FAU Alert Test – October 5

Florida Atlantic University will test all components of the FAU Alert System on Tuesday, October 5.

At approximately 10:00 a.m., the outdoor warning sirens on the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Harbor Branch campuses will be activated. During this test, a loud siren sound and a spoken message will be heard across the campuses as well as in nearby neighborhoods and business areas. FAU apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks its campus neighbors in advance for understanding the importance of this testing process to both the University and the community at large.

Additionally, FAU’s University-wide email, text message alert, telephone alert, web alert, emergency hotlines, digital signage, desktop alerts and social media will be tested during the same time.

Users of the FAU Owl Ready App (www.fau.edu/emergency/owlready.php) will also receive alerts.

Tests of the FAU Alert System will occur at least two times a year.

The FAU Alert System is designed to play a key role in keeping FAU’s students, faculty, staff and campus visitors safe during emergency situations. The University thanks everyone affected by these tests for showing patience and cooperation as they are carried out.

For more information on FAU Alert, please visit the Department of Emergency Management’s website at www.fau.edu/emergency.

Be Prepared, Be Safe, Be Owl Ready!

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Faculty & Staff Lunch & Learn with Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

The Owls Alliance Against Sexual Assault invites Faculty and Staff to join us for a professional lunch and learn with our local partners from Aid for Victims of Domestic Abuse. Learn how to better identify warning signs of violent relationships, engage and intervene within the scope of your professional role, and the supportive resources available to survivors in our community.

Friday, October 8th at noon: https://tinyurl.com/AVDA-LL-21


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Suicide Prevention Speaker

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th, FAU is having a guest speaker in the Boca Raton Student Union on Sep 10 from 12:30 – 2pm. Stop by to hear a dynamic and powerful speaker Cyrus Ausar, He is the youngest recipient of the United Way’s Emerging Philanthropy Award and the Daymond Mumford Humanitarian Award.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death on college campuses. It is vital that students know they’re resources and warning signs to potentially save a life. To hear more about Suicide Prevention stop by the event on September 10th for more information please contact awinderbaum2018@fau.edu.



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