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The Rec Center adds inner tube water polo and handball to summer intramural offerings. •Page 13
An alumnus’s donation rings in a new tradition for FAU’s sports teams. •Page 12
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FAU’s attempts to ‘move student media forward’ get covered by … the media
When FAU fired the UP adviser on three days’ notice, administrators told us, “We are not leaving you with nothing.” Well, it’s now been more than a month, but the UP has next to nothing. FAU’s student media director now serves as our official interim adviser; however, investigation has revealed that she’s inflated her journalism background and downplayed her criminal Karla Bowsher Editor-in-Chief background. Since then, this story has been covered everywhere from the Palm Beach Post to the Huffington Post. But it’s not because the outside world cares about a random student newspaper at a fourth-tier school. This story has caught the attention of media outlets across the country because of how poorly FAU has handled the situation. Administrators have lied to the UP staff, refused to talk about journalism in the presence of a recorder, and threatened me with unconstitutional demands. They claim they want to “move student media forward,” but in the process, they seem to have taken a giant step backward. For those of you who may not have followed the news coverage, this timeline documents the curious events of the UP’s first month in operation without a qualified adviser. May 18: Student Media Director Marti Harvey fires Michael Koretzky, the UP’s adviser of 12 years. According to Koretzky, Harvey claimed that Senior VP of Student Affairs Charles Brown insisted that Koretzky get only three days’ notice and that Brown would not say why. May 21: Koretzky’s last official day. May 21, 2 p.m.: In lieu of the UP’s usual staff meeting, Harvey and her boss, Associate Dean of Students Terry Mena, field questions about and attempt to explain how Koretzky’s firing was part of FAU’s efforts to “move student media forward.” More than 60 current and former UP staff members as well as Student Government officials, among others, show up for the two-hour meeting. Harvey’s first words? “I don’t know how to express my thanks to [Koretzky] for doing what he’s done here at FAU with the UP.” Her first words when he offers to stay on as a volunteer adviser till his replacement is found? “I don’t know.”
May 25: I start my blog, Owl Management, to bring transparency to administration. May 25: Harvey e-mails me, wanting to meet to discuss FAU’s new assistant student media director position. She says I cannot record the conversation because it’s about a personnel matter. Attorney Frank LoMonte, director of the Student Press Law Center, calls her excuse “bogus.” May 27: I tell Harvey that I couldn’t find any bylines from the “almost four years” that she claims she worked for the Dallas Morning News. She shuts my journalistic inquiry down by telling me to go through their HR department to confirm her time there. May 28: Although FAU wouldn’t let him be a volunteer adviser, Harvey tells the Sun Sentinel that Koretzky may return to the UP newsroom as a volunteer adviser as long as I file paperwork for each meeting he speaks at. May 29: The Sun Sentinel runs a story on the front page of their local section. May 31: I declare on Owl Management that I’m not going to file anymore paperwork for Koretzky to visit the UP as a guest speaker. For one, I’d learned that none of my predecessors were required to file such paperwork despite hosting plenty of guest speakers over the years. For two, I felt that FAU was hiding behind paperwork rules. June 1: The Huffington Post weighs in on the Sun Sentinel’s May 29 story. June 2: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch weighs in on the Sun Sentinel’s May 29 story. June 3: Harvey tells me, on behalf of FAU lawyer Audra Lazarus, that I “may not meet with [Koretzky] off campus or on campus for the purpose of advising.” Harvey explains that FAU policy states that advisers must be employees and reminds me that I would be breaking policy if I continued to seek advice from the seasoned journalist.
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<<< Continued from the previous page June 4: I call Lazarus to make sure I understood her unconstitutional demand correctly. She refuses to comment and then some: “We’re not going to have any comments. I’m not going to have any comment on anything related to this issue. … Like I said, we won’t be commenting, nor does my office comment.” June 4: The Student Press Law Center posts a news flash. June 4: WLRN Miami Herald News runs a story. June 4: FAU posts the position for an assistant student media director. Although the UP’s part-time adviser made $25,000/year, this administrator will work twice as many hours for only $38,000 to $43,000/year. June 7: Conservative organization Young Americans for Freedom runs a press release that calls FAU lawyer Audra Lazarus a “university henchman.” June 8: The editorial board of the country’s largest student newspaper, the University of Florida’s Alligator, weighs in. While a student at UF, Koretzky served as editor-in-chief of the Alligator and was its first EIC to serve two consecutive terms. June 8: The national president of the Society of Professional Journalists sends a letter to FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. It’s her second day on the job. www.upressonline.com • University Press • June 24, 2010 • 4
June 9: I try again to speak to Harvey about her time at the Dallas Morning News. But instead of having a conversation about journalism with the head of one of the student media outlets she oversees, the student media director tells me I’d have to go through Media Relations and schedule a formal interview.
