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‘Green Market @ FAU’ Ribbon Cutting Thursday

BOCA RATON, FL (August 28, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University Mission Green, in partnership with FAU alumni-owned business Inika Foods, will host a grand opening ribbon cutting for the “Green Market @ FAU” on Thursday, August 30 beginning at 4 p.m. at the FAU Stadium Plaza, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The “Green Market @ FAU” kick-off theme, “A Day at the Beach,” will begin with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. with special guests including FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.  A live DJ will entertain guests while more than 40 vendors will be on-site to offer a wide variety of “green” goods including fresh produce, organic prepared foods, artisan jewelry and crafts, and other handmade products. 

In addition, FAU Campus Recreation will conduct a complimentary yoga session on the FAU Stadium Field at 6 p.m. in which students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcome to participate.

The weekly event runs Thursday evenings through December 13, except Thursday, November 22 in observance of Thanksgiving.

For more information, please call Helen Kennedy at 561-297-0197, e-mail, or visit


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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