BOCA RATON, FL (November 21, 2013) - The Department of Music in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present several holiday concerts. Handel's "Messiah" will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. More than 270 years since it premiered, the "Messiah" remains one of the most popular holiday musical traditions ever. The concert will be presented by FAU student and alumni choral groups. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com, by calling 1-800-564-9539, or at the Box Office in the Student Union on FAU's Boca Raton campus.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Department of Music continues its holiday tradition in presenting its annual Madrigal Dinner. The dinners will take place at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. The event reflects a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other characters, as well as delicious succulent food and extraordinary music.
The dinner is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance when Lords and Ladies of large manors would prepare huge holiday celebrations. Following a cocktail hour, guests will be invited into the dining room and seated at their tables. The king and queen will then enter the room leading a procession of their noble guests, which will include FAU's madrigal singers, costumed true to the period. A full-course meal will be served with instrumental fanfares announcing meal courses and events. Following dinner, a concert of seasonal and madrigal music will entertain guests. Guests are invited to dress in period costumes.
Tickets for this event are $100 and include a $65 tax-deductible donation to the Department of Music. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling 561-297-2337 or visiting fauf.fau.edu/madrigal. The Madrigal Dinner is sponsored by Madelyn Savarick.
Finally, on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m., Sean Murray will lead FAU's tuba and euphonium players in a Tuba Christmas celebration. This will take place at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. This tradition was started by Indiana University professor Harvey G. Phillips, and this will be the third annual presentation for FAU. This is an outdoor free event and audience members should bring chairs or blankets. For more information, call 561-297-3853 or visit www.fau.edu/sota.
All music concerts at FAU are sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
November 21, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 19, 2013) - Florida Atlantic University's Peace Studies Program and Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life will present two workshops titled "Cultivating Patience, Managing Stress and Finding Meaning in our Daily Lives." The sessions will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 6-to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of FAU's Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. All seminars will be facilitated by FAU benefactor Barbara Schmidt and coffee and beverages will be served. The cost is $20 per session and registration is required at fauf.fau.edu/peaceful or by calling 561-297-2337.
Now in its ninth year, the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life series offers workshops and lectures to help calm the mind and lift the spirit. The workshops are built around "The Practice," a set of practical tools developed by Schmidt that can be used daily. These tools are intended to help cultivate a peaceful mind to lead a happier, more loving, more mindful and more peaceful life.
The Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life Series is presented by FAU's Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in partnership with the Schmidt Family Foundation. For more information about peace studies at FAU, call 561-297-2337 or visit www.fau.edu/peacestudies.
November 20, 2013
A new FAU Libraries mobile-optimized website, which provides access to such helpful resources as "SearchWiSE," "select mobile databases," "ask a librarian" and "view/renew books," is available through FAU Mobile, a free mobile app that can be installed on iOS and Android devices. Other phones with a web browser can view FAU Mobile at http://m.fau.edu. The FAU Libraries mobile-optimized website was made possible through a Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) grant.
November 5, 2013
The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts and Karen Leader, Ph.D., of FAU's Visual Arts and Art History, invite all faculty and staff to participate in Academic Ink, the next phase of Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU, a creative exploration of the lived experience of being tattooed. Tattooed colleagues are encouraged to invite the Jaffe Center and Leader to their academic world ? lab, studio, office or classroom ? to be photographed. The project will also collect stories from faculty and staff about tattoo experiences for a spring 2014 exhibition in commemoration of the Jaffe Center's 15th anniversary. Appointments will be scheduled for afternoons in mid-November.
To participate, email Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org before November 4. For more information visit www.storiesontheskin.org or www.facebook.com/storiesontheskinatfau. The Jaffe Center and Leader launched the long-term project in 2010 to engage FAU's diverse student population in an exploration of the social, cultural and artistic phenomenon of tattooing, specifically drawing out the relationship goals between the images and the complex histories and narratives associated with them. Since the project's inception, 1,147 tattooed and non-tattooed students have completed a survey about tattoos, the team has photographed and interviewed hundreds of students, produced art exhibitions and hosted live performances and films.
