam Neeson will be the first seminar guest of the semester on Tuesday, September 4. The taping begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. in the Schimmel Theater on the NYC Campus.

Dean Emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace and IAS host James Lipton will give the star of the hit films including Schindler’s List, Taken, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace the trademark questions. May the force be with you, Liam.

Pace students interested in attending should join the Pace student standby line located alongside the Multipurpose Room hallway. A Pace ID admits one. Any non-Pace person wishing to attend should join the general standby line located on 3 Spruce Street towards Gold Street.

Neeson has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA, and three Golden Globe Awards. He has starred in such varied fare as ExcaliburThe Dead PoolDarkmanSchindler’s ListNellRob RoyMichael CollinsLes MisérablesStar Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceThe HauntingLove ActuallyKinseyKingdom of HeavenBatman BeginsTakenClash of the TitansThe A-TeamUnknownThe Grey, and The Chronicles of Narnia film series. His next film, Taken 2, hits theaters October 5.

For more information about Inside the Actors Studio tapings, click here.

Pace Presents

From Shakespeare’s Globe’s Hamlet to stars of the Broadway stage, Mexican dance to Chinese acrobats, and much more, the Schimmel Theater belongs to YOU. Find out what’s in store for the 2012-2013 Pace Presents season and how you can join in on the action for just $5. >>Read More

After an impressive inaugural Pace Presents season, the Schimmel is back at it with a packed lineup of world-class talent beginning on September 22 with Romania’s legendary gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciočarlia.

After that, it’s Mali musician and actor Fatoumata Diawara on September 28; the Bard returns with the renowned Shakespeare’s Globe  production of Hamlet on October 2-7, plus special outdoor performances on our Westchester Campus on September 28-30; Tabla superstar Zakir Hussain on October 13; American Showstoppers’ evening with Harold Arlen with stars from the Broadway stage on October 19; living jazz legend Ramsey Lewis on October 20; Justin Townes Earle’s tribute to “This Land Is Your Land” folk singer Woody Guthrie on October 26-27 (one night solo with special guests John McCauley of Deer Tick and Joe Pug and then with full band featuring special guests The Low Anthem and Joe Pug); a bluegrass banjo summit featuring Béla Fleck on October 28; Calpulli Mexican Dance Company unveiling its world premiere of Dia de los Muertos on November 3-4; and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte’s All-Star Holiday Show on December 8. And that’s just the lineup for the fall! For a full lineup of events, visit http://schimmel.pace.edu/.

As a Pace student you have access to $5 tickets for most events as well as the opportunity to attend certain events for free with your Pace ID. For more information, click here. Faculty and staff are eligible for $10 tickets.

And make sure to stay tuned here over the next few weeks as we highlight individual events.

Stars of Pace: Theatre

From taking on national tours of Broadway musicals to producing Tony Award-winning musicals, Pace students, faculty, and alumni are center stage. >>Read More

Caught in a Web
Dyson musical theater student Brett Thiele ’13, who’s starred in more than 10 professional theater productions in Dallas and New Orleans and was a choreographer for Pace’s 2012 Dance Out Loud, made his Broadway debut in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark.

 


Playing Princess Fiona

Recent Dyson musical theater graduate Whitney Winfield ’12 took on a monstrous role  in October 2012, when she joined the National Tour of Shrek the Musical as the ogre’s Princess Fiona. Whitney also recently made her way into the semifinals of Broadway.tv’s “Next Broadway Star” talent competition.

 

Soaring to New Heights
In addition to being involved in several Pace musicals and the Dance Out Loud showcases, recent Dyson musical theater graduate Brandon Contreras ’12 joined the first National Tour of In The Heights, which took him all over the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, as the male swing and understudy for Sonny and Graffiti Pete.

Beauty and the Beast on Tour
Disney’s smash hit Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast is on tour…and with them were two Pace musical theater students. Matthew Farcher ’12 played the villain Gaston and Jimmy Larkin ’15 his bumbling sidekick, LeFou. Dates took them from Orlando to Ottawa, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and much more!

A Ghost of a Chance
One of the youngest producers in Broadway theatrical history, at 24, Dyson alumnus Jordan Scott Gilbert ’09 is currently co-producer of the three-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Ghost the Musical through his company, Gilbert Productions, an independent production and casting company. “Being at Pace allowed me access to New York City—something that should not be underestimated in choosing a university,” notes Gilbert, who attended three different schools before ultimately picking Pace. “Pace allowed me to work with the producers on the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities at the same time that I was enrolled. That’s something great, because the best classroom is actually being thrown right into the profession.”

A Freaky Friday
Performing Arts Adjunct Professor and composer and lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver, who’s works include Mrs. Sharp, Darling, and 35MM, is developing the music and lyrics for Disney Theatrical’s stage musical of Freaky Friday.

Hairspray to Mamma Mia! 
Dyson alumnus Donell James Foreman ’12 is breaking both legs. In addition to being on the national tour of Hairspray and making his way to the national tour of Broadway’s global smash hit, Mamma Mia!, Donell has joined the national tour of the hit show The Book of Mormon.

Bringing It
Dyson musical theater student Lindsey Carothers ’13 has already brought it, dancing and singing her way through the national tour of Bring It On the Musical. Bring It On made its Broadway debut on August 1, 2012.

She Feels Pretty, Oh So Pretty
Dyson alumna Evy Ortiz ’04 must have felt pretty and witty and bright when she landed the leading role of Maria in the Broadway national tour of the prolific West Side Story. From New York to North Carolina, Tallahassee to Toronto, Ortiz has been travelling around North America. Follow her around the US on her blog and on Twitter.

Proud to be an American Idiot
Green Day’s American Idiot is going around the country and across the pond and Dyson musical theater student Brandon Kalm ’14 is joining them as part of the show’s ensemble. The groundbreaking Broadway musical will go on an international tour with stops in Ireland and the U.K., as well as all over the U.S.

A Top 10 Casting Director
Pace students learn from the best and make great connections. Performing Arts Adjunct Professor Bob Cline was named one of Broadway’s top ten casting directors. Cline has worked on more than 50 national tours including Rent, Shrek, Hairspray, Annie, and more!

Catch Them if You Can
And they’re off—Dyson musical theater student Amanda Braun ’14 and recent graduate Taylor Collins ’12 both landed roles in the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Catch Me if You Can.

