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Grammy-winning artist headlines fall music series

Palm Beach State College’s Music Department will host two-time Grammy award winner and jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove during a Tuesday Nite Big Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Eissey Campus Theatre. The Big Band will also perform with the PBSC jazz combos at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Duncan Theatre.
Tickets to the Nov. 21 concert with Hargrove are $15 and $10 for PBSC students, faculty and staff as well as K-12 students. … Continue reading Grammy-winning artist headlines fall music series

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Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

The Belle Glade cosmetology program reopened this fall with a new design and new faculty.
The 2,186-square-foot lab underwent almost $36,000 in renovations while the program took a yearlong hiatus to better meet student needs.  A cohort of 10 students began the program earlier this month.
The lab now includes a new accent wall, tile flooring, cabinets, carpet, paint, furniture and artwork. The College hired interior designer Gregory Ross from Ross Interiors to design its modern look. … Continue reading Belle Glade cosmetology lab gets new look

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Students to perform Shakespeare play

Palm Beach State College students will put their acting skills to the test in the Theatre Department’s first production of a William Shakespeare play in six years.
More than 20 PBSC students, one of the largest casts in recent years, will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 20 and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct 21 in the Duncan Theatre.
Tickets are $5 for PBSC students, faculty and staff and $12 for regular admission. … Continue reading Students to perform Shakespeare play

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PBSC students and alums help restore power to thousands

Seven Palm Beach State College students and alumni worked together to get power restored to thousands in the surrounding communities after Hurricane Irma.
The group, who works at TRC Solutions in Palm Beach Gardens, traveled throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties for two weeks conducting field assessments and gathering data on damaged utility lines.
They were also in charge of keeping the public safe by redirecting pedestrians and traffic around downed power lines.
“We would stay with the wire until the crew arrived to fix it,” said Brad Robinson, … Continue reading PBSC students and alums help restore power to thousands

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Belle Glade students offered new place to connect

A Student Activities Center opened at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus today giving students a new place to connect and unwind.
The 2,781-square-foot center, located in the TEC building, room 109, cost more than $17,000 to create and was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony with live music, dancing, food and giveaways. It features two pool tables, a ping pong and foosball table, three flat screen televisions, four computers, 11 lounge chairs, as well as an X Box 1 and Play Station 4. … Continue reading Belle Glade students offered new place to connect

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New exhibit focuses on raw materials

A new exhibit featuring artwork created from earthly materials is on display at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus.
Titled “Earthly Goods from Raw Materials,” the exhibit features the work of two South Florida artists Nadine Saitlin and Ronald Shaw. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct 19.
The show, which runs to Oct. 20, is a multimedia exhibit featuring 29 pieces of artwork that are available for sale. … Continue reading New exhibit focuses on raw materials

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Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

Palm Beach State College Professor Jessica Miles, Ph.D., is getting her feet wet for an important cause.
Miles is leading a research study known as “The Reef Hope Project,” while on sabbatical leave this fall to help environmental scientists discover ways to help keep earth’s underwater rainforests alive.
As part of the project, Miles is going 60 feet under to analyze and experiment with over two hundred artificial coral reefs built by the Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation 1.5 miles northeast from the Jupiter Inlet. … Continue reading Miles teams up with local foundation to save coral reefs

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SGA to help promote safe driving

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Palm Beach State College is joining the efforts to help students keep their eyes on the road while driving.
The College’s SGA at Lake Worth is co-partnering with AT&T to bring the company’s “It Can Wait” campaign and Pledge Drive to campus.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the MLK plaza, students will get the opportunity to experience the company’s virtual reality 360 degree driving experience showing the potentially deadly consequences of smartphone distracted driving. … Continue reading SGA to help promote safe driving

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Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball

Maureen Smith, who has more than 24 years of coaching experience, has been chosen as the new interim coach for the Panther women’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season. She replaces Kris Ruffo, who was the head coach for the past eight years.
Before joining Palm Beach State College, Smith, a New Jersey native, was the assistant coach for women’s basketball at University High School in Orlando and the assistant golf coach at Seminole State College in Sanford. … Continue reading Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball

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Marine Corps vet is new PBSC student trustee

Growing up in a single parent household, Joseph Morel learned early the difficulties of life and the strengths one must have to succeed.
Determined to help his mother pay the bills, he and his older brother sacrificed their weekends to mow grass. Now, he is just as determined to help students at Palm Beach State College as their newly appointed student trustee for the 2017-18 academic year.
Morel, a Palm Beach County native and Coastal High School graduate, … Continue reading Marine Corps vet is new PBSC student trustee

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