June 10: Senior VP of Student Affairs Charles Brown responds to the Society of Professional Journalists’ June 8 letter, mentioning a UP internship. It’s the first anyone at the UP has heard of the internship.
June 16: I blog for the last time about Harvey’s Dallas Morning News experience. After finally getting the truth out of her and getting ahold of their HR department, I report that Harvey was essentially no more than an intern there.
June 11: I interview Harvey. She answers all of my questions about her journalism and student media experience but says her criminal background “has no bearing on [her] job.”
June 17, 9:14 a.m.: Brown’s assistant e-mails me and then calls me. Brown needs to meet with me again at 10 a.m., she says. Working at my other job all day, I send a former editor-in-chief in my place to the seemingly urgent meeting. But as it turns out, all Brown wants is to claim Student Affairs doesn’t want to control content, and to inform student media leaders about the reorganization of student media — even though the student media director had already scheduled a meeting to address the subject.
June 11: I blog about Harvey’s criminal record. At the age of 36, she was arrested for possession of more than 100 joints’ worth of marijuana after telling the cops she had only “two joints” in her house, according to the police report. Narcotics officers also found “triple beam scales” and “paraphernalia” in her home, the report said. June 14: The Palm Beach Post runs a story on the front page of their local section. June 14: Although more than 1,500 miles away, the University of Vermont’s student media adviser weighs in: “This is the weirdest, saddest, most public Student Press vs. University saga I’ve seen in my advising career,” he says. June 15, 5:02 p.m.: Charles Brown’s assistant calls me to tell me he needs to see me first thing the next morning. “I just wanted to talk to you about all of this that’s been going on,” Brown himself claims by phone. June 16: I meet with Brown, who essentially apologizes without apologizing: “I just want to clarify this whole thing about advisers, you know, Michael being a volunteer adviser. I don’t mind him being a volunteer adviser. He can be a volunteer adviser, no problem. … I have no problem with that, and I need to clarify that.” When I attempt to ask a few related questions, he gives me at least 10 variations on “no comment,” forcing me to conclude that Student Affairs won’t discuss student affairs with students.
June 18: Seven business days after I first attempted to reach him, I interview Associate Dean of Students Terry Mena. Like Brown, he too refuses to answer questions, reinforcing my conclusion that Student Affairs won’t discuss student affairs with students. June 18: The editorial board of the Palm Beach Post weighs in, concluding that “to improve student media, the university needs to first improve its communication with students.” June 18: FAU’s posting for the position of the assistant student media director closes. This week, I have two big meetings: one on Monday with the student media director and my fellow student media leaders to discuss FAU’s reorganization plan, and one on Tuesday with the committee that will select the assistant student media director.
