FAU Student News

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019
Vol. 6 | Issue 25

FAU Student News

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

Career Expo

All students and alumni are invited to attend the Spring 2019 Career Expo & Internship Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This career fair brings organizations to Florida Atlantic University seeking to hire for full-time jobs and internship opportunities across multiple industries.

Students and alumni of all majors and class standing (freshman – seniors, graduate students and alumni) are welcome to attend this signature event.

Click here to learn more.

Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law Info Session

Visit Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law for a tour and information session. A tour familiarizes students with the school's facilities and allows for informal conversation about student life, academics, and the admission process. Students will also have an opportunity to speak with students currently enrolled in Nova Southeastern's JD program. For more information, please register in Handshake via https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/241458.

Careers In Teaching

Careers In Teaching is a program presented by the school district Of Palm Beach County. A representative from The School District Of Palm Beach County will be in the College of Arts and Letters (Arts and Humanities Building, Room 207) to discuss the requirements for teaching certification, review resumes and employment opportunities. For more information visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/250073.

So You Think You Want to be an Entrepreneur

Aspiring entrepreneurs unite and enjoy this free-flowing workshop that will guide you with tips on how to start your own business. Discover how to succeed and avoid the pitfalls that many startups are faced with. FAU's Small Business Development Center will conduct the workshop with light refreshments served for participating students.

For more information, please contact shaww@fau.edu.

Owl Breaks 2019

Owl Breaks is an opportunity to spend a university break, serving a community in need. You will travel with other students and staff members to a city within and outside of Florida where you will immerse yourself in service projects and learn about a particular social issue affecting that community.

Owl Breaks will be one of the best weeks of your life – a chance to dedicate an entire week to serving others and learning about a new community. It's an opportunity to make new friends and come back with a new perspective on a complex issue.

To learn more about Owl Breaks or to register for a trip, please click here. Also, if you have questions about any of the Owl Breaks trips, please contact Lead and Serve at leadandserve@fau.edu or call (561) 297-3607.

GFIT Olympics

Group Fitness Olympics is a team based fitness challenge free for all students and members. Sign up at the membership desk or online via owlrec.fau.edu

Origins of the American Presidency

International scholars present their research on the intellectual origins of the American Presidency. Featuring the accompanying symposium exhibition drawn from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection and keynote address by Stanford University's Caroline Winterer. This event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion (Student Union). VIP Reception will occur at 5:30 p.m. in the Wimberly Library, 5th Floor.

For more information, visit www.fau.edu/larkin or contact Stephen D. Engle at engle@fau.edu. For tickets, visit fauevents.com or call 561-297-6124.

Doughnuts with the Dean

Enjoy free coffee and doughnuts with Carol Hixson, Dean of the FAU Libraries, on Thursday, Feb. 14! Dean Hixson will be in the Wimberly Library's lobby from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., so stop by and say hello!

Click here to learn more!

FAU students working as FPL's Manatee Masters

Since the 1940s, when water temps dip below 68 degrees, manatees gather here at Florida Power and Light's Riviera Beach power plant. FPL opened Manatee Lagoon in 2016 for the public to watch the sea cows in action. They hire FAU students to become their manatee experts.

Click here to learn more.

Enter the Juried Student Exhibition

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition is open to all FAU students to participate. Each student may submit up to three artworks in a variety of media, including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, sound, video, graphic design, architecture, and multimedia installation. Submissions will be accepted from Feb. 11 - 22, submission fee $5.

Click here to learn more.

LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program- Mentees Welcome!

The LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program at FAU has run successfully for the past four years in collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives and Allyship and provides opportunities for LGBTQ students who may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, feeling isolated, struggling with coming out issues, and/or questioning how to integrate their identity into all aspects of their lives (ethnic/racial identity, gender, religion, academic or career interests) to receive mentorship and support from other LGBTQ students.

If you are interested in having a mentor for the spring 2019 semester please contact Whitney Hagen at hagenw@health.fau.edu.

Food for Thought (Free Food!)

Food for Thought offers an opportunity for students to connect with their favorite faculty or staff members one-on-one, while enjoying FREE food. Students can build professional relationships in a casual environment, and have the chance to discuss shared topics or issues their chosen professional is passionate about. Students simply need to choose a faculty or staff member, fill out the (super quick) online application, and pick up free food vouchers from Owls Care Health Promotion. Food vouchers are limited, so apply today! Fill out the application here.