Speak Up!

Got something you want to share? Well, take the stage and express yourself at not one, not two, but three upcoming spoken word events on the PLV and NYC campuses.


On March 3, the Caribbean Students Association will host a Spoken Word night in the Student Union, where all the student artists and poets of Pace can take the stage and express themselves.

Also on March 3, but a little bit north in PLV’s Gottesman Room, the sisters of Omega Phi Beta continue their Week of Illumination with Speak Soleil, a spoken word event geared towards raising awareness and funds to protect women from violence. The event will cost $1.00, but money will go to support the University’s philanthropy, so come out and share your stories for a great cause!

On March 7, Sigma Iota Alpha will give you a taste of the famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe scene, with a 90-minute spoken word and poetry slam show in the Multipurpose Room by artists ready to shed light on different cultures. After the presentation, the floor is yours to share your talents and poetry.

Dollars for Dates

They say money can’t buy you love, but on Valentine’s Day, it can buy you a date and, even better, hope for the children of Haiti.

Single this Valentine’s Day? Well, then it’s time to mingle! The Caribbean Students Association (CSA) wants you to come out and snag a date at their date auction on February 14, from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Student Union in NYC. Bid, be bid on, or just come out and watch for fun and see people showcase their talents.

This event is FREE, but there is a suggested donation of $1.00.  All proceeds raised will go to the Rural Haiti Project, a nonprofit that is engaging youth and seeking to strengthen and enrich the livelihood of children in Haiti.

Interested in being one of the fly fellas or lovely ladies being auctioned off for a great cause? Email pace.csa.nyc@gmail.com to join the fun! The event is also open to the public, so invite your friends from other schools.

Black and Proud Week

You may have missed Soul Train and empowerment night events this week, but BSU’s Black and Proud Week continues with a little game of Guess That Film, a talent show, a night of laughs at a comedy club, and scrumptious soul food dinner.

Black Student Union (BSU) rounds out their Black and Proud Week with a bunch of events that are filling up your social calendars and your stomachs.

Tonight, February 10, put your trivia knowledge to the test at Guess That Film, where people will perform movie scenes from significant African American movies as you name that movie!

Friday nights are for singing, dancing, poetry, or whatever your hidden talent may be. Perform at a Night of Black Expression talent showcase on February 11.

Saturday night’s all right for laughing. Get your L-O-L’s on at a comedy club as BSU sponsors a trip to Comic Strip Live, home of comedy legends Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, and more, in NYC on February 12.

The Sunday night special is soul food, as BSU offers up some servings of southern fried chicken, baked mac and cheese, southern style collard greens, corn bread, and more for $2, on February 13 at Soul Food Dinner.

Stay in the know about BSU events on Facebook.

Almost Time to Go Fishin’

We know what you’re thinking…most ponds are frozen this time of year, but we’re not talking about any ol’ pond…and we’re not talking about ice fishing–though the thought intrigues us. We’re talking about the Pace Pond, full of fish and waiting for you to come and reel some in.

As the start of the semester quickly approaches, so does one of our favorite tradition: student org fairs.

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

PLV Student Organization Fair: January 26, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Kessel Student Center

NYC Student Organization Fair: February 3, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Student Union

And remember, if you don’t see one you love, you can always start one! It may take some time and dedication, but you’ll be making Pace history.

Gleek Out for a Great Cause

Move over, Mr. Schue. There’s a new Glee Club in town and they’re right here on the PLV Campus. On December 8, they belt out some numbers for a great cause.

Go ahead with your normal routine of watching Glee on Tuesday nights, but on Wednesday, December 8, put down that remote and pause your latest Glee soundtrack to see your very own Pace Glee Club in action at the Glee Club Benefit Concert from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Gottesman on the PLV Campus.

The Glee Club will perform five songs (we can tell you that Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” will be one of them, Green Day will be another–no “Time of Your Life”–but we are keeping mum about the others!) There will be a $3 suggested donation and all proceeds go to the Save the Music Foundation to restore music education in America’s public schools and Invisible Children, which uses film, creativity, and social action to end the use of child soldiers in Uganda.

There will be snacks and drinks, and opening acts will also be performing.

If you can’t make the December 8 event, Campus Crusade for Christ, Glee Club, SOCA, and P.I.P.E. present Seize the Day, a night of music, entertainment, inspiration, and encouragement, on December 6 at the Pace Perk.

Interested in joining the Pace Glee Club? They’re interested in having you! Meetings are on Sunday nights from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Email Sara Hutton at sh17761p@pace.edu for details. The Glee Club is also looking for some opening acts. Email Melissa Recine at mr45010p@pace.edu.