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Culture costs Ph.D. sues FAU and professor for copyright infringement
According to Campinha-Bacote’s Web site (www.transculturalcare.net), this tool is a written test that measures a person’s cultural competence by addressing the “five cultural constructs of desire, awareness, knowledge, skill and encounters.” According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), cultural competence in health care affects the relationship between doctors, nurses and patients. As the USDHHS Web site (www.hrsa.gov) puts it, “The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience, which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.” In addition to Campinha-Bacote’s lawyers, Weeks and Macon, LLP, the lawsuit requests that Campinha-Bacote’s son, Avonte’s, also serve as her lawyer. According to an e-mail from Avonte, “Dr. Campinha-Bacote declines to comment on the ongoing litigation at this point in time.” Lawyers assigned to the case from Weeks and Macon did not respond to voice mail. The lawsuit itself, however, breaks down what happened. On May 4, 2010, Dr. Sandra Gibson called
Gibson did not present any written permission to use the tool. On May 6, Gibson sent an e-mail to Campinha-Bacote admitting “unauthorized use of her tool.” Gibson refused to comment on the lawsuit. Campinha-Bacote wanted Gibson (and FAU) to do three things. First, pay her what it would have cost to use the material. Second, destroy any material she currently has. And third, request permission to use the tool in the future. According to Campinha-Bacote’s Web site, in order to buy the IAPCC-R, one has to first buy her book The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services: The Journey Continues for $30. Then, each written test costs
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$8. So, if Gibson had distributed the tool to, say, 100 people, she would have had to pay back $830. However, “defendants refused to comply with these requirements.” On a side note, in 2006, Campinha-Bacote had actually given permission to a different FAU professor, Dr. Rose Sherman, but “permission was only granted until 2008 and for a limited purpose only.” During a phone conversation with the UP on June 9, Sherman admitted she knew nothing of the week-old lawsuit. She refused to make any further comment. The lawsuit asks the court to do several things, among them: (1) the defendants be prohibited from using the tool in any manner, (2) the defendants give back all relevant material, (3) the defendants pay pre-judgment and post-judgment interest on the damages, and (4) that the court award the plaintiff all other justified relief. A hearing has not been set yet for the lawsuit. [Sources: www.transculturalcare.net, www.hrsa.gov, US District Court Southern District of Florida, Case No: 9-10: cv – 80671 – KAM]
Dr. Josepha Campinha-Bacote’s Web site describes her as a Christian, a flautist, and a humorologist, among other things.
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A nurse — who also calls herself a “humorologist” — is suing FAU because a professor used her work without permission, and she apparently doesn’t find it funny. On June 2, Josepha Campinha-Bacote, Ph.D., from Ohio, filed suit against Dr. Sandra Gibson, an assistant professor, and against FAU itself. Assistant Vice President and Press Secretary Kristine Gobbo said, “The university does not comment on potential litigation.” According to the lawsuit,
Campinha-Bacote and asked for help in cultural competence training.
Sandra Gibson Assistant Professor
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Saunders pauses to enjoy the sun at the Rec Center’s recently completed pool. “Oh, wow, this is great,” she said upon seeing the pool for the first time. “It’s like a resort pool.”
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University architect Tom Donaudy shows President Saunders a map of the Boca campus before she toured it on June 7.
Chris Guarneri (left), project manager for the new College of Engineering building, shows Saunders and Donaudy around the still-under-construction building on June 7.
Snapshots of history Photo by Michael Trimboli
President Mary Jane Saunders settles in
Karla Bowsher Editor-in-chief
President Saunders visited the Boca campus’s Student Union to get her Owl Card on June 10. After the five-minute process to get her school ID, she mingled with orientation leaders in the lobby.
On June 9, President Saunders attended her first formal meeting with the Board of Trustees, a 13-member council of FAU’s highest-ranking decision-makers. Saunders, the former provost at Cleveland State University in Ohio, emphasized the importance of research. “It strengthens every part of the institution,” she told the Board. “These kinds of activities on the parts of faculty and staff really help the students to have a high quality of education, and that’s our goal.”
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The new president’s first weeks at FAU have kept her busy. President Saunders’ schedule has been filled with on- and off-campus meetings. But, like a freshman, she’s also had to learn her way around the Boca campus and even get her photo taken for her Owl Card.
Photo by Michael Trimboli
President Saunders attended her second staff meeting on June 15. These meetings are attended by the vice presidents of various parts of the university, ranging from Charles Brown (far left), the senior vice president of Student Affairs, to Dennis Crudele (far right), the interim senior vice president of Financial Affairs.
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If you plan to attend this year’s tour, it is extremely important that you take the proper safety measures. As always, be mindful of what you wear to the event. Flip-flops are a big negative. You will either lose or break them. The same goes for sunglasses, wallets, phones, and even the shirt you are wearing. Due to the staggering amount of people attending the tour, you will most likely get stuck in a mosh pit at some point whether you want to or not. Be very mindful of your surroundings. Also, do not forget to drink tons of water, as it gets very hot on a mid-July afternoon.
St. Louis at 96-degree heat and 97-percent humidity.” Despite not having punk outweigh the other genres on the tour, this year’s tour brings a handful of big names in old-school punk to satisfy the older generation in the crowd. “It’s hard to find new punk bands, if you really think about it,” said Lyman. “We need some new bands. Bad Religion, NOFX [and] Rancid are 15, 20 years old. Name me a punk band that’s really broken out in the last five years.” It seems to be an inevitable fact that the Warped Tour evolves to accommodate the popular genres each year, whether that is pop punk or nu metal. This year, however, the fans can enjoy a few of the old guys and reminisce about the ‘90s skate punk days. “I’m definitely most excited to see Sum 41,” said Deanna Loafman, an FAU communication major. “I’ve been listening to them since way back in eighth grade.”
