Past Events & Programs

OwlSTOCK: A Culture of Peace and Civility on the Campus - January 2014 (Jupiter Campus)

SG is in discussion regarding the planning of a large campus-wide event in the hopes of involving more of our commuter students and continuing the discussion of civility to the campus. While only in the preliminary planning stages, there is discussion of the event: 1) taking place on the weekend, 2) 4 bands, 3) literary/poetry reading, 4) civility discussion, 5) food.


Book: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct (P.M. Forni)

Dates: Mondays: Sept. 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4 , 18
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Queen Palm, Student Union

Staff Member: Alicia Keating Polson

Description: Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In his book Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include: Think Twice Before Asking Favors, Give Constructive Criticism, Refrain from Idle Complaints, Respect Others' Opinions, Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame.


Spirit of Giving Holiday Gift Drive
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: WCCES
Nov. - Dec.
Location: Boca Raton Campus

FAU students, faculty and staff can select a gift wish ornament to donate a gift for the holidays to a local child in need.


Spirit of Giving Holiday Party
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI
Friday, Nov. 22, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Housing Lawn, Boca Raton Campus

Students can join SAVI in hosting a Holiday Party for local, underserved children receiving the gift wishes from the Holiday Gift Drive. Games, bounces houses, and other fun activities for the children will be available at this annual giving back event.


A Historical Perspective of Civility
Nov. 20, 2013
Jupiter Campus


Florida Immersion Trip
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: Campus Recreation
Friday, Nov. 15 - Sunday, Nov. 17
Location: Florida Everglades

Over the course of 3 days, students will have the opportunity to focus on the environmental issues surrounding Everglades National Park, including the social, economic and political influences on the Everglades’ delicate and vital ecosystem.


High Tea with Dr. Chaplin – Etiquette and Civility Values
Nov. 13, 2013
Jupiter Campus


SAVI Service Saturday Playground Build for SOS Children’s Villages Florida
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI
Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: SOS Children’s Villages

Students will build a playground for children of a local foster care neighborhood.


SAVI Playground Build Service Saturday
Saturday, Nov. 9: 8 a.m.
Location: SOS Children’s Village

Build a playground for children of a local foster care neighborhood.


Florida Immersion Trip
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SIL
Friday, Nov. 8 - Sunday, Nov. 10
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

This weekend long trip will expose students to the issue of affordable and transitional housing through service work with Habitat for Humanity and a local transitional housing facility.


Making Waves-CAPS Open House
Counseling & Psychological Services
Thursday, Nov.  7, 2013, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location:  Building 8, room 229

CAPS is hosting its 2013 Beach-Themed Open House with free food, raffles, prizes, giveaways, and lots of fun.  Participate by: “Making your Waves, Sending a Message in a Bottle, and Playing for Good.”  Open to all FAU students and staff.


Drumming Together for Mental Health
Counseling & Psychological Services
Nov. 4, 2013, 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Traditions Plaza

FAU students and staff come together during this drumming circle and play the drums for mental health awareness. No experience necessary.


Students will engage in various topics relating to civility
Nov. 1, 2013
Location: LDR 2010/Wk. 8
Jupiter Campus


extravaCANza
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.
Location: SO Rotunda, Boca Raton Campus

Brief description of program (1-2 sentences only): Teams of students will race against the clock in this canned food sculpture competition. All non-perishable items donated to a local food pantry.


FAU Day of Service
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: SAVI and WCCES
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Various Sites in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Annual event to kickoff homecoming week with service projects at five community sites:  Homeless Coalition of PBC; Quantum House; PBC Food Bank; Equine Assisted Therapies; YMCA of South PBC.


FAU Day of Service (University Wide)
Saturday, Oct. 26: 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Join in FAU’s Traditional Day of Service to kick off Homecoming Week!


  A Taste of Disability Dinner
October 22, 2013
Location: Jupiter Campus

Civility will be a part of my presentation relating to language that we use when referring to people with disabilities and three stories of success within the disability community.


