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FAU’s Vice President of Community Engagement to Participate in Presidents Day Town Hall Panel Discussion with Local Leaders

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 15, 2013) – Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president of community engagement at Florida Atlantic University and executive director of the FAU Foundation, Inc., will participate in a Presidents Day civics town hall panel discussion on Monday, Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, 4200 W. Congress Ave., in Lake Worth. 

“I am excited to participate in this wonderful event,” said Anderson. “The town hall-style meeting is a great way for all of us to commemorate this civic holiday by discussing government issues with fellow citizens and our elected leaders.”

Fellow panelists will include U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch; Palm Beach County Mayor Steve Abrams; Jupiter Vice Mayor Todd Wodraska; Randy Schultz, editor of the Palm Beach Post editorial page; and Kim Ardila-Morgan, director of the Center for Applied Ethics at Palm Beach State College.

The panel discussion will cover topics including U.S. presidents exceeding constitutional limits; how well citizens exercise their civic duties; and the success of government in serving the needs and interests of the people. Attendees also will have the opportunity to meet with local organizations that work to improve government and strengthen the community following the panel.

The event is sponsored by Palm Beach State College, the League of Women Voters and Ppoll Now. For more information or to RSVP, contact Pablo del Real at 561-901-3467 or For more information about FAU’s Division of Community Engagement, call 561-297-6144.


About Ppoll Now :
Ppoll Now seeks to hold government and citizens more accountable to each other by connecting U.S. Representatives and their constituents online and on smartphones. The program launched a prototype at in 2012. Ppoll Now is a program of Auroras Voice.

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and 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. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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