FAU Student News

Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Vol. 6 | Issue 9

FAU Student News

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

Urban Male Initiative Institute occuring Oct. 19 - 20 at the FAU College of Business, Boca Raton campus

Second Annual Urban Male Initiative Institute

The Urban Male Initiative Institute occuring Oct. 19 - 20 at the FAU College of Business, Boca Raton campus is a two-day event where urban males from high school to grad school go to gain insights from industry leaders, forge network connections, and get an inside look at what their future holds. This event includes thought-provoking dialogue and presentations on self-awareness, involvement, and leadership. Participants gain the tools necessary to become engaged in school and their careers.

Learn more and register today

New Security Feature from the Office of Information Technology

As part of Florida Atlantic University’s ongoing commitment to safeguard your information, the Office of Information Technology is in the process of implementing an additional layer of security, multi-factor authentication (MFA) for students. Most banks, Google, Facebook, and Apple already have a similar system that prompts you to confirm the login either by entering a code or accepting the activity.

Starting Monday, Oct. 15, students will have the option to opt-in to use the new MFA feature for services such as Self-Service. You will be prompted to confirm your login activity by using the multi-factor authentication app, DUO, on your smartphone. Beginning 2019, this will be mandatory for all students, so we encourage you to opt-in now. To enroll, look for the DUO prompt when logging in to any FAU service that uses the FAU single-sign-on functionality.

DUO is available for both iPhone and Android devices. DUO works on and offline by using either the push or passcode technology. For more information, visit fau.edu/oit/accounts/mfa.php.

For questions or assistance, contact the OIT Help Desk at 561-297-3999

Technology Fee Proposal Site is Open Now

The University Technology Fee Proposal Site is now open for submissions. All FAU constituents, (i.e., students, student organizations, faculty, colleges, departments, partner campuses, administrative staff and departments, as well as the Office of Information Technology) may apply for revenues generated from the Technology Fee through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process which includes a comprehensive review by the Technology Fee Oversight Committee of each submission.

Visit the technology fee website at fau.edu/techfee to begin the process. Important dates are below:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, System opens to accept proposals
  • Friday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m.: Last day to submit a new proposal
  • Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m.: Last day to for all approvals
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 2019: System opens to committee for review
  • Week of Febrary 11, 2019: Committee meets to score/approve proposals
  • March 2019: Announce awards

If you have any questions, email mhinds2@fau.edu or call 561-297-3988.

Grad School 101

To best prepare for the Graduate and Professional School Fair and your upcoming applications, we invite you to attend our workshop series. Find out if graduate school is right for you, how to finance graduate school, and what to expect during the application process.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2 - 3:30 p.m., SU-80 Bldg., Rm. 220, Boca Raton campus
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, noon - 1 p.m. or 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., LA Bldg., Rm. 132, Davie campus

You're Invited to the 3MT® Heats

You're invited to FAU's Third Annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competitions! Graduate student competitors have three minutes to present their research; winners are awarded scholarship prizes. Attendees at these free events are able to vote for the People's Choice Winners for those respective Heats, enjoy light refreshments, and support graduate research. There will be six heats at the Boca Raton campus from Tuesday, Oct. 16 thru Thursday, Oct. 18 and one heat at the Harbor Branch campus on Monday, Oct. 22. See our website for more details!

Fall Food Fest

Fall Food Fest is an all-new legacy event brought to FAU by Chartwells HE. It’s our way of giving back to the students and FAU community, and a great way of introducing everything FAU Dining offers on-campus. We will have games, activities, giveaways, live cooking demos, samples from all of our dining on campus, a mascot race, and more. Drop by the FAU Housing lawn on Tuesday.

The Road to Law School

Interested in applying to law school? Learn from a panel of attorneys and law school admissions counselors when to apply for law school, how to prepare for the LSAT, what to focus on when researching law schools, and much more!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 4 - 6 p.m., Nations Multipurpose Room, Housing services, Boca Raton campus

Live Pink Week- ZUMBAthon

Join the the fight against breast cancer by taking part in this special awareness event on Thursday Oct. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Recreation and Fitness Center, Boca Raton campus. The event will be free for all students, faculty, staff, and community members but voluntary donations will be offered during the event through the Susan G. Komen Foundation to benefit breast cancer research. 100% of donations collected will be used towards the fight against breast cancer! Donate Today and guarantee a t-shirt at the event!

Take the Lead Series - Davie campus

Participate in stimulating open dialogue on ways to grow as an individual while learning about certain aspects of leadership that can be applied to your daily lives, on and off campus! This event will be held on the Davie campus, in the Student Union Oasis Lounge from 3 - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Save the date for the next Take the Lead series event on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3 - 4 p.m.

Election 2018: Know Before You Go

Need some help figuring out who to vote for in the midterm elections or what the issues are? This workshop is for you. Staff will be giving you the best sources of information that will help with making knowledgeable decisions at the ballot box. This event will be hosted on Thursday, Oct. 18 at noon at S.E. Wimberly Library, Boca Raton campus.

Graduate and Professional School Fair

FAU students are invited to attend the FAU Graduate and Professional School Fair hosted by the FAU Career Center on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Breezeway, Boca Raton campus. Each year, representatives from various graduate and professional schools attend this event to share with you information on their various programs.Register on Handshake ahead of time so that you don’t miss out on pertinent information regarding the event.

Faculty Tonight Show

With special guests Dr. Gina Carreno-lukasik, Dr. Tito Sempertegui and more! Join us for an evening of fun, learn from faculty, and hear from our special guests on how to expand your second-year experience at FAU. Refreshments provided. The show will be Thursday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Burrow Bar and Grill on the Boca Raton campus.

Make a Difference (MAD) Monday

Discover ways to make a difference anywhere you go by participating in the activity of the day! This event will be held in the LA building lobby, Davie campus on Monday Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

2019 Orientation Leader Application Open Now!

Are you wanting to Build FAU while creating your Legacy at FAU? Do you want to welcome the next generation of Owls to the University you LOVE? If you’re ready to learn, lead, be challenged, grow, and serve, apply to become an Orientation Leader (OL)! The Orientation Leader opportunity is a rewarding experience that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. For more information, visit the Orientation website and/or email Danielle Shiflett.

Learn more and sign up by visiting the Orientation Leader web page