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NSU Trivial Pursuit

By mkiffin Do you know the official call letters of the NSU radio station, commonly referred to as Radio X? The call letters of Radio X are WNSU. WNSU was formed in August 1990 and under an agreement with the Broward County School Board, WNSU broadcasts on 88.5 FM after 7:00 pm. …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU’s Huizenga School of Business Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

By mkiffin 2014 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees James Donnelly, Manuel Medina, and Guy Harvey. NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship has announced the names of three South Florida business leaders, who will be inducted into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 30. Joining the distinguished ranks of Hall of Fame members are Manuel D. Medina, founding and managing partner, Medina Capital; James Donnelly, founder and chief executive officer, Castle Group; and Guy Harvey, Ph.D., artist, scientist, cinematographer, Guy Harvey, Inc., and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1990 and represents the Huizenga Business School’s highest honor. This premier business event honors an esteemed class of inductees who have contributed not only to the growth of a phenomenal entrepreneurial business, but have also demonstrated a willingness to contribute time, effort and financial resources to programs and activities that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which we live. ABOUT THE 2014 ENTREPRENEUR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Manuel D. Medina is the founding and managing partner of Medina Capital, a high-growth private equity firm focused on the IT infrastructure and cybersecurity markets. Prior to the formation of Medina Capital and the Technology Foundation …read more Source: NSU News...
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SAAC Participates in Community Fest

By mkiffin The NSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) was an active participant in NSU’s Community Fest held in early February. “It was a great event to see how much the community really appreciates and it was a fun event where a child’s smile or giggle was enough to brighten your day,” said women’s soccer player and secretary of SAAC Samantha Gestido (So., Hialeah). As part SAAC’s community engagement initiative, they partnered up with Community Fest by offering activities involving sports and to the youth.​ Complete Release …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU Executive Vice President & COO Recipient of Glass Ceiling Award

By mkiffin Jacqueline Travisano, NSU’s executive vice president & chief operating officer, has been named a 2014 recipient of the Glass Ceiling Award presented by the Florida Diversity Council. Travisano is one of 13 women who will be recognized at the 4th Annual Florida Women’s Conference on March 7. Recipients of the Glass Ceiling Award have: Demonstrated leadership excellence Maintained a steady increase in responsibility throughout her career Established a record of accomplishments in areas of expertise Provided a positive influence in the workplace Demonstrated integrity and high ethical standards. …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU to Host Spring Open House

By mkiffin NSU is pleased to host the Spring Open House on Saturday, March 15, 9 am – 2 pm in the Don Taft University Center. Attendees can learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, speak with admissions counselors, financial aid advisers, faculty members and students. They will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of NSU’s main campus including residential halls, Sherman library, University Center and the Health Professions Division. Volunteers are needed! Spend time with prospective students and their families and show them what being a Shark is all about! Volunteers will receive lunch vouchers for the Food Court. If you are interested in volunteering at the Open House, please send email to gabyjv@nova.edu. …read more Source: NSU News...
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University School of Nova Southeastern University Celebrates its Diversity During “Cultural Unity Week”

By ak927 FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– February 24, 2014 – In celebration of the rich cultural heritage of its students, the entire pre-K through grade 5 lower school at University School of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will participate in a week-long exploration of culture and ethnic diversity. During the preparatory school’s Cultural Unity Week, Feb. 24 through Feb. 28, students will learn about cultural anthropology by participating in discussions and activities aimed at helping students explore and share their family’s traditions, histories and cultural backgrounds. Parent volunteers will be visiting classrooms throughout the week to speak to students about their background and experiences. The week will culminate with a Unity Fair on Friday, Feb. 28. During the fair, students will be able to “visit” various displays representing countries and cultures throughout the world. Each student will bring along their “passport” to have stamped as they travel to the various destinations. With the help of parent volunteers, students will go to a minimum of five different locations, taste delicious dishes, and learn about many different traditions. For example, at the Trinidad and Tobago booth, live steel drummers will get the students dancing and cheering. In the Columbia booth, students will try tasty candy and pastry treats, …read more Source: NSU News...
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Happy Monday, Owls! We've got a fresh new "Scene @ FAU" video here for you to ge...

