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Veterans needed for post-traumatic stress disorder study

By By Lois K. Solomon, Sun Sentinel Study will explore whether yoga helps veterans Can yoga aid veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder? A Nova Southeastern University study is seeking to teach veterans yoga poses and meditation to check if the ancient practice offers effective interventions for their symptoms. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Nova Southeastern University Law Center Alumni Admitted to United States Supreme Court Bar

By fhenders FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – A group of 24 alumni from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center were admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States during an induction ceremony held on April 28, 29, and 30 in Washington, D.C. The alumni appeared before all nine justices of the Supreme Court to be sworn in to the bar of the highest court in the nation. On Monday and Tuesday, Law Center Professor Bruce Rogow, J.D., presented the motion to admit the Law Center alumni to the Supreme Court Bar. Visiting NSU Professor Tim O’Brien, J.D., presented the motion to admit on Wednesday. As a member of the Supreme Court Bar, Professor Rogow has argued 11 cases before the justices. Professor O’Brien has covered the Court for ABC News and CNN. Chief Justice John Roberts granted the motions as presented by Rogow and O’Brien. Subsequently, all 24 alumni recited the oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and were admitted to practice and argue cases before the Supreme Court. The attorneys remained in the courtroom to watch oral arguments, which occurred on all three days. The alumni were members of the Bars of the states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Crowder Goes Hog Wild

By John Brandon “Neon Steeple” is a throwback and a step forward at the same time. David Crowder was in a rut. After playing countless summer music festivals where he recycled the same jokes about Wal-Mart lawn chairs and Nintendo video game consoles way too many times, his fortunes—at least in terms of creative output—had fizzled. The gifted songwriter had become a bearded caricature of himself, offering slightly different chord progressions on the same basic worship songs ad nauseum. In early 2012, he played his last concert as the David Crowder Band at the Passion Conference in Atlanta, finally freeing himself to write a new musical chapter. On Neon Steeple, which released on May 27, the Waco native has not only reinvented himself but gone quite a ways toward reinventing the Christian worship genre. Along with Gungor, which is not really a worship band at all anymore, Crowder (the solo last name, like Gungor, now does double duty for the founding artist and the band) rolls into one the country pomp of Mumford & Sons, the operatic charm of The Avett Brothers, and the twangy grit of Hank Williams, Sr. “Christian music” already sits kitty-corner to mainstream country on the musical matrix (and, in many …read more Source: Christianity Today     ...
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Nigerian Military Strategizing Rescue After Locating Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Islamists

By Heather Clark CHIBOK, Nigeria – The Nigerian military has announced that it has located the hundreds of schoolgirls that were kidnapped in April by Islamic militants, but is considering its rescue strategy carefully out of fears that the use of force could place the teens in danger. As previously reported, the notorious Muslim group Boko Haram had stormed an all-girls secondary school in Chibok, Borno State last month, kidnapping 276 students while they were taking their final exams. Over 50 girls later escaped, but more than 200 have remained missing for weeks. “I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,” Abubaker Shekau of the African militant group Boko Haram stated in a video released earlier this month. “There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. … They are his property and I will carry out his instructions.” “They … started shouting, ‘Allahu Akhbar,’” one of the abducted teens told the Associated Press about the day she and others were taken captive. “And we knew.” The teen stated that a number of girls escaped by jumping out of one of the vehicles carrying the students. “We ran and …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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#FAU Community Health Center Director Eugenia Millender, Ph.D., was recently fea...

By Florida Atlantic University #FAU Community Health Center Director Eugenia Millender, Ph.D., was recently featured on CBS 12’s “Thank a Nurse” series. Watch this Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing faculty spotlight here: Eugenia Millender – WPEC-TV CBS12 Community :: Community Features – Palm Healthcare Thank A Nursewww.cbs12.comWe honor Eugenia Millender who has her doctorates degree in nursing. She is an Advanced Registered N …read more Source: FAU Facebook feed     ...
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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Hang for Refusing to Convert to Islam Gives Birth

