Inside the Actors Studio’s Holiday Present to You!

For all of you Gleeks out there, let us make your day even more Glee-ful. Mr. Schue, Sue Sylvester, Rachel, Finn, and Kurt will be roaming the halls of Pace University on December 18. Really.

Inside the Actors Studio is very proud to announce that the cast and creator of Glee will be the next guests on Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theater on Pace’s NYC Campus!

Glee, a musical dramedy series on Fox that was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuck, and Ian Brennan, focuses on a high school glee club called the New Directions and features on-screen performance-based musical numbers. Guests include the creator, Ryan Murphy, and five of the cast members from the show including Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer. During its first season, Glee was nominated for nineteen Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards, with wins including the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series–Musical or Comedy, and Emmy awards for Jane Lynch, guest-star Neil Patrick Harris, and Ryan Murphy for directing the pilot episode. In 2011, the show once again won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series–Musical or Comedy. Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer won Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor; Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele also received nominations for Best Actor and Best Actress. Glee is now in its third season.

Pace faculty and staff interested in attending this taping should send requests to Abby at insidetheactorstudio@pace.edu.  Staff and faculty are limited to TWO tickets.  Requests do not guarantee admittance. Confirmations will be sent out 48-72 hours in advance of the taping. Please keep in mind that this is an 18+ taping, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

Non-Pace persons wishing to join the general public standby line are urged to arrive at least 2-3 hours in advance of when the taping begins.  The standby line forms outside of the theatre entrance on 3 Spruce Street, Please note, the standby line does not guarantee admission to this event.

For more information about Inside the Actors Studio tapings, click here.

Pace Launches New Degree Completion Program: iPace

Busy people who are ready to finish their bachelor’s degree and increase their earning power can now apply to a new program that lets students incorporate study time into their already busy lives.

iPace, which debuted earlier this month, is a new degree completion program conducted online with in-person sessions held at our New York City and White Plains campuses. With iPace, students get the same highly-rated Pace University bachelor’s degree that area employers know and respect.

“iPace is designed for students who are working full-time or have other obligations during the week or during typical working hours,” said Pace President Stephen J. Friedman. “The combination of online and in-person coursework enables full flexibility and collaboration between students and faculty.”

The iPace curriculum links the classroom to the world of work and builds upon students’ life experiences. Course offerings include a BBA in Business Studies from the Lubin School of Business with a choice of concentrations in Business Communications (combining Marketing and Management) or Internal Auditing; and a BS in Professional Technology Studies from Pace’s Seidenberg School with a concentration in Computer Forensics.

Special Adviser for Strategic Initiatives Christine Shakespeare, PhD, says of the program, “The iPace initiative is important  because historically Pace had a large adult audience, but over the years the numbers enrolled have waned. It is important, given the changing nature of higher education in the United States, to have degree offerings that will attract the adult and nontraditional student so that Pace can remain competitive in the Metropolitan Area.”

The new program includes web chats and other real-time online events allowing students to feel like part of a class and the flexibility to review discussions and course material afterwards. The online component for the Seidenberg program is combined with in-person meetings to provide valuable interactions with fellow students and professors and the Lubin program is completely online with optional in-person meetings.

Shakespeare goes on to say “Special considerations in curriculum design and delivery, as well as pedagogy are important. The faculty designers of the iPace programs have worked diligently to bring a curriculum to students that would meet the needs of busy people whose lives do not enable them to attend traditionally-designed degree programs.”

Pace plans to enroll 20-25 students for the fall 2011 semester for each degree program concentration. To qualify, applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and 60-64 undergraduate credits or an Associate degree from an accredited school.