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Book Club in a Bag 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

– Weston Reference Desk Interested in starting your own book club? Join the book-club-in-a-bag program today! When you join, you will receive a kit that contains 10 copies of a title, and all the tools you will need for your own book club. To get started, please contact Linda Abraham 954-357-5304, or stop by the Reference desk. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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Trivia Night at NSU Flight Deck Pub

By wlchrist Come to the NSU Flight Deck Pub every other Thursday at 9:00 p.m., starting February 12 for Trivia Night and have fun with your friends and colleagues and meet new friends. From February through May 2015, the Trivia Night will be on: • February 26 • March 12 and 26 • April 9 and 23 • May 14 and 28 NSU Flight Deck Pub Normal Operational Hours 11:00 a.m.–Midnight, 7 days a week. Hours are subject to change. We are located in the Don Taft University Center. Contact us at (954) 262-5528 or flightdeck@nova.edu. Follow us on: Facebook:/NSUFlightDeck and Instagram:#NSUFlightDeck …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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International and Domestic High School Counselors Visit NSU

By wlchrist International and Domestic High School Counselors Visit NSU The College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) hosted high school counselors from across the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Columbia for an extended visit January 28 through 30, 2015. CUS’ Office of Undergraduate Admissions (UGA) organized tours of main campus facilities (including the Health Professions Division) and the Oceanographic Center, provided faculty and student panels, admissions sessions, and time for the counselors to meet current students of their own choosing. These counselors have a heavy influence in students’ college choices, and UGA is already beginning to see the benefit of the event with applications for admission. NSU being the “best kept secret in South Florida” will soon be squashed as these counselors were mightily impressed with every individual they encountered. A few of the glowing comments from counselors: “NSU is one ‘WOW moment’ after another. Just when I thought I had seen everything, something bigger came along.” “Your website does not do this place justice. I am so used to visiting campuses that are less than what is portrayed on its website. NSU is actually better.” “So many of my students want to go to Vanderbilt, but not all can get in and they are great students. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Scholarship Deadlines Approaching—Apply Now

By wlchrist The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences offers many scholarships to qualifying students. A number of these are still accepting applications with some deadlines closing as early as Sunday, March 15. Qualifications and restrictions vary based on each scholarship. To learn more and to apply, visit the college’s Scholarships and Grants webpage. You can also visit NSU’s searchable scholarships webpage for additional scholarship opportunities supported by the university. For more information about scholarships, contact Students Services in the Office of the Dean at (954) 262-8053. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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RadioX Host Inviting Students to be Guests on Her Show

By wlchrist Debra Nixon, Ph.D Nova Southeastern University Family Therapy professor Debra Nixon, Ph.D., is looking for a few good guests – are you one of them? Nixon, an assistant professor in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is inviting you to join her on her show, “On tha Real with Dr. D.,” on RadioX on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. The show is looking for people to join the conversation about different relationship topics that affect us all today. Nixon is also the Campus Diversity Dialog Facilitator and the Diversity and Inclusion Administrator at NSU. As the show’s host, Nixon is open to questions and show topic suggestions. If you would like to call in or be a live guest on the show, please contact Nixon via e-mail (nixond@nova.edu) someone from the show will get back with you scheduling. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Center for Psychological Studies Adjunct Professor Publishes New Book

By wlchrist Lee A. Wilkinson, Ph.D., adjunct faculty at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS,) is the author of a new book: Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-Guide Using CBT. This self-help guide presents strategies derived from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), adapted specifically for adults with autism, to encourage self-analysis, overcome anxiety and depression, and improve psychological wellbeing. The book is an essential self-help guide for adults on the autism spectrum looking for ways to effectively cope with their emotional challenges and make better decisions in activities, such as employment and relationships. Mental health professionals who work with this underserved group of adults will find the book a useful resource as well. Wilkinson is also author of the award-winning book, A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools, and editor of a recent volume in the APA School Psychology Book Series, Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention in Schools. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS) Open House

By wlchrist The Division of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (DAIS) will be conducting an open house event for anyone interested in learning more about the available graduate programs. The DAIS schools consist of The Center for Psychology Studies; the Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice; the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development; and the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Joining the DAIS schools will be representatives from the Farquhar School of Arts and Sciences (graduate programs.) The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the Maltz Psychological Building on main campus (3301 College Ave., Davie.) Free to the public – those interested in attending are asked to register online at: (www.nova.edu/changelives). The goal of the open house is to allow prospective students to meet with NSU’s knowledgeable and accomplished faculty and staff. Interested students are urged to take advantage this opportunity to learn about NSU’s master’s and doctoral programs, which include, but are not limited to: Ph.D. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology; Psy.D. and Psy.S. in school psychology; Ph.D. in conflict analysis & resolution. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to explore graduate financial aid options and hear about current trends in their field of interest – all …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Nova Southeastern University’s Open Enrollment 2015

By wlchrist NSU’s Open Enrollment started on February 9 and will end on February 20. Elections made during Open Enrollment are for the new plan year – April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Now is the time to enroll your dependents, change your health plan elections, update your beneficiary information, and make a Flexible Spending Account election – this is important because if you wish to continue your flexible spending account participation in the new plan year you must make a new election every year! View the Open Enrollment PowerPoint presentation, materials and open enrollment meeting schedule, on the Benefits Website. Look for the box titled “Open Enrollment 2015” on the right side of the webpage. Be sure to attend one of the Open Enrollment meetings scheduled across the campus to get updates for the new plan year. If you are unable to attend a meeting in person, participate in the Black Board session on February 19 at 10:30 am The online enrollment website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning at 12:01 am on February 9 and closing at 11:59 pm February 20. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to Host Fourth TEDxNSU in March

By wlchrist In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host its fourth annual TEDxNSU event—an engaging day of live lectures, TED videos, photo exhibits, music, and discussion. TEDxNSU 2015Saturday, March 28Noon–5:00 p.m. Performance Theatre | Don Taft University Center This year’s TEDxNSU theme is “Perception.” Everyone interprets the world in their own way, through a unique lens. Our perception impacts how we color incoming information. Our world view is constructed with satirical, scientific, religious, political, and/or personal thoughts and experiences. At this year’s TEDxNSU, speakers with a distinct perspective will share ideas that we can use to question the lens through which we view the world and perhaps change our way of thinking. The schedule of talks by NSU faculty members, students, and alumni includes: “Breaking Bias” by Sarah Bramblette, a student in NSU’s M.S. in Health Law program: The obesity epidemic affects one-third of American adults, yet research shows that weight bias in the healthcare industry actually hinders patients’ ability to receive quality care, which creates a cycle that leads to poor overall health. “Rising …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Protected

By wlchrist Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Measles is a highly contagious disease. It can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on vaccinations, including before traveling abroad. Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus. Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body. Measles can be serious for young children. It can lead to pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death. How Measles Spreads Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected. People in the United States still get measles, but it’s not very common. That’s because most people in this country are protected against measles through vaccination. However, since measles is still common in parts of Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, measles is brought into the United States by people who get infected while they …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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