It’s Showtime at the Schimmel

Now you don’t have to trek up to the Apollo to catch an amateur night that will knock your socks off. On November 11, P.A.C.E Board looks for the next big thing and has $2,300 in prizes to give away. Are you who they’re looking for

In one week, students will sing, dance, and showcase some other extraordinary (or just plain weird) talent on the Schimmel Theater stage for a chance at prizes and recognition at P.A.C.E. Board’s Amateur Night.  Prizes include two $400 vocal and non-vocal prizes, a $400 group prize, and a $1,000 overall prize.

If you’re not performing, you can still participate in the event–and we don’t just mean watching this awesome showcase. Where Randy, Paula, Kara, Ellen, Simon, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler should sit will be you. No, they’re not looking for a few judges; they’re looking for a few hundred. A la Amateur Night at the Apollo, students will be the judge of who’s the best. If you love the performer, wave your green glowlight; If you don’t, wave the red.

Additionally, a celebrity comedian host will have you LOLing when you’re not OMGing at the talent here at Pace. Who is it? Well, it’s the star ABC’s hit 90’s show Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper and one of the hosts of Showtime at the Apollo Marc Curry.

Be at the Schimmel on November 11 at 7:00 p.m. sharp.

Follow P.A.C.E Board on Facebook and Twitter for the latest on news and events.

Make a Stand

Want to make a difference? Meet anti-genocide activists from Pace, Queens College, and The New School on November 7 and stand out loud at the first-ever NYC Stand Conference.

Join student activists from the NYC area as they come together to raise awareness and fight back against genocide at the NYC Stand Conference, co-hosted by Pace, Queens College, and The New School on our NYC Campus.

On November 7, attend workshops, network and collaborate with other student activists, participate in discussions on genocide, hear from Tim Aye Hardy from the U.S. Campaign for Burma and others on Sudan,  the Congo, and more.

STAND, the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network, envisions a world in which the international community protects civilians from genocidal violence and elected officials are held accountable for their action, or inaction, in the face of genocide.  Born out of the fight to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, STAND is devoted to creating a sustainable student network that actively fights genocide wherever it may occur.

Follow STAND at Pace on Facebook.

Rock the Runway

Tonight, November 4, bring your hottest pair of kicks or stilettos to the CSA Fashion Show for a chance at some prizes, and see some up-and-coming local designers’ new lines on the catwalk.

The Caribbean Student Association (CSA) is proud to present Fashion on Demand on November 4 in NYC’s Student Union.

Male and female models will work the catwalk showcasing up-and-coming designers’  latest fashions; there will be performances by four talented rappers and singers and the ETC Step Team; and a carnival portion of the show, where models will showcase some carnival costumes.

And it wouldn’t be a CSA Fashion Show without some audience participation. Two Pace students will walk away with, not only the nicest shoes, but some gift cards! Wear your best pair of sneakers or high heels to participate in the Kicks versus Stilettos competition.

RSVP on Facebook for this fashion show you won’t forget.

Thursday Fun: Our Glowing Recommendation

So, here you are reading The Pulse. What we have in return for your support is tonight’s CSA Blackout Mixer that’s going to make your Thursday better than a little Grey’s Anatomy on the couch. And that, our dear friends, is what we call a little “quid pro glow.”

Tonight, October 28, Caribbean Students Association is giving you the glow sticks and necklaces, the venue, and DJ Calli B for a night of  reggae, dancehall, soca, and hip hop at the Blackout Mixer Part 3 “The Glow Edition”  in NYC’s Student Union. All you’ve got to do is show up! The party starts at 9:00 p.m. and continues until 2:00 a.m., but the doors will close at midnight or when the room reaches the maximum capacity. The event is free for Pace students!

Oh, and that’s not all. CSA is also bringing you the FIERCE on November 4 with their annual CSA Fashion Show.  The models will rock the catwalk while displaying unique make-up, hairstyles, and attire representing exuberant colors of the Caribbean flag, but more on that next week!

Time to Go Fishin’

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

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

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

NYC Fall Activities Fair: September 10

PLV Fall Club Fair: September 15

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

Best Student Organization

With more than 100 student organizations at Pace, we were thinking everyone would have different answers. Well, we were wrong, and it’s obvious you guys have your favorites. The Pawscar for favorite student org or club goes to…

ASPIRE (Alumni, Students, and Professors Influencing Recruitment and Enrollment) on the NYC campus and a tie between the Criminal Justice Society and Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) on the PLV campus.

Stay tuned for more info on Pace’s student organizations and clubs in the coming weeks!