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FAU to Celebrate Homecoming 2015 ‘Owls: Agents of Change’

 

         BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 23, 2015)– Florida Atlantic University will celebrate Homecoming 2015 “Owls: Agents of Change” beginning Saturday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 31, on FAU’s Boca Raton, Broward, and Jupiter campuses.

            Homecoming 2015 is sponsored by FAU Student Government. All events are open to FAU faculty, staff, and students unless otherwise noted.

The following events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:

FAU Day of Service
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.
 

Grand Palm Room, Student Union

 

FAU’s Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning and Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) will host FAU Day of Service. This university staple brings hundreds of FAU students together to provide community service to our area. For more information, contact Angela Baugher at abaugher@fau.edu.


Homecoming Run for Autism - 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, Oct. 25
Check-in at 4:15 p.m. and race at 5:30 p.m.

FAU Track & Field

**Open to public**

 

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) and FAU Campus Recreation will host the 2015 Homecoming Run for Autism.  A one-mile fun run/walk will begin before the race starting at 5 p.m. A run for children ages 8 and younger will begin at 5:15 p.m. The 5K will begin at 5:30 p.m. To learn more about FAU CARD, visit www.autism.fau.edu.


Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Hannibal Burress 

Monday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Student Union
 


This year’s kick-off event will include the FAU football team, coaches, marching band, cheerleaders and presentation of the Homecoming court.  Comedian Hannibal Burress will take the stage at 8 p.m. The event is free for all students with an Owl Card. For more information, contact Mike Burdman at cburdman@fau.edu.


‘ExtravaCANza’ Canned Food Sculpture Contest 

Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
SO Building
 


FAU’s Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning and Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) will host “ExtravaCANza,” a unique tin-can food drive competition.  Teams will race to build the best sculpture out of canned food items. After the event, all non-perishable items used will be donated to Boca Helping Hands and FAU’s Beyond Food. For more information, contact Angela Baugher at abaugher@fau.edu.


Red Hot Madness

Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.
FAU Arena 


Meet the 2015-16 FAU men’s and women’s basketball teams at Red Hot Madness! A pre-party outside will start at 7:45 p.m. with free food and giveaways for students.

The FAU dance and cheerteams will perform, followed by a slam-dunkshowcase with the men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaches. For more information, contact Corie Bets cbetz@fau.edu.


Homecoming Lip Sync Competition 

Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.
Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Student Union
 


FAU presents its inaugural Lip Sync Competition. Come out to see which student organization puts on the best performance to become champions of the lip sync. For more information, contact Trevor Lewis sghomecoming@fau.edu.


Talon Awards Ceremony 

Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center
**Media attendance only** 
 


The 20th annual Talon Awards Ceremony, co-sponsored by the FAU Alumni Association and Student Government, will recognize four outstanding leaders from the community, alumni, faculty and student body. FAU alumnus and retired NASA astronaut Steve Swanson also will be honored. For more information, contact Shontae White at whites@fau.edu.


Fall Family Fest and Concert featuring Timeflies 

Friday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.    

West lawn of FAU Stadium

**Open to public**


FAU President John Kelly and his family will host Fall Family Fest, which will include carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, photo booth novelties, free food and more. At 6 p.m., Sekond Nature will take the stage, followed by headliner Timeflies at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Burdman at cburdman@fau.edu.


Homecoming Parade 

Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m.

**Open to public**

 

The ninth annual FAU Homecoming Parade will feature more than 60 entries, including student organization floats, specialty cars and motorcycles, walking units, as well as marching bands. FAU alumnus and retired NASA astronaut Steve Swanson will serve as the grand marshal. The parade will kick off at West University Drive and Volusia Street, and then head north to North University Drive to FAU Boulevard, and end at Palm Beach Avenue.  For more information, contact Shontae White at whites@fau.edu.


Homecoming football game – FAU versus FIU

Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m.
FAU Stadium

**Open to public**


FAU football will play the FIU Panthers to mark the end of Homecoming 2015. The Homecoming King and Queen also will be crowned during the halftime show. For more information, contact Shontae White at whites@fau.edu.


 

           The following event will take place at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter:

Jupiter CarnivOWL
Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.

RF Fields

**Open to public**


FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter hosts its annual “CarnivOWL” festival from 5 to 8 p.m. Come by and enjoy rides, food and fun.  For more information, contact Donald Van Pelt dvanpelt@fau.edu.


The following event will take place at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.:

Steve normous Burger Eating Contest
Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.

Davie Student Union


FAU’s Davie campus hosts this annual contest to see who can finish an enormous two- pound burger in the fastest time. This staple of the campus is a must-see event.  For more information, contact Ashley Simmons asimmon9@fau.edu.


For more information on all Homecoming events, contact Shontae White at 561-297-3893 or whites@fau.edu, or visit www.fau.edu/homecoming.

-FAU-

 About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .  

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