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March 06, 2015

Faculty News

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

The staff of Palm Beach Atlantic University's Warren Library recently collected 92 children's books, which will be delivered to first-graders in the Bahamas by Paxton Lowe, a library student worker from the Bahamas.
Library Staff Donates Children's Books to Class in Bahamas

OneHope Ministries Lunches, Learns

Date: December 8, 2014
Dr. Jim Laub, dean of the MacArthur School of Leadership, spoke at a luncheon at OneHope Ministries in Pompano Beach, Florida last month. OneHope is a Christian non-profit providing international outreach. Forty-five staff members took part in the staff training activity focused on self-leadership. The program, aptly titled Business Bites, offers a variety of informative seminars lead by Palm Beach Atlantic faculty for small businesses. To schedule an event, contact PBA’s Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Department at (561) 803-2122.

Kisner to Speak at Fall Commencement

Date: December 4, 2014
The Rev. Gerald D. Kisner, pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach, will be the featured speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Fall Commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event is open to graduates and guests who hold tickets. More than 200 candidates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the West Palm Beach, Orlando and Wellington campuses will participate in the ceremony. Kisner came to the church in 1995 after a distinguished career in education, law and public administration. A Cleveland, Ohio native, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from Case Western Reserve University, a law degree from Harvard University and a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University.

Le Coin à Crêpe, a creperie owned and operated by Palm Beach Atlantic University students, opened this fall at the West Palm Beach GreenMarket.
Student-Run Crêpe Business Enjoys Sweet Success

Florida residents Evan Berlanti and Molly Michael have been selected to receive research fellowships from The LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Through The LeMieux Center Fellows Program, these two upper-level undergraduate students will pursue an independent study of current or emerging public policy issues concerning individual freedoms, values, rights, religious liberties and institutions in the United States. The fellows receive a stipend to cover the cost of an independent study course as well as expenses, such as travel, incurred during the course up to $2,500 as well as ongoing guidance for their research project from former U.S. Senator George LeMieux. The application process included submission of a research proposal, résumé and a letter of support for the research from a faculty mentor. Selection of the fellows was based on the application and an interview.

"Great Teachers We Have Known," a collection of insights on Christian teaching and education from the Palm Beach Atlantic University faculty who have been honored as professor of the year, has been published in a hardcover edition. Edited by Dr. Paul R. Corts, PBA’s fifth president, and Dr. Tom St. Antoine, the 2009 recipient of the Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 230-page book presents, in chronological order, all 32 of the University's Corts Award and Professor of the Year award recipients.
Book Features Insights by Award-Winning Faculty

Tara Kuhn and Matthew Stankowicz, third-year students in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy, have been accepted for advanced pharmacy practice experiential rotations at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Pharmacy Students Accepted for Experiential Rotations at NIH

Palm Beach Atlantic University Rinker School of Business graduate Alan Crowetz, president and CEO of the Internet security firm Infostream, outlined five "myths of the MBA" during the annual MBA Awards event held last week at the Hyatt Place in downtown West Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Atlantic University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Gene Fant announced several administrative faculty re-assignments involving the Orlando and West Palm Beach campuses. Effective January 1, 2015, Dr. Craig Domeck will become dean of the MacArthur School of Leadership on the West Palm Beach campus. Domeck had served the University for nine years at the Orlando campus, first as assistant professor of management and then interim dean. He was named dean of the Central Florida campuses in 2007 where he serves as assistant professor of leadership. Dr. Jim Laub will become the director of the graduate program in leadership. Laub had served as dean of the MacArthur School of Leadership and professor of leadership studies for nine years. Dr. Jeremy Couch ’04 MBA has been appointed executive director of the Orlando campus.

Now in its third year, the Flying Pumpkins activity at Conniston Middle School on Monday was bigger than ever thanks to donations by two local businesses.


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