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Westchester County Business Journal: "Stewards of Company Finances Honored"

10/10/2013

Westchester County Business Journal: "Stewards of Company Finances Honored"

“It’s hard to be a CFO,” Robert J. Chersi, a Pace University faculty member and former corporate CFO, told a White Plains audience at the first CFO of the Year Awards ceremony recently presented by the Westchester County Business Journal.

The job has grown in the last 10 to 15 years, said Chersi, a former CFO at Fidelity Investments and in the U.S. wealth management division of UBS AG. That growth is in part due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which set new requirements for financial accounting and reporting by public companies and imposed greater regulatory oversight and stiff penalties for violators. CFOs also “carried” many of their companies through the Great Recession, Chersi said.

It takes more than a person good with numbers to fill the role of a corporate CFO today, which has evolved, said Chersi, to “a position of leadership within the corporation.”

Yet the CFO’s expanded and demanding duties hardly attract public notice or inspire popular culture. “Any action heroes modeled after CFOs?” Chersi asked his audience, which erupted in laughter.

Read the article in Westchester County Business Journal.

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Hudson Valley Reporter: "Pace Football Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Support"

10/10/2013

Hudson Valley Reporter: "Pace Football Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Support"

The Pace University football team will participate in the “Pace Goes Pink” program when it takes on Northeast-10 Conference foe Bentley University on Saturday. The school will sell “Pace Goes Pink” T-shirts at the game for $5 apiece, and the proceeds will go toward Northern Westchester Hospital’s Breast Institute.

Read the article by Hudson Valley Reporter.

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Daily Voice: Pace University's Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant for Scholarship

10/10/2013

Daily Voice: Pace University's Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant for Scholarship

The Daily Voice reported that Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing 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.

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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.

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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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