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Convocation 2017

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Summer is here and school is out, but this is what faculty and staff need to know about Convocation on the Pleasantville and New York City campuses and welcoming incoming President Marvin Krislov.

On Tuesday, September 5, Pace University will hold its 10th annual Convocation on both the Pleasantville and New York City campuses. Convocation, the Latin word for “calling together,” brings together first-year students on each campus to introduce them to the Pace Community. This kickoff to the 2017–2018 academic year also marks the very first Convocation address incoming President Marvin Krislov will give to students at Pace University.

New York City Campus

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Schimmel Center and Gymnasium
Convocation begins at 12:00 p.m.

Convocation Speaker

Rumit Mehta ’03
Pace University alumnus

Born in Kenya, of Indian descent, and raised in Tanzania, Rumit Mehta ’03 has a unique global perspective and love for travel that is unmatched. Growing up, Mehta often led safaris for friends and colleagues while honing his wildlife-spotting skills in the African bush. Mehta eventually settled in New York City, earning his MBA from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in 2003, but his passion for travel and adventure persisted. Combining this passion, his upbringing and vast knowledge of Africa and South Asia, and the business acumen he earned at Pace, Mehta founded Immersion Journeys, a boutique travel company that has earned many awards including National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for three years.

Lunch and festivities will take place immediately following Convocation.

Pleasantville Campus

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Convocation begins at 3:30 p.m.

Convocation Speaker

Robert Mundy, DA
Assistant Professor, English
Faculty-in-Residence, Alumni Hall

Professor Robert Mundy, DA, is an assistant professor of English and writing program administrator. His research focuses on composition/rhetoric, writing centers, and gender/masculinity studies. Professor Mundy has recently completed a coedited/coauthored book project titled Out in the Center: Public Controversies and Private Struggles that considers the relationship between public controversies and private writing identities. His work has appeared in journals such as The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture, The Peer Review: Journal for Writing Center Practitioners, and The International Leadership Journal, and he has recently published a book chapter, “No Homo!: Toward an Intersection of Sexuality and Masculinity for Working-Class Men,” in the anthology Class in the Composition Classroom: Pedagogy and the Working Class. Professor Mundy also serves as a Faculty-in-Residence on the Pleasantville Campus. In this capacity, he has worked to expand the borders of the traditional classroom, hosting a satellite writing center each Sunday evening, along with a series of writing workshops and a student-centered collaborative writing project. The latter, “Three Walks/One Talk: Writing the City, University, and Self,” examines the intersection of community and campus and uses New York City's many universities as living texts to be studied, understood, and challenged.

Lunch and festivities will take place prior to Convocation, from 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m. The Campus Involvement fair will take place immediately following Convocation. 

For more information about registering to attend Convocation as a faculty or staff member, please visit the convocation website.