Education

Annual Student Exhibition Showcases Sharks’ Artistic Side— Starts Apr. 1

By wlchrist There is talent in all forms across the Nova Southeastern University campus. Now’s your chance to view the artistic side of NSU students, with an annual juried visual art exhibition hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Performing and Visual Arts. Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition | Exhibition SeriesApr. 1–28Opening Reception: Tuesday, Apr. 1 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. (Award Announcements at 6:15 p.m.) Gallery 217 | Don Taft University Center The exhibition features works created by NSU students who have completed undergraduate art and design courses within the past year. Gallery visitors can view works of various media, such as sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, typography, graphic design, digital illustration, and more. Serving as this year’s juror is Anthony Lauro, deputy director of curatorial and education programs at NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. Juror’s Awards, Faculty Awards, and a Dean’s Choice Award will be presented during the opening reception on Tuesday, Apr. 1. All are welcome to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served. Admission to the Sixth Annual Juried Student Exhibition is free. Tickets are not required. For more information and gallery hours, call (954) 262-7620. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Student’s Paper Helps Endangered Florida Key Deer

By fhenders Yanae Barroso, a fourth year evening law student at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center, wrote her Animal Law Legislation Seminar paper on the highly endangered Key Deer. Barroso is a Florida Keys native and is passionate about helping these animals. When her article was published in the Florida Bar Animal Law Committee’s Newsletter, Congressman Joe Garcia (whose district includes the Keys) read it and contacted her with an offer to assist in publicizing her ideas. He helped her find people who were able to take her design and make her posters a reality. After more than a year of work, her life-saving message was posted last week on several billboards in various locations on U.S. 1, the major highway that runs through the Keys. In addition to these signs and her piece in the newsletter, Barroso’s research has raised awareness about the problems facing the Key Deer through a story by Timothy O’Hara that appeared in the Citizen (the only daily newspaper in the Keys) as well as a recent press release from the Key Deer Refuge Center. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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It's the final countdown 'til the space launch with #FAU alum and astronaut, Ste...

By Florida Atlantic University It’s the final countdown ’til the space launch with #FAU alum and astronaut, Steve Swanson! Join us tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Free Speech Lawn on the Boca Raton campus for entertainment and a chance to win an exclusive “Making Waves in Space” t-shirt in celebration of tomorrow’s takeoff! …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Local News

Everglades National Park superintendent Dan Kimball retiring

Everglades National Park’s superintendent will be retiring this month after three decades in the National Park Service. Dan Kimball oversaw the construction of a one-mile bridge on the Tamiami Trail to help restore the natural flow of water through the Everglades. Under his leadership, the park also has worked with rock miners to build underground barriers to hold more water in the wetlands. He also has worked with fishermen to establish protections for sea grass. Kimball also has worked to eradicate exotic plants and animals such as the Burmese python from the park. Environmentalists say Kimball was easy to work with and saw the big picture about Everglades restoration. The deputy director of the park service’s southeast region will serve as acting superintendent. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Local News

Adrian Trench smuggled drugs on cruise ship, feds say

A 30-year-old man is accused of smuggling heroin and cocaine from the Bahamas to Florida on a cruise ship. Adrian Trench was arrested Thursday after arriving at the Port of Palm Beach from Freeport, Bahamas, on the Bahamas Celebration cruise line. According to a Homeland Security criminal complaint, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers tried to inspect Trench as he got off the ship Thursday morning. Officers asked for a form, which Trench said he forgot in his room on the ship. He ran toward the vessel, but authorities told him to stop and apprehended him. Officers said they found two packages wrapped around his calves. Trench admitted he was transporting drugs and had expected to be paid, the complaint alleged. He faces federal charges. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Education

Protect Your Family from Fire

By wlchrist Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention The Risk is Real The risk of injury and death from home fires is real. Consider that: In 2011, fire departments across the country responded to 384,000 home fires. These fires claimed the lives of 2,640 people and injured another 13,350. Approximately 4 out of 10 home fire deaths occur in homes without smoke alarms. The main reason smoke alarms fail to operate during home fires is missing or disconnected batteries. Keep Your Home Fire Safe Your home should be a safe and comfortable place—and you can help keep it fire-safe by following these prevention tips. Cook with care. When you cook, never leave cooking food unattended on the stove. Keep anything that can catch on fire, like potholders and towels, away from the cooking area. Avoid wearing clothes with long, loose-fitting sleeves that can catch on fire. Also, keep pot handles turned in. If you smoke, attempt to quit. Don’t smoke inside your home. If you do smoke in your home, never smoke in bed or leave burning cigarettes unattended. It is unsafe to smoke while drowsy or under the influence of alcohol or medications. Also, don’t empty burning or hot ashes in a trash can, and keep ashtrays …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Stay Healthy and Safe on Spring Break

