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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 follow us on : Belle Glade 1977 College Drive Belle Glade, FL 33430 561-996-7222 1 Boca Raton 3000 Saint Lucie Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33431 561-393-7222 Lake Worth 4200 Congress Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33461 561-967-7222 www.palmbeachstate.edu Palm Beach Gardens 3160 PGA Boulevard Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-207-5000 Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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 follow us on: 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. (cont’d) > 2 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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 follow us on: Guest Speaker Carol Horner Co-Creator of CareerZing.com Lunch Provided By Student Activities 3 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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 E nterta i nment 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 4 www.palmbeachstate.edu follow us on: Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 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 5 Student Times 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 (cont’d) > www.palmbeachstate.edu follow us on: Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 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 6 Student Times 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. follow us on: (cont’d) > www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 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 Student Times 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 follow us on: 7 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times S potl i g h t 23. Panther Prowl 2012 24. 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. follow us on: 8 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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 25. 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 9 www.palmbeachstate.edu follow us on: Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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. follow us on: 10 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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!! follow us on: 11 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 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. 12 Student Times Picture (left to right):Caitlin Siciliano, Cindy Bucci, and Myrlene Armand www.palmbeachstate.edu follow us on: Issue 4• Spring 2012 Palm Beach State College • Spring 2012 Student Times 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 follow us on: Photos By: Lyn Becker 13 www.palmbeachstate.edu Issue 4• Spring 2012