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NSU Rowing Team Welcomes Seven Newcomers to the 2017-2018 Roster

NSU Rowing Team Welcomes Seven Newcomers to the 2017-2018 Roster

News and Upcoming Events

College of Health Care Sciences of Office Student Affair Enters the World of Social Media

The College of Health Care Sciences of Office Student Affairs is reaching students in a new way via its Facebook group, which was established in January 2016. The office historically communicated with students through email, but it has recognized the need to interact with students in new ways and through…

9th Annual ESS Informational Summit Stresses Collaboration and Relationship Building

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) Stephanie G. Brown, Ed.D., welcomed approximately 200 NSU staff members  who attended the 9th Annual ESS Informational Summit on July 18, 2017, in the Carl DeSantis Building on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. The theme for this year’s event was “Building NSU’s Future…

NSU’s Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) Opens New Student Lounge

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA) officially opened its student lounge, a comfortable area open to students for gathering, studying, and/or relaxing between classes. As part of the opening ceremony, which was held July 31, 2017, Gabriel Mejia Polanco, GBSA President and Albert Williams, Ph.D., GBSA Faculty…

Competition Opens for 7th Annual Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award

Nova Southeastern University Provost Ralph V. Rodgers, Ph.D. is pleased to announce that starting August 14, 2017, nominations will be accepted for the annual Provost’s Research and Scholarship Award. The deadline to submit a nomination or to self-nominate is 5:00 p.m., EDT, September 15, 2017. The purpose of the award…

Save the Date: NSU’s Academic Advising Symposium

NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship will host The Advisor Symposium on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 8:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. in the Carl DeSantis Building. The symposium will open with keynote speaker, Erin Justyna, M.A., Ph.D. Break-out sessions will follow to discuss some of the…

Universities in Miami Compete to Grow Enrollments

According to Miami Today News, universities in Miami are competing to maintain and even grow their application and enrollment numbers. At NSU, the admissions department is tracking high school graduation trends and targeting areas that are the most promising. In a recent interview with Miami Today News, NSU’s dean of Undergraduate Admissions Deanna Voss,…

The NSU Bookstore Re-Opens in NEW Location

On July 12 the bookstore will re-open in the University Park Plaza, room 108. This location will provide all required materials and school supplies, ensuring students will have access to all items needed for classroom success. While the bookstore will be closed during the transition on Monday, July 10 and…

The 2018 Parking Decals are Now Available to all Members of the NSU Community.

Please download the new 2018 Parking Decal Application. You must present your completed application and submit a copy of your current vehicle registration in person. Please note that applications cannot be mailed, faxed, or sent through interoffice mail. Visit the One-Stop Shops located on the first floors of the Horvitz…

Nominations for Community Service Awards!

Call for nominations for the three President’s Awards for Excellence in Community Service! All employees are eligible to submit in one of three categories: Faculty, Staff or Administrator/Professional. If you or someone you know exemplifies NSU’s core value of “Community,” be sure to click here to review the guidelines Winners…

Special NSU Employee Discount Ticket Offers to the Broward Center and More

NSU employees, family and friends are invited to enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to many exciting events, performances and concerts at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Parker Playhouse, the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center and The Pembroke Pines City Center. Simply select the show and performance that…

Support NSU while you shop at Amazon

Did you know? You can help support NSU’s fundraising efforts while you shop online at AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low…

SharkBytes 2017 Summer Schedule

SharkBytes will begin its bi-weekly publication schedule with the last weekly edition on May 3. The dates for the summer editions of SharkBytes are: August 23, 2017 SharkBytes will return to its weekly format with the August 30 edition. If you have any questions, send email to


College of Pharmacy Continuing Education Program Receives 6-year Accreditation

For the past 22 years the College of Pharmacy Continuing Education (CE) department has been offering continuing professional development courses for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from across Florida and the United States.  This year, under the continued leadership of Carsten Evans, Ph.D., executive director, Continuing Education and Professional Affairs,  the…

Pride Bites

Pride Bite: NSU Health Professions Division Awarded Accreditation Status for the Next 4 Years

Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME® and awarded Accreditation Status for the next 4 years (2020)  as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and…

Student Affairs

Henderson Student Counseling Center for NSU Students is Moving to a NEW Location

Henderson Student Counseling is moving to a new location on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. New address: Henderson Student Counseling Services 3440 S. University Dr. (in University Park Plaza) Davie, FL 33328 (954) 424-6911 (954) 424-6915 Starting July 31, 2017 office hours will be as follows: Monday               8:30 a.m….

