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Weary migrants still more than 1,000 miles from U.S. border

By Mark Stevenson Thousands of Central American migrants awoke Tuesday in a makeshift encampment in a rain-soaked town square in far-southern Mexico, some weary, foot-sore and coughing, still distant from their goal of reaching the U.S. border. The caravan, estimated to include more than 7,000 people, had advanced… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Out of the Darkness – Walk to Fight Suicide

By wlchrist Join the NSU and South Florida community in raising suicide awareness through participating in the annual Broward County Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday, November 11 on NSU’s main campus. The walk is co-sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Gamma Delta Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.5K starts at 9:00 a.m. The walk will begin and end at Fellows Way, the area between the Carl DeSantis Building and the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Participants will also be given and encouraged to wear colored beads in honor of loved ones lost to suicide. All donations will go towards the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To register, donate and stay updated on donations raised, visit https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=5481 For more information contact: Michelle Manley, mmichell@nova.edu | (954) 262-7281 …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Promo Code for Riptide Music Festival and Don’t Forget Takeover Tomorrow

By wlchrist This fall, join us on the beach for a weekend full of music, activities, and education. The Riptide Music Festival takes place Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 3, and features an impressive lineup of more than 20 bands, including headliners like The Jacksons, Panic! at the Disco, and 311. NSU students enjoy a 15% discount through using the code: NSUSharks18 If you still want more… At NSU’s Shark Village, you’ll lounge, play games, and win giveaways. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to contribute to a unique art installation presented by NSU and the Guy Harvey Research Institute, and participate in an interactive shark tagging experience. You can also learn more about NSU’s marine conservation efforts at the festival’s Celebration of the Sea Pavilion. Don’t forget we’re kicking things off with Riptide Takeover at NSU tomorrow, October 24 with 104.3 The Shark’s morning hosts, Ashley O. and Spanish, at the Don Taft UC Spine. Stop by to win general admission tickets, along with VIP and backstage passes. You can expect fun activities, great music, free pizza, and NSU Sharks pride! …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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CAHSS Distinguished Alum to Present a Workshop The Circle Way- Using Indigenous Methodologies to Transform Conflict.

By wlchrist Honggang Yang, Ph.D., Dean of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to invite you to a workshop facilitated by the 2018 CAHSS Distinguished Alumna, Michelle Cromwell, Ph.D. Cromwell’s workshop, entitled, “The Circle Way- Using Indigenous Methodologies to Transform Conflict,” will be presented on Thursday, Nov 8 in the Mailman Hollywood 2nd Floor Auditorium, from 4:00-5:30pm. This workshop will use the indigenous dialogue practices from around the world to invite participants to experience the circle as a tool for conflict prevention and resolution. Recently Cromwell was the virtual featured guest speaker for CAHSS’ Social Justice Roundtable. Cromwell is a graduate of the master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS). She is the inaugural Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer at Regis College in Massachusetts. In this position, Cromwell leads the college’s Center for Inclusive Excellence and collaboratively leads the institutional development and implementation of diversity and inclusive practices. Previously, she was the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at SIT (School for International Training) in Vermont. Cromwell has been an Associate Professor of Politics and Social Justice at Regis College, and Associate Professor of Social and Political Systems and Center Associate …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Kickoff Reception

By wlchrist The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is one of NSU’s community partners and will be hosting their kickoff reception for their annual walk at University Center Arena 3rd floor room #308 on November 8 at 6:00-8:00 PM. R.S.V.P Alie Rousseau arousseau@jdf.org | (954) 903 9456. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Information on Flu Vaccines and Prevention

