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Listings for October 18, 2010

Get out of your room…

Homecoming Kick-off BBQ

It’s a celebration with FREE food – nuff’ said. Show off your FAU pride and make your tummy happy by going to the FAU Homecoming Kick-off BBQ on Oct. 25. For one night, the housing lawn on the Boca campus will turn into carnival grounds for all kinds of fun starting at 6 p.m. Drive off those Monday blues, and remember – “Ain’t nothing, but a tasty BBQ chicken wing!” For more info, visit www.fau.edu/homecoming.


 “See you later, space cowboy…”

Whether you love Cowboy Bepop, Deathnote, Bleachor just love Japanese culture and language, you’re sure to find people who share your passions! The Japanese Animation Multimedia Society, J.A.M.S., meets on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Palmetto Palm Room from 5:30 to 10:30 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].

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Not just a resume bonus! Learn about various scholarships, internships and volunteering and job opportunities available to you through your membership. The meeting will be held on Oct. 20 in the Live Oak Pavilion starting at 5 p.m. For more info, contact Micheleine Elanus at [email protected].


One of a Kind

Ever heard of fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva? It’s a rare disease that causes soft tissue, like muscle, to become bone. Because of its rarity, there is little knowledge about it, much less funding for a cure. If you’re interested in a career in the health professions, or are interested in learning about and contributing to raising awareness and funds for rare diseases, One of a Kind is looking for determined individuals such as yourself to join them Fridays starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Sugar Palm Room of the Boca campus. You don’t have to wait until you’re accepted into med school to begin groundbreaking work. For more info, contact club president and founder Arleen Aportela at [email protected].


 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, 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.



Get off campus

Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation — together!

You’ve undoubtedly had their tracks stuck in your head after watching some catchy new video game commercial. Or maybe just from listening to Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” from the opening sequence to the hit TV series House. Maybe you first got a taste when you heard Thievery Corporation’s “The Forgotten People” on HBO’s True Blood. Their haunting songs and melodies will be echoing through Miami’s Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Oct. 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or info, visit www.ticketmaster.com.



Get a gig

Kohl’s Seasonal Sales Associate

Need some extra cash to pay for those holiday gifts? Kohl’s offers the perfect opportunity to save up some green. If you have good verbal skills, are energetic and have the ability to lift 40 pounds,  then apply to the Kohl’s. Experience is preferred but not necessary. To apply,or for more info, visit www.snagajob.com.


Toys ‘R’ Us jackpot

Flash back 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

Roodal Kangoo Memorial Scholarship

If you’re a full-time undergraduate with at least a 2.75 GPA, then apply to the Roodal Kangoo Memorial Scholarship. It was established to commemorate an employee from the Indian River Towers. Students who are residents of Indian River Towers are preferred. Write an essay explaining why you think it’s important to live on campus and attach it to the application found at wise.fau.edu/finaid/typesofaid/general_sch.php. Turn it in by 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 to the Financial Aid Office.  For more info, 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, which will qualify you to win the grand prize along with $5,000. If you qualify to compete for the grand prize, you will be asked to illustrate a cover for a  short story. The deadline is Jan. 1. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

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 for next year begins on Jan. 1. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.



Random listing of the week

Let me see that Pumpkin drop!

Extra, Extra! On Oct. 21, massive amounts of pumpkins will fall from the sky onto the lawns south and west of the Science & Engineering Building on the Boca Raton campus. The physics department is throwing them in the name of science and fun. There’s really no good reason to miss the 4th Annual Pumpkin Drop, unless you don’t like ice cream, seeing people get dunked into water tanks, and carnival games. The party starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends with the long awaited pumpkin massacre at 12:45 p.m. For more info,contact Melissa Troshinsky at (561) 297-2762.


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