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Pace Professor Named Komen Volunteer Of The Year

10/08/2013

Pace Professor Named Komen Volunteer Of The Year

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University Professor Ellen Mandel has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen after 23 years as an active team leader for the organization’s Race for the Cure in Central Park.

Mandel is a professor of media and communication arts in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

For many years, Pace has sent the largest team from a college or university to the event, an achievement the organization also honored. 

“It is a wonderful feeling knowing that for the past 23 years Pace has played a major role in helping to collect millions of dollars toward the eradication of breast cancer,” Mandel said. “Our participation helps the Greater New York City Affiliate of Komen to give out millions of dollars of grant money to more than 30 hospitals, health facilities, and local organizations to be used for research, clinical trials, mammograms, patient navigation, and more.

“I spoke with some of our winning team members after our own wonderful student, Elissa Casa, picked up the award for biggest team,” Mandel added. “They were euphoric. They had wonderful feelings about giving back to their community and giving back to Pace.”

Members of the Pace University softball, volleyball, and cheerleading teams were among those who participated in this year’s event in September. For more information on the annual race, visit www.komennyc.org.

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Pace University Honored For Student Mental Health Supports

10/05/2013

Pace University Honored For Student Mental Health Supports

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University has been awarded the JedCampus Seal from the Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students. Pace is one of the first universities in the nation to receive the honor.

As part of the process, Pace completed a voluntary self-assessment. Its responses were then compared with the practices recommended by the Jed Foundation and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Pace also received confidential feedback designed to further enhance its program. The seal is valid for two years.

Pace University’s Counseling Centers serve a diverse campus population by providing a wide range of services to meet the mental health needs of students, according  to Director Richard Shadick, Ph.D. The staff has expertise in addressing the academic, professional, and psychological concerns of the student population including suicide prevention programs tailored to various populations.

For more information on JedCampus, visitwww.jedcampus.org or www.pace.edu.

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Pace Professor Discusses Obamacare's Impact On Tech Startups

10/04/2013

Pace Professor Discusses Obamacare's Impact On Tech Startups

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The director of Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab in Pleasantville recently discussed the positive impact that Obamacare could have on tech startups with computerworld.com

Bruce Bachenheimer stated in the article that people often take jobs that they don't want just to obtain health insurance. If the Affordable Healthcare Act lowers insurance premiums, it would make health insurance more accessible and therefore make a tech start up less of a financial risk, according to Bachenheimer. 

Bachenheimer went on to say that most people that create tech startups are in their late 30s and not in their 20s. People in that age range are willing to take risks on a business idea, but not necessarily on their health. Since a serious illness or a car accident can't be controlled, some entrepreneurs view the unmanageable risk as too great. 

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Pace University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant For Scholarship

10/03/2013

Pace University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant For Scholarship

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, with programs in Pleasantville and New York City, has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program.

The school received $50,000 for the 2013-14 academic year to support students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Five students entering Lienhard’s accelerated degree program in January 2014 will be awarded scholarships of $10,000 each.

Pace Assistant Professor Sharon Wexler says that the “NCIN scholars will be paired with two mentors, one faculty and one non-faculty, and they will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings and conferences with their mentors.  Former NCIN scholars will be mentors to the new group of NCIN scholars.”

Lienhard introduced the second Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the country, starting in 1984. The program offers college graduates who are not nurses an opportunity to earn a professional nursing degree in as little as 12 months.

For more information about Lienhard School of Nursing’s Accelerated BSN program, visithttp://www.pace.edu/lienhard/accelerated-BSN.

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News 12 (video): 'Residents Overwhelmed with 'Obamacare'"

10/03/2013

News 12 (video): 'Residents Overwhelmed with 'Obamacare'"

. . . “For smaller companies, the main requirement is to inform your employees about what options are available in terms of exchanges and there will be opportunities for smaller firms to buy group policy insurance,” says professor Bruce Bachenheimer, who runs an entrepreneurship lab at Pace University in Pleasantville.

