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April 16, 2014


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Rush Gallery Sets Up Scholarship

Date: April 2, 2014
Art student Yessira Rosario is the first recipient of an annual scholarship established by artist and designer Sean Rush. Rush’s West Palm Beach gallery, which features interior design and fine art, also has hired two interns from PBA, Laura Morris and Evan Sahlman.

Palm Beach Atlantic University's Warren Library will be among the local landmarks illuminated in blue lights on the evening of Wednesday, April 2, for this year's Light It Up Blue for Autism Speaks initiative. That worldwide initiative kicked off locally last week when blue lights lit up the Royal Park Bridge — the middle bridge joining Palm Beach and West Palm Beach — during a special ceremony with Autism Speaks co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright. In 2011, Palm Beach Atlantic honored Suzanne Wright during its annual Women of Distinction luncheon, which raises money for scholarships.
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University to 'Light It Up Blue' for Autism Awareness

Palm Beach Atlantic University has named Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Donna Murray as the director of its new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Dr. Murray received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Florida Atlantic University. Her capstone academic project focused on increasing community awareness of the practice focused DNP to meet the growing demands to healthcare in the 21st century. Beginning in January 2015, the DNP program consists of 74 graduate credits completed in nine semesters or essentially three years of study. The degree program is aimed at professionals currently working in the field with courses being offered evenings and online.

Dr. Donald Warren died today (March 31, 2014) at Hospice of Palm Beach County’s Charles W. Gerstenberg Center in West Palm Beach. He was 86. As its founding chairman, Dr. Warren was the University’s first fundraiser-in-chief and remained its No. 1 cheerleader throughout his life. The service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Family Church Downtown at First Baptist (formerly First Baptist Church West Palm Beach) with Dr. Jack Graham officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The family has requested that memorial gifts be sent to the Bebe Warren Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made out to Palm Beach Atlantic University with Bebe Warren Scholarship Fund in the subject line and mailed to the Development Office, Palm Beach Atlantic University, P.O. Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708.
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Dr. Donald Warren, Founding PBA Chairman, Dies at 86

The Sunshine State Conference (SSC) has received official acceptance from Palm Beach Atlantic University to become a provisional member of the conference beginning July 1, 2014. Palm Beach Atlantic joins Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, who will also become a provisional member this July.
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The Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Ensemble presents Kaleidoscope 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5, at the Rinker Playhouse of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for all students with a valid school ID. For tickets or more information, contact the Kravis Center box office at (561) 832-7469 or The concert will feature the work of student choreographers Denton Gay and twin sisters Breanna and Deanna Butts, as well as works by three visiting choreographers. One of them, Barbara Craddock, brings more than 40 years of experience through her work performing and teaching with acclaimed mambo legend Pedro "Cuban Pete" Aguilar. With performance coordinator Victor Trevino, Craddock choreographed an original dance titled "Si Me Pudieras Amar."
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Dance Ensemble Presents 'Kaleidoscope' April 4-5

Educational trauma experienced by college students can be viewed as a "hallmark of intellectual growth," Palm Beach Atlantic University Associate Professor of English Dr. Samuel Joeckel said Wednesday during the keynote address of the University's third annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference.

As the founder and president of the Hepzibah House ministry for victims of human trafficking, Palm Beach Atlantic University alumna Becky Dymond tries to bring hope and comfort to women who have been freed from the sex trade. Dymond is the guest speaker in chapel this week during Justice Week.
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Greg Smith and Mark Elhilow, managing partners of Blue Ocean Capital, have established a new endowed scholarship for the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The scholarship, to be available in the fall of 2015, will benefit PBA students majoring in finance or accounting. Smith and Elhilow have a long-standing relationship with Palm Beach Atlantic.
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As dozens of their peers left for global projects in Central and South America and the Caribbean during spring break last week, a group of eight Palm Beach Atlantic University students and two staff members remained in West Palm Beach for a unique urban immersion experience.
Students Spend Break Serving in Their Own Back Yard


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