Announcements of General Interest for Monday, May 20
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Faculty and Staff Announcements - Summer Updates
Beginning Monday, May 13, this page will be updated regularly on Mondays during the summer months, through the week of August 12. Please continue to allow two to three business days for processing your announcement requests.
We ask that you bookmark this page if you haven’t already, as any urgent or emergency information for faculty and staff will be shared as needed, in addition to the regular Monday updates.
Please contact Chris Stotz in the Office of University Communications at 7-1168 if you have any questions.
Parking Garage III Construction
The construction of Parking Lot III is expected to be completed in late fall 2013. Lot 11 and the gravel lot north of Lot 11 will be closed during construction. When completed, Parking Garage III will add approximately 1,000 parking spaces to the Boca Raton campus. For more information please visit this website or email Bob Richman.
Summer Road Closures
Construction related to the Parking Garage III project will entail providing a new signalized intersection at North University Drive and the entrance to Parking Lot 7 and the Garage. North University Drive is open, but is restricted to one lane at times. Access to Parking lots 6, 7, and 9 will be restricted to the entrance at the west end of Lot 9, and some areas of Lots 7 and 9 will be temporarily out of use.
Please be aware of modified travel along North University Drive and watch for flagmen and directional signs. This work is expected to be completed by Monday, August 19th For more information please click here or email Bob Richman.
FAU Flag Lowering
FAU flags will be lowered to half-staff on the first Monday of every month to memorialize members of the University community who passed away the month before or in the recent past.
Passport to FAU: Student Success Conference - Call for Proposals
The Center for Learning and Student Success, in collaboration with New Student and Owl Family Programs, is proud to host Passport to FAU Fall 2013 on Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union, Boca Raton campus. The purpose of this annual conference is to provide incoming students, freshmen and transfers, with a solid foundation of knowledge and tips that will start them down the right path of being successful at FAU. Below are the topics the conference generally covers:
*Making a successful transition to FAU
*Setting goals for success
*Exploring Learning Styles
*Note taking and reading college textbooks
*Preparing for and taking tests
If you have expertise/experience in one of the following areas, or feel that a particular topic needs to be presented that will aide in the success of incoming students, please submit an online proposal. We encourage students from your area to present also as long as faculty/staff present with them. All proposals must be received by Friday, May 31. To access the online application, click on this link. (The link may require you to enter your FAU login information)
If you have questions regarding presentations, please contact Ronald Johnson at 561-297-0945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have other questions regarding the conference, please contact Jennifer Bebergal, Ed.D., at 561-297-2432 or email@example.com.
Faculty Learning Community Program – Proposals due May 30
The Scholarship of Teaching Office (SoTO) in FAU’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is soliciting proposals for Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) for the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 30.
FLCs are small communities consisting of 8-12 faculty and/or professional staff members who work to enhance teaching and learning at FAU. FLC participants come from all colleges and campuses of the university. Anyone who teaches at the university, or who directly supports teaching and learning in a professional role at the university, is eligible to participate. FLCs meet on a regular basis and carry the expectation that participants will:
-Apply what they learn in concrete ways to an individual project their courses or in their support of courses.
-Evaluate the impact of what they’ve implemented.
-Share their results with other members of the FAU community.
Some highlights for the coming year:
-We encourage professional staff members who teach, or support teaching, to participate.
-For the first time, we are accepting proposals for both half-year "mini-FLCs" as well as the usual full-year FLCs.
In support of the University's new strategic plan, we will prioritize proposals related to Distinction Through Discovery (FAU’s QEP), student retention and/or student success, assessment, and general education/Intellectual Foundations Program (examples of specific topics are contained in the RFP attached hereto). However, we will also consider other types of proposals. FLCs should provide opportunities for faculty across all campuses to interact and work together (as appropriate). For the faculty’s convenience, an online proposal application can be found here.
Touchdown Thursday May 23
Join us for Touchdown Thursdays, brought to you by Duffy’s! Meet Head Football Coach Carl Pelini, hear about the upcoming football season, and mingle with fellow alumni and friends. Each event will feature free appetizers and FAU giveaways, plus the first 50 guests at each event receive a free drink!
The next event is May 23 at Duffy’s Jupiter West, 6791 W Indiantown Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come to one or come to all! Contact Mary Beth Albritton at 561-297-6162 for more information.
Anti-discrimination/Anti-harassment Workshop May 24
The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs will hold an Anti-Discrimination/Anti-Harassment Workshop on Friday, May 24 in the College of Nursing Lecture Hall, room 201, Boca Raton campus, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Please contact Len Baker at 561-297-3004 to register or for more information about future workshops. Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation for a disability in order to attend the training is asked to notify Len Baker five to ten working days in advance.
