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Nova Southeastern University to Hold Campus-Wide Open House

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will hold a campus-wide open house for prospective students on April 11 and 12. The open house will be held in the University Center located on NSU’s main campus (3301 College Ave. in Davie). Whether preparing to start college as first-time freshmen or seeking to advance their careers with a graduate degree, prospective students will have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, alumni and current students and get information on the many bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered at NSU’s main campus and various locations throughout the United States and Caribbean.

Nova Southeastern University Welcomes Social Justice Activist Kerry Kennedy

Nova Southeastern University’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will host an evening with Kerry Kennedy, Thursday, April 17, from 7:00–8:30 p.m. Kennedy, a leading advocate for human rights around the world and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, will lecture on “Speak Truth to Power,” as part of the college’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Colloquium at NSU to Explore Conflicts in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia

Survivors and refugees from the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia will be among the speakers examining the crises in those two countries at a public forum at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

The colloquium, titled “Global Crisis in the 21st Century: A Comparison of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia,” will be held on March 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knight Auditorium in the Carl DeSantis Building on NSU’s main campus (3301 College Ave.). The event is free and open to the public.

NSU to Induct Three Business Leaders into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

The Nova Southeastern University H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship will induct three local business leaders – Ralph A. Marrinson, Douglas J. Von Allmen and Jordan Zimmerman – into its Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on April 16. The induction ceremony will be held at the Signature Grand in Davie beginning at 6 p.m. Attendance is by invitation only.

Nova Southeastern University Theatre Presents A Modern Retelling Of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The Nova Southeastern University Theatre presents Cinderella by American songwriting duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein III, with performances March 28 – April 6.

NSU Theatre’s interpretation of Cinderella is a modern and hip retelling of this classic fairy tale musical. The musical will be PG-13 in content.

The 2008 Broward Walk Now for Autism Is On – Rain or Shine!

For the fourth year in a row, Nova Southeastern University will serve as host site for the annual Broward Walk Now for Autism on April 12th. The announcement was made during the kick off luncheon on Feb. 21st held recently in Davie among a crowd of nearly 300 participants representing teams already registered to raise funds for the cause.

Free “Passport to Information” Event to Be Held At NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library March 13

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center presents “Passport to Information Day,” an event dedicated to educating the community on how to access research databases for personal and professional use. The event, which is open to the public, will be held March 13 in the Alvin Sherman Library at 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard.

Lit Live! 2008 Brings Nationally Renowned Authors to NSU

LitLIVE!, one of Broward County’s most popular events of the season, will bring 20 acclaimed authors to Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center on Saturday, March 15, 2008. As part of the 20th edition of Literary Feast, LitLIVE! culminates a three-day event benefiting the Broward Public Library Foundation. NSU is the title sponsor.

Holocaust Survivor Reunites with his former Dentist at Nova Southeastern University

Holocaust survivor Isador Schleicher reunited with his former dentist at Nova Southeastern University’s North Miami Beach dental facility.

Schleicher, who was imprisoned at a Nazi concentration camp in Lubring, Poland during World War II, was reunited with Lawrence “Bud” Krasne, D.D.S., who is the pre Clinical Director of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine’s North Miami Beach Dental facility. Krasne originally treated Schleicher when the Holocaust survivor arrived in South Florida in 1960.

Nova Southeastern University opens Miami-Dade’s largest Dental Facility

Nova Southeastern University has opened Miami-Dade County’s largest dental facility, which has 36 chairs.

That means the NSU’s College of Dental Medicine’s North Miami Beach facility at 1750 NE 167 Street can accommodate up to 36 patients. It also allows 80 rotating senior dental students to work under close supervision of their faculty instructors. It is one of the largest university-sponsored dental facilities in South Florida.

Nova Southeastern University to Hold Career Fair on March 25

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will hold its spring Career Fair on March 25 from 1-6 p.m. at the University Center on NSU’s main campus (3301 College Ave.). The event is free and open to the public.

Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievement Awards

Nova Southeastern University’s Black Heritage Council will celebrate Black History Month with a salute to the woman known as the prominent voice in the Haitian American community and to the man referred to by his peers as the turnaround principal in Broward County.

The Fourth Annual Carrie P. Meek Outstanding Education Leadership Achievements Awards will honor Gepsie Metellus, director of the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, and Ramon Dawkins, principal of Sunland Park Elementary School.

Registration Open for Summer Fun Camp! At the Mailman Segal Institute

MSI’s Summer Fun Camp! for children ages 2-5 is now open for registration.

Exclusively for children ages 2-5, Summer Fun Camp! fills summer days with fun and learning. The camp features an interactive water-play fountain, an outdoor art studio, four unique and exciting playgrounds and indoor classrooms where children can play, learn, and explore. Science, rock climbing, music, ceramics, cooking, and art are just a few of the many activities children will enjoy.

Secretary Butterworth to Address Homelessness Issues During South Florida Conference at NSU

There are more than 60,000 men, women and children reported homeless in the state of Florida. Of that number, 21 percent are children. In Broward County, there are more than 5200 men, women and children reported as being homeless. These numbers represent statistics reported by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Ferchland-Parella Appointed Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Nova Southeastern University

Joanne Ferchland-Parella has been appointed vice president of institutional advancement at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). The announcement was made today by NSU President Ray Ferrero, Jr.

In her role, Ferchland-Parella will develop and execute NSU’s comprehensive fundraising plan, including annual gift programs, major gift solicitations, corporate and business giving, and capital campaigns. She will oversee the university’s development staff and development committee and report directly to President Ferrero.

NSU Set to Celebrate Homecoming 2008

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will celebrate its 2008 Homecoming from Feb. 15-23 with special events on the school’s main campus.

The week-long activities will culminate with the unveiling of NSU’s Time Capsule and Wall of History at the Presidential Homecoming Tailgate on Feb. 23 at the University Center. A time capsule filled with current university materials such as yearbooks, school catalogs and NSU Sharks license plates will be placed behind a wall in the University Center.

NSU’s College Goal Sunday Scores High Marks

Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) hosted its first College Goal Sunday event on Feb. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. There were 312 attendees, including 138 college-bound students and their families from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties who visited NSU’s main campus in Ft. Lauderdale for the event. Participants who are planning to enroll at any college of their choice for the 2008-2009 academic year were provided free on-site financial aid presentations and assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. College Goal Sunday is a volunteer service held across the country at various colleges.

NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Welcomes Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel, M.D.

Join the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences in welcoming Eric Kandel, M.D., recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology to Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Miniaci Performing Arts Center located on the NSU main campus at 3301 College Ave, Davie, Fl.

DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth to speak at Foster Child Conference at NSU

Florida Department of Children & Families Secretary Bob Butterworth will discuss strategies to improve the lives of foster children Thursday (Feb 14) at a youth empowerment conference at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Butterworth will be making his remarks at the conference, called Fostering Success: Strategies to Empower Youth to Succeed as Adults.

NSU Presents Brazilian Martial Arts and Dance

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is presenting Brazilian martial arts, fighting and dance on Thursday as part of its celebration of Black History Month.

The event, Body and Movement by the Corpo e Movimento Capoeira Academy, will take place at NSU’s University Center Flight Deck between noon and 12:30 p.m. Mestre Pele, a native of Brazil and director of the Capoiera Academy in Wilton Manors, will demonstrate Capoiera, which encompasses Brazilian martial arts, fighting and dance.

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