NSU Achievements

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Adjunct Professor Receives Distinguished Senior Fulbright Specialist Award

Frederick Ricci, Ed.D., former Program Professor of Education and presently adjunct professor at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, Nova Southeastern University received the distinguished Senior Fulbright Specialist Award.  Ricci completed his project as a visiting professor at the University of Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany. He developed a graduate teacher…

Faculty Members Shine at FSACOFP Convention

During the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FSACOFP) Convention and Family Medicine Update held July 26–30 in Orlando, Florida, several faculty members from NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine received awards and were elected to positions on the FSACOFP Executive Committee. Judith Schaffer, D.O., assistant professor…

NSU-COM Students Take Top Prize

At the 14th International Conference on Clinical and Experimental Dermatology on June 20 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Two NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students—third-year student Christopher Mancuso, M.H.S., and second-year student Megan Hemmrich—received the first-place award for their poster “The Use of Xenografts in the Reconstruction of the Ear Following Keloid…

NSU-COM Faculty, Staff Members Honored with Dean’s Awards

Recently, the Dean College of Osteopathic Medicine dean, Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S., M.S., M.S. presented  Jennifer Jordan, Ed.D., assistant dean of medical education with Faculty Member of the Year award. Elaine Lefkowitz, director of clinical education, received the Director/Coordinator of the Year award and  Nilda Hernandez, data system administrator,…

CAHSS Faculty Presents in Ireland on US Presidential Visits to Ireland

On July 4, 2017, David Kilroy, Ph.D., faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) gave a presentation in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland. His talk was titled “From the White House to the Thatched Cottage: U.S. Presidential Visits to Ireland and the Immigrant Narrative.”  It was part…

CAHSS Faculty Presents at International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference in Venice

Bill J. Adams, DMA, faculty in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), presented on June 23, 2017 at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference which was held at Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.  The title of the presentation was “Liminal Observation in Multidisciplinary Performance:…

NSU Awarded the Safe Sports School Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Recently, NSU was awarded a 1st Team Safe Sport School Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The Safe School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, athletic programs must…

Alvin Sherman Library

Free Access to at the Alvin Sherman Library

The NSU Alvin Sherman Library is now proud to provide access to, a vast online library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. The Alvin Sherman Library’s subscription is at the premium level, valued at $29.99 per month.  It is accessible to the…

Holocaust by Bullets Exhibit Reception and Lecture in September

The NSU Alvin Sherman Library hosts the opening of the internationally recognized “Holocaust by Bullets Exhibit”, September 10, 2017 at 10 am on the Second Floor, Cotilla Gallery. At 11:00 am guests will be treated to a thought provoking lecture by Ewa Schaller, Program Director at American Friends of Yahad-In…

Jumpstart Superhero Party at the Alvin Sherman Library

Calling all heroes! Save-the-date for a super-fantastic superhero party for kids at the NSU Alvin Sherman Library on Saturday, September 9, from 1 – 3 p.m. Children can meet and pose for pictures with some of their favorite superheroes! They’ll laugh out loud at a comedic superhero-themed show starring professional…


NSU Rowing Team Welcomes Seven Newcomers to the 2017-2018 Roster

The Nova Southeastern rowing team and head coach Devin Fay are pleased to welcome seven newcomers to the 2017-18 roster. The new Sharks are all freshmen: Emma Brownawell, Jasmine Morris, Kassie Moss, Courtney-Rose Papion, Krystal Renta, Valentina Romeo and Emily Stewart. FULL RELEASE

NSU Women’s Tennis Lands Four on ITA All-Academic Team

Nova Southeastern University women’s tennis players, Alex Kaeser, Luicelena Perez, Nastassia Rubel and Arina Sharonova were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athletes and earned spots on the ITA All-Academic Team, announced by the ITA office . FULL RELEASE  

