During these trying times, it is more important than ever to stay connected to your fellow owls and making time for things you enjoy. To help our owl family remain engaged, we have compiled an archive full of useful resources to keep you busy. If you want a distraction from daily life or expand your knowledge, from Spotify playlists to career resources, we’ve got your back. Find what’s best for your quarantine schedule.
These days, podcasts are becoming more and more popular as people turn to them for entertainment purposes. Several of FAU’s colleges and other organizations have put out podcasts, and we are more than eager to share them with other owls. Find which one is best for you below:
Morning Yoga with Sammi Treglown ’10
Join us for a refreshing yoga session that’s perfect for any beginner or intermediate! FAU alumna Sammi Treglown will lead you through a 45-minute revitalizing yoga class complimented by her very own curated playlist you can find on Spotify titled “A Whisper In The Dark” by Sammi Treglown. Be sure to turn the playlist on during this session!
Some great books by FAU Alumni and Faculty!
Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt
By Arthur C. Brooks
In Love Your Enemies, the New York Times bestselling author and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks shows that abuse and outrage are not the right formula for lasting success. Brooks blends cutting-edge behavioral research, ancient wisdom, and a decade of experience leading one of America’s top policy think tanks in a work that offers a better way to lead based on bridging divides and mending relationships.
Brooks’s prescriptions are unconventional. To bring America together, we shouldn’t try to agree more. There is no need for mushy moderation, because disagreement is the secret to excellence. Civility and tolerance shouldn’t be our goals, because they are hopelessly low standards. And our feelings toward our foes are irrelevant; what matters is how we choose to act.
The Trojan War Museum: and Other Stories
By Ayse Papatya Bucak
In Ayse Papatya Bucak’s dreamlike narratives, dead girls recount the effects of an earthquake and a chess-playing automaton falls in love. A student stops eating and no one knows whether her act is personal or political. A Turkish wrestler, a hero in the East, is seen as a brute in the West. The anguish of an Armenian refugee is “performed” at an American fund-raiser. An Ottoman ambassador in Paris amasses a tantalizing collection of erotic art. And in the masterful title story, the Greek god Apollo confronts his personal history and bewails his Homeric reputation as he tries to memorialize, and make sense of, generations of war.