By wlchrist As we head into flu season it is worth remembering that last year’s flu resulted in more than 900,000 hospitalizations and over 80,000 deaths in the United States alone. These numbers reveal the potential severity of flu in any given year and emphasize the importance of prevention, the most effective being vaccination – the art and science of building immunity against an infection without making you ill from that infection. We are fortunate that NSU offers flu shots at one of seven different locations on campus. But there are so many vaccines and how do you which one’s the right one for you? If you are 65 or older, you may get the Fluzone high-dose vaccine or Fluad, both of which are designed to elicit a robust response from the recipient and protect you against three different Flu virus strains in circulation this year. If you want to avoid vaccines made in eggs, then you have two choices for protection against four Flu virus strains: (1) Flublok, an inactivated vaccine FDA approved for people 18 years and older and (2) Flucelvax, also an inactivated vaccine, approved for people 4 years and older. I chose to get Flublok at the NSU Pharmacy …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Announcing FINtastic Fridays!

By wlchrist FINtastic Fridays is Nova Southeastern University’s newest Undergraduate Admissions visit event. Designed as a short, impactful day on campus, FINtastic Fridays provides high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and their families with information about NSU’s undergraduate admission process, academics and premier programs. These exciting new events will help us attract and engage with highly motivated students and their families, leading to an increase in undergraduate enrollment on our journey to Vision 2020! With your help, we can make the experience a huge success. Here’s What We Envision and How We Need Your Help Dean and faculty representation from each college with undergraduate programs to participate in our academic panel Premier Programs staff and students to bring and conduct interactive activity stations for visiting prospective students – a memorable, interactive experience that provides a glimpse into your respective program FINtastic Fridays kicks off with lunch in the Carl DeSantis Building atrium and will include: Meet and greet lunch with visitors during check-in Undergraduate Admissions welcome presentation Academics Q&A panel featuring deans and faculty Student break away session with current students and staff for hands-on activities related to premier programs Group campus tours led by admission ambassadors Your help means a lot to us!Please contact Valencia Forbes at Valencia.Forbes@nova.edu to sign up …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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North Miami Beach cop suspended for posts calling Parkland and other mass shootings hoaxes

By Lisa J. Huriash The conspiracy-theorist cop whose Facebook rants have claimed the massacres at Sandy Hook elementary, Stoneman Douglas high and others are lies, has been suspended without pay for 40 hours and received a written reprimand, police records released Tuesday show. North Miami Beach police said Officer… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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NSU University School Students Selected to Participate in Medical Fellowship

By wlchrist NSU University School congratulates the Upper School students who have been selected to participate in the Second Annual Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine/NSU University School Fellowship. This unique fellowship provides select juniors and seniors with the opportunity to interact with NSU medical professionals and explore various health professions including dentistry, optometry, nursing, pharmacy, and audiology. NSU University School students have already participated in their first activity which involved basic life support training and certification. We look forward to watching them learn and grow as they continue their fellowship rotations. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU to Test Alert Notification System

By wlchrist On Thursday, October 25, NSU will be conducting a test at 2 p.m. of the NSU Alert Notification System. The NSU Alert test at 2:00 p.m. will include the following: NSU Mass Notification System including mass email, mobile text, and voice messaging service NSU emergency information hotline (800-256-5065) Nova Southeastern University website—main page banner NSU emergency website notification through Facebook notification through Twitter digital signage (Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus) NSU SharkTube displays computer pop-up alerts (all campuses) outdoor speakers (Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, East Campus, Oceanographic Campus, Palm Beach Campus, and Fort Myers Campus) emergency classroom intercoms and phones building voice evacuation system—public address fire panel systems NSU Public Safety portable bullhorns and vehicle public address systems Make sure you have updated your contact preferences to receive NSU Alert on your mobile devices. Please click on the attached contact card to import NSU Alert into your mobile device. If you have not registered/updated your personal contact information, please take the time to do so right now! Visit nova.edu/emergency for a step-by-step guide to registering. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Mega Millions lottery: Let’s consider 1 billion, by the numbers

By Doreen Christensen So, you have that Mega Millions lottery ticket, and you’re ready for the drawing at 11 p.m. Tuesday. The jackpot has swelled to a record $1.6 billion. That’s “billion,” with a “B.” Let’s put 1 billion into perspective, just in case you win. You’ve probably spent some time thinking about what you… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Emergency Notification Drill to Be Held on Campus