Hair Today, There Tomorrow
Recent Dyson musical theater graduate Cailan Rose ’12 spent time everywhere from Hollywood to Orlando, when she hit the road for the national tour of Hair. She played a Tribe member, a role she also held with the Broadway company before the show closed in September 2011.

A Pace Family Reunion
Recent Dyson performing arts grads Donell James Foreman ’12, Matt Farcher ’12, and Ally Bonino ’11, along with Performing Arts Assistant Professor Robert Meffe earned major accolades for their work in the 2012 Off-Broadway show Myths and Hymns presented at the West End Theater. Meffe was mentioned in the New York Times article, In Its Next Life a Song Cycle is A Musical.

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There’s No Place Like Oz

Recent Dyson musical theater graduate Kate Bristol ’12 followed the Yellow Brick Road all across North America last spring when she played the lead role of Dorothy in the national tour of The Wizard of Oz, which made stops everywhere from Montana to California to Saskatchewan, Canada. Read more in our Annual Report. And if you think her voice sounds familiar, you may be right. Kate has done voice work for more than a dozen anime shows including Dragon Ball Z, Negima!?,  Suzuka, and more!

Kicking It Up a Notch
Dyson Dance Instructor Lauren Gaul doesn’t get her kicks from torturing Pace students—she got them on the kick line as a beloved Radio City Rockette, who performed at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more for ten years. Read more about her here.

From Seussical to Freckleface the Musical
Dyson musical theater alumna Bridget Riley ’10 has graced various stages over the last few years. She played the Ballet Girl/Francine and understudied the role of Freckleface in Off-Broadway’s Freckleface the Musical through July 2012. She played Pinkalicious in the Vital Theater Company’s production of Pinkalicious: The Musical, was Gertrude McFuzz in the National Tour of Seussical in 2011, Pearl in Off-Broadway’s The Scarlet Letter, as well as several regional and international shows. Bridget was also the assistant choreographer for the film Something Borrowed, starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin. This September, she’ll take on the role of tomboy Anybodys in the national tour of West Side Story, where she’ll join current Dyson musical theater student Tory Ramirez ’15.

Bye Bye Birdie… Hello Bruiser!
Dyson alumna Lara Hayhurst ’07 played the lead, Kim MacAfee, in the national tour of Bye Bye Birdie. She was also nominated for a Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Clara in The Light in the Piazza at the Stage Door Theater. In May 2012, she played Elle in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Dyson alumnus Andy White ’10 is also Team Elle Woods, playing Aaron in the national tour of Legally Blonde.

*These are just SOME of the Pace students and faculty on and off-Broadway. For more, visit the Dyson website.

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Stars of Pace: TV

From comedies like Glee, Parks and Recreation, and iCarly, to police procedurals like CSI: Miami and Hawaii Five-0, Pace Setters are making a big splash on the small screen. >>Read More

Inside Inside
Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, which is taped at Pace’s Schimmel Center and serves as the craft seminar for MFA students of the Actors Studio Drama School, hasn’t just brought an impressive lineup of A-listers to Pace, including the casts of Modern Family, Glee, Family Guy, and Mad Men, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, James Franco, Bradley Cooper, and more. The show, whose host and executive producer James Lipton is also Dean Emeritus of the ASDS at Pace, just earned its 15th Emmy nomination.

iGot to Be on iCarly
Dyson musical theater student Aaron Albert ’14 has had great success on both the small screen and big screen, including iCarly, where he starred in an episode as Sam’s boyfriend, Jonah; in an episode of ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You; a recurring role on Disney’s live action sitcom, I’m in the Band, and played young Principal Verge (Dane Cook’s character) in the teen horror-comedy and 2011 SXSW official selection Detention, which also stars the The Hungers Games’  Josh Hutcherson. And, he performed at Dyson Professor Ryan Scott Oliver’s Barre Bones concert in LA. You can watch the video here. “It is such a joy for us to see how Aaron has grown as a person and as an actor at Pace. The program has been a great fit for him,” says Aaron’s mom, Julie Rissman. Read more in Pace Magazine.

Developing a Lifeline for Millionaire
Acting adjunct professor Joseph Cotugno is a three-time Emmy Award-winning cameraperson and twice-nominated TV director. He was the technical director for Ryan’s Hope, one of ABC’s most famous soap operas, and continued directing other popular soaps including Loving, One Life to Live, All My Children, and Guiding Light. Cotugno was also a part of the historic 1980 USA gold medal ice hockey victory over the Soviet Union at the Lake Placid Olympics and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Most recently, Cotugno served as technical manager for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and helped develop skype as a lifeline on the show.

Dancing with the Stars
Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been a Dancing with the Stars favorite for 12 seasons. But when a younger, yet just as talented version of him performed on the show, people thought who is this guy and where did he come from? His name is Val Chmerkovskiy, he is Maks’ younger brother, and in fact, he came from Pace University. At 15, Val won his first IDSF World Championship and became the first and last American to ever do it. But that didn’t stop the pro dancer from coming to Pace to study his entrepreneurship. In addition to winning the German Open, Asian-Pacific Championships, US Open, Blackpool, and the World Championships two times and appearing on the last few seasons of Dancing with the Stars, Val opened four Dance with Me dance studios in SoHo, Stamford, CT, Ridgefield, NJ, and Long Island with brother Maks and fellow DWTS dancer, Tony Dovolani. Looks like those Lubin classes came in handy!

A Special “Treat”-y for a Pace Student
Dyson musical theater and acting major Kelly Washington got the unique chance to act alongside Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in November 2011, when took on a guest starring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. You can watch a short clip of her on the episode entitled “The Treaty” on Hulu. Kelly also starred as Amanda in the Syfy TV movie Leprauchan’s Revenge, as the lead in two films, The Fat Boy Chronicles and Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas, and the upcoming documentary Edge of Salvation, also starring Charlene Tilton, Jeremy London, and Jonathan Lipnicki.

Bate Bate, Chocolate!
If you picked up your key Spanish words from watching Dora the Explorer on her adventures, you can thank Pace student Kathleen Herles, who was the original voice of Nickelodeon’s beloved Dora for 10 years strong. Come on, VAMONOS!

School Pride
Lubin School of Business’ Nicole Cardoza ’11 has a lot to be proud of. In addition to completing a dual degree in Interactive Marketing and International Management and four internships during her time at Pace, Nicole loves to give back, volunteering as a yoga instructor at an after-school program for which she was featured on NBC’s School Pride. She is also the founder of Yoga Foster, a non-profit that fosters creativity through children’s yoga and offers free classes to schools in NYC.  Watch Nicole share her volunteer experience on NBC’s School Pride.

