What is PACE?
PACE stands for Programming Activities in a Campus Environment. It is a student run organization comprised of a cabinet (President, Secretary and Treasurer) followed by an Exec Board of 4 Vice Presidents. The 4 VPs head the 4 different committees in PACE that students can join and be a part of.
This committee is in charge of two huge weeks in the academic school year. Homecoming and Family Celebration (HFC) is in the Fall semester and in consists of a week full of student activities and friendly competition between student organizations. That weekend concludes the week with a Harvest festival in the late morning into early afternoon. The Homecoming football game is also in the afternoon where we encourage Panther pride! The Homecoming court also is announced during half-time. The evening of the Harvest Festival is a family dinner, traditionally located in the HUB Courtroom with spectacular catering provided by Sodexo.
Winter Carnival is the other major week that Annual Themes are in charge of. Unlike Homecoming, the purpose for WC is solely for the student organizations on campus. The week long events are bigger and colder than Homecoming and normally has a Friday night entertainment. Winter Carnival normally fall on the week of Ski Day, the day where classes are cancelled and students are able to go skiing at the mountain that is chosen Fall semester for free.
The Entertainment committee is responsible for the low key and high volumed (no pun intended) concerts that go on throughout the year. A lot of times PACE's Entertainment will team up with WPCR (our student radio station) to put on concerts that start and cap off the Fall semester. The Entertainment committee also brings acoustic artists for their Acoustic Cafe as well as facilitating open mics and underground sounds for student talent. Something students aren't always aware of are the Great Escapes that PACE puts on. The Great Escapes chair is in charge of bringing students off campus to some other attraction. In the past, Great Escapes chairs have made trips to concerts, sporting events, Six Flags, and even something as local as the Keene Pumpkin Festival.
The Films committee is in charge of bringing movies to the campus for just a dollar! Students and community members can even get a semester for just $5 and then are able to see all of the movies given. These movies are traditionally movies that have just been in the theaters and haven't come out to DVD yet.
Marketing committe's job is to advertise for all of PACE's events and also thinking of new and creative ways to get the word out. The Street Team has been restored and is an active part of the PACE community, wearing bright safety green shirts, handing out flyers and quarter sheets on campus. They are our "guerilla marketers" if you will. We also do marketing research, hoping to get feedback from students about what they think of the PACE events and what we can do better to get the word out!
**You don't have to choose just one committee to be a part of! We apprecaite it if you do familiarize yourself with all of the committees and their members!**