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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FAU Research Cafe: Healing Mothers with Trauma and Drug Effects Across Generations

September 9, at 03:30 p.m. Click here to learn more.

FAU Research Cafe
Join us for two informal, 10-minute introductions and presentations by research faculty or graduate students.
– Learn about opportunities to collaborate with them
– Network with other researchers
– Find out about other happenings across campus

Speakers:
Heather Howard, Ph.D., Healing Mothers with Trauma and Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D., Drug Effects Across Generations

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The FAU Mentoring Project

The FAU Mentoring Project – First Year Connections is searching for faculty/staff, graduate and upper class students to serve as mentors for incoming first year students. This is a semester long opportunity that matches you with an incoming student.

As we navigate these unprecedented times our students need us now more then ever. By offering up one to two hours per week you can help an incoming student succeed here at FAU!

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Resident Students Move-In August 18 to August 23

Resident Students Move-In August 18 to August 23

University Housing for both the Boca Raton Campus and the John D. MacArthur Campus (Jupiter) will be conducting our annual move-in process from August 18-23.  Move-In this year will from 8am-8pm daily. The following areas will be affected during this time:

  • Lot 23 (Red Lot) will be closed until August 23 at 8pm.
  • Lot 28 (All Permit Lot) will have increased traffic as students will be using that for parking/ loading and unloading.
  • Increased traffic at the Glades Rd, and Spanish River Blvd entrances.
  • Increased traffic at the following intersections:
    • Indian River Street
      • Dade Ave
      • Brevard Court
      • Lucie Ave
    • University Drive and 8th Ave
    • Palm Beach State College Drive and FAU Boulevard

We will be using all green lots near the residential halls for loading and unloading during the move-in period. The Green lots will close daily at 8pm to parking in order to prepare for the next day of move-in. Residential Student can begin to park in the green lots after August 23 at 8pm.

Visit us for more information about the university housing move-in process.

 

 

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Global Engagement in 2020 and Beyond

The Center for Global Engagement will host Part II of the Global Engagement in 2020 and Beyond webinar series via Webex on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  This session is open to all FAU faculty, staff, and students.

Join the discussion on expanding and adapting global engagement opportunities:

  • Fulbright Initiative
  • Global Virtual Exchange and online global learning
  • Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program
  • Academic pathways @ Intensive English Institute
  • Sponsored Students

For more information, contact us at 561-297-3048 or at global@fau.edu.

 

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