During the 2009 Warped Tour, Anti-Flag’s guitarist, “Chris #2,” crowd surfed during their set.
photo by Liz Dzuro
Of Mice & Men is a post-hardcore band from Costa Mesa, Calif., founded by former Attack Attack! frontman Austin Carlile, who recently quit Of Mice & Men as well. Known on the Internet for their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” this band released their debut album on March 9 of this year. You can catch Of Mice & Men performing on the Skullcandy Stage.
Of Mice & Men
The Pretty Reckless is a punk band from New York fronted by actress and model Taylor Momsen. Formed in 2009, their single “Make Me Wanna Die” was featured in the movie KickAss. Their first EP was just released on June 22. See The Pretty Reckless on the Alternative Press/Advent Clothing Stage.
The Pretty Reckless
Also hailing from San Diego, this pop punk band has yet to put out a full-length album. However, their EP Settle the Score received a lot of attention on their Myspace Music page. Last year they toured with techno screamo band Breathe Carolina, who played at the 2009 Warped Tour. You can see Fight Fair on the Skullcandy Stage.
A post-hardcore band from San Diego, Calif., their album Your World on Fire peaked at No. 193 on the Billboard 200. This year included the band touring with big nu metal bands I See Stars, Parkway Drive and A Day to Remember. In Fear and Faith makes their Warped Tour debut on the Skullcandy Stage.
In Fear and Faith
This pop punk band will be making a trip home on the tour, as they originated from West Palm Beach. Hey Monday’s debut album, Hold on Tight, was released in 2008. Coming off their stint on the AP Tour this year, the band will be making their first appearance at the Warped Tour on the Altec Lansing Stage.
new bands After the show, go to worth www. upressonline.com checking to see how it went. out Hey Monday
become a showcase for new bands and old crowd favorites alike. Created by Lyman, who is also credited with creating the Taste of Chaos and Mayhem tours, which feature metal and hardcore bands, the Warped Tour has become a staple of summer rock concerts. Back in the ‘90s, the Warped Tour was known for bringing in a huge skater crowd, and each venue would feature a skate park near the stages. The tour exclusively featured extreme sports, and skate punk music like NOFX, Bad Religion and The Bouncing Souls. However, the Warped Tour of the 21st century is lacking the caliber of punk bands it once had in the ‘90s. Even with the few that are featured, bands like Dropkick Murphys, Anti-Flag and The Bouncing Souls drop off the tour before they even reach West Palm Beach. “I wish I could bring those bands on the whole tour, but man, they’re old too,” said Lyman. “They aren’t going to do too well in
Sun 41 singer Deryck Whibley at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre on July 18, 2009. Sum 41 hasn’t been on the Warped Tour since 2003, when their song “Still Waiting” was their newest single. For fans, the wait is over. This will mark the band’s fourth appearance on the tour as they showcase music from their upcoming untitled new album. You can catch them on the Glamour Kills Clothing Stage.
