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Get Out of the House:

Lonestar: Live in Concert by The BoardCountry crooners Lonestar headline with special guest Buddy Jewell on Friday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in the UC Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. FAU student tickets on sale now for $8.00, but get ’em early: tickets will cost ya $12.00 on the day of the show. For all the info on this first-ever country music concert at FAU, contact The Board at (561) 297-3735, or get your tickets at the UC Box Office.

The FAU Volunteer Center’s Thanksgiving Food DriveCan’t fit all of those cans of tuna in the cabinet? Try donating them to charity instead of your roommate’s cat. The FAU Volunteer Center will be collecting canned food through Nov. 21 to be donated to various non-profit community outreach centers. Toys will also be collected during this time to be distributed to the needy around the winter holidays in Dec. For more information, visit www.fauvolunteer.org or call the Volunteer Center’s office in room 207 of the University Center at (561) 297-3607.

FAU Annual Holiday Giving Tree CelebrationSponsor a child in need of some holiday cheer this winter by stopping by the FAU Volunteer Center in room 207 of the University Center. Strapped on cash and/or time? On Dec. 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., offer to volunteer your knack for arts and crafts, food serving, and your other skills at the holiday celebration. If you’re not going to say “Bah, humbug,” then give the Volunteer Center a call at (561) 297-3607.

Fall Food Fest for Non-Traditional StudentsIf you’re smart, you take your classes at night so you can sleep later in the day. And if you’re even smarter, you’ll stop by the Education and Business Buildings at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 for free food. That’s right, Einstein. FREE FOOD. Hosted by The Board, so give them a shout at (561) 297-3735.

Ultimate FrisbeeIf your dog doesn’t want to play Frisbee with you anymore, then now would be a good time to head out and make new Frisbee friends of the two-legged variety. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 (and again on Thursday, Nov. 23), Hillel and the Jewish Student Union combine their groups into one massive Ultimate Frisbee game on the Boca Raton campus Housing Lawn-and you’re invited.

Shabbat OnegGet a taste of the Jewish culture in a fun and interactive way at the Hillel/Jewish Student Union Shabbat Oneg. Everyone is invited, Jewish or not, to meet other FAU students in a relaxed atmosphere in honor of the weekly Jewish holy observance of Shabbat, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. For more information, e-mail Monique Arar at [email protected], or Melanie Juli at [email protected].

Work It Out with HillelReady to feel the burn? Hillel is sponsoring a group workout session on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the FAU Gym and Recreation Center on the Boca Raton campus. To get off the couch and onto a treadmill, e-mail Gary Wolff at [email protected].

Get Free Money:

For more information about the following scholarships, visit the web at www.fau.edu/finaid.

Bank Atlantic Monthly ScholarshipGet back those overdraft fees on your Bank Atlantic account by applying for the monthly drawing to receive a $200 scholarship. Just remember to balance your checkbook from now on, genius. For more information, head on over to www.fau.edu/finaid.

Daughters of the American Revolution Indian ScholarshipAre you a Seminole, in more ways than just being an FSU football fan? If so, you may be eligible for a chance at this scholarship, open to Native American Indian students who are members of Florida tribes. You must provide proof of tribal registration, so make sure you know what you’re talking about. Check out www.fau.edu/finaid for eligibility requirements.

Louise Wood Memorial Breast Cancer ScholarshipNo laughing matter here, folks: this scholarship is only awarded to a full-time or part-time Broward student who is either a recent survivor of, or currently being treated for, breast cancer. Applicants must be in good standing, maintain a 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and submit a short 300-word essay about themselves. In the essay, please state whether you currently have or have had breast cancer. Surf on over to www.fau.edu/finaid for more details.

Wal-Mart Foundation ScholarshipYou spend enough at Wal-Mart; you may as well get something in return. Check out the Wal-Mart Foundation’s website for details on their scholarships at www.walmartfoundation.org/wmstore/goodworks/scripts/index.jsp.

MENSA Education and Research Foundation ScholarshipsImpress your friends by telling them, “Yeah, I got a scholarship from MENSA.” Then watch as they laugh at you and call you a nerd. Aside from having to lose a couple of cool points here and there, the only eligibility requirements for this scholarship are that the applicant be enrolled for the academic year following the award in a degree-seeking program, and be a resident in the area of a participating local group of American MENSA. For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member, so you got lucky there. Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words, which describes the applicant’s career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid. And don’t worry about being called a nerd. After all, they’re the ones who get the supermodels. Right, Bill Gates? Head to www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships for all the details.

