Fall 2020 Community Creative Writing Workshop

The Creative Writing MFA Program at FAU is pleased to be offer an eight-week long, non-credit Community Creative Writing Workshops this Fall 2020. The workshop will cover both creative nonfiction/memoir and fiction, and it will meet virtually on Wednesdays from 7pm – 9pm beginning Wednesday, 10/14. Workshops are $250 for the community, and $180 for students, alumni, employees (and employee family members), and active or retired military. Repeat participants receive a $25 discount. Writers of all experience levels are invited to attend. Please contact mfa@fau.edu for more information and a registration form. Seating in each workshop is limited to 10 students, and enrollment is granted on a first come, first serve basis. The registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 10. Learn more

Posted in Faculty Announcements, Staff Announcements

Student Perception of Teaching: Fall 2020, First Half

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is available online beginning Saturday, October 3 at 12:01 a.m. only for students taking classes during Fall 2020- First Half. SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards. The deadline for completion is Friday, October 9, at 11:59 p.m. (However, if a student is also taking a Fast Track class, his/her SPOT Open/Close dates are dependent on the last day of his/her class. The professor is responsible for notifying his/her students about the SPOT dates.) www.fau.edu/spot

Posted in Faculty Announcements

Create Virtual Field Trips in Your Course: An Exploration of Google Arts and Culture

Join the Center for Online and Continuing Education for a trip around the world as we visit exhibits, places and works of art available as a free open education resources to you and your students. In this session, we will explore all that Google Arts and Culture has to offer, how to implement them in your Canvas course, and even create one of your own.
Where: Join us with Webex
When: Oct. 5 from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Posted in Faculty Announcements

Wear Purple On October 1

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we continue to navigate through the challenges of COVID19, this October we ask our FAU community to focus attention and care for those who may find themselves in unsafe environments at home. Help us show support by wearing purple and posting on social media this October 1st using the hashtag #owlbethereforyou.

Caption your image with education about common Warning Signs of Unhealthy Relationships and our 24/7 Victim Services Hotline (561-297-0500). Please remember to tag @fauowlscare so we can share your post!

Posted in Faculty Announcements, Staff Announcements, Student Announcements

Postdoc Career Talk: Building Biotools

Join the Postdoc Career Talk with Rina K. Dukor, Ph.D., from 4 to 5 p.m., on Oct. 7 via Zoom.

Posted in Faculty Announcements

Live With the FAU Libraries

Hear directly from library facutly and staff about accessing the resources and services to be successful at FAU. The topics covered will benefit students, faculty and staff. Learn more here.

Posted in Faculty Announcements, Staff Announcements

FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival Present Jeffrey Toobin

FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival Present Jeffrey Toobin to discuss his book True Crimes and Misdemeanors, moderated by Joe Klein, author of Primary Colors. This online event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Registration at https://fauf.fau.edu/pbbf-toobin/

Free for FAU students, faculty and staff.

Posted in Faculty Announcements, Staff Announcements

Benefits Open Enrollment and Virtual Benefits Fair

Open Enrollment for the 2021 plan year begins on Monday, October 19  at 8 a.m. and promptly ends on Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m. If you are eligible for benefits through the State Group Insurance Program, this is your once-a-year window to change your benefits outside of a Qualifying Status Change event. The Benefits Fair this year will be in a Webinar Series format beginning Monday, September 28 through Friday, October 30. To learn more, click here.

Posted in Faculty Announcements, Staff Announcements

Pen-to-Paper Writing Contest

This annual writing contest is an opportunity for students to reflect on life and values and to honor the memory of Arnold Kossoff. Topics can be broad-ranging but must be focused and purposeful. We are open to any style of essay (personal, persuasive, expository, lyric, and so on) and hope contestants will be inspired by the spirit of Mr. Kossoff’s work. There will be a $400 scholarship prize awarded to the best undergraduate and graduate essays. Deadline is October 1. Click here to learn more.

Posted in Faculty Announcements

Virtual Research in Action: The Impossible Mandate: Police-Community Relations in America

Join the Virtual Research in Action on Oct. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m., on Zoom here.

Posted in Faculty Announcements, Staff Announcements