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Celebration to include talk on Trump’s immigration agenda

The Trump agenda and immigration to the United States are among the topics that will be discussed at the 8th Annual Spanish Language Celebration at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus March 21.
Themed “Engagement, Exchange and Understanding,” the celebration takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the BioScience Technology Complex, Room SC 127. The events, which are free and open to the public, include a panel discussion, a film presentation and a lecture on Latino American cultural narratives, … Continue reading Celebration to include talk on Trump’s immigration agenda

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PBSC named as one of the top colleges for Hispanics

Palm Beach State College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States.
The magazine listed the College as number five on its list of the top 10 4-Year Schools Awarding the Most Associate Degrees to Hispanics in its February special issue on community colleges.
The rankings were based upon data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. According to the Center, … Continue reading PBSC named as one of the top colleges for Hispanics

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Middle schoolers solve animal issues using robots

Over 300 middle school students, parents, coaches and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) supporters were on hand last weekend at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus for the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Extravaganza and Spectacular.
Palm Beach State hosted the event Feb. 4, which welcomed 24 Palm Beach County middle schools to the competition made possible through a partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, Prime Time Palm Beach County, Green Mouse Academy and the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. … Continue reading Middle schoolers solve animal issues using robots

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Visually creative installations to be shown in new exhibit

A house made out of undergarments and a human figure sculpture dressed in a shroud for the dead. These are two pieces among many that will be on display in a new art exhibit opening Feb. 14 at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.
The exhibit features 10 South Florida artists and represents  a variety of media, methods and visual approaches. The pieces will be available for viewing through March 17. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. … Continue reading Visually creative installations to be shown in new exhibit

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Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

What is one key to success in life? According to Armando Christian Perez, better known as “Pitbull,” it’s to follow your own journey in life.
“I think that a lot of people always try to keep up with the Joneses as a way to benchmark their success and don’t follow their own journeys,” the Grammy award winner told the crowd of more than 650 at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 5th annual STEAM luncheon today. … Continue reading Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

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Campus street to be painted in chalk as part of new exhibit

The Humanities Department at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus will host the 2017 Student Art and Design Exhibition in the gallery on campus starting Jan. 31.
The show, which will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 27, will showcase work created by students enrolled in the College’s visual art and graphic design classes. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the gallery.
As part of the exhibit, … Continue reading Campus street to be painted in chalk as part of new exhibit

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PBSC to host ethics competition for high schoolers

The Palm Beach State College Center for Applied Ethics will host the sixth annual Regional High School Ethics Bowl in partnership with The School District of Palm Beach County Jan. 28 at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the College’s Lake Worth campus.
The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with preliminary, semi-final and final judging rounds. Fourteen teams of students from eight different high schools will participate.
This year’s participating schools are: Atlantic High School, … Continue reading PBSC to host ethics competition for high schoolers

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Women’s basketball on winning streak; Ruffo earns milestone win

The Palm Beach State College Women’s Basketball team is creating a lot of buzz around campus, the state and the nation!
The Panthers current overall record is 15-2 and 4-0 in the Southern Conference. They have not lost a game since early December and are currently ranked #13 in the latest NJCAA National Poll.
In addition, Head Coach Kris Ruffo picked up her 350th career coaching win on Saturday, Jan. 21 after a game against Florida SouthWestern State College. … Continue reading Women’s basketball on winning streak; Ruffo earns milestone win

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PBSC art faculty to showcase new works

Palm Beach State College art faculty from the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses will showcase some of their new work in an Art Faculty Exhibit beginning Jan. 10.
The 43 pieces to be displayed are a mix of paintings, photography, mixed media and ceramic and fabric sculptures. They will be available for viewing from Jan. 10 to Feb. 3 at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. … Continue reading PBSC art faculty to showcase new works

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Seyfarth named First-Team All-American

Palm Beach State College sophomore and volleyball setter Haley Seyfarth has been named as a NJCAA First Team All-American for her athletic skills. She is the first Panther volleyball player to earn the distinction.
As a freshman, Seyfarth helped lead the Panthers to a 25-11 record, second place finish in the Southern Conference and a Region VIII tournament berth. She was named a First Team All-Conference player as a freshman. She also excelled in the classroom and as a result was named to the FCSAA All-Academic Team. … Continue reading Seyfarth named First-Team All-American

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