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August 25 - 31, 2014

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Serve on the Honor Code Judicial Board! A few spaces are available on the 2014-15 Honors College Judicial Board. If you are interested in serving on the Board, which hears cases involving the Honor Code, send an email with your name, phone, year, major (if known), and concise paragraph on why you think you would be a good choice, to Dr. Mark Tunick, tunick@fau.edu by 5 pm August 29th. Learn more here.

Student Travel Awards Announcement: The Social Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the academic year 2014-2015. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for suppport of their travel in their talk or poster. After the meeting, a brief report about the experience is expected. Minority students are encouraged to apply. 
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Undergraduate students at any level can apply but preference will be given to juniors and seniors or students attending 2 year community colleges.
  • Student's mentor must be a CUR member or the student's home institution must be a CUR institutional member.
  • Student's home institution must match the $200 CUR travel grant.
Application materials:
  • An electronic copy of the meeting abstract, including the title of the abstract, student author, faculty mentor, and institution. If the abstract is written in highly technical terms, the applicant may also submit a brief (maximum 500 words) summary of the work written for an audience consisting of social scientists from a wide range of disciplines. The abstract should note the study's objective, methods, results and importance.
  • Proof of acceptance to the regional or national meeting
  • A list of itemized meeting expenses (travel, housing, and registration).
  • An email from sponsoring faculty acknowledging (1) student's enrollment as an undergraduate, (2) confirmation of student's planned attendance at the meeting, (3) confirmation of institution's monetary match of $200, and (4) confirmation of individual or institutional CUR membership.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses (up to $200) will require copies of receipts and confirmation of student's attendance/presentation at the meeting.
Selection Criteria: Travel Award recipients will be selected on a first come, first serve basis provided that the above criteria are met. Only one travel award will be granted per institution. Deadline: Applications for a travel grant to a fall 2014 or spring 2015 meeting are now being accepted. Award decisions will be made on a first come, first served basis. Submission of Application
Materials: http://tinyurl.com/ojp5p26

Honors College Mystery Event: 8:15 pm, Rec Fields

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Wilkes Honors College Spring Break 2015! Join Dean Buller on the enriching tour of India that includes the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Varanasi.  Included are: Jama Masjid, the Red Ford, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Bughal gardens and architecture, Amber Fort and Palace, Varanasi and a sunset cruise on the Ganges. View the trip schedule here.

HC Music Practice Rooms
Rooms in HA 109, 110, and 111 are available. All enrolled Wilkes Honors College students need to have a current, approved permission form on file with the Dean's Suite, HC 131. This form, which outlines the rules and regulations for use of the rooms, is available online . Please bring your completed form, along with your OWL card, to the HC Deans' Suite for approval and processing.

Last Day to Pay Tuition and Fees is Monday, 8/25: You can pay online at MyFAU until 11 pm, mail in (must be postmarked on or before the last day to pay), or via drop box (Boca Raton Campus). A $100 late fee is assessed if paid after this date.

August 24-30 Grace Period - Students responsible for payment of tuition and fees: No "W" is given for dropped courses during this period. Drops are noted on student records as a "W" after this period.



Scholarship Opportunities

2015 Aylesworth Scholarship
The Aylesworth Foundation for the Advancement of Marine Science gives 1 to 3 student scholarships a year. Awards are made to Florida university students doing work in any area of marine science. The key is that the research is applied and is aimed at helping to support more effective decision making for sustaining coastal or ocean systems. The scholarship can last from 2 - 3 years. The Aylesworth Foundation has supported 97 students since it began this program with over $500,000 awarded to Florida university students. The deadline to apply is October 10, 2014. Apply here.

US Student Fulbright Scholarship
Eligible FAU students or recent graduates of FAU may apply for a Fulbright grant to do independent studies in one of over 120 countries or to teach English. The awards vary by country but generally cover all transportation, insurance, living and study costs for the 9-12 months you are abroad. Applicants must be US citizens and must have earned the bachelor's degree prior to the start of the award in Fall 2015. Undergraduate students who will be starting their senior year in the fall and plan to graduate in May 2015 are eligible to apply this round. Current graduate students and recent graduates of FAU may also apply. View the application process, information, and deadlines at www.fulbightonline.org.
The FAU campus deadline to submit an application is September 16, 2014 at 5 pm EST. A campus review process will follow and students will be assisted to complete their final application by the national deadline of October 14, 2014. Dr. Cathy Meschievitz (cmeschie@fau.edu) is the FAU Student Fulbright advisor and can answer questions about this competition via email or phone at 561-297-1039. She will lead the info session on August 22, 2014.

