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FAU to Host 2013 State of the University Address

BOCA RATON, Fla. (September 17, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University Interim President Dennis J. Crudele will deliver the 2013 State of the University address, themed “FAU 2013: Embracing a Whole New Day,” on Thursday, September 19, at 10 a.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

In his address, Crudele will announce a new high in overall student enrollment, as well as review some accomplishments of the past year and discuss initiatives that will be undertaken in the year ahead. He will be introduced by FAU Board of Trustees Chair Anthony Barbar.

A live webcast will be accessible via a link on the FAU homepage: The event also will include a performance by members of the FAU Marching Owls band.

Press seating will be available. In addition, there will be an opportunity for media interviews with the Interim President immediately following the address.

For more information, contact Lisa Metcalf at 561-297-3022 or


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 30,000 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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