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Ammons and Matautia Earn All-SSC Honors

By wlchrist Nova Southeastern University softball players Katrina Ammons (Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.) and Te Reo Powhiri Matautia (Jr., Auckland, New Zealand) were each named 2015 All-Sunshine State Conference honorees, as announced Wednesday. Ammons was named the All-SSC First Team first baseman, while Matautia was named an outfielder on the All-SSC Second Team. Ammons had a career season in which she hit for power and average. Ammons led the Sharks with a .563 slugging percentage and hit .373 over 126 at bats. She recorded 12 doubles, four home runs and 27 RBI, leading the squad in all three categories. Starting in 44 of 45 games this season, Ammons only committed five errors at first base and held a .985 fielding percentage. With her two-year Shark career wrapped up, Ammons finished with a .511 slugging percentage, which ranks 10th in the NSU career record book. Matautia earned all-conference honors in her first year with NSU, playing both left and centerfield. She led the Sharks with 23 runs scored and hit .313, slugged .414 and reached base at a .409 clip. She also added 16 RBI, making her one of three players on the team with over 15. Defensively, Matautia shined and held a team-leading four outfield assists. She …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Nunez and Stoicovy Join 2015-16 Women’s Basketball Roster

By wlchrist Sharks add two more freshmen to expand newcomer class to four. The Nova Southeastern University women’s basketball team and head coach LeAnn Freeland are pleased to announced two more incoming recruits for 2015-16 in Alexis Nunez and Emily Stoicovy. Both are incoming freshmen, with Nunez coming from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and Stoicovy hailing from Erie, Pennsylvania’s Mercyhurst Prep. Each will add depth to their respective positions, as Nunez is a 6-0 forward, while Stoicovy is a 5-7 guard. Nunez averaged 10.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 47 percent from the field at Bishop Kenny. She also added 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks a contest. “Alexis is a strong forward with a tremendous upside who attacks the basket and rebounds well,” said Freeland. “We expect her to quickly make improvements to her game because of her positive attitude, determination and coachability. She attended our Elite Camp last summer and we were impressed by her willingness to make changes. We look for players who have a growth mindset and Alexis demonstrates that daily. We are excited to announce Alexis Nunez is a Shark!” Stoicovy had senior stat lines of 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists. She led her …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Track Earns Two PBC Athletes of the Week

By wlchrist Washington and Jerothe earn another honor each. The Nova Southeastern University men’s track and field team took home a pair of Peach Belt Conference honors, as seniors Talyn Washington (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) and Ryan Jerothe (New Port Richey, Fla.) earned athlete of the week honors. Washington was recognized for his performance in the 400-meter dash at the UCF Twilight Invitational. Washington finished with a personal best time of 46.81. Ranked seventh in the nation in the event, Washington’s time is the best in the conference by nearly a whole second. He also led the relay team to a win in the 4x100m at 40.91. Jerothe matched a season-best mark of 4.95m, finishing fourth in the pole vault. The best pole vaulter in the league, Jerothe stands at 18th overall in the nation and on the bubble for a spot at the NCAA National Championship. NSU’s last chance to improve their times will be Friday, May 8 at North Florida. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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No. 5 Shark Tennis Takes Home Seven All-SSC Nods

By wlchrist NSU equals Barry for most mentions in conference, breaks program record Five Nova Southeastern University players snagged seven All-Sunshine State Conference tennis nods as the awards were announced by the league office on Friday morning. The No. 5 Sharks, heading to the NCAA South Regional this weekend, had three singles players and two doubles teams honored in the coaches’ voting. Petra Jurova (Jr., Bratislava, Slovakia) earned an All-SSC First Team singles distinction following her debut season with the squad, and was also selected as a Second Team doubles combination alongside fellow first-year Shark Irina Constantinide (Jr., Galati, Romania). Both Constantinide and Sabrina Kierberg (Jr., Munich, Germany) were Second Team singles honorees, while the doubles team of Alexandra Johansson (Sr., Sydney, Australia) and Alex Kaeser (So., Woodstock, Ga.) was a Second Team doubles pair as well. “I am very proud of our team and we’ve worked extremely hard together to earn these awards,” said head coach Stephen Schram. “It’s nice to see that our hard work has paid off and I am very excited for the future of our women’s tennis program here at NSU. It’s a great day to be a Shark.” The Sharks matched …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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No. 1 Men’s Golf Moves on to National Championships as Super Regional Winner

