Alumni & Community

MacArthur Campus to Host 'Mi Pajaro,' an Exhibition by Rolando Chang Barrero

Florida Atlantic University will host "Mi Pajaro," a solo exhibition of 10 works by West Palm Beach artist Rolando Chang Barrero, now through Friday, Dec. 12, at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

The exhibition features paintings from Barrero's signature pajaro (bird) collection of South Florida's top 20 endangered birds; his "Debutante" collection, which consists of paintings of a formal dress an 18-year-old may have worn in the 1950s and 1960s; and his "Flag" collection, which features stylized variations of the American flag with its stripes and stars and red, white and blue. A Florida native, Barrero was born in Coconut Grove and owns a Lake Worth art gallery and a Boynton Beach art studio. he exhibition is free and open to the public. Hours for viewing are Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. For more information on Barrero and the exhibition, call 561-799-8530.

November 21, 2014

HBOI Sponsors Chamber Luncheon, President Kelly Featured Speaker

FAU Harbor Branch recently sponsored the fall 2014 Martin County Council of Chambers luncheon held at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. HBOI Interim Executive Director Dr. Megan Davis began the program with an update, including the latest on Harbor Branch's LOBO water quality monitoring network to be deployed in the St. Lucie Estuary in early 2015. FAU President John Kelly was the featured speaker and shared his vision for FAU as a partner in the community. The audience included more than 100 business and community leaders.

Picture caption: From left: Dr. Megan Davis, Angela Hoffman of the Hobe Sound Chamber, Jill Marasa of the Martin BDB, Cara Perry, Tim Dougher of Martin BDB, Chuck Girardi of Martin Economic Council, President Kelly, Hillary McKeich of Indiantown Chamber, Dr. Eliah Watlington Associate Provost of FAU Northern Campuses.

October 20, 2014

Recorded Sound Archives' Streaming Audio Website Goes Online??

On Monday, Aug. 18, Florida Atlantic University Libraries its Recorded Sound Archives' vintage streaming music website The website, previously only accessible within the FAU network, is now available to the general public. The site features rare and historic recordings from the Recorded Sound Archives' collection of phonograph records from the first half of the 20th century. Users can hear music and see label scans/album jackets of recordings by such early pop and jazz performers as Doris Day, Al Jolson and Benny Goodman. Other highlights include one of the largest online collections of Jewish recordings in the world, restored children's recordings damaged by Superstorm Sandy and rare Vogue picture records. The website boasts more than 100,000 audio tracks and is smart phone and tablet compatible

August 18, 2014

FAU CARD Brings Together Autism Community

In the spirit of cooperation instead of competition Florida Atlantic University's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities brought together leaders from various organizations in the autism community at its second annual Autism Leaders breakfast, held at the University Club on the Boca Raton Campus. Attendees exchanged ideas, stories and information over a buffet-style breakfast followed by heartfelt words from Trustee Bob Rubin and Rep. Ted Deutch. Organizations were introduced and representatives shared overviews of programs available in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

CARD's Executive Director Jack Scott emphasized, "We're all part of a common mission in terms of helping children and individuals with autism and their families, but when we can work together, it's my belief that we are more powerful; we're able to be more effective."

August 18, 2014

FAU's PROPEL Has Grown from a $3.5 Million Grant into a Self-sustaining Program

Florida Atlantic University's Principal Rapid Orientation and Preparation in Educational Leadership program is the result of a $3.5 million grant awarded by the Florida Department of Education in December 2011 for its innovative approach to a principal preparation program. Successful completers earn dual certification in Level I Educational Leadership and Level II School Principal certification. While the first and second cohorts of teacher candidates received grant funding for their classes, its fourth and third cohorts are self-sustaining. 

Since the program's founding, three cohorts of teacher leaders have participated in the PROPEL program which seeks to develop and fast track Broward County teacher leaders into school administrators. In February, ten teacher leaders were vetted and accepted for the fourth and newest cohort, and on May 10th the program's newest cohort of teacher leaders began their PROPEL journey with the start of the summer semester. 

May 13, 2014

Join the FAU Alumni Association


Established in 1968, the Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association (FAUAA) represents FAU's ever-growing alumni community. Building school identity, spirit and loyalty through programs and services, the FAUAA and its membership is dedicated to advancing the goals and missions of the University. 

By joining the FAUAA, you will have the opportunity to support your alma mater. You will receive special invitations and free or discounted admission to FAUAA-hosted events.  Membership also will entitle you to exciting benefits and discounts in a variety of areas. 

A portion of your membership is allocated to the FAUAA's endowed scholarship, which not only assists students in financial need, but also contributes to FAU's alumni giving participation rate. 

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April 30, 2014

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