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VOLUME 40 · ISSUE 2 September 2004 Interim Editor: Louise Hinton News about Florida Atlantic University
PUBLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
Benefits Fair Sept. 28 Annual Benefits Fair to feature health screenings, insurance assistance.
Hurricane Frances Leaves Mark Campuses sustain damage, loss of trees, foliage; a pictorial view.
Owls Win Opening Three Games Stage set for Sept. 25 home opener against Illinois State
`The best is yet to come'for FAU
President Brogan Launches 40th Anniversary Celebration with Optimism,Confidence in Future
P resident Frank T. Brogan officially kicked off the celebration of FAU's 40th anniversary year as he looked to the future with confidence and optimism in his 2004 State of the University address delivered Sept. 14 in the Lifelong Learning
Auditorium. A wide variety of special events, presentations and performances will be held universitywide throughout the academic year to mark the yearlong observance. A special logo celebrating FAU's "40 Years of Seeking, Learning, Sharing Knowledge" and a website highlighting the University's history and growth have been created in recognition of the anniversary. While the Founding Faculty luncheon, originally scheduled for Sept. 14, had to be postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Frances, the president reminded the audience that the University's founders faced an identical dilemma in September 1964, when FAU's opening was delayed by six days due to a hurricane named Cleo. "History has an interesting way of repeating itself," he said. Declaring the state of the University as "very, very strong," the president highlighted continued enrollment growth,
new facilities, program advancements, research achievements, volunteer service, community service and athletic successes as special points of pride. With fall figures approaching the 27,000 mark, up 1.5% over last year's headcount, enrollment growth continues to be impressive, he said. The incoming freshman class hit another all-time high as 2,655 first-time-incollege students
began their postsecondary careers at FAU. This represents a 6.3% increase over last fall. The Class of 2008 entered FAU with an average GPA of 3.4, a full point higher than last year's freshmen, and an average SAT score of 1037, up from 1026. New facilities coming on line or in the planning stages include the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing building, the Louis and Anne Green Alzheimer's Research Center and Care Facility, the 600-bed Heritage Towers student residence complex on the Boca Raton campus, and the renovation of existing space and addition of the DeSantis Pavilion to the College of Business. In Broward, a recently acquired 25-acre addition to the Davie campus will become the site of a high-tech facility that will be shared by FAU researchers seeking ways to restore the Everglades and scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey. Facilities growth on the Jupiter campus includes a new library and classroom building
, the Lifelong Learning Complex, the Harriet L. Wilkes Psychology Building, and the 40,000-square-foot Scripps Building, which will provide a temporary home for scientists from the Scripps Research Institute
of LaJolla, California, as the research giant builds its own South Florida
headquarters. It will revert to FAU's use in two years. "This is a great example of a new kind of partnership," he said. On the Treasure Coast, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is scheduled for expansion with a new, shared-used FAU-HBOI $11 million teaching facility. Stressing the increasing importance of research as part of FAU's mission, the president highlighted examples of current research being carried out by faculty researchers in areas that include transportation security, music production, HDTV, ocean engineering, and biomedical research. "We have always been a world-class teaching institution, and we are rapidly developing into (continued on page 8) SEPT./OCT. ANNIVERSARY EVENTS September 25, 4 p.m. FAU Football vs. Illinois State (Home Opener) Halftime honoring Founding Faculty & Staff, Lockhart Stadium,Tickets: 866-FAU-OWLS October 4, 2-3:30 p.m. "Share the Vision" President Brogan Treasure Coast Campus (772) 873-3337 for appointment October 5, 8 a.m. Alumni Breakfast with President Brogan, Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter (561) 799-8026 October 23 Parents' Weekend, Barbecue, Football vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 4 p.m., Lockhart Stadium Tickets: 866-FAU-OWLS
FAU Nationally Ranked in Minority Education Black Issues in Higher Education, a bi-weekly magazine that focuses on education issues
for AfricanAmericans and other minorities, has ranked FAU 63rd in the nation for conferring master's degrees on Hispanic students during the 2002-03 academic year. The magazine also ranked FAU nationally in a number of other categories, including:
Benefits Fair 2004 Sept. 28 The annual state-sponsored Benefits Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Live Oak Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is open to all state employees, their families and retirees. Representatives from the Division of State Group Insurance, HMOs, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prudential Life, dental companies, credit unions, and supplemental insurance companies will be on hand to answer questions. Free health screenings such as glucose, cholesterol and body fat tests, vision screening, and target body weight
and blood pressure tests will be provided. Free food, giveaways and prizes, including a raffle for a 19-inch color TV, will be featured.
