Here's a quick rundown on this month's news. For details on any of these items, just click on the title. Or you can scroll down to browse the news:
|Last year's "Salsa & Hot Pepper” event offered attendees a chance to learn the salsa.
FAU will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 17 through Oct. 15 with events on many campuses. The opening ceremony will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Palm Room of the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus AND features a parade of Hispanic flags, delicious food and great entertainment. A sampling of other events: FAU Fort Lauderdale will host a meet, greet and network with FAU's Hispanic faculty and staff on Oct. 4; Dania Beach will host a beach party on Oct. 3; FAU Davie will offer a parade of flags on Oct. 1; and the Treasure Coast will offer a weekly "Taste of Latin America" food-tasting event over the next four weeks. For more details and a complete listing of events, visit Hispanic Heritage Month.
President Brogan will deliver the 2007 State of the University Address on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. in the University Theatre, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Everyone is invited to attend the address and the reception that will follow. It will also be webcast.
The John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery is hosting two exhibitions, “Ack, Ack, Ack” and “Through the Lens,” through Friday, Oct. 19.
“Ack, Ack, Ack” is Kyle Trowbridge’s exhibition, featuring mixed media on paper, primarily ink, acrylic paint, shellac and tea stains. He focuses on children and teenagers in an attempt to explore the stereotypes of youth and myths of adolescence. Trowbridge, a Miami resident, received his master of fine arts from the University of Miami in 1999 and is employed there as a professor. He has exhibited his artwork in Toronto, Santo Domingo, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and in Austria at the Vienna Biennale.
|South Beach by Karen Chinander
“Through the Lens” is an exhibit by Karen Chinander, an assistant professor in the Barry Kaye College of Business at FAU. She is an avid photographer and hiker, with a particular interest in nature and architectural photography. Chinander, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, enjoys searching for just the right viewpoint and subject matter to enhance the emotion that is conveyed in photography, and finds that close-ups and abstracts best achieve this goal. Chinander’s photographs have been featured in exhibitions at the Pitman Photo in Miami and the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach. Her photographic awards include “Best of Show” in FAU’s 2007 MacART Exhibit and first place in the 2006 MacART Exhibit.
The library’s hours are Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 561-799-8530 or visit http://www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm.
Join President Brogan, the honorary chair, and FAU family and friends for the American Heart Association's South Palm Beach Chapter Start! Heart Walk 2007 to be held on the Boca Raton campus. Breakfast and activities will take place from 7 to 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 9 a.m. This year you can also donate and win the use of President Brogan's reserved parking spot in front of the Student Union for the fall 2007 semester. For information on the parking space raffle, visit the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service in Room 207 of the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus or e-mail Jose Herrera at email@example.com.
For more information on the Heart Walk or to sign up, visit www.fau.edu/heartwalk.
President Brogan recently was named to the board of directors for Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs.
“It is truly a privilege to serve on the board for the NCAA,” said Brogan. “I look forward to working with the other board members during what will undoubtedly be an exciting time for athletics.”
Brogan also is vice-president of the Sun Belt Conference’s Executive Committee. Because of its status as a member of the Division I-A football coalition, the Sun Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA’s 18-member Board of Directors. In his new role on the NCAA board, Brogan will play a part in the implementation of any future NCAA legislation and guidelines for the 322 universities and colleges in Division I. Brogan’s term ends in April 2011.
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The University Galleries will kick off its 2007-08 season with its Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition from Thursday, Sept. 22 through Nov. 10. The exhibition will include the Schmidt and Ritter galleries on the Boca Raton campus and features the work of 22 FAU art faculty from the Department of Visual Arts and Art History and School of Communication and Multimedia Studies. Both departments are housed in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
There is an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The opening reception and exhibitions are free and open to public.
The exhibition presents a wide range of the art including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and video. The exhibition gives art students the chance to see finished works by their professors and the FAU community can become more familiar with the wide variety of works produced by FAU's teaching artists. Most of the participating faculty members regularly exhibit their work in local and regional exhibitions while some also exhibit nationally and internationally. This year’s Biennial Faculty Exhibition presents two faculty members – Walter Hnatysh and the artist team of Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov - who have won a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. This is a $7,500 or $15,000 grant given to 12 South Florida visual and media artists each year.
The Department of Theatre and Dance will present Anton Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” beginning Friday, Sept. 28 and running through Sunday, Oct. 7 in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus. FAU faculty, staff and alumni tickets are $10, while general admission tickets are $16. Students may obtain tickets free at the door or ahead of time with a $5 reservation fee. Tickets and student reservations can be purchased by visiting www.fauevents.com, by calling 800-564-9539 or at the theatre two hours prior to the performance.
“The Three Sisters” is set in a provincial town in Russia during the late 1800s. It tells the story of the struggles, loves and desires of sisters Masha, Olga and Irina and their hopeless brother Andrei. The play will feature the work of both MFA acting Students and undergraduates in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and will be directed by Guest Director Jana Tift. The production is presented by the School of the Arts in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
The Seventh Annual Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop and Lecture will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. It is presented by the Department of Anthropology. Click here for a PDF of the conference flyer.
FAU will host “French Philosophy and Contemporary Art” on Dec. 3-4. The international bilingual conference is organized by the University’s Center for Body, Mind, and Culture, with the support of the cultural service of the French Consulate of Miami/French Embassy of the United States. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/bodymindculture, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-297-0851. The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture is housed in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU and directed by Richard Shusterman, the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities.
Next month, Update will feature a more detailed look at this year's School of the Arts schedule.