FAU Student News

Monday, Aug. 13 2018
Vol. 5 | Issue 44

FAU Student News

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

Weeks Of Welcome

Weeks Of Welcome Starts This Week

What better way to bring on the new academic year than to kick-off Weeks of Welcome. Weeks of Welcome is a series of events designed to help new and returning students get back into the campus life, as well as, meet some new Owls. Wow is Aug. 16 - 31.

For all the events making up the Weeks of Welcome, visit the WOW website.

Enhance Your Experience with the Academic Success Conference

On Aug. 17, 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. - Attention all incoming first-year and transfer students. Enhance your experience with the Academic Success Conference today by reserving your seat during the Keynote Address and Track for two different Breakout Sessions. Veiw the form for details regarding each track option including: topic, time, and location. Read each session in its entirety as there are six session options for you to choose from.

To fully complete your registration, you will need to register for:

  • Welcome and Keynote Address
  • One Track for the Two Breakout Sessions

Sessions are filling quickly so make your selections soon. Do not forget to eat lunch prior to attending the Conference and feel free to bring snacks with you. We look forward to seeing you all at the Academic Success Conference! Should you have any questions, email: HOW2FAU@fau.edu.

Enhance Your Experience Today

Need Money To Buy Books?

The Fall 2018 Short-Term Advance Application is available on MyFAU (click on Money Matters tab) now. If all eligibility criteria are met, the Short-Term Advance will begin to disburse on Tuesday, Aug. 14 (date is subject to change) for registered students (minimum six credit hours). Visit our website for more details and eligibility requirements. College of Medicine students will need to contact the Director of Financial Aid in the College of Medicine, Ellen Gomes.

Freshman Convocation 2018

On Sunday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m., FAU will host its 12th annual Freshman Convocation in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus to welcome the incoming class of 2022. The Freshman Convocation is free and open to all freshmen students, FAU faculty and staff only. No registration is required to attend. Freshmen must bring their OWL card for entrance and are asked to be seated no later than 12:45 p.m.

Following the Convocation, faculty and staff are invited to the Owl Involved event on campus. There will be food, fun and entertainment for all to enjoy. For more information, contact Undergraduate Studies at 561-297-2126 or visit their website.

Make a Difference Monday

Calling all students. Discover ways to make a difference anywhere you go by participating in the activity of the day. Join us on Monday, Aug. 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Liberal Arts Bldg. on the Davie campus.

LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program: Mentors Needed

The LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program provides opportunities for LGBTQ students to provide mentorship to other 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).

We are currently seeking MENTORS for the Fall 2018 semester. If you have any questions or would like to apply, contact Whitney Hagen at hagenw@health.fau.edu or 561-297-3540. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept 14.

Arnold H. Kossoff Pen to Paper Essay Contest

The Department of English and the University Center for Excellence in Writing are pleased to announce the Arnold H. Kossoff Pen to Paper Essay Contest. Thanks to a generous donation from the Kossoff family, the two winners of this yearly contest (one graduate and one undergraduate) will each win a cash prize of $400 and have a chance to read their essays at our National Day on Writing event in October. Arnold Kossoff wrote daily, reflecting on life, happiness, truth, and more mundane concerns like the significance of his first car. This contest is open to all currently enrolled FAU students, who are invited to submit their own essays in the spirit of Mr. Kossoff’s work. Submissions will be accepted from Wednesday, Aug. 1 until Sunday, Sept. 30.

Complete guidelines and samples of Mr. Kossoff’s work can be found on our website.

Get Career Ready! on the Jupiter/Davie campus

Come meet and network with the staff of the FAU Career Center. Learn about the exciting job and internship opportunities and activate your Handshake account. Free food and giveaways for students.

  • Jupiter campus – Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 5 – 5:30 p.m., Student Resources Bldg. Atrium (Lobby)
  • Davie campus – Thursday, Aug. 30 from noon – 1 p.m. and 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. (join us for either session), Davie Student Union Oasis Lounge