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Upcoming Events: April 2018

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Relay for Life, Pace Pitch Contest, The Art of Femininity panel, Faculty Institute, and Wilson Center internships. Here’s what you need to know.

Relay for Life

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The journey to end this horrible disease starts with a single step, and the PLV Campus is encouraging you to take that step with them and celebrate, remember, and fight back against cancer as Colleges Against Cancer at Pace hosts the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, through Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 a.m. in the Goldstein Fitness Center on the Pleasantville Campus.

Last year, the Pace Community raised $43,000+ through Relay for Life and donated 100% of proceeds to cancer societies. This year, the goal is to raise more—with your help! A Survivors and Caregivers Lap will celebrate the victories we've achieved over cancer and a Luminaria Ceremony will pay tribute to those affected by cancer with a bright glow of hope that lights up the night.

Make a difference today by signing up, joining a team, or simply making a donation. Let's come together for one day and one night.

Relay for Life
Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 15
Pleasantville Campus
2:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
Goldstein Fitness Center

Panel: The Art of Femininity

The Dyson Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women’s and Gender Studies Department invites the Pace Community to a bold dialogue regarding the art and theater of femininity. The discussion will feature acclaimed artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford whose work is “a mashup of social activism, conceptualism, storytelling, and autobiography," and Catalina Florescu, PhD, author and adjunct professor of English at Pace.

The event is free and open to the public, and will also include light snacks!

The Art of Femininity
Wednesday, April 11
New York City Campus
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Civic W612

Pace Pitch Contest

The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept, popular in the venture capital community. It is an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneur’s idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan, which is delivered to potential investors. The premise is that it could be made in a few minutes, should the entrepreneur spot a potential investor on an elevator and have the opportunity to pitch their idea during the brief ride.

Each finalist will have exactly three minutes to pitch their new venture idea to a distinguished panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience. In addition to broad participation at Pace, the Pace Pitch Contest has been pleased to welcome student competitors from a number of other universities, including Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Princeton, and Stanford.

Pace Pitch Contest
Thursday, April 19
New York City Campus
5.30 p.m.–8.30 p.m.
One Pace Plaza, Bianco Room

17th Annual Faculty Institute

This year’s Faculty Institute will offer insights into critical thinking, and examine how faculty can deepen critical analysis of the curricula. We will explore pedagogies for expanding critical thinking throughout the disciplines and offer strategies for helping students listen and thoughtfully consider others’ points of view, even when those opinions conflict with their own.

The Faculty Institute will also seek to explore how expanding the boundaries in the learning experience will improve learning outcomes and foster an enriched collaboration among faculty and our students. Motivating faculty and students to view the world both critically and with an open mind improves and expands learning goals within and outside of the classroom. More importantly, thinking critically about curricula enables faculty to provide a more student-centered, equitable education experience.

17th Annual Faculty Institute
What is Critical Thinking Today? Expanding Boundaries in Learning
Thursday, May 17–Friday, May 18
Pleasantville Campus

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the Faculty Institute website.

Wilson Center Funded Internship Program

The Helene and Grant Wilson Center’s Funded Internship Program funds up to 15 Pace University students, each summer, to work at local New York nonprofits and social enterprises. The goal of the internship program is two-fold: to offer experiential learning and income for students interested in careers in the nonprofit sector, and to offer bright, highly motivated, mentored students in service for nonprofits.

The internship opportunities can be truly life-changing, which is why the Wilson Center highly encourages faculty and staff to advise their students, student aides, and student advisees to apply for and learn more about these programs. There is no hard application deadline, although positions are often filled by the end of April!

Learn more about the Wilson Center Funded Internship program.