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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of February 6, 2012

BOCA RATON, FL (February 6, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:
FAU’s School of Social Work Lecture ‘Active Aging: Implications for the Workforce’

This free lecture will be held on Monday, February 13, at 4 p.m. in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine building, Room 126, Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.  Seating is limited.  To R.S.V.P., visit .

FAU’s School of Social Work will host a lecture titled, “Active Aging: Implications for the Workforce,” presented by Nancy Hooyman, dean emeritus at the University of Washington School of Social Work.  The lecture will focus on how well the workforce and social workers are prepared with the knowledge, skills and values to promote aging in a healthy manner across the life course.  The implications of an active aging paradigm to recruit students to work with older adults and their families will also be discussed. Ample opportunity for questions and dialogue will be available.


FAU Jupiter's Student Government Presents 'Last Lecture' Series 

This free lecture series will be held on Wednesday, February 15; Thursday, March 15; and Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m., in the AD Auditorium, John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. Reservations are suggested, but not required. For more information, contact Sarah Harris at561-799-8591 or .

FAU Jupiter's Student Government will host a "Last Lecture" series to present select members of FAU's faculty to answer one question, "If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them?" The second lecture, "It's the End of the World as We Know It...And I Feel Fine," will be presented by Rachel Luria, MFA, assistant professor of writing, at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.  


FAU's Wilkes Honors College presents a "Master Playwright Event: Anton Chekov" by Palm Beach Dramaworks

This free event will be held on Tuesday, February 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus, AD Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.  Reservations are required. For more information, contact Kathryn Yates at 561-799-8105 or .

"Master Playwright Event: Anton Chekov" includes details of the life, work and influence of Anton Chekov, one of history's greatest playwrights.  Professional actors will read excerpts from various Chekov works. A dessert reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and reservations are required.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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