0 Yeah!
If you’ve tuned into Hawaii Five-0, you’ve probably seen Dyson theater and art history alumna Michelle Borth ’01 , who has appeared in several episodes as Catherine Rollins. On March 26, 2012, CBS announced that she would become a cast regular on Hawaii Five-0 for Season 3. Borth has also starred in the ABC television series Combat Hospital as Major Rebecca Gordon, a trauma surgeon for the Canadian Forces, co-starred alongside Christian Slater in ABC’s The Forgotten, and in the HBO one-hour drama series, Tell Me You Love Me, which earned a 2007 American Film Institute Award as one of the best television programs of the year. Check out Michelle Borth on IMDB.

Locke’d It In
Dyson musical theater major Beau Cybulski sent a video audition for a part on CSI: Miami. Although he didn’t get it, the producers called him three weeks later with another part and Beau made his TV debut on CSI: Miami in January 2012, when he played Cameron Locke, the son of the murdered skydiver. He will also play a 12-step member in the upcoming film, He’s Way More Famous Than You, starring Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg, and more.

Gleek Out
In December 2011, the cast of FOX’s hit TV show Glee stopped by Pace’s NYC Campus for a taping of Inside the Actors Studio. And that taping must have served as inspiration for creator Ryan Murphy, because in April 2012, Pace’s Actors Studio Drama School hit the small screen when Glee showed its male lead Finn applying to the school and auditioning for James Lipton. He didn’t get accepted, but no worries Finn, we are one of the top 25 drama schools according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gleek Out Part Two
Last summer, the creators of Glee launched a spin-off reality show on Oxygen, The Glee Project, which picked the best of thousands of auditions from around the world into a competition for a featured role on the next season of Glee. When Dyson theater major Marissa Von Bleicken advanced to the final 12, she took a leave of absence from Pace to pursue her dream. Working each week with Glee’s casting director, choreographer, vocal coach, music video producer, and head writer, and winning several assignments, Marissa wowed the Pace Community and America, until her shocking elimination when she was in the top six. Following her elimination, show creator Ryan Murphy stated he made a huge mistake…and we don’t disagree. Check out this awesome clip of Marissa in action!

Hanging Out with Taylor Swift on Rachael Ray
Dyson communications student Melissa Recine had a pretty productive day when she went on the Rachael Ray show for what she thought was a makeover to look like her idol, Taylor Swift. Not only did Melissa get to meet Taylor Swift, she also brought along her resume and landed an internship in the production department of the Rachael Ray show. Looks like Rachael Ray, who also attended Pace, still has a soft spot for the University. Read more about Melissa’s experiences on the Dyson College blog.

I Want My MTV
What would MTV be without the VMAs? We’ll never know, thanks in part to Lubin alumnus Corey L. Galloway, MBA ’02, who in his role as Director of Operations for MTV’s animation division, developed launch strategies for projects such as Daria, the Video Music Awards (VMA), and MTV Movie Awards, which grossed more than $100 million under his leadership.

A Pugnacious Pace Setter
If you’re a news buff, you’ve probably heard of the name Charlie Gasparino, but did you know the former CNBC reporter and Fox Business Network senior correspondent is a Pace alumnus? Earning his degree from Pace in 1985, Gasparino has done it all. Before joining CNBC, he was a senior writer at Newsweek, where he broke major stories involving politics, Wall Street, and Corporate America and broke news on some of the biggest financial scandals of recent times for The Wall Street Journal. Gasparino was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in beat reporting in 2002 and won the New York Press Club award for best continuing coverage of the Wall Street research scandals. Gasparino has won numerous business journalism awards, and is the author of several books, including Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors (Simon & Schuster, 2005), a BusinessWeek best seller that has been called a masterpiece of investigative journalism; King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange (HarperCollins, 2007), which was named by the Library Journal as one of the best books of 2007; The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System (HarperBusiness, 2009); and Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street (Sentinal, a division of Penguin Putnam, 2010).

Danny Makes a Deal
In addition to being an on-air personality at WDRE-FM “Party 105” on Long Island, Lubin alumnus Danny Pecoraro ’08 has made a deal with Howie Mandel, when he appeared on NBC’s Deal or No Deal, and took home $129,000.

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Stars of Pace: Beauty and Fashion

From fashion designers making straitjackets for Lady Gaga to beauty queens advocating for causes, Pace gets gowned and crowned. >>Read More

Caught in a Plaid Romance
Alright, so Lady Gaga probably wouldn’t be caught in Rolling Stone or on the Today Show in plaid, but she did pick Lubin alumnus and designer Asher Levine ’10 to custom create pieces for her. No, Asher’s not responsible for the infamous meat dress, but this one’s just as juicy: The white straightjacket coat/dress she wore during her Today Show performance, the black motorcycle jacket seen in her July 2011 Rolling Stone feature, and  the black lambskin leather-paneled jumpsuit she had on in her “Marry the Night” music video were all Asher originals. And Gaga isn’t the only A-lister gaga over his work. In addition to showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Asher’s celebrity clientele includes the Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Sam Sparro, and the Scissor Sisters.

The Sweet Smell of Success
Since earning her degree in communications, Dyson alumna Alexis Rodriguez ’01 has had a rapidly excelling career in public relations and marketing. She was head of the beauty line at Diane von Furstenberg and eventually become the Director of Global Communications; she served as Public Relations Director for Parfums Givenchy and Pucci Fragrance’ and two years ago, she joined Bobbi Brown Cosmetics as Executive Director of Public Relations, again leading the corporate and personal public relations efforts for an industry icon. She also founded “The PR Closet,” an advice column and blog for aspiring beauty and fashion publicists who want to learn how to break into and succeed in the industry.

Jarah’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret model Jarah Mariano has her own secret. The model, who became the first native Hawaiian and Korean to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, earned her BA in Speech Communications with a concentration in Media Studies from Pace. Now she’s strutting the runways at New York Fashion Week, posing for top photographers like Nigel Barker and Bruce Weber, and gracing the pages of numerous magazines including GQ, Elle, and Glamour, and even appeared in Jay-Z’s “Show Me What You Got” music video, TV shows including Chuck and Rescue Me, and had a minor role in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. She may not be speechless, but we are.

