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Jeb Bush not doing anything to dampen speculation about 2016 presidential run

By By Anthony Man As if the frenzy of speculation about Jeb Bush’s 2016 plans isn’t hot enough, the fire gets more fuel this week as he gets top billing at an exclusive Las Vegas cattle call for potential presidential candidates . …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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Education

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Broward Walk to Cure Diabetes, April 5

By wlchrist Join us on Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 a.m. at the NSU Quad for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Broward Walk to Cure Diabetes! Form a team, join a team, donate, volunteer and/or walk with us. The walk will consist of music, entertainment, bounce houses for the kids, celebrity appearances and complimentary food. Bring out your family, friends, and colleagues and get ready for a fun-filled morning. Funds raised will support Type 1 Diabetes research. For more information about the walk contact Ashley Reed, areed@jdrf.org, 954-903-9456. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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The Steven Seagal Band Plays Hard Rock Live

The Steven Seagal Band plays the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood on Monday, June 16th. You may know him as an action movie star, but Seagal also plays guitar and sings with his own band! The concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or more information click here. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

NSU Students to Perform in Simultaneous National Water Dance Project

By wlchrist Come show your support for NSU students and faculty members as they take part in a nationwide, collaborative dance performance to raise awareness about water preservation. Artists from across the country will perform simultaneously at various water sites, with the event also streaming live on the Internet. National Water Dance | Performance Series Saturday, Apr. 12 4:00 p.m. Davie Town Hall (Canal) | 6591 Orange Dr., Davie FL 33314 Having evolved from the Florida Waterways Dance Project, performed in 2011 at NSU and across the state, National Water Dance uses creative expression through dance to help shine a light on important environmental issues. Dancers from more than 30 states will participate in this year’s performance. Students from Broward College will also join NSU dancers in Davie. National Water Dance is free and open to the public. Note: This is an outdoor event that will commence rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to sit on during the performance. For more information, contact Elana Lanczi, M.F.A., associate professor at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Can’t make the performance in person? Watch a live stream on the National Water Dance Web site, or check out an excerpt at …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Annual Student Exhibition Showcases Sharks’ Artistic Side— Starts Apr. 1

By wlchrist There is talent in all forms across the Nova Southeastern University campus. Now’s your chance to view the artistic side of NSU students, with an annual juried visual art exhibition hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Performing and Visual Arts. Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition | Exhibition SeriesApr. 1–28Opening Reception: Tuesday, Apr. 1 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. (Award Announcements at 6:15 p.m.) Gallery 217 | Don Taft University Center The exhibition features works created by NSU students who have completed undergraduate art and design courses within the past year. Gallery visitors can view works of various media, such as sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, typography, graphic design, digital illustration, and more. Serving as this year’s juror is Anthony Lauro, deputy director of curatorial and education programs at NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. Juror’s Awards, Faculty Awards, and a Dean’s Choice Award will be presented during the opening reception on Tuesday, Apr. 1. All are welcome to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served. Admission to the Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition is free. Tickets are not required. For more information and gallery hours, call (954) 262-7620. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Student’s Paper Helps Endangered Florida Key Deer

By fhenders Yanae Barroso, a fourth year evening law student at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, wrote her Animal Law Legislation Seminar paper on the highly endangered Key Deer. Barroso is a Florida Keys native and is passionate about helping these animals. When her article was published in the Florida Bar Animal Law Committee’s Newsletter, Congressman Joe Garcia (whose district includes the Keys) read it and contacted her with an offer to assist in publicizing her ideas. He helped her find people who were able to take her design and make her posters a reality. After more than a year of work, her life-saving message was posted last week on several billboards in various locations on U.S. 1, the major highway that runs through the Keys. In addition to these signs and her piece in the newsletter, Barroso’s research has raised awareness about the problems facing the Key Deer through a story by Timothy O’Hara that appeared in the Citizen (the only daily newspaper in the Keys) as well as a recent press release from the Key Deer Refuge Center. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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It's the final countdown 'til the space launch with #FAU alum and astronaut, Ste...

By Florida Atlantic University It’s the final countdown ’til the space launch with #FAU alum and astronaut, Steve Swanson! Join us tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Free Speech Lawn on the Boca Raton campus for entertainment and a chance to win an exclusive “Making Waves in Space” t-shirt in celebration of tomorrow’s takeoff! …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Local News

Everglades National Park superintendent Dan Kimball retiring

Everglades National Park’s superintendent will be retiring this month after three decades in the National Park Service. Dan Kimball oversaw the construction of a one-mile bridge on the Tamiami Trail to help restore the natural flow of water through the Everglades. Under his leadership, the park also has worked with rock miners to build underground barriers to hold more water in the wetlands. He also has worked with fishermen to establish protections for sea grass. Kimball also has worked to eradicate exotic plants and animals such as the Burmese python from the park. Environmentalists say Kimball was easy to work with and saw the big picture about Everglades restoration. The deputy director of the park service’s southeast region will serve as acting superintendent. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Religion

Irish abuse victim, Boston cardinal named to Vatican sex abuse panel

By Eric J. Lyman VATICAN CITY (RNS) The high-profile names on the sexual abuse commission give some indication of the importance Pope Francis has given to the panel. The post Irish abuse victim, Boston cardinal named to Vatican sex abuse panel appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Adrian Trench smuggled drugs on cruise ship, feds say

A 30-year-old man is accused of smuggling heroin and cocaine from the Bahamas to Florida on a cruise ship. Adrian Trench was arrested Thursday after arriving at the Port of Palm Beach from Freeport, Bahamas, on the Bahamas Celebration cruise line. According to a Homeland Security criminal complaint, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers tried to inspect Trench as he got off the ship Thursday morning. Officers asked for a form, which Trench said he forgot in his room on the ship. He ran toward the vessel, but authorities told him to stop and apprehended him. Officers said they found two packages wrapped around his calves. Trench admitted he was transporting drugs and had expected to be paid, the complaint alleged. He faces federal charges. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

Protect Your Family from Fire

By wlchrist Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention The Risk is Real The risk of injury and death from home fires is real. Consider that: In 2011, fire departments across the country responded to 384,000 home fires. These fires claimed the lives of 2,640 people and injured another 13,350. Approximately 4 out of 10 home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms. The main reason smoke alarms fail to operate during home fires is missing or disconnected batteries. Keep Your Home Fire Safe Your home should be a safe and comfortable place—and you can help keep it fire-safe by following these prevention tips. Cook with care. When you cook, never leave cooking food unattended on the stove. Keep anything that can catch on fire, like potholders and towels, away from the cooking area. Avoid wearing clothes with long, loose-fitting sleeves that can catch on fire. Also, keep pot handles turned in. If you smoke, attempt to quit. Don’t smoke inside your home. If you do smoke in your home, never smoke in bed or leave burning cigarettes unattended. It is unsafe to smoke while drowsy or under the influence of alcohol or medications. Also, don’t empty burning or hot ashes in a trash can, and keep ashtrays …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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For Obamacare's 4th anniversary, both sides crank up the usual rhetoric

By By Anthony Man It often seems as if the Obamacare fight has been going on forever, but it’s only now having its fourth birthday. To celebrate the milestone, both Democrats and Republicans cranked up more of the usual arguments for and against the Affordable Care Act. …read more Source: Broward Politics     ...
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