MEDIA ADVISORY: Opening of First Solar Classroom at Pace University April 19

Pace University’s first solar classroom will officially open April 19 thanks to a $15,000 grant from Con Edison. A ceremony will take place at the site of the newly retrofitted classroom, Pace’s popular Environmental Center, on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Pace Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road, entrance 3.

OPENING OF FIRST SOLAR CLASSROOM AT PACE UNIVERSITY APRIL 19

Made possible through Con Edison grant

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, April 5, 2012 – Pace University’s first solar classroom will officially open April 19 thanks to a $15,000 grant from Con Edison.

A ceremony will take place at the site of the newly retrofitted classroom, Pace’s popular Environmental Center, on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Pace Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road, entrance 3.

The funding from Con Edison allowed Pace to convert a building on its Pleasantville campus into a solar powered classroom. Solar panels were added to the roof of the cottage that charge batteries and provide electrical power to the classroom. A Pace student, an Environmental Studies major, designed the conversion.

Around 300-400 Pace students, high school students, and visitors currently use the classroom annually, with more expected in coming years. The classroom will serve as a real-life model that shows solar power as a viable alternative to fossil fuels, complementing environmental science curriculum at Pace.

The building, an historic, renovated cottage, is part of the University’s Environmental Center, a focal point for environmental education on campus, which also draws visitors from across Westchester.

The Environmental Center at Pace was founded in 1971, constructed around the remnants of an old farm. The farmhouse, nearly 250 years old, now houses office and classroom space, a small research library, and the Marty McGuire Museum with animal exhibit spaces used in educational programs.

The Center promotes environmental education and supports academic programs, including the biology and health sciences, environmental studies, the environmental science graduate program, Pace’s School of Education, and the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. The Center is a hub for student projects and community outreach, including annual Earth Month events at Pace.

About Pace University

 For 105 years Pace has produced 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680

 

The Examiner: Pace Consolidation Review Begins in Mount Pleasant

The Pleasantville Examiner reports on the beginning of the review process with the Mount Pleasant Town Board for the Master Plan for the Pleasantville campus.

The story revolved around an interview with Bill McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Pace, who gave details of the five-to-eight year plan that include the construction of residence halls, renovation of Kessel and a new location for the Environmental Center. A central focus of the plan is open green spaces in the center of campus.

The article finishes with praise from Councilman Peter DeMilio who said, “It’s an intelligently drawn plan.”

Read the full article here.

Pace University to host Environmental Lecture:The Long Island Sound – Future Issues, Nov. 29

Pace University’s Environmental Center, in conjunction with N.A.T.U.R.E., the campus environmental club, and the Environmental Studies program will sponsor a lecture that will examine environmental issues facing the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, Nov. 29 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Kessel Campus Center in Pleasantville.

Contact: Public Affairs
(914) 923-2798
News@Pace.Edu

PLEASANTVILLE, N. Y. — Pace University’s Environmental Center, in conjunction with N.A.T.U.R.E., the campus environmental club, and the Environmental Studies program will sponsor a lecture that will examine environmental issues facing the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, Nov. 29 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Kessel Campus Center in Pleasantville.

The Long Island Sound is a major estuary along the shores of New York and Connecticut, providing limitless options for economic and recreational opportunities. It also provides critical habitat for numerous species of wildlife, which breed, live and feed there. Despite its value as an extraordinary natural resource, it has been abused to the point that vast areas have become void of oxygen or saturated with harmful bacteria.

Terry Backer, the Long Island Soundkeeper, will discuss this unique ecosystem. Currently a State Representative for Connecticut, Mr. Backer is also a Merchant Marine officer, commercial fisherman, aquaculturist and one of the founding members for the Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance. These diverse experiences enable him to understand the issues relevant to this estuary from the scientific, political, and economic perspectives.

The environmental lecture will be held on Nov. 29 at Pace University’s Kessel Campus Center, Butcher Suite (top floor) on the Pleasantville campus, 861 Bedford Road (use Entrance 3), from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The lecture is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Environmental Center at (914) 773-3789 or email aspillo@pace.edu.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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 the World Trade Institute.

Sportsman’s Series Reels in Country’s Leading Fishing Experts

Six of the country’s top professional anglers will share their expertise at
Pace University this spring, for B.A.S.S.* Fishing Techniques 1997. The
program, part of the University’s Sportsman Series, provides a unique opportunity
to “school” with the pros in a classroom setting.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Do you know how to fish with a “gitzit?” What is the
best way to pause spinner bait? When is the best time of year for trolling?

Six of the country’s top professional anglers will share their expertise at
Pace University this spring, for B.A.S.S.* Fishing Techniques 1997. The
program, part of the University’s Sportsman Series, provides a unique opportunity
to “school” with the pros in a classroom setting.

Pace University’s Environmental Center has been sponsoring the Sportsman Series
for eight years, allowing fishing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to
learn about the best techniques for catching trophy fish. From February through
April, the Center offers two and a half hour evening seminars on topics ranging
from salt water and watershed reservoirs fishing, to jigging for bass and rowboat
fishing for trout. There is also a fly-casting clinic to demonstrate basic techniques
and principles of casting and line handling.

“Even though I’ve probably watched every fishing program there is on TV twice, I still
walk out of these seminars with new ideas,” said James Eyring, assistant director of
Pace’s Environmental Center, who has been fishing for 38 years. This program is one
of only a handful of university-based Sportsman’s Series in the country.

For part of the Series, the Center will host B.A.S.S.* Fishing Techniques 1997 on
April 12-13, drawing six of North America’s leading competitors to campus. They will
conduct 12 workshops during the weekend and lead an informal “think tank” session to
share their secret techniques, stories and anecdotes. This year’s instructors are
Kevin VanDam (Michigan), George Cochran (Arkansas), Jay Yelas (Texas), Kenyon Hill
(Oklahoma), Rich Tauber (California), and Mitch Paul (Maine).

For more information about the 1997 Sportsman Series, call (914) 773-3789. Advance
registration is required.

Pace University’s Environmental Center is an affiliate of the department of biological
sciences and specializes in equine science and nature studies. It offers both credit
and non-credit courses and workshops to the University and surrounding communities and
is committed to educating people about the importance of conservation and protecting
the environment.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate
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
and Lienhard School of Nursing.

* The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.) was founded more than 25 years ago as a
service organization. Its primary aim is to help anglers get the most out of bass
fishing — whether it’s by protecting the fishing environment, reporting on the newest
products and techniques, telling them about the latest “hot spots,” or providing an arena
for professional and amateur fishing competitions.