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March 30, 2015

Faculty News

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

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.

Philosopher and apologist Dr. Francis Beckwith asked Palm Beach Atlantic University students on Monday not to be afraid to raise questions about the "pieties of our time" in order to get people to think about what they believe.

Florida Campus Compact on Wednesday named Palm Beach Atlantic University a Campus-Community Partnership Award recipient in recognition for the University's ongoing partnership with Conniston Community Middle School.
PBA-Conniston Partnership Earns Florida Campus Compact Award

Biologists with Palm Beach Atlantic University have discovered specimens of the mangrove saltmarsh snake Nerodia clarkii compressicauda in Martin County. The specimens are believed to be the first record of this species in the county.
Research Team Records Unusual Snake Specimen Sighting


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