Watch the video.

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USA Today: "30 Colleges Receive Mental Health 'Seal of Approval'"

10/01/2013

USA Today: "30 Colleges Receive Mental Health 'Seal of Approval'"

The Jed Foundation, a national non-profit organization that advocates suicide prevention among college students, has named the first 30 colleges to receive a ‘seal of approval’ for their respective mental health resources on campus.  Pace University is among the first recipients of the JedCampus seal.

Read the story by USA Today.

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Poet To Share His Work At Pace University Wednesday

09/24/2013

Poet To Share His Work At Pace University Wednesday

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The first fall event in the Vox Creative Arts Series at Pace University will be on Wednesday.

 Poet Shane McCrae will read from his new collection, “Blood” (Noemi Press, 2013) at noon.

The reading will be held on the Pace campus in Pleasantville at 861 Bedford Road, entrance 2 in the Mortola Library’s Birnbaum Room.

Shane McCrae is the author of “Mule,” “Blood,” and three chapbooks, most recently, “Nonfiction,” which won the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition.

McCrae's poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The American Poetry Review, Fence, Gulf Coast and elsewhere, and he has received a Whiting Writer’s Award and a fellowship from the NEA. He teaches in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

The Vox Creative Arts Series brings notable and up-and-coming authors, poets, artists and artisans to Pace University for readings and demonstrations. The series is named for Pace’s literary magazine, Vox.

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Pace University's 50th Anniversary Tops Pleasantville News This Week

09/22/2013

Pace University's 50th Anniversary Tops Pleasantville News This Week

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Pleasantville this week:

Pace University continued its 50th anniversary celebration of its Pleasantville campus with a performance by a Beatles cover band and other activities.

Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has introduced the first doctoral degree in mental health counseling in New York State.

A former Cortlandt basketball coach pleaded not guilty to three charges of predatory sexual assault.

Police located a Yonkers man in his home with an apparent self-inflicted shotgun wound to his face.

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The Pleasantville Daily Voice: Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

09/19/2013

The Pleasantville Daily Voice: Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

 

Fran Megerdichian may spend her days working on information technology projects at Pace University, but when the computers get powered off, the pencils come out and she becomes a pet portraitist.

Megerdichian is just one of the staff and faculty members whose talent is being showcased this month at the Choate Art Gallery on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

The show, which is free and open to the public, includes paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

It runs through Oct. 5, with a reception on Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours are: Monday through Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery is at Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, Entrance 3 in Choate House.

Specializing in canine and equine portraits, Megerdichian uses graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil to make the animals come to life.

“I love seeing an image come out through the paper,” she says. “That’s my inspiration.”

What started as a request from someone to draw a dog to surprise her husband for his birthday has now turned into a part-time business.

“People say it’s never too late,” Megerdichian says. “When I picked the pencils up again, I was 43 or 44. They were from third grade. But I picked them up.”

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Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

09/18/2013

Pace Exhibit Highlights Artistic Talents Of Faculty And Staff

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Fran Megerdichian may spend her days working on information technology projects at Pace University, but when the computers get powered off, the pencils come out and she becomes a pet portraitist.

Megerdichian is just one of the staff and faculty members whose talent is being showcased this month at the Choate Art Gallery on Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

The show, which is free and open to the public, includes paintings, sculpture, photography and ceramics.

It runs through Oct. 5, with a reception on Sept. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours are: Monday through Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery is at Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, Entrance 3 in Choate House.

Specializing in canine and equine portraits, Megerdichian uses graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil to make the animals come to life.

“I love seeing an image come out through the paper," she says. “That’s my inspiration.”

What started as a request from someone to draw a dog to surprise her husband for his birthday has now turned into a part-time business.

“People say it’s never too late,” Megerdichian says. “When I picked the pencils up again, I was 43 or 44. They were from third grade. But I picked them up.”

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