Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Florida Poet Laureate Encourages Students To Read And Write

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Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

If you’re sitting around waiting for inspiration, forget about it. That was advice Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke gave students and aspiring writers during his recent presentation hosted by the Creative Writing Club at Polk…

The Clean House

Polk State Theatre Presents “The Clean House”

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The Clean House

Polk State College continues to celebrate 50 years of theatre with the first production of the Spring 2018 semester– “The Clean House.” The romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl follows a married couple and their hired…

Black History Month

Polk State Celebrates Black History Month With Cultural Events

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Black History Month

Polk State College has a slate of events planned through February in honor of Black History Month. The month-long celebration will include ethnic cuisine, African literature and music, movies with historically important themes, STEM activities…

FIRST Lego League

Polk State To Host FIRST LEGO League Championship

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FIRST Lego League

Polk State College is scheduled to host the FIRST LEGO League Central Florida Regional Championship on Sunday, February 18, bringing together nearly 1,500 elementary and middle school students, as well as LEGO enthusiasts. Forty-eight teams…

TEDxPolkStateCollege

TEDxPolkStateCollege Accepting Speaker Applications For April Event

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TEDxPolkStateCollege

TEDxPolkStateCollege is accepting speaker applications and nominations for its inaugural event scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Polk State Center for Public Safety in Winter Haven. The independently organized event, licensed by TED,…

Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Creative Writing Club To Host Florida Poet Laureate

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Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke

Polk State College’s Creative Writing Club will host a special guest on February 1 in the Lakeland Student Center – Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke. He is only the fourth poet laureate in the history…

Ben Pila

Five Questions With Music, Humanities Professor Ben Pila

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Ben Pila

Julliard-trained guitarist Ben Pila joined Polk State in 2014 as a Music instructor, but this is his first semester as a full-time professor teaching Humanities. This new responsibility isn’t slowing Pila down, though. He has…

Polk State Collegiate High Schools

Collegiate High Schools To Host Info Sessions

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Polk State Collegiate High Schools

Polk State Lakeland Collegiate and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate high schools will host informational sessions for current sophomores interested in attending one of Polk State College’s charter schools. Polk State’s collegiate high schools…

MLK Celebration

Annual MLK Celebration Honors And Inspires

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MLK Celebration

Dr. Alzo J. Reddick, Sr. only played hooky twice – first in 1948 to see Jackie Robinson play ball and again in 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Dr. Reddick was the…

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