It’s been seven years since Sum 41 has played the Vans Warped Tour. It’s been eight years since Face to Face has seen the Warped stage, and two years for Reel Big Fish. But all three bands have something in common: They’re old. And they’re not emo. Throughout the years, the Vans Warped Tour has been criticized by fans for changing their music lineup from punk and third-wave ska to mainstream pop and emo. “I think people will say, ‘Hey, there are no punk bands.’ And I’ll go, ‘Wait a second, what about bands like Alkaline Trio and Face to Face?’” said Warped Tour creator Kevin Lyman in an interview with punknews.org. “There are a lot of bands that are coming back to the tour that haven’t been there in a long time.” Since 1994, the Vans Warped Tour has
Mark Gibson Staff Reporter
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* After Midnight Project * Alesana * Alkaline Trio * AM Taxi * American Sixgun * Anarbor * Andrew W.K. * Artist Vs Poet * Attack Attack * Automatic Loveletter * Beachers Madhouse * Breathe Carolina * Breathe Electric * Bring Me The Horizon * The Cab * The Casualties * The Chase * Closure in Moscow * Conditions * Confide * The Dillinger Escape Plan * Dirty Little Rabbits * Disco Curtis * Emarosa * Emmure * Every Time I Die * Eyes Set To Kill * Face To Face * Fake Problems * Far From Finished * Fight Fair * Fit For Rivals * Flatfoot 56 * Four Year Strong * Gardening Not Architecture * Grind Time Now * Haste The Day * Hey Monday * His Name Was Iron * Hot Chelle Rae * I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business * Ice Nine Kills * In Fear and Faith * Ionia * iwrestledabearonce * Kelsey And The Chaos * Left Alone * Mayday Parade * Middle Finger Salute * Mike Posner * Natural High * NeverShoutNever * Of Mice and Men * Parkway Drive * Pennywise * Pierce The Veil * The Pretty Reckless * Reel Big Fish * The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band * Riverboat Gamblers * The Rocket Summer * Set Your Goals * The Sparring * Spinlight City * Streetlight Manifesto * Suicide Silence * Sum 41 * The Summer Set * Tip The Van * The Upwelling * VersaEmerge * We Are The In Crowd * We The Kings * Whitechapel * The Word Alive * You Me At Six
*Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach
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Old-school punk joins nu metal on the 2010 Warped Tour lineup
Return of the punks
Like a wet ninja FAU campus creates inconspicuous technology
Gideon Grudo Managing Editor
Australian researchers can now record the deep ocean without being spotted thanks to Medusa, a remote-operated underwater platform. Due to its special lighting, the Medusa does not scare away certain sea life that would otherwise swim away at the sight of regular lights. In March, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Photos courtesy of FAU www.upressonline.com • University Press • June 24, 2010 • 10
(left to right) Lee Frey, Andy Sherrell and Justin Marshall tested and developed the Medusa at FAU’s Fort Pierce campus.
Institute (HBOI), FAU’s marine campus in Fort Pierce, finished the development of the lander, which is essentially a robot that can be submerged up to 5,500 feet, or more than a mile. Different tools, like cameras or arms, can be attached to it and used to collect data. HBOI gave the two models it built to University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia, which funded the entire project. In August 2010, HBOI project manager Lee Frey will join UQ’s scientists and use
Medusa in the waters west of South America. Professor Justin Marshall, Ph.D., of UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), was a key player in developing Medusa alongside Frey. He said that some sea life might see Medusa’s lights in the same way humans see infrared lights, which is not at all. “We want to see them behaving in their natural context,” he said. “They behave a lot more normally if you don’t shine bright lights in their faces.” But at the same time, Medusa had to be able to attract sea life. Along with tuna heads, Frey and Marshall created other elements to lure animals to the lander. “A lot of animals in the deep sea generate light,” explained Frey. “We’ve designed some sensors to emulate that light as sort of optical attractant, like flashy lights to draw prey in rather than a stinky fish head.” Medusa took about a year to make, and its design, development and testing cost roughly $50,000. Now, according to Marshall, more Medusas can be built for much less, and UQ would like to buy more of them. “We can mass produce them for half that price,” he said. “It depends a little bit on the funding, but it would be nice to have 10 of these.” Medusa will help scientists see the sea in its natural habitat without obtrusive lights, but it still leaves a question mark as to what the lander will accomplish. “This is not a hypothesis-driven device,” said Frey. “This is an exploratory device.” So far, Marshall and his team have taken Medusa out for a testing spin between May 12 and 22. The lander got down to almost 5,000 feet. “The most memorable bit was seeing the first big shark coming,” said Marshall of the captured footage. “It’s great to see the animals come in and be quite happy to cruise past and take the bait and not get scared by [Medusa].” Looking ahead, both Marshall and Frey want to use Medusa for educational purposes. “I’m hoping that we’re going to have some good data of underwater life we haven’t seen before,” said Frey. “I hope we can convince people to understand what we have before we destroy it.”
Meet Medusa Underwater lander allows its users to modify it according to their needs
Synthetic foam floatation module: Ultrahard foam holds buoyancy at depths that would crush and flood typical foam.
It doesn’t end with Medusa
Modular frame: Like a Lego set, the frame can be changed to alter the configuration of the lander. Other sensors, batteries, cameras and arms can be attached to it.
HBOI has a summer internship that allows students to get real experience with projects similar to the one that developed Medusa. HBOI project manager Lee Frey said, “interns are not treated like most other interns are treated. “We architect a project for them to do; we don’t have our interns just digging ditches or getting coffee,” said Frey. “They can get some real handson work experience with real oceanographic hardware.”