By Heather Clark KHARTOUM, Sudan – A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to convert to Islam has given birth in prison, reports state. As previously reported, Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was officially sentenced on May 15th after she was convicted of apostasy against Islam for professing to be an Orthodox Christian. Ibrahim was born to a Muslim father, but was raised by an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian mother as the father left the home when Ibrahim was a child. In Sudan, children are expected to follow the religion of their fathers, and her father’s family had reportedly turned her into authorities for rejecting Islam. Ibrahim was also sentenced to 100 lashes for allegedly committing “zena”—that is, having illegitimate sex by marrying a non-Muslim. The expectant mother married a professing Christian man, Daniel Wani, in 2011, and the two have an 18-month old son together, along with the child in Ibrahim’s womb. Sudanese law prohibits women from marrying non-Muslims, although men can marry whomever they wish without penalty. Ibrahim was convicted of apostasy on May 11th for rejecting Islam and was given four days to recant, which would have saved her life. Unlike others who have faced similar sentences in Sudan, …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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School District Apologizes for Imposing Homosexual Propaganda Film on Students

By Jason Storms JANESVILLE, Wis. – A school district in southern Wisconsin has publicly apologized for a highly controversial film promoted to students that endorses same-sex marriage while disparaging those who disagree. Last month, students at Craig High School were shown the short video Kids React to Gay Marriage. Controversial statements in the film include calling those who do not approve of same-sex marriage “outrageous” and “insane.” The video was selected by the school’s Gay/Straight Alliance and approved by both the club’s advisers and Craig High Principal Dr. Alison Bjoin to be shown as part of the Day of Silence observance on April 11. The Day of Silence is an effort to call attention to harassment and discrimination supposedly faced by LGBT high school students. Several families with children at the school felt that the video didn’t have anything to do with bullying and brought the matter to the attention of the public. “I felt it was very misleading and I felt it was propaganda,” said Jo Yungerman, the grandmother of a Craig High freshman. Tom Yungerman said that his son left the room when the video began playing. “He was basically horrified by it,” Youngerman stated, who said he teaches his sons about biblical marriage. “What’s disappointing to me …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Un-’United Methodist Church’ Faces Split Over Embracing of Homosexuality

By RNS A group of 80 pastors is suggesting that the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination is facing an imminent split over its inability to resolve long-standing theological disputes about sexuality and church doctrine. But more than lamenting the current divisions, the pastors indicated there is little reason to think reconciliation — or even peaceful coexistence — could be found. Like a couple heading to divorce court, the pastors cited “irreconcilable differences” that can’t be mended. “We can no longer talk about schism as something that might happen in the future. Schism has already taken place in our connection,” said the Maxie Dunnam, a retired president of evangelical Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, who joined the statement. It’s a marked shift in tone from 10 years ago, when conservatives rejected a proposal for an “amicable separation” as premature. “I don’t want us to talk about separation,” Dunnam said after the church’s 2004 assembly, before the same-sex marriage issue swept the nation. “That’s not a game where our energy needs to be focused.” As 19 states and the District of Columbia now allow same-sex civil ‘marriage,’ the debate has consumed America’s mainline denominations, with the outcome ranging from bitter divisions to agree-to-disagree compromises. The issue is especially heightened within …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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No Coffee and Conversation Event Scheduled for May 29

By wlchrist Due to the shortened work week, Coffee and Conversation will not be held this week. Mark your calendars for the following: Title Founding Year Celebration Week 2014 Begins Coffee and Conversation:4th floor Library 8:30 AM to 10 AM Center for Psychological Studies 1986 June 2 Thursday: June 5 Future dates include: Title Founding Year Celebration Week 2014 Begins Coffee and Conversation:4th floor Library 8:30 AM – 10 AM Computer and Information Sciences 1987 June 9 Thursday: June 12 Pharmacy 1987 June 16 Thursday: June 19 Visit NSU 50th Salute Events for additional information about each administrative and academic unit. …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Fourth Annual “A Night in Roma” Event Set for June

By wlchrist Fourth Annual “A Night in Roma” Event. The Nova Southeastern University Department of Athletics will host its fourth annual “A Night in Roma” event benefitting the Tony Segreto Athletic Scholarship Fund on Tuesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the NSU Arena at the Don Taft University Center. Entire release …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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Softball’s Garcia Tabbed Daktronics All-South Region First Team

By wlchrist Erika Garcia Erika Garcia (Sr., Pembroke Pines, Fla.) was named to the Daktronics All-South Region First Team, as announced Monday, May 19. Garcia earns her third postseason award after collecting the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year and All-SSC First Team utility player. Entire release …read more Source: NSU News     ...
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