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Thank you, Dr. Anderson, for 24 great years!
Palm Beach State College
Thank you, Dr. Anderson, for 24 great years!
Spring 2012 Student Newsletter
In this issue:
Career Development pages 2-4
Entertainment pages 5-8
Spotlight pages 8-12
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CAREER
2. Exploring College and
Career Options Workshop
1. Message from the Vice President
As you approach the end of the spring
term, we wish you much success with final
exams and class projects. Many of you
combine college, work and family, and we
understand the stress you may experience.
Please remember the College-wide
Counseling Center, learning labs, campus
advisors and faculty are here for you if you
need a listening ear or academic support.
We congratulate those who will be
graduating in May and moving on to new
academic challenges or a job. Best wishes!
For those of you who plan to continue at
Palm Beach State and enroll in the summer
or fall term, please register early to avoid
long lines and closed classes.
Happy Spring!
Patti Anderson, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Services and
Enrollment Management
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This is a free 1.5 hour workshop for new
and prospective students who are uncertain
about which program of study to take at
Palm Beach State College. You will take a
career assessment, learn what programs
are available and how to relate your career
interest to programs of study. Also take the
opportunity to easily research occupations
and how to identify the next steps in
planning your future. You must have a
current Palm Beach State application on file
to attend. Advance registration is required!
To register, visit:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/pantherweb.
xml and enter your student ID and PIN.
Select “Information” from the menu and
then choose “Exploring College and Career
Options.” Choose the date you prefer, click
“Register,” fill out the form, and submit.
View the Career website at:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career.xml
Where: Burt Reynolds Student Center, BR129
(Palm Beach Gardens)
When: April 5, 10, 17 & 25; and May 1
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-207-5350
3.
Honors Open House Lake Worth campus
Have you completed 12 or more hours and
have at least a 3.5 GPA? Come to the open
house and discover the Honors Experience!
Explore ways to make your time at Palm
Beach State more meaningful and meet
current honors students and faculty. Find
out how Honors started at Palm Beach
State College and learn about specific
course offerings at the Lake Worth campus.
This is a free event.
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DEVELOPMENT
Where: CE 119 [Lake Worth]
When: Thursday, April 5 from 3pm - 5pm
Contact: 561-868-3421 or email [email protected]
palmbeachstate.edu
4. Job Fair and University Transfer Day
Meet face-to-face with over 40 area
employers and get program information
from colleges and universities. Bring your
resume and dress for success. The event
is free and open to the community. For
more details, view the website at:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/JobFairs.xml
Where: Gymnasium (Lake Worth)
When: Tuesday, March 27 from 9:30am - 1:30pm
Contact:email [email protected] or
561-868-3066
5.
Social Media Do’s and Don’ts:
Lunch and Learn
Learn how to use social media to find
jobs! Guest speaker will present ways
to use electronic communication to your
benefit. Learn proper electronic etiquette
and why you should have a positive online
presence. Free hot lunch provided!
Where: HT103A (Boca Raton)
When: Thursday, April 19 from 11am - 12:30pm
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-862-4325
Career Center Boca Raton Campus
6.
Master’s Degree Transfer Fair
The Master’s Degree Transfer Fair will
feature representatives from a variety
of universities. All bachelor’s students
are encouraged to attend and benefit
from this unique event to speak
with universities about admissions
requirements and explore opportunities
to earn a master’s degree. This is a free
event. View Bachelor’s Degree website at:
www.palmbeachstate.edu/bachelor.xml
Where: Technical Education TE Courtyard (Lake
Worth)
When: Tuesday, April 17 from 11am - 3pm
Contact: email [email protected]
or 561-868-4100
7.
Volunteer Fair
Come and meet representatives from
local non-profit community agencies.
These organizations will be on hand to
showcase their volunteer and advocacy
opportunities, enabling students to find
service venues that match their interests,
major, and career goals. This is a free
event.
