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NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine Receives Approval for Clearwater Site

The Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) for a class of 150 students to begin studying at an additional site in Clearwater, Florida in the fall of 2019. NSU’s College of Osteopathic…

NSU Receives Grant to Improve STEM Education for Hispanic Students

­ NSU received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to hold a conference on strengthening pathways for Latino students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and garner research to support improved Hispanic-focused STEM education. Announced by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this $91,292 NSF inaugural grant is coordinated…

NSU Presents Heartland Dental Founder & CEO, “From the Farm to Dental Entrepreneur – Building an American Dream”, Jan. 23

You’re invited to the NSU College of Dental Medicine & Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Mariani Family Distinguished Speakers Series on January 23, 2018 from 5:00  – 7:00 p.m. in the Carl DeSantis Building, room 3000 (Sales Institute). Rick Workman, DMD, Founder and Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental, will…

FCE Graduate Named Board Chair of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Susan May, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE), has been named Board Chair of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges. She is the president of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin, a position…

Local Historian Shares a Historical Perspective on Navigation, Jan. 7

On Sunday, January 7, 2018 join us at the Cotilla Gallery at the Alvin Sherman Library for a fun and informational program featuring historical navigational instruments. Local historian, Robert Feeney, will discuss the development of early navigational instruments and how their creation paralleled the growth of empires during the Age of Discovery….

Save the Date: Winter Volunteer Fair

Join us on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus at the Winter Volunteer Fair. This is an opportunity to inform students about your organization, and find volunteers for upcoming projects. Thursday, February 1, 2018 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Don Taft University Center, Spine For any questions, please contact Garrett Horejsi at or (954) 262-7293.  

Sharks and Service (SAS) MLK Weekend of Service

On Jan. 13-14, NSU students participated in “Give Where You Live” by providing service to the South Florida area. The theme was youth development. View a gallery of photos here.      

Nominations for the 20th Annual Student Life Achievement Awards, Close on Jan. 10

Nominations for the 20th Annual Student Life Achievement Awards, affectionately known as the STUEY’s, are now open. All NSU students, faculty, and staff members are invited to nominate candidates of their choice for recognition. Click here for more information about making your nominations. Nominations are going to be accepted from Monday,…

The Qualitative Report 9th Annual Conference Pre-Conference Workshop, Jan. 11

An Introduction to Doing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) The workshop is for those interested in, or starting to use, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). No prior knowledge is assumed. The workshop will begin by outlining the theoretical underpinnings of IPA. I will then go through the stages involved in conducting an…

Intramural Sports Schedule Winter 2018

Want to play a sport this winter? Time to sign up for Intramural Sports!! How to Sign Up: Sign in or create an account on Choose a sport with open registration Sign up your team. There are lots of sports to play: 5 v 5 Basketball League Registration Dates:…

Faculty Symposium – Don’t Forget about Alzheimer’s: Important Legal and Medical Issues

The Faculty Symposium will be held from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Shark Club (Rosenthal Building). The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that, as of 2017, there are 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia. Scientists believe they are very close to a groundbreaking blood test to detect the earliest…

Winter Involvement Fair, Jan. 11

The Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement is hosting the Winter Involvement Fair on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Carl DeSantis Building, Courtyard. The Involvement Fair is a chance for new and current students to learn all about our student organizations as…

FCE Alum Uses Hip Hop Song and Comic Book to Teach Punctuation to Kids

Beryl Irene Bailey, Ed.D., graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) in 2003, created The Punctuation Posse Patrol, a new program which teaches basic punctuation to children ages 6-12, through a unique combination of original animated characters and an accompanying rap song. The Punctuation Posse Patrol (Patsy Period, Aaron Apostrophe, the…

NSU’s Dr. Gary S. Margules Named a National Academy of Inventors 2017 NAI Fellow

Gary S. Margules, Sc.D., vice president for research and technology transfer at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of…

Nova Southeastern University Names Daniel Alfonso as VP of Facilities Management

President Dr. George Hanbury today announced the appointment of Daniel Alfonso, M.S., as the university’s new vice president of facilities management. Mr. Alfonso, who previously served as the city manager for the City of Miami, joins NSU on Dec. 18, 2017. “Daniel brings an exceptional level of experience and professionalism…

Realizing Potential: Legacy Giving Business Buzz – Part II

Steven Harvey, M.B.A., began his career at Nova Southeastern University, and, if he has the choice, he’ll never leave. As part of the administrative team at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Harvey serves as assistant dean of Operations and Administration. He began his relationship with NSU…

Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy!

Nova Southeastern University wishes you a happy and safe holiday season. The university will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018. SharkBytes will return on January 17. While the university is closed for winter break, the Alvin Sherman Library will only be closed Monday, December…

CAHSS Clinic Director and Students Present at the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association Conference

Arlene Brett Gordon, Ph.D., director of the Brief Therapy Institute in the Family Therapy Department (DFT) of NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), and two doctoral students presented at this year’s Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association Conference held in Santa Fe, NM, November 8-11, 2017. Gordon and doctoral…

Sharks and Service (SAS) MLK Weekend of Service, Jan. 13 & 14

Give Where You Live on January 13-14, 2018 Serving the South Florida Area Cost: $15.00 Theme: Youth Development Interested In learning more about the service trip experience? Contact Andrea Dobo at Check out our Sharks and Service OrgSync Page.    

Your Invitation to “Portraits in Music” Presented by NSU’s CAHSS, Jan. 23

Come and join us for a wonderful evening of music! NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to invite you to a music concert on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. “Portraits in Music” will include performances from music faculty, students, and other special guests….

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