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Third annual faculty/staff vs. student basketball game Feb. 20

Palm Beach State College’s Student Government Association on the Lake Worth campus will host its 3rd annual faculty/staff vs. student basketball game at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Elisabeth Erling Gymnasium. Those interested in participating may sign up in the Student Activities Center (BK 107).
Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. They may be purchased at the Cashier’s Office on the Lake Worth campus. All proceeds for the event will go to Relay For Life, … Continue reading Third annual faculty/staff vs. student basketball game Feb. 20

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Visiting Notre Dame professor to explain social media Feb. 20

The use of social media has exploded around the globe. Collectively, Facebook. Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram now have billions of users. So how do we navigate it all?
Dr. Corey M. Angst, an associate professor in the Department of Management at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, will teach this and more as the featured speaker at the Notre Dame Club of the Palm Beaches 16th annual lecture event, “Grandma Friended Me on Facebook: Making Sense of Social Media,” … Continue reading Visiting Notre Dame professor to explain social media Feb. 20

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Emerging Artist Amber Palomares to showcase work at Artigras

Four and a half years ago, Amber Palomares, a career development advisor and adjunct instructor, picked up her first paintbrush.
“I always loved art,” said Palomares. “I would go to local art shows and visit artist booths. I couldn’t get it off my mind.”
This passion led Palomares to try painting for herself, which led to hours of practicing and perfecting her work. To advance her skills, she even took a drawing class at the Palm Beach Gardens campus from Associate Professor of Visual Art Jacques de Beaufort. … Continue reading Emerging Artist Amber Palomares to showcase work at Artigras

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Arts “indispensable” to education says Lithgow

Award-winning actor John Lithgow continued the STEAM dialog on Jan. 30 as he spoke to a crowd of nearly 500 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
During his speech, Lithgow acknowledged that test prep along with science, technology, engineering and math subjects have come to dominate conversations and the educational diet of young people. However, without incorporating the arts, he says, a student’s life is “tragically incomplete.”
“It is absolutely essential in my mind that children be provided with their minimum daily allowance of this key source of nourishment and enrichment,” said Lithgow. … Continue reading Arts “indispensable” to education says Lithgow

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Area ceramic artists to exhibit at Palm Beach State art gallery

Fourteen south Florida artists will feature their latest ceramic works in an exhibit titled “SoFlo: On and Off the Wall” at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College Feb. 18 to March 21. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.
The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of sculptural and functional work, each offering a perspective of current trends in south Florida. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. … Continue reading Area ceramic artists to exhibit at Palm Beach State art gallery

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Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will perform “Sweet Pea and the Duke – The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25.
The Feb. 18 performance will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Feb. 25 performance will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is $15. Students, faculty and staff tickets are $5. … Continue reading Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

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Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31

Twenty-five students will each feature a painting of a personal expression during the 2014 Fine Arts Student Show Jan. 30 to March 31 at the art gallery at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The gallery is located in the Humanities building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. … Continue reading Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31

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Panthers expand social media outreach through basketball talk show

Palm Beach State College Athletics has reached out through social media to expand its coverage area. The first installment of “Panther Basketball Bites” featuring Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott McMillin and Head Women’s basketball Coach Kris Ruffo is currently on YouTube.
The short presentation covers the whole spectrum of basketball issues, including the coach’s perspective, game highlights and photos of featured players.  The goal is to have Panther Basketball Bites published every two weeks during the season on YouTube. … Continue reading Panthers expand social media outreach through basketball talk show

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Ashley Jones and Alana Arias sign NCAA Division I letters of intent

Two of the Panthers’ four sophomores in women’s basketball have already made commitments to play at the next level for their junior and senior seasons.
Ashley Jones, a sophomore forward, will continue her career at “THE U” (Miami University) and Alana Arias has committed to be a Ram next year attending Colorado State University. Both students signed full grants-in-aid at their respective institutions.
Jones, who has already been the FCSAA Player of the Week this season, … Continue reading Ashley Jones and Alana Arias sign NCAA Division I letters of intent

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