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NSU Dental Program Receives Statewide Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Dental Medicine’s Smiles Across Miami program was named a Sapphire Awards recipient and earned a $20,000 grant for its efforts to bring quality oral health services to underserved and primarily uninsured school children in Miami-Dade County. The…


NSU’s Health Professions Division Hosts 31st Annual Bal Fantastique

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – More than 320 community leaders, philanthropists, and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) faculty, students and leadership recently joined together to celebrate the 31st Annual Bal Fantastique at Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Hosted by NSU’s Health Professions Division (HPD), guests enjoyed dinner…


NSU Names Kyle Fisher Vice President for Public Relations and Marketing Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President Dr. George Hanbury announced the appointment of Kyle Fisher, B.A. to vice president for public relations and marketing communications, effective July 11. She will report directly to President Hanbury. In this newly created position, Fisher will provide strategic…


NSU “Green Sharks” Host Earth Day Event with South Florida’s Sustainable Companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FT. LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. ––Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) “Green Sharks” student sustainability club is hosting an Earth Day event to create awareness about sustainable companies in South Florida. More than 30 organizations, not-for-profits, government agencies, businesses, and NSU organizations will be at NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library quad on…


NSU College of Nursing Dean Elected to Nursing Consortium of South Florida Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., R.N., dean of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Nursing, is one of three newly elected board members of the Nursing Consortium of South Florida. Dr. Rutherford will serve a two-year term, along with other newly elected…


Nova Southeastern University’s 2016 Commencement Season is Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s that time of year again – time for students to walk across the stage, flip their tassels and transition from being students to being alumni! Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will host its 2016 Commencement ceremonies on its Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus in the…


NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Second in Florida Bar Passage Rate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – The Florida Bar passage rate for first time test takers was announced on Monday, April 11, 2016 and Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Shepard Broad College of Law (SBCL) graduates came in second in the state for the February 2016 test. NSU’s pass rate…


NSU University School Names Director of its Upper School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. –– Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) University School , JK-twelth grade college preparatory school, is proud to announce that Scott Fech, Ph.D., has been named the new director of the Upper School effective July 1, 2016.   Fech was offered the position after a comprehensive search…


HCA East Florida Received State Approval for a New Hospital to be Built on the Campus of Nova Southeastern University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Broward County, FL – A Florida administrative law judge issued a Recommended Order to the Agency for Health Care Administration (“AHCA”),  approving the issuance of a certificate of need (CON) for HCA East Florida to replace Plantation General Hospital with a new hospital on the campus of…


Miami-Based de la Cruz Collection Art Exhibit at Nova Southeastern University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. –– Renowned throughout South Florida and the international art scene, the de la Cruz Collection presents “Pink Powder”, on view now through May 15 at the Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery inside the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The exhibit, which is…


NSU Researchers Continue Participation in Tortuga Music Festival/Rock the Ocean Foundation’s Conservation Village

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – If you are going to hold a music concert to bring awareness to the issue of marine conservation, where better to do it than world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach? The annual Tortuga Music Festival – which has expanded to three days for 2016…


Moody’s Assigns Baa1 Rating to Nova Southeastern University – Outlook Stable

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a Baa1 rating to Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) proposed $90 million of fixed-rate, tax-exempt Revenue Refunding Bonds. These bonds will be issued through the Higher Education Facilities Financing Authority of the State of Florida. In addition, Moody’s affirmed…


Fourth Annual “Motion for the Ocean” 5K Walk/Run

  ** ATTENTION PHOTO & ASSIGNMENT EDITORS ** Excellent Photo & Story Opportunity    WHO:              Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography Student Government Association, AMIkids and local runners WHAT:            Fourth Annual Motion for the Ocean 5K Run/Walk WHERE:           NSU’s Halmos College Ocean Campus, 8000…


NSU Optometry Researcher Wins Envision Research Proposal Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wichita, Kan. – Envision announced today that it has awarded a research prize of $10,000 to a multidisciplinary team led by Ava Bittner, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO (Dipl.) of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), to fund a one-year investigation into the preliminary efficacy of telerehabilitation, i.e., using HIPAA-secure videoconferencing…


Nova Southeastern University’s Bond Rating Raised by Standard & Poor’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Standard & Poor’s announced that it has raised Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) ratings two notches to an “A-” based on S&P’s methodology, citing a diverse program mix, stabilizing enrollment, steady student demand and improving student quality. “We continue to move the university forward…


Health Policy Attorney Daniel Dawes to Discuss ObamaCare at NSU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar Honors College will welcome Daniel Dawes, J.D., a health policy attorney and NSU alumnus, to speak on campus and meet with students as part of the college’s Distinguished Speakers Series on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the…


Nova Southeastern University Home to Subject Matter Expert to Help Families Explain Acts of Terrorism to Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – It’s happened again – another act of senseless violence against innocent victims. This time, the tragedy occurred in Belgium – and it is garnering hours and hours of media coverage as experts try to determine what happened, why it happened and who…


Nova Southeastern University to Host Inaugural Conference on Child Abuse, Neglect & Human Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Excellent Story & Photo Opportunity   FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – They are America’s most precious resource – our children. Unfortunately, far too often our children suffer abuse, neglect or, even worse, they are the victims of human trafficking. In recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention…


Nova Southeastern University Names Dr. Yong X. Tao Dean of College Engineering and Computing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President Dr. George Hanbury announced the appointment of Yong X. Tao, Ph.D., as founding dean of NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC). Dr. Tao will join the NSU family on July 1, 2016. Dr. Tao joins NSU…


Nova Southeastern University Appoints Minerva Jaimes, Ed.D., Director of Miami-Kendall Campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Miami-Kendall, FL – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) President and CEO Dr. George Hanbury has announced the appointment of Minerva Jaimes, Ed.D., as director of the university’s Miami-Kendall campus. With more than 18 years of experience in higher education, she joined NSU in 2005. Jaimes spent 10 years…


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