FAU Student News

Monday, August 12, 2019
Vol. 6 | Issue 51
 

FAU Student News

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


Owl Family weekend graphic 2019

Owl Family Weekend

Friday, Sept. 20 - 22.

FAU Family Engagement will be hosting a three-day event, celebrating FAU families and the support they offer their students. Highlights of the weekend include the Friday Coffee Talk with the Office Of Family Engagement, Friday Family Welcome Reception: Hors d'oeuvres, and the Saturday Family Tailgating and FAU Football event.

3-Day Family Package: $110 Family Member | $75 Student | $50 Child (ages 2-12). Under 2 years old enter for free. Saturday One Day Pass: $60 Family Member | $30 FAU student | $25 Child (ages 2-12). Under 2 years old enter for free.

For more information visit the Office of Family Engagement website.


FAU Mascot Team Takes Home Regional Win

Members of the FAU Mascot Team took home the Most Collegiate Mascot award at the 2019 Regional Camp sponsored by the National Cheer Association and National Dance Association. With this award, Owlsley has earned an automatic and paid bid to compete at NCA/NDA Nationals April 9-11, 2020 in Daytona Beach, FL. See the five time award winning Owlsley team at FAU events this fall and be sure to follow on Instagram @FAU_Owlsley.


Graduate Open House

At the annual Graduate College Open House, you will have the opportunity to learn why FAU should be your first choice for graduate education. The Fall 2019 Open House will take place Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union of the Boca Raton Campus. An Information Session will take place at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to: Explore more than 100 graduate degree programs Meet faculty advisors and college representatives Learn about financial aid funding opportunities Learn about graduate student services and support

To RSVP, visit the Graduate Open House Registration Form.


Owlsley Cup nomination form is live!

Founded in 2018, the Owlsley Cup recognizes a member of the Florida Atlantic University community that demonstrates vision and initiative towards making FAU an outstanding place to work, study, and live. This individual must have a commitment to the creation or perpetuation of campus traditions and overall FAU spirit. Nominate via Owl Central

2018 recipient: Mike Burdman


Library Wayzgoose Festival

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is shattering the quiet library myth with its second annual Library Wayzgoose Festival on August 24, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.! JCBA is taking over the third floor east side of the Wimberly Library with live music, print shop fun, a Makers Marketplace, and much more! This free event is a great way to start the semester and learn more about the book arts!

To learn more, visit the Jaffe Center webpage


Student Permit - Fall 2019

ePermits for Commuters and Resident students are now available on the Parking and Transportation website. To register for your ePermit, go to the website and follow the prompts. Your license plate number will serve as your vehicle identifier, so please be sure this is correct to avoid receiving a citation. You are allowed up to three vehicles per permit, but please note that only one of your vehicles may be parked on campus at a time. Please follow these very important rules to avoid getting a citation:

  • Commuter Students: Park in the blue lots. You may park in red lots between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM unless otherwise posted.
  • Resident students: Park in green lots. You may park in blue or red lots between the hours of 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM unless otherwise posted
  • Meters are reserved for visitors only; do not park at the meters if you have an active permit
  • Do not park on the grass or in a fire lane
  • Do not back in. All vehicles must be parked nose in with the license plate visible
  • Everyone who parks on campus MUST have a valid ePermit Most importantly, if you get a ticket make sure you either pay or appeal. If you have three or more unpaid citations, your vehicle will be booted.

Our FAU OwlExpress Shuttle Service will be running with increased frequency this semester! We also have numerous resources and services available for the university community, all of which are available on the Parking and Transportation website (linked above). We are active on social media and post updates for parking, traffic advisories, lot closures, and more. Follow us at: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WordPress. We hope you find this information helpful, and as always feel free to contact us via phone (561) 297-2771 or via email FAUPARK@fau.edu with any questions that you may have. Have a great semester! FAU Parking and Transportation Services


Make a BookFace with Library Staff

Get to know your library faculty and staff by stopping by the Wimberly Library's front porch on August 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You'll learn all about what the library has to offer, and, of course, what exactly a "bookface" is. We will be sharing your bookface creations on social media, so make sure you're following us @FAULibraries.

For more information, visit the FAU Calendar event.


Need Money To Buy Books?

The FALL 2019 Short-Term Advance Application will be available on MyFAU (click on Money Matters tile) on July 29 2019. If all eligibility criteria are met, the Short-Term Advance will begin to disburse on August 13 2019 (date is subject to change) for registered students (minimum 6 credit hours). College of Medicine students will need to contact the Director of Financial Aid in the College of Medicine gomese@health.fau.edu.

Visit Financial Aid's How to Buy Books webpage for more details and eligibility requirements.


Graduate Open House 2019

At the annual Graduate College Open House, you will have the opportunity to learn why FAU should be your first choice for graduate education. The Fall 2019 Open House will take place Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union of the Boca Raton Campus. An Information Session will take place at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to: Explore more than 100 graduate degree programs Meet faculty advisors and college representatives Learn about financial aid funding opportunities Learn about graduate student services and support.

For more information, visit the Graduate Open House webpage.


Changes to Student Health Insurance Plans

The student health insurance company will change from Aetna to UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. UnitedHealthcare StudentResources has been a leading company for student health insurance for over 40 years. To enroll, visit www.gallagherstudent.com/FAU, log in with your student credentials and click “Domestic Student Enroll” on the left navigation bar.

The deadline to submit an enrollment form is September 14, 2019.

For more information, please view the Florida Atlantic University 2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan. If you have any questions, please reach out to the FAU Office of Immunization and Insurance Compliance at insurance@fau.edu.


eSPORTS ARENA Coming to FAU Student Union

We are constructing a brand new, state of the art Gaming Center for the FAU students, faculty and staff. This dedicated space for gamers will make FAU the first public university in Florida to have a competitive esports gaming center as well as official competing teams.

The Center will include 40-45 gaming stations along with a dedicated console area. We will also have billiards, ping pong and other gaming tables for all to enjoy. Please keep an eye out for important Grand Opening dates COMING SOON!

For more information, visit the eSports Arena section of the New U website.


Building a Winning Resume

Resume and cover letter need some updating? Let us help! This presentation will help increase your understanding of how your resume and cover letter are used in the job search process. You will learn how to compose a resume that reflects your greatest strengths and talents and explore different resume formats. By the end of this presentation your resume will say, "Interview me!". For more information and to register, visit Handshake.


Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Entrepreneur Boot Camp is a fast-paced certificate course empowering promising entrepreneurs and ambitious small business owners with the tools to write a successful business plan, find financial backing and design a blueprint for success! This event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the Entrepreneur Bootcamp webpage or email adamscenter@fau.edu.