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PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

Palm Beach State College has been named one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute.
The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization on Thursday released its list of top community colleges based on exceptional levels of student success. Only the colleges that make the list are eligible to compete for the prestigious 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence worth $1 million.
The Aspen Institute reviews publicly available data to determine which community colleges around the country demonstrate student success in three areas: student persistence, … Continue reading PBSC makes Aspen Institute list of top 150 community colleges in nation

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Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31

Twenty-five students will each feature a painting of a personal expression during the 2014 Fine Arts Student Show Jan. 30 to March 31 at the art gallery at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The gallery is located in the Humanities building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. … Continue reading Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31

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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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Former NAACP president speaks at 15th annual MLK celebration

Despite the nation’s position as a world leader and the country’s advances over the last 50 years, it is slipping in such areas as education, said Benjamin Jealous, former NAACP president.
“We are on a plane that is losing altitude,’’ he said, comparing the U.S. education system to Japan and Singapore and noting that spending on incarceration in the U.S. has climbed while funding for education has decreased. “We have to recognize that we are weak.”
Jealous, … Continue reading Former NAACP president speaks at 15th annual MLK celebration

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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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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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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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All eyes on them: Live webcams allow science students to watch owls 24/7

It is a reality show with a different perspective. There is no singing, dancing, mudslinging or outlandish stunts. Instead, this live webcast at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade is giving science students a bird’s eye view of the intricate lives and behaviors of one of the most mysterious creatures in the world — the barn owl.
Live webcams are installed inside two owl nesting boxes situated on the west side of campus, … Continue reading All eyes on them: Live webcams allow science students to watch owls 24/7

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