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More than 30 students and advisors from FAU traveled to New Orleans to assist low- and moderate-income families in New Orleans as an "Alternative Spring Break." (Click on the image above for a larger version.)Volunteers had the opportunity to interact and learn from members of the local community who still struggle in the aftermath of the devastation. Click here for the complete article.

 

From Tallhassee...

Last month, FAU faculty, staff and students went to Tallahassee to give state lawmakers a glimpse at the extraordinary projects and work taking place at the University. Click here for more details.

 

 

 

More than 600 graduating seniors came to Graduation Celebration on March 21 in the University Center’s Grand Palm Room. The students were able to pick up their graduation tickets, check out class rings, take posed photos and visit with many of FAU’s department representatives. They were also treated to free food and drink.

 

 

From the surreal file: The staff of University Advancement invited Coach Schnellenberger over to wish him a happy birthday—and show him a "different" look.

 

 

Engineers Week 2007

Every year, the Engineering Student Council and the College of Engineering and Computer Science celebrate National Engineers Week, a nationwide initiative to increase awareness of the profession and honor the achievement of engineers. In February, several events were hosted to commemorate this special occasion, including a fly-over of the Goodyear Blimp with College of Engineering and Computer Science Dean Karl Stevens aboard (see photo below at bottom). The week began with a kick-off brunch where 200 students received five-star treatment as professors served them fine cuisine, generously donated by Whole Foods Market, Publix and Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Later in the week, approximately 250-300 people celebrated FAU Engineers Week Mardi Gras style, complete with carnival games, tarot card readings, an engineering student project showcase and a very special guest appearance by “Karl the Klown.” also known as Dean Stevens.

 

On Thursday of Engineering Week, the inaugural WHO WANTS TO BE AN ENGINAIRE! Brain Bowl took place, featuring our own Regis Philbin (a.k.a. Dr. Amir Abtahi,). Five teams competed for first place, with Computer Science and Engineering emerging as the champions. The week concluded with a panel discussion showcasing the talents and experiences of FAU graduates now working in the field of engineering or computer science.

 

 

The Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter hosted General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of State, earlier this year as a guest speaker. Dr. Kristen Murtaugh introduced General Haig to an audience of more than 550. He said, “These are the most dangerous times we have faced as a nation.”

 

 

 

 

 

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