Miss Determined
Dyson communications major Thatiana Diaz ’14 is no stranger to the tiara. A Miss Teen New York 2010, Thatiana competed against 50 other girls for the title of Miss Teen USA, where she landed among the top 15. She was also Miss NY Latina 2011 and placed in the top 10 of the Miss Republica Dominicana U.S. 2011 Pageant, a qualifier for the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. This year, she returns to the pageant circuit with her eye on Miss Universe and will compete in for Miss New York USA 2013. She also appeared on Telemundo 47 for Acceso Total and in the August issue of Seventeen Magazine, where she’s currently an intern. Read more about her journey on her Facebook fan page or Twitter.

Advocating for Autism
Recent School of Education graduate Keenya Hofmaier ’12 was crowned Miss Black Arkansas 2012. Miss Black USA, Inc. is the premier pageant for women of color, promoting education and leadership by providing scholarships opportunities to its winners. Keenya, who teaches students with autism as a New York City Teaching Fellow, chose Autism Awareness: Autism Speaks as her official platform and is collaborating with Arkansas-area autism organizations to fundraise and host events, and will promote awareness during her reign. She is currently the celebrity advocate for Arkansas Autism Speaks. For more information, visit http://mbaroyalty.blogspot.com/ or follow her on Twitter.

A Crime-Fighting, Crown-Wearing Activist
Pace alumna Kristi Hey ’10, ’12 had a busy 2012—finishing up her master’s in internet technology at Pace, monitoring the computer activity of sex offenders for the U.S. Probation Office, creating a charity 5K race to bring awareness to safe driving, being crowned Mrs. Bristol 2012, and campaigning for safe driving awareness. Kristy also competed in the Mrs. Connecticut America pageant. Read more here.

Wearing Her Heart on Her Sash
Actors Studio Drama School alumna Osas Ighodaro ’11 is an actress, model, dancer, and journalist. She’s appeared in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Cadillac Records starring Beyoncé and Adrien Brody, and plays the role of Malady in the Audelco Award winning Off–Broadway play Platanos Y Collard Greens. But it was her role as Miss Black USA 2010 that had her raising awareness of heart disease, the #1 killer of women, and took her around the world to address Malaria, clean water, and world hunger through her nonprofit organization, Joyful Joy Foundation, which is sustainably transforming lives one community at a time. Osas also ran the Marine Corps Marathon for Malaria No More, an organization for which she is a celebrity advocate. Read more about Osas on her website.

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Pace Goes Around the World in 140 Ways…and Counting

For the second year in a row, The Pulse is taking you around the world! From researching wildebeest in Kenya to popping a wheelie in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, check out 140 different stories, photos, and videos of Pace students, faculty, and alumni around the world! Have something to include? E-mail us your international stories and photos and we’ll add them to our map! View the live map!

For the second year in a row, The Pulse is taking you around the world! From researching wildebeest in Kenya to exploring Latin America by sea to popping a wheelie in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, check out 140 different stories, photos, and videos of Pace students, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world! Have something to include? E-mail us your international stories and photos and we’ll add them to our map! View the live map!

2012 Pulse A to Z Issue

For the third year in a row (2011, 2010), we’re bringing you some fun facts and news about Pace from A to Z. So from aerial arts to zoo clean up, this Pulse is brought to you by the entire alphabet.  
 
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A is for Aerial Arts

At Pace, you can prepare for a career in accounting, art, advertising, even aerial arts. One of the only universities to offer aerial arts, Performing Arts students took Dance Out Loud to a much higher level at the end of the semester when they performed “Bad Boy,” an aerial dance number choreographed by Pace faculty member Joshua Dean. Check out this video of some serious dancing in the air.

 

B is for Break-Up

Yes, you know that breaking up is hard to do, but what’s Pace got to do (got to do) with it? Fresh off a break-up and with questions about how people handle rejection, Pace student Boyan Robak teamed up with Dyson Psychology Professor Paul Griffin, PhD, to explore gender differences in romantic rejection and how experiencing a break-up is similar to experiencing loss through death. The team, who were awarded an Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, earned an honorary mention at the first annual showcase in April. Read all about their findings in our sister publication, Opportunitas.

C is for Confucius

Rosetta Stone’s got nothing on Pace’s Confucius Institute, which offers an array of classes in Mandarin Chinese, Chinese for business, oral, writing, reading comprehension, and more, and does it in a fun and unique way, incorporating singing, games, Chinese opera, shadow puppetry, music, films, and more into teaching Chinese. The Confucius Institute also offers classes on calligraphy, Taiji, customs, history, and more. Check out their offerings at www.pace.edu/confucius.

 

D is for Donors

Did you know that one organ donor can save as many as eight lives? In 2011, students enrolled in Lubin Professor Loretta Volpe’s Marketing 342 Public Relations course recruited students, faculty, family, and friends to help save the lives of individuals on the New York Organ Donor Network’s waiting list for an organ and/or tissue. As a result, the organization was able to enroll 400 individuals on their registry. That’s 3,200 potential lives to be saved. Throughout the years, Professor Volpe’s students’ efforts have helped save a significant number of lives and were awarded a Star Achievement Award in 2009 from the New York Organ Donor Network.

E is for Elvis

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog Gyrfalcon cryin’ flyin’ all the time. We’re not talking about the King. We’re talking about the Gyrfalcon, Elvis, one of dozens of animals who calls the PLV Campus its home, thanks to Pace’s Environmental Center. Along with Elvis, you can find other wildlife including falcons, hawks, sheep, Koi, and more outdoors, or step into the Marty McGuire Museum to see some of the indoor creatures: Burmese pythons, a chinchilla, screech owl, prairie dog, and more. The Center offers demonstrations, field study and internship opportunities, summer programs and trips for young students, lectures, and entire month of activities as part of Earth Month.

F is for Finn Hudson

Glee’s leading male Finn Hudson chose the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University as his first choice college. Unfortunately for Finn, despite what he thought was a great audition with Dean Emeritus James Lipton, he was rejected. But chin up, Finn. We’re ranked one of the top 25 drama schools in the country by The Hollywood Reporter, after all. Check out a clip of James Lipton talking about his stint on Glee, what he envies about Finn’s Cory Monteith, how ASDS students are similar to the Glee kids, and more!

 

G is for Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center

Whether you’re interested in working out, wading in a pool, or watching the women’s basketball team walking all over their opponents, the 75,000-square foot Goldstein Fitness Center on the PLV Campus is the perfect place for you. Take a walk around the track and dance off calories in the aerobics room, try your hand at the rock climbing wall or take a dip in the pool, or catch one of our basketball or volleyball stars in action.

