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September 15, 2014

Faculty News

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

Palm Beach Atlantic University Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Joseph Kloba recently announced seven faculty promotions. Those promoted include Dr. Linda Ellington, Dr. Diane Esposito, Dr. Patrick Heyman, Dr. Melvin Holder, Dr. Sam Joeckel, Dr. Ann Langlois and Dr. Lee Prescott.

Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. announced today the retirement of the University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Joseph A. Kloba. Joining the University in 1995 to lead the graduate counseling program, Dr. Kloba was promoted to associate provost in 1998 and has served as provost for nearly 11 years. President Fleming announced the appointment of Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. as Palm Beach Atlantic’s new provost and chief academic officer effective June 1. Dr. Fant has served as executive vice president for academic administration and dean of the faculty at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He co-led the development of the Union 2015 Strategic Plan. Prior to his current role, Dr. Fant served as vice president of academic administration and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and previously chaired the 10-member English department at Union.

This week Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming Jr. recognized three members of the PBA community for demonstrating the University's theme for the 2013-14 academic year, "PBA One — One Mind, One Voice."
Three Saluted for Involving Colleagues in Capital Campaign

The Quantum Foundation has awarded Palm Beach Atlantic University two grants totaling more than $280,000 over two years for health care needs in Palm Beach County.
PBA Receives Quantum Foundation Grants for Health Programs

Nine students were honored Tuesday as the outstanding graduates of their schools and several others received departmental awards and scholarships as part of Palm Beach Atlantic University's Honors Day ceremony. The outstanding graduates each receive special recognition during spring commencement on May 10.

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Preparatory Department recently announced a list of their students who had won, through audition, acceptance into fine arts magnet schools in Palm Beach County. The University’s Preparatory Department provides weekly individual and group instruction in music and dance to children and youth ages 3 to 18. Curricula are available in violin, viola, cello, piano, organ, harp, flute, trumpet, voice, ballet, jazz and modern dance. In addition, group classes in piano, music theory and string ensemble are provided. Preparatory Department instructors all have advanced degrees in music or dance, and are active performers in such organizations as the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra.

Longtime Palm Beach Atlantic University Professor of Psychology and four-time Fulbright scholar Dr. Billy Ray Lewter passed away on Saturday, April 19, after a long illness.

At the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology Conference, Palm Beach Atlantic University Associate Professor of Theatre Ann Cadaret won a trophy at a session called "Stump The Rigger."
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Theatre Faculty Member Wins Trophy at Conference

Palm Beach Atlantic University's Oratorio Chorus will present Music of Hope and Consolation: works by Felix Mendelssohn and John Rutter at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Church of Bethesda By-the-Sea, 141 South County Road in Palm Beach. The event is free, but complimentary tickets are required. Contact Ticket Central (561) 803-2970 or ticketcentral@pba.edu for tickets. Directed by Geoffrey Holland, the chorus with orchestra will perform a program including Psalm 42 (SATB, in German, mvmt. 1), Hear My Prayer (Based on Psalm 55:1–7, in English, SATB with soprano soloist) and Verleih' uns Frieden ("Grant Us Peace," in German, SATB) by Mendelssohn. After an intermission, the chorus will perform the Requiem by John Rutter, which is regarded as his greatest contribution to the world of serious choral music.

Washington Post columnist and Fox News commentator George Will said Wednesday the real problem in the nation's capital isn't only the much-maligned political discord. "It's as broad as the republic and as deep as the Grand Canyon, and it is this: Everyone is agreed that we should have a large, generous welfare state and not pay for it," said Will, speaking in the DeSantis Family Chapel at the invitation of Palm Beach Atlantic University's LeMieux Center for Public Policy. The son of a philosophy professor and for a short time a college lecturer himself, Will said he was delighted to be back on a college campus. At PBA, he gave a public talk about serious issues the country faces, followed by a question-and-answer session with retired U.S. Sen. George LeMieux. Prior to the public lecture, he met with a small group of students as part of PBA’s President's Lyceum.

 

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