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Get Out of Your Room…

At least there’s something to do on the Jupiter campusFAU’s MacArthur campus presents “Art in the Atrium,” featuring a showing by artist Daniel Petrov entitled “Mute Utterances.” The exhibit is currently running until Feb. 29 in the Student Resources (SR) Atrium. It’s not free food, but hey, it’s something on the Jupiter campus. (We’re slow now that the debates are done.)

Get Off Campus…

Good, clean funFAU student Abbie Zulock is hosting yet another random event on Facebook (which is why she’s a favorite of ours) on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event? Vegan soap-making! You bring the ingredients, and she’ll bring the fun. Just don’t bring the funk. Contact Abbie Zulock via Facebook to RSVP.

Angels, airwaves, awesomeAngels and Airwaves rolls into town on Feb. 5 for a show at Revolution. The rockers take the stage early at 6:30 p.m. with general admission tickets that will set you back $26.50. Get yours through Ticketmaster via www.ticketmaster.com.

Chill at Churchill’sWe hate driving all the way down to Miami just as much as the next person, but every once in a while we find a place that makes it worth it. Churchill’s definitely fits the bill. A long-standing South Florida staple on the local indie music scene, this proud little dive bar plays host to a slew of acts ranging from punk rock to hip-hop. The beer selection is more diverse than Angelina Jolie’s adopted brood, and the hidden record store out back just can’t be beat. Check out www.churchillspub.com for the latest events taking place.

Flaunt yourself on Thursday nightsWest Palm Beach’s Respectable Street kicks off the weekend every week on Thursdays for its Flaunt party, with DJs John Vincent and Marvelous Kendall taking turns on the turntables. Entry is free and once inside, you can enjoy the club’s signature $3 shot specials and $1 Pabst Blue Ribbons. For more information, check out www.myspace.com/flaunt_thursdays.

Party at Clematis – No ID requiredWest Palm Beach gets funky every Thursday evening in Centennial Square in downtown West Palm Beach. Here, thousands of people play in the Centennial Fountain (legally), take in the sound of local bands playing funk, blues, rock, world beat and pop covers, cruise the outdoor crafts bazaar and sample multicultural cuisine. The party jumps off at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. at Clematis Street and Narcissus Avenue in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 659-8007.

Get a Gig…

Pimp a product for $85How good is your hustle? Mass Connections, Inc./SPI wants to know. They’re looking for dynamic people to attend promotional events and provide a personality to a company’s product. Positions available are part-time, mostly weekends, and last from four to six hours per job – making this the easiest $85 you’ll ever earn. Scope out www.staying-connected.com for more information.

Lube it up with your handsGet down and dirty all day – and pick up a fat paycheck while doing it. Jiffy Lube is looking for lube technicians to fill both full and part-time positions. If you’re still a virgin when it comes to lube, no need to worry, since Jiffy Lube will actually pay you while they train you. Stop by the Jiffy Lube at 5900 Glades Road in Boca Raton to fill out an application.

Oh thank heaven for this jobSlurpees and a salary? Sound like heaven? Try 7-Eleven. The location near campus at 1300 NW Second Ave. is looking for retail sales associates. We hear they’re also hiring at the store on Palmetto Park Road and Dixie Highway. So the next time you stop by for a Red Bull, make sure you ask them for an application, too.

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 to $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.

Get Some Free Money…

Forget “The Da Vinci Code,” try the da Vinci scholarshipThe Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship is available to current students between the ages of 16 and 25. You must submit an essay of a minimum of 500 words that answers the following question: Of the countless accomplishments that Leonardo da Vinci has made in the fields of art, science, mathematics, etc., what do you believe is his most significant accomplishment? Something tells us that the scholarship selection committee wouldn’t find it funny if you answered “The Da Vinci Code.” Check out www.leonardo-davinci.org/leonardo-da-vinci-scholarship.php for the details.

Calling all Einsteins (or those in training)The Collegiate Inventors Competition is open to students who have been enrolled full time in a college or university over the past 12 months. You must submit an original idea, process or technology that will be judged on originality and inventiveness, as well as on its potential value to society (socially, environmentally and economically), and on its range or scope of use. Up to four students may work together as a team. However, only one prize – between $10,000 and $25,000 – will be awarded per entry. Head to www.invent.org/collegiate/overview.html for all the fine print.

Get Good Karma…

Even nine lives need savingThe Florida Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help with cat adoptions at PetSmart (20841 U.S. Highway 441). To lend a hand to help a paw, contact the Humane Society’s volunteer office at (954) 570-9507.

Make a few new “study buddies”The Palm Beach County Library needs college students to tutor and mentor children ranging from kindergarten through fifth grade this summer at their Southwest County Regional Library, located at 20701 95th Ave. S. in Boca Raton. Call (561) 482-4554 if you’d like a couple of extra “study buddies.”

Get In the Know…

When nerds know too muchProfessor Jan Tytgat from the Laboratory of Toxicology and Food Chemistry at the University of Lueven in Belgium (yes, Belgium) will be on campus Friday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. in room 102 of General Classroom North to deliver a riveting lecture titled, “Painful Spider and Jellyfish Intoxications: What Can Sodium Channels and the Capsaicin Receptor Tell Us?” If you care, call Kathy Hutzler at (561) 297-3390 for more information.

What’s up, doc?Sure, it’s not until March 17, but the 2008 Health Professions Graduate Fair is coming to campus – and it’s bringing together representatives from medical and dental schools, biomedical science programs and even recruiters for various health occupations. We don’t know all the details, but Shari Goldstein does. Zip her an e-mail at [email protected] for more information.

Random Listing of the Week…

The return of 12-buck Tuesdays! (even though they never went away)

$12 can get you a lot more than you thought. For $12, now you can enjoy unlimited video games and miniature golf at Boomers in Boca Raton. And, if you feel like creeping out little kids, you also get unlimited access to the Kiddie Playland. We know you’re weird, dude. Just admit it.

Check out www.boomersparks.com for more details.

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