· 37th for the number of business, management, marketing and related support-services master's degrees conferred upon Hispanics; · 47th for the number of English Language and Literature
/letters master's degrees conferred upon all minorities; · 20th for the number of English language and literature/letters master's degrees conferred upon African-Americans; · 22nd for the number of computer and information sciences and support services master's degrees conferred upon Hispanics, and · 50th for the number of physical sciences degrees conferred upon all minorities.
Flu shots will be given from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost per shot is $15 (cash only). Mammogram testing will be done by the Delray Medical Center mobile unit on Sept. 28 and 29, on the Boca Raton campus only. Pre-registration is required by calling the Delray Medical Call Center at 1-800-897-9789. For more information about the Benefits Fair, call the Benefits Office at (561) 297-2061, 0242, 3073 or 3071. In conjunction with the Benefits Annual Open Enrollment, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Personnel Services is offering help sessions to address individual employees' questions. No appointment is needed. The sessions will be held as follows: · Pine Jog: Thur., Sept. 30, 10-11:30 a.m., Auditorium · Treasure Coast Campus: Fri., Oct. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m., CO, Room 135 · MacArthur Campus: Fri., Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-noon, SR, Room 209 · Davie Campus: Wed., Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, LA, Room 124 · Boca Raton Campus: Tues., Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Conference Room, 119 (The date and time for the help session at the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus will be announced at a later date. Arrangements had not been completed at Update press time.)
For more information on the rankings, visit www.blackissues.com.
Sponsored by the FAU Libraries Special Collections, the Singer
Center administers and coordinates various early
Centennial Celebration also
childhood programs and initiatives,
includes lectures and a musical
including the Karen Slattery
presentation. On Wednesday, Sept. Educational research
Exhibition at Ritter Gallery
22, history and Judaic Studies professor Henry Abramson will lecture on "Singer in the Shtetl, the
Child Development and new degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.
A centennial traveling exhibition of materials from the Isaac Bashevis Singer Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin is on display in the Ritter Art Gallery
through Oct. 2. Titled "Becoming an American Writer: The Life and Works of Isaac Bashevis Singer," the exhibition explores the Nobel Prize-winning writer's life story through a collection of rarely seen photos, documents and personal effects. The traveling presentation is complemented with materials from the FAU Libraries' Singer Collection, including artifacts from his Manhattan and Surfside apartments, personal diaries, rare books, photographs, papers and personal letters from women admirers.
Shtetl in Singer: Eastern European Influences on the Work of the Quintessential American Immigrant Writer." On Tuesday, Sept. 28, "The Music of Singer's New York" will be presented by members of the Klezmer Company Ensemble with commentary by Maestro Aaron Kula, University Libraries Resident Scholar in Music. Both presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ritter Gallery. They are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 7-2116. Early Childhood Education Expands The College of Education has launched a new Center for Early Childhood Education, Research and Community Partnerships. With the assistance of the Toppel Family Foundation and other partners, the
Dr. Yash Bhagwanji, the Center's newly named director, will coordinate research initiatives, curriculum development
and community involvement. He comes to FAU with 24 years of academic and professional experience at the University of Kansas, the University of Central Oklahoma-Edmond, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Louisville. His extensive work in special education
has been widely published, and he has received nearly $2 million in grant funding since receiving his Ph.D. in 1998. Dr. Bhagwanji's research includes parental involvement, program evaluation and teacher preparation. For more information on the Center, call Dr. Glenn Thomas at 7-3977.
