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FAU Faculty member receives Fulbright Grant

Dr. Rozzano Locsin, a nursing professor at FAU, received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in public/global health at the St. Paul University Philippines, Philippines this month.

His is one of two six-week grants awarded through the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, which supports curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at academic institutions in 140 countries. An outgrowth of the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, the Senior Specialists program was created to give faculty and professionals more opportunities to go abroad on a Fullbright grant.

Locsin received the Excellence in Undergraduate award in teaching from FAU in 2003. His areas of interest for research are in technology and caring in nursing, music listening and its effects on painful situations and holistic nursing practice.

For more information on the Fulbright program, visit www.cies.org. For additional information on FAU’s nursing program, visit http://www.fau.edu/divdept/nursing.

FAU receives $5 million for School of Finance, Insurance and Economics

FAU’s College of Business will soon launch its new Barry Kaye School of Finance, Insurance, and Economics thanks to a $5 million gift from Barry Kaye, an innovative expert in the life insurance industry.

Part the money will also be used to create the “Barry Kaye Endowed Fund” to support the school. This $5 million gift is eligible for a match by the state, possibly doubling its value to $10 million.

Kaye, who began his career as a radio and television personality, joined New England Life as an insurance agent, and later served on the California Senate Advisory Commission on Life Insurance. He is now known to be the #1 insurance salesman in the country and is the author of many best selling books and videotapes.

The Barry Kaye School will bring together the major academic and professional components of the financial services industry-including banking and financing, financial planning, real estate, stock brokerage, insurance, and financial and economic analysis. It will host a continuing education component, in addition to its traditional degree programs offered to undergraduate and graduate students, to help the community meet the challenges of the global financial management industry.

The school’s many components include:

Barry Kaye Institute of Insurance in Philanthropy – a program dedicated to the development and distribution of research and information on insurance for financial planning and philanthropy.

Barry Kaye Professor – a senior faculty position that will provide academic leadership in the field of insurance and financial planning.

Barry Kaye Hall – the former “Business East” hall, which will serve as the main administrative building for the college and will house faculty offices and a large lecture hall for the school.

Annual Lecture Series – a lecture series focusing on various topics relating to insurance and philanthropy of interest to students and professionals

Donation helps FAU Autism Center expand services to the Treasure Coast

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) received $400,000 from the state legislature this month after it was approved to host a regional CARD center for Palm Beach, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River counties.

This money, provided through a bill sponsored by Senator Ron Klein and Representative Susan Goldstein, will be used to create a new branch location on FAU’s Treasure Coast campus. It will also pay for new clinical and office staff, raise awareness of CARD and host support groups and clinics in the area.

FAU’s CARD provides free services and programs for persons, families, friends and professionals that deal with autism, dual sensory impairment and related disabilities. Its objective is finding ways to change the behavior and perceptions of individuals, enabling them to successfully learn, work and communicate. It also works to increase knowledge about the aspects of autism and related disorders.

For more information on FAU’s CARD, call 561-297-2023 or visit http://www.coe.fau.edu/card/.

Openings at Slattery Center

The Karen Slattery Early Child Care Center on FAU’s Boca Raton campus has openings for the 2005-2006 school year. These openings are currently reserved for the children of students, staff, and faculty at FAU. Space is limited in the three-year-old age group.

The ERCCD serves approximately 100 children between the ages of three and five, and 30 children ages 6 weeks – 2 years. Preschool children may attend either a half-day, extended-day, or full-day program. Infants and two’s must enroll in a full-day program only.

Students may qualify for scholarships and/or discounts depending on their financial situations and course loads.

For more information call (561) 297-2342.

FAU names new Director of Development for the College of Business

FAU recently named E.R. “Jay” Browning, CFRE, director of development for its College of Business. In his new position, Browning will be responsible for all fundraising activities in the College of Business.

Browning comes to FAU with 10 years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, special events planning, grant writing and volunteer direction, and is currently serving as a member of University Advancement.

His most recent position was director of development at the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center in Lakeland, Florida, where he was part of an operation that raised $200,000 annually. While there, he also built a donor management system and instituted an agency-wide image revision.

From 2001 to 2003, Browning was the assistant director of development for Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania and was part of the University’s recent $1.3 billion capital campaign. Browning also served as a development and publicity coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

From 1976 to 1990, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in various positions throughout the world until a disabling back injury ended his military career.

A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in business, Browning holds a planned giving certificate from Penn State University, attended the Fundraising School at Indiana University and is certified by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a fundraising executive.

News Briefs are compiled from the Office of Communication website: http://www.fau.edu/president/communications/

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