Florida Immersion Trip
Sponsoring Organization/Department/Club: WCCES
Friday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 20
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

During this 3-day immersion experience, FAU students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and actively engage in community activities on the topic of HIV/AIDS in Palm Beach County through the instruction provided by Comprehensive AIDS Program (CAP).


Ethics Debate – ResFest
October 17 from 6 - 10 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion C & D

Teams representing each residence hall will debate a sports related ethical dilemma.


Clothesline Project and Changing the Seams
Counseling & Psychological Services, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Services and SAVI
October 17, 2013, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Traditions Plaza

Design and decorate t-shirts with messages of hope and support to victims of violence.  T-shirts will be hanged on a clothesline to increase awareness.


OSO Training Workshop: Civility Training
Leigh Clay
October 4, 2013
Location: Jupiter


Why Be Civil: Conflict or Compromise?
Dr. Rita Bornstein, former president of Rollins College and noted civility speaker
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

Location: Live Oak Pavilion

Join FAU students, faculty, staff and the community for an enlightening and informative speech about civility, free speech, respect and what you can do to promote a campus culture of awareness and understanding. For more information go to, www.fau.edu/civility.


SAVI Hunger Banquet
Wednesday, Sept. 25: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Live Oak C&D

Experience first-hand what Hunger is like all over the world.


Constitution Day Event
Wednesday, Sept. 18

Faculty presentations / Noon – 1:00 pm / Majestic Palm
Student presentations and awards / 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm / Majestic Palm


Constitution Day Event
Tuesday, Sept. 17

1st Amend. Free Food Festival / 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Constitution Day Opening / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm / CU building patio


    Color Guard
    Singing of the National Anthem
    Opening Comments from:
    Reception
    Panel Discussion / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm / CU building patio
    Unveiling of the Five Pillars of Freedom / 4:30 pm – 5:00


Constitution Day Event
Monday, Sept. 16: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: House Chambers


Service Saturday for Feed My Community
Saturday, Sept. 14: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Feed My Community Warehouse

Organize food donations for the Feed My Community program.


“A Place at the Table”
Tuesday, Sept. 3: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Location: PA 101

Documentary movie showing to inform and enlighten on the issue of hunger.


Leadership Reading Circle
Mondays | Sept 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4 & Nov 18 | 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Staff Member: Alicia Keating Polson
Book: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct (P.M. Forni)

Description: Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In his book Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include: Think Twice Before Asking Favors, Give Constructive Criticism, Refrain from Idle Complaints, Respect Others' Opinions, Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame.


Location: Student Union
Register: Visit www.fau.edu/leadership to register.


Leadership Reading Circle: Choosing Civility
Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct by P.M. Forni Thursdays at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. May 23, 30, June 13, 20, 27

Join our Summer Leadership Reading Circle to discuss the topic of civility. Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply, or simply forgotten in hurried lives of emails, cellphones, and multi-tasking. In his book Choosing Civility, P. M. Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. In clear, witty, and, well...civilized language, Forni covers topics that include: Think Twice Before Asking Favors, Give Constructive Criticism, Refrain from Idle Complaints, Respect Others' Opinions, Don't Shift Responsibility and Blame.

This Leadership Reading Circle is available to the first 15 students who sign up in the Student Involvement & Leadership Office, Student Union, Room 218. Sign-ups will begin May 1, 2013. All student participants will receive a free copy of the book Choosing Civility.


Be One Teach One
Organization: Undergrad Chapter of AMWA
Date: 4-27-13
Location: COM, Room 12, 130, 128
Description: Outreach event with upper level female high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.


Ethics in the Field
Organization: Owls for Israel
Date: 4-19-13
Location: Nations Multi-Purpose Room
Description: Speaker will educate about ethics in the field. An inside look at the Israel defense services.