 
H is for Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

Who lives nowhere near a pineapple under the sea? Hawaiian Bobtail Squid…pants. So what does that glowing little creature have anything to do with Pace? Dyson Professor Andrew Wier, PhD, who is researching the symbiosis of the Hawaiian Bobtail Squid and bioluminescent bacteria in the hopes of shedding some light on human bacterial infections.

 

 

I is for Information Assurance Education

Security and scholarship! Did you know that Pace is the only Manhattan institution to be listed as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security? The Information Assurance Education and Research Center, part of the Seidenberg School, was recently re-designated for the 2012-2017 academic years, which comes with eligibility for federal funding, including a highly-coveted scholarship program. In 2011, Vinnie Monaco was one of 18 students nationwide awarded this Information Assurance full scholarship and will be working with the U.S. Department of Defense.

J is for Justice

Is it moral to steal food for the benefit of the hungry? Is violence ever necessary? This year’s Convocation theme—Justice: Equality, Freedom, Virtue—will be explored by all first-year students through the University’s Common Reading selection, discussion groups, and various academic experiences. On September 4, incoming students will celebrate the start of their college years at Convocation in PLV, featuring Harvard “Justice” professor and bestselling author Michael Sandel, who will discuss justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship, and sign his book, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?

K is for Kristie Dash

Meet Dyson student Kristie Dash, winner of Pace’s Success Stories Start Here contest. Just 20 years old, Dash has a resume and story that should be had by someone twice her age. She’s interned at Teen Vogue, Celebuzz, NBC’s Peacock Productions, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Harper’s Bazaar, and is currently at E! News. She danced in Times Square with Ne-Yo, ran into Anna Wintour in the cafeteria, was an extra on Gossip Girl, and has interviewed and spoken with celebs on the red carpet including LMFAO, Gym Class Heroes, Big Time Rush, Betsey Johnson, Twilight‘s Elizabeth Reaser, and more. And, she still has time to attend classes and maintain a 3.9 GPA. Read her entry.

L is for Labs

Your high school chem and bio labs are a distant memory especially at Pace, where brand new labs are popping up like frozen yogurt chains all over the place. Over the last year, Pace has opened several new labs including Lubin’s Entrepreneurship Lab, which is helping students put business ideas into action; the School of Education’s TeachLivE Lab, featuring innovative technology that simulates the experience of classroom teaching through real-time interaction with a class of digital avatars; and the College of Health Professions’ new Clinical Education Lab, which will open its doors later this month with a state-of-the-art simulation center including METIman, SimBaby, and Harvey human patient simulators.

M is for Model UN

Yes, many schools have Model UN teams, so what sets ours apart? Uniquely integrated into Dyson’s Political Science curriculum, Model UN is offered both as a class, in which students are exposed to lectures, exercises, and simulations to prepare them to participate in conferences, as well as a student club. The class (POL303A Politics Workshop: International Organization) is offered every semester and can be taken three times for credit. And to top it off, they have a 60-year history of excellence in competitions! In 2012, Pace took home more awards than any other university in the National Model United Nations Conference in NYC.

N is for Number One

We’re number one, we’re number one! With the largest Career Services office in the New York Metropolitan Area (and what we like to believe is the hardest working), it was no surprise that the U.S. News Short List ranked Pace the number one school in New York for placing undergraduates in internships, and among the top 10 in the country. From ABC to IBM to PwC, more than 1,900 students participated in internships last year. So what are you waiting for? Visit Career Services today to help you score that dream internship!

O is for Olympics

London’s calling two Pace Setters to this year’s Summer Olympics. Sorry T-Bone—fist-bumping isn’t an Olympic sport. But that leaves room for Dyson alumna Jessica Wade ’11, who will be headed across the pond to cover the Olympics as a production assistant for NBC, where she may bump into SOE alumnus Tim Morehouse ’03, who picked up the silver medal in fencing at Beijing in 2008 and returns to this year’s Olympics with an eye on the gold! If you’d like to wish Tim off, catch him and the rest of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team on June 26 in NYC at Fencing Masters 2012, which he founded to bring fencing to focus.

P is for Pace Perk

This year’s Pawscar winner for best place to eat on campus was the Pace Perk Café. Established by the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs in April 2010, the Pace Perk is a student-run late night eats and entertainment option located under the Briarcliff cafeteria. Serving everything from nachos and burgers to smoothies and ice cream, the Pace Perk is also home to weekly events including open mic nights, game nights, and more. Check out what’s happening at the Pace Perk by visiting http://www.paceperk.com/.

Q is for Queer Studies

Spring marked the start of a new minor offered by Dyson’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department: Queer Studies. Courses in the Queer Studies minor will focus on the history and culture of the LGBTQ movement as well as address current topics in gender and sexuality. Students will have the opportunity to take unique classes in queer history, Trans 101, and The Gay Male Experience.

 

R is for Roving Robot

At Pace, we aspire to give robots the gift of sight. Inspired by Super Mario Brothers, Seidenberg Professor D. Paul Benjamin, PhD, and his researchers in Pace’s Robotics Lab are hard at work on a computer vision system that will give mobile robots the ability to perceive and react to their surroundings. Read more about their research in Opportunitas.

 

 

S is for Sushi

What does Pace’s cafeteria in PLV have in common with the New York Yankees? Sushi! Did you know that The ONE Sushi served by Pace Eats/Chartwells Dining Services is the sushi company of the New York Yankees? So the next time you’re scarfing down a delicious made-to-order California roll, you can thank New York!

 

 

T is for Turkey

Two Pace students will be heading to Turkey after having been awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships. Dyson student Miki Tamura was awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey and Lubin student Spozmi Nouri was awarded a 2012 Gilman Scholarship and will study at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. And these are just a couple of the recent Fulbright and Gilman awardees. For more on our latest Fulbright and Gilman recipients, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox for our updated Pace Goes Around the World in 80 Ways…and Counting Google Map coming mid-July. And make sure to check out the Prestigious Fellowships/Scholarships website.

U is for Underground Railroad

Did you know that Pleasantville was once a stop along the Underground Railroad? Yes, that’s right. The historic Underground Railroad that helped fugitives from enslavement find their way to freedom in Canada did go right through Pleasantville.

