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MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Haycock
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FAU National Alumni Association to Host Tailgate Parties

BOCA RATON, FL (October 10, 2011) – The Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association (FAUNAA) recently announced plans to host Party fOWL, an indoor and outdoor tailgate party, before every home football game. Party fOWL will be held at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center, located directly across from FAU’s new stadium on the Boca Raton campus.

Party fOWL will feature tailgate fare and cold drinks available for purchase; music and entertainment; NCAA football games broadcast on big screen TVs; cool, clean and comfortable facilities; and a family-friendly environment. Doors open three hours before kickoff. Alumni association members are admitted free of charge, and guests may purchase a FAUNAA membership at the door. Admission is $20 for non-members, $10 for children 12 and under, and free for children under age 2.

“We’re extremely excited about the inaugural season of Party fOWL, which promises to be FAU’s biggest and best tailgate party,” said Brad Crews, assistant vice president for alumni relations at FAU. “I would like to invite all Owl fans to join us before every home game at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center. Also, I encourage FAU alumni, as well as friends of FAU, to join the alumni association and enjoy free admission to Party fOWL all season long.”

FAU will play five games in the new on-campus stadium during the 2011 football season. The Owls’ inaugural home game is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 at 4 p.m. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and include a special presentation in the Alumni Plaza by FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.

For more information about Party fOWL or the FAU National Alumni Association, call 1-888-FAU-ALUM (328-2586) or visit www.faualumni.org.

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About the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association (FAUNAA) :
Established in 1968, the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association represents FAU’s ever-growing alumni community. Building school identity, spirit and loyalty through programs and services, the FAUNAA and its membership is dedicated to advancing the goals and missions of the University .

About Florida Atlantic University:
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 www.fau.edu.

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