Sharks Welcome Lemon to 2017 Squad

The Nova Southeastern volleyball team rounds out its 2017 signing class with the addition of junior transfer Sydney Lemon. The 6-2 middle blocker not only adds height for the Sharks, but experience to a young squad. FULL RELEASE  

Hewitt, NSU Release 2017-18 Swimming Slate

After a successful 2016-17 season, Nova Southeastern University second- year head coach Ben Hewitt is ready to begin the 2017-18 campaign, set to open with the Shark Invite on Friday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. ET. FULL RELEASE  

NSU Associate AD Kelley Kish Selected for NCAA Mentoring Program

Nova Southeastern University’s Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) has been selected as one of just 10 to participate in the Women and Minorities Mentoring Program sponsored by the NCAA and Division II Athletic Directors Association. She attended orientation session from July 19-21 in Indianapolis. FULL RELEASE  

NSU’s Sherrelle Jordan Selected for FLAME Program

Nova Southeastern University women’s track and field star, Sherrelle Jordan, has been selected to take part in FLAME – Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere. The three-time All-American hurdler joins former NSU women’s basketball player, Jasmine Wilkins, as the only Shark student-athletes to participate in the program. FULL RELEASE

Sunshine State Conference Launches New Brand

The Sunshine State Conference is proud to launch its new logos as part of the ongoing evolution of the league’s brand. The new marks reflect the SSC’s geography, future, and emphasis on academic and athletic excellence. FULL RELEASE  

NSU Research Spotlight

NSU Study Shows Ocean’s Fastest Shark Is Being Threatened By Over Fishing

More bad news for sharks. A new study using satellite tracking by researchers from Nova Southeastern University’sGuy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), the University of Rhode Island and other colleagues shows that the fishing mortality rate of the shortfin mako in the western North Atlantic is considerably higher than previously estimated from catches reported by fishermen….

Community News

Free VPK to 4 and 5 Year Olds at the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a free prekindergarten program for 4 and 5-year-olds who reside in Florida. Voluntary Prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children…

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Free First Thursday

Free First Thursday Starry Nights Presented by PNC Bank with FREE museum admission on the first Thursday of every month, from 5 – 8 pm. Enjoy: 2-for-1 specials on wine and craft beer light bites in the Museum Café drawings for prizes free admission to exhibitions hands-on art projects for…

You Belong – Free NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Membership!

All NSU students, faculty, and staff are entitled to Free Museum Membership. VIP Access From art exhibitions and behind-the scenes talks with world-famous artists, to music, dance and film, membership at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale gives you VIP ACCESS to unique social and educational happenings. Connect Museum membership is a…

NSU Health Care Centers

Take Advantage of NSU’s Employee Health and Wellness Center

Did you know? Nova Southeastern University’s Employee Health and Wellness Center is  open and run exclusively by NSU faculty physicians from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. They are Jill Wallace-Ross, D.O., board certified in family medicine; and Pamela Moran-Walcutt, D.O., board certified in family medicine. The Center’s hours will be…

NSU Alumni Spotlight

CAHSS Alums Found Ology Research Group

Carl Letamendi, Ph.D., Kacey Shapp, Ph.D., and Jazmin Letamendi, Ph.D., are founders of Ology Research Group. All three are doctoral graduates in Conflict Analysis and Resolution in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS). Jazmin Letamendi also earned her M.S. in College Student Affairs at CAHSS. While at…

FCE Graduate Launches Diversity Telehealth’s Pediatric Telebehavioral Health Pilot

Shelley J. Cooper, graduate of NSU’s Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, founded Diversity Telehealth in 2014, a telemedicine consulting firm that specializes in bringing healthcare to underserved populations in diverse communities. She recently launched her first pediatric telebehavioral health pilot this past Spring at Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of…

Fischler College of Education Alumna Receives Appointment at Miami Dade College

Claudia Bonilla, Ed.D., a graduate of NSU’s Fischler College of Education (FCE) was appointed Chairperson of the Mathematics Department at Miami Dade College (North Campus). Prior to this appointment, Bonilla worked in the Office of Information and Innovation Technology as the Manager of Client Support Services.  Bonilla has more than…