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This Month on Campus: November 2018

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Poets @ Pace, an exciting eLab panel, and a blood drive in Westchester round out a month of exhilarating events on campus!

Poets @ Pace

Monday, November 12 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bianco Room, NYC Campus

Every semester, the Poets @ Pace series welcomes poets who inspire, captivate, and change the way we think about poetry. Come for an evening of readings and a Q&A with Emily Skillings, a breakout new talent, and Tony Towle, an award-winning poet and leading figure in the so-called Second Generation. There will be a book signing and refreshments afterward!

  • >> Emily Skillings has a BA from the New School in Dance and Writing and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia, where she was a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow. Her first full-length poetry collection, Fort Not, was published in 2017 by the Song Cave and has received high praise. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Harper's, Boston Review, Brooklyn Rail, and BOMB, as well as in two chapbooks, Backchannel and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants.

  • >> Tony Towle’s association with the New York School of Poets began in the early 1960s, when he attended workshops at the New School with Kenneth Koch and Frank O’Hara. He has been a leading figure in the so-called Second Generation ever since. His first major collection, North(1971), won the prestigious Frank O’Hara Award. With thirteen books to his credit, he has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship among other prizes and honors; been represented in many important anthologies; and taught a legendary poetry workshop at the Poetry Project in NYC.

This event is organized by Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North and sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Tackle the Tower with President Krislov

Wednesday, November 14 | 5: 00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | 182 Broadway, NYC Campus

Are you ready to take the ultimate challenge? Climb the daunting stairs of 182 Broadway with President Krislov, in a community-building challenge to promote wellness and exercise. If you make it to the top, reward yourself with some pizza!

eLab Panel Discussion: Getting from Here to There

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Bianco Room, NYC Campus

When guiding students or embarking on your own entrepreneurship endeavors, it can be difficult visualizing the endgame when you’re caught up in the day-to-day. But that’s what Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) is for: creating an environment for innovative, business-savvy individuals where you can collaborate and hear from other experts in the field. This time? You’ll be hearing how they made it big.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, executive director of the eLab. Food and beverages will be served!

RSVP to attend this event and learn a little more about the panelists before you go:

  • >> Jenny Watzka: A business strategist to entrepreneurs in the digital space, Watzka has worked for major corporate consulting firms like KPMG and EY. Even though she quit her very successful (yet unfulfilling) corporate career, she learned a great deal about what makes a successful business, having learned all about strategy, building and scaling your business, communication, financing, innovation, and creating a team. Jenny holds a master’s degree from St. Andrews University in corporate finance.

  • >> Alexa McKenna ’17: A consultant at Deloitte and a Pace alumna, McKenna was the winner of the 11th Annual Pace Pitch competition with her EaTcard Application. She also participated in the Pace App Hackathon and was an active member in eLab events. On campus, McKenna was the President of the Fashion Marketing Club, Profashionals, and a member of the Pforzheimer Honors College. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in business administration.

Pleasantville Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 28 | 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room, Westchester Campus

Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Make a difference as the holiday season nears—just a small commitment of your time can mean the world to an individual in need. Pace University will be teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive right after Thanksgiving. Volunteer, donate, and get involved today! Contact Suede Graham at if interested in volunteering.