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Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

Officials from the FBI, Secret Service and top cybersecurity professionals paid a visit to Palm Beach State College Thursday—not to investigate, but to educate.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and these experts participated in a day-long series of lectures and panel discussions on the state of cybersecurity in the nation and the best ways individuals can protect themselves and their data from hackers and identity thieves.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. kicked off the Lake Worth campus event, … Continue reading Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

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PBSC alum gets spotlight at national STEM summit

Tevin Ali, a Palm Beach State College biotechnology graduate, represented students across the nation at the STEM Higher Education Council National Leaders Summit recently held in Washington, D.C.
The event was hosted Sept. 27-28 by STEMconnector®, a resource and a service designed to link “all things STEM,” at the Gallup World Education Headquarters.
Ali, who is now pursuing an online master’s degree in biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship from Johns Hopkins University, was the conference’s only student speaker alongside corporate CEO’s, … Continue reading PBSC alum gets spotlight at national STEM summit

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More than 75 employers to recruit at two PBSC job fairs

Well-known South Florida companies, hospitals and government agencies will be seeking qualified candidates at two job fairs set for October at Palm Beach State College.
More than 75 employers combined will exhibit at the job fairs, ready to hire for full- and part-time openings, ranging from entry level to managerial, as well as internships. The job fairs are free and open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 5
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PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

Palm Beach State College will reopen for classes and business on Monday, Sept. 18.
The facilities and security staff are continuing their assessments of the campuses and getting them ready for students, faculty and staff to return. Additional updates will be provided via the College emergency alert system, social media and the website. … Continue reading PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

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President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

The following memo was emailed to Palm Beach State College students.
Sept. 6,  2017
Dear Palm Beach State College Panthers,

As you may know, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The deadlines established in the decision are provided below:

Effective Sept. 5, new applications for the DACA program will not be considered.
Individuals who currently have DACA status will be allowed to maintain their status through the deferred action period. … Continue reading President Parker sends memo to students about DACA

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Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

With the threat of Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach County residents are encouraged to get prepared.
The Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide is filled with tips and information. It also includes a list of important phone numbers that residents can add to their phone contacts in advance of the storm.
Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm projected to impact much of Florida. … Continue reading Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

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PBSC to remain closed until further notice

Updated 11: 20 a.m. Sept. 8, 2017
Palm Beach State College will remain closed until further notice due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma. All classes and activities are cancelled.
PBSC leaders will continue to monitor the storm’s path and provide updates about openings after all campuses have been assessed for damage and deemed safe to open.
Updates will be communicated via the College emergency alert system, at news.palmbeachstate.edu and via social media. … Continue reading PBSC to remain closed until further notice

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PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

The Student Services offices on all Palm Beach State College campuses will be open for special hours Saturday to help students get ready for the start of the fall term.
The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens and Loxahatchee Groves.  The following departments will be open: Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Registration, Bookstore, Cashier, Testing, Disability Support Services, as well as  Security for students who need to get their parking decal. … Continue reading PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

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Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

Last spring, 39 first-year Interior Design Technology students accepted a new challenge to put their skills to the test. Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County invited the students to participate in the first Habitat Home Design Competition.
Students Julissa Ehrnst and Pui Man Eva Lee-Zabatta shared the $250 prize, which was awarded August 9 in a ceremony on the Lake Worth campus. Their designs will be available for selection by future Habitat homeowners.
The students were challenged to create an interior design that a future Habitat homeowner could afford and maintain for generations. … Continue reading Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

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