Fraternity & Sorority Brown Bag Discussion: Civility on the College Campus and within the F/S Community
Wednesday | April 17, 2013 | 12 p.m.
Student Union

Brown Bags are a unique opportunity for members of the fraternity and sorority community to come together and get involved in intentional and high quality conversation on topics that connect us not only to our organizational values but to today’s world and recent events. We’ve got to eat every day, so let’s do it together.


Yom Ha’atzmaut- Israel Independence Day
Monday | April 15, 2013 | Traditions Plaza | 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join the Owls for Israel and Hillel as they celebrate the day with food and entertainment. Learn the culture, history and traditions of Israel.


The Power of Nonviolence Public
Lecture by Dr. David Cortright Sponsored by the FAU Peace Studies Program  
Thurs | April 11, 2013 | 7- 9:00 p.m. Performing Arts Building (PA), Room 101  

Lecture by Dr. David Cortright, Director of Policy Studies at University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.


EXPRESS YOURSELF:

A celebration of the five fundamental freedoms of the first amendment Thursday, April 11th, 1-3 p.m. Democracy Plaza, Culture and Society Building,  

1:00 – 1:30 Opening Remarks Noemi Marin, Director, School of Communication & Multimedia Studies Susan Reilly, Professor, School of Communication & Multimedia Studies Robert Bailyn, Benefactor, School of Communication & Multimedia Studies Volrick Higgs & Eileen Sarra (American Democracy Project)  

1:30 – 3:00 The Five Pillars “Main Stage” Freedom of the Press, Guest Speaker, Frank Cerabino, Palm Beach Post Freedom of Religion, Panel Discussion, Trichina Chue, Volrick Higgs & Kayleigh Howald Freedom of Assembly, Debate, Daniel McGuire & James Rowland   “Other Attractions” Re-enactments of Civil Rights, Women’s Rights & Gay Rights Protests Free Press Exhibit (photojournalism display & global map) Express Yourself! Wall Express Yourself! Video Booth Roaming Icons of Free Speech Information Tables Free Food & Beverages  

*** Your Express Yourself Hosts are: Capstone Students in Communication, Democracy & Civic Engagement


*** A Special Thanks to the Following for their Generous Support of this Event:   The American Democracy Project, Robert J. Bailyn & Inez Persson Bailyn, Dr. Susan Reilly & her Mass Communication Theory Students, The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, Chartwells, FAU Housing & Residential Life, Winn Dixie, Panera Bread, Stir Crazy  

*** This event is sponsored by the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies


Student Leadership Institute: Campus Civility
Thursday | April 11, 2013 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Student Union

Student Leadership Institutes will prepare you to “Be the Change” for your community or student organization. Leadership Institutes are facilitated by professionals and current student leaders who will motivate, challenge and support you in your journey of leadership development. April’s theme will focus on the concept of civility on a college campus.


Florida Immersion Trips
April 5 – 7, 2013


Hunger in Boca Raton, FL with Stop Hunger Now

A Compassionate Care Conference: The Spiritual Dimensions of Healing, Trauma, and Suffering
Presented by FAU’s Peace Studies Program and Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life
Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2013 Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Auditorium FAU Boca Raton

Open to the public, this conference is intended for mental health and medical professionals, students, those in ministry and all who are interested in approaches to healing and finding meaning in everyday encounters. Featuring clinical psychologist, author and Thomas Merton scholar James Finley, Ph.D.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Lecture Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Conference Sunday, 8 a.m. – noon: Optional
Register online at fauf.fau.edu/compassion $30-$50 or $15 for FAU students Saturday lunch provided by Whole Foods Market, Boca Raton More information at (561) 297-2337


Festival of Nations
Sponsored by ISSS, Multicultural Programs, The International Friends Program and Student Government
Thursday | April 4, 2013  | 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Traditions Plaza Grand Palm Room 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Come join us as we celebrate all nations with native food, music and dance. For more information, please call 561-297-3049.