By wlchrist On Thursday, October 25, NSU will be conducting a test at 2 p.m. of the NSU Alert Notification System. The NSU Alert test at 2:00 p.m. will include the following: NSU Mass Notification System including mass email, mobile text, and voice messaging service NSU emergency information hotline (800-256-5065) Nova Southeastern University website—main page banner NSU emergency website notification through Facebook notification through Twitter digital signage (Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus) NSU SharkTube displays computer pop-up alerts (all campuses) outdoor speakers (Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, East Campus, Oceanographic Campus, Palm Beach Campus, and Fort Myers Campus) emergency classroom intercoms and phones building voice evacuation system—public address fire panel systems NSU Public Safety portable bullhorns and vehicle public address systems If you have not registered/updated your personal contact information, please take the time to do so right now! Visit nova.edu/emergency for a step-by-step guide to registering. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Rosie O'Donnell is engaged, no wedding date set

By Associated Press Rosie O’Donnell is getting married. The 56-year-old confirmed to People magazine on Monday her engagement to 33-year-old Elizabeth Rooney. O’Donnell says their wedding date is “a long time in the future.” They’ve had a long-distance relationship because O’Donnell lives in New York and Rooney lives… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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CDM Shares in Henry Schein Cares Donation / Mission Trip 2018

By wlchrist The CDM is one of nine dental colleges that is sharing in the donation by Henry Schein, Inc., in health care products in support of the colleges’ oral health outreach missions to underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world. The donations are being made as part of the Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program, an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program. Under the Global Student Outreach Program, Henry Schein provides teams comprised of dental students and faculty from each school with a donation of oral health supplies. The teams use these products during missions to provide oral health care education, emergency dental services, screenings, prevention, sealant application, and restorative treatment to children and adults living in underserved communities. Approximately 40 to 50 CDM students participate in outreach programs on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus and during trips to provide dental care and education to people in countries who may not have access to health care. In addition to providing treatment, the Global Student Outreach Program teams assess the oral health needs of each targeted community and work to implement a sustainable oral health system, including the identification and training of local members of the community who …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Gaming: What is too much?

By wlchrist In today’s digital world, it is imperative that we understand the positive, negative, and in-betweens of the cyber world and the impact it has on our children and our society. Join the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Jacksonville Campus on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – noon for the workshop “Gaming: What is too much?”. This workshop will enhance the attendee’s understanding of gaming, social media, and technology. This event will be held at the NSU Jacksonville Campus located at 6675 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 115, Jacksonville, FL 32216 and is free to the general public. Please RSVP at nova.edu/jacksonville to attend. For more information, contact the NSU Jacksonville Campus at nsu-jacksonville@nova.edu or (904) 245-8910. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Feds call Florida driverless school bus 'irresponsible' and 'unlawful' — company says student riders were safe

By Roger Simmons A Florida driverless school bus test has been stopped, with the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration putting the brakes on the self-driving vehicle program. “Innovation must not come at the risk of public safety,” a government official said. The federal agency ordered Transdev… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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NSU College of Dental Medicine Chair Retires

By wlchrist Kenneth Namerow, D.D.S. has retired from the NSU College of Dental Medicine endodontics department. Namerow joined the CDM in 2010 after a 32-year career in private practice. During his years at the CDM, Namerow served as Chair of the Department of Endodontics and devised an endowed professorship to attract and retain promising young academicians. Working with the endodontic alumni, more than $500,000 was raised from faculty, alumni, and the American Association of Endodontists Foundation to establish an endowed professorship. Today, the endowment is valued at more than $600,000. In recognition of his efforts, the Alumni Association recommended naming the professorship for Kenneth N. Namerow Endowed Professorship in Endodontics. The first recipient of the endowed professorship, Taner Cem Sayin, D.D.S., Ph.D., has succeeded Namerow as chairman of the CDM endodontics department. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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