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News of Special Note
University Flags are at Half-staff in memory of Military Service Members in Chattanooga, Tennessee
The national, state and university flags are at half-staff on all FAU campuses today in memory of the five members of the military service who were murdered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week. The victims were Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt, Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, all of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of the U.S. Navy. By order of Gov. Scott, the flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of the last funeral.
Dr. Earl W. Baker, former Dean of the College of Science, has passed away; FAU memorial service to be held Aug. 6
Dr. Earl W. Baker, who served as Dean of the College of Science from 1977 to 1983, passed away on June 22 at the age of 86. A nationally known researcher, Dr. Baker maintained an active research program in organic geochemistry until his retirement in 1998. He is survived by Alma, his wife of 66 years, their daughters Linda, Janet and Susan, and five grandchildren. Dr. Baker played an important role in the development of FAU’s science programs, mentoring many students and faculty members. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. in room 236 of the Physical Sciences Building on the Boca Raton campus. All members of the University community are invited to attend.
Memorial Service for Gary Parsons July 1
A memorial service for longtime FAU Libraries staff member Gary Parsons will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton on Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. All of Gary’s colleagues and friends are invited to attend. A reception will follow at the church, which is located at 625 NE Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton. Gary passed away on June 13 after suffering kidney failure. Before retiring in 2012, he worked at the Wimberly Library’s interlibrary loan and reference desk for 34 years, helping generations of students, faculty members and other library patrons find the materials they sought. Gary was known for his unfailing cheerfulness and willingness to go the extra mile for everyone who approached his desk. He will be greatly missed.
Lifelong Learning Society
The Lifelong Learning Society at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton invites you to submit an original cover design for its Fall 2015 Program Book. Designs submitted on or before June 1, 2015 will be considered for selection. The winning selection will be used in part, or in its entirety, as the cover design for the Lifelong Learning Society’s Fall 2015 Program Book. If a student’s design is chosen, he/she will receive a $750 scholarship for a single term during the 2015-16 academic year. If a faculty or staff member’s design is chosen, he/she will receive a $750 honorarium.
- Submissions should adhere to the following specifications:
Size: 8.5" x 11”
Resolution: 300 DPI
Format: .jpeg or .pdf
- The winning submission will need to be made available as a complete Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop file which should include any and all linked/placed files
- Required text to appear on the cover:
Online Registration: llsreg.org
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561) 297-3185 or (561) 297-3171
Fax: (561) 297-3481 or (561) 297-1028
- Also required are the Lifelong Learning Society logo as well as an FAU "Making Waves" official mark. To download the marks, click here. Treatment of all FAU marks must adhere to the guidelines set forth in the FAU Visual Standards Manual.
- For background information on the Lifelong Learning Society and to view recent covers, please click here.
- Please submit inquirie by contacting LLSBoca@fau.edu attaching designs in the format(s) stated above.
- Notification regarding the status of your submission will be made via email on or before June 12.
- The Lifelong Learning Society reserves final artistic judgement concerning the cover that is ultimately produced and printed.
Pomponi Named Co-Chair of NSF's "Decadal Survey"
Dr. Shirley Pomponi, Executive Director of the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Engineering, Research and Technology headquartered at HBOI, was recently named co-chair of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) "Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences: Guidance for NSF on National Ocean Research Priorities." As part of the HBOI Faculty & Project Manager Incentive Program, the honor earned Pomponi a Professional Achievement award.
Vision for the Center of eLearning
The Center for eLearning is introducing several new services to support faculty, departments and colleges in meeting their goals for the development of online programs. A quick overview of those services is provided in a short Vision for the Center of eLearning presentation online. The Center is currently planning to hire additional instructional designers who will be able to assist all full time faculty members (this includes anyone who has or has not taken the CeL 1001 course) with the development of future courses. Faculty members, using the new services, will receive compensation in the form of stipends for their time spent developing courses. The Center of eLearning is now accepting eDesign Consult applications from faculty who are interested in developing courses for summer or fall 2014. For a complete descriptions of all of the support tools and programs we now have available to you, visit our website. In the spring, we are offering the eCertification for Facilitator. Anyone teaching a predesigned course or are assisting with the teaching of a course would benefit from this training opportunity. For an application and information visit the eCertification page of our website.
The Center is appreciative of the effort of all of our distance educators.
Victoria Brown, Ed. D.
Interim Assistant Provost of eLearning
For more information:
Contact: Corine Nelson
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Invitation to the eLearning Community of Practice
The Center for eLearning (CEL) hosts a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for online faculty development. This CoP was initially a service to faculty who have completed CEL’s eLearning Designer/Facilitator Certification program. However, the group would like to open this up to all faculty members. Faculty are invited to come and share online teaching resources, discuss eLearning solutions, hear presentations about online teaching topics, and meet other eLearning colleagues. The CoP meetings are held one Friday each month at noon. If you would like to be added to the CoP email invitation list, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, email and teaching discipline.
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• Invitation to the eLearning Community of Practice
The Center for eLearning (CEL) hosts a monthly Community of Practice (CoP) meeting for online faculty development. This CoP was initially a service to faculty who have completed CEL's eLearning Designer/Facilitator Certification program. However, the group would like to open this up to all faculty members. Faculty are invited to come and share online teaching resources, discuss eLearning solutions, hear presentations about online teaching topics, and meet other eLearning colleagues. The CoP meetings are held one Friday each month at noon. If you would like to be added to the CoP email invitation list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email and teaching discipline.
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