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What’s Up!: The Week of August 30 to September 5

Get Out of Your Room…

Hoot and Howl at CarnivOWLThose peppy kids at The Board are ready to get you in the school spirit during their annual Weeks of Welcome events with the FAU Orientation team. CarnivOWL is their flagship event, and this year it’s going down in the Student Union at 9 p.m. Students can take a break from buying books and finding their classes to enjoy all kinds of carnival-themed games and activities, and yes, tons of free food. For more info, hit up The Board at (561) 297-3735.

Get Off-Campus…

It’s Eezy to see Young JeezyIn case you missed him when he played at FAU awhile back, here’s your chance to witness rapper Young Jeezy in concert for the first time-or the third. He’s playing Club Cinema in Pompano Beach on Sunday, September 2 at 7 p.m. The cost to see him is $50, with VIP tickets running you $100. Luckily, financial aid checks will be disbursed soon. Get your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

Get Used TicketsGrungy emo rockers, The Used, roll into town on Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m. in Pompano Beach’s Club Cinema (apparently this is the only venue in town this week). If you get there early enough, you can squeeze your way to the front of the stage and actually have Bert McCracken’s greasy hair drip all over you. How much do you think you can get for that on eBay? Ticket prices start at $30, and you can grab ’em online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Be a Part of the JetsetBlast off (or get blasted, like we normally do) at the Jetsetfest ‘Take Off’ Party, being held on Friday, August 31 at that hip indie hotspot, Jetsetter Lounge, in Lake Worth. From 3 to 6 p.m., drinks are two-for-one, and at 9 p.m. there will be an opening reception showcasing the work of artist Paul Seymour, followed by live entertainment at 10 p.m. For more info on the entire 2007 Jetsetfest weekend, check out www.jetsetterlounge.com.

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.

Get a Gig…

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 we’re 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…

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.

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 senior 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…

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 by e-mail to [email protected].

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…

Tell this Newspaper What You Really ThinkDisagree with our Opinions Editor’s blog? Want to rant at our Editor-in-Chief? Or maybe you’d like to tell us how much you love these Listings? Well, here’s your chance to let the University Press know what’s on your mind. Every Friday at 2 p.m. in the UP newsroom is our weekly staff meeting, and the entire FAU community is invited to attend. Past guests have included NORML’s Dan Alexander, as well as Student Government’s Boca Raton House Speaker, Christopher Mack-even Student Body President Tony Teixeira. If you’d like to give us some feedback, feel free. And speaking of “free”, sometimes we even have free food. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

Random Listing of the Week…

Break Bread with FAU Head Football Coach Howard SchnellenbergerIf you’re ever up at 8 a.m., you’d be cordially invited to try to decipher the musings of our beloved FAU football coach, Howard Schnellenberger, over coffee and pastries. The weekly Coach’s Breakfasts begin on Friday, August 31 in the Founders Lounge of the Oxley Center. Oh, and try to remember to brush your teeth. Yeah, thanks.

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