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Get Out of Your Room…

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Are you into poetry? Come to the poetry reading on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Majestic Palm Room at the Boca campus and offer some well-deserved “snap-plause” for fellow poets. Pick up a few poetic tips – you never know, it might come in handy after a lovers’ spat. For more info, contact Pam Brown at [email protected]

Get Off Campus…

Monet, Picasso or Michelangelo Listen to the whispers of the muses and the beats of inspiring songs while you release your inner artiste on a canvas with every paint stroke. Become artistically possessed at the Art Jam on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Shoppes at Village Pointe in Boca Raton. Tickets are $35-$60. Who knows, you could become the 21st century’s most innovative artist and earn a place among the great masters. For box office info, call (561) 929-9314.

Fantastique! Cirque-du-Soleil is here!

Where else can you see a clown in the air on a bicycle? Come to the Bicentennial Park in Miami from Nov. 13 to Dec. 7 and witness the one-of-a-kind circus. Prices range from $35-$125. For more info, visit www.ticketsnow.com/Venue/Bicentennial_Park.html? GCID=S16598x003veac_bicen&keyword=bicentennial%20park%20miami&s_kwcid=bicentennial%20park%20miami|636804665.

Sake to me, DJ Miro!

Pick up the chopsticks and treat yourself to a taste of Japan with some delicious sushi while listening to DJ Mike Miro spin hot tracks at the Soba Lounge in Mizner Park on Saturdays. To find a seasoned atmosphere, the recommended time for arrival is 10 p.m. For more info, visit www.sobalounge.com.

The best of all worlds

Other than the Amazon jungle, where can you go to find a wide variety of animals? Schedule a Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Jungle Island in Miami and witness exotic animals including a variety of reptiles, wolves, tigers, orangutans, turtles and even polar bears. You might not be in South America, but the colorful attraction of the birds may transport you to their native home. Adults can get a taste of the wild for $27.95 and entrance for children is $22.95. For more info, call (305) 400-7000.

Battle of the bands

Listen to some local bands duke it out for the title of “best band” and enjoy free g-force spin rides, a gladiator joust, a velcro sticky wall and air brush tattoos on Nov. 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Boca Raton City Hall. Rock on! For more info, call (561) 451-3692.

Get Good Karma…

The pink promise Support the fight against breast cancer when you join the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Race for the Cure on Saturday, Jan. 21. Make a difference by participating in the race or donating. To sign up, visit iea.fau.edu. For more info, contact Geoffrey Johnson at (561) 297-2665 or [email protected]

Get a Gig…

So you wanna be a pharmacist

What better place to gain experience than to work at your local Walgreens? Take the full- or part-time shifts and, who knows, maybe one day you’ll be behind the counter taking prescriptions and training your own apprentice. To apply, visit www.snagajob.com/job-seeker/jobs/job-details.aspx?postingId=1017521&fsr=true.

Get Free Money…

To the brainiest go the spoils

FAU’s financial generosity extends to undergraduates. Sophomores and juniors with a particular interest in science, math or engineering can get free money from the Goldwater Scholarship. Juniors focusing on government or public service will find support for their studies in the Truman Scholarship. The deadline for both scholarships is Dec. 1. For more information, go to wise.fau.edu/divdept/honcol/prestige/index.htm.

No major restrictions

How does getting $2,500 to fund whatever you’re majoring in sound? Courtesy of the very generous Lowell H. and Dorothy Loving Undergraduate Scholarship, one lucky applicant who submits their application by Dec. 1 will receive funding for the career of their choice. For more info, call (240) 632-9716 ext. 113 or e-mail [email protected] or visit www.acsm.net.

“Eye” see dollar signs!

Are you majoring in physics or engineering? If you’re serious about your future endeavors and seek serious monetary funding, then apply for the SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering and you could receive up to $11,000. However, there’s a catch: you have to be an SPIE member to be eligible. But if you aren’t, you may apply for membership along with your scholarship application by Jan. 11. For more information and requirements, visit www.spie.org/scholarships.

… and, action!

If you’re majoring in radio, television or film, apply for the College Television Award. Submit your work on DVD, VHS or betamax made for college credit by Jan. 15 and you could gain anywhere between $550- $2,500. For more info, call (818) 754-2800 or visit www.emmysfoundation.org.

Random Listing of the Week…

The search for Mulan

“Who is that girl I see?” The Showtime Dance and Performing Arts Theatre in Boca is holding auditions for their production of Disney’s “Mulan.” You don’t have to be Cristina Aguilera, but brush up on those music skills and be prepared by Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Break a leg! For more info, call (561) 394-2626.