Festival of Nations
Organization: Int’l Peer Mentor Program
Date: 4-4-13
Location:  Student Union - Grand Palm


Description: Annual cultural event,  Festival of Nations showcase, to celebrate the diversity on FAU’s campus through performers, ethic foods and world music.


Diversitas Week Kick-Off Speaker: Ryan Penneau
Monday | April 1, 2013 | 7 p.m. | House Chambers

Join renowned speaker and leader, Ryan Penneau as he discusses Diversity. It is more relevant and important and abundant now than ever before...AND IT'S FANTASTIC! We now have access to opinions, perspectives, frames of reference that help us grow, develop and shape who we are and what we are capable of. This is an opportunity! This is the future! Diversity and culture are not uncomfortable, they are vibrant. Join Ryan Penneau as we explore the relevance of diversity, its need in our world, and the potential it has when we look at the world and the people in it for all they are and what they have to offer.


Ban H8
Friday | March 29, 2013 | 5:00 p.m. University Theatre
Buddhism & Meditation
Organization: Multicultural Programming
Date: 3-25-13
Location: Student Union – Majestic Palm


Description: Workshop on different types of meditation in the Buddhist culture as part of spirituality week.


Afternoon Tea: A Discussion on Women & Leadership
Wednesday | March 27, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Dean of Student’s Conference Room, Student Services Building, Room 226


Join us for a lively discussion on what does it mean to be a leader and a woman. Contact Vanessa Van Dyke at 561-297-3959 or vvandyk@fau.edu.


Now and Then Shabbat
Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Hillel at FAU


Florida Immersion Trips
March 22 – 24, 2013

Environmental Awareness in FL Everglades National Park


What is Classical Liberalism?
Organization: Young Americans for Liberty
Date: 3-21-13
Location: Student Union - Majestic Palm


Description: Guest Speaker from George Mason University on what classical liberalism is about.


"Voices from El-Sayed"- Movie screening followed by a Q & A with the director
Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Kosher vs. Not Kosher
Tuesday | March 19, 2013 | 5:00 p.m. Hillel @ FAU

Want to know what being kosher is all about? Learn about traditions, foods and customs.


Gypsies, Jews, and Jesuits
Organization: Sigma Delta Pi
Date: 3-18-13
Location: Student Union - Senate Chambers


Description: Lecture by Dr. Lou Charnon-Deutsch on “Figures of Ill-repute in 19th Century European Literature”.


Women’s Leadership Forum
Organization: Multicultural Programming
Date: 3-15-13
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: The 2013 Women’s Leadership Forum’s theme this year is Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Topics will include Showcasing Women in Research in the area of STEM, Breaking Barriers: Women Scientists, and Broadening Understandings of Women in STEM. Hosted by The Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Women in Public Service
Monday | March 11, 2013 | 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Majestic Palm Room A, Student Union


Join us for a lecture by Dr. Mohammed Al-Khadary on his new book, Women in Public Service: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities. Contact Multicultural programming at bocamp@fau.edu.


Alternative Spring Break Program
March 3 – August 9, 2013

Environmental Conservancy in Appalachicola, FL with the Nature Conservancy
Hunger & Homelessness in Orlando, FL with Second Harvest Food Bank, Coalition for the Homeless, Children’s Home Society, City of Orlando and others
Affordable Housing in Stuart, FL with Habitat for Humanity

Kids Empowerment in Miami, FL with Art Studio Miami


Our Stories, Our Strength” 2nd Annual Art Show Celebrating Women’s History Month
Friday, March 1 to April 17, 2013, Time: See library hours, Wimberly Library, One West Gallery

In “Our Stories, Our strength”, FAU students explore the impact of history on women’s lives, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association (WSGSA) and MFA students in the Department of Visual Arts & Art History. Contact rrodi68@fau.edu.


Florida: 500 Years of Hispanic Heritage
Organization: Sigma Delta Pi- Rho Omicron
Date: 2-26-13
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: Lecture w/ Dr. Evan Bennett, from the Dept. of History, about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage in commemoration of the 500 years since the arrival of Ponce de Leon in Saint Augustine.