Memorial Day - Monday, May 27
FAU will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. Click here for FAU's 2013 holiday schedule.
Touchdown Thursday May 30
Join us for the final 2013 Touchdown Thursday, brought to you by Duffy’s! Meet Head Football Coach Carl Pelini, hear about the upcoming football season, and mingle with fellow alumni and friends. Each event will feature free appetizers and FAU giveaways, plus the first 50 guests at each event receive a free drink!
The May 30 event is at Duffy’s Coconut Creek, 4800 W Hillsboro Blvd., from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Mary Beth Albritton at 561-297-6162 for more information.
Freshman Convocation August 25
FAU will host its seventh annual Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus. The keynote speaker will be FAU's 2013 Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
This is an especially important occasion because research shows that first-time-in-college students who are formally welcomed to the university community have an increased likelihood of staying on track in their studies and graduating on time. The opening processional establishes the serious tone of the Convocation as administrators and faculty in academic regalia march into the auditorium.
For more information please contact Diane Aragon at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this website.
A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE™ Trainings
Today many colleges and university campuses recognize that cultural diversity is an important issue facing their community and the world. It is important that campus leaders take a proactive role in teaching that "different" does not have a negative connotation, and that diversity is a "strength."
A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE™ training program provides students, staff, faculty and administrators with knowledge and skills needed to effectively interact in a culturally diverse campus community.
The training sessions are designed to:
-expand cultural awareness;
-explore the value of diversity;
-combat racism, anti-semitism, and other forms of bigotry
A workshop is scheduled for Friday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for faculty and staff on the Boca Raton campus, College of Engineering & Computer Science, Bldg., 96, room 303.
For more information or to participate, contact Len Baker at 7-3004 or email@example.com.
- Faculty Study Abroad Proposal Information Sessions
The FAU Club: Dine and Socialize Right at FAU Boca Raton
Business Services would like to remind you about a gem on the Boca Raton campus -- the FAU Club. The Club provides opportunities for the FAU family to meet, socialize and dine in a relaxed environment. The Club is proud of its distinquished cuisine, the gracious staff and the excellence of its special events. An exceptionally prepared buffet luncheon is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last seating at 1:30 p.m.). Special events such as happy hours and game day-themed lunches make this a destination place on campus.
The Club is also available for rental for departmental, corporate or private social events. There are multiple spaces available in the Club making it a great choice. Parking is conveniently located just behind the Club in a dedicated lot. Simply swipe your faculty or staff Owl Card to gain entry to the lot any weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or during special events. The lot is also available during private functions to make parking convenient for your guests.
Visit www.fau.edu/fauclub for more information.
Yoga Classes Available
Get healthy with FAU Yoga! The first class is FREE and you join at any time. Yoga classes run through Sunday, June 30. Yoga exercises every muscle, nerve and gland in the body and releases stress and tension. Benefits include strength, flexibility, balance, increased energy and stress reduction. This class is appropriate for every body type and fitness level. Classes are sponsored by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m., in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Building, Room 115. The cost for faculty and staff is $70 for 8 classes, or $10 for 1 class. For full-time students, the cost is $40 for 8 classes, or $5 for 1 class. For community members, the cost is $80 for 8 classes, or $12 for 1 class.
Contact Kristine Lee at 561-297-0159 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
- Instructional Technologies Training Schedule
2013-14 Online University Catalog Available
FAU’s 2013-14 University Catalog is available online at www.fau.edu/catalog. Changes to curricula, courses and other adjustments approved after the last online publish date in March 2012 are included in this new catalog. Please bookmark the link above as your source for accessing the catalog. We invite your questions and comments. Contact Maria Jennings, email@example.com, or Risa Shiman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core Competition Open
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2014-15 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-15 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting this website. The application deadline for most awards is Thursday, Aug. 1. U.S. citizenship is required. Send an email for more information or other eligibility requirements.
Prestige Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduates
FAU's Prestige Scholarship Committee seeks your assistance in identifying truly outstanding undergraduates who may be eligible to apply for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities including the Goldwater (for sophomores or juniors committed to research in the sciences, math, or engineering) and the Truman (for juniors planning for graduate/professional school leading to a career in government or public service). If you know of a student with an exceptional academic record and outstanding accomplishments that put them among the top 1% of students you have worked with, we would like to contact them and encourage them to apply for one of these opportunities. For further information about Prestige scholarships, visit this website. Email names of students you think we should contact to email@example.com.
FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'Antiquated Affairs' through June 14
FAU will host Jackie Tufford's "Antiquated Affairs," an exhibition of six wire dresses that examines the gender stereotypes of women's roles of domesticity, now through Friday, June 14, at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, in Jupiter. The dresses, created from ribbons and wiring from telephones, stereos and fax machines, explore women's roles in a fast-paced technological society.
Tufford, an FAU alumna, is an art and design instructor at FAU and Palm Beach State College. Her work recently won best show at the Fashion ARTillery, a wearable art fashion show at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach.
The exhibition is free and open to the public and can be viewed during summer library hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.
FAU's MacArthur Campus to Host 'Repurposed' through June 14
FAU will host "Re-purposed," an exhibition by Suzanne Duffy, a New Jersey art director and graphic designer, now through Friday, June 14, at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. Duffy's exhibition features collage-type pieces in mixed media with emphasis on found objects, second-hand items, retro and pre-owned textiles and fabric from thrift shops and flea markets.
Duffy's unique art portrays social themes including harmony, liberty and religion. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed during summer library hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The library is closed Sunday. For more information, call 561-799-8530 or visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.
FAU Announces 'Researchers and Scholars of the Year'
The Division of Research recently announced the 2013 "Researchers and Scholars of the Year." The University Research Committee (URC) selects faculty to be recognized by the university for outstanding research and scholarly and creative contributions each year.
Click here for details. Contact Paige Garrido at 7-3911 for more information.
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Survey
Follow this link for a research study to assess the attitudes towards tobacco policy, tobacco use behaviors, and knowledge of secondhand smoke. The FAU community is asked to be a part of this study.
FAU Libraries' LibGuides Survey
FAU Libraries would like to invite you to take a brief survey about your experience with LibGuides, one of FAU Libraries' resources. The survey can be accessed at http://fau.countingopinions.com/csurvey/index.php?survey_id=660&loc_id=en_CA and will be available until Friday, May 3. The results will be used to help identify use patterns and satisfaction with LibGuides. If you have questions, contact Darlene Parrish, Ph.D., university librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Malka Schyndel, associate librarian, at email@example.com.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Study
Clinical Research Studies at FAU's College of Medicine is conducting a clinical research trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. There is no cost to participate and eligible participants will receive payment for time and travel. If you or someone you know is suffering from Alzheimer's, call 561-297-0164 to learn more.
24- to 30-Month-Old Children Sought for Language Study
The Language Development Lab, under the direction of Professor Erika Hoff, is conducting a federally funded study of early monolingual and bilingual development. We are looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning Spanish at home and at least one parent was born in a Spanish-speaking country. For participating, you will receive $150 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay for your time at each visit. If you complete this study through the age of 5 years, you will receive a total of $1,000 in gift cards.
We are also looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning only English at home. For participating, you will receive $50 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay you for your time at each visit. If you complete the study through the age of 5 years you will receive a total of $400 in gift cards. We plan to study children's language development from 2 years and 6 months to 5 years.
The purpose of these studies is to gain a better understanding of how language develops during this period. We will come to your home or you can come to our playroom on the Davie campus of Florida Atlantic University or to our office on the Boca Raton campus -- whichever is easier for you. If you are interested in this study, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call 954-236-1142 or check out psy.fau.edu/~hoff/LangDevLab/index.htm for more information.
Communication Disorders Clinic Offers Diagnostic and
Therapy Services -- including Accent Reduction Therapy
The Communication Disorders Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the College of Education building on the Boca Raton campus and provides speech, language and hearing diagnostic and therapy services -- including accent reduction therapy -- to children and adults. Services are available Monday through Friday during every semester on a space-available basis. Appointments for diagnostic or treatment services may be made by calling Maria at 561-297-2258. Payment can now be made by VISA or MasterCard.
The clinic offers Stroke Support and a Stuttering Support groups, each meeting once a month. Interested parties should contact the clinic for details. FAU faculty and staff members and their families receive a 50 percent discount for all services. Full-time FAU students receive a 50 percent discount for evaluations and then are charged $10 per treatment session.
The Communication Disorders Clinic is operated by FAU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For more information on clinic services, visit www.coe.fau.edu/csd/clinic.htm.
Announcements of interest to faculty and staff are distributed Mondays during the summer months by FAU's Office of University Communications. Regular, twice-weekly updates will resume in mid-August.
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Please submit information and announcements of particular interest for faculty and staff to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow two to three business days for processing announcement request(s).
ACCOMMODATION FOR DISABILITY: Anyone who requires accommodation for a disability to attend any event at FAU is asked to get in touch with the contact person for the event at least four working days in advance.
Admission is free for listed events unless otherwise indicated.