 

 

 

V is for Velvet Revolution

At Pace, it’s possible for an acting student to partner up with an English professor to research rock ‘n’ roll. It happened this year, thanks to an Undergraduate Research Initiative grant that teamed Honors College student Madelyn Farris up with Dyson Professor Anna Morlan to analyze the impact of post-colonial ideas in playwright Tom Stoppard’s play Rock ‘N’ Roll, which focused on the significance rock and roll played in the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. Last month, the team took their research to the place where it all began, presenting their findings on the politics of literary storytelling at the Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative Conference in Prague.

W is for Wilson Center

Promoting social change through entrepreneurship! Pace’s Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship has been serving the nonprofit community and Pace by providing education, research, communication, and advisory services since 2005. In 2009, the Wilson Center launched a funded internship program, which places up to 15 Pace students in full-time summer internships at nonprofits, giving students hand-on experience and making meaningful contributions to the community. Past internships include Safe Horizon, Stoked Mentoring, Robin Hood Foundation, the New York Women’s Foundation, and more!

X is for Xpress

Last summer, Pace’s School of Education (SOE) launched its very own quarterly e-newsletter to highlight all the SOE happenings—news, events, achievements, profiles, etc.—so if you’re a School of Ed student or just interested in professors teaching math in Uganda and hiking the Himalayas, you don’t even have to buy a ticket to hop on the SOEXpress. All aboard!

 

 

Y is for Yale

The Yale Bulldog and Pace Setter come together for two great causes: the environment and your education. Did you know that our very own Pace Law School offers a joint degree program in environmental law with the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies? If you’re interested in environmental policy and want to earn two degrees from Pace and Yale within four years instead of five, learn more about the JD/Master of Environmental Management (MEM). Other joint degrees include a JD/Master of Arts in Women’s History with Sarah Lawrence College, a JD/Master of Science in Environmental Policy with Bard College, and more!

Z is for Zoo Clean Up

What defines an animal as food? What defines an animal as a pet? What are some of the threats to zoo animals and to wildlife? These are just some of the questions Professor Tracy Basile is posing to students in her Animals and Society Course. And it’s not all textbooks and videos. If you’re interested in learning about how animals shape our American identity, and want to get hands-on experience at zoos and shelters, then this unique AOK-1 course is perfect for you. Last year, students volunteered at the Bear Mountain Trailside Zoo, where they cleared coyote paths and helped protect a threatened turtle species. This year, students will volunteer in three locations: at the Bear Mountain Trailside Zoo, SPCA of Westchester, and the Weinberg Nature Center.

Haven’t had enough of the alphabet? Check out our A to Z issues from 2010 and 2011!

And We’re Off…

You’re not the only ones taking off for summer break. This will be the last weekly issue of The Pulse until the fall semester. We’ll be going monthly this summer with our themed issues, so stay tuned as we teach you how Pace breaks down the alphabet on Monday, June 11.

You’re not the only ones taking off for summer break. This will be the last weekly issue of The Pulse until the fall semester. We’ll be going monthly this summer with our themed issues, so stay tuned as we teach you how Pace breaks down the alphabet on Monday, June 11.

Kicking Off Commencement

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at upcoming Commencement ceremonies in NYC, PLV, and WP. Find out everything you need to know about the big day, award ceremonies and receptions, the graduation pledge, and more! >>Read More

Pace seniors are getting ready to walk the walk at upcoming Commencement ceremonies in NYC, PLV, and WP. Find out everything you need to know about the big day, award ceremonies and receptions, the graduation pledge, and more! >>Read More

Look Who’s Talking…at Commencement 2012

A film and education visionary; a restaurant icon; a distinguished federal judge; the longest serving HHS Secretary in history. Announcing Pace’s Honorary Degree Recipients for 2012 Commencement ceremonies. >>Read More

Honorary Degree Recipients at Pace’s Commencement 2012 ceremonies will be as follows:

Stephen Apkon, Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab
Westchester Undergraduate Ceremony: Friday, May 11, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
As Founder and Executive Director of the Jacob Burns Film Center, Stephen Apkon has combined a lifelong passion for film with his desire to revitalize Pleasantville, NY.  His vision and leadership of the Jacob Burns Film Center has brought national and international acclaim to Pleasantville and the Media Arts Lab, which opened under Apkon’s leadership in 2009, has served as a creative and educational community for storytellers in the digital age, offering one-time workshops, intensive courses, and weekend programs.

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman said: “Steve Apkon is a former Wall Street merchant banker who left the world of finance to follow his passion for film and education and brought leadership, vision, and direction to a burgeoning arts organization. In the past ten years, over one million people have seen more than 4,000 films at the JBFC, whose mission is to bring a diversity of film and educational programs to Westchester County and its surrounding communities. The JBFC is recognized nationally as a model for effective arts and education programming and management. Steve’s story is a powerful example to our graduates that one can achieve great things by following one’s passions.”

Read more about Apkon here.

Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group
New York Undergraduate Ceremony: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:30 a.m.

Danny Meyer is a restaurant industry icon. As CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, Meyer oversees some of the most successful and lauded restaurants in NYC, including Union Square Café (voted Zagat Survey’s Most Popular Restaurant in New York City an unprecedented nine times), Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Maialino, Untitled, North End Grill, Union Square Events, and Hospitality Quotient, a learning and consulting business. Meyer, his restaurants, and chefs have earned an unprecedented 24 James Beard Awards, including: Outstanding Restaurant of the Year; Outstanding Service; Outstanding Wine Service; Humanitarian of the Year; Who’s Who of Food & Beverage; Best Restaurant Design; and Best Restaurant Graphic Design. Four of USHG’s restaurants have earned three stars from The New York Times and in 2009, Eleven Madison Park was upgraded to four stars.

An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Meyer has long served on the boards of Share Our Strength and City Harvest.

Read more about Meyer here.

Donna E. Shalala, President of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Graduate Level Ceremony: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Donna E. Shalala has more than 30 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher, and  administrator. She served as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) under President Clinton from 1993-2001, becoming the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. Shalala became Professor of Political Science and President of the University of Miami on June 1, 2001 and during her tenure, has led U of Miami to solidify its position among top U.S. research universities and successfully executed Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami, one of the first billion-dollar capital campaigns completed in the United States, which raised $1.4 billion in private support for the university’s endowment, academic, and research programs and facilities.

