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MEDIA CONTACT: Katrina McCormack

FAU to Host Press Conference 11 a.m. Thursday

BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 29, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29. The press conference will be held in the FAU Stadium recruiting lounge, located on the SW corner of the stadium near Gate 1 at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431.

Reporters will have the opportunity to speak with President Saunders, FAU Board of Trustee members, Athletics Director Pat Chun and various FAU head coaches. Parking for media will be made available in the circle, located on the NW side, near Gate 6, the traditional media entrance for games.           

For more information on the press conference, contact Katrina McCormack at 561-297-3163 or


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FAU Athletics is comprised of 19 intercollegiate teams involving 450 student athletes that compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball. The Owls are a NCAA Division I-A (FBS) institution and compete in the Sun Belt Conference in all but men’s soccer, which participates in the Mid America Conference. The Owls have been playing football since 2001 and have captured two bowl games. Cheer and dance are also part of the athletic department family and represent the University annually in competition and within the community .

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 30,000 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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