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FAU Designates September as Safety Month

A Wide Variety of Safety Events to Take Place on FAU Campuses

BOCA RATON, FL (August 24, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University has designated September as Safety Month and will host a series of events beginning Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 29 on the University’s Boca Raton, Broward, Jupiter and Treasure Coast campuses.

FAU’s faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in a variety of events related to safety. The events will focus on topics such as healthy lifestyles and relationships, personal property security, CPR/AED training, pedestrian and personal safety, alcohol and drug abuse, cell phone use while driving, sexual health and safety, hurricane readiness, and online safety.

There also will be demonstrations from FAU’s Police, FAU’s department of environmental health and safety, the Palm Beach County Health Department, the State Division of Risk Management and others. Events will include a safety fair, round table discussions, safety walks, lectures, a Safety Month Game Show, FAU Emergency Alert System test, Rape Aggression Defense classes and more.

A detailed schedule of events and contact information can be found online at


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 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. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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