Start Spreading The News... ThePace Chronicle Volume I, Issue VII Inside News.....................1-2 Feature............3 Health......................5 Opinion........6-7 Entertainment...9-10 Sports......11-12 Pace University, Pleasantville/Briarcliff Manor, NY www.PaceChronicle.net Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 Environmental Lecture Series Debuts The G-Spot Music to Misbehave to page 7 Entertainment Halloween Moments, page 9 Opinion The first of a series of lecture talks by the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies held in Gottesman Room of the Kessel Student Center on Oct. 18. Jemma York News Editor Jemma.D.York@pace.edu Westchester residents, Pace faculty, and students attended the first installment of Pace’s Lecture Series titled "Hard Choices in Hard Times: Deciding Our EnIgnorant Cain?, page 6 Setter Spotlight LGBTQIA Taskforce Created on Pleasantville Campus Ali Silver Feature Editor Alexandra.R.Silver@pace.edu Barbara Retta, page 12 Health Healthiest Treats, page 5 “Read it, write it, and drink lots of coffee,” - Jeremy Kelley vironmental Future,” held in the Gottesman Room on Oct.18. The discussion provided a behind the scenes look at environmental decision making. Panelists discussed and answered questions regarding the lack of environmental policy, the role of higher education in securing a The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Intersex Asexual (LGBTQIA) Taskforce has started up on the Pleasantville campus. An equivalent taskforce was created on the New York City campus, but in the efforts to continue the progress made in NYC, Cornell Craig and the Office of Campus Diversity decided to try it out in Pleasantville. NYC has an entire center dedicated to the LGBTQIA task force; meanwhile, Pleasantville did not have the same need for one and instead made this a graduate assistant position. Due to his experience and being a member of the founding executive board of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), it was evident that graduate student Jacob Knisely was the man for the job. “The ultimate mission is not only the program, but definitely to fight for the things that may not be visible to most,” said Knisely. “We are going to be advocating a lot for gay rights on campus. For example, talking to residential life about having general neutral housing, which means a male could live with a female or the bathrooms will not say men’s or women’s for those who are transgender.” This might sound similar to what GSA is currently promoting, but Knisely explained that GSA is more bringing awareness and the programming aspect while LGBTQIA is more behind the scenes. “I want to bring more awareness on campus and work closely with GSA to plan more educational events,” said Knisely. The taskforce does not meet regularly like a standard organization would. Its video conference meetings with NYC will take place on Oct. 28, Nov. 18, and Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Miller 16. For more information about the LGBTQIA taskforce, you can contact Knisely at Jacob.J.Knisely@pace.edu. sustainable future, and rebuilding support for conservation policy in a hostile political environment. The panelists included External Affairs Officer of The Nature Conservancy Glenn Prickett, Senior Fellow in Environmental Affairs at the Pace Academy John Cronin, award winning sci- Photo by Scott Wynn ence journalist for The New York Times and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace Academy Andrew Revkin, and Director of the West Point Center for the Rule of Law Robert Goldstein. Director of Pace’s Academy Continued on Page 2 Pace Names New Homecoming King & Queen Erika Bellido Web Editor Erika.Bellido@pace.edu Our new Homecoming King and Queen for 2011-2012 are Curtis Braxton and Amanda Carter, whom both received $500. Braxton is a sophomore, double majoring in film and screen studies and creative writing. Braxton said he was shocked by the win because he felt he was nothing special but expressed he was really glad people voted for him. To Braxton, Homecoming King is more than just a title. “I feel like I have a responsibility to the school now. People could see me as a role model and I should be using this title to show students how important it is to get involved, have pride in their school and in themselves.” Braxton will use the money to travel home in North Carolina for the holidays. Carter is a senior, majoring in criminal justice and is the Executive Vice President of Judicial and Compliance for Student Association and the Vice President and Community Service Chair of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Iota Chapter. Carter, like Braxton, was shocked by the win as well. “All of the women in Court for Homecoming Queen are strong leaders on campus and play an important role in their organizations and teams.” Carter didn’t win Homecoming Queen last year and said she doesn’t give up on her dreams, so she owed it to herself to try again. Other nominees for Homecoming King were Evan Freehan and Matt Indick. Other Homecoming Queen nominees were Melanie Londono and Ursula Vero.