Where: Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium (Lake
Worth)
When: Wednesday, March 28 from 10am - 1pm
Contact: email [email protected]
or 561-868-3345
L u n c h a n d L e a r n : S o c ia l
M e d ia D o ’s & D o n ’t s
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Guest Speaker Carol Horner Co-Creator of CareerZing.com
Lunch Provided By Student Activities
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8. Exploring Careers Panel Discussion
In celebration of Math Awareness Week,
the Boca Career Center presents a
free panel discussion and networking
event with career experts from the
following fields: Aviation, Crime Scene
Technology, Finance, Nursing, Engineering
and Computer Science. Free hot hors
d’oeuvres and drinks will be served,
courtesy of Student Activities. Learn
what skills and qualities employers look
for as panelists discuss industry trends
and career paths. Students will have the
opportunity to ask questions and network
with career representatives! This is a free
event.
Where: HT 103B (Boca Raton)
When: Thursday, April 5 from 11am - 12:30pm
Contact:email [email protected]
or 561-862-4325
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9. Performance of “Harvey”
by Theatre Department
10. Movie showing - Food Inc.
Palm Beach State College’s theatre department
The Ecology Club presents a free movie showing
of “Food Inc.” - a documentary film that examines
corporate farming in the United States, concluding
that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy,
in a way that is environmentally harmful and
abusive of both animals and employees. It’s
an unflattering look inside America’s corporate
controlled food industry.
will be presenting “Harvey,” a 1944 play
by American playwright Mary Chase.
When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce
his imaginary friend Harvey, a six and
a one-half foot rabbit, to guests at a
dinner party, his sister, Veta, has seen
as much of his eccentric behavior as she
can tolerate. She decides to have him
committed to a sanitarium to spare their
family from future embarrassment. When
they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy
of errors ensues. Show dates will be
March 29 - 31 and April 12 - 14 at 8:00
p.m. at Stage West. Tickets are $12 for
general and $5 for students with ID/
faculty/staff.
Where: AD108 (Boca Raton)
When: Thursday, April 12 from 3:30pm - 5pm
Contact:email [email protected] or
561-862-4397
Where: Stage West (Lake Worth)
When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 3/29 - 3/31
and Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4/12 - 4/14
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-868-3316
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11. Golden Z Movie Night
“American Violet”
The Golden Z club presents a free
screening of the movie “American Violet.”
This movie is about an African-American
single mother who struggles to clear
her name after being wrongly accused
and arrested for dealing drugs in an
impoverished town in Texas. Stars include
Nicole Beharie, Will Patton and Alfre
Woodard.
Where: HT 102 (Boca Raton)
When: Tuesday, March 27 from 3:30pm - 5pm
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-862-4397
12.
N.Y. Style Salsa Dance Training
Learn to N.Y. Style Salsa at the Wellness
Center. Space is limited, so call and
reserve your spot. A new Latin dance will
be featured every month, so check out
the Wellness Center calendar at www.
palmbeachstate.edu/WellnessCenter.
xml. The only cost to this event is your
time. Please wear soft-soled, non-marking
shoes. Current Panthercard is required.
Where: Wellness Center (Lake Worth)
When: Tuesday, March 27 from 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-868-3365
13.
SGA Spring Variety Show
Come out and see a wide array of
talent, including dancing, singing,
acting, and more here at Palm Beach
State,Lake Worth campus. This is a free
event, but donations are encouraged to
help establish the 2011-2012 Student
Government Association Endowment
Scholarship. Auditions will take place
from February 6-10 from 4:30-7:30 pm
in the Student Activities Center (BK 107).
If you are interested in auditioning or
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have any questions, please stop by the
Student Government Association Office in
BK 107 or call (561) 868-3022 or (561)
868-2023.
Where: Duncan Theatre (Lake Worth)
When: Tuesday, March 27 from 7pm - 10pm
Contact:email [email protected]
or 561-868-3345
14. College Jazz Festival
Where can you hear five great big bands
together on one program? At the Palm
Beach State College Jazz Festival, of
course! Big bands from Broward College,
Florida Atlantic University, and Palm
Beach Atlantic University join the Palm
Beach State 12 o’clock Jazz Ensemble
and Tuesday Nite Big Band for an evening
you won’t forget. With tunes ranging
from standards of the Swing Era to hardhitting contemporary jazz, this will be
the highlight of the year for big band jazz
fans. Tickets are $10 for general public
and free to students and Palm Beach State
employees.
