FAU Student News

Monday, Feb.  22, 2021
Vol. 10  |  Issue 8

FAU Student News

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

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Black History Month Upcoming Events

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize their critical role in the history of the United States. Please join us as we highlight and reflect on the accomplishments and contributions made by African Americans.

Upcoming Events:
The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity
Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Black Museum (student led)
Monday, February 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Boca Raton campus, Grand Palm

To learn more and keep up with these events (and others related), visit MYFAU announcements.

FAU's Speaking Center is Now Open for Appointments for Students

The Speaking Center supports students across the university who strive to become more confident and effective speakers. Through collaborative consultations, trained Speaking Center consultants can help speakers develop the skills and confidence to effectively communicate their ideas in a variety of formats and contexts. Speakers may seek assistance for academic courses, conferences, job or scholarship interviews, community activism and outreach, professional setting, and special occasion speaking. For more information, visit the Arts and Letters Speaking Center webpage.

COVID-19 testing for FAU students and employees

FAU Student Health Services on the Boca Raton Campus is offering COVID-19 testing for FAU students and employees beginning January 11, 2021 in the Student Services building SS8 room 222A (The classroom across the breezeway from the Boca Student Health Services Clinic.) There is no cost for testing and no appointment necessary. The following tests will be available:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:
    • Nasal PCR COVID-19 Test for Students/Employees without symptoms
  • Saturday
    • Rapid Antigen testing for Students/Employees without symptoms

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call FAU SHS at 561-297-3512.

Tested Positive for COVID-19?

FAU researchers are conducting a study of people who have had COVID-19. If you've tested positive, they want to hear your story. They need participants to attend two sessions (45- to 60-minutes each). Each participant will receive a $50 gift card for the first session and $25 for the second. Blood and saliva samples will be stored, with your consent, for future research that will help scientists develop new approaches for prevention and control of the novel coronavirus transmission. Learn More

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) – Spring 2021-Second Half

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is available online beginning Saturday, April 17 at 12:01 a.m. only for students taking classes during Spring 2021-Second Half. SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards. The deadline for completion is Friday, April 23, at 11:59 p.m. (However, if a student is also taking a Fast Track class, his/her SPOT Open/Close dates are dependent on the last day of his/her class. The professor is responsible for notifying his/her students about the SPOT dates.) To participate in SPOT, please go to http://www.fau.edu/spot/.

Human Library Volunteers Needed

The FAU Libraries are looking for volunteers to be 'books' for our virtual Human Library event on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021. Volunteer books are individuals from all walks of life who have experienced discrimination/marginalization based upon race, religion, sexual preference, class, gender identity, sex, age, lifestyle choices, disability and other aspects of their life and who want to share their experiences to promote knowledge and challenge stigma surrounding their identity.

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FREE Wellness Resources!

Order all your free favorites from Owls Care including condoms, lube, dental dams, pregnancy tests, heating pads, snacks, stress balls, and more! Just go to the Wellness Resource Form at tinyurl.com/FAUWellnessResources or check out our linktree for more programs at linktr.ee/OCHPWellness.

FREE HIV Testing with Owls Care!

Know your status in just 15 minutes! Join Owls Care in the Schmidt Family Complex (across the street from Campus Recreation) for FREE HIV testing on Tuesdays between 9am and 2pm. For more information visit: tinyurl.com/FAUHIVtesting

11th Annual Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium accepting abstracts!

11th Annual Undergraduate Research Virtual Symposium accepting abstracts! Deadline: March 8, 2021 Event Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 Students engaged in undergraduate research and scholarly activity may present their findings virtually through an oral/performing arts or poster/visual arts presentation at the 11th Annual UG Research Symposium, which will take place on Friday, April 9, 2021 virtually.
For more information visit: https://fau.edu/ouri/undergrad_symposium.php

How Dogs Love Us: Insights from Brain Imaging

Join the FAU Brain Institute for a virtual lecture on how to better understand the mind of your pooch and how dogs are reducing the mental stress of wounded warriors. “How Dogs Love Us: Insights from Brain Imaging,” will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. Speakers: Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D., director of Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience, department of psychology, Emory University. Hosted by Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, Ph.D., R.N., professor, FAU Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, and director of Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors® (C-PAWW). To register visit http://fau.edu/ibrain/brainydays/.

Harry S. Kramer Scholarship for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights ($1,000 for undergraduate students)

The Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative is pleased to announce the 2021 competition for the Harry S. Kramer Scholarship for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. The Harry S. Kramer Scholarship for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) was created to assist students with educational costs, participate in research collaborations with faculty actively involved with PJHR issues, and/or to participate in regional and national conferences that enrich their academic experience. Deadline is Monday, March 1, 2021. Email shannonk@fau.edu for more information and to request an application form.