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News Flash

Change in Registration Process

FAU‘s Registrar’s Office is making some changes. Mainly, there will be no printed version of the schedule of courses. Instead students will need to log on to make their schedules for the summer and fall semesters.

On Friday, Feb. 15, University Registrar Harry DeMik sent out an email to students telling them about the change: “The Schedule of Courses will be available on the web only. The printed schedule of courses has become less effective each semester due to the number of changes to the schedule. The printed version is out of date before it arrives from the printer and it becomes less accurate each day.”

“Courses must be added or cancelled; times, professor and locations are changed to provide maximum opportunities for students. In addition, the expense of the schedule continues to rise,” DeMik wrote.

Besides a higher level of accuracy, DeMik said that the price of the printed schedules played a role in this switch.

“The web version of the schedule provides a higher level of accuracy and timeliness and may be produced for a fraction of the cost of the printed schedule. Therefore, in these times of severe budget restraints, the Registrar’s Office will be making available $50,000 to hire teaching faculty and we will discontinue the printing of the schedule,” DeMik wrote.

DeMik also added that the University has purchased additional servers to handle the increased load. Another email will be sent to students when the schedules are available on the web. Instructions and other notices that are usually in the course catalog will also be available on the web.

Real Estate Program Ranked Eighth in the Nation

The Journal of Real Estate Literature has ranked FAU‘s real estate program in the College of Business eighth in the nation for quality of published research. The ranking was based on a study period from 1989 to 1998.

In the same report, Dr. Tom Springer, Associate Professor of Finance and Real estate in FAU‘s College of Business, was ranked tenth in the nation for his individual contributions to published, scholarly real estate research. Dr. Springer has been a member of the FAU faculty since l992.

For more information on the Department of Finance and Real Estate, call Dr. Emilio Zarruk, department chair, at 561/297-3995. For more information on the College of Business, call Barbara T. Conte, director of media relations, at 561/297-3189.

Fourth Annual Wilstein Institute Forum

FAU‘s Holocaust and Judaic Studies Program will host the fourth Annual Wilstein Institute Forum, “The Changing Face of Religion In America: Interreligious Challenges and Opportunities,” presented by The Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies at Hebrew College. Tuesday, March 12, at 7:45 p.m. in the University Theater at the Dorothy F. Schmidt Performing Arts Center, on the Boca Raton campus.

Dr. Alan L. Berger, professor and Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust and Judaic Studies at FAU, will host the forum. The forum is being sponsored by the Wilstein Institute of Jewish Policy Studies at Hebrew College, the Holocaust and Judaic Studies Program at FAU and the College of Arts and Letters.

For more information, call the Wilstein Institute at 954/597-6606 or FAU‘s Holocaust and Judaic Studies at 561/297-2979. Visit the website at www.fau.edu/divdept/schmidt.

FAU’s College of Nursing Receives $250,000 Gift

Ronald and Elizabeth Blake of Boca Raton recently presented the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University with two gifts totaling $250,000. With the state match, the gift totals $325,000.

The Blakes made the generous gifts to the College as a tribute to their friend and local philanthropist Christine E. Lynn, for whom the college is named, and in honor of her philanthropic spirit and leadership in service to the community. The gift, coupled with the state match, creates an endowment of $225,000 to establish a nursing professorship. This will permanently endow the support of scholarly research by faculty within the College. In honor of the donation, FAU will officially name the professorship the Ronald and Elizabeth Blake Professorship in Nursing.

An additional gift of $100,000 was donated by the Blakes, which will fund the planned lobby area that is soon to be the centerpiece of the new Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing building on the FAU campus.

In October, Christine E. Lynn presented FAU with a $10 million gift for the College. The gift was matched by state funding for a total of $20 million and the school was renamed in her honor. Her donation has been directed toward the construction of state-of-the-art facilities and the enrichment of the College’s various academic programs.

Ethics Scholarship Established

Edward E. Shoaf of Delray Beach has gifted FAU $10,000 to establish the Edward E. Shoaf Ethics Scholarship in the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. The gift is eligible to receive matching funds from the state of Florida.

The recipients of the award, which could be as high as $2,000 per academic year, must show a commitment to community service and take at least three credit hours of business ethics coursework.

The awards are to be based on financial need and will be renewable annually for students who remain enrolled in the Honors College. For more information on the Shoaf scholarship programs, call David Lowe at 561/297-3015.

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