Today, we celebrated the third class of physicians to graduate from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. In addition to the traditional hooding and recitation of the Hippocratic Oath, the ceremony featured the commissioning of two students who will serve... read more
This week, FAU hosted the 48th annual Honors Convocation to recognize the University's most outstanding students and faculty members. One of the highlights of the ceremony is a keynote speech by the Distinguished Teacher of the Year. This is one of the most... read more
This Saturday, April 22, the football team will host its annual Spring Game at FAU Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. This may be the last opportunity to see the Owls in action before the 2017 football season. The game and events are free and open to the public,... read more
In just its fifth year in existence, FAU's beach volleyball team, also known as the Sandy Owls, is nationally ranked! The team earned its first-ever ranking on March 20, in the No. 15 spot in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll, following a 16-game... read more
Last weekend, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of FAU came together to celebrate our achievements over the past year while supporting student scholarships at the 2017 President's Gala.
Spread over three levels of FAU Stadium, this year's gala transported... read more
I frequently express my pride in the diversity among FAU's students, faculty and staff, and we are happy to now extend that spirit of inclusiveness to our friends in the animal kingdom. It gives me great pleasure to announce that starting Fall 2017, FAU will be an... read more
I am extremely excited to announce that on Monday, FAU will begin offering a free shuttle between our Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses. This new shuttle will pick up and drop off at the Administration building on the Boca Raton campus (Bldg. 10) and the Research Facility... read more
On Saturday, April 1, Carolyn and I will host the 2017 President's Gala at FAU Stadium. I hope you will join us for an evening of fun for a good cause. As always, the Gala will feature gourmet dining, live entertainment, exciting auction items, fireworks and more.
FAU recently kicked off the 2017 Owl's Nest Society Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign, an opportunity for employees to invest in the future of the university.
Last year, more than 900 Owls donated to the Owls' Nest in support of scholarships, program... read more
Tonight, the FAU baseball team begins its defense of the Conference USA title with the 2017 season opener against Monmouth at home. Last year, the team made its 12th NCAA Regional appearance and was ranked as high as 12th nationally. FAU was one of... read more
Today, the FAU softball team opens its 2017 season as defending Conference USA champions. Last year, the Owls ended the season ranked in the Top 25 nationally and made their second-straight NCAA Regional appearance.
For the second season in a row, senior... read more
Every day at FAU we enjoy a diverse culture that comes from the fact students from more than 180 countries attend our university. We also enjoy a diverse faculty and staff.
Last Friday, President Trump issued an Executive Order regarding immigration that may... read more
This morning our College of Business celebrated its 25th annual Business Leader of the Year awards ceremony and breakfast, which honors the work of outstanding local companies and their leaders, while raising funds for student scholarships. This was the... read more
Two years ago we received the largest gift in FAU history - a magnificent $16 million from the Schmidt Family Foundation - to construct a world-class complex that would provide both training and academic facilities for our more than 450 student-athletes. This evening, we... read more
What an exciting year for FAU! A few highlights of 2016 include: named the top-performing school in the state by the Florida Board of Governors, celebrating our second class of physicians to graduate from the Schmidt College of Medicine, one of only seven schools... read more
Last week we learned the sad news that alumnus and local businessman Phil Smith passed away.
Phil graduated from FAU with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1969. Like many of our students, he commuted to school and balanced his studies with the demands of work... read more
This week, more than 2,600 Owls became alumni during five commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday. Graduates range in age from 17 to 78 and represent 47 countries.
Success stories abound in this class. Our accomplished graduates include Ph.D. recipient... read more
Today we made the exciting announcement that Lane Kiffin will be FAU's next head football coach. He has coached at the highest level and brings to Boca Raton a winning mentality.
