Monthly Archives: June 2009

Former Arkansas State Senator Lu Hardin appointed new PBA president

The Palm Beach Atlantic University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint former Arkansas state senator Lu Hardin to the post of president.

“Lu is a person of great character and ability as well as a man of great faith. Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate of Christ-centered higher education,” said R. Marshall Jones, Palm Beach Atlantic trustee and chairman of the presidential search committee, in a press release issued today. “Lu Hardin has vision and leadership to take PBA to the next level of excellence and make it a top-tier Christian university.”

Hardin, 57, has also served as president of the University of Central Arkansas and a faculty member at Arkansas Tech University. While at UCA, enrollment and graduation rates increased, and the sports department achieved the NCAA Division I status.

Click here for PBA’s press release.

The Beacon Blog will be interviewing Hardin soon, so stay tuned.

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The Beacon presents a photo series on summer missions trips: A view from China

Check out the Beacon’s first of many photo series on the PBA summer missions trips taking place all summer long. All shots feature students and are taken by students who went on the trips in various locations around the world. Stay tuned for more!

Junior Hannah Huffer has provided the Beacon with some of her snap shots from her trip to China with the PBA missions team. Check them out below.

Did you go on a Summer missions trip with PBA? Send us your photos for your chance to be featured in our summer missions series! Send in your best photos to or to stating that you give the Beacon permission to use your photos. Don’t forget to include your name, your year,  and a bit of information about your trip (what was your favorite part? What was your job? etc).

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Found: Vernor’s at the Chapel

Missing campus? Here’s a little taste of West Palm for you.

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Theater program announces 2009-2010 season

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Theater Department has announced its 2009-2010 production schedule.

– September 24-27: Nunsense by Dan Goggin will run at the Schwartz Theater at the Norton Museum of Art.

– November 12-14, 19-21: Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be performed at Chapel by the Lake.

– February 25-27, March 3-5: She Loves Me by Miklos Laszlo will be performed at the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall.

– April 15-17: The comedy Exit the King by Eugene Ionesco will be held in the Lassiter Student Center.

Click here for more information regarding the performance schedule. Tickets for the first performance go on sale August 24 and are $15 for general admission and $5 for students with a valid ID. For more information, you can call (561) 803-2970 or e-mail

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Spending the summer in WPB? Looking for something to do?

Jen Herring's blogBeacon editor Jen Herring has started a new blog dedicated to West Palm Beach nightlife, events and entertainment! For all of you who are spending the summer in West Palm Beach or the South Florida region, she will be updating the site with suggestions of how to beat the rainy blues and who will be hosting hot summer events!

Check it out here!

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A view from Haiti

Tiffany front webBeacon contributor Cheyanne Lent spent her Spring Break, along with a group of students, on a missions trip to Haiti. Every year, PBA sends students around the world to different countries during the Spring and Summer breaks. Spring Break ’09 trips included missions to locations such as Ireland, Brazil, Peru and Haiti.

Check out Lent’s slideshow of the trip and her behind the scenes photos of the team’s experience here!

For more on the Spring missions trips, check out the Beacon’s archived coverage.

Did you recently get back from a summer’s missions trip? Send us your photos at!

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