MEDIA CONTACT: Kelsie Weekes
‘ Life Without Limbs’ Author and Motivational Speaker Nick Vujicic to Deliver Anti-Bullying Message at FAU
BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 4, 2015) – Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Student Affairs and Division of Public Service will welcome motivational speaker Nick Vujicic on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. to the Carol and Barry Kaye Auditorium in FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Vujicic will be available for media interviews at 6 p.m. A photo spray will take place within the first minute of the lecture. Photographers interested in participating must RSVP beforehand.
Vujicic, a celebrated worldwide speaker from Australia, was born without limbs and was bullied so badly during his childhood that he attempted suicide at just 10 years old. He later found his purpose, and has shared his journey from despair to hope to sold-out crowds in 54 countries already. The event is open to only FAU students, and an OWL Card must be shown for admittance.
“This event supports our continued efforts to promote a culture of caring and responsibility at FAU,” said Corey King, vice president for student affairs. “His message will further educate our students on how to actively and appropriately stand strong and intervene when they see something of concern.”
Stand Strong USA (SSUSA), a Deerfield-beach based organization dedicated to empowering students and putting an end to bullying, teamed up with Vujicic to bring his story to FAU students.
“Stand Strong USA is proud to be working with Nick Vujicic and FAU to inspire and encourage FAU's students,” said Roy Moore, SSUSA founder and president. “Nick’s message of hope and inspiration is more relevant today than ever before.”
For media coverage, contact Kelsie Weekes at 561-350-5705 or Weekesk@fau.edu.
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 .