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"Pleasantville Patch" featured Pace University in "Pace U Holds "Pride Hoops" Night to Promote LGBTQ Inclusion"

12/11/2018

"Pleasantville Patch" featured Pace University in "Pace U Holds "Pride Hoops" Night to Promote LGBTQ Inclusion"

Nearly 500 Pace University students, faculty and community members attended Pride Hoops Night atPace's Pleasantville Campus on November 28.

This is the third year that Pace held the popular event at The Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health, Fitness and Recreation Center in an effort to foster LGBTQ inclusion in athletics. The evening featured women's and men's basketball games with half-time performances by drag performing artist,"Miz Jade." Both teams won, defeating American International College.

Mark Brown, athletic director at Pace, said that the event was part of Pace's mission to be inclusive to all members of the campus community. "We are a very diverse community at Pace University and we see this event as a visible and positive step to celebrate the LGBTQ community,'' said Brown. 

Rachel Simon, associate director of Multi-Cultural Affairs and LGBTQQ coordinator at Pace who helped organize the event, said that Pride Hoops serves to not only support the LGBTQ community but to help students interact with others outside their immediate social circles. "The event speaks volumes about Pace and its student body as well as the athletics department which has been tremendously supportive and inclusive,'' Simon said.

Also in attendance that night in support of the program were community organizations including The LOFT LGBT Community Center in White Plains, Planned Parenthood, PrideWorks for Youth, the Jacob Burns Film Center, and the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center.

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"Pleasantville Patch" featured two Pace University students Sydney Korman and Terrie Soule in "Pace Students Address UN General Assembly"

11/01/2018

"Pleasantville Patch" featured two Pace University students Sydney Korman and Terrie Soule in "Pace Students Address UN General Assembly"

The two Pace University students called for greater participation of youth, women, survivors of violence and people from the 'Global South.'

Two Pace University students delivered a statement to the United Nations General Assembly last week calling for greater participation of youth, women, survivors of violence and people from the 'Global South,' which is comprised of Africa, Latin America, and Asia including the Middle East, in peace and security policymaking.

Pace students Sydney Korman and Terrie Soule delivered the address in which they said, "Disarmament education can and should emphasize the humanitarian, human rights and environmental consequences of arms, militarism and armed conflict. It should seek to empower the next generation of leaders to seek peace and alternative conflict resolution processes rather than relying on violence and war."

Korman is a Women and Gender Studies and Political Science double major and Soule is a Peace and Justice Studies and Women and Gender Studies major at the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace. When asked about the experience, Soule said, "Disarmament education and involving youth in peace making are essential processes for creating a more sustainable and peaceful future."

"We are very proud of our students calling for the world's leaders to listen to the voices of young people," said Emily Welty, director of the Peace and Justice Studies program. "They challenge us all to work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world."

Both students delivered their statement on behalf of nine academic and advocacy organizations including Article 36, Federal University of Pampa, Mine's Action Canada, Pace University's Disarmament Institute, the Peace Education Art, Communication Institute, Peace Boat, Soka Gakkai International, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the World Council of Churches.

The students' professors, Welty and Matthew Bolton, worked with students with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and were part of the team recognized with the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize award. Professor Bolton runs the International Disarmament Institute at Pace University. Pace was recognized in a report by UN Secretary-General António Guterres earlier this year as playing "a globally recognized leading role in disarmament education."

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"Pleasantville Patch" featured Pace University President Marvin Krislov in "Pace President Named to "Power 50"

09/25/2018

"Pleasantville Patch" featured Pace University President Marvin Krislov in "Pace President Named to "Power 50"

Pace University President Marvin Krislov has been named to City & State New York's Power 50, a list of most powerful people in Westchester.

City & State New York covers local and state politics and policy and created the list to recognize those in Westchester who are not strictly in government but influence it from the outside.

A special magazine issue featuring Westchester's Power 50 kicked off Sept. 17 with a reception at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle which gathered leaders from advocacy, academia, media, business and beyond.

"It was a real honor to be named to City & State's Westchester Power 50, alongside many of the county's top corporate, public, and nonprofit leaders," said Krislov. "I view this as a tremendous endorsement not of me but of the important role Pace University plays in educating Westchester's students, providing its employers with prepared, hard-working graduates, and being a good neighbor to all its residents."

According to City & State's website, rankings were compiled based upon "accomplishments, sway in political and policy matters, their economic clout, their philanthropic efforts, their ties to powerful politicians and the constituencies they represent." The list represents a diverse range of industries and sectors, including large corporations, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations.

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"Pleasantville Patch" featured Pace University President Marvin Krislov in "Westchester Business Council Members On New Movers & Shakers List"

09/19/2018

"Pleasantville Patch" featured Pace University President Marvin Krislov in "Westchester Business Council Members On New Movers & Shakers List"

The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) today announced that 31 of its members were named to City & State New York's "Westchester Power 50" list, including BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon, who ranks in the top three. City & State New York covers local and state politics and policy and created this list to recognize those in Westchester who are not strictly in government but influence it from the outside.

