Past Events & Programs

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).


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

Brain Bowl


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

FAU All Night Study Hall


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


Women in Public Service
Organization: Multicultural Programming
Date: 3-11-13
Location: Student Union - Majestic Palm
Description: Lecture by Dr. Alkadry on his new book “Women in Public Service,” part of Women’s History Month.

 


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 emailheadley@fau.edu ordwhite41@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


LGBTQA Discussion Panel
Organization: Lambda United
Date: 1-24-13
Location: Student Union - Majestic Palm
Description: Introducing key terms of the LGBQTA soup of letters followed by a discussion.

 


MLK Day of Service

January 19, 2013 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Veteran's Life New Haven, Fort Lauderdale Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County 


MLK Day of Service
January 19, 2013


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 1
2:00 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

Make Someone’s Day Brighter – Random Acts of Kindness

February 8, 2012 IRT Lobby, 7 p.m.


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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