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FAU Foundation Hosts Event at Gallery Center in Boca Raton

            BOCA RATON , FL (March 13, 2009) – The Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc. hosted a reception at Gallery Center in Boca Raton.   The event, which showcased the talents of students and faculty from FAU’s School of the Arts, gave members of the Foundation board the opportunity to introduce new faces in the community to what FAU has to offer.   Established in 2003, the School of the Arts, housed within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, has an enrollment of 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students, and a staff of full-time and adjunct faculty members, as well as full-time resident artists.

            FAU President Frank T. Brogan ’81 and Mrs. Courtney Brogan were on hand at the event to greet guests.   Serving as the master of ceremonies for the evening was Dr. Heather Coltman, chair of the music department, who gave a brief overview of the School of the Arts.   Comprised of the departments of music, theatre and dance, visual arts and art history, and the University Galleries, the School of the Arts was represented at the event by students from each of the disciplines.   Students gave testimonials about their department.   Alison Weiner and Steven Nieratka, students in the music department, performed a program of light jazz.   Following the presentations, guests were invited to tour Gallery Center.

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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,   the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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