Pine Jog Names New Board Chair Michael Davis
, vice president of environmental planning for Keith and Schnars, P.A., has been elected chairman of the board of Pine Jog Environmental Education Center for 2004-05. He replaces outgoing chair Jeff Koons, Palm Beach County Commissioner for District 2. Davis has served as a Pine Jog board member and chairman-elect for the past two years, and has a notable background in environmental policy. Pine Jog, a unit of the College of Education, is located on Jog Road and Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Ilyas Serving as Interim Associate VP for Research Dr. Mohammad Ilyas has been named interim associate vice president for the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. His appointment took effect July 1. A professor of Computer Science
and engineering, Dr. Ilyas has been at FAU since 1983. He served as CSE department chair from 1994 to 2002, and is presently associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Engineering. He will continue to work part-time in that capacity and part-time for the Division of Research. Dr. Ilyas' office in the Division of Research is located in Room 232 of the Administration Building. He can be reached at 7-2640.
Mom, 1999, mixed media sculpture, 65"x72"x72" Diverse Works of Robert Watson on Exhibit The creative, inventive and diverse work of FAU art professor Robert S. Watson is on exhibit through Oct. 2 in the Schmidt Center Gallery. The exhibition presents a selection of works - printmaking, painting, sculpture - that the artist has presented in FAU faculty events throughout his 36-year career at the University. During Watson's tenure in the Department of Visual Arts
and Art History
, he established and directed the department's printmaking program. He also served for four years as director of the Ritter Art Gallery. Prof. Watson has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at more than 30 galleries and museums nationally and internationally, including 10 appearances in the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale's Hortt Exhibition, where in 1978 he was awarded Best of Show. The Schmidt Center Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (561) 297-2966.
Faculty/Staff Campaign to Kick Off Sept. 29 President Frank Brogan and the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving will welcome all University personnel at a brunch that will serve as the kick-off for the annual Faculty and Staff Campaign. The brunch will be held Monday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Room. Fortieth anniversary commemorative lapel pins will be given to all new donors and renewing members who make a contribution of $40 or more to FAU's Greatest Needs. This year's campaign, the University's 21st, runs from Sept. 27 through Oct. 18. University Provost John F. Pritchett and Executive Vice President Lawrence Davenport are serving as campaign co-chairs. For more information, call Tony Lee at 7-3479.
First Phase of Branding Process Complete Four months after launching its branding initiative, FAU has completed the first phase of the project. Focused on gathering the thoughts and opinions of University constituents, phase one identified a strong consensus among nearly 1,500 respondents who participated in focus groups
and on-line surveys. Overwhelmingly, the FAU constituents concluded: · The FAU mascot should remain an owl · The University colors should be blue and red · FAU should have three university marks - academic, institutional and athletic "With the input of many stakeholders, this important first step takes us closer to a more recognizable visual identity for FAU in the 21st century," said President Brogan. Considered one of the most extensive research efforts in a branding initiative of this kind, a total of 16 focus groups, made up of about 200 people, reviewed the use of the University's image and discussed ways to improve it. In addition to the focus groups, an online survey was created and uploaded to the FAU website for more than two weeks to elicit responses from students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater FAU community. "In the 12 years in which my company has been engaged in assisting universities and companies as they adjust or adopt their visual images, I have never been involved with a university that has sought so much input from its core constituents," said Eric Rickabaugh, principal of Rickabaugh Graphics, the branding company that is assisting FAU with the project. FAU and Rickabaugh Graphics has begun the second phase of this process, which will feature the creation of various university marks to be presented to additional focus groups and the branding committee in September for testing. The final phase of the branding process will include the creation of the final university marks and the rollout of the official mascot, colors and logos. The results of this project will be launched in January 2005. For more information regarding FAU's branding process, contact Aileen Izquierdo at 7-2442 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Robinson Named Associate VP for University Advancement Deborah J. (Dee) Robinson has been named associate vice president for university advancement. In this position, she will coordinate university advancement activities to obtain support for the broad array of FAU programs. "Dee's strong marketing background, campaign experience, knowledge of planned giving vehicles and tireless work ethic will be key to our success in attracting new donors and will help position FAU in the regional and national limelight," said Ann Paton, vice president for university advancement. Robinson will assist in the coordination and development of private and corporate giving across FAU's seven campuses. Working closely with the annual fund and alumni affairs, she will develop programs to advance the involvement of alumni and friends of the University, including major and planned gift strategies and activities. Robinson comes to FAU following five years as vice president for institutional advancement at Vermont Law School
