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Job Seekers Invited To Pace University Boot Camp

11/04/2013

Job Seekers Invited To Pace University Boot Camp

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Pace University’s Career Services department is inviting the community to attend an employer-run job search boot camp on its Pleasantville campus. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 12, and is free and open to the public.

Attendees will learn directly from top company professionals what it takes for job search success. Indeed.com, a major website for job postings, will explain how your resume can make the cut. Hear from PepsiCo what you need to ace an interview. Robert Half will share how to use LinkedIn and social media. It should be a great opportunity to network directly with these company representatives and get your job search moving in the right direction, according to Pace.

Plus, free pizza and soda will be provided.

The site of the event will be Pace’s Kessel Student Center, Butcher Suite, 861 Bedford Road in Pleasantville. For more information and to RSVP, contact: careers@pace.edu.

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The Hall Monitor blog: Science Saturdays

11/01/2013

The Hall Monitor blog: Science Saturdays

. . . Pace University’s School of Education is entering its third year of Science Saturdays for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

Read about it on Journal News blog The Hall Monitor.

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace Teacher's Article Cited by Liberian Court"

11/01/2013

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace Teacher's Article Cited by Liberian Court"

An article written by Pace Law Professor Alexander “Sasha” Greenawalt was cited by the Special Court for Sierra Leone when it upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Read about it in Westchester County Business Journal.

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Pace University Improves Science Education, Participation Locally Through Science Saturday Enrichment

10/31/2013

Pace University Improves Science Education, Participation Locally Through Science Saturday Enrichment

Pleasantville, NY -  October 31, 2013 — Entering its third year, Science Saturdays brings a myriad of science concepts to life for participating students in grades 4-8 in Croton, White Plains and Briarcliff schools. Sessions began in early October 2013 and will continue through late April.

Each monthly session lasts for three hours and students learn about a science concept from a Pace University professor and then complete their own experiments, bringing science to life in new and exciting ways.  The program expands this year from four sessions to six, and planned topics include computers, microbiology and ecology.

The approach works. In a White Plains session last year, 4th and 5th grade boys conducted chemistry experiments with Sandra Flank, PhD, professor emeritus at the School of Education. “I liked it and I want to take chemistry in high school,” one boy reflected. “I think that [the session] was too short, especially that I was having fun. I wish I could spend the whole day with [Professor] Flank doing this.”

The following workshops will take place at the Croton Harmon High School science labs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

•           November 23 – “Making Computers Talk, Part 1” with Dr. Gerald Ardito

•           December 14 – “Making Computers Talk, Part 2” with Dr. Gerald Ardito

•           February 8, 2014 – “Reducing Our Impact On the Environment” with Professor Angelo Spillo

•           March 8, 2014 – “Ecology: Change Right Under Our Noses” with Profs. Carl and Charlene Hoegler

•           May 10, 2014 – “Investigating Microscopic Critters” with Professor Andrew Weir

The following two-hour workshops for White Plains students, as part of the “Making Computers Talk” series with Dr. Gerald Ardito, will take place in the Fall and Spring during the White Plains Saturday Academy:

•           October 26 and January 25, 2014 – Making Computers Talk, Session #1: The Basics of Scratch

•           November 16 and February 22 – Making Computers Talk, Session #2: Beyond the Basics of Scratch

•           December 21 and March 29 – Making Computers Talk, Session #3: Connecting Scratch to the Outside World-Sensors and Motors

 Members of the media are invited to attend to see first-hand how the School of Education at Pace University is making a difference in engaging students in science and generating interest in STEM fields.

Instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is taking on a new importance as American student performance in these areas continues to decline, and these disciplines command greater importance in our evolving global economy. Part of the problem is also encouraging traditionally underrepresented minority students and women into these fields and supporting their pathways to success. The need for more than 100,000 STEM teachers in the next 10 years underscores the need for quality instruction to keep students competitive and encourage American innovation and economic strength.

Science Saturdays are just one example of Pace’s deep commitment to improving science study and STEM instruction. Pace’s School of Education and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems are partners in the Pace STEM Collaboratory, a program that facilitates interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, and improves and supports STEM teaching and learning at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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Sister St. John Delany Presented with Proclamation by Mayor Tom Roach Declaring "Sister St. John Delany Day" in White Plains

10/25/2013

Sister St. John Delany Presented with Proclamation by Mayor Tom Roach Declaring "Sister St. John Delany Day" in White Plains

Lifelong educator Sister St. John Delany presented with proclamation by White Plains Mayor Tom Roach declaring October 24, 2013 “Sister St. John Delany Day” in the City of White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, October 25 – White Plains Mayor Tom Roach declared October 24, 2013 to be “Sister St. John Delany Day” at a ceremony at the Center for Literacy Enrichment located on the Pace Law School campus yesterday.  Mayor Roach presented Sister St. John Delany, PhD, Founder and Director of the Center for Literacy Enrichment with an official proclamation to mark this special occasion. The room was filled with Sister’s friends and supporters from the Westchester community, including Interim Superintendent of White Plains schools Timothy Connors and fellow educators and administration officials from Pace University.

