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FAU to Celebrate Dedication of Davie West Building

DAVIE, FL (November 8, 2010) –Florida Atlantic University will host a dedication of Davie West, a new building shared with the University of Florida, on Wednesday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m at FAU’s Davie campus, 3200 College Ave.  The 75,000-square-foot facility was designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification.

Speaking at the event will be FAU President Mary Jane Saunders; Dr. Joyanne Stephens, FAU vice president for regional campuses; Nancy Blosser, chair of FAU’s Board of Trustees; Dr. Joseph Joyce, UF-IFAS senior executive associate vice president for agriculture and natural resources; and Daniela Russo, FAU Broward student governor. The ceremony will include a traditional ribbon cutting and performances by Cantemos!, an FAU student vocal ensemble.

The $30 million building, funded entirely by Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) allocations from the Florida state legislature, was constructed on land transferred to FAU from the University of Florida. It will be shared between FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The building houses faculty offices for both of FAU’s colleges, five classrooms, including a 100-person tiered classroom, and state-of-the art labs for Everglades restoration and environmental science for both FAU and UF.

For more information, contact Maggie Gunther at 954-762-5275 or

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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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