AffordableCollegesOnline.org: “AC Online’s Best: Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education”

Pace University has been recognized as one of 35 U.S. Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education. Affordable Colleges Online researched online programs from hundreds of top universities to identify those making the greatest leaps forward in distance learning and technology.

Pace University has been recognized as one of 35 U.S. Colleges Revolutionizing Online Education. Affordable Colleges Online researched online programs from hundreds of top universities to identify those making the greatest leaps forward in distance learning and technology.

. . .  Pace has been ranked the best Online Bachelors Program in the country by US News & World Report. Through their iPace Degree Completion Program students can gain the same degree online as the on-campus students earn. Pace also provides their online students with a Career Services team to develop interviewing skills and a strong resume.

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Newsday: New Pace University Residence Hall Opens in Lower Manhattan as Part of Major Revitalization Plan for Pace Campuses

Newsday ran a story on the opening of Pace’s new residence hall at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Newsday ran a story on the opening of Pace’s new residence hall at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

From Newsday:

Pace University officials formally opened the new residence hall for Pace students at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house with tours and reception.

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Broadway World: Tony Winner John Doyle Named Pace Performing Arts’ Musical Theater Artist-in-Residence

Broadway World published an article on Pace Musical Theater artist-in-residence John Doyle.

Broadway World published an article on Pace Musical Theater artist-in-residence John Doyle.

From Broadway World:

Scottish director John Doyle is Pace Performing Arts Musical Theater Program’s second artist-in-residence. The unique Artist in Residence program within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences is made possible through an anonymous endowed gift.

Doyle, whose inventive re-staging of Sweeney Todd earned him a Tony Award, will work with faculty members at Pace Performing Arts Musical Theater program throughout this academic year to teach a variety of master classes and critique student projects, including vocal performance, song interpretation, the process of composition and the creative process. Doyle will give a public lecture in spring 2014, in which he will explore the creative process of directing musical theater.

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Westchester County Business Journal: “WCA to host 2nd annual career fair”

The Westchester County Association will partner with schools and businesses to host its second annual career and internship fair on Oct. 18. Recruit Westchester 2013 will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a VIP session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pace University is among the higher education institutions participating.

The Westchester County Association will partner with schools and businesses to host its second annual career and internship fair on Oct. 18. Recruit Westchester 2013 will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a VIP session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pace University is among the higher education institutions participating.

Read the story by Westchester County Business Journal.

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.

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.

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Wall Street Journal: “Bull Market for Buildings in the Financial District”

. . . Pace University, although long a commuter school in Lower Manhattan, has seen an increase in demand for dorm space, noted William McGrath, the university’s chief administrative officer. After opening its first dorm at 180 Broadway for the fall semester, the school is building another dormitory at 33 Beekman St.

. . . Pace University, although long a commuter school in Lower Manhattan, has seen an increase in demand for dorm space, noted William McGrath, the university’s chief administrative officer. After opening its first dorm at 180 Broadway for the fall semester, the school is building another dormitory at 33 Beekman St.

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

The Pleasantville Daily Voice published a story about the Choate Gallery art show this month featuring work by Pace faculty and staff members. (Left: A portrait by ITS staff member Fran Megerdichian.)

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.

Newsday: Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing Awarded Scholarships through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN).

News of a grant for nursing scholarships at Pace was covered by media nationwide including Newsday.

From Newsday:

Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN).  The Lienhard School of Nursing received $50,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year to support students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program who are underrepresented in the field of nursing and are pursuing second careers. Five students entering Lienhard’s accelerated degree program in January 2014 will be awarded NCIN scholarships of $10,000 each.

NCIN is a program of RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Pace University was among the first institutions to receive funding through the RWJF New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program in 2008; the program has already supported 20 Lienhard students. With the five additional students this year, Pace will have received a total of a quarter of a million dollars through the NCIN program.

Lienhard offered the second Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the country. Since 1984, Pace has offered this accelerated curriculum for college graduates who are not nurses to study and earn a first professional nursing degree. Students who graduate in as little as 12 months are eligible to take the licensure exam and consistently pass at 100%. The school also prides itself on preparing culturally competent leaders.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to help ensure the nursing field has a diverse population of culturally competent practitioners,” said Harriet R. Feldman, Dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing and of Pace’s College of Health Professions. “Our NCIN scholars go on to do great things – from winning Fulbright awards that enable them to work abroad, to doing research locally to improve the care of the elderly and more.”

Ted Bailly, a NCIN scholar, recently won best poster at the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) conference.  His research poster was entitled “Student Perceptions of Older Adults: Outcomes of an Aging Sensitivity Program, A Qualitative Inquiry.”  Bailly is a graduate of the BSN portion of the accelerated program and is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student.  Bailly speaks about being a NCIN scholar here: http://www.pace.edu/lienhard/cdp-student-testimonials.

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The Daily Pleasantville: Pace Introduces First 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. (Left: Pace Professor Ross Robak, Ph.D., and students in the university’s new mental health counseling Ph.D. program.)

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 visit www.pace.edu/phdmhc.

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The Pleasantville Daily Voice: Pace University Celebrates 50 Years in Westchester

The Pleasantville Daily Voice reported on the launch of the 50th anniversary celebration with cupcakes available campus-wide on the first day of classes Septemeber 4 in Pleasantville.

The Pleasantville Daily Voice reported on the launch of the 50th anniversary celebration with cupcakes available campus-wide on the first day of classes Septemeber 4 in Pleasantville.

“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 Pace University’s 50 anniversary of its Pleasantville campus visit its website.”

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