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With a record field of Republican candidates and a seemingly endless series of debates, the 2016 Presidential Primary Season is about to enter a new and decisive phase: actual voting.

The first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses are set for Feb. 1, and a nation saturated in primary coverage for the past six months eagerly awaits outcomes that have more validity than poll results or pundits’ tea leaves. So who are the most likely winners? Who will be finished before Super Tuesday? Perhaps more importantly for voters who may be experiencing primary fatigue: Is this the best we can do? Is there a better way to choose a presidential nominee?

Some answers will be provided as St. Petersburg College debuts its Distinguished Speaker Series from 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee chairman and respected political commentator on cable and network TV, headlines an evening of discussion about the primaries just four days before the Iowa Caucuses.

The forum, titled “Battle for the White House: A Primary Primer,” is sponsored by SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions. Media co-sponsors are the Tampa Bay Times, WEDU-TV, and WUSF Public Media. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested.

Joining Steele in this assessment of the primaries will be Jim Davis, former Congressman from Tampa and the Democratic candidate for governor in 2006. The moderator will be Amy Hollyfield, deputy managing editor of politics and business for the Tampa Bay Times.

Eight months ago, the buzz about the Republican primaries was all about the showdown between Florida superstars Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. So sure were pundits that Florida’s favorite GOP sons would dominate the Republican field that they coined a twitter-like brand for the race: Jebio.

How long ago and far away those days seem. After a tumultuous summer and fall of debates, shifting polls and agenda-shattering world events, the early assumptions about the GOP presidential field were gone with the political winds. Near the dawn of actual voting, the race is still wide open, with a stageful of candidates still hoping that a strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire will vault them into the lead.

On the Democratic side, a much smaller field challenging the taken-for-granted nomination of Hillary Clinton has the same hope.

In addition to assessing the horse race aspect of the primaries, the panel will discuss the disproportionate influence of small-state primaries like Iowa and New Hampshire on the nomination process, the influence of SuperPacs on the campaign, and the challenge of campaigning for Super Tuesday, when at least 11 states hold their primaries.

Advance registration is requested at http://solutions.spcollege.edu. For more information, call 727-394-6942.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will usher in the St. Petersburg College Foundation’s new Distinguished Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 at the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College.

Proceeds from the event, The Wozniak Project: An Evening with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, will support Foundation scholarships for SPC students. Known as one of the most important innovators of our time, Wozniak will lead a lively, interactive discussion customized for his audience.

General admission ticket prices for the event are $95 for Orchestra Lower Level seating and $85 for Balcony Upper Level seating. View seating charts and purchase tickets here.

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products. Together with the late Steve Jobs, Wozniak founded Apple Computer Inc. in 1976, and developed the Apple I personal computer. A year later, they unveiled the Apple II, launching the personal computing industry as we know it. For his achievements at Apple, former President Ronald Reagan in 1985 awarded Wozniak the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.

Inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000, Wozniak received the Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer, and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for math and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.

Wozniak is Chief Scientist at Primary Data and author of the New York Times’ best-selling autobiography “iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon.”

With more than 60% of SPC’s annual enrollment of 45,000 students relying on tuition assistance, scholarships play a critical role in the student success and help ensure that graduates are equipped with the high-demand skills necessary to address the opportunities of a rapidly changing marketplace.

The event is sponsored by: Raymond James; Lynn Hensley; The Bank of Tampa; Bright House Networks; Merrill Lynch; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Apple Employee #302; Cisco; Gregory, Sharer & Stuart; RBC Wealth Management; RedVector; Tribridge; Jagged Peak; and AgileThought.

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The Palladium at St. Petersburg College will host this year’s TEDx TampaBay on Saturday, Sept. 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. TEDx is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals spark conversation and connection at the local level.

This year TEDx TampaBay has chosen “Emergence” as their event theme. Speakers will address how emerging technology and ideologies are changing our communities and the world. A full day of inspiring presenters, food, yoga, tech demos and more will be offered.

Tara NewsomTara Hechlik Newsom, Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Science at SPC, will speak on “The Constitution: It’s Personal.” The talk will focus on the transformative power the Constitution has had on her students and how that has invigorated the community. Newsom is launching the college’s new Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement.

General admission tickets, available for $40, are a great option for TED enthusiasts who thrive on stimulating, mind-expanding talks. The general admission ticket includes a free yoga session from The Body Electric Yoga Company, general seating in the theater and a catered lunch.

For those who enjoy a front-row seat to all of the action and love the “goodies” available only to our “VIP” ticket holders, the $75 admission includes everything from the general admission package plus preferred seating in the theater during the event, an event t-shirt and a swag bag courtesy of our sponsors.

There are a limited number of discounted student tickets and students are encouraged to attend. Discount code is STUDENT when registering.

Check out more information and register on the TEDx TampaBay website.

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Good Burger PalladiumTime is running out to let the community know that the Palladium at St. Petersburg College is the best!

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce has nominated the Palladium at St. Petersburg College as a “Good ‘Burger,” for the Best Cool Company: Medium (11-50).

Cast your vote online to help them become the “People’s Choice” winner.

Voting runs through Aug. 21 with the winners announced Sept. 3. The Palladium was selected by a committee of volunteers who spent several weeks looking through 97 nominees from more than 1,000 Chamber members.

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Let the community know that the Palladium at St. Petersburg College is the best!

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce has nominated the Palladium at St. Petersburg College as a “Good ‘Burger,” for the Best Cool Company: Medium (11-50).

Cast your vote online to help them become the “People’s Choice” winner.

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Voting runs through Aug. 21 with the winners announced Sept. 3. The Palladium was selected by a committee of volunteers who spent several weeks looking through 97 nominees from more than 1,000 Chamber members.

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Acoustic guitarist Richard Gilewitz performs at the SIde Door on Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

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The Palladium’s Side Door Cabaret was singled out as one of the top music venues in Tampa Bay in Creative Loafing: The Music Issue 2014.

Billed as a comprehensive guide to local music venues, the annual guide also highlights a handful of favorite spots including the Palladium’s Side Door Cabaret.

Likened to a New Your jazz club, the “Side Door is small, dark and intimate, with cabaret tables, a 185-person capacity, and no seats too far from the stage,” wrote David Warner.

While the Palladium’s main stage has been closed for much of the summer for expansion and upgrades, the Side Door reopens Aug. 1 with a new air conditioning system and a great summer lineup each weekend through August including:

  • The great ‘60s band Coo Coo Ca Choo
  • Bluesman Selwyn Birchwood
  • Acoustic guitar wizard Richard Gilewitz

Other recent honors

The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce recently nominated both SPC and the Palladium as “Good ‘Burgers,” for their positive community contributions in education and arts and culture.

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Let the community know St. Petersburg College and the Palladium are the best!

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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce has named both SPC and the Palladium at St. Petersburg College as “Good ‘Burgers,” honoring each for their positive community contributions in education and arts and culture.

Now both need your help to become the “People’s Choice” winners in each category.

Voting runs through July 17 with the winners announced Aug. 28. Anyone can vote online at StPete.com/GoodBurger.

“We’d like to think of your nomination as a ‘love note’ from the Chamber on behalf of the citizens of St. Pete,” according to information from the Chamber.

SPC and the Palladium were selected by a committee of ten volunteers who spent several weeks looking through 70 nominees from approximately 1,000 Chamber members.

Vote today and encourage others to help the college and the Palladium shine as winners in education and arts and culture. Share the news on social media by liking and sharing SPC posts about the nominations on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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