PLV- Spring 2011

The Volunteer Center of United Way and Food Bank for Westchester Presentation

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
6:00-7:00pm
*Snacks will be served*
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

Come listen to two important non-profit organizations housed in Westchester County. The Volunteer Center is the central place for volunteers in Westchester county, and where non-profit organizations and businesses come for training and support in creating effective volunteer programs. Food Bank for Westchester is the supply and support center for approximately 200 frontline hunger-relief agencies throughout the county. Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Presentation: Animals and You

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
12:20-1:15pm
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. It was established to alleviate the injustice and cruelty animals faced then-- and continue to experience today. Whether it is saving a pet who has been accidentally poisoned, fighting to pass humane laws, rescuing animals from abuse, or sharing resources with shelters across the country, the ASPCA works toward the day when no animal will live in pain or fear. Allison Zaccone Senior Manager of Media and Communications and an Honors College graduate of 2005, will speak about the importance of the ASPCA in today’s world.

Honors Open Meeting: Guest Speaker Dr. Mary Margaret Minnis

Monday, March 7, 2011
12:20-1:15pm
*Various flavors of ice cream and toppings will be served*
Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center

Come share your ideas for future Honors events and courses with Dr. Benton and fellow Honors students.

Trip to Broadway Play: The Addams Family

Friday, March 25, 2011
Manhattan, NY
*Reservations required*

Come join the Honors College as we travel into Manhattan to see the world-renowned Broadway play, The Addams Family. Students will pay $40, which is half the ticket price, to make their reservation. We will catch the 5:45pm Metro-North train from Pleasantville.  Students pay for their own train ticket ($18.00 round trip).  The play begins at 8:00pm. 

Honors Writing Competition

Entries must be submitted to the Honors Office on the 3rd floor of Mortola Library by Monday, March 30, 2011.

Enter by writing an essay or poem (may include artwork) explaining: “How has being a member of the Honors College improved you as a person?” The essay should be approximately 500 words! Prize: $100 American Express Gift Card and your work will be published in Scholastica!. Please contact cwalther@pace.edu if you have any questions.

Honors Cooking Class at Don Coqui

Saturday, April 2, 2011
New Rochelle, NY
*Reservations required*

Experience a cooking class at Don Coqui and Chef Works. Classes begin with an introduction from the chef and an explanation of the foods you will prepare that evening.  Then get ready to roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and start cooking!  Once the meal is prepared, everyone sits down family style and enjoys the result of their efforts. Students will pay $10 to make their reservation. The Pace bus will leave Miller Hall at 5:00pm and should return to campus by 10:00pm.

A New Millennium: Children in Africa Hunger Banquet

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
6:00-8:00pm
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Join us for our hunger banquet as we learn about the effects of poverty and hunger on the children in Africa from the United Nations Millennium Development Project. Tickets may be purchased through the Pforzheimer Honors College for $6. All proceeds will be donated to the US Fund for UNICEF. Co-sponsored with PSY 233: Psychology of Civic Engagement and Golden Key International Honor Society.

Honors Easter Egg Hunt with the Pleasantville Cottage School Children

Sunday, April 17, 2011
11:00-1:00pm
*Reservations required*
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Join children from the Pleasantville Cottage School as we enjoy an afternoon of dying Easter eggs and an Easter Egg hunt on the Choate House lawn. Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society.

Pilates Workshop

Thursday, April 21, 2010
4:00pm
*Reservations required*
Aerobics Room, Goldestein Fitness Center

Pilates improves mental and physical well-being, increases flexibility, and strengthens muscles through controlled movements done as mat exercises or with equipment to tone and strengthen the body.  Relax all of your pre-final stress and anxiety by attending a Pilates workshop with Prof. Laurice Nemetz.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

Volunteering at Food Bank for Westchester

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Millwood, NY
*Reservations required*

Food  Bank for Westchester is the supply and support center for approximately 200 frontline hunger-relief agencies throughout the county. They collect, warehouse, and distribute six million pounds of food each year, and provide 95% of all the food that front-line food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child and adult day-care and residential centers, and other hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester County use to feed our hungry neighbors. We will help organize their warehouse and load trucks with supplies. The Pace bus will leave Miller Hall at 9:15am and should return to campus by 12:30pm.

Honors Independent Research Conference

Thursday, May 5, 2011
6:00 - 8:00pm
*Pizza will be served*
Conference Rooms A/B and C/D, Kessel Student Center

Come listen to fellow Honors College students speak eloquently about the results of their Independent Research. If you are interested in presenting a paper or project, please contact the Honors Office at (914)773-3848 or e-mail cwalther@pace.edu. Co-sponsored with Golden Key International Honor Society.

Honors Awards Dinner

Monday, May 16, 2011
6:00-8:00pm
*Dinner will be served*
Gottesman Room, Kessel Student Center

Graduating seniors will receive their Honors medallions (to be worn at graduation) and their Honors College certificates. This event is open only to graduating seniors of the Pforzheimer Honors College and each senior may invite two guests.