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Press Release:

MEDIA CONTACT: Kristine M. McGrath

FAU Sets Sight on Florida's Capitol             

            BOCA RATON, FL (March 2, 2007) - Florida Atlantic University President Frank T. Brogan, Board of Trustee members, staff, alumni and student leaders will visit Florida's Capitol from March 5 thru March 7 to host “Experience FAU,” a three-day celebration where university members and friends will discuss FAU’s 2007 - 2008 legislative priorities with legislators and legislative staff.   The FAU Day events will provide the community and state leaders the opportunity to experience first-hand many of the activities and programs FAU has to offer.  

            FAU's legislative request includes -

  • FAU/UMMSM Regional Medical Program - $4,700,000
  • Florida Institute for the Advancement of Teaching - $3,188,320
  • Student Financial Aid to Increase Diversity - $2,000,000
  • Recruit and retain world-class graduate students - $1,556,250
  • Expand Library Collections and Services to Support Research - $1,100,000
  • Funds dedicated to the Strategic Missions of Branch Campuses - $1,080,124
  • Increase Technology Resources and Applications Supporting Teaching and Research - $1,000,000
  • Center for Teaching Excellence and Student Success (CTESS) - $800,000
  • Expand Operations of the Memory and Wellness Center - $200,000

            Highlights of FAU’s schedule while in Tallahassee include a university/alumni reception on the 22 nd floor of the Capitol, beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 5.   The FAU Vocal Troupe will perform in the Senate chambers at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6.   FAU’s displays will be showcased on the Capitol’s 2 nd floor from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.   Legislative appointments will occur on Tuesday, March 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            For more information regarding the "Experience FAU" events, contact Kristine McGrath, assistance vice president for media relations, at 561-297-1168 or

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