FAU John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter Weekly e-Update
Friday, August 12, 2016
A Weekly Update for FAU Jupiter Faculty & Staff
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FAU Brain Institute to be Featured at BioFlorida Event On Campus
Florida's Neuroscience Nexus: Fueling Local Discoveries That Shape Our Understanding of the Brain: Aug 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI). 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
August New Student Events
Move-in: 8/16
ACI Orientation:8/16-8/17
Honors College Orientation: 8/16-8/21
Weeks of Welcome: 8/15-9/3
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FAU Brain Institute Leaders Attend “White Coats-4-Care” Richard Gordon
Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director of the FAU Brain Institute and professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of communications and community programming for the FAU Brain Institute, recently attended “White Coats-4-Care,” a special event to benefitting the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine’s incoming class. The event was designed to embrace Florida’s future physicians with a warm community welcome and to raise vital funds to equip these students with the tools they need to begin their medical education and launch their careers. The event raised $47,000 for the 68 incoming medical students. (Photo from left to right - Dr. Arthur Ross, dean of the College of Medicine, Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. and Randy Blakely, Ph.D.) Read More
Students Overcome the Odds to Reach Graduation Richard Gordon
Three College of Education Ph.D. candidates who took courses at the FAU Jupiter Campus were highlighted in President Kelly’s commencement address on August 19 for defying the odds and overcoming adversity.

Kristin Brittain is a multi-year graduate assistant on the Jupiter Campus. Brittain overcame many great obstacles including surgeries, a heart attack on her 25th birthday, and periods of immobility, to become one of the youngest students to graduate with a doctoral degree from the Adult and Community Education Program.

Wade Berstler was driving under the influence when he was in an accident that resulted in the loss of his left leg. At the age of 44, Berstler began his recovery from addiction, and he decided to go back to school. Berstler received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Adult and Community Education.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Joaquin Martinez is the first person in his family to graduate from college. In fact, he is the first person in his family to graduate from high school. Now Martinez is the first "doctor" in his family, as he has received his Ph.D. in higher education leadership.

Flagler Scholar Completes Internship in New Zealand Richard Gordon
Honors College sophomore and Flagler Scholar, Hannah Tarleton, recently completed her summer internship with Natureland Zoo in New Zealand. During her experience, she assisted with the planning and execution of the zoo’s grand opening for their new exhibit housing yellow crowned kakariki and kaka, which are native birds. She also cared for the new generation of Tuata, a reptile species that has recently faced near extinction. "The Flagler program has forced me out of my comfort zone to travel solo and I have also gained a great appreciation for nature,” said Tarleton. "It has given me the opportunity to explore amazing career possibilities." The Flagler program is made possible by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust for students who exhibit outstanding leadership, courage, integrity, and vigor, Flagler Scholars receive full-tuition coverage and enrichment programs.
Welcome New Faculty and Staff for Fall 2016 Richard Gordon
The FAU Jupiter community is steadily growing! A warm welcome to our newest “Owls” on campus, as we begin the fall 2016 semester…

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science:

  • Predrag Cudic, Ph.D., professor, chemistry & biochemistry
  • Ramanjaneyulu Rayala, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow
  • John Tauber, research assistant
  • Brandon Williams, lab technician
  • FAU Brain Institute:

  • Administration: Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director and professor; Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., research assistant professor, director of communications and community programming; Thomas Graziano, director, research programs/services; Jan Holmes, administration assistant
  • Research Associate Professors: Paul Gresch, PhD., Maureen Hahn, Ph.D., Hideki Iwamoto, Ph.D.
  • Post-Doctoral Faculty: Osama Refai, Ph.D., Matthew Robson, Ph.D., Adele Stewart, Ph.D.
  • Brain Institute Assistants: Gwynne Davis, Raajaram Gowrishankar, Catherine Nettesheim, Meagan Quinlan, Cassandra Retzlaff, Chelsea Snarrenberg
  • Research Technician: Matthew Gross
  • Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College:

  • Ellen Goldey, Ph.D., dean and professor
  • Gloria Melgarejo Granada, instructor of French and Spanish
  • College of Education

  • Susan Dennett, visiting assistant professor
  • John Hardman, instructor
  • College of Arts and Letters:

  • Byron McCane, professor of history
  • Student Affairs:

  • Kristin Skarie, director of campus life
  • Courtney Thompson, assistant director of housing and campus life
  • Academic Affairs:

  • Anna Holmes, administrative assistant
  • An updated campus contact list will be distributed via e-mail before the start of the fall semester.

    Jupiter Campus on the Move
    Randy Dean Blakely, Ph.D
    As you begin preparations for 2016-2017 events and programs, please note that the Dining Hall Annex is no longer available to reserve as meeting and/or event space. The Dining Services staff have converted the Annex to office space.

    The Dining Hall hours are also as follows:

    The Dining Hall will officially open for the 2016-2017 academic year for regular business hours on Friday, August 19:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • 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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