Is Boca Raton Growing Into a College Town?

Boca Raton is experiencing a rapid growth in its student population residents attending FAU, Lynn University, Palm Beach State College and several private colleges.  In the past decade, FAU’s student enrollment has increased almost 25 percent from 23, 819 to 29, 400 this year. The university has new housing plans to add over 1,200 beds in the first phase of Innovation Village Apartments this fall and more than 1,800 additional beds are expected in the next few years. Lynn University has construction plans to add four classroom buildings, six additional residence halls, a student union and a chapel to accommodate up to 3,000 students in the future.   For more information on Boca Raton’s residents’ reaction to the student population growth, see http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/schools/boca-raton-quickly-growing-into-role-as-college-1968961.html

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S. Florida’s Schools of Education Thriving Despite the Market

Although there is a lack of teaching jobs in S. Florida at this time, schools of education indicate that their student population continues to grow. This growth is recognized in spite of the fact that 1,400 teachers were laid of by Broward County Public Schools last summer.  While there is difficulty in obtaining a teaching position in S. Florida at this time, potential teachers are optimistic that there will be a turn around in the hiring policies in the future.

For more information see http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/30/2338182/schools-of-education-thriving.html

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Miami Hurricanes Linebacker Collapses at Practice

University of Miami linebacker, Jason Futch, collapsed at practice today. Often such incidents on the practice field do not end well. However, from news reports Jason seems to be recuperating, and he is wished a speedy recovery.

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Miami Dade College Plannning A Casino and Gaming Institute

Miami Dade College’s School of Continuing Education displays the announcement “Coming Soon” Casino & Gaming Institute. Two months after the announcement that the Miami Herald Building was sold and will be reconstructed to house a Las Vegas style casino, President Eduardo Padron has met executives of the Genting Group to discuss the creation of training programs.

Colin Au of  the Genting Group; Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron; and KT Lim, chairman of the Genting Group, have met to discuss the creation of training programs.

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FIU Adds Two Commencement Ceremonies

 

FIU will respond to the students’ need to accommodate their family and friends by holding two evening commencement ceremonies on December 12 and 13.  Students will now be able to obtain more guest tickets.

For information on the cermony schedule, see http://news.fiu.edu/2011/11/fiu-adds-two-commencement-ceremonies-to-accommodate-students-guests/33151

 

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Miami Book Fair International – November 13 – 20

Are you attending the Book Fair this week? Let’s hear about your experiences at the events?

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Barry University Founders’ Week 2011

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