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Pride Bite: NSU Completes SACS Accreditation Review With Flying Colors

Every 10 years, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – the accrediting body that governs Nova Southeastern University (NSU) – performs an exhaustive review of the university in preparation for re-affirmation. In April, 2017, a team of nine reviewers visited NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus for three…


NSU-COM Wins First Place AACOM Communications Award

Scott Colton, B.A., APR, who serves as COM/HPD director of medical communications and public relations, received first-place honors in the 2017 American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Excellence in Communications Awards Program. Colton earned the first-place award in the Best Feature Article category for his piece titled “Altruism…


Intramural Summer Bowling League

This summer, sign-up for the Intramural Summer Bowling League taking place on Tuesday nights. May 23–June 27, 2017 Sparez Bowling Alley, Davie $69 per player Grand Prize: Intramural Championship T-shirt Sign up today: Register on imleagues.com or email mbirch@nova.edu. HOW TO SIGN UP: 1. Sign in or create an account…


NSU Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Awarded an AAUW Community Action Grant

The Nova Southeastern University branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the recipient of a 2017-18 AAUW Community Action Grant. The grant, spearheaded by AAUW-NSU members Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography and Sheila Fabius, M.P.A., Director of…


NSU Alumni Spotlight: NSU Alumna Named Teacher of the Year by Broward County Public Schools

Eleanna Hurst, an alumna from Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Abraham S. Fischler College of Education (FCE), was named “Teacher of the Year” by the School Board of Broward County, Florida. The honor was bestowed at the district’s 2017 Caliber Awards ceremony held earlier this month at the Greater Fort Lauderdale…


CAHSS Doctoral Student was featured in the new HBO documentary Rock and a Hard Place

Alexandra Alfaro, M.S., doctoral student in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), was featured as a therapist in the new HBO Documentary Rock and a Hard Place. Inspired by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s own experiences with the law as a…


CAHSS Faculty Presents at Scripps College on “Fatness and the Politics of Desirability”

Andrea Shaw Nevins, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of History and Political Science in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) was an invited panelist at Scripps College in Claremont, CA on March 24, 2017. The panel’s topic was, “Fatness and the Politics of Desirability.” Nevins…


NSU University School Students Participate in National Biomechanics Day

NSU University School-Upper School students enjoyed working with NSU faculty in the university’s first ever National Biomechanics Day! The event took place at the NSU Exercise and Sports Medicine lab. The students were divided into three groups and rotated between three lab stations which consisted of: (1) Making their own…


Congratulations to All Winners of the 19th Annual STUEY Awards

NSU’s Division of Student Affairs proudly introduces the winners of the 19th Annual Student Life Achievement Award (most commonly referred to as the STUEYS). The elbow-to-elbow event held on the night of April 13, 2016 at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center recognized students, faculty, staff, corporate partners…


NSU to host 2017 Commencements on Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus; Traffic/Parking Impacted

  The Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus will be the site of NSU’s 2017 commencement ceremonies beginning Thursday, May 11. The ceremony begins at 2:30 pm and will be held in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center. Doors will open at 1:00 pm. We are expecting considerable traffic…


Employee Wellness: Healthy Smoothie Demonstration, April 26

The Office of Human Resources and Marilyn Gordon, Ed.D., are please to present, “Smoothie Making” to all employees on Wednesday, April 26 from 12 pm- 1 pm in the HPD, Terry- 5th floor- Chancellor’s Dining room. Let’s Make Smoothies! Objectives of the Smoothie Demonstration: Learn how to use smoothies as…


Pre-Health Students Get Career Advice from Practitioners

On April 1, 2017, the Office of Career Development (Emilio Lorenzo) and the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D.) collaborated to present the third annual Pre-Health Day. This is a day where undergraduate students participate in mock interviews with professionals complete with immediate feedback on their…


NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine Hosts Monthly Seminars

The INIM, an affiliate of NSU College Osteopathic Medicine, is pleased to host Travis Craddock, Ph.D.—assistant professor in the NSU College of Psychology’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and associate director of the NSU Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine’s Clinical Systems Biology Group—at the monthly INIM Research Seminar Series on Friday,…


NSU to Host High School Graduations; Traffic Impacted on Fort Laudedale/Davie Campus

NSU’s Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus will be the site of several Broward County high school graduation rehearsals and ceremonies, as well as NSU commencements. These ceremonies will be held in the Rick Case Arena of the Don Taft University Center. On the dates of the rehearsals and ceremonies, we are expecting…


Realizing Potential: Become Your Best Self

When Vera Mandilovitch began working at Nova Southeastern University nearly 4 years ago, she was quickly inspired by the welcoming and motivating environment that she was looking for as a public relations professional. NSU, she says, “felt like a second family.” Vera works in the Division of Public Relations and…


New Home and Name for NSU SharkCard Services

The team that is responsible for issuing SharkCards to students, faculty, and staff has a new name and home. SharkCard Services, formerly known as NSU Campus Card Services, has recently joined Enrollment and Student Services (ESS). SharkCard Services’ new location in the One-Stop Shop (Horvitz and Terry Administration Buildings on…


We’re Looking for Some Good Friends!

The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library will hold its biggest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The Library’s Atrium will be transformed into a rocking and rolling piano bar for The Annual Gala and Fundraiser: “A Night of Dueling…


NSU’s Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention Newsletter is Online

The Suicide and Violence Prevention (SVP) staff is available to assist all Nova Southeastern University students, faculty and staff, and devoted to creating a safety net at NSU, helping to prevent suicide and violence. The most effective ways to prevent suicide and violence are to know the warning signs, take…


NSU Occupational Therapists at Hill Day in Tallahassee

On Wed. Feb 21 over 60 Florida occupational therapy practitioners and students arrived at our State Capitol for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association’s (FOTA) Hill Day. Three faculty (Bloch, Ed.D, OT/L, Lambdin-Pattavina, OT, OTR/L and Peirce, Ph.D, OTR/L) represented Nova Southeastern University from the Department of Occupational Therapy Fort Lauderdale…


Circle of Friends Host Annual Meeting in May

  The Circle of Friends for the NSU Alvin Sherman Library invites you to attend its Annual Meeting on May 17, 2017 at 5:30 pm for a celebration of this past year’s achievements, and the installation of the incoming board and officers. You’ll also hear about Banana Wave, an up…


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