UP News Briefs for the week of March 20

UP Staff

FAU’s Department of Music is hosting a concert called “The Demonic and the Divine,” with a world famous piano duo, Duo Turgeon. The husband-and-wife team has won awards and performed around the world, including the Czech Republic and Amsterdam. They had their own PBS special, called Two Pianos –– One Passion. The concert with the Department of Music will be on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre on the Boca campus. It’s free and open to the public.

On March 19, FAU football began its spring practice schedule. Practices are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. Scrimmages will be held March 31 and April 7 at a time to be announced. A spring game is set for April 14, with the time to be determined. Meanwhile, FAU baseball is dealing with a mounting list of injuries. Outfielder Alex Hudak, who leads the Owls with four home runs, and second baseman Robert Buckley are expected to miss at least a month. Hudak is out with a right ankle fracture, and Buckley has a torn meniscus.

For the past week, Multicultural Affairs, the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters programs, Office of Pre-College Programs, and Student Affairs have been putting on events for Women’s History Month to honor women’s accomplishments throughout the years. There are 14 events planned for the rest of the month including self defense classes and discussions on whether or not women should get plastic surgery.

Lecture ‘Mindful Mediation’
What: Benadette Lange, Ph.D. from the College of Nursing will talk about post-traumatic stress disorder and addictive behaviors among women.
When: Thursday, March 22 12 p.m.
Where: Arts and Humanities Building, AH 205
For more information contact Donna Bryan (561) 297-3865

Author’s Panel
What: Three authors will discuss their books on plastic surgery, women’s lifestyles and challenges young women face. Lana Thompson will be talking about her book, Plastic Surgery, and discussing whether or not women should get plastic surgery. Gerard Schainuck will talk about his book, Gerard’s Opus 22: The Joys of Health, Fitness and Youth Yours, in 22 Days, which uses successful people as examples to help improve women’s lifestyle choices. Mara Schainuck will discuss her book The Stockbrocker, which is a story about a young woman overcoming challenges in a man’s world.
When: Friday, March 23 3 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Building, PA 101
For more information call Donna Bryan 561-297-3865

What: Sheila Kay Adams is an American storyteller and banjo player from North Carolina. She upholds her family’s tradition of passing down the 200-year-old English, Scottish and Irish ballads her ancestors brought overseas in the 1700s.  Adams will discuss her life and tell stories about her childhood.
When: Tuesday, March 27 11 a.m.
Where: Building 52, Conference Room AH 205
For more information call Donna Bryan 561-297-3865

Film and Discussion Hadewijch
What: Hadewijch is a French film by Bruno Dumont about a young, religious woman and her dangerous experiences. After the movie, there will be an audience discussion.
When: Wednesday, March 28 5:30 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Building, PA 101
For more information call Carla Calarge Ph.D. 561-297-2533

WSGSA Annual Symposium
What:  Breanne Fahs, Ph.D., from Arizona State University, author of Performing Sex will be at the Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association’s annual symposium. The theme is “Performing Sex, Gender & Sexuality: Multidisciplinary Studies.”
When: Friday, March 30 9:30 a.m.
Where: Majestic Palm #A, Student Union
For more information call Megan Tomei 561-297-3865

Women’s Appreciation Day
What: Broward Program Board and AVEDA invite FAU students for a relaxing day of pampering and refreshments before final exams.
When: Wednesday, March 21 12:30 p.m.
Where: Student Union, Room 105, 3200 College Ave. (Davie campus)
For more information call FAU Student Involvement and Leadership 954-236-1219

LUNAFEST Film Festival
What: Part of a 150 city festival, LUNAFEST will show nine award winning short films made by and for women. Tickets are $10 and 85 percent of sales goes to a scholarship fund for female honors college students.
When: Thursday, March 22 6 p.m.
Where: MacArthur Campus Life Long Learning Complex
For more information call FAU Lifelong Learning Society Jupiter 561-799-8667

Self Defense Class
What: Vietnamese martial artist Cuong Nhu will show self defense techniques from Shotokan Karate-do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Vovinam, Aikido, Judo, Boxing and Tai Chi Chuan. Pre-registration is required so contact Jupiter Campus recreation at [email protected] to book a spot.
When: Friday, March 23 3 p.m.
Where: SR 108, MacArthur campus
For more information contact Devin Sieck at [email protected].

Women’s History Month Trivia Extravaganza
What: A timed trivia game about women hosted by Diversity Student Services.
When: Wednesday, March 28 11:30 a.m.
Where: Dining Hall
For more information contact Farley Leiriao at [email protected].

Film and Discussion ‘XXY’
What: A film screening of the award-winning movie about a 15-year-old intersex person and the challenges she faces throughout her life. FAU professors and local experts will hold a discussion after the movie.
When: Tuesday, March 27 7 p.m.
Where: AD 119
For more information contact Sarah Sax at [email protected] or Megan Allore at [email protected].

HIV Rapid and STD Testing
What: Free HIV Rapid and STD tests will be available in the Health Services Center along with giveaways and brochures on STDs.
When: Thursday, March 29 12 p.m.
Where: Health Services, SR 106
For more information contact Farley Leiriao at [email protected].

Poetry and Literature Open Circle
What: Discussion on literature and art with a potluck dinner, where guests can bring their own favorite food or drink to share with others.
When: Thursday, March 29 5 p.m.
Where: SR Burrow Patio
For more information contact Elizabeth Johnson at [email protected], Britni Hiatt at [email protected] or Hina Shaikh at [email protected].

Gender Bender Dance
What: FAU students will switch gender roles in how they look and act during a dance sponsored by Council of Student Organizations, SPRECTRUM and The Owlettes & Co. Dance Team.
When: Thursday, March 29 8 p.m.
Where: SR Burrow
For more information contact Megan Allore at [email protected].

Treasure Coast
Women’s History Month Trivia Bowl
What: A timed trivia game about women hosted by Diversity Student Services.
When: Wednesday, March 20 3:30 p.m.
Where: MP 118, Student Lounge 500 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie
For more information contact Farley Leiriao at [email protected].

Film Miss Representation
What: Miss Representation is a documentary that shows the problems in the media’s view of women through interviews of teenage girls and women like Condoleezza Rice and Nancy Pelosi.
When: Thursday, March 29 4 p.m.
Where: MP 101 500 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie
For more information: contact Farley Leiriao at [email protected].

Police Blotter:

February 29, 2012
Location: University Village Apartments (UVA)

Police were called on the scene after two roommates fought and a kitchen knife was brought out. According to the police report, roommate A was on the phone with her mother while roommate B came in her room with friends. Roommate B got into roommate A’s face, took her phone, threw it and they started fighting. Friends separated the two, but then roommate B went to the kitchen and grabbed a kitchen knife with a 4-inch blade, screaming: “I’m going to kill you!” The friends were able to intervene again and remove the knife. Roommate B was arrested for aggravated assault, simple battery and was kicked out of housing.

March 3, 2012
Location: Building 8, Student Services

An Assistant Dean of Students called police after a student became hostile when she told him she couldn’t remove the hold on his account. The student wanted to withdraw from a class, but couldn’t because he hasn’t completed his community service and alcohol class sanctions he was given in November. According to reports he was yelling: “YOU DON’T CARE IF I GET A FUCKING ‘F’ IN THIS CLASS”, “THIS ISN’T FAIR”, “I JUST NEED TO WITHDRAW FROM THIS CLASS”. When the Dean tried to leave her office, the student got in her way and blocked the door. She was able to open it, but he kept yelling at her. The student was given a “Notice of Interim Suspension” that went into effect March 5, 2012.