Medusa’s ball feet keep it from getting stuck in the mud and allow it to land on an uneven surface.
For more information on the summer internship at Harbor Branch, email education@hboi. fau.edu.
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LED light arrays: Lights that can simulate different environments. For example, far-red lighting doesn’t disturb deep-sea creatures, blue-green lighting simulates natural lighting, and white lighting emulates downwelling sunlight.
Crash, bang, bell Feature
Alumnus donation builds tradition Photo and words by Michael Trimboli Staff Photographer
Athletes will ring FAU’s new Taylor Victory Bell, which is almost 2 feet tall, after games.
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International University, he felt that the university FAU received the bell a month later than expected. The newest FAU tradition arrived last month The UP inquired as to the nature of the needed something more. after being delayed by U.S. Customs. inspections, but U.S. Immigration and “I decided that we need something The Taylor Victory Bell is 50 pounds of solid Customs Enforcement never responded. special to crown our victories,” said brass that was forged in India. Its purpose is to After the bell finally arrived, Taylor Burdman. unify the FAU community and build more support realized that it needed a support frame. He then tossed the idea around, and for its athletic teams. He got his inspiration from the Liberty Taylor immediately got involved. “I think it will help enhance the growing body Bell postage stamp. After drawing up “I looked at training bells, of tradition,” said Paul Metcalf, the a design, he constructed a frame with thousands of bells,” said Taylor. assistant director of alumni relations. neighbor Bob Weherald, who is also a “I found the biggest damn bell I “It’s symbolic of the energy and member of FAU’s Owl Club. could buy.” enthusiasm of student alumni and of the Michael Burdman Alumni Relations After five coats of shellac and stain, The bell cost $900 without Athletics Department.” Graduate Assistant Crash put the Taylor Victory Bell in the shipping or labor charges, said The bell will be brought to various back of a pick-up truck and personally Taylor. After being finished, it sporting events starting this fall, delivered it to the Boca campus. was put on a cargo ship and sent according to Michael Burdman, an across the Atlantic. But once it alumni relations graduate assistant. reached American soil, it was After each game, coaches will pick a Paul Metcalf If you want to see the Taylor player to ring it. Assistant Director of stopped by U.S. Immigration and Victory Bell for yourself, visit the Alumni Relations Customs Enforcement. Alumnus Robert “Crash” Taylor, second floor of the Marleen & The company he bought the bell from who donated the bell, hopes that it will bring in Harold Forkas Alumni Center, had it shipped to a port they had never students, faculty and staff who didn’t previously located east of the Recreation attend sporting events. It was named after him, but used before, according to Taylor. As a Center on the Boca campus. The result, it was inspected four different Robert “Crash” Taylor it was Burdman’s idea. building’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Burdman explained that after an “exciting” times, including by the Department of Alumnus Monday through Friday. home basketball game against FAU rival Florida Homeland Security. Because of the delays,
Sports Until this summer, intramural five-on-five basketball was all that FAU has offered.
FAU is tripling its intramural sports schedule in July
“Inner tube takes out the element of having to tread water, and it puts everyone on a level playing field because you have to stay in your inner tube,” said Quinlan. “You can’t really look athletic, and you can’t look cool playing this game, but it’s really fun.” The game will be played in the lap lane side of the Rec Center pool with regular water polo goals and teams of four — three players and a goalie. Intramural team handball is a sort of combination of Ultimate Frisbee and soccer played on a basketball court. The game is played with a size 3 soccer ball, and looks like Ultimate Frisbee because players can’t run with the ball once they catch it. Teams will have six members — five players and a goalie. Overall, FAU hopes to give students a relaxed
FAU will introduce inner tube water polo to the summer B schedule.
summer atmosphere where they can get involved and have some fun at the same time. “Summer’s kind of laid-back,” said Quinlan. “It’s a little more relaxed.”
Save the date! Bookmark these dates for summer B intramural participation: Entries open: Monday, June 28 Entries close: Friday, July 2 Play begins: Tuesday, July 6 To sign up for intramural sports or for more information, visit www.fau.edu/campusrec.
