Save a Space!

Special Events introduces the Friends and Neighbors Space Rental Program; plus a new date for Drupal.

New Space Rental Program

Pace has recently launched its “friends and neighbors space rental program,” which allows local businesses, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to affordably rent event space at our Graduate Center at One Martine Avenue in White Plains.

Located just two blocks from the White Plains train station and with onsite parking, the Center is a perfect venue for corporate workshops and retreats, training, conferences, or parties. Our full-time special events team can handle all your needs including catering, AV equipment, décor, and your event will be staffed by your personal event planner.

Our event specialists will guide you through all planning stages of your event. We will provide pricing for any services needed for your event and will liaise with our internal service providers to make sure your requirements have been met. We will be on hand at the event to address any needs and to ensure that you have a truly successful event.

For more information on hosting an external event at Pace University please contact Kristen Vinciguerra, Associate Director of University Special Events, at 914-923-2667 or via email at kvinciguerra@pace.edu.

New Date for Drupal Launch

The date for the launch of our new CMS, Drupal, has been pushed back to March 1 to give users more time to practice on the new system and prepare their sites. A number of webmasters have been trained during the past few weeks and feedback on the new system has been positive. Look for the live site on March 1!

Special Events Training

Starting last month, the Office of Special Events is offering its second round of trainings for the 2010-2011 academic year. This series of training sessions will continue with the specialized topics noted below.

Planning a Successful Event with the President:
New York City – Wednesday, February 23, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Board Room North & South
Westchester – Tuesday, March 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Room A/B

Special Events Roundtable:
New York City – Wednesday, March 30, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A
Westchester – Tuesday, March 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

All are welcome to attend! To register, e-mail rmarmolejos@pace.edu.


Planning the Perfect Party 2.0

If our special column this month wasn’t enough to satisfy your drive to be the next Martha Stewart, Special Events has a number of training sessions lined up this year to help make your next Pace event will be a success. Plus, updates on our new content management system.

Starting this month, the Office of Special Events is offering its second round of trainings for the 2010-2011 academic year. This series of four training sessions will include specialized topics, noted below.

R25 Webviewer Descriptions for Marketing your Event:
Westchester – Wednesday, December 15, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

Sponsored Events:
New York City – Wednesday, January 26, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A
Westchester – Wednesday, February 2, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

Planning a Successful Event with the President:
New York City – Wednesday, February 23, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Board Room North & South
Westchester – Tuesday, March 1, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Room A/B

Session Four – Special Events Roundtable:
New York City – Wednesday, March 30, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Meeting Room A
Westchester – Tuesday, March 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conference Room C/D

All are welcome to attend! To register, e-mail rmarmolejos@pace.edu.

Do You Drupal?

As you know, we are in the process of implementing Drupal, a new content management system (CMS), for our website. Marketing and Communications and ITS are nearly finished with the work involved in writing the code, creating the templates, and all else necessary to migrate the content from the current CMS Hot Banana and Empower systems into Drupal.

We will conduct training sessions for all webmasters and content managers on January 11 and 20 in NYC, and January 13 and 18 in Pleasantville.  An advanced training session for school/library webmasters will be held in White Plains on January 26. Edyta Zych, technology training manager, will conduct the training sessions, with assistance from Michael Johnson and Danny Samuel in ITS and Melissa Evans from Marketing Communications. We will then work with each of the content managers to clean up all sites so that we can be ready to launch the new CMS system-wide on February 7.