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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.”
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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.
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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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