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The baseball team held its first practice on Jan. 27 in preparation for the 2012 season. The Owls won 32 games in 2011, and the squad returns three starting pitchers, and two position players from last year’s squad. For an in-depth take on the 2012 FAU baseball season, check out the Feb. 14 issue.


The Office of Multicultural Affairs kicked off Black History Month in the Traditions Plaza, in front of the bookstore, on Feb. 1. Seven events are planned for the next couple of weeks on the Boca campus, including a performance in honor of Louis Armstrong, group discussions and a night celebrating Haitian culture through song and dance.

Wonderful World: A Salute to Louis Armstrong
What: A performance by the Palm Beach Pops, Longineu Parsons and Lillias White to honor Louis Armstrong and Black History Month.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, Thursday Feb. 10, and Friday Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
For more information: call 561-832-7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org.

Haitian Cultural Celebration
What: Black History Month celebration with song and dance, sponsored by Multicultural Programming.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Where: Traditions Plaza, in front of the bookstore
for more information: contact Jeanie Dumas at [email protected].

Breaking the Silence: LGBTQA People of Color
What: Lambda United, the LGBTQA Resource center, and Multicultural Programming will hold a discussion with faculty, staff and students about the experience of being African American and discovering sexual identity.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21 7-9 p.m.
Where: Majestic Palm Room, in the Student Union
for more information: contact Lauren Walleser at 561-297-0434

Quilting Our Diversity: “The Patchwork Path”
What: A presentation on Bettye Stroud’s book, “The Patchwork Plan,” a historical book that talks about fugitive slaves in America and how whites helped escape to freedom through quilt patterns on their clotheslines. The presentations will include discussions about diversity, the future of the African American community, and quilt pattern symbols in Stroud’s book.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.
Where: Glade Park Towers, Room 110
for more information:  contact Donald Van Pelt, Jr. at 561-297-5346 or [email protected].

Heartbreak Hotel
What: Multicultural Programming and Black Student Union are hosting an event of spoken word, poetry and song.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7-10 p.m.


Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State, is coming to speak about “economy and security in the 21st century” on Feb. 15. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kaye Auditorium on the Boca campus. It’s free for students.

Police Blotter:

Stinky Situation
Jan.12, 2012 at 10:58 p.m.
Location: Dumpster by the Memory and Wellness Center

Police stopped a red KIA leaving a dumpster area after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. When the officer pulled the car over, and had the driver roll down the window, a cloud of marijuana smoke came out. In plain view there was a glass pipe, and a grinder in the glove box. In the car, three resident students admitted to smoking marijuana by the dumpster, and they were all arrested.

***All information is taken directly from the police reports provided by FAUPD. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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