FAU Student News

Monday, October 14, 2019
Vol. 7 | Issue 9

FAU Student News

Your weekly source for important dates, events, and announcements.

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13th Annual Pumpkin Drop and Physics Carnival

Come watch physics professors drop real pumpkins off the roof of the Science & Engineering Building (SE-43) to demonstrate common physics principles such as constant acceleration of gravity, terminal velocity, and Newton's laws. Sir Isaac Newton will be in attendance to explain the theories behind these principles. Following the Pumpkin Drop, enjoy ice cream face painting, dunk tank, drone and physics demos, and more at the Physics Carnival. Learn more at FAU Physics webpage.

RSVP to The Case for Space Public Event

Don't miss an evening with noted space expert and author, Robert Zubrin, Ph.D. Join us as he explores how the revolution in spaceflight opens up a future of limitless possibility.

For more information visit the Case For Space website .

Budgeting & BBQ

Discuss tips on budgeting, building credit and financial literacy over a barbeque lunch with PNC Bank professionals.

This event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from Noon - 1 p.m. in the Davie Student Union

Fall 2019 Coffee Colloquium

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to promoting research, programming and teaching of topics concerning the body-mind-culture nexus. For more information visit the Arts and Letter's Body Mind Culture webpage.

FAU Graduate and Professional School Fair - Oct. 24

FAU students are invited to attend the FAU Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the Breezeway (Boca Raton campus). Representatives from various graduate and professional schools attend this event to share with you information on their various programs. Please RSVP in Handshake ahead of time so that you don’t miss out on pertinent information regarding the event!

FAU-Davie Off-Campus Housing Fair

Access information about off-campus housing options from local property managers with the opportunity to ask questions, review prices, and learn more about their amenities. This event will take place on Tuesday Oct. 22 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Davie Student Union.

Donna Zuckerberg: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today

Donna Zuckerberg is an American classicist, editor-in-chief of the journal Eidolon and author of the book “Not All Dead White Men” (2018) on the appropriation of classics by misogynist groups on the Internet. Zuckerberg earned her Ph.D. in classics at Princeton University in 2014, specializing in the study of ancient tragedy.

To learn more visit the FAU calendar.

Florida Israel Institute Series: Dr. Sherrie Raz

Join the Florida Israel Institute Lecture Series as they present Dr. Sherrie Raz, a psychologist, trauma expert, president and founder of the International Coalition in Trauma and Resilience, as she discusses, "Mental Health Trauma: What’s at Stake and How to Deal with it in the US, Israel, and Beyond".

This event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the GELB Auditorium, College of Medicine.

Spirit of America Research Symposium

Make plans to join the FAU Libraries and the FAU Department of History for the 2nd Annual Spirit of America Research Symposium. This year’s symposium features three visiting researchers from around the country discussing their research and how it relies on examining the treasures from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection.

Reserve your seat today at library.fau.edu!

Senior Class Gift Campaign

Congratulations fall graduates on your upcoming graduation! We hope during this exciting and busy time you can take a moment to reflect on your time here at FAU as well as the importance of giving back to the place you can call a forever home. We encourage all graduating seniors to give a gift in honor of your graduation year of $20.19. All Senior Class Gift donations will be directed to the Senior Class Gift Scholarship fund.

The Senior Class Gift Scholarship is a fund that provides financial assistance to both juniors and seniors who run the risk of not receiving their diploma due to financial obstacles. By donating today, you can help the future graduation efforts of Owls to come. By giving your gift of $20.19, you will receive a Senior Class Gift graduation cord to wear during commencement to show off your donor status among your fellow graduates. Make your gift today and become a part of this FAU tradition!

For more information visit the Class Gift webpage

FAU Careers in Engineering and Technology Fair - RSVP today!

FAU students and alumni are invited to attend the Fall 2019 Careers in Engineering and Technology hosted by the FAU Career Center on Thursday, Oct. 17. Recruiters and representatives from industry-leading organizations attend this event to share with you their hiring needs across various fields. This career fair provides students an avenue to network with employers and learn about positions in a myriad of industries.

Please RSVP in Handshake ahead of time so that you don’t miss out on pertinent information regarding the event!

The Road to Law School (multiple campuses/dates)

Interested in applying to law school? Then attend the FAU Road to Law School panels occurring Friday, Oct. 18 on the Jupiter Campus, Tuesday, Oct. 22 on the Davie Campus and Wednesday, Oct. 23 on the Boca Raton Campus. Learn from a panel of law school admissions counselors and legal professionals when to apply for law school, how to prepare for the LSAT, what to focus on when researching law schools, and much more!

Visit Handshake for more details, including event locations, times, and participating schools/law firms.

Take the Lead - Davie

As this semester comes to a close, join us in an engaging conversation on growing as leaders and the application of leadership in our daily lives. We will meet in the Oasis Lounge of the Student Union on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Meet you there!

Take the Lead with JM Family - Davie

Join the JM family for an engaging dialogue on how to grow as a leader and own your craft. We will discuss aspects of leadership that can be applied to your life, both on and off campus. Let's learn and network with the JM family on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in the Student union. See you there Owls!

Social Change Bingo - Fort Lauderdale

Calling all Change Agents! Discover ways to bring about social change in your community through the classic game of bingo. Refreshments will be provided. Meet us in the HE 713 room of the Fort Lauderdale campus on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4:10 - 5:10 p.m. Stop by!