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Bug Chase 5K Raises Money for Local Children

Last Month the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis held the 10th annual Causa BUG Chase 5K run. The race was in favor of the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club’s BUG Program. The BUG (Bring Up Grades) Program focuses on providing recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an…


Xanax and Opioids Prove Lethal Mix As Deaths Soar: It’s a Prescription Drug, People Can Rationalize It

Xanax and opioids epidemic are a major problem in our society. According to the Chicago Tribune, Cook County, Illinois aw 333 deaths related to opioids abuse last year, nearly three times the number in 2015. Almost all came when Xanax was consumed with opioids, a combination that can depress breathing…


NSU Experts Offer Support and Guidance Following Parkland School Shooting

NSU’s College of Psychology, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the Mailman Segal Center have come forward in many ways to help those impacted by the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Psychologists from the College of Psychology worked hand in hand with…


U.S. On Track to Have Significant Shortage of Doctors, Nurses

The U.S. is facing a staggering shortage of nurses and doctors. By 2030, the country will be facing a shortage of an approximate of 100,000 doctors, for that reason Nova Southeastern University is expanding its health care programs and is aiming to become the South Florida destination for health care…


2018’s Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.

According to WalletHub, U.S. is a melting pot of cultures, thanks to rapid ethnic and racial diversification of the past four decades. The portal took a snapshot of America’s current cultural profile, comparing more than 500 of the largest U.S. cities across three key indicators of cultural diversity. They examined each city…


NSU’s Celebration of Black History Month featured In Multiple Media Stories

Nova Southeastern University is honoring Black History Month with a variety of free lectures, films, music and art during February. Recently NSU President Dr. George Hanbury told the Sun Sentinel, “Black History Month reminds us that America’s strength lies in its multicultural heritage. NSU acknowledges this in its Core Values,…


Florida’s Constitutional Review Comes To South Florida

More than 300 people met last Tuesday afternoon at NSU’s Rick Case Arena to speak up during the first public hearing of the amendments up for debate on the state’s Constitution Revision Committee. This public process gives Floridians the opportunity to propose constitutional revisions they consider necessary. Multiple media stories…


NSU Professor Featured on Telemundo Bacteria Series

You may think you know the obvious places that bacteria propagate, for example the soles of your shoes, but what about commonly used public places? Telemundo’s national TV program Al Rojo Vivo is airing a series about bacteria to show what kind of bacteria can be found at public places…


No Shot at Justice: No Jail Time for Man Who Shot Neighbors Dogs

A year and a half ago a family found their dogs dead in their backyard. The dogs were shot and killed by their neighbor, Jose Rocha, who in a recorded interview, told police the dogs never showed any signs of aggression. Rocha was charged with animal cruelty. He faced 10…


NSU College of Dental Medicine Hosted Annual “Gives Kids a Smile” Event

  On Saturday, February 3, NSU’s College of Dental Medicine offered pro-bono dental screenings, examinations and treatments to children ages 2 to 21, including special needs patients. NSU has joined forces with the American Dental Association Foundation in providing the Give Kids a Smile program at the university’s main campus,…


2018 Valentine’s Day Facts – Gifts, Money & More

According to WalletHub, lovesick shoppers shell out more than $19 billion in Cupid’s name each year. That makes Valentine’s Day the third largest consumer holiday in the U.S. In a recent interview, WalletHub asked John Gironda, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, to…


FCE Alumnus Appointed As New Acting COO Of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.

NSU alumnus Kevin James, Ed.D., was recently named chief operating officer of 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.. According to the organization, in his new role Dr. James will oversee day-to-day operations, strategic planning, external relations, and fundraising initiatives for the Atlanta chapter. Dr. James earned his Doctorate of Education…


Home Builder and Education Advocate Alvin Sherman Dies At 95

With the recent passing of Alvin Sherman the community is taking time to commemorate his accomplishments. Mr. Sherman was a big supporter of higher education and helped many friends and family get through college. The largest library building in Florida carries his name, NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology…


NSU’s Celebration of Excellence Featured in Multiple Media Stories

On Saturday, January 27, Nova Southeastern University celebrated its 20th annual Celebration of Excellence with the announcement of two new donations that have pushed the Realizing Potential campaign over its goal of $250 million. Both financial gifts will be for the university’s health care programs. Multiple media stories have appeared…


Weston Businessman’s Historical Map Collection On Display

Local collector Neal Asbury has built an important antiquarian map collection featuring maps from the 15th century onward depicting historical subjects and far flung areas of the world. On Wednesday January 24, 2018, Mr. Asbury will talk on why he became a collector and the importance of the collection in his…


College Baseball Star Says Successful Immigrant Father Inspired Him

Jake Anchia, a baseball player star at Nova Southeastern University, had a historic freshman campaign for the NCAA Division II National Champion Sharks, breaking the program record for home runs by a freshman. Anchia is likely to be selected in the top 10 rounds in the 2018 MLB Draft. His…


NSU’s Tagged Tiger Shark Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Travelling approximately 37,565 miles off the eastern coast of the United States and around Bermuda, the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, Andy is now the longest tracked tiger shark on record and shows no sign of slowing down. More than 150 media outlets across the globe featured this story. Some…


2018 Outlook: What’s On The Horizon For Florida, The Nation? | South Florida 100

Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., interim executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., vice president for Advancement and Community Relations were featured in South Florida 100, a forum where South Florida’s most influential people weight in on current events. Dr. Lippman talked about the challenges we…


NSU Study Helping Save Rhinos Featured in Multiple Media Stories

Stephen O’Brien, Ph.D., a research scientist at NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, worked with colleagues across the globe to create a DNA database of rhinoceros that will be used to help with the criminal prosecution of poachers. The results of the study were published in the journal…


Career Spotlight: Opportunity, Mentoring, Pave Way To Pay It Forward

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches recently awarded Dr. Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Vice President of Advancement & Community Relations at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) with the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award honors exceptional individuals and organizations that are leaders in their field, have mentored women and given…


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