Announcements of General Interest for Monday, June 17
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FAU Alert Test June 27
FAU will test all components of the alert system on Thursday, June 27 at approximately 8:50 a.m.
The outdoor warning sirens on the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Harbor Branch campuses will be activated. A loud siren and a spoken message will be heard across the campuses as well as in nearby neighborhoods and business areas.
Additionally, FAU's University-wide email, telephone alert, web alert, emergency hotlines and indoor notification system for Glades Park and Heritage Park towers will be tested throughout the same day.
The FAU Alert System is designed to play a key role in keeping FAU's students, faculty, staff and campus visitors safe during emergency situations. The University thanks everyone affected by these tests for showing patience and cooperation as they are carried out.
Faculty and Staff Announcements - Summer Updates
Beginning Monday, May 13, this page will be updated regularly on Mondays during the summer months, through the week of August 12. Please continue to allow two to three business days for processing your announcement requests.
We ask that you bookmark this page if you haven’t already, as any urgent or emergency information for faculty and staff will be shared as needed, in addition to the regular Monday updates.
If you have questions or would like more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking Garage III Construction
The construction of Parking Lot III is expected to be completed in late fall 2013. Lot 11 and the gravel lot north of Lot 11 will be closed during construction. When completed, Parking Garage III will add approximately 1,000 parking spaces to the Boca Raton campus. For more information please visit this website or email Bob Richman.
Summer Road Closures
Construction related to the Parking Garage III project will entail providing a new signalized intersection at North University Drive and the entrance to Parking Lot 7 and the Garage. North University Drive is open, but is restricted to one lane at times. Access to Parking lots 6, 7, and 9 will be restricted to the entrance at the west end of Lot 9, and some areas of Lots 7 and 9 will be temporarily out of use.
Please be aware of modified travel along North University Drive and watch for flagmen and directional signs. This work is expected to be completed by Monday, August 19th For more information please click here or email Bob Richman.
FAU Flag Lowering
FAU flags will be lowered to half-staff on the first Monday of every month to memorialize members of the University community who passed away the month before or in the recent past.
Broader Impacts in Research Proposals: A Dialog with Faculty and Administrators June 19
Wednesday, June 19
10 am to noon
College of Medicine, room 128 and via videoconference: LE 103 (HBOI)
Recently back from the NSF Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit at the University of Missouri, Drs. Megan Davis, Sue Cook and Clay Cook will share their insights on this topic of increasing importance. The workshop will cover:
--Introduction of Broader Impacts
--History of Broader Impacts at NSF
--Examples of Broader Impacts (using Ocean Science as an example)
Background materials will be sent to individuals who RSVP by June 17.
Faculty Study Abroad Proposals for 2013-14 deadline Sept. 20
The FAU Office of International Programs invites FAU faculty and instructors to prepare a proposal for a faculty-led study abroad program for the AY 2013-2014, including any breaks, spring break 2014, and all summer sessions 2014.
The 2013-2014 guidelines and all forms needed to submit a proposal can be found here.
Faculty from all colleges and fields are encouraged to consider leading a study abroad program, as students from many academic fields and majors frequently inquire about these opportunities. OIP staff can provide helpful guidance and advice, and information sessions for faculty will take place:
Monday, July 15 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 1 Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Both sessions will take place in GS 214A on the Boca Raton campus.
Private consultations can also be set up.
The deadline for submissions is Friday Sept. 20 at 5p.m. For more information please contact Cathy Meschievitz, Ph.D., at 7-1039 or email@example.com.
Save a Life, Learn CPR June 20
This American Heart Association CPR certification or re-certification is open to all faculty, staff and students at a discounted rate of $30, including all course materials. This is the Heartsaver CPR + AED course for non-healthcare persons.
The training is provided by Conor Devery from First Response Training, LLC, and will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in PS-334, Boca Raton campus. Please sign up and pay via this link.
Other training dates: July 11, Aug. 22, Sept. 12
For more information, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 18 participants.
FAU Women’s Soccer Camp
FAU Women’s Soccer and FAU Soccer Academy is excited to offer all FAU employees a 10 percent discount off of regular registration costs for FAU’s 2013 women’s soccer camps. A variety of soccer camps that meet the needs of players from the beginner through the more advanced levels will be offered. Camps will be directed by FAU Head Women's Soccer Coach, Patrick Baker, and his staff. The coaches bring a wealth of experience and the same coaching philosophy used at FAU with our collegiate players. The camps are designed to provide players with the opportunity to reach their greatest potential by being challenged technically and tactically, in a fun and encouraging environment.
When registering your daughter, please enter the coupon code, EMPLOYEE, to receive your 10 percent discount. For dates, prices and more information, and the path to registration, please visit our website, or contact Patrick Baker at 561-702-0837 or Michael Crane at 937-470-1822.
Renew or Return Library Books before June 30
FAU Libraries remind faculty members to renew or return library books before Sunday, June 30. Books that are due on June 30 cannot be renewed online after that date and must be brought to the library for renewal. Some books may have holds that prevent renewal and must be returned to the library on or before June 30.
