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This Week in NYC: November 28

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End the semester strong and check out the events happening on the NYC Campus this week to get empowered, inspired, and in the entrepreneurial spirit.

Take your talents to the stage during Amateur Night Auditions, then paint Pace blue at the Big Apple Blue Out basketball games and help cheer on the Setters to victory! Check out these awesome events happening on the NYC Campus this week as you get ready to finish the semester strong.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Monday, November 28

Amateur Night Auditions
SDACA Lounge, 41 Park Row
Monday: 2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.; Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Thursday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Are you a superstar Setter? P.A.C.E. Board is hosting auditions and looking for the next big star for their annual Amateur Night, featuring some of the University’s best singers, dancers, and more! The talented students chosen to compete will have the opportunity to show off their talent on March 2nd, 2017 in the Schimmel Theater and compete for a special cash prize. Auditions run from Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1. Video submissions are due by Tuesday, November 29 at 12:00 p.m. Please e-mail for submission requirements.

NABA 25th Annual Fall Banquet
4:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Student Union
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at Pace is hosting their grandest event of the year! Their banquet’s theme is "Fighting Against the Odds,” and they are inviting the entire Pace family, other NABA chapters, NABA professionals, and other working professionals to come out for this special event.

Tuesday, November 29

Post-Election Analysis and Conversation
3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Bianco Room
Want to keep the election conversation going? Join the Political Science Department and professors Matthew Bolton, PhD; David Caputo, PhD; Kiku Huckle, PhD; and Jessica Lavariega-Monforti, PhD at this exciting panel event.

Women’s Empowerment Network Meeting
3:30 p.m. | E324, One Pace Plaza
Get together with your girls and encourage empowerment! The Office for Student Success invites you to be a part of the Women's Empowerment Network (WEN), which strives to empower, support, challenge, and lead you in the direction to be the woman and leader you wish to be, with the guidance and vision of experienced female student leaders in the Pace community. Come out for this meeting to gain some study tips and enjoy an end of the year celebration. Read more about WEN here.

New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital Health and Wellness Seminar: Feeding Your Family During the Holiday Season
5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Meeting Room A, One Pace Plaza
Pace is cosponsoring with New-York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital a health and wellness seminar on feeding your family during the holiday season. The seminar will feature doctors Elaine Barfield, Georgia Giannopoulos, and Judy Dong. The seminar will include light refreshments, a presentation, and a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP by e-mailing

Gender Politics and Social Justice ARTivist Series Discussion with Ann Lewis
6:30 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 8th Floor Lounge
Art, activism, politics, and social justice make for colorful and important conversations, and ARTivism in partnership with Dyson’s Gotham House is bringing it to the NYC Campus through their second installment of the Gender Politics and Social Justice ARTivist series featuring a discussion with Ann Lewis also known as @gilfnyc. Lewis is an artist and activist who creates work around the #BlackLivesMatter movement, mass incarceration, ocean conservation, gentrification, and other social justice issues. In early 2014, she garnered national media attention when she installed an oversized police tape banner that read "GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS" at the former graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, and in the fall 2015 she was asked by the Obama administration to exhibit her work at the White House to discuss equality and mass incarceration. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 30

Big Apple Blue Out Basketball Games
Women’s: 5:30 p.m.; Men’s: 7:30 p.m. | Civic Center Gym
Today’s forecast: Blue Out! Come show your support for the women’s and men’s basketball teams who will challenge American International College during the special Big Apple Blue Out game. The first 400 attendees will be given special edition Blue Out t-shirts to help paint the stands blue and cheer the team on to victory. Plus, there will be a pre-game tailgate from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. in front of One Pace Plaza.

David Pecker Visiting Professor Lecture
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | 163 William Street, 18th Floor
Lisa Sharkey, senior vice president and director of creative development for HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, will talk about the issues currently facing the publishing industry as part of her 2016–2017 David Pecker Visiting Professorship. Sharkey has overseen the acquisition of more than 40 New York Times bestsellers including the million-copy selling Through My Eyes, the inspiring memoir of Tim Tebow, and multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers from rock star Sammy Hagar, reality star Lauren Conrad and diet guru Jorge Cruise. Each year, this program brings CEOs and executives of major publishing companies to teach and lecture within Pace's MS in Publishing program.

Thursday, December 1

eLab’s Generation Startup
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Bianco Room
Learning to fail can often redefine success. That’s one of the main themes of Generation Startup—a film that depicts the troubles and triumphs of recent college grads trying to make it in the startup world. Join the eLab for a screening of the film followed by a discussion and networking with its co-director and producer, Cheryl Miller Houser, and founder and CEO of Venture for America, Andrew Yang. This event is open to all Pace students, and food and beverages will be served. To RSVP, click here.

Friday, December 2

Media Mavens
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Bianco Room
Prepare yourself to take the media world by storm with the help of Profashionals! At this event, students will gain knowledge of all areas of the media industry with a specific knowledge from leading magazines, newspapers, social media, blogs, and various other media channels in men's fashion, women's fashion, travel, and beauty. This will give students an opportunity to network and gain internship opportunities. To reserve a ticket, click here. For questions, e-mail BriAnna DellaSala at

Alpha Kappa Alpha/Lavender Ladies Empowerment Dinner
8:08 p.m. | Student Union
The Rho Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Lavender Ladies invite you to an Empowerment Dinner, featuring guest speakers Victoria Fleary, AKA alumna and director of digital at WBLS/WLIB at Emmis Communications, and Erin Furey, assistant director of the LGBTQA and Social Justice Center at Pace. Reserve your space here or e-mail