Fall 2019 Events

New Student Reflection
Friday, August 24, immediately following Convocation
SU faculty, students, and staff welcome incoming students with a civic reflection exercise. Objects address the topics of knowledge, certainty, and community.

Constitution Day **Panorama
Tuesday, September 17, 11am – 1pm in Red Square
PACE PUBLIC EVENT: The Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement recognizes Constitution Day. Join us in Red Square to learn about the foundational document. Cast your ballot ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ to ratify the Constitution today. Meet individuals running for office, and learn more about the political process.

Why Engaged Citizenship Matters **Panorama
Wednesday, October 16, 7pm, Assembly Hall, Academic Commons
PACE INFORMED AND ENGAGED LECTURE: Paul Loeb’s books like The Impossible Will Take a Little While, and Soul of a Citizen have 350,000 copies in print. His nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project engages schools nationwide. Paul will speak about how ordinary citizens can make their voices heard and actions count in a time when we're told neither matter. Paul provides inspiration and support for moving beyond relentless self-interest and making a difference even in a seemingly broken political system. Learn how people get involved in larger community issues and what stops them from getting involved; how they burn out in exhaustion or maintain their commitment for the long haul; how involvement can give them a sense of connection and purpose rare in purely personal life.

PACE Open House **Panorama
Saturday October 19, 9am – 11am, Camden House
PACE SPECIAL EVENT: The Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement has a new home! Join PACE faculty, students, and staff for breakfast and a tour of our new community-friendly space. Learn about our programs and how PACE can support your interests.

PACE Turns 20 **Panorama
Saturday, October 19, 7pm, Worcester Room, Commons
PACE SPECIAL EVENT: Help the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement celebrate 20 years of informed and engaged events and the ShoreCorps/AmeriCorps program celebrate 25 years of getting things done on the Eastern Shore. Catch up with friends, relive good memories, and learn more about new PACE programs. The gala event features a special exhibit from the Nabb Center archives.
RSVP required. $50 per person, includes dinner and one drink ticket.

City of Salisbury Mayoral Forum

  • Wednesday, October 23rd at 6PM
  • Wicomico Room, GSU

Civic Reflection Training **Panorama
Saturday, November 2, 9am – 4pm, Guerrieri Student Commons Worcester Room
PACE PUBLIC EVENT: Learn how to engage in deeper, more productive conversations. The Center for Civic Reflection offers a public training in concepts and strategies of civic reflection. A humanities-based conversation model, civic reflection helps groups and organizations explore compelling issues and pressing themes through constructive dialogue.
RSVP required. $30, breakfast and lunch included.

Engaged Leadership Interview Series featuring Jake Day and Randy Day

  • Wednesday, November 6, 7pm
  • Location: Fulton Lecture Hall - FH 111

Honors/PACE Engaged Leadership Interview Series: We are all attracted to stories bigger than ourselves. We are all shaped by the stories we tell ourselves, the stories we tell the world, and the stories we allow to define who we are becoming. Story operates at the center of effective and affective leadership. In the Engaged Leadership Interview Series, we will spend an evening of participative and moderated discussion with a panel of local leaders.