African Lecture Series
Thursday | Feb. 21, 2013 | 1 p.m. Majestic Palm Room, Student Union

Paul Oritz, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, will present his lecture titled, “The Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America: Black Anti-Imperialism and W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction.” For more information, call 561-297-2928 or email headley@fau.edu or dwhite41@fau.edu


“We Have a Dream Poetry Slam”
Organization: Black Student Union
Date: 2-21-13
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: Poems related to “We Have a Dream.”


Los Platanos & Collard Greens
Organization: Multicultural Programming
Date: 2-20-13
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: This play examines racially charged relationships between African Americans and Hispanics. The play highlights the tension that may arise and how people overcame this on a daily basis. It is an off-Broadway show.


Black Honors Expo
Tuesday | Feb. 19, 2013 | 7 to 9 p.m. Live Oak A & B, Student Union

This event will acknowledge African-Americans who have made achievements in America and students that have shown leadership in service on campus. For more information, email the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) at Ncnwfau1935@gmail.com


African Lecture Series
Thursday | Feb. 14, 2013 | 1 p.m. Majestic Palm Room, Student Union

Scot Brown, associate professor of history at the University of California-Los Angeles and visiting scholar at the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, will present his lecture titled, “Bands to Make You Dance: Funk Music and the Social Politics of Black Popular Culture in the 1970s.”


Coexist: Can There Be Reconciliation After Genocide? Filmmaker Adam Mazo
Sponsored by the FAU Peace Studies Program and FAU Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education  
Wednesday | Feb 13, 2013 | 7-9 p.m. Performing Arts Building (PA), Room 101 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton  

Filmmaker Adam Mazo presents his documentary film, Coexist, followed by a discussion about the challenges faced by victims, perpetrators and survivors of the Rwanda Genocide as they search for ways to live together with each other in the aftermath of mass murder. Suggested Donation: $10.


The Isreal-Palestinian Conflict: A Call for Moral Clarity and Intellectual Transparency
Wednesday | February, 13, 2013 | 3:45 p.m. Hillel @ FAU


ABQ: "How do you define LOVE"
Wednesday | February 13, 2013 | 11:00 a.m. Breezeway in front of Hillel


The Red Sea
Organization: RCP Movement
Date: 2-13-13
Location: IVA North Pool


Description: A pool event that will bring awareness of HIV through games and announcements.


A Teach-In on the US-Israel Relationship
Organization: Students for Justice in Palestine
Date: 2-12-13
Location: Student Union - Majestic Palm


Description: Josh Puebrer from the US Campaign to end the Israeli occupation will talk about the US-Israel relationship.


Ethiopian Exodus: A Jewish Journey
Hosted by: Black Student Union and Owls for Isreal February 12, 2013 Palmetto Palm Room, Student Union, 6:00 p.m


LGBT, Sex, Love, & Healthy Relationships
Monday | February 11, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. Majestic Palm Room, Student Union


After Me: A Soldier’s Story Performance by Dr. Caren Schnur Neile
Sponsored by the FAU Peace Studies Program  
Friday | Feb 1, 2013 | 1-2:15 p.m. Culture and Society Bldg. (CU), Café (1st floor) Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton  

One-woman Storytelling Performance by Dr. Caren Schnur Neile, “ which blends a young Israeli soldier’s story with folklore and personal experience to create a humanistic, artistic perspective on the Middle East conflict. Seating is limited. Audience talk-back to follow.


LGBT, People & the Media
Thursday | January 31, 2013 | 6:30 p.m. Live Oak C, Student Union


LGBTQIA Panel Discussion
Thursday | January 24, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. Majestic Palm Room

Description: Introducing key terms of the LGBQTA soup of letters followed by a discussion.


