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Pace University Welcomes Returning Students

01/27/2014

Pace University Welcomes Returning Students

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University’s spring semester begins Monday, with the return of students and the resumption of classes.

Some 2,300 undergraduate students attend Pace’s Westchester campus in Pleasantville. Another 4,800 undergraduate students go to its New York City campus.
The Pleasantville location, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year, is home to five schools: the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health Professions, the Lubin School of Business, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and the School of Education.

Upcoming events this spring as part of the 50th anniversary celebration include a panel on Women in Leadership to celebrate Women’s History Month on March 27 and a lecture by renowned historian Kenneth Jackson, a Columbia University professor, on April 7. For more information on this semester’s public events go to www.pace.edu/plv50.

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Journal News: "Little progress seen on Tappan Zee Bridge tolls"

01/22/2014

Journal News: "Little progress seen on Tappan Zee Bridge tolls"

. . . Farrokh Hormozi, an economist and chairman of the public administration department at Pace University, said people need to remember that with the toll increase, they are getting a brand-new bridge.

“If you look at it rationally, it’s a no-brainer, in terms of transportation, accessibility, the amount of time-saving that would be generated because of a better bridge,” he said.

Read more:

http://www.lohud.com/article/20140119/NEWS/301190025/Little-progress-seen-Tappan-Zee-tolls

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Virginian-Pilot: "Andy Rondeau named head coach at Pace University"

01/17/2014

Virginian-Pilot: "Andy Rondeau named head coach at Pace University"

Former Old Dominion defensive coordinator Andy Rondeau, who helped the Monarchs begin their football program, has been named the head coach at Division II Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y.

Read more: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/01/andy-rondeau-named-head-coach-pace-unive...

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Oscar-nominated 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Partly Filmed At Pace University

01/16/2014

Oscar-nominated 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Partly Filmed At Pace University

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which was announced Thursday morning as a finalist for cinematography and sound mixing in this year’s Academy Awards, was partially filmed at Pace University’s Briarcliff Dining Center.

The film crew transformed the interior of the Pace building into a replica of a 1960s-era Fred Harvey Oasis restaurant overlooking the Illinois Tollway outside of Chicago. It appears in a key scene of the movie involving the actors John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, and Oscar Isaac. The scene was filmed at Pace in the spring of 2012.

This year’s Oscar winners will be announced on Sunday, March 2.

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Pace University Names Andrew Rondeau New Football Coach

01/16/2014

Pace University Names Andrew Rondeau New Football Coach

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.- Andrew Rondeau has been named the seventh head coach for Pace University's football program, university Director of Athletics Mark Brown announced.

“Today we start a new era of Pace Football history. I am so pleased to be able to welcome Coach Rondeau to Pace. He has a resume rich with both Division I and Division II experience and fully embraces the role a quality football program plays on a college campus. His energy, enthusiasm and work ethic is exactly what our football program needs,” said Brown.

Rondeau comes to Pace from the College of the Holy Cross, where he served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach the past two seasons. At Holy Cross, he was also responsible for organizing community service initiatives for the football team as well as assisting with recruiting.

Prior to Holy Cross, Rondeau was part of restarting the football program at Old Dominion University, where he was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach from 2007-11. During his time with the Monarchs, Rondeau helped lead the team to an overall record of 27-8 in his final three seasons, with the school earning its first-ever bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2011.

In 2010, Rondeau’s defense ranked 11th in the nation in tackles for loss and 19th in quarterback sacks. In the first season of varsity play in 2009, Rondeau’s defense ranked eighth in the country in takeaways. His first two seasons at Old Dominion (2007 and 2008) were spent building the program from the ground up, prior to the team’s first season of varsity competition in 2009.

Prior to Old Dominion, Rondeau had stops at the University of Maine, University of Buffalo, University of Tennessee-Martin, North Dakota State University, University of Pittsburgh and Northeastern University.

“It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I accept the position of head football coach at Pace University,” Rondeau said. “Based on the leadership of Mark Brown in the athletic department and the master plan for the Pleasantville Campus it is clearly an exciting and new time at Pace.  I am thrilled to do my part and lead this football program to new heights. I can't wait to meet our current players and see what they are all about as well as begin recruiting new players. Together we will find a way to get it done. I cannot completely express in words how excited the Rondeau family is to become a part of the Pace University family.”

Rondeau earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Syracuse in 1991. He and his wife, Tiffany, have two sons (Ryan and Jack) and two daughters (Alison and Kiley).

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Pace Actors Studio Alum Bradley Cooper Gets Oscar Nomination

01/14/2014

Pace Actors Studio Alum Bradley Cooper Gets Oscar Nomination

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Bradley Cooper, an alumnus of what is now Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School, was nominated Thursday morning for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Cooper received the nod for his role of Richie DiMaso in American Hustle.

Cooper is a graduate of the Actors Studio at the New School, now Pace University's Actors Studio Drama School. He has also done an Inside the Actors Studio interview at Pace’s Schimmel Theater. Cooper received his MFA from Actors Studio Drama School in 2000.

This year’s Oscar winners will be announced on Sunday, March 2.

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Pace University Online Program Earns High National Ranking

01/13/2014

Pace University Online Program Earns High National Ranking

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University has earned third place in U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the best online bachelor’s degree programs, released Wednesday.

