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Music department to present Faculty Jazz Combo concert Jan. 30

Members of the Palm Beach State College music department faculty will present a Faculty Jazz Combo concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 on Stage West on the Lake Worth campus. Admission is $10. Palm Beach State faculty, staff and students may receive one free ticket with ID.
Performers are: David Gibble, trumpet and flugelhorn; Mike Egan, trombone; and Ron Nordwall, saxophone. Also performing are Neil Bacher, guitar; Brad Keller, piano; David Tomasello, bass; and Frank Derrick, … Continue reading Music department to present Faculty Jazz Combo concert Jan. 30

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Kris Ruffo earns 300th overall career victory

Kris Ruffo, head coach of Palm Beach State College’s women’s basketball team, earned her 300th overall career win Jan. 11  when she led the panthers to victory against southern conference rival St. Petersburg 70-57. To date, she has achieved 106 wins as head coach at Palm Beach State.
The team is currently #4 in the Florida College System Activities Association rankings and #17 in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll. Ruffo has taken her teams to the FCSAA “Elite 8” of the State tournament three of the past five years and gone to the “Final Four” twice. … Continue reading Kris Ruffo earns 300th overall career victory

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Internationally-recognized artist Amalia Amaki showcasing new artwork at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus

Artist Amalia Amaki, former professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Alabama, is featuring her latest artwork in an exhibition titled “Homage: Poems and Images of Gratitude and Affection” through Feb. 8 at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College.
The exhibit, which is inspired by a limited edition artist book of the same title, features poems each accompanied by Amaki’s expressive artwork.
“This project is a collection of conversations,” says Amaki. … Continue reading Internationally-recognized artist Amalia Amaki showcasing new artwork at The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus

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Brad Johnson releases “The Happiness Theory”

English professor Brad Johnson has released his first, full-length poetry collection titled “The Happiness Theory” from The Main Street Rag.
“Brad Johnson’s poems are visceral, memorable, and striking in the way they dwell in reality, yet take sudden surrealistic leaps,” said Diane Thiel, internationally recognized poet and author. “The poems in this collection grapple with various kinds of love and connections, and particularly issues of parenting with a touch of dark humor that has resonance on a number of levels. … Continue reading Brad Johnson releases “The Happiness Theory”

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Palm Beach State ranks #1 in affordable online learning

Palm Beach State College has earned the number one spot on the list of the top 53 most affordable online colleges in Florida by Affordable Colleges Online.
At Palm Beach State, individuals can pursue either an online Bachelor of Applied Science degree or an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The B.S.N. program requires two clinical field experiences, while the B.A.S. can be completed entirely online.
The ranking also includes a spotlight interview, … Continue reading Palm Beach State ranks #1 in affordable online learning

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John Lithgow to speak at January STEAM event

Be Creative, Be Useful, Be Practical, Be Generous – this is the philosophy of actor John Lithgow, who will be the keynote speaker for the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM fundraiser Jan. 30.
The event, titled “Inside the Mind of John Lithgow” is expected to attract more than 600 guests and is presented by Bank of America. It will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts.
The goal is to raise money to support STEAM scholarships, … Continue reading John Lithgow to speak at January STEAM event

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