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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of August 27

BOCA RATON, FL (August 27, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

Green Market @ FAU’

FAU Mission Green and Inika Foods will host the grand opening of ‘Green Market @ FAU’ on Thursday, August 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at FAU Stadium Plaza, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information, call 561-297-0197 or visit .

‘Green Market @ FAU’ is an on-campus green market that will be held weekly on Thursdays and is free and open to the public.  The theme for the grand opening will be “A Day at the Beach” and will feature free beach ball giveaways, live entertainment, “Yoga on the FAU Stadium Field,” as well as more than 40 local vendors offering a variety of fresh produce, organic products and handmade crafts and jewelry.


Registration Open for 'Book Arts 101: Summertime' Course

The course, which is open by donation to the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts’ education fund, is on Saturday, September 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455, or visit and click on the “workshops” tab.

Registration is open for “Book Arts 101: Summertime,” a three and a half-hour introductory immersion course that will be taught by John Cutrone, director of the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts. The course includes a 25-minute video about the Jaffe center's collection, a presentation of artists' books, storytelling, printing sheets of paper from wood type set by hand and bookbinding in the single signature pamphlet stitch. Cutrone, a graduate of the MFA Program in the Book Arts at the University of Alabama, is also a partner in Lake Worth's Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides. The course is open to all levels.

Student Body Art’ Photo Exhibition and Opening Reception at FAU’s MacArthur Campus Library

The opening reception for the exhibition is on Thursday, September 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. and the exhibition will run through Friday, December 14. Both are free and open to the public at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus Library Gallery, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. For more information, visit , , or call Z. Koppisch at 561-297-2116.

The exhibition features photographs of students and their tattoos by visual artist Z. Koppisch. The photos are from “Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU,” a long-term creative collaboration between the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU’s Wimberly Library and Karen Leader, Ph.D., of FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Koppisch, an FAU alumna, is a photographer and senior designer at the Wimberly Library. Students from the Jupiter campus are invited to add their ink to the archive by being photographed and/or videotaped at the reception.


Jaffe Center at FAU’s Wimberly Library to Celebrate ‘ Letterpress Appreciation Day’

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, September 18, from 3 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, at FAU’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For more information, contact John Cutrone at 561-297-0455 or visit .

The Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts will celebrate its third annual “Letterpress Appreciation Day Open House” with tours of the center's letterpress studio and printing on the center's antique Wesel Iron Handpress and Vandercook 4 Proofing Press. The open house is sponsored by Convivio Bookworks, a Lake Worth studio that specializes in limited letterpress-printed books and broadsides. Handmade limited edition books and broadsides will be sold and a portion of each sale will benefit the Jaffe Center.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. 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. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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