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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.”

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

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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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The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Introduces Fist Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree in N.Y.

09/16/2013

The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Introduces Fist Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree in N.Y.

Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has introduced the first doctoral degree in mental health counseling in New York State, in the just-begun fall term.

As part of the psychology department of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the program is designed to provide master’s-level students with advanced professional and scholarly training.

“Doctoral-level mental health counselors bring a depth and breadth of understanding to their work with clients as practitioners, as well as to the research of new therapeutic modalities,” says Rostyslaw Robak, department chair and professor of psychology on the Pleasantville campus. “The program will enrich our graduates’ ability to work successfully with clients and to develop new ways to treat mental health conditions that have the potential to significantly advance the field of mental health counseling.”

The doctoral program is open to applicants with a master’s degree in mental-health counseling or a closely related field. The program offers teaching, research and administrative assistantships with partial tuition remission.

To learn more about the program, call 914-422-4283, email gradwp@pace.edu, or visitwww.pace.edu/phdmhc.

Read the full original article here.

 

 

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Pace Introduces First Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree In N.Y.

09/14/2013

Pace Introduces First Mental Health Counseling Doctoral Degree In N.Y.

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s Pleasantville campus has introduced the first doctoral degree in mental health counseling in New York State, in the just-begun fall term.

As part of the psychology department of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the program is designed to provide master’s-level students with advanced professional and scholarly training.

“Doctoral-level mental health counselors bring a depth and breadth of understanding to their work with clients as practitioners, as well as to the research of new therapeutic modalities,” says Rostyslaw Robak, department chair and professor of psychology on the Pleasantville campus. “The program will enrich our graduates’ ability to work successfully with clients and to develop new ways to treat mental health conditions that have the potential to significantly advance the field of mental health counseling.” 

Mental-health counseling is a profession distinct from disciplines such as psychiatry, psychology and social work. It focuses on preventive therapies, marriage and family counseling and career counseling.  Data from the Department of Labor shows that employment in the mental-health counseling sector is expected to grow significantly – by 37 percent – from 2010 to 2020 as health-insurance companies increasingly cover such services and as the population grows. As the sector expands, Pace sees the program opening doors to leadership careers for its graduates.

“The psychology department is very well positioned to provide Ph.D.-level training of the highest standards. Our accomplished faculty has rich experience and brings a wealth of scholarly research in the field to the program,” says Nira Herrmann, dean of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

The doctoral program is open to applicants with a master’s degree in mental-health counseling or a closely related field. The program offers teaching, research and administrative assistantships with partial tuition remission.

To learn more about the program, call 914-422-4283, email gradwp@pace.edu, or visitwww.pace.edu/phdmhc.

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Pace University Celebrates 50 Years In Westchester

09/10/2013

Pace University Celebrates 50 Years In Westchester

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Pace University kicked off a year-long celebration marking the 50th anniversary of its Pleasantville campus this past Wednesday, the first day of classes for the 2013 fall semester.

Upcoming festivities will include both student-centered and public events. On Sept. 16, a Beatles tribute band will play at the Kessel Student Center at noon to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first day of classes at Pace in Pleasantville.

The first event in a special lecture series will be a panel discussion on telemedicine and the latest trends in healthcare to be held on Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. An anniversary dinner is planned for Oct. 26 as part of Pace’s homecoming weekend.

For more information about the 50th anniversary of Pace University’s Pleasantville campus, visit its website.

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Kicks off Week of Service at Pace

09/10/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Kicks off Week of Service at Pace

A press conference held at Pace University’s Plesantville campus kicked off the annual week of service in memory of those who were lost on 9/11. The event was covered by The Daily Voice, News 12, The Examiner, Patch.com, and Fox 5 News.

From the Examiner in Pleasantville:

In the dozen years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the National Day of Service and Remembrance has been organized to honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 victims lost on that day.

Westchester County and The Volunteer Center of United Way are doing even more. On Tuesday at Pace University in Pleasantville, County Executive Rob Astorino helped kick off a weeklong joint effort with the United Way to encourage county residents to participate in one of the more than 25 service events and activities in Westchester.

The “9/11: Serve & Remember” initiative, which is spread over nine days, will culminate on the evening of Sept. 11 at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla with the annual ceremony at the county’s memorial The Rising. During the final day of the effort, visitors can donate new and gently used soccer and baseball equipment that will be used by U.S. troops abroad through the Westchester-based nonprofit Let’s Play It Forward, Inc.