In a heart-felt speech Mayor Roach spoke about Sister’s dedication to teaching and her contributions to literacy in Westchester and the countless students she has taught through the years. “Sister Delaney is a remarkable person who has been teaching and caring for others for most of her life.  You can see the affection that the young people who work with her have for her and it is heart-warming and inspiring to watch. That’s the kind of thing you can’t quantify.”

“Sister St. John absolutely exemplifies the values of the Pace University School of Education,” says Dean Andrea (Penny) Spencer, Dean of the School of Education. “As a teacher, she is a tireless advocate who ensures that all students have the skills and opportunities to grow into excited and life-long learners. She further serves as a beloved instructor and mentor to pre-service educators, inspiring them to create caring classroom communities where learning is a joy not a task.”

Sister St. John taught first grade in White Plains from 1941 to 1972 before founding the Center for Literacy Enrichment and becoming an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Pace University. Sister’s former students include U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Billy Collins, football great Bob Hyland and Pat Casey, editor of the White Plains Examiner. Sister will also be honored on December 6 at a lunch at the Marriot in Tarrytown as a Senior Hall of Fame Honoree for her significant contributions to enhance educational opportunities and achievement for Westchester County children.

Years before commercial tutoring centers became the norm, Pace University’s Center for Literacy Enrichment was established offered affordable literacy instruction to students of all ages. This year, the Center is proudly celebrating its 41st anniversary with its founder and Director, Sister St. John Delany who is 90 years young. “We encourage students in their efforts with their studies,” said Sister at the ceremony. “We tell the students, ‘You can do it. You can do better’ … and they do.”

About the Center for Literacy Enrichment

The Center for Literacy Enrichment, part of the School of Education at Pace, is housed on Pace University’s Law School campus in White Plains. The Center is staffed by trained literacy tutors, many of whom are enrolled in the Masters in Literacy Program at Pace. The Center serves a broad range of students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Instruction to improve reading skills is provided in small groups or private sessions to K-12 students – both U.S. and foreign-born. The Center takes a skills-based approach with an emphasis on literature.

About Pace University

Since 1906 Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact:

Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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Daily Voice, Hudson News, Street Insider and Others; PLV Breaks Grounds on Master Plan

10/24/2013

Daily Voice, Hudson News, Street Insider and Others; PLV Breaks Grounds on Master Plan

PLEASANTVILLE, NY - Pace University’s Pleasantville campus is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary along with breaking ground on its Master Plan.

“As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of our Pleasantville campus this year, we now prepare for the next half century with a major transformation of our campus,”said Pace President Stephen Friedman.

The breaking ground ceremony took place on October 23rd and has been covered by multiple news outlets, to read more click any listed below:

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Journal News: Westchester exec race: Astorino, Bramson tangle for last time (video)

10/24/2013

Journal News: Westchester exec race: Astorino, Bramson tangle for last time (video)

. . . “What’s important is not just cutting taxes and cutting programs but having a plan to better the county,” said Sam Fandrich, a graduate student at Pace University and a panelist for the debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Westchester and Pace.

Watch the video of the debate on LoHud.com

 

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Pace University Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Breaks Ground On Master Plan

10/23/2013

Pace University Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Breaks Ground On Master Plan

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – As Pace University celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Pleasantville campus on Wednesday, it also broke ground on a project that will heavily impact its next half-century.

State, county and local joined university officials in the first phase of Pace's new Master Plan that will transform and revitalize the 200-acre campus. The $100 million project is designed to enhance the quality of the campus's experience, and will be completed over the next five to eight years.

“As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of our Pleasantville campus this year, we now prepare for the next half century with a major transformation of our campus,” Pace President Stephen Friedman said. “This project, together with new academic programs and related enhancements, represents a significant investment in and commitment to the future.”

The plan is one of the largest construction projects under way in the entire Hudson Valley region, and is expected to create more than 550 construction jobs in Westchester County. As the county’s 13th largest employer, Pace contributes approximately $64 million annually to the county’s economy in direct and indirect spending.

“Today, we break ground on a project that will make Pace even better, not just in terms of modern 'green' buildings, but in terms of what it will offer its future students,” County Executive Rob Astorino said. “Apart from the Tappan Zee Bridge project, this is the largest construction project going on in our county today.”

The project will enable Pace University to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently, 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 live at Briarcliff. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale. While no classes are taught in Briarcliff, the plan will allow athletic and certain administration functions that are now there to be brought to Pleasantville.

The first phase of the project, “Phase1A,” will entail creation of two new residential buildings, an expanded student center, the relocation of the environmental center and athletic facilities necessary to replace those being vacated at the Briarcliff campus. Improvements to the infrastructure, more open green space and improving pedestrian accessibility are also part of the planned enhancements.

Pace Class of 2014 President Qadry Harris acknowledged that while the construction will be an inconvenience for the students currently enrolled at the university, it is crucial the student body recognizes the positive impact the project will have for future generations.

“With these enhancements, Pace pride will grow, I’m sure,” he said.

Pace anticipated the planned improvements to have minimal visible impact on the surrounding area, promises that the 115-acre internal wooded buffer that wraps around the north, east and southeast portions of the campus will remain undisturbed.

“The plan, which is the result of extensive study and analysis, adheres to sustainable development standards in a manner that is sensitive to the existing environmental conditions of the site and the surrounding community,” William McGrath, senior vice president and chief administrative officer at Pace, said.

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