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Plans for Innovation Village Project Unveiled

            VERO BEACH, FL (April 16, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University President Frank T. Brogan and Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger unveiled the plans for Innovation Village at a reception hosted by Indian River National Bank (IRNB) at the bank’s headquarters in Vero Beach.   The more than 250 FAU alumni, parents and friends from the Treasure Coast in attendance were welcomed by IRNB President Andy Beindorf and Vice President/Director of Marketing Karl Steene.

            Slated for a 2010 opening on FAU’s Boca Raton Campus, Innovation Village, a multi-use complex, will offer unique opportunities for living, learning, dining, shopping and building tradition.   The centerpiece of the complex will be an open-air, 30,000-seat football stadium/entertainment center.

            “This is a project that will make the fanfare, festivities and traditions of Bowl Sub Division football come alive at FAU,” said President Brogan.   “A top priority at this university is to provide programs and places that will heighten the traditional university experience for our students and all members of the FAU community.|

            The Owls football team won the 2007 SunBelt Conference Championship.   With their victory at the New Orleans Bowl, they became the youngest startup team to ever play and win a bowl game, and they were the only team in Florida to win a bowl game last year.

            For more information, contact Jack Aylor, FAU director of development and alumni relations, at 772-873-3340 or


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