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Beacon News: H1N1 vaccines arrive on campus

By Jennifer Rodino
News Editor

On Tuesday, the Palm Beach Atlantic University Department of Health and Wellness offered students, faculty and staff the chance to either make an appointment or walk in to receive the H1N1 vaccine or the standard flu vaccine. People could also receive both vaccines.

The Health and Wellness center received 200 doses of the H1N1 vaccine, and suggested that students with a healthy immune system receive the nasal mist vaccine.
Ilene Wallmueller, PBA’s Nurse Practitioner, explained that the nasal mist is only a small dose, which may cause your nose to run.

“My mom told me that I should get both vaccines because since I have started field experience for my major and I am around kids all day, it is best that I make sure I am healthy,” said junior Maria Sumner, an elementary education major.

PBA Junior Kevin Keeling receives a dose of the nasal mist vaccine for the H1N1 virus.

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Beacon Sports: New sports added to spring intramural line-up

By Jennifer Rodino
News Editor

Believe it or not, it is already time to start thinking about spring intramural sports. With the fall semester coming to an end, the spring semester events are just around the corner and ready to take over at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Between January and the middle of April, favorites like basketball, soccer and dodgeball will be available to any students wanting to participate.
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Beacon News: Older dorms cause concern; upkeep requires ‘team effort’

By Jen Rodino & Kristina Webb
News & Managing Editors

With some dormitories on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus over 40 years old, many students worry about the conditions of their rooms.

In particular, recent concerns have been raised about Flagler Towers, built in 1964 and acquired by PBA in 1986; the Lakeview Apartments, also built in 1964 and acquired in 2004; and the Mango apartments, built between 1920 and 1935 and acquired in the 1980s.

There are 25 buildings on campus and renovations occur every year, primarily scheduled over the summer.

According to Gary Parker, associate vice president of Facilities and Construction, the weather takes a toll on the paint, which is the first line of defense to prevent leaks and other types of damage from occurring.
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Beacon Sports: Sailfish basketball seeks championships

With basketball season starting in November, we decided to preview the basketball program here at Palm Beach Atlantic University. We’ve broken down each team to provide you with the best information: on whom to keep your eye, which games are shaping up to be challenging and how each team is looking to improve. 

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Beacon Sports: Hillcrest athletic facility to open in 2011

By Jennifer Rodino
News Editor

Back in 2005, Palm Beach Atlantic University signed a contract to purchase land for an outdoor athletic complex. This complex, known as the Hillcrest property, is located about two miles from campus, between Belvedere Road and Southern Boulevard.


After the land has sat undeveloped for several years, PBA now plans to resume work on the site within the next year so the complex can be open for use in about two years.


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Beacon News: Students ask probing questions of faculty, staff

By Jennifer Rodino
News Editor

The place to be to ask those burning questions from the minds of Palm Beach Atlantic University students was the Student/Faculty Forum at the Rinker Green on Monday, Oct. 12.

A panel of five faculty members and PBA President Lu Hardin were present at the event.
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Beacon Sports: Athletes adjust to living on campus

By Jen Rodino
News Editor

When looking back and reflecting on our college memories and experiences, attending sporting events and supporting our fellow student athletes will always be one memory that is permanently etched in our minds.

Here at Palm Beach Atlantic University, we have a large number of student athletes who choose to come here and share their special talents and skills.

Not only do we have students from all over the United States, but we have a number of international students. It is always exciting to be at the winning game where we support the athletes and display our school spirit.

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