Up and around

Hot bods

The gym isn’t just about getting in shape. It’s about meeting people. The newly opened Recreation and Fitness Center on the Boca campus is not only a beautiful facility with state-of-the-art equipment and walls lined with flat screen televisions – it is also a place
to get beautiful.

They offer free group classes that are designed to not be typical. A student can take a class like Hip-Hop Dance, where they can learn “footwork and choreography for hip-hop-inspired dance,” skills that can be used at parties and in clubs.

The recreation center also offers two different $20 programs that, once completed, will make a student a registered personal trainer or group fitness instructor. It meets twice a week, after which the students can work with individuals who are interested in getting healthy and looking better, Coming this spring, there will be a brand-new aquatic center, and students will benefit from getting in shape over the fall semester. You’ll definitely want to come in the spring,” says Chris Parra, a business major. “The new pool is going to open [spring 2010] and there will be a lot of pretty girls around here.”
For more information, visit www.fau.edu/campusrec

 

Free cheese and wine

FAU exposes students to art and alcohol at the Schmidt Center and Ritter Art Galleries’ opening receptions

The university’s two art galleries exhibit artwork that may interest students. 

The prime time to check out this art is at exhibition opening receptions, usually held the first Friday evening on which an art exhibition is open. These receptions offer free hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Plus, reception guests aren’t asked for I.D., according to a source who attended the opening of “‘Anomaly,” the December 2008 bachelor of fine arts show. They’re like a free pre-party party.

But students just may learn something at FAU’s galleries, whether they see exhibitions during their opening reception or not. For details about the Schmidt Center Gallery and the Ritter Art Gallery, visit www.fau.edu/galleries/.

  

Beer and games

FAU’s Student Union offers a large flat screen for any student who wants to use it and houses Coyote Jack’s – the only place to buy a beer on campus.

In the game room on the first floor, there are not only arcade-style video games – there is also a large flat panel television that students can hook their own game systems up to. The characters are bigger and the crystal-clear picture makes games jump out at the players.

James Shackleford, Student Government’s secretary of the House, recommends students go to the campus sports bar, Coyote Jack’s. “It’s the best eating on campus,” says Shackleford. “It’s a place where things happen.. Last year they had viewing parties for the presidential election and human auctions to benefit charity. It’s also a place for students of legal age to drink.”

Coyote Jack’s is open from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.