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Wilkes Honors College to Host Open House for IB Students

            JUPITER, FL (November 21, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College will host a special open house for International Baccalaureate students on Saturday, December 6 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.  Prospective students and their families are invited.

            Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. The program, which starts at 1 p.m., will include a panel presentation by current faculty, staff and students, and information sessions on academic programs, admissions, financial aid, housing and student life.  Campus tours will be offered.

            For directions, more information or to R.S.V.P., contact the admissions office at 561-799-8646 or 1-800-920-8705, or visit


The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, located on FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, is a four-year residential liberal arts & science college for academically superior undergraduates.

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts nine colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.

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