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FAU's Wilkes Honors College Extends Application Deadline for Fourth Honors Summer Institute

            JUPITER, FL (April 28, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College has extended the application deadline for the fourth annual Honors Summer Institute until Friday, May 15.   The three-week program, a supervised residential college experience, scheduled from July 11 – August 1, at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter will bring together high-achieving prospective 11 th and 12 th grade students to study with the faculty of the Honors College.

            The Wilkes Honors College has expanded its programming by offering several different courses of study.   Students will take one of four honors courses and receive three college credits. Tentative course offerings include:            

  • Chicks, Cliques and Flicks: Adolescent Psychology in Research, Theory and Film
  • Madness, Medicine and Misbehaving on the Stage in Renaissance England
  • Image and Imagination: Creativity in Art and Digital Imagery
  • Energy and the Environment: America’s Future

            Along with their coursework, students will have several “hands-on” experiences each week, including field trips, lectures, symposia and workshops to enhance their academic experience. There also will be an array of supervised social and recreational events.

            Application materials for the program are available online at .   Cost of the program is approximately $2,250, which includes a private bedroom in the Honors College residence halls, full meal plan and all activities.   Complete information on program costs is available on the website.

For more information, visit the Honors Summer Institute’s website at , or call 561-799-8646 or 800-920-8705 .


Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter is a four-year liberal arts college for academically superior undergraduates.

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

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