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FAU Designates September as Safety Month
A Wide Variety of Safety Events to Take Place on FAU Campuses


            BOCA RATON, FL (August 27, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University has designated September as Safety Month and will host a series of events beginning Monday, August 30 through Thursday, September 30 on the University’s Boca Raton, Broward, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses.

            FAU’s faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in a variety of events related to safety.  The events will focus on topics such as healthy lifestyles, personal property security, social networking safety, CPR, defensive driving, fire prevention, alcohol and drug abuse, date rape, and hurricane preparedness and recovery.  There also will be demonstrations from FAU police, the Palm Beach County Health Department, . FAU’s department of environmental health and safety, the American Red Cross, State Farm Insurance and others.   Events will include a safety fair, residence hall health inspection, FAU emergency alert test, fire drills, as well as safety lectures.

            A detailed schedule of events and contact information can be found online at www.fau.edu/safetymonth.

- FAU-

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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 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .

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