Written by
Gwen McNamara, Communications Specialist
June 15, 2021

To prepare the more than 200 students engaging in service internships with the John H. Pace, Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement this summer, the Pace Center held a joint-program orientation on Friday, May 21. Undergraduate and graduate students connected with community partners, engaged in discussions, conversed with peers, and learned more about the issues that matter most to them.

The day began with a welcome from Kimberly de los Santos, the John C. Bogle '51 and Burton G. Malkiel *64 Executive Director of the Pace Center, and a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Timothy Eatman, an educational sociologist and publicly engaged scholar in the department of Urban Education at Rutgers University-Newark. Dr. Eatman led conversation with Eric Marsh of WHYY's News & Information Community Exchange (N.I.C.E.), Pastor Karen Hernandez Granzen of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Trenton, and Thomas von Oehsen, founder and executive director of Trenton Circus Squad. 

Summer Service Orientation Welcome Panel

The day concluded with the fourth annual Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement featuring Krista Tippett in conversation with Princeton students Emma Treadway, now a senior, and Remy Reya, now a graduated senior. Krista Tippett is a National Humanities Medalist and bestselling author. She founded and leads the On Being Project - a groundbreaking media and public life initiative - and is the creator and host of the Peabody Award-winning On Being radio show. Tippett takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? Who will we be to each other?

The Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement was sponsored by: Princeton University Public Lectures, the University Center for Human Values, the John H. Pace, Jr. '39 Center for Civic Engagement, and the Program in Journalism.

Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement

The Adventure of Civility - Krista Tippett in conversation with Princeton students

The students participating in the Summer Service Orientation hailed from a range of Pace Center programs, including Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice, High Meadows Fellowship Program, John C. Bogle '51 Fellows in Civic Service, Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS), Projects for Peace, Princeton RISE, and Service Focus