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FAU Volunteers want to feed the children

Students at Florida Atlantic University’s Campus Volunteer Center are preparing to host the annual Summer Food Service Program. This program, funded in part by a grant from the Florida Department of Education, will provide meals for nine summer camps in the Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach areas during the summer months. They estimate that over 950 campers will benefit from the program this year.

The grant from the Florida department of Education only covers 70-percent of the program’s costs, so it relies on support from the community. It is the donations from local businesses and individuals that keep this program running; they enable the program to get better quality food to greater numbers of needy children.

The camps participating this year include the Boys and Girls Club, Carver Estates Youth Program, G.A.T.E. Salvation Army, Milagro Center, Lois Martin Community Center, Youth Activity Center and West Side Park Recreational Center.

For more details about how to enroll a child at a camp sponsored by this program or to learn about how you can support this program, call the FAU Campus Volunteer Center at (561) 297-3607. Checks can be made payable to the FAU Foundation / Summer Food Program, and can be sent to: FAU Volunteer Center, UC 207, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431.

School of the Arts names Cultural Leader of the Year

The School of the Arts in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters named Louis Tyrrell, founder and producing director of the Florida Stage in Manalapan, the Cultural Leader of the Year 2005 at a celebration held at FAU’s Eleanor R. Baldwin House in Boca Raton on June 6. Tyrrell is FAU’s second recipient of the Cultural Leader of the Year award.

This ceremony marked the end of a second busy year for FAU’s School of the Arts, in which over 28,000 people attended performances and exhibitions in theatre, music, the visual arts and dance. Other highlights for the school included the release of the first two CDs from FAU’s student recording label, Hoot/Wisdom Recordings

Nightscapes by FAU Music Department Chair Heather Coltman and Synchrofunkinicity by student group The People Up Stairs’, and the exhibition of Department of Visual Arts and Art History faculty artwork at the internationally acclaimed Art Basel in Miami Beach. FAU’s Department of Theatre also donated all the proceeds from one of its plays, totaling almost $5,000, to victims of last year’s hurricanes.

For more information on School of the Arts events, call 561-297-2977 or visit http://www.fau.edu/artsupdate.

Make a bid on your future

FAU is holding a Career Auction at the Davie Campus on Wednesday July 7. All FAU students are invited to participate. By using the services at the Broward Career Development Center students can earn “Career Buck$$$” to bid on the items at the auction, which include:- Meetings with select employer(s)- Company visits – Job Shadowing – Informational InterviewsFor more information about the auction contact the Broward Career Development Center, Mod G, Davie Campus at (954) 236-1214 or mailto: [email protected].

Summer-time music at FAU

FAU’s School of the Arts will present two music concerts this summer as part of their Teaching Outstanding PerformerS (TOPS) camps:

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m.Selected winners of the Michael and Madelyn Savarick Annual Music Competition.Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m.Virtuosi in Recital with pianists Heather Coltman, Irena Kofman and Fedora Horowitz.The concerts will take place in the University Theatre on the FAU Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. General admission for the concerts is $15 and all TOPS students, children under 12, FAU faculty, staff, alumni and students are admitted for free.To reserve tickets call (561) 297-2977. For more information about the concerts or about FAU’s summer music camps, call the FAU Department of Music at (561) 297-3820.

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