, where she completed the school's first successful capital campaign, and raised more than three million dollars in the "quiet phase" of the school's next campaign. A two-time winner of publications excellence awards through recognition programs sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, she also edited Loquitur, the Vermont Law School's quarterly alumni magazine. 3
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An Ill Wind Named Frances Leaves Her Mark on FAU Campuses
FAU's year-long 40th anniversary celebration got off to a chaotic start as Hurricane Frances caused a six-day shutdown in the wake of her destructive trek through the University's 150-mile service area Sept. 4-5. Ironically, in September 1964, FAU was forced to delay its official opening by six days as Hurricane Cleo struck South Florida. Despite the daunting clean-up challenges posed in the aftermath of Frances, classes resumed on Monday, Sept. 13. Round-theclock Herculean efforts by physical plant crews and other University personnel were credited for the smooth re-opening of all campuses. The Boca Raton campus faced the additional problem of a blown air conditioning transformer, which was remedied by the delivery of a temporary transformer from a North Carolina vendor. Damage estimates from the hurricane range from $470,000 to $1 million universitywide, with most of the damage sustained on the Boca Raton, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie campuses. Among the casualties on the Boca campus were several of the stately ficus trees that grace the front lawn of the Administration Building. They have stood as welcoming sentinels for some 30 years, a gift from Tom Fleming, the Boca Raton banker who is known as the "founding father" of FAU. A campaign to bring trees and other landscaping to campus began in the 1970s, and Mr. Fleming
responded by donating seven large ficus trees. Efforts are under way to save as many trees as possible on all campuses. In addition to uprooted trees and foliage damage, the Jupiter and Port St. Lucie campuses sustained some roof damage as a number of dislodged tiles fell on lower roofs, piercing them in some cases. Port St. Lucie also experienced structural damage to an archway that stands between two buildings. The Broward campuses suffered the least damage, the most severe
at the Commercial campus where several trees and two light poles went down. There was water intrusion at the Higher Education Complex in downtown Fort Lauderdale, and the Davie campus had water problems in some labs.
20th Street entrance to Boca campus following Frances
Hurricane Cleo's ferocious sweep through South Florida in September 1964 delayed the opening of FAU by six days and left the new campus' flagpole bent at an odd angle.
Ficus trees down in front of Administration Bldg., Boca campus
Damaged shutters on College of Education Bldg. 4
Fallen ceiling tiles in Honors College chemistry lab
Fallen trees and sign in front of Administration and Honors College buildings on Jupiter campus
Ceiling tiles damage new library on Jupiter campus
Trees down on Treasure Coast campus
Jupiter campus entrance Jupiter campus during Frances
Workers inspect damage to the Ken Pruitt Courtyard on the Treasure Coast campus
Roof damage on Treasure Coast
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FAU AT BROWARD Workshop Luncheon Set for Sept. 28 The Broward campuses Counseling Center and Office for students with disabilities
is sponsoring a workshop luncheon for faculty and staff on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 139 of the Liberal Arts Building on the Davie campus. Titled "Practical Approaches: Effectively Relating to Your Students in the Classroom and Beyond," the workshop will address the skills needed to more effectively interact with students, including those with interpersonal difficulties, mental health
issues, physical disabilities and emotional challenges. For more information, call 6-1218 or 6-1224. Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Wanted Volunteers are being solicited to sign up as members of the Third Annual FAU "Women Building a Legacy" 2004 team to help build homes in Pompano Beach with Habitat for Humanity. Participants at all skill levels are welcome for this all-woman team for Saturday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 2. For more information, call Nancy Brady at 6-1192 or e-mail [email protected]
The Burrow opens on Jupiter Campus
Students enjoy a friendly game of pingpong in The Burrow. The long-awaited MacArthur Campus Union has arrived. Located in renovated space previously occupied by the library, The Burrow is the newest place for students, faculty and staff to meet and greet, grab a snack, play a game or surf the "net." Amenities include ping pong, foosball and pool tables, a variety of board games
and a 56" big screen TV. A cyber cafй of 12 computers makes net-surfing or
checking e-mail convenient. Twelve activity center monitors serve as "hosts" in The Burrow. MacArthur Student Government offices are also located there, along with a convenience store for light snacks. The Burrow has wireless Internet access
, with comfortable couches and chairs on order for relaxing between classes. An adjacent outdoor patio with picnic tables is planned. Club meetings, program board events, games and tournaments are a few of the special activities to be held in The Burrow. A grand opening will be held in September. Burrow hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 8 a.m-10 p.m.; Saturday, 1-8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.-midnight.