She was named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report in 2005; was handpicked in 2007 by President George W. Bush to co-chair with Senator Bob Dole the Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors, to evaluate how wounded service members transition from active duty to civilian society; awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008, the nation’s highest civilian award; and received the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights in 2010, which recognizes individuals for outstanding dedication to improving the health and life chances of disadvantaged populations in South Africa and internationally.

Read more about Shalala here.

The Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
Law School Ceremony: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2011, the Honorable Andrew L. Carter Jr. is the youngest sitting judge in the Southern District of New York and has also served as United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. He began his career as a public defender representing those who could not afford legal counsel, and worked as a staff and supervising attorney with the Federal Defenders of New York and with the Legal Aid Society in the criminal defense and federal defenders division.

As a student at Harvard Law School, Carter co-founded the BELL Foundation, an organization that provides educational summer and after school activities for students from low-income communities. He continues to serve on the Foundation’s board of directors.

Read more about Carter here.

Presenting the Third Annual Pawscar Awards

The votes are in, the ballots have been counted, and with T-Bone as our host, we’re rolling out the blue and gold carpet for the winners of the Third Annual Pawscar Awards. Now let’s get to the Pawscars!

And the Pawscars goes to…


Best Place to Eat Off-Campus
Chipotle (NYC) and Jerry’s Pizzeria (PLV)

Best Place to Eat On-Campus
Spotlight Cafe (NYC) and Pace Perk (PLV)

Best Coffeeshop or Sweets Shop
Starbucks (both campuses)

Best Place to Shop
SoHo (NYC) and The Westchester (PLV)

Best Place to Volunteer
New York Cares (NYC) and Pleasantville Cottage School (PLV)

Best People Watching Spot
Courtyard (NYC) and Shirley Beth’s Way (PLV)

Favorite Place On-Campus
Courtyard (NYC) and the Townhouses (PLV)

Best Student Organization/Club
Sabor Latino (NYC) and Colleges Against Cancer (PLV)

Best Professor
Emilie Zaslow, PhD (Assistant Professor, Communication Studies–NYC) and Marie Werner, EdD (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Human Services–PLV)

Best Park/Green Space
Central Park (NYC) and Kensico Dam (PLV)

Best Class
Reacting to the Past

Best Dorm to Live in
Maria’s Tower (NYC) and Dow Hall (PLV)

Best On-Campus Event
Spring Fest (NYC) and Relay for Life (PLV)

Best Internship/Co-op Experience
MTV

Best Thing About Being a Pace Student
NYC and Career Services (“Career Services, hands down, has been my favorite and most worthwhile experience at Pace. I have eight incredible internships under my belt–including with Tyra Banks, NBC Universal-Oxygen, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and more! What other school can say its students are placed in jobs with the best companies? Whatever school they are, they can’t top Pace,” says English Language and Literature major Kaitlynn Blyth ’12, winner of our two movie tickets!)

(Don’t?) Put a Cork in It

To cork or not to cork, that is the question. Find out as Media and Communication Arts students present the premiere of the documentary they wrote, shot, and produced on location in Portugal. >>Read More

What is the connection between the bottle of wine on your restaurant table and the fate of forests that are repositories for wildlife across Southern Europe and parts of North Africa and a source of livelihood for 100,000 people? The cork.

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 Media and Communication Arts students who were headed to Portugal to shoot a documentary on the cork industry.

After days and nights of researching, collecting, and editing, the students’ hard work comes to fruition as they show you what they uncovered from the bark to the bottle and from the bottle to the bark, at the premiere of their documentary.

Has the cork industry been popped? How much has really changed because of screwcaps? What does this mean for your bottle of wine? Find out on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the premiere of Battle Behind the Bottle in Willcox Hall Auditorium on the PLV Campus. A dessert reception will follow the screening. So whether you love documentaries or wine or just want to see their hard work pay off, RSVP to MCAPace@pace.edu or (914)
773-3790.

From cork processing plants to Fado dinners and more, read all about their journey on their blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Over the last two years, students in Luskay’s award-winning Media and Communication Arts class have traveled to the Netherlands to shoot a documentary on the U.S. Ambassador to Holland appointed by President Obama and to Belize where they chronicled the world of sustainable shrimp farming. The Life of an American Ambassador: The Netherlands won Best in Category for “Documentary” at the 4th Annual Indie Short Film
Competition and Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability One Shrimp at a Time was awarded Best Short Documentary in the Best Shorts Film Festival.

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 previous years here. >>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 previous years here. >>Submit your testimonial now!

Get Lucky at Casino Night!

Want to win an XBox 360 Kinect, a Kindle, Wii, Beats headphones, 32″ LCD TV, and other fabulous prizes? Bring your best poker face (and lucky rabbit’s foot) over to Casino Royale on April 28. >>Read More

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

Dress to impress and head on over to the Student Union on April 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a night of free food, slot machines, card games, mocktails, 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 Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle, LG 32CS460 32″ HD LCD TV, Beats by Dre headphones, a Kindle, Wii console (black) with sports bundle, two iPod Shuffles, an iPod Touch 8GB, Canon A2300 digital camera, and two $50 gift cards. And, to get you started, present this card at the door for some extra goodies!

The Professor Is In: Q&A with Kathy Winsted

Professor Kathy Winsted talks about her days riding a motorcycle to work for Jimmy Carter, words of advice for students, why she gave up calculus, and more, in this month’s The Professor Is In. >>Read More

By Pace student Helen Arase ’14

When she gets a break from being an avid reader or supportive mom to her three kids in college, Professor Kathy Winsted, PhD, teaches at the Pleasantville Campus and is Associate Director of Lubin’s Business Honors Program. She has an extensive resume in entrepreneurship and public administration. Winsted has founded and run multiple small businesses and has been producing them right and left since college! During her undergraduate years in Vermont she ran a small newspaper, at Harvard she founded a coffee house, and later set up her consulting business in Colorado. Joining academia was a late career choice for Winsted, but, inspired by her father, she’s changing the lives of students every day. She is responsible for the beginning of the Pace Perk Café, which is now student run and operated. Winsted is looking forward to working with Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab which is teaching students the skills to become successful entrepreneurs.

What was your favorite class as a student? Least favorite?
My least favorite was calculus: calculus and physics. I went to school as a physics major and both my calculus professor and my physics professor spent their whole time with their backs turned to us writing formulas on the board. I loved math and physics until then, but I hated those classes and stopped taking both math and science. My favorite class was a labor relations course I took at Harvard Business School. We had an exercise to try to negotiate a contract and I was on the management team. I still remember it because I negotiated the best contract in the class. It was real, experience based, and something I was proud of.

