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PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

One of the most damaging cybercrimes for businesses to fall victim to is ransomware, according to a United States Secret Service representative who spoke anonymously at Palm Beach State College as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“Even smartphones can be encrypted with ransomware, and I believe we are going to see more and more of that,” the representative told the crowd of more than 100 at a seminar titled “Cybersecurity is in your hands. What are you going to do with it?” … Continue reading PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

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STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

STEAM Fest, which drew more than 800 attendees during its successful first year, is returning Nov. 16 and promises to be even better.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Natural Science building on the Lake Worth campus and features new displays, as well as indoor and outdoor interactive science demonstrations, food, activities and more.
“STEAM FEST 2019 is a must attend for families as it is a free, engaging educational opportunity for them to learn more about STEAM and also to experience PBSC and know more about PBSC STEAM offerings for future school needs,” said Dr. … Continue reading STEAM Fest to return after successful first year

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Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30

Veterans, military service members and their families will be able to advance their life and career goals at the first-ever South Florida Veterans Expo on Oct. 30.

Featuring more than 30 exhibitors, including employers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the expo will be hosted by Palm Beach State College and former state Sen. Maria Sachs, a champion of veterans.  It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road in Delray Beach. … Continue reading Veterans Expo set for Oct. 30

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Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs

Students and community job seekers will be able to meet recruiters from a wide range of companies, health care providers and government agencies at two October career fairs to be held at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses. The fairs are organized by the PBSC Career Center on each campus.
Free and open to the public, the fairs will bring a combined total of more than 70 employers hiring for full- and part-time openings, … Continue reading Over 70 employers expected at October career fairs

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PBSC Fine Arts Faculty exhibit opens at the Cultural Council Gallery

The Humanities Division of Palm Beach State College has teamed up with the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to showcase the work of 18 Fine Arts faculty at the Cultural Council Gallery in downtown Lake Worth.
The exhibit opens on Sept. 13 and runs through Nov. 9. It is free and open to the public. A special student and staff opening reception will be held from from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Gallery located at 601 Lake Ave. … Continue reading PBSC Fine Arts Faculty exhibit opens at the Cultural Council Gallery

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Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state

More than 20 police departments and other criminal justice organizations from Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando will recruit at the third annual Criminal Justice Job Fair, Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Conference Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Free and open to the public, the fair is designed for those seeking positions in law enforcement, corrections and 911 dispatch. Attendees will be able to apply for current job openings ranging from officer to civilian positions. … Continue reading Criminal justice job fair to bring agencies from across state

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Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee

John Smith, the director of communications for Duffy’s Management, Inc., has been named the new Palm Beach State College student trustee for the 2019-20 academic year.
Smith, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in project management, was chosen from 10 students who interviewed for the job.
“Accessibility is why I chose to attend PBSC and is what I hope to continue to strengthen in my role as student trustee,” said Smith. “PBSC made it easy for me to start school with flexible class schedules, … Continue reading Army veteran selected as new PBSC student trustee

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PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies

Special memorial ceremonies are scheduled on all of Palm Beach State College’s campuses to remember the events and honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
The ceremonies, which are open to the public and take place on that day, feature guest speakers, activities and moments of silence. The following is the plan for each campus:
Lake Worth
Titled “United We Stand,” the ceremony, hosted by Student Activities, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. … Continue reading PBSC to hold Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies

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Sodexo brings fresher food, new look to campus dining

New food choices will be available on the Lake Worth campus Aug. 22 as the campus Panther Café officially reopens after a four-month hiatus to undergo a major transformation.
The new Lake Worth Panther Café, along with the updated Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton Panther Cafés, both which reopened July 1, now feature food choices from Sodexo America, LLC, the world’s leading provider of catering, hospitality and food retail services.
A five-member committee comprised of PBSC students and staff selected the company after a competitive solicitation process. … Continue reading Sodexo brings fresher food, new look to campus dining

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Suicide awareness bench unveiled on Lake Worth campus

Palm Beach State College unveiled a bright yellow new bench on the Lake Worth campus today to help raise awareness about suicide prevention and mental health.
The bench was installed near the water fountain in the heavily trafficked Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, a popular spot for student events. It is inscribed with the 1-800-273-8255 phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as the local 2-1-1 Helpline number and 898211 text code for Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast residents to get access 24 hours a day, … Continue reading Suicide awareness bench unveiled on Lake Worth campus

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