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PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

Palm Beach State College will reopen for classes and business on Monday, Sept. 18.
The facilities and security staff are continuing their assessments of the campuses and getting them ready for students, faculty and staff to return. Additional updates will be provided via the College emergency alert system, social media and the website. … Continue reading PBSC to reopen Sept. 18

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Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

With the threat of Hurricane Irma, Palm Beach County residents are encouraged to get prepared.
The Palm Beach County Hurricane Survival Guide is filled with tips and information. It also includes a list of important phone numbers that residents can add to their phone contacts in advance of the storm.
Hurricane Irma is currently a Category 5 storm projected to impact much of Florida. … Continue reading Get tips to prepare for Hurricane Irma

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PBSC to remain closed until further notice

Updated 11: 20 a.m. Sept. 8, 2017
Palm Beach State College will remain closed until further notice due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma. All classes and activities are cancelled.
PBSC leaders will continue to monitor the storm’s path and provide updates about openings after all campuses have been assessed for damage and deemed safe to open.
Updates will be communicated via the College emergency alert system, at news.palmbeachstate.edu and via social media. … Continue reading PBSC to remain closed until further notice

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PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October

Thirteen Palm Beach State College students will travel to a NASA center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
The students are among 304 community college students from across the U.S. selected for the NCAS program. Initially, the students spent five weeks this summer in an online course, learning about NASA’s missions and research. Out of 21 PBSC students who took the online course, 16 were invited to attend an on-site NASA workshop, … Continue reading PBSC students selected to visit NASA this October

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The Gardens Mall event to benefit Panther’s Closet

The Gardens Mall is teaming up with Palm Beach State College Aug. 30 to benefit Panther’s Closet, a thrift-style store for students.
The mall is hosting “Cocktails for a Cause” from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court. The event is open to the public. Admission is the donation of gently used clothing for adults or children. Attendees can RSVP at khanner@theforbescompany.com.
Panther’s Closet opened in March in a refurbished classroom on the PBSC Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading The Gardens Mall event to benefit Panther’s Closet

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SGA to help promote safe driving

The Student Government Association (SGA) at Palm Beach State College is joining the efforts to help students keep their eyes on the road while driving.
The College’s SGA at Lake Worth is co-partnering with AT&T to bring the company’s “It Can Wait” campaign and Pledge Drive to campus.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at the MLK plaza, students will get the opportunity to experience the company’s virtual reality 360 degree driving experience showing the potentially deadly consequences of smartphone distracted driving. … Continue reading SGA to help promote safe driving

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PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

Palm Beach State College is expecting another enrollment hike for the 2017-2018 academic year, and College leaders say they are prepared for the growth.
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment was up 2.8 percent for 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. That means that PBSC students, the majority of whom are part time, took far more classes. The student headcount also rose slightly to 49,303 students in 2016-2017, up from 47,893 in 2015-2016.
Despite the economic turnaround and low unemployment rate, … Continue reading PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

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PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

The Student Services offices on all Palm Beach State College campuses will be open for special hours Saturday to help students get ready for the start of the fall term.
The hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens and Loxahatchee Groves.  The following departments will be open: Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Registration, Bookstore, Cashier, Testing, Disability Support Services, as well as  Security for students who need to get their parking decal. … Continue reading PBSC to open for special hours Saturday

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Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

Last spring, 39 first-year Interior Design Technology students accepted a new challenge to put their skills to the test. Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County invited the students to participate in the first Habitat Home Design Competition.
Students Julissa Ehrnst and Pui Man Eva Lee-Zabatta shared the $250 prize, which was awarded August 9 in a ceremony on the Lake Worth campus. Their designs will be available for selection by future Habitat homeowners.
The students were challenged to create an interior design that a future Habitat homeowner could afford and maintain for generations. … Continue reading Interior design students design Habitat homes with heart

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