FAU AT PORT ST. LUCIE TCC Concludes a "Red-Hot" Summer
of a long-standing St. Lucie County tradition." The 2004 Chili Cook-Off raised a total of $175,000 for the Exchange Club CASTLE, a child abuse prevention center. The campus "Red-Hot Chili Committee" has already started planning for next summer's event. Harbor Branch Offers Marine Biology Courses
Marine science courses for FAU
FAU AT JUPITER
l-r: Bonnie McMullan, Cara Perry
students are now offered at
and Susan Bell show off the"Rookie Team Award."
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution in Fort Pierce. The
Reception Held New and returning Faculty Member
s were welcomed back for the fall semester at a reception hosted by MacArthur Campus Vice President Kristen Murtaugh. Staff members from 11 campus departments created displays showcasing their areas, including Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Library, Computer Services, the Lifelong Learning Society, the Center for Environmental & Urban
The Treasure Coast Campus enjoyed a busy "red-hot" summer with participation in the Fort Pierce Exchange Club's CASTLE 2004 Chili Cook-Off in mid-July. As a first-time participant in the Chili Cook-Off, an event that has been held in St. Lucie County for more than 20 years, the TCC booth brought home two honors: the "Rookie Team Award" for best initial preparation and a fundraising award for collecting $1,000 in proceeds.
Fall 2004 schedule includes an undergraduate course titled "Biology of Marine Invertebrates" and two graduate courses, "Marine Invertebrate Biology" and "Natural History of the Indian River Lagoon," a course taught over four weekends. `Share the Vision' With President Brogan President Frank Brogan will
Solutions/Abacoa Project, Facilities Planning, the University Police, the Hibel Museum, and University Relations.
Building on the cook-off's theme of "Proud to Be an American; America's Heroes," 15 TCC faculty and staff members constructed a
continue his new "Share the Vision" tradition on Monday, Oct. 4, on the Treasure Coast Campus. He will meet
Refreshments and networking were the order of the day, as faculty from six FAU colleges took part in the event. Drawing special attention was a collection of architectural renderings of future buildings displayed by Scott Baruch of Facilities Planning.
booth display dubbed "NASA's Astronauts." Team co-captain Cara Perry expressed pride in FAU's first shot at the event. "Participation in the Chili Cook-Off is very intense. We spent close to five months preparing for our debut," said Perry. "It was great to work as a team and be involved this year, and for FAU to be a part
one-on-one with interested students, faculty, staff and friends of the University in one-on-one five-minute slots beginning at 2 p.m. in JU 328. To set an appointment to meet with the president, call Bonnie McMullan at (772) 873-3337.
CALENDAR of Events
Through OCT. 2 Exhibition: "Becoming an American Writer: The Life and Works of Isaac Bashevis Singer," Ritter Art Gallery; (561) 297-2116 Through OCT. 2 Exhibition: Printmaking, painting, sculpture by Prof. Robert Watson, Schmidt Center Gallery; (561) 297-2116 SEPTEMBER 25 Football: vs. Illinois State, Lockhart Stadium, 4 p.m. SEPTEMBER 27 Luncheon: Faculty/Staff Campaign kickoff, Board of Trustees Room, 10:30 a.m., (561) 297-3479
OCT. 1-3, 7-10 Theatre: "Picnic," University Theatre, $16 OCTOBER 2 Women's Soccer: vs. Lipscomb, 2 p.m. Volleyball: vs. Troy, 7 p.m. OCTOBER 4 Special Event: "Share the Vision" with President Brogan, JU 328, Treasure Coast Campus, 2-3:30 p.m. To set appointment, call (772) 873-3337 OCTOBER 5 Breakfast: Alumni & Friends Breakfast with President Brogan, Abacoa Golf Club, 8 a.m. For information, (561) 799-8026
BANNER OWLS Introduced
A new online system that allows FAU employees to view personalized data such as benefits and deductions, pay information and leave balance history, and to change some of that data online has been introduced by the Department of Personnel Services. Called BANNER OWLS, the system debuted July 1. To access BANNER OWLS, go through the BANNER OWLS link on the FAU web page (http://www.fau.edu) or on the Personnel Services web page at https://web4.fau.edu/pls/FAUP/t wbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=ho mepage
After clicking on the Enter BANNER OWLS link, enter your User Identification Number (Z number-must be upper case) followed by your PIN number, which is your birthday (MMDDYY). The PIN number must then be changed immediately to a six-character, alphanumeric case sensitive code. First-time users will need to complete the Login Verification Security Question and Answer in addition to reading and accepting the Terms of Usage page. For more information on BANNER OWLS, call 7-3057.