October 30, 2013
The University Galleries in Florida Atlantic University's Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present a site-specific installation by Miami-based artist, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle as the first in a series of "southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art" exhibitions from Saturday, Nov. 2 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Carlisle's installation will be presented in the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, a large hallway space in the Performing Arts Building, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. There will be an opening lecture with the artist on Friday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the lecture hall adjacent to the exhibition space. The exhibition and the opening are free and open to the public. Born in Florida, Felecia Chizuko Carlisle graduated from the University of West Florida and then went on to attain a M.F.A. degree at San Francisco Art Institute. Carlisle's work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Miami Art Museum and University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, as well as Sarai Media Lab in Dehli, India. In 2013, Carlisle was awarded residency at OxBow Artist Residency, an affiliate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Saugatuck, Mich., and was also a local resident at Cannonball, a leading nonprofit arts organization in Miami. Her work is also a part of the Margulies Collection. Felecia Chizuko Carlisle currently lives and works in Miami and is represented by Emerson Dorsch.
For more information, call 561-297-2661, email email@example.com or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.
October 29, 2013
The 2013 Florida Atlantic University John O'Sullivan Memorial Lecture will address "The Role of Diplomacy in 20th Century American Foreign Policy." The lecture, presented by Jeffrey Morton, Ph.D., professor of political science within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU, will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 800-564-9539.
Morton specializes in international law and diplomacy. He received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina with a specialization in international law. Morton also has published three books, numerous journal entries, organized two major conferences at FAU, and founded the FAU Diplomacy Program, which has received many top awards. In October 2012, Morton was awarded the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal at the World Leadership Forum Dinner in New York City. Past recipients of this award include U.S. President Bill Clinton, U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright, and U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the John O'Sullivan Lectureship, the only named lectureship at FAU. The lecture honors the late professor John O'Sullivan, a beloved teacher, scholar, colleague, mentor and department chair. Following O'Sullivan's untimely death in 2000, a group of seniors who faithfully audited his courses over the years established a memorial fund, which has supported the annual lecture for the past 10 years.
The mission of the John O'Sullivan Memorial Lectureship (www.fau.edu/osullivan) has been to provide students, secondary school teachers, faculty, and public guests with exposure to a distinguished historian whose lecture/presentation broadens and deepens understanding of the major thematic and conceptual aspects of 20th century American history relevant to O'Sullivan's specialties. Over the years, FAU has hosted scholars of World War II, the Vietnam War, the Nuclear Age, the Holocaust, modern American culture, and 20th century political and diplomatic affairs. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/osullivan.
October 29, 2013
Join New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein for the lecture "May Cause Miracles," with a book-signing to follow, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., at Florida Atlantic University's University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. General admission tickets are $25; FAU faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $15; and student tickets are $5, with ID. Tickets can be purchased at 1-800-564-9539 or www.fauevents.com.
Bernstein has been featured on Oprah Winfrey's "Super Soul Sunday" program as a next generation thought leader. Her bestselling book is titled "May Cause Miracles." Her earlier titles include "Add More ~ing to Your Life" and "Spirit Junkie." In April 2014, Bernstein will release her fourth book, "Miracles Now."
Bernstein is the founder of the social networking site HerFuture.com for women to "inspire, empower and connect." YouTube named her one of 16 "Next Video Bloggers" and she was named one of Mashable's 11 "Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration."
Bernstein also was featured on the Forbes magazine List of "20 Best Branded Women." She has a monthly segment on NBC's "Today" show and a weekly radio show on "Hay House Radio." She has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times Sunday Styles; ELLE; Marie Claire; Health; SELF; Women's Health; Glamour; The New York Times Thursday Styles; "Kathy Lee & Hoda," "Oprah Radio," "Anderson Live," "Access Hollywood," and many more.
During the lecture at FAU, Bernstein will offer up soulful methods for reducing stress and igniting joy. Through Kundalini meditation, practical tools and messages from her books, Bernstein will offer guidance on creating a spiritual life.
The lecture is sponsored by FAU's Peace Studies Program in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters in partnership with Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life and the Schmidt Family Foundation. To learn more about these programs, visit www.fau.edu/peacestudies.
October 29, 2013