"The BCW is truly the most prestigious business organization in Westchester providing advocacy and economic development leadership initiatives for our county," said John Ravitz, Executive Vice President of the BCW. "We are pleased that so many members have been recognized by City & State, and we are particularly proud to have Marsha Gordon, our president and CEO, rank third on this list of 50."

According to City & State's website, rankings were compiled based upon "accomplishments, sway in political and policy matters, their economic clout, their philanthropic efforts, their ties to powerful politicians and the constituencies they represent." The list represents a diverse range of industries and sectors, including large corporations, higher education institutions, and non-profit organizations.

Marvin Krislov

President, Pace University

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"Patch" featured Three Pace University Students in " Pace Students Circle the World with Gilman Scholarships"

08/03/2018

"Patch" featured Three Pace University Students in " Pace Students Circle the World with Gilman Scholarships"

Three Pace University students will study overseas thanks to academic scholarships funded by the United States Department of State.

The 2018 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients from Pace are:

Sophomore, Hansali Tavarez who will study in Vietnam. She is studying Political Science at Pace University's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

Senior Brandon Morales who will study at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is studying Business Management at Pace's Lubin School of Business.

Senior Madison Olavarria who will study at Korea University (South Korea) for the academic year 2018-2019. A double major, she is studying Economics and Computer Science.

The State Department's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad and gain competitive skills.

Pace University's Assistant Vice President of International Programs and Services, Barry L. Stinson, Ph.D., said: "The heart of the Gilman award is about diversity – in terms of the students who are going abroad as well as their destinations. Our Pace awardees exemplify both, and we are so proud of their accomplishments."

Hansali Tavarez will be taking 15 credits and, through the School for International Training Study Abroad Program, will be studying Vietnam's more recent economic, environmental, and social transformations. Tavarez will lead her own independent study project where her research will focus on whether or not the standard of living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has gone up with the country's steady economic growth in past three decades.

Brandon Morales will take five classes during the fall semester abroad focused on accounting. "I am most looking forward to traveling to Asia for the first time and experiencing new cultures," he said.

Madison Olavarria is taking five courses each semester, mainly concentrated in economics and computer science. Olavarria plans to travel throughout South Korea and the surrounding Asian nations in her downtime.

Since 2012, Pace University has had 22 student recipients of this highly competitive national award.

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 Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, 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, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in the nation among four-year private institutions for upward economic mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu

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"The Pleasantville Patch" featured Vanessa Herman and Bill Colona in "Pace Gets $250,000 Tech Grant Through Murphy"

06/14/2018

"Pleasantville Patch" featured Vanessa Herman and Bill Colona in "Pace Gets $250,000 Tech Grant Through Murphy"

From The Office of Senator Murphy: Notebooks and laptops have replaced sneakers and basketballs at Pace University's Willcox Hall. Thanks to a $250,000 grant from Senator Murphy,

Willcox Hall, which once served as a gym, has been transformed into a lecture hall and multi-purpose room. The renovation produced a much-needed academic classroom that promotes a collaborative active learning environment.

"Education is the key to success, particularly in this day and age in which technology plays such a vital role. Providing the funds to refurbish Willcox Hall to turn it into a state-of-the-art facility is an investment that will ultimately benefit both students and the community," said Senator Murphy. "The renovation of Willcox Hall will help Pace's ability to attract students who will contribute to the Hudson Valley's economic development by living and working in the area."

"We are very grateful to Senator Murphy for his ongoing support of Pace and his efforts to secure funding for this worthwhile endeavor," stated Vanessa J. Herman, Assistant Vice President for Government & Community Relations at Pace University. "The space is extremely popular with our faculty, students, and staff and we are delighted to be able to host community events in the newly refurbished space."

"The renovations to Willcox Hall have provided Pace with another way to connect with our community and have helped transform our campus," said Bill Colona, Director of Government and Community Relations at Pace University. "Thanks to funding from the State and Municipal Facilities Program and Senator Murphy, our newly-renovated spaces provide the community with opportunities to come to Pace for meetings, hearings, ceremonies, and conferences that are open to the public, and for Pace students, faculty, and staff to gather for special lectures, workshops, and programs."

The Willcox Gym was the primary facility for Pace's Athletics Department. In 2002, the Athletics Department relocated to the Goldstein Health Fitness and Recreation Center, with the Willcox Gym still used for sports and events during the winter months. A new facility to house the entire Athletics Department was built in 2015, providing an opportunity to repurpose Willcox Hall.

As Westchester County's largest university, Pace is committed to providing a world-class higher education while also ensuring that the University's graduates obtain skillsets that meet the demands of the regional economy. Pace hosts hundreds of events each year, many of which are open to local communities.

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