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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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PBA Local gets its second big plug courtesy of the Palm Beach Post

Without publicity efforts of our own, PBA Local has nabbed the attention of the Palm Beach Post. Palm Beach Post education blog, Extra Credit, found PBA Local and names the online publication as the third paper to cover PBAU news, trailing the Beacon student newspaper and the Bacon, its satirical counterpart. PBA Local has only been up for two full days and has already been covered by famed reporter Kimberly Miller. Students might remember her as the reporter who wrote the piece on the Bacon blog last January that appeared on the front page of the Palm Beach Post.

Fellow blogger, PBA alumni Christopher Moody, was quoted in the piece citing our efforts as an “independent attempt to cover school happenings in a breaking news format.”

We’re honored that Miller will be following our blog and we hope readers continue to stay tuned with all of the quality publications.

See the entire post here.


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PBA Local gets featured in blog

PBA Local gets its first big plug courtesy of PBA alumni blogger Chris Moody. Moody interviewed me earlier in the day and asked me just what was up with this new online publication.

A reminder to new readers out there, this blog will be offering news for both current students and alumni along with members of the Palm Beach Atlantic community at large.

Get the scoop at Moody’s Pen and stay tuned here to get the latest news at PBA.

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