The Sister Run 5K raises awareness for Ovarian Cancer and the C.A.R.E Foundation

The 17th Annual Sister Run is on September 5th at Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. The C.A.R.E. foundation is a non-profit organization that is focused on helping women and families in Brevard county. This organization works in collaboration with local practitioners to help women and families receive the services and support necessary. To register go to or
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The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology opens Light and Shadow: Contemporary Fiber Art by Hye Shin on Saturday, Sept. 19. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 12 at the Funk Center on the university’s Melbourne campus.

Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum presents finger-style guitarist Chuck Van Riper from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the museum’s Harris Community Auditorium.

Admission is free. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase.

The Jazz Friday performance is normally held in Foosaner Art Museum but temporarily changed venues as the museum is closed for the installation of a new exhibition.

Jazz Fridays are held the first Friday of each month during the Eau Gallie Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk.

National Drive Electric Week 2015

National Drive Electric Week, September 12-20, 2015, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

 Doppler on Wheels Open House

When: Wed Sept 9 

Time: 8-12 noon

Where: Olin Physical Science High Bay (across from FIT Panther Dining in the Olin Engineering parking lot).

The DOW radar will be open to the campus and general community. An onsite technician will be there to answer your questions.  More info

The development of mobile radar: Doppler on Wheels

J.S. Bach's Two-part Inventions demonstrate some of the simplest, most elegant counterpoint ever written.

These miniatures -- most take about a minute -- were intended to introduce his music students to two-voice playing, yet they have fascinated both students and listeners for  three hundred years. Are they music or are they mathematics. Listen to the fifteen of them this Thursday night and see what you think.

Florida Tech Faculty Profile

Dr. Robert Weaver, Assistant Professor of Ocean Engineering, Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, stopped by the WFIT studios to participate in a Florida Tech Faculty and Staff Profile.  Dr. Weaver discusses the array of courses offered in Ocean Engineering.  He also elaborates on a natural reef project, undertaken by one of his graduate students, to provide a habitat for fish and coral.

The National Kidney Foundation's 30th Annual Rich Salick Pro Am Surf Festival will hit the beach Labor Day weekend for four days of non-stop surfing competition and FUN! The Rick Salick Pro/Am is hailed as the largest charity surfing event in the country. There are activities abound for surfing enthusiasts as well as the occasional beach go-er, from a Big Island Dinner and surfing clinics to live concerts. Admission is free for the general public!

Are you interested in teaching guests and students about the East Central Florida environment and Enchanted Forest Sanctuary? The Environmentally Endangered Lands staff will be hosting two Guide Training classes—the first for Sanctuary Guides, and the second for Study Trip Guides.
On Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. – noon, training focuses on giving a general hike to guests of the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. This will include basic animal and plant ID, safety, interpretive tips, and more.
On Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m.

The first major U.S. exhibition of American-born artist Evan Roth’s, multi-faceted and interactive installations, custom software, prints, sculptures and websites will come to Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum from Sept. 12 through Nov. 8.

Florida Institute of Technology today held a signing ceremony formalizing the establishment of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at the university. Opening this fall and led by legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the Institute will promote the settlement of Mars through research.


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