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FAU Hosts Club Fest to Promote Student Involvement

BOCA RATON, FL (October 31, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University will host Club Fest on Wednesday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the FAU Breezeway, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  The event will provide an opportunity for fraternities, sororities and other student organizations to come together to promote philanthropy and school spirit through table displays, decorations and member participation in a spirit competition.

“Club Fest is a great way for members of student organizations to promote involvement and leadership with fellow students through school spirit and enthusiastic representation,” said Alicia Keating, associate director of FAU’s Student Involvement and Leadership Office.  “Located in the heart of campus, the Breezeway has always been a popular and busy spot so it’s the perfect venue for events like this.”

Club Fest is taking place during the week of “Homecoming 2011: Building Traditions for 50 Years.”  However, FAU’s more than 250 clubs and organizations also use the Breezeway throughout the year to promote group programming, recruit members and/or raise awareness for various causes.  Clubs and organizations range anywhere from science affinity groups, such as the Human Powered Submarine Club, to trending culinary movements such as Slow Food FAU.

For more information, contact Alicia Keating at 561-297-3735 or akeatin1@fau.edu. For more information about Homecoming, visit http://www.fau.edu/homecoming/.

-FAU-

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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