Boca Raton http://blog.wlrn.org en The Ballots Are Counted In Boca http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ballots-are-counted-boca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elections are over in Boca Raton. The fight for mayor ended with Susan </span>Haynie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;defeating Anthony </span>Majhess<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with 57 percent of the vote. This was the&nbsp;first mayoral race in recent Boca history that pitted two City Council members against each other.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:08:12 +0000 Hillary Lindwall 29105 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Ballots Are Counted In Boca Legendary Poet & Author Maya Angelou http://blog.wlrn.org/post/legendary-poet-author-maya-angelou <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 26397 at http://blog.wlrn.org Legendary Poet & Author Maya Angelou Why A Boca Fraternity Will Hold Your Spot In Line At The Apple Store http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-boca-fraternity-will-hold-your-spot-line-apple-store <p>If you don't want to wait in line for a new iPhone in Boca Raton, a Florida Atlantic University fraternity is willing to make a deal with you.</p><p><a href="http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-09-17/news/fl-fraternity-iphone-lines-20130917_1_iphone-line-delta-tau-delta-good-cause" target="_blank">Members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity will hold your spot in line at a local Apple Store in exchange for a $100 donation to their charity partner, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)</a>.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:53:29 +0000 Julia Duba 20863 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why A Boca Fraternity Will Hold Your Spot In Line At The Apple Store Unlike Most States, Florida Forbids Nurse Practitioners From Prescribing Some Drugs http://blog.wlrn.org/post/unlike-most-states-florida-forbids-nurse-practitioners-prescribing-some-drugs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once upon a time, nurses were not allowed to take blood pressure – only the doctor could do that. Times change.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>But they haven’t changed enough. For 19 years, nurse practitioners in Florida have tried to get the right to practice to the full extent of our education and capability, which includes prescribing scheduled substances. So far, our efforts have been fruitless.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Valerie Kolbert 11796 at http://blog.wlrn.org Unlike Most States, Florida Forbids Nurse Practitioners From Prescribing Some Drugs 30th Annual Scottish Fest, Boca Festival of the Arts, Miami Int'l Film Fest & Broward Arts Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/30th-annual-scottish-fest-boca-festival-arts-miami-intl-film-fest-broward-arts-calendar <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 10089 at http://blog.wlrn.org 30th Annual Scottish Fest, Boca Festival of the Arts, Miami Int'l Film Fest & Broward Arts Calendar Artists Have An Edge In This Year's "All Florida" Competition http://blog.wlrn.org/post/artists-have-edge-years-all-florida-competition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">C</span>hanges in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bocamuseum.org/">Boca Raton Museum of Art</a>'s <em>62nd annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition</em> will give a leg up to artists who submit their works by the competition's Feb. 28 deadline.</p><p>The cutoff date for the show is earlier than in previous years, and submissions&nbsp;were at about "one-third" their usual level,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">said assistant curator Kelli&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bodle</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:57:29 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9493 at http://blog.wlrn.org Artists Have An Edge In This Year's "All Florida" Competition Andre "Loki Boy" Barbosa, The Boca Raton Mansion Squatter, Making International Headlines http://blog.wlrn.org/post/andre-loki-boy-barbosa-boca-raton-mansion-squatter-making-international-headlines <p>A tale of squatting usually calls to mind an abandoned warehouse in the industrial section of a dusty and diminished American city: That's not how the story goes in southern Palm Beach County. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 8649 at http://blog.wlrn.org Andre "Loki Boy" Barbosa, The Boca Raton Mansion Squatter, Making International Headlines Why Video Games Are Leaving The Living Room For The Art Museum http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-video-games-are-leaving-living-room-art-museum <p></p><p>When 20-year-old Jackson Alexander Parodi&nbsp;got the chance to develop a show on his college radio station, he was inspired by some of the music he grew up with: video game scores.</p><p></p><p>Parodi is a music theory and composition major at the University of Miami who has been playing video games almost his entire life.