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Swimming and Diving Sends Eight to NCAA National Championship

By ak927 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– March 3, 2014 – The Nova Southeastern swimming and diving program will send eight swimmers, one female and seven males, to the NCAA National Championship, held in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute from March 12-15. Lauren Chapple (Jr., London, England) will represent the women’s team at nationals after being invited for the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:24.59. Chapple will have a busy weekend, competing in a total of four events. She was also invited to compete in the 200-yard IM, the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard butterfly. In addition, Emma Lawrenz (Jr., Minnetonka, Minn.) was selected as an alternate in the 100-yard freestyle race. The men were led by Marco Aldabe (Fr., Alicante, Spain) who earned NSU’s only A cut time in the 400- IM with a time of 3:52.96. That time was less than a second off the fastest time in the nation in that event, posted by a fellow freshman in Lindenwood’s Felix Eigel. Aldabe was honored as a qualifier in the 200- IM, 100 and 200-yard backstroke. He has also qualified in the 400-yard freestyle relay event. For the complete release click here. <p …read more Source: NSU News...
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Join Your Friends & Colleagues from Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies Next Week for Coffee and Conversation, Mar. 13

By wlchrist Join your friends and colleagues throughout the year for Coffee and Conversation each Thursday morning at the Alvin Sherman Library. On Thursday, March 13, join your friends and colleagues from Student Affairs and the College of Undergraduate Studies for coffee, fruit, pastries, and conversation to learn about their unit. You will meet team members from: Campus Recreation Career Development Office of Administrative Services and Marketing Office of Assessment and Student Engagement Office of Communication and Supports Office of Finance and Administrative Services Office of Orientation and Commuter Involvement Office of the Vice President and the Deans Residential Life and Housing Student Activities Student Affairs at the Regional Campuses Student Disability Services Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Student Media Student Success Tutoring and Testing Center (TTC) Undergraduate Academic Advising Center In addition, you are invited to the following: Monday, March 10 “Get your adrenaline pumping”! FREE 50 Station Circuit/Extreme Blast sponsored by NSU Campus Recreation. Contact Elizabeth DiBiase at ed400@nova.edu for more information. Thursday, March 13 “Thursday is the new Sundae”! Noon – 1:00 p.m. The celebration continues at the Don Taft University Center. Enjoy a cup of ice cream with your favorite toppings and get a chance to win raffle prizes!! Sponsored by the Student Events and Activities Board. We hope to see you there! …read more Source: NSU News...
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Nova Southeastern University Announces New Ph.D. in Information Assurance Program

By ak927 FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– March 3, 2014 – Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences is now offering the first Information Assurance Ph.D. for working professionals in the United States. NSU is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). NSA’s goal in establishing centers of academic excellence is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in information assurance (IA) and producing more professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines. The information security curriculum is certified for compliance with the requirements and standards of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) for the NSA/DHS certifications for NSTISSI No. 4011 (Information Systems Security Professionals), CNSSI No. 4012 (Senior System Administrators), and CNSSI No. 4013 (System Administrators). NSU’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences has been a pioneer of information security education for nearly a decade, at a time when most did not understand what information security entailed or its importance. “Educating future information security leaders and researchers is essential to continue innovation in the field and identification of opportunities to improve our IT infrastructures, network and cyber security,” …read more Source: NSU News...
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Happy Spring Break Owls! Here's a look at how you prepared for a well-deserved w...

By Florida Atlantic University Happy Spring Break Owls! Here’s a look at how you prepared for a well-deserved week off. Scene @ FAUwww.youtube.comHere’s a recap of the FAU “scene” from events during the week of February 24, 2014! …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed...
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Cooper City High School Says Good-Bye to “Old Cooper City High School”

The construction of a new replacement Cooper City High School has been completed. The demolition to take down the final two classrooms and what remains of a third floor canopy will take place today, March 3, 2014. …read more Source: Broward County Public Schools...
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CPS Faculty Member Invited to Present at Helping Professionals Conference

By wlchrist Tara Jungersen, Ph. D Tara Jungersen, Ph. D., will be presenting at the First Annual Helping Professionals Conference, scheduled for April 9-11 in the British Virgin Islands. Jungersen is an assistant professor in Counselor Education at NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies. As a counselor educator, she specializes in clinical mental health counseling, compassion fatigue, and clinical supervision. This conference will focus on children and families overcoming the effects of childhood abuse. Jungersen’s presentation will center on intimate partner violence and its impact on child abuse and neglect. All helping professionals, including mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and school counselors, are invited to attend this dynamic conference. The conference also features Jennifer Freeman, co-author with David Epston and Dean Lobovits, of the book: Playful Approaches to Serious Problems: Narrative Therapy with Children and their Families. Also joining the event will be former NBA basketball player Keyon Dooling, founder of the Respect Foundation, and child abuse survivor. Those interested in joining the event can register at: http://www.cimorgecounseling.com/hpconference/index.html (CEU’s provided as applicable.) …read more Source: NSU News...
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Use your resources and Use them again

