December 2010 Issue

From the December 2010 eLubin


  Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business
  [Season's Greetings from the Lubin School of Business]
Dean Neil Braun and the faculty and staff of the Lubin School of Business send warm holiday greetings to all our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year, and we look forward to sharing Lubin news and highlights with you in 2011!
 
 
 
[BHP Student Featured on NBC's School Pride]
Nicole Cardoza, BBA '11
 
BHP Student Featured on NBC's School Pride
Marketing and international business double major, Nicole Cardoza, BBA '11, was featured in a segment on NBC's School Pride. The segment highlighted Nicole's leadership and volunteer work with New York City youth as a yoga instructor. Nicole has also been selected as a finalist in the American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Minority Students Program. She is one of 50 finalists selected out of thousands of candidates nationwide. Finalists will be honored during the Building Bridges for Our Future Awards Luncheon at the New York Athletic Club in New York City in February. See the NBC video.
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  [Are You the Next Steven Spielberg?]
Are You the Next Steven Spielberg?
The Lubin School of Business is hosting its first video competition for Lubin students. Entrants are encouraged to use their creativity in showcasing the personality of the Lubin School of Business in a 3 – 5 minute video. Students can enter for a chance to win a Nintendo Wii video game console, and each valid submission is eligible for a fabulous raffle prize. The deadline for entries is Friday, December 31. Click for additional details and the contest entry form.
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[Dean's Blog ]  
Dean's December Blog Post
Ever wonder what is on the mind of the Dean? This month you can read about the reasons he believes that business education is more important than ever. You can also read his earlier blog posts since he became Dean of Lubin on July 1.
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  [ALPFA Chapter Takes First Place!]
ALPFA team at the KPMG Case Competition
ALPFA Chapter Takes First Place!
The Pace chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) placed first in the northeast regional KPMG Accounting Case Competition. The national competition takes place annually at the ALPFA Convention, and the Pace ALPFA chapter placed fourth in the national competition. A hearty congratulations goes to team members Yaritza Bido, Domingo Rodriguez, Brian Dong, Cindy Vargas, and Dan Browne. ALPFA is the leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions.
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[Still Time to Enroll in MFP]  
Still Time to Enroll in MFP
There's still time to enroll in this year's popular Masters in Finance for Professionals program (36-credit MS). The convenient format combines online study with weekend residencies and requires three years of experience for admission. The GMAT is not required. Classes begin February 10, 2011. Visit www.pace.edu/mfp for details or contact the program's director, James Parker, jparker@pace.edu, for additional information.
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  [IBM Executive Provides
Paula Summa, BBA '78, MBA '84
IBM Executive Provides "Pathways to a Smarter Planet"
On November 29, 2010, Paula Summa, BBA '78, MBA '84, general manager, ibm.com, IBM Corporation, visited the Pleasantville campus as an Executive in Residence. Ms. Summa's lecture, "Pathways to a Smarter Planet," focused on utilizing technology to address the broader issues of the world and manage businesses more efficiently. To see photos and highlights from the event, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/eir.
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[Lubin Students Network at Scholarship Dinner]  
Lubin Students Network at Scholarship Dinner
On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, Lubin partnered with Ernst and Young to host the First Annual Ernst and Young Scholarship Dinner. Twenty-two students received $5,000 for tuition or related expenses. To be eligible, Lubin students had to be enrolled in a qualified accounting program, maintain a 3.30 GPA, and demonstrate involvement and leadership in either co-curricular activities at Pace or service in their local community or high school.
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  [PUMA Partnership with Harry's Italian]
PUMA officers Mark Kazinec and Heather Kress at Harry's Italian
PUMA Partnership with Harry's Italian
Italian food, anyone? Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA) students have created an account with, and subsequent marketing campaign for, a local NYC eatery, Harry's Italian. The campaign, "Pace University Student and Faculty Appreciation Month," offers a relaxed price to the Pace community at the restaurant, and already has brought in more than $2000 in incremental business from Pace during the month of November. These impressive numbers resulted in Harry's owners extending the campaign throughout December. Best of all, PUMA gets 5% of the net check of Pace patrons as a donation!
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[Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors]  
Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors and Seniors
A two-year full scholarship opportunity is available to Lubin students interested in pursuing studies in Information Assurance. Information Assurance is the practice of managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data. Scholarship benefits include full tuition, a stipend, textbooks, a paid summer internship, and placement at a federal agency in an information assurance related job upon graduation. Interested Lubin students should contact Dr. Picheng Lee at plee@pace.edu.
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  [HVDMA Laura L. Smith Scholarship Award]
Dan Klein, BBA '11 and Sonny Patel, BBA '11
HVDMA Laura L. Smith Scholarship Award
Two Lubin students were honored with the Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association Award (HVDMA) Laura L. Smith Scholarship Award, presented to individuals who have contributed in an exceptional and visionary way to the professionalism of the direct marketing industry. Recipients Dan Klein, BBA '11 and Sonny Patel, BBA '11, both managers of the Interactive and Direct Marketing (IDM) Lab on their respective campuses, demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and participation in growing the IDM studies program. The Laura Smith Fund is used to support the development of the IDM labs and educational programs on the New York City and Pleasantville campuses.
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[P.A.C.E Perks up Pleasantville Winters]  
P.A.C.E Perks up Pleasantville Winters
A team of Lubin students recently channeled their entrepreneurial creativity to develop the Pace Perk Coffee Shop. Lubin marketing students, Chris Gaur and Dan Cassidy, opened the coffee shop on the Pleasantville campus through the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (PACE). Faculty and students embraced the new venture during the end of the spring 2010 semester, and it was such a hit the students reopened it in September 2010. Apart from providing the campus with quality service, the café also hosts karaoke and open mic nights.
 
  [Southern Comfort at Pace University]
Southern Comfort at Pace University
Student-operated restaurants provide students enrolled in MGT 309 - Restaurant Management the opportunity to collaborate with Pace's food service professionals to develop a restaurant business plan, including menu designs, products and services, and a marketing plan. During the fall 2010 semester, students introduced their business concept, Southern Comfort, on the Pleasantville campus. Students donated their gratuities to the Danroy "DJ" Henry Memorial Fund.
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[Faculty Bookshelf]  
Faculty Bookshelf
Money, Sound and Unsound by Joseph Salerno, PhD, Professor of Economics in the finance and economics department, has just been published. The book uses the Mises/Rothbard theory of money to closely examine Federal Reserve policy, seek out cause and effect in business cycles, provide a new understanding of the relationship between money printing and war, explode the myth that deflation is harmful, and clarify the relationship between the State and the central bank. Money, Sound and Unsound provides readers with the necessary framework of thinking to navigate in this chaotic economic environment. This book is a must not only for students of economics, but also for investors who want to protect their wealth.
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  [Pace Pitch Contest Entries on the Rise]
Pace Pitch Contest Entries on the Rise
The Seventh Annual Pace Pitch contest is well underway. The contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. Finalists in the New Business Concept category and Social Venture category will be announced in February and will pitch their ideas on Monday, April 11. Winners will receive $3,000. Click to receive e-mail updates about the contest or visit the Pace Pitch Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pacepitch.
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[Make Your Gift Now!]  
Make Your Gift Now!
Thousands of alumni have raised their hands in support of Pace. An investment in education has a profound and lasting impact on our community. Proudly make a difference in your life and the life of others. Your support ensures the ongoing excellence of our programs, boosts Lubin's rankings in top publications, increases funding from corporations and foundations, and enhances the value of your diploma. Be proud to be a part of us! Give today!
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