News & Events for April 2006

April 10, 2006
Guatemalan Project Fundraising Marathon

A Bachelor of Social Work student at FAU, Vicki Rosenthal, is running the San Diego Marathon (26.2 miles), www.rnrmarathon.com/Home, in honor of the Guatemalan Project, an organization that provides relief to people affected by hurricanes, land slides and other natural disasters. It promotes the betterment of communities that have been bypassed by the present economic systems. Unlike most charitable groups, the Guatemalan Project follows a specific principle: What is given will be earned (through revolving loans). Vicki states, “I feel this model should be shared and copied so I have created this fundraising venture. I am raising money to support this Loan Fund promoting awareness of the village, El Triunfo, and the concept of self-sustaining communities.” The website, www.Guatemalanproject.com, explains the program in detail.

Vicki's goal is to raise $5,000 and the deadline for donations is May 25, 2006. The race day is June 4th! You can donate online: www.Guatemalanproject.com, click How Can I Help, designate funds to Vicki’s fundraising. Specifics on donations or any questions, please call her at 954-383-7800.

April 14, 2006
Scholarships for Women

The Greater Florida Junior Women's Club has scholarships available for returning adult women to college (must be 21 or older).

The applications are available at the Front Desk Counter of SR 139 - Student Services on the Jupiter Campus.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for Palm Beach Gardens - GFPBGJWC is April 28, 2006.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship for Jupiter or Tequesta - JTJWC is May 1, 2006.

April 20, 2006
Health Fair

We had our Refugee Health Fair on April 8, 2006. Here are some pictures we took at the event showing our staff hard at work!

Health Fair Photo 1

Health Fair Photo 2

April 24, 2006
Congratulations To The New Acolyte Officers

Acolyte, the MSW Student Association, is pleased to announce the new Acolyte officers for the 2006-2007 academic year. They are as follows:

President: Sherry Weinshenk
Vice President: Marcos Mattos
Secretary: Michele Jenkins

Congratulations! Attached is Acolyte's first newsletter!

Acolyte Newsletter

April 24, 2006
ATTN: Community Advisory Committee Members

The next Community Advisory Committee meeting is on May 18, 2006 from 10AM - 12PM at the FAU Boca Campus, Room SO285, Social Science Building.

Kindly RSVP NLT 4-28-06 to:
tplas@fau.edu

April 26, 2006
Attn BSW Field Majors - Fall 2006 Update

If you have not already done so, please attend one of the following Field Placement Information Sessions if you are scheduled to be a BSW Field student in Fall, 2006 :

Boca Campus :
Saturday May 20, 2006
1pm - 3pm, Room SO207

Davie Campus :
Tuesday June 6, 2006
2pm - 4pm, Room LA244
(Please note the new room number)

Jupiter Campus :
Friday June 16, 2006
10am - 12pm, Room AD102


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