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MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine Gobbo

FAU to Host 2011 State of the University Address

BOCA RATON, FL (September 2, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders will deliver the 2011 State of the University address, themed “FAU at 50: Looking Back on a Half-Century of Progress, Looking Ahead to a Limitless Future,” on Wednesday, September 7, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. In her address, Saunders will recall some of the high points in the university’s history, review events of the past year and discuss ways in which FAU will deal with opportunities and challenges in the coming year. She will be introduced by Board of Trustees Chair Robert Stilley

Press seating will be available. In addition, there will be an opportunity for media interviews with the president immediately following the address.

For additional information, contact Kristine Gobbo at 561-297-1168 or


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. 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. For more information, visit

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