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Grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for new PBSC campus

Palm Beach State College is holding a grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for its new campus in Loxahatchee Groves. More than 600 students will begin classes there the day before.
The grand opening ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and include a ribbon cutting and tours of the first 50,000-square-foot, three-story building on the Dennis P. Gallon Campus. The campus name honors the former long-term president whose portrait will be unveiled and will adorn an entrance wall. … Continue reading Grand opening ceremony Feb. 28 for new PBSC campus

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Middle schoolers solve animal issues using robots

Over 300 middle school students, parents, coaches and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) supporters were on hand last weekend at Palm Beach State College’s Palm Beach Gardens campus for the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Extravaganza and Spectacular.
Palm Beach State hosted the event Feb. 4, which welcomed 24 Palm Beach County middle schools to the competition made possible through a partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, Prime Time Palm Beach County, Green Mouse Academy and the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County. … Continue reading Middle schoolers solve animal issues using robots

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Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

What is one key to success in life? According to Armando Christian Perez, better known as “Pitbull,” it’s to follow your own journey in life.
“I think that a lot of people always try to keep up with the Joneses as a way to benchmark their success and don’t follow their own journeys,” the Grammy award winner told the crowd of more than 650 at the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s 5th annual STEAM luncheon today. … Continue reading Pitbull encourages STEAM crowd to follow their own path

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Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion

Kinetic art has power, in this case, solar, wind and water power. Just ask Paul Slater, lab specialist for the Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology programs at Palm Beach State College. He’ll be happy to explain how art and science merge in this weekend’s International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium in Boynton Beach.
Kinetic art is a form of art that depends on movement for its effect. Slater, who is also an artist, … Continue reading Weekend kinetic art exhibit to display staffer’s passion

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Smithsonian exhibit tops list of Black History Month events

Black History Month events will take place on all campuses this February, ranging from a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution to workshops, movies, music performances, a student talent showcase, and nationally acclaimed speakers Phyllis Lawson and Eldridge J. Broussard III. Events are free unless otherwise noted, and some have food for students. Mark your calendars and take part in celebrating our country’s rich African-American heritage.
Among the events are:
Feb. 1 – 28: A Place for All People: A Smithsonian Poster Exhibit
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Campus street to be painted in chalk as part of new exhibit

The Humanities Department at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus will host the 2017 Student Art and Design Exhibition in the gallery on campus starting Jan. 31.
The show, which will run from Jan. 31 to Feb. 27, will showcase work created by students enrolled in the College’s visual art and graphic design classes. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the gallery.
As part of the exhibit, … Continue reading Campus street to be painted in chalk as part of new exhibit

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PBSC to host ethics competition for high schoolers

The Palm Beach State College Center for Applied Ethics will host the sixth annual Regional High School Ethics Bowl in partnership with The School District of Palm Beach County Jan. 28 at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs on the College’s Lake Worth campus.
The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with preliminary, semi-final and final judging rounds. Fourteen teams of students from eight different high schools will participate.
This year’s participating schools are: Atlantic High School, … Continue reading PBSC to host ethics competition for high schoolers

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King celebration draws more than 700, many others online

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, was the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Thursday, telling the crowd that “Dr. King’s legacy is so significant that we should all engage in it.”
“The significance of Dr. King’s legacy is not simply to be frozen in an ‘I have a dream moment,’ Dyson said, referring to King’s famous “I have a Dream Speech” delivered on Aug. … Continue reading King celebration draws more than 700, many others online

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Dyson to speak at PBSC King celebration Jan. 12

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award recipient and two-time NAACP Image Award winner, will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach State College 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Jan. 12.
The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave. It is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP.
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Special winter break hours designed to help students

Students, don’t panic. If you are trying to register for classes, see an advisor or apply for financial aid before winter break starts next week, you have options.
While Palm Beach State College is closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 2, the Student Services department on the Lake Worth campus will be open four days during the break to help students get ready for the 2017 spring term.
All students, no matter which campus they plan to attend, … Continue reading Special winter break hours designed to help students

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