Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Don’t miss this special event! Click here for details and to purchase tickets.
Sunshine State Showdown: FAU Owls Baseball vs. Florida Gators
Astronaut Terry Virts: ‘An Astronaut’s Life on the International Space Station’
FAU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Jupiter will present a lecture by Terry Virts, a retired United States air force colonel, a veteran of two spaceflights and a 200-day flight in the Space Station, on Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter. Click here to purchase tickets.
FMLA Training in Jupiter and Davie
This training is designed for supervisors and timekeepers only. We will review the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) basic requirements, laws and FAU Policy for leave of absence. This training will allow supervisors and timekeepers understand timeline of events, help recognize employees’ need for leave and guide employees’ through proper leave procedures. Click here to learn more.
Submit Your Business Ideas for Funding
Are you interested in starting your own business? Faculty, staff, students and recents grads can win up to $10,000 in seed funding for their business in the FAU Business Plan Competition on April 17. To enter, follow the template posted here and send your business plan to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 3 by 11:59 p.m.
Volunteer to be a Book
The library is looking for “books” for its annual Human Library on April 9!
The Human Library is an event that aims to create a dialogue and deeper understanding in the FAU community. It is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through conversations. The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. Volunteer to share your story today!
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’
Wednesday, February 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Sika Dagbovie-Mullins, author of Crossing (B)lack: Mixed Race Identity in Modern American Fiction and Culture, will discuss Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s landmark novel, The Bluest Eye, about an African American girl whose looks are rejected for not meeting Eurocentric beauty standards. The acclaimed novel celebrates its 50th year in publication. Dagbovie-Mullins asks that attendees read the novel before attending the lecture to better participate in the discussion that follows her presentation. Tickets at www.ollifll.fau.edu
An Evening With CNN’s Douglas Brinkley
FAU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Jupiter will present a lecture by Douglas Brinkley, CNN presidential historian and author, on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Free Yoga Thursdays at Noon
Free yoga classes start Thursday, February 13 at the FAU Robin Rubin Center for Happiness & Life Enhancement (SO-44, Room 114). Classes are free and feature a gentle, calming mix of yoga and yoga nidra, well-suited for first timers and all skill levels. All sessions are taught by certified yoga instructor and health coach, Talia Golden. Brand-new mats, blocks and straps provided. No RSVP needed. All are welcome – faculty, staff, students and your friends.
Dr. Yusef Salaam visits the FAU-Davie campus
Exonerated Five member Dr. Yusef Salaam visits the FAU-Davie campus to share his story of wrongful conviction and eventual acquittal.
Feb 6, 2020
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
FAU-Davie Liberal Arts Building Room 120
RSVP at tinyurl.com/FAUYusef
“The Secret Lives of Glaciers” with Nat Geo Explorer M Jackson, Ph.D.
Dr. M Jackson will explore the fascinating geography of glaciers on this planet. Based on over a decade of research in the Arctic, Dr. Jackson shares many localized stories of what happens to an Icelandic community as their local glaciers disappear. Profoundly hopeful, Jackson’s talk shows how ice influences people just as much as people influence ice–and what all of us can do to move into a future with healthy glaciers and healthy communities. Jackson is a geographer, glaciologist, TED Fellow, a National Geographic Society Explorer, and author of the 2019 book “The Secret Lives of Glaciers.”
This event takes place on Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m. in General Classroom North Room 102 on the Boca Raton campus. Visit the Eventbrite page for more details.