Where: Duncan Theatre (Lake Worth)
When: Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Contact: email [email protected]
or 561-868-3309
15. 37th Annual Boca Raton Awards
Ceremony
Students will be recognized for their
participation in their respective clubs
as well as for outstanding leadership on
campus and in the local community. We
invite you and your guest to celebrate
your achievements by attending the 37th
Boca Raton Student Awards Ceremony on
April 5 at the Marriott Hotel at 10 North
Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach. Please
confirm/register your attendance and the
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guest you will be bringing by calling Abby
Lazo at 561-862-4311. You must register
by March 22. This is a free event.
Where: Delray Beach Marriott (off campus)
When: Thursday, April 5 from 6pm - 11pm
Contact: 561-862-4311 or email [email protected]
palmbeachstate.edu
16. Poetry Reading by Professor
Stephen Gibson
Professor Stephen Gibson will give a
reading of his poetry as part of the Belle
Glade Library and Learning Resource
Center’s celebration of Poetry Month. Mr.
Gibson has had more than 150 poems
published in various literary and poetry
journals and has published 4 poetry
collections. He has given numerous
readings of his poetry and is a past
Individual Artist Fellowship recipient from
the State of Florida in both poetry and
fiction. Light refreshments will be served
after the reading. This is a free event.
Where: TEC 127/128 (Belle Glade)
When: Wednesday, April 11 from 3pm - 4pm
Contact:email [email protected]
or 561-993-1151
17. Earth Day Event
The Eissey campus Gardens Goes Green
(GGG) Committee will hold an Earth Day
Event on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It will be a day of activities open to the
public focused on promoting awareness
of sustainability issues. Celebrate your
Earth with music, food, exhibits, and
prizes! Tour the Rooftop Garden, play
“Environmental Croquet” and “Recycled
Basketball.” Join us to learn and to have
fun! This is a free event.
Where: Pavilion & Amphitheater (Palm Beach
Gardens)
When: Thursday, April 12 from 10am - 2pm
Contact: email [email protected]
or 561-207-5201
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18. Concert Band & Concert Chorus Lake Worth
The Concert Band, under the direction
of David Gibble, will perform an exciting
program of music for the modern concert
wind ensemble. The Concert Chorus,
under the direction of Michael MacMullen,
will perform choral music from the
Renaissance to the 21st century. With
selections ranging from Sousa marches to
20th century classics and from classical
choral music to contemporary folk and
Gospel, you are sure to find something to
enjoy in this exciting concert. Tickets are
$10 for general public and free to students
and Palm Beach State employees.
Where: Duncan Theatre (Lake Worth)
When: Tuesday, April 17 from 8pm - 10pm
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-868-3309
19. Financial Aid Awareness Week
Lake Worth
Financial Aid Awareness Week Events!
Financial Aid 101
An informative seminar on the basics of
financial aid and the application process.
Guest Speaker, Robin Blank - Outreach
Representative from the Florida
Department of Education
Where: CE-119
When: Monday,April 9 1:pm-2pm
Consumer Debt Management Seminar
Guess Speaker: Jessica Stokes – Debt
Management Credit Couseling Corp.
Discussion of the importance of your
credit score and budgeting your money.
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Where: NS 129 (Lake Worth campus)
When: Tuesday,April 10 from 1pm-2pm
Money-Gras Main Event! Music, Food,
drawings for scholarships, bookstore
credit and much more! Come and join the
fun; get your questions answered!
Where: (Lake Worth campus)MLK Courtyard
When: Wednesday, April 11 from 12pm to 2 pm
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21. Merengue Dance Training
Learn to merengue at the Wellness Center.
Space is limited, so call and reserve your
spot. A new Latin dance will be featured
every month, so check out the Wellness
Center calendar at www.palmbeachstate.
edu/WellnessCenter.xml. The only cost
to this event is your time. Please wear
soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Current
Panthercard is required.
Where: Wellness Center (Lake Worth)
When: Friday, April 27 from 4pm - 5pm
Contact:email [email protected] or
561-868-3365
22. Movie showing - Vanishing of the
Bees
20. Be the student voice
The Ecology Club presents a free movie
showing of “Vanishing of the Bees” - a
documentary film that takes a piercing
investigative look at the economic,
political and ecological implications of the
worldwide disappearance of the honeybee.