By wlchrist The No. 1 Nova Southeastern University men’s golf team utilized an outstanding final-round performance, a 13-under 275 on Wednesday, May 6 to turn an eight-stroke deficit into a 10-shot win at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club. The Sharks not only had the lowest team score Wednesday by 13 strokes, they also took up the top three spots on the individual leaderboard, led by tournament medalist Richard Mansell (So., Staffordshire, England), whose 5-under 67 gave him a 209 total and two-stroke win over two of his teammates. Santiago Gomez (Jr., Armenia, Colombia) and Oscar Lengdèn (Sr., Helsingboro, Sweden) each ended with 211, with Lengdèn at 3-under Wednesday (68-74-69) and Gomez two shots under par (71-70-70).Priyanshu Singh (Fr., Delhi, India) saved his best for last, going 3-under as well during his final 18, wrapping up at 217 (72-76-69) and in a tie for 14th. The final Shark, Ethan Marcus (Fr., Boca Raton, Fla.) ended at 227. Lynn, the leader after two rounds, finished as runner-up at 855 and will advance along with NSU and four more squads to the DII National Championships: Barry (875), USC-Aiken (876), …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Nova Southeastern University’s Psychology Program Honored as One of Nation’s Best

By jdonzelli FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University is no stranger to online college course offerings. In fact, NSU was leading the way when many institutions of higher learning were asking “what’s an online course?” Now NSU has been honored for its online master’s program in psychology by BestColleges.com. When the final tally was taken, NSU’s program ranked 12th overall from colleges and universities from across the United States – and NSU is the highest ranked Florida college or university. “Once again NSU is recognized as providing a high-quality educational program to students, something we’ve been doing for more than 50 years,” said George L. Hanbury, II, Ph.D., President and CEO of Nova Southeastern University. “This is in keeping with our Vision 2020, where NSU will be recognized by accrediting agencies, the academic community and general public as a premier, private, not-for-profit university of quality and distinction. We are committed to providing rigorous educational opportunities and programs that meet our students’ varied needs and properly prepare them to thrive after graduation.” According to BestColleges.com, the rankings were compiled by using the latest information from the IPEDS and College Navigator databases, both of which are reputable sources maintained by the …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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SHSS Alum Presents at Cross-disciplinary Conference at Fu-Jen University

By wlchrist Jenny Hsiu-Ying Chang, Ph.D. Jenny Hsiu-Ying Chang, Ph.D., a doctoral graduate the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) in NSU’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS,) was a presenter at the cross-disciplinary conference, “6th Social thoughts and 1st International Conference of Applied Psychology for Chinese Societies.” The conference was held at Fu-Jen University in Taiwan. Currently, she is teaching in the General Education Center of Hwa Hsia University of Technology. Prior to this, she has worked as a research associate at the Institute of Ethnology of Academia Sinica, a leading research institute in Taiwan. As a certified mediator and qualified conflict resolution trainer in Florida, she has conducted workshops and presented in international professional conferences on topics including cross-cultural conflict resolution, intercultural communication, trust and team building, and conflict transformation. Her publications include trust building and trust conceptualization. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Summer 2015 Dining Hours

By wlchrist Are you on campus this summer? Don’t worry, Shark Dining has you covered! Check out our hours of operation by location for the summer months. Also, stay connected to hours and daily menus by visiting our website at www.dineoncampus.com/nova. Hours are always subject to change as NSU has a lot of exciting events going on such as commencements, orientation, summer camps, and more! You can always stay in the know by following us @SharkDining on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. We look forward to seeing you around this summer! For more information, contact Amanda Goodwin at Amanda.Goodwin@compass-usa.com or (954) 262-5330 …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Announces Health Professions Division Commencement Keynote Speakers

By wlchrist NSU has announced the keynote speakers for the two Health Professions Division (HPD) Commencement ceremonies scheduled for Friday, May 15 at NSU’s Don Taft University Center. H. Murray Todd, M.D., F.A.A.N., will deliver the address at the ceremony for graduates of NSU’s Colleges of Dental Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine beginning at 10 a.m. Gabbi Promoff, M.A., will deliver the address at the ceremony for graduates of NSU’s Colleges of Health Care Sciences (Physical Therapy), Medical Sciences, Optometry and Pharmacy beginning at 4 p.m. Todd and Promoff will each receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree as part of the ceremonies. “Dr. Todd is a renowned physician, veteran, educator and community leader with more than 40 years of service and Ms. Promoff has dedicated her career to help educate the public on the dangers of smoking,” said Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., HPD chancellor. “These two individuals are deserving of this recognition and we look forward to hearing them share their words of wisdom with this distinguished class of graduates.” Todd is a prominent psychiatrist and neurologist, board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the American Society of Neuro-Imaging. He is also a Fellow of …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU for Napal Relief Fund

