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Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

Busloads of Head Start preschoolers came to the Dental Hygiene Care Center on the Lake Worth campus to get their teeth checked and cleaned on Feb. 7, the annual Give Kids a Smile Day. 
For the eighth year, Palm Beach State’s Dental Health Services department hosted the event as part of the American Dental Association’s national day, started in 2003. As tallied by the ADA, the 2014 Give Kids a Smile Day benefited 346,524 children at 1,525 events put on by 9,105 participating dentists and 28,370 volunteers. … Continue reading Dental Health students give smiles to 300 kids

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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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Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000

Joining the statewide mission to make college as affordable as possible, Palm Beach State College has lowered the cost of its Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Information Management to $10,000 for qualified students. The tuition reduction answers Gov. Rick Scott’s “$10,000 Degree Challenge” to provide affordable, quality bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields. The challenge has been accepted by all 24 baccalaureate degree-granting colleges in the Florida College System.
The $10,000 price is reserved for Florida residents who complete an A.S. … Continue reading Palm Beach State offers high-tech bachelor’s degree for $10,000

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Crime Scene students put to the test at FEMA training event

When a natural disaster hits, crime scene investigators play a critical role. They determine the cause and manner of death of disaster victims, identify bodies and human remains, and preserve physical evidence.
Take a look at how students studying Crime Scene Technology stepped up to the plate and gained invaluable experience during the two-day Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rescue training event held at Palm Beach State College Jan. 8-9.
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