By wlchrist Source: www.cdc.gov Recycling helps the environment by reducing the amount of virgin material extracted from the earth and by decreasing the amount of energy used to process and manufacture new products. A variety of materials can be recycled, including paper, common plastics, glass, building materials, and even polystyrene foam. Food and organic waste are also valuable recyclable resources that can be turned into fertile organic soil additives through composting. Taking time to recognize future life left in the materials of common products, separating them, and recycling them is essential to the goal of being sensible environmental stewards. Reducing the overall amount of material that filters into landfills requires diligent waste management in various aspects of the procurement, life, and disposal phases of products. Disposal Recycle Identify and promote the recycling program available in your business or community. Ensure that your materials are being recycled. Compost If discarded in landfills, food waste can emit harmful gases into the environment. Food materials can actually be collected onsite and turned into useful nutrient matter for soil. Composting can be an acceptable alternative that has promising implications for waste management both at home and in industry. Procurement Dematerialization Limit purchases to necessary products. If you can eliminate …read more Source: NSU News...
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NSU College of Dental Medicine to host Give Kids A Smile Day, Mar. 8

By wlchrist A dental student with a patient at a previous Give Kids a Smile Day event. Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Dental Medicine will provide limited dental services to South Florida children on Saturday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Day. Children ages 2-18 will receive pro-bono limited one-time dental screenings, examinations and treatments. Attendees will enjoy a fun carnival atmosphere with Miami Dolphins players and cheerleaders, face painters, magicians, music, “Timmy the Tooth” and “Razor the Shark” mascots. NSU faculty members donate their time to this community service event and supervise dental students in this worthwhile project. Sponsors include Henry Schein, American Student Dental Association, and NSU College of Dental Medicine’s Student Government Association. To make an appointment, please contact NSU Give Kids a Smile Team at (407) 391-KIDS (5437) or GiveKidsASmileDay@gmail.com by Wednesday, March 5 and leave a message, including: the names and ages of children attending, your preferred dental appointment time (i.e. 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.). Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out necessary paperwork and medical history. A parent of legal guardian must accompany each child at the event. …read more Source: NSU News...
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Biomedical Informatics’ Students, Alumni Among First to Attain National Board Certification

By wlchrist Students and alumni from the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Program are among the first group of physicians in the nation to become board certified in clinical informatics. The inaugural clinical informatics subspecialty board exams administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine were held in October 2013. Jacques Orces, D.O. (’96), who passed the clinical informatics board exam in December, is currently a student in the Biomedical Informatics Program and serves as the chief medical informatics officer and a pediatrician at Miami Children’s Hospital. Danielle Oryn, D.O., M.P.H. (’02), chief medical informatics officer at Petaluma Health Center in California, received a graduate certificate in medical informatics. James Seltzer, D.O., M.S.B.I., clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is a 2011 M.S.B.I. graduate. Of the 432 physicians who passed the board exam, only 12 were osteopathic physicians. The newly established subspecialty in medicine has been in the works since 2005, when the American Medical Informatics Association recognized the growing demand for physicians with formal training in this rapidly advancing field. Physicians who practice clinical informatics use their knowledge of patient care combined with their understanding of informatics concepts, methods, and tools in order to analyze, design, implement, and evaluate information and …read more Source: NSU News...
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More than 600 Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Students Earn Dean’s List for Fall 2013

By wlchrist President Hanbury speaks to students who earned the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences hosted a ceremony on Feb. 18 to honor the 620 undergraduate students who earned the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. The outstanding students were joined in celebration by faculty, friends and family, and members of university leadership. “Earning the Dean’s List honor is an indicator of your commitment, values, and priorities,” said Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of the college, who opened the ceremony. “Many of you have demonstrated the ability to balance not only academic work, but leadership in the community, on campus, and in jobs. Your success is earned, and you have a right to be proud.” Rosenblum also acknowledged the vital role of faculty and family members, who aid in the students’ success by providing continued support and mentorship. Each student in attendance received public recognition and a commemorative gift to signify the academic accomplishment. To earn the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must be enrolled full time (12 or more credits) at NSU, earn at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester, and receive no incomplete grades. To conclude the ceremony, NSU President George Hanbury II, Ph.D., spoke on …read more Source: NSU News...
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