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Get Out of Your Room…

Welcome to the Real WorldIt’s time again to bid adieu to your friends who are finally leaving FAU behind in favor of a real job-and real bills. The 2007 Summer Commencement Ceremonies will take place on Friday, August 10, in the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus, so come celebrate the end of an era with hundreds of FAU students like yourself who are about to enter the real world.

Get Off-Campus…

You Say You Want a (Projekt) Revolution?Well the boys in Linkin Park are giving you one on Friday, August 10, at 12:45 p.m. For this year’s annual summer tour, the band decided go green by donating $1 of every ticket sale to American Forests, and using biodiesel on a majority of their buses. There will also be booths that will show concertgoers how to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. So, if that’s not enough of a revolution to get you to their show, maybe their friends and fellow headliners My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, H.I.M., Placebo, Mindless Self Indulgence, and Saosin can help convince you. It all goes down at the Sound Advice Amphitheater in West Palm Beach with lawn seats starting at $24.50. You can get your tix online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Sha, Sha on Down to see Ben KwellerEither he’s escaped the curse (or he hasn’t yet truly arrived at success), but here’s one indie rocker who hasn’t dated Winona Ryder-Ben Kweller. The 26-year-old singer/songwriter/renaissance man rolls into town on Saturday, August 11, for an 8 p.m. gig at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is only $14.99, so even Winona won’t have to five-finger any merchandise to afford a ticket. Grab yours at www.ticketmaster.com.

Oh Snap! It’s Something to do on SaturdaysSaturday nights are poppin’ off for the Oh Snap! Party every week at the Central Pub in Margate. Hosted by The Commissioner (who does double-duty on the turntables), the soiree starts at 10 p.m. to indie sounds spun from the likes of deejays Kendall Killed the DJ, and Brian Savage. You can be 18 to get in, but 21 to enjoy those cheap $2 beers that will keep you going all night long. For more information, hit up Dave at (954) 461-1684.

Life’s a Drag… RaceTired of the same old rat race? Well, Moroso Motorsports Park in Jupiter wants to invite you to drag race instead. Every Friday is “Test & Tune” night on the Drag Strip from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. It’s only $20 to race, and $13 to watch. So unleash your inner Vin Diesel and get a little fast and furious. Call Moroso at (561) 622-1400 if you need more details.

Take in Some Talent and a Cup of TeaFriday evenings at Gizzi’s in Delray Beach comes alive for open mic night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This quaint coffeehouse plays host to a myriad of musicians, poets and those eager to share their talent with you. And if you get amped up enough on caffeine, feel free to put yourself on the list of performers. Call Gizzi’s at (561) 266-9797 for directions and further information.

Get a Gig…

They’ll Pay for Your Gas (Yes, You Read That Right)H&R Block on Federal Highway in Boca Raton is in desperate need of a courier to schlep their files between their different offices and the warehouse. The best part – they’re willing to pay you gas money along with your paycheck. If you want to work part-time from Monday through Friday and have your own reliable transportation (keyword: “reliable”) in the form of a van, SUV, or truck with a covered bed, then call H&R Block at (561) 750-5042 and tell them they’ve found their courier.

Knead to Make Some Dough?Here’s a gig that will really have you rolling in the dough. Papa John’s on Glades Road in West Boca is looking for Shift Leaders to join their team. If you know the difference between a pepperoni and a pepperoncini (or are willing to learn), then they want to hear from you. Next time you’re picking up your pie, pick up an application too; or call (561) 487-PAPA.

Get Paid to ParkYou always complain that everywhere in Boca Raton has valet parking-even that Publix down on Camino Real. But I’ll bet you didn’t realize how much money there is to be made in valet services, did ya? A valet company is looking for students who want to make $300-$500 a week, full or part-time, to drive cars that they won’t be able to afford… yet. After all, that’s why were in college, right? For more information, please call (561) 995-7150.

Page Doctors, Get PaidYou know those people that you hear at hospitals on the intercom system paging doctors? Yeah, Delray Medical Center is looking to hire someone to do that. The job requires operation of the hospital-wide communication system to include overhead paging and beeping doctors, answering all calls clearly and transfer to appropriate departments, patient care areas and rooms, monitoring all alarm panels in the PBX area, and following proper protocol for emergency response procedures. The Delray Medical Center job line can be reached at (561) 495-3459.

