Over 200 Area High School Students to Compete in Science Fair at Pace

Over 200 students from 26 area high schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties will gather on Saturday morning at the Pace University Briarcliff campus for the much anticipated 8th annual Progenics – Regeneron – Siemens – Acorda Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.

Posted on behalf of WESEF:

OVER 200 AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN
INTEL AFFILIATED LOCAL SCIENCE FAIR AT PACE UNIVERSITY

THE 8TH ANNUAL PROGENICS – REGENERON – SIEMENS-ACORDA: WESTCHESTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR AT PACE UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 2008
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Pace University Dining Hall
Briarcliff Campus
235 Elm Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Over 200 students from 26 area high schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties will gather on Saturday morning at the Pace University Briarcliff campus for the much anticipated 8th annual Progenics – Regeneron – Siemens – Acorda Westchester Science and Engineering Fair. Students will be showcasing their accomplishments in a competitive venue featuring individual and team poster presentations to be judged by local experts in the fields of math, science and engineering.

The Progenics – Regeneron – Siemens – Acorda Westchester Science and Engineering Fair, known as “WESEF”, is made possible by the generous contributions of local corporate sponsors including
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Siemens Medical Solutions, Acorda Therapeutics and Pace University. Additional sponsors include Fujifilm USA, Carl Zeiss Microimaging, Inc., Entergy, Psychogenics, and Ciba. In total, these sponsors have donated close to $100,000 for this year’s event.

Nearly 75% of all students who enter the fair will be recognized with awards made possible through the generous donations of the sponsors. The grand prize will be awarded to eight individual and four team projects. These finalists, whose outstanding work earns top scores in the fair, will win a week-long, all expenses paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the “superbowl” of science fairs. At the international fair, more than 1,500 students from over 50 countries will compete for $4 million in prizes and scholarships to be awarded this year.

Student projects focus on a wide range of topics in all areas of science, math, engineering and psychology. The diversity of students’ interests is evident by the titles of their projects – from Breast Cancer tumor vesicle proteomics research to preventing diabetic blindness and monitoring declining Box Turtle populations in Westchester County. The majority of students in the fair are seniors who have honed their research skills over the course of their high school career. However, occasionally younger students are able to complete research projects; this year, one 9th grade team from Somers High School will be presenting their research aiming to improve reading comprehension in young children using audio books.

The public is invited to view the presentations from 3:30-4:30. The Press is invited to capture the excitement during the day’s events. For more information please contact:

Michael Blueglass
WESEF President
4 Benjamin Green Lane
Mahopac, NY 10541
(H) 914-248-7679
(W) 914-243-0561
(C)914-447-3568
(Fax) 914-248-9658

Absurd, funny comedy of teenager with rapidly aging body to be presented by Hudson Stage Company

Westchester’s premiere professional theatre now in residence on Pace University’s Briarcliff campus at Woodward Hall Theatre, is proud to present
the Fall Mainstage production: the Westchester premiere of David Lindsay Abaire’s hilarious, heartrending and haunting play KIMBERLY AKIMBO, directed by Richard Caliban. The absurdly funny story of a teenage girl whose body ages four times faster than those around her.

The following release comes from the theater company in residence on Pace University’s Briarcliff campus:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Denise Bessette, Producer 914-736-3467; hudsonstage@aol.com

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY, The following release comes from the theater company in residence on Pace University’s Briarcliff campus:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact: Denise Bessette, Producer 914-736-3467; hudsonstage@aol.com

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY, Westchester’s premiere professional theatre now in residence on Pace University’s Briarcliff campus at Woodward Hall Theatre, is proud to present
the Fall Mainstage production: the Westchester premiere of David Lindsay Abaire’s hilarious, heartrending and haunting play KIMBERLY AKIMBO, directed by Richard Caliban. The absurdly funny story of a teenage girl whose body ages four times faster than those around her.
“There have been many dark comedies about dysfunctional famillies, but this is one of the funniest.” LA Times.

Abaire is the noted writer of FUDDY MEERS, and WONDER OF THE WORLD and Caliban was the founder of NYC’s famed LaCucaracha Theatre, most recently directing DONNA MORELLI at New York Stage and Film, Vassar.
The powerhouse cast includes Anne O’Sullivan as 16-going-on-60 Kimberly, John Wojda and Jillian LaVinka as her parents who have dragged her to Bogota NJ, Denise Bessette as her ex-con aunt and Aaron Wilton as her geeky school friend.
Producers Denise Bessette, Dan Foster and Olivia Sklar are happy to be working with a first-rate team that includes set designer Dustin O’Neill, lighting designer Andrew Gmoser, costume designer Edi Giguere, sound designer Jon Kadela, Misha Siegel-Rivers as Production Stage Manager, and Alex Scheer as her assistant stage manager.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO: Opens Friday, October 28th and runs three consecutive weekends through Saturday, November 12th. Fridays. Saturdays at 8pm, Two Sunday matinees at 3pm, 10/30 and 11/6 with a Q&A following the 11/6 performance.