SEPTEMBER 28 Benefits Fair: Live Oak Pavilion, 9 a.m-4 p.m., (561) 297-3071 Fall Career Day: Gymnasium, Boca Raton campus, 10 a.m.4 p.m., (561) 297-3533 Faculty/Staff Workshop Luncheon: "Practical Approaches: Effectively Relating to Your Students in the Classroom and Beyond," LA 139, Davie campus, noon-1:30 p.m., (954) 236-1224 Musical Presentation: The Music of Singer's New York," Aaron Kula and the Klezmer Company Ensemble, Ritter Art Gallery, 7 p.m., (561) 297-2116
OCTOBER 8 Coffee with the Professor: Assistant Professor
Susan Willey, communication, "Blogs, Ads and the Internet: The Role of the Media in presidential elections
," Dining Hall Annex, MacArthur campus, (561) 799-8026 Men's Soccer: vs. UCF, 7:30 p.m. OCTOBER 10 Men's Soccer: vs. Oneonta, 11:30 a.m. OCTOBER 11 Volleyball: vs. Middle Tennessee State, 7 p.m.
Campus WeightWatchers Program
WeightWatchers is offering its "at work" program on the Boca Raton campus for FAU employees at a discounted cost. Meetings, which began on Aug. 31, are held each Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. The cost of the program is $170 for 16 weeks, which can be prorated for those who join the
program late. No registration fee is required. AVMED and VISTA subscribers may be eligible for reimbursement and/or discount for costs associated with WeightWatchers. For more information or to reserve a space, call 7-2401.
Career Day Sept. 28
Women's Soccer: vs. FIU, 7 p.m. SEPTEMBER 29 Symposium: 2004 South Florida Annual Substance Abuse Prevention Symposium, (561) 297-3540 Volleyball: vs. FIU, 7 p.m. Men's Soccer: vs. South Florida, 7:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER 30 Women's Soccer: vs. Belmont, 7 p.m.
OCTOBER 23 Parents' Weekend Football: vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Lockhart Stadium, 4 p.m., (866) FAU-OWLS Editor's Note: Due to Hurricane Frances, the September issue of Update was delayed in production. A few news items and features, including Faculty/Staff Briefs, are not included in this issue; they will appear in October.
Representatives from more than 100 local, state and international corporations and government agencies
will be on hand for Fall Career Day
on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium on the Boca Raton campus. For more information, visit www.cdc.fau.edu or contact James Watson at 7-3533.
The deadline for submitting news for publication in the October issue of Update is Sept. 24. Please send submissions to Lynn Laurenti at [email protected]
To view the latest issue of Update online, go to http://www.fau.edu/president/communications/internal/ update.htm and click on "Current Issue of Update."
State of the University (continued from page 1)
To help deliver on that promise, he announced four goals for the coming year, and the University's commitment to fulfilling them. The goals are:
· Access to and production of degrees
a center of world-class research," he said. FAU continued its tradition of caring as volunteer and community service rose to more than 100,000 hours last year. This total includes 75,000 hours by School of Social Work students and nearly 30,000 hours delivered to nonprofit organizations through the Weppner Volunteer Center. "FAU is indeed a caring community," he said. Looking to the future, President Brogan said, "This university will never rest. We will constantly be on the move to find new and better ways to provide education."
