Brazilian Carnivale Party to Benefit Student Scholarships

Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has announced its first annual Culture, Arts and Society Today Party as a fundraiser for student scholarships. The event will have a Brazilian Carnivale theme with exciting live entertainment and dinner by the bite. It will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Loft at Congress at 530 NW 77th Street in Boca Raton. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at fauf.fau.edu/2020cast or by contacting Suzy Livingston at slivingston@fau.edu or 561-297-2584.

Entertainment will be provided by Brazilian Beat, a dance group dedicated to showcasing the beat of Carnaval of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, along with the College’s own award-winning theatre, music and dance faculty and students.

“The faculty in FAU’s School of the Arts are world-renowned for their performances and visual arts creations, and this attracts top caliber students,” said Marta Batmasian, chair of the Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Letters. “We are very lucky to have these incredibly talented students and faculty members who provide our community with outstanding exhibitions, concerts, and theatre and dance performances.”  

In addition to the School of the Arts, FAU’s College of Arts and Letters houses 16 academic programs which offer 22 bachelor's degrees, 21 minors, 12 certificate programs and 20 graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, with more than 4000 majors and 400 graduate students enrolled. The College’s School of the Arts includes departments of music, visual arts, and theatre and dance; the humanities area includes the departments of English; History; Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Literature; Philosophy; and the School of Communication & Multimedia Studies; and the Social Sciences area includes the departments of Anthropology, Political Science and Sociology. The College also houses centers for Peace, Justice and Human Rights; Body, Mind & Culture; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Data Science in Society; Global Studies; Jewish Studies; and the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz.

 “Through the generosity of donors, we are able to support students who may otherwise not be able to attend college, including some that are the first in their families to go to college,” said Michael Horswell, dean of FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. “By supporting this event, our donors will be changing people’s lives.”

For more information about FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, visit fau.edu/artsandletters.

Thursday, February 20 to 10:00pm

The Loft at Congress

Event Type

Celebrations and festivals





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