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7240 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Video Games Are Leaving The Living Room For The Art Museum Bunny Yeager: "Sexy In a Nice Way" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bunny-yeager-sexy-nice-way <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">Whether we like it or not, South Florida is known for sun, beaches…and skin.&nbsp;&nbsp; Back in the </span>1950s<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">, pin-up model </span>Bettie<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; "> Page posed for some of her most classic photos here. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:13:52 +0000 Trina Sargalski & Clotilde Luce 1638 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bunny Yeager: "Sexy In a Nice Way" How Most College Students Would Prefer To Vote http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-most-college-students-would-prefer-vote <p>Forget booths and absentee ballots.</p><p>College students would rather vote using their thumbs, according to a study conducted by telecommunications giant AT&amp;T.</p><p>AT&amp;T conducted the survey on one of the most politically galvanized campuses in the nation -- Lynn University in Boca Raton. &nbsp;American politics have played a major role at Lynn since last fall, when the university was chosen to host the last Presidential debate of 2012.</p><p>Out of nearly 300 students surveyed, 58 percent say they would use smartphones to cast their ballot if "mobile voting" were available.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:14:02 +0000 Christine DiMattei 3235 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Most College Students Would Prefer To Vote 'Lynn, Who?': Debate Puts Small Boca Raton University On The Map http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lynn-who-debate-puts-small-boca-raton-university-map <p></p><p>If you’re a small, private university with a less-than-stellar reputation, what’s a good way to boost your profile?</p><p>For Lynn University it was a no-brainer: Host one of the most important events in American politics.</p><p>"We've been waiting for this moment for a long time," says Dr. Kevin Ross, Lynn University's president.</p><p>The “moment” arrives on Monday,&nbsp;when President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney arrive on Lynn’s Boca Raton campus for the third and final presidential debate before Election Day.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:22:02 +0000 Christine DiMattei 3090 at http://blog.wlrn.org 'Lynn, Who?': Debate Puts Small Boca Raton University On The Map Politics Tuesday: Debates Matter, Especially in Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/politics-tuesday-debates-matter-especially-florida <p></p><div><div><p>President Obama and Mitt Romney meet in their second presidential debate tonight in Hempstead, NY. Then, Boca Raton becomes the center of the political universe next Monday, October 22 when Lynn University hosts the final encounter between the two candidates before election day.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:35:17 +0000 Phil Latzman 2976 at http://blog.wlrn.org Politics Tuesday: Debates Matter, Especially in Florida Lynn University Invites Tweeters To "Lounge" Around During Debate http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lynn-university-invites-tweeters-lounge-around-during-debate <p>Lynn University students are rolling out the digital red carpet for political watchers in advance of the last Presidential Debate of 2012.</p><p>The small Boca Raton university is hosting the final face-off between President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Monday, October&nbsp;22nd.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:02:52 +0000 Christine DiMattei 2946 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lynn University Invites Tweeters To "Lounge" Around During Debate Debates Commission: Lynn U.'s Time On The Big Stage Will Pay Off http://blog.wlrn.org/post/debates-commission-lynn-us-time-big-stage-will-pay <p></p><p>A wry symbol on a text message.</p><p></p><p>Last fall, that was the first inkling Lynn University President Kevin Ross had that his school would be making the history books.</p><p></p><p>“I was out at lunch and got a text that said, ‘You need to come back to campus immediately,’" recalls Ross.&nbsp; “And it was with a smiley-face after it. So I knew it was good.”</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:34:12 +0000 Christine DiMattei 2945 at http://blog.wlrn.org Debates Commission: Lynn U.'s Time On The Big Stage Will Pay Off Lynn University To Become 'Mini-United Nations' During Debate http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lynn-university-become-mini-united-nations-during-debate <p>A week from today, news outlets from all over the world are expected to converge upon Boca Raton's Lynn University for the third and final Presidential Debate of 2012.</p><p>And it looks like some foreign journalists won't be needing their pocket English dictionaries as much as they thought.</p><p>International students from more than 80 countries make up nearly a quarter of Lynn's student body. University officials say they've worked hard to locate students who will be able to serve as translators.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:52:56 +0000 Christine DiMattei 2906 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lynn University To Become 'Mini-United Nations' During Debate