Individuals, students, families and members of the business community are encouraged to participate throughout the week.

“The families who lost loves ones that day didn’t just want us to reflect each year in sorrow,” said Alisa Kesten, executive director of The Volunteer Center. “They wanted us to do something positive to honor the memory of those we lost.”

Among the service projects the public can volunteer for are veteran and military outreach, helping at a soup kitchen, blood drives and food collections and removing vines from trees at FDR State Park in Yorktown.

Kesten said Serve & Remember has been extended to increase participation. If confined to one day, family, school and work obligations would exclude many residents who might otherwise want to serve, she said.

Astorino said the Serve & Remember week will remind people that there are hundreds of nonprofit organizations promoting a wide range of causes throughout the county that could use volunteers all year long. It will also help to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that swept over the nation in the weeks and months following the terrorist attacks, he said.

“You don’t have to wait, obviously, until September of each year to become a volunteer,” Astorino said. “You don’t have to wait for a formal list of activities. There are agencies every day that can use your help. There are people, people that you know, people that are strangers who every day can benefit from a kind heart.”

The start of the effort was appropriately announced at Pace’s Kessel Student Center. Pace has been one of the leaders among colleges and universities in getting its students to participate in community service, said Provost Eday Sukhatme. Since 2006, the university has been named to the President of the United States’ honor roll to recognize organizations that promote service, he said.

For the past 11 years, Pace has required its undergraduate students to take a civic participation and public administration course, which introduces them to service events in the area.

“We have been doing this a long time because not only do the students benefit the community but the learning they acquire in the community benefits them,” Uday said. “So it’s a two-way street and we believe in it.”

During his visit to the student center, Astorino sat down with several students to write a letter to soldiers stationed abroad, one of the service projects the school has organized.

Senior Hasin Ahmed, student outreach coordinator at Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research, said he’s been doing service work since high school. His involvement through internships with nonprofits organizations has been personally fulfilling and has exposed him to the possibility of different careers.

“I’ve had six internships with six different nonprofits and that wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t volunteer in the first place,” Ahmed said.

For a full list of activities to volunteer for and to register, visit www.westchestergov.com. or www.volunteer-center.org/service2013.

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http://www.theexaminernews.com/county-united-way-kick-off-start-of-911-serve-remember-in-wchester/

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Pace University Staff Member Appointed Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives

09/10/2013

Pace University Staff Member Appointed Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives

Pace University Staff Member Appointed Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives

NEW YORK – Sophie R. Kaufman, DPS, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives at Pace University’s College of Health Professions.

Kaufman started at Pace in 2002 as Administrative Director and in 2011 was promoted to Executive Director of ALPS – Advancing Leadership, Partnerships and Scholarship, the College of Health Professions’ Center of Excellence.

During her time at Pace, Kaufman has facilitated the acquisition of millions of dollars of external grant funding, overseeing endowed student scholarships and other endowed accounts, assisting faculty to seek internal and external grant funding, coordinating the work of graduate assistants, fostering international partnerships for CHP faculty and students, and more. During the past few years she also pursued the Doctor of Professional Studies Degree at Pace/Lubin and walked at the May commencement to celebrate the culmination of this work.

Kaufman looks to continually expand opportunities for students and faculty to enhance their education and develop their scholarship by growing and diversifying funding for faculty research, student scholarships, and College of Health Professions programs. She supports innovative interprofessional and interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the $60,000 grant from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women that was the first grant to support both nursing and physician assistant students, and the first grant specifically for female veterans and their dependents at Pace, and the $100,000 grant from Pilot Health Tech NYC for Pace’s interdisciplinary project with eCaring LLC involving nursing and computer science students serving clients at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.

About the College of Health Professions at Pace University: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 to showcase the breadth of health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Program. The College’s vision is innovative leadership in education, practice, and scholarship for the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge students for the health professions to be innovators and leaders who will positively impact global health care.

About ALPS: The ALPS Center of Excellence is dedicated to supporting the academic mission of the College of Health Professions through external funding, facilitation of faculty scholarship, student opportunities, partnerships, and leadership development.  The center provides opportunities for faculty to develop their scholarship in education, research and practice through a variety of partnerships at the local, national, and international levels, and access to internal and external funding.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University 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

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