$25.00 for general admission, $20.00 seniors/students. Pace: $15.00. Group rates available.
TICKETS at 914-271-2811, or at www.hudsonstage.com. Directions on website.
Woodward Hall Theatre, Pace University Briarcliff Campus, 235 Elm Street, Briarcliff Manor, NY.

This production is made possible by the generosity of Westchester Arts Council and Pace University. Producers are solely responsible for content.
“There have been many dark comedies about dysfunctional famillies, but this is one of the funniest.” LA Times.

Abaire is the noted writer of FUDDY MEERS, and WONDER OF THE WORLD and Caliban was the founder of NYC’s famed LaCucaracha Theatre, most recently directing DONNA MORELLI at New York Stage and Film, Vassar.
The powerhouse cast includes Anne O’Sullivan as 16-going-on-60 Kimberly, John Wojda and Jillian LaVinka as her parents who have dragged her to Bogota NJ, Denise Bessette as her ex-con aunt and Aaron Wilton as her geeky school friend.
Producers Denise Bessette, Dan Foster and Olivia Sklar are happy to be working with a first-rate team that includes set designer Dustin O’Neill, lighting designer Andrew Gmoser, costume designer Edi Giguere, sound designer Jon Kadela, Misha Siegel-Rivers as Production Stage Manager, and Alex Scheer as her assistant stage manager.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO: Opens Friday, October 28th and runs three consecutive weekends through Saturday, November 12th. Fridays. Saturdays at 8pm, Two Sunday matinees at 3pm, 10/30 and 11/6 with a Q&A following the 11/6 performance.

$25.00 for general admission, $20.00 seniors/students. Pace: $15.00. Group rates available.
TICKETS at 914-271-2811, or at www.hudsonstage.com. Directions on website.
Woodward Hall Theatre, Pace University Briarcliff Campus, 235 Elm Street, Briarcliff Manor, NY.

This production is made possible by the generosity of Westchester Arts Council and Pace University. Producers are solely responsible for content.

Student Heroes to be Honored by Pace University Sorority, Feb. 27

The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority will honor three student heroes from Roosevelt High School on Saturday, February 27, during an alumnae scholarship luncheon on Pace University’s Briarcliff campus. The
students demonstrated extraordinary acts of heroism in helping to save the life of their teacher, Dawn Jawrower, a 1993 Pace University graduate and an active alumna of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. – The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority will honor three
student heroes from Roosevelt High School on Saturday, February 27, during
an alumnae scholarship luncheon on Pace University’s Briarcliff campus. The
students demonstrated extraordinary acts of heroism in helping to save the
life of their teacher, Dawn Jawrower, a 1993 Pace University graduate and an
active alumna of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Oscar Gilcrest, Jomary Cosme, and Bernadette Boswell of Yonkers will be awarded
$250 college scholarships and plaques to signify the sorority’s tremendous
gratitude and respect for their actions. Jawrower will present the awards
personally to her former students during the ceremony.

In April 1998, a student attacked Jawrower in her homeroom at the Yonkers high
school, causing two serious skull fractures and jeopardizing her life. Three
of her homeroom students restrained the attacker and tended to their teacher
until school authorities and paramedics arrived.

“These students really deserve recognition for what they did,” said Anne Densk,
a 1995 Pace University graduate and secretary of the Greater Westchester Alumnae
Club (GWAC) of Phi Sigma Sigma. GWAC established the scholarship fund in honor
of these three students to recognize extraordinary acts of service in schools or
communities that exemplify Phi Sigma Sigma’s twin ideals: “To the brotherhood of
man and the alleviation of the world’s pain.” The awards will be given annually
to a graduating senior.

The awards luncheon will take place during a division conference for area chapters
of Phi Sigma Sigma, which brings together undergraduate, alumnae and national
personnel members of the sorority. The conference provides resources, information
and opportunities to undergraduate members to promote personal growth and sorority
development. This year’s division conference focuses on characteristics of sisterhood,
and includes workshops on chapter functioning, alcohol awareness, and alternatives to
hazing.

On November 26, 1913, ten women of different faiths and various socioeconomic backgrounds,
and friends since high school, founded Phi Sigma Sigma. It was the first non-sectarian
sorority open to diverse membership since its inception with a ritual not based on
scripture. With over 125 undergraduate and alumnae chapters nationwide, Phi Sigma Sigma
strives to create an environment that fosters the advancement of womanhood and the growth
and development of each member through commitment to leadership, academic excellence,
philanthropic service, good health and citizenship.

Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School
of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and World Trade Institute.