The film examines our current agricultural
landscape and celebrates the ancient and
sacred connection between man and the
honeybee. The story highlights the positive
changes that have resulted due to the tragic
phenomenon known as “Colony Collapse
Disorder.” To empower the audience, the
documentary provides viewers with tangible
solutions they can apply to their everyday
lives. “Vanishing of the Bees” unfolds as
a dramatic tale of science and mystery,
illuminating this extraordinary crisis and
its greater meaning about the relationship
between humankind and Mother Earth. The
bees have a message - but will we listen?
Where: AD108 (Boca Raton)
When: Tuesday, April 17 from 3:30pm - 5pm
Contact: email [email protected] or
561-862-4397
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S potl i g h t
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Panther Prowl 2012
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It was the best of nights for Palm Beach
State College, as students and faculty
joined together for a night of food,
dancing, games, and fun on February
25th at the Hilton Hotel by the Airport.
This was Palm Beach State’s 11th
Annual Celebration dance, with over 200
students, faculty, and administrators in
attendance. Between “Minute to Rock,”
(a.k.a. Minute to Win It), “Making the
Band,” and a Guitar Hero tournament, our
students were given a chance to show off
their talent and rock the house!
PBSC Panthers Medics Club
On January 18-20, 2012, the Palm
Beach State College Panther Medics Club
traveled to Daytona to attend the annual
Fire Chiefs Convention Fire-East. The
students were the actors in the medical
based scenario competitions among
the Fire Departments in preparation for
the upcoming Advanced Life Support
Competition season. The experience
provided students a priceless insight into
what it takes to be a winning team. This
year’s club has some pretty big shoes to
fill because last year’s Palm Beach State
team won five competitions. They will
be competing at the University of Miami,
Miami Dade College, City College, Clin-Con
and The Boca Challenge. In Picture: John
Atwater is performing a three-patient CPR
demonstration.
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25. Jumpstart Jump Rope Club
Jumpstart Jump Rope Club is in its second
year at Palm Beach State. They recently
performed at Palm Beach Central High
School for the Take Stock in Children
Graduation Ceremony, and at the Royal
Palm Beach Music and Art Festival on
March 11th. The pictures are from the
festival, and, as luck would have it, the
rain started just as they were getting
ready to perform.The rain got heavier as
the team got into the performance, and
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subsided just as they finished. A little
rain didn’t dampen their spirits, though,
and the audience who stuck it out with
them were treated to a wonderful show.
Jumpstart has also performed at the halftime show of some basketball games as
well as at church festivals in Palm Springs
and Wellington.
26. The Office of Student Activities Wellness Center and Counseling Center
team up to offer presentations on the
Lake Worth and Boca campuses
body image while Naomi’s story told of
her personal journey through recovery.
The presentation concluded with Professor
Boone leading a discussion on the cultural
and physiological links among food
choices, dieting and eating disorders.
On Wednesday, February 29th, a similar
presentation was held on the Lake Worth
campus. This presentation included
Johanna S. Kandel, Founder and CEO
of the Alliance for Eating Disorders
Awareness and author of Life Beyond
Your Eating Disorder (Harlequin Press).
Johanna shared her inspiring story of
recovery from her eating disorder and
how she decided to establish a non-profit
organization to help others.
February 26th – March 3rd was National
Eating Disorders Week. This year’s theme
was “Everybody Knows Somebody.” Two
panel presentations were provided to
bring awareness to the topic of Eating
Disorders. On Tuesday, March 28th,
Professor of Health and Nutrition Jeanne
Boone was joined by Career Advisor April
Rosenblatt and Counseling Intern Naomi
Feigenbaum. April’s presentation covered
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27. Panther men and women bow out of
state tournament in semi-finals
Palm Beach basketball teams both enjoyed
historic seasons as they completed their
run to the State finals by bowing out in
the semi finals. The Panther women lost
to the eventual champs, Pensacola, and
the men were ousted in a tough battle
by the College of Central Florida. For the
first time in the history of the school,
both teams received the #1 seeds out of
the Southern Conference by winning the
Conference Championship. For the men,
it was their 2nd title in as many years
under Head Coach George “Butch “ Estes.