Coach Kiffin joins FAU from the University of Alabama where, as offensive... read more
It's been said that you can "touch the world" at FAU, and we take great pride in the fact that students from more than 180 countries have attended our university. With that in mind, I recently added my name to the growing list of higher education leaders who... read more
Today, FAU celebrated the growth of its Jupiter Life Science Initiative with more than 300 members of the business community, elected officials, students, faculty and staff. With the help of our partners, I provided a legislative and community update, and discussed some... read more
As we enter the home stretch of a busy fall semester, we pause this week to reflect on all we have to be thankful for. One of the many things that I am thankful for is this university. So many good things are happening here at FAU, due in large part to the environment of... read more
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of inducting alumni from the Class of 1966 into the Majestic Owls Society. The Society was established in 2015 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of each graduating class from FAU, beginning with our first alumni from the Class... read more
In the past, I've delivered my State of the University address around this time of year. While it can be viewed as an opportunity to provide the university community with a progress report, the traditional method of a formal address has become somewhat antiquated. In the... read more
On Friday, our nation will observe Veterans Day, our annual tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. While most of us will enjoy a day off from work or school, it is important to remember that many of our current military service... read more
This is an exciting time to be an FAU Owl. Our students, faculty and staff continue to make me proud with their many achievements, and our highlight reel grows longer every day. Recently, FAU was awarded two significant grants - totaling $10 million - to better prepare... read more
Last week we recognized the contributions of four outstanding individuals at our annual Talon Awards. Since 1997, the Talon Awards have been presented during Homecoming week to recognize an alumnus, a student, a faculty member, and member of local or university community... read more
Homecoming is underway here at FAU and we have a full week of activities planned to celebrate "Owlympics: Ignite Your Inner Champion." So far, we've celebrated with events such as the annual bonfire and concert featuring country music star Chase Bryant and CarnivOWL on... read more
At FAU, we're all about student success; our focus on that goal helped us reach the top of the state university rankings this year. Some of our greatest student success stories have come out of FAU High, our A-rated high school located on the Boca campus, where students... read more
As we enter flu season, FAU is pleased to now offer free influenza vaccinations to all employees and their spouses. Students already receive free flu shots. Employees and spouses can take advantage of this program at the Benefits Fair on Oct. 26 or in the
This past weekend, FAU hosted more than 3,200 students and family, including more than 1,100 potential Owls, at our third annual Expo. Local high school juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.4 were invited to our Boca Raton campus to learn about all that FAU has... read more
FAU will welcome two new academic leaders in early 2017. Ata Sarajedini, Ph.D., recently was named dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and today we announced that Phillip Boiselle, M.D., will serve as the next dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of... read more
In preparation for Hurricane Matthew, Florida Atlantic University will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. All non-athletic events are canceled through Sunday, Oct. 9; Athletics will communicate game schedules as they become available.
University offices are... read more
FAU is monitoring Hurricane Matthew, which could disrupt the university's service areas in the next few days. The status of all FAU campuses for the remainder of the week will be decided by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
The safety of students, faculty, staff... read more
Over the weekend, the FAU Alumni Association hosted its third annual Outstanding Young Owls ceremony and reception. The "OYOs" recognize graduates under 40 years of age who are making a mark in their professions and communities.
The 2016 Outstanding Young Owls... read more
This weekend, FAU will welcome more than 500 guests to our Boca Raton campus for Parent and Family Weekend. This is a great opportunity for our students to show off their favorite spots on campus and around Boca to their visiting families, and for the families to get a... read more
Hoy comienza el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, una celebración nacional de los logros, patrimonio y cultura de los Hispanos y Latinos. Nos enorgullecemos en el hecho de que FAU es la 27ª universidad de mayor diversidad en el país y institución de servicio a los... read more
Recruitment of stellar faculty is a key objective of FAU's 10-year strategic plan, and we've been extremely successful in attracting academic superstars to our team!
Our most recent hire is world-renowned oceanographer and leading phytoplankton researcher... read more
Today our nation remembers the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Although 15 years have passed since that horrific day, most of us still remember it like it was yesterday, and continue to pause every year to reflect.
On Friday, the FAU Police, Boca Raton Police... read more
Yesterday FAU shared the much-anticipated news that we've appointed a new vice president for the Division of Institutional Advancement. Danita Nias, one of the country's most successful fundraisers, will begin her new role at FAU in October. She will lead all fundraising... read more
The wait is over! FAU Football officially kicks off its 2016 season tomorrow at FAU Stadium.
Pregame festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. with Fan Fest on the stadium lawn and the Owl Walk in Lot 5. The Owls face the Southern Illinois Salukis at 6 p.m. During the... read more
Join me in wearing FAU Blue and Red on Friday, Sept. 2, in honor of College Colors Day! College Colors Day is a national celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience. Fans, alumni and students nationwide are encouraged... read more
The start of the fall semester is one of my favorite days of the year. There's a sense of excitement in the air as our students return to campus, ready to begin a new academic year.
This fall, I'm looking forward to cheering on our student-athletes, hearing
Today is an exciting day, as FAU's incoming freshmen students move into their residence halls on the Boca Raton campus. It's great to see so many happy faces as our newest Owls enter into an exciting new chapter in their lives and prepare for their first time living away... read more
On Tuesday, Florida Atlantic University celebrated the accomplishments of our summer graduates at three commencement ceremonies. More than 1,800 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees. As always, we had a tremendously diverse class, with graduates ranging... read more
Today, members of the sixth incoming class of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will receive their first doctor's white coats, an important rite of passage into the profession of medicine. The donning of the white coat symbolically confirms the student's... read more
In spring 2014, 16-year-old Grace Bush made national news when she graduated from FAU with a degree in criminal justice, magna cum laude, one week BEFORE getting her high school diploma. Now 18, Grace is making news again, along with her 19-year-old sister Gabrielle.... read more
On Monday, Dr. Ellen S. Goldey will join the FAU family as dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. Dean Goldey spent the last 20 years at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in Biology and previously served as... read more
While many students use the summer to travel, work or take additional classes, some combine all three with an immersive internship experience. One of those students is Honors College junior and Flagler Scholar, Christy Folk. She recently interned with the Environmental... read more
Today marks 50 days until the start of football season! I hope you will join me at FAU Stadium on Sept. 3 for the Owls' season opener against Southern Illinois. This promises to be an exciting season for FAU Football fans, with six home games plus two away games in... read more
Last weekend, we learned the sad news that Holocaust survivor and activistElie Wiesel passed away at the age of 87. Wiesel devoted his life to educating others about the plight of Jews and other oppressed populations around the world. In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel... read more
As we celebrate the 240th anniversary of our nation's independence, I'm reminded of all we have to be thankful for - freedom of speech and religion, equal rights, and access to education - just to name a few. I also want to express my deepest gratitude to the... read more
If you've been on campus lately, you may have noticed the temporary fencing around the Breezeway and adjacent buildings. The fencing is there because the Breezeway is getting a makeover! Since 1961, the Breezeway has been "Main Street FAU," linking the four original... read more
This week the FAU community came together to show our support for those affected by the mass shooting in Orlando. Students, faculty and staff lined up to give blood. A number of people gathered to remember the victims at a vigil at the Schmidt College of Medicine,... read more
I know I speak for the entire Florida Atlantic University community when I say that our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by the mass shooting in Orlando on Sunday. In light of this tragedy, FAU's Division of Student Affairs, College of Medicine, and Peace,... read more
I often use the phrase "playing to win" when talking about our goal to make FAU America's fastest improving university. One program that truly embodies that philosophy is our MBA in Sport Management. The program recently was ranked third out of more than 600 programs... read more
This week Gov. Rick Scott visited FAU's Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach for the ceremonial signing of Legacy Florida. The bill creates dedicated funding to protect Florida's environment, including up to $200 million for Everglades... read more
This is a great week for higher education in Florida. On Monday, we had the pleasure of hosting Gov. Rick Scott on FAU's Boca Raton campus. He ceremonially signed HB 7019, a bill that will make higher education in our state more affordable.
In addition to... read more
This week we celebrated the launch of "The Boy and the Dolphin," written by FAU alumnus and benefactor Dick Schmidt '70. This heartwarming novel tells the story of a decade-long friendship between a boy and a bottlenose dolphin in the mid-1950s. It is Dick's first book,... read more
The end-of-semester celebration continued this week as 3,194 students received undergraduate and graduate degrees during six commencement ceremonies. They join more than 149,000 alumni who have graduated from FAU since 1964.
Our spring graduates range in age... read more
Last night I had the great pleasure of introducing Brent Burns, BBA '81 as the 74th inductee into the FAU Alumni Association's Hall of Fame. Brent joined distinguished alumni from eight of FAU's colleges in being recognized for their exceptional service and commitment to... read more
Today was another day of great celebration at FAU, as the 61 members of the Schmidt College of Medicine Class of 2016 became the nation's newest physicians. Proud family and friends cheered as the graduates walked across the stage of the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing... read more
Congratulations to the FAU softball team on clinching the Conference USA East Division title, and to junior Kylee Hanson on being named Conference USA Pitcher of the Week for the fifth time this season! The Owls are now ranked no. 24 in the USA Softball poll and no. 23... read more
Today we celebrated a transformational gift from Bobby and Barbara Campbell: $5 million to create the Bobby and Barbara Campbell Academic Success Center in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence. This gift from the Campbells boosts our funds... read more
On Thursday, incoming State Senate President Joe Negron concluded his tour of Florida's public universities with a stop at FAU's College of Business on the Boca Raton campus. One of Sen. Negron's top priorities is raising the profile of Florida's state university system... read more
Congratulations to the Owls baseball team on their big win against the Miami Hurricanes! The No. 17 Owls beat the top-ranked team 4-3 on Wednesday night in Miami. It was the third time the Owls have defeated a ranked team this season, and only the sixth loss for the... read more
Saturday was the annual REDBLUE spring football game at FAU Stadium. This game was the last time we were able to see the Owls in action before the 2016 football season.
This also is the time of year when the spring semester is winding down. In just a few weeks... read more
This weekend we celebrated one of FAU's great traditions, the annual fundraising gala, at FAU Stadium. As always, the gala was a wonderful opportunity for faculty and staff, alumni and friends of FAU to get together and celebrate our achievements over the past year while... read more
Monday evening, I received the sad news that Leon Charney, an unsung American hero and champion of world peace, had passed away. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Charney last December when he was awarded an FAU honorary doctorate in recognition of the pivotal role he... read more
Friday I had the pleasure of participating in what has become one of my favorite events of the year, Match Day for our Schmidt College of Medicine. Match Day is the national program that pairs new physicians with hospital-based residency programs and takes place at the... read more
I'm constantly amazed by the accomplishments of our FAU High School students. You may recall seeing a few in the news for receiving bachelor's degrees from FAU before graduating from high school. Recently, a freshman named Hannah Herbst has been in the spotlight for her... read more
It's spring at FAU, which means that one of my favorite events is right around the corner. The annual FAU Gala will take place Saturday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at FAU Stadium. As always, the Gala will be a multi-level event with gourmet dining, full open bar, exciting live... read more
FAU recently received a gift of $260,000 from SNCF America, Inc., a subsidiary of the state-owned national railway of France, to support our Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education. The Center provides training and resources for teachers involved with Holocaust,... read more
It's no secret that I'm extremely proud of FAU's distinction as the most racially, ethnically and culturally diverse state university in Florida, and I'm reminded of that richness of diversity as we celebrate Black History Month with a full schedule of events.FAU's... read more
Education is about discovery, and FAU researchers have been invited by the Old Vero Ice Age Site Committee to be a partner in one of the biggest discoveries of all time: the Old Vero Man archaeological project, which is producing evidence that human beings lived in... read more
Supporters of Florida's State University System spoke with one voice last week at a press conference in Tallahassee announcing the launch of the "Think Florida" campaign, which is focused on taking the relationship between business and higher education to a whole new... read more
My Owl pride is showing today as I congratulate FAU's College of Business and Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing on their ascent up the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation's best online graduate programs. The 2016 rankings show our... read more
There's a sense of energy in the air as students return from the winter holiday and begin a new year at FAU. They've brought our campuses back to life as only students can - walking, skating or cycling to class, meeting friends in the food court for lunch, tossing... read more
As the curtain goes up on a new year, there's lots of excitement at FAU. This university is on the move as never before, offering students unprecedented opportunities for success whatever their academic and career goals may be. We're moving FAU forward with unbridled... read more
Today I had the privilege of presenting an honorary doctorate to a truly great American. In 1978, when President Jimmy Carter sought to open peace negotiations between Israel and Egypt, he needed the assistance of someone who could go through "back door channels" to... read more
My favorite day of the semester is graduation day, when I get to shake the hands of students receiving degrees and wish them well. This rite of passage was especially memorable last week, when the graduating class included 89-year-old Betty Reilly. The audience exploded... read more
This is a week of celebration at FAU as we prepare to confer degrees on members of the Fall 2015 graduating class. In five ceremonies at the Kaye Auditorium on Thursday and Friday, 2,533 students will receive bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral degrees. An... read more
Last Friday I was privileged to deliver the 2015 State of the University Address - my second since becoming FAU's president. The past year has been filled with accomplishments, and it was exciting for me to share some highlights with students, faculty, staff and special... read more
While we all enjoy the holidays, the end of the year is an especially hectic time for university students. There are papers to be written, projects to be finished, final exams to be taken and a lot of loose ends to tie up.
It's very important to manage stress, and... read more
FAU will welcome home some very special Owls Friday when members of the original graduating class - the Class of 1965 - return to the Boca Raton campus to be honored. The FAU Alumni Association has created a new organization called the Majestic Owls Society to celebrate... read more
Today is an exciting day for FAU! This afternoon I had the privilege of announcing another major gift from one of the university's most dedicated supporters, Christine E. Lynn. A visionary philanthropist whose generosity has touched the lives of countless thousands of... read more
Florida Atlantic University is honored to host Dr. Yitshak Kreiss, Israel's former Surgeon General, for more than a week of lectures and presentations to our students and greater campus community. A world-renowned expert in military medicine, disaster management and... read more
Once again, Owl Nation is grateful to one of its most loyal friends, Eleanor Baldwin, as she makes another transformational gift to FAU. Her newest act of generosity was announced at halftime during Saturday's football game: $1 million to name the History and Tradition... read more
Florida Atlantic University is all about student success. We take great pride in the achievements of our graduates, especially when they distinguish themselves in their professions at an early age. To recognize graduates under 40 years old who are already making their... read more
Florida's K-12 system has many programs to help students with developmental disabilities advance academically, but a void has long existed at the college level. That's about to change. FAU has just announced plans to launch the Academy for Community Inclusion, which will... read more
Fortunately for Florida Atlantic University, Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over the weekend and ended up posing little or no threat to our region. We are all very grateful for that.
Nevertheless, many of us experienced inclement weather as a result of the storm,... read more
FAU's first home football game of the 2015 season will kick off at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, as the Owls face the University of Miami Hurricanes in a nationally televised contest. FAU Stadium is expected to host a capacity crowd, so now's the time to get your tickets!... read more
FAU's participation in the 2015 Palm Beach County Heart Walk will get off to a spirited start at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at our kick-off event in the Majestic Palm Room of the Student Union on the Boca campus. Faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in this... read more
On Sunday, FAU will host its largest-ever Freshman Convocation as more than 3,600 first-time-in-college students are welcomed to the university community. This rite of passage marks an important transition in the lives of our youngest students, launching them into a... read more
It's been said that the definition of a true friend is someone who'll help you move. Owl Nation has built a tradition around that great favor. Just before the beginning of every fall semester, the call goes out for volunteers to help new and returning residential... read more
Last Friday marked the retirement of Sue Skemp, a 1981 alumna who capped an extraordinary career in mechanical engineering by returning to her alma mater in 2008 to lead a critically important initiative. As executive director of the FAU-based Southeast National Marine... read more
The FAU community participates in the Palm Beach County Heart Walk every year as teams of students, faculty and staff come together. Teams are now forming for the 2015 Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, in downtown West Palm Beach. To start or join... read more
Today, the Board of Trustees approved the University's budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, based on the legislature's Friday passage of the General Appropriations Act. I'm happy to report the outlook is positive for Florida Atlantic University. Most important is the fact... read more
Late last month, another stellar faculty member joined Florida Atlantic University - another game-changer who will help put FAU on the national stage. James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., joined the faculty of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. An internationally... read more
A year's worth of hard work designing, building and testing a racing car paid off when our team placed among the top 25 competitors at the recent 2015 Formula SAE event at Michigan International Speedway. Out of 118 teams from universities around the world, FAU... read more
This week, FAU High School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2015 - the 11th graduating class in the innovative school's history. Once again, the students won high academic distinctions, with seven receiving national honors. Included in their number... read more
This week Florida Atlantic University celebrated the accomplishments of the largest graduating class in its history as undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded to 3,268 students. Our spring graduates range in age from 17-year-old John Sousa, who received his... read more
The people of Nepal are going through unbelievable suffering as they struggle to recover from Saturday's magnitude-7.8 earthquake. At this writing, almost 4,000 people are known dead in Nepal, India and China, with more than 7,000 injured. Powerful aftershocks are still... read more
Today will go down in Florida Atlantic University history as the day the first class of MDs graduated from FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. Family and friends cheered as 53 students walked across the stage of the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts... read more
FAU's initiative to make hands-on research opportunities available to undergraduates in all majors has been under way for just a few years, but it already is making a tremendous difference in the quality of the educational experience for our students. This week the... read more
Cheers and applause rang out as members of the inaugural class of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine became the first FAU medical students to participate in Match Day, the national program that pairs new physicians with hospital-based residency programs.... read more
Today, Florida Atlantic University received wonderful news. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff, FAU improved its standing in the State University System Florida Board of Governors' performance-based funding model by 13 points. This is a... read more
If you're an undergraduate who has not yet committed to a major field of study, there's no better time to do it than now. This is "I Declared Week" at FAU and many resources are available to help you make your decision, including special advising sessions offered by the... read more
Today FAU, Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience made one of the most exciting announcements in South Florida history. The university is joining forces with these internationally known research giants to launch cooperative programs that... read more
Three nationally prominent researchers have come on board at FAU, and I want to offer them a warm welcome on behalf of the university community.
Dr. Daniel Flynn, a renowned breast cancer researcher, stepped into the top leadership position in our Division of... read more
On Valentine's Day, the FAU community paid tribute to a man whose love for FAU was boundless - Arthur Jaffe, the founder and first curator of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts in the Wimberly Library.
Arthur passed away on Jan. 25 at the age of 93. Although he... read more
Yesterday heralded a new era for FAU football as 24 talented players signed National Letters of Intent to become Owls. They joined three players enrolled in January, giving us the most promising line-up of newcomers in FAU history.
The class includes six players... read more
The shortage of elementary school teachers in Palm Beach and Broward counties is growing more urgent, with thousands more needed over the next five years. Florida Atlantic University has long ranked as the chief provider of public school teachers to both counties, and... read more
This weekend we received the sad news that Arthur Jaffe died at the age of 93. Arthur spent the last 15 years of his life at FAU, serving as curator of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts in the Wimberly Library and holding the Ario S. Hyams endowed professorship. In 2011, he... read more
FAU's busy commuter students now have a faster, easier, more convenient way to talk to an academic adviser. Thanks to an innovative program launched this month called "Get Wise: Advising on the Go," they can access this important service in two parking garages on the... read more
As the spring semester shifts into high gear, things can get pretty hectic for students. If you need help with anything, from balancing your classes with your work schedule and social life to dealing with stress and anxiety, remember that many resources are available to... read more
As we begin a new semester we raise the curtain on an exciting world of possibilities. This is a time to set our sights on the future and go after our goals with renewed energy and purpose. As a university community, we will move forward in 2015, taking FAU to greater... read more
As the end of this eventful year draws near, I want to express sincere thanks to everyone in the FAU community for giving such a warm welcome to Carolyn, me and our girls. We're excited to be here and are looking forward to the year ahead, when the university will move... read more
The fall semester has flown by, and this week we're celebrating the graduation of nearly 2,500 students. Five commencement ceremonies will be held in the Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium today and tomorrow. Once again, our graduating class is richly diverse. Students... read more
Today, we announced the largest donation in Florida Atlantic University's history - a $16 million gift from the Schmidt Family Foundation that will be used to build a world-class student resource center on the Boca Raton campus. The Schmidt Family Complex for Academic... read more
While every week at FAU is full of activities, this one is really jam-packed. We're participating in two worldwide observances - Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Week. Both celebrate the opportunities for growth and prosperity that can be realized... read more
I know I speak for the entire Florida Atlantic University community when I say our thoughts are with everyone associated with Florida State University at this difficult time. At our university, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is always our No. 1 priority.... read more
November is International Education Month, and FAU joins colleges and universities across the U.S. to celebrate the value of study abroad and student exchange programs, second language acquisition, and the enrichment that international students and faculty bring to... read more
On Veterans Day we pause to pay tribute to the men and women who have served in the armed forces of our great country, risking their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. One day a year hardly seems sufficient to thank them, so at FAU we thank them every... read more
When a wonderful thing happens against all odds it's sometimes called a miracle. That's exactly what a very grateful family is saying about the recovery of a new mother whose heart stopped for 45 minutes - and then started again - as an FAU medical school resident played... read more
Saturday, the last day of this year's week-long Homecoming celebration, brought thousands of potential FAU alumni to campus to attend our second expo for high school students. This time, the visiting students were from high schools throughout Broward County. Nearly... read more
Nothing tops Homecoming, and this year Homecoming Week offers more entertainment than ever before. A wide variety of events will take place on the Boca, Davie, Dania Beach, downtown Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter campuses, culminating on Saturday, Nov. 1, when the... read more
Today we held FAU's first expo for high school students, and things couldn't have gone better! The weather was perfect as several thousand Palm Beach County high school students and their parents streamed onto the Boca campus to get information about the university and... read more
Students who attend Florida Atlantic University have so many options to immerse themselves in learning, research and a wide array of student activities. We also have a beautiful football stadium and exciting football team. I frequently refer to many of these as FAU's... read more
In what must have been the most exciting football game in school history, the Owls pulled off a last-minute victory Saturday evening against the University of Texas-San Antonio. Coming from behind with 2:15 on the clock, Jaquez Johnson threw a 15-yard pass to Nate Terry... read more
Zipcars are coming to FAU on Wednesday, which also is Campus Sustainability Day. You've probably heard about Zipcar, the car-sharing service that's becoming popular in cities around the country. Rather than drive your car into the city, you can use a Zipcar for $7.50 an... read more
What a game! The Owls took flight last night to bring us the first of many wins on the newly named Howard Schnellenberger Field. Quarterback Jaquez Johnson led the action, throwing 15-of-20 for 318 yards and three touchdowns. He set a new school record for most... read more
Are you ready for some football? Today is the day we've all been waiting for! The first home game of the season will kick off at 7 p.m. in FAU Stadium. The Owls will face Tulsa in what promises to be a really exciting game. Let's fill the stands with red and blue as we... read more
Universities around the country will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 29, and this year a lot of exciting things will be happening here at FAU. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their FAU gear throughout the day and take part in as many... read more
The fall semester is up and running, and this year it's really special, marking the 50th anniversary of the day FAU opened its doors to a charter student body of 867 local residents. The exact opening day was Sept. 14, 1964 - six days behind schedule because... read more
Everywhere you look these days, FAU students are winning national recognition for their musical talents. Most recently in the spotlight are 16-year-old freshman Emil Liakhovetski and his 14-year-old brother Dariel, a fantastic cello-playing duo who blew away the... read more
FAU teams are now forming for the Palm Beach Heart Walk, which for many years has attracted the enthusiastic participation of our students, faculty and staff. This year's organizational effort will get under way at a kick-off event on Monday, July 21, at 3 p.m. in the... read more
Students receiving bachelor's degrees from FAU are among those earning the highest first-year incomes in the state, according to a report just released by the Florida Department of Education. The median first-year salary for new FAU graduates is $35,890, more than $2,000... read more
I said when I arrived at FAU a few months ago that this university has what it takes to make its mark internationally, and we're already seeing evidence of that. Our Sport Management MBA is ranked the fourth best program of its kind in North America and the sixth best in... read more
FAU made history this week by becoming the first organization in the country to receive a lease from the U.S. government to test ocean energy generating turbines in a federal body of water. The five-year lease was issued by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of... read more
Florida Atlantic University applauds the Legislature's passage of a new law that will allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida's public colleges and universities. We stated our support for this legislation two months ago when we joined the... read more
It's Spring Commencement Week, one of the most important times of the year at FAU. On Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, we'll celebrate the graduation of 2,891 students in six ceremonies that will take place in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium on... read more
Our men's basketball team scored a slam dunk this month when Michael Curry signed on as head coach. Coach Curry is an NBA veteran who played professionally for 11 years and was head coach of the Detroit Pistons. Even more important to all of us at FAU is the fact that he... read more
There is a most compelling characteristic that I witness within the Florida Atlantic University DNA. It is a strong willingness and desire to reach out a helping hand to the underserved. I am very inspired by this genuine spirit of generosity.
