FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, August 19, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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Canvas is here
FAU is changing its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas. A pilot of approximately 60 courses with an enrollment of 2500 students will begin using Canvas in the Fall. Instructors can start migrating and developing their courses for the Spring 2017 semester now. Learn More.
Summer Academy: A training opportunity for teachers and other professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Aug 25 & 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the FAU Lifelong Learning Society Complex. Learn More
TIAA Sessions
Get your investment questions answered. Aug 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. SR224. Schedule a session contact
Aug 26 is the next pick up for document shredding. Please place documents in the bin in the SR building by the 25.
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Honors College Welcomes New Students Richard Gordon
This week the Honors College welcomed 143 new students and the college residence halls are at a full capacity. The large class comes with prestigious academic achievements, with average ACT scores of 26-30, SAT scores of 1720 – 1930 and GPAs 4.16 – 4.78, and two National Merit Finalists. Every student admitted to the Wilkes Honors College is guaranteed a merit-based scholarship and this class is no exception with nearly $500,000 awarded.
ACI Welcomes Second Incoming Class Richard Gordon
The FAU Academy for Community Inclusion welcomed its second "incoming" on Tuesday. The class consists of 15 newly admitted students which is a 67% increase compared to their inaugural Spring 2016 class. ACI offered orientations that included both students and parents covering a variety of topics including information on the college experience, campus life, life planning and social security benefits. ACI is a college program for high school graduates who have been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn More.
Brain Institute Executive Director Speaks at BioFlorida Event Richard Gordon
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the FAU Brain Institute and professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, recently presented at BioFlorida’s event “Florida's Neuroscience Nexus: Fueling Local Discoveries That Shape Our Understanding of the Brain”. Blakely’s presentation introduced the FAU Brain Institute and his vision going forward to the guests. The event was held at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and attended by life science leaders from around the region.
Honors College Alumnae’s Foundation Touted in Miami Herald Richard Gordon
Cristina Rodriguez ’15 and Lauren Koff ’15 founded Mind&Melody, Inc., a non-profit organization that implements music programs for individuals with neurological impairments. The organization was recently profiled in the Miami Herald for its growth, to more than 150 volunteers and programs in six wellness centers throughout Florida. “If we can just make people’s lives easier, or bring some joy through that entire process, it’s worth it,” said Rodriguez. Read more.
Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter presently enrolls more than 1,500 students and offers a broad range of upper-division and graduate courses. The campus houses the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and the nation’s largest Lifelong Learning Society. Both the FAU Brain Institute and the FAU Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology call the MacArthur campus home, providing cutting edge research infrastructure and educational programs that link to other FAU campuses. The Jupiter Life Science Initiative serves to unite scientists and students in campus research and training activities, and helps sustain FAU’s close affiliations with Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute, which are also located on the campus.
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