FAU Student News

Monday, March 30, 2020
Vol. 8 | Issue 12

FAU Student News

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

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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.


Enter our COVID 19 Challenge Competition!

The Division of Research wants to hear your ideas in the following two categories:

Clinical/Research: How can we help physicians, researchers and healthcare workers meet the demands of the COVID19 outbreak? How can they adapt or better respond to this pandemic?

Social Science/Education: Social distancing has affected all of us. From the lack of visitors in hospitals and nursing homes, to being self-quarantined with nowhere to go. How can we help mitigate these stressors while staying connected as a community?

This challenge has two parts!

  1. A pre-proposal stage-submit a very brief summary of the problem that you will address and your solution. Judge’s will review based on feasibility, potential for implementation and potential impact.
  2. Those who pass the first stage will be invited to submit full proposals with a more detailed description, be provided support with implementation (as needed) and cash prizes are awarded based on best overall idea/execution/positive impact.
The top two projects in each category will be awarded a cash prize.
1st Place wins $2,000 per team to start the project
2nd Place wins $1,000 per team/project to start the project

Please follow this link to submit your application online. The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2020.

COVID Challenge

Talk with the Pro: Academic Advisor Ra'Von Cooper Williams

Join us LIVE via Webex
Monday, March 30, 2020
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Talk with the Pro is a three-part series, starting with University Advising Services (3/30), FAU Libraries (4/6), and Career Center (4/13).

Serving as an Academic Advisor, Ra'Von Cooper Williams who advises first- and second-year students and manages the Get Wise on the Go program.

During the Talk, Ra'Von will be providing remote resources, strategies, and tips navigating planning your academic future at FAU.

#30DaysOfSAAM Instagram Contest

This April, show the world that you’re getting involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month by participating in #30DaysofSAAM. Respond to daily prompts with a photo on your Instagram account. A winner for each prompt will be chosen daily by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, and everyone who participates each day will be entered into the grand prize drawing at the end of the month. Remember to tag @fauowlscare in your daily posts and log your daily participation here for eligibility to earn hoot loot! Visit www.fau.edu/campuslife/itsonus for full contest details.

Upcoming Virtual Interviews (Freedom Mortgage)

Freedom Mortgage will be hosting virtual interviews on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 for their Mortgage Advisor Program. If you would like to apply to this role, please do visit Handshake.

Fresenius Kidney Care's virtual "Study Break"

Join Fresenius Kidney Care for a live virtual “Study Break” with a Dialysis Nurse and a Campus Recruiter. Learn about our entry-level nurse positions, the Dialysis Specialty, ask our nurse questions about patient care, and learn how you can make a difference in patients’ lives every day!

Click the below date and time to register (via Handshake) for the Study Break Session that works best for you!

We look forward to meeting you virtually at one of our Study Break Sessions soon!

Upcoming Virtual Career Events with Booster

Booster will taking over our Career Center Instagram on Tuesday, March 31st. Pop in to learn more about their organization and career opportunities! Additionally, they will be hosting a virtual information session on Thursday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please join their recruiters to learn more about the company, it's culture, and career opportunities! For more information about Booster, view their Handshake profile

FAU Libraries' Online Resources

During this time we encourage our users to utilize the many online resources and services we have available. To best serve the Florida Atlantic University community we launched Lib2Go, an online listing of what online resources and services are available.

For more information visit the FAU Library website