By wlchrist In response to the earthquake in Nepal, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is assisting in relief efforts to the country and providing assistance for our students and their families and friends in Nepal who have been affected. Through the Office of International Affairs, NSU’s Division of Student Affairs has set up a website to receive monetary donations online through United Way. CLICK HERE to donate. For questions, please contact Anthony J. DeNapoli, Ed.D., at denapoli@nova.edu. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Summertime is Scuba Time! NSU offers Scuba Courses beginning, May 11

By wlchrist With warm water and calm seas, summertime is the official dive season in South Florida. This summer, the Nova Southeastern University Academic Diving Program (NSUADP) is offering all levels of scuba courses for students, faculty, staff and the general public. Open Water Diver Term 1—May 11, 2015 Open Water Diver Term 2 —June 23, 2015 Advanced Open Water Diver— May 28, 2015 CPR/First Aid—June 29, 2015 Rescue Diver—July 1, 2015 Oxygen Provider— July 6, 2015 Freediver Level 1—June 27, 2015 Nitrox Diver Term 1 —June 22, 2015 Nitrox Diver Term 2 —July 20, 2015 For more details contact Tec Clark, Associate Director for Aquatics and Scuba Diving at tclark@nova.edu or by calling (954) 262-7042. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Puerto Rico Campus Pharmacy Student Shares Knowledge and Shark Pride in South Dakota

By wlchrist Preceptor Erica Zimprich, Pharm.D., PHS IHC, Marisol Lebrón, NSU pharmacy student; past preceptor Jackie Roth, Pharm.D., PHS IHC College of Pharmacy student Marisol Lebrón, 2015, Puerto Rico Campus was featured in the Healthy Heart Program newsletter during her rotation at the Indian Health Center (IHC) in Fort Thompson, South Dakota. The center provides health care services to Native Americans in one of 16 reservations in the Great Plains area. Lebrón was recognized for her “NSU COP shark pride,” her enthusiasm working within a multicultural heath care setting, and for sharing her knowledge of metabolic syndrome – the name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the chance of having heart diseases, diabetes type 2 and a stroke. According to Lebrón , her involvement with the health care team and the patients she worked with during this rotation “was really a great experience that enhanced my intercultural abilities from theory to practice.” …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Center for Psychological Studies Honored by Broward County Sheriff’s Office

By wlchrist CPS students and faculty (Vince Van Hasselt, Ph.D., holding award and Dean Karen Grosby, Ed.D., far right) were honored by BSO for working with first responders. Most people understand that being a first responder is a stressful job. It takes a special kind of person to run towards danger when everyone else is running in the opposite direction. While stress is part of their “day job,” for many, it carries over to their off hours and can impact their lives. For the past few years, students at Nova Southeastern University have been working closely with the Broward Sheriff’s Department Fire Rescue and Emergency Services in the area of Behavioral Health Training and Research. For the past two years, students in NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) and have been carrying out various activities all with the goal of better understanding the impacts being a first-responder has on individuals and to identify what factors may be contributing to them not being able to cope. Because of their efforts, NSU students and their professor were honored at the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Annual Award Ceremony. The NSU students honored were: Luzimar Vega; Sarah Henderson; Nichole B. Vincent; Vera A. Klinoff; and Bryan L. Steinkopf. “Classroom …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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NSU Pharmacy Professor Earns Prestigious Fellowship

By wlchrist Barry Bleidt, Ph.D. Barry Bleidt, Ph.D., Pharm.D., R.Ph., professor in the Sociobehavioral and Administrative Pharmacy Department at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Pharmacy, was among a select group of five pharmaceutical researchers elected as a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, California. APhA-APRS stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences. Fellows are either members of the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) or the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) with a minimum of 10 years professional experience. To become a fellow, members must have demonstrated exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state or local professional organizations. “Becoming a fellow in the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research is one of the highest honors I have earned,” said Bleidt. “It is very meaningful to receive this honor and I am grateful to the support Nova Southeastern University has provided me to be able to achieve this level in …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Meet Your Campus Dining Crew!

By wlchrist Dining is an important piece to our daily lives and Shark Dining is excited to introduce its hard working team to you! In order to get to know us better, new team members will be featured each week so that you can get to know what makes Shark Dining so special. We are here to serve you so enjoy and feel comfortable to reach out to us for any of your dining needs! Today, we are introducing Karen Lauriston, Unit Controller for Dining Services here at NSU. Karen has been an integral part of this team for 8 years now and has a very large hand in the human resources part of our business as well! Our associates are the most important piece to our daily operations and she takes very good care of them day in and day out. Take a look at her profile to get to know her better! For more information, contact Amanda Goodwin at Amanda.Goodwin@compass-usa.com or (954) 262-5330. …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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