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Warren set to speak for Founders’ Day

By Anna Zetterberg
Assist. Managing Editor

Tuesday could be your last chance to soak up the wisdom of a man who has had more impact on your life than you may realize.

Dr. Donald E. Warren, one of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s founders, will address the PBA community at the Founders’ Day chapel in the Greene Complex tomorrow at 11 a.m.

At 83 years old, Warren said it would probably be his last time addressing the public, saying there is a time to walk away and for new people to step in.

Dr. Donald and Bebe Warren, courtesy of Becky Peeling

He will share his wisdom about God’s calling in the past and future for students who believe they are being called and those that don’t think they are called.

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Founders Day Chapel round-up

"Because We Know," dedicated to Dr. David W. Clark in honor of his retirementYeah we’re a little late on this one but Palm Beach Atlantic University’s annual Founder’s Day Chapel, the only chapel credit offered for the week, took place this Tuesday in a packed auditorium at First Baptist Church. Dr. David W. Clark spoke at the event was introduced by founding president Dr. Jess Moody. Clark emphasized the importance of a Christian institution staying true to the Gospel, the only thing that has the power to change and transform lives.

The key for a Christian university to stay Christian is to, “keep the gospel,” according to Clark. 

Both Clark and Moody who were presented with engraved brick plaques taken from the old library, a building that also used to be the home of First Baptist Church and was lovingly referred to as the first building on campus. 

The event not only served as Clark’s unofficial final address to students before his retirement in June, but also commemorated the university’s 40th anniversary. Nearly 500 students, alumni and guests came to the special chapel event and closed with a special hymn that was written and dedicated in Clark’s honor entitled, “Because We Know.” (Lyrics will follow this post.)

A key announcement was also made regarding a future construction project set to come to campus at some point in the future. According to Moody’s announcer, a statue of Jess Moody, the founding president of the university, is set to come to a “prominent position on campus.” No word yet on when or where the statue is planned to be built but you can bet that the Beacon staff is keeping a close eye on this development. More details will come when they are known. Continue reading

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Beacon News: ‘Hucka-believer’ fever hits campus

‘Hucka-believer’ fever hits campus

By: Mitzi Figueroa /  News Editor

Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses a crowd at a luncheon March 25

Gov. Mike Huckabee addresses a crowd at a luncheon March 25

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee urged students to stay informed of the political sphere and to keep an eternal focus in the face of difficult times during his visit to Palm Beach Atlantic University on March 25.

The former Republican presidential nominee stressed the importance of staying true to one’s personal faith and to be “the salt to the earth.”

“The truth is we need a whole generation of young Americans to say, ‘wait, what you guys are doing, you’re doing to my country and my future. Stop,’” Huckabee said during a sit down interview. “I hope that there will be millions of younger Americans who speak up and say that what is taking place right now is unacceptable because it’s really not going to affect me as much as it’s going to affect students.”

Huckabee, a former minister and author of  “Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement that’s Bringing Common Sense back to America,” was the key speaker for PBA’s fifth annual Ethics & Character Lecture Series that took place at The Breakers Hotel on March 24.

Apart from the lecture, which cost attendees $200 per plate, the former governor spent time with student leaders Wednesday morning and addressed the student body at a special chapel that took place in the Rubin Arena.

Huckabee urged the standing-room-only crowd to not only challenge the political structure but to also change the ethical structure. He finished off the morning with a surprise performance on bass guitar, smoke machines included.

“Overall it was awesome,” said senior Rachel Skinner. “It was very applicable especially for leaders to see his outlook and where he’s been in life, and to know that he’s stayed true to his morals is very encouraging. I agreed with everything he said. And I thought his bass performance was a great way for students to connect with him on another level.”

See after the jump for more never before seen photos of Huckabee’s visit.

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Beacon News: Eating Disorders awareness week reminds students to seek help

This article originally appeared in The Beacon student newspaper on March 3, 2009.

By Eileen Louissant

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week was recognized at Palm Beach Atlantic University last week to alert students of the dangers of eating disorders and the importance of promoting positive body images.

“Eating disorders are usually accompanied by secretiveness and shame, so many students do not seek help,” said Andrea Dyben, university counselor at PBA. “National Eating Disorders Awareness Week helps these students to understand that they are not alone, they do not need to be ashamed and that there is help. ” Continue reading

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