Announcements of General Interest
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News of Special Note
College Colors Spirit Challenge
Who’s The Most Spirited Of Them All? We’re looking for the faculty and staff members with the most Owl spirit. Send us a spirited photo showcasing your FAU pride, and you’ll be entered to win some fabulous prizes!
We’ll post our favorite staff pics on FAU’s Facebook page and announce the winner at our College Colors Day Celebration on Sept. 4.
To enter, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules: Up to five submissions per person. Must be an FAU faculty or staff member to win. Contest runs from Aug. 17 – 28, 2015. Winner announced at College Colors Day Celebration on Sept. 4. Contestants do not need to be present to win. Prizes have no monetary value.
Al Saban Has Passed Away; Funeral Service Friday, Aug. 14
The University community is greatly saddened to learn of the death of Al Saban, who passed away on Aug. 11 after suffering a heart attack. A 13-year member of the Traffic & Parking staff, Al was a familiar figure as he patrolled the Boca campus in his golf cart and directed traffic at major events. Al was known for his humor and candor. He prided himself on speaking to everyone and made friends with an abidance of people from all walks of life. His commitment to the University was unmatched and he made sure he told everyone how much he enjoyed working at FAU. We will remember Al with fondness and love, and there will be a void without him. Our hearts go out to his family, which included his wife, Lana, who retired from FAU several years ago, and his sons, Corey and Craig. A military funeral will be held on Friday, Aug. 14 at noon (time subject to change) at the Palm Beach National Chapel, 10055 Heritage Farms Road, Lake Worth. All members of the University community are invited to attend. Shiva will be held at Craig Saban's residence, 18371 Fresh Lake Way, Boca Raton (Boca Chase) on Friday and Saturday night as well as Sunday. If you would like to provide a food order for Shiva, orders can be made at Ben's of Boca Raton, 9942 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
Dr. Karyl Minard Has Passed Away
Dr. Karyl Minard, who worked on the Jupiter campus in Dr. Greg Macleod's lab as a research associate, passed away unexpectedly in her home over the weekend. She had a distinguished career in neuroscience that spanned more than 20 years. Dr. Minard joined FAU in 2013 and was greatly appreciated by all who worked with her, particularly by the many students she trained and mentored. Information about a memorial service will be forthcoming.
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: email@example.com .
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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• 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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