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If you’re an FAU student interested in intramurals, you might be happy to know FAU is offering more summer sports than ever before. In addition to the traditional summer sport of five-on-five basketball, FAU is adding inner tube water polo and team handball to the roster. For the summer A session, the only intramural sport offered was five-on-five basketball, but Kate Quinlan, coordinator for sports and competition, wants to give students more chances to get involved in summer B. “Fall and spring are definitely our busiest times for intramurals, the summer the past few years have been pretty quiet,” said Quinlan. “Once we opened the [Recreation and Fitness Building] last summer was the first time we ever offered any [summer intramural sports] at all.” While summer sports are generally more relaxed than intramural sports during the school year, the competition can definitely heat up. “Basketball is super competitive. The football team always enters in at least two basketball teams in the summer,” said Quinlan. Offering fewer sports in the summer allows both players and officials alike to focus more on a particular sport. “It’s been nice going from the fall and spring where we do have multiple sports, and just concentrating more on [basketball], because then our officials also get the chance to really dial into basketball and really focus,” said Ben Sheu, graduate assistant of intramural sports. Still, there’s room for everyone in the world of intramural summer sports. “There’s a huge disparity between talent,” said Quinlan. “There’s people who played sports in high school, or played at other schools, or played for FAU and are no longer on the team for whatever reason. They obviously take it very seriously and those teams are very competitive. And then we have other teams that are just out here to have fun; they don’t really care what happens.” No matter what sport players might have played in high school, chances are they haven’t seen the two new sport adaptations being introduced. Inner tube water polo is played like regular water polo with one exception: All the players are wearing an inner tube.
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Random listing of the week … Escape into A Midsummer Night’s Dream Enter the comedic world of Shakespeare through a magical forest during the Studio One performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Friday, June 25. Follow Lysander, who’s in love with Hermia, who’s being followed by Demetrius, who’s being followed by Hermia’s best friend, Helena! Enter the ancient forest at 8 p.m. and suffer in the comedic confusion created by the fairy royals and the mischievous hobgoblin, Puck. For tickets or more information, visit www.fauevents.com.
Halloween City in search of managers If you’re looking for a job that allows you a flexible schedule or is hiring for a season, then apply to Halloween City. Be in charge of fun and exciting costume sales! Love dressing up for Halloween? Then apply and enjoy the hefty employee discount on costumes and other merchandise! To apply, visit www.snagajob.com. Kool kash at Kohl’s If you have a flexible schedule, have good verbal skills and are energetic, then Kohl’s wants to hire you. Experience is preferred but not necessary. Part- and full-time positions are available. To apply or for more info, visit www.snagajob.com. Can the kid at heart come out to play? 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/. www. .net
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Artist? If you draw original works, the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future contest wants your submission for a chance to win $500 and be eligible to win the grand prize along with $5,000. If you qualify to compete for the grand prize, you will be assigned a short story to read and illustrate a cover for. The deadline is June 30. For more info and contest guidelines, visit www. writersofthefuture.com.
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Score a sexy, hot beach bod Looking for someone to run with, or wanna find a way to burn off some extra holiday pounds? Join the FAU Runner’s Club! It’s your chance to meet new people and burn off some serious calories Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Track and Field Complex on the Boca campus. For more info, e-mail Kyoto at kjohns81@ fau.edu.
Fun in da sun! Been living in Florida for years yet never gone on any water outings aside from sunbathing or swimming in a pool? Well, stop it, just stop it! The sunshine and its scorching temperature have returned, so toss that sweater aside, put on your best bathing suit and sign up for parasailing, snorkeling or a cruise at the Palm Beach Activity Center in Riviera Beach. The price ranges from $20 to $60, so it won’t empty out your bank account. Enjoy what the Sunshine State has to offer with friends or family. For more info, visit events.pbpulse.com or www. visitpalmbeach.com.
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Become an international friend Want to literally make friends from around the globe? You’ll undoubtedly hit it off with the international student with whom you’ll soon be socializing, hanging out and simply having fun. Become the bridge between worlds and make a new friend in the process. Apply to the International Friend Program by Aug. 9. For more info on the application process, contact Dr. Mihaela Metianu at mmetianu@fau. edu.
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work it on the dance floor to some great salsa, merengue, reggaeton and bachata beats mixed by DJ Elliott Crespo! For only $10, you can dazzle onlookers with your dance skills when you let the music take control on Fridays, starting at 8 p.m. in Boca’s Pavilion Grille. For more info, visit www.paviliongrille.com or add them on Facebook.
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