US Student Fulbright Program to Study Overseas

FAU students who will have a BA or BS degree by the start of the Fulbright may apply to study overseas or teach English overseas. More information at www.fau.edu/goabroad/Fulbright.php or www.fulbrightonline.org. For more information contact FAU Fulbright Program Advisor Dr. Catherine Meschievitz, 561-297-1039.



Internship/Job Opportunities

Lighthouse Artcenter Internship
Contact Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator and Executive Assistant at 561-746-3101.

Taras Oceanographic Foundation Palm Beach Dolphin Project Internship
PBDP is currently focusing on the natural history of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). The short-term goal is to obtain critical baseline data of the dolphins and their habitat, and to create a photo-ID catalogue of all individual dolphins. Barbara Brunnick, Ph.D., is the director of Research.

PBDP is currently seeking unpaid interns to accompany them for their field research. There is also opportunity for photo cataloging and database work in the office after the boat fieldwork is completed. Students can just do office internships if not able to go on the boat.

On the job training in dolphin survey and photo id will be offered. Those that can commit to a longer time frame and all day trips will be considered first; boat experience a plus. Everyone is responsible for bringing his or her own brown bag lunch; including plenty of water.

Boat surveys are every Wednesday, weather permitting. We leave at 8 am from the Jupiter Pointe Marina in Tequesta. The surveys can last up to 5 pm so it can be a long day in the hot sun with not much protection. Tupically they end around 3:30 pm, but varies.

Length of internships vary according to student needs.

Office work hours arranged with Dr. Brunnick. Boat surveys arranged with Diane Arrieta.

Please RSVP to darrieta@fau.edu or brunnick@taras.org.

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Paid Environmental Education Internship Opportunity 
Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Group tours occur Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 12 pm. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children's programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.
Open until Filled
Hours: Flexible - Tuesday-Saturday between 8 am and 4 pm, up to 29 hours per week. Some weekends & nights required based on program requirements. Staff and interns will work to create a set schedule.
Salary: $8.25 - $8.75 per hour
For more information, full job description, and to download the application, visit http://www.loxahatcheeriver.org/employment_opportunities.php. Please send resume and Loxahatchee River District Application.


Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Capital Semester Programs

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies.  Capital Semester is an academic internship program held each fall and spring in Washington, DC for undergraduates interested in public policy, international affairs, business, journalism, communications, and the nonprofit sector.  Internship placement is guaranteed.  Students gain substantive professional experience by interning approximately 30 hours per week while earning academic credit in government and economics from George Mason University.  Internship sites include federal agencies, policy groups, international affairs organizations, government relations offices, media outlets, PR firms and nonprofits.

  • 12 transferable credit hours from George Mason University
  • Roommate matching and furnished apartments in the Capital Hill neighborhood of DC
  • Guest lectures with Washington's top policy and industry experts
  • Exclusive briefings at Capitol Hill, World Bank, Federal Reserve, and State Department
  • Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Over 70% of students receive scholarship awards based on merit and financial need

The final deadline for Spring 2015 is November 1.  Contact admissions@tfas.org or 202-986-0384 with questions.



Need ideas for an internship?

Check out the Internship Opportunities page! Click here to go to the Honors College Internships and Study Abroad page. Internship opportunities are listed alphabetically and by discipline.



Study Abroad  

Peace & Conflict Resolution in the Middle East & Beyond: Summer Program

Spend your summer in London and Amman exploring the process of peace and the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. Your program will begin in the U.K. by studying peace and conflict theory, using Northern Ireland as a case study for beginning to understand how those theories translate to Middle Eastern issues. Once in Amman, use your new understanding of peace and conflict to examine how the Arab/Israeli conflict; regional conflicts such as those in Lebanon, Yemen or Iraq; and tribal conflicts are being addressed. Includes an intensive Arabic language program extension option and a study tour in Derry and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Visit the program website or email studyabroad@fie.org.uk (phone: 1-800-856-4358) for more information.



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