Books can be returned on the Boca Raton campus to the library book drops at the Wimberly Library entrance, and at the north and south ends of the Breezeway.
The library book drops on the John D. MacArthur campus are located between the parking lot and the administration building, in the library vestibule and at the Burrow.
Overdue materials will incur a fine. Contact the library's Access Services Department at 7-6911 with questions or concerns.
Log into your library account and renew your books here.
Faculty Academic Service-Learning $500 Stipend deadline July 31
The Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service and the Division of Student Affairs is pleased to offer 10 competitive stipends to faculty in the fall of 2013 for establishing Academic Service-Learning (A S-L) into a new course in which A S-L has not been previously integrated.
The deadline is Wednesday, July 31. Notification of award with requested edits to syllabi (if applicable) by Friday, August 9.
The committee encourages programs across the entire university to apply. For questions, please contact Nori Carter at 561-297-3607 or email@example.com. Individual consultations for A S-L integration are available upon request.
For more information and an application, click here.
Freshman Convocation August 25
FAU will host its seventh annual Freshman Convocation on Sunday, August 25 at 1 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus. The keynote speaker will be FAU's 2013 Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
This is an especially important occasion because research shows that first-time-in-college students who are formally welcomed to the university community have an increased likelihood of staying on track in their studies and graduating on time. The opening processional establishes the serious tone of the Convocation as administrators and faculty in academic regalia march into the auditorium.
For more information please contact Diane Aragon at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this website.
The FAU Club: Dine and Socialize Right at FAU Boca Raton
Business Services would like to remind you about a gem on the Boca Raton campus -- the FAU Club. The Club provides opportunities for the FAU family to meet, socialize and dine in a relaxed environment. The Club is proud of its distinquished cuisine, the gracious staff and the excellence of its special events. An exceptionally prepared buffet luncheon is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last seating at 1:30 p.m.). Special events such as happy hours and game day-themed lunches make this a destination place on campus.
The Club is also available for rental for departmental, corporate or private social events. There are multiple spaces available in the Club making it a great choice. Parking is conveniently located just behind the Club in a dedicated lot. Simply swipe your faculty or staff Owl Card to gain entry to the lot any weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or during special events. The lot is also available during private functions to make parking convenient for your guests.
Visit www.fau.edu/fauclub for more information.
Yoga Classes Available
Get healthy with FAU Yoga! The first class is FREE and you join at any time. Yoga classes run through Sunday, June 30. Yoga exercises every muscle, nerve and gland in the body and releases stress and tension. Benefits include strength, flexibility, balance, increased energy and stress reduction. This class is appropriate for every body type and fitness level. Classes are sponsored by the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m., in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing Building, Room 115. The cost for faculty and staff is $70 for 8 classes, or $10 for 1 class. For full-time students, the cost is $40 for 8 classes, or $5 for 1 class. For community members, the cost is $80 for 8 classes, or $12 for 1 class.
Contact Kristine Lee at 561-297-0159 or email@example.com for additional information.
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2013-14 Online University Catalog Available
FAU’s 2013-14 University Catalog is available online at www.fau.edu/catalog. Changes to curricula, courses and other adjustments approved after the last online publish date in March 2012 are included in this new catalog. Please bookmark the link above as your source for accessing the catalog. We invite your questions and comments. Contact Maria Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Risa Shiman, email@example.com.
2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core Competition Open
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2014-15 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to accommodate better the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-15 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting this website. The application deadline for most awards is Thursday, Aug. 1. U.S. citizenship is required. Send an email for more information or other eligibility requirements.
Prestige Scholarship Opportunities for Undergraduates
FAU's Prestige Scholarship Committee seeks your assistance in identifying truly outstanding undergraduates who may be eligible to apply for nationally competitive scholarship opportunities including the Goldwater (for sophomores or juniors committed to research in the sciences, math, or engineering) and the Truman (for juniors planning for graduate/professional school leading to a career in government or public service). If you know of a student with an exceptional academic record and outstanding accomplishments that put them among the top 1% of students you have worked with, we would like to contact them and encourage them to apply for one of these opportunities. For further information about Prestige scholarships, visit this website. Email names of students you think we should contact to firstname.lastname@example.org.
'The Souls of Our Shoes' Exhibition through Sept. 27
Faculty and staff are invited to view "The Souls of Our Shoes," a photographic exhibition about people and their shoes by Maria Mor, senior art major, now through Friday, Sept. 27 at the Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton campus.
"The Souls of Our Shoes" can be viewed Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to midnight, Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to midnight.
For more information, email email@example.com.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends, FY 14
Summary due Aug. 19
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, educational, and other scholarly tools. The Stipend supports full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months and successful applicants receive an outright award of $6,000. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. The Summer Stipends Program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and writers regardless of their institutional affiliation. Only individual applicants are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. Applicants with college or university affiliations, however, must be nominated by their institutions. (Only non-faculty members, adjunct and part-time faculty and independent scholars may apply online without a nomination).