By wlchrist Source: http://www.cdc.gov Going to another country for spring break? Follow these tips to reduce your risk of illness or injury abroad. Spring break means an escape from the daily grind. For high school and college students, it can be a rite of passage or an annual tradition. This is your time. It is all about you, and YOU are in charge of your health, safety, and well-being. Getting ready for spring break is more than just picking a destination. While you’re choosing among an exotic island getaway, a ski vacation, or just a short ride down the highway, follow these steps to ensure you have a healthy and safe spring break trip. For those Going Abroad Vaccination before vacation. Before you go abroad, find out about vaccines and any health concerns at your destination. Check with the local health department or a travel medicine specialist 6 to 8 weeks before you leave the United States. It’s still flu season, and vaccines are the most important tool we have for preventing the flu. Talk with your doctor about getting a flu shot. Travel health insurance. Consider health insurance if you’re traveling outside the United States, because your regular carrier might not cover expenses. Coverage for emergency …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Audiology Clinic to Host Hearing Aid Lunch & Learn in April

By wlchrist The NSU Audiology Clinic will be hosting a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, April 2 from 12-1 p.m. in the Ziff Healthcare Center, third floor, room 4367 to discuss the major causes of hearing loss and the latest advances in digital hearing technology. If you or someone you love are having hearing difficulties, or have recently purchased hearing aids, please join us for this educational event to answer any questions you may have. A complimentary lunch will be served. Space is limited. Please call (786) 709-9010 to R.S.V.P. If you cannot attend the event, but would like more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Audiology Clinic, at (954) 262-7764. Audio Lunch & Learn 4.2.13 …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Education

Phi Delta Chi Supports Individuals with Down Syndrome at 3-2-1 Dance

By wlchrist NSU College of Pharmacy’s Beta Lambda Chapter of the Professional Pharmacy Fraternity Phi Delta Chi (PDC) participated in the 3-2-1 Dance 2014 charity event. NSU’s College of Pharmacy’s (NSU COP) Beta Lambda Chapter of the professional pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi (PDC) participated in the 3-2-1 Dance 2014 charity event on Feb. 15 at Café Iguana in Pembroke Pines. Guests celebrated a belated Valentine’s Day and raised funds for the Broward County Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. Pharmacist Gordon Garland of Memorial Regional Hospital, NSU pharmacy student Natasha Decal and several PDC members joined together to help promote the occasion, provide flowers, greet and register guests, assist in running a food and beverage service, engage participants of all ages through the fun spirit of dancing, and raise money through T-shirt sales for the Broward County Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. This marks the fourth straight year that NSU COP’s PDC chapter has been a part of this wonderful event. As 3-2-1 Dance continues to grow year after year, the brothers of PDC are proud to support the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) sponsored We’re More Alike than Different public awareness campaign. The vision of the NDSC is a world with equal …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Christian

Controversy Erupts After Christian School Affirms Commitment to Literal Creation Account

By Garrett Haley DAYTON, Tenn. – Were Adam and Eve historical people, specially created by God? This simple question has created a significant rift in a small Christian college in eastern Tennessee. Bryan College is an evangelical Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee, with a total enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. According to Bryan College’s website, the school exists “to cultivate in our students a deepening love for God and His Truth.” As a Christian school, all faculty and staff members must subscribe to Brian College’s 8-point Statement of Belief, which lays out the college’s theological stance and scriptural interpretation. Included in the 80-year-old Statement of Belief is a reference to the creation of man: “ that the origin of man was by fiat of God in the act of creation as related in the Book of Genesis; that he was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death,” the statement says. In order to remove any ambiguity with Brian College’s position on the creation of man, the school’s Board of Trustees issued a statement late last month, clarifying the Statement of Belief. “We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve,” the Board …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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