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December 20, 2014

Faculty News

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

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."
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 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.

During a showcase in the Weyenberg Center at Palm Beach Atlantic University last week, groups of Conniston Middle School students displayed posters on topics ranging from pollution to childhood obesity. PBA faculty and student leaders with the University's Student Government Association had helped the students develop their science-related civic engagement projects. Among those on hand for the poster viewing were PBA faculty and administrators, as well as guests from the nonprofit Quantum Foundation.

SOCM Students On Top at BEA Awards

Date: April 15, 2014
Three students from the School of Communication and Media were among the winners at the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, held in conjunction with the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas last week. Junior public relations major Rachel Bartolotta from Wantagh, N.Y., tied for first place in the feature category for her project entitled "Callie O'Shay's Name in Lights." Cinema-television majors junior Amber Clack from Fort Worth, Texas, took first place in the short subject category with her project, "Mirror," while sophomore Anthony Rose from La Grange, Ky., received an honorable mention in the same category for "Three Years Strong."

Palm Beach Atlantic University, in partnership with Staples Foundation, the charitable arm of Staples, Inc., will present Summer Camp and Institute at PBA, a science summer camp for rising first- through 12th-graders, at the University’s main campus. For incoming first- through eighth-graders, camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the week of June 9-13. For incoming ninth- through 12th-graders, camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the week of June 16-20.

Palm Beach cardiologist and Palm Beach Atlantic University Founding Chairman Dr. Donald Warren will be remembered as a man who not only cared for the physical hearts of men and women but as a Christ follower who "understood the spiritual heart of a human being," his former pastor, Dr. Jack Graham, said during a memorial service attended by hundreds of mourners on Monday.
Founding Chairman Recalled as One with 'Great Heart for God'

Two Palm Beach Atlantic University students have been selected to present posters during an upcoming national cancer research conference in San Diego. Morganne Bayliss, a senior majoring in biology, and Spenser Smith, a senior majoring in medicinal and biological chemistry, will participate in the ninth annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition, which will take place during the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting April 5-9.


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