Listings for September 20, 2010

Get out of your room

Read that Rx!

Want to become one of those few gifted individuals who can demystify a doctor’s handwriting? Are you interested in drugs or how they interact with your body? Become a member of the Pre-Pharmacy club and enjoy benefits such as shadowing opportunities, volunteer hours, pharmacy school tours and presentations, PCAT prep, and discounts on Kaplan. For more info, contact e-mail [email protected]. To keep up to date on all club related information, add the club on Facebook and on your MyFAU Collegiate Link.

“Look at those — [gulp] — abs”

Looking for someone to run with, or wanna find a way to burn off some extra holiday pounds? Join the FAU Runner’s Club! It’s your chance to meet new people and burn off some serious calories Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Track and Field Complex on the Boca campus. For more info, e-mail Kyoto at [email protected].

Orientation and Welcome Leader

Remember those hilarious skits performed at your Orientation Day? Wish you could be in them too? Apply to become a 2011 Orientation and Welcome Leader by Sept. 24, and you could become a memorable host/hostess to incoming FAU students. Pick up the application in room 220 of the Student Union.  For more info, contact Sandra Garcia at [email protected].

 

Get off campus

Have a Heart Walk

Burn calories and help out a worthy cause when you register for the Heart Walk, which will take place on Oct. 2 at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Jump-start other people to join a worthy cause. Make it an event and register with your fellow club members. For more info or to register, visit palmbeachheartwalk.kintera.org.  

Ohmm

You can’t use the money excuse to wiggle your way out of exercise! You can give your wallet peace and tranquility because the West Palm Beach Public Library will be having free yoga on Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All you need to do is bring your own mat. Best of all, no registration is necessary! For more info, visit www.mycitylibrary.org.

She-wolf’s got a hearty appetite for fans

Shakira’s infected more than 100 million YouTube viewers with her world cup hit “Waka, Waka,” and she’ll be morphing into her werewolf alter-ego at exactly 8 p.m. on two days: Sept. 25 in Sunrise’s Bank Atlantic Center and Sept. 27 in Miami’s American Airlines Arena. Try not to stare at her hips for too long — you might find yourself under their hypnotic spell. For more info, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Ooo, tempting

Let your eyes feast themselves on artwork that exposes humanity’s “dirty laundry.” Come to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Jupiter and gaze upon the Multiple Sins exhibit, which explores the sinful indulgences people allow themselves in their everyday life. Your pockets are spared by the reasonable admission price of $5. From June 12 to Sept. 25 starting at 10 a.m., stimulate and excite the senses while arousing your intellectuality — if you dare. For more info, visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

Get a gig

Toys ‘R’ Us jackpot

Flashback to the time when you were a kid in a toy store — didn’t you wish you lived there? Now you can work there! Toys “R” Us is looking to hire new personnel for positions ranging from management to customer service. Live out the ultimate kid dream and get paid for it. To apply, visit www2.toysrus.com/careers.

 

Get free money

The next best seller?

If you write original science fiction or fantasy short stories, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future essay contest wants your submission for a chance to win $1,000 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. Entries may be up to 17,000 words in length. The deadline is Sept. 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

 

FAU Memorial Scholarship 

Have at least a 2.5 GPA and some obvious financial need? If you are currently enrolled in the Colleges of Business, Design and Social Inquiry, Nursing, Arts and Letters, Science, or Engineering and Computer Science and you can provide a letter of recommendation from either an FAU adviser or faculty member, apply for this scholarship by Oct.1. Turn in the application to the Office of Student Financial Aid on the Boca campus by no later than 5 p.m. For more details, visit wise.fau.edu/finaid/typesofaid/general_sch.php.

 

Mad drawing skills?

If you draw, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future contest wants your submission for a chance to win $500 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. If you qualify to compete for the grand prize, you will be assigned a short story to read and illustrate a cover for. The deadline is Sept. 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

 

Random listing of the week

“See you later, space cowboy…”

Whether you love Cowboy Bepop, Deathnote, Bleach, or just love Japanese culture and language, you’re sure to find people who share your passions! TheJapanese Animation Multimedia Society, JAMS, meets on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Palmetto Palm Room from 5 to 8 p.m.  Bring an open mind and a good sense of humor. For more info, contact Steven Kuehn at (561) 236-4039 or [email protected].