During the investiture ceremony Thursday officially installing her as Palm Beach State College’s fifth president, Ava L. Parker, J.D., announced a $1 million gift to the College from a Palm Beach Gardens couple who have a passion for education.
Themed “Investing in a New Vision,” the academic ceremony drew more than 500 people to the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus, including the Florida College System chancellor, college and university presidents, lawmakers and business leaders. … Continue reading Parker announces couple’s $1 million gift at her investiture
Palm Beach State College’s Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus has been named by Florida Weekly as the 2016 Best Place for a Song and Dance.
According to the publication, the Duncan Theatre’s 29th season delivered the strongest line-up of iconic modern dance companies in the theatre’s history such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pilobolus and the 70th anniversary tour of Jose Limon Dance Company.
It also stated that the music was diverse as well, … Continue reading Duncan recognized as best by local publication
Palm Beach State College held its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast at the Lake Worth campus Jan. 15.
Dr. Lillie W. McCain, a retired professor from Mott Community College in Michigan, was the keynote speaker for the celebration themed “Education. Empowerment. Equality.” McCain, who grew up on a farm in Teoc, Miss., displayed a cotton stalk and wore a 9-foot cotton sack as a visual illustration of growing up picking cotton. She discussed the importance of education and the need for individuals to address stereotypes and prejudices in order for the country to fulfill King’s dream that his “four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, … Continue reading Palm Beach State honors legacy of civil rights leader
Build what? It is the Earth Harp, a large musical instrument that spans across a great distance. Today, the Earth Harp is spanning 150 feet from the sidewalk to the roof of the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College.
William Close is the artist/musician/innovator who created the instrument and will perform this weekend. The harp takes brass strings that each have a tuning plate for each note. … Continue reading If you build the harp, they will play!
Palm Beach State College is hosting a free seminar April 5 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning.
“College is Possible,” a college planning day for high school juniors and seniors and their parents, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. A free continental breakfast will be provided. … Continue reading Palm Beach State to host free “College is Possible” seminar April 5
Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will perform “Sweet Pea and the Duke – The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25.
The Feb. 18 performance will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Feb. 25 performance will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is $15. Students, faculty and staff tickets are $5. … Continue reading Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn