FAU Student News

Monday, Nov. 13, 2018
Vol. 6 | Issue 13

FAU Student News

Your weekly source for important dates, events, and announcements.

Housing Recontracting, Boca Raton campus

Live in the heart of campus life! Room selection for the 2019-2020 academic year is November 5 - 15.

Starting Monday, Nov. 5, all current residents will have access to complete their housing contract for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 academic year. Only residents that have a current university balance less than $300 can select their room assignment. The following residence hall and apartment communities will be available during the room selection period:

  • Indian River Towers (Single and double rooms, 4-person suites)
  • Innovation Village Apartments (4-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments)
  • University Village Apartments (4-bedroom and 2-person studio apartments)

For more information or to sign up visit: fau.edu/housing

Alexander Hamilton: Blood, Honor and Politics in Early America

This presentation will explore the scandal, turmoil, and violence that characterized political culture in the first decades of American government. What drove U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr to fatally shoot his fellow revolutionary, Alexander Hamilton, on the banks of the Hudson River in 1804? Attend the lecture to find out. Learn more

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching)-2018 Fall Semester

SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) is available online beginning Saturday, November 17 at 12:01 a.m. SPOT is an anonymous and effective tool given at the end of each semester to help evaluate the quality of instruction and improve the university’s education standards. The deadline for completion is Saturday, December 1, at 11:59 p.m.

Learn more at fau.edu/spot.

Your Success Network Is Here

The FAU Student Success Network is here to help you succeed. Log in to your personalized portal of Faculty, Academic Advisors, Career Counselors, and Financial Aid Counselors who are here to help you succeed during your time at FAU.

Learn more or sign into the system by visiting the Student Success Network website.

Free Flu Shots for FAU Students

Looking forward to your Thanksgiving holiday? Don't let the flu spoil your special time with family and friends. Get your free flu shot today from FAU Student Health Services Contact your campus Student Health Services clinic for more information.

Call for Artists-Healing Arts Exhibit

Call for Artists! Submit your artwork in multiple media forms representing this year's theme "Resiliency" and enter to win prizes for first, second, and third places. But hurry, we are only accepting submissions until Friday, Nov. 16. Opening Reception on Friday Nov. 30. Open to all FAU students, alumni, and faculty/staff. Visit fau.edu/counseling for more information.

Technology Fee Proposal Site is Open Now

The University Technology Fee Proposal Site is now open for submissions. All FAU constituents, (i.e., students, student organizations, faculty, colleges, departments, partner campuses, administrative staff and departments, as well as the Office of Information Technology) may apply for revenues generated from the Technology Fee through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process which includes a comprehensive review by the Technology Fee Oversight Committee of each submission.

Visit the technology fee website at www.fau.edu/techfee to begin the process. Important dates are below:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, System opens to accept proposals
  • Friday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m.: Last Day to Submit a New proposal
  • Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m.: Last Day to for all approvals
  • Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, System opens to committee for review
  • Week of Febrary 11, 2019. Committee meets to score/approve proposals
  • March 2019: Announce awards.

If you have any questions, email mhinds2@fau.edu or call 561-297-3988.

Register for the Business Plan Competition

Register for the Business Plan Competition. Make sure you submit your business plan before February 28. Learn more

New Security Feature from the Office of Information Technology

As part of Florida Atlantic University’s ongoing commitment to safeguard your information, the Office of Information Technology is in the process of implementing an additional layer of security, multi-factor authentication (MFA) for students. Most banks, Google, Facebook, and Apple already have a similar system that prompts you to confirm the login either by entering a code or accepting the activity.

Starting Monday, Oct. 15, students will have the option to opt-in to use the new MFA feature for services such as Self-Service. You will be prompted to confirm your login activity by using the multi-factor authentication app, DUO, on your smartphone. Beginning 2019, this will be mandatory for all students, so we encourage you to opt-in now. To enroll, look for the DUO prompt when logging in to any FAU service that uses the FAU single-sign-on functionality.

DUO is available for both iPhone and Android devices. DUO works on and offline by using either the push or passcode technology. For more information, visit fau.edu/oit/accounts/mfa.php.

For questions or assistance, contact the OIT Help Desk at 561-297-3999

2019 Orientation Leader Application Open Now!

Are you wanting to Build FAU while creating your Legacy at FAU? Do you want to welcome the next generation of Owls to the University you LOVE? If you’re ready to learn, lead, be challenged, grow, and serve, apply to become an Orientation Leader (OL)! The Orientation Leader opportunity is a rewarding experience that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. For more information, visit the Orientation website and/or email Danielle Shiflett.

Learn more and sign up by visiting the Orientation Leader web page.