Presidential Primary Debate A Success!
from FAU President
"History was made at Florida Atlantic University as we stepped onto the national stage to perform a service of high value to the entire nation. Thank you to the University community and everyone involved for your patience, cooperation and enthusiasm for an event that went extraordinarily well."
FAU was center stage as millions of television viewers watched the live broadcast of the Republican Presidential Primary Debate on January 24, 2008.
National and local media outlets used FAU as a back drop for pre- and post-debate coverage including MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." (Above, left to right: NBC's Chris Matthews, Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough)
NBC News senior vice president and debate co-moderator Tim Russert greeted the audience prior to the debate with the words, "Go Owls," which drew rousing applause from attendees in the debate hall.
FAU's Student Union not only served as the location of the debate, but also the hub for more than 400 members of the media who were credentialed to cover the event.
FAU Debate in the Media
more about the debate, please visit this link:
Calendar of Events
Boca Raton Campus
Abroad Fair Feb. 5
Career Day 101 Feb. 5
The Career Development Center will host "Career Day 101" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus. presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Stein Mart. This workshop, sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Stein Mart, includes strategies on how to prepare for a job fair, how to network with employers along with a visual presentation on dressing for success. Visit www.cdc.fau.edu for more information.
Ash Wednesday Communion Service Feb. 6
Wednesday Communion Service will be held on Wednesday, Feb.
6, at 12:15 p.m. in the Today & Beyond Wellness office,
SS-222 (over the Breezeway food court). Ashes will be
distributed. All are welcome to attend this service, which
is sponsored by the Newman Club.
overview of the Co-Op program and how to apply
Spring 2008 Career Day Feb. 7
Spring 2008 Career Day will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the FAU Arena on the Boca Raton
campus. Career Day is a job fair for full-time, part-time,
co-op and internship opportunities. More than 120
organizations will be recruiting at the job fair.
is required to attend the job fair.
should bring plenty of resumes! To view a list of
participating organizations attending, visit
. Even if your student isn't graduating for a few
years, this is a great way for them to get experience (or
even a summer job or internship.)
Saturday Feb. 23
how to eat at professional meetings and interviews (Free
Food). Need to RSVP
For more events and happenings on all FAU campuses, please visit www.fau.edu/success/CampusCalendars . You will find all sorts of activities like Football games, Resume/Writing Workshops, Symphonies, Jazz Band presentations and so forth.
The German Club exists now nearly 4 years. They have events frequently, where they engage German and non-German students with their culture. Last Thursday, they invited a guest speaker from the German American Business Chamber of Florida to talk about job/internship opportunities for students. They also had events with a German Theater Group in the Fall of 2006. Movie nights and other interesting activities are among the many services this group offers to the FAU community.
Club takes part in the Festival of Nations, Multilingual
Festival, and so many more diverse programs.
They have a
yearly “Oktoberfest” (German traditional
party), End-Semester BBQ, Breezeway Tables in order to
provide information for FAU students and to encourage the
FAU community to be more active!
president: Ulrike Unger
Festival of Nations (Fall 2007).
Summer Financial Aid Application available Feb 1st
1. Do you need Financial Aid for the SUMMER 2008 semester?
completing the FAFSA, you may be able to take advantage of various sources
of federal, state, and institutional aid, including
student employment and loans.
REMEMBER: The FAFSA is NOT automatically
renewed each academic year.
Students will need to apply for the upcoming
academic year each January 1st.
School Codes: (Boca Campus:001481, Davie Campus: E00584, Jupiter/PSL Campus: E00830).
Office of the Month
International Student and Scholar Services
The mission of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is to provide essential services and programs to assist international students, visiting scholars and their families at Florida Atlantic University. By supporting the needs of individuals involved in international educational exchange, we help to promote a culturally diverse learning environment and enrich the quality of teaching and research at FAU.
Our services include orientation, cultural programs and counseling on immigration, academic, social, cultural and personal concerns. Staff in the ISSS office serve as a resource to the university community and provide services and counseling expertise aimed at guiding individual students and scholars through the complexities of the U.S. government visa regulations.
The ISSS acts as a liaison with U.S. Congress and federal agencies such as the BCIS, USIA, U.S. Department of State, Department of Home-Land Security, as well as foreign governmental agencies and international exchange organizations. Further, we provide opportunities for the sharing and appreciation of cultures represented on our campus.
The ISSS is committed to welcoming international students, scholars and their families and facilitating their transition to life at Florida Atlantic University.
Services & Programs
Cultural and Social Adjustment
Maintenance of International Student Status
Office Location & Hours
A Representative is available at the Davie Campus Admissions office every Tuesday from 12 Noon to 3pm for Spring and Fall semesters ONLY.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & SCHOLAR SERVICES
PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT)
IMMIGRATION SEMINAR - H1B UPDATE
Boca Raton Campus
Festival of Nations is a celebration of various cultures inviting students from different countries to share their heritage while creating a sense of community. The Festival is an educational opportunity for all students to appreciate the rich variety of cultures represented on our campus through a fashion show featuring ethnic clothing, dancing to a variety of international music and sampling the flavor of exotic foods. This takes place every year during the spring semester.
participants are usually from the diverse international
clubs in F.A.U.
LATIN AMERICAN STUDENTS
(Indian Student Association)
UNITED FOR AFRICA
STUDENT ASSOCIATION AND FRIENDS
ASSOCIATON OF CHINESE STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS
For more information on the ISSS, please visit this link: http://www.fau.edu/student/isss