Listings for Jan. 8, 2009

Get Out of Your Room …

New year, fresh start

Take advantage of the New Year: meet new people by joining the NAACP. Become more involved this semester and learn all about this club by attending the interest meeting on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Boca campus. Remember that being a club officer can’t hurt your transcript! For more info, contact club president Jennifer Bridie at [email protected]

Student art

Spot the next art prodigy at the student art exhibition in the Ritter Art Gallery on the Boca campus on Friday, Jan. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There’s sure to be art that appeals to every taste. For more info, call (561) 297-2966 or log on to www.fau.edu/galleries.

Aida: Tragic love story from ancient Egypt

The Mummy may have returned in 2008, but on Jan. 21, Aida returns. Come watch the compelling show – which rivals the legendary romance of Anthony and Cleopatra – at 8 p.m. in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium. For more info or to purchase tickets go to www.fauevents.com.

Get Off Campus …

When you wish upon a star …

Navigate your way around Jupiter’s Pelican and Adventure Islands by kayak. Don’t forget to look up at the breathtaking starry sky as you and a guide paddle toward the promise of a roaring campfire. The elements to a great adventure are provided for you on Saturdays from 7 – 9 p.m. For registration and ticket prices, call (561) 747-9666.

Jazz it up!
Let your ears get tuned to the sassy sound of the sax played by Colin James and show your appreciation for jazz music on Wednesdays at Alligator Alley in Oakland Park. So whether your fingers master the jazz-producing instruments or whether you’ve recently discovered a Louis Armstrong-inspired passion, enjoy the “Way of the Groove” performances. For box office info, call (954) 771-2220.

Sake it to me, DJ Miro!
Pick up the chopsticks and treat yourself to a taste of Japan with some delicious sushi (maybe a little sake on the side) 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 to arrive is 10 p.m. For more info, visit www.sobalounge.com.

Get a Gig …

Help keep a New Year’s resolution

Be the one to help whip a fellow student into shape for 2009! Apply to be a personal fitness trainer for FAU’s Department of Student Recreation. If you’re not a fan of workouts but love swimming, apply to be a lifeguard. Desks jobs are also available if you apply to be an office assistant, fitness center host or arena desk host. To be eligible, attend the employment recruitment session on Jan. 8 at 6:45 p.m. in the Recreation and Fitness Center.

Employment jackpot at Home Depot!

From cashiers to lot attendants, Home Depot is bound to have a part-time or full-time job for you! Prevent shoplifting when you become a loss prevention investigator. Take care of merchandise as an inventory management associate. To apply, go to https://careers.homedepot.com/cg/.

Get Free Money …

Attention biomed students!

You can earn up to $1,000 if you’re a full-time undergraduate or graduate biomedical student pursuing a career in scientific/biomedical visual communications. The BioCommunications Association’s scholarship is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. To apply, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.bca.org. Don’t forget proof of enrollment, transcript, portfolio and letter(s) of recommendation. The deadline is March 31.

Imagine-neer the $$$

If you’re majoring in engineering or manufacturing, you could win a renewable $2,000 scholarship! You must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have a 3.0 GPA and at least 30 credit hours. The Arthur and Gladys Cervenka Scholarships give preference to students at Florida institutions, so hurry up and apply! The deadline is Feb. 1. For more info, visit www.sme.org/foundation.