For the women, it was their 1st title under
Head Coach Kris Ruffo.
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In addition, Me Me Ward and Waverly Austin were named Players of the Year in the
Southern Conference, and Austin was named Player of the Year in the State of Florida.
Ward, Austin and Janay Borum were members of the FCSAA All State Team and are
likely candidates for NJCAA All American status, which will be named later in the spring.
Also, Coach Ruffo and Estes won Southern Conference Coach of the Year, which is their
second such award.
The women ended their season with a school record of 25 wins and 2 losses, were
10-0 in the Southern Conference and ranked #15 in the country. The men finished
their stellar year with a 26-5 record, which included 10-1 in the conference and a #12
national ranking.
Congratulations to Coach Ruffo and Estes, their staff and the Panther studentathletes!!!
GO
PA N T H E R S!!
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28. The Intramurals Running Club
29. Day of Engagement
The Intramurals Running Club of the
Lake Worth campus participated in the
9th Annual 5K/10K Race for Faith on
Saturday, February 25th at John Prince
Park in Lake Worth. This Race has given
over $60,000 back to the community and
is making an impact in well-deserving
countries. Honorable mention goes to
Joe Rojas, Victor Felix, Jordan Medina,
Alencia Felix, Swikar Patel, and Melanie
Carucci for placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in
their age group. The Intramurals Running
Club welcomes students, staff, faculty
and administration to join them on the
soccer field on Tuesdays at 4:30pm and
Fridays at 8:00am. The next race is The
Superhero Scramble, which is a 4-6 miles
of wicked terrain, mud, 20+ obstacles,
and water crossings, which takes place on
March 24th, 2012 in Miami, FL.
Student volunteers from Lake Worth
campus participated in a “Day of
Engagement” on January 26th at the
Milagro Center in Delray Beach. The
Milagro Center is a non-profit organization
that provides educational and art
programs to disadvantaged children. The
Center’s four goals are to ensure academic
success, promote the arts, teach inclusion
and embrace diversity, and create strong
individuals who positively impact their
communities. The student volunteers
assisted the children with performing an
impromptu play, playing kickball, games
and story telling. Volunteer Myrlene
Armand said, “Volunteering at Milagro
has been an incredible experience. The
kids have so much spirit and energy and
just spending a few hours with them has
made a tremendous impact on me. I was
exhausted by the end of the day, but I
was much fulfilled.”
Picture Left to Right:
Top: Andrew Cronkhite (advisor), Victor
Felix, Joe Parrish, Ross Pierre-Louis,
Michel Saint Surin, Jordan Medina, Antonio
Messon, Andrew Spence, Hardyton
Desarmes, Dominique Spann.
Bottom: Joe Rojas, Guerchonite
Guillaume, Alencia Felix, Swikar Patel,
Melanie Carucci, Bridget Statler, Allison
Gondek, Lauren Hammond, Kelly Torres.
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Picture (left to right):Caitlin Siciliano,
Cindy Bucci, and Myrlene Armand
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30. Important Links
College Alert - Emergency Link,
www.palmbeachstate.edu/alert.xml
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools /
Commission on Colleges Link,
www.palmbeachstate.edu/sacs.xml
Catalog Link,
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Catalog.xml
Events Calendar Link,
www.palmbeachstate.edu/CollegeEvents.xml
Student Handbook Link,
www.palmbeachstate.edu/StudentHandbook.xml
College Mission Statement
Palm Beach State College, founded in 1933 as Florida’s first public community college, is a diverse, comprehensive institution dedicated to serving the educational needs of Palm Beach
County. Integrally linked to the community through strong partnerships, the College provides
associate and baccalaureate degrees, professional certificates, workforce development and lifelong learning.
Palm Beach State College’s mission is to create and sustain a dynamic teaching and learning
environment that provides a high-quality, accessible, affordable education, preparing students to
contribute and compete ethically and successfully in a diverse global community.
Editor:
Mareta Iosia-Sizemore
Helaine Fazio
Faith Proper
Designer:
Nefi Narvaez
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