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Here's a quick rundown on this month's news. For details on any of these items, just click on the title. Or you can scroll down to browse the news:

 

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FAU, USF, FIU and UCF Receive $1.4 Million Kellogg Foundation Grant for ENLACE FLORIDA
The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has approved and funded a joint proposal by the University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and the University of Central Florida in the amount of $1,382,568 over three years to support ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities for Education) FLORIDA. This national initiative weaves together educational partnerships to identify and eliminate the barriers to educational success in higher education for diverse under-represented students. MORE...

A.D. Henderson School Honored as a
Top-Performing School

The A.D. Henderson University School was recognized by Florida Education Commissioner John Winn as a top-performing combination school, one of only 50 statewide to receive the honor. Henderson ranked 15th. MORE...

College of Engineering and Computer Science Announces Dual Enrollment Engineering Academy
The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers an academic dual enrollment opportunity through the Engineering Academy to qualified high school students in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Eligible students will earn three college credits and high school credit for their work. MORE...

College of Education, PBCC and Belle Glade Community Leaders Partner to Recruit Teachers
College of Education Dean Gregory F. Aloia met with local business and community leaders seeking students for Project Good FIT (First Introduction into Teaching). Project Good FIT is a newly developed program to recruit more individuals into teaching by immersing them into the profession early in their college careers. MORE...



Publications Earn Design Awards

The division of University Communications and Marketing was recently notified that the 2005 University Report received the "Gold Award" in the League of American Communication Professionals Annual Vision Awards competition for annual reports. The report ranked second in the educational category and was among more than 4,500 entries nationwide — including many Fortune 500 companies.

FAU also earned Graphic Design USA's American Inhouse Design Awards for brochures and collateral for the 2005-06 Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College's admissions materials. Recognized for their work were Assistant Vice President for Creative Services Jan Bond (art direction); Graphic and Web Design Coordinator Crystal Bacchus (designer); freelancer Patrick Lynch (photography); and Director of Admissions for the Honors College Kerry Rosen. Congratulations all!

 

New Campus Academic Plans
Available for Review

The Provost encourages all faculty and staff to review the new Campus Academic Mission Statements and Program Plans, which were shared with the Board of Trustees on Sept. 27. These master plans represent the first time that FAU is addressing the issue of giving the Boca Raton, Davie, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses their own unique characters by providing each with a distinct academic focus. Download the comprehensive document on this initiative here or visit the Academic Affairs home page.

 


A Jewish-American Oktoberfest: A Yiddishe Momme in Wagner's Backyard

"The Friends of Yiddish" at FAU Libraries opens its 2006-07 series with “KULTUR in the 21st Century,” the theme of this year’s multifaceted programs celebrating Yiddish culture and its evolution. “A Jewish-American Oktoberfest: A Yiddishe Momme in Wagner's Backyard” is the first event in the series. This song recital and lecture by Dr. Leonard Lehrman and Helene Williams (at right) will be presented at 3 p.m. Oct. 25, in the Majestic Palm Room in the University Center on the Boca Raton campus. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.



Tutoring Website Being Updated

The Office for Student Retention is in the process of updating and revising the tutoring website.

If your area offers any tutoring for FAU students, please send relevant information (courses tutoring is offered for, contact person — name, e-mail and phone number — location and cost, if applicable) to beatutor@fau.edu.

If you personally want to provide tutoring (or know a student, faculty or staff member who does) please e-mail beatutor@fau.edu with your or the tutor's name, contact information and fees. Please note that for security purposes, all tutoring should take place on one of FAU’s campuses and the office will only post names of FAU students, faculty or staff on the site. Also, student grades are verified in the courses they plan to tutor — or in relevant subject areas — to assure that a student who earned a D in chemistry won't be listed as a chemistry tutor. Also, the office and FAU is in no way responsible for payment arrangements. If someone contacts you for tutoring, you must make payment arrangements with that person directly.



Catch Football's First Home Game; Catch Up on Fall Sports

The Owls football team is 1-0 in the Sun Belt Conference after after a 21-19 win at Louisiana-Monroe. Catch the home opener on Oct. 12 at Lockhart Stadium. MORE...

For more news from the world of FAU athletics, including updates on women's and men's soccer, volleyball, golf, cross country, golf and men's and women's basketball, visit fausports.com or click on the banner below.




Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Continues

Events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month run through Oct.18. Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a time to remember the contributions of Hispanic Americans and learn about the cultures from which they come. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs for information. A detailed listing of events is available HERE...

