FAU Student News

Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
Vol. 6 | Issue 21

FAU Student News

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

The WeLead: Diversity Matters Student Leadership Symposium

Social Justice Week

Offices in the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management have come together to host an eventful week in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The week will be filled with events offering community service opportunities and experiences. There will be resources available for students and staff to learn about social justice, health information and fun-filled activities. For the events schedule visit the FAU Calendar.

The WeLead: Diversity Matters Student Leadership Symposium is a one-day experience designed to broaden participants’ cultural competency and leadership knowledge. WeLead is open and free to all FAU students and includes keynote speakers, several break-out sessions and opportunities to interact with peers, faculty, and staff. WeLead will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 on the Boca Raton Campus.

Make a Difference Tuesday- Fort Lauderdale Campus

Learn how to make a difference in your community by participating in the event's stimulating activity that will enhance students' understanding of the importance of African American culture.

This event takes place at the Fort Lauderdale Campus on Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Farm to Campus - Deadline Extended!

Lox Farms, a local South Florida farm, is offering an FAU-exclusive “Farm to Campus” or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) opportunity. Sign up for the size/price of package you want, and the farm delivers your fresh veggies order weekly to campus (specific location on campus may vary based on number of sign-ups). Splitting a package with a friend or co-worker allows you even more customization with size and price. Visit the FAU page on the Lox Farms website for more information, pictures of produce packages, and to sign up for the CSA: loxfarms.com/csa-membership-fau/. The first delivery of the Spring semester will be on Wednesday, Jan. 10, deadline to register to start receiving deliveries is Saturday, Jan. 19.

Don’t miss this opportunity to support your local community and enjoy conveniently-delivered farm fresh vegetables! Contact Kristina Bergman, RDN, LDN at bergmank@health.fau.edu or Lox Farms at loxfarms@gmail.com for more information.

LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program

The LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program at FAU has run successfully for the past four years in collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives and Allyship and provides opportunities for LGBTQ students who may be questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, feeling isolated, struggling with coming out issues, and/or questioning how to integrate their identity into all aspects of their lives (ethnic/racial identity, gender, religion, academic or career interests) to receive mentorship and support from other LGBTQ students.

If you are interested in having a mentor for the spring 2019 semester please contact Whitney Hagen at hagenw@health.fau.edu.

FREE Flu vaccines

It's not too late to get a flu vaccine! Start your semester off right with a free flu shot from FAU Student Health Services! Contact your campus Student Health Services clinic today for more information.

Food for Thought (Free Food!)

Food for Thought offers an opportunity for students to connect with their favorite faculty or staff members one-on-one, while enjoying FREE food. Students can build professional relationships in a casual environment, and have the chance to discuss shared topics or issues their chosen professional is passionate about. Students simply need to choose a faculty or staff member, fill out the (super quick) online application, and pick up free food vouchers from Owls Care Health Promotion. Food vouchers are limited, so apply today! Fill out the application here: goo.gl/forms/IDWQBA79UpcIw6Gz2