January 2016
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Quick Links
Help Line
Phone: 561-297-4691
Email: owlparents@fau.edu

Helpline Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST*

*Note that the Parent Helpline is only answered when the University is open. If no one answers, please leave a message, we will call you  back as soon as possible. For emergencies at any time, please contact the FAU Police Department at 561-297-3500 or call 911.

Did You Know?
Campus Safety Escorts are available from 7 p.m to 1 a.m.

FAU Phonathon Now Hiring for Spring 2016

FAU Department of Campus Recreation takes students and rec members on several outdoor adventure trips!
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University News
First Study to Show Police Leaders' Thoughts on Body Cameras
Researchers from FAU and collaborators measured law enforcement leadership attitudes toward police wearing body cameras, and published results of their study in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.  READ MORE

FAU Joins Archaeological Project in Vero Beach

Florida Atlantic University is now partnering with the Old Vero Ice Age Sites Committee (OVIASC) on one of the oldest and largest archaeological digs of its kind.The project will be overseen by FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) and FAU's Department of Anthropology within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. READ MORE

Upcoming Events
Spring Fling Parent and Family Weekend
The Owl Parent Association will be hosting a spring event for parents and family, on February 19-21.The weekend is a great way to spend time with your student and other parents and families in an intimate atmosphere. Events often include attending an FAU sporting event, lunch on the beach and "Owl"ympic games for families. To view the weekend itinerary and register for the event.  CLICK HERE.
Save the Date
Owl Parent Association Cruise
March 31- April 4, 2016
Cozumel, Mexico
CLICK HERE  for  more  information !

Register Now to Become an FAU Summer Ambassador
Need to work? Want to travel? Register now to become an FAU Summer Ambassador!
  • A fun summer job
  • An opportunity to travel and meet new people
  • Certification skills in first aid, CPR, WFA and lifeguard training
  • A chance to mentor and make a difference in young students' lives
  • Leadership development and resume building 
If you are interested in the position,  CLICK HERE  for contact information.

2016 Business Plan Competition - Apply by Jan. 31!
Does your student have an idea for a business? Would your student like to compete for cash and prizes while testing business ideas? The Business Plan Competition is open to FAU students, faculty and staff who would like to showcase a business plan/idea to a panel of judges. Teams have the opportunity to meet and network with experienced venture capital principals, early stage angel investors, successful entrepreneurs, and senior business leaders who will serve as judges for the competition. For more information:  CLICK HERE .

Intern at Indian Rivers Towers
If your student is interested in a paid internship, wants to live at Indian River Towers, and is at least a freshman at FAU, then the new program INT@IRT is just what you have been looking for. Launching in Fall 2016, FAU has combined internships, on campus housing, and career development into one program called INT@IRT Living and Learning Community. INT@IRT will provide opportunities for students to live in a common community where they participate in career development activities and have access to on-site internship and career advisors. All students in the program are guaranteed a paid internship opportunity on-campus in the fall semester and on, or off-campus, in the spring semester. E-mail intern@fau.edu for more information and application instructions for fall 2016 housing. 

Articles of Interest

Academic Calendar
Feb 8: Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment

February 22 - 26: Mid-term grading available

Visit the Academic Calendar for a complete list of deadline dates and times.