· Meeting statewide professional and workforce needs · Building world-class academic program
s and research capacity · Meeting community needs and fulfilling unique institutional responsibilities Of the University's past, he said, "We stand on the shoulders of giants. We will be forever indebted to those who came before us, and we will continue to build this University with the same kind of dedication they brought to the challenge of creating it. I remain convinced that the best days of Florida Atlantic University are yet to come."
Owls Win First
President's PERSPECTIVE A TALE OF TWO HURRICANES By Frank T. Brogan `81 President It's been said that history has a way of repeating itself, and we saw evidence of that this month. In September of 1964, Hurricane Cleo swept up the coast of Florida, knocking out electricity as she went and flooding low-lying areas. The newly constructed Boca Raton campus of FAU was hit so hard that the start of classes had to be postponed for six days. Fast-forward to September 2004 and say hello to Hurricane Frances, whose unwelcome visit closed the University for six days just as we were about to begin observing our 40th anniversary year. Now, as then, the FAU community pulled together to cope with the storm and recover from it. We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to our Police officer
s, environmental health and safety personnel and groundskeepers, who literally worked around the clock for days to make sure our campuses were safe and secure. They were true heroes throughout the crisis. When Cleo had passed, the founders of FAU set about the business of building a brand new university from the ground up. In the aftermath of Frances, we will continue to move the University forward, our eyes looking toward a horizon they could hardly have imagined. Forty years of achievement, punctuated by the fury of two hurricanes, have laid the groundwork for a whole new era in the life of our University.
18 straight. The Owls
Senior LB Chris Laskowski
will officially join the Sun Belt Conference next season. On
September 18, the
Despite worries created by Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, FAU's fourth football season got off to a high-flying start as the underdog Owls pulled off upset victories over their first three opponents, all Division I-A programs.
team trekked to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where they took on favored Middle Tennessee State, beating the Blue Raiders 27-20. The win was FAU's 13th in its last 14 games and its second win over Middle Tennessee in
In the September 4
season opener in Honolulu, Hawai
i, the Owls bested the University of Hawaii in a 35-28 overtime thriller. A week later, on September 11, the scene was Denton, Texas, where they beat
"This group of players has covered more ground in a four-year period than most programs cover in a lifetime," Coach Schnellenberger said of their performance.
Sun Belt defending
The Owls' home opener
champion North Texas 20-13. The Mean Green had not lost a Sun Belt game in nearly three years, winning
will be held Saturday, September 25, against the Redbirds of Illinois State. Kick-off is 4 p.m. in Lockhart Stadium.
Individual game tickets can be purchased at 400 neighborhood outlets as well as on the Internet at www.fausports.com. Tickets in the "Crunch Zone" start at $8 for youths 14 and under, and $12 for adults. "Corner Club Seats" are $15 and "Sideline Seats" are $25. For more ticket information, call 1-866FAU-OWLS or visit www.fausports.com. "We hope to see a large, enthusiastic crowd cheering on this exciting team," said President Brogan. "Fan support is especially important for our football program as we start our two-year transition from Division I-AA to I-A. Let's show our Owl spirit."
OWLS ON THE AIR Football fans now have the opportunity to follow the Owls on the road via an electronic media package put together through ADT Security Services, America's largest provider of electronic security system
s and services. Six road games are available to Owl fans, produced by either ESPN Regional or FoxSports. The games, which air live, are available on Comcast's College Sports Southeast (CSS), Adelphia, Fox Network, College Sports TV, and as a DirecTV option. The coverage includes more than six million homes, not including DirecTV, and covers eight states. Along with the television opportunities, the University has dramatically expanded the FAU Football Radio Network, which now covers a six-county stretch from the Florida Keys to north of Vero Beach. Joining WLVJ 1040-AM's Broward and Palm Beach counties coverage of the games this year are WKAT 1360AM in Miami and WPSL 1590-AM in Port St. Lucie, which teams with sister station WSTU 1450-AM in Stuart to saturate the Treasure Coast. FAU also continues its Internet coverage via www.fausports.com. A new feature added this year is streaming video, which gives fans the capability of watching the action live from a coach's video viewpoint.