We are the most... read more
We got some exciting news last week when it was announced that FAU, Broward College and Palm Beach State College have been jointly awarded a $3.5 million grant by the Florida Board of Governors to create a program that will fast-track students into the high-tech... read more
Like all organizations, FAU depends upon the dedication and skill of its employees to keep moving forward. With more than 3,000 people working at six campuses and centers to serve its diverse, 30,000-member student body, the university is a lot like a large corporation.... read more
Americans have a keen sense of fairness. We're quick to speak up on behalf of people who are being treated unfairly. Such a situation now exists in the case of Florida resident college-age children of undocumented aliens who are required to pay out-of-state tuition at... read more
My first week as an Owls fan saw some exciting victories as our softball team beat Marshall 9-6 to win its first-ever Conference USA series, our baseball team swept two games against Boston College in the run-up to its Conference USA debut at UT San Antonio, women's... read more
Greetings to everyone in Owl Country from the newest Owl! I'm John Kelly, and this is my first day as the president of Florida Atlantic University. I'm very proud to be here and eager to work with all of you to build the future of this dynamic young institution. I sought... read more
Today marks my last day as the interim president of Florida Atlantic University, and I want to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve FAU in this way and my sincere thanks to everyone who helped me adjust to the demands of the position and make some of the... read more
Like all university communities, we succeed best when we promote participation, freedom of expression, respect for differing opinions and the responsible pursuit of inquiry. As I have written about before, the U.S.... read more
South Florida is home to nearly 6 million people and some of the world's most influential business leaders. When these leaders engage with Florida Atlantic University, something special happens. New opportunities arise, knowledge is shared, innovation takes place and... read more
The search for the seventh president of Florida Atlantic University came to a successful conclusion on Friday, Jan. 17, when the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to award the position to Dr. John Kelly. He is currently Vice President for Economic Development and... read more
Do you know that FAU recently achieved something that few universities in our region are able to accomplish? Although it often doesn't capture much attention outside the halls of academia, reaffirmation of accreditation is an important process that all universities... read more
Public universities in 17 states offer in-state tuition rates to military veterans, but, unfortunately, Florida isn't one of them. That could change during the 2014 session of the Florida Legislature, when two bills will be offered waiving out-of-state rates for veterans... read more
The end-of-year holidays give us all a most welcome opportunity to slow down, catch our breath and think about the many blessings in our lives. At this time of year especially, the great good fortune that we enjoy contrasts sharply with the situations in which many other... read more
November is International Education Month, and FAU joins colleges and universities across the U.S. in celebrating the value of study abroad and student exchange programs, second language acquisition and the enrichment that international students and faculty bring to... read more
I've always considered Homecoming Week one of the best parts of the fall semester, and this year's celebration is bigger and better than ever. Events are taking place on the Boca, Jupiter and Davie campuses all week long. For the full line-up, go to... read more
Every year FAU's faculty and staff get the opportunity to help people in need in our area by answering the call to contribute to the United Way. This year's campaign got under way on Oct. 17 and will run through Oct. 31.
The University community has been... read more
Fall semester is an especially exciting time of year on most university campuses, and FAU is no exception. One very popular annual program is Parent and Family Weekend, which is coming up this weekend.
From check-in at the Kaye Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 11, to... read more
Over the next few days, a small student group will stage a series of events on FAU's Free Speech Lawn. The student group intends to raise political awareness of certain policies of the State of Israel with which they disagree. The group is a registered student... read more
How about that great football game last weekend? The Owls were on fire as they beat USF 28-10, setting the stage for an exciting match-up with Middle Tennessee this Saturday, Sept. 21. This will be our first home game of the season, and I hope to see FAU... read more
The thoughts of all of us in the Florida Atlantic University community are with those who lost loved ones on Sept. 11, 2001. We will never stop honoring the memory of the men, women and children who lost their lives in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania on that... read more
Now in its seventh year, Safety Month showcases a series of events and activities designed to raise awareness about a wide variety of safety issues impacting members of the FAU community. The goal is to provide helpful information that individuals can use to work, learn... read more
On College Colors Day, the nation celebrates the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics and the new academic year by promoting the traditions that embody the college experience and encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel... read more
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gary W. Perry, Ph.D., as Florida Atlantic University's Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Perry, who until this past June 30 had served as Dean of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has spent nearly a... read more
Recently a few media outlets inaccurately reported that members of a Florida Atlantic University student organization were unlawfully disciplined for protesting a speaker at an event on the Boca Raton campus earlier this year. These inaccurate reports irresponsibly... read more
Hello, FAU Nation! The summer has flown by and we stand on the threshold of a new academic year, one that holds limitless promise for our new and returning students. To help everyone get off on the right foot, the University is once again offering the warmest of... read more