FAU Student News

Monday, Oct. 26, 2020
Vol. 9 | Issue 11

FAU Student News

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

Here For You


While you’re taking classes online, we want you to know that we are here for you. There are a number of events, programs and services online so we can stay connected, because you’re online and so are we.

To view the list of events, visit the FAU Here For You webpage.

The 2021-2022 FAFSA Application is open!

Don’t leave $$$$ on the table. Complete the FAFSA on studentaid.gov today to meet the FAU financial aid 1st priority deadline and maximize your aid eligibility.

Need Help? We’re here for you. Click here to schedule a virtual one-on-one FAFSA workshop appointment with an FAU financial aid expert.

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to your personal Zoom meeting.

Virtual Relationship Retreat with Dr. Paul Peluso

Science has uncovered the secrets of relationships. Grab a date to join FAU's relationship expert, Dr. Paul Peluso, as we explore science-based principles for deepening friendship and admiration in this activity-packed virtual relationship retreat. Romantic partners, BFFs, housemates, and family pairs welcome, because healthy relationships are for everyone.

Zoom Registration: tiny.cc/FAURelationshipRetreat

Live Your Best Life Today: Examining Equity and Social Justice on Life Decisions in the LGBTQ Community

Examine equity and social justice associated with life decisions in the LGBTQ community on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. in the third program of the "Live Your Best Life Today" series to be hosted by FAU Broward campuses faculty member, Dr. Angela Rhone, and FAU's Women and Gender Equity Resource Center. The program takes place via WebEx at https://bit.ly/faubestlife3. This is open to students, faculty and staff.

Fall Fest

Celebrate Fall Fest by decorating a mini pumpkin, a ceramic owl, or a foam owl! Foam Owls will be mailed to off-campus students. This event will take place on Nov. 5 from 5 - 7 p.m. Deadline to register is Nov. 4.

To register click the Fall Fest Registration link.

2021 Orientation Leader Applications

The 2021 Orientation Leader application opened this Friday, Sept. 25 and we would like you to help spread the word! Passionate students wanting to become more involved with the university, enhance their leadership skills, and be a part of a legacy here at FAU are encouraged to apply! The application is available at the Orientation Leader webpage.

For students looking for more information, please direct them to our FAQs up on the same website link, our social media (@fauorientation) and/or any of our info sessions:

Wilkes Honors College
Tues., Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.
Access via this link

Boca Raton
Fri., Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
Access via this link

For more information, visit the Orientation Leader webpage

New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online training for students launched

All students are enrolled in the new program. Completing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students by EverFi is a significant step in helping Florida Atlantic University welcome diversity, address ongoing societal problems and uphold the university’s commitment to equity and inclusion. As one of the most culturally diverse universities in the country, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students is an integral part of our university’s effort to continue to provide varied educational, leadership and engagement opportunities that successfully support all students. In doing so, members of the FAU community can learn and discuss issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity in a respectful teaching and learning environment.

As you take this course, keep in mind that our campus is a community that cares and looks out for each other, regardless of background or experiences. The course materials will provide education, resources, and policies that not only assist you during your time at FAU, but in your graduate and professional life afterward. We hope this course encourages you to think about important issues such as social justice, identity, power, privilege and oppression. We look forward to continuing to do our part in moving the needle of racial equity forward. For more information or questions, go to the resources tab of the program or contact FAU’s Center for Inclusion, Diversity Education, and Advocacy (IDEAs) at ideas@fau.edu.

You can access the training directly from this link with your FAU NetID and password.

POC Capital Internship Program Information Session

Applications for the Summer 2021 POC Capital Internship Program are now being accepted. This session will give an overview of the program and the application process. The application deadline is December 1st.

Please join the session using the following link bit.ly/32Yl1mx POCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has placed dozens of ethnic-minority college students into internships in Washington D.C.. Students from across the nation have worked for house representatives, senators and policy analysis firms.

For more information visit Handshake.

COVID-19 Testing at FAU

Student Health Services on the Boca Raton, Davie and Jupiter campuses offers COVID-19 viral testing for all students, faculty and staff. Priority is given to those exhibiting signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and for asymptomatic individuals with recent known or suspected COVID-19 exposure. To make an appointment for testing, call one of the three campus SHS clinic locations:

- Boca Raton: 561-297-3512
- Davie: 954-236-1556
- Jupiter: 561-799-8678

The Boca Raton SHS office also offers walk-up testing for asymptomatic individuals Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., in the Owls Care Classroom, located in Building 8, Room 222A. Individuals with symptoms are not permitted to have testing at the walk-up site unless they have been referred by a member of the FAU SHS clinical team.

Hunger-Free Campus Drive-thru Food Distribution Event

47% of FAU students report experiencing some degree of food insecurity*

Hunger-Free Campus Food Distribution Event
October 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pre-register by 10/26 - http://bit.ly/hungerfreecampus
FAU is partnering with FARMSHARE, The Palm Beach County Food Bank, and Palm Beach State College to sponsor a Hunger-Free Campus Drive-thru Food Distribution Event in Lot 5 behind the FAU Football Stadium. The event is open to the faculty, staff, and students of the Florida Atlantic University and Palm Beach State College campus communities. Participants should anticipate receiving perishable items that will require refrigeration. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. To ensure the health safety of volunteers and participants, we must adhere to the FAU COVID-19 guidelines. Please remain in your car with your windows closed and open the trunk when it’s your turn in line.

*FAU Spring 2020 National College Health Assessment

Jupiter Program Board Presents Halloweekend

Join Jupiter Program Board during this 3-day Halloween Weekend Festival! We will be having both on-campus and offcampus-virtual activities like Macrame DIY luminary globes, movie night, psychic readings, paint night, spooky scary stories from your favorite Honors College professors, costume contest, Zoom caricatures, and free candy for on-campus students!

This event takes place on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. For more information visit: linktr.ee/juppb.

Testing Tuesday - FREE HIV Testing At Owls Care Health Promotion

Starting this Tuesday between 9am-2pm, Owls Care Health Promotion will be offering FREE HIV testing at our new location in the Schmidt Family Complex Suite 158A . Students can sign up for testing at the following link: tinyurl.com/FAUHIVTesting. For more information contact Owls Care Health Promotion at wellness@fau.edu.

Election 2020: Know Before You Go

Join faculty from the FAU Libraries and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters to learn about resources from the FAU Libraries, government, and non-partisan organizations to help research issues and candidates in the 2020 Election. You will also hear from voter advocates who will offer compelling reasons why voting truly matters, and provide strategies for creating a vote plan so your ballot is counted and your voice is heard.

This presentation is open to members of the FAU community and the public. Featured Speakers include: Bruce Barron, Head of Government Information and Maps Department Lawrence Mello, Assistant University Librarian Karen Leader, Associate Professor of Art History, Director of the Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Advocacy, and Social Change

This event takes place on Oct 27 at 2 p.m. For more information visit: https://fau-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIof-iurTooGdZQvKXGl4XZIvorN5-NeSgh

Cultural Sensitivity in Service Design and Delivery

The College of Business Center for Services Marketing & Management invites you to our event titled "Cultural Sensitivity in Service Design and Delivery" with Services Panel Guests Nicole Cable, Raul Daza, M.D., Alex George, and Moderator Assisitant Professor Melanie Lorenz, Ph.D. on Wednesday November 4th at noon via webex.

Learn: https://fau.libcal.com/event/7199486