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Get Out of Your Room…

Celebrate smart people – and call them nerdsThe spring 2008 Honors Convocation has arrived and will be hosted on Wednesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. in the University Theatre on the Boca Raton campus. Come on out and celebrate the smart ones of FAU. Or, just point and laugh at them while calling them nerds. For more information, call (561) 297-3000.

Get Off Campus…

Proof that Boynton Beach isn’t that bad?No offense to Boyntonians, but that city can be really boring if there’s no money in your pocket. However, the Boynton Beach City Library has stepped in to assist. Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. is “Free Movie Night” at the library. Sure, it’s no Muvico, but isn’t that better for your wallet? For more information, call (561) 742-6393.

Iron & Wine makes everything fineIndie folk musician extraordinaire, and South Florida native, Iron & Wine will be bringing his soothing, soulful ballads to Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on April 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost you $21, and they’re available at www.ticketmaster.com.

Tune in, turn on, but don’t drop out“Tuned In” is a weekly party happening every Saturday at O’Malley’s in Margate. It’s a hybrid mix of both a club and college atmosphere under one roof, with music ranging from everything including rock, hip hop, pop, electronic, reggae, latin, etc. If you’re down for beer pong, movies, two-for-one ladies drinks all night, UFC fights, pool, darts, idiotic punching games, and monkey knife fights, then contact DJ Trippin, the grandmaster of Tuned In ceremonies, via MySpace at www.myspace.com/djtrippin954.

Party in a Pawn Shop?Disco gets dirty on Saturdays at the infamous Pawn Shop Lounge in Downtown Miami for the weekly “Dirty Disco” party. With sounds ranging from retro, futurist, electro, and pop by DJs Matt Cash, Induce and Contra, you’re sure to be burning rubber on the dance floor. If dancing’s not your scene, perhaps holding court in the club’s school bus (yes, school bus) is more your style. If anything, it’s worth the trip to see the place for yourself. Surf over to www.thepawnshoplounge.com to see what we mean.

Get a Gig…

Oh, thank heaven for this job?Slurpees and a salary? Sound like heaven? Try 7-Eleven. The location near campus is looking for retail sales associates. So the next time you stop by for a Red Bull, make sure you ask them for an application too.

Will you go ‘Beyond’ for a paycheck??Bed, Bath, and Beyond is looking for sales and stock employees at the FAU University Commons location on Glades Road in Boca Raton. Training is provided and hours are flexible for the available full and part-time positions.

Drive from Boca to Boston (Market)?Pseudo-homemade meal maker, Boston Market, on Federal Highway in Boca Raton, is in need of a catering driver to help deliver its amazing cornbread for special functions. So if you want to earn up to $25 an hour and work a flexible schedule, all while jamming out to the tunes on your iPod, hit up Boston Market to apply for this position. And then bring us back some cornbread.

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 Some Free Money…

Nothing minor about this minority scholarship?Straightforward Media gives away $500 every three months to a deserving minority student. To be eligible, students (and students-to-be) must be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group. Check out www.straightforwardmedia.com minority for the fine print.

Writing about the life in the Middle East could make life a little easy?The “Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights in the Middle East is available to students who are 25 years old or younger and live in the Middle East or America. You must submit an essay of 600-1500 words addressing one of the questions listed on the scholarship’s Web site. You must also reside in an Arab League member state, Iran, Afghanistan or the United States to be eligible to enter this contest. Look up the essay questions at www.hamsaweb.org/essay.

Get Good Karma…

Volunteer with Gumbo Limbo?Gumbo Limbo Park and Environment Complex needs program assistants to lend a hand during the summer day camps for schoolchildren. You’ll lead hands-on activities as well as teach the tykes a thing or two about nature. If interested, e-mail [email protected]

Have a heart, volunteer with art?Volunteers 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) 392-2500×211 to receive a volunteer application.

Help out the ones who don’t get out?Volunteers For the Homebound and Family Caregivers-an agency located on campus-is looking for good people to visit with those such as the elderly and disabled who aren’t able to get out and meet new people on their own. If you have a heart and some time to spare this semester, give Summer Faerman a call to (561) 391-7401.

Get In the Know…

Get educated about genocideThe Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters is hosting a lecture presented by Dr. Klaus L. Berghahn, Weinstein-Bascom Professor of German and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin. His lecture is titled “The Holocaust and German Identity” and will be delivered in the Majestic Palm Room on April 10 at 3:30 p.m. Additional details can be obtained by calling (561) 297-2580.

Random Listing of the Week…

It’s how we got “boys against girls” in elementary schoolDo you ever wonder how the “battle of the sexes” began? The 2008 Dissertation Colloquium is presenting a lecture by Alastair P.C. Davies called, “Sex Wars: Evolved Psychological Differences and Sexual Conflict in the Contexts of Infidelity, Persuasion, and Hip-Hop Song Lyrics” on April 12 at 2 p.m. in Room 120 of the Education & Science Building on the Davie Campus. For more information, call Sue McDonough at (561) 297-3360.