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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of October 22

BOCA RATON, FL (October 22, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:
FAU’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College to Host ‘Visit Day’

“Visit Day” will be held on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information and to RSVP, contact 561-799-8646 or

Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College will host a “Visit Day” for prospective students and their families to visit the FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter and learn more about the Wilkes Honors College.  The program will include a showcase of services, academic experience sessions with faculty and student-led campus tours.  For more information on the Wilkes Honors College, visit


FAU’s Keep Memories Alive Walk

FAU’s Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center will host the 7th annual Keep Memories Alive Walk on Sunday, November 4 at 9 a.m. at the Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road, North Entrance.  For more information or to register, contact 561-297-4066 or , or visit

Proceeds from the Walk support Day Center scholarships and important programs and services for people who are dealing with memory loss and their caregivers.  The Memory and Wellness Center, located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, is part of FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and averages 16,000 visits per year. The Day Center provides an active and secure place for families to bring spouses or parents who are experiencing memory loss, and caregiver support programs have a positive impact on life at home.


Lecture by Father Patrick Desbois titled ‘Holocaust by Bullets’

FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education will co-sponsor this free public lecture on Wednesday, November 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 Southwest 18th Street, Boca Raton.

Father Patrick Desbois, president of the Yahad-In Unum Association, has worked closely with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) since 2001 to preserve the memory of Ukraine’s former Jewish community.  His lifelong work of confronting anti-Semitism and promoting Catholic-Jewish understanding has received international media attention from The New York Times, TIME magazine, NBC Nightly News and Le Monde.  His recent book, “The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews,” will be available at the event.


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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