 


In Memoriam

Dr. James Brewer, a professor of mathematics at FAU for more 20 years, serving nine years as chair of the mathematics department, died on Sept. 23. He served on many important college and University committees during his tenure at FAU. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Jim continued his teaching while undergoing treatments. The last meeting of his graduate seminar was held on Sept. 18. He slipped into a coma the following day. Graduate students and colleagues remember him as an inspiring teacher and an ideal collaborator. A weekend of talks by present and former colleagues and students was given in his honor in early May 2006. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Stockton-Brewer; children Debbie, Jill, Amy, James, David and Thomas; two brothers; one sister; and four grandchildren.

Victor Raul Gomez, who worked as a machinist for the department of ocean engineering, SeaTech, died on July 19 from cancer. He was 67. Victor joined FAU in April 1999. His skills as a machinist could be seen in numerous projects, including the development of the autonomous underwater vehicle, nicknamed HARP. He is survived by his wife, Beatriz Gomez, who also works for the OE department's SeaTech electronics lab as a technician; daughters Monica and Ana; son Fernando; and three sisters.

Professor Emerita Dr. Frances Myers Jellinek, known as Frankie Myers during her long career at FAU, died on July 14 after a long battle with cancer. Before coming to FAU in 1969 she was a professional dancer and professor of dance at both the University of Southern Mississippi and Texas Women’s University. At Southern Mississippi, she was choreographer and director of the legendary dance drill team, the Dixie Darlings. She earned her Ed.D. degree, with a specialization in dance, from Columbia University. She began her FAU career in the College of Education and was invited to join the department of theatre in 1978 to direct its dance program. She served a term as chairperson of that department and was an active participant in its productions. She was active in University governance, serving multiple terms as chair of the University Senate. She also served multiple terms as president of the FAU Chapter of United Faculty of Florida. She retired from FAU in 2001 as a full professor. She is survived by her husband, Hal Schaffer. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Laura Sylvia Myers Fund in Women’s Studies, a fund created by Frankie following the tragic death of her beloved daughter.

Alice Stubbs Williams, a 35-year employee of FAU, passed away at her Delray Beach home Sunday evening. She was 65. Many people throughout the University community knew and loved Alice, who had a smile for everyone she met. She died in the care of close relatives after a battle with breast cancer. Alice was a secretary throughout her career at FAU, retiring from the Office of Equal Opportunity in 2003. She is survived by a large and loving family, including her son, Eston B. Williams II; her mother Polly; eight grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters.

Coming Soon and Noted…

FAU Action Oct. 12
Transportation equipment, grounds equipment and abandoned property will be put up for auction on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Building T-6 on the Boca Raton campus (directly across the street from the entrance road to Palm Beach Community College's South Campus). Inspection of ítems and registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the auction will start promptly at 9 a.m. Vans, golf carts, sprayers, lawn equipment, bicycles, watches, jewelry, flash drives, textbooks, cellphones and many other ítems will be auctioned off. For more information, contact Ford Pearse at wpearse@fau.edu.

Career Day
"Make the Connection," FAU's Fall 2006 Career Day, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym on the Boca Raton campus. This event, sponsored by the Career Development Center, is open to all students as well as the general public. For more information, including the full schedule of resume workshops, interview skills workshops, resume critiques and more call ext. 7-3533 or visit the website.

Hometown Tours
The Governmental Relations Office organizes the University's “Hometown Tours.” Periodically, a member of the FAU leadership team will speak at a local city or county commission meeting within FAU ’s service area, which stretches from St. Lucie County southward through Broward County. This month features stops with the Hollywood City Commission and the Broward County Commission, while in November the tour will go to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission. Also, the Office's web page has a link to FAU's 2007 Legislative Session Budget Request.

Trick or Treat Program Needs Volunteers
The department of Housing and Residential Life, the Resident Student Association and resident students at the Boca Raton campus are gearing up for the annual Halloween Trick or Treat in Safety event. For the past three years Housing and Residential Life and numerous departments on campus have hosted 300 to 500 children from local after-school programs for a safe and traditional Halloween afternoon of trick-or-treating. The department is looking for university departments to sponsor a station at this year's event on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 2 to 6 p.m. Sponsoring a station involves the decoration of the station and staffing by volunteers (who must to appear in costume) for the duration of the event. Candy will be supplied. To volunteer, contact Matt Cameron at ext. 7-5003 or cameron@fau.edu by Oct. 24.

Auditions for Judaica Choral Society
FAU Libraries is holding auditions for the Judaica Choral Society through Oct. 12 at the S. E. Wimberly Library. Singers of all denominations are invited to audition for the 6-to-20-member advanced-level community ensemble. Auditions are by appointment and will require singing a prepared piece, sight singing a short passage and identification of musical notation. The chorus will work with guest artists and perform with the renowned Klezmer Company Orchestra, the Libraries’ professional ensemble in residence. Rehearsals will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Oct. 26, on the fifth floor of the Wimberly Library. Attendance is mandatory. For more information on the auditions, contact Aaron Kula, director of music collections, at (561) 297-3742 or akula@fau.edu.

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