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FAU Calendar of Events for the Week of October 25, 2010

BOCA RATON, FL (October 25, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University will host the following events:

Florida Atlantic University’s Office of Graduate Admissions to Host Open House

This free event will take place on Friday, November 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Pavilion of FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. For more information or to register, call 561-297-3624 or visit

The Graduate College Open House is an opportunity to learn about the 80 graduate programs, admissions, financial aid, student services and more.  There will be a variety of faculty and staff on-hand to highlight the features and benefits of an FAU graduate education. A tour of the Boca Raton campus, as well as an opportunity to explore the wide range of academic programs and a complimentary lunch in the cafeteria will be available.     

FAU’s University Galleries Host the Opening Reception for the Exhibition Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years

This free event will take place on Friday, November 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Schmidt Center Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, contact 561-297-2966.

The Raymond Pettibon Exhibition presents early graphic works from the California punk era. It includes more than 200 pieces, including posters, gig fliers, zines, album covers, T-shirts, CDs and videos.  Exhibition begins Saturday, November 13 through Saturday, January 22, 2011.   

FAU’s Department of Theatre Presents ‘The Diviners’

The play will run from Friday, November 12 through Sunday, November 21, Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. in the Studio One Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-564-9539 or visit

“The Diviners” is a compelling story set in the American Poetic style. It has become a classic of rural Americana and exposes the provincial beliefs that are so much a part of the fabric of our heritage as Americans. Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, this marvelous theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.  Tickets are $20.

FAU’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful World Program Presents a Meditation Workshop

This event will take place on Saturday, November 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Senate Chambers on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-2337 or visit.

Barbara Schmidt and Adriana Feraldo lead this workshop in finding a path to inner peace. Tickets are $15 and lunch is included.  

FAU’s Department of Music Presents the FAU Jazz Band

This free event (donations suggested) will take place on Sunday, November 14, at 3 p.m. in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

Neal Bonsanti directs this FAU student group.  For more information, call 561-297-3820.

FAU’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar in Holocaust Studies Presents the Lecture, ‘The Meaning of American Holocaust Literature for a Japanese Scholar Born and Raised in Hiroshima’

This free event will take place on Sunday, November 14, at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, Room 101, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. For more information, call 561-297-2979.

The lecture is presented by Professor Reiko Nitta, senior professor of American literature, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University.   


About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & 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. For more information, visit

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