The New York Times: Schimmel Center to Host Shakespeare’s Globe’s ‘Hamlet’

Pace’s Schimmel Center will host Shakespeare’s Globe’s “Hamlet” October 2-7.

Jennifer Schuessler, writing for the Arts Beat blog of The New York Times, reported that Pace University’s Schimmel Center will host Shakespeare’s Globe’s “Hamlet” October 2-7.

From New York Times:

“A staging of “Hamlet” by Shakespeare’s Globe theater will be among the attractions in the 2012-13 season at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, which announced its line-up on Tuesday. “Hamlet,” which is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and will run Oct. 2-7, will be the Shakespeare’s Globe’s third appearance at the center in lower Manhattan, following “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in 2009 and “The Merry Wives of Windsor”in 2010.

The more than 30-event season, which begins on Sept. 22, will also include an appearance by the Romanian gypsy brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia; a banjo summit featuring Béla Fleck; and a tribute to Woody Guthrie by Justin Townes Earle and guests.”

Pleasantville Patch: Pleasantville’s Ties to Underground Railroad [VIDEO]

Pleasantville Patch features an English professor at Pace University’s Dyson School of Arts and Science, Doreethee von Huene Greenberg, PhD, and her research of Pleasantville’s ties to the Underground Railroad.

Pleasantville Patch features an English professor at Pace University’s Dyson School of Arts and Science, Doreethee von Huene Greenberg, PhD, and her research of Pleasantville’s ties to the Underground Railroad.

From Pleasantville Patch:

“More than three years worth of efforts by a dedicated committee were rewarded when the Village of Pleasantville and Town of Mount Pleasant publicly marked the brave actions of two former residents.

Pace University English Professor Dr. Doreethee von Huene Greenberg became interested in the Underground Railroad’s local ties when she connected with Pace alum and local historian Bert Ruiz in 2005 and he told her that “yes,” there was in fact slavery in Pleasantville.

Click the video to the right for more.

He also introduced her to Moses Pierce and Esther Carpenter Pierce, a local Quaker couple who aided escaping slaves during the 1800s.

Greenberg took time off from her post at Pace to research the Pierces, during which time she visited historical sites including the Carpenter Cemetery in New Rochelle, Chappaqua’s Friends Meeting House and the John Jay Homestead.

Her findings were published as an article in The Westchester Historian.

On May 14, local officials and members of the Pierce Committee gathered to dedicate a memorial plaque in front of the Mount Pleasant Public Library to the Pierces. It reads:

Village of Pleasantville—Town of Mount Pleasant

A Stop on the Historic Underground Railroad

Moses Pierce 1816-1886 & Esther Carpenter Pierce 1815-1900

Courageous upholders of just and right principles, the Pierces were local leaders in the abolitionist movement dedicated to ending the cruel institution of slavery. In quiet defiance of the laws of the time, they secretly sheltered enslaved men, women and children at their home, helping them on their perilous road to freedom. Such selfless actions for human rights inspire us still.

Wrote Greenberg, “Focusing on the underground railroad helps us emphasize the best in our culture—courage, generosity, creativity and the willingness to open our hearts to each other in collaboration to create a better, more humane world.”

Read the article and see the video on Patch.com.

Pleasantville Daily Voice: Pace Has 148 Athletes On Conference Honor Roll

Pace University had 148 student-athletes on the Northeast-10 Spring 2012 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Pace University had 148 student-athletes on the Northeast-10 Spring 2012 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

From Pleasantville Daily Voice:

“The Northeast-10 Conference announced its Spring 2012 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and 148 Pace University student-athletes made the list.

Pace placed 10th out of the 16 member schools in the conference as 51 percent of its student-athletes achieved a 3.0 grade point average or more. Ten Setters earned a 4.0 GPA, which ranked Pace sixth among NE-10 schools in that category.

Four graduating seniors achieved 4.0 GPAs, including women’s soccer players Julia Bonsignore and Taylor Walden, softball player Lauren Bell and volleyball player Ursula Vero. Junior volleyball player Nora Rugova, a Mount Kisco native who went to Fox Lane High School, also earned a 4.0 GPA.

Two baseball players, sophomore Alex Rough from Stamford, Conn. and freshman Thomas Midolo from Xaverian High School in Brooklyn, also earned perfect GPAs in the spring semester.

Sixty-one Pace student-athletes earned GPAs between 3.5 and 3.99 and 76 Setters finished with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.49.

Overall, 2,899 student-athletes in the NE-10 made the honor roll and 137 of them earned perfect 4.0 GPAs.

A student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the Spring 2012 semester to qualify for selection to the honor roll.”

NY1 News: Cuomo Administration Holds Small Business Workshop At Pace

The Cuomo administration held a workshop for small business owners at Pace that was covered by NY1.

The Cuomo administration held a workshop for small business owners at Pace.

From NY1 News:

“The Cuomo administration is fanning out across the state to help small businesses and create jobs.

Members of the administration were at Pace University in Lower Manhattan Wednesday for a workshop.

The state offers assistance to startup businesses and the gatherings are a way to let entrepreneurs know what is available.

“If someone is interested in starting a new business and they really just don’t know where to start, this forum helps them and gives them a road map as where to start where to get the resources and where to get the financial assistance and technical assistance that the state offers,” said Alphonso David, the New York State Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights.”

View the video here.