Yes, Even You Could be a Security OfficerLooking for occasional work and extra income? A job as an on-call Security Officer may be for you. This position will be responsible for greeting and directing visitors, after-hours switchboard, safety inspections and property patrols. This is an unarmed proprietary department with emphasis on customer service. Seeking for all shifts. To apply, fax resume to (561) 820-4192.

Get Some Free Money…

“Speak New Words” on Why You Deserve Free MoneyThe “Speak New Words” Music Video Contest has a prize pool of up to $5,000, and is open to college students who are U.S. citizens under the age of 22. Entrants must create an audio-visual video, no shorter than one minute and no longer than three and one-half minutes, in which you perform original (created by you) words (lyrics-spoken or sung) that will inspire your generation to greatness. All the fine print can be found at http://speaknewwords.com/rules.php.

BlackNews.com Wants to Show You the GreenThe BlackNews.com fall 2007 scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students who attend or plan to attend a school in the United States. One or both of your parents must be African-American and you’ll have to submit a 500-word essay on why you feel (or don’t feel) that racism and discrimination still exist in America. If you win the $500 award, that averages to a dollar a word. Pretty sweet, right? Check out http://www.blacknews.com/scholarship.html for more info.

“Common Knowledge” Can Earn You Some “Common Cents”The FBI Common Knowledge Challenge is set to give away four awards of $500 each. The intent of the scholarship is to assist the student in understanding what it means to work for the FBI as an agency and how to choose the agency as a career path. You will participate in a quiz at the CKSF web site during the third week of October (Sunday through Saturday). Quiz questions will come from information found on the FBI web site. We’re giving you the heads up, so you better start studying now. The rules for the challenge (and eventually the challenge itself) are found on http://www.cksf.org.

Committed to the Community? Get Back for Giving BackThe Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Communications is available to graduating high school seniors, college seniors and first-year graduate students who are pursuing full-time courses of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a related field. You must demonstrate a commitment to community service on behalf of a disadvantaged community, and use visual arts/media or other creative endeavors to convey a culturally appropriate health message aimed at raising community awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact, or countering tobacco use by a disadvantaged population. Additionally, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA for your most recent academic year. Got all that? Oh yeah, and for your DIY “tobacco is whack-o” PSA, you could net a cool $5,000 to $10,000. Head to www.americanlegacy.org/AdamsScholarship for all the fine print.

Get Good Karma…

Beach CleanupFAU’s Volunteer Center is co-sponsoring with the Housing Department and the Surfrider Foundation to help cleanup our beaches. Volunteers will be traveling to Delray Beach and cleaning up a 23-acre wildlife preserve. The event is going to take place on August 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info and to sign up as a volunteer, e-mail Jose Herrera at [email protected]

Become “Notes-Worthy”The Office for Students with Disabilities is seeking note-takers for the upcoming fall 2007 semester. If you want to do something good for someone, as well as stay motivated to keep better notes, contact coordinator Michelle Shaw at (561) 297-3880, or e-mail her at [email protected]

A Day at the ParkFAU’s Volunteer Center is looking for volunteers to help kick off the fall semester by saving the environment. The event will be held on August 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and busses will take students from the Boca campus to Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale. For more info, e-mail Jose Herrera at [email protected]

Humane Society needs HumansThe Tri-County Humane Society in Boca Raton is seeking volunteers for everything from walking dogs to office help. If you would like to donate some time to this worthy cause, they’d love to hear from you. Contact Donna Carrigan, assistant director for the Tri-County Humane Society, at (561) 482-8110.

Have a Heart, Volunteer with ArtVolunteers are needed at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, for positions ranging from docents to front desk/visitor services. To get involved, call the Volunteer Coordinator at (561) 392-2500, extension 211 to receive a volunteer application.

Get In the Know…

Help Wanted!Want to get some volunteer hours and help out a good cause at the same time? Here’s your opportunity. The Volunteer Center will be hosting its annual Volunteer Fair on August 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sean Stein Pavilion in side the business building. The event will showcase over 25 organizations around our community that are in need of volunteers. Come show your support for the community and sign up with volunteer at an upcoming event. For more info, e-mail Jose Herrera at [email protected]