October Opportunities

From a new lecture series in Pleasantville to a Presidential one-on-one, plus jazz brunches, volunteering and more, this month Pace has a number of exciting events lined up for faculty and staff.

Start the fall off right by attending Hard Choices in Hard Times, the first in a series of lectures hosted by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Join a discussion moderated by Pace Academy Director Michelle Land and attended by a panel of experts, including Glenn Prickett, chief external affairs officer for The Nature Conservancy and scholar in residence at the Pace Academy, Andrew Revkin, John Cronin, and Robert J. Goldstein, where they will tackle topics such as green jobs, environmental policy, and smart decision-making. Stop by the Gottesman Room on the PLV Campus on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. to be part of the discussion.  Plus, don’t forget the InsideTrack with President Friedman on October 25 in NYC.

Also planned for October are the Homecoming and Family Week celebrations on the PLV and NYC campuses. These celebrations aren’t reserved for only students and families–staff and faculty are invited, too. In NYC, Family Week starts on Monday, October 10 and continues until Saturday, October 15. Events include a pep rally, several Broadway shows, a jazz brunch with President Stephen J. Friedman, and more. On the PLV Campus, Homecoming kicks off Thursday, October 20 and includes a pep rally, BBQ, football game, and much more. For a full schedule of events on both campuses, please visit http://www.pace.edu/current-students/homecoming.

Feel the need to give back? Here’s your chance. The Center for Community Action and Research on the NYC Campus hosts Paint-a-School Day on Saturday, October 15. Volunteers from the Pace Community (including faculty and staff volunteers) will paint murals, refresh class rooms, and brighten up playgrounds at more than 100 NYC public schools. For more information, click here. Up in PLV? No problem. Sign up now to be part of Pace’s Make a Difference Day, where volunteers can work in the community at places such as the Rockefeller State Preserve and the local SPCA. For more information or to register, click here.

And last, but certainly not least, Pace Athletics once again partners with Colleges Against Cancer and the White Plains Hospital as they host several games aimed at raising funds for cancer treatment programs at the White Plains Hospital. They’ve designed a special t-shirt which will be sold only at specified games Each sport at Pace will host one game/meet for this cause, and at each of these games representatives from Colleges Against Cancer, the White Plains Hospital, and Athletics Department will be there to answer questions, collect donations, and sell t-shirts.

Join them on the following days:

  • Wednesday, October 12– Soccer
  • Friday, October 14– Volleyball
  • Saturday, October 29– Football

And don’t forget about all the great events the Schimmel has lined up this fall, included the new lecture series from Professor Janetta Rebold Benton, multiple musical and dance performances, and more. Learn more at: www.pace.edu/schimmel.

For more information on these and other events, please visit events.pace.edu.