FAU Student News

Monday, December 2, 2019
Vol. 7 | Issue 17

FAU Student News

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

Its the finals week countdown

Countdown to Finals Week

As you prepare for final exams FAU has a varity of programs to assist students to be ready. These programs are available to all FAU students.

Center for Teaching and Learning, Math Learning Center, and University Center for Excellence in Writing

Learn about the services offered in these centers to help you get ready for your upcoming exams.


Up Owl Night

Are you ready for Up Owl Night? Come out on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 3 - 10 p.m. for an evening full of free exam reviews and tutoring in preparation for your finals! Visit the Up Owl Night website for more info and the schedule! If you looking for some help in your courses before Up Owl Night, from December 2 - 4, Reading Days tutoring will be available for a reduced number of courses.

To see available hours, head over to the Tutoring website.

Review Session Schedule | Tutoring Schedule

Late Night Breakfast

Take a much-needed study break and enjoy coffee, fruit, donuts, and other breakfast fares. You might even be able to grab some last-minute tips for how to best prepare for exams. Late Night Breakfast will take place at Boca Raton campus Atlantic Dining hall on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 8:45 - 11 p.m. and on the Jupiter campus Atlantic Dining Hall North on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 8 - 10 p.m. Remember to bring your Owl Card.

Get Wise: Student Success Center(Boca Raton Resident Students)

Get Wise in GPT and PAR will be open for Quit Zone Study on December 2 - 4. There will be no tutors available in this space during these dates.

Learn more about Get Wise

5th Annual WeLead: Diversity Matters Student Leadership Symposium

Register now for the 5th annual WeLead: Diversity Matters Student Leadership Symposium.

Hosted by the Office of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) and the Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy (IDEA’s), this year’s WeLead will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 on the FAU Boca Raton Campus. WeLead aims to demonstrate how diversity and inclusion is at the core of effective leadership, practice and service. WeLead aims to directly influence leadership development with teams and other individuals as its focus. WeLead is designed with an emphasis in developing high-impact skills through cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, self-empowerment and leading through the social change model.

WeLead is FREE for FAU students and includes expert keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Registration is now open and can be accessed by visiting the LEAD website.Registration will close on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

For more information, please contact either the LEAD Office or the Center for IDEAs or via email at leadandserve@fau.edu or by calling (561) 297-3607.

Fall 2019 Toast to the Grads

The Student Alumni Association and The FAU Alumni Association cordially invites you and two guests to celebrate your graduation with a senior champagne toast. Hor d'oeurvres, cocktail hour with pinning ceremony and toast to follow. Business causal dress invited, parking will be provided, and space for the event is limited. This event will be taking place at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center on Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 PM. Preferred RSVP by Monday, Nov. 25 to atopliff2015@fau.edu or by phone 561-297-2551

Make Your Senior Class Gift Today!

Make a gift in honor of your graduation year $20.19 today! Your degree is calling your name and we couldn’t be more excited for each and every one of you. We understand that the days leading up to graduation can become a little hectic, trust us we get it, but we hope you can find time to donate back to a place you can always call home. All gifts made through Senior Class Gift will be directed to the Senior Class Gift Scholarship. The Senior Class Gift Scholarship is a fund that assists your fellow juniors or seniors who run the risk of not receiving their diploma due to financial obstacles. If you or someone you know is interested in the Senior Class Gift Scholarship, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

To learn more visit the Class Gift website.

Human Mission to Mars Class Research Symposium

Join us at the Human Mission to Mars Class Research Symposium on December 11! Student-led teams from the Human Mission to Mars course will present their research on Mars exploration at a research symposium. Learn about this first-of-its-kind course and the findings from its crew of students and faculty for the University's inaugural mission to Mars.

Students planned their mission with faculty from across four colleges, learning about propulsion when lifting off from Earth and landing on Mars, the psychological and physiological impacts of the 100 million mile journey, colonizing and surviving on the red planet and much more. For more information, visit Human Mission to Mars webpage.

The Portal Open House

Join us for a two-day open house at The Portal! The Portal is located on the first floor of the Wimberly Library and is a collaborative lab for students where imagination comes alive through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Stop by on Monday, Dec. 2 or Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the Libraries' immersive technology and how you can take advantage of it!

To learn more visit the FAU library webpage.

Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series 2020

Join us for the The 2020 FAU Frontiers in Science lecture series! The public lecture runs from Friday, January 17 through Wednesday, May 20. We have experts this season from a range of scientific disciplines who are coming to FAU to speak about: A.I. and machine learning, the geology of glaciers, the biology of extreme movement, ways mathematical modeling is changing the world, understanding the big bang, a look inside nanomachines, and more! Science Dean, Dr. Ata Sarajedini states, “My hope is that these lectures move you to deeper learning, explain your world, ignite your discussions, and bring the richness of the sciences to you.”

For more information, visit the Frontiers In Science webpage.

Team Building at the FAU Challenge Course

Team Building Programs will allow your team to explore team dynamics such as communication, trust, problem solving, enhancing decision making skills, leadership and more. The staff here at FAU can help tailor the perfect program for your group and your needs. Visit the Challenge Course website for more information.

Need Money To Buy Books?

The SPRING 2020 Short-Term Advance Application will be available on MyFAU (click on Money Matters tab) on Nov. 25, 2019. If ALL eligibility criteria are met see www.fau.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/books.php:

  • Short-Term Advances for students starting Spring 2020 classes on Jan. 11, 2020 will begin to disburse Jan. 7, 2020.

  • Short-Term Advances for students starting Spring 2020 classes on Dec. 14, 2019 will begin to disburse Dec. 10, 2019.
Visit www.fau.edu/finaid/types-of-aid/books.php for more details and eligibility requirements. College of Medicine students will need to contact the Director of Financial Aid in the College of Medicine. For more information contact Ellen Gomes.

Research in Action: Jim Sullivan, Ph.D.

The Health of Our Oceans: Why You Should Care, by Jim Sullivan, Ph.D. More than 70 percent of the Earth is covered by oceans, and our survival is highly dependent on their stability. Join FAU’s Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., as he talks about the state of our oceans, including activities that negatively affect their health, along with the tangible repercussions that will only intensify with time. Topics include global warming, climate change, sea level rise, ocean acidification, pollution, and harmful algal blooms.

This event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 2 - 3 p.m.

To learn more visit the Boca Raton Library website.