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NSU Public Safety Office Designs Poster Board Depicting Core Values

By wlchrist James Ewing, Director of Public Safety; Monte Zerbe, Public Safety Officer; Michael-Ann DiMaio, Public Safety Coordinator NSU’s Public Safety Department was looking for ways to highlight NSU’s Core Values as well as the departmental core values. “While each member of the department had a clear understanding of how their roles supported the core values, we wanted a way for them to be able to visualize them on a routine basis,” said Shane Lam, associate director of Field Operations for NSU’s Public Safety Department. Shortly after running across some random sketches made by Public Safety Officer Monte Zerbe, it occurred to Lam that perhaps Zerbe could lend an assist in bringing the core values “to life.” With the approval of the Director of Public Safety Jim Ewing, Zerbe began sketching pictures that would depict both NSU’s and the Public Safety Department’s Core Values. Zerbe, who joined Public Safety in 2013, has been sketching since high school and is a ‘self-taught’ artist. He graduated from Coral Shores High School in Tavernier, Fl., and received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The Public Safety Department worked with NSU’s Office of Publications and also Facilities Management to finalize and place …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Alvin Sherman Library Partners with NSU’s Science Alive! Program to Present Summer Science Series for Children and Tweens

By wlchrist Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., Youth Services Librarian Kristina Knott, Zara Khan, Dinakar Sarma, Amal Ayoub, Megan Foley, Youth Services Librarian Katharine Labuda and Faren Rajkumar pictured with a variety of plant-life that served as inspiration for character creation by the children participating in this unique program that that paired science with literacy and creativity. This summer, NSU’s Science Alive!, under the direction of Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., partnered with youth services librarians Kristina Knott and Katharine Labuda to present three weeks of hands-on science programming as part of the Summer S.T.E.M for Tweens and Science Kids summer series. Science Alive! is a program in which NSU science students work within the community to help bring science to life for children of all ages. Presenting a total of 6 separate programs, Schmitt and her students spent time with children, ages 6-8 and 9-12 from the local community who had signed up for the Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens or Science Kids series of free, summer programming. Program participants, with the help of the NSU science students, created plant-inspired characters, learned about pH with hands-on experimentation and explored chemistry through demonstrations and real-life chemical reactions. To learn more about NSU’s Science Alive! program visit: TEDxNSU Talk by …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Nova Southeastern University Welcomes The Olive Lewin Heritage Foundation Program

By wlchrist Former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Seaga, and the South Florida Caribbean Chorale. Nova Southeastern University was the host venue for the inaugural Olive Lewin Heritage Foundation program held in the Steele Auditorium at NSU’s Health Professions Division. More than 320 people attended and enjoyed the songs, dances, stories, videos, and scholarly explorations of Jamaica and its contributions to world culture. This public event was collaboration between the Olive Lewin Heritage Foundation and the Caribbean Law Programs at the NSU Shepard Broad Law Center. An informative panel discussion highlighted this lively event. The distinguished panelists included the Right Honorable Edward Seaga, prime minister of Jamaica from 1980-1989, James Early, director of Cultural Studies and Communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., Major Johanna Lewin (retired), daughter of Lewin, and Steve Higgins, founder and musical director of the South Florida Caribbean Chorale and former member of Olive Lewin’s internationally acclaimed Jamaican Folk Singers. Born in Vere, in Clarendon, Jamaica, Lewin was a social anthropologist, musicologist and teacher who popularized and promoted Jamaican culture on an international level, and who created the Jamaican Memory Bank, an oral history and compilation of Jamaican folklore and music. According …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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“Sprouting the Seeds of Literacy” Family Night Encourages Students to Read

“Sprouting the Seeds of Literacy” Family Literacy Night is being held at two BCPS elementary schools. The Family Literacy Night, which includes a variety of activities and crock pot recipes for learning, is a culminating event for a pilot summer program aimed at increasing students’ love of reading. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences to Hold Special Presentations on Top 5 Technology Trends to Impact Business & IT Leaders in the Future

By mc2740 Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) will host special presentations at NSU’s Regional Campuses in Tam pa and Orlando, on Aug. 14 and 15, respectively, on the ‘Top 5 Technology Trends to Impact Business & IT Leaders in the Future’. One of the five technology trends that will be discussed is sensor technology. “In today’s hypercompetitive environment, technology is a major strategic driver for organizations of all types and across all sectors of our economy”, says James Parrish, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Information Systems at GSCIS. “Those organizations that are aware of future technological trends are going to be able to proactively decide on how to leverage them in their organization and more than likely will leverage them more effectively than those that do it reactively.” James Parrish Ph D The presentations are complimentary and open to professionals across all industries. An R.S.V.P. is requested: NSU Tampa Regional Campus Thursday, Aug. 14 6 – 7:30 p.m. 3632 Queen Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619 R.S.V.P.: http://nsutampa.eventbrite.com NSU Orlando Regional Campus Friday, Aug. 15 3 – 4:30 p.m. 4850 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839 R.S.V.P.: http://nsuorlando.eventbrite.com About the speaker: James …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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The Sun Sentinel reports here on #FAU's RobotX Competition Team, which has been...

By Florida Atlantic University The Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Inc.fauf.fau.eduA combined team of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Villanova University engineering students has been selected as 1 of only 3 teams to represent the United States at the 1st International Maritime RobotX Challenge on October 20-26, 2014 in Marina Bay, Singapore. Overall, 5 Pacific Rim countrie… …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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BCPS Supports White House Initiative to Improve Achievements of Minority Male Students

On Monday, July 21, 2014, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) joined the Council of the Great City Schools and urban school districts from across the country for a special White House event with President Barack Obama. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools     ...
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Question: What does #FAU alumna Markella Haynes ’14 have in common with the tele...

By Florida Atlantic University Question: What does #FAU alumna Markella Haynes ’14 have in common with the television character Jack Bauer? Get the answer in this story below! FAU – FAU Alumna Embraces New Role in South Florida Mediawww.fau.eduQuestion: What does Florida Atlantic University alumna Markella Haynes ’14 have in common with the television character Jack Bauer? …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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