MLK Day of Service
Veteran's Life New Haven, Fort Lauderdale Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County


Veteran’s New Life Haven in Fort Lauderdale, FL where students assisted with home repairs and restoration of apartments for veterans.

Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, FL where students sorted clothing donations, spruced up garden beds, and learned about homelessness through a presentation by an individual who had recently been Homeless through the Homeless Coalition’s Speaker’s Bureau.


Shabbat 360 and Comedy Show
Organization: Jewish Student Union
Date: 1-18-13
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: 200 attendees at the JSU Shabbat dinner and comedy after the dinner show.


What Will You Do Differently This Year? (Lunch and Learn)
Wednesday | January 16, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. Hillel @ FAU


Reflections on the US Peace and Justice Movements A Public Lecture by Ms. Judith LeBlanc Field Director, Peace Action
Sponsored by the FAU Peace Studies Program  

Monday | Jan 14, 2013 | 4 -5:30 p.m. Arts and Letters Bldg. (AL), Room 189 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton  

Ms. Judith Le Blanc in her capacity as the Field Director for Peace Action, works with 35 affiliates representing 100,000 members for a demilitarized US foreign policy. She coordinates Peace Action’s Move the Money Campaign, an effort to organize grassroots coalitions of community, labor and peace groups to change national spending priorities through local resolutions, legislative pressure and electoral activities.  

At Peace Action, we believe that war is not a suitable response to conflict, that every person has the right to live without the threat from nuclear weapons and that America has the resources and responsibility to both protect and provide for its citizens. What we do at Peace Action: We are the nation's largest grassroots peace network, with chapters and affiliates in states across the country. We organize our grassroots network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Through a close relationship with progressive members of Congress, we play a key role in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation, and, as a leading member of United for Peace and Justice and the Win without War coalitions, we lend our expertise and large network to achieving common goals. Given the right tools, ordinary people can change the world. At Peace Action, we recognize that real change comes from the bottom up and we are committed to educating and organizing at the grassroots level. Together, we have the power to change the world.


Bullying Hurts Everyone Poem Contest
November 27, 2012
Counseling & Psychological Services  

Write a poem about the ways you would address bullying at FAU or how bullying has affected you and others. Submit your original material by Tuesday, November 27, 2012 to fau.browardcc@fau.edu.


Bisexuality 101
Organization: Lambda United
Date: 11-27-12
Location: Student Union - Majestic Palm


Description: This will be a lecture and workshop with Robyn Ochs, who is the best known scholar activist of bisexuality in the world!


Be Aware Square and Act for Peace
Date: 11-15-12
Location: Student Union – Live Oak Pavilion


Description: This is a human rights march to raise awareness about the 30 human rights we are all entitled to. Our goal is to make the FAU community more aware and actually care more about their own rights.


Be Aware, Share, and Act for Peace
November 15, 2012

Human Rights March


Florida Immersion Trips
November 9 – 11, 2012

Affordable Housing in St. Petersburg, FL with Habitat for Humanity and Pinellas Hope.


Native American Indian Heritage Month Opening Ceremony Kick-Off
Wednesday | November 7, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. – 1 pm
Traditions Plaza on the Breezeway

Join the festivities as we launch the Native American Indian Heritage Month activities. Feast on smoked turkey, wild rice and cranberry pilaf, butternut squash, roasted corn on the cob and corn bread. Listen to music and meet several student organizations. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (561) 297-3959.


Nothing off the Table
Organization: Found at FAU
Date: 11-2-12
Location: Student Union - Grand Palm Room
Description: FAU students will learn the principles of dating and relationships in a relaxed setting with food and drinks.


The Myth of a Black President
Organization: Multicultural Programming
Date: 11-2-12
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: Lecture event by guest speaker Ta-Nahisi Coates, senior editor of “The Atlantic.”


Film Screening
Organization: FU College Democrats
Date: 10-31-12
Location: Student Union – House Chambers


Description:  A film about the Tea Party movement across the United States.


