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September 02, 2014

Faculty News

This is news about the achievements and activities of the Palm Beach Atlantic University faculty.

Four Palm Beach Atlantic University business students recently began a semester-long introduction to the world of finance through an internship program at Northwestern Mutual McKernan Financial Group located in downtown West Palm Beach.

As classes for the fall semester begin this week, Palm Beach Atlantic University welcomes 730 new students and a new provost, adds a residence hall and opens the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus.

Palm Beach Atlantic University's Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus, which is set for a Sept. 4 grand opening event, was one of many highlights of President William M. B. Fleming Jr.'s State of the University address during Community Day on Monday. Held in the week before classes begin, Community Day includes a worship service and an employee service award presentation.
‘Inexpressible Joy’ Flows Through Community Day Activities

Dr. Michael O'Connor, associate professor of musicology at Palm Beach Atlantic University, recently spent a week coordinating and performing on a recording of the late 19th-century wind band music of Thomas Coates with Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band.

Graduate and undergraduate students in Palm Beach Atlantic University's Rinker School of Business spent nine days in Prague this summer during the school's annual global business trip. This is the ninth international trip the school has taken overall and its second to the Czech Republic. The first PBA visit to Prague was in 2007.

Students from Palm Beach Atlantic University's Gregory School of Pharmacy brought home several awards during the recent Florida Pharmacy Association 124th Annual Meeting and Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a partner with Complete Florida, an online program specifically for adults who have earned some college credit but stopped out before earning a degree. In Florida, approximately 2.2 million adults have earned some college credit. By 2018, approximately 59 percent of the jobs in Florida will require postsecondary credentials beyond a high school diploma. With this in mind, the State University System of Florida, the Florida College System and the Florida Legislature have made it a priority to increase the percentage of Floridians with a postsecondary credential. Complete Florida addresses this critical gap in our postsecondary landscape, with priority given to veterans and active duty military.

The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival opens its summer season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Palm Beach Atlantic University in the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach.

Eighteen executive MBA students and their instructor from the Institut für Management in Salzburg, Austria, spent this week visiting local businesses and studying at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Students from Austria Take Their MBA Studies to Palm Beaches

Palm Beach Atlantic University has received a $50,000 grant over two years from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties to support the Coastal Biodiversity Conservation program, a research initiative that will involve Palm Beach Atlantic and Forest Hill High School students.
Foundation Awards PBA $50,000 Grant to Study Coastal Waters

 

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