Nearly 1,000 distance education programs answered the questionnaire U.S. News used in evaluating the programs.
The U.S. News ratings take into account student engagement, a measure of how much opportunity online students have to interact with their instructors and fellow classmates; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and the program’s reputation among its peers in the education sector.
Pace’s online program, called iPace, offers degrees in business, technology, nursing, communications, and other fields. The nursing course is a “blended” program, combining both online and traditional, in-person classes.
The top-ranked schools in this year’s rankings were Central Michigan University and SUNY College of Technology-Delhi. Penn State’s World campus tied for third with Pace.
More information on Pace’s programs, both online and traditional, is available at www.pace.edu.

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Regional News Network: "Richard French Live" - Full Interview: Pace University Professor Kathryn F. Winsted

12/16/2013

Regional News Network: "Richard French Live" - Full Interview: Pace University Professor Kathryn F. Winsted

Kathryn F. Winsted, Pace University marketing professor, discusses with the RFL panel a new Pantene Hair products commercial which is generating a great deal of buzz.

See the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU5V-H15BFk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfU5V-H15BFk

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Pace renovates clinical labs, upgrades technology

12/09/2013

Reporter Crystal Kang from the Westchester County Business Journal reported in-depth about Pace's newly renovated Clinical Education Labs in the College of Health Professions in Pleasantville. Crystal spent a day touring the labs and interviewing standardized patients, Dean Harriet Feldman, Associate Dean Gerrie Colombraro, students and faculty. The article appeared in print on November 27.

In a $608,000 makeover, Pace University’s College of Health Professions installed video cameras, patient monitors, headboards and a control room in two newly reconfigured labs. Mannequins in hospital beds wearing breathing tubes and armbands feature fake wounds and droplets of sweat to resemble real patients. Students in the college’s registered nursing, accelerated B.S. in nursing, family nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs can now access 4,276 square feet of academic space in six labs as they tend to their human simulator patients in lab exercises using enhanced technology for more hands-on training.

The new technology in the simulation labs will give Pace students a competitive edge in the workforce, said Geraldine Colombraro, associate dean for Pace’s College of Health Professions.

“Hospitals and other health care organizations seek out students with simulation on their resumes,” Colombraro said. “Our students have a competitive advantage when they graduate because they’ve done simulation. It shows potential employers that they’ve worked in teams to solve problems and that they’ve been exposed to complicated or high risk scenarios.”

Each of the six labs is fully equipped with tools such as monitors and respirators to help students learn patient care skills, familiarize themselves with the medical equipment and make decisions in medical exercises. Students interact with standardized patients or actors hired by the school for training in medical situations. These standardized patients stick to certain scripts and act out the scenes in a way that cues students to use their clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills.

“We enact various characters according to guidelines,” said Leigh Trifari, a Pace standardized patient actress. “Sometimes we have a script of character description and we improvise our responses and create a back story. We acted out a scenario where a set of parents had a daughter with traumatic brain injury and they had to decide whether to pull the plug. We know how to react as patients and respond in a way that will give the students the proper learning experience.”

The control room allows faculty members to separate themselves from the students and still observe their performance. The students are encouraged to suspend their disbelief and fully immerse themselves in the lab exercises. The video cameras help students review their performance and debrief with faculty members after each lab exercise.

“We take a look at what happened and what should’ve happened,” said Elizabeth Berro, co-director and professor of Pace’s clinical lab. “We find out what was going on in the student’s head. Did they know an oxygen device was needed? Through the debriefing process, we know exactly where the students’ level of understanding is and we’re able to clarify what the missing pieces of information were for each of them.”

The College of Health Professions plans to open its simulation labs to Pace’s clinical partners and even develop partnerships with area hospitals, which would give nursing employees opportunities to re-learn and develop critical clinical skills, said Marybeth Carpiniello, Pace clinical education labs manager.

“We would like to partner with different hospitals in Westchester and re-certify employees through programs in our simulation labs,” Carpiniello said. “We’re trying to share our resources with hospital employees and nurses to provide a platform for continuing education.”

The renovated lab provides more space for Pace students across all the health profession programs to learn and practice basic skills training in group settings. The simulation labs will run more than 500 classes and activities this semester ranging from tutoring to skills development training, Berro said.

“We want to teach students about patient safety, emergency situations and how to improve communication among health professionals starting at the classroom level,” Berro said.

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Pace University Team Wins Awards In United Nations Competition

12/09/2013

Pace University Team Wins Awards In United Nations Competition

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Pace University’s Model United Nations team won honors at the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 21 to 23.

Pace students represented the Kingdom of Spain and the Kingdom of Jordan in the intercollegiate competition attended by nearly 1,000 students from some of the nation’s major universities.  

The students studied and then applied negotiating, public speaking, research, and writing skills in the competition, which addressed major international issues such as the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, managing health crises after natural disasters, and the impact of terrorism on economic growth.

The students representing the Kingdom of Jordan were awarded Honorable Delegation honors while the Kingdom of Spain team was named a Distinguished Delegation.  In addition Pace students also received awards for excellence in the research paper component of the conference.

This year 20 Pace students attended the conference.  “We had a broad mixture of students ranging from freshman to seniors,” said faculty adviser Paul Londrigan. “We had majors from political science, biology, communications, criminal justice, business management, environmental studies, and finance.”

As soon as Pace ‘s spring semester starts in late January the team will begin to prepare for the national Model United Nations conference to be held in New York City in the spring.

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