Republican vs. Democrats
Organization: College Democrats
Date: 10-31-12
Location: Student Union – Live Oak Pavilion


Description: College Democrats & Republicans will be engaging in a debate about foreign policy. Each side will have two debaters for an hour then will answer questions submitted from the audience.


Spiritual Food for the Soul
Organization: Disciples on Campus
Date: 10-29-12
Location: Student Union – Rm. 156


Description:  Students are invited to join in the UCM room for lunch and biblical teachings.


FAU Day of Service
October 20, 2012


Compassion as a Path to Spiritual Awakening and Inner Peace
FAU Peace Studies Program and Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life
Lecture by Thomas Merton Scholar Dr. James Finley
Thursday| October 18, 2012| 7:30 p.m. University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton Campus

Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life presents an evening devoted to exploring compassion as a path to spiritual awakening and inner peace. Dr. Finley will use selected passages from The Bhagavad Gita, Christian mystics, The Upanishads, Kabbalah, and Tao Te Ching, to guide us along the healing path of endless compassion. A simple method of meditation helping ground us in compassion will be taught. Time will be provided for Q & A. James Finley in a former Trappist monk who studied closely with Thomas Merton


The Muslims Are Coming: Racism and the Politics of Empire
A Public Talk by Deepa Kumar Ph.D., Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University

Sponsored by the FAU Peace Studies Program  
Thurs. | October 18, 2012 | 7 p.m. Performing Arts Building (PA), Room 101 Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton  

“Islamophobia” became an especially familiar term in the United States following the September 11 attacks. It has been used as much by the left to combat anti-Muslim sentiment as by the right to deny its very existence. In an important new book Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Haymarket Books, 2012) Deepa Kumar argues that Islamophobia has a long history. In fact, creating anti-Muslim fervor was vital to European and American projects of empire building. “This book is about the image of ‘Islam,’ that mythical creation conjured out of the needs of empire that has led even progressives to claim that Muslims are more violent than any other religious group,” Kumar writes in the introduction. Deepa Kumar is the author of Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike. She has explained her unique understanding of Islamophobia in a wide array of international media outlets, including the BBC, RT, NPR, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Hurriyat Daily News (Turkey), Al Arabiya (UAE), and other national and international news media outlets.


Managing Anxiety from Within
October 12, 2012 Davie, LA 332 1:00 p.m. -2:15 p.m.

A workshop provided to students of Nursing School at Davie Campus during their Self-Care class. Discussions focused on increasing skills to deal with anxiety through feeling grounded and through achieving interpersonal and intrapersonal connectedness. In turn, this connectedness would lead to increased acceptance of self and others. Participants had the opportunity to participate in a grounding exercise along with an interpersonal exercise on increasing connectedness to others.


SE Student Renewable Energy Conference
Organization: Mission Green Student Association
Date: 10-7-12
Location: Asheville, North Carolina


Description: Leadership Conference that will empower youth leaders to take a stand and take action on complex challenges of the 21st century.


Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
October 1, 2012

Discussion and Q & A about anti-semitism on the University Campus.


Lecture of Immigration
Organization: Multicultural Programming
Date: 9-26-12
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: Lecture on the benefits of legal immigration by Hugh Miller of the School of Public Administration at FAU.


Face to Faith
Organization: Catholic Newman Club
Date: 9-19-12
Location: Student Union - Majestic Palm


Description: Roundtable faith discussion.


Constitution Day Events
Wednesday, September 14, 2012, noon - 2 p.m.
Sharing Knowledge: Perspectives on the Constitution- a diverse group of faculty will make brief presentations on the Constitution relating to his/her current research or teaching agenda.