By Florida Atlantic University Happy Monday, Owls! We’ve got a fresh new “Scene @ FAU” video here for you to get this week started! Scene @ FAUHere’s a recap of the FAU “scene” from events during the week of February 17, 2014! This video is available in alternative formats upon request by contacting… …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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NSU Recognized by Florida Department of Health for Employee Wellness Program

By mkiffin Hats off to NSU for receiving the Florida Fit Friendly Company Award from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH). NSU was recognized for its annual Wellness Day programming, which contributes to the FDOH’s goal of making Florida the healthiest state in the nation. NSU received a letter of congratulations from the Surgeon General & Secretary, John H. Armstrong, M.D., who called the university’s worksite wellness programs “an effective way to educate and encourage individuals to make meaningful changes toward a healthier lifestyle,” adding “healthier employees are more productive employees.” Way to go, NSU! …read more Source: NSU News...
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Women’s Cross Country Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

By mkiffin The Nova Southeastern women’s cross country team has been honored by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with a spot on the All-Academic Team, as announced by the national coaches association. In addition, Peri Bowman (Sr., Virginia Beach, Va.) and Alexandria Palm (Sr., Winnebago, Ill.) each received individual All-Academic honors. Programs must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater and scored at an NCAA Division II regional meet to qualify for the award. Individual honorees must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or greater and must have finished among the top 30 percent of total eligible runners at his or her regional championship.​ Complete Release …read more Source: NSU News...
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Support 2020 Legacy Scholarships Fund

By mkiffin Support our students by donating money to the 2020 Legacy Scholarship fund. For every dollar raised at or above $250 to an NSU student organization, the university will match the mount up to a maximum of $2,500. Click here to take a look at our past scholarship recipients. Visit https://www.nova.edu/giving/2020LegacyScholars/ or stop by our office in the Don Taft University Center. The Winter 2014 campaign begins March 10 and ends on March 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm. For more information, please send email to 2020LegacyScholars@nova.edu. …read more Source: NSU News...
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Sharks Baseball Ranked Ninth in Nation in Recent Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll

By mkiffin The Nova Southeastern baseball team (10-1) has just been ranked ninth in the country according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper coaches poll, released Monday, Feb. 17. The Sharks have started the season hot, dropping just one of their first 11 games of the early season. NSU will look to continue their strong start with a slate of games in South Carolina this weekend.​ Read the Complete Release. …read more Source: NSU News...
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Oceanographic Center to Host Guest Lecturers

By mkiffin Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center is hosting guest lecturers who will conduct seminars on a variety of subjects. The Oceanographic Center is a leading force in the world for research of our marine environments and these seminars are part of the effort to share the latest information about what’s happening in the world of oceanography and related sciences. The next seminar, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28,will feature Carmen Ablan Lagman, Ph.D., associate professor at De La Salle University’s Center for Natural and Environmental Science Research, College of Science. The seminar is entitled: “What can genomics do for conservation in biodiversity hotspots.” This seminar will provide some insight into the context of science in the developing world. For more than a decade, Lagman has been conducting research on population genetics and systematics of coral reef fish and invertebrates specifically for applications to for biodiversity conservation, fisheries management and aquaculture. The seminars are free and open to the public. They are held at NSU’s Oceanographic Center, the Oceanographic Center, 8000 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach (inside John U. Lloyd State Park.) For more information about NSU’s Oceanographic Center, and the upcoming seminars, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ocean/ …read more Source: NSU News...
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Fischler School hosts Third Annual School Choice Conference

By mkiffin NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler School of Education recently hosted its 3rd Annual International School Choice and Reform Academic Conference themed School Choice: Beyond Rhetoric to Research. The conference was held in January at the Gallery One Doubletree Suites in Fort Lauderdale. A key focus of the conference is on research from international school choice programs. The conference was presented by The Journal of School Choice, the National Institute for Educational Options, and NSU’s Fischler School of Education, and was designed to bring national and internationally renowned academic scholars to share their research, discuss education trends and to form new collaborations. To view pictures and listen to Podcast from the conference, please click here http://nieomarketplace.com/scrc14-great-debate-podcast-1-20-14/. For more information, please visit http://www.fischlerschool.nova.edu/nieo. …read more Source: NSU News...
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SHSS Faculty, Students and Alums Form Conflict Prevention Early Warning and Response Working Group

By mkiffin A new working group comprised of faculty and students has been formed in NSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS). The aim of this new group, called the Conflict Prevention Early Warning and Response Working Group at NSU, is to track new developments in Early Warning and Response, act as an information hub, conduct original research on this topic, and make policy recommendations. Whether it is a highly-emotional labor strike, an upcoming election in a small African country, a logging blockade in front of an old-growth rain forest or a troubled inner-city neighborhood, these are all situations in which preventing the outbreak of violent conflict is desirable. Conflict prevention is concerned with taking actions to reduce or prevent violence in those situations where it is likely to occur. The prevention of violent conflict is comprised of two main components: warning and response. We need a credible warning of impending violence followed with appropriate responses to prevent this violence from emerging or escalating. If you would like more information about this group, please contact Evan Hoffman, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) at SHSS via email at: ehoffman1@nova.edu …read more Source: NSU News...
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