How to Apply Through FAU
Each college and university in the United States may nominate two faculty members per campus. Each can be either a junior or a senior faculty member. NEH defines junior nominees as academic applicants at the rank of assistant professor or instructor or who are at comparably early stages of their careers. Those holding the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered senior nominees. If there are several individuals who would like to be considered as a campus nominee, the University must appoint an internal ad hoc committee to review the applications for each rank, to determine the nominee. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the guidelines and application instructions located on the NEH website.
To be considered for nomination by FAU, Faculty must submit a brief 1-page summary of your project to Camille E. Coley, JD, Assistant Vice President for Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Aug. 19. If there are more than two applications in each ranking on any campus, then an ad hoc committee will be convened to select the nominees. You will be notified by Friday, Aug. 30, whether or not you have been selected to submit a full application. The NEH submission deadline is Thursday, Sept. 26. To get full details about the NEH application, click here.
For more information about submitting an application, click here.
FAU Announces 'Researchers and Scholars of the Year'
The Division of Research recently announced the 2013 "Researchers and Scholars of the Year." The University Research Committee (URC) selects faculty to be recognized by the university for outstanding research and scholarly and creative contributions each year.
Click here for details. Contact Paige Garrido at 7-3911 for more information.
Exercise Science and Health Promotion Survey
Follow this link for a research study to assess the attitudes towards tobacco policy, tobacco use behaviors, and knowledge of secondhand smoke. The FAU community is asked to be a part of this study.
FAU Libraries' LibGuides Survey
FAU Libraries would like to invite you to take a brief survey about your experience with LibGuides, one of FAU Libraries' resources. The survey can be accessed at http://fau.countingopinions.com/csurvey/index.php?survey_id=660&loc_id=en_CA and will be available until Friday, May 3. The results will be used to help identify use patterns and satisfaction with LibGuides. If you have questions, contact Darlene Parrish, Ph.D., university librarian, at email@example.com or Malka Schyndel, associate librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's Disease Research Study
Clinical Research Studies at FAU's College of Medicine is conducting a clinical research trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational medication for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. There is no cost to participate and eligible participants will receive payment for time and travel. If you or someone you know is suffering from Alzheimer's, call 561-297-0164 to learn more.
24- to 30-Month-Old Children Sought for Language Study
The Language Development Lab, under the direction of Professor Erika Hoff, is conducting a federally funded study of early monolingual and bilingual development. We are looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning Spanish at home and at least one parent was born in a Spanish-speaking country. For participating, you will receive $150 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay for your time at each visit. If you complete this study through the age of 5 years, you will receive a total of $1,000 in gift cards.
We are also looking for 24- to 30-month-old children who are learning only English at home. For participating, you will receive $50 in gift cards and your child will get a gift and a t-shirt. With your permission, we will contact you again every 6 months until your child is 5 years old. We will pay you for your time at each visit. If you complete the study through the age of 5 years you will receive a total of $400 in gift cards. We plan to study children's language development from 2 years and 6 months to 5 years.
The purpose of these studies is to gain a better understanding of how language develops during this period. We will come to your home or you can come to our playroom on the Davie campus of Florida Atlantic University or to our office on the Boca Raton campus -- whichever is easier for you. If you are interested in this study, email email@example.com. You may also call 954-236-1142 or check out psy.fau.edu/~hoff/LangDevLab/index.htm for more information.
Communication Disorders Clinic Offers Diagnostic and
Therapy Services -- including Accent Reduction Therapy
The Communication Disorders Clinic is located on the 4th floor of the College of Education building on the Boca Raton campus and provides speech, language and hearing diagnostic and therapy services -- including accent reduction therapy -- to children and adults. Services are available Monday through Friday during every semester on a space-available basis. Appointments for diagnostic or treatment services may be made by calling Maria at 561-297-2258. Payment can now be made by VISA or MasterCard.
The clinic offers Stroke Support and a Stuttering Support groups, each meeting once a month. Interested parties should contact the clinic for details. FAU faculty and staff members and their families receive a 50 percent discount for all services. Full-time FAU students receive a 50 percent discount for evaluations and then are charged $10 per treatment session.
The Communication Disorders Clinic is operated by FAU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. For more information on clinic services, visit www.coe.fau.edu/csd/clinic.htm.
Announcements of interest to faculty and staff are distributed Mondays during the summer months by FAU's Office of University Communications. Regular, twice-weekly updates will resume in mid-August.
Specific events that are open to the public should be listed on FAU's Calendar of Events, found on the FAU homepage. If you have technical issues or need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit information and announcements of particular interest for faculty and staff to email@example.com.
Please allow two to three business days for processing announcement request(s).
ACCOMMODATION FOR DISABILITY: Anyone who requires accommodation for a disability to attend any event at FAU is asked to get in touch with the contact person for the event at least four working days in advance.
Admission is free for listed events unless otherwise indicated.