Faculty include:
Professor William Trapani, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies: Declarations of Interdependence:Reflections on American Indians and the American Constitution
Marina Bacnchetti, Department of Philosophy: The Constitution and the Foundation of Natural Rights
Professor Tim Lenz, Department of Political Science: Constitutional Fundamentals
Professor Mirya Holman, Department of Political Science: Women's Rights and the Constitution
Professor Fred Fejes, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies: The Constitution and the Public Opinion: The Case of LGBT Rights

Thursday, September 15, 2012, noon - 2 p.m.
Public Debate in a Democratic Society- Distinguished Professor Robert Talisse who teaches philosophy and political science at Vanderbilt University. He will conduct a workshop for undergraduate students with discussion about how his research relates to the constitution. Join us in the House Chambers, Student Union.


Friday, September 16, 2012, noon- 2 p.m.
Faith in Democracy, Professor Robert Talisse will deliver a major University lecture in commemoration of Constitution Day, Live Oak Pavilion, Student Union.


Dog Sees God
Organization: Alpha Psi Omega
Date: 8-12-12
Location: Arts and Letters building – Rm.102


Description: Theatre production starring and produced by Alpha Psi Omega Members.


Down the Road
Organization: Alpha Psi Omega
Date: 8-5-12
Location: Arts and Letters building – Rm. 102


Description: Theatre production starring and produced by Alpha Psi Omega members.


Global Peace and Justice Panel
Organization: Lambda United
Date: 7-25-2012
Location: Student Union - Live Oak Pavilion


Description: A 4 person lecture panel on peace and justice.


Peer Pressure
July 16, 2012
BU104
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This presentation was given to students of the Upward Bound (Pre-College Program). It provided students with awareness of subtle ways in which they can be pressured or bullied and with skills to deal with that pressure. Students had the opportunity to participate in two role plays during which they were taught how to be assertive and resist peer pressure. It included:

Difference between pressure and influence
When, where, what, and how of the pressure.
Typical methods of bullying by females versus bullying by males.
Role plays by students


Dealing with Conflicts
July 15, 2012
BU 104
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

An interactive presentation provided to students of the Upward Bound (Pre-College Program) that addressed the differences between conflicts and fights. Skills were taught to students through increasing their awareness of types of conflicts and ways to handle them effectively. Students also participated in two role plays during which they were required to apply learned skills. It included:

What is conflict?
What is the goal of conflict?
What are some of the negative consequences of handing conflict inappropriately?
What are some of the positive outcomes of handling conflict appropriately?
Skills to handle conflicts effectively
Role play by students


Alternative Spring Break Program
March 4 – 9, 2012

Farmworkers and Immigrant Families in Apopka, FL with Hope CommUnity Center
Children with Chronic and Life-Threatening Illnesses in Orlando, FL with Give Kids the World


MLK Day of Service
January 16, 2012

The Arc of the Glades in Belle Glade, FL where students provided the patrons of the Arc with clean, freshly painted facilities and landscaping. The Arc of the Glades services adults with cognitive and/or other developmental disabilities.

Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, FL where students participated in a community clean-up and construction of a serenity garden as well as learned about the Center’s holistic approach to address and end the cycle of Homelessness.


We’re One In the Same – Diversity Program
January 11, 2012 HPT, 7 p.m.


Make a Difference Day
October 22, 2011

Veterans Services of America in West Palm Beach, FL where students provided home repairs and new landscaping for the veterans of the community.


A Taste of Diversity
September 21, 2011 ALG, 6 p.m.


Fall 2011

9/13: Constitution Day Opening  and Essay Reading

9/14: Constitution Day Celebration Faculty Presentations 9/15: Constitution Day Celebration Undergraduate Workshop

9/16: Constitution Day Keynote Lecture


Alternative Spring Break Program
March 5 – 10, 2011

Homelessness in Tallahassee, FL with the Shelter of Leon County, Big Bend Homeless Coalition and Grace Mission Episcopal Church


MLK Day of Service
January 17, 2011

L.A. Lee Family YMCA in Fort Lauderdale, FL where students addressed the needs of the youth through the building of a community garden and painting three wall murals titled “Youth Development, “ “Healthy Living” and “Social Responsibility”.




 

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