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FAU Designates September as Safety Month

Safety Fair Scheduled Thursday, September 13

BOCA RATON, FL (August 22, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University has designated September as Safety Month and has planned a series of events and activities at the Boca Raton, Broward and northern campuses.  A Safety Fair, FAU’s largest Safety Month event, is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Breezeway, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. More than 600 people are expected to attend the event.

The Fair will feature more than 60 tables of displays and demonstrations by a variety of vendors and organizations, including the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), FAU Police Department, Campus Recreation (Rec), FAU Student Health Services, FAU Environmental Health & Safety, Palm Beach County Department of Health, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), American Lung Association, University Housing & Residential Life and FAU Office of Information Technology.

University Housing & Residential Life will sponsor giveaways at the event including safety whistles, yellow rain ponchos and key chains with flashing reflector lights; t-shirts will be sponsored by State Farm; and free food and drinks will be provided by FAU Business Services and Chartwells. This year’s theme, “Look Up - Look Down - Look All Around,” will focus on pedestrian safety with events and activities reminding students to be aware of their surroundings.

FAU’s faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the Safety Fair’s many demonstrations and activities such as the FHP roll-over simulator and DUI goggles; fire extinguisher use and training; taking the Safety Pledge; PBSO’s “Operation Pill Drop;” and Campus Rec’s martial arts and self-defense demonstrations.

Additional safety related activities are also planned at FAU’s Davie and Jupiter campuses during Safety Month. A detailed schedule of events and contact information can be found online at . For more information, contact Cathie Wallace at 561-297-3516 or


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and 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. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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