What one thing or person made you passionate about your current career?
My father. He was a professor and Dean of the business school at Clarkson University. He got me thinking about an academic career–that it was a good way to raise a family and have time in the summer to do things with your family.  He also gave me a love of lifelong learning. He wrote the business simulations that I now use in my Business 150 class. He definitely inspired me.

What quality do you most value in your students?
An interest in learning. That they are attentive and they want to learn. When you get one [student] that really wants to learn, it’s exciting.

What’s your advice to students to make the most out of their time in college?
Get involved, have lots of different experiences, and view everything as a learning experience. Look at lots of different ways to learn, not just the courses you’re getting credit for. Leadership in organizations can be a wonderful opportunity. I advise the Pace Perk. They learn so much by running that business, where they are learning outside the classroom, as well as in. And, of course, internships are important.

If you had to do it all over again and took another path, what profession would you like to attempt? What profession would you not like to do?
I always thought I’d like to be a second grade teacher. Because you’re teaching kids right when they’re starting the learning curve, and you can teach a little bit of everything. I actually trained to be a town manager in government. I did an internship when I was in college; I wanted to be a town manager. I worked in government for the first half of my career. I’ve had a lot of jobs—waitressing, bus driving—all kinds of job that people don’t think are fun, but I’ve enjoyed every one of them for various reasons. I would hate a job for which I had to do exactly the same thing every day and where there wasn’t any room for growth, or innovation, or improvement. The military is another job I would hate because I don’t like following instructions without having a chance to question them. I like to be able to think about how I want to do things.

What is your favorite book/TV show?
I like the Jody Picoult books. I pretty much like anything she’s ever written because I like reading about general life stories. One of my favorites is 19 Minutes.  I like American Idol, I don’t know if I should admit it… I just love a good human interest story. I love a success story. I love to see those kids having their dreams come true. You get so happy for them when they succeed.

What would you do if you had an extra hour every day?
Sleep. Except that’s not really true, because I don’t sleep as much as I could. But that’s what I need… I would also probably read more, for fun.

What is your favorite journey/experience?
I worked at the White House for a while, when Jimmy Carter was president. And that was just fascinating. I also rode a motorcycle at the time. The Associated Press wrote an article about me headlined “President’s energy aide practices what she preaches” and they wrote all about how I was riding a motorcycle to save energy.What I was really doing was riding a motorcycle because I liked it.

What is your favorite saying/words to live by?
I have two favorite sayings: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”—Henry Ford

I tell that to my students. Confidence and believing in yourself is key to everything.

The other is “Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.”–John Wooden

I like it because people say, “Oh you’re so lucky” or “Things always work out for you”… No, it’s just that whatever does happen, I make the best of it. You make it work out.

If you could have any five people, living or dead, imagined or real, as guests at a dinner party, who would you choose?
The first thing I thought of was my family, because we’re all spread out, and there are five of us. My second thought was some of my best female friends here at Pace. But if you want famous people: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Rachel Maddow, and Jane Lynch.

Do It Like a Pro!

From a workshop with The Glee Project’s Hannah McIalwain to a concert featuring Wale and Moufy to tons of free food and other events, spring has flung on the PLV Campus. >>Read More

Spring Fling kicks off on Monday, April 23 on the PLV Campus with The Glee Project’s Hannah McIalwain, who will host a 12:00 p.m. Silent Statement workshop, a bold and powerful workshop that creates a campus that embraces differences and let’s their peers know who share their vulnerabilities, that it’s okay and they are not alone. Hannah will share her own experience of exposing one of her deepest insecurities on The Glee Project and the impact it had on her life and fans of the show around the world. The workshop participants will identify a word or phrase about the one thing that makes them feel insecure and/or vulnerable. As a group, with Hannah, participants will walk across the campus wearing the signs with their word, created during the workshop. The Silent Statement workshop inspires young people to know that being vulnerable and being different is beautiful. During the True Beauty event at 9:00 p.m. in Gottesman, Hannah will sharing her struggles and successes with creating her own definition of beauty and following her dreams, followed by a performance and a Q&A.

Join Black Student Union (BSU) in the Gottesman Room from 9:00 p.m. to midnight on April 24 for Isn’t He Lovely?, a fundraiser to help stop domestic violence against women. BSU will be auctioning of eligible bachelors of Pace and winners will win a date with the bachelors at a follow up event.

April 25 is all about the sundaes and the soles. Stop by the Kessel Well at noon for as Ben and Jerry’s take over Common Hour with different flavors, cones, and cups for just $2. That evening at 9:00 p.m., the Setters Lounge gets stylish for a great cause as the Programming Committee hosts a TOMS: Style Your Sole party for people to come together to express themselves and help children in need by customizing their own blank canvas TOMS.

Pretzels! Get your pretzels! Auntie Anne’s pays a visit to the PLV Campus on April 26 as part of National Pretzel Day. Get your salty goodness on at noon in Kessel Well.

Stop by the Commuter Lounge from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Brunch on a Dime, an opportunity to share stories about injustice and about DJ Henry and Trayvon Martin, and how their stories relate to justice and our community.

On April 28, enjoy a picnic and field day as all residents of Briarcliff come together to celebrate at 1:00 p.m. in Dow Circle.

And finally, the main event! The PLV Campus hosts the 2012 Spring Concert on April 29 in the Goldstein Fitness Center. Rappers Wale and Moufy will be performing with music by DJ E-Stylez. Tickets cost $15 for Pace students, $20 for alumni, $25 for outside guests, and $35 on the day of the show. Proceeds will be donated to the DJ Henry Memorial Fund and Student Initiatives. Purchase your tickets at https://www.123signup.com/concert2012. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and doors open at 6:00 p.m.

And the Pawscar Goes to…

The Pawscars are back! For the past two years, you’ve voted on some of your favorite food and people-watching spots, hidden gems, student orgs, and more. The polls are open for the Third Annual Pawscar Awards! Winners will be announced at the end of the semester. >>Vote to be entered into a drawing for a pair of free movie tickets!

The Pawscars are back! For the past two years, you’ve voted on some of your favorite food and people-watching spots, hidden gems, student orgs, and more. The polls are open for the Third Annual Pawscar Awards! Winners will be announced at the end of the semester. >>Vote to be entered into a drawing for a pair of free movie tickets!