Get a Job:

Graduate Advisor Needed-FAU Office of Freshman Academic Advising ServicesThey’ve got spirit, how ’bout you? The office of Freshman Academic Advising Services is seeking applications from graduate students interested in receiving an assistantship to serve as an academic advisor for FAU’s freshmen. Advisors will be thoroughly trained on University policies and procedures, specific programs and requirements, special needs of freshmen and advising techniques. Applicants must also possess the office’s vision of providing a supportive and nurturing environment for freshman-and should not perpetuate those silly rumors to first-year students that the S.E. Wimberly Library sinking due to overloaded bookshelves. Inquiries on the job openings should be directed to Liz Kennedy in SU 201 at (561) 297-3064.

Part-Time Office AssistantKnow your way around an office environment? A marble company in Delray Beach wants to hear from you. They’re hiring a part-time office assistant to handle office work, phones and filing. Bilingual may be a plus, but you must have good organization and people skills to apply. So if you want this job, a clean room is more important than a Spanish minor. The position offers between 20 to 25 hours per week at a salary of $9.00 per hour. Call Debbie if you want to apply at (561) 243-3356.

Restaurant HelpA restaurant in the area needs your help-in hiring a cook, pizza person and wait staff. Delivery drivers are also needed, but have your own car. Pizza tends to get cold on the city bus. Openings are available for both full- and part-time positions, and you might just be able to score some free food on the clock. You better ask the one doing the hiring, though, at (561) 574-7468.

Theater HelpYou always wanted to be in movies, but this is as close as you’re going to get for now. A movie theater with locations in Lake Worth and Delray Beach is looking for cashiers, ushers, and projectionists. Full- and part-time positions are available. So give Fred a call after 12 p.m. at (561) 477-5902 if you’re interested.

Cultural Research CoordinatorHow much do you love Boynton Beach? If developing a cultural heritage database for the City of Boynton Beach sounds like a sweet gig to you, then apply online to Susan Harris at [email protected], or fax over your rí©sumí© to (561) 737-3258.

Get Good Karma:

The Souper Bowl is Coming to TownAnd no, that’s not a typo. It’s the Souper Bowl of Caring, a mission to utilize the Super Bowl Weekend in Feb to inspire and mobilize youth to fight hunger and poverty. If you’d like to get a head start on a collection for the needy, organize a group of your friends, classmates, or fellow student club members. You’d then be in charge of your own collection drive, and dropping off your goods to a charity of your choice. E-mail [email protected] for more information on forming your own Souper Bowl team.

Broward Homebound Holiday Food DriveBroward Homebound needs volunteers to put together food baskets for the holidays. Come out and help bring the holiday spirit to a homebound senior or disabled adult. After all, ’tis the season. Contact Nyala with Broward Homebound at (954) 522-6761 for more information.

The Cooperative Feeding ProgramVolunteers are needed to assemble holiday boxes of food throughout the months of Nov and Dec. If you’re available at any time between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, please contact Liliana at [email protected], or at (954) 792-2328.

Pearl City CatsIf you like working with kids, the City of Boca Raton would be happy to hear from you. Volunteers are needed on a regular basis to help with their after-school programs in the Dixie Manor Housing Complex on Monday through Thursday each week from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Regina at (561) 394-2496 or [email protected].

The Just For Kids Thanksgiving ParadeOn Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers are needed to dress up in costumes that will reflect the Pride of the American Thanksgiving. Volunteers are also needed to tell stories that reflect the value of Thanksgiving, family, and the rich American heritage. So remember: there’s more to Thanksgiving than just turkey and football. Or is there? Call Nyala at (954) 522-6761 for more information on the parade.

Get in the Know:

Boca Raton Campus Student Government MeetingsSenate meets on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers at the University Center (UC).

Rules and Policies Committee meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Senate Workroom of the UC.

Campus Action Committee meets on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Senate Workroom of the UC.

Agencies and Programs Committee meets on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Senate Workroom of the UC.

Ways and Means Committee meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Senate Workroom of the UC.

Treasure Coast Campus Student Government